900 Global After Dark Hybrid Bowling Ball
900 Global After Dark Hybrid Bowling Ball
- Color: Black Solid/Charcoal Pearl
- Coverstock: S30 Hybrid
- Weight Block: Nightfall Symmetric
- Factory Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
- Flare Potential: 3" +
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.55; 15lbs - 2.56; 14lbs - 2.57
- Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.030; 15lbs - 0.030; 14lbs - 0.028
- Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
The Alpha Series™ is 900 Global’s product line that will be great for the beginner bowler or the tournament bowler looking for a ball that will be an option on dry conditions. The Nightfall™ Symmetric core will provide a moderate amount of flare. This will be perfect for the bowler learning to control a ball that hooks. It will also provide maximum control on dry conditions for the accomplished player.
Wrapped around the core is the S30™ Hybrid Reactive Coverstock. This cover will provide the most length within the 900 Global Product line. Optimal for dry conditions or for the beginner getting used to reactive resin.
Polished 1500 Grit
For me, this ball may not make an appearance in the tournament bag, it is a great option in the league bag when the lanes are hooking and you want to stay to the right. I use this ball typically after the Ordnance Pearl. If you are looking for a ball to give you length and predictability, then this ball will be a good choice for you!
After Dark Hybrid: Function 400 Series
Coverstock: S30 Hybrid
Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
Core: Nightfall Symmetric
RG: 2.56 (15lb)
Differential: 0.030 (15lb)
Layout: 70 x 3 3/4 x 20
Tester PAP: 4 1/2 R, 1/2 D
Lane Condition: Dry – Medium Dry
In my humble opinion there has never been a better time to get started in the sport of bowling than in today’s modern era! 900 Global is clearly in sync with this ideology with their release of the After Dark Hybrid! From the senior who is looking to get started in the physical and fun activity of bowling to the vibrant youth bowler wanting to emulate their favorite two handed icon, the After Dark Hybrid will clearly bring excitement to their game. Let’s take a closer look.
The Nightfall Symmetric Core is unlike your generic “lightbulb” core found in other entry level balls. This well balanced looking core promotes a moderate amount of flare or “hook” yet, will maintain control on dryer lanes for those seasoned bowlers looking for a late night ball. Regardless of the type of bowler, you will find the Nightfall Symmetric Core gets down lane easily while retaining a good amount of striking energy at the pins.
So, what makes this ball so different then its predecessors? The Coverstock! The S30 Hybrid Coverstock brings functionality to this ball that simply works for many bowlers. For me, as a senior professional with a higher speed and lower rev rate (and my thumb in the ball) the After Dark Hybrid was consistent, repeatable and predictable in dryer conditions. Moreover, the best part, was drilling this ball for a two-handed youth bowler WITHOUT a weight hole! From the onset he had a controllable ball motion, a strong entry angle and a swirling pin reaction that certainly brought a WOW factor to those who watched from the cheering section!
The 900 Global After Dark Hybrid is much more than your average entry level, beginner ball! It has a unique functionality for a variety of bowlers, a sharp Pearl Black Finish and a price that makes sense to the tightest of budgets! Talk to your local Pro Shop operator today about getting an After Dark Hybrid! It’s worth having the conversation!
900 Global Regional Staff Member
I like to get a few games on this ball before league or tournament bowling and this one (for me) required a surface change. It reacted more like a pearl in that it came hard off the spot for a high rg low dif ball. I hit it it with a 2000 pad and the ball became a little more rounded a shape that is more controllable for me. I use it when the heads are pretty much gone and play my typical house shot 18 to 8 . If you are in need of a ball that is easily adjustable to surface changes and will control the pocket you might take a look at this ball. The After Dark was drilled 60 X 4 1/2 X 30 pin up pretty much everything standard pin up with the surface change.
Drilling pattern: 90 x 3.5 x 40
Pin position: Slightly above/right of ring finger
As I've stated in other reviews, the THS in my area are very, very light oil volume so balls with big cores or aggressive surfaces typically aren't in play for higher rev bowlers. The After Dark Hybrid is a great ball to start on these drier THS patterns as I am still able to play a little left of the track area (and still chase it, if needed) and since the cover/core combo is not aggressive, there is no over-reaction on the dry while still providing decent skid through the mid-lane. Once carry down develops though, I typically need to ball up to something with a little more teeth downlane like the Ordnance Pearl or Money Badger. However, with fresh backends on drier/shorter patterns, this ball performs very well.
900 Global Regional Staff