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Game Breaker
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Coverstock: GB 10.7
Weight Block: V2 Core Design
Ball Color: Black/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Ball Finish: 2000 Abralon
Hook Potential: ? (?) on a scale of 1-30 Least-Most
Length: ? (?) on a scale of 1-30 Early-Late
RG Differential: ? (?) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Average: ? (?) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Breakpoint Angle: ? (?) on a scale of 1-10, smooth to sharp
Recommended Lane Conditions: ?
Description: Big, strong, continuous ball motion.

 

tmoore300

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 12:10:31 AM »
my specs are as follows:
right handed
style: power cranker with above average revs.
speed: 17.5 -18 depending on the condition.
Pap: 5 1/8 over 5/8 up.
layout: pin under bridge with cg swung at 60 degrees with the oob finish
I have one of the few mismarks. it has the stamp of the infinte cover when it should have the stamp of the ones cover
bowling on the chameleon started with feet at 20 out to15 at the arrows and breakpoint @ 6.  this ball was just too strong for this line. moved to the inside standing @ 35 out to about 22 and this ball showed its power. this ball has a sharp angular motion of the dry.  similar to the old roto grip oracle vision imo. I can see this as one of my heavy oil monsters as it needs oil. two more weeks til the shark then I will add another post as this ball is a lil too much for me on the chameleon. will add pics saturday
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thefunnyman

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 08:47:40 PM »
Hello guys let me say that this ball hooks a ton. It isn't close to what it says in the book. I have the pin under the bridge and cg swung to 60 degrees.  It hooks way to much on modified house shots. I say it is one of the best. It hits like a truck too. Very very good ball. nice job ebonite
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Hand: Left Hander
Location: Brunswick, Georgia
Average: 203
Revs: med but I have rotation
In the Bag: Special Agent, shift,Secret agent, gamebreaker and Total NV and for spares a brunswick swirl viz a ball

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 12:26:28 AM »
Ebonite GameBreaker
Starting Specs: 15 lbs. 3 oz. - 3 inch pin - 3.2 oz TW
Picture of layout: http://www.kennyskidmorebowling.com/gamebreaker.JPG
Intentions: Heavier patterns, with more length, and biggest moving ball in the bag.

Review:
Ball is flat out amazing. I went from no grips, to Vacu inserts, and it took awhile to getting used to. I believe the grips let me get around the ball more, causing more revelations and more security of grip coming off my hand. Tonight, I used this ball exclusively on the Shark Pattern, and shot very very well with it. Went 615 clean, and was very surprised on how well this ball reacted. Definatly a keeper!

Also, I had it polished at 2000. I wish I would of just kept it at 2000 for tonight, because I think I could of easily shot 50 pins higher without the polish. Thanks Ebonite for another great release!

Overall: 10/10 Ball! Very predictable and just what I wanted in my arsenal. I loved the reaction.
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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 11:13:04 PM »
This ball is very smooth and nice to throw in the oil. The ball is stronger than what you would read with the specs. With the one coverstock and the V2 core design, this is a must ball to have. I only threw this ball for two games, however i had a 265 and a 233 with the ball before I put it up and threw something else. I drilled this ball up with the pin above the fingers and the mass Bias at 45 degrees.

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 12:35:38 PM »
I drilled this ball the other day and used it once, it is 15lb and i drilled it with the pin to the right of the fingers and the cg to the right with a small weight hole. Haven't used it much but from what i see the ball is smooth and transition off the oil is clean and smooth, very much like the V2, another winner with this ball. I will give a further review later.

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 09:16:59 PM »
I have to say that I was very surprised when I first drilled this ball.  I was a huge fan of the V2 Power (to the point that I still bring two of them to tournaments).  This ball reminds me of a V2 Power on steroids.  The smoothness that the V2 Power had is not lost despite the fact that the coverstock is much stronger.  You can still drill with the pin out a little bit to make your reaction a little angular, or drill it straight-stacked (like I did with the pin above and between the fingers and the cg just 1/4" to the positive side) and the reaction is very strong but not out of control.  This ball is definitely for medium to slicker lanes.  Only use this ball on dry lanes when the shot calls for crossing the lane, because it can do it.  A great piece.

For higher revving folks, don't drill too strong.  Keep the pin closer to mid-line and keep the mass bias to a higher angle (50-80 degrees) to keep the reaction smooth for most shots.

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2007, 06:00:22 AM »
Just got this ball for med to heavier oil conditions.

I am a Lefty:  13-14 Mph Stroker with lower revs.
Ball is drilled with the #2 drilling pin under ring finger.
On the fresh house shot with OOB finish the ball did not
move to the pocket as I was expecting. I took the cover
down to 1500 and now the ball moves more like I expected and
want. I cannot compare it to the orginal V2 as I have never had one.
This ball is very smooth and really keeps the pins low on the deck.
It hits like a train!
It is a great compliment to my Sr300.
I would recommend this ball to everyone!
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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 11:40:29 AM »
How can anyone deny the greatness of a ball with The One coverstock and the V2 Sanded core-design? Two of the most popular balls made in the Ebonite line are now combined in to one with the Game Breaker.

I was not a huge fan of the The One coverstock initially; however, the V2 core makes me a believer! Despite the box-surface of the ball being dull, this ball still was extremely clean through the front part of the lane with very controlling and continuous back-end. I was shocked testing this ball and TRYING to “ping” a 10-pin (leave a flat 10-pin) and I could not do it. I was able to play all parts of the lane and no matter the hand position or amount of boards crossed, this ball kept its energy and exploded through the pin deck.

Similar to the V2 Sanded, this ball will naturally shine up over time. This will change the reaction and motion slightly, however, is not something to worry about. I have found, over time, my Game Breaker is becoming more controllable and will give me slightly more length with the predictable and strong backend I had initially had out of the box.

I have found this ball to be great on all house conditions as well as when the lanes begin to transition. It is extremely predictable surprisingly great on the fresh. I have changed the manageable surface to 1000 Abralon sanded with factory finish polish and have great control through the front part of the lane with the ball reading the middle and great back end with the polished surface. You will be missing out if you do not have a Game Breaker in your bag this season!

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2007, 03:11:34 PM »
All I can say is WOW! This ball is monster off the backend. My buddies who are on Ebonite Staff love this ball. The pin is @ 2 with the CG under and small hole @ 5. This ball makes a wicked move off the oil and drives through the pocket. The only thing is that the speed is important, too slow and bad things happen. Keep up the speed and it's 10 in the pit.
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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 12:24:33 PM »
Ball: Gamebreaker
Weight: 15
Top: 1 3/4oz
Pin: 1 1/2-2
Drill Pattern
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Loved the Original V2 Sanded. When I saw the v2 core was going to be on a newer shell, I got really excited. I have bowled with this ball like the angular one on the Viper, Scorpion, and the chameleon patterns. This ball works well on all three of these patterns for the first two-four games. The ball is very midlane, and a smooth reaction. The viper pattern I tended to play between fourth and fifth arrow, feeding it to 10-12 board. This ball gives me lots of room the deeper I get on this pattern (this is my favorite pba pattern). The Chameleon I had to play a little farther right, but once the shot opened up I can get left. This shot breaks down almost into the viper, I think. Just keep getting deeper and deeper. The Scorpion pattern plays well with this ball around seven eight board. Breakpoint around 4-5 area. I can only use this ball for a few games until it breaks down then I must switch to the RXS 300, and then the angular one.

Very Midlane
Leave some corners when I overshoot the shot

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 07:13:33 PM »
Ball: Ebonite Gamebreaker
Weight: 15lb 4 oz ( before drilling )
Top: 2 3/4oz
Pin: 2-3
Drill Pattern
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  Got this ball in a trade with a friend of mine.  He didn't like it at all, but his release has more sideturn and natural skid than mine does, so when he said it didn't seem to roll well for him, I hoped that had good meanings for me, and I think it did!

  First time out, the ball still had the factory finish on it and seemed to die out a bit just as it entered the pocket area.  VERY PREDICTABLE ROLL, just couldn't seem to get that 10 pin out on a consistent basis.

  Took it into the shop where I threw it on the scales.  To my surprise, the ball was loaded with 3/4 finger and 1.1 oz positive side.  I added a small amount of polish over the factory finish and a small x-hole on the grip midline, 4 1/2 inches from the grip center ( 3 inches past cg ), leaving it with 3/4 finger and just less than 3/4 side weight, then, back out to the lanes for another go.

  What a difference!.  Ball now cleared the heads much easier and had more "POP" at the rack, taking out the tenpin at a much highly accelerated rate than before.  After three full sets with the ball, I am averaging a bit over 220 and that's not bad, considering I have been struggling this year and have a hard time getting my average much over 210.

  The ball doesn't like a lot of sideturn, it really wants to be rolled ( for me at least ), but when I stay behind it decently, it is as predictable as a woman who got a vaccuum cleaner for her 25th wedding anniversary. ( Yes, we ALL know what happens here!)

  For me, the ball is set up with about a 3 X 3 drilling, and if I had it to do over myself, I think I would use a little longer pin to pap as this ball likes to get into a roll early anyway with its low rg.  I believe that a longer pin to pap, with a higher pin placement, would allow me to use it with more surface and still get close to the same results.

  This ball has become a favorite very quickly.  Oddly enough, I never liked the original V2 that much.  Maybe with this coverstock it is just a much better matchup for me.
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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2008, 12:07:31 PM »
Ebonite Gamebreaker

I drilled a 14lbs Gambreaker with the pin in the strong position. Surface is OOB. My intention was to get as much as possible out of this beast. Beacuse it is a BEAST.

Picture of my Gamebreaker: http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=7359208

I drilled it in a center other than my local one. That particular center had a shorter oil pattern, which isn't really what i got my ball for. Needless to say, it overreacted on every shot. However, when i did hit the pocket the ball looked pretty dead to me, but it almost never left a flat or ringing ten pin. As soon as it hit the pocket, it just plowed all of the pins away from the deck. I couldn't wait to try it out on a long, heavy pattern.

My local house has a longer pattern, but it doesn't have much oil, and i furiously struggled to average even 180. I just couldn't seem to hit the pocket. On to the next center...

I entered a tournament in a house which has a very generous amount of oil on their lanes. Long pattern, too. And finally the Gamebreaker springs to life! I shot 234, 226 for the first two games but lost reaction in the third, so i switched balls after that.

I've now bowled 30 games with this ball, and i've read from other reviews that this ball only lasts 50-ish games before it starts losing reaction. So far, i haven't noticed any decrease of power.

If you are having problems with your balls not gripping the lane enough, the Gamebreaker certainly isn't a bad idea. In fact, it's the best mid-price bowling ball i have ever had the pleasure of rolling down a lane. Ebonite puts this ball in their "silver" performance. What's so "silver" about it, i don't know. It's all gold to me.

I clean it after each session with Ultimate Cleaner.
Ball rolled on sport patterns.

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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 09:26:09 PM »
Ball specs:
15lbs, 3.5 oz top, 4" pin
My specs:
14-16 mph, 5 3/16 X 1/2, alot of side roll, righty

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This is my first ebonite ball and was surprised at how much of a powerhouse this ball is. I got it drilled at 4.5 X 5  so it would allow me to play inside 0f 19-20. Kept it at factory finish and got heavy midlane roll with a continuous arcing backend. When it hit the pins it sounded like a freight train. Having so far only bowled 3 games with it and  had alot of trip 4's & 7's, even when i tugged on the ball the reaction was not too jerky.I much prefer a skip/ snap, but the reaction i was getting from this ball makes me want to broaden my outlook. I would definitely carry this ball in my bag on league night.
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Re: Game Breaker
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2008, 11:44:12 PM »
---------First of all I have been using storm my last few balls and have had
-0-0-----much success with them.  I got this ball cause it had the same core
---P-----as the V2 series which I loved. My Pin and CG are right below the ring
---CG-----finger. They are only about an inch an a half apart.  My driller told
--0------me I would be lucky to get much out of it.  well he was wrong.  I am
---------19 years old throw the ball around 17 miles an hour with pretty good hand.  I have used this ball at 2 different houses/my 2 different leagues.  I have used to seven times and shot over 700 6 out of the 7 and I shot a 300 with it during the 7th for a 751.  This ball reads great threw the heads and does not over react in the dry.  It still hooks in heavy oil too.  This ball for me is a 10 out of 10.  I have played numerous lines with this ball and has always had enough power to carry all ten.  Great job ebonite.