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900 Global

900 Global Zen Gold Label Bowling Ball

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  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label Bowling Ball
  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label Bowling Ball
  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label Bowling Ball
MSRP: $254.95
$174.95
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Description

900 Global Zen Gold Label Bowling Ball

  • Color: Deep Purple
  • Coverstock: S77 Response Pearl 
  • Weight Block: Meditate Symmetric
  • Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.48; 15lbs - 2.49; 14lbs - 2.50
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.051; 15lbs - 0.051; 14lbs - 0.051
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): n/a
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

The Zen Gold Label will be the cleanest and most responsive Zen to date! This ball was hand-crafted to give you the ability to open your angles and not feel like the ball is going to miss the breakpoint. Featuring our Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Cover combined with the Meditate Symmetric Core, the Gold Label will dominate any medium-heavy condition you can throw at it.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Medium/Heavy
Factory Finish:
Reacta Gloss
Core Type:
Symmetrical
Coverstock:
Pearl Reactive
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54 Reviews

  • 5
    Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Sandra McIntire on Jan 17th 2024

    I am a higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. I drilled my 900 Global Zen Gold Label 5 x 3 x 2 and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The Zen Gold Label is a strong symmetric pearl reactive piece that I really like to use lanes with low volume and high friction. The low Rg and high diff gives this ball high flare potential when I need something to be clean and off the spot this is the ball to go to. My YouTube video of the ball can be found at: https://youtu.be/OxHTtge_21U?si=ThqgIE9I5s2296q3

  • 5
    900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Michael LeViner on Jan 17th 2024

    Layout: 50 x 4 ½ x 35 The Zen Gold Label satisfies the need for a ball to go to after the original Zen – it is 2-3 feet cleaner and has a “flippier” motion in the backend. Whereas the original Zen has a good amount of midlane traction, the Gold Label moves that traction a few feet further down the lane. The end result is a ball that is best at home on medium to medium-dry conditions. Due to how clean this ball is in the front part of the lane, it is not best for heavier or longer oil conditions, nor was it designed for those. The original Zen, Xponent, or Sublime would be one ball stronger, and the Eternity Pi would be the choice for true heavy oil.

  • 5
    Cleanest Zen Yet!!

    Posted by Brandon Boyer on Jan 16th 2024

    The Zen Gold Label features the same Meditate Core that is in all of the other Zens but this one is wrapped with the Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Coverstock. The Gold Label and me definitely had a shaky start. Out of the box it was a little bit too clean and whippy for me so I put it away for a few weeks. Then I went to bowl a tournament and I hit it with a 1000 grit pad and ever since then I absolutely love it. I recently won a doubles tournament solely throwing the Gold Label! Now that it has lane shined back up it does exactly what I wanted it to do. Now it reads the midlane a lot more overall but still has a killer amount of backend so it blends the lane out so much better. For anybody wondering how it compares to some of the other balls in the lineup it is definitely longer and sharper the the Original Zen but weaker and longer compared to the Eternity. So if you are looking for a really good sharp benchmark type reaction in a pearl ball than look no further than the Zen Gold Label!!!

  • 5
    Responsive

    Posted by Zack Newman on Jan 15th 2024

    The 900 Global Zen Gold Label is in a word, RESPONSIVE. The original Zen was extremely strong front to back for a symmetric pearl, and the biggest difference I see here is how much cleaner and quicker down the lane the reserve blend 801 cover is than the S74 on the Zen. I went with 5 3/4 x 4 x 2 for the layout and the ball never sees the first 15 feet of the lane, even on somewhat burned up lanes. This ball isn't necessarily something I would recommend as the first ball out of your bag as it can be a little unpredictable at box surface on fresh oil, but as soon as your bigger stuff starts to burn up a little or get lazy down the lane, this is the go-to for creating shape down the lane and through the pins. I threw mine at box surface as well as with 1000/step 2 polish and both were excellent...box surface being a little cleaner and more responsive. If you have the OG Zen, the Gold Label creates an extremely effective 1-2 punch. If not, it complements bigger/stronger covers very well as the first step down out of those.

  • 5
    Favorite sym pearl

    Posted by Johnny Quach on Jan 10th 2024

    Even better than the original Layout: 50x5x50 / 5x4.25x2.75 Two hander, 450 rpm, 15.5 mph The gold label was made to be like the original zen but more angular and it does exactly that. I never have to worry about the zen GL making the corner where i had to trick the original one in order to get back from far left. When i get around it, the zen GL is probably the most angular ball in my bag. More off the spot than my Journey, VEBO and even some weaker stuff like IQ ruby and duo. Obviously this ball needs a little bit of friction but once its there, this ball looks so amazing. Like i mentioned, i never have to worry aboutmaking the corner because i know i can just throw it to the friction and itll come off of it. Still my go to sym pearl even with all the clean/shiny stuff out right now. Check out our Youtube video and channel: https://youtu.be/tvuI0bQFAgI?si=Esh5DDOdCPM20_cm Striking Results Pro Shop

  • 5
    Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Joel Donner on Dec 28th 2023

    About Me 900 Global Staff Left Handed: High Rev High Speed Player Layout: 5 X 5 X 2 ½ Pap: - 47/8 +1 Rev Rate: +-500 Speed 17-18mph Ball Video: https://youtu.be/DB6SHB7Pj1Q There has been some really good equipment that is being released right now from Storm, Roto Grip and 900 Global and it all starts with this Zen Gold Label. Let’s talk about the Zen Gold Label. All I can say is FANTASTIC. The Zen Gold Label is going to be able to replace most of my dryer condition equipment. Instead of having two balls to transition too I will just need the Gold Label. It will be very versatile for you and will be able to play straight or get deep with this and carry out the corners. So smooth and controllable off the break point with plenty of hitting power. The back end on the Gold Label is what I was looking for Zen from the and just couldn’t get this reaction out of the Zen. Put the Gold Label on the pallet list because this ball is special. Joel Donner 900 Global Staff Member Cedar Rapids, IA #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide #RGSquad #Iambowling

  • 5
    Gold Label

    Posted by Gil Barkman on Dec 28th 2023

    Zen Gold Label has been a surprise for me. Really liked the original Zen and was nervous that this would be a let down. My layout was a 5x4x4 This gets my pin pretty much right above the 2 fingers. This big core matched with the pearl cover gets the ball through the fronts than really banking on the back end. Storing all that energy to really crush through the pins. This ball has been great on the fresh. Also great when they start to dry up and you want to create that steep angel to the pocket. Grab some Gold Label

  • 5
    900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Rich Kollmeyer on Dec 28th 2023

    Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 VLS Unlike many people, I didn’t get the hype with the original Zen. It was okay, but I think I tried to make it something it wasn’t with a pin-down layout and it just didn’t match up for me. The Zen Gold Label keeps the same symmetric Meditate core from the original, but put it into the new Reserve Blend 801 pearl overstock. The 801 overstock is weaker (meaning it goes longer) and is more angular than the original, giving it more of a skid/flip or hockey stick shape. This is a great option after the lanes start to break down and you need to move deeper and still have enough energy to kick the corners out. My Specs - Speed - 16 mph, Rev Rate - 315. PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up. Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/hHf8LzFTrfw

  • 5
    900 Global Zen Gold Label Ball Review

    Posted by Pete Dohan on Dec 19th 2023

    Bowler Stats: Speed: 15.5 MPH Rev Rate: 275 RPM Tilt: 3-5 degrees Axis Rotation: 60 degrees PAP: 5 ⅜ over 1 ¼ up Layout: 5 X 41/2 X 2 The latest Zen release the Gold Label features a new cover, the 901 Reverve Blend Pearl. In relation to the original Zen this cover is weaker and cleaner than the pearl cover on the Zen. With this release and the removal of one of my favorites, the Phaze V from the line, I wanted my Gold Label to replace it in my arsenal. Since this is a weaker cover, like the R2S pearl that is featured on the Phaze V, I drilled it with a higher pin buffer to get the ball to read the lane earlier. The higher pin buffer and a stronger symmetrical weight block allows the ball to read more in the mid lane and be more responsive off the end of the pattern. The only drawback is that if I get too steep with my angles the ball does tend to roll forward on the house shot. I picked this layout to use this ball when the lanes transition on the longer PBA 50 patterns. But this ball also gives me a stronger symmetrical ball when I bowl on house patterns with a lot of friction. This piece is not an exact replacement for the Phaze V but gives me a comparable shape in my arsenal. I removed the Reacta Gloss with a 1000 abralon and have let the ball shine back up to give me a ball surface that is easily repeatable. Pete Dohan Storm Bowling Amateur Staff #StormNation

  • 5
    900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Mike Craig - Storm Amateur Staff on Dec 19th 2023

    I drilled up my ZEN GOLD LABEL with a 5.25 x 4 x 4 layout. This put the pin over my middle finger. This is a layout I prefer when the fronts are starting to go and my bigger balls are picking up too quickly and forcing me into larger angles. I slightly have glazed the cover with a 3000 CTD pad which is almost like 2000 SiaAir pads. I have put this up against my EXOTIC GEM, CLONE, & DUO which are my shinier choices for most medium/slightly wetter conditions. The ZEN GOLD LABEL did exactly what I needed in that it just glides thru the front of the lane much easier than the EXOTIC GEM and CLONE. My DUO was the same length in the front but a more slower move in the back compared to the ZEN GOLD LABEL. On slightly slicker patterns, the CLONE and EXOTIC GEM were better looks but I could get really shut down angles and try to force it up the gut so to speak. Even then, I had to be too perfect to justify not using the EXOTIC or CLONE at that point. Drill this one up if you have a tougher time getting your bigger pieces to get thru burnt front panels and want something that still has some pop on it down lane.

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