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Honey Badger Intensity
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:59:25 AM »
The 900Global Honey Badger Intensity was designed to build on the proven results of the Honey Badger Revival by offering the same reaction shape when facing heavier oiled lanes. 900Global has taken the S70 Solid Reactive coverstock and finished it with a 4000 Grit Abralon pad to offer more reaction in the oil. This high-performance ball creates a great skid/flip reaction. The Grapnel 2.0 core in the Honey Badger Intensity easily gets through the front part of the lane and has a sharp reaction. The Grapnel 2.0 paired with the S70 Solid Reactive coverstock offers a particular shape when bowling on fresh patterns.

Color: Pink/Blue Navy
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Grapnel 2.0 Asymmetric
Coverstock: S70 Solid Reactive
RG: 2.54 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.045 (15# ball)
Finish: 4000 Abralon
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil



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Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2021, 07:14:00 PM »

introducing the newest addition to the Honey Badger line is the brand new 900 Global Honey Badger Intensity! This ball features the S70 Solid Reactive Coverstock wrapped around the Grapnel 2.0 Asymmetric Core!

This ball for me is a little less than the Reality and, more than the Honey Badger Revival. Like the Reality, the Honey Badger Intensity is a smooth controllable motion for heavier lane conditions whereas the Revival is cleaner and, more responsive down lane. The Intensity and, Revival would make a good 1-2 punch for anyone.

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2021, 06:19:49 PM »

Honey Badger Intensity
Coverstock: S70 Solid
Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
Core: Grapnel 2.0 Asymmetric

RG: 2.54
Differential: 0.048
Int Diff:  0.012

Layout:  60 x 5 x 70
Tester:  PAP 5 1/2 R, 1 1/2 D

The Honey Badger Intensity features the S70 coverstock that has bowlers enjoying having a solid Honey Badger in the arsenal.  This one works well for league night where you want to open up the lane after some transition occurs. The Intensity on the fresh THS was a tad over/under for me and kept me right of my comfort zone and when I moved in, not quite enough ball to turn the corner. However, after some transition took place the Honey Badger Intensity definitely found its groove.

For this review, I compared the Intensity to one of my favorite balls, the Honey Badger Claw. The big difference I noticed right away was that when the lanes were fresh the Claw provided the control I desire, but quickly smoothed out. Although the Claw continued to carry well, it did not quite go through the pins as I desired. The Intensity simply got better as lane play continued on.

The Badger line has been very popular and continues to be staple in the 900 Global line-up. I'm looking forward to getting more play on the Honey Badger Intensity. The strength of this ball will definitely be in transition and it may find a great spot in the bag when some pearl pieces will simply be to much hockey stick motion.

Grab the all new 900 Global Intensity today! Also, be sure to checkout all the other great offerings from 900 Global, which specifically has focused on some great new options and ball motions that bowlers have been looking for in the bag.

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2021, 10:47:17 AM »
Lane Condition: Fresh 40” THS HPL lane surface

Honey Badger Intensity
Core:Grapnel 2.0 Asymmetric

RG-Diff: 2.54 0.048
Int Diff:0.012


Bowler specs

PAP: 4 1/4 ➡️-1⬆️
Rev rate:545

First off let me say that the Honey Badger line is my favorite line from 900 Global. So when I seen we were getting another Solid HB I was so excited. That trademark Honey Badger shape, maybe a tad slower because it is a solid cover, which is great when you need to be alitte straighter overall. You really dont see this often in mid price asyms.

Overall this ball great, what I like about this ball the most is that it doesnt under over perform or under perform. What you see is what you get. This is a ball you could start with in league or even ball “diagonal” too when your Honey Badger Extreme is a tad too sensitive to the friction or is starting to wiggle. You can use this ball and play a closer friction zone with miss room in and out. The Honey Badger Intensity is strong enough but not an eraser like some bigger asym solids can be and I think that’s due too the 4000 grit finish. Mine currently had lane shine because I prefer that on balls in league due too the amount of friction and I find myself picking it up first because how forward it rolls even with the surface kinda gone. I’m curious to see what a pin down one will look like for me.

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900 Global Honey Badger Intensity by Casey Murphy
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2021, 10:56:32 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 ½ over and ½ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  5 x 4 x 2 1/2
Dual Angle Layout:  50 x 5 x 40

I loved the Honey Badger Revival, but it was too clean at times.  The Honey Badger Intensity is the solid version of the Revival and solves that problem.  It’s early enough to use on the fresh and a little more oil and gives that same great HB Revival shape on the back.  If you wanted an early version of the HB Revival, the HB Intensity is it!


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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2021, 08:50:19 AM »
Cover: S70 Solid 4000 Abralon Finish
Core: Aeroflo RG: 2.54 Dif:0.048 PSA: 0.012
PAP: 5 ¾” x 1” UP Style: Stroker, more Speed Dominate

What can I say but WOW! This ball is strong I was surprised how much this ball hooked the first time I through in on a fresh 42-foot house shot.  I drilled this with my normal layout 55 x 4 x 30 (4 x 5 ½ x 1 close to those numbers) which puts the pin kicked out t to the right of my ring finger and the PSA about 1-2 inches away from my thumb. I really like how smooth this ball is and it is a bit earlier than I expected, it picks up down lane and has good continuation through the pins. This ball forced me to move at least 6-7 boards in from my normal starting position. I was standing on 25 to get the ball to come into the pocket. I have since brought the surface down to 2000 due to my ball speed. This compared to the Reality is for me almost as strong bit s little earlier yet still has the same ball smooth ball motion. The HB is a keeper for me for sure. There have been a couple of times in the past week where the conditions were as such that I wished I had the HD with me. If your looking for a strong smooth controllable ball, the HB Intensity is definitely a ball to considered on them little longer fresher oil patterns. A great addition to the Honey Badger lineup.


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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2021, 09:16:28 PM »
Honey Badger Intensity
The Honey Badger Intensity features the solid S70 cover and the Grapnel 2.0 Asymmetric Core. I drilled mine 45x4x30 and I can see why the HB line has been so popular over the years. The HB Intensity rolls great, it’s a heavy-rolling, medium-response asymmetric ball. I see the Honey Badger Intensity being a benchmark ball for many, if you are a high rev or low ball speed bowler this ball may hold a more aggressive spot in your bag.


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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2021, 04:02:35 PM »
Ball Specs:
900 Global Honey Badger Intensity
Cover: 4000 S70™ Solid Reactive
Core: Grapnel 2.0™ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Pink/Navy Blue

The Honey Badger Intensity really lives up to the popularity of the Honey Badger Line. Looking like a baby 900 Global Reality, the HB Intensity is a great ball down choice after starting a block with a strong solid before moving to a hybrid or pearl cover. This ball is very smooth and packs a lot of hook potential if you are a HB line lover. Compared to my HB Revival, the Intensity is stronger and a hooks a little sooner. This ball will fit well between my Proton Physix/Reality and my other HB line pieces.

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2021, 10:40:43 PM »
900 Global Honey Badger Intensity - S70 hybrid coverstock with the Grapnel 2.0 Core - 4000ab grit factory finish
layout - 70 x 1 1/2 x 60

The Honey Badger Intensity really has dug it's claws into me, (see what I did there)! Finally got to the one of the newest legendary bowling ball cores. The Grapnel 2.0 core proves once again to add length and great traction down lane that the Honey Badger line has produced in the past. With now adding the S70 hybrid cover stock onto this core has given the HB Intensity a totally different look that the HB line in the past did not have.

I noticed with this ball the motion is similar to a Roto Grip Idol solid with a similar layout, the Intensity went a tick longer off of the pattern with just a slightly stronger angle entering pocket. Great ball for any condition and any type of bowler. this ball is INTENSEity...

Kuddos to Bret Bowlers' Supply, Inc and Vise Inserts for their patience and assistance to help me learn the sport I love so much better...



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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2021, 12:25:55 PM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 22.5 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THX


Likes: Rolls like a symmetrical

Dislikes: not as strong as I anticipated

The Honey Badger Intensity is the newest to the HB family.  This ball uses the S70 Solid cover wrapped around the Grapnel 2.0 core.  I use my standard layout for this one: 50x5x30 or 5x4x2.

My biggest take aways is that its not as strong as I originally thought that it was going to be.  Which isn’t a bad thing.  It definitely doesn’t roll like a bigger Asym., as a matter of fact it rolls more like a stronger symmetrical ball.  You can be deeper with this one and use bigger angles on the lane because it doesn’t lock up and go forward like some of the bigger Asyms. like to do.

The ball actually has a similar motion to the RST-X1, but it revs much easier.   Its a good medium piece that is seeing a lot of action here!

Other balls in heavy rotation:
Zen- 50x5x30 (pin up)
Zen- 50x4.25x65 (pin down at 2,000)
Rubicon UC2- 40x5x30 (pin up at 3,000)

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2021, 03:41:47 PM »
Can you say MASSIVE ANGLE?! 900 Global introduces the newest addition to the badger line, the Honey Badger Intensity. A solid, asymmetrical honey badger that doesn’t have a problem turning the corner. I was really surprised by how much this ball hooked out of the box. For me, the new Honey Badger fits right under the Reality. When the Reality becomes a little slow off the spot and starts to lose it’s energy and you still need that stronger piece for heavy volume or longer patterns, the Intensity is the ball to go to.
This ball has no problem clearing the front part of the lane and the midlane; but you really see this ball make a turn at the end of the pattern. If you’re looking for maximum angle in a strong asymmetrical ball, look no further, this is the ball for you. Go get yours at your local storm VIP Pro shop.


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Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2021, 10:37:47 AM »
Global Honey Badger Intensity Ball Specs:

Cover stock S70 Solid Reactive
Grapnel 2.0 Core (Asymmetrical)
Color Pink / Blue Navy
Finish 4000 Sanded

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at cameras 15.5

 These new Global balls have really impressed me. I have liked every Global Ball I have rolled so far. The Intensity is no exception. The H.B Intensity does not hook as much as I expected but gives a nice roll through the front of the lane with a predictable move on the back end.  I would consider it a medium –medium plus oil ball. The intensity fits under my Reality in hook and it is easy to ball down to it when the Reality is reading too early. I don’t feel the Mass Bias is too strong in this ball. It reminds me of the Rubicon balls in the Roto line as far as the Mass Bias letting the ball go a bit further down the lane. I did not drill my Intensity too strong but I have loaded them up for some customers moving the M.B close to the VAL and the ball still gets down the lane and doesn’t burn up. Once you line up with the Intensity you can stay with it a long time. This ball takes full advantage of any pattern with a shim also. I have had my best luck going up the boards just right of the heavier oil shim line. The Intensity does a good job of balancing power and control.

The Honey Badger Intensity balances power and control.
The Ball reads the patterns very well.
This is a very good all-around ball.

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2021, 08:07:30 PM »
Layout: 60 x 4 ¾ x 40

The motion similarity between the Honey Badger Intensity and the preceding Honey Badger Revival is uncanny – a controllable mid lane and back end reaction, with the only difference being the Revival is at home on medium lane conditions, and the Intensity feasts upon medium-heavy conditions. It is still fairly easy through the front of the lane, but digs in with authority in the midlane. I would not put it on the traction level of the Reality or Proton Physix; I think it rests just below the Incite. That places it in a great position where it could be the strongest ball in most league bowler's bag.

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2021, 11:48:33 AM »
900 Global Honey Badger Intensity Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

One of the newest additions to the 900 Global line is the Honey Badger Intensity and it’s a perfect addition to the line.  After drilling the Intensity and seeing it used on multiple patterns, I’ve become a big fan.  The S70 Solid Cover increases the response time, specifically on heavier volume patterns.  With an RG of 2.54 and differential of .048, the Intensity compliments the Reality, Proton Physix, and Dark Code really nicely. 

The difference I see with the Intensity is that it’s cleaner than the high performance balls, but still dig through the mid-lane and continue through the pins extremely well.  I’ve drilled one Intensity so far and really like it.  It’s mapped out as 5 x 4 x 75.  This puts the pin above my bridge and the mass bias right next to my thumb.  Also, I left the box surface alone, and it rolls great.

Typically on heavier volume patterns, most players are using a ton of surface on balls, which will eventually burn up.  Once those balls run out of gas, this Intensity is a perfect ball to go to because the RG helps store energy and continue the response time you’re looking for.  Go drill one!

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2021, 02:45:16 PM »
900 Global Honey Badger Intensity
Layout: 4 1/2 x 4 x 2
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The 900 Global Honey Badger Intensity utilizes the S70 coverstock with the Grapnel 2.0 core. We compared the HB Intensity to the Reality.  The HB Intensity was a touch sooner than the Reality and a little less responsive on the back end, which is a good thing.  You don’t want all your bowling balls rolling the same.  The HB Intensity is 900 Global’s version of the Roto Grip Rubicon and the Storm Incite. The HB Intensity is a lower-end asymmetrical ball.  The intent was to take the place of those symmetrical balls with a low weight hole. The HB Intensity is smoother than the Rubicon.  I am looking forward to getting more games on this ball.
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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2021, 09:26:29 PM »
Honey Badger Intensity:  Tour Preferred• 700 Series
Coverstock: S70 Solid• Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
Core:  Grapnel 2.0 Asymmetric
RG: 2.54 (15lb) • Differential: 0.048 (15lb) • Int. Diff: 0.012 (15lb)
Tester Axis Tilt = 12° • Testers Rev Rate = 325
Tester PAP = 5 1/8 R, 1/2 D • Tester Axis Tilt = 12° •Testers Rev Rate = 325
Layout = 4 x 4 x 2 • 45 x 4 x 35
Test Pattern = 42’ THS • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

900 Global strikes again with the release of the new Honey Badger Intensity.  From the proven Grapnel 2.0 Core to the addition of theS70 Solid coverstock, the Honey Badger Intensity elevates the Honey Badger Line to yet another impressive 900 Global level! Let’s take a look at this THS review!

The Grapnel 2.0 Core proved itself quite nicely with the Honey Badger Revival, yet it amplifies its success even more with the Honey Badger Intensity. I believe this cover/core combination actually gives the Grapnel 2.0 a more pronounced and distinct motion than the Revival. On fresh oil, rolling straight up (7-8) it was comforting to see the Grapnel 2.0 retain its energy going down lane and still have a crisp, sharp turn off the pattern. Being a higher speed/lower rev rate player, I like how the Grapnel 2.0 doesn’t “rev up” too early or “stand up” too late but rather gives me a more “balanced” motion of both. If you’re like me with a slower rev rate, you can count on the Grapnel 2.0 to carry when you’re rolling inside (15-17) and you wish you had that little extra hand to put in the ball!

The S70 Solid coverstock to me is what makes the Intensity the ball of choice in the Honey Badger line. The S70 cover reads and blends multiple THS conditions quite well! On fresh oil, the S70 took charge through heads and had a smooth definitive motion when it saw friction! When I pulled a few shots left into heavy oil the S70 became my best friend because it maintained a heavy bite up front and still reacted smoothly off the pattern. That smooth and definitive motion continued to hold true throughout the night, even as the conditions broke down. The S70 blended the wet/dry cleanly without having that “jump” when it went into the roll phase. Even after spares with plastic and urethane that always leave a mess, the S70 kept on rolling evenly and consistently. The 4000 box surface worked well, however, being a speed dominant player, I changed the surface to 2000 and found for my style it gave me the best overall look regardless of the lane conditions.

In conclusion, the Honey Badger Intensity can be a dangerous weapon for a THS bowler like me. Don’t let the moderate price fool you! The Honey Badger Intensity has a definite place in the arsenal of many seasoned THS bowlers and is great for those simply looking to improve their game! For parents on a tighter budget who want to help their child step up their game, the Honey Badger Intensity is a smart choice! See your local pro-shop operator today and elevate your game!

Rick Klimowicz
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