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Harsh Reality
« on: February 16, 2024, 10:10:42 AM »
The 900Global Harsh Reality is an upgraded version of the original Reality with A.I. Core Technology! Featuring the Disturbance A.I. Asymmetric Core, this ball offers a familiar lane appearance but delivers enhanced overall performance compared to its predecessor. With a lower RG, higher differential, and increased intermediate differential, the Harsh Reality maintains the shape of the original Reality while excelling on the heaviest oil patterns. The Reserve Blend 902 Solid Cover finished with 2000 Grit Abralon, is specifically designed for the toughest conditions, making it the most powerful ball ever produced by 900 Global. The unique Reserve Blend 902 Solid Cover ensures maximum oil absorption and displacement for increased hook potential.

Color: Atomic/Graphite/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Disturbance A.I. Asymmetric (14-16#)
Coverstock: Reserve Blend 902 Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-Grit Abralon
Hook Potential: High
Length: Medium
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.054 (for 15# ball)

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Harsh Reality Review by Ethan Fiore
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2024, 05:21:17 AM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Harsh Reality is 900 Global's new high end solid asymmetrical. Compared to the original Reality, the Harsh Reality is a early and more continuous shape overall while the OG Reality is less aggressive but more controllable. The Altered Reality was a lot cleaner overall compared to the Hrash Reality and is a good step down. If you're looking for a new hook monster,
the Harsh Reality is for you!

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Right 2 Handed
Rev Rate: 500
Speed: 17.5
PAP: 4 1/8 up 7/8


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Re: Harsh Reality
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2024, 03:44:19 PM »
The 900 Global Harsh Reality features the new Reserve Blend 902 solid coverstock and the Disturbance A.I. asymmetric core.  At 15 pounds the RG is a low 2.48 with a differential of .054 and an intermediate diff of .019.  Finished at 2000-grit abralon, the Harsh Reality needs a good deal of oil to be effective.  Once the Reality was discontinued, you knew 900 Global would have to release something they were sure would be able to fill its shoes.  They did not disappoint…for me, the Harsh Reality hooks a few boards more than the original Reality and has the same strong backend motion which made the original such a fan favorite.  The combination of cover and A.I. core make this the only ball you will need for the longer and heavier volume oil patterns.  If you find the out of box finish is a bit too early, try bringing the surface up to 4000.  This will provide a little more push through the front of the lane.  Just remember, this ball is designed to hook in oil and that is exactly what it does!


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Re: Harsh Reality
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2024, 07:27:21 PM »

Length: 43

Volume: 25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Layout: 4 1/2 x 4 x 2

The original Reality has been a staple in tournament bags since it was released in 2021.  The Harsh Reality builds on the original with a slightly stronger cover, so it reads the lane a little bit sooner than the Reality.  The biggest change is the addition of the AI Outer Core technology.  The Harsh Reality is a good ball for the fresh on longer and heavier oil conditions.  With a lower RG and 2000 grit finish, it will be able to dig through the heaviest of oil. 

My Specs -
Speed - 16 mph,
Rev Rate - 315. 
PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up.

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Re: Harsh Reality
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2024, 12:11:52 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple sport and recreational patterns.


The Harsh Reality is new release from 900 Global that features Disturbance A.I. Asymmetric Core and the Reserve Blend 902 Solid coverstock. The name speaks for itself, The Harsh Reality is one of the strongest bowling balls to date.

I used the original Reality a lot and it was one of my favorite asymmetrical bowling balls; therefore, I drilled my Harsh Reality with the same pin-up layout: 65 x 5 x 3/4 x 30. For me, throwing this bowling ball with the “out-of-box” surface was very difficult as this Harsh Reality was so strong that I found it hard to keep the bowling ball on the right side of the head-pin. I quickly brought the surface up to 4000-grit and the ball reaction was much better as the bowling ball got down the lane much easier. It is still a very, very strong bowling ball.

Honestly, to throw this bowling ball with the “out-of-box” surface, there has to be a lot of oil on the lane and the lane itself needs to be pretty new and slick. After a slight surface change, my Harsh Reality looked decent on some medium to longer patterns where the backends where very responsive. I have also tried my Harsh Reality on a standard “house” pattern and this bowling ball is great at blending the “wet/dry” conditions. One thing I will add is that this bowling ball went through the pins very well for me. Bowlers that like bowling balls like Gem or Super Nova, will find the Harsh Reality very useful.


Watch myself and Verity Crawley throw the Harsh Reality on our YouTube channel:

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Re: Harsh Reality
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2024, 02:19:36 PM »
Harsh Reality • 900 Global • 900 Blend Series
Core • Disturbance Asymmetric A.I. Core
Coverstock • 902 Blend Solid Finish • 2000-grit Abralon
Weight • 15 lbs. RG •2.48 Differential • .054 PSA •.019
Layout • 4 5/8 x 4 1/4 x1 3/4
Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Tester Rev Rate • 300
Test Pattern • 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

When 900 Global introduced the original Reality, they set a new standard for strong-hooking, hard-hitting, and pin-crushing bowling balls! And now, with the powerful, newly upgraded Harsh Reality, 900 Global has taken that Reality's success to a whole new level! The Harsh Reality is an impressive new release that belongs in any straighter player's arsenal. So, let's take a look at what's behind the great success of Harsh Reality!

The Disturbance A.I. Asymmetric Core is built on the proven Disturbance Core found in the 900 Global Reality family line that we straighter players have come to love. And now, with the addition of the outer A.I. Core surrounding the Disturbance Core, 900 Global has brought power to a whole new level! I found the Disturbance A.I. Core to be aggressive in the mid-lane as it fights to find its balance and relentless as it makes its turn off the pattern! I loved the intensity I found the Disturbance A.I. delivered no matter where I rolled my Harsh Reality. Whether poetry off my hand, tugged inside, or leaked right, the Disturbance A.I. Core never failed to get me back to the pocket! And with my higher-speed, low rev-rate game, I could count on the added performance of the Disturbance A.I. Core to kick out those dreaded- oh-no, I missed ten pins!

Now, make no mistake about the Reserve Blend 902 Solid Coverstock! It is designed to cut through oil and perfectly complements the Disturbance A.I. Core. I loved how the Reserve Blend 902 Solid made my Harsh Reality –"hook out of the box." If you can imagine a straighter player on fresh oil, making a five-board move left with his feet and eyes and still crushes the pocket. You will begin to understand the strength the Reserve Blend 902 coverstock brings to the Harsh Reality! The Reserve Blend 902 Solid dominates in heavy oil. It even enables a straighter player like me to swing the lane a bit and enjoy striking more from the benefits of a wider entry angle! And with that wider entry angle, your score has no choice but to go up!

In closing, the Harsh Realty by 900 Global is a powerful ball that belongs in any straighter player's arsenal! With the Disturbance A.I. Core and the Reserve Blend 902 Coverstock combination, 900 Global has produced the most optimized Reality destined to strike and bring outstanding results to your game on fresh THS conditions! And it will give us straighter players the added confidence to keep moving inside and opening our angle that keeps striking all night long! So, stop by your local Storm VIP Pro Shop today, and don't hesitate to put the Harsh Reality in your arsenal! It's that good!
Rick Klimowicz
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Roll the Ball Pro Shop
Penndel, PA


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900 Global Harsh Reality by Casey Murphy
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2024, 07:37:05 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 ½ over and 1 1/8 up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout: 
Layout 1:  4 5/8 x 4 x 2 ½  (pin above bridge)
Layout 2:  4 1/4 x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge)

The Harsh Reality is a solid AI version of the Reality.  I had the OG Reality relatively clean and more downlane than most bigger solids.  This was great until I needed something bigger and slower to handle more oil and be controlled on the backend.  The Harsh Reality solves that problem.  The cover is definitely earlier than the OG Reality.  The great thing is the AI core allows the Harsh Reality to keep it’s axis a little longer and not roll out like some of the bigger balls tend to.  The Harsh Reality is the new standard for big strong solid asyms!


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Re: Harsh Reality
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2024, 10:49:09 AM »
Harsh Reality - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: 902 Solid
Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
Core: Disturbance Asymmetric
Layout: 5 X 3 X 2 1/2
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.054
Intermediate Diff: .019

The Tour Engineered 900 Series all new Harsh Reality utilizes the Reserve Batch Blend 902 solid coverstock combined with the Disturbance Asymmetric A.I. Core to give you the strongest ball in the 900 Global line. I am convinced the Harsh Reality is stronger than the original reality and slightly better performance.  Mostly due to the AI core technology. I drilled my Harsh Reality with my standard pin up layout and this ball did not disappoint.  It was able to read in the mid lane but still continue through the pins. I have used this on a 43 foot high volume pattern as well as typical house shots.  I found this ball performing well on both, however this ball thrives when it sees a lot of volume. For me the Harsh Reality is two to three boards stronger than the original Reality. The Harsh Reality will be my first choice on heavy oil patterns. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers that are looking for a strong ball to help with those really oliy fresh lane conditions.

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Re: Harsh Reality
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2024, 11:46:25 AM »
If you need a ball that ignores heavy oil, the Harsh Reality is your best choice.  This is the classic “strong core, strong coverstock” combination that any bowler looking for a heavy or long oil pattern ball needs.  Replacing the original Reality is a massive task, and while the Harsh is a touch stronger than that ball, it lives up to the hype.  The amount of midlane traction that this ball creates is off the charts. Due to this, once the lanes dry up, you'll need to transition to something better suited for medium lanes – the original Eternity is a perfect step down.

Mike LeViner