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Code of Honor
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:56:27 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Features:
- Color: Black/Orange/Blue (Colors may vary from the picture shown)
- Reaction: Strong Overall Hook
- Coverstock: RCS 5.0
- Finish: 500, 3000 Abralon
- Core: CB-2 Asymmetric
- RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
- Diff: .049 (for 15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Oily

 

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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 04:46:30 PM »
Pin Length:  4inch

Ball Weight:15

Pin to PAP:  4.5

Layout is 4.5 with 40 degree 1st angle and 30 degree 2nd angle.

Rev Rate:  Medium

Ball Speed:  17.5

PAP/Track:  High Track

Grit:  500, 3000

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):  Factory

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS

Midlane Read:  This ball picks up throughout the pattern gradually.  At the end of the pattern the ball makes a defined motion toward the pocket.  Compared to the Bad Intentions this ball hooks later and stronger on the back end.

First impressions are this ball is definitely the hook monster it claimed to be.  Isn't very pretty but that really didn't matter to me.

Been using this ball for several weeks on my Tuesday night sports league.  This ball gets the majority of play out of everything in my bag.  Incredibly versatile and you wouldn't be disappointed with the backend motion.  If you are wanting something for heavier patterns that you can get inside and swing then look no further.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 03:32:22 PM by bshallwfu »
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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 09:28:29 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  3 to 4
Starting Top Weight:  3.2
Ball Weight: 16
 
DRILL PATTERN
Ball 1
Pin to PAP:   5” (above ring finger)
MB:  75 degrees
X Hole (if there is one):  5” over and 1”up from midline
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Tweener
Rev Rate:  320
Ball Speed: 16.5
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 5/8”  and 1" up
Axis Rotation Angle:  45 degrees
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish:  Factory (3000 Abralon)
 
LANE CONDITION
House Shot – Several modifications with different manufacturers oil
Sport Pattern – 41’ with medium volume

Lane Surface – “new” Brunswick Pro Lane

COMMENTS
The CB-2 asymmetric core has been a terrific versatile and high performance core for Ebonite (PIVOT series and most recent HONOR).  The HONOR filled the need for a high performance ball that was very clean through the front (longer skid phase) with some midlane read but lots of backend.  This is a terrific ball for medium environments.  Ebonite listened to the bowlers who again wanted the same asymmetric core but an option for heavy oil environments and  (CB-2 core) backend angle.  Well the “new” Code of Honor wrapped around the new RCS 5.0 coverstock creates this strong ball motion.  This is the strongest cover that Ebonite has ever developed.  The Code of Honor still maintains the clean motion through the fronts with very strong midlane roll and a great response at the breakpoint.   This is a perfect match for bowlers who love asymmetric cores with strong shape at the back of the lane.  Ebonite has become the industry expert in meeting consumer wants/needs and in matching covers to cores.  Great Job Ebonite!
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 09:36:18 AM by Shades »

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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 11:43:23 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  3 - 4
Starting Top Weight: 3.0
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
Dual Angle:  60 X 4.5 X 70  This puts the pin in my ring finger and the MB about an inch below and outside the thumb.
X Hole (if there is one):   P4
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker – slightly speed dominant
Rev Rate:  280
Ball Speed: 17-18
PAP/Track:  PAP:  4 11/16” and 7/8" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish
 
LANE CONDITION

House
US Open

 COMMENTS

As great as the Honor is, the Code of Honor is even better. The cover stock gives the Code more traction in oil, and allows it to pick up in the mid-lane sooner than the Honor.   It is not the biggest hooking ball on the market, but it might be the most continuous ball through the pins.  The carry is exceptional.  I shot 279/784 the first night I used it.  It just seemed to push the pins off the deck on light and half pocket hits.  I found it to be quite forgiving on slightly missed releases. The ball is also great on sport shots. I bowled a tournament on the US Open pattern and pulled the Code out for the final game.  Its strong yet very controllable reaction allowed me to grind out a clean 206 which was good enough for first place.  I plan to get another one soon and put a pin up drill on it to get a sharper move off the spot. The Code is a pretty versatile piece as I’ve had a nice reaction on both wood and synthetic lanes, although it can bleed some energy early after a few games on the wood. This is a great ball for bowlers of all styles.  Add one to your arsenal and see the great performance for yourself.

RJ Alman
Ebonite Regional/Amateur Staff


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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 10:42:59 AM »
Layout: 55 x 5 x 45

Surface: 3000 Factory Finish

Patterns:  House and Sport conditions

Review: The Code of Honor's CB-2 core is the same one that was used on the Pivot and most currently the Honor.  This ball is definitely compliments the Honor very well.  When the Honor just couldn't make the turn on a pattern, I can go to the Code of Honor and get the desired results.  The Code of Honor picks up earlier on the lane than the Honor does, but continues through the pins just as hard.  I am able to use this ball on longer sport shots and it works well on the fresh house shots.  It gives me the stronger midlane reaction I need without sacrificing carry.  If you currently have the Honor or are looking for a suitable replacement for the Pivot, the Code of Honor is a must have in your bag.

Bryan Roth
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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 02:48:10 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  3.5
Starting Top Weight:  3
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
Pin to PAP:   5 pin slightly above ring
MB:  55
X Hole (if there is one):  5.25 over and 1.5 down (outside edge of hole on VAL)
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Tweener
Rev Rate:  300 +/-
Ball Speed: 15.1
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 7/16 x 3/8 up
Axis Rotation Angle:  30 degrees
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish:  Factory (3000 Abralon)
 
LANE CONDITION
House Shot – 41 foot Kegel design thin and dry


Lane Surface – Qubica synthetic (progressive friction every 20 feet) - plays very similar to wood

COMMENTS

The Code of Honor is a strong assymetric, yet retains enough energy for continuation and hit.  To me, it's stronger in the midlane and the back than the Pivot was, in box, and altered surfaces.  Compared to the Honor it handles more volume and is earlier and just as strong on the back.  I have my Honor at a worn 3000 which is real similar to box on the Code, and with the Honor being not necessarily cleaner through the fronts as much as longer (For an oil ball the Code is pretty clean), than the code.  For me, backend is impressive as I'm on the lower rev side of tweener and sometimes have issues getting a ball to make the conrner on heavier patterns from deep.  Not so with the Code, it seems to come back from almost anywhere.    I'll be taking a couple with me to Nationals, as well as a couple of Gamebreaker 2.0's with surface alterations to create separation.  I should have the fresh and (early fresh at that) covered between the two. 
For Tournaments this might not be the first out of my bag (but will be replacing my Pivot) as my step up in case I need to go stronger 
For those that have Pivots, you can still find a place for this in your bag, just alter the surface on your Pivot to add some length and angle, and put this in it's place.

Bill Daley
Ebonite Amateur Staff
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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 05:46:57 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:44

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: BALL IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!! THIS BALL IS VERY VERSATILE. CODE OF HONOR IS A ASYMMETRIC BALL THAT READS THE MID LANE AND NEVER STOPS HOOKING IN THE BACK. IF YOU HAVE THE HONOR AND NEED SOMETHING THAT READS EARLIER AND HOOKS MORE IN THE BACK THEN YOU GOT YOUR 1 AND 2 KNOCKOUT PUNCH. GO OUT TO YOUR LOCAL PRO SHOP AND GET ONE!!!

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Re: Code of Honor
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 10:59:49 AM »
Layout:
5 x 4  PIN over bridge with an extra hole down 1" from the VAL.

Box Specs:
15lb 1oz 2"-3" 3.25oz 

Review:
This ball is quite aggressive in the front part of the lane and gives a strong controllable move on the backend. With this layout, I tend to play the fresh house shot with a little swing, laying the ball down around 17 to roughly 10/9 at the arrows. It's fairly tight/straight in my opinion and provides nice recovery. For higher volumes, a 1000 pad or 2000 pad may be required to keep the cover fresh based on how much hand you have. I must say that when the heads get choppy it's time to put this one away. I see the recovery lag the deeper I go with my 2 and 1 adjustments. The better option is to chase the oil parallel or switch to the Honor or Warrior. If you feel the need to go strong symmetric with surface, then the Columbia Melt Down would be a good option fro better recovery. All in all, this ball rolls very nice and transfers energy to the pins quite well.
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