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« on: January 05, 2024, 11:35:17 AM »
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Introducing the Sublime, a revolutionary addition to the 900 Global product line. This bowling ball showcases cutting-edge technology, featuring the Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid Cover with Reacta Gloss for versatility within the 800 Series. Paired with the groundbreaking Immersed Symmetric A.I. Core, this ball offers a unique reaction shape for bowlers seeking a new symmetric option. The Immersed Symmetric A.I. Core is the first of its kind in the 900 Global lineup, incorporating A.I. Core Technology. This groundbreaking process allows for unprecedented control over RGs and differentials, resulting in a ball with a lower RG and higher differential. The outcome is a faster-rolling ball that maximizes surface contact with the lane, particularly excelling in light pocket hits due to enhanced energy distribution. The core's concave/barbell shape, featuring larger masses at the north and south poles, creates a potent torque effect. This design minimizes material removal from the weight block during drilling, preserving the core's integrity across multiple drillings. Whether you face various lane conditions, the Sublime is designed to meet the challenge. The Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid Cover combines elements from the S84 Response Solid Cover and the S70 Pearl Cover, creating a two-part pearl and one-part solid hybrid fusion. This innovative shell ensures optimal performance on a wide range of lane patterns, making the Sublime a versatile choice for bowlers of all styles.

Color: Neon Purple/Amber/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid Reactive
Core: Immersed Symmetric A.I.
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Hook Potential: Medium-High
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
RG: 2.47 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)



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Re: Sublime
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2024, 09:25:23 AM »
Drilling pattern: 5 x 2.75
Pin position: Above middle finger
PAP: 4.5 over and 1 up.
Pattern: Modified low volume house pattern.

I got my first extended look at the SUBLIME this weekend at our local association Masters tournament. It was a 5-game qualifier on a low volume modified house pattern. I used the SUBLIME all 5 games and got to +150 which was just short of cashing (scores were VERY HIGH). However, speaking of ball reaction, I could not have been happier. Kept this ball at box finish (Reacta Gloss) and it did a great job of pushing through the puddle in the middle of the lane and making a strong, controlled move off the dry. This ball has continuation unlike anything I’ve seen in a long time. The pin action was outstanding to see with some of my only leaves being a couple solid 9’s, upper deck 7’s, and wrap 10’s. I put this drilling pattern on due to the lower RG of this ball as I wanted to insure I could get the ball down lane and it performed as expected. My only recommendation would be to make sure there is some dry to throw the ball too. The coverstock isn’t quite strong enough, in my opinion, to be able to play on massive amounts of oil. I had a couple shots that I badly pulled into the oil and it struggled to make it up the hill. Any shot that I projected correctly to the dry, the ball was outstanding.

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Re: Sublime
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2024, 02:01:57 PM »
The all new 900 Global Sublime is money! This ball is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The sublime features the Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid Cover, finished with Reacta Gloss wrapped around the all new Immersed Symmetric A.I. Core. This ball is very special, I feel that the Sublime encompasses all of the best parts of Zen and adds to it! This ball has a similar shape, but it digs in and corners a little more down lane. I think that those that like the Zen can definitely stick with it, but if you liked the Zen, but you wanted a little more then look no further than the Sublime. The Sublime has already created a ton of buzz across the country and I have no doubt that it will continue its success! Personally I have bowled two sets with this ball and I am averaging 261 (772-794). The sublime will be in my bag for a long time, you need to go out and get yours today! #Sublimeballgood

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Re: Sublime
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2024, 06:23:27 AM »
Sam Cooper Roto Grip Amateur staffer. Layout 50x5.5x35. New Immersed AI core technology. Wrapped in the new 802 Reserve Blend Hybrid cover. To make up that cover you have two parts Wolverine DM and one part Reality. I first tried this ball out of box and I saw quickly that I needed to take the shine off the ball. I hit it with a beat up 2000 pad then we were in business. Not only do I really like the colors of this ball but the mid-lane and continuation of the ball is fun to watch.   

For me in my bag this ball fits right under a Storm Summit and right above a Zen Gold Label. The Sublime will come with me both to league and tournaments it is just that good of a bowling ball. Sublime has a big engine with a .056 diff and with the two parts pearl cover it gets through the fronts easier than a Summit but the mid-lane is strong from the Sublime. Then the reaction shape is a strong arc into the pins it is almost OG Zen like just not as forward. The power at the pins with the Sublime and the AI core is noticeable. I said this after throwing this ball a few times that it was a shame this came out so late in the year because it had a strong chance to be ball of the year!


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Re: Sublime
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2024, 04:52:05 PM »

Length: 42 Ft

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up
Cover: Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid
Core: Immersed Symmetric A.I.
Finish: Reacta Gloss Polish
RG: 2.47
Differential: 0.056

Ball Layout: Pin Up 5 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 3 VLS

The New Sublime from 900 Global is a powerhouse! The Immersed Symmetric core is the first Global ball to utilize Storm's A.I. Core technology. This powerful fast revving core is paired with a Polished Hybrid cover called Reserve Blend 802. The resulting combo creates alot of hook.

I tested the Sublime on my local house pattern and the first thing that I noticed was how much this ball saw the mid-lane. I was very surprised to see a polished ball see the fronts so much. I had thrown Urethane to start the night and the backends had tightened up, so I thought I'd try the Sublime to get it off the back-end a little harder. I immediately had to take a big step left. The sublime will overpower a tight lane like no other polished ball on the market.

In subsequent weeks I've had a bit more trouble getting to use it in league play. Our center has a lot of early friction and I haven't encountered the lanes being as tight as that first week. The fronts tend to burn pretty fast so the early motion of the Sublime on this condition as taken it a bit out of play for me with my lower ball speed. However for players with more ball speed and less hand I think this ball is going to be very useful. I don't feel they will have to wait to get into this ball despite it's polished finish and that they will be able to stay with it long through the night.

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Re: Sublime
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2024, 10:57:08 AM »
The 900 Global Sublime, with the new 802 Reserve Blend hybrid coverstock and my 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 layout gives me a STRONG motion front to back on fresh THS. My RPM is about 470 and my speed averages around 16.4 MPH, and I have yet to find a situation where I am able to have closed angles with this ball. I can pretty much go as far left, and open my angles as wide as my imagination will allow me to, and I'm still in the pocket. It's truly one of the strongest pearls I've ever thrown. For me, it is stronger than the original Zen by about two arrows. It's just not in the same ballpark strength-wise. I see this ball being ideal for speed-dominant players who need something that will pick up, or anyone else who needs a little help from the core/cover, OR people who like to see lots of shape throughout the entire lane. I also compared this to the Zen Gold Label, and the Gold Label was cleaner than both the Sublime and the Zen, by a total of about 14-15 boards at the arrows. If you are looking for a pearl with a VERY large footprint, the Sublime is going to be your go-to.
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Re: Sublime
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2024, 11:41:11 AM »
I drilled my 900 Global Sublime at a 5 x 4 x 1.5. This is a DA layout of 50 x 5 x 22. I did take it down to 2000 trucut pads which is like 1500 abralon as the trucut pads really leave a very dull surface on the ball. The cover has worked itself back up to about 3500 smooth but not shiny as the cover is doing a good job of not lane shining quickly. I have thrown it about 10 games since I hit the cover so probably due for another 3000 Tru Cut touch up.

I have thrown this on a New Years Day sweeper and league conditions. The NYD event was a dual pattern with 44'-26.5 mls on left lanes and 47'-31 mls on the right lane. The SUBLIME was good on both lanes as I could play really tight on the higher volume lane and get enough roll in the back to carry. I had to open up my angle on the left lane more for the fresher surface adjustment. At some point, I had to get out of the SUBLIME as the surface was too early once the lanes got beat up. In league, this ball has looked good also. I can take my hand out of it and just try to roll the ball a little more end over end and get the ball to hook and "lay" off the friction right at the pocket. I can also throw my normal rev rate and speed and get it back and have it tumble forward at the break.

Summary is this is a very good release from 900 Global especially with the other balls in their line. The ZEN GOLD LABEL is about a 4/2 adjustment when the SUBLIME is getting too forward at the break or bogging down trying to get back when my angles get too open. I can also "ball up" with an ETERNITY PI to get more earlier read. This might be a good one for me to drill a second one up with a 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 layout to bridge any gap to the ZEN GOLD LABEL.
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Re: Sublime
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2024, 03:38:49 PM »
Ball: 900 Global Sublime
Cover: Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid
Core: Immersed Symmetric A.I.
Finish: Reacta Gloss Polish
RG: 2.47
Differential: 0.056

Ball Layout: Pin Up 5 X 5 X 4 VLS
Rev Rate ~ 400-425
Ball Speed 17.5 MPH

The New Sublime from 900 Global is a powerhouse! The Immersed Symmetric core is the first Global ball to utilize Storm's A.I. Core technology. This powerful fast revving core is paired with a Polished Hybrid cover called Reserve Blend 802. The resulting combo creates alot of hook.

I just recently added this ball to my new arsenal and drilled in similar to the Absolute Power.  When comparing this ball against the absolute power, I found that it was longer, as the cover and finish would dictate, and with the low pin layout was still smooth motion to the pocket.  I would see this ball being really good on most house shots, and a great piece to transition to after the Absolute Power is no longer able to get through the pins effectively. 

On the house pattern, I was able to keep my angles in front of me and see good reaction but to me this ball really shines when you can open the angles up and throw it away from you.  I did not have any issues with the ball wanting to recover and retain energy going through the pins.

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Re: Sublime
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2024, 09:15:15 AM »
900 Global Sublime – WWRD 12/15/2023
900 Global Sublime – WWRD 12/15/2023Cover: Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid ReactiveCore: Immersed Symmetric A.I. CoreRG: 2.47RG. Diff.: 0.051Finish: Reacta Gloss900 Global’s Sublime is a Symmetrical Hybrid piece that is good for Medium Volume patterns. 1st piece with the A.I. Core in a 900 Global bowling ball. PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400. Speed: 16.5. Drilled this piece with the Pin up between the fingers and CG kicked out 1” from the palm. Out of Box ball motion clean through the fronts with a strong backend reaction on the Fresh 42’ House Pattern. I compared this to Reality Check and Zen Gold Label. Reality Check (Hybrid Asymmetrical Piece) was 3-3 stronger and the Zen Gold Label (Pearl Symmetrical Piece) was 1-1 left with a smoother backend motion. This piece fits between the Zen and Zen Gold Label. This piece will be good for all types of styles.Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page:


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Re: Sublime
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2024, 11:45:01 AM »
Sublime is the introduction of the 802 coverstock formula, and this ball falls in line with the Zen as far as hook potential. However, the cover of the Sublime is quite a bit stronger, and the core seems to rev up noticeably sooner than that of the Zen. Sublime features A.I. core technology, which for me creates a unique shape characterized by a strong, early revving look in the midlane and a relentlessly continous backend motion that is really smooth but also never stops driving. It's almost paradoxical for the core to engage so early and rev up so strongly, while still storing energy and not deflecting. The only thing this ball is not ideal for is excessive friction in the front part of the lane. When i need a big, cleaner cover symmetrical, the Zen has been my go-to because the core is uniquely early for a pearl symmetrical. The Sublime takes this idea one step further my applying technology resulting in an even more aggressive core, and a healthy step up in terms of coverstock strength as well. This is one of those smooth-but-clean-enough house shot killer-type balls that you do NOT want to miss out on!


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Re: Sublime
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2024, 12:49:52 PM »
900 Global Sublime:
Ball specs: Immersed Symmetric core with A.I. technology with the Reserve Blend 802 hybrid coverstock
Factory finish: Reacta Gloss            Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 ¾

Bowler specs: 15.5 mph and rev rate in the 380’s and my is PAP is 3 ¼ and at zero up/down

With the discontinuation of my favorite ball, the Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid, I have been looking for the “peace of mind” reliable hybrid piece to fill in my bag. I bowl mainly on Brunswick and HPL lane panels and both centers use what I feel to be a heavier volume house pattern than other places I bowl as well. The Sublime overall length all ball motion was a tick longer than the Hyped Hybrid, but the back-end reaction was stronger and more powerful through the pin deck. With the first in the 900 Global brand, the barbell shaped core with more weight on the top and bottom of the core and with the A.I. technology wrapped around the core, the hitting and torque it provides is amazing when it comes to pin carry. I took a worn 4000 grit pad and hand sanded it to change the cover texture just enough to allow the Sublime to have a similar overall ball motion like my Hyped Hybrids. The Sublime will be getting plenty of use over the next several months. Maybe I can knock out a few award scores with the Sublime like I did in the past with the Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid. Be sure to visit 900 Global’s facebook and YouTube channel for the latest news on releases, technology and information.


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Re: Sublime
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2024, 09:05:53 AM »
Cover: 802 Hybrid Reactive
Core: Immersed + AI
RG: 2.47 RG
Diff: 0.051

My layout: 4.5 x 2.5

The Sublime is a hybrid symmetrical ball that I see working best on medium to med-dry conditions. The 802 hybrid cover on the Sublime makes it feel more like a pearl than a hybrid, because it has not problem clearing the front part of the lane. The low rg, high diff core compliments the clean cover very well, because once it starts seeing some friction it creates a strong medium-quick response motion. I have found that the Sublime is best when the lanes transition past big solid balls like the Reality or Phase 2. It allows me to get more shape without overshooting the break point down lane.

Bowler stats:
Left handed
PAP: 5 x 1/4up
Rev rate: 400

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Re: Sublime
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2024, 02:56:31 PM »
900 Global Sublime
Layout 5 x 4 x 3.5
Style – stroker
Ball Speed – 14–15 mph at pins
Condition – house pattern - older HPL surface
Surface – box condition
I drilled the Sublime to transition off an Eternity PI drilled with the same layout. Bowling on very wet/dry conditions I’d wanted the stronger asymmetrical to help blend that out. Loved the motion, but rarely get through more than one game with the PI. That’s where the Sublime was to come in. However, I got a much stronger motion off the spot than anticipated. I’m going to need a little more in the fronts to get it down the lane with my slower ball speed. For those with higher rev rates, I can see this one going all the way around the lane. This ball has no trouble getting around the corner. If you’re looking for something symmetrical with AI technology don’t forget to look at this one. I think many will be pleased with a stronger overall motion than anticipated. This ball will get use but might be a bit more conditional for me.
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Re: Sublime
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2024, 08:36:15 PM »
900 Global Sublime
Coverstock: Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid Reactive
Box Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Immersed Symmetric A.I. Core
RG: 2.47, Diff: 0.056 (15 lbs)
VLS Layout: 4 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 3 1/8
Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 4 1/2 x 50
PAP: 5 3/16” right x 5/8” up
Rev rate: 400 rpm
Average speed: 16.5 mph
Location: Prairie Lanes, Sun Prairie, WI
Pattern: Medium volume THS

The all-new Sublime brings A.I. (Amplified Inertia) Core technology to the 900 Global line up.  This new core technology helps to lower the RG and increase the differential, thus making the ball rev quickly and creating more fresh-surface contact with the lane. Furthermore, this new core is paired with the Reserve Blend 802 Hybrid Cover, which features a mix of the solid cover from the Reality and the pearl cover from the Wolverine Dark Moss. All told, this creates a very versatile ball that can be used on a variety of lane conditions.

For the Sublime, I went with a layout that puts the pin in my ring finger after drilling; basically, it splits the difference between a pin-up and pin-down layout for me. I also took a little bit of shine off by lightly scuffing the surface with a 3000-grit Abralon pad as I’ve found the Reacta Gloss finish can be a bit too shiny for my liking. I have loved everything I’ve seen out of the Sublime thus far! The fast-revving action reminds me a lot of the original Zen, but the Sublime gets further down the lane and has much more shape on the backend, and continuation through the pins is awesome. Where the Zen struggled a bit when you moved too far left (for a righty), the Sublime has no issues coming around the corner. I can certainly see the Sublime being in play on all but the heaviest/longest of oil conditions.

The Sublime is a great compliment to the 900 Global Eternity Pi and Xponent – where those 2 balls can be used on the fresh, the Sublime is the perfect transition ball to go to after either of those balls start to lose their reaction. I really believe this is a ball that can, and should, have a spot in everyone’s bowling bag for tournament and league bowlers alike. The Sublime is a unique combination of midlane read, length, and backend reaction that will be a staple in my bag for the foreseeable future.

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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2024, 12:38:21 PM »
Weight:  14 lbs.
Pin Length:  3-3.5”
Drilling:  25 x 4-1/4 x 55
Drilling VLS: 3-1/2 x 4 x 2-1/2
Pattern Length:  41 ft.
Pattern Volume:  Medium
Pattern Type:  THS
Right Handed

The Sublime by 900 Global has the reserve blend 802 hybrid cover stock, finished with Reacta Gloss.  This is a symmetrical ball, with a medium/high flare potential in the 900 global, 800 line of bowling balls.  The box finish is Reacta gloss, but, as always, the surface can be altered to suit a variety of lane conditions.  It is a very attractive neon purple/amber/black color combo.

I have used the Sublime on a 40 ft. kegel house pattern, and a variety of modified house patterns in different houses.

I’ve thrown the Sublime at the Reacta Gloss box finish, and have made some surface changes along the way.  I’ve found, for me, changing the surface to 1000/2000 grit abralon really smooths out the reaction, which is what I was looking for in my arsenal. I’ve found this to be a good benchmark, “go to” ball when I start to see the transition.  The Sublime is strong through the pins, when the lanes starts to dry up. This ball continues through the pins really well, again, when the lanes start to dry out. 
The Sublime definitely has a spot in my arsenal.   It gets through the heads cleanly and makes a nice smooth turn down lane.  I highly recommend the Sublime if you’re looking for a nice mid range ball in your bag.  The Sublime fits in between the Magic Gem and the Exotic Gem in my arsenal.  I highly recommend this ball if you’re looking for a nice mid range ball .

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