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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
Color: Purple/Green/Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Reactions: Clean through the fronts, while maintaining backend motion
Coverstock: GBV 12.7
Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon w/Factory Finish
Core: Low Differential Y
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
Hook Potential: ? (scale of 1-50, least to most)
Length: ? (scale of 1-50, early to late)



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Re: Raid
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 02:26:00 PM »
The Raid has the Angular One cover on it and it shows.  This ball is super clean down the lane and it makes a very strong move in the backend. Not sure I would reccommend this one on a short type pattern.  It will most likely be way too much on the backend.  In addition to being this strong in the back I have seen no evidence that there is any quit in this ball.  It just plain does not stop.  I took the surface down to 1000 Abralon and it was unbelievable on a heavier volume.  This minor change tells me that this ball will play on almost anything with the right surface.  Super ball with great versatility.
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Re: Raid
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 03:51:02 AM »

Likes: The Raid revs up quick off your hand, reads the midlane well and makes a strong move to the hole. Hits and carries great.. Could be the first ball out of your bag..

Dislikes: Can get kind of squirty when it encounters some carrydown. If the heads are dry then put this one away.

I decided to drill a Raid because I liked the coverstock. Its the same cover that was on the Ebonite Angular One. I drilled this one with the pin above my ring finger, cg kicked out about an inch or so and the mass bias right next to my thumb hole. My PAP is 4 3/4" right and 1/2" up.

The first time I used the Raid was on a fresh house shot during one of my leagues at Executive Strike and Spare. The shot is pretty easy but carry can be troublesome sometimes. I started playing the Raid at my normal shot which is about 25 out to about 10 and this ball had a great reaction. It would clear the heads nicely and pick up alot of revs entering the midlane where it would make its read and then unleashed all its energy on the backend. The energy it delivered to the pins was excellent and it kept the pins low on the deck. Light hits seemed to carry well as did shots that ran a little high. Overall I was pretty impressed with the Raid.

I really wasn't expecting much out of the Raid. I figured it was just another Ebonite Angular One clone but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The Raid can definitely stand on its own and would be an excellent choice to be the first ball out of your bag.



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Re: Raid
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 11:00:44 PM »
I find the Raid to be a very versatile ball. I like the smooth action through the heads and the midlane, and then the strong continuing hitting power on the backend. This ball is very controllable. With the Angular cover stock on it and the y shape core this ball hits and carries great. Out of the gate with this ball I shoot scores of 225, 278,265,238. It handle a oiler lane condition very well for me.The


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Re: Raid
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 01:23:22 AM »
This ball is going to be really good.Guys dont miss the boat on this one.I drilled mine with the pin 3 1/2 and mb 5 with a pin buffer of 1 1/4 and weight hole 4 1/2 over and pitched.The raid is very clean through the front part of the lane with a very good continuation with no quit on the backend.When i moved in and used a different hand position to gain more axis rotation it was still very clean through the fronts with a very angular move.Move on the backend is strong but still very readable.The thing i really like about the raid is how easy it clears the front part of the lane.
Dannial Cohen
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Re: Raid
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2007, 02:34:31 PM »
This is an amazing ball. A great combination of the Angular One coverstock with the low flare Y core. Drilled as a 4"pin x 5"mb at 60 degrees with the pin just above and to the right of my ring finger. Very clean through the heads so you do not have to fight with it. Surface out the box, first six games 247-263-279-268-226-266 only moving one board left after 4 games. This ones a keeper

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Re: Raid
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 12:28:24 PM »
I drilled this ball up the other day and have only used it in 2 sessions, it is 15lb and i drilled it with the pin above the fingers the cg and mass bias swung out to the right of the thumb, with no weight hole. I went out know a little bit of what this ball would do and i must say the ball does read the mid lane and comes off the pattern smooth and makes a strong aggressive move to the pocket in the backend, i used it on a fresh house patter both time. This ball is so aggressive in the backend that i had to put it away because it hooked to much. I would reccomend this ball for a house league bowler with medium to no hand.

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Re: Raid
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 10:19:47 AM »
Ebonite Does it again. This Raid is a very nice ball,clean thru the fronts and great back-end movement. I drilled mine with the pin under fingers and Cg over the thumb. Removed the factory polish for a smoother reaction. I shot 835 with in a Dbls Tournament. I love the combination of the Angular One cover stock and the No Limit weight block. Ball continues to drive on the back end.


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Re: Raid
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 11:41:34 AM »
I would like to start off by mentioning that this is one of my favorite balls of the new line. The Raid combines the Angular One coverstock with a Low-differential Y-core (the core was also utilized in the No Limit). The coverstock / core combination in this ball provides exactly what you may think: it is extremely clean through the fronts and very continuous in the back despite the ball “revving-up” early.

The ball provides a very unique motion that any tournament bowler will love to have in the bag to enjoy. The Raid does not display the “hockey-stick” or flip off of the “spot” (break-point) that you will get from the Angular One, but rather something much more controllable and strong. The low-differential core makes the ball “start-up” early. The coverstock allows for the ball to go clean through the front part of the lane, regardless of the surfaces I have used (1000, 1000/factory finish polish, 2000, 4000 Abralon) and dependent on the lane condition without losing hitting power. Moreover, the Raid provides a VERY continuous and controllable motion in the middle and back part of the lane. It is an extremely versatile ball and will allow bowlers to utilize it at any point with the right surface.

I really love this ball when I have to move inside the third arrow and control the 3-pin for transitional moments of tournaments. If you were not a fan of the Angular One (I know there are some of us out there) do not be afraid to drill this ball. The surface truly compliments the core to allow for a much more different motion, as mentioned, with incredible, continuous direction.



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Re: Raid
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007, 08:34:34 AM »
Very great ball when I tested it out on a demo day, purchased within 24 hours. Nice forward roll and strong backend with a higher rev player.

Light Oil: Don't even try it, with it's current coverstock and grit it will just come back to strong

Medium Oil: Less hand and more speed with a straighter line and you'll be blowing the competition away.

Heavy Oil: You will love the strong back end motion with a great overall line if you're a medium to higher rev bowler

Note: I'm sorry to say that with a good usage the ball absorbs a ton of oil and essentially dies. Not for the faint of heart, unless of course you have a rejuvinator handy and about 4-5 hours of free time.
Overall: 6/10
Style: Cranker
Ave Speed: 15.5 MPH
Weight: 15lb
Current Average: 175

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Re: Raid
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 11:48:47 AM »
If you have any suggestions about how to make my reviews better please drop me a line here.

Ball: Raid
Weight: 15
Top: 3 1/4oz
Pin: 3 inch
Drill Pattern

1st Surface-Factory Finish-
Well I figured this ball would go long but wow. This ball is almost in an endless skid on short house shots, and has the sharpest break point I have ever seen. I got to throw this ball on three different shots at this surface. One is a 32ft house pattern, where the backend is sharp like I stated above. I have not been able to use this ball on that condition, it is to speed sensitive. Played around with this ball on the Chameleon pattern. Again this ball was very speed sensitive, and just did not work well for me. I also bowled on the scorpion pattern, and this ball look okay. I did not really have a speed sensitivity issue playing up 5. It was acually very smooth with the same length. This ball at this surface will work well in transition on this pattern.

I have since hit this ball with 1000 grit abralon pad, and found a better reaction, I will post anther review at that surface. In addition I also got anther one with the pin below the fingers and so far so good. I will also post a review on it soon.

Zack Pelton
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Re: Raid
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2007, 11:58:50 AM »
I currently own a Epic Quest and a Ebonite Raid, alnong with a T-Zone to shoot my 10's. After Talking to the local pro I decided to drill my 2nd ball the Raid very agressive. I started bowling this year and had about a 175 average since i got this ball my average has gone up to somthing around 210.(Shooting a 298 a few days ago. So basically alot of people over look the Raid, but i say go for it , its an excellent ball, with incredible back end.