Sunday, March 22, 2020

New From Storm Axiom

Storm balls are meticulously engineered by hand. There is very little automation in their processes and that’s for good reason. Not only are they manufactured this way, they’re tested using real bowlers. You can tell you from testing the Axiom, there is some ground-breaking new technology in both cover and core.

NRG™ has become a staple in Storm’s lineup of coverstocks for nearly a decade. It’s due time for an upgrade! NeX (Nano Extreme) is Storm’s earliest reading cover to date. NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface that it was tested it on. Alex Hoskins, Research and Development Manager for Storm, went on record saying: “Our standardized durability and longevity tests showed NeX created 11% more entry angle and 9.6% more overall hook after 50 shots compared to a fresh NRG cover.” Simply put, NeX gives more midlane read than ever WITHOUT sacrificing any backend.

The Orbital Core has a distinctly low Radius of Gyration (RG) axis which further complements the mid-lane read for which NeX was developed. The central ball inside the outer core maintains and extremely low un-drilled Radius of Gyration. Got heavy oil? Not anymore. Especially when stacked up against the Orbital Core and the Axiom.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

USBC Suspending or Postponing National Events

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is postponing or suspending nationally conducted USBC events until May 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

This includes the USBC Open Championships, USBC Women’s Championships, USBC Convention, USBC Masters and USBC Senior Queens. USBC made this difficult decision out of concern for the health and safety of our members, their families and local communities.
  • The 2020 USBC Open Championships and 2020 USBC Women’s Championships are suspended until May 1, 2020. All teams registered from March 21 through April 30 will have the option to reschedule for new added dates in the summer. USBC customer service will contact team captains directly with more details.
  • The USBC Masters, USBC Senior Queens and USBC Convention are postponed indefinitely. USBC intends to reschedule these events later in 2020, as public health conditions allow.
USBC will announce any changes to the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour schedule no later than April 2, 2020.

We realize our stakeholders will have many questions related the changes. USBC staff is working on additional communications and guidance for our bowlers and association leaders. We appreciate everyone’s patience as our staff works to provide more information as soon as possible.