win a ball from

Author Topic: Clash  (Read 6983 times)


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1241
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Color: Blue/Yellow Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Reactions: For the entry level league player that is looking for more performance.
Coverstock: Modified Phazed Bomber Reactive
Finish: 4000 Abralon; polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish
Core: Light Bulb Shape
RG Differential: ? (?) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Average: ? (?) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Hook Potential: ? (scale of 1-50, least to most)
Length: ? (scale of 1-50, early to late)



  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 12
Re: Clash
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 11:39:32 AM »
After drilling a Clash, and assessing the price-point Ebonite has placed the ball in, all I have to say is WOW!

The Clash combines all the success of balls like the Cross Fire and Whirl Wind with extreme continuation through the back end and great hitting power! Bowlers will get the reaction and look of a Platinum Series ball through one of the lower-price points Ebonite has to offer.

The Clash is extremely clean through the front and middle part of the lane, but when this ball sees friction on the back end it takes control. It provides bowlers with a more-traditional “skid / flip” reaction despite the strong coverstock. I have found this ball to be great on house patterns or when the front part of the lane is a little dryer and with a modification to my speed or hand position. Comparing the Clash to the Bash, they are very similar in the fronts and middle, however, the Clash “tips” much harder then the Bash when friction is met down the lane. Despite how strong this ball is, it is still not a huge fan of heavy units of oil. I would suggest using this ball on medium to lower oil patterns.


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 14
Re: Clash
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 04:08:52 PM »
I got this ball drilled about mid season, it works good for me on dry conditions.  It has a great backend to it and goes a little longer than the angular one on dry conditions. I recommend this ball when the lanes break down toward the end of the day.


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Clash
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 06:36:34 PM »
as you can tell from my user name ebonite is the only brand that i trust.anyway, i am getting this ball tommorrow in  12lb . since i am only 12 years old , i only through a 12 pound ball. at my youth league on sat. there is something called '' beat my coach ''.i hope to get a desent hook on the medium oil conditions.


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Clash
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 02:21:42 PM »
This review is for the Teal and Blue 2008 Clash. Ive thrown this ball for about a month now. Drilling is basic. CG in palm and pin right in between the bridge and slightly above. Its a 4-5 inch pin...very stable drill. All i can say so far is that i am pretty impressed by this ball. The hittin power is VERY GOOD. You get really nice pin action with this ball, even light hits send the head pin richocheting all over the place. I have primarily been using this ball on a wood surface. On a synthetic surface you get a lil more length with the same nice aggressiveness in the back. This ball can be used from very light-medim paterns to medium oily conditions. The smooth light bulb core not too aggressive coverstock and the fact that its polished get this baby down the lane, but with the layout i have it can roll a lil early if you dont throw this ball. It has a nice symmetric roll and aggressive motion to the pocket, similar to the Columbia Momentum i have. I definitely think this is a ball that you could even start out with in league. Need more length drill a smaller higher pin so she gets down the lane. I doubt anyone who drills this ball will be disappointed.

I have yet to try this ball on any PBA Patterns but after i saw my ball driller Rich Jacobson throw it and score well on all the PBA patterns except the Shark i knew this ball was special. Its also rumored that the coverstock of the Clash is the old one coverstock or a blend of some sort. I wouldnt doubt that either. Don't sleep on this ball.


  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 168
Re: Clash
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 12:02:23 PM »
I got this ball from a friend and redrilled it and first used it on a broken down house shot playing 35 to 15 shot 268, 259, 260 for a 787 series with the first three games on it. The ball turns perfectly off the break point and when you have 450 revs, this ball hits hard. This ball is perfect for a entry level bowler just learning how to hook it or is just as effective for an expert that wants a drier lane ball. Highly reccommended.
High Game: 300 (11/3/07)
High Series: 798 (2/9/08)

FHS All The Way!
Try shooting a 663 with no deuces.
High Game: 300 (14x)
High Series: 834 (14 career 800s)
High Game (Sport): 289
High Series (Sport): 774

Stony Brook University Bowling


  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
Re: Clash
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 05:40:15 PM »




Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS



Likes: Good carry

Dislikes: Ball was very over/under.  Very touchy off dry, no recovery in oil!  Tried coverstock changes and 3 different drillings with overall same reactions.