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Mission X
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
High Performance 
Coverstock: XL1350 Mission 1.0 - Magnetite 
Ball Color: Royal/Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown. 
Ball Finish: 800 Abranet, 1000 Abralon, 2000 Abralon and 3000 Abralon 
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal 
Hook Potential: 48.50 (scale of 1–50) 
Length: 24 (scale of 1–50, early to late) 
Flare Potential: High 
Break Point Angle: 14.85 
Reaction: Strong Mid Lane Continuation 
RG Differential: 16# - .046, 15# - .050, 14# - .057 
RG Rating: 16# - 2.50, 15# -2.50, 14# - 2.55 
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium to Heavy Oil Patterns 
Description:Mission X is comprised of the all new Mission 1.0 core with Magnetite....you will notice the core is black...it is softer so it transmits energy to the pins better, it will bond with the outer core better....and it is easier to drill....The cover is the latest cover from the Ebonite R and D Team, the XL1350. This groundbreaking cover and core combination provides the most continuation down lane in the Mission Series....truly the best of the Mission Series! Is your Mission complete yet?? 
THE NEW MISSION X IS THE BALL YOU NEED if your mission is to win. The Mission X offers mid-lane characteristics with enhanced backend motion—particularly in heavier oiled environments. 
GO ON YOUR OWN PERSONAL MISSION to win with the new Mission X. Its new Mission 1.0 core with Magnetite, along with enhanced backend motion in heavier oiled environments, could be just what you need for victory.

 

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Re: Mission X
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 09:24:24 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:  40ft

Volume:  meduim 

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS



COMMENTS
very predictable roll, stronger than the other Mission's up front, strong motion off the spot, very heavy hitter in pins thanks too new core material, and coloration is incredible.
Matt Williams

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Edited on 9/23/2011 at 11:52 AM

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Re: Mission X
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 05:33:58 PM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length: 4"      


Starting Top Weight: 3 oz


Ball Weight: 15


 


DRILL PATTERN


Pin to PAP: 5 1/2"


CG to PAP: MB is 80 deg


X Hole (if there is one): none

 





BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 400


Ball Speed: 17

 

PAP/Track: 4 3/4 X 0


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit: 4000 Abralon


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Factory Finish Polish

 




LANE CONDITION


Length: 40'

 

Volume: medium


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS
 

 



BALL REACTION


Length: great length, very clean


Back End: strong move   

 

Overall Hook: med/high with this drilling and polish


Midlane Read: good   


Breakpoint Shape: slight snap/hard turn


 




COMMENTS


Likes: The length and control with this drilling/polish. Great looking. Very easy to drill.


Dislikes: nothing


 


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

 

 

 


Chris Hayes
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Re: Mission X
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 07:53:23 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:40

 

Volume:medium


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):both


 

I drilled this one with a 70 x6-1/2 x 25.  Great predictiblity through the midlane and stronger off the spot that any ball ebonite has.  The new core material really makes the ball hit great.  This ball is going to be a great piece for all styles.
 

Bowl to win!



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Re: Mission X
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 10:38:11 AM »
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LANE CONDITION






Length: 41 ft 

Volume: 22 mils


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Typical House Shot



 



COMMENTS







The new Mission X is one of the best products that Ebonite has released! The overall performance of the ball is great. It clears the heads and still provides a plenty of mid-lane control. With just a tweak of the surface you can create more hook than most balls on the market and with just a little shine you can lengthen your breakpoint by several feet. The Mission X is one of the most versatile products that Ebonite has released. The Mission X is a ball for everyone!









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Re: Mission X
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 03:05:45 PM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length:


Starting Top Weight: 2 oz


Ball Weight: 15.02 Lbs.


 


DRILL PATTERN


Pin to PAP: 5 1/2"


CG to PAP: ?


X Hole (if there is one): ?

 





BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 300 RPM


Ball Speed: 16.5 - 17 MPH

 

PAP/Track:


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit: OOB


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Factory Finish

 




LANE CONDITION


Length: 40'

 

Volume: Unknown


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


 



BALL REACTION


Length: Very nice for a solid ball


Back End: Stores a ton of energy and makes a strong move

 

Overall Hook: Pretty impressive to say the least


Midlane Read: Great!!!


Breakpoint Shape: Very Angular- unlike any other equipment I have


 




COMMENTS


Likes: Very clean through the heads, great midlane read, and superior pocket angle... Pins beware!


Dislikes: None


 


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

 

 

 



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Re: Mission X
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 11:57:02 AM »
BALL SPECS




Pin Length:(Ball 1) pin out 2 1/2, (ball 2) pin out 3 1/2




Starting Top Weight:around 3 ounces on both




Ball Weight:15 pounds




 






DRILL PATTERN




Pin to PAP:(Ball 1) 60 x 4 x 60 pin in ring finger, (ball 2) 40 x 4 1/2 30 pin above ring finger




CG to PAP:---




X Hole (if there is one): no balance hole on either ball



 













BOWLER STYLE




Rev Rate:330 rpm




Ball Speed:17 mph



 



PAP/Track: 4 5/8 by 1 up, 10 degrees tilt




 












SURFACE PREP




Grit:3000/box on both balls




Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):



 










LANE CONDITION




Length:40 and 43 ft



 



Volume:24-25 ml




Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Sport patterns, Highway to Hell and Deadman's Curve



 









BALL REACTION




Length:Sufficient




Back End:Strong



 



Overall Hook:Large hook potential, that can be tempered withg surface adjustments if needed.




Midlane Read:Strongest early midlane read of any Ebonite ball I have used.




Breakpoint Shape:Between a hockey stick and a banana




 









COMMENTS











Likes: The Mission X is predictable through the midlane and backend and allows me to throw the ball and get still get a strong response. The Mission X allows me to chuck it or roll it.  The longer volume pattern is no problem at all for the Mission X.


 


Dislikes: None yet

 


 


Jim Lewis


Sports Plus/Carmen Don Pro Shop


Alexandria Va


Ebonite Amateur Staff











 








 



 



 



 



 

Edited on 10/30/2011 at 10:07 AM
 
Edited on 10/31/2011 at 7:41 PM

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Re: Mission X
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2011, 05:45:03 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 2-3

Starting Top Weight: 3.0

Ball Weight: 16

 
DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4 1/2

CG to PAP: (MB = 60 degrees)

X Hole (if there is one):  none
 

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:  300

Ball Speed: 17
 
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 5/8 and 1" up

 
SURFACE PREP

Grit:  Box:  3000 abralon

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):  Box
 

LANE CONDITION

Length: 42' (medium-long)
 
Volume:  25.5 micros

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS (House Pattern)
 
Surface:   Wood

 
BALL REACTION

 

Length:  Ball is very clean through the front end.

 

Midlane: Very strong motion in the mid body of lane

 

Breakpoint: Outstanding continuation of ball motion after midlane

 
 
COMMENTS

 

The Mission X is very clean through the front part of the lane and transitions very strong in the body of the pattern (midlane). Most balls will slow down too quickly with this type of stong midlane ball motion but the Mission X has tremendous continuation at the breakpoint. 

 

The new core also has positive influence on the overall performance of the MISSION X too. It is very noticeable during the drilling process and seems to “cushion” the impact at the pins resulting in excellent pin carry. I have tweaked the coverstock with different abralon pads which results in stronger or delayed ball motion relative to the pad surface. This cover is extremely versatile for all environments. Another great asset to the new combination of the MISSION X cover and core is the variation in ball motion created with different hand positions. This is the most versatile and strongest Mission ball released to date. The MISSION X is must ball in a bowling ball arsenal!

 

 
PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS
 
 
 



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Re: Mission X
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 08:42:47 AM »
LANE CONDITION





Length: 38 +

 

Volume: Heavy in the middle.



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

 

THS - more in the middle and tapered to the gutters.


 



COMMENTS





Likes:  Mid-lane and strong roll.


Dislikes: None thus far, ball is still fairly new.


 


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

 

 The Mission-X, clears the heads very clean, with a strong midlane and back-end roll.  When it hits the pocket, the pins scatter and drive low.  The movement and carry is impressive, the one thing I really like with this ball is the drive after hitting the pocket, the ball does not deflect, it has strong continuation.  I like the angle, roll and finish with this ball.   I've bowed six games, it's already paid for, so that's a good thing. 

 

I do not see over under, like with some of the new higher end balls.  On tighter patterns, adjustments need to be made, slowing down my speed or moving right.  After doing this, you can see the ball making the transition, rolling down the lane and seeing it flip and begin to roll, it doesn't skate, which is good.

 

Compared to the original Mission, this ball hooks earlier and stronger towards the pocket, at least 5 + boards.

 

Hopefully, the consistency will stay and ball death will not be an issue.

 

Thanks,

Elvis..

 



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Re: Mission X
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 05:36:19 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:  --  THS  ---
 
Volume:

 
COMMENTS

Likes: 
 
The Mission X has a very heavy roll and is extremely continuous through  the pins.  As with the other Missions, the ball does keep the pins low  to the deck for the extra pin carry.  However, because of the heavy  roll, I can get into trouble when the lanes burn up.  Then that is the  time to use a Signal that gets through the heads better.
 
 And no matter what anyone says.... I like the colors of the ball!!!!
 
 
 Drill pattern:  Pin above ringer finger - Stacked Leverage

                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dislikes: 

 
PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS
 
 
 



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Re: Mission X
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 04:52:15 AM »
BALL SPECS
   Pin Length - 3-4 inches
   Starting Top Weight - 3
   Ball Weight - 15.4
   
   DRILL PATTERN
   Pin to PAP - 4.5 in.
   Pin 1/4 inches above my bridge, with cg kicked 1 inch right of vertical grip line
   
   BOWLER STYLE
   Rev Rate - 400
   Ball Speed - 16-17
   PAP/Track - 4 5/8 left and 5/8 up
   
   PICTURE AND VIDEO LINKS
   Pic
   http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=13eed10974
   
   
   Vids
   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-W...75408269205990
   
   
   SURFACE PREPARATION
   Grit - 2000 grit abralon
   Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Sanded
   
   LANE CONDITION
   Length - 35 ft
   Volume -  medium
   Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) -  Xmas tree. House with guardian heads
   
   BALL REACTION
   Length - 6/10
   Back End - 10/10
   Overall Hook - 8/10
   Midlane Read - 6/10
   Breakpoint Shape - skid flip
   
   
   COMMENTS
   Carry - Ball in true Ebonite form is skid flip and gets the corners out very well
   Likes - Ball is clean through the heads, especially for a dull ball,  and turns the corner better than any other Mission series ball to date.
   Dislikes - This ball is great out of box, but unfortunately absorbs oil  worse than a sponge. Once it does, it starts to shine itself up and  lose its strong back end motion. You must keep the surface of the ball  maintained at a lower grit to keep it moving like it did out of box.
   Other
   
   This ball is a strong ball, but the problem is the high number of games  that I bowl every week. The ball just doesn't last long without needing  a surface touch up.
   
   Videos posted on my shops Facebook page.
   
   The Dead Wood Pro Shop Staff
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Houston, TX 77099

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Re: Mission X
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 03:06:21 PM »
DRILL PATTERN

65 x 5 x 67 (this is not the Dual Angle Layout)
 

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Med-High

Ball Speed: Med-High
 
PAP/Track: 4 7/8" right and 7/8" up

 
SURFACE PREP

Grit: 3000 

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polish
 

LANE CONDITION

Length: 40
 
Volume: 

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

 
COMMENTS

Likes: 
 
MAN! This ball hooks... This is the first time I have thrown a ball with so much hook that, on a fresh house shot, I could barely get it to stay on the right side of the head pin. 
My Mission X is drilled with pin high, 2 3/8" from cut line of fingers, and Mass Bias 3/8" from CoG (center of grip) line.
I have thrown my Mission X with out-of-box finish (3000 dull), 2000 dull (which is insane because it is 3000 out-of-box and I couldn't really control it enough to stay right of head pin), and 3000 polish. I love this ball polish. It gives me the read I'm looking for, still hooks a lot, and is much easier for me to control. 
In case you were wondering, the 2000 dull was an over-under reaction for me. It either hooked way too much or rolled out, based on the house shot that I have here of course.

Dislikes: 
 
Can hooks too much be a dislike? 

 
PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS
 
 
 
J. Hester
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Re: Mission X
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2012, 12:17:59 AM »
LANE CONDITION
This is best for lanes that do not play with a lot of friction.


COMMENTS

Likes: Aggressive motion, and not crazy early.

Dislikes: Not very useful under most conditions.


Observations
Rarely do I run into a situation where I will run into a playing condition that plays so slick for such a long time, I need to take something as strong as this. However, as bowlers, you prepare for anything and everything, and this is the reason why I have two Mission X's. One that I use now, and one that I keep fresh for when I expect to need it.

Ball is drilled 55x5x35. Surface to 500/500/2k/2k. A small P1 hole will be put into it since there's a lot of side in it. If I go with a P2 hole or stronger, it will just roll out.

My experience with this piece thus far is literally for a few frames. It gets put away after a few shots because I have to be left of the headpin so fast, it just ends up messing up the playing conditions for myself and everybody else. Therefore, I don't plan on seeing this much.

Most user groups shouldn't be able to use this ball under most circumstances because it's so strong. I will also avoid using it on conditions I can use cleaner equipment because it will not only save the shell, it will also transition less in the front and back of the lanes.