Today we bring you a comparison of 2 strong balls, the Storm Proton Physix and 900 Global Reality. First of all, both balls are coming out of Utah. Second, both are solid asymmetrics. Both balls fit in the strong defined arsenal category. That is the top ball in the bag. If you recall, that means the ball with not only lots of traction, but also able to generate stronger angle down lane. I can say without a doubt, both balls can do both effectively. In the past, it may have been hard to see a bowler cross-shop Storm and 900 Global as they created pretty different shapes, but now that they both are manufactured in the same facility, there will be more people interested than ever in 900 Global. Both balls have the same factory 2000 grit abralon finish. It did look identical out of box. Both balls on this condition are not really usable for me left of the 3rd arrow, they read too early. Both have that slot near the 4th arrow and work from there. The Proton Physix does roll a bit more forward off the end of the pattern. That basically means it really transitions hard from hook to roll, getting into that heavy forward roll. The Reality doesn’t transition as hard, it is a touch smoother through those transitions. What I found that to mean is that it felt a bit more continuous through the pins. Not as much deflection. It’s a a case of a sharper vs smoother. I’d have to give the edge to the Reality if I had to choose one. Now some may prefer the sharper transition and it may depend on the pattern you are on. I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with either ball but I wanted to share a nuance in case it helps your selection process.
Here’s a quick comparison with 2-handed as well. At the end of the day, the truth is both balls are too much for this condition and too much for my rev dominant 2-hand game. They both made me press to get them down lane. The Proton is very obviously hook stop with a rev dominant style. The Reality is a touch rounder and so ever so slightly easier to toss but neither were easy for me by any means. If I want to keep throwing 5th arrow, sure, I can get them both down lane. At the end of the day, nothing more appreciable to add to distinguish them.
Finally, I really do like both of these balls. My 1-hand game benefits from asyms on sport shots frequently so I always look to consider these. I really would have no problem choosing either but gun to my head, I’m putting the 900 Global Reality in my bag. That’s really hard to say considering how much I like the Proton Physix but that’s where I am. Thanks for watching and I hope this helps you make your decision.