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The New 900 Global Break Point Pearl Ball Reaction Video
Review by bowlingball.com staff member Tony Ruocco:
Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5" under fingers
Mass Bias Position - 5" from PAP right of thumb
CG Placement - 1" left of center
Balance Hole - none
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (polished)
What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
As you have seen from our past reviews sometimes the balls just do not work out for us. The original Break Point and I did not match up well. Do not know why but it was not one of my favorite balls.
The pearl looks like a ball I would like. I went with a pretty standard layout so that I could get a good read on this ball. The pearlized S73 cover combined with a even stronger weight block from the original made me think this was going to be a good piece of equipment.
This layout usually lets me do a lot on the lane. I can generally play anywhere from up the outside to extremely deep and still get the recovery and power I need at the pins.
What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Perfect, perfect, perfect. Every once in a while the ball that you were maybe a little up int he air about comes through. I loved the way this ball rolled for me. It was a perfect mixture of control and power. After throwing this ball I actually think that if I would have taken the time and played with the coverstock on the Break Point I may have liked it more.
The Break Point Pearl got through the heads with ease and did not seem to be too effected by any early friction. It picked up a super strong roll in the mid-lane (reminded me of my Break S75) and continued that strong motion right through the back ends and straight through the pins.
This is the type of ball I love, it makes my job easy....Get a Break Point Pearl!