900 Global Eternity Pi Bowling Ball Review

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First Impressions
This Eternity Pi made an incredible first impression. It will definitely displace another piece in my bag.

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Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)
Style: Tweener
RPM: 375 rpm
PAP: 5 & 3/8 up
Average Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)
Axis tilt: low
Axis rotation: medium/high
Test Equipment: 14 Pounds
Layout: 50 x 5 x 45

Bryan Hoffman (Righty)
Style: Stroker
RPM: 280 rpm
PAP: 4 1/2 & 1 1/2 up
Average Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)
Axis tilt: high
Axis rotation: medium
Test Equipment: 14 Pounds
Layout: 50 x 5 x 45

Tyler Church (Righty)
Style: Power Player
RPM: 450 rpm
PAP: 5 1/2 & 1/2 up
Average Speed: 19 mph (at release)
Axis tilt: med
Axis rotation: medium
Test Equipment: 14 Pounds
Layout: 50 x 5 x 45

“Keep in mind that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but the core creates the dynamic shape of the reaction. Your driller will alter the shape to suit your game.”

THS: 42ft, 23ml
Sport: TBD

The 900 Global Eternity Pi uses the Epoch asymmetric core inside the Reserve Blend 901 solid coverstock.

15 pound = RG of 2.49 diff of .050, mb of .014
14 pound = RG of 2.51, diff of .044, mb of .011
Coverstock finish: 2000 grit abralon

I think Storm products has a couple of hits on their hands with the Virtual Energy Blackout and this 900 Global Eternity Pi. To the point, I struck 13 of 16 shots and that’s trying to break the ball with intentional lane adjustments. Firstly, this is a clear Strong Defined fit in the arsenal. I’ve explained in my arsenal video that “Defined” doesn’t necessarily equate to Angular but rather the core wants to right itself definitively. Asyms tend to fit in that mold where they stand up early and roll heavy and forward. You can see the ball read in the late mids. Reminds me of a slightly toned down Gem. But just like the Gem, the Eternity Pi obliterated the house shot for me. It made it so easy. Great control from direct whereas the Gem was a little tougher from direct but also read in the oil like the Gem did when you moved in. Sometimes it defies logic that a Strong Defined ball should work so well on a house shot but the unnatural shape of the modern house shot makes this very viable. With friction set side to side as opposed to front to back, you get ball “calming” when played in the friction and great ball reaction in the oil as you should expect from a strong ball. Another thing to note is the ball kind of ignored my poor release shots. It just did its thing and that’s the hallmark of the cores fitting in the defined category. I much preferred moderate or low angle with the Eternity Pi as it was no work getting it to strike whereas it’s a touch heavy rolling which means a bit more finesse to strike from deeper. Nevertheless, while I had the Storm DNA in the top part of my bag, the Eternity Pi is definitely displacing it for me personally.

Power Player’s Perspective
Tyler is our representative tester for the 900 Global Eternity Pi. I can confirm he saw a pretty similar reaction in the strong defined type ball where it is reading late mids for a strong ball and has pretty good backend. Of course he is covering more boards naturally with the higher rev rate and similar axis rotation. He had to start almost an arrow deeper than me to find the pocket or the ball was too strong. For me, I got that “calming” in the dry that allowed it to work from more direct. Once he gets in, he gets a more consistent motion and can go past the 4th arrow. The ball didn’t seem lazy covering boards for a big piece. Tyler really didn’t have much trouble with this ball at all. It maybe a bit stronger than he bothers in his bag but it did what it set out to do. It doesn’t feel as chuggy as the Gem did for him in his perception. Gem felt a touch earlier but in reality it’s a touch stronger and hence the rollier reaction. There isn’t a whole lot more to add. The video showcases what I’ve articulated and what we saw. It did look a touch more forward for him but had no problem barreling through the pins. It has a heavy feel through the pins. Hard to explain but it’s something you see with the bigger cores sometimes. All in all, a pretty good look that would give any power player great control and motion on heavier conditions.

Stroker’s Stance
We have Bryan representing the stroker style testing the 900 Global Eternity Pi. It’s clear this ball fits in the strong defined. The question is, would it fill that slot in Bryan’s bag. He has had 2 Storm Locks that sat in that slot over the years. That was a shape that was strong but didn’t trap him as much as some other strong defined balls because of the backend shape it created. Strong with some angle helps Bryan as these balls sometimes require some belly because of the cover strength and they need angle to hit with enough strength. With the color scheme and a naive thought, we were kind of hopeful that it would be similar. The Eternity Pi is a bit more rolly than the Lock. It’s a bit earlier and rounder but not terribly off. But it’s different enough that I wouldn’t go out on a limb and say if you liked that you’ll like this. Bryan faired pretty well overall with the Eternity Pi and the window to get to the pocket was reasonable. The results looked better than the perception I would say. It has a pretty good read of the mids/late mids and generally created enough angle. It does get pretty forward for Bryan at the pins which is fairly characteristic of these type of balls. At the end of the day, I don’t think Bryan will replace what he has currently with the Eternity Pi but I do think it’s a very good option and will be even better for strokers who have less tilt.

Thanks for watching.