The 900Global Break Down takes the loved features of the original break and brings them to the next level. The S70 solid coverstock and Break asymmetric core combine to offer a ball for bowlers looking for length and control when the lanes break down on medium oil conditions.
Pin under middle finger CG in palm
The Break Down brings back the historic technology of the Break series from several years ago, but it has a tweak to the ball dynamics to make the ball very suitable for tougher/flatter/broken down lane conditions. This will be THE tournament ball of choice for me. I haven't seen a ball with the mix of an asymmetric core and so call "weak" RG and diff numbers before, but it provides a very unique roll and very controllable motion. This ball does the one thing that I look for when picking out a ball for tougher lane conditions; it seems to "hug" the lane as it goes toward the pins. Nothing every too drammatic, very predictable, strong motion through the pins, keeps pins low. Hard to argue with the success of this ball line in the past, and if you want to find a ball that will be great on tougher lanes and broken down shots, this is definitley one to consider.
Layout: 40 X 5 X 65
Thrown on house pattern and a challenge pattern
The Break Down's name says it all. Good on Medium - Medium/Dry patterns and the transition. Clean through the front, with a smooth roll down lane. It is a unique reaction that I do not think another ball can mimic.
On the challenge pattern the backends were a little sharp on the fresh and the Break Down match it well. It rolled strong, but did not over jump off the dry. As I reached game three the only thing I would change is having another Break Down with a smaller first angle, to store a little more energy. But the original still kept me in play without worries about leaving designs.
The Break is better for me on the THS game 2 into game 3. Its helps blend out the wet/dry that happens when you some on your pair starting with to strong of a ball.
I can see having a least 1 more in my bag with a stronger drill, this would make a good combo for most house conditions.
I knew pairing one of my favorite cores (Break Asymetric) with one of my favorite coverstocks (S70 Solid) would make a great ball, but what I didn't know was that it would make for one of the most versatile balls I have ever thrown. I absolutely love this ball for all conditions. It is perfect for fresh oil on medium conditions. It is even better on lates that are a bit crispy and you need something that won't overhook but still recover when you need it to. I drilled my Break Down with the layout 60x4x40, and it is everything I would have expected and some. You definitely need this ball for a THS or a good ball to transition with.
Drilling: 4 x 5 x 3
Pap: 4 3/8 x ¼ up
Finish: Box Finish
Lane Condition: 40 Foot THS
Summary: My first reaction of throwing this ball was WOW! WOW being I finally have a low flaring ball in my bag that does not over react to the dry. I had to keep moving right as this ball was so clean Sean Daniels – Global900 Staff Playerthrough the front part of the lane and so mellow downlane. This ball will be an excellent addition to anyone's arsenal and is a must have for the tournament player.
I used this ball in a tournament on Kegel 37ft Broadway pattern on old hooking wood. I am still learning my arsenal so my move to this ball was late (game 8) however I got to see just exactly how much I will love this ball. I was able to easily get it through the hooking middle part of the lane and once it hit the end of the pattern, the ball made a gradual motion back towards the pins. This allows for you to be able to control the change of direction while being able to tighten up the angles through the front.
Another great new addition to the 900 Global family.
Sean Daniels – 900 Global Staff
Layout: 50 x 5 x 30
The Breakdown is a unique addition to this years lineup. Initially I was surprised on how smooth the reaction was with the use of the original break core. The modification of the core numbers certainly show on this one. This ball plays right into the description, use when the lanes breakdown and on tournament conditions to control the breakpoint. I can see this ball being beneficial on the Open patterns this year as well.
Pin to CG 4.5"
Pin out 2.5"
Surface OOB 4000-grit
Weight hole @ PAP
With medium-heavy transition in mind, the layout above was generated using the VLS program and offers an easy-flowing read in the midlane. Transitions with a huge, yet predictable arc off the breakpoint, and continuation through the pins. This is the go-to ball when you need continual read throughout transition and still finish strong! The Break Down lives up to its name!
League average: 233
Rev Rate: 400-450
Speed: 17-17.5 mph
Me on a THS: I normally throw about board 15 to 7.
Drilling: Pin just below the index finger and the CG kicked out slightly at about 5 o'clock.
FINALLY!!!! Someone made a ball that you can use when you run out of options. This ball is the most controllable, smoothest, hard-hitting combination that I have ever seen in a bowling ball. The ball doesn't roll very heavy, but people look over at you thinking you broke something when it hits; NOTICEABLY different hitting power. You wouldn't think that this ball could hit so hard, but WOW! It does!
Steady reaction on lanes that have been chewed up by heavy rev players. I dried up the line on a set of lanes for almost 2 hours, then pulled out this little piece of sunshine and never missed the pocket.
THIS THING WORKS as ADVERTISED! It is not going to dig through the fresh oil, but when the other guy runs out of balls on the burned up condition or has to play left of 5th arrow to cross every board on the lane, you will still be 'down and in' with a ball that simply decimates the pins.
Nuff said….You are missing something if you don't own one of these. I never knew what I was missing until I picked up the Break Down. I was always that guy who would loft the gutter cap trying to find that last drop of oil on the lanes. You should almost call this "plan B"! MUST HAVE!!!
900 Global Staff player
The Break Down is a blast from the past utilizing technology from the Break series from several years ago along with the fan favorite S-70 coverstock. The New Break Down has had the core modified to be used on lane conditions that are a little more challenging. The Break Down will excel on THS pattern but will shine more on the sport shot patterns or demanding tournament conditions where a very controllable ball motion is needed. The Break Down is Amazing! This is the first asymmetrical ball that I have seen that has such a controllable motion; it just smooth's the lane out. If you are a stroker, tweener, high rev. player, house bowler or a tournament player and you want a go to ball that will smooth out the lane and keep you play, you need this ball in your bag.
If there is only one ball for you to drill for the USBC Open Championships. This ball is the one. I drilled mine with a 5 inch pin above my ring finger, but layed the mass bias to the left of my thumb, to control the migration path of the ball even more. And what does that give me? A ball that is smooth controllable, allows me to manipulate my hand however I want and change angles and allow me throw the ball for all three games during transition on fresh patterns. I am drilling two of these balls for the USBC Championships and taking them with me. This core to cover combination has worked so well there in the past and I see this ball being incredible during the singles and doubles portions of the tournament. Please feel free to reply to me with any questions about layouts and cover combinations for this years tournament. You are going to lose pins if you don't have one of these in your bag for this years tournament. Thanks again 900 Global!
This ball was named correctly The Breakdown. This is a very smooth and predictable
ball from release to the pins. Some sessions when you've got great pin carry and the lanes break down and you don't want to lose that angle to the pocket you can do what I did, I put the Breakdown on the lanes, did not move my feet or change release and continued to
carry the rest of the night. When the heads start to burn a little and the backend starts to jump, take your Breakdown out and you won't have to worry about large adjustments.
Take my advice and get one.
Donny Carr 900Global/Amf staff
900 Global Break Down
3.0 oz top
PAP 4 9/16
Drilling: ANGLE: 45° Pin to PAP 4.5" Val Angle: 45° Pin down
THS, Kegel Challenge Series
The NEW Break Down, smooth and predictable is an understatement for this one! Drilled this one looking for midlane and control - got it all! Ball has a nice midlane roll and a readable arc/flip for the backend. Left in OOB finish, T pad 4000. Reminds of the original black Break length with a smoother move off the spot. For me with a slower ball speed (14-15mph) this ball is perfect for typical house shots. What separates this ball from others is the predictability it brings. Easy to read and doesn't jump off the fresh. This is a medium oil ball that carries well especially light pocket hits. Will be my go-to ball for THS. A must have for tournaments, league, Nationals and anyone who remembers how good they bowled with the original Black Break. Unique ball from Global that is a winner!
Core: Break Asymmetric
Coverstock: S70 SOLID
Finish: NEAT "T" Pad (4000 Grit)
Drillig (Left-Handed) Pin Slightly Above Left of Ring and CG / MB Straight Down
I threw the Break Down during a PBA Qualifier on the New Viper Pattern. This was by far "the best ball on the lanes" that day (1st Place). I began practice with the RESPECT, but quickly recognized the sharp jump it made when it hit the friction. I immediately grabbed my Break Down and moved 4 boards left and targeted 10 at the Arrows with 7/8 at the break. This ball allowed me to tighten up my line as it made a smoother more controlled move into the pocket. I used this ball all 5 games as it allowed me to keep it in play without sacrificing pin carry. If you are looking for a ball for those tough or transitioning lanes, that will clear the early friction with Big Time hitting power, this is it! It is my Go To Ball and will definitely be going with me to El Paso!
Pin Length: 2.5" - 3"
Starting Top Weight: 3.3oz
Ball Weight: 15,2oz
Dual Angle Layout: 50* x 4" 40*
Ball Speed: 15.5 - 16
PAP/Track: 4" (right), 3/8" (up)
Grit: OOB ("T"~4,000 Abralon) and "A" (~2,500 Abralon)
Length: 39' - 41'
Volume: Medium, Medium-Heavy, Heavy
Type: THS,2014 TOC,2014 USBC Masters,2015 USBC Open,2015 USBC Masters
When the Break Down came out, I was super excited. It was long overdue, but with one catch, a lower differential core. How was this going to react? The Break Down is the smoothest, most controlled, predictable ball I have ever thrown! No matter what condition I used the Break Down on, what I got was a nice midlane read with a smooth, controlled backend reaction. This ball allowed me to square up to the lane and throw the ball on a down and in line. Nothing fancy or flashy about it. Also, after game 2 on a THS, the switch is automatic. It is easily the go to ball when the lanes get over-under and go through transition. When the heads get burnt, bring out the Break Down! True to its name, you won't be disappointed. You will find the back-end motion is not the same as a the typical "Break" core ball in the past with the skid/snap reaction. Very drill and bowling style friendly, don't be afraid to put your favorite layout on it.
Hans Schell, 900 Global Regional Staff; Colorado Springs, CO
Coverstock: S70 Solid
Finish: Neat "T" Pad – 4000
Core: Break Asymmetrical
Layout: 50 x 3 3/8 x 70
Intermediate Diff: 0.011
2015 Nationals Team Pattern (38 Feet) – Synthetic Surface
This was the first 900 Global ball I have tried sense the black eagle. The break down did exactly what I anticipated on this short pattern. Even with this short pattern the break down was still very controllable off the spot. As the pattern blended out later in the day, I found that I had to put more revs on the break down to carry the corner. I found the most success with the break down later in the day because of how clean through the fronts this ball is.
Very clean through the fronts
The Break Down will always be in my bag. The versatility of this ball is UNBELIEVABLE. It could be used on multiple patterns, and is most likely on the most versatile ball on the market.
900 GLOBAL REGIONAL STAFFER
900 Global Break Down
Layout: 70 x 4.5 x 70
Oil Pattern: 40' with 25ML THS
Lane Surface: Wood
Bowler Specs: 330 Rev Rate 17 MPH 22* Tilt 66* Rotation
PAP: 5-3/8 over 1/2 up
The Break Down is another great use of the S70 coverstock this time in combination with a higher RG and lower Diff version of the proven Break Core. These parts combine to offer a smoother and more controlled motion than the Black Ops without sacrificing any power at the pins. I used a layout that produces a clean and smooth motion to help accentuate what the ball is designed to do and couldn't be more pleased. This has become the go to ball for me on wet/dry conditions or when I need to play right on short patterns that hook a lot on the back.
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Strong ball I use it for heavy oil