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Black Ops
« on: July 07, 2015, 09:51:52 AM »
Description: Covertly dominate your competition with the 900Global Black Ops bowling ball.  This ball employs the low RG and super high Diff Break asymmetric core with the S70 solid coverstock to authorize an attack on the midlane to backend hot spot that conquers house and sport lane conditions.


Features:

- Color: Black
- Coverstock: S20 Solid
- Finish: 1500 Grit, Polished
- Core: Break asymmetric
- RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.058 (15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Medium-Heavy oil

 

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2015, 11:48:12 AM »
Ball: Black Ops
Specs: 15lbs, 2.48RG, .052Diff, .021Int. Diff
Cover: S70 Solid
Core: Break Asymmetric
Right Hand
PAP: 5 7/8 right, 7/8 up
Layout: 50 degrees x 4.5” x 35 degrees

The Black Ops enters the market in that mid performance ball price point, but delivers way more performance than you will have to pay for. The high rev players will find that the medium strength cover allows the ball to go further down the lane before the strong core drives it through the pins, and tweeners and strokers will have no problem playing the track area longer before they have to move in to find more oil. Great benchmark ball at a very affordable price!

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2015, 06:46:25 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:2 1/4'

Starting Top Weight:n/a

Ball Weight:15lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:4 3/8'

CG to PAP:3 1/2'

X Hole (if there is one):n/a


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:330
Ball Speed:15mph

PAP/Track:4 1/4' right & 3/4' up


SURFACE PREP

Grit:1500

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):Polish


LANE CONDITION

Length:Variety

Volume:Variety

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):League & Sports


BALL REACTION

Length:great length

Back End:strong arcing

Overall Hook:great

Midlane Read:late

Breakpoint Shape:strong arcing


COMMENTS

Likes:What a great ball. It gets through the  heads with ease & comes roaring back.  It reads the backend  & has a strong continuous arcing motion. It works best on Med to Heavy Oil conditions.

Dislikes:none


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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2015, 10:22:27 PM »
My Review of the 900 Global Black Ops

Layout: 60x4x45

I have used this ball on multiple patterns from 40-45ft and let me tell you I have been nothing but amazed with how this ball performs its the first ball out of my bag on any pattern with decent volume on it. This ball goes threw the lane very smooth reads the mid lane very good and at the end of the pattern its very strong and continuous threw the pins. This ball should be on everyones list for medium to heavy lane conditions.

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2015, 08:14:21 PM »
35 x 4 1/2 x 80

Having had success previously this year with the Breakdown with a similar layout I decided to keep it simple. With that being said I could see similar traits between the two. I still had a strong mid lane read but the Ops was on a whole other zone in the lane. This obviously is due to the core dynamics being different but it is cool to see how much it translates to ball motion. I decided to take the OOB surface down to 1500 dull. This gave me a better mid lane read on heavier patterns and provided a better option for that spot in my bag.

50 x 4 3/4 x 40

Well I just couldn't resist drilling two of these when I found out that the OG Break core/S70 cover was returning. I have had a lot of success across the previous versions(Break, Break Out, Eagle's) so it was a no brainer to drill multiples. The pin up version did not let me down. It has that predictable motion throughout the entire lane. While the OOB provided a good reaction, I broke into the cover and settled at 2K. I wanted to accomplish 2 things, provide a stronger mid lane read and bridge the gap between the Respect Pearl. I think the surface change accomplished this nicely.

All in all this a a ton of ball at a mid price point. If you missed out on the previous versions of this ball do not hesitate to pick one up. The cover is very tunable and can be used on a variety of conditions.

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2015, 09:39:33 AM »
32X5X59

What a versatile ball. I was anticipating this ball to be strong off the spot with a nice read through the front and mids and I wasn't wrong. I have used this ball on three different house patterns as well as several different sport patterns (with surface changes, which it takes well). It performed very well and was a great compliment to my Break down and Respect.

You can't go wrong with the price compared to the performance regardless of the bowler level. I have seen this ball in the hands of a person who puts a lot of side roll vs one that places hand straight up the back, regardless the ball flat out performs!

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2015, 03:37:27 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41 FT

Volume: Super China Volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Love the way the ball looks with Orange logo's, just as many of the successful balls that have used this core cover combo this is a must have.  This ball is able to be used on the fresh and is able to have enough hit from deeper angles.  I drilled mine 4.5 x 4.5 with a small hole and it didn't disappoint.  It's the first ball out of the bag.

Dislikes: 1 only have 1 (currently)


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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 02:29:07 PM »
Coverstock: S70 Solid

Weight Block: “Break” Asymmetric

The Block Ops, this ball just speaks for itself when it hits the lanes! It has a very heavy continuous roll throughout the whole lane. It clears the heads with ease and makes a super smooth mid-lane transition into a heavy roll, where it continues through the pins. This ball is very nice when my Respect is too much, it blends out a “Drying out” shot.

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2015, 02:35:59 PM »
The legend continues with the newest release using the proven S70 cover and Break core. This time it comes with a 1500 grit polished finish. This core/cover combo has been my favorite combination over the years. This version will match up best to medium oil patterns. I used a 60x4x65 layout on the Black Ops.

Bowling on a 40 foot medium volume oil house shot, the Black Ops has length with a sharper backend motion. The Black Ops shines as the lanes breakdown a little. It allowed me to move in and open up the lanes with ease. Coming back from most angles the Black Ops has great pin carry. The cover is strong enough that if you wanted to take the polish off it would make a good choice for most heavy oil lanes.

The Black Ops will match up to a variety of lane conditions. It will also match up to most bowler styles.

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2015, 07:17:29 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Volume:38-42ft

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS, Montreal

PAP: 4 7/8 by 5/8 up

Likes: Sleek look, strong back end, great up the boards


COMMENTS


The Black OPS is a must have ball from 900 Global. The sleek look of the OPS is out shined by it’s strong reaction. On a THS this ball reads the lanes with a strong movement on the back end. On 41 ft Montreal Pattern this ball allowed me to play right and keep good consistent control of the pocket. I will use the Black Ops as an excellent benchmark ball. It fits right between the Dream Big and the Respect Pearl

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2015, 06:49:00 PM »
900 Global Black OPS
#15.2
3.5" pin
3.0 oz top

Rt. hand
14-15 mph
PAP 4 9/16

Drilling: ANGLE: 45° Pin to PAP 4.5” Val Angle: 45° Pin up
Volume 38-41ft
THS, Kegel Challenge Series

The S70 is back again and is still a winner!  Black OPS is a benchmark ball.  Reads the lane and has a pronounced arc/flip for me.  Drilled it 45° Pin to PAP 4.5” Val Angle: 45° Pin up.  Left it OOB and saw a hard skid/arc/flip.  Very similar to the Black Eagle.  Took a 4000 T pad to it and found it to be even easier to read and gave me a tad more room to miss right without it jumping off the dry on me.  This is a ball you can grab 1st out of the bag on a THS and use on tougher patterns such as USBC Nationals.  The idea of having a ball that reads the lane, keeps me out of trouble and carries almost feels like cheating?!  Great job bringing back a winner 900 Global!

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Black Ops
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2015, 05:16:53 PM »
The black ops gives myself a different look than anything else in my bag its a solid that gets down the lane. I personally love it when the heads are torched up. Its really clean through the front part of the lane with a really easy an perdictable backend reaction. This ball for its price point is a great buy good amount of hook with even better finish when its driving through the pins. The black ops is must have in your bag at all times dont miss out on it.
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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2015, 08:55:58 PM »

S70 Solid coverstock
Break Asymmetric core
1500-grit polish finish
55x5.5"x70 layout
RG 2.48
Diff .058
Mass Bias .021
Pin 4" (below fingers, mass bias kicked strong)
41' THS conditions
17-18mph ballspeed
Right-handed cranker

The Black Ops by 900 Global has my vote for ball of the year! Black Ops is

my go-to when the medium-heavy typical house starts showing signs of over/under. This ball will get through the heads clean, read the midlane and once it hits the backend, POPS like someone kicked it to the pocket. I would not say it's sharp or angular, but more of a smoother transition across MANY boards! The Black Ops also has continuation through the end of the lane and simply obliterates the pins!

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2015, 10:42:40 PM »
The Black Ops has the same core as the original Eagle (low RG 2.48, asymmetrical core) and is part of the Tour Preferred Series line of balls.  I have my Black Ops drilled with the pin under the middle finger, cg kicked out 45 degrees this layout has a smooth ball motion through the front and mid part of the lane with a nice continuous backend.  I changed my cover to 3000.  This ball is great on long or heavy oil.  I like to use this ball as a compliment to the Dream Big.  They are both drilled the same.  The Black Ops has 3 boards less hook than the Dream Big.    Get some "Performance for your game".  Get a Black Ops!  Rich Miller 900 Global Regional Staffer.

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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2016, 11:04:57 PM »
Layout: 45*x5"x45*
Ball Speed: 15.5 - 16
PAP: 4-5/8"(right) x 1-1/4"(up)
Surface: OOB & A-Pad (2,500 abralon)
Pattern Type: THS, 2015 Masters

Midlane read and predictable ball motion. Back end is very strong and continuous through the pin deck. The S70 cover and "break" core paired together is a perfect combination. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Very versatile for use on medium to heavy and THS to sport patterns. This will be a full arrow stronger than a Dark Matter and a great step down from a Dream On. Don't be afraid to move left and open the lane up. Another proven winner from 900 Global!
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Re: Black Ops
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2016, 01:14:58 PM »
900 Global Black Ops
Coverstock: S70 Solid
Core: Break Asymmetric
Finish: 1500 Polished

The Black Ops from 900 Global possesses an incredibly strong core/cover combination that for me personally needs to have just the right amount of head and mid-lane oil, along with fresh backends, in order to be useful. With such a high differential the ball tends to burn up all it’s energy once in contact with any dry boards that I keep getting a roll-out reaction and is not beneficial for pin carry. When able to be used however, it hits like a truck and the carry is fantastic. Another good thing is that the ball immediately tells you after 1-2 shots when it needs to be put back in the bag. If you are looking for extremely high flare/hook potential, this could be a great ball, however if you are bowling on any type of light oil pattern or any condition with some extremely dry boards, this may be a ball to be left out of the arsenal.

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