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Xponent Pearl
« on: February 16, 2024, 10:11:50 AM »
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The 900Global Xponent Pearl was designed to expand the 700 Series performance with a superb medium-light oil choice. Featuring the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core for an early, controlled revving shape, and paired with the handcrafted Reserve Blend 702 Pearl Cover designed to provide extra length on drier conditions. The Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core, previously successful in the XPonent Solid, offers unique RG and Diff numbers, making it an ideal benchmark for reading lanes. Its smooth transition off the pattern makes it an excellent alternative to the Zen Gold Label on dry lanes. The early revving nature balances the clean cover, while the Reserve Blend 702 Pearl Cover, finished with Reacta Gloss, ensures remarkable front-lane length. Perfect for attacking lighter oil conditions and worn lane surfaces, it stands out as a premier option in the 900 Global lineup.

Color: Sky Blue/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric (14-16#)
Coverstock: Reserve Blend 702 Pearl Reactive
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.042 (15# ball)
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil

 

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2024, 12:09:15 PM »
Xponent Pearl - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: Reserve Blend 702 Pearl
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
Layout: 50 x 4 3/4 x 40
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.042
Intermediate Diff: N/A

Review
The Xponent Pearl features the all new reserve blend 702 pearl coverstock wrapped around the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric core. If the Xponent is the benchmark ball that 900 Global line has been missing, then Xponent pearl is the ball for medium to dry lanes everyone has been waiting on. My Xponent pearl is drilled pin up and is much cleaner and angular than the original Xponent solid. As a low to mid rev player was able to right of the track on the fresh and deep inside on the burn with great carrying power. I tested this ball on a 43 feet THS pattern. If you need ball that's gives you a great look on multiple patterns, put the Xponent pearl in your bag today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.


Stanley Waite
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Dover, DE

jshoe97

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2024, 03:26:08 PM »
The Xponent Pearl is 900 Globals newest 700 series ball. The Xponent Pearl features the same core found in the OG but is now wrapped in reserve blend 702 pearl. The XP for me is the perfect step down from the OG. Providing a cleaner but still controllable shape, it’s the perfect ball up for someone that loves their IQ Tour Ruby.

Review Video: https://youtu.be/m4V9MQbung4?si=b5WKF2kV-dsd1Tew

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2024, 08:40:16 AM »
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900 Global
Xponent Pearl
Coverstock: Reserve 702 Pearl
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
(14pd)
RG: 2.49
Differential: 0.042

Layout: 5 x 4 x 4 - 2LS
Layout Extras: 3 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

Review:
The Xponent Pearl features the Shrapnel 2.0 Core that was almost famous but overshadowed by the original 900 Global Zen. At that time, the Ordnance C4 was well respected and came with a hybrid coverstock. The newer Xponent has already made huge waves and now we have the complementary Xponent Pearl.

The Xponent Pearl comes with a pearl coverstock, finished with Reacta Gloss. You can expect a clean reaction through the front part of the lane. From what I see, on the HPL surfaces I bowl on, the Xponent Pearl provides optimal length and backend on most of your THS conditions.

First thing you will notice right away with the Xponent Pearl the OOB finish provides a nice clean through the fronts and continuous predictable motion. For a pearl offering this ball still has a touch of arc and more control for pearls in this category. The ball is very predictable which is the cornerstone of the Xponent Pearl. In my opinion the Xponents go through the pins a tad better then its predecessor the Ordnance C4. The Xponent Pearl will be a great option as a second or even third sym out of the bag.

For me, I'm going with the OOB surface on the Xponent Pearl. The carry potential of this ball will be something special when lanes get tougher to navigate but solids become less usable as the shot goes away. So far I've been about three to four boards deeper with the pearl over the solid. I'm still testing a bit to see if both balls are permanent number ones in tbe bag. Be sure to grab the new 900 Global Xponent Pearl today!

Michael Slatky
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York, PA


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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2024, 07:53:29 PM »
900 Global Xponent Pearl – WWRD 2/16/2024
Cover: Reserve Blend 702 Pearl Reactive
Core:  Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core
RG: 2.48
RG. Diff.: 0.042
Finish: Reacta Gloss

900 Global’s new Xponent Pearl is a Symmetrical Pearl piece that is good for Medium-Light Volume patterns.  PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400.  Speed: 16.5.  I 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 stronger backend reaction than the XPonent on the Fresh 43’ House Pattern.  I compared this to Xponent (2-2 Right) and the Sublime (1-1 Right).  This piece will be good for all types of styles.  If you are looking for a Medium- light volume pattern piece this is it.

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TonyMarino

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 09:12:33 AM »
Xponent Pearl
Cover: 702 Pearl Reactive
Core: Shrapnel 2.0
RG: 2.48 RG
Diff: 0.041

My layout: 5 x 2

The X Pearl is a Pearl symmetrical ball that I see working best on med-dry conditions. The pearl 702 cover on the X Pearl is super clean. It does a great job of getting through early friction and really likes to whip off the dry. The low rg core compliments the clean cover very well. Because of the length of the cover, the fast revving core translates to a fairly quick response motion down lane for me. I have found that the X Pearl is best when the lanes transition past the medium balls like the Zen or the TNT Infused. It allows me to get more shape without seeing any friction up front.

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

Brian Eger

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2024, 02:33:28 PM »
900 Global Xponent Pearl
Layout 5 x 4 x 2
Style – stroker
Ball Speed – 14–15 mph at pins
Condition – house pattern - older HPL surface
Surface – box condition
The Exponent is an extremely useful ball in my arsenal. I always refer to it as a stronger IQ Tour. When the Xponent Pearl was announced, I was immediately intrigued to see how the two complimented each other. The Pearl is obviously cleaner and more responsive than the solid. But what surprised me was it was still more ball overall. Targeting in the same area of the lane, I had to move my feet 2-3 boards left to keep it on-line. Can’t say I was expecting that kind of difference. Typically for me, it’s a 2-3 board right move when switching from a solid to a pearl of the same ball. Easy length with a defined and controllable motion for me. Other reviewers are speaking to the angular motion off the end of the pattern. Always specific to each bowler’s style how some see smooth, and some see angular. Either way, I can’t see any style that couldn’t benefit from this ball. For the league bowler I could see the Xponent, Xponent Pearl and a spare ball as a tremendous three ball arsenal without breaking the bank. Highly recommend this bowling ball.
Brian Eger

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:07:34 AM »
The Xponent Pearl is a shape we've been missing in the SPI lineup! The medium differential and low RG provides a lower flaring option that still revs up in the midlane. Paired with the cleaner pearl coverstock, this ball is perfect for those hooking house shots. This ball for me picks up in a similar spot as the IQ Ruby, but the Xponent Pearl flares more so overall it can handle a little more oil. If you like the IQ series but feel like you need a little more core, or if you feel like you need a step down from balls like the Summit Peak or TNT Infused, the Xponent Pearl is the perfect ball that fills a gap really well.

-Chase Valenzuela

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Re: Xponent Pearl
« Reply #8 on: Today at 04:34:33 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:43
Volume: Med-High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

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Ball:
Cover: Reserve Blend 702 Pearl
Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.48 (15)
Differential: 0.042 (15)

ME:
Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin In Ring 4 1/2 Pin to Pap 3 3/4 Pin Buffer

Check out my full ball reaction video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/IA_dbyStre0?si=0kgznVN7eVWprxqs

The new 700 series release from 900 Global adds a responsive cover to a great benchmark motion. The Xponent Pearl features the same great core that made the original Xponent a staple in so many bags, but now wrapped in a pearlized cover.

The first thing that jumped out at me about the Xponent Pearl was how much quicker it shaped off the friction. Many times a pearl cover will help create length but it doesn't always translate into faster response. The other thing that blew me away was just how much more the Xponent Pearl hooked than its predecessor. With the same layout I was a couple boards left and really having to watch my angles down-lane. the house pattern in my home center is very cliffed and the front panels have a lot of built in friction so it makes it hard to throw a ball that will smooth out the down-lane reaction without hooking too much in the front. On a fresh lane I felt I had to be perfect for the ball to not over or under read. My 2nd outing went much better when I figured out I could play a little closer to the friction if I got my hand around it more to spin it through the front.

I feel the Xponent Pearl will match up very well for speed dominant bowlers who sometimes have trouble getting the ball to shape down-lane when they have to open up their angles. I could also see it being very useful on some sport patterns where a ball that creates so much shape in such a small window is needed.

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