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After Dark Hybrid
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:09:17 PM »
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900Global developed the After Dark ball line to offer entry level bowling balls as well as balls that can be used by tournament players when facing dry lanes. The S30 Hybrid Reactive coverstock offers great length as well as a very low hook potential. The Nightfall Symmetric core has a high RG and a low differential to assist the beginner bowler with hook control and helps the seasoned bowler maintain their reaction shapes on lanes that are drier.

Coverstock: S30 Hybrid
Ball Finish: 1500 Grit, Polished
Core: Nightfall Symmetric
Flare Potential: 3" Plus
RG: 2.56 (15lb ball)
Differential: .030 (15lb ball)
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Dry



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Re: After Dark Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 01:33:59 PM »
Drilling pattern: 90 x 3.5 x 40
Pin position: Slightly above/right of ring finger

As I've stated in other reviews, the THS in my area are very, very light oil volume so balls with big cores or aggressive surfaces typically aren't in play for higher rev bowlers. The After Dark Hybrid is a great ball to start on these drier THS patterns as I am still able to play a little left of the track area (and still chase it, if needed) and since the cover/core combo is not aggressive, there is no over-reaction on the dry while still providing decent skid through the mid-lane. Once carry down develops though, I typically need to ball up to something with a little more teeth downlane like the Ordnance Pearl or Money Badger. However, with fresh backends on drier/shorter patterns, this ball performs very well.

Brent Ritchie
900 Global Regional Staff

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After Dark Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 01:51:28 AM »
After Dark Hybrid: Function 400 Series
Coverstock: S30 Hybrid
Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
Core:  Nightfall Symmetric
RG: 2.56 (15lb)
Differential: 0.030 (15lb)
Layout: 70 x 3 3/4 x 20
Tester PAP: 4 1/2 R, 1/2 D
Lane Condition:  Dry – Medium Dry

In my humble opinion there has never been a better time to get started in the sport of bowling than in today’s modern era!  900 Global is clearly in sync with this ideology with their release of the After Dark Hybrid! From the senior who is looking to get started in the physical and fun activity of bowling to the vibrant youth bowler wanting to emulate their favorite two handed icon, the After Dark Hybrid will clearly bring excitement to their game.  Let’s take a closer look.

The Nightfall Symmetric Core is unlike your generic “lightbulb” core found in other entry level balls. This well balanced looking core promotes a moderate amount of flare or “hook” yet, will maintain control on dryer lanes for those seasoned bowlers looking for a late night ball. Regardless of the type of bowler, you will find the Nightfall Symmetric Core gets down lane easily while retaining a good amount of striking energy at the pins. 

So, what makes this ball so different then its predecessors? The Coverstock! The S30 Hybrid Coverstock brings functionality to this ball that simply works for many bowlers. For me, as a senior professional with a higher speed and lower rev rate (and my thumb in the ball) the After Dark Hybrid was consistent, repeatable and predictable in dryer conditions. Moreover, the best part, was drilling this ball for a two-handed youth bowler WITHOUT a weight hole! From the onset he had a controllable ball motion, a strong entry angle and a swirling pin reaction that certainly brought a WOW factor to those who watched from the cheering section!

The 900 Global After Dark Hybrid is much more than your average entry level, beginner ball! It has a unique functionality for a variety of bowlers, a sharp Pearl Black Finish and a price that makes sense to the tightest of budgets! Talk to your local Pro Shop operator today about getting an After Dark Hybrid! It’s worth having the conversation!

Rick Klimowicz
900 Global Regional Staff Member
Penndel, PA