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900 Global Xponent Review
« on: July 19, 2023, 09:49:01 PM »
A new release from 900 Global featuring the Reserve Blend 701 Solid cover, Shrapnel 2.0 core, and comes at 4000-grit finish. This ball was designed to be a medium ball but give you that control down lane. After throwing it on house, challenge, and sport patterns it feels that way to me. When it sees the friction, it appears like it is going to jump and go left but it just smooths out and continues through the pins. I also feel that this ball is sensitive to hand position or release. If I came up the back of it, it was a very smooth and continuous motion (front to back) but if I came around it, the reaction would be more side to side off the friction. I did compare with the OG Zen and it is definitely a ball down from it as the Zen read the lane earlier and was quicker off the spot. I also threw in some shots from the DUO since the core numbers are similar but the DUO was a good ball up from the Xponent. I think for higher rev players they will enjoy this ball as it will give them control and is on the medium range for ball strength.

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Re: 900 Global Xponent Review
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2023, 10:27:09 PM »
Xponent - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: Reserve Blend 701Solid
Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
Layout: 50 x 4 3/4 x 40
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.042
Intermediate Diff: N/A

The Xponent features the all new reserve blend 701 solid coverstock wrapped around the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric core. The Xponent is the benchmark ball that 900 Global line has been missing as it allows the bowler to conquer multiple lane patterns. The new reserve blend 701 cover ensures optimal length and backend reaction.
 My ball layout is 50x4 ¾ x40. For a low to mid rev player this ball reads the mid lane very well and does not overreact down lane. I tested this ball on THS 44 Feet with great success playing multiple angles. If you need ball that's gives you a great look on multiple patterns, put the Xponent in your bag today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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Re: 900 Global Xponent Review
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2023, 08:19:51 PM »
900 Global Xponent - 700 Series
Coverstock: Reserve Blend 701 Solid - 4000 grit Abralon
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
RG: 2.48   Differential: .042 (15 lbs)
Layout: 5 x 4 x 4 ½
PAP: 6" Right, 1 3/8" Up
Axis Tilt: 16°
Rotation: 51°
Rev Rate: 450-500
Speed: 17-18 mph
Location: Vista Lanes - Yorkville, NY
Pattern: Kegel Main Street

The Xponent will help you POWER UP your game and is going to be an excellent benchmark ball within the 900 Global line! It features the ALL NEW Reserve Blend 701 Cover with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core to create an optimal shape on medium conditions. The incredibly predictable Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core, which was previously featured in the Ordnance C4, will rev up quickly and produce an even and continuous shape on the lane which will allow bowlers of all styles to see success on a variety of patterns. The Xponent gave me a good look sliding on 35, looking 21 at the arrows with my breakpoint around 9-10. I was surprised by the overall strength and my ability to continue to move left. With other solid balls, they tended to quit when this far left, but the Xponent had no problem making the corner. I expect the Xponent to work the best on high/medium volume patterns and be the ball I can go to after the Reality. When compared to the Zen Gold Label, I had to move five boards right with my feet and three with my target at the arrows. The Xponent was much earlier and smoother in the backend. These two balls together will create a great one, two punch in your bag.Stop by your local Storm VIP pro shop to check it out! Available on July 28th.

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Re: 900 Global Xponent Review
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2023, 05:00:13 PM »
900 Global XPonent – WWRD 7/28/2023
Cover: Reserve Blend 701 Solid Reactive
Core:  Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
RG: 2.48
RG. Diff.: 0.042
Finish: 4000-Grit Abralon

900 Global’s new XPonent is a Solid Symmetric piece that is good for medium oil conditions.  PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400.  Speed: 16.5.  Drilled this piece with the Pin up and CG kicked out 1” from the palm.  Out of Box ball motion is it read the mid lane with a smooth continuous backend motion.  I compared this to Roto Grip Hustle RIP and Storm Phaze II.  Hustle RIP was 1-1 right but was cleaner through the front part of the lane.  Phaze II is 3-2 stronger all around.  XPonent is a good piece to start a block with because of the smooth motion on the backend.

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Re: 900 Global Xponent Review
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2023, 09:46:10 PM »
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core
Cover: Reserve Blend 701 Solid
Finish: 4000-Grit Abralon®
RG: 2.48 (15 lbs)
Diff: 0.042 (15 lbs)

Right-Handed Tweener

Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin In Ring 4 1/4 Pin to Pap 3 1/4 inch pin buffer

The new addition to the 700 series of 900 Global balls is call the Xponent. The Xponent features
a new solid coverstock called Reserve Blend 701 Solid. I'm already a big fan of this cover as most of
the newer solid coverstocks have made it difficult for me to get the ball through the front of the lane
where I bowl. This ball clears the front well and gives good consistant mid-lane motion. They paired
this cover with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric core that was featured in the Ordinance C4. This pairing
has created the best benchmark ball I've thrown to date.

I tested the Xponent on the house shot at my home center. Our house pattern is longer (43 ft) and
higher volume (almost 30ml). The Xponent was great first ball out as it allowed me to play nearer
to the friction, but not over-react on my small misses right. This ball gave me more area than any
other I have thrown here, and really helped my first game average. It's also clean and continuous
enough to stay in play though the transition. Navigating the ball change from game one can be one of
trickiest parts of bowling in this particular center because they start out very cliffed and tend to carry-
down alot as you bowl. The Xponent handles the fronts drying up and the back-ends getting tighter
extremely well.

I see this ball being useful for so many different styles of player because it is useful on so many
different lane conditions. It's a great ball for starting a bit straighter than balls like the Phaze II might
let you, but you don't run into the same problems with carrying while covering boards that the balls
with really early covers give you. As a pro shop guy, this ball also makes a fantastic choice as a first
purchase and a ball you can really build an arsenal around.

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Re: 900 Global Xponent Review
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2023, 09:25:35 AM »
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core
Cover: Reserve Blend 701 Solid
Finish: 4000-Grit Abralon®
RG: 2.48 (15 lbs)
Diff: 0.042 (15 lbs)

Right-handed two hander

Speed: 17-18 mph
Rev Rate: 575-600 rpm
PAP: 5 over, 1 7/8 down

The 900 Global Xponent is the newest edition in the 700 series line, and it does not disappoint. I drilled my Xponent 4.75x4x4 2ls as that is my benchmark layout for symmetric balls. This ball offers an insane amount of versatility and control that I have never seen in another ball. It is hard to compare it to anything else in the SPI lineup, but for me it is a cross between an IQ Tour Solid and the Phaze 2. Whether you need to play up the boards or stand farther left on transition or burn, the Xponent is not going to let you down.