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Reality Check
« on: September 16, 2022, 04:29:42 PM »
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The 900Global Reality Check carries on the success of the Reality high-performance bowling ball series. This ball introduces the S84 Beta Hybrid coverstock. This version of the S84 offers a big angular reaction at the backend. The Disturbance core has a unique asymmetric shape that gives bowlers the RG and Differential numbers that are desired for a powerful reaction.

Color: Black/Indigo/Maroon
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: S84 Beta Hybrid Reactive
Core: Disturbance Asymmetric
Finish: 4K - Fast
Hook Potential: High
Length: Long
RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil


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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 11:34:39 AM »
The 900 Global Reality check is one of the latest additions to the 900 Series at 900 Global.  After drilling and having a ton of success with the Reality and Altered Reality, I was excited to see the Reality Check being added to the line.  The Reality Check uses the same engine as the previous Reality balls (Disturbance Asymmetrical Core), but the scientists at Storm tweaked the cover to create a quicker response time and more backend shape down-lane.

I've drilled one Reality Check so far and love it.  I've mapped it out as 5.5 x 5 x 70. This puts the pin in-between my bridge and middle finger and puts the mass bias just to the right of my thumb.  Initially, I left the surface alone to see how it rolls, but have since used a 3000 pad to create a smoother shape and slow down the response time a little.  I've had the most success using the Reality Check after my Reality starts to run out of gas, but also when asymmetrical balls are still going through the pins well and I need a ball to store energy. 

Also, when comparing it to other balls, I think it's earlier and more round than a UFO Alert and RST X2, but not as early as a Gem.  I hope that helps give you a picture of where I see it fitting.

If you need an asymmetrical ball that will store energy and compliments the rest of the line, go drill a Reality Check!

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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 01:24:11 PM »
Reality Check • Tour Engineered • 900 Series
Core • Disturbance
Coverstock • S84 Beta Hybrid reactive • Finish 4K - Fast
Weight • 15 lbs. RG •2.49 Differential • .052 Int. Diff • .018
Layout •4 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/4
Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Tester Rev Rate • 325
Test Pattern • 42’ THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

900 Global strikes worldwide again with the release of the Reality Check! This pin-wrecking machine combines the all-new S84 Beta Hybrid Reactive coverstock wrapped around 900 Globals’ proven Disturbance Asymmetric core. And this winning duo of cover/core solidifies the Reality Check as the powerful next generation in the Reality line. So, let’s take a closer look at how the Reality Check destroys a THS.
The Disturbance Asymmetric core was developed in the original Reality and is a straighter player’s best friend. I love how this core fights to “stand up” as it heads down the lane! And when it finds its “roll,” the Disturbance Core unleashes powerful energy that crushes everything in its path. Further, being a straighter and low rev player, I can count on the Disturbance Core to get me out of trouble when I missed right or pulled one inside. And with its reliable motion and intense continuation through the pins, I can depend on the Disturbance Core to keep me in the game even when I’m not at my best.
The S84 Beta Hybrid cover was an awesome surprise! I like how this cover gave the Reality Check a strong and crisp angular motion off the pattern regardless of where I played my line. On fresh oil, I liked how the S84 Hybrid cut through the heads easily without overreacting in the mid-lane. And when the S84 Hybrid exits the pattern, I loved how it created a well-defined angular motion I don’t usually see when playing straight up the second arrow. Then as the pattern broke down, I enjoyed the security the S84 Hybrid provided as I moved in and opened my angles. I could count on the S84’s predictability and crisp angular motion to help my challenged rev rate get to the pocket! And as a straighter player, when I can move in with authority like the S84 Beta Hybrid allows, I can elevate my game to a higher and stronger level!
In conclusion, 900 Global has produced a striking winner with the Reality Check! And for straighter, low rev players like me, the Reality Check is a powerful new weapon to add to your arsenal. So have your local pro shop operator drill your  Reality Check up today, tweak the surface to fit our game, and fire away! The Reality Check is that good!

Rick Klimowicz
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Roll the Ball Pro shop
Penndel, PA

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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2022, 02:49:54 PM »
For me, The reality Check is an another success of the reality family !

Even if I didn't play a lot with the original Reality because of is big solid surface, I had really loved it and it's follow me when I go on te tournament road. However, last year I played a lot with the pearl version, the Altered Reality and I had a lot of succes with !

 It was a really smooth and predictable ball. For this one, the Reality Check come with a hybrid surface and for me the reaction is really different of the 2 previous one. I drilled mine 50 x 5 x 40. For a assymetric ball, it passed the first part of the lane very well and keep a really biggest reaction on the entry of the pins. It will be for sure a good house shot and transition ball.  This ball seems to fit many styles of play.


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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2022, 10:19:39 AM »
The new Reality Check features features the successful Distrubance core wrapped in a new S84 Hybrid coverstock.  This combination makes the Reality Check a very versatile ball on medium and heavy volume patterns.  This new addition to the 900 Global line provides the same predictable ball motion as the original Reality but with a more continuous backend motion.  Compared to the original Reality, the Check has a later breakpoint of about two to three feet.  This makes the Check much more usable on a wider variety of patterns.  While it may not be the first ball out of the bag on longer, heavy patterns, it will see more than enough play on the medium patterns.  It allows me to keep my angles straighter early in the block and just keep chasing the pattern left as transition occurs.  If you are looking for a ball that you will definitely get a lot of use out of, look no further than the Reality Check.


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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2022, 07:31:31 PM »
Reality Check – WWRD 7/29/2022

This is a good Hybrid piece for Medium-Heavy Oil Patterns. If you are looking for a hockey stick motion, this is the piece to get. Hybrid cover gets through the fronts with a sharp backend motion. Overall, this is about 2-3 more than the Reality with a stronger backend motion. The Reality Check is the strongest reaction ever for 900 Global.


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Re: Reality Check Ball Review
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2022, 02:16:07 PM »
The 900 Global Reality Check has a low RG value of 2.49 a high differential of 0.052 and a low intermediate differential of 0.018.  To bring this all together the low rg allows the Check to rev up earlier but very clean through the mid lane with the high differential.
The S84 Beta Hybrid Response cover is 2 parts solid and 1 part pearl which was designed to be a cleaner option than the original Reality.  Total hook is pretty close between the two but you will see different shapes.   I will get into a discussion later about how to see a better variance between the two.
I did a ball comparison to the 900 Global Reality and the 900 Global Altered Reality On a 42 ft house shot, 25 ml of oil with all 3 balls at their box surface.
In comparison to the 900 Global Reality, the Solid Reality is more rounded where the Check is more angular in the backend.  I moved 5 and 3 to zone over and you will see where the Reality is a pinch stronger the Reality Check.
The next comparison is to the 900 Global Altered Reality.  They both have the same RG and differential the only difference is the Altered Reality has a Pearl cover.  With the pearl cover you will see how the Altered Reality goes longer through the mids and is angular in the backend.
Here is the take home on why you need all 3 in your bag and how to do it.
Keep the Reality at box surface 2000 grit or if you want to use it on league conditions put polish on top of the box surface.
Take the Reality Check to 1000 grit and add Step 2 Compound and a very small amount of Reacta Shine with light pressure.  If you do not have access to Step 2 Compound, you can try Reacta Skuff and Reacta Shine but its slightly different.
For the Altered Reality keep at box surface of 1500 polish.
As per layouts try to space out the PAP’s to get each ball to go longer from each other due to strength and similarities of each ball. For the Reality I did a 4” PAP, Reality Check  4 ½ and Altered Reality a 5”


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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2022, 12:23:27 PM »
900 Global Reality Check Ball Review

Rev Rate: 375
Ball Speed: 15-16 mph
PAP: 5 inches over, 1/2 inch up
Layout: 30x5x70

(I have attached a link to the Idol Cosmos Ball Review that I did on YouTube. Feel free to check it out!)

The Reality Check is the hybrid family member of the 900 Global Reality series. This ball has a pretty, round shape that allows you to play straighter angles, but also allows you to open the lane up as you see fit. It fits perfectly in the middle of the OG Reality and the Altered Reality. It also can be used in whatever way you like…as a starting ball on fresh or as a step down from one of your stronger pieces in your bag.

Go “check” this ball out at your local pro shops!

Jamaal Oliver
Chad's Pro Shop
Andy B's - Bartlett
Memphis, TN


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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2022, 09:24:19 PM »
900 Global Reality Check
Cover: 4k Fast S84 Beta™ Hybrid Reactive
Core: Disturbance™ (Asymmetrical)
Color: Black/Indigo/Maroon

900 Global is really hitting the mark with their releases and we are excited for them to add an asymmetric hybrid to the mix. The Altered Reality really set a high mark and unfortunately is no longer allowed by the USBC. This ball is a monster hybrid, yet still holds the predictability and versatility like we see in the SPI brands. This ball really holds a lot of energy and continuation through the pins. This core simplistic yet beefy and we love it for that reason. We have seen a lot of success with some cover changes on this ball. 2000-3000 grit pads really change the design and shape for some of our tournament players and compliments their solid original Reality well. We look forward to drilling several of these bowling balls.

Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson
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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2022, 09:22:15 AM »
Drilled 4x4x2

So far I am not a big fan of the 4k fast surface.  I picked this ball up as i had some pba50 events I wanted to compete in.  Was looking for something to handle a little more oil but still push down the lane a bit.

During practice at box, it just didnt have the backend i was looking for.  It rolled good but was not seeing the down lane motion i was hoping to see.

Took to the proshop and hit it with a light 2k and polish.  Still gets through the fronts super clean, but the back end motion was more what i was expecting to see from this ball.

It has become the first ball outta my bag in league at this surface.  Strong predictable and gets through the pins well.   Welcome addition to my bag.
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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2022, 04:39:29 PM »
The Reality Check is the ball I have been waiting for.  It is all that I wanted out of the Altered Reality, but it was a bit over/under for my likes.  It was very pattern specific.   I have had a lot of success with this ball in both league and tournaments.  It looks good from straight and it look good when I get left and get around the ball more.  The biggest thing about this ball that I like is that it always seems to get through the pins the right way which increases my carry percentage.  This ball travels with me everywhere.  I can’t wait to try it on some different sport shots to put it to the real test.  This Motion is strong and predictable.  It doesn’t lock up on me like other big asyms do. 

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Reality Check Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2022, 10:47:45 AM »
The Reality Check features the S84 Beta Hybrid coverstock at a 4K Fast finish, and the strong asymmetric Disturbance core from the Reality and Altered Reality at a 2.49 RG, .052 differential, and a .018 intermediate differential.  The Check represents a slightly different look from the other two Realities, it seems to be a little more patient and refined, where the Reality and Altered were more aggressive and energetic so to speak.  The Check is more of a strong hard arc that resembles a cleaner, asymmetric Phaze 2, and does somewhat resemble a cleaner Reality.  Like the other two Realities, it prefers covering boards, but it gets much easier length than either the Reality or Altered.  It’s definitely not an Altered replacement, the overall reaction and shot shapes are quite a bit different, and I don’t feel like there’s much if any overlap between it and any of the other big asyms in the catalog right now.  It’s longer and faster than the Infinite PhysiX, it’s much longer than the RST X-3, it’s longer and sharper than the Dark Code, plus a little weaker., etc.  It’s a definite step down from balls like the Gem, Proton PhysiX, and Reality, but a ball up from weaker asyms like the RST X-2, Rubicon UC2, and the Nova. 
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900 Global Reality Check review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2022, 06:23:23 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Reality Check is the cleanest of all 3 Reality’s. Even though the Altered Reality has the pearl cover stock, it still started hooking earlier than the Reality Check did for me. I’ve only thrown this ball a handful of times so far, and they were all on drier house conditions. I was able to move as far left as I wanted with the Reality Check, and the ball continued to hook back and go through the pins. If you add some surface to it, I feel like it can be a good ball for playing up the lane. But, I believe I’m going to allow it to lane shine, and use the ball when I need to throw it left to right. For me, this ball fits in between my Nova and RST X2.

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Rev Rate: 400
Speed: 16
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16


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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2022, 04:37:24 PM »
I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Reality Check and at 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the S84 Beta Hybrid Coverstock and comes 4K Fast with an RG of 2.49, a Diff of 0.052, and a PSA of .018.
Layout for this ball is 4 3/4 x 3.5 x 1
This was a fun ball to throw for me even though I never threw the OG one. I did match it up with the Altered and found the Check to be much cleaner down lane. My video I shot for this ball was thrown on a beat up shot so I can say that there needs to be more oil for this ball to retain its energy. I can see the Altered and the Check in the same bag as a step down from each other.
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Re: Reality Check
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2022, 09:44:34 AM »
I drilled my REALITY CHECK up at 50 x 4.5 x 35. This put the pin over my ring finger slightly and the MB right of my thumb about an 1". Out of box it wiggled too much down lane so I hit it with a 2000 pad to smooth that out. This has been a ball to go when my INFINITE PHYSIX is starting to go side ways too much at the spot. It also bridges the gap for me before the big pearls come out like the RST-X2 or DARK CODE. Get this one to fill a gap when you are in between stronger balls and big pearls are too over/under to go to comfortably. Also don't be afraid to change surfaces if the 4K-Fast is not to your liking.
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