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Title: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ebonite International, Inc., announces the introduction of the Apex Particle
Resin. The ball is available immediately and cleared for PBA regional
competition beginning January 12 and national competition January 15. The
Apex features a two-cores-in-one design, combining the high flare attributes
of an hour-glass cylinder core and a smoother reacting light-bulb core. The
light-bulb core is offset from the pin at a 65 degree angle (5 inches on the
surface of the ball), creating the BOMB influence. The Bomb is in the down
position, or on the same side of the ball as the center of gravity. This
allows the core to be drilled to create the standard strong rolling mass
bias drillings as well as the ability to be drilled to create the longer,
stronger hook characteristics of a symmetric ball. The Big Easy cover stock
is a lighter load particle resin, designed to bridge the gap between
particle cover stocks and reactive cover stocks. The specifications are:
Factory Finish: 15 micron sanded Big Easy( particle resin; Color: Two tone,
Reflex Blue and Red Hot; RG Rating (actual): 16 lbs.-2.478, 15 lbs.-2.475,
14 lbs.-2.527; Differential (actual): 16 lbs.-.042, 15 lbs.-.047, 14
lbs.-.044; Mass Bias (BOMB): .012; Flare Potential:  high; Length: scale 1
to 10 (early to late) with factory finish: 3.10; Backend: scale 1 to 12
(least to most): 11.8; Overall Hook: scale 1 to 23 (least to most)
dull/shiny: 22.2 dull/ 14.1 shiny; Breakpoint Angle: scale 1 to 10 (smooth
to sharp): 7.5; Best Lane Condition: Medium oil to heavy oil.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: cros843 on January 29, 2001, 02:29:06 PM
i think ebonite got it right w/a premium ball this time.drilled the ball pin at 4 in n bomb at 3 1/2, ball had a 4in pin out so had to place the pin above the fingers[w/ my high ball track i prefer this anyway] wght hole on val 2in below pap. the ball has exceleent length out of the box condition w a stong arc on the backend, biggest problem at 1st was a number of 4pins, but took care of that by drilling to 1/2 oz neg side. ball also worked well ebonite particle polish on light med. condition. this ball is definetely a keeper
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Tony Glickley on February 15, 2001, 09:45:52 PM
Hey all;

 Was waiting for my Apex to arive looking at the new core and wondering how I was going to drill it? So here we go!

 My Apex ,15 lbs 4.5 inch pin out, 4oz top weight.

 The big selling point of this ball is its ability to be drilled as an        A-symetrical, or a symetrical weight block, Drilling the BOMB out of the ball will give you a strong reaction like a Vortex (symetrical) or leaving the BOMB in tact to give you a reaction a lot like a Matrix (A-symetrical)

 I've drilled 2 of these and like the results of both.

 The first one, Drilled a 12 o'clock leverage , pin and CG in a line with a 1-1/2 inch shift to the left from CG, placing a weighthole at 5-1/2 inches.

I left the shell of this ball *out of the box* and went to the bowl.

 The shot that we bowl on is a typical house shot.....50 units of oil from 12 to 12,10 units out to the 4 board, chemical spill to the ditch.

 This ball got thru the heads well, but if you got it out the the ditch, get the turn signals on , because this thing is going left fast! Had to protect from getting the ball out to quick, or cutting the speed short, but shot 250 the first game. Next game, ran out of lane and put it up :(

 The second ball I drilled, we polished it with the Factory Polish from E. The ball was a 3-1/2 pin out, 4-1/2 top weight. I put the pin above the ring finger, putting the BOMB just to the right of the thumb, to be sure that I hit the neck of the BOMB. This ball I could open the whole lane, and was able to throw it the whole night by moving left and using more angle thru the heads to acomodate dressing breakdown :)

 Shot 670 and if it wasn't for operator error, should of had 700.

 The big difference I saw in the two balls was the influence of the BOMB.

The first ball had a strong, sharp defined move, great for houses that give you pin carry problems.

The second ball was an everyday in everyway ball, meaning I could pull it out anywhere and find a line with it.

The Shell of this ball gives you option too, I want to polish the 1st one and dull the second one to give that a try!


Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Ray Edwards on February 23, 2001, 01:19:31 PM
In a word, the new Apex is great.  I've got mine drilled with the pin above the bridge and the CG kicked out about an inch off the midline.  A small hole back to 1/2 pos and a little particle polish.  I tried it on a fresh oil synthetic surface without the particle polish and it hooked a little too early.  The pattern was about 28' so a little shine was necessary.  This extended the break point and made the break much sharper.  I recently brought this ball out to Reno and used it in the Bowlers Journal tournament with good success.  Unfortunately the conditions beat me there and I shot only a 626 for the three games of doubles.  Demanding conditions for any ball/bowler is what to expect at the Bowlers Journal this year but when I made a good shot this ball gave me the best 'look' to the pocket.  Carry was around the 75% mark which I consider very good.  The lower particle loading is definately an improvement as the ball clears the heads much cleaner than say the TPSIII.  A side note - a guy is leading the ABC Singles event in Reno with a 798 and he used an Apex.  Give it a try.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Dwight Albrecht on February 28, 2001, 09:42:59 PM
Ist Off. Thank You to one of the Best in the Business, Brian Persel from Ebonite for his Friendship and Support.

The Apex is a Continuation for Ebonite for Producing Just Better and Better Balls over the last 2 Years. These guys are making some Great Stuff. Give This one a Try.

COVERSTOCK: Big Easy. Lightly Sanded Less Particle Load, Smooth Feel and Look. Can be Polished for Better Length.

WEIGHT BLOCK: Large Low Rg Core with Offset Mass Bias Knob.

DRILLING: Pin 5" from P.A.P. Mass Bias 75 Degree from P.A.P.

LANE CONDITION: League. Medium/Dry outside, Medium oil inside. Ball achieved great length even out of the box condition and came with a strong smooth sweeping arc on the backends and just crushed the pocket. 729 Series out of the box. A Great Gapper between "Skid/Flip" Reactives and too early hooking Particle balls. Wonderful Job again Ebonite for producing balls that make me "Look Good". Thank You for Reading This Review and Enjoy your Apex.

Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: BuddiesProShopcom - Bill on March 02, 2001, 02:23:05 PM
Well, Brian Pursel was nice enough to send us one of these balls to find out my opinions on it, and to drill their new asymeterical core design.

I drilled the ball with the pin above my fingers and the CG an 3/4" off the center of the grip.

I tried to throw this ball on a 2nd shift condition, straight out of the box. and I was inside of 5 arrow and wiping it to the gutter and getting it back no problem.  

I move to another lane, and had the same reaction.  I was debating on whether to polish it or not.  I didn't and went to the Association Tournament in our area.  I shot 650 with it and had trouble all day sliding, so I think that was pretty good.

This ball clears the fronts great, for a particle ball, and gets to about 40 on our normal house shot, and then unleases.  

The Apex generates a great entry angle to the pocket and has awesome hitting power. On the off pocket hits, this ball skatters the pin well.

On a scale of 1-10, I would give this ball a 9.  It is stronger than an other Ebonite ball I own.  It out hooked the Pantera and the Vortex 3 by about 5 to 7 boards.  This is a good read ball and I loved the heavy roll when it made the move.

I think this is a great particle ball, and I am looking forward to shining it, in the near future, and I will repost with information on that.  I didn't notice early burn, like other particle balls, when the lanes started to dry up.

If you have any questions, please email me at


Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Jim Lewis on March 04, 2001, 08:59:21 PM
The APEX from Ebonite is another new line starter--and what a starter. This is definitely the power ball but it still maintains a clean path through the heads, except on drier lanes. I have always had difficulty with particle balls burning up too early, and therefore had to stay with resins even on long heavy oil patterns. The APEX will change that it is stronger than the Vortex 2 and doesnt burn up as early as other particle balls i have used. The coverstock is easy to adjust as well. One word of caution, this ball is NOT for drier lanes. I will do more comparison and provide a more detailed review in the future. But it sure seems like Ebonite has hit another home run with the APEX
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: ThatBowlinDude on March 11, 2001, 06:20:51 PM
Oh gosh what can I say but sheer brilliance on the part of Ebonite, I was a little skeptical on buying it because I had a bad incident with the Trimax III.  I got this ball Friday night just in time for a tournament this weekend, my dad told me I was brave for using it in a tournament the day after i got it.  I got this ball drilled for leverage with the pin 5:30 to my ring finger and the thumb drilled through the BOMB, this ball is great  for soaked conditions on fresh conditions in the tournament I could throw 5 to pocket time after time shot after shot.  The ball hits like dyanmite was taped to the pins.  I shot a 245 with it Satuday morning and finished the tournament in first.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Chuck Gadbois on March 15, 2001, 06:30:52 PM
I wanted a new power ball to take to the Nationals ,so I chose the Apex over the other balls becauce I have had good success with Ebonite lately.I chose a 15 pound ball with a 4 inch pin out 3 oz top weight.I went to Wayne Webb for advise and to get the ball drilled. I had the strongest drill pattern, with the pin 3 3/8 from pap and the CG and bomb stacked one inch to the right of the thumb, with a weight hole on the horizontal. I practiced at The Orleans  which has a very heavy oil pattern gutter to gutter. I could stand 30 and swing 18 to 7 and have the ball get back with power to carry the 10 pin. After a week of practice, the ball does everything I wanted.    
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: birddog on April 02, 2001, 12:46:32 AM
i have had this ball for about 2 months at first i loved this
ball but now i think it needs to be shined
still it is a great ball and i know i will like again after
i get it shined
8.5 out of 10
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: tburky on April 05, 2001, 11:45:08 AM
Axis coordinates are: 5-1/4 right and 3/4 up.
Pin distance from cg: 3-3/4".  Top Weight: 4.5
Pin, cg, and bomb are lined up.

Ball Layout: Pin is 3-3/4" from axis and bomb is 3-3/8" from axis.  Weight hole is in the bomb.  Surface is box finish.

I drilled this ball at the beginning of February and I must say I am impressed with this ball. This ball can be played on a variety of shots with the exception of dry heads and dry lanes.  I am able to open the lane on a typical house shot and when there is oil in the back I can square up and still get an excellent reaction.  This ball really clears the front part of the lane very well and corners very well. The ball drives very well through the pocket.  I have been tempted to polish this ball.  However, as well as this ball reacts to the lane, I am resisting the temptation.  One note of caution.  This ball started with high top weight.  When the weight hole was put into the ball, the weight hole barely broke through at the base of the thumb.  This is the 2nd apex I have drilled.  The first Apex I drilled, I have had trouble with the roll (over/under) and I will do a review of the ball at a later time.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: laner7pin on June 10, 2001, 08:17:32 AM
This ball is MONEY! Borrowed my friends Apex the other week and I could not believe how much this ball carries. I am left handed, the ball was drilled pretty much straight up for max backend. The lane condition was pretty simple, about 38 feet wet/dry, with clean backends. I started off playing my normal line, which is playing over 12 out to about 5. The first few balls came in a bit high, I was either leaving 6 pins, or 2-7 babies. I moved a couple of boards deeper inside, and nailed the next 9 in a row flush. I cant explain how solid this ball is, probably the best ball I have ever thrown. I used it the next night in league and shot 248, 270, 227 for a nice 745. Told my buddy the ball is mine, gonna get it plugged and drilled to get just a little more hook in the ball, for heavier oil. I was a little doubtful about buying this ball at first, simple because from what I understand, Ebonite and particle balls didnt quite go hand in hand. This ball goes hand and hand and strike. 9.5 out of 10. Go buy one ASAP if you havent already.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Shaggy on June 13, 2001, 01:11:48 AM
I had the Apex drilled for the full roller leverage.  The Apex (polished) has a controllable backend with excellent carry on dry lane conditions.  The ball also performed well on medium oil conditions with dry backends.  I threw the Apex on medium oil with carrydown and the ball had too much length, so I used a green Scothbrite pad (600 grit) on the cover.  The ball rolled earlier, but it could not make the turn on the backend.  I tried several different angles to the pocket without any success (the ball just did not have any backend on the carrydown). I pulled out my Lane1 Cherry Buzzsaw and thew it on the same condition, and it turned the corner without a problem and shattered the rack.  Overall the Apex is a good ball, however I would not recommed the ball for carrydown or heavily oiled lanes unless you are a cranker.

Rating (1-10)
Dry Lanes: 9
Medium dry: 9
Medium with carrydown: 4
Heavy: 3

Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: YoungGun on June 13, 2001, 10:10:23 PM
please read my PROFILE to see how i bowl
I had the Apex drilled with a mix of drill pattern 1 and drill pattern 4.  Pattern 1 is intended for medium flare, length, smooth breakpoint, and a continuous arc.  Pattern 4 is for high flare, and basically maximum break in oil.  The pin is up and between the finger holes.  Bomb and CG out to the right of the center of palm.  Bomb is about an inch higher and 2 inches to the right of the thumbhole roughly.  I threw 4 games on dry heads, with medium midlane and very little carrydown on backends.  I had to stand about 4 boards to the right of the left most dot, and throw over the 1st arrow to the right of the center arrow.  The 1st thing i noticed was a great ability to get through the heads clearly. The ball had length with great energy for the last 15 feet.  The dry lane series for the first 4 games was an 804 (4 games).  
Next i came back home and bowled in my usual house conditions, see PROFILE, but today seemed to be a little more oily.  I stood in about 4 boards than i usually do and threw out further and this ball had no problem getting back to the pocket.  The only bad thing i noticed was that this ball will wear you out.  You must be just as aggressive with the ball as the ball is with the lane or you'll kill yourself, not literally.  Even after carrydown(unlike the shaggy guy that reviewed this ball) the ball broke in a hard, smooth, consistant, manner, in which i had great control over.  The last 5 games of the day at my home house series' was a 1031, which consisted of a 226, and a 215, not to mention a few bad games.  The highest two games were the last two games, in the carrydown.  the ball is very versatile- i could throw about 16 mph down the outside and about 12 mph from the inside to outside. The ball was bought for carry and hitting power, and now seems to have been a wise choice on my part.  In the 9 games i bowled today, i only left 7 tenpins.  My average is at least 2 a game.  If you have any questions please email me at or just message me through
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: YoungGun on June 21, 2001, 09:27:20 PM
this is a follow-up on my previous review.
i ordered some Ebonite PowerHouse Particle Polish for this ball expecting greater length and later break, because my house has switched to what they call their summer pattern, which is meduim heads and dry backends.  the out of the box finish was too much for these lanes.  the ball polished very easy and held polish very well.  now for the reaction, as usual, even on dry heads, the ball gets through the heads fairly easy, went about 45ft down the lane with about half the midlane reaction that it did have and still had a stealthy backend.  i have bowled 16 games with this ball and have only left 6 tenpins.  this ball is amazing. without polish the ball breaks around 10 boards, with polish it breaks about 5 or 6 in the midlane and has about half of the backend reaction with polish.  good luck and may all your lanes be oily
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: ky247 on July 04, 2001, 09:45:19 PM
Had one drilled at the Nationals at Reno specifically for that shot.  We bowled team at 7:30 on fresh oil and the ball worked great.  My scores wern't great only because I purchased a 15# ball and wanted to tug it all the time after using a 16# ball for 45 years.  Had enough strikes, but missed many spares by the ball hooking past or chopping.  Opened in 6 out of 9 10th frames.

Reaction was excellent on the synthetic lanes with plenty of backend snap and power.  This ball will be excellent for oily lane conditions.

Used it for 3 games on the house shot (35' oil length, wood lanes, and dry backends) and the ball really snaps.  Will keep it in the locker until I see heavy oil.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: friggin9pin on July 19, 2001, 09:29:26 PM
All I can say is WOW.
This ball hits like a hippie van and hits like a freight train.
In all my years of bowling I have never seen a ball that gets as much pin action no matter what speed, angle, or pocket.  It doesn't even have to hit a pocket, the result is almost always the same. . . BOOYA!
Since getting this ball from Brust's Bowling Supplies in So. Levittown, NY my game has never been the same.  I have shot a 277, several upper 250's, and some other games in the 220 to 240 range.  My biggest improvement was in strikes and the only flaw I can find with this ball is that it must be accompanied by a plastic ball or else.  That's right say "Bye, Bye" to any hopes of hitting a ten pin if you don't have spare ball.  Other than that this ball is LA BOMBA (for those of you who don't speak spanish, la bomba means "the bomb").  I give it a 9.5 out of 10, Good Job Ebonite and Bob Brust is a drilling GOD!

Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: toadbam on August 04, 2001, 05:22:31 PM
I had this ball drilled weak, with the pin and cg on the line from the bridge to the thumb, with bomb under the thumb.  I played this ball mostly inside, where it had some oil to work with, because my pro told me it'd be lousy in dry.  Well, in the oil, it's great.  Hits harder than anything I'd ever thrown.  Moving outside, it wasn't as disappointing as I expected.  The recovery on the dry outside was good, but the carry wasn't as good.  I'd say this is probably a great ball on oil, just an average on the medium.  I'd guess it'd be good on your sport shot too.  Get this one for oil, and watch the pins fly.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Greatness on September 21, 2001, 09:06:17 PM
Had my 15# apex drilled for max hook and left it with the box finish.  The pin is 1" below the ring finger and the cg is 2" below that.  There is a balance hole to the right of the bomb.  

I dont think the ball was drilled right because this is the only ball i have ever thrown that i roll over the thumb.  But the few shots it didnt, it hooked hard and crushed.  I should have got it redrilled but it is too light so i sold it.

Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: ky247 on September 22, 2001, 02:35:21 PM
Have had this ball for about 2 months and have been using it off and on with my 2001 Hammer in leagues for the past 3 weeks.  This week shot 708 Monday and 736 Friday playing from 12 out to 5 and back with a tremendously long down lane skid/roll and powerful snap on the back end.

The shot was changed at the beginning of the league season to 38 ft of oil heavy from 15r to 15l and feathered to the channel, but on wood lanes.  This ball goes very long with standard drilling, but still produces very hard snap and drive through the pin area.

By far the best ball and better yet easiest ball to control I've ever owned.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: drillwizard on September 22, 2001, 10:40:04 PM
4 1/2 x 1 drilling
pin just to right of ring
and bomb kicked way left(LH)

I think it is drilling #2
Large hole 1" past PAP drilled into locator pin.

Ball is very versatile on everything but heavy oil.

The cover soaks up oil very fast (clean nightly)

A good first ball out of the bag.
It reads midlanes very well, and still retains
enough energy to drive hard on the backend.

I like this ball a lot( and I dont just say this about every ball
like some on here)
This is another case of the 1st one being better than the 2nd.
But that is another review.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: tonygee on December 12, 2001, 12:03:13 AM
Drilled Stack leverage.
Great ball with out of the box surface.  Used it in this condition until I had to clean, mistake was to polish it.  Suddenly the reaction was super flippy in the backend.  Brought it back to factory default surface, again it sits in my bag.  
Ball has strong aggressive arc/hook.  Carry is great and provides margin of error.
Haven't used Ebonite for over five years.  Won this baby in a raffle.  It has opened my eyes back up for the big E.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: YeahHossNV on January 01, 2002, 06:01:10 AM
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: JR KYLE on January 05, 2002, 04:32:26 PM
I have just purchased the APEX.  I normally do not use a new ball in league play first.  I generally practice with it for about 10 games or so.  But I thought well the hell.  My main ball was the trimax II.  But it did'nt have the comeback power on oiler lanes.  My Apex is drilled with the bomb 3 1/2" from the thumb.  About 4 o'clock next to my counterweight hole.  CG is 1/2" to the right of my ring finger.  Anyway I never practiced with it at all and shot my regular line which is about 5 boards left of the far left dot and shot 17 board out to 7 board before the APEX started throwing wood splinters from the lane.  This ball is THE @*&$.  If you know what I mean. I am a 205 average bowler and shot 669.  I know that is not all that great, but remember never practiced with at all.  Highly recomened from JR Kyle. It will clear the deck gaurenteed...
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Chuck Pulaski on January 13, 2002, 02:51:29 PM
I was looking for a ball that moved a great deal. Well I got one. Throwing this ball was an experience. It moved unlike any ball I own. The pin is just above and off of the ring finger, with the bomb logo and the CG in a stack parallel to my track. With a small weight hole under my axis point to get some top weight. This ball moves well and hits like a truck going through the rack. I`ve left more 9 pins than anything else with this ball. It will jump early if you short arm it, so getting long will be a priority. This should be the first ball out of the bag for a lot of people. A solid entry.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: tonygee on February 25, 2002, 03:27:51 PM
Still drilled stack leveraged

Condition ball, but what isn't nowadays, but let me tell you that this is the ball to use when I could use it.  Pocket carry confidence is high, I think the highest out of all my equipment, 2nd but still luv it is my 3D Violet offset
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: James Campbell on February 25, 2002, 07:37:52 PM
I have two of this ball with two drillings.  The first one has a 3 1/2" pin from my axis drilled on center line from CG with bomb just above thumb. This ball as a very nice roll to it.  I can hook this ball and it just rolls up to the pocket with a very predictable hook point.  The other drilling has a 6" pin from my axis point above left of my middle finger drilled on center linn from CG with bomb drilled out.  This ball is good for going at least 3 to 5 boards less hook than the other one.  I like this drilling for when they start to hook and also for up the boards on medium oil.

James Campbell
Ebonite Regional Staff
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: JNeff on March 02, 2002, 10:46:21 AM
WOW!!!  This ball rocks!!! This was the first particle ball I had ever purchasedso I was a little optomistic. Boy, was I pleased. I drilled this one up between the #2 and #3 drillings, with about 1/2 pos. The ball worked well all night on the league shot. If I played well inside it held and if I threw it out to the ditch it had no problem coming back. I shot 265 for my second game. This ball is definately a 10.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: ddfitch on March 17, 2002, 11:08:43 PM
I also own an Apex intensity and an El Nino' X-it.  This Apex is my goto ball in heavy oil.  It has a strong overall reaction and hits like a truck.  Pin sits just below and to the right of my ring finger with the bomb to the right of my thumbhole.  This ball seems to open up the lanes for me when I see the heavy stuff.  Works great with they are oiled long.  I am able to miss a bit right and still this ball with come back and come with a vengence.  nice arcing motion to the pocket.  Much stronger overall reaction than the intensity, and this ball carries almost as well.  Only problem I have with this ball is that it needs a lot of oil to be useful.  Too dry outside or screaming backends and you can leave this one in the bag.  Heavy oil with a bit of carrydown and this is a great ball for the task.  Way to go on this on Ebonite.  I'm still a storm guy though.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Hellbound on March 28, 2002, 11:58:39 PM
I've used an Apex for about a year finding it a predictable ball if kept highly polished,but not a good carry ball.Lots of ten pins!I'm going to try an Eraser,will post a report on it soon.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: kcdude10 on March 30, 2002, 08:03:49 PM
just had an apex drilled today to use in a four game throw one out tournament.
was skeptical about it because i don't see any around the house that i play in. my fears were unwarranted. after throwing out a 190 i proceeded to throw a 211-258-267=736 right out of the box with no prep.threw two games on one pair then moved and threw two games on another pair of lanes.stood on 27 out to 12. lanes were oiled medium to heavy and the apex loved it. i don't know the drilling stats because the i didn't talk to dan the dude that drilled my ball. i do know that the pin is above and an inch to the right of the ring finger. i also have a weight hole. when i get the stats and bowl a few more games with this ball i will update this review. as of right now on a scale of 1 to 10 i have to give the apex a 10 .


Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: kcdude10 on April 08, 2002, 09:33:25 PM
here's an update on the apex i purchased a week ago . i have bowled three sets with it since i first reviewed the apex and i still have nothing but good stuff to say about it. 671-679-710 are the series that the apex has shot for me. it is by far the best ball i have thrown. good carry . tonite i did leave three tens. i found that i can throw 15 to 5 and the ball races back to the hole or i can throw 15 to 10 and the ball will sit and blow the pocket away.that is when i'm standing on 27. had only one 8 count tonite .the rest were strikes or 9 counts. this apex is still a 10 out of 10!!!
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: C Murder on May 03, 2002, 08:26:48 AM
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Todd Schroeder on May 12, 2002, 02:20:03 PM
I have had this ball almost a year now.  I added this ball for heavier oil, something that would grab better than my Matrix balls.  This ball carries and real hard.  I shot a 300 and a 800 within the first 30 games of having it.  After about 5 games, the Apex seems to have lost it's bite and aggressive roll that it had early in its life.  I keep all of my equipment clean and properly maintained.  I have increased the surface fristion and that has helped somewhat, but I would estimate I have still lost about 5 boards of play thus far.  Now, I carry it mainly for short/medium oil because it just doesnt do the trick oil long oil and carry down like it did.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: sheppy335 on May 13, 2002, 07:27:52 AM
I have had the Apex for just over a year. I got this ball to help me out in the heavy oil at the one center i bowl in. Well it helped got it drilled to go down the lane medium length and the hook it was great!!!!  Shot my first 290 and 300 with this ball. But one day the ball just died, like someone took all the hook out of it. and i clean my ball after every use and maintain it well. I think the ball is great but Watch for it just dying one day. Bowl to Win!!!
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Justin Buford on May 23, 2002, 09:41:32 PM
The apex P.R. is my favorite ebonite ball. It is the only piece of ebonite equipment that I have that I don't have a constant problem with carrying the corners. I have it drilled max hook so that I can get through the heads without skidding out too far. As for backend reaction, of the charts, for me at least, I have no problems worrying about the ball coming back if I put it out too far. The only problem I seem to have is if I tug the ball a little bit and I fly by the headpin. That's a user error so I can't fault the ball on that lol. I love this ball. I don't really care much for the other Apex's, the original works just fine for me

Justin B.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: smooth_lefty on October 17, 2002, 12:08:15 AM
I just got the Apex P.R. a week ago. That ball is one of the best bowling balls i have ever thrown. It carry's great, hit's like a Mack Train and has never rolled out on me. Drilling the pin is right by my ring finger CG kicked out about 2 inches and the Bomb is 3 inches from my thumb hole great drilling. I would recommend this ball to any one who want's to raise there average and would like a great heavy oil ball.
                             Good Luck and Good Bowling
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Robert Poeschl on December 03, 2002, 12:20:28 PM
Drilling: 4x4
Speed: 18-19mph
RPM: 500+

I would have to call this ball old reliable, had it ever since it hit the rack. It gets through the heads nice and makes a very strong rolling flip into the pocket. But I really wouldn't use this ball when the lanes are flooded, it doesn't really grab the lane as good as solid particle balls. Another big plus would be how the ball is very forgiving. It doesn't have any over/under reactions or die to soon. I defiantly take my hat off to Dwight Albrecht for setting me up with a ball that is ideal for a bowler like me. If you can still get one won't be let down.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Hazardman on March 23, 2003, 10:14:26 PM
After having my Apex sit in my closet for the past 16 months I brought it back out a week and a half ago. When I first got this ball I got it for slick lanes and after shooting well with it my house started keeping the lanes dry.  I could not score with this ball on dry conditions so I put it up until now, Second night using this ball I had a 289,717.  After a couple more good nights I was finally able to nail the pocket 12 times for a 300 today(199-215-300). This ball always worked well on slicker conditions. I did leave a few 10 pins my first two games, but after making a hand adjustment and getting a little more loft I was in the pocket the rest of the night.

The pin is exactly one half inch to the left of my ring finger with a little positiv weight.  I was standing on 35 hitting 20 (middle arrow) swinging it out to the 5-7 board and back to the pocket.  Unbelievable hitting power and carry.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: 123bowler on March 28, 2004, 08:31:57 PM
Totally forget to review this baby. Great ball cleared the heads with ease. Charged back. Great on heavy oil.

Good job Ebonite
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: bOwLiNgPiMp243 on November 26, 2004, 03:50:08 PM
Lane Conditions: Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: Combination
What part of the lane did you play? Outside First Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 14
Surface of bowling ball: Polished
Likes: The way i drilled it! its a beast!
Dislikes: Dry lanes...... over reacts........

Got this ball cuz i saw it was discontinued and sumone recommended it... I drilled it like this...
The pin is stacked which means that the pin is in the center of the fingers and its above it, and the CG is kicked out
It rolls LONG and snaps back! and whoo does it snap back!
its got a nice flip on it! buy this ball if u know what your doin....
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: rotofan775 on December 07, 2004, 11:49:05 PM
this is a great ball for oily lanes, but after maybe 30-40 games it starts to lose its hook and hitting power, although about a month after i got it i threw a 300 on my first day at leagues at a new house in the middle of the season(don't ask) but it is a great ball, then it just sorta dies so if you have one clean it constantly! i did not do that with mine and it just started to suck so i picked up a roto pure fuel(see review) but the apex is an overall good ball i would give it a 8/10
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: Robert P on August 26, 2005, 06:57:51 AM
How many years has it been since I've picked this ball up. For the past 2 years it's been polished and barely came out, never failed in a tournament. After going through some other heavy oil equipment the past 2 years I decided to get this thing refinished back to box condition and couldn't be happier that I did. With our league starting earlier than ever this year, I was crushing the pocket with my little 12 to 5 arc (heavy oil). Everybody else around me these days seems to be more concerned with how many boards a ball covers or how hard the ball comes back. Just flat out predictability with a nice finish here.
Title: Re: Apex Particle Resin
Post by: bowler316 on January 14, 2010, 08:14:01 PM
This ball sat in my bag for about 10 years before I gave it a honest shot at my everyday ball. It was the ball I first shot 300 with. I let it sit because I didnt like the way it rolled. As I started to refine my stroke it rolled much better for me.

It is always in the bag