Storm Pro-Motion Bowling Ball Review [An Indepth Guide]

‘Storm Pro-Motion’ – the name screams the best feature, its overall pro-level ball motion. Made in collaboration with none other than our very favorite Jason Belmonte, the professional bowler who has 25 career 300 games in PBA Tour events through 2020. The previous two Belmo balls- Storm Timeless and Storm Drive have gained lots of positive feedback. So Storm collaborated with Jason Belmonte again to design the Storm Pro-Motion. Whether you liked or disliked the Timeless and Drive balls that don’t matter because Storm Pro-Motion is completely different than those two reaction-wise. So, let’s dive right into the thorough Storm Pro-Motion Review.

Why You Should Pick It?

Pro-Motion is here to serve you with maximum strength, great control and continuation, spectacular ball motion, and top-notch performance overall.

Storm Pro-Motion 15lb
Title
Storm Pro-Motion Bowling Ball
Ball Color
Steel blue
Core Name
Piston (Symmetric)
Coverstock
SPEC (Solid Reactive)
RG
2.52
Differential
0.049
Hook Potential
High Hook
Factory Finish
2000-Grit Abralon
Lane Condition
Medium-Heavy
Storm Pro-Motion 15lb
Title
Storm Pro-Motion Bowling Ball
Ball Color
Steel blue
Core Name
Piston (Symmetric)
Coverstock
SPEC (Solid Reactive)
RG
2.52
Differential
0.049
Hook Potential
High Hook
Factory Finish
2000-Grit Abralon
Lane Condition
Medium-Heavy

Coverstock

One of Storm’s newest addition to its Signature line is Storm Pro-Motion. Unlike the previous two Belmo balls, Pro-Motion has the SPEC solid reactive coverstock. This is the same cover you’ve seen in Storm Crux Prime. The cover reads the lane better than any other solid reactive bowling balls. It blends out to the pattern well and not sensitive to slight changes in pattern. The SPEC coverstock brings out the best of this ball- solid rolling and predictable ball motion.

Pro-Motion is sanded to a matte finish at a 200-Grit Abralon from the factory. The SPEC solid reactive cover makes this version of the ball far more usable for a wide range of bowlers. The 2000 Abralon box finish doesn’t give players any trouble handling the medium to heavier oil volume or the longer length.

Core

The ball is a beauty- inside and out. For the weight-block, Storm has come up with a brand new symmetrical core called Piston. It produces a total differential of 0.049″ and an RG of 2.52″, giving you five to six inches of track flare in the oil patterns. Although Crux Prime and Pro-Motion have the same coverstocks, the core of Pro-Motion signifies a totally different reaction than the heavy rolling and early Crux Prime. The combination of a strong cover and weaker symmetrical Piston core makes this ball super versatile and usable.

Color

Belmo balls are always great-looking. Although the previous two had color swirling, storm Pro-Motion has a solid matte steel blue color. Besides, Storm’s official logo, you’re also getting the original Belmo logo at the back that signifies the collaboration with Jason Belmonte. Storm has also added a special vanilla snap fragrance to Storm Pro-Motion to make bowling fun and help you concentrate better.

Overall Performance

Breakpoint Shape

Bowling enthusiasts will immediately fall in love with this ball. On top, Storm Pro-Motion is a great professional benchmark ball that gives you lots of options in terms of creating different shapes and layouts. This is exactly what bowlers look for when bowling in different environments.

The ball delivers a predictable mid-lane grab a.k.a bite and then makes a strong transitioning arc all the way through the pins. Its strong overall breakpoint shape makes the ball hit the pins like a truck. Pro-Motion goes long and flips hard at the backend, and that’s why it hits the pocket just like an ideal heavy/sweeping arc-motion ball supposed to do. You can get finesse out of this ball as long as the lanes are oily.

Total Hook

Pro-Motion feels like a combination of Phaze II, Idol Pro, and the IQ Tour in the same vein. It’s not as early as the Idol, nor slow down lane as IQ Tour, and it’s every bit as versatile as the Phaze II, maybe even more so. But Pro-Motion is big on control and continuation.

Its biggest strength comes from the SPEC cover, but you get a controlled hook due to its core. With such a low RG and high total differential, the Pro-Motion is born to hook. It gets to a particular spot on the lane and then makes a turn that isn’t really a flip but is more like an arc. Moreover, it has high flare potential (5”-6”) which makes it perfect for unlimited strikes.

Strengths

  • Traditional reactive covers are good at oil absorption which isn’t a good characteristic. The chemical adhesion helps a ball to blend the lane out, and also contributes to picking up the oil. Pro-Motion here understands that and has less adhesion. It absorbs less oil than other solid reactive bowling balls.
  • Pro-Motion is one of the most consistent and readable balls you will ever throw. Belmonte said himself that this is one of the best bowling balls he has ever thrown. He was not hyping, nor blowing smokes.
  • The ball’s hooking ability is astonishing. The heavy arc is something unique and we lose it. It’s only a matter of time, you love it too and get ‘hooked’ playing with Pro-Motion.
  • It is notable that Pro-Motion is pretty adaptive, and can be played in almost every environment, as long as the lanes have oil on them. You won’t have to adjust to the ball reactivity to get satisfactory results. Pro-Motion will act as a great extension to your overall shots on medium to heavy lane conditions.
  • Whether you’re a low ball speed bowler, average speed, or a high rev one, this bad boy got you covered. The Pro-Motion bowling ball will surely be a revelation to your bowling game performance. Many advanced players have repeatedly said that the ball has significantly changed their bowling style, and of course, increased their average as well.
  • The ball will last for a lifetime, no doubt there! The Pro-Motion has a score of 73-75 Rex D-scale as per the Durometer. So you can guess how rough and tough this bowling ball is!

Weaknesses

  • Never dare to roll this ball on dry lane conditions. If you see your medium pattern has started to get dry, stop right there and wait for oil reapplication. On dry lanes, it will simply lose its superior ball motion and let alone pins knockdown.
  • Bowlers with lower rev will experience a significant amount of struggles with Storm Pro-Motion bowling ball. In fact, they might face less efficacy while playing with the ball if there isn’t the extra oomph behind all of their shots.

Conclusion

When a Storm ball is made by collaborating with a professional player, you know, you can never go wrong with this ball. The love this ball has received by far is something incredible. We cannot imagine any bowler who would not like the Storm Pro-Motion. So, you see what a masterpiece this ball is? Whether you’re a pro or an advanced player, add this bowling ball to your arsenal before your upcoming tournaments and league games. So, dazzle up your bowling performance with the Storm Pro-Motion bowling ball.

Brian

I’m an aspiring bowler with an immense love for bowling. I started playing the game at a very early age and it’s been an integral part of my life ever since.

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