900 Global XPonent Pearl Bowling Ball

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The XPonent Pearl will expand upon the performance in the 700 Series by offering a great medium-light oil option. The Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core will give the bowler an early revving and controllable shape. Combined with the hand crafted Reserve Blend 702 Pearl Cover which was designed to give you extra length on those drier conditions.

Color Sky Blue/Black  
Coverstock 702 Pearl Reactive  
Core Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric  
RG 2.48  
Differential 0.041  
Intermediate Diff n/a  
Factory finish Reacta Gloss Polish   
Weights 12 thru 16lbs  

13 Reviews

  • Xponent Pearl

    Posted by Adam Chase on Feb 27th 2024

    layout: 5 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 surface: Reacta Gloss The Xponent pearl brings back the Shrapnel 2.0 Core combined with the new Reserve Batch 702 Pearl Coverstock. Designed for medium oil, the Xponent pearl will be one step below the Zen Gold Label in terms of total hook. I got to test this ball on a 44ft Typical House Shot and a 42ft Sport Pattern. The Xponent pearl's primary use is for medium oil conditons which means on most typical house patterns, wouldn't be fantastic on fresh oil. For me, I found it to be too weak for my style to be great on the fresh. It was very responsive to the dry and had trouble picking up in the inside oil. It is however a great step down from the Xponent Solid as it gives a few more feet of length and a more angular backend. The xponent pearl was great in transition after the Xponent became too slow down the lane. I was able to stand in the same place on the approach and use the same line on the lane to continue to strike. The Xponent Pearl got through the front of the lane easier and backended much harder. It was actually pretty surprising how well it read the lane front to back. Bowlers should get the Xponent pearl if they have the Xponent Solid and are looking for a cleaner and more responsive option or as a ball down option from the Zen Gold. On the 42ft Sport Pattern, I was again pretty surprised how well the ball read the pattern considering how much more volume there was than the house pattern. As expected though, the ball was only usable in the transition phase of the pattern. It was a better second transition and step down from the Zen Gold. The Zen Gold was overall stronger by a few boards and more angular down the lane. It was easier to use the Zen Gold after a ball such as the Harsh Reality than the Xponent Pearl was. As the lanes broke down more from the Zen Gold, the Xponent Pearl really came alive. I was able to move into the oil more while allowing the ball to utilize the drier conditions that I had created. The ball continued well and angled well through the pins. The Xponent Pearl I feel was designed properly based on its specs. It is definitely better for use on medium to drier lane conditions but due to the lower rg of the core, it can handle a little more oil if you remove the reacta gloss. The most optimal use for this ball in league would be game 2 and/or 3 depending on your style or conditions and more of a burn type ball for sport tournament conditions. Adam Chase Storm Staff

  • Just as good as the Solid

    Posted by Thomas Szczepaniak on Feb 27th 2024

    This ball is by far just as big of a sleeper as the original XPonent. To get this reliable of a ball for the price point in the line is amazing. Very clean similar to the Summit Peak but a touch smoother on the back ends similar to the Sublime.

  • Xponent Pearl

    Posted by Will on Feb 26th 2024

    Xponent Pearl Cover Stock: Reserve Blend 702 Pearl Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Review: The original Xponent is one of my favorite balls to throw when the lanes start to break down. With the new Xponent Pearl that is still true but with the added pearl cover stock you will see a cleaner look through the fronts with more backend motion. This ball is great for beginner bowlers who are looking to get into something a little more than their typical entry-level ball. This ball also will match up with your higher-level bowlers as well, giving them the option to have a ball that can be used as the lanes start to get burned up after a long tournament. Make sure you grab one and put it in your bag today! Will Tefft 900 Global Staff Member will@parklanes.net www.900global.com

  • 900 Global Xponent Pearl review by Lonnie Pemberton

    Posted by Lonnie Pemberton on Feb 22nd 2024

    [size=14pt][font=arial][u][b]LANE CONDITION[/b][/u][/font][/size] Length:43 Volume: Med-High Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS 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. Lonnie Pemberton Storm Pro Shop Staff Vise Pro Shop Staff Revolutions Pro Shop Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/@k1ngsizepapa

  • Xponent Pearl

    Posted by Chase Valenzuela on Feb 22nd 2024

    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.

  • Xponent Pear delivers

    Posted by Brian Eger on Feb 19th 2024

    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.

  • X Pearl!

    Posted by Tony Marino on Feb 19th 2024

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

  • 900 Global Xponent Pearl – WWRD 2/16/2024

    Posted by Patrick Dombrowski (Storm Staff) on Feb 18th 2024

    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. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page: https://youtu.be/T_vFMxwkJg4

  • Xponent Pearl

    Posted by Michael Slatky on Feb 18th 2024

    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 900 Global Staff Member York, PA

  • Xponent Pearl!

    Posted by Josh Shoemaker on Feb 17th 2024

    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

  • Xponent Pearl

    Posted by Xponent Pearl on Feb 16th 2024

    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 900 Global Staff Member Dover, DE

  • Great Pearl!

    Posted by Todd Pawlak on Feb 11th 2024

    Well here we go! I was happy with the 900 Global Xponent solid bowling balls, and here is the pearl! People looking for a ball when the lanes break down or dry out a little, here you go. I bowl one of my leagues on wood lanes, and this ball is in my bag! Very happy with the way it rolls right out of the box. It gives you that extra length with the 702 Pearl cover and with the Shrapnel 2.0 Symmetric Core, its a great combination for those drier lane conditions. 900 Global has made its way, when the lanes have oil, or when they have light to medium oil....They have it covered!

  • 900 Global Xponent Pearl

    Posted by Matt Fazzone on Feb 10th 2024

    The 700 Series from 900 Global is iconic since the introduction of the Honey Badger. The Xponent Pearl features the 702 pearl cover and I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 and I was quite shocked at the ball motion that it made. It was defiantly clean through the fronts but once it is time to make its motion it is nothing but smooth and continuous. It honestly reminds me more of a solid because of how slow it is in the back. If you are looking for something that is controllable when the lanes are hook, then look no farther than the Xponent Pearl.