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Zen U Review
« on: November 22, 2022, 08:23:21 PM »
Zen U features the famous meditate core found in the Zen pearl and Zen Master. This time it comes as urethane. My first impression of this ball was it is very impressive. It is not as early as typical urethane and provides plenty of shape and continuation down lane. When the Pitch Black is too early and you want to open your angles up the Zen U will be an excellent option to go to. Also, for those who like to throw urethane on house conditions this will be one of the best urethane balls to choose as it is provides plenty of entry angle to kick out those pesky corner pins.




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Re: Zen U Review
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2023, 08:00:02 PM »
900 Global ZEN U
Specs: 35+ solid urethane with the mediate LD core - finished at 1000 grit out of the box
Layout: 45 x 4 x 45

When making a decision to drill a new urethane ball, the 900 Global ZEN U was a “no brainer” for me. Using a Strong pin to pap drilling so that I can compare to prior urethanes from Storm like the Pitch line. The Zen U fits right between the Pitch Black and the newer Roto Grip release, the Rubicon UC-3. The Pitch reads for me too early and the UC3 with similar went longer and flatter on the house pattern that I was practicing and testing on. I bowled on a fresh house condition of 46ft with SPL panels, knowing not to expect a ton of recovery, but I was ultimately surprised by how the ZEN U performed. Cleaner in the fronts and still saving power to hit the pocket without urethane typical urethane deflection and leaving corner pins. For my next adventure, I ventured to a bowling center near me where the center takes you back to the heyday of bowling. The wood lanes are pristine and very playable, I used the ZEN U there in practice time and in a local tournament. Where I found I had the best reaction out of the bowlers using urethane balls, the pearls were skidding a little extra long and the Pitch Blacks were burning up and hitting the pockets flat. For those league and tournament bowlers that want to invest in your performance and game, don’t shy from the GLOBAL ZEN U!

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Re: Zen U Review
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2023, 08:29:44 PM »
900 Global Zen U
Layout: 4 x 4 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The 900 Global Zen U utilizes the Meditate core and S35 Urethane+ coverstock.  The Zen U produces the same amount of board coverage the Pitch Purple provided and that other competitor’s purple ball.  The Zen U will be great for us bowlers that are a little rev challenged but still need some the control of an urethane ball on those sport patterns.
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