Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Reviewed:November 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:S62 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:neaT
Core Specs
Name:Scope Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The 900 Global Infrared is a solid single-colored symmetrical that offers more total hook than any other ball in the Tour Preferred line. Its S62 Solid coverstock is easier to get through the front of the lane than the X, while offering more traction in the oil than both the Drift and Special Ops. It is finished from the factory with a NEAT T pad, which is roughly equivalent to 4000 grit. The Infrared’s medium RG (2.52″) and medium-high differential (0.047″) core design revs up strongest in the middle of the lane. We think this ball can find a home in any bag, as we found it to be extremely versatile. In fact, all three of our testers were able to use it at its box finish across all four of our standard test patterns.

Stroker, Tweener, and Cranker all agreed that our medium pattern offered them their best reactions with the most area. The Infrared didn’t overreact if we bumped it to the dry too early, and it was enough ball to get through the oil on shots that

900 Global Infrared Comparisons

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Additional 900 Global Infrared Resources

Click here to visit 900 Global's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.