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Covert Ops
on: June 23, 2017, 10:04:57 AM
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Out maneuver your competition with the 900Global Covert Ops bowling ball. By combining an S72 coverstock that offers traction and The Break asymmetric core that creates a big hook this ball will provide optimal reaction shape with a skid/snap motion on medium to heavy lane conditions.

Color: Blue
Core: Break Asymmetric
Coverstock: S72 Solid
Finish: 2000 Grit
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.058 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil

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Re: Covert Ops
Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 04:01:10 PM
The Covert Ops
For a very hard snap action at the breakpoint on Medium heavy lane conditions
this will be your ball. As a fan of the Ops series of balls all that was missing was a ball that would read the mid lane sooner. The Covert Ops will do this. The Covert Ops allows
you to play a little deeper on the lane than what you may be accustomed to. With the new S72 cover you will get plenty of traction with a deep inside line. The cover is not to strong where the ball would lose too much energy. A great versatile ball, get one.

Donny Carr 900 Global staff, Ft. Meade pro shop

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Re: Covert Ops
Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 12:21:46 AM

LANE CONDITION

Length: 41'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

This time we had the chance to try the new 900 Global Covert OPS. This is the latest release from the successful OPS series and being my first time using the Break asymmetric core I was curious and excited to see how this ball would roll for me.

We tried this ball on our typical house shot oil pattern (Kegel, Main Street, 41') and I felt really comfortable with the Covert OPS while doing the review. The ball is definitely stronger than I thought. It took me a couple of minutes to figure where to stand and where to throw the ball. I started laying the ball down on 15 and crossing 10-12 at the arrows and trying to stay inside 5 at my breakpoint. The ball is cleaner and it has a strong backend motion, definitely more than I was expecting since this ball has a solid coverstock and a rough finish (ICE "C" Pad)

The first thing I always try to find in a ball, regardless of the pattern, is how big of a margin of error this ball will provide me. Obviously to find the right ball for the right pattern you have to know where you are bowling and what reaction you need to succeed. On a house shot I usually like to start with a strong solid ball that will help me blend the pattern to fight the over/under or the over walled patterns.

I feel the Covert OPS is a great option to use on fresh. It has a predictable, smooth motion and a strong move down the lane. The ball is not early, is not angular, it is the perfect balance of both, making it a great benchmark ball.

When I missed a little left of my target, the ball offered me great recovery, but I had to be careful with my speed. When I missed left and my speed was slower than usual, the ball went high and I left some splits. When I missed inside the ball never wanted to hook too early and the ball was able to makes its move in the oil. As long as I kept my speed, the Covert OPS provided me a big margin of error.

I compared the Covert OPS with the Inception DCT. The DCT is definitely stronger and it is more suited for heavier oil conditions, it is earlier and smoother than the OPS. The Covert OPS is cleaner through the fronts and it has a stronger downlane motion, making it a great complement to the DCT when you need to ball down. The Covert OPS is a great complement to the Inception DCT.

The Covert OPS is also a great option for low rev and speed dominant bowlers. The ball offers easy revs and a smooth, predictable motion while at the same time retains energy really well to provide a strong move down the lane on most medium-heavy oil conditions.

For the tournament bowler, this ball is a great benchmark ball. As I said earlier, it is not earlier, it is not angular, is just the perfect balance to be the first ball out of the bag to see how the pattern is going to play.

Overall, I feel that the Covert OPS is a versatile piece, easy to read and really easy to get used to. It will be useful for a lot of bowling styles and a great weapon to be used in a wide variety of patterns.

Thank you for watching!
Angel Loaeza

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