Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:X.XX.XX.X
Medium:X.XX.XX.X
Dry:X.XX.XX.X
Sport:X.XX.XX.X

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

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General Info

Brand:
Name:Zen
Reviewed:December 2020
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Coverstock Specs
Name:S77 Response Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Magenta / Teal / Silver
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Core Specs
Name:Meditate Symmetric
Type:Symmetrical
RG:2.49
Diff:0.051
Int. Diff:0.000

900 Global’s Zen is another visually-appealing pearlized bowling ball that falls into their Prime 800 series lineup. It joins the Aspect at this price point, providing a much different reaction shape. The Zen uses the new Meditate Symmetric core, which is a higher volume core than any of 900 Global’s previous designs that has a lower RG and a higher differential than the Reflector Symmetric core that was used in the Aspect. The coverstock is S77 Response Pearl and it has a 1500 grit polished box finish. We found the Zen to have a strong angular motion with strong back end recovery and a reasonable amount of total hook through the oil, making it a bit more user-friendly than a pure skid/flip ball.

On the medium pattern, Cranker was able to start 5-and-3 left on the fresh from where he lined up with the Ordnance C4. He really liked how angular this ball was at the breakpoint, providing plenty of recovery. Even more impressive for a polished pearl, the Zen had enough traction on shots missed left into the oil to get back to the pocket and carry. Having this kind of area made the Zen hard to beat for him on a medium house shot. The hook in the oil

Additional 900 Global Zen 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 test results and that you may sometimes find discrepancies between our comments / ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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