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Badger Infused
« on: July 30, 2019, 09:39:39 AM »
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The successful 900Global Badger line of bowling balls continues with the Badger Infused. This mid performance bowling ball uses the celebrated Lacerate Symmetric Core. This ball has a unique coverstock that combines conventional and reactive urethane materials. 70% of the cover on this ball is reactive resin while the other 30% is traditional urethane. The Badger Infused is best used on shorter patterns. Players with higher rev rates should be able to use this ball on medium lane conditions.

Color: Red/Silver Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Lacerate Symmetric
Coverstock: S28 Hybrid Urethane
Finish: 1,000 Abralon
RG: 2.57 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.041 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil

 

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Re: Badger Infused
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 02:36:50 PM »
Drilling pattern: 78 x 4.5 x 44
Pin placement: Above bridge

So I guess I am a little torn with this ball. While it does have a very strong, and controllable motion (and seems to bridge the gap between traditional urethane and reactive) I'm finding that a decent amount of up front volume is still necessary (at least for me) to make this ball perform at its best. I've used it on a dried up THS and the coverstock wanted to read the heads very, very quickly and if my projection was a little inside (2 pin leave if I didn't get right of the puddle) or outside (instant hook and difficulty with continuation) the reaction was spotty. That being said, on shots that were thrown well you could see the urethane type reaction (very rolly down lane) and the pocket was able to be controlled. I can see this ball actually being useful for high rev players on fresh THS patterns or shorter sport patterns with decent up front oil volume. This is definitely a "super charged" urethane ball.

Brent Ritchie
900 Global Regional Staff

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Re: Badger Infused
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 08:27:00 PM »
This ball is a great ball overall with unique blend of reactive resin and urethane, makes it a must have for dryer conditions when you are caught in between traditional urethane and resin equipment on the lanes. Insert the well received Lacerate core found in White Hot Badger and Badger, and the Infused has plenty of flare to create the motion down lane you are looking for to allow you to control the pocket on drier conditions. For me I have a difficult time with traditional Urethane balls, and have nothing I am comfortable with on dry or shorter patterns until now.

The Infused is amazing as it still allows me to control the pocket and keep everything in front of me and has plenty to get through the lanes to carry all the pins.

Ben Brindle
900 Global / 3G / AMF Staff Member
Lutz, FL