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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.

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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
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Lutz, FL

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Re: Badger Infused
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 06:44:40 AM »

Badger Infused
Cover Stock: S28 Pearl
Finish: 1000 Grit Abralon
Core: Lacerate Symmetric
RG: 2.57
Differential: 0.041

Layout:  60 x 4 x 100
Tester:  PAP 5 1/2 R, 1 1/2 D

The S28 blended pearl coverstock features 70% reactive and 30% traditional urethane.  Use the Badger Infused on dry lanes where traditional urethane is not getting the job done and where reactive pearls do not provide the control needed to manage the pocket.

The Badger Infused is designed for shorter oil patterns, short sport patterns and can also be used on house conditions where over/under is the tendency.  The Badger Infused will allow you to move inside compared to previous offerings in urethane lines.  Traditionally, straight up the boards may have been the only option available and ball shape was limited to maximize pin carry potential. 

What has impressed me the most is that I was able to play more inside boards and as the lanes transitioned a bit, I was able to continue to move inside and continue to see shape down lane. The best way to describe the Badger Infused is a "slow rolling badger", which is exactly the type of reaction a player desires out of a ball when a lot of friction is in front of the bowler.

Also, as a side note. During tradeshow season we saw alot of ball testers during the demo days use the Badger Infused.  After a large number of games were bowled the Badger Infused allowed bowlers to stay in play regardless of the type of bowler rolling the ball.  In addition, alot of testers that saw overreactions with pearls early on liked the blend the Infused offered.

The Badger Infused definitely has a space in the bag for shorter and high friction patterns.  If you haven't jumped into urethane or dislike overreaction in pearl lines or simply looking for a urethane "look and feel" with some extra features you'll be happy with this one.  Be sure to try out a Badger Infused today! Be sure to visit my YouTube channel Michael Slatky.

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York, PA


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Re: Badger Infused
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 07:53:05 PM »
This is going to be one of my favorite Badger bowling balls! Man this thing rolls so awesome! I can't say enough how much I like this ball. There is no reason NOT to try this ball! Grab one...serious...of coarse not for heavy oil, but for league play, tournaments on short oil pattern or when they break down....its going to be a benchmark ball for me indeed!

Likes: rolls great!

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Badger Infused 70/30
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 01:32:01 PM »

Badger Infused 70/30
Cover Stock: S28 Pearl
Finish: 1000 Grit Abralon
Core: Lacerate Symmetric
RG: 2.57
Differential: 0.041

Layout: 45 x 4 ¼ x 40
PAP: 4 ½ R, ½ D
Lane Condition: Medium-Dry

Urethane? Me? With the Badger Infused 70/30, HECK YA! This ball brought a new eye opening dimension to my arsenal. Let’s get to the details of why!
Let’s start with the Lacerate Symmetric Core.  Like the White Hot Badger, the two piece core design is smooth through the heads allowing it to retain a lot of energy down lane where it explodes at the breakpoint. I enjoyed the strong, fierce change in direction!

The 70/30 blended S28 Pearl Coverstock to me is a whole new animal!  WOW! On a fresh THS, I was able to play 5 while everyone else was at 10, allowing me a “shim” line all night long. When everyone started migrated in, beyond their comfort zones, I was able to simply move evenly (2+2) left and continued with similar ball motion all night.

In late night, burnt lane conditions, wow did I have fun!  The urethane blended the heads smoothly and the reactive allowed me to move in and comfortably “swing” the lane a bit.  Being mostly a “down and in” player, this allowed me to go places I wouldn’t normally venture and yes, it was FUN!

On a short oil pattern the Badger Infused 70/30 easily kept me in play!  It gave me predictability I could count on and hitting power to help pin carry from those light swirling hits or those heavy head pin shots that  normally would leave you stranded!  I finally found a comfort zone on short patterns! I found it with the Badger Infused!

My conclusion to the Badger Infused 70/30 is it has a genuine place in my arsenal and for a LONG TIME!  For a down and in, rev challenged player, to have this much comfortable versatility and predictability in different lane conditions is fantastic.  The Badger Infused 70/30 clearly helped advanced my game! Try one yourself and see how it can change yours!

Rick Klimowicz
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Somerset, NJ