900 Global Zen Gold Label Bowling Ball

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The Zen Gold Label will be the cleanest and most responsive Zen to date! This ball was hand-crafted to give you the ability to open your angles and not feel like the ball is going to miss the breakpoint. Featuring our Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Cover combined with the Meditate Symmetric Core, the Gold Label will dominate any medium-heavy condition you can throw at it.

The more than proven Meditate Symmetric Core is the engine driving the Gold Label. Since the cover is so clean and responsive…this core makes perfect sense. Due to its massive size and readability, this single density symmetric core will not miss the spot as others can with skid/flip bowling balls. The low RG/high differential symmetric core will perfectly even out the angularity of the cover. .

Color Deep Purple
Coverstock S77 Response™ Pearl
Core Meditate™ Symmetric
RG 2.49
Differential 0.051
Intermediate Diff n/a
Factory finish Reacta Gloss Factory Finish 
Weights 12 thru 16lbs

54 Reviews

  • Zen Gold Label

    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 my 900 Global Zen Gold Label 5 x 3 x 2 and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The Zen Gold Label is a strong symmetric pearl reactive piece that I really like to use lanes with low volume and high friction. The low Rg and high diff gives this ball high flare potential when I need something to be clean and off the spot this is the ball to go to. My YouTube video of the ball can be found at: https://youtu.be/OxHTtge_21U?si=ThqgIE9I5s2296q3

  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Mike LeViner on Jan 17th 2024

    Layout: 50 x 4 ½ x 35 The Zen Gold Label satisfies the need for a ball to go to after the original Zen – it is 2-3 feet cleaner and has a “flippier” motion in the backend. Whereas the original Zen has a good amount of midlane traction, the Gold Label moves that traction a few feet further down the lane. The end result is a ball that is best at home on medium to medium-dry conditions. Due to how clean this ball is in the front part of the lane, it is not best for heavier or longer oil conditions, nor was it designed for those. The original Zen, Xponent, or Sublime would be one ball stronger, and the Eternity Pi would be the choice for true heavy oil.

  • Cleanest Zen Yet!!

    Posted by Brandon Boyer on Jan 16th 2024

    The Zen Gold Label features the same Meditate Core that is in all of the other Zens but this one is wrapped with the Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Coverstock. The Gold Label and me definitely had a shaky start. Out of the box it was a little bit too clean and whippy for me so I put it away for a few weeks. Then I went to bowl a tournament and I hit it with a 1000 grit pad and ever since then I absolutely love it. I recently won a doubles tournament solely throwing the Gold Label! Now that it has lane shined back up it does exactly what I wanted it to do. Now it reads the midlane a lot more overall but still has a killer amount of backend so it blends the lane out so much better. For anybody wondering how it compares to some of the other balls in the lineup it is definitely longer and sharper the the Original Zen but weaker and longer compared to the Eternity. So if you are looking for a really good sharp benchmark type reaction in a pearl ball than look no further than the Zen Gold Label!!!

  • Responsive

    Posted by Zack Newman on Jan 15th 2024

    The 900 Global Zen Gold Label is in a word, RESPONSIVE. The original Zen was extremely strong front to back for a symmetric pearl, and the biggest difference I see here is how much cleaner and quicker down the lane the reserve blend 801 cover is than the S74 on the Zen. I went with 5 3/4 x 4 x 2 for the layout and the ball never sees the first 15 feet of the lane, even on somewhat burned up lanes. This ball isn't necessarily something I would recommend as the first ball out of your bag as it can be a little unpredictable at box surface on fresh oil, but as soon as your bigger stuff starts to burn up a little or get lazy down the lane, this is the go-to for creating shape down the lane and through the pins. I threw mine at box surface as well as with 1000/step 2 polish and both were excellent...box surface being a little cleaner and more responsive. If you have the OG Zen, the Gold Label creates an extremely effective 1-2 punch. If not, it complements bigger/stronger covers very well as the first step down out of those.

  • Favorite sym pearl

    Posted by Johnny Quach on Jan 10th 2024

    Even better than the original Layout: 50x5x50 / 5x4.25x2.75 Two hander, 450 rpm, 15.5 mph The gold label was made to be like the original zen but more angular and it does exactly that. I never have to worry about the zen GL making the corner where i had to trick the original one in order to get back from far left. When i get around it, the zen GL is probably the most angular ball in my bag. More off the spot than my Journey, VEBO and even some weaker stuff like IQ ruby and duo. Obviously this ball needs a little bit of friction but once its there, this ball looks so amazing. Like i mentioned, i never have to worry aboutmaking the corner because i know i can just throw it to the friction and itll come off of it. Still my go to sym pearl even with all the clean/shiny stuff out right now. Check out our Youtube video and channel: https://youtu.be/tvuI0bQFAgI?si=Esh5DDOdCPM20_cm Striking Results Pro Shop

  • Zen Gold Label - Pallet 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: https://youtu.be/DB6SHB7Pj1Q There has been some really good equipment that is being released right now from Storm, Roto Grip and 900 Global and it all starts with this Zen Gold Label. Let’s talk about the Zen Gold Label. All I can say is FANTASTIC. The Zen Gold Label is going to be able to replace most of my dryer condition equipment. Instead of having two balls to transition too I will just need the Gold Label. It will be very versatile for you and will be able to play straight or get deep with this and carry out the corners. So smooth and controllable off the break point with plenty of hitting power. The back end on the Gold Label is what I was looking for Zen from the and just couldn’t get this reaction out of the Zen. Put the Gold Label on the pallet list because this ball is special. Joel Donner 900 Global Staff Member Cedar Rapids, IA #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide #RGSquad #Iambowling

  • Gold Label Zen

    Posted by Gil B on Dec 28th 2023

    Zen Gold Label has been a surprise for me. Really liked the original Zen and was nervous that this would be a let down. My layout was a 5x4x4 This gets my pin pretty much right above the 2 fingers. This big core matched with the pearl cover gets the ball through the fronts than really banking on the back end. Storing all that energy to really crush through the pins. This ball has been great on the fresh. Also great when they start to dry up and you want to create that steep angel to the pocket. Grab some Gold Label

  • Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Rich Kollmeyer on Dec 28th 2023

    Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 VLS Unlike many people, I didn’t get the hype with the original Zen. It was okay, but I think I tried to make it something it wasn’t with a pin-down layout and it just didn’t match up for me. The Zen Gold Label keeps the same symmetric Meditate core from the original, but put it into the new Reserve Blend 801 pearl overstock. The 801 overstock is weaker (meaning it goes longer) and is more angular than the original, giving it more of a skid/flip or hockey stick shape. This is a great option after the lanes start to break down and you need to move deeper and still have enough energy to kick the corners out. My Specs - Speed - 16 mph, Rev Rate - 315. PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up. Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/hHf8LzFTrfw

  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label Ball Review

    Posted by Pete Dohan Jr on Dec 19th 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: 5 X 41/2 X 2 The latest Zen release the Gold Label features a new cover, the 901 Reverve Blend Pearl. In relation to the original Zen this cover is weaker and cleaner than the pearl cover on the Zen. With this release and the removal of one of my favorites, the Phaze V from the line, I wanted my Gold Label to replace it in my arsenal. Since this is a weaker cover, like the R2S pearl that is featured on the Phaze V, I drilled it with a higher pin buffer to get the ball to read the lane earlier. The higher pin buffer and a stronger symmetrical weight block allows the ball to read more in the mid lane and be more responsive off the end of the pattern. The only drawback is that if I get too steep with my angles the ball does tend to roll forward on the house shot. I picked this layout to use this ball when the lanes transition on the longer PBA 50 patterns. But this ball also gives me a stronger symmetrical ball when I bowl on house patterns with a lot of friction. This piece is not an exact replacement for the Phaze V but gives me a comparable shape in my arsenal. I removed the Reacta Gloss with a 1000 abralon and have let the ball shine back up to give me a ball surface that is easily repeatable. Pete Dohan Storm Bowling Amateur Staff #StormNation

  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Mike Craig - Storm Amateur Staff on Dec 19th 2023

    I drilled up my ZEN GOLD LABEL with a 5.25 x 4 x 4 layout. This put the pin over my middle finger. This is a layout I prefer when the fronts are starting to go and my bigger balls are picking up too quickly and forcing me into larger angles. I slightly have glazed the cover with a 3000 CTD pad which is almost like 2000 SiaAir pads. I have put this up against my EXOTIC GEM, CLONE, & DUO which are my shinier choices for most medium/slightly wetter conditions. The ZEN GOLD LABEL did exactly what I needed in that it just glides thru the front of the lane much easier than the EXOTIC GEM and CLONE. My DUO was the same length in the front but a more slower move in the back compared to the ZEN GOLD LABEL. On slightly slicker patterns, the CLONE and EXOTIC GEM were better looks but I could get really shut down angles and try to force it up the gut so to speak. Even then, I had to be too perfect to justify not using the EXOTIC or CLONE at that point. Drill this one up if you have a tougher time getting your bigger pieces to get thru burnt front panels and want something that still has some pop on it down lane.

  • Upgraded Zen

    Posted by Thomas Szczepaniak on Dec 16th 2023

    The Zen Gold Label is great if you desire a little zing off the spot compared to the original Zen which was a staple in league play when it came out. Get yours at your local pro shop today.

  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Nov 28th 2023

    The Zen Gold Label by 900 Global is one of the newest additions to the 800 batch and it’s been impressive so far. After drilling the original Zen and having a ton of success with it, seeing a pearl version has created a perfect 1-2 combo in the line. With a black, pearl coverstock and a massive, symmetrical weight block, the Gold Label is perfect for creating length through the front part of the lane, storing energy, and creating an extremely quick response time into the pocket. I’ve drilled one so far and think it rolls great. It’s mapped out as 5.5 x 4 x 3. This puts the pin above my bridge with a decent sized shift of the CG toward my PAP. From a surface standpoint, I’ve left the surface alone and let some oil get in the coverstock. The Gold Label has stayed extremely shiny but I know when I go to it, I’m going to need to stand left and expect a lot of angle in front of the pins. As lane surfaces get older and as bowling centers put out less volume, the Gold Label is a perfect ball to drill for some of those drier conditions. It’s been a perfect compliment to my original Zen, the Xponent, and Eternity. I’ve had the most success once patterns break down and stretch, while still needing something to read the body of the lane. If you drilled an original Zen and liked it, or if you need a symmetrical piece that will fly through the front and create a fast response time down-lane, go drill yourself a 900 Global Zen Gold Label!

  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Nov 26th 2023

    900 Global Zen Gold Label Layout: 4.5 x 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 Zen Gold Label utilizes the Special Reserve Batch #801 pearl coverstock and the Meditate weight block. First impressions are easy length and good backend motion. There are times the pearl cover is too clean for fresh oil conditions. The Gold Label definitely has a place in the bag for when transition starts. The motion of the Gold Label is different than the original Zen. The Zen Soul and Zen Gold label have big shoes to fill so I don’t think it is fair to compare. The Gold Label will be my No. 3 or 4 ball out of my bag. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • 900G ZEN GL

    Posted by KEITH C on Nov 24th 2023

    My Specs: PAP: 4 7/8 R 7/8 UP REV: 350 MPH: 15 AT PINS LAYOUT: 4.5 X 4.25 X 1.5 VLS I have been bowling with the 900 Global Zen Gold Label for a few months now and I am very impressed with its performance. This ball is smooth through the front part of the lane, angular on the backend and dominate on medium conditions. Smoother and less rolly to my eyes than the OG Zen. I did not like the reacta-gloss finish, so it is at 4000 Abralon no polish. It has a great combination of length and hook potential, thanks to the Reserve Blend 801 Pearl coverstock and the Meditate symmetric core. The ball reacts well to different hand positions and release angles, allowing me to open up the lane and create more entry angle to the pocket. The ball also hits hard and carries well, especially on the light hits. The Zen Gold Label is a versatile and reliable ball that can handle a variety of lane patterns and transitions. It is definitely one of my favorite balls in my arsenal and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high performance pearl ball that can handle some oil. The Zen Gold Label is the cleanest and most responsive Zen to date as per SPI. #zenballgood #GoGlobal #StrikingWordwide Keith Cordy 900 Global Amateur Staff Ambassador

  • Enter the new Zen!

    Posted by Sam Cooper on Nov 22nd 2023

    Sam Cooper-Roto Grip Amateur Staffer Layout 55×5 1/4″x40 Enter another Zen! I was a very avid thrower of the original Zen. Love the smoother yet quicker motion of the original. I put many many games on that ball, but I always said I wish the cover was slightly weaker. Being in Western PA we deal with a lot of friction meaning that the bigger the core the more tendencies to “burn up” or loose energy. The Gold Label having that weaker/cleaner cover is exactly the answer. The reserve blend 801 cover gets the ball down lane easier than the Response S77 cover of the original but makes that same Zen motion. I believe this is even more versatile than the original one and used by a wide variety of styles. It is a step down from the original Zen or the Roto Grip Duo when those balls are hooking too early. It would be a great piece for the middle of anyone’s bag. #ZenballGood

  • Clean & Sharp!

    Posted by Brad Paynter on Nov 20th 2023

    The Zen Gold Label was a bit of a surprise for me. As the original Zen wasn’t the cleanest through the fronts, I was thinking the Gold Label would still have some of that characteristic. However, with the chance in the coverstock, this ball is extremely clean. That means it doesn’t hook in the early part of the lane. Compared to the original Zen, I think this ball is slightly weaker but sharper off the backend. I use this ball mainly on house shots, and think it will fit in a lot of players arsenals! Give it a shot!

  • Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on Nov 9th 2023

    Unpopular opinion…I wasn’t a huge fan of the OG Zen. Call me crazy, but I just didn’t gel with it. The Gold Label is NOT the OG Zen. The Gold Label is finally a piece that I feel we have missed for a long time. A strong, bigger piece that is clean and angular. The last ball I thought did this was the Phaze4. The Phase 5 didn’t do it for me…but this Gold Label does it all!! I did drilled 2 of them. One of them is pin up and the other is pin down. The pin up one is 5x5x2 and I keep it at box surface. It’s clean and angular. When I need to get in and wheel it, this ball eats! The other one is pin down 4.5x4.5x3.75 with the surface cracked at 3,000. This one is earlier and smoother. I recently started a night of league with 300-300 with this ball! When I want to keep my angles a little more closed, this is the ball I pick up! Zen Gold Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface Zen Gold Label- 4.5x4.5x3.75 (pin down) 3k surface Other balls in the bag: Virtual Energy Black Out- 5x4x2 box surface Journey- 5x5x2 Hustle RIP- 5x5x2 box surface

  • Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Curtiss on Oct 31st 2023

    900 Global Zen Gold Label - 800 Series Coverstock: Reserve Blend 801 Pearl - Reacta Gloss Core: Meditate Symmetric RG: 2.49 Differential: .051 (15 lbs) The new Zen Gold Label had the Meditate Symmetric Core that was in the original Zen, with a new Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Coverstock. With this new cover, you will see a clean reaction through the fronts, getting plenty of length, with a sharp backend reaction. The original Zen was used more on fresh or heavier oil patterns, but the new Gold Label is a perfect complement to the Zen when the lanes begin to break down. On a house shot, typically I will go to this ball around the end of game 1. Once I switch, I can move left and start to open up the lane. This ball has no issues getting down the lane but has so much recovery on the back end, you won't believe your eyes. I also have found I use this ball quite a bit on some of the shorter sport patterns. I do not have to overthrow the ball through the dry in the midlane, which helps keep the ball around the pocket.

  • Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Zachary Woelfel on Oct 13th 2023

    Zen ball good! The Zen has been one of my favorite balls for the last 2 years and I am confident that the Zen gold label will be a great addition to the Zen family. The gold label is a little cleaner than the original Zen with more downlane shape. If you are a fan of the Zen, but you would like to have a cleaner option, then you need to get out and get a Zen Gold Label. I personally do not think that I would have both the Zen and the Gold Label in the same bag because they have too similar of an option. I have loved what I have seen out of this ball so far and I look forward to adding this ball to my tournament and house shot arsenal. Go out and get yours today!

  • 900 Global Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Daren Seney on Sep 27th 2023

    (14# Review) | PAP - 5'' right 1/2'' up | Ball Speed - Medium | Style - Tweener | Right Handed | 900 Global Zen Gold Label | Cover: Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Reactive | Core: Meditate Symmetric | RG: 2.50 (14#) | RG. Diff.: 0.051 (14#) | Finish: Reacta Gloss | The 900 Global Zen Gold Label is a pleasant surprise for me. As someone who didn't find great success with the original Zen, the Gold Label provides a dependable motion down lane that I was looking for. This ball floats through the front part of the lane a bit easier than the original Zen and gives me a strong yet controllable motion as it exits the pattern. | On a THS, I have been able to play a variety of angles from the track to 4th arrow. | I will definitely be putting this ball in the tournament bag for when I need to start migrating left mid-way through the block on sport conditions. | Layout - 4x2.5x3

  • Need Angle? You Got It!

    Posted by Andrew on Sep 27th 2023

    The newest member of the 900 Global Zen family, Zen Gold Label. Using the Meditate Symmetric Core wrapped in the new Reserve Blend 801 pearl cover. You want skip/flip? You got it! By far the most angular ball in the line. It is much cleaner than the original Zen and more down lane but very close in performance. I could stand in the same spot and both hit the pocket, in different ways. This is a stand right throw it left kinda ball for me! Fits between my dark code and Phaze 5. When they both get lazy down lane this ball shines! Going to be a great ball for this upcoming league season there will be many on the ball returns! Andrew Smith Storm staff LH Rev rate 420+ Speed 16.5

  • Zen Gold Label Review by Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson

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

    900 Global Zen Gold Label Cover: Reserve Blend 801™ Pearl Reactive Core: Meditate™ (Symmetrical) Color: Deep Purple Review: The Zen line is quickly becoming a staple line similar to the Hy-Road or Phaze lines. We were happy to see another successful Zen release after we thought it hit a bit of a plateau with the ‘Master’ and ‘Soul’ just kind being okay pieces. Going back to a more similar shape to the original, the Gold Label picks up just a touch later and a touch more overall. We drilled this ball with our normal layout: tweener, 350-375 revs, 16.5mph, layout of choice is 4x4x2 (pin is above bridge). Although the SPI market is a bit flooded with pearls, this is our current favorite of the entire collection. The Meditate weight block really creates some continuous power through the pins that is not comparable. Pair that with an incredible cover and its game over for the competition. Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson 900 Global Pro Shop Staffers joel@parklanes.net kyle@parklanes.net Dean@frontierfuncenter.net www.900Global.com #GoGlobal

  • Zen Gold

    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 Zen Gold 4.75x2.25 RG 2.49 DIFF .051 The Original Zen and I didn’t work well together. This one seems sharper in the backend and that’s good news for me. I think this will be a solid piece on house and sport. The Batch 801 Pearl cover and the Meditate Symmetrical core are clean enough but not too clean. I can jump in with this ball fairly easy. I could see this being a highly used league ball for sure.

  • Zen Gold Label

    Posted by Todd B on Aug 30th 2023

    The new 900 Global Zen Gold Label features the same Mediate Symmetric core in the other Zens, but this one is wrapped in the Reserve Blend 801 Pearl coverstock. At 15 pounds, the RG is 2.49 and the differential is .051. Drilled at 5x4x2 (pin above bridge) compared to my original Zen drilled the same way, the Gold Label is much cleaner (about 4-5 feet) and has a much stronger, almost skid/flip reaction on the backend. I was not as big of a fan as the original Zen as much of the bowling community was. I did like it, but for me it was a ball that I couldn’t throw for more than two games as it just didn’t carry the corners when I had to really feed it to the right. I don’t have that problem with the Gold Label. This ball just keeps on coming when you throw it to the dry. For me the original Zen and the Gold Label make a great 1-2 combination.


    Posted by BRIAN HIRSCH on Aug 28th 2023

    Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the 900 Global Zen Gold Label! In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in The ALL-NEW Reserve Blend 801 Pearl Cover and comes with Reacta Gloss and an RG of 2.49, Diff of .051. I don't get to throw as many of the 900 Global balls as I would like and haven't thrown the entire ZEN line. With that being said I did throw the ZEN Master and ZEN Soul and both balls came with surface and were much stronger than the ZEN Gold Label as this ball comes shiny and reacta gloss. Just these surface differences make these balls different and can be in the same bag I did find the ZEN Soul and Master to be very close to each other and would not suggest them to be paired together. Onto the review of the ZEN Gold Label I did find this a fun ball to throw and what that means for me is being a low rev player I like these kinds of balls that get down the lane and restore energy for the end of the pattern. Staying closer to the gutter and track is where I found it to be best as I moved left I did not have the revs to get it back. I do see this ball getting a lot of play after a few games are on the pair or a shorter pattern and/or lower volume of oil is on the lane. The video is up at https://youtu.be/w8h08PJyShI?si=V1LuEh7DMGEAOw2k Get out to your STORM VIP shop or Pro Shop and get yours today! BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 3/8 up. #Storm #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #LogoInfusion or #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)