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Chemical X
« on: July 07, 2015, 09:48:14 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Description: The 900Global Chemical X bowling ball was created with tournament bowlers in mind.  This ball takes the symmetric Pod core and combines it with the S55 Solid coverstock to create a ball reaction that is needed on those tough and flat tournament conditions.  This is done by the solid coverstock offering steady and sure-fire friction with the core providing a composed flare and easy transition on medium oil conditions.
Features:

- Color: Slate/Lemon-Lime
- Coverstock: S55 Solid
- Finish: 4000 Grit
- Core: Pod asymmetric
- RG: 2.49 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.035 (15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Medium Oil

 

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 03:14:02 PM »
Chemical X:

Drilled pin down below bridge putting the pin to pap distance at 4 1/2 for me.
Have only tested this ball on the IB Open 2015 pattern, was able to ball down to this ball on the 46 foot pattern once the lanes broke down a little bit. This ball is very smooth and has a nice controlled arc throughout the lane. Left the Chemical X at OOB which is 4000 grit and already can see that this will be a great tournament ball and also league ball with how smooth it is. Will be able to combat any wet/dry conditions with the Chemical X. Should be a great ball to add to anyone's tournament bag and will most likely be the 2nd or 3rd ball out of your bag.
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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 06:56:14 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 2" - 2.5"
Starting Top Weight: 2.28oz
Ball Weight: 15lbs, 1oz

DRILL PATTERN
Dual Angle Layout: 45*x4-3/8"x38*
No X-Hole

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

SURFACE PREP
Grit: OOB (4,000 Abralon)

LANE CONDITION
Length: 39' - 41'
Volume: Medium
Type: THS, USBC White

COMMENTS
Out of the fall 2015 releases, this is the one that I was anticipating the most. With the new Tour Preferred Series, 900 Global brings us the Chemical X. I felt that there was a gap between the Break Down and Boost. The Chemical X definitely fills this void for me. When I need a ball to read the midlane and still have a smooth arc to the pocket, this is it. The Chemical X is like the Break Down, but has a touch more midlane read and a little more on the backend. It's not a huge backending ball, but it definitely doesn't quit once it encounters dry. I saw this ball as a benchmark type ball. Easily used on fresh and when the heads start to read early, I can maintain the line with the Break Down. It will definitely keep you out of trouble and with its backend reaction. Very predictable. One of the best characteristics is its amazing carry for a medium ball. Pins do not stand a chance. The Chemical X is very similar to the Favorite, Sure Thing, or AMF King Cobra (remake). This is definitely one ball that will be a hard one to get out of my hands.
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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 12:36:34 PM »
Speed    17-18 MPH
Rev rate   450
PAP   4-7/8 and 1/3 up
Axis Tilt   15 degrees
Axis Rotation   30 degrees
Chemical-X   40x4.5x35
The Chemical-X is a very interesting ball for me. This is one of the smoother overall balls in the new lineup from 900 Global. It comes at 4000 OOB and that allows the ball to read a bit in the oil, but it still has a tame downlane ball reaction while retaining good hitting power. I think this ball will be great on tougher lane conditions. When your angles have to be smaller, and you need to keep the ball in front of you, the Chemical-X will allow you to have a predictable ball reaction. Overall, just a really solid benchmark ball when the lanes do not give you a lot of miss room.   
Jimmy Casteel
900 Global Regional Staff
RCR Pro Shop
Evansville, IN

Greg Thomas

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 02:37:00 AM »
Chemical X
Coverstock: S55â„¢ Solid
Finish: 4000 Grit
Color: Slate/Lemon-Lime
Core: Podâ„¢ Symmetric
Tour Preferred
2.49 Radius of gyration
.035 Differential
Positive Axis Point 5 7/16 by 1/4 up
Layout 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4

  The new CHEMICAL X by 900 Global is going to be one of my favorites down the road because of its nice smooth ball reaction from start to finish.  This ball reminds me of the previous released ALL DAY with the only difference being a little earlier in the front part of the lane with a slightly smoother mid-lane and back end reaction down lane. You can't go wrong with this ball on  those wet-dry house shots and those fresh medium length sport patterns. This will be a popular ball with its mid price point and cool looks.  Everyone should get one of these CHEMICAL X's if you want performance for YOUR game.

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 12:44:45 PM »
Chemical X
Coverstock: S55â„¢ Solid
Finish: 4000 Grit
Color: Slate/Lemon-Lime
Core: Podâ„¢ Symmetric
Tour Preferred
2.49 Radius of gyration
.035 Differential

The Chemical X is the 2nd of two new releases in the all new Tour Series line. The Chemical X has the S55 solids cover with a new Low RG and low diff Pod symmetric core. This ball immediately screams benchmark every time I throw it. I have mine drilled pin 4 3/4 off axis. The pin is in the middle finger, no xtra hole. This ball gives a true read of numerous fresh medium to short patterns. It also blends out broken down longer patterns when you need a smoother reaction. This ball for me is a tad sooner and smoother than the all day OOB. When shining the surface it does wake up the down lane motion. This ball will always be the first out of the bag. Gives a nice true smooth reaction throughout the body of the lane. When needing a ball to cover many patterns that gives a smoother reaction, this is the one. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2015, 07:00:11 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Layout 4x4x2
PAP:  3 right, 1.25 up
About the ball…
The Chemical X is the strong, controllable ball that you need to complete a tactical strike on the pin deck. With its 4000 Grit matte finished S55 Solid coverstock, blending the different parts of the lane is easy work.
The new Pod Symmetric core has a differential of 0.035 which offers medium flare in order to keep the backend controllable and make adjustments simple.
My opinions…
This Chemical X offers a strong controllable reaction.  The ball has a great mid lane read and strong transition through the pin deck on both sport and the typical house shot lane conditions.  The Chemical X is not going to flip or over re-act off the dry.  The ball takes surface changes very well.  Taking the surface to 2000 will give you a little more mid lane read and better control of the pocket.   When the lanes get tough this ball will help you keep striking when others are not.





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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 07:01:28 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Layout 4x4x2
PAP:  3 right, 1.25 up
About the ball…
The Chemical X is the strong, controllable ball that you need to complete a tactical strike on the pin deck. With its 4000 Grit matte finished S55 Solid coverstock, blending the different parts of the lane is easy work.
The new Pod Symmetric core has a differential of 0.035 which offers medium flare in order to keep the backend controllable and make adjustments simple.
My opinions…
This Chemical X offers a strong controllable reaction.  The ball has a great mid lane read and strong transition through the pin deck on both sport and the typical house shot lane conditions.  The Chemical X is not going to flip or over re-act off the dry.  The ball takes surface changes very well.  Taking the surface to 2000 will give you a little more mid lane read and better control of the pocket.   When the lanes get tough this ball will help you keep striking when others are not.

Dan Blakeslee 900 Global Regional Staff




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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 12:29:48 AM »
The Chemical X is a smooth rolling ball with a S55 solid cover stock. I have mine drilled pin above the ring finger with the cg kicked out at 5 o'clock from there.  The pin is a 4 inch pin.  I bowl on a typical house shot.

The Chemical X is a great complement to the Breakdown.  The Chemical X had more mid-lane than the Breakdown, but still got through the front easily.  When I missed a little right it had no problem getting back to the pocket without any over reaction.  The Chemical X hooked 3 boards more than the Breakdown, which is due to the S70 cover stock vs. the Chemical X S55.  Both balls carry well with a slightly different shape going down the lane.  When looking for some "Performance for your game".  The Chemical X will be a great addition to your arsenal!  Rich Miller 900 Global Regional Staffer. 

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2015, 04:41:32 PM »
PAP - 5 1/8 over & 1/4 up
Speed - 17-18 mph

Chemical X
The Chemical X is a great ball for a smooth controllable reaction.  When the lanes are spotty, I can use the Chemical X to get a consistent reaction without the over-reaction.  I bowl in a center with no climate control (other than doors open on each end to let in some air), so the lane conditions vary drastically depending on weather conditions.  This is my first ball out of the bag to gauge the conditions and usually the ball I stay with due to the sometimes drastic changes throughout the set.

Ron Hurt
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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2015, 07:37:56 PM »
- Color: Slate/Lemon-Lime
- Coverstock: S55 Solid
- Finish: 4000 Grit
- Core: Pod asymmetric
- RG: 2.49 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.035 (15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Medium Oil

Drilled my ChemicalX with pin in the ring finger and cg kicked out 2". This ball is probably the smoothest rolling ball that 900Global has produced. WITH THE 4000 grit finish out of the box it clears the heads really well then reads the mid-lane and starts into a arcing motion without jumping of the spot. I have used this ball on fresh and it really calms the backend down without stopping. Ball rolled smooth even on sport patterns. Thanks to TJ nad the 900Global staff for another great product.

Duane Deem
900Global staffer

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2015, 09:32:38 PM »
Chemical X
Drilled - 35x5x60 Dual angle layout

This ball has become one of my favorites. It is very controllable. This ball has great mid lane roll and smooth back end. It is definitely a ball you can play up the boards with and keep your target in front of you. It works really well on wet dry conditions. This ball is versatile on sports patterns. Lengths of 38 to 44 ft. This ball has great pin carry and keeping pins low. Great benchmark ball for all conditions and all bowlers.

Jimmy Vance
900 Global Staffer
TNC Pro Shop
Nitro, WV

Donny Carr

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2015, 03:52:54 PM »
The Chemical X is the ball that I use when the lanes are spotty and hard to read.
The Chemical X is a medium ball all the way around, it’s the kind of ball you need when the lanes are tough and hard to control. This ball has a very even type roll from the release to the pins. For me this is my benchmark ball. I can read the lane surface easily
by watching the ball reaction of the Chemical X. Drilled mine up 4-1/2 inch pin to pap
3-3/8 psa to pap and a 2-7/8 pin buffer. First ball out of the bag for me. Get an A in chemistry try one.

Donny Carr 900 Global Staff

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 09:06:47 AM »
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I took the new the 900Global Chemical X to a PBA qualifier on the TOC pattern. After throwing my Break Down and the Chemical X both in practice I decided to start out the fresh with the Chemical X. The Chemical X S55 Cover at 4000 gave me a sooner mid-lane read, but a little more of that strong arcing motion to the pocket. This allowed me to keep it in play as it also gave me enough recovery on slight misses to stay out of trouble. On the house pattern, I decided to see how the Chem X would handle a surface adjustment.  I used VISE compound with a soft buff, this gave me a little more length as you would expect, but most impressive was that it still maintains that strong arcing motion.  The continuation through the pocket leaves no pins in sight and that versatility will allow it to fit any bowler. This ball will not only come out of your bag on the tougher tournament style patterns but its smoothness will be a surefire winner in your leagues as well. The Chem X is that go to ball at a mid-level price that is sure to fit in your arsenal.  Get yours today and release a little Chemical X on the pins and your opponents. 900Global “Performance for YOUR Game”

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Re: Chemical X
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2015, 06:35:00 PM »
900 Global Chemical X

Layout: 55 x 4-1/4 x 60
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

Review:

The Pod Symmetric core is a great shape that gives tons of control. I drilled the Chemical X with a smooth transition in mind and it gave me exactly what I was hoping for. Smooth early roll, strong arcing mid lane motion and tons of control on the back end. Very nearly a urethane type motion but with the pop of reactive resin. This ball was designed for tournament use mostly and will be in my bag whenever I bowl on more difficult conditions. It is a great compliment to my Break Down on tighter and shorter patterns.


Joe O'Connell
All Star Bowling & Trophy
900 Global Regional Staff
Turbo Regional Staff