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Ebonite Choice

by Pascal Winternheimer on 8. November 2018

in Ebonite

Finish: 500 / 1000 / 2000
Layout: 50 / 4 1/2 / 40
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Choice is the newest addition to Ebonite’s high performance lineup. This ball pairs the Hybrid coverstock an asymmetrical weight block that was used in fairyl Close Version within the Real One. The Choice comes out of the box at a sanded 2000 Abralon finish with a RG of 2.49″ and a Differential of 0.054″. The result is a strong hook in the oil and a strong move off the dry, creating a ball with a huge amount of hook potential.
A great Piece to start with and to even use on slightly transitioned Patterns as it still creates a lot of drive through the Pins.

 

 

Finish: 500 / 1000 / Polish
Layout: 50 / 4 1/2 / 35
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Saber Pearl joins the original Saber in a pearlized Version. This coverstock comes out of the box finished with 1000 Abralon and shined with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish, giving it more length and a stronger change of direction than the sanded, solid-covered original Saber. If you are looking for a ball to change to when dull covers like the original Saber start hooking too early you will find the Saber Pearl to be an option. At its box finish, this ball is best suited for medium volume Patterns at a light to medium transitioned stage.

Finish: 500/2000
Layout: 45 / 4 1/2 / 70
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The original Scandal was the first ball to use Hammer’s CFI coverstock. The Scandal/S uses the same aggressive cover technology from that ball. The Scandal/S Features an Hybrid Coverstrock and comes out of the box at a 500/2000 Abralon finish that gives it plenty of traction through the oil. Pairing its dull, aggressive cover with a low RG (2.48″) and high differential (0.054″) core design makes the Scandal/S an easy choice for heavy volumes of oil. With the Layout I choose this Ball is a great Piece to start with on medium to longer Sport Patterns when keeping smaller launch angles is required. It has a great midlane read and therefor creates plenty of miss room left to right.

 Finish: 500 / 1000 / Polish
Layout: 45 / 4 1/2 / 45
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

The Black Widow Black/Gold is the latest release in the trusted Black Widow Series. This ball uses Hammer’s famed Gas Mask asymmetrical core and it is paired up with the polished Hybrid coverstock. It Features a RG of 2.50″ and a Differential of 0.058″. The Black Widow Black/Gold was alot earlier for me compared to the Black Widow Gold and due to its better midlane read this Ball gave me alot more room for error compared to the Gold one. It’s a great Addition to my Arsenal and I can use it one slightly transitioned medium to longer Sport Patterns.

Surface finish: 500 / 2000
Layout: 45 / 5 / 45
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 km
Revrate: 450 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.051

Ball review:

The Savage The Savage core gives this ball a slightly higher RG of 2.49″ and slightly lower intermediate and total differentials of 0.051″ than the Lit Asymmetric core. It comes out of the box at a 500/2000 Abralon finish, giving the Savage plenty of traction through the oil. Compared to the regular LIT I saw an increase in total hook as well as a more defined Back End Motion. A great compliment to every Bowlers Arsenal. It is very useful on heavier oil Patterns.

 

Finish: 500 / 2000
Layout: 55 / 5 / 35
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.53
Diff: 0.049

Ball review:

The Ebonite Matrix Solid compared to the original Matrix has less length and a smoother Motion. Overall though it has more Hook. The Matrix Solid Features a RG of 2.53″ and a Differential of 0.049″. With its out of the Box Surface ths Piece of Equipemt was a Little bit too early for me on most of the Patterns I tested it and therefor I polished it and after that I was able to use it on slightly transitioned medium Sport Patterns.

Track Tactix

by Pascal Winternheimer on 8. November 2018

in Track Bowling

Finish: 500 / 2000
Layout: 50 / 4 1/2 / 35
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.051

Ball review:

The Tactix joins the Logix in Track’s Upper-Mid Performance line. This ball is the sanded solid alternative to the polished pearlized Logix. The Tactix pairs its new weight block with the QR-9 Solid coverstock creating a RG of 2.49″ and a Differential of 0.051″. This Ball is a great Benchmark Ball for me with quite some hookingpower. Due to its strong read in the midlane this ball helps me to create a lot of miss room, even on tougher Sport shots. Motionwise it is compareable to the old and trusted Legion Solid but Overall I would say you do get some more hook with the new Tactix.

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




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