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Zen Master
« on: August 11, 2021, 04:38:25 PM »
The 900Global Zen Master high-performance bowling ball uses the S77R Solid coverstock which is ideal for medium to heavy oil. This coverstock a paired with the Meditate Symmetric Core making this ball the strongest symmetric ball in the current 900Global line. The core allows this ball to rev up quickly and continue through the length of the lane. Due to the large size of the core, layouts with the pin up or down will not affect the RG/Diff much after the ball is drilled. This ball will pair well on house or sport conditions.

Color: Megenta/Black/Green
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Meditate Symmetric
Coverstock: S77 Response Solid Reactive
Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon
Hook Potential: High
Length: Medium
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.051 (for 15# ball)



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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2021, 08:17:04 PM »
Zen Master • Prime • 800 Series
Coverstock • S77 Response Solid Reactive • Finish 3000 Grit Abralon
Core• Meditate Symmetric
Weight 15lb • RG 2.49 •Differential 0.051
Layout: 40 x 4 7/8 x 15


Type :THS League 40' Medium/Heavy

Drilled as a step down from my Reality using the same layout it gave me the symmetrical shape expected from the  solid cover S77R and smoothness of the Zen.

Intended to handle more volume it is my first ball used on the fresh in league and the perfect 1-2 combination with the pearl.
More control from a multitude of angles depending on your style. My best looks were from playing the track, then moving in playing steeper angles with slower ball speeds.

As always the cover takes adjustments well, which I prefer mine close to oob with lane shine.

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900 Global Zen Master
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2021, 12:20:20 PM »
   The Zen Master is 2nd Zen ball from 900 Global.  The Zen was and still a huge hit among bowlers.  So they created the Zen Master.  I drilled mine with a 5 inch pin down.
To me the zen core (Meditate Symmetric) is a little early rolling for me.  So with the stronger cover is why I decided to drill mine pin down. 
The Zen Master does roll early for me and has a slow response to the friction down lane.  Which is a good thing for when your wanting to keep your angles a little closed and play up the lane and to control the backs when they are really clean.
The Zen Master does remind me a little of the Phaze II but with a little less backend motion.  I can see the Zen Master working well for the tougher lane patterns and the shorter patterns where you need control.  High rev guys and 2 handers would also like the motion from the Zen Master as it shouldn't over bounce off the dry.

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PAP  - 4 up 1 1/8
Tilt   - 17
RPM  - 400
Speed - 16-17

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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2021, 08:44:35 AM »
Tarik joyner
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If you wanted a stronger zen you got it with this ball for sure!!!!!  I drilled this one 45X4X40 and WOW!!!! I was able to play about 12 to 5 with it and just move left and never lost the power to the pocket at all in league..  throwing it on challenge patterns or sport shots with longer oil 42-45FT was and still is first ball out the bag the ball is smooth and strong!!!! And plays amazing compliment to the original Zen...  From the lower rev bowler that needs a little more in the back ends in league to the high rev speed dominate bowler who needs it to make that turn and toss those pins around the Zen master has a place in everyone's bag for sure

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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2021, 11:03:04 AM »
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Rev Rate: 350
Speed: 15mph
PAP: 4 Over & 3/4 Up

No one can deny that the Zen was one of the greatest releases from any company this past year. Everyone was throwing it across the board. What can compete with the Zen??? The Zen Master that came out is so strong from 900 Global but still has the Zen shape. Now bowlers that fell in love with the Zen still can have the same shape/feel when on heavier patterns. Zen Master is the one ball that can


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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2021, 09:41:27 PM »
900 Global  Zen Master - layout: 65 x 5 x 25 - 1500 grit sanded
Ball test conditions: Practiced on 44ft THS on SPL and 46ft THS on older HPL
Looking to replace a piece I feel I have been missing with the OG Idol was removed from the current line, I was excited to hear that the Global Zen Master was going to be released… So, to do a real good comparison, I drilled it to my most favorite Idol layout I used in the past. 65 x 5 x 25. For me, it looks like a over the label drilling with a delayed pin. The colors match very well on the ball, a little phasing even helps it I think, able to see the ball change motion better than the one color solids like the OG Roto Grip Idol. Was a little early on reading the patterns until the ball took on the lane shine, which I guess I could have taken up to fresh 4000, but I rather see how the ball changes as the lane shine on the cover takes on the change patterns as I use it. A little earlier off of the pattern and earlier into hook part of the motion, but still retain energy in the roll phase in the back end of the pattern and dry part of the lanes. Even using in the drier part of both patterns with a hand position change to add a little more forward roll, the ball held its own and did not hook early and did not lose any energy because it still had a great overall look on the back end. If you are looking for the OG Idol replacement - this 900 Global Zen Master is for YOU!


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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2021, 05:32:38 PM »
Zen Master Ball Review

Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the 900 Global Zen Master and in 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the S77 Solid coverstock and comes at 3000-grit polish with an RG of 2.49, Diff of .051 with a layout of 5 X 3 1/8 X 2 5/8

Do you struggle on heavy or longer oil patterns? Well, the Zen Master is your ball of choice. This symmetrical heavy rolling ball has bailed me out of some tight patterns. I have found this ball to be good at digging into the lane and after a game or, so I was able to migrate to the left without the ball burning up. I have been able to stay in this ball for a few games before having to ball down due to the friction that has developed down lane. A good choice staying in the 900 Global line would be a shiny Zen or even the new Wolverine which is currently the only ball in the 700 series as of the time of me writing this review.

BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up.

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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2021, 10:23:02 PM »
Ball Specs:
Core: Meditate Symmetric Core
Coverstock: S77 Response Solid
RG:  2.49   Diff:  0.051

Bowler Specs:
Rev Rate: 300 Rpm
Speed: 15.5 Mph
PAP:  5 ⅜ over  1 ¼ up

Video Ball Review:

With the popularity of the original Zen when I saw 900 Global was releasing the Zen Master I wanted to see how a solid version of this ball would react. I liked the stronger earlier roll of the original Axiom and wondered if this would be a good replacement for it in my arsenal and if it would be similar in overall reaction. When I compare the ball motion of both bowling balls on the house shots in my area this ball is just as early as the Axiom and with the out of box finish was just as slow when the ball would reach the dry at the end of the pattern. But as I rolled the ball more and more the cover would shine up and the ball became cleaner in the front of the lane, began to store more energy and read a little quicker off the dry.

This was the last ball I drilled before we checked my PAP for future drillings. My PAP did change so the original layout of with a 4 ½ pin became a 3 ⅞ pin placement making this stronger symmetrical piece that flares more and rolls earlier for me. Instead of using this ball on house shots this ball gives me the option of a strong symmetrical ball for shorter sport patterns.

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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2021, 09:23:53 PM »
Another great addition coming to the Zen Line from 900 Global! Introducing the all new Zen Master. The Zen Master is a solid version of the original Zen. Solid coverstock with the same core and this thing packs a punch. The Zen Master I have found absolutely amazing on flatter patterns and shorter patterns because of how controllable the shape this ball creates. This ball really sigs in the oil and for how strong the coverstock is, this ball has no problem still continuing and getting the corners out.
I defiantly see myself using this ball on a lot of tournament conditions on the fresh when I need to control the lane and the backends to start. From top to bottom, the SPI brand is making some amazing pieces and filling holes in my bag. I never go to a tournament missing a ball because of all of the amazing options we have from all the brands.
If you don’t have a Zen Master by now, I have no clue what you’re waiting for. You probably see your competition striking a lot throwing this ball; so get yours at your local Storm VIP Pro Shop now!


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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2021, 08:20:07 AM »
Zen Master is a heavy hitter!

Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 50 x 4.25 x 45

Finish: OOB with light 1500-grit polish

The super popular Zen now has a heavy oil companion in the Zen Master.  If you’ve been needing a ball with teeth and power, look no further.  This ball is made for long or heavy patterns, it is one of the biggest pieces in my arsenal.  I don’t see heavy oiled patterns that often, so I decided to experiment and added a light amount of 1500-grit polish so that it would mimic lane shine and retain energy for me to play on more medium – medium-heavy patterns.  This turned out fantastic as my opening game ball for my league!  This ball is a heavy rolling piece that shreds racks!  Earlier than my Phaze 2, Reality and Idol pieces that I can use early in league and tournament play before transition kicks in as I couldn’t move too far left with this one due to my lower speed.  If you’re a lower rev player or a speed dominant player, this one will definitely fit in your arsenal!

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Zen Master
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2021, 03:57:13 PM »
With all the rave with the introduction of the original zen i couldnt wait to get my hands on the new Zen Master. This Ball is definitely living up to the hype of the zen name. This ball digs into the oiler and doesn't quit down lane. This is a perfect ball for when the original zen is just not enough to start the night off. If you have the Zen, The zen Master will be a no brainer top put in your bag. This will definitely be the best 1,2 punch of the 2021 season. Don't sleep on this piece you won't be sorry for picking up one of these gems!


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Re: Zen Master
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2021, 09:01:33 AM »
Adding to the widely loved Zen series we have the Zen Master. Since they announcement of this ball I think many people have been excited to get it on the rack. It does not disappoint that's one thing I can say.
When first throwing the Master I was very pleased with how it read the midland, and had power coming off the spot. It been great for me on the fresh as my house shot has a little bit higher volume, it handles the oil great.
The Zen Master is going to be a killer on sport shots where I need a ball to blend out a tough pattern or reverse block.
Also found that this ball responds very well to service adjustments to get that perfect shape your looking for.