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Protocol
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:22:03 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
900Global Protocol Ball Specs:
- Color: Navy Blue/Sea Foam All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: S70 Reactive Solid
- Core: Composite Flow Technology Core
- Factory Finish: 2000 Abralon Polished
- Reaction: Medium
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.53**
- Differential (Diff): 0.042**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

Description: 900Global Protocol will impress you on the lanes with it's 2,000 polish finish and S70 Coverstock. Follow the Protocol and get yours today! You will be amazed at the high performance technology that this ball emits effortlessly!

 

officialmr300

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 12:28:20 PM »
Well to start this ball is gonna need some oil to help tame down the backend motion of this ball. Ball gets down the lane and thru the mids great and really packs a punch off the corner. This is going to be one for when there is heavy oil out on the lanes for sure. Ball was thrown on fresh house shot.

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Protocol
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 07:42:22 PM »
The Protocol is a great looking ball with a nice, smooth, polished surface. Works great for any bowlers on medium-heavy patterns. This ball goes down the lane a little further, holding its energy and rolls up to the pocket without having to adjust much when the lanes start breaking down.  It is the go-to ball for most heavy house shots, as well as tournaments. As a down-and-in bowler with medium-fast ball speed, I began throwing around the second arrow and barely had to adjust as the lanes got drier.  Must have for any competitive bowler!

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 07:20:08 PM »
I drilled my Protocol with a motion hole and man is it clean through the front part of the lanes and very aggressive on the backend. I rolled it on two different lane conditions, the first was a 40 foot house shot. I went 239, 257, 289 for a 785. Not bad for the first three games.  I then took it to a tournament with a 44 foot sports pattern and had games of  223, 247, 243 for a 713.  The ball did just what I wanted it to do get down the lane and make a strong move, I left a couple of 9 pins but only one 10 pin the rest of my leaves were all me.  I would strongly suggest this ball for anyone with a high rev rate as you will love the carry. Good Luck and keep hitting them hard. JMD878 

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 10:46:52 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42ft sport shot

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


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Likes:I drilled my Protocol pin up above bridge. This ball clears the heads really well with a strong backend reaction. This ball is little longer than my war eagle with a more angular motion on the back. I used on a wet-dry condition(42ft. house pattern) and had to play in around 20 but it will corner with the best of them. Great ball when you need to be able to create more angle down lane. Carry was great from deep inside because of the angles I could create. Thanks to 900Global for another Great bowling ball.

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 08:15:51 AM »
Drilled new Protocol 5 x 4 pin up cg swung 1" right of center and I have to say WOW!  This ball reads the lane with ease and has a strong backend movement.  It reminds of an old school snap and not an arc type reaction.  With my slower ball speed of 15 mph this thing comes back from anywhere on a THS.  What is impressive is the polished finish allows me to make mistakes in and catch hold but good backend reaction digs out corners.  Yup I'm saying you can pull it and still strike AND send it wide of your mark and strike!  For me no need to change surface right now.  I imagine you can tame down backend with a T pad pretty easy.  Excellent benchmark ball from 900 Global.  This one should be a scoring machine!!  Will see what it does on some Kegel challenge patterns in the fall.

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 09:46:57 PM »


Length: 38 feet

Volume: medium/heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House and Tournament shot

Likes: Ability to play inside and Color!

Dislikes: None

This ball is a beast in the oil!  I was amazed with how strong it was inside the lanes versus playing up the boards.  The S70 cover stock continues its amazing run with Global with another winner.  If you have lane conditions that tend to be a little wetter in the middle with back end, this is the ball for you. 
The first thing you will notice is how cleanly the Protocol clears the heads.  This is awesome when the ball unleashes all of it’s energy down lane.  I saw very little deflection so those nasty 7 and 10 pins seem to fall much easier with the Protocol.
The color combination will also open some eyes, as people will be asking you: “What is that awesome ball you are throwing?”
This is a ball you should pick up, for your league shots, and even for a lot of tournament conditions.  Global certainly established a new “Protocol” when it comes to bowling ball technology!

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 08:15:49 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:40ft

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):ths


COMMENTS

Likes:I really think this is the best ball 900 global has made in 4 or 5 years. This ball just keeps coming it, keeps the pins low when it hits the pocket, regardless if you get the ball up in the oil pattern or let it fly just a little to wide outside. Awesome continuation!! 900 has a great marriage here of core and coverstock. Only the extreme wet or dry patterns will keep this ball in your bag. And as far as sport patterns are concerned,  just use NEAT finishing system "e" pad or 2000 abralon and this ball will be useful on patterns such as scorpion and USBC open championships pattern. Leave it shiny and you will have a cheetah killer! I laid my ball out with a 5 1/2 inch pin, pin directly above fingers. If there is one ball to buy for this league season. This one is it.You wont be disappointed.

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 08:33:57 PM »
Wow!!!  What a ball. Clean through the front but always seams to pick up in the mids, even on heavier patterns.   Makes a nice move on the back from all angles with no wiggle.  One of my favorite global balls of all time.





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A Different Protocol than the norm...
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 10:10:57 PM »
Need a ball that clears the heads, and obliterates the backends? Look no further than the new 900 Global Protocol. A definite fan favorite at the demo days. Watch it slide down the lane, and all of a sudden...BOOM! A pure rack shredder! Check out the new unique core, watch some serious results! The perfect bowling bag this season would feature the Protocol, 900 Global Hard Drive, and AMF Solar Flare. Other bowlers would call this combo downright UNFAIR. Anything less would be just another Storm ball. Sick of all the big companies? 900 Global/AMF are on the rise! Check out my videos of 900 Global/AMF Products on youtube, username "conventionalspinner"..

DanScig

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 10:33:05 AM »
Drilled 45 x 4 X 60

If you are looking for a ball that just behaves the way you want it too and will kill the pins once it gets there. Check out the Protocol.

I have used this in a number of PBAX Shots as well as your typical House patterns and it has not disappointed me once. The ball is strong in the Mids and still has great continuation in the back of the lane. This has now become my first out of the bag ball as it will tell me everything that I need to know about the lane. Great ball for the strokers because of the read it gives you in the mid lane but the hitting power is what impresses me the most. In the first 6 games with this ball I only left 2 Ten Pins(I left more 8's and 9's then 10's).

If are struggling on the flatter type patterns this could be the best investment of your season. Give it a shot and you will not regret it.


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Re: Protocol
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2013, 03:34:10 AM »



DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:4.75"

Dual Angle: 45 x 4.75 x 35

X Hole (if there is one): p2.5 31/32" 2.5" deep


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:375

Ball Speed:18.5

PAP/Track:4 5/8" over 5/8" up


SURFACE PREP

Grit:OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):polished


LANE CONDITION

Length:various

Volume:med-med heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS and modified THS


BALL REACTION

Length:7.5

Back End:8.5

Overall Hook:8.5

Midlane Read:8



COMMENTS

About the Protocol: The Protocol is very continuous for an asymmetrical ball. It reads the mids very well but keeps hooking. This gives the ball a great look on THS. With the polished surface it gets downlane enough and has no trouble playing deeper lines on medium oil. With the polish it can still handle medium heavy but With a little surface it can easily handle heavy oil. I haven't had a asymmetrical ball that goes through the pins like the Protocol in a while. It really is a very versatile ball that will fit many styles.

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2013, 02:23:21 PM »


Length: Strong Rolling ball that gives a strong backend reaction when you are on a longer, or heavier volume pattern.

Volume: My game places the Protocol as a heavier medium to heavy oil ball.

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Best used on sport patterns that have more volume down lane. It goes back into the bag when the midlane has low volume.


COMMENTS: So far through my testing the Protocol is great on house patterns and on sport patterns. Those of you that liked the War Eagle will see similar reaction, just about 4 more boards of it.

Likes: One characteristic I often look for in a ball is how well it takes hand position changes and The Protocol responds well to hand position changes. In todays bowling world, ball are made so condition specific that hand position changes are often ignored by equipment.

Dislikes: I have not found good use for the protocol on lower volumes or when lanes are starting to burn in the mids.


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Best High End Ball on the Market!
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2013, 08:28:09 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40'

Volume:Med-light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


COMMENTS

Likes:I laid this ball out with my favorite layout which is 5 3/8 x 3 ¾ x 4 1/8. From my PAP that put the pin down below my fingers on the center grip line, CG 1” away from center grip and the MB falls about 2” away from the center of the thumb. I have used this layout on quite a few different balls: The Eagle, Black Eagle, War Eagle (2) and now the protocol with no disappointments! Right off the press I shot 813! It is 5-7 boards stronger than all the eagles but still the same clean rolling motion in the front part of the lane! The S70 Cover stock with CFT core is unparallel to any competitor’s high end performance balls! So much angular motion off the end of the lane conditions that it doesn’t matter how deep in the lane you have to get it will still carry!

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Re: Protocol
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 09:43:09 PM »
I was truly impressed with the Protocol, I drilled the ball with a 5 x 4 layout and this ball just keeps coming. This ball keeps the pins low when it hits the pocket, regardless if you get the ball up in the oil pattern or just miss a little too wide outside. Great continuation!! This is a great core and coverstock combination. Only the extreme wet or dry patterns will keep this ball in your bag. And as far as sport patterns are concerned, just use a NEAT finishing system "e" pad and this ball will be useful on patterns such as scorpion and USBC open championships pattern. Leave it shiny and can use it on cheetah. This is the ball to buy.