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Magic Touch
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
- Coverstock: Flexol Plus Reactive
- Weight Block: Magic Symmetric Mass Bias Core
- Ball Color: Black/Green/Red All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Ball Finish: Sanded with 4000 Grit Abralon and Polished w/Factory Finish
- Hook Potential: 43 (scale of 1–50)
- Length: 26 (scale of 1–50, early to late)
- Flare Potential: Medium High
- Break Point Angle: 1
- Reaction: Great length with Strong Mid-lane Continuation
- RG Differential: 0.043 (Medium Flare) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
- RG Average: 2.51 (Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium and Heavy Oil
- Description:Ebonite’s Magic Touch is the perfect complement to the Magic. Designed with more length in mind versus the Magic, we formulated Flexol Plus Reactive. When combined with the Magic Symmetric Mass Bias Core, the Magic Touch does provide a “magical” move to the pocket.

 

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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 02:55:31 PM »
Ball: Magic Touch
Layout: Pin 5" from PAP, MB @ 65 degrees, Pin 3" from VAL
Coverstock Finish: Box Finish

The Magic Touch truly lives up to its name.  For me, this ball goes longer than the original Magic and a little earlier than the LaneBreaker and produces a very strong yet controlable move to the pocket. I have had very few balls that are this clean through the heads yet very predictable down lane.
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 04:23:16 PM »
"I've got the magic touch baby......"

Magic Touch:
This ball reminds me of the Ebonite Raid. The motion it has a very similar to me. Its clean through the front and loopie in the back. Its very controlled and not overly aggressive off the corner. Now saying that, it still has a good amount of hook.

I drilled the Magic Touch pin over middle finger (4 1/2). The MB is in an angular location (1 1/2 inches right of the grip line).

Box Finish (4000 polished): This ball got really far down lane and has that Ebonite angularity. It pushed a little too far for my liking so I hit it with a 4000 pad.

4000 Abralon Finish: Now the M.T. is much, much better. It reads a little quicker and the move to the hole is more dynamic. It still gets further down the lane than the Magic. The overall hook is about the same just a little longer and better entry angle.

The Magic Touch at box finish rolled great on Dick Weber Open playing around the ditch. The M.T. at 4000 rolled really good on 09 Scorpion playing the middle of the pattern. (both shots were in my Wed. Night PBA Exp league)

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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 09:18:56 PM »
Drilled mine at the Kegel Training Center today. Layout 40x6x30. Wanted something for junior gold and teen masters long oil, but still had some pop on the backend. This ball really is "magical." Needs turn signals when bowling on drier lanes. The ball does as intended. Definitely one of my favorites

Zack Pelton300

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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 04:27:30 AM »
Drilled the magic touch with the pin directly over the middle finger and the mass bias just to the right of the thumb. I have thrown this ball box finish, It was clean through the heads and hard off the dry. Has a strong roll to it. Took it down to 500 and brought it back up to 2000 abalone. This smoothed out the reaction off the dry but still strong overall. Having a few problems with this ball rolling out at 2000, so I will probly take it to 4G and try it there next.
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 11:03:26 PM »
JUST GOT AROUND TO PUNCH A COUPLE OF THE BALLS THAT WERE SENT TO ME, FIRST ONE IS THE EBONITE MAGIC TOUCH. TO START I LAYED IT OUT WITH THE PIN ABOVE THE FINGERS AND THE CG AND MASS BIAS SWUNG OUT TO THE RIGHT A BIT, TO PUT THE MASS BIAS TO THE RIGHT OF THE THUMB. SECOND I LEFT THE BALL OUT OF THE BOX AND DIDN'T NEED A WEIGHT HOLE. THIRD I USED THE BALL ON A SUMMER HOUSE PATTERN WHICH IS A BIT LIGHTER BUT I MUST SAY THIS BALL IS VERY COMPARABLE TO THE RAID BUT A TAD BIT EARLIER MOVE IN THE MIDLANE TO THE POCKET. THIS BALL IS SMOOTH THRU THE FRONT OF THE LANE AND WHEN IT GETS TO THE MID IT TENDS TO TIP UP AND READ A BIT QUICKER. ALSO THE BALL MAKES A STRONG AND CONTINUOUS MOVE OFF THE SPOT. I WOULD RECCOMMEND THIS BALL FOR YOUR AVERAGE HOUSE BOWLER LOOKING FOR A VERY Predictable BUT STRON REACTIVE BOWLING BALL, ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT BY EBONITE.


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EboHammer4ever

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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 04:33:26 PM »
My Magic Touch came with a 3 1/2 in pin and 3 ounce top weight.  I laid it out with the pin 4 1/2" from my axis and MB at 55 degrees.  This put the pin up and to the right of my ring finger about an 1 1/2" and the MB about 2 1/2" from my thumb in the strong position.  I had a Cell Pearl with this layout that I had success with and now that its gone and I'm throwing Ebonite, I wanted to try to reproduce that same reaction.  So far I am not disappointed.  The Magic Touch for me gets through the heads very nice and picks up in the mids with a fairly strong roll for a pearl ball and then has a pretty strong and continous move off the spot and drives through the pins nicely.  If I got in with it, it would slide a little longer and have a good snap of the pattern but then if I got it right a little, it wouldn't jump off the spot but would read and roll giving me a pretty good comfort zone.

The right lane was fresh but the left lane had open play on it and it was easy to see that this cover was not made for carrydown.  I was a good 7 boards right with my feet and eyes and barely getting it to move, but that was expected.  I see being able to use this ball all 3 games in league and just working around the carrydown until some point that the carry goes away when the ball has nothing left, but I'm thinking the new Evolve will take care of my carrydown problems.

I think this is a good addition to the Magic Line but this ball is going to have some competition with the New Lane Breaker.

Nice work Ebonite!!
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 12:59:01 AM »
JUST AN UPDATE FROM THE  LAST POST ON THIS BALL, I USED IT MORE TONIGHT AND I MUST SAY THIS BALL IS SUPER CLEAN WITH A STRONG SHARP BREAK IN THE BACKEND, AND I THINK WILL BE ONE OF THE BETTER BALLS THIS YEAR. THIS BALL REACTS LIKE A PEARL BALL WITHOUT BEING PEARL, GO OUT AND GET ONE TODAY.
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 10:52:49 AM »
The Magic Touch is just that,Magic. Drilled mine with a 3 inch pin placement.
I also placed the pin down. My ball speed is low and wanted more control.
Glad I did, was way too much for our State tourney.
Took the shine off, tried it on the 36' Kegel pattern.
Good length , excellent recovery. The guys in the scratch league were calling it
The Magic move.
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 05:19:55 PM »
Drilled my first Magic Touch pin over ring finger (about 55 x 4 3/4 x 50), and took the surface down to 2000.  On Chameleon this ball rolls well from the start, with a longer look than my Magic and a little stronger back end.  Pin carry is just as good as the Magic - feels like 2 extra revs every time I pick this ball up.  The ball is pretty predictable at the break point, also.  On Scorpion, the Touch doesn't quite work fresh, but after the first two games this ball is in play and handles this part of the breakdown tremendously well.  This is one ball that will be in play for me almost every tournament with different surfaces.

I drilled the second Touch pin down, again with 2000 Abralon, and it performs as expected, with a little earlier motion and smoother break point.  Both of these balls have been great on medium patterns - I just need to decide on the shape and distance for the break point and choose appropriately.

Length in the front - strong arc off the break - makes a great combination on most of the medium patterns.
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 02:23:40 PM »
I love this ball! I drilled mine 4x4 and took the box surface down to 2000. I am not a very high rev rate player and this gave me the extra pop I needed in back. The ball gets down the lane a little further than it's counterpart the Magic, and is strong off the spot. I fully expect to see this ball on T.V. during the World Series of Bowling, it's that good! I had a chance to watch Jason Couch throw his and all I can say is WOW!

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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2009, 04:21:18 AM »
I am not impressed with mine, I just drilled it up tonight and wanted to use it outside when they dried up so drilled it for control with a 65 5" 40 and after the 4th bucket playing up 7 board I put it away. I am sure it will perform better on wood lanes or more friction than Pro Lanes but this was disappointing for the average wrist. I did leave it box finish but just expected more out of this one out of box.
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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 12:30:59 PM »
Rt. Hand Drilling - Pin above middle and ring finger with CG kicked to the right. The MB is about 1 1/2 inches from the thumb hole.  No extra hole needed.

The Magic Touch is a great ball that provides good length and an outstanding back end reaction.  I have used this ball on many THS and tournament conditions and have had a great reaction.  

It is very clean through the heads and gives good length.  Once it makes the turn - it leaves nothing behind!

If you are looking for a ball that starts grabbing the lane sooner and still gives the arcing continuation to the pins - I recommend the Magic Action.  Both the Magic Touch and the Magic Action should be a part of every bowler's arsenal.



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Re: Magic Touch
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2010, 01:41:28 PM »
I love my magic touch.  mine is drilled rico with a switch thumb and I have had tramendous success on virtualy every shot I bowled on.  The only shot that was difficult to do well on was a heavy oil condition and once on the extreme dry shot.  But after polishing it I had a good look on the dry.  
This ball has great length and the backend is always there.  I have very high revs and speed (measured 502 revs, 21mph.) This ball also has some error room, on some shots when I miss at the bottom it still seems to get to the pocket and carry well.  I believe this to be one of the best balls I have in my 35 ball arsenal.
Great going enonite.

Still waiting to get my hands on a magic action to compare them.
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