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Big Time Special Edition
« on: November 22, 2023, 09:17:29 AM »
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Whenever PBA star Tommy Jones is asked to reveal his all-time favorite bowling ball, he consistently singles out the Ebonite Big Time. Tommy's unforgettable performance with the Big Time on national television left a lasting impression on countless bowlers, and Ebonite believes it's high time to reintroduce this cherished gem into Tommy's arsenal. The Ebonite Big Time Special Edition retains the iconic core shape and color scheme of the original, making it an instant classic and a go-to benchmark ball. While the colors remain faithful to the original, we've given the cover a modern update with HK22 and GB 13.7 additives. This throwback offering seamlessly complements Ebonite's current lineup, delivering a symmetrical pearl with a matte finish that excels on medium to heavy oil conditions. It's the ideal choice for bowlers seeking an earlier and more powerful mid-lane reaction than what the Emerge or GB4 Hybrid can provide.

Color: Black/Silver
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: HK22 - GB13.7 Pearl
Core: Big Time (14-16#)
Finish: 500, 1000, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Strong overall hook
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
RG: 2.508 (15# ball)
Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)



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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2023, 02:53:40 PM »
Lights, Camera, it's time to hit the #BIGTIME with #TheBeardedBeast as he and Lane Side Reviews take the new Ebonite #BigTimeSE to the lanes!  In this episode we look at it both out of box, and with some polish!
#TeamLSR #TeamBrunswick #Ebonite #iAMBowling #turbogrips #bowling #symetrical #november2023 #polish #2hands #twohandedbowling


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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2023, 01:35:32 PM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 23 mls -ish

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: I like that Ebonite did something different and put out a pearl cover ball without shining it up. How many times do we get a pearl ball and end up taking off the polish or compound anyway? I've seen several reviews where people were making them shiny, but I think this ball rolls well just the way it is. It picks up earlier than most Pearls and has a smoother motion but isn't that what you want to control the back ends on most patterns? Joey Tribiani once said, “I like it. What’s not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Good.” Well I say, "Smooth? Good. Surface? Good. Strikes? Good. I like it."




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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2023, 09:02:59 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


Likes:Big Time SE  is Ebonite's latest release. It's a symmetrical pearl with a dull finish with HK22 coverstock base material, finished at 500/1000/1500 siaair micro pad.

What I see out of the ball is a benchmark type ball, it's versatile, and it takes surface adjustments really good. For me, I like it at 1000.It picks up a little sooner without loosing energy, keeping that continuation exiting the pins.

I'll leave you with this quote from Bob Newman, "I'm telling you, this is a good ball".

Go check out Bob's video on the Big Time Se. He shares his insight on the Big Time SE.




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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2023, 03:52:40 PM »
This ball has become my first ball out of the bag for our house league. Kept the surface pretty clean at 500-1k and put a 55-4.5-40 layout on this pearl reactive Special Edition. The motion is great on the fresh, and its down lane energy, supplied by the pearl HK22, gives it enough response to supply a very predictable reaction.


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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2024, 06:36:46 PM »
Great performance on the fresh and definitely saves up the energy for down lane. If you aren’t a fan of the out of box reaction, polish it up a bit and you won’t be disappointed.


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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2024, 05:01:23 PM »
 The Big Time Special Edition is a symmetrical Pearl and clears the front of the easilyf and doesn't quit on the backend. Very good for heavy oil conditions. A lot of bang for your buck


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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2024, 01:33:12 PM »
Ball: Ebonite Big Time SE
Coverstock: HK22 - GB13.7 Pearl
Core: Big Time
Factory Finish: 500, 1000, 1500
Layout: 50 x 5 x 30

I was super excited to see the Big Time back on the lanes. The name and color combo alone takes me back. In the Big Time SE, the cover is updated to more modern touches but the core and colors are the same as the original. The great thing about the Big Time is that we have a dull pearl out of the box, which makes it unique. I find this an easy step down option from the higher end asymmetrical balls when you need an earlier, smooth rolling, controlled benchmark type reaction.

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Average Rev Rate 400
Average Speed 18 mph
PAP: 4 1/8 over 3/4 up


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Re: Big Time Special Edition
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2024, 01:05:28 PM »
Big Time SE - House Patterns and Sport Patterns

The Big Time SE has really good shape sometimes a little too good.  Meaning it is there, there then the movement is so strong off the spot the back row is waving at you sometimes with friends.  The good thing about that The Big Time SE it takes polish and surface well, this is one of those bowling balls when it lane polishes you are not mad to see it, just be careful that it doesn’t lane polish too much and totally lose reaction.  It is a battle of looking good versus looking great really no middle.  So, I suggest if you find a surface you like try to keep it that way. 
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