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« on: July 27, 2017, 04:58:25 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Ebonite is bringing back one of their legendary balls, the Ebonite Matrix. Ebonite has taken their GB 12.7 Hybrid coverstock and wrapped it around the Matrix Reload core. This combination will provide length with ample backend continuation. These feature mimic those of the original Matrix

Color: Red/Black
Core: Matrix Reload
Coverstock: GB 12.7 Hybrid
Finish: 500/1000 Abralon polished with PowerHouse Factory Finish Polish
Reaction: Strong Mid-Lane with Continuous Backend
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.53 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.049 (15# ball)



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Re: Matrix
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 01:54:58 PM »
I have thrown the Ebonite Matrix, Ebonite's newest UMP bowling ball. I missed out on the original, and could not miss it again. I have thrown it on a few THS, and 2 patterns. I liked the color combo of black/red when I first seen it. After using it, the motion became more of a like. It is so clean in the fronts, with strong motion down the lane, but not snappy either. I have my layout pin up between my fingers, CG slightly left, drilled into the mass bias. This bowling ball is not one you should skip, especially if you missed the first time like me...


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Re: Matrix
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 01:13:55 AM »
  In a continuation on the retro front, last year Mission Unk, Ebonite brings out the Matrix. A great rolling ball that lasted numerous years has made a return, and it rolls great too. Drilled one pin up, 60x4x30, and was impressed from the word go. I threw this out in Vegas at a few tournys during the summer, and modified the cover along the way, which impressed at the shape modification with/out the polish.

  Moving forward this is a great league play ball. It has just enough to bite on the fresh, and as lanes break down this ball should be in play for quite sometime without massive moves. The colors are good in the black with orange highlights and makes it easy to read through the pindeck. If you are a fan of any of the GB coverstock's this is an asymmetric shape with that proven cover.

     Zach Enders
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Re: Matrix
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:31:16 AM »
Used my standard pin up drilling on my new Matrix.
For me this ball isn't super angular off the spot
which is one of the things I like the most about it.
This ball is a good compliemnt to my Maverick Pearl.
When the Maverick is too much on the backend, the Matrix
smooths that look out considerably.  This ball will replace
my Mission Uknown, plus the ball is black, has there ever been
a bad black ball ever made? 

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Re: Matrix
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 06:26:30 PM »

50x6x35 (Pin above ring)

Another throwback in the upper-mid performance line.  The matrix provides an all new core with a hybrid version of the mission unknown cover released last year.  The Matrix by comparison is much cleaner in the front part of the lane and with the very low intermediate differential provided by the core, this ball retains enough energy to be used even late in blocks when asymmetrics are normally out of play.   This ball has no problem making the corner from deep inside angles.

With the particular layout I chose, I was looking for a bridge between my HP balls that I would use early in blocks, and the flippier symmetric pieces I use when the pattern forces me left.  The matrix provides that bridge and is the definition of a benchmark for me.  There are some balls you just have confidence in and this is one of those balls for me.
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Re: Matrix
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 08:29:02 AM »
The Matrix is a great addition to the Ebonite line up. This ball fits nicely in between the new Affinity and the new Verdict. Mine is drilled 65x4x70 with no hole. The cover allows this ball to be very clean. This ball isn't your skid flip ball if that's what you are looking for. This is a very nice blend on the back. Doesn't flip but creates enough angle to move left with. Add some surface and it blends the pattern even more. So far I prefer mine in the shiny state, this compliments the other balls in my arsenal well. I will drill more of this ball, I can see it being very useful on many patterns.
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Re: Matrix
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 11:14:15 AM »
Matrix (Box Surface, and 500/polish)

Pin below the bridge CG swung a little to the right (positive axis point) is 4 3/8 right 1/2 up.

House Shot Patterns Fresh and Broken Down

The Matrix to me revs up in the mid lane and gives that continuous backend like the original, if you never had the chance to try the original then you’re in luck.  For me the Matrix is extremely smooth out of box and with the surface I put on it, this ball will pick up as soon as it hits the friction.  I tried the Matrix on a fresh league house pattern and I had no problem getting the ball to the pocket but I couldn’t get it to finish through the pins like I wanted it to.  Moved a few boards right still hit the pocket but that finish was not there.  On to the third game I picked the Matrix back up at this time I am about 8 boards deeper then when I started the first game now I was able to get that finish I was looking for, same smooth shape had some high flush shots that finished as well as some light mixers.  The Matrix is versatile and can be put to the test as far as surface to the lowest grit up to the highest grit with/without polish. 
When you get a chance please check out the track recommendation tool however before doing so I will strongly suggest you go to your local pro shop and ask for assistance with getting your Rev Rate, Tilt, Axis Rotation and Ball Speed.
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