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 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:S59 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:ICE "C" Pad
Color:Red / Black
Core Specs
Name:Pod Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The X² is the newest release in the Tour Preferred line for 900 Global. It uses the same low differential Pod Symmetric weight block as the original X, but with a stronger solid coverstock. The X² utilizes the new ICE finishing system and comes out of the box with the “C” pad finish, which is approximately equivalent to 2000 grit. The stronger S59 Solid cover will produce similar length to the original X, but with a much stronger change of direction at the breakpoint. The added back end recovery was very noticeable for all three testers compared to the X. When the X is too smooth off the breakpoint and the Drift doesn’t recover enough at the back of the lane, the X² will answer the call on medium conditions.

Cranker loved his reaction on our medium oil test pattern. The X²’s lower RG core revved up quickly for him, offering a strong read in the middle of the lane. When his ball got to the breakpoint, he saw a much stronger move off the dry than the X, giving him better pin carry. The stronger

Additional 900 Global X2 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.

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