Luke Rosdahl Rated Rumble: Storm Phaze 3 VS 900 Global Zen Bowling Ball

How does the Storm phaze 3 compare to the 900 global zen

My Rated series was designed to give you the ability to compare any ball vs any other ball, but I still receive a lot of questions about specific comparisons, so rather than making you dig around in the playlist, I’ve decided to combine several of the most popular or requested comparisons into single videos! If you have a comparison you want to see, put it in the comments and I’ll make it happen!

Storm Phaze 3 Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Phaze 3 features the R3S hybrid cover and the symmetric Velocity core.  R3S hybrid has only been seen once stateside on the Intense Fire, which was one of my personal favorites, and is very strong and very sharp.  The Velocity core comes in at a 2.48 RG and an .051 differential in 15 pounds and has become legendary as the Phaze 2 rose to become one of the premier sport condition balls in the entire industry, becoming a favorite of many of the pros and perhaps most notably for Kris Prather.  Velocity is quick revving, but at the same time very even and continuous, it just keeps winding and climbing.  The combination of the even rolling and windy Velocity core and strong and viciously responsive cover in R3S hybrid gives you pin punishment that like Thanos, is inevitable.  The single achilles heel of the Phaze 3 is that too much friction can make it burn up, but at the same time leaves you no guesswork.  It’s either the ball or it’s not, there’s no in between to trip you up or fake you out.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Phaze 3 a 7 on hook, 6 on length, and an 8 on backend.  It’s closest to the Axiom Pearl on hook, the Nuclear Cell on length, and Astro PhysiX on backend.  Select the next comparison you’d like to see from the links on the screen, or scroll down to the description to find links to other choices.

900 Global Zen Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Zen features the S77 Response pearl coverstock and strong symmetric Meditate Core.  The cover is quite strong, in Storm cover language I’d put it in R3X or Traction X7 territory, so stronger Marvel Pearl cover or Parallax Effect cover is how it reads to me, and the Meditate Core is the largest core Global has ever put in a ball.  Numbers are 2.49 RG, .051 differential in 15 pounds, pretty similar to the numbers from the Ikon core in the Idol series.  The Zen to me shapes a lot like the Trend, a very continuous arc, or like a pearl Phaze 2.  It’s quite strong for a shiny ball, a little deceptively strong, you’ll definitely want some volume out there for it.  It’ll play on most fresh house shots or as the first shiny ball down from a stronger sanded ball for either league or tournaments.  It’s one of those balls you’ve seen everywhere, they’re on league racks, we’ve seen them on TV, so well deserving of the hype and the praise.  It’s become one of those bag staples for a lot of people like a Hyroad, Phaze 2 or IQ Tour Solid, it’s very versatile and seems to cover a lot of spots in the bag.  It’s strong, it’s responsive, it plays well from multiple angles, it controls the lane well, and works for a lot of different bowler styles.  I gave the Zen an 8 for hook potential, a 6 for length, and a 7 for backend strength.  It’s closest to the Parallax Effect on hook potential, the Axiom Pearl on length, and the Trend on backend strength.  Select the next comparison you’d like to see from the links on the screen or scroll down to the description to find links to other choices.  Thanks for watching and may the strikes be with you.

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BORN TO PERFORM, DEVELOPED TO OUTPERFORM
A Storm bowling ball only starts with state of the art. From there, everything from core technology to coverstock formulations is developed to heighten, escalate and intensify its performance, and yours. Engineering a ball is an art. It’s equal parts rational and emotional. Such was the vision for the Phaze III: strength and allure, precision and nuance interwoven such that the ball itself becomes both a striking tool and an experience.

The Velocity Core has become a staple in the Storm lineup. This low RG, high differential construction has turned into the go-to chassis for professionals around the
world. Its benchmark characteristics serve a multitude of styles across a variety of patterns. Defining what was needed next, Storm determined a cleaner, more backend-focused design would become our next recipe, fitting in squarely between the Phaze™ II and !Q™ Tour Emerald. A never-before-seen cover and core combination of R3S Hybrid and the Velocity Core shines above all else. It reveres its past but is imminently future-forward. When the corners get tough, R3S gets tougher.

Blending out lane transition is one of R3S’s best features, striking an ironically delicate balance between two intense forces – the ball’s core and lane conditions at hand. This unique fusion lets you dial in key performance parameters, responding to every input with absolute fidelity.
The Phaze III was constructed to capture both stares and hearts. It is the antithesis of status quo and is precisely what makes us “The Bowler’s Company™”.

– Coverstock: R3S™ Hybrid Reactive
– Core: Velocity Core
– Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
– Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
– RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
– Diff: 0.051 (15# ball)
– Fragrance: Grapevine

global 900 zen bowling ball

The S77 Response™ Pearl Coverstock was the obvious choice to follow up on the success of the S77 Response™ Solid coverstock. The Pearl version of this cover will provide the most skid/flip reaction we have ever put in the 800 Series. The Zen™ will be a great ball to open up your angles with on medium-heavy patterns.

The Meditate™ Core is the biggest core we have ever put into a bowling ball!! A bigger core means more hitting power combined with a more consistent reaction. Throughout testing the Meditate™ Core provided that wide “footprint on the lane that all bowlers love to see. The Zen™ pushes the limits of core dynamics.

Coverstock: S77R™ Pearl
Weight Block: Meditate™ Symmetric
Factory Finish: 1500 Polish
Flare Potential: 4-5″
Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.49
Differential (Diff): 15lbs – .051
Intermediate Differential (Diff): 15lbs – N/A

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