Luke Rosdahl Rated Rumble: Storm Axiom Pearl VS 900 Global Zen Bowling Ball

How does the storm axiom pearl compare to the 900 Global Zen bowling ball

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 Axiom Pearl Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Axiom Pearl features the NeX pearl coverstock and symmetric Orbital core.  NeX Pearl is the strongest pearl formula in the catalog, and is nano based, so while polish and the pearl helps it clear the fronts, it’s still fairly strong and on the smooth side for a pearl.  The Orbital core comes in at a 2.48 RG and .050 differential in 15 pounds, it’s very early rolling, strong, and slightly forward rolling.   It’s deceptively strong for how easy it gets down the lane and how smooth it is, but it gets traction through quite a bit more oil than something it seems to be similar to like a Trend or an Idol Pearl.  The Axiom Pearl has quickly become a bowler favorite, netting some huge scores because of its balanced blend of shape, control and hook.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, for hook potential I rate it a 7, for length I rate it a 6, and for backend I rate it a 6.  For hook potential it’s closest to a Phaze 3, for length it’s closest to an Astro PhysiX, and for backend strength, it’s closest to an Idol Pearl.  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 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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Before you feel the intensity, you’ll see it. Unapologetically tenacious, powerful and not fragile, this first-ever Axiom shoulders its way to the front of the line. Vibrant colors and fresh style. Tech that’s got people talking and performance that checks all the boxes. The Axiom Pearl brings them all together with eye-catching appearance and can-do attitude.

The Orbital Core has a distinctly low RG axis. The lower the RG, the less resistant the ball will be to changing direction as it travels down the lane. The central ball inside the core ensures the ball revs up in the midlane and blends out the end of the pattern.

Dynamics begins with physics and imagination. When motion, mass, and geometry are applied through a lens of innovation, a wholly new approach to bowling ball design is created; unequalled in the industry and guided by masters of the craft.

Rotation is the Holy Grail of bowling ball dynamics. We were bound for easy access to power and spin when designing the Orbital Core. Its compact and extremely dense central ball maintains a tight spin radius with a low moment of inertia. This means it revs up fast, with less effort required from the bowler. True, this type of complex engineering has struck an ironically delicate balance between internal and external forces. With the Axiom Pearl, that balance is struck from the inside out with a completely synergistic bond between core and cover.

Every aspect of a ball must serve a purpose. So, while the Axiom Pearl colors are unmistakable, they’re not simply a matter of allure. Deep within its DNA is a blueprint for tenacity that’s invisible to the naked eye yet evident onthelanes.Intheclassiccaseofsiblingone-upmanship, the Axiom Pearl comes with the same forcible core with a new coverstock refinement. NeX Pearl enhances every facet of your game. This never-before-seen structural formula distributes power to the right place at the right time to provide reliable transitions and superior control.Think Nano™, but to the extreme. Midlane read and impressive backend come in spades with this chemistry. Never has a pearlized ball been able to dig in deep like the Axiom Pearl.

Weight Block: Orbital Core
Cover: NeX Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500-Grit Polished
Flare Potential: 5-6″ (Medium-High)
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
Differential (Diff): .050
Fragrance: Peppermint

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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