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« on: July 27, 2017, 05:10:31 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Deliver your competition their verdict with the Ebonite Verdict high performance bowling ball. This ball introduces the GSV-1 coverstock and Justice core to the Ebonite ball line. The combination of this core and coverstock creates big time mid-lane friction with angularity and continuation at the backend.

Color: Dark Blue/Blue/Green
Coverstock: GSV-1 (Good Stuff Version 1) Pearl
Core: Justice
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.055 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Reaction: Aggressive Mid-Lane and Backend



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Re: Verdict
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 02:22:05 PM »
I have thrown the Ebonite Verdict, Ebonite's newest HP bowling ball. I have thrown this on a few THS and a pattern. Ebonite took some proven winners with coverstock and weight block, and made this ball, which will be another winner. I have this drilled pin up, CG in alignment. This ball picks up well in the mid lane, with a nice angle down the lane. The blue/green color combo, with yellow writing gives it eye appeal also. The Verdict is in (literally), go get one 8/8/17!!!


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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 12:58:50 AM »
  Had an opportunity to throw this ball at Bowl Expo in Nashville before it was logo'd, and when I saw this ball come to fruition, I already knew it was gonna be good. Left the cover alone, brand new GSV-1 Cover, and put a 50x4x40 on it, and threw it on some fresh house. The continuation and predictability were noticeable, especially when compared to other HP balls. The modified Mav/Warrior core has produced the Justice core which is a very bottom centric core shape.
  Most league bowlers could use this ball on the fresh, with the notion of moving left or changing to the next ball down in their arsenal somewhere trough their set. Tourny players can always fit a ball like this in, and with a cover/layout change maybe a 2nd.

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Re: Verdict
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »

Length: 42


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

Wanted to get a few sets in and some practice before writing this because
I think this ball is special.  Talk about a ball that just flat out hooks and does not
quit on the back end.  Maybe it's just me, but this ball seems to carry better than anything
I have in my bad.  Drilled mine pin down so it picks up earlier which allows me to move left on the house
shot patterns where I tend to have an issue with the puddle.  This ball eliminates that issue.  The more I move
left the more it wants to recover.  In the Ebonite line, its easier 5 boards stronger than my Maverick.
The ball also really shines on the sport patterns that I have had a chance to throw it on.  This is a ball any serious
tournament bowler should have. 

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Re: Verdict
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 06:25:41 PM »
60x5x70 (Pin under bridge)

I was very excited for this one having been a fan of the Warrior and Maverick line of bowling balls.  What I loved about both lines prior to this one is how consistent and even rolling they were throughout the lane but I could not throw them for very long as they wanted to read the lane so early, they required lots of head oil.

The all new coverstock wrapped around the verdict provides maximum usability without sacrificing the high performance natures of the line.  Having drilled mine pin down, I can easily start with it early in blocks on challenging conditions but this ball is great to start with on your normal league night.  Because of the new coverstock technology, this ball clears the front easily but doesn’t flip off the dry on the “over-walled” house patterns.

This ball is a great compliment to the previously released Matrix as these two balls have been my “HSKs” as of late.  Head to the pro shop and see for yourself!
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Re: Verdict
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 09:03:55 AM »
The Verdict is Ebonite's newest high performance ball. The Verdict introduces a new core and new cover to the line up. This ball is pretty versatile for a high performance ball. It is not the most hooking ball, but is very versatile.
In the box finish, this ball still needs oil up front to roll properly. Without proper head oil, this ball will bleed out on the back. Just add a little shine and it will be fine. If you want to see more hook, don't be afraid to add more surface. It takes that great too.

I drilled mine to compliment my Mako Attack. So I drilled it 40x4.25x45. This gave me a ball that picks up the mid lane very heavy and still corners  some. I didn't want to see this ball hook too much down lane as I want to use more when I keep it in front of me. This is working well.

When compared to other balls in the Ebonite lineup, it is a couple boards less than a Maverick and smoother overall. A great ball down from it will be the Matrix.
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Re: Verdict
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
Check out our complete review and video here:

Final Thoughts
While the discussion so far might seem a little tough, I can say for sure that the Ebonite Verdict looks fantastic on the right condition or the right surface. We try to highlight the key nuances of ball motion so you understand the characteristics. Our test shot simply doesn’t have the volume for how strong this ball is in terms of midlane read and cover strength and finish. However, having seen it on 2 other occasions, make an adjustment to the surface and the ball comes alive. It doesn’t change the stand up nature of the core but that small cliff becomes some nice amount of room as the ball now gets down lane. Now the carry is quite good. If you plan on picking one up for THS, be patient. Change the surface on it and you will see just how good the Verdict can be.
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Re: Verdict
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 02:10:54 AM »

Pin Length:3-4
Ball Weight: 15lb
Layout: Pin over ring - Kicked CG directly below - Stacked
Rev Rate:396
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 2000 - Box
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 6.5
Back End: 7
Overall Hook: 7
Midlane Read: 5
Breakpoint Shape: Even roll and direction change

Likes: This Ball is special!   It has the same look whether playing down and in or inside and hooking it.  The ball is roll is something i have never had before, but it is so predictable and consistent.  This ball also has some getty-up and definitely does hook!  It is aggressive.   It lives up to the high end performance level it is categorized at!

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Re: Verdict
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 11:11:37 AM »
Personal Information
Pin Length:  2 to 3”
Starting Top Weight:  3.0
Ball Weight: 16

Pin to PAP:   4 1/2 ” (under ring finger)
X Hole (if there is one):  5 ½” over and 1” down (7/8”)
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - tweener
Rev Rate:  300
Ball Speed: 16.5
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 5/8”  and 1" up
Box Finish:  Factory 500/2000 Abralon

House Shot – Several
Sport Compliant Patterns (Less than 40’)
Lane Surface
New Pro Lane

The Verdict is a great new piece by Ebonite.  It comes with a new generation coverstock GSV-1, which takes the ball motion to something unique in the industry.  Combine the new cover with a next generation core, Justice, and you get ball motion that bowlers will become dependent on.
The Verdict’s optimal lane condition is something with higher volume.  I used it right out of the box on a high volume house pattern and it read the body of the lane perfectly.  I have also shined it up and used it on less volume house patterns and the same type of ball motion developed.  The new GSV-1 is extremely versatile, which allows for many different types of bowlers to use the Verdict.  Here is what stands out in this ball and is unique to the market – when transition develops it still blends out the pattern.  When most balls read the oil depletion area abruptly, the Verdict still creates a smooth transition allowing you to maintain the strike pocket.  This is unique in most balls.  This allows the bowler to make an adjustment without the penalty.  I usually make a physical move with my feet and target.  After several transitions, I will usually change to a ball that creates increased entry angle as the lane moves me toward the center of the lane. 
The Verdict is a one of a kind ball, creates a large margin of error through transition and provides the bowler with many different options.  Dominate the Day with the Verdict!


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Re: Verdict
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 09:37:17 PM »
There is a reason you never see or saw an EBI professionals use this ball...