Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Zen Soul
Reviewed:May 2022
Coverstock Specs
Name:S77 Response Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:4000 Abralon
Color:Teal / Fuchsia / Black
Core Specs
Name:Meditate Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The 900 Global Zen Soul introduces the S77 Response coverstock in a hybrid formulation. It is wrapped around the tried and true Meditate Symmetric core. The ball is finished at 4000 Abralon, putting it between the Zen Master (3000 grit) and Zen (1500 grit polished) in terms of surface roughness. The three Zens complement each other very nicely thanks to their differences in coverstock and surface finish, with the new Zen Soul providing more length and back end than the Zen Master and more hook than the polished Zen.

Stroker had the best overall look with the Zen Soul and he loved his reaction on the heavy oil test pattern. The ball provided more back end recovery than the Zen Master, which allowed him to actually start slightly inside of that ball and slightly swing the Zen Soul into the dry. This created the illusion of more hook, but the Zen Soul needed those dry boards, whereas the solid Zen Master handled the oil in this pattern more easily. The two complementary shapes made easy work of this pattern for Stroker, as he could either use the Zen Soul from the start or wait and switch into it in transition for more length

Additional 900 Global Zen Soul 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.

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