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Storm DNA Coil | In-Depth Review

Updated: Jun 27


Storm DNA Coil Bowling Ball review

Storm has a history of producing some of the most innovative and high-performing bowling balls in the market. Following the success of the original Storm DNA, March 15th, 2024, marked the release of one of the most anticipated bowling balls of the year – the Storm DNA Coil. Since then, the anticipation for the new Storm DNA Coil has been palpable among bowling players across the world.


Featuring the EXO Pearl coverstock and the advanced Supercoil Core, this Storm DNA Coil bowling ball is designed to offer superior performance on heavy oil conditions and challenging patterns. With its early and aggressive midlane read, the Storm DNA Coil aims to provide bowlers with a reliable option when the lanes start to transition.


The Storm DNA Coil bowling ball promises to be a game-changer with its unique combination of coverstock and core technology. In this review, we'll delve into the key features, performance, and overall impression of the Storm DNA Coil to determine if it lives up to the hype.

 
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Storm DNA Coil Bowling Ball Review

The Storm DNA Coil bowling ball impresses with its EXO Pearl coverstock and Reacta Gloss finish, providing a clean and smooth roll. Its Supercoil Core, with strategically placed mass around the equator, offers a lower RG, ensuring an early midlane read and greater controllability. This makes the Storm DNA Coil a perfect choice for heavy oil conditions and challenging oil patterns. Although it might not be the best option for typical house shots, it excels in higher volume conditions. Our testers appreciated its quick response and adaptability as lanes begin to break down. Overall, the Storm DNA Coil is a valuable addition to any bowler's arsenal for handling tougher lane conditions.


Key Specifications


Storm DNA Coil Bowling Ball Specifications

Coverstock Type: Reactive Pearl

Coverstock Name: EXO

Core Type: Asymmetrical

Core Name: Supercoil

Box Finnish: Reacta Gloss

Best For: Heavy-Medium oil

RG: 2.47

Total Diff: 0.053

Intermediate Diff: 0.023




Definitions


Asymmetrical core - Asymmetric bowling ball deliver sharper, more angular motion when meeting friction.

Symmetrical core - Symmetric bowling balls produce a soft, controllable motion.

Radius of gyration (RG) - The higher RG, the more back-end motion a bowling ball will produce, as high RG ball skids more and tends to conserve more power for the further part of the lane.

Total Diff - the difference between low RG (X axis) and high RG (Y axis).

Intermediate Diff - only found in asymmetrical balls, as it is the difference between the high RG (Y axis) and intermediate RG (Z axis).


First impression


Examining the Storm DNA Coil's technical specifications reveals its potential for impressive performance on the lanes. The EXO Pearl coverstock, combined with the Reacta Gloss finish, promises a smooth roll and clean reaction. The Supercoil Core, with its lowered RG due to strategically placed mass, aids in an early midlane read. This design suggests that the Storm DNA Coil is built to handle changing lane conditions and offer consistency in heavy oil patterns.


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Lane Performance


We provided the Storm DNA Coil bowling ball to two of our testers – a speed-dominant one-hander and a rev-dominant two-hander. Our goal was to see how the ball performs across different lane conditions, including heavy, medium, and dry sport oil patterns, as well as a typical house shot pattern (THS).


Our speed-dominant one-hander was particularly impressed with the Storm DNA Coil on fresh heavy oil pattern. The ball's early midlane read, courtesy of the Supercoil Core and EXO Pearl coverstock, allowed for a controlled and powerful motion towards the pocket. The tester found the ball to be highly reliable without needing additional surface adjustments. The Storm DNA Coil maintained a strong backend reaction and impressive pin carry, making it an excellent choice for heavy oil conditions. When the lanes started to transition, the Reacta Gloss finish made the ball a bit jumpy. However, once tester removed the Reacta Gloss, the Storm DNA Coil handled the transition oil beautifully.


On medium oil patterns, the Storm DNA Coil continued to perform well, though some surface adjustments with less grit Abralon were needed to enhance its performance. By tweaking the surface to a smoother finish, our speed-dominant tester was able to maintain control and achieve consistent results. The ball's adaptability to lane changes was evident, providing confidence in its versatility.


Both our testers noted that there are better bowling ball options for dry oil patterns, such as the Hammer Scorpion Low Flare or the IQ Tour 78-U, as the Storm DNA Coil needs oil to perform effectively.

Overall impression


The Storm DNA Coil bowling ball is a worthy successor to the original Storm DNA, offering enhanced performance and versatility. Its EXO Pearl coverstock and Supercoil Core provide an early and aggressive midlane read, making it an excellent choice for heavy oil patterns and challenging lane conditions. While it may not be the best fit for typical house shots or sport oil patterns, its adaptability and strong backend reaction make it a valuable addition to any bowler's arsenal, who is looking for a ball to dig into those oily lanes.


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Storm DNA Coil Evaluation


Storm DNA Coil bowling ball Review

The Storm DNA Coil bowling ball is a versatile and reliable bowling ball, perfect for handling tough lane conditions and heavy oil patterns. Its early midlane read and strong backend reaction make it a valuable addition to any bowler's arsenal. If you're looking for a ball that can adapt to changing conditions and provide consistent performance, the Storm DNA Coil is an excellent investment for 2024.


 
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