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Honor
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:10:48 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Description: Most sports bring honor and bowling is no exception. This is why Ebonite has created a ball called Honor. This ball combines the proven CB-2 asymmetric core with a strong hybrid coverstock to produce a big backend for a high performance ball for a great value.
Features: - Color: Royal/Turquoise/Silver (Colors may vary from the picture shown)
- Reaction: Strong Backend
- Coverstock: RCH 5.0
- Finish: 500, 500, 500, 1000 Abralon with Factory Finish
- Core: CB-2 Asymmetric
- RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
- Diff: .049 (for 15# ball)

 

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Re: Honor
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 10:03:22 AM »
BALL:
15lb 4oz
PIN 1-2"
3.75oz Top Wt.

LAYOUT:
Label Shift
PIN 4" from axis, northeast of ring.
CG inline from PIN to MB.
MB Strong
Extra hole 2" up on VAL

REVIEW:
This ball out of the box provides excellent length and strong move in the back-end. With the 1000 Abralon finish, Powerhouse Factory Finish and this layout, the ball has great length and a strong reaction in the back end. For me, this ball is stronger than the Pivot Point OOB. The hybrid cover provides the necessary bite and reaction when the heads begin to break down and you need to step in and get the ball to turn the corner. It's about 4 left on the approach and 2 left with the eyes stronger than the Pivot Point; which has more of a strong continuation in the back-end. I enjoyed using this one and the blue swirling colors look good too!
Robert Mockenhaupt
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Re: Honor
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 09:00:53 AM »
PAP  3 3/16 over and 1 inch up
Layout  Pin to PAP 5 inch with CG at thumb area. 
High rev rate/ high track medium ball speed.
League Average: 232

This ball currently clears the heads extremely well.  The angularity on the backend is similar to that of an Angular One I had years ago.  It is a bit touchy off the spot based on ball speed and amount of rotation applied but that is the bowlers fault not the ball.  Every time I got this ball to the spot it reacted as expected and the pin carry is better than I have seen in many years.  If you are looking for something for a league shot that you can stand left and rip on this ball is definitely a strong choice.  I haven't had a chance to change the surface enough to see what it will be like in tournaments but my initial reaction is over under at OOB finish. 
Brandon H.

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Re: Honor
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 11:08:26 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  2 -3
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 outside the thumb
X Hole (if there is one):   P3
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker Ė slightly speed dominant
Rev Rate:  280
Ball Speed: 17-18
PAP/Track:  PAP:  4 11/16Ē and 7/8" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish
 
LANE CONDITION

House
Winding Road

 COMMENTS

 The Honor is the number 1 piece in my bag these days. Iíve had great success with this ball.  It rolls as heavy as anything Iíve thrown.  Iíve had great success staying behind the ball going up the lane as well as moving in and slow hooking it.  The ball reads the late midlane for me and makes a strong arcing move to the pocket with great continuation and carry.  The Honor is also a good benchmark ball. I can tell right away if I need to ball up or down.  However, I am able to use the Honor on a very wide spectrum of conditions on both wood and synthetic lane surfaces. If you havenít thrown an Ebonite ball for a while, take a good look at the Honor.  Youíll be glad you did.


RJ Alman
Ebonite Regional/Amateur Staff



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Re: Honor
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 03:20:16 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  3
Starting Top Weight:  2.75
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
Pin to PAP:   4.5 pin in ring
MB:  55
X Hole (if there is one):  4.5 over and 2 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:  3000 Abralon light via hand
 
LANE CONDITION
House Shot Ė 41 foot Kegel design thin and dry
Tournament Shot - 44 feet long light on 50/50 surface

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

COMMENTS

The Honor is the third ball from Ebonite with the CB-2 Asymetric core (.017 intermediate diff).  I had eagerly been awaiting it's release after seeing TJ throw the unmearked version of this at the EBI showcase at Bowl Expo.  In my house, this is the first ball out of my bag for league and it's what I expect the ball to be - no surprises.  If there's hang or wetter heads then it's the Energy Source, if I can't keep it off the beak, than a Pivot Point pin up or Salute will be the choice.  The Honor is for me extremely heavy rolling and with some hand position changes I can usually use it for the entire night chasing the pattern left.  For a strong hybrid, it's clean in the fron half, but reads strong enough to cover (or recover) from my misses right. 

Out of the box it can be squirty for some, I have taken some of my customers to 2 or 3k and they get the midlane they need without sacrificing backend.  Tuneable - yes.

This is the ball that Utah customers have looked at and purchased....bringing more customers back to Ebonite. 



Bill Daley
Ebonite Amateur Staff
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