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

57 Reviews

  • Xponent Review

    Posted by Sandra McIntire on Jan 17th 2024

    I am a higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. I drilled 900 Global Xponent 5 x 3 x 2 and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The 900 Global Xponent symmetric solid reactive piece that I really like medium/low volume patterns where there’s lots of friction . The low Rg and medium diff gives this ball medium- high flare potential when I need something to be clean, smooth, and controllable this is the ball to go to. My YouTube video of the ball can be found at: https://youtu.be/w3-dcZXRl3M?si=jTyNKzp4QMZTbR1U

  • Xponent!

    Posted by Brandon Boyer on Jan 15th 2024

    The 900 Global Xponent features the Shrapnel 2.0 symmetrical core with the All New Reserve Blend 701 cover. The Shrapnel Core was last featured in the Ordnance C4. But the coverstock had yet to be seen before the Xponent. For the most part the Xponent reminded me a lot of the Ordnance C4 but better in my opinion. The Xponent offers me an amazing benchmark type reaction that is a little less overall than the Phaze 2 but a little bit earlier and smoother than say an IQ Tour Solid. If I am going to be honest the Xponent for me has not been amazing on a house shot. The IQ tour is definitely a better option for me. But on any sport pattern it is the exact opposite. The Xponent has became one of my go to’s on anything hard. But I will say all because it’s that way for me doesn’t mean it will be that way for you. Everybody is different and even if one ball doesn’t match up for you doesn’t mean it won’t match up for somebody else! I will end my review on this. If you are looking for a good all around bench mark ball then look no further than the 900 Goobal Exponent!

  • Smooth Benchmark

    Posted by Zack Newman on Jan 15th 2024

    The 900 Global Xponent is the best example of a benchmark in the current Global line (in my humble opinion). At a 4000 grit finish, an RG of 2.48 and a very medium differential of 0.042, it's an extremely predictable motion throughout every part of the lane and easily the first ball out of many bags. I drilled mine 5 3/4 x 4 x 2, and it's the smoothest ball in my bag outside of urethane. For the cliffed up house shots or anything medium volume, this is the one. The upcoming Xponent Pearl should complement this extraordinarily well and allow you to stay in your comfort zone just a little longer by using both as a 1-2 combo.

  • Amazing benchmark ball to build a bag

    Posted by Johnny Quach on Jan 10th 2024

    Great benchmark ball This ball surpassed all my expectations and has been one of the most versatile balls ive thrown this year. Its definitely a perfect middle-of-the-bag type of ball, got plenty of options above and below it. I think it fits between a Phaze II and an IQ Tour, just clean, smooth, and medium strength. I can use it on different houses, different sport shots (especially the short/medium length ones or once it starts to dry up but the backends are still tight), straight or hooking the whole lane, handled surface and shine well, etc.. it was just a super versatile ball that worked best when you needed a bit of an early rolling and smooth reaction. Check out our Youtube video and channel: https://youtu.be/SQZ6V95Tsz0?si=zKTOvFrfYuaOSCZW Striking Results Pro Shop

  • 900 Global Xponent

    Posted by Mike LeViner on Jan 8th 2024

    Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 40 The 900 Global Xponent is the definition of a benchmark bowling ball, which makes it one of the most versatile balls available. It is best at home at medium oil patterns, is clean through the fronts, and has a smooth arc motion in the midlane and backend. It is clean enough in the front part of the lane to use on medium-dry lane conditions, which isn't always the case with bowling balls with solid coverstocks. The easiest and most valid comparison for the Xponent is the Storm IQ Tour Solid, and I do think they are quite similar. The stronger core of the Xponent gives it a slightly different shape, but the overall amount of motion is very similar. This ball is a great piece to build an arsenal around.

  • 900 Global Xponent - Bench Mark Ball

    Posted by Joel Donner on Dec 28th 2023

    About Me 900 Global Staff Left Handed: High Rev High Speed Player Layout: 5 X 5 X 3 Pap: - 47/8 +1 Rev Rate: +-500 Speed 17-18mph Ball Video: hhttps://youtu.be/1RUvY-QOpoQ The 900 Global Xponent is my new benchmark ball in my bag. I am extremely happy that this ball came out. I had the C4 and wished it had just a little more length and a little more backend and that is what the Xponent just gave me. Not did this ball also give me the length and backend that I wanted but I am also able to have a very controllable and predictable ball in my hand. I have not seen so much miss room out of a ball until I threw the Xponent. The hitting power out of this ball is ridiculous I am so happy that 900 Global has rejuvenated the C4 and made Xponent everything that I have been looking for. Joel Donner 900 Global Staff Member Cedar Rapids, IA #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide #RGSquad #Iambowling

  • 900 Global Xponent

    Posted by Rich Kollmeyer on Dec 28th 2023

    Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 VLS The Xponent is currently the only ball in the 700 series, so based on that, it should be in the mid-level performance range, perfect for a benchmark ball - not too diggy early and not too flippy in the back end. The Xponent provides a nice consistent read, which allows it to be versatile, but I feel most comfortable playing straighter lines right of 3rd arrow. I could see this as a great ball to keep me out of trouble on tougher challenge and sport conditions. My Specs - Speed - 16 mph, Rev Rate - 315. PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up. Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/xsxoJHS72S8

  • 900 Global Xponent Ball Review

    Posted by Pete Dohan Jr on Dec 4th 2023

    Bowler Stats: Speed: 15.5 MPH Rev Rate: 275 RPM Tilt: 3-5 degrees Axis Rotation: 60 degrees PAP: 5 ⅜ over 1 ¼ up Layout: 4 ¾ X 4 ½ X 2 ¼ VLS The 900 Global Xponent is in the benchmark category when comparing it to the Phaze II and Summit. I drilled this piece with a stronger layout for bowling the PBA50 Tour. Out of box this ball is slightly weaker than my Phaze II and also slower off the end of the pattern where the Phaze II has more continuous motion. On the house shot the Xponent is not a ball I can move left and swing the lane with. I need to keep my angles shallower towards my target and get help from the dry at the end of the pattern. I did have success using the Xponent on the Monacelli 40’ PBA pattern during the Lightning Strikes PBA 50 National Tour event on the fresh. With the surface of the Xponent I scratched it with a 1000 abralon by hand and I have let it shine up by itself. This has helped blend the wet/dry on the house pattern which has more volume than the PBA 50 patterns. Pete Dohan Storm Bowling Amateur Staff #StormNation

  • 900 G Xponent

    Posted by Keith C on Nov 24th 2023

    My Specs: PAP: 4 7/8R 7/8up Revs: 350 MPH: 15 at pins Layout: VLS 5 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/8 The 900 Global Xponent is a meticulously crafted ball that combines the best of old and new technologies to create a versatile and reliable benchmark piece. The ball features the Shrapnel 2.0 symmetric core, which has a low RG and medium differential to rev up quickly and produce a smooth and continuous motion down the lane. The coverstock is the Reserve Blend 701 solid, which is a new formulation that offers a balanced blend of traction and backend. The ball is finished with a 4000-grit Abralon surface, which makes it ideal for medium lane conditions. The 900 Global Xponent is a ball that can handle a variety of patterns and transitions, and provide a consistent and predictable shape on the lane. Whether you are looking for a first ball out of the bag or a go-to ball for any situation, the 900 Global Xponent is a ball that you can trust and enjoy the high scores. Ordnance C4 replacement? ABSOLUTELY! I typically play what the lanes dictate, so this ball has the versatility to accommodate all levels of bowlers. Predictable and trustworthy is how I feel about the X-Ponent. I have only used on THS in league and several local tournaments in different centers and it has become my go to ball when the big asymmetrical and symmetrical balls lose carry. The low RG (2.48), medium DIFF.(0.042) and the New 701 Blend solid cover blends out the wet/dry issues I have encountered. Same shape for me as the C4 but more forgiving than my IQ Tour for my game. If my description suits a need in your arsenal you need to visit a VIP proshop for yours. #GoGlobal

  • 900 Global Xponent Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Nov 22nd 2023

    900 Global Xponent ball Review by PJ Haggerty Benchmark. Versatile. Consistent. Those three descriptions are perfect for the new 900 Global Xponent. This ball lives in the 700 series, meaning mid-level performance but very compatible with all types of styles, rev-rates, and angles. The RG comes in at 2.48, has a differential of .042, and it’s wrapped with a 701 solid coverstock. The core is symmetrical and so far I’ve been extremely impressed with the Xponent. I’ve drilled two so far but the one I’ve had the most success with is mapped out as 5 x 3.5 with a 4’ pin buffer. This puts the pin below my bridge with a decent shift of the CG. I used it right out of the box and let oil create a lane-shine finish. I think the closest comparison to this ball is a Phaze II. Comparing the two, I believe the Xponent reads the lane just as early, but I have the response time quicker. That could explain the differential between the two balls. With a lower differential, the Xponent sees friction a little faster and creates a quicker response time. Across several different patterns and surfaces, I’ve had a ton of success with the Xponent as one of the first balls out of my bag. It compliments the Eternity Pi, Zen Gold Label, and DNA really well. If you’re looking for a strong, benchmark piece to add to your league or tournament bag, go drill the Xponent by 900 Global!

  • Xponent=X's

    Posted by Sam Cooper on Nov 22nd 2023

    Sam Cooper Roto Grip Amateur Staff. The 900 Global Xponent features the 701 reserve blend solid cover and the C4 core. I had a C4 and it was great for the shorter-medium sport patterns. When you needed control. I drilled the Xponent 55x5x40. I bring this ball with me a lot since drilling it(yes I know I am late to the party). I will throw this ball in practice to not only break the lanes down but to also find were the lane is telling me where to play. I find that this ball is great for finding that or telling you if you need less or more ball. I will admit that this ball is a little cleaner for a solid than anticipated. With that being said this ball has no trouble getting through the fronts. Reads the mid lane well and gives you control with a little bit of pop on the back end. I think this ball will be great for any tournament bowlers bag and even the average league bowlers bag.

  • Xponent review by Garrett Richardson

    Posted by Garrett Richardson on Nov 6th 2023

    The Xponent is a great house shot ball and a filler ball when you have a gap in your arsenal for medium patterns that is more smooth. Even though this ball is designed to be more smooth I drilled mine stronger with a sharper pin buffer 4 3/4 x 5 x 1 just to give me a lil more forgiveness if I miss at the bottom or leak it too far left. The Xponent is a great compliment if you had a 3 ball arsenal with 900 Global Reality for heavy oil, 900 Global Eternity/Eternity Pi for medium-heavy oil and 900 Global Xponent for medium oil. In league I have been able to use it all 3 games in a typical lefty fashion standing 20 and rolling it down 2nd arrow and just walks to the pocket. Once the lanes start to change then I would move my feet right 4-5 boards aiming to 13-14 at the arrows and with the buffer being 1 inch it helps it recover down lane when I get around it. I have not used it much in tournaments but I can see it being a ball to change to after 1-2 games (living in California/bay area). The Xponent is a ball I can see you can’t go wrong having in your bag! Garrett Richardson Storm Amateur Staff IG: grich_bowling

  • Xponent

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on Oct 31st 2023

    I have some strong words for this ball! The Xponent has risen to the level of my favorite benchmark ball EVER! I just can’t believe how versatile this ball is. When people come to my shop asking about it, I put it up against balls such as the Idol and Phaze2. I tend to say something on the lines of, If the Idol and Phaze2 were combined, you would have the Xponent. Early in the life of the Xponent, people would compare it to the original !Q, but I don’t see it. I see it as being cleaner and more angular than an Idol, but not as clean and angular as a Phaze2. Although I can absolutely get left with this ball at the end of a block and it doesn’t have an issue coming off the dry and still generating angle to carry. A lot of times, you can only get so far left with a solid before it burns up and/or isn’t able to generate the angle to carry, not with this ball! The Xponent does it all. For me, this ball is a MUST in the arsenal! I no longer carry a Phaze2 because of this ball! The layout for my Xponent is 5x5x2 Other balls in the bag: Zen Dark Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface Zen Dark Label- 4.5x4.5x3.75 (pin down) 3k surface Virtual Energy Black Out- 5x4x2 box surface Hustle RIP- 5x5x2 box surface

  • 900 Global Xponent

    Posted by Curtiss on Oct 24th 2023

    900 Global Xponent Coverstock: 701 Solid Reactive Finish: 4000 Abralon Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric RG: 2.49 Differential: 0.042 The new 900 Global Xponent is the next must have ball in everybody's bag. This has turned into my benchmark ball and is usually the firts ball out of my bag. It has a very smooth reaction that's picks up well in the midlane but smooth's out on the backend, but carries the corners very well. The ball is very predicable and smooth with its out of box finish, so I wanted to try it with a little shine on it and I was not disappointed. It is much cleaner through the midlane but really breaks off the friction down lane. I compare this ball to one of my favorites, The Ordiancne C4. The Xponent is smoother out of the box than the C4 but overall a bit stronger. I feel the Xponent is a great replacement for the C4 in my bag.

  • Xponent

    Posted by Zachary Woelfel on Oct 14th 2023

    The all new Xponent has fast become one of my favorites. This ball is a great piece that fits perfectly between my Phase 2 and !Q tour. The Xponent features the all-new Reserve Blend 701 Cover has been paired with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core to create an optimal shape for a benchmark ball. I see a lot of versatility with this bal which is what I want out of a benchmark ball. I am able to play straight angles and I am also able to move left and open up the lane while not sacrificing ball motion. I have no doubt that this ball will be in my arsenal for a long time.

  • 900 Global Xponent review by Chris Pollentier

    Posted by Chris Pollentier on Oct 10th 2023

    900 Global Xponent Coverstock: Reserve Blend 701 Solid Reactive Box Finish: 4000-Grit Abralon Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core RG: 2.48, Diff: 0.042 (15 lbs) VLS Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 1/2 Dual Angle Layout: 50 x 5 x 35 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 900 Global Xponent is Global’s latest release that features the all-new Reserve Blend 701 solid reactive cover that’s paired with the Shrapnel 2.0 symmetric core that was found in the Ordinance C4. The intent of this core/cover combo was to create a ball with a predictable, benchmark reaction that can be the first ball out of the bag that also provides the optimal shape for medium volume lane conditions. I drilled the Xponent with my standard drilling I use for many symmetrical balls which puts the pin above my ring finger with the CG kicked to the right. After throwing it for a few games, I definitely think the folks at 900 Global nailed the design intent of the Xponent. For me, it’s a medium-strong ball with a very continuous motion throughout the entire lane – which is exactly what I look for in a benchmark ball. The Reserve Blend 701 solid cover is strong enough that it still reads the reads the lane when in oil, and when it sees friction the medium strength Shrapnel 2.0 core helps the ball to roll off the dry instead of jerking too hard. What’s also great is that the Xponent is adaptable to different hand positions, so if I stay behind it a bit more it responds accordingly by going more forward, but if I have a stronger hand position it will come harder off the spot. By comparison, the OG Zen is a bit stronger overall, and the Zen Gold Label is cleaner with a sharper backend. The Xponent is a great addition to the 900 Global lineup and fits the bill of a solid benchmark ball. All players need a ball like this in their bag that gives them a predictable motion for league as well as tournaments. Chris Pollentier Storm Products Pro Shop Staff #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide

  • 900 Global Xponent review

    Posted by Mike Craig - Storm Amateur Staff on Oct 6th 2023

    I drilled my XPONENT up 4.5 x 4 x 3. This puts the ball in a pin up position just above my ring finger. I have thrown it mainly at the 4000 abr box finish. I have thrown this on regular house conditions and also in a PBA50 Regional on Steelsmith-42 pattern. On house, I have used it to blend out the wet/dry very well. It has enough shape to roll thru the tugs into the puddle and is smooth enough to blend out the dryer part of the lane. I can use a little more hitting power doing this so I have to make sure I don't let off the fingers doing this or it is flat ten every time. On the Steelsmith-42 pattern, it was a little too early as the pattern had a lower volume for a 42 foot pattern and more of a shined ball like the 900 GLOBAL ZEN GOLD LABEL was a better option as it didn't see that up front friction the XCEPTION seen. The XCEPTION side by side with balls like the GOLD LABEL and DNA were like this: DNA was more earlier and continuous motion. While the ZEN GOLD LABEL was longer thru the fronts and more down lane than the XPONENT. Grab an XPONENT if you want to smooth out the wet/dry of league or need something a little less than your bigger earlier hook monsters more in the middle range.

  • The definition of benchmark

    Posted by Andrew on Sep 27th 2023

    The Xponent is the newest benchmark to the 900 Global line. The shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core which was previously used in the Ordinance C4 wrapped in the new Reserve Blend 701 solid cover gives the ultimate medium performance in the bag. The 4000 grit finish gives you decent length with a late mid lane read and decent continuation. It fits right between an IQ tour and Phaze 2. This will match up on a variety of house conditions and medium patterns. It blended friction very well for me and never over hooked. That’s exactly what you want out of a benchmark ball! Andrew Smith Storm Staff LH Rev rate 420+ Speed 16.5

  • 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