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Break Down
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:22:48 AM »

- 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 #16 on: February 25, 2015, 11:19:00 AM »
Drilling: Pin below middle finger, mass bias at about 60 degrees (5 inch Pin to PAP)
Surface: OOB
Oil: THS (3 Different Centers)
The Break Down has a reaction I am not sure I have ever seen before. With the high rg, low diff, & medium Int. Diff, this ball does some tricks. It is super clean through the front with just an absolute predictable motion. As the lanes break down, but you are not looking for a skid flip motion, this ball is just perfect. For tournament conditions, this ball will be perfect when you want to play on top of the hook on the lanes. It doesn't over react, but it is strong enough to handle medium volumes of oil. It can handle some fresh patterns, but will be better suited for lanes going through transition. This ball is close in overall hook with the All Day, but just a completely different motion. It is a must have for any bowler!
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Re: Break Down
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2015, 04:54:08 PM »
Type THS

The breakdown is very good ball and it goes long and it has a very nice backend reaction and it hits the pocket good.mine is drilled pindown and love the ball when the lanes start to break down its my go to ball where i can still stand right and throw down and in.

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Re: Break Down
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2015, 11:01:12 AM »
Layout: 50 x 5 x 30
Surface 2K
The Breakdown is a unique addition to this years lineup. Initially I was surprised on how smooth the reaction was with the use of the original break core. The modification of the core numbers certainly show on this one. This ball plays right into the description, use when the lanes breakdown and on tournament conditions to control the breakpoint. I can see this ball being beneficial on the Open patterns this year as well.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2015, 08:07:02 PM »

Length:40 ft

Volume:med to light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):ths


Likes:predictable and smooth

Dislikes:none so far
been rolling the breakdown for 2 weeks now and can honestly say that this is 1 of the most smoothest and predictable balls that ive thrown in awhile.It works great on fresh ths to broken down ive been able to use it for all 3 games and only have to move left a few boards all night this ball allows you to play more in the friction with more direct lines to the pocket however of,i got wide with it or played more angle this ball mad me pay by leaving pocket splits or flat 10 pins however thats not what this ball was made for it did surprise me with how strong of a roll it has and the pin carry was very good.this ball for me is a ths killer and look fwd to using it on a variety of other patterns and will be carrying this ball to tournaments for sure.



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Re: Break Down
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2015, 11:39:53 AM »
900Global BreakDown
Core:  Break Asymmetric
Coverstock:  S70 SOLID
Finish:  NEAT “T” Pad (4000 Grit)
Drillig (Left-Handed) Pin Slightly Above Left of Ring and CG / MB Straight Down
Picture Included

I threw the Break Down during a PBA Qualifier on the New Viper Pattern.  This was by far “the best ball on the lanes” that day (1st Place).  I began practice with the RESPECT, but quickly recognized the sharp jump it made when it hit the friction.  I immediately grabbed my Break Down and moved 4 boards left and targeted 10 at the Arrows with 7/8 at the break.  This ball allowed me to tighten up my line as it made a smoother more controlled move into the pocket.  I used this ball all 5 games as it allowed me to keep it in play without sacrificing pin carry.  If you are looking for a ball for those tough or transitioning lanes, that will clear the early friction with Big Time hitting power, this is it!  It is my Go To Ball and will definitely be going with me to El Paso!


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2015, 09:32:15 PM »
Pin to CG 4.5"
Layout 50x2.75x40
Pin out 2.5"
Surface OOB 4000-grit
Weight hole @ PAP

With medium-heavy transition in mind, the layout above was generated using the VLS program and offers an easy-flowing read in the midlane. Transitions with a huge, yet predictable arc off the breakpoint, and continuation through the pins. This is the go-to ball when you need continual read throughout transition and still finish strong! The Break Down lives up to its name!


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2015, 08:14:58 AM »
Pin Length: 2.5" - 3"
Starting Top Weight: 3.3oz
Ball Weight: 15,2oz

Dual Angle Layout: 50* x 4" 40*
No X-Hole

Ball Speed: 15.5 - 16
PAP/Track: 4" (right), 3/8" (up)

Grit: OOB ("T"~4,000 Abralon) and "A" (~2,500 Abralon)

Length: 39' - 41'
Volume: Medium, Medium-Heavy, Heavy
Type: THS,2014 TOC,2014 USBC Masters,2015 USBC Open,2015 USBC Masters

When the Break Down came out, I was super excited. It was long overdue, but with one catch, a lower differential core. How was this going to react? The Break Down is the smoothest, most controlled, predictable ball I have ever thrown! No matter what condition I used the Break Down on, what I got was a nice midlane read with a smooth, controlled backend reaction. This ball allowed me to square up to the lane and throw the ball on a down and in line. Nothing fancy or flashy about it. Also, after game 2 on a THS, the switch is automatic. It is easily the go to ball when the lanes get over-under and go through transition. When the heads get burnt, bring out the Break Down! True to its name, you won't be disappointed. You will find the back-end motion is not the same as a the typical "Break" core ball in the past with the skid/snap reaction. Very drill and bowling style friendly, don't be afraid to put your favorite layout on it.
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Re: Break Down
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2015, 12:06:54 PM »

Length:  42 ft

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS


Likes:  The Break Down is an absolute must to complete anyone’s arsenal.  IThis ball wouldn’t be my choice to start on a freshly oiled THS but I won’t leave home without it.  I recently bowled on the WTBA Sydney (33 Foot flat pattern), while most people were trying to use plastic or urethane, I was able to move right and throw the Break Down with ease.  These days balls are either sucking up the oil or spreading it all over the lane making it harder in the latter games, that’s when the Break Down comes out.  Everyone needs a go to ball when nothing else is working, the break down is what you need!  If you’ve ever had one of those days where you’ve ran out of options (everything is hooking too much or rolling out) then a Break Down is an absolute must to complete your arsenal.  If you’re heading to Nationals soon then this is a must have!
Simply put, on tougher/dryer conditions, this ball keeps you out of trouble and is always reliable!!!



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Re: Break Down
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2015, 03:05:37 PM »

Coverstock: S70 Solid
Finish: Neat “T” Pad – 4000
Core: Break Asymmetrical
Layout: 50 x 3 3/8 x 70
RG: 2.57
Differential: 0.030
Intermediate Diff: 0.011


2015 Nationals Team Pattern (38 Feet) – Synthetic Surface


This was the first 900 Global ball I have tried sense the black eagle.  The break down did exactly what I anticipated on this short pattern.  Even with this short pattern the break down was still very controllable off the spot.  As the pattern blended out later in the day, I found that I had to put more revs on the break down to carry the corner.  I found the most success with the break down later in the day because of how clean through the fronts this ball is.


Very clean through the fronts
Controlled Backend


The Break Down will always be in my bag.  The versatility of this ball is UNBELIEVABLE.  It could be used on multiple patterns, and is most likely on the most versatile ball on the market.



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Re: Break Down
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2015, 12:18:51 PM »
Drilling: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 (Pin in my middle Finger)
Finish: Box Finish 4000 (NEAT “T” Pad)
Speed – 15.5-16.5 MPH
PAP – 5 1/4 & 7/8 up 
The name says it all on this one.  When the lanes break down don’t be afraid to grab this thing.  With the slightly higher RG it gets through the front part with a little oil and lowered the Differential to lessen the flare so it doesn’t over react on the backend like many balls do.  It stays controllable and smooth even on lanes that may be messy for most.  It is not a big hooking ball, which makes it so great, it is designed for a smooth transition and controllable backend.  When the lanes are breaking down in the middle of the block or towards the end of league, don’t be afraid to grab this ball. 

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Re: Break Down
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2015, 02:05:49 PM »
Coverstock: S70â„¢ Solid
Finish: NEAT “T” Pad (4000 Grit)
Color: Bright Blue
Core: Breakâ„¢ Asymmetric
Preferred Series
2.57 Radius of gyration
.030 Differential
.011 Intermediate differential
Positive Axis Point 5 7/16 by 1/4 up
Layout 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 5

  I drilled the BREAKDOWN very similar to my Dream On, the only difference is that the Mass Bias is 1 1/2 inches closer to my PAP.  This ball motion is completed different than the Dream On, in fact the BREAKDOWN reminds more of a symmetric then an asymmetric ball.  This ball is very smooth, and not a big hook ball because of its higher RG and lower diff.  These ball will work really well on shorter patterns and patterns that have some play on them. I wouldn't recommend this ball for heavier oil conditions, in fact I like my reaction more so with a surface grit more than its box finish.  It's a good piece and it fills a gap with my current arsenal so I'm very pleased with this ball.  Don't forget to add a BREAKDOWN and some performance for YOUR game.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2015, 03:04:21 PM »
This ball is a true value in the line.  The ball rolls well, hooks when it has to, and hits noticeably hard for dry lane ball.  When you need something for game two or three, this is a great ball to have in the bag.  I have heard raving reviews from people using it on the short patterns similar to those you see at nationals.  I highly recommend picking one of these up.


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Re: Break Down
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2015, 01:17:26 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): WTBA Beijing and TAT "Snake" Pattern


Likes: The most CONTROLLABLE Asymmetric ball


Layout: Pin under bridge w/ hole 5 1/4" from center grip on VAL

PAP: 5 and 1/4" right and 7/8" up

The Break Down is the most controllable asymmetric ball I have ever thrown.  The RG, differential, cover, and core combination provides a unique shape that is great for sport patterns or league bowlers who like to play straighter angles. I like use it on shorter patterns or when I need to control the breakpoint.  Tournament bowlers and league bowlers, alike, will love using this ball when the lanes get tough. 

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Re: Break Down
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2015, 04:46:28 PM »
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900 Global Break Down

Layout: 70 x 4.5 x 70
Oil Pattern: 40' with 25ML THS
Lane Surface: Wood
Bowler Specs: 330 Rev Rate 17 MPH 22* Tilt 66* Rotation
PAP: 5-3/8 over 1/2 up


The Break Down is another great use of the S70 coverstock this time in combination with a higher RG and lower Diff version of the proven Break Core. These parts combine to offer a smoother and more controlled motion than the Black Ops without sacrificing any power at the pins. I used a layout that produces a clean and smooth motion to help accentuate what the ball is designed to do and couldn't be more pleased. This has become the go to ball for me on wet/dry conditions or when I need to play right on short patterns that hook a lot on the back.

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