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Covert Ops
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:04:57 AM »
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Out maneuver your competition with the 900Global Covert Ops bowling ball. By combining an S72 coverstock that offers traction and The Break asymmetric core that creates a big hook this ball will provide optimal reaction shape with a skid/snap motion on medium to heavy lane conditions.

Color: Blue
Core: Break Asymmetric
Coverstock: S72 Solid
Finish: 2000 Grit
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.058 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil


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Re: Covert Ops
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
The Covert Ops
For a very hard snap action at the breakpoint on Medium heavy lane conditions
this will be your ball. As a fan of the Ops series of balls all that was missing was a ball that would read the mid lane sooner. The Covert Ops will do this. The Covert Ops allows
you to play a little deeper on the lane than what you may be accustomed to. With the new S72 cover you will get plenty of traction with a deep inside line. The cover is not to strong where the ball would lose too much energy. A great versatile ball, get one.

Donny Carr 900 Global staff, Ft. Meade pro shop

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Re: Covert Ops
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 12:21:46 AM »


Length: 41'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


This time we had the chance to try the new 900 Global Covert OPS. This is the latest release from the successful OPS series and being my first time using the Break asymmetric core I was curious and excited to see how this ball would roll for me.

We tried this ball on our typical house shot oil pattern (Kegel, Main Street, 41') and I felt really comfortable with the Covert OPS while doing the review. The ball is definitely stronger than I thought. It took me a couple of minutes to figure where to stand and where to throw the ball. I started laying the ball down on 15 and crossing 10-12 at the arrows and trying to stay inside 5 at my breakpoint. The ball is cleaner and it has a strong backend motion, definitely more than I was expecting since this ball has a solid coverstock and a rough finish (ICE "C" Pad)

The first thing I always try to find in a ball, regardless of the pattern, is how big of a margin of error this ball will provide me. Obviously to find the right ball for the right pattern you have to know where you are bowling and what reaction you need to succeed. On a house shot I usually like to start with a strong solid ball that will help me blend the pattern to fight the over/under or the over walled patterns.

I feel the Covert OPS is a great option to use on fresh. It has a predictable, smooth motion and a strong move down the lane. The ball is not early, is not angular, it is the perfect balance of both, making it a great benchmark ball.

When I missed a little left of my target, the ball offered me great recovery, but I had to be careful with my speed. When I missed left and my speed was slower than usual, the ball went high and I left some splits. When I missed inside the ball never wanted to hook too early and the ball was able to makes its move in the oil. As long as I kept my speed, the Covert OPS provided me a big margin of error.

I compared the Covert OPS with the Inception DCT. The DCT is definitely stronger and it is more suited for heavier oil conditions, it is earlier and smoother than the OPS. The Covert OPS is cleaner through the fronts and it has a stronger downlane motion, making it a great complement to the DCT when you need to ball down. The Covert OPS is a great complement to the Inception DCT.

The Covert OPS is also a great option for low rev and speed dominant bowlers. The ball offers easy revs and a smooth, predictable motion while at the same time retains energy really well to provide a strong move down the lane on most medium-heavy oil conditions.

For the tournament bowler, this ball is a great benchmark ball. As I said earlier, it is not earlier, it is not angular, is just the perfect balance to be the first ball out of the bag to see how the pattern is going to play.

Overall, I feel that the Covert OPS is a versatile piece, easy to read and really easy to get used to. It will be useful for a lot of bowling styles and a great weapon to be used in a wide variety of patterns.

Thank you for watching!
Angel Loaeza

I am just an average bowler, I don't work for any company nor I am on staff with any ball company.

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Re: Covert Ops
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 10:12:56 AM »


Sneaky Good!!

This ball is sneaky good! It is controllable yet strong.  On fresh THS I was able to play further right and get the ball to read the midlane and have true continuation through the pins.  As the night went on and break down happened I fully expected to have to switch balls to something like the Honey Badger.  I was absolutely surprised that I could move left and just keep moving left without worrying if the ball was going to make the turn.  The ball just does not quit.  I shot 777 first set out of the box with this ball.  This will be my new benchmark ball, period!  May have to get few backups as well!

Likes: Smooth, Strong, yet Controllable

Dislikes: None


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Re: Covert Ops
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 01:38:04 PM »
Coverstock: S72â„¢ Solid
Finish: Ice "C" Pad 2000 Grit
Color: Covert Blue
Core: Breakâ„¢ Asymmetric
Preferred 600 Series
2.48 Radius of gyration
.058 Differential
.021 Intermediate differential
Positive Axis Point 5 7/16 by 1/4 up
Layout 5 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2
  Here is a ball with the same shape core as the BLACK OPS with a slightly different reaction and its called the COVERT OPS. The cover on the COVERT OPS is a little earlier and smoother than the BLACK OPS.   This ball has a strong mid-lane reaction, and might outhook any in the 900 Global line.  It's well worth its mid-price point and it  definitely has a bunch of hook for the money with this rock.  This ball will work well on a higher volume of oil and those sport patterns you might encounter within the tournament scene.  The COVERT OPS  will do wonders,  so don't get left out!   Remember to get added performance and get one of these for YOUR game.  Greg Thomas 900 Global staff


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Re: Covert Ops
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 10:23:31 PM »

drilled this one with low flare layout ( 90 x 2 3/4 x 45). absolutely love this ball on the fresh to smooth out the crisp backends or later when they get really wet dry. first game out of the box, 300. I don't really need to move much with this ball once I'm lined up but I kept moving left and throwing it to the same spot and didn't disappoint. should be a great ball for anyone looking to smooth out any pattern with volume!

900 Global Regional Staff. Tim Janz


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Re: Covert Ops
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 01:43:31 PM »
Here comes the last of our #TripleShot from 900 Global!
This time Lane Side Reviews look at the monster that is the #CovertOps.  If you loved the Black Ops, you're going to love this one!