Before I start my review, I'll give the usual basics. I got this one punched up pin up cg stacked and kept it 4000 polished with a balance hole on the right side top left of the cg. Note: Ebonite claims this ball at this surface will react like a reactive resin ball, while if you sand it down to 500-800 it will react like a particle ball. (This I have not yet tried.)
First I'd like to start with what this ball will NOT do (at this layout and surface):
-This ball is not a hook monster. It will not read the midlane early.
-This ball, despite claims, does not hook more than the angular one. (At the same surface and drill layout)
-This ball will not cost you less than 150 dollars =)
-This ball will not always carry the 9 pin, as it continues hooking through the pins occasionally when you get the ball in too deep (Actually, I haven't left a 9 yet through 50 games, but I have maybe 14 trip 9's)
Now, I'd like to share what this ball WILL do!
-This ball will slide through the fronts clean, and deliver monstrous backend attack
-This ball will have more backend then the angular one; and goes longer!
-This ball will not leave many corner pins due to it's aggressive breakpoint angle
-This ball will read hand positions very well and react according to what you want the ball to do.
-This ball will increase your strike percentage, guaranteed.
Overall, I love this ball. Personally, I just sold my angular one to make room for this guy in my bag, and I have NO regrets. I'm not a big fan of posting scores that you shoot with new balls, but I'll let it be known that this one went for 696 OOB, and I've shot many higher series' since. This is probably the most versatile ball on the market to date, and there are many different layouts and drillings. However, I've not experienced this yet, but I've been told that the coverstock is pretty touchy and deserves cleaning after every match. I haven't noticed anything yet, but then again, I've cleaned it diligently after being told this. Ebonite made a winner here, and most of you will love this ball if you decide to purchase it.
Wow, Brad, I wish I could bowl like you.- Matt Holmes