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900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball

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  • 900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball and Core
  • 900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball
  • 900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball Core
MSRP: $254.95
$159.95
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Description

900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball

  • Color: Magenta/Black/Green
  • Coverstock: S77 Response Solid
  • Weight Block: Meditate Symmetric
  • Factory Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon
  • 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

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Medium/Heavy
Factory Finish:
Sanded 3000 Grit
Core Type:
Symmetrical
Coverstock:
Solid Reactive
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19 Reviews

  • 5
    Oil Lover!

    Posted by Todd Pawlak on Sep 15th 2021

    This ball loves oil! I rolled it, actually hooked a little sooner then the Reality, and a little more on the back end as well. BUT...the Reality has lane shine on it, I love that ball as well. I had the Master drilled the same as my Zen...because that is what I wanted. I love the Zen...and this is going to make me love BOTH balls now! When I started my feet were at 25 throwing over 3rd arrow, taking it out to 10-8 boards...and yeah! Its a great starting ball indeed! As the league went on (lol...yes I wanted to throw this ball!) by the 3rd game, standing 32 and hitting 4th arrow and taking it out to 12 board...make sure you keep your speed up, don't get lazy. (or you can change balls lol) I can't lose with this ball if there is a lot of oil on the lane, man it rolls so nice!

  • 5
    900 Global Zen Master review by Trevor Roberts

    Posted by Trevor Roberts on Sep 13th 2021

    The new Zen Master is exactly what I needed in my bag: a stronger Phaze 2. This ball is the perfect step down from the Reality or RST X1. The Zen Master comes with a 3000 abralon finish, but to me looked and rolled like it had more surface than that. Keeping this ball at box finish, it will be able to combat heavy oil patterns with no problem. When it lane shines, it becomes more similar to a Phaze 2 and works well when you need to blend the pattern without too much down lane shape. I like this ball with more shine on it, so for me it has kept getting better with time. I am definitely going to drill another Zen Master pin down, it is that good! Trevor Roberts 2016 PBA Southern Regional Rookie Of The Year Storm Products / Turbo 2n1 Grips / Bowlifi Staff Member Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 Speed: 16 PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16

  • 5
    If you like the original Zen then you are going to love the new Zen Master. This is a ball that gives you the same motion only it requires oil to get through the heads. First game out of box 258 second game 246 third game I switched to the Zen to fin

    Posted by Rich G on Sep 10th 2021

    Buddies Pro Shop is the best they get me the balls I request with the specs I request and fast shipping service. Wouldn’t use another pro shop.

  • 5
    Zen Master

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on Sep 10th 2021

    This is the ball that I have been waiting for since the Idol was discontinued. This higher end, symmetrical solid reads the midline well and provides good angle as well. I mentioned the Idol before, but this ball also reminds me a bit of the Dare Devil Trick, an older high end symmetrical solid. These type balls are the ones that I lean on when I travel to keep me out of trouble and to allow me to get a fast start…the key word here is consistency. This ball doesn’t do anything that you won’t be expecting. Control, Consistency, Performance. I love this ball already! My Layout for this ball is 50x4.75x30 or 4.75x4x2 Balls that are currently in the bag: Zen- 50x4.25x65 UFO Alert-50x5x65 Dark Code- 50x4.25x65

  • 5
    Zen Master

    Posted by Allan L. on Sep 10th 2021

    Two words, backend this ball reads the lanes perfectly, shot 269 out the box. Thanks to buddies pro shop, you guys are always spot on.

  • 5
    900 Global Zen Master

    Posted by Curtiss Rasnic on Sep 9th 2021

    The new addition to Global's 800 series line is the new ZEN Master. It has the massive Meditate Symmetric Core from the original Zen, wrapped with the S77 Response Solid Cover which has been purposely engineered for medium-heavy oil. The original Zen quickly became one of my favorite balls, so the Zen Master had some high expectations, to which it did not disappoint. I was very surprised by how strong of a Symmetrical ball this actually was. I picks up much sooner in the midlane than I anticipated, while still having that strong backend motion that I came to love about the original Zen. For me, this ball fits right between the Reality and Ordinance C4, and will be a great benchmark ball for upcoming tournaments.

  • 5
    Zen Master review by Mike Craig

    Posted by Mike Craig on Aug 31st 2021

    I drilled my ZEN MASTER up 65 x 4.5 x 35 which is my go to drilling on most symmetrical pieces. I have left it box which is 3000abr. ZEN MASTER review: I have thrown my ZEN MASTER up against some of my other stronger pieces like the PROTON PHYSIX, INCITE, and REALITY. The ZEN MASTER is not quite as strong early as the PROTON or REALITY, but definitely moves earlier than the INCITE. The ZEN MASTER actually makes me think of the PHAZE II with how it shapes and reads the front compared to the big balls. I'm thinking this is just on the stronger side of a benchmark but I was able to get a good read on the lane with mine and make choices from there. I put the original ZEN up against it and obviously the ZEN is longer but the motion is very similar just a few feet further down lane than the ZEN MASTER. This one should be the 900 Global version of the PHAZE II and should be a great medium-strong piece with predictable motion.

  • 5
    Zen Master Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Aug 30th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Master!

    Posted by Tony Marino on Aug 30th 2021

    Zen Master: The Zen Master features the S77 Response Solid cover and the Meditate symmetric Core. The numbers on the Meditate core are 2.49 RG, .051 diff. Mine is drilled 4.5” to PAP with a 2.5” pin buffer. The original Zen is a strong contender for “ball of the year”, so the Zen Master has big shoes to fill. And I will tell you now, the Zen Master is special! I would label the shape as medium-to-med/slow but the S77 cover is super strong. My Zen Master out hooked my Axiom and my Phase II and it reminds me of the original Roto Grip Idol.

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