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Pivot
« on: August 23, 2013, 12:24:35 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Ebonite Pivot Ball Specs:
- Color: Red/Gold/Green All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: RCM Hybrid™
- Core: CB-2 Asymmetric
- Factory Finish: 500, 1500 Abranet™
- Reaction: Strong Backend Continuation
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy
- RG: 2.48**
- Differential: .049**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

Description: The dynamic properties of the Pivot's CB-2 Core, design allow for a ball motion that is quite unique. This ball is designed to perform when the oil is heavier in the front part of the lane-when the oil is fresh, not broken down. You will see the results of the down and in continuation when the Pivot The Pivot will provide great down lane continuation, and great power through the pin deck.

 

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 05:12:15 PM »
From the moment I got my distaff ball for this new product on our HP line I said I hope it's as good as it looks on paper, the first ball on lane I said "wow".  This is a smooth controllable HP ball that can fit into anyone's bag!  Clean thru the front reads midlane fantastic and continues thru the pins incredible!  Most everyone knows I usually only use the Exceed but since getting the Pivot I hardly use the Exceed.  From house patterns to tournament play the Pivot has proven to be an all around great ball in the HP line.  Better then the Red Mission.  I will have this ball ready for demos coming up, check your local shop for your next demo days

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Re: Pivot - Tested At the Demo and Fell In Love
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 07:51:00 PM »
I attended the Ebonite Demo and tested out the Pivot.  I was really impressed with the midlane motion that reminded me of my Ebonite Gamebreaker.  Anthony Amadeo said the ball was laid out fairly neutral but when I threw it on a typical houseshot, it was far from mild.  I am happy the ball released today and looking forward to picking mine up from the shop on Friday.  Special thanks to Anthony for showing me this ball as I was looking at a Hammer Amp.  This Pivot is going to be my first ball out of the bag.

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 08:33:10 PM »
I drilled up my Pivot 2 weeks ago. It was a slow day at the lanes so I got the mechanic to oil a pair for me. 43 ft THS but with no strip. There was carry down to the pin deck from that mornings seinor league. I got lined up with my pin down Champion first. Playing 12-8. I picked up the Pivot and ended up morving 10 left with my feet playing 18-10. I leaked a couple of shots out to 5 and it still recovered. The Pivot is a beast!! Great midlane read and does not stop. The specs on mine are box finish, pin down 5 1/2" from PAP. MB is 2" right of thumb. I'm going to drill another one this week pin up with 6-6 1/2" pin to PAP. I'll post review with the weaker layout.

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 10:38:28 PM »
The pivot is an amazing ball. I was fortunate enough to use the pivot at a demo day in Titusville, Fl it gets down the lanes extremely well and retains its energy through the pin deck. I fell in love with the pivot and I will have one in my bag by the end of the week.

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 02:35:21 PM »
Ebonite Pivot Ball Specs:
Layout: 5" X 4 1/16"
MB: 4 15/16" Approx. 1" from thumb

- Color: Red/Gold/Green All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: RCM Hybrid™
- Core: CB-2 Asymmetric
- Factory Finish: 500, 1500 Abranet™
- Reaction: Strong Backend Continuation
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy
- RG: 2.48
- Differential: .049

    I don't even know where to start with the latest Ebonite creation from Ronald Hickland.  The idea that originally had with this ball would be something that complimented the Challenge that I have drilled identically.  Well I was in for a big WoW factor out of the box; this is the cleanest, most angular ball I have ever thrown.  On the fresh 39 ft house condition I am easily 5 boards with my feet, 3 boards with my eyes and spotting further down the lane compared to the Challenge.  After throwing about 15 in a row with the box surface, I changed the cover with a little application of factory finish to compare with the Champion. 

The Champion also has the same Pin and CG distance and MB locations.  I really like my look with the Champion on this particular house pattern, clean enough through the front but a strong motion through the back part of the lane without burning out of energy.  When the Pivot cover is shined up it allowed me to open up the lane more and create more angle.  The Pivot was even had more room to miss and get back to carry some of the half ten pocket hits I sometimes would leave with the Champion. 

This new product from Ebonite is going to be the move that we have once seen from balls like the One, Matrix and Vortex lines, a power move on the market.  This ball is a must have in any players bag.  I can't wait to drill another one!  ToolBox Out!!!

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 09:39:03 PM »
I drilled this ball with a 45x5.5x65
With the box finish on a fresh shot with a lot of oil it actually opened the lane up.with 4 to 5 games needed to put some polish on it to get it thru the front part of the lane.  This ball is by far the best piece ebonite has ever made.
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Ebonite Pivot Ball Specs:
- Color: Red/Gold/Green All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: RCM Hybrid™
- Core: CB-2 Asymmetric
- Factory Finish: 500, 1500 Abranet™
- Reaction: Strong Backend Continuation
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy
- RG: 2.48**
- Differential: .049**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

Description: The dynamic properties of the Pivot's CB-2 Core, design allow for a ball motion that is quite unique. This ball is designed to perform when the oil is heavier in the front part of the lane-when the oil is fresh, not broken down. You will see the results of the down and in continuation when the Pivot The Pivot will provide great down lane continuation, and great power through the pin deck

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 10:53:46 PM »
I'm relieved to have added this ball to my arsenal. It hooks earlier midlane for me than the challenge, but remains smooth and predictable. This is a strong, yet controlled ball. A bit dry for me during league to be able to use it, but it will definitely come in handy on sport shots and in some oil!

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 12:15:33 PM »
Talk about a WOW out of the box. The Pivot is one of the best HP balls Ebonite has come out with. It is strong through the backend and continuous through the pin deck. As the lanes breakdown I am able to jump in and still get a strong reaction through the middle of the lane. I have also found that my Source is a great complement to this ball when its gets too burned up! Someone asked me in league if what I was throwing was a new Storm ball and when I told them it was Ebonite it certainly turned heads! Enjoy!

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 02:17:57 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:40

Volume:med

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


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I drilled my staff ball 50 x 5 1/4 x 30 and left it at box surface. This ball is strong!! Usually with stronger balls I get a lot of flare out in the fronts and the ball has nothing left for the back. This ball allows me to get in deep on the lane and have the ball still go through the pins. Usually when you get in the ball burns up and ring tens or doesn't make it there and leaves a 2-10. The deeper you get on the lane with this ball and the more you throw it left, the harder it comes back and still drives through the pins. The continuation from this ball is awesome, reminds me of a little black ball Ebonite had out a few years ago  :) This ball deff needs some oil but when you have it this ball is very good. I've seen everyone from myself, a higher rev player to my dad who is a low rev up the boards player strike at will with this ball, so it looks good for all styles! Ebonite has a PIVOTal moment on their hands with this one with lots more in store !

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2013, 07:02:30 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3.5

Starting Top Weight: 3.5

Ball Weight: 15 pounds


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 50 by 4.5 by 35

CG to PAP: n/a

X Hole (if there is one): no balance hole


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:320

Ball Speed:16mph

PAP/Track:5 3/8 by 3/4 up


SURFACE PREP

Grit: box surface

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LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: moderate volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): WTBA Athens on Brunswick Pro Anvillane


BALL REACTION

Length: fair length for a hybrid cover

Back End: strong arc

Overall Hook: large hook

Midlane Read: aggressive

Breakpoint Shape: strong arc


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Likes: Coverstock on the Pivot was aggressive enough to allow the ball to turn the corner off the back of the pattern. Layout was 50 by 4.5 by 30, with no balance hole. The ball responded aggressively and this should end up being a hit with those bowlers that give the Pivot a tryout.


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Re: Pivot
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 11:23:44 AM »
I drilled my Pivot with a tall 4 Ľ” pin mostly because the house shots I bowl on have lighter volumes and don’t allow the high end, strong stuff to really excel.   I had to put some factory finish over the box surface but also played with it some and tried it spun down to 3000 and 4000 with and without polish on both surfaces.  What I see is a ball that is a touch stronger than the Champion with what I think is a little more continuation.  Looks like it will play very well on heavy oil to medium shots depending on your ball speed and rotation.  I think with the right layout and surface you can play a little deeper with the Pivot than a comparable Champion too.

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Re: Pivot
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2013, 11:20:21 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:40 ft

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS
Drilled the Pivot with a 5" Pin to PAP below fingers and 60 degree MB. This is the best Ebonite HP ball since the original Mission. Ball hooked too much with box finish so I sanded to 4000. I really like how the ball opens the lanes up and rolls through the pins. This is a must have!

Likes:great roll and continuation, excellent carry

Dislikes:nothing


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Re: Pivot
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2013, 07:09:44 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  2-3
Starting Top Weight: 2.5
Ball Weight: 16
 
DRILL PATTERN
Pin to PAP: 4.5"
I used the Drill pattern number two on the Ebonite supplied drilling instructions
 
BOWLER STYLE: Stroker – slightly speed dominant
Rev Rate:  280
Ball Speed: 17-18
PAP/Track:  PAP:  4 11/16” and 7/8" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish
 
LANE CONDITION
House Shot – 42’

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The Pivot is very strong throughout the entire lane and will work best on longer patterns and/or lanes where there is sufficient oil volume in the heads.  The traction in oil is excellent, but it does not burn up early.  For such a strong ball, the Pivot recovers very well on shots sent wide of pocket and creates greater than expected angle of entry into the pins.  I am going to experiment with some higher grit surfaces and polish to see their effects on the ball.  This is one of the best balls ever to come out of Hopkinsville.  I’m looking forward to trying some different layouts for sport and PBA patterns. I highly recommend that you get to an EBI Demo Days at a center near you to try this ball.   


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Ebonite Pivot
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2013, 04:57:27 PM »
I have drilled my staff ball couple weeks ago. I threw it the first game box surface and shot 279. This ball is absolutely amazing have never seen a ball with great length and hit the pins so hard. This is a must get ball!!!!! It was tough for me to use a surface ball for more than couple games but with this ball I used it most of the whole tournament. I am really impressed with this ball and thinks everyone should have one.

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