Luke Rosdahl Rated Rumble: Storm Axiom vs 900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball

How does the storm axiom compare to the 900 global zen master 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 Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Axiom features the new NeX Solid coverstock and new symmetric Orbital core.  NeX is the next generation or evolution of the NRG cover that was introduced on the Virtual Gravity Nano and that we’ve seen a lot recently in hybrid form.  Nano tech is known for its traction, control, and consistency.  NeX raises the bar adding more entry angle, durability, and longevity to these characteristics.  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.  The Axiom is quite reminiscent of the Idol, the Idol is smoother and marginally more forward rolling through the pins, but they’re good shape compliments.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Axiom a 9 on hook, 4 on length, and a 5 on backend.  It has an impressive amount of shape for such an early and strong ball, and has quickly become a favorite among the tour players.  The Axiom is closest in hook potential to the Idol, closest in length to the Phaze 2, and closest in backend to the UFO.  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 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

Storm axiom bowling ball

$144.95

Design is thinking made visual. In Storm’s case, it’s design materialized. We understand that the perceptible is as important as the tangible. NeX (Nano Extreme) is Storm’s earliest reading cover to date. NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface we tested it on. We love all things new at Storm, and the Orbital Core is no exception. This modern take on an established concept has us stirring with excitement. The Orbital Core has a distinctly low RG axis which further complements the midlane read for which NeX was developed.

NRG™ has become a staple in Storm’s lineup of coverstocks for nearly a decade. It’s due time for an upgrade! NeX (Nano Extreme) is Storm’s earliest reading cover to date. NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface we tested it on. Our standardized durability and longevity tests showed NeX created 11% more entry angle and 9.6% more overall hook after 50 shots compared to a fresh NRG cover. Simply put, NeX gives more midlane read than ever WITHOUT sacrificing any backend! Wow.

Weight Block: Orbital Core
Cover: NeX
Finish: 3000 Grit
Flare Potential: High
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
Differential (Diff): .050
Fragrance: Blueberry Muffin

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

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