fredrik tjernes

Finish: Box
Layout: pin-pap 5″
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

The Paradox is back in black. The QR-9 Hybrid coverstock and the i-Core 2.0 core finished of with 2000 abralon just as in the original Paradox. The way this balls reads the mid lane and continues hook down lane is amazing. It’s so versatile, doesn’t matter if the pattern is 38ft or 45ft, it hooked from the spot anyway. This will definitely be my choice for higher volume patterns.

With my pin down layout compared to Paradox pin up i’ll get a smoother arc with the same strong backmotion.

So, how could Track possibly make the original Paradox any better? My making it black, of course.

Track Mako Attack

by Fredrik Tjernes on 16. November 2017

in Track Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: PIN-PAP: 5 3/8 MB:4 1/8
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.053

Ball review:

The Mako Attack is a great compliment to the original Mako. With the hybrid coverstock the Mako Attack are a bit more versatile, from straight angles to opening up the lanes from the left. I see a lot of the same ball motion as in the Paradox Trilogy, only stronger!
I’ve mostly tested it on longer patterns and I love the ball motion. It is so forgiving if you miss some boards to the left or right.

Ebonite Real One

by Fredrik Tjernes on 16. November 2017

in Ebonite

Surface finish: Box + 4000 abralon
Layout: pin – pap 2 1/2″
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 rpm
RG: 2.46
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

#openthebox is back, and this time it’s the brand new Real One. It uses the GB 13.3 coverstock as we have seen in the Warrior Elite, wrapped around the asymmetrical core design that was used in the Big One which giving the Real One a very low RG of 2,46″.
I went for a closer pin to pap distance to give me a reaction that creates a smoother and earlier roll, and it really delivered. It gave me the possibility to play straighter lines, but also move left to open up the lanes when they started to get burned.
Compared to one of the latest releases, the Matrix, I felt that the Real One was smoother and earlier of the spot, but still crushing through the pins.

 

Columbia 300 Lit

by Fredrik Tjernes on 16. November 2017

in Columbia 300

Surface finish: Box (2000)
Layout: pin-pap 4,5″
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 rpm
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.052

Ball review:

The latest ball into the Red Line collection is the Lit. With the new Reflex XS hybrid coverstock wrapped around the new Lit asymmetrical core, finished of with 2000 abralon, the Lit is a supreme choice when you need hook on higher volume patterns.
I compared it with the Tyrant. On fresh lanes I could stand a couple of boards left and still get it back from the spot. All in all more angular motion. When the Tyrant had the tendency to leave weak 10 pins, the Lit just kept on striking.

 

Ebonite Verdict

by Fredrik Tjernes on 28. August 2017

in Ebonite

Finish: Box
Layout: 4 1/2
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 mph
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.055

Ball review:

W-O-W! The new Verdict from Ebonite is the synonym with strong. With the new GSV-1 hybrid coverstock wrapped around the Justice core (the 3rd generation Warrior core), this ball can really make a turn from the break point. I really liked the Warrior and Maverick series, and the Verdict don’t disappoint me.
It’s strong, but also versatile. Longer patterns and heavy oil is no problem for the Verdict, but with my pin down drilling I’ve also had success on medium patterns. Just move some extra boards to the left.

Finish: Box + 4000
Layout: PIN-PAP: 4 3/8 MB: 3 3/8
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

The Black Widow Gold is really clean through the heads, and let’s me stay closer to the friction or in the friction. It have a really predictable ball reaction and going to be a good compliment to my arsenal after a few games, or from the start on house shots.

Finish: Box
Layout: PIN-PAP: 3 7/8 MB:5
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Saber gives you a strong and controlling motion through the lane. It let you go straight lines, or make a move to the left and use the friction to the right. My feeling is that the Saber rarely overreact, and give you a predictable look on the lanes. A good match for the first games in a block.

Track Logix

by Fredrik Tjernes on 28. August 2017

in Track Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: PIN-PAP: 5 3/8
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.046

Ball review:

I’ve waited for the Logix, a new upper mid performance ball to take over the legacy after the Cyborg Pearl. I’ve used the Cyborg Pearl on all different patterns and therefore we drilled the Logix with the same pin down layout. The first thing I noticed was that the Logix is stronger from the breakpoint, but has the ability to read the midlane on the same level as the Cyborg Pearl. A really good compliment to my high performance balls after a few games.

Ebonite Matrix

by Fredrik Tjernes on 22. August 2017

in Ebonite

Finish: Box
Layout: 6″ to PAP, 3 7/8 to MB
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.53
Diff: 0.049

Ball review:

The Matrix is finally back, and this time with the GB 12,7 coverstock that you find in the Mission Unknown.

The ball motion also reminds me of the Mission Unknown, but the major difference is the movement from the breakpoint. Matrix is a bit more snappy, and more forgiving for over/under reaction. I’ve used it on medium and long patterns, and when the transition comes, just move left.

This will definitely be a good companion in my bags the upcoming season.

Finish: Box
Layout: 5 PIN to PAP
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

The Maverick Pearl (pearlized version of GB 14.0 coverstock used in the Maverick) has a strong and continuous motion down the lane. I compared it to the Warrior Pearl that has been one of my favorite Ebonite balls, and the Maverick Pearl has a sharper break point and a stronger back end motion. This will allow you to open up the lanes further left and still get it back to smash the pins.

I’ve had the best results with the Maverick Pearl on longer patterns and on higher volume patterns, but also on typical house shots the Maverick Pearl is great when the lanes getting to the blend phase.

In combination with the original Maverick they will form a great combo to put in your bag.

 

 


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