Luke Rosdahl’s Rated: 900 Global Zen Bowling Ball

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The 900 Global Zen Bowling Ball Ratings

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.  

900 global 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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