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Break Down
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:22:48 AM »
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- Coverstock: S70 Solid
- Color: Bright Blue
- Finish: NEAT "T" (4000 grit)
- Core: Break asymmetric
- RG: 2.57 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.030 (15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Medium Oil



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Re: Break Down
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 09:46:31 PM »
Break Down   
Drilling:   Pin under middle finger CG in palm
Surface:   OOB
Lane condition:   41ft THS
Description:   The Break Down brings back the historic technology of the Break series from several years ago, but it has a tweak to the ball dynamics to make the ball very suitable for tougher/flatter/broken down lane conditions. This will be THE tournament ball of choice for me. I haven't seen a ball with the mix of an asymmetric core and so call "weak" RG and diff numbers before, but it provides a very unique roll and very controllable motion. This ball does the one thing that I look for when picking out a ball for tougher lane conditions; it seems to "hug" the lane as it goes toward the pins. Nothing every too dramatic, very predictable, strong motion through the pins, keeps pins low. Hard to argue with the success of this ball line in the past, and if you want to find a ball that will be great on tougher lanes and broken down shots, this is definitely one to consider.
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Re: Break Down
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 05:12:36 PM »

Length:  41ft / 37ft buff to 40

Type: THS/Military Tournamanet

 I drilled my breakdown pin above ring cg kicked. Who says you can't play in the dirt? This ball is perfect for dryer or broke down conditions. Very even controllable roll that doesn't over react to the dry. It allowed me to stay right as the lanes broke down. I loved not having to chase the shot and being able to make smaller moves. This is a must have for any caliber bowler, order yours today from K&K Bowling Services Las Vegas.

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Re: Break Down
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 12:10:28 AM »


Likes:Smooth controllable backend


Drilled my Breakdown pin above the bridge. This reminds of the old days when you only had to move 2-3 boards at a time. This ball is great getting through the heads with ease then starts into reading the midlane and goes into a very controlled arc. I use this ball when the lanes have been broken down by the hi rev players. Instead of moving left 7-10 boards i can pick this ball up and only have to move 2-4 boards.With the low rg and low diff. it makes the ball stay on line longer. Really like this one. Thanks 900global for another great ball.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 04:39:06 PM »


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

The new 900 Global Breakdown is unbelievably smooth.  I can see this ball being in play a bunch when the lanes are tough and you need a smooth predictable look, or when they're completely fried and you need a ball that isn't going to overreact down lane.  If you play on bowling on difficult patterns, you need this ball in your bag.

Likes:Predictable, Smooth, Clean, Hitting Power

Dislikes:None so far


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 09:25:40 AM »

Length:41ft and 39ft


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS and USBC Open Championships


If there is only one ball for you to drill for the USBC Open Championships. This ball is the one. I drilled mine with a 5 inch pin above my ring finger, but layed the mass bias to the left of my thumb, to control the migration path of the ball even more. And what does that give me? A ball that is smooth controllable, allows me to manipulate my hand however I want and change angles and allow me throw the ball for all three games during transition on fresh patterns. I am drilling two of these balls for the USBC Championships and taking them with me. This core to cover combination has worked so well there in the past and I see this ball being incredible during the singles and doubles portions of the tournament. Please feel free to reply to me with any questions about layouts and cover combinations for this years tournament. You are going to lose pins if you don't have one of these in your bag for this years tournament. Thanks again 900 Global!



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Re: Break Down
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 02:14:54 PM »
900 Global Break Down
2.5" 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 down
Volume 38-41ft
THS, Kegel Challenge Series

The NEW Break Down, smooth and predictable is an understatement for this one!  Drilled this one looking for midlane and control - got it all!  Ball has a nice midlane roll and a readable arc/flip for the backend.  Left in OOB finish, T pad 4000.  Reminds of the original black Break length with a smoother move off the spot.  For me with a slower ball speed (14-15mph) this ball is perfect for typical house shots.  What separates this ball from others is the predictability it brings.  Easy to read and doesn't jump off the fresh.  This is a medium oil ball that carries well especially light pocket hits.   Will be my go-to ball for THS.  A must have for tournaments, league, Nationals and anyone who remembers how good they bowled with the original Black Break.  Unique ball from Global that is a winner!

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Re: Break Down
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 11:44:15 AM »
This ball was named correctly The Breakdown. This is a very smooth and predictable
ball from release to the pins. Some sessions when you’ve got great pin carry and the lanes break down and you don’t want to lose that angle to the pocket you can do what I did, I put the Breakdown on the lanes, did not move my feet or change release and continued to
carry the rest of the night. When the heads start to burn a little and the backend starts to jump, take your Breakdown out and you won’t have to worry about large adjustments.
Take my advice and get one.
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Re: Break Down
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 12:09:16 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS


Likes:  If you are looking for a ball to give you a smooth reaction off of the dry then this ball is for you.  I have drilled two of these, one being pin up and polished and the other oob pin down. 
The pin up polished reacts a little later down lane, but keeps the smooth reaction off of the dry boards for me.  The pin down oob covers more boards, but still has the great midlane read and keeps the smooth reaction for me.
This ball will be great for THS or sport as the cover is strong enough to handle oil and with the smoother reaction will help with any over/under type of reaction you are seeing.  I also see this ball working great at Nationals, I will be hitting the pin down with a 2000 pad to start with in team and will be hitting the pin up with 4000 pad to switch too in later stages of doubles and singles. 

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Re: Break Down
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 02:06:40 PM »
I knew pairing one of my favorite cores (Break Asymetric) with one of my favorite coverstocks (S70 Solid) would make a great ball, but what I didn't know was that it would make for one of the most versatile balls I have ever thrown.  I absolutely love this ball for all conditions.  It is perfect for fresh oil on medium conditions.  It is even better on lates that are a bit crispy and you need something that won't overhook but still recover when you need it to.  I drilled my Break Down with the layout 60x4x40, and it is everything I would have expected and some.  You definitely need this ball for a THS or a good ball to transition with.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 07:54:51 PM »
Smooth ball motion with great control.  Great ball for tougher lane conditions or controlling over under lane conditions. No surprises here except excellent carry for a ball this smooth.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 10:01:16 AM »
Drilling: 4 x 5 x 3
Pap: 4 3/8 x ¼ up
Finish: Box Finish
Lane Condition: 40 Foot THS
Summary:  My first reaction of throwing this ball was WOW!  WOW being I finally have a low flaring ball in my bag that does not over react to the dry.  I had to keep moving right as this ball was so clean Sean Daniels – Global900 Staff Playerthrough the front part of the lane and so mellow downlane.  This ball will be an excellent addition to anyone’s arsenal and is a must have for the tournament player.
I used this ball in a tournament on Kegel  37ft Broadway pattern on old hooking wood.  I am still learning my arsenal so my move to this ball was late (game 8) however I got to see just exactly how much I will love this ball.  I was able to easily get it through the hooking middle part of the lane and once it hit the end of the pattern, the ball made a gradual motion back towards the pins.  This allows for you to be able to control the change of direction while being able to tighten up the angles through the front.
Another great new addition to the 900 Global family.
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Re: Break Down
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 12:59:06 PM »
Layout: 40 X 5 X 65
Box surface
Rev Rate:375-400
Thrown on house pattern and a challenge pattern

The Break Down's name says it all. Good on Medium - Medium/Dry patterns and the transition. Clean through the front, with a smooth roll down lane. It is a unique reaction that I do not think another ball can mimic.

On the challenge pattern the backends were a little sharp on the fresh and the Break Down match it well. It rolled strong, but did not over jump off the dry. As I reached game three the only thing I would change is having another Break Down with a smaller first angle, to store a little more energy. But the original still kept me in play without worries about leaving designs.

The Break is better for me on the THS game 2 into game 3. Its helps blend out the wet/dry that happens when you some on your pair starting with to strong of a ball.

I can see having a least 1 more in my bag with a stronger drill, this would make a good combo for most house conditions.
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Re: Break Down
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 11:01:48 PM »
My Break Down has very good length and a smooth but strong backend reaction. This ball is readable, good for tougher conditions or when the Respect becomes too much ball. Really good transition ball or if you are playing on shorter patterns.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2015, 01:53:46 PM »
The Break Down offers a new twist on the extremely successful Break core. By pairing the S70 cover with a 2.57 rg and .030 differential core. This new entry into the Break line offers supreme control ability on most lane conditions.

For myself the Break Down is usable on most medium to medium dry patterns. The ball motion I saw was good length with a controllable move on the backend. This will be a ball in my bag for all of my tournaments this year.

If you are bowling on heavier volume patterns the Break Down may not be enough, unless you have a higher rev rate. I would recommend the Dream On or Moxie for those types of patterns.

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