The 900 global zen master bowling ball rated and by the numbers
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!
900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend
The Zen Master features the S77 Response solid coverstock and incredibly strong symmetric Meditate core. Angel’s layout as always is 5 x 3 ½ x 3 ½, putting the pin above her bridge, mine is 4 ¾ x 3 ½ x 3 ½, putting the pin in my ring finger, and because this is a symmetric core, the cg placement doesn’t matter. Global covers give you some semblance of their strength with the number in the cover name, S77 is getting up on the strong side and is currently Global’s second strongest cover, and it feels like it’s in Incite territory, or like the solid version of that coverstock would be the best frame of reference, it’s really strong, early, and smooth. The Meditate core is the same one from the Zen, 2.49 RG and an .051 differential in 15 pounds,, and it’s very strong, early, and rolly, reminds me a lot of the Centripetal HD core from the Son!Q and Super Son!Q, so I think that’s why the Zen has been so popular, it’s the best of several different worlds. It’s a really smooth and blendy ball that’s squarely in Phaze 2 territory. I think it’s actually a bit earlier and smoother, it feels like it’s trying to roll a little sooner and it definitely rolls a bit heavier, but realistically the difference is pretty small. There aren’t a lot of nuances to talk about here, the ball reaction is pretty straightforward. It hooks a lot and is really smooth. For ratings, once again it’s solidly in Phaze 2 territory but I think even a bit stronger and earlier, so approaching Axiom strength and length, but a bit slower, so the Zen Master gets a 9 for hook potential, a 4 for length and a 4 for 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. Thanks for watching and may the strikes be with you.
900 Global Zen Master bowling ball
The S77 Response™ Solid Coverstock was the obvious choice to follow up on the success of the S77 Response™ pearl coverstock. The Solid version of this cover will provide the most overall hook we have ever put in the 800 Series. The Zen Master™ will be a great ball to use 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 Master™ pushes the limits of core dynamics.
Coverstock: S77R™ Solid
Weight Block: Meditate™ Symmetric
Factory Finish: 3000
Flare Potential: 4-5″
Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.49
Differential (Diff): 15lbs – .051
Intermediate Differential (Diff): 15lbs – N/A