Ball: Ebonite Gamebreaker
Weight: 15lb 4 oz ( before drilling )
Top: 2 3/4oz
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.
I'm really tired of the whining, so, JUST SHUT UP AND BOWL! My Bowl.com member page