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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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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2021, 09:01:58 PM »
I finally got to drill my Intensity up 50 x 4.5 x 30. I wanted to try it out at box since it came at 4000abr and that seems like a good place to start. I am impressed with this one. Still slightly dull but it gets length like a hybrid or pearl without the whip on the back. To me this is what the Rubicon originally started out like. Great to clear the fronts with but not the squirt or excessive length past the spot. I threw it compared to my Hy-Road Max and Rubicon UC2. The length compared to the HyRoad Max was similar but the Intensity read the back end slightly stronger. The UC2 pushed much more thru the front which gave me the impression these could play off of each other as compliments.
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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2021, 09:09:16 PM »
Sweet Honey B.I.
The 900 Global Honey Badger Intensity is a ball I found to be a sleeper stronger earlier rolling ball for its performance level. This ball has real value like as if it was a high performance ball. I drilled mine 4x4x2.  If you are having trouble getting a ball to pick up in the front part of the lane, this is your ball. This cover reads the oil well and feels like an aggressive solid.  Its really smooth with strong continuous motion.  If I need more length, i switch to the Zen to get down the lane longer. If it seems to be too much too early, you can also shine it. That always gives me the length I need to get thru the front part to save more energy on the backend.  My PAP is 5-1/8 and 1/8 up. Usually around 15-16mph, I’d probably be classified between and tweener and cranker.


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900 Global Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2021, 10:29:26 PM »
The new ball from 900 Global is the Honey Badger Intensity.
I drilled mine 5 x 4 x 3 which puts the pin in the middle finger.  The Intensity was a huge hit at our match makers on our normal house shot.  The Intensity for me is between the rubicon and a UC2.  Clean for an asymmetrical ball but not a responsive as a UC2.  Maybe like a beefed up IQ tour.  Below the Global Reality but stronger than the Zen.  Very predictable.  Many styles like the Intensity, as the cover stock makes this ball in my opinion.

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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2021, 01:49:22 PM »
900 Global HB Intensity

Core: Grapnel 2.0 Asym

Cover: S70 Solid

This year has been loaded with extremely impressive 900 Global releases. The HB Intensity continues the trend.

The HB Intensity is a perfect drop down ball from the Reality. I can start with Intensity from the outside until being allowed to move in with the Reality, or start with the Reality then ball down to the Intensity. These two are a killer pair.

The HB Intensity is a couple boards weaker than the Reality for me. It also goes just a bit longer downlane...maybe 3-4 feet. That added length gives it a touch more angle but the ball still shows a strong, smooth reaction (what I hope to see from an Asym Solid).

The HB line as a whole has been a huge success. The Intensity shows that 900 Global can still make adjustments to make the HB line even better.

This will most likely be the strongest solid I will need in any leagues I play.

If you are a Storm or Roto Grip fan (or a bowler in general) and you haven't given the 900 Global line a try recently, now is the time.


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Re: Honey Badger Intensity
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2021, 12:33:12 PM »
The Honey Badger Intensity is the latest release from 900 Global, in the 700 series. The Intensity has the S70 solid reactive cover and uses the same Grapnel 2.0 core that was in the Honey Badger Revival. The HB Intensity colors are pink and Navy blue and has a 4000 grit Abralon finish from the factory. The numbers in 15lb HB Intensity’s are 2.54 Rg, 0.048 diff., and an intermediate diff. of 0.012.

I drilled the HB Intensity with a layout of 4.5 X 4 X 4. This is the same layout as the Revival I drilled. The Intensity slows down a lot sooner on the lane than does the Revival, but still has a good amount of shape through the backend of the lane, and covers more boards and handles more oil than the Revival. The motion of the HB Intensity would best be described as a very strong arch. Comparing the Intensity to the solid sanded Reality, the Intensity cover is a little weaker than that of the Reality, and makes it a good ball to drop down from, if the Reality is just overall, too much reaction. The Intensity has been best on medium long to longer patterns with a moderate volume of oil, so far. The downlane motion and aggressive cover gives me a little too much shape for most medium length patterns.

I like the HB Intensity. I originally drilled this ball because the overall core shape reminds me of an asymmetrical version of the core found in the old Storm Atomic Charge and ReCharge. Those were favorites of mine from back in the day. The motion the HB Intensity makes on the lanes does remind me of the shape I used to get out of the Atomic Charge, with a balance hole. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Honey Badger Intensity.
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