Just when you thought it was safe to go back into thewoods...the Wolverine™ Dark Moss attacks!! Featuring theincredibly versatile S70™ Pearl Cover with an all new finish,this animal will handle more oil than its predecessor while notsacrificing any backend. The Lacerate 2.0™ Core is thepremier weight block within the Global line for moving in andopening your angles. Max backend never looked so good.

Release Date: July 29th, 2022

Technical Specifications

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The Lacerate 2.0 Core is the combination of two of the most successful cores of all time for Global. The top portion is that of the Honey Badger, while the bottom portion is that of the Badger. By merging these two amazing cores into one and adding a dense flip block, we have created an engine that will change directions unbelievably sharp. When combined with the super clean cover, the Lacerate 2.0 core will absolutely tear the back part of the lanes to pieces!

S70™ Pearl Reactive Coverstock

The venerable S70 Cover, in its pearl form, will ignore the front part of the lane and unleash it’s full power on the backend. By offering it in a pearl version we have ensured that this ball will not hook early. This cover has been purposely engineered to help you combat dry heads and tighter backends. Feel free to move in and let this ball do its thing on medium conditions.

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December 12, 2022
The Dark Moss!!
The Wolverine Dark Moss is such a clean ball and the perfect step down from the Reality Check! Adjusting surfaces on it definitely changed the ball motion too, in a good way! Get yours today if you haven’t!
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Mike Craig - SPI Amateur Staff
October 20, 2022
900 Global Wolverine-Dark Moss review
I drilled my Dark Moss 4 1/2 by 35 which is how I drilled my original one. To me the Dark Moss is a little more motion in the back than the original. I get good skid thru the front and great recovery in the back of the lane. I have used this when my REALITY CHECK is getting to forward or stopping. It also will let me play straighter and hug the oil line in league play. Get this one when you want something to get thru the burnt fronts but need some recovery down the lane.
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Keith Cordy
September 7, 2022
The Dark Moss

Length: 41'
Pattern: THS

Drilled 75 x 3 3/8 x 30 same as the blue pearl.

Bowled on a variety of THS in different centers, I still received the same shape and motion as the original but with less skid flip due to the 4K finish. It does provide more control with this cover which I feel is a plus because you can add polish to duplicate the 1500 polished finish.

I'm able to play the track on the fresh as long it doesn't see friction to soon. Definitely your House Shot killer and dryer conditions.

More bang for the buck and the best replacement for the Blue Pearl.

#GoGlobal #stormnation #Iambowling

900 Global Staff Ambassador
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September 5, 2022
DARK moss is one of my new favorites - 100% endorsement!
I didn’t get the 900 Global WOLVERINE, but heard so many players whose opinions I trust talk highly of it that I decided to get the WOLVERINE DARK MOSS.

And I am so glad I did!

Both balls feature the S70 Pearl coverstock and the Lacerate 2.0 symmetrical core, but the green DARK MOSS has the 4,000 Fast finish, while the blue WOLVERINE was 1,500-box shiny.

(The WOLVERINE was one of the six Storm Products balls that USBC ruled couldn’t be used in its national tournaments but were legal for other competition. I later wrote this lengthy story after three experts explained how variance factors in testing with even official calibrated durometers in special stands like those used by USBC mean its reported ball hardness tests shouldn't be valid in ruling the six Storm balls too soft.)

I chose my standard pin-under strong drilling for the DARK MOSS, with the pin under the bridge and CG kicked right. With my PAP of 4 7/8 over and 5/8 up, the numbers are 4 3/4 pin-PAP, 4 3/8 MB-PAP, and 4 5/8 pin buffer. (The Lacerate core numbers are nearly identical for 14, 15 and 16 pounds, so my review should apply for all those weights.)

The DARK MOSS was way stronger than I expected, handling more oil than I thought it would be able to and making a strong move down lane. Is 4,000 Fast that much stronger than box shiny?

I used my DARK MOSS on a house shot, and the Del Ballard 34 and Dick Weber 45 patterns in practice at Ten Pin Alley in Fitchburg before heading to the PBA50 and PBA60 tournament in Jackson, Michigan.

And I found the DARK MOSS to simply be too much for Ballard and not enough for Weber.

I had expected it would be good for Ballard, but I struggled to get it to the breakpoint, even after some carrydown. In contrast, the Storm INFINITE PHYSIX got there fairly easily once there was carrydown and produced a great reaction. I expected it would be the opposite.

But the DARK MOSS looked very good on Ten Pin’s house shot so instead of changing the surface, I left it home when I headed to Jackson. I had a twinge of regret when I struggled on Weber because I at least would have tried the DARK MOSS. But there’s no guarantee it would have worked.

I was glad I didn’t change the cover after I got home and headed to the SSBA senior tourney in Clinton, Iowa.

The wet-dry house shot played best with a direct angle — curving it created massive over-under once the lanes transitioned, regardless of the ball.

Once I figured that out, I used a 900 Global REALITY and then transitioned to the DARK MOSS, staying with a fairly direct line just inside 10-board throwing it as hard as my 60-year-old bones can.

I earned the top seed by more than 100 pins and used the DARK MOSS in a title match I lost 258-236 with a solid 9-pin in the ninth costing me the chance to win in the 10th.

But I also learned something on the practice pair during the semifinal match: it was hooking so much that I couldn’t play straight, so I moved in about 8-and-5 and found a great reaction swinging it from around 15 at the arrows.

The DARK MOSS went through the pins great, digging out a lot of 10s and leaving just that one solid 9.

I would compare the DARK MOSS to the Storm DARK CODE in motion, and perhaps in hook if you put 4,000 Fast on a DARK CODE.

I can guarantee I will be bringing the DARK MOSS with me every time I head to a tournament for the foreseeable future. The only exception would be very high or low volume patterns.

I can’t imagine a bowler who wouldn’t benefit from having a DARK MOSS — I think that highly of it. Too strong? Shine it up. Not strong enough. Hit it with a 500 or 1,000 pad.

Anyone who reads my reviews knows I’m honest when I consider a ball a dud for me, so you can believe I mean it when I give the DARK MOSS a 100% endorsement.
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August 14, 2022
Wolverine Dark Moss Review
Ball Specs:
Global Wolverine Dark Moss
Symmetric Core
Pearl Cover stock
4K Fast Finish
Layout 55 x 4-3/8 x 40

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at camera 15.5

This is probably my favorite ball lately! I have been bowling very well with this ball in league the last few weeks. The roll, hit and carry is all I could ask for on our house shot lately. This new Wolverine is more versatile, is stronger and hits better than the original for me. I have only used it in the 4k Fast finish which on this ball looks slightly polished and don’t want to change a thing. I will be drilling my second one soon but I am not sure I can improve on this one. This ball is a bit stronger than my idol Cosmos but under my Reality Check. This ball has been a bigger hit at the shop than I anticipated and everyone has been very satisfied with this ball. The way this ball reads the lane and drives through the pins is excellent. As you can tell I am really enjoying this ball!

The Core and Cover are matched perfectly on this ball.
The 4K Fast finish works very good on the Wolverine Dark Moss.
The control and carry is top notch.

Glenn Wendel
PBA Member
Storm Pro Shop Staff

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Roto Grip Rick
August 10, 2022
This Wolverine will shred the pins
900 Global Wolverine Dark Moss
Layout: 50 x 6 x 55
Finish: 4k FAST
Lane types and pattern types: HPL lane panels with 48ft THS pattern and SPL panels with 46ft THS
Comparing the new Dark Moss to the Original Wolverine, I first prepped the OG Wolverine with factory 4K FAST as per instruction from stormbowling.com, to make sure I can compare them ball to ball, surface to surface and layout to layout. Using the identical layout, surface and practice time, the Dark Moss did not disappoint me, S70 pearl coverstock with the core made from two different cores, using the bottom portion of the BADGER core and top portion of the HONEY BADGER core resulted in the best of both worlds with this core contraction. The Lacerate 2.0 core really helps with direction changes on any type of lane pattern, surfaces and environments. I did notice that the Dark Moss moved an inch or two earlier than the Blue Wolverine, and it may be because of the coloring in the 2 different Wolverines is my theory. But overall the Dark Moss performed the same as the OG Wolverine overall. For those that LOVED the IQ Tour Emerald, you will be happy with this Wolverine. I enjoyed using this ball in practice on two different THS, and also about 30 minutes on Don Carter pattern, when other lefties were using urethane and they were having fits from earlier urethane movement or no recovery urethane motion, I was able to move a few boards right inside of them and open up the angle a little more towards and at the gutter. Medium strength overall, but it BIT through the pins like it was biting through bones, just like a Wolverine would do.
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July 12, 2022
Wolverine Dark Moss!!!!
The 900 Global Wolverine Dark Moss is here! I put a 4.75x4x3.75 2LS layout on mine to match my original. The Dark Moss comes out of the box at 4K-Fast, whereas the Wolverine came OOB at 1500-grit polished. I found that the ball motion was almost identical compared to the original. This ball fits perfectly between my Zen and IQ Tour Emerald.
Even without it being polished, I found the Dark Moss to have nearly an identical backend motion, just a little bit sooner. . You will not be disappointed in replacing your Wolverine with a Wolverine Dark Moss.
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