Company: 900 Global
Name: Dream On (#1)
Cover: 74 Response Hybrid
Box Finish: 4000 pad
Core: Identity Asymmetric
Weight of Ball Reviewed: 15lbs
Intermediate Differential: 0.024
Name: Billy Grant
Affiliations: 900 Global, AMF300, and 3G staff member
Rev Rate: 400
PAP: 4 9/16>1/2^
Dual Angle: 45x4x70
VLS: 4×4 1/4×3 1/2
This layout for me places the pin just under my ring finger and no x-hole was needed on this ball.
Layout Intended Purpose:
This layout for me is earlier rolling and controllable. I like to utilize it on fresh house shots or flatter sport shots where more control is needed off of the breakpoint. This is a great drill for the Dream On and really shows its versatility.
Surfaces Used On Ball:
I’ve used it as dull as 500 grit, as shiny as 4000 polished, and every surface in between. It is responsive and rolls great with any surface you choose. Pick your favorite surface and don’t be afraid to try something new with this ball!
I drilled my Dream On with the pin under my ring, cg kicked right without an x-hole. This ball is one of my favorites by far! It’s extremely versatile, has amazing hitting power, and really puts the bowler in control of ball reaction. The Dream On is usually the first ball out of my bag and more often than not, stays in my hands throughout my entire league set. I loved my original Dream On so much that I drilled up a second one with a pin up layout to give me another option in case I need a little bit more push and cornering maneuverability later in the night but so far, really haven’t had the need for it during a typical 3 game league set. The combination of the strong core and hybrid cover on the Dream On is what I give credit to its versatility. It doesn’t burn up early like most strong-cored asymms and continues making the corner even when I need to get deeper on the lane. For a league set, I would recommend leaving it in box finish. But in my case, now that I’ve drilled up a second Dream On, I like to keep this one a touch on the duller side (around 1000 grit) and my pin up Dream On shinier (around 3000-4000 with a bit of polish). With this combination, I really don’t need much else for a THS (typical house shot). Of course, I love all of my other Global balls too much to commit to just one but it’s become more and more difficult for me to pry this ball out of my own hands.
Area of Lane and Patterns Typically Used On:
Typically, I can start off a league set with it playing up the track area and can continually chase the pattern left throughout the night. The carry is phenomenal and rarely do I see energy loss through the pins. Usually with this layout, I don’t dare move much further left than 3rd or 4th arrow or else I see a lot of flat 10’s and 7-10s, but shockingly with the Dream On, I’ve found that the carry continues to be ridiculously good no matter how deep I venture.
Position Ball Fits In Arsenal:
Currently, I keep this ball at the top of my arsenal for longer and heavier patterns. My Dream Big would be stronger than this Dream On if it weren’t for the length layout I utilized on it.
The Dream On is comparable in strength to my pin down Respect Solid when put at similar surfaces but they give me different shapes on the lanes due to the asymmetric core of the Dream On versus the symmetric core of the Respect Solid. This results in the Dream On being a touch more angular for me at the break point.
Currently it sits in my typical arsenal like this:
Dream On (pin down) > Dream On (pin up) > Respect Solid (pin down) > Respect Solid (pin up) > Black Ops (pin down) > Black Ops (pin up) > X (pin down) > X (pin up) > Respect Pearl
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