Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Name:Special Ops
Reviewed:June 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:S70 Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Orange / Black
Core Specs
Name:Break Asymmetric
Int. Diff:0.017

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The 900 Global Special Ops is the follow-up to the highly successful Black Ops. This new release uses the same Break Asymmetric core shape from the Black Ops, but with a higher RG and lower differentials, likely due to modifications to the core material and filler material densities. This core is paired with a new hybrid version of the S70 coverstock that comes out of the box with a 1500 grit polished finish. Even though the Black Ops already had tons of length, the Special Ops has even more.

On our medium test pattern, this ball’s added length was nearly too much for our Tweener tester. He needed to slow his speed from his normal delivery to get the Special Ops to the pocket consistently. With his normal ball speed, it was too easy for him to fire it past the breakpoint. Slowing down allowed his ball to read the oil pattern better, pick up a

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