900 Global XPonent Bowling Ball

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The XPonent is going to be the perfect first ball out of the bag and benchmark piece within the Global line! This ball features a hand-crafted mix of older and newer technology. The ALL-NEW Reserve Blend 701 Cover has been paired with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core to create an optimal shape on medium conditions.

The incredibly predictable Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core is the exact same technology previously used in the Ordnance C4. This low RG/medium differential core will rev up quickly and produce a very even and continuous shape on the lane. With its single density construction, the baseline reaction this core creates will match up to a variety of styles across a broad spectrum of patterns.

Color Midnight Cyan
Coverstock S70 Solid
Core Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric
RG 2.48
Differential 0.042
Intermediate Diff n/a
Factory finish 400 Grit Abralon Factory Finish 
Weights 12 thru 16lbs

39 Reviews

  • Xponent Review by Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson

    Posted by Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson on Sep 17th 2023

    900 Global Xponent Cover: Reserve Blend701™ Solid Reactive Core: Shrapnel 2.0™ (Symmetrical) Color: Midnight/Cyan Review: The Xponent combines a new cover blend with a core last seen in the Ordinance C4. We drilled this ball with our normal layout: tweener, 350-375 revs, 16.5mph, layout of choice is 4x4x2 (pin is above bridge). The first thing that we noticed was how smooth this cover/core combination is. This ball easily fits in to that ‘benchmark’ ball category. Predictability that is like the Phaze II and original Hy-Road to give an example. This is probably the most consistent mid-high performance (below the Zen line) ball that the 900 Global has produced to date. One thing to note is we did not change the out of box surface on this piece (Often we will blend the covers a bit to be a slight bit more predictable on our house pattern). With its versatility we see this ball being in many bags, league bowlers and tournament players too! Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson 900 Global Pro Shop Staffers joel@parklanes.net kyle@parklanes.net dean@frontierfuncenter.net www.900Global.com #GoGlobal

  • Best Benchmark Ball

    Posted by Buddy Mountcastle on Sep 3rd 2023

    If you're looking for a new benchmark ball, you can't go wrong with the new Xponent from 900 Global. I've used this ball on a variety of patterns on the PBA50 tour as well as on local house shots. What I've found is that this ball reads the lanes very well and has a strong reaction to the friction and once it starts into its roll to the pocket, it drives with a lot of power. I would say its the Phase II of the 900 Global line.

  • Xponent

    Posted by Jeff Shadbolt on Aug 30th 2023

    15 Mph 340 RPM PAP 4 7/16> 5/8^ Right Handed Ave 220-230 Visit the YouTube channel for reviews! https://youtube.com/@jeffshadbolt857?feature=shared The Xponent is a little earlier than my Phaze 2. It definitely screams benchmark with the solid cover and where it fits in the lineup. It’s a little more round in the backend than the P2 but it’s evident this ball is very good from the word go. More ball than my IQ tour, this one fills a gap in the line up. It uses the Shrapnel 2.0 Core and the Blend 701 solid Coverstock. This one deserves consideration for your bag.

  • Xponent

    Posted by Todd B on Aug 30th 2023

    The new 900 Global Xponent features an all new 801 Reserve Solid coverstock with the Shrapnel 2.0 core which was last seen in the Ordinance C4. At 15 pounds, the RG is 2.48 and the differential is .042. When drilled at 5x4x2 (pin above the bridge) this ball reminds me of one of my all-time favorites from the past…the Dare Devil Trick. The Xponent is the ultimate ‘benchmark’ ball. It’s one of those type of balls that doesn’t hook the most, doesn’t have the strongest backend, but it just strikes A LOT!!! The Xponent blends out the wet/dry, it doesn’t respond too quickly when you miss in the dry to soon, and it has enough teeth to handle the puddle in the middle of the lane. This ball will be the first out of my bag every time. If it isn’t the right ball, the reaction of the Xponent will show me which other ball I need to pull out of the bag. The Xponent will get a lot of play, the only things it isn’t great on are the extremes…oil and dry, but for everything in between this ball is a winner!

  • 900 Global X ponent

    Posted by Brian Watson on Aug 29th 2023

    900 Global Xponent Layout: 4.25 x 4 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout Rev Rate: 400 RPM, 17 axis tilt, MPH 16-17 Testing information: 42 foot THS (medium to light volume), Kegel Dick Weber Bowling Center: Emerson Lanes Pike Street Lanes Kegel Machine – Brunswick Pro Anvilane The new 900 Global ball is the Xponent, comes with the Shrapnel 2.0 core is brought back in from the Ordnance series think C-4. They added a new coverstock (Batch #701 solid reactive) With the new coverstock I notice right away that the Xponent would be a very good benchmark ball. Very controllable and stays online. On the Dick Weber pattern where the fronts started to hook a little and the Summit was starting to bog down and flat 10. The Xponent was a perfect ball to go to. It gave me the extra length I needed and energy at the pins. Its a little on the slow side as far response wise, but still carries well. On the house pattern when I kept the surface around 2000-3000 I could use it on the fresh and play a little further right with good success. I can see this ball being a good ball on fresh to control the backs a little. Or in the later blocks when you need something to stay online or a little more length than the bigger bowling balls. I have the Xponent above the IQ line, and below the Summit/Phaze 2. Great addition to the 900 Global Line! Brian Watson Storm Pro Shop Staff

  • 900 Global Xponent Ball Review

    Posted by Patrick Keiffer on Aug 26th 2023

    he 900 Global Xponent has a low RG value of 2.48 a high differential of 0.042. Benchmark Ball…. Benchmark Ball…. Benchmark Ball 900 Global came out with a Reserve Blend 701 Cover combined with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core, the Xponent will be the first out of the bag ball to let you know if the Xponent is the right ball or if you will have to ball up or ball down. The incredibly predictable Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core is the exact same technology previously used in the Ordnance C4. This low RG/medium differential core will rev up quickly and produce a very even and continuous shape on the lane. With its single density construction, the baseline reaction this core creates will match up to a variety of styles across a broad spectrum of patterns. Whether you have a super high rev rate or a super low rev rate, or a rev rate somewhere in the middle, this Low RG, High Differential, Symmetrical core produces a strong midlane roll and a very consistent backend reaction. In comparison to the 900 Global Zen Gold Label, the Xponent is the poster child for a benchmark ball fits right in the middle of a Summit and the Zen Gold Label. The Zen Gold Label will be the ball down to the Xponent providing that 1-2 punch on a house condition or on tour where you need a ball for the transition / burn. In the bag, will be the Summit, Xponent, Zen Gold Label and Hustle RIP

  • Xponent

    Posted by Michael Slatky on Aug 24th 2023

    900 Global Xponent Coverstock: 701 Solid Reactive Finish: 4000 Abralon Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric (14pd) RG: 2.49 Differential: 0.042 Layout: 5 x 4 x 4 - 2LS Layout Extras: 2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D Review: The Xponent 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 new Xponent has already made huge waves in the professional ranks. The Xponent comes with a solid coverstock, finished at 4000 Abralon. 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 offers a great OOB combination to ensure optimal length and backend on most of your THS conditions. For sport, the Xponent will make the bag as an option in many cases. First thing you will notice right away with the Xponent the OOB finish provides a nice arching and continuous motion. I tested this out on THS and after about three games rolled on the Don Johnson (40') pattern. The ball is very predictable which is the true strength of the Xponent. In my opinion the Xponent goes through the pins a tad better then its predecessor the Ordnance C4. The Xponent will be a great option as a starter ball out of the bag. For me, I'm going with the OOB surface on the Xponent. The carry potential of this ball will be something special when lanes get tougher to navigate or the backends are sharp and you are looking to blend the pattern a bit with more control. Be sure to grab the new 900 Global Xponent today! Michael Slatky 900 Global Staff Member York, PA

  • Xponent Review

    Posted by BRIAN HIRSCH on Aug 24th 2023

    Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the 900 Global Xponent! In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the Batch 701 Solid Coverstock and comes with 4000 abaron and an RG of 2.48, Diff of .042. Now that I have thrown this ball I have found it as another stronger ball to go along with balls like the Storm Summit and as I have said in other reviews being more speed than rev dominant I have found this ball to look best going straight down the track. The Xponent is not as rolly as my Summit so I did have to start moving left as I threw it. I have thrown it against the 900 Global Zen Gold Label as well and had to move right as the Zen GL is a shiny pearl with React Gloss. I see this ball being great on the fresh and after some lane shine can be a little slow so I plan to keep the surface up on this one where I will let the Summit stay lane shined. Get out to your local STORM VIP shop or local Pro Shop and get yours today! BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up. #Storm #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #LogoInfusion or #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)

  • 900 Global Xponent review by Ethan Fiore

    Posted by Ethan Fiore on Aug 24th 2023

    The Xponent is a new ball to our line and I was very impressed when I saw the shape it made. The Xponent features the 801 Reserve Solid Coverstock with the Shrapnel 2.0 core which was featured in the Ordinance C4. It’s a very smooth and predictable piece that I have found to like. If you’re one of those high rev players, I think this is the ball for you Ethan Fiore ⭐PBA Member⭐Roto Grip Staff⭐CoolWick Staff⭐Tournament Director⭐ Right 2 Handed Rev Rate: 500 Speed: 17.5 PAP: 4 1/8 up 7/8

  • Xponent Review by Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Aug 22nd 2023

    Orientation: Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 RPM Speed: 16-17 MPH PAP: 4 ½ over and ½ up Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO Pattern: High Volume THS VLS Layout: Layout 1: 5 x 4 x 2 ½ (pin above bridge) Layout 2: 4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge) The Xponent is a new solid sym in the 700 series line. Holy moly this ball is amazing! Comparing to other symmetrical solids, this ball is below the Phaze 2, barely and is above the IQ Tour. For me the Phaze 2 is great, but there are times I do want something between it and the IQ Tour. The Xponent solves that problem! It’s the perfect blend of the Phaze 2 and the IQ Tour. Honestly it might replace the Phaze 2 for me in my house shot bag because it’s a little more versatile than the Phaze 2 when the volume is lower. The more I move left with the Xponent, and slow my speed, the more it wants to come around the corner! For being a mid diff solid this ball is incredible

  • Home Run

    Posted by Brian Eger on Aug 22nd 2023

    900 Global XPonent Layout 5 x 4 x 2.5 Style – stroker Ball Speed – 14–15 mph at pins Condition – house pattern - older HPL surface Surface – box condition I’ve drilled so many solid/symmetrical balls over the years it’s staggering. However, I’ve not had a tremendous amount of success lately with any that I’ve drilled up. Whether it’s layout, covers being too aggressive for my speed and or lane surface I keep finding my way back to the IQ Tour Solid. It looks like it’s a success on all 3 tours already. Barnes, Simonsen and Diana Z have all won tournaments using it. And I’ve seen multiple other competitors use it in qualification. The ball arrives and looks chalky, which had me concerned. Worry not, this is what I’ve been looking for. For me, I’d say that it’s about 4-5 stronger than a Tour Solid. Both balls have 5-inch pins, but the Tour Solid has a longer pin buffer (4 inches). Was able to roll it, play the track, move right and back my hand out of it all with success. When I can do that many things with a ball, I’d expect it will appeal to a wide variety of bowlers. If you’re looking to add a new benchmark type reaction to your bag, I don’t think you’ll go wrong with this one. I’m pleased to say this one is a home run from Global.

  • Xponent Review

    Posted by Glenn Wendel on Aug 20th 2023

    Ball Specs: Global Xponent Cover Stock 701 Solid Reactive Symmetric Shrapnel 2.0 Core Finish 4000 Grit Abralon Layout 4 x 4 x 2” Pin Buffer Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50. Speed at release 17 Review: This new Xponent is so much better than I could of hoped for. This ball is definitely an upgrade on the C4 which I did like to roll. I could not believe the nice roll and hit this new Global Xponent has given me. This ball is part of a group of medium type new releases in the Storm Family but this may surprisingly be my favorite. I love the roll, motion and hit this ball gives me. The Exponent is forgiving and when you trust a ball it seems you loosen up and bowl better with it. The Xponent would be a nice benchmark solid to build an arsenal around. I have tried this ball on a few different conditions now and it has read them all well with great performance. I seem to be able to see how this balls core migrates as it goes down the lane. Though this is a wide range, I would put the Xponent directly between the Hustle RIP and Gem in total hook and shape. I think whoever gives this ball a try will be impressed. Don’t sleep on this ball! Summary: The Xponent has a very nice smooth motion. The roll and continuation through the pins is excellent. This ball has been a great surprise in a good way! Glenn Wendel Storm Pro Shop Staff gwendel@comcast.net www.stormbowling.com Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok86j_OVBr8&error=0

  • Ultimate Control

    Posted by Joey Krzywonos on Aug 18th 2023

    I have been looking for that benchmark control ball in my bag from 900 Global for some time dating all the way back to the release of either the original Ordnance or Ordnance C4. I had for some time carried an IQ Tour, but with my rev rate (425+) the IQ tour at times was a little too sharp. This is where the Exponent has come into play. Laying it out 40 x 3.75 x 50, this has given me Ultimate control through the fronts and off the end of the pattern. Allowing me to see the pattern front to back instead of left to right, it has allowed me to still be able to hit the ball how I wish but know it isn't going to duck hook on me. Having for some time struggled on Medium and Flat Patterns, I know feel as if I can get the ball to the 1-3 with the best of them. If you are looking for that IQ type ball roll, but more forward off the end of the pattern, look no further than the new 900 Global Exponent.

  • 900 Global Xponent

    Posted by Brent Ritchie on Aug 18th 2023

    Welcome back to the land of low RG solids! It's my favorite place. 900 Global appears to have hit another home run with the Xponent. Using the same core from the Ordnance C4 but around a solid coverstock with numbers of 2.48/.042 this ball will be the first out of the bag on many, if not all, conditions. I drilled mine 4.25 x 4.25 (PAP of 4.5 over and 1 up) putting the pin below my ring finger. People have different definitions of "benchmark ball" but to me that means stable, predictable motion and the ability to easily clarify when ball changes are needed. The Xponent accomplishes all of that. I practiced on a very well used house pattern and the Xponent surprisingly cleared the fronts pretty easily (though it does want to rev up pretty quick) but didn't boomerang off the dry. The motion was very round, very steady, and very predictable. I firmly believe this will be a great piece for any style bowler looking for that type of motion. Brent Ritchie Storm Pro Shop Staff Member

  • XPonent Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Aug 16th 2023

    The XPonent is a new symmetric ball in 900 Global’s 700 series line. It features the new Reserve Blend 701 Solid coverstock, which feels similar to Storm’s R2S cover and Roto’s eTrax cover. The core is the Shrapnel 2.0 core from the Ordnance C4, which comes in at a 2.48 RG and a .042 differential. The XPonent feels a lot like a slightly stronger version of Roto’s Hyped Solid, reaction shape is part way between round and an arc and is somewhat directional. It will be continuous if you want it to be or will be forward if you want it to be. The XPonent has been used on several different conditions with a couple different surfaces. The XPonent’s box surface is 4000, but I find that changing the box surface helps to break the ball in faster, so I resurfaced it to 1000 and then finished it with Reacta Skuff to get it to a 3000ish grit sheen. At this surface, it fit well on the fresh on the Kegel Chromium pattern we use to test. It also feels quite a bit like an IQ Tour with a stronger backend move that’s a little more versatile when moving inside. As it lane shines, it weakens and also gets a little smoother, but this is great because it offers a lot of versatility, but also tames somewhat as the lane begins to transition, which helps you stay in the same place longer, or doesn’t require you to move as often or as much. With surface, the XPonent can definitely be a first ball out of the bag for most league conditions and is a strong consideration for most sport patterns of medium length and medium volume or below. With lane shine or polish, it can also be a step down from something like a Zen, Zen Gold Label, or a Phaze 2 both on tougher conditions and in league.

  • Smooth & controllable

    Posted by Bradley Paynter on Aug 15th 2023

    The xPonent filled a piece that was definitely missing in my bag, which was a relatively low end solid. The core/coverstock in this ball gives me a smooth, predictable shape that is fantastic for medium to short patterns. This ball will get a lot of use on typical house shots when I can stay straighter up the lane, or on more difficult patterns when I need help getting to the pocket

  • Xponent - NEW OG IDOL

    Posted by Ben Lapointe on Aug 14th 2023

    Ben Lapointe PAP: 1 1/4'' up and 4 7/8'' over Layout: 5.25 x 4.25 x 3 The new 900 Global Xponent. This ball is the next installment in the 700 performance line. For me, I have found this ball to be excellent from further to the right out of box, with plenty of versatility with hand and surface adjustments. After throwing this ball on a couple of different patterns and houses. I have found that for me, the new Xponent compliments my Storm Phaze 2 perfectly, giving me and earlier option for when the Phaze 2 is a little too clean. I see a ton of commonalities in this ball when comparing it to the original IDOL. A spot in the bag that I have been looking to fill since its discontinuation. I can see this ball being in the bag for a while. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to control the front part of the lane, while maintaining energy off the end of the pattern. Get yours July 28th and remember to bowl up a storm!!

  • What a Solid ball!

    Posted by Todd Pawlak on Aug 13th 2023

    ok all...900 Global has came back with the new Xponent! Very nice rolling Symmetrical ball. It's like when you go to league or a tournament and don't know the oil pattern, this is the ball to grab, 1st out of the bag! It's an updated C4 they used to have. You can really read the mid-lane and watch the ball roll to the pocket! I bought 2 with drillings, one pin up and the other pin down. I actually love both! Use the pin up, then once you move and catch all the carry down and other bowlers, the pin down is in my hands. For the 900 Global players, its a step down from the Reality. For me, I have to keep the ball clean, wiped off after each shot. If anything, I might keep the pin up with a little lane shine to help with the back end. But try to keep the pin down with an out of the box surface. Hope this helps! Great ball!

  • Overall Great Ball

    Posted by Evan Pitt on Aug 13th 2023

    If I had to describe this ball in one word it would be "BEAST"! I don't know what they were shooting for here, but they made an amazing motion of a ball. This is the first ball out of my bag currently. Many are saying IQ tour like feel. I agree to this, but it has more carry and more down lane motion. If my IQ isn't doing it for me, grab this beast and man, it delivers. I personally feel everyone should own one. This ball is a gem that we were not expecting.,

  • Xponent!

    Posted by Josh Shoemaker on Aug 13th 2023

    The Xponent features the Shrapnel 2.0 core wrapped in the reserve 701 solid cover. The Xponent screams benchmark. This is going to be a fantastic piece that can be first out of your bag to give you a read on the lanes. The !Q Tour solid had been this ball for years but with the increase in volumes on the lanes, the !Q has fallen down a couple spots in the bag. I’ve been able to throw the Xponent when I need a smoother option on medium conditions and it’s been a great ball down from my Summit. Review Video: https://youtu.be/Lu_N0xPw5jo

  • The excellent Xponent!

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on Aug 10th 2023

    Xponent • 900 Global • 700 Series Core • Shrapnel 2.0 • Symmetric Coverstock • Reserve Blend 701 Solid • Finish 4000-Grit Abralon Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.48 Differential • .042 Layout • 4 x 4 ½ x 2 Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Testers Rev Rate • 300 Test Pattern • 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street 900 Global is once again striking worldwide! And this time, with the marvelous release of the new Xponent. Combining the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core with the all-new Reserve Blend 701, the Xponent is 900 Globals' best benchmark ball to date, bringing with it some outstanding results. So, let's take a closer look at what makes the Xponent so good! At the heart of the Xponent is the Shrapnel 2.0 symmetric core. And from its first iteration inside the Ordinance C4, the keyword for the Shrapnel 2.0 for a down and in player like me is - predictability! And now, inside the Xponent, the Shrapnel 2.0 allowed me to stay in my A-Game all night long. The Shrapnel 2.0 revs briskly in the mid-lane, and it handles my high-speed/low-rev hand with a smooth and stable motion that brings consistent results to the pocket every shot. Now, keep in mind, being a lower rev rate player, Symmetric Cores tend to roll out, deflect off the five pin, or run out of gas, leaving me corner pin city. But with the Shrapnel 2.0, it was a real confidence builder to watch my Xponent roll decisively through the deck and kick out whatever gets in its way! The Reserve Blend 701 Solid coverstock found on the Xponent is the ideal match to the Shrapnel 2.0., and solidifies the Xponent as 900 Globals' next benchmark ball. So with benchmark in mind, I started by sanding my Xponent with a 2000 grit-Abralon pad to give my Xponent the actual "benchmark test." And on THS conditions with my down and in style, the results were fantastic. I loved early on fresh conditions how the Reserve Blend 701 cut through the fronts with a clean and clear track, allowing the Xponent to read in the mid-lane with a smooth yet, mildly biting motion. And without being overly aggressive, I liked how the Reserve Blend 701 doesn't overreact to friction when it comes off the pattern. So, whether early on the fresh oil playing right of the second arrow or moving in my angles as the conditions started breaking down, the reserve Blend 701 reads the lane conditions with a smooth and predictable motion that I felt confident with all night during league play. So, in closing this review, I would tell you 900 Global has done an excellent job with the Xponent. And the Xponent is all 900 Global claims it would be, and then some. The Xponent is benchmark in motion and explosive with its hitting power making it the best of both worlds. So, if you're a down-and-in player like me, the Xponent is an excellent choice to be the first ball out of your bag or the only new ball you need for the new season. So stop into your local Strom VIP Pro shop today and have your Xponent ready for the first night of your fall league. Your scores will be glad you did! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro Shop Penndel, PA

  • Xponent by Roto Grip Rick

    Posted by Rick Mitchell on Aug 10th 2023

    900 Global Xponent – Shrapnel 2.0 core with Batch #701 solid reactive cover. Layout: 55 x 4 ¼ x 40 – 4000ab out of box and tested with 2000ab. Here we go: For the #striking worldwide fans – the Ordnance C4 core returns in this new ball from Global with the new 701 solid reactive cover. Using on fresh and used light to medium volume house pattern, the Xponent was reliable and predictable with playing up the track area and getting closer to the gutter and going up the lighter volume part the pattern – outside of 8-10 boards, once I bumped way inside around 16-20 board, it still held energy through the heads and did not burn up. Reminding me of the Zen Master with a longer pin layout I had a couple of years ago. Does not roll heavily through the front part of the lanes like other solids in this performance level. The Xponent matched up very well all on a full spectrum of lane surfaces and patterns. The Xponent can be rolled and be very useful from once-a-week league bowler all the way up to the top professional. Witnessed a very powerful collegiate bowler and I thought he would just throw it so hard it would not react, but it did – I was quite surprised by that. That just backed up my feelings that any skill level bowler can benefit from this ball. Please visit www.stormbowling.com for additional information and see your local pro shop operator to purchase this new 900 Global Xponent.

  • 900 Global Xponent

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Aug 9th 2023

    900 Global Xponent Layout: 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume) Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane The 900 Global Xponent combines the Shrapnel 2.0 core and the hand-crafted 701 Blend solid cover. We tested with the factory 4000 finish. 900 Global is committed to crafting small batches of coverstock with specific purposes in mind. Smaller batch production is an exciting twist that I am interested in learning more about. We tested the Xponent alongside the RG DUO. Both balls will be in the benchmark ball zone of your arsenal (RG = 2.28 and Diff = 0.042). We see the Xponent being a step down from your Zen or Phase II. Both the Xponent and DUO were used a lot at the recent PBA50 WSOB in Jackson, Michigan, which is a good sign. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation

  • 900 Global Xponent review by Lonnie Pemberton

    Posted by Lonnie Pemberton on Aug 7th 2023

    Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core Cover: Reserve Blend 701 Solid Finish: 4000-Grit Abralon® RG: 2.48 (15 lbs) Diff: 0.042 (15 lbs) 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 1/4 Pin to Pap 3 1/4 inch pin buffer The new addition to the 700 series of 900 Global balls is call the Xponent. The Xponent features a new solid coverstock called Reserve Blend 701 Solid. I'm already a big fan of this cover as most of the newer solid coverstocks have made it difficult for me to get the ball through the front of the lane where I bowl. This ball clears the front well and gives good consistant mid-lane motion. They paired this cover with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric core that was featured in the Ordinance C4. This pairing has created the best benchmark ball I've thrown to date. I tested the Xponent on the house shot at my home center. Our house pattern is longer (43 ft) and higher volume (almost 30ml). The Xponent was great first ball out as it allowed me to play nearer to the friction, but not over-react on my small misses right. This ball gave me more area than any other I have thrown here, and really helped my first game average. It's also clean and continuous enough to stay in play though the transition. Navigating the ball change from game one can be one of trickiest parts of bowling in this particular center because they start out very cliffed and tend to carry- down alot as you bowl. The Xponent handles the fronts drying up and the back-ends getting tighter extremely well. I see this ball being useful for so many different styles of player because it is useful on so many different lane conditions. It's a great ball for starting a bit straighter than balls like the Phaze II might let you, but you don't run into the same problems with carrying while covering boards that the balls with really early covers give you. As a pro shop guy, this ball also makes a fantastic choice as a first purchase and a ball you can really build an arsenal around. See my full ball reaction video at: https://youtu.be/u1N1L5EDlH4 Lonnie Pemberton Storm Pro Shop Staff Vise Pro Shop Staff Revolutions Pro Shop

  • Xponent

    Posted by Will on Aug 7th 2023

    Ball Specs: Xponent Core: Symmetric Cover: Batch 701 Solid Finish: 4000 grit Review: Introducing the new 700 series ball from 900 Global. The Xponent is the latest and greatest benchmark ball produced by 900 Global. This ball slides in perfectly in that benchmark spot that so many people fight to find sometimes. Seeing that this ball has a very smooth reaction you will find yourself gravitating to it not just for the color combo but also the great reaction you’ll see on the lanes. I drilled mine with a very neutral layout that was pin down. I really wanted to see how versatile this ball could be for me. It did not disappoint I was able to move left and open up my angles and the ball still came back, when the lanes were a little wetter, I was still able to move right and play straight without fear of the ball over hooking. If you are looking for that next ball that will be a little stronger than your Burner or Hustle the Xponent is the perfect next step up. If you are looking for that benchmark ball that can be the first one out of your bag I would suggest taking a long look at this ball. Make sure you grab yours today! Will Tefft 900 Global Staff Member will@parklanes.net www.900global.com