pascal winterheimer

Surface finish: 500 / 2000
Layout: 65 / 4 3/4 / 35
PAP: 5 1/4” right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 rpm
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.052

Ball review:

The new Columbia 300 LIT Features the new Reflex XS Hybrid reactive coverstock.
In combintion with its low RG core, this Ball gives me a great midlane read on heavier volume Patterns. It allows me to open up my angles and still get the Ball to recover strong in the back. The cover is very versatile when it Comes to surface changes. When lower grit pads are used to alter the surface of the ball this ball gives me a smooth and predictable ball Motion which is mandatory on tougher Sport shots.
The Columbia 300 LIT is definitely a great Addition to the Arsenal of Players with lower rev rates and higher ball Speeds.

Finish: 500 / 2000
Layout: 45 / 4 3/4 / 70
PAP: 5 1/4” right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

The Paradox Black is a remake of the popular original Paradox. It brings back the original Paradox’s performance, with just a color scheme change from blue to black. The Paradox Black uses the same dual-density I-Core 2.0 asymmetrical weight block and the same QR-9 Hybrid coverstock as the original. Also just like the original, the Black comes out of the box at a 500/2000 Abralon finish, making it just as strong as the original on heavy oil patterns. I drilled mine pin down to have a Ball in the bag with wich I can start on a variety of tougher Sport Patterns. The predictable ball roll and great midlane read helps to hold the pocket even on the toughest shots. This ball is definitely a great Addition to Speed dominant Players

Finish: 500 / 2000
Layout: 55 / 5 / 40
PAP: 5 1/4” right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.57
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:


The Spoiler rolls into Columbia 300’s mid-performance Yellow Line collection this fall, joining the Juke, the Sideswipe, and the Sideswipe Solid. It uses the Bend-It Solid coverstock paired up with the brand new Spoiler core design that has a higher RG (2.52″) than the Juke and Sideswipe cores. Its 0.045″ differential will provide more flare potential than the Sideswipe and a little less than the Juke. The Spoiler comes out of the box with a 500/2000 Abralon finish, allowing it to easily gnaw through heavy to medium volume oil patterns. It seemed that eventough I used pin up Layout on this Piece it never seemed to be to jumpy off the spot which made it very predictable and easy to read



Finish: 360 / 500
Layout: 55 / 4 3/4 / 40
PAP: 5 1/4” right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

The Black Widow Urethane combines a solid urethane coverstock with what is arguably the most popular core design ever from Hammer. The high-flaring Gas Mask core is unchanged from the other Widow line releases, with an RG of 2.50″, a total differential of 0.058″, and an intermediate differential of 0.016″. The dull urethane cover on this ball is quite early and combined with the super strong core this Ball is a beast and flares a ton. If you were not able to use a urethane ball before because they often seemed to miss the breakpoint this ball is definitely a must have in your bag

Ebonite Real One

by Pascal Winternheimer on 20. January 2018

in Ebonite

Surface finish: 500 / 1000 / Factory Finish
Layout: 65 / 5 / 35
PAP: 5 1/4” right 1”up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 rpm
RG: 2.46
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

The Real One is the latest release to bring back a familiar name from Ebonite’s past. This ball uses a hybrid coverstock that is finished with 1000 Abralon and then polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. It pairs this coverstock up with the asymmetrical core This core Features a very low RG of 2.46″ and large total differential of 0.056″Combined with the strong intermediate differential this core is a real beast and helps to start the Ball early. When I was testing the Real One it seemed that this Ball was just a hair earlier and smoother off the spot than the Matrix. So if you are looking for a predicable backend but still Need something to get through the fronts, then the Real One is definitely a must have in the bag

 

Finish: 500 / 1000 / Factory Finish
Layout: 55 / 4 3/4 / 40
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

The Gauntlet Fury joins the original Gauntlet, the Scandal, and the Scandal Pearl in Hammer’s high performance line. This new release shares the Semtex Pearl CFI coverstock with the Scandal Pearl and pairs it up with the asymmetrical Gauntlet core shape. The 500/1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish box finish gives me a good length before making a strong move to the pocket. The Gauntlet Fury provided similar length and similar motion off the breakpoint as the Scandal Pearl, but with more recovery at the back of the lane. Within the testing it seemed that this Ball is a great Addition to the Arsenal of not only high rev Players but also to more Speed dominant Players when Bowling on a transitioned Medium to longer Pattern.

EBO_Game_Breaker_2_MVPFinish: 2000 Abralon – polished
Layout: 45°/4 1/2”/45°
PAP: 4 1/2” right and 1” up 
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.048

Ball review:

The Gamebreaker 2 MVP is the newest Edition of the Gamebreaker Series.

This Ball is easy to describe in one word: Versatile. I was able to use this ball on a variety of oil patterns with different Lenghts and Volumes. The best match up was on medium length and medium oil volume patterns. This ball reacts as you would expect it, when changing axis rotation, speed or tilt. It already has a secure spot in my arsenal when travelling around the world. The Gamebreaker 2 MVP is a great option for any kind of player type!!!

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black_widow_limitedFinish: 1000 Abralon – polished
Layout: 50°/4 1/2”/75°
PAP: 4 1/2” right and 1” up 
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

The black widow limited features the legendary gas mask core, which really holds up to its saying that it never quits. With this ball I had a very dstinct midlane read and a massive overall ball motion. Eventhough I used a 75° VAL Angle on this Ball I was able to use it on long patterns and even move in when they started to dry out. This ball kicks out the corners really well even when I had to open up my launch angle. I did not experience the situation that this ball blew past the breakpoint.

I think this ball will suite speed and rev matched as well as speed dominant players really well.

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EBO_Warrior_EliteFinish: 500 + 2000 abralon
Layout: 60°/4 1/2”/30°
PAP: 4 1/2” right and 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

With it’s hybrid coverstock and the Surface of 2000 Abralon, the Ebonite Warrior Elite is a really good addition to the regular Warrior. It is a very strong ball in overall ballmotion. The best match up was on longer sport patterns where I needed the read in the midlane but still a decent amount of Backend. But I was not only able to use it on longer patterns. Even on shorter ones, this ball gave me a good look when I increased my speed and reduced the rev rate. Overall I would say, this ball is a good option for speed and rev mactched as well as slightly speed dominat players.

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HMR_Urethane_BlackFinish: Box
Layout: 60°/3 3/4”/70
PAP: 4 1/2” right and 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.65
Diff: 0.015

Ball review:

The Hammer Urethane is superb on the shorter patterns. WIth this Urethane Ball I do not have the problem that after 1 or 2 Games the backend reaction is gone completely like I had with different other Urethane Balls before.

It always has great continuation and it seems that I can hardly miss the friction window even when I throw it a little bit faster.

So if you are looking for a ball for shorter patterns this is a great ball to go to.

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