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Big Time
on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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Length Rating: 10.85 (scale of 1-30, early to late)  
Overall Hook Rating: 28.75  (scale of 1-30, least to most)  
Breakpoint Angle: 9.65 (scale of 1-10, smooth to sharp)  
Color: Black/Silver  
Style: 029744-871  
Reactions: Clean through the front with strong continuous backend reaction.  
Target Line: Track Area and Inside Angles  
Lane Conditions: Medium to Heavy Oil  
Coverstock: BOMBER Low Load Particle Sanded w/100 Grit Abralon  
Core: Apex Adrenaline  
 

                       
Weights:  16  15  14          
RG:  2.51 2.51 2.51        
Differential:  0.05 0.054 0.054    


BrandonR

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Re: Big Time
Reply #1 on: March 11, 2005, 11:54:10 AM
If your looking for a ball that moves in Oil without spending $200 plus dollars....then the BIG TIME is for YOU!! The layout used on this ball was a 5 1/2 by 4in pin..with the pin being above the bridge and cg shiffed out. I used Brunswicks Polish prior to drilling. I first used this ball on a basic house wall shot. Great ball for a stroker who likes to play 15 to 10. Ball recovers with NO PROBLEMS! If your a cranker, then you have the entire lane to play with. As for myself I shot 880 with it, although in practice, I was able to play anywhere on the lane w/ a tremindious ball recovery. I then used this ball on a 41ft PBA pattern..I think its the Scorpion. But as before on the wall shot this ball moved though the oil smoothly. So if your looking for an inexpensive ball that HOOKS, then the EBONITE BIG TIME IS FOR YOU!!!
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Re: Big Time
Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005, 12:13:46 AM
Love the bigtime,for the money and for medium to heavy oil realy hits. After 6 games and getting used to throwing it to the right and finding oil on lanes that were bowled on shot 299 my last game with a wobley 9 pin. Lookes great going down the lanes and leaves very few 10 pins left. zubazcat

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Re: Big Time
Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005, 03:01:18 PM
Pin:2 1/4"
Top weight: 3 ozs
Surface: Box then polished
Drill pattern: Leverage Stacked
Lanes: Wood
Patterns: Burnt THS with soft backends-THS with soft outsides good backends

Well.....
If you like Ebonite equipment I believe you will like this ball. I absolutely did not like this ball out of box, and that hasn't happened much. But the polish changed it. It reminded me of the Savage Flip with a boost. It responded to hand positions but not as much as I had hoped. SPEED SENSITIVE. To fast long, blew past break point, to slow short and it got jumpy. Pocket wasn't hard to find and wasn't hard to stay in, the ball seemed touchy. Without getting into scores I will say I shot over my 216 avg. with ease. But with allot of Ebonite equip. I seen allot of 7 pins.

I LIKE THIS BALL....
It will find its way into my arsenal just not where I was hoping it would...
I'm not real sure who I would recommend this ball to but allot of my customers are looking at it, and I believe with good reason. Just allow the ball to dictate the line it likes out of your HAND....

I will be throwing it on synthetics over the weekend I am figuring that it will be allot stronger there.. I may report back to let you know.

UPDATE: Shot on synthetics today, and just as I had thought the reaction was impressive. Still left alot of corners, but overall the pocket was still easy to find.. I feel like it could be a little stronger, for it seems a little long in heavy oil. I am happy to find this ball in my bag, and I know I won't be the only one......

Bluebladebowling

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Re: Big Time
Reply #4 on: April 08, 2005, 07:36:36 AM
Just purchased the ball last night, planning on throwing today.  Hoping to get a great reaction from it.  Will post p.m. hours

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Re: Big Time
Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005, 07:28:09 AM
O.K., at first it was not hooking, but I don't throw a hook.  Shot 9 games with it.  Then practiced again, made a couple of adjustments with the wrist and WOW.......  Shooting 5-7 board, hooked back in and slammed into the pocket.  Not alot of  7 or 10 pins left.  I LOVE this ball now.  Will be looking forward to see what it can do in the acutal leagues.

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Re: Big Time
Reply #6 on: April 18, 2005, 04:45:39 AM
I finally took the plunge and bought this ball.  After watching Tommy Jones throw the ball for the last 2 months I couldn't take it anymore.  I was really worried that the ball was not going to live up to all the hype I had created.  I had the ball drilled to the 12:00 leverage pattern, pin to the right of index finger and 3 3/8" from PAP.  Had the ball polished on the spinner straight out of the box.  It usually takes me 10 games or so to find any kind of comfort with a ball and I avg. between 195 & 205.  Went in this morning on a fresh THS and immediately fell in love with this ball.  Scores this morning went 192, 223, 235, 235, 136(tried some different lines), 235, 200.  Great scores for me when I am comfortable for sure, but even more impresive I could not believe the instant connection I made with this ball.  This ball is very consistent, easy to repeat shots, and is very angular...more so than expected.  I was so excited that I went back late tonight to see how it would handle carry down...not quite as angular but came back hard off the dry boards for 195, 212, 221.  Looks great on the lane too...colors, angle, breakpoint, everything.  I give it a 10(and I don't hand out 10's), and this will definitely be the first ball out of my bag for summer league.
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jimwoosh

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Re: Big Time
Reply #7 on: May 01, 2005, 02:48:47 AM
Have only thrown storm for the last five years, but after seeing tj win 2 titles with it this year thought I WOULD TRY IT. Above average revs/ mph 18.4/220 average
drilled it 4 1/2 pin from pap by 4 1/2 cg by pap. FIRST night in league 243 -248-300 791 out of the box.....league shot 41 feet oil line 6th board. swung ball 15 board to  board. i now have 12 games on the ball low series 700.248 average for 12 games ..This is the hardest hitting ball I have owned.DEMOLISHES  the rack especially light hits. Never seen a ball send messengers like this..... loved this ball so much just ordered a second which I'M Gonna drill rev leverage.........2 very big thumbs up!!!!

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Re: Big Time
Reply #8 on: May 03, 2005, 04:40:38 AM
this is the only 3rd ball i have ever owned that i liked from the get go. i don't know that much about drilling yet but I'm learning so i cant tell u how its drilled. all i do know is that the pin is drilled out on the ring finger. this ball is consistent and predictable. i am a right hand bowler and when i release the ball correctly it crashes right into the pocket leaving very few ten pins and every blue moon a 7 pin. my average lately had dropped down to a 177 before i got this ball. I've had the ball 4 weeks now and out of the 4 weeks i have bowled in league with it on synthetic lanes i am averaging 202 a game. so far my highest game on league i shot 251 with it. i release the ball at about the 25 board and throw it out to about the 10 board and it comes back consistent into the pocket flush and almost always carries. i like it

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Re: Big Time
Reply #9 on: May 05, 2005, 11:02:15 AM
I decided to try one of these after watching TJ. Majority of my arsenal is V2's but I DO like the time series. After throwing this ball, all I can say is WOW. Just might be my favourite of ALL time. Shined up, drilled leverage same as my Strong/R. The hook on this ball is insane. I wanted more 'snap' from this than the Strong/R and yes it delivers. Carry is amazing, throws pins around like leaves in a hurricane. Shot a 278/696 first night out with it. Somebody told me that the recommendation is not to shine these. But that they work a LOT better polished up. I was going to get another V2 factory polished but pro-shop guy claimed the BT can be high-shine, went with it. No regrets at all.
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Re: Big Time
Reply #10 on: May 05, 2005, 11:08:10 AM
Oh, forgot to mention the colour of this ball looks REALLY COOL. Plain black would have been boring. Black and silver swirl...AWSOME
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Re: Big Time
Reply #11 on: May 07, 2005, 01:24:34 PM
Just had my big time drilled up out of box finish. Great ball carries all kinds of hits. Out of box finish i prefer better. When i shined it there was a more skid in carry down in my house. works better with med to heavy oil. When there was carry down with out of box finish i had a consistent back end. I love this ball hope coverstock holds up being particle one. One more thing i have bowled more than 30 games on it and have averaged 220 with it. High series 757 268 game

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Re: Big Time
Reply #12 on: May 10, 2005, 10:30:25 PM
i've had many bowling balls...the 2 latest balls i have gotten have been used from Buddies pro-shop. 75 dallors with drilling and the ball ahve only been used like 1 game, so its worth it. anyway before i got the amazing outstanding Big Time, i had gotten the Core Power By Storm, good ball decent hook med oil, heavy oil not so well. so i asked my friend at Buddies what would hook more than the Core Power, he pointed at the Big Time on the rack.at that time i had no money for a brand new 1..so i thought to myself i can wait untill it comes used, and 3 days later it was there on the used rack, instantly i wanted it...that was friday, the guy workign that night said he had too much to do so he could drill it tomorrow. i had to wait...but it was worth it, that night i had went up to visit my brother up at storrs for his graduation, after a little get together we all went bowling at this local bowling ally, light oil...i had to throw the big time so hard from the first arrow at the Left! right at the gutter, JUST to make it over hook for a brooklyn stirke, at this moment i was thrilled. i couldnt wait to go bowl at my local bowling alley back home. the next day(yesterday) i bowled with a couple of friends...lanes were med-heavy oil,a nd i was hooking it STILL from the 3rd arrow getting it out, then having rocket into the pocket, it was amazing.


i would recomend this ball to anyone who love to hook.   this ball OWNS!

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Re: Big Time
Reply #13 on: May 20, 2005, 09:41:29 AM
This ball definitly does hook. Probably the biggest hooking ball I have ever owned. Got it drilled to the left front of the pin for maximum hook. This ball definitly gets through the heads on any condition. I average 212 and bowl a lot of sport shot tournaments on all types of conditions and this ball has yet to fail to hook on any of them. Ball does not have a lot of forgiveness to it tho. It takes off at the same angle all the time. If you're not a consistant bowler you may want to try to find a different big hooking ball. This ball is nothing short of its expectations. Great ball under any condition and for those who are hook challenged this thing will move for anyone! O yea forgot to mention I'm only 16 =)

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Re: Big Time
Reply #14 on: June 05, 2005, 04:17:40 AM
Layout
Pin below fingers{Pin 5 1/2 from Pap}
small weight hole
surface: Box

House Shot{Dry outsides little oil in middle} I was able to stand 30 and pitch it out to 5 with a smooth but continous back end.


Tournment(Oil outsides with oil in middle) Scored better playing between 5 and 10 board.

Overall ( out9 of 10}Ball is clean thru the front and smooth but continues backend

Good luck