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Warrior
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:05:10 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Description: Most sports require the attributes of a warrior and bowling is no exception. This is why Ebonite has created a ball called Warrior. This ball was designed to be a polished ball the reads the mid-lane with aggression and carries through the backend with with strength like no other Ebonite High Performance polished ball before.  The Iron Fist core is covered with the GB 13.3 coverstock and finished with polish to create this intended reaction.
Features:

- Color: Red/Black Cherry/Red Pearl (Colors may vary from the picture shown)
- Reaction: Strong mid-lane with continuous backend
- Coverstock: GB 13.3 Pearl
- Finish: 500/2000 Abralon Polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
- Core: Iron Fist
- RG: 2.47 (for 15# ball)
- Diff: .057 (for 15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Medium-Heavy Oil

 

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 07:31:51 PM »
Shinny Red BALL that hooks. You had me at Red. Thank You Ebonite.
Been a while since a Shinny Ball was in the High Performance slot.
This ball reminds me of The ONE, just stronger.
Even with my low speed, found it to be controllable.
Used it on the last game of USBC  Team pattern, got back from everywhere
with confidence. I passed it around for league last week. Will get feed back from them.
I like red and I like shinny, so I really like this ball.

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 02:13:27 PM »

Ebonite Warrior...45x5.5x70, left box finish at 2k+ Polish.

 
  A quick look a the numbers and we have a low rg(2.47), high diff ball(.057). The last time Ebonite had these kind of numbers, balls like the One, and the Playmaker were the balls to own. In the shop both moved off the shelves with ease.
  Too put an emphasis on the low rg, I drilled mine pin down. I have a EB. Source in my bag with this exact layout and have always loved the roll on shorter house patterns or PBA patterns such as Cheetah.
  Left the Warrior at box and tossed a few shots on some fresh 39' THS. Found myself at 3rd arrow and this ball had energy for days. Had a board or 2 in either direction, but could see playing with surfaces to adjust for a bowlers speed, slow or fast, to help control the movement of the ball.
  Alot of the low to med RPM players are going to like this ball due to its low rg and the ease of getting this ball to change direction. If your a tournament player, and  depending on how you drill it I could see this ball in play all day. A pin up ball would help put emphasis on the pearl cover and I could see this being an excellent late block choice.

  Zach Endres
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Re: Warrior
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 03:57:06 PM »
The new GB 13.3 Pearl cover stock is awesome! On a medium volume pattern, house shot, after about a game and a half of trios teams on HPLs, this ball cleared the heads very well and had a strong, powerful movement towards the pocket. It reads quite well in the mids and is predictable in my opinion. It's stronger for sure than the Gamebreaker2. It reminds me of the Mission 250k in a way but better. This ball is a must have.

Robert Mockenhaupt
EBONITE REGIONAL STAFF MEMBER 2014-2016

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 10:55:49 AM »
 OVERVIEW
Ebonite’s history of providing superior performance continues with the Warrior. The design intent behind the Warrior is to create a ball with a polished finish that reads the mid-lane and aggressively continues through the backend stronger than any other polished High Performance ball in Ebonite’s history. Are you prepared for battle?
GB 13.3 Pearl
Ebonite’s brand new GB 13.3 Pearl cover is Ebonite’s most aggressive coverstock. Ebonite started with the original chemistry of the proven GB 10.7 and dramatically increased the porosity levels to aggressively displace oil which gives the GB 13.3 cover the ability to read the mid-lane and backend stronger than any of our other covers.
 
NEW Iron Fist Core
Everyone knows how a ball responds at the breakpoint and goes through the pins determines how high your scores will be. What most don’t realize is without the proper motion from the mid-lane to the breakpoint, the rest just doesn’t happen. In designing the Iron Fist core, this is the area we focused on the most.
We wanted a shape that would help the Warrior create that defined motion from the mid-lane to the breakpoint, which is so crucial in developing great performing products. Once the shape was determined, we fine-tuned the densities of the core system to give us the right combination of Rg’s and Differentials. The end result is we’ve developed the perfect core design to match with the perfect coverstock.
Warrior Ball Specs:
- Core Type : “New” Iron Fist
- Coverstock: GB 13.3 Pearl
- Factory Finish: 500/2000 Abralon with Factory Polish
- RG: 2.49
- Diff: .050
- Ball Motion:  Strong Mid-lane with Continuous Backend Reaction
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium conditions (Heavy with some surface)
Personal
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  3 to 4
Starting Top Weight:  3.0
Ball Weight: 16
 
DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:   5” (above ring finger)
Mass Bias:  60 Degrees
X Hole (if there is one):  5” over and 1”up from midline


 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - tweener
Rev Rate:  300
Ball Speed: 16.5
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 5/8”  and 1" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish:  Factory 500/2000 Abralon with Factory Polish

 
LANE CONDITIONS
House Shot – Several, Nesbits’ Open Pattern, Winding Road, Boardwalk
Lane Surface
New Pro Lane, Old Pro Anvi-lane, HPL


 COMMENTS
The Warrior was impressive from the very first shot.  I have been waiting for a pearl ball from Ebonite that strongly reads the midlane and continues at the back.  The Warrior has filled that need.  What an impressive ball!
I have used this ball on a variety of patterns, lane surfaces, different volumes of oil, etc.  It is one of those balls that is versatile in all environments.  I had to touch the surface on higher volumes and longer patterns. Once the cover was modified, the ball motion returned to the same strong midlane and continuous return.  The challenge with all pearl high performance bowling balls is controlling the first phase of ball motion, the skid phase.  Most pearl balls extend the skid phase too far, resulting in no midlane
This is another outstanding new ball manufactured by Ebonite. 












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Re: Warrior
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 09:18:01 PM »
Before putting holes in my Ebonite Warrior, I read some reviews and considered what others had said in their Facebook and Twitter posts before and after competing.

In the past, I’ve struggled with balls that came with the Powerhouse Factory Finish polish, so I always keep that in mind. I’ve experienced over/under reactions (too much length on one shot and an extreme/surprising move down lane on the next). However, I do throw the ball before adjusting the cover in any way. Generally, a little more surface tends to suit my game better, but not always.

Since I usually don’t see a lot of friction on the left side during PBA regionals, the Warrior primarily has been relegated to house shots right now, though it was an extra option on the PBA Regional Cheetah pattern this weekend.

After a couple of practice games on a house shot, I did decide to break the factory shine with a 4000 Abralon pad. It helped eliminate some of the skid in the front part of the lane and calmed down the backend reaction a little bit, making it more predictable throughout.

In one of my leagues, I encountered drier lanes than I’ve seen in a long time, and the Warrior ended up being the perfect option.

The Game Breaker 2 Gold made its move a little too early, and I didn’t feel the shape I create with the Honor was right, so I was able to straighten things up with the Warrior. It got down the lane very well and was strong and angular off the end of the pattern.

While I do tend to use at least a little surface on most PBA patterns, I intend to keep the Warrior in play to see what it will do on each pattern as is, especially later in a block or on different surfaces. At those events, I like to play more direct and not give away the pocket, so I believe the Warrior could be an effective piece.

As always, I’ll likely try it with different surfaces, but I think it will fit best with the polish and 4000 pad, so I can use it for drier lanes. I am a speed-dominant, medium-rev left-hander.

When I need a little more length than the new Adrenaline Shot or a little more angle down lane than the Game Breaker 2 Gold, the Warrior will be my first choice.

For the technical folks, my Ebonite Warrior is drilled 5 x 4 ½ x 3

Matt Cannizzaro
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Re: Warrior
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 08:14:28 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  2 to 3
Starting Top Weight:  3.0
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
“Voodoo” - Pin to PAP:  4 inch pin up – small weight hole above fingers to remove excess finger weight. 
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker – slightly speed dominant
Rev Rate:  280
Ball Speed: 16 -17
PAP/Track:  PAP:  4 11/16” and 5/8" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish
 
LANE CONDITION
House Shot – Various
Winding Road – 39’
 

 COMMENTS
 I used the above drill pattern on the recommendation of one of Ebonite’s Demo Day leaders.  This drilling has been used on tour in the past to increase continuation through the pins.  All I can say is WOW!  This ball is crazy strong off the spot with devastating hitting power.  It turns the corner in a way that gives me a look on the lanes that I have had a hard time creating in the past.  I can send the ball away from the pocket and have the confidence that it will make it back and carry. It’s excellent on a house shot as well as sport patterns.  The traction in the mid-lane is surprising for a polished ball.  If you’re rev challenged like me, this ball is a must have.

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 11:39:48 AM »
LANE CONDITION
The Ebonite Warrior is a great new ball that you definitely need in your bag.  I just love the way mines rolls on the fresh oil condition.  I have mainly used mine on the house shot but also used the Warrior on the Winding Road and Dead Man's Curve pattern. It does read the mid lane very well and hits like a truck.  Ebonite Warrior is an awesome ball that every one will extremely enjoy.
Length: 41 ft house shot / Winding Road  / Dead Mans Curve

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 02:42:46 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3-4
Ball Weight: 15lb
DRILL PATTERN
Layout: Stacked pin over ring
BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate:400
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 9/16 over and 1 up
SURFACE PREP

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

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 7
Back End: 7
Overall Hook: 6
Midlane Read: 5
Breakpoint Shape: length & strong roll

COMMENTS
Likes: Glad to have this ball in my bag.  Its a high performance pearl ball and it rolls pretty sweet.  This ball rolls and reacts the same every time.  If I miss left off my hand, it still has the same roll and I know what its going to do.  a good ball to have with a lot of hitting power.   Its so responsive down lane and still gets into that sweet roll through the mids.

Dislikes: Wish there was a sanded version :)
Joe Leingang

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 06:01:07 PM »
BOWLER SPECS
BALL WEIGHT: 15#
REV RATE: 276   
BALL SPEED: 16
DUAL ANGLE LAYOUT: 60 X 4 ½ X 35
PATTERN: 42FT
PATTERN TYPE: T.H.S. AND P.B.A. WOLF PATTERN
BALL SURFACE: FACTORY
COMMENTS:
LIKES:  CONTINUOUS MOTION. COLORS.


DISLIKES: NONE
OVERVIEW:
FIRST EBONITE BALL SINCE BEING ON STAFF WITH HAMMER FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED BY THE MOTION AND HOW HARD THIS BALL GOES THROUGH THE PINS. THIS IS A MOTION THAT I LIKE TO SEE. FOR PLAYERS WITH MY STYLE OF BOWLING THIS IS A GOOD BALL CHOICE TO HAVE AND IS VERY CLOSE TO THE MOTION THAT I SEE WITH MY RED LEGEND PEARL.

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Re: Warrior
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2016, 10:39:42 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: Unknown

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes:  Warrior (Box surface) – Pin above the bridge CG in my palm (positive axis point) is 4 3/8 right 1/2 up
Pattern was a 40ft house pattern Bowl America bowling center
I will say I can really open the lane up with the Warrior their is no quit in this ball and when it finds the friction and or the end of the pattern it is not going to stop going left (or right if your left handed).  I have had to make one and two board adjustments after about four or five shots using the Warrior because the nine pin was going out late or the four pin was tripped.  The Warrior can be a little early which holds true to the Warrior touching friction and wanting to make its move.  This is a great ball to try and create an angle or if another ball isn’t making that sharp movement (depending on the layout) the Warrior is going to make that sharp movement and it will be continuous.
 


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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.
Ronald Davis Jr.
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