Revisiting Two Bowling Balls That I Hated | Storm Dark Code & 900 Global Zen Master Bowling Balls

The Storm Dark Code and the 900 Global Zen Master are two bowling balls that I have been open about how much I did not like them! So naturally I decided to take a look at both of them to see if my disdane for them still holds true!

Storm Dark Code Bowling Ball

The Dark Code features an extremely dense modified disc technology shape called the RAD4 Core. First introduced in the X-Factor™ series, RAD (Radial Accelerating Disc) technology produces, bar none, more torque and entry angle than traditional asymmetrical cores. It’s the new standard for high performance.

Some bowling balls immediately sink their teeth into the lane in order to provide traction in oil. Others glide through the front part of the lane with ease, saving all their energy for an explosive backend reaction. But, what happens when you have a ball that’s capable of offering both? Well, at Storm, we wanted to find out, and that’s how we came up with the Dark Code – a ball that’s so good, it’s almost evil!

The engineering may be complicated, but the simple truth of the Dark Code is as confidence inspiring as anything else we’ve built to date. Dynamic cores and potent covers build a solid foundation – one enhanced by industry-leading longevity. A superior factory finish signifies its place atop the pecking order. Imposing. Purposeful. This is the kind of ball you look up to.

We stepped back and took the best features of our seven most popular coverstocks: Reactor™, R2S™, TX-16™, NRG™, SPEC™, GI-20™, and NeX™. What’s realized has more texture, more porosity, and more motility that combines the benefits of seven of the most iconic coverstocks to ever leave the Storm workshop. TractionX7 headlines the durability of TX-16, the backend of R2S, and the slower oil absorption rates of SPEC. Simply put, there’s versatility encased in TractionX7’s genome that stays put for as long as it stays in your bag.

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RADIUS OF GYRATION: RG (15LB)

DIFFERENTIAL: DIFF (15LB)

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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.

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BOWLING BALL CORE SHAPE

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BOWLING BALL COLOR

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RADIUS OF GYRATION: RG (15LB)

DIFFERENTIAL: DIFF (15LB)

MASS BIAS STRENGTH

FLARE POTENTIAL

SURFACE FINISH

BALL LANE CONDITIONS

BALL WEIGHT

BALL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

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