Storm Youth Championships

The countdown is on. We’re less than two weeks away from the first Storm Youth Championships event.

On March 24, we’re heading to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, NV to meet youth players and their families from all around the United States. We’ve got tons of fun events and seminars planned in addition to the competition. The youth bowlers will be able to take in an exclusive tour of the National Bowling Stadium, meet some of the athletes who are part of team Storm, practice with the pros, and ask questions all weekend long.

The tournament begins on Saturday at 9 am. The bowlers will compete on four different patterns during the four rounds of competition. We will crown champions in U12, U15, and U20 boys’ and girls’ divisions. The top two in each division will be named to the 2017 Storm All-American Team.

Charitable giving has long been a focus at Storm so it only makes sense that we align the Storm Youth Championships with a worthy charity. This year’s charity of choice is Ballard vs. The Big “C,” known as BVBC.

The Storm Youth Championships would not be possible without all of the sponsors of the event. Special thanks to Roto Grip, Logo Infusion, Kegel, Turbo 2-n-1 Grips, The Tri-Properties - Silver Legacy - Eldorado - Circus Circus.

Follow all the action on our Storm Jr. Facebook Page. We’ll see you in Reno! #SYC


What I’ve Learned from #StormNation

What I’ve Learned from #StormNation

“Never stop learning.” I’ve heard this piece of advice a lot in my life and it’s something that I truly try to live by.

Most bowlers know that you can learn every time you step on the lanes. This can be rewarding but can also be frustrating. Believe me, I know that sometimes it can be difficult to allow yourself to learn when the pins aren’t falling as easily as you think they should. Those moments can teach you a lot.

“Never stop learning.”

Learning doesn’t stop when the tournaments are over. One of my favorite parts of social media is the ability to learn from other bowlers in your network. Choose who you follow carefully and you’ll be surprised how inspiring and educational your newsfeed can become.

The Storm Nation page on our website has become a community bulletin board for videos, tips, stories and accomplishments from bowlers all around the world.  I enjoy listening to the stories that you post and I’ve learned some pretty cool things from each of you. Here’s some of what I’ve learned:

  1. It’s fun to see what’s in your bag.
    Like snowflakes, no two bowlers are exactly alike which means your arsenal isn’t exactly the same either. It’s interesting to see what your favorite Storm bowling ball is and why. Your explanation might not be the same as another person who chooses the same ball but that’s why it’s important for your voice to be heard. Thanks for sharing your stories.
  2. Strikes don’t always look the same but make you feel great.
    Sometimes strikes are 10 back, sometimes there’s a wicked messenger, sometimes that last pin takes a couple extra seconds to fall, sometimes you know it’s going to strike off your hand…it’s always fun to strike. The #StormStrikeChallenge was exciting because it was an opportunity to see a variety of styles and see who can create the coolest strike. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to participate in this challenge this time, we’ll host other challenges in 2017.
  3. Bowlers practice.
    In a sport that depends on repetition and muscle memory as much as bowling does, practice is crucial. I’ve seen videos from bowlers who are in their practice sessions at all hours of the day. I’ve seen you practice by yourself, with friends, or in a team setting. I’ve seen videos of drills to help improve parts of your game. These posts are honest and are great to see (even when you don’t knock 10 pins down). Your passion and determination is contagious.
  4. There’s no feeling better than hitting a new honor score milestone.
    Whether it’s your first 100, 200 or 300 game or your first 600, 700, or 800 series…in that moment, you feel like you’re on top of the world. I can see it in your victory dances at the foul line, hugs with your teammates, or big smiles with the bowling ball after the game/set is complete. I love to see these posts and hear which Storm Bowling ball you were using to reach this new milestone.
  5. Champions Choose Storm.
    Thanks for sharing all of your winning moments on social media! It’s awesome to see the smiles on your faces when you’re standing atop a podium, receiving a medal, or winning for the very first time. It’s great to hear what ball(s) you were throwing along the way. You’ve worked hard to get to these moments. Thanks for choosing to throw Storm bowling balls to win.
  6. Giving back is universal.
    Our owners at Storm, Bill and Barbara Chrisman, are two incredibly generous individuals. They inspire all of the employees to give back and participate in initiatives throughout the year. You join in some of these fundraisers with us too like, Paint the Lanes Pink. We couldn’t do what we do without you. We have seen your #StormNation posts that you give back on the lanes in your community too. We’ve also seen lots of adult bowlers volunteering with youth leagues and helping future bowlers fall in love with the sport. Thank you for being generous and caring individuals. #StormNation wouldn’t be the same without you.
  7. Your team is always behind you.
    Bowling has a way of bringing people together and keeping them close. I’ve seen posts about high school teams, college teams, league teams, family, and friends on the lanes. Some days it may feel like this support system is the only thing keeping you sane on the lanes. Having a support system is priceless and I enjoy seeing posts about your teams.
  8. We all travel.
    Trunks full of bowling bags or getting ready to board a plane is a common photo among all of the #StormNation bowlers. I’ve seen your posts about traveling for fun and competition from leagues to tournaments. Thanks for posting about which Storm Bowling balls are going along for the ride. It’s exciting to see what’s in your arsenal. Bowling gives us all the opportunity to see new places and meet new friends.
  9. Storm Bowling Balls make great presents.
    I see those smiles when you unwrap your present! It’s always fun to open a new bowling ball under the Christmas tree, for a birthday, or a special occasion. It’s exciting to see what’s inside, head to the pro shop to get it drilled, and then take it out on the lanes for the first time. If you’re ever wondering what to get a bowler...here’s your hint, there’s no such thing as too many bowling balls.
  10. #StormNation is everywhere.
    Thanks for posting photos from all around the world. It’s really cool to see all the wonderful bowling centers and hear about your bowling. We can’t wait to hear about how successful you’ll be in 2017!

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to share your #StormNation story. We’re listening.

See you on the lanes!


Timeless | In Your Words

Timeless | In Your Words

"Today finally bought a new ball in over a year! Decided to go with the new Timeless that just came out yesterday! I pinned down the ball just below the ring finger hole. This ball is INSANE! It isn't the most hooking ball, but that is what is good about it! It's not too aggressive but not so it barely hooks. This ball has a lot of back-end which is something new in my arsenal compared to my other balls. When I first threw the ball I kept on moving left and left tell I finally hit a target area to strike! Rolling my first several games with a 247,235, and mid 220's!" - Cale Rusch

"Tonight, my team won our high school division!! And to make it even better, I was throwing my brand new Timeless! Absolutely love it!" - Brittany Ahlgrim

This ball is INSANE! It isn't the most hooking ball, but that is what is good about it! It's not too aggressive but not so it barely hooks.

"Today was night one with my Timeless. O... M... G... That ball does not quit! Used it from game 1 - 3... Get the ball out a board it creates killer carry. Get the ball a bit deep in the pocket and watch the pins fly." - Thomas Musante
"I brought out the new Timeless tonight. It is amazing. 242, 278,268 for 788... Extremely clean through the heads, non violent off the spot, and has a strong continuous roll through the pins." - Michael Reid

“The new #stormtimeless it gets through the heads really smooth, and is super strong off the spot. I find with the dual drive weight block I can get away with a lot of light shots like this without ugly pinfall, after one shot I could tell this was gonna be a winner. #stormnation” - Malcolm Jacobson (Mj)


A Wave of Success with the NEW Torrent

16682014_10155137077919309_5811838850813201330_nChris Via
Team Storm Staff  Member
"Good way to end the day! Was able to win my spot for the Proprietors Cup with 981 for 4 games, all with the new Storm Torrent!"


16711480_1303092466420718_6391161887324666629_nAlex Hoskins
Technical Customer Service Representative at Storm Products

"Tough Guy Shootout February Champion! Stayed in the process and executed on the final shot to win by 1 pin with a strike. Alpha Crux and Hy-Road got me there, but the Torrent was the ball of choice in the finals."


16780016_10212170147234254_1998005600_nDarrel Ratliff
Team Storm Staff  Member

"Just shot 300 with my brand new Storm Torrent! Bad 2nd game making the wrong move left instead of right. Moved about 5 right and threw it harder. This ball is as predictable as it gets!"


Learn more about the Torrent and how it will fit in your bag. 


New and Improved Website

Holy cow!  Have you seen our new digs?  Our interweb digs that is.  Yup, we've finally updated our site with new and improved functionality and a very modern look and feel.  The site is now able to be viewed on mobile devices so it's easier to visit us while you're on the go.

So why the update?  Well, we thought of you.  Our goal is to give our bowlers all the information you need when selecting a ball.  When you look at the details of the a ball, you will find a ton of information about how the ball rolls, the coverstock and other key components needed when selecting your 300 ball.

You can still buy our great looking clothing and accessories to get you ready to bowl that perfect game.

Things to look forward to are ball comparisons, Matchmaker and other great features that will give you the edge on the lanes.

We're excited about where we are and where we're headed and we're grateful to have you aboard.

See you on the lanes!


Hello Bowlers!

Welcome to Storm's new blog.  On this page we will update you with all the news we can find about your favorite sport and your number one brand, Storm.  We love what we do and we love that you do to.  So come back often and find out what is happening in this ever changing sport.

Have a news story you'd like us to share?  Send us an email and we'd love to get it on our site.

See you on the lanes!