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900 Global Harsh Reality
« on: February 09, 2024, 07:27:25 PM »
The Harsh Reality is the newest solid ball in the 900 Global line. It features the new Reserve Blend 902 Solid Reactive cover and the Disturbance A.I. Asymmetric Core. It is the first asymmetric ball to feature the A.I technology. This ball is going to replace the OG Reality in the Global catalog but I think it is stronger than the original. I have the Harsh earlier and more flip or shape down lane than the reality. The reality is a touch weaker and rounder down lane. The Harsh’s shape reminds me of the Altered Reality where it would get to the spot and go left. It has plenty of continuation but just appears to be more of a solid Altered or how I am seeing it. If you are looking for a hook monster that can handle plenty of oil, then the Harsh Reality will get the job done!

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Re: 900 Global Harsh Reality
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2024, 09:39:39 PM »
The Harsh Reality sounds like a promising addition to the 900 Global lineup! The innovative use of the Reserve Blend 902 Solid Reactive cover and the Disturbance A.I. Asymmetric Core, as the first asymmetric ball with A.I. technology, is intriguing. Your insights into its performance compared to the OG Reality are valuable, especially for those seeking a stronger and more angular option. Thanks for sharing your experience with the Harsh Reality!


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Re: 900 Global Harsh Reality
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2024, 11:03:13 AM »
Harsh Reality is the newest Big Cover and Big Core ball from SPI.  I have really enjoyed throwing the Reality family of bowling balls.  I was a little worried when the Reality went away, but hot on its tail was the Harsh Reality.  I feel like this ball is a bit stronger than the original Reality.  The cover being the Reserve Blend 902 Solid feels a lot like the strength of the Proton Physix.  Global says that chemically, it’s similar to the S84 Solid that was found on the original Reality.  Although we have the Gems out there, I prefer the shape of the Reality’s.  This ball also has the AI core with after throwing them for a year, I am getting very fond of them.  It really makes you think about certain hits, like, “I wonder if another ball would have carried that”. This a ball that needs some volume to be effective.  I am going to drill a pin down one to see if I can make it something to use on softer patterns and house shots. 

Harsh Reality Layout: 5x4x2

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Re: 900 Global Harsh Reality
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2024, 11:53:23 AM »
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PAP: 4 7/8 over and 1 ¼ up
Layout: 5.25 x 4.25 x 3

The new 900 Global Harsh Reality is SPI’s newest hook monster and man does it ever live up to its name. In comparison to the original Reality, I do not see a ton of similarities. The Reality was a touch cleaner on stronger off the spot than the Harsh. The Harsh sits for me between the Gem and the Reality which for me brings excitement. I found I did not match up with the original Reality or Gem. The Reality being a little too clean for a big ball and the Gem being a little too chuggy. The Harsh is the perfect combination of the two. I can see this piece being great out of the top of the bag on longer oil and heavier volume short patterns when urethane isn’t in play. Go get yours today!!!