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The Angular One
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Color: BLACK/BURGUNDY/SILVER PEARL



Coverstock: GBV 12.7 Pearl

Core: Centrex Symmetrical Mass Bias

Length: 28
Hook: 45
Break Point Angle : 13.25
Mass Bias Rating : .027


 
16# 15# 14# 13# 12# 11# 10#
RG DIFF RG DIFF RG DIFF RG DIFF RG DIFF RG DIFF RG DIFF
2.51 .037 2.46 .056 2.49 .053 2.59 .043 2.62 .046    


 

midnightride42

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2006, 08:32:14 AM »
Just got the ball drilled up yesterday before league night.  The pin is above fingers (centered).  I told the pro shop person to drill the ball to be strong and angular.  I kept the box finish to start of with.  First game I shot a 164 or so.  I had to find the spot to release the ball so it will hook just right.  I have decent revs and throw anywhere between 14-17mph.  Second game 220+ and third game I started off with throwing 7X in a row and ended with a 244. Should have shot a lot higher that game.  what really made the ball hook for me was to tuck the pinky finger and release it over the center arrow and then having it swing out to the 2 arrow.  I kept the ball speed at about 15mph and it came back hooking hard.  The pin action is just outstanding,pins go flying.  I had a few shots where I wasn't even close to the pocket yet still ended up with a strike cause of the raw power.  This was my first Ebonite ball, so far I love this ball, granted I have only used it 3 games, but so far anyother ball I have owned and thrown I have never bowled as well or have it roll as well the first 3 games like the angular one.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2006, 08:55:21 AM »
Second week of owning the ball, after having 2 bad games cause I couldn't find the line to throw (my fault), the third game ended with throwing 9X in a row.  

Like mentioned before, the ball has great pin action and if thrown correctly it does have a great snap.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2006, 04:17:18 PM »
Pin above fingers, mass bias 1" right of thumb.  15 pound ball, 2-3" pin, bowling on wood lanes at a house with a crappy oiling machine.  Sometimes there is heavy oil, some times its medium, sometimes the backend are stripped well, sometimes they aren't stripped at all.  So i have a lot of different possibilities on league night.

This ball is an animal but at the same time very workable.  Ball hooks a lot of boards, has a lot of backend, and has strong carry percentage and the different shots i can play with it is endless.

In my opinion the best ball on the market.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2006, 10:28:55 AM »
This is the ball that should have came out before the infinite one. Right off the bat my first series was a 662.  Took me a little bit to get use to the handling of the ball.  

THe ball has a great snap at the end. It is also holds very nice.  Chalk one up again for Ebonite. This and the Big One both great products.

Infinite one wasn't to fond of.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2006, 10:25:25 PM »
I drilled out the Angular after having very good luck with my Infinite One ( first Ebonite ball I liked ever ).  I set this ball up similar to the Infinite One, pin above the fingers, 5.5 inches to PAP, mass bias 3 inches from PAP in thumb quadrant.  Out of the box this ball had a lot of over under, even on a broken down house shot that played inside 15 board.  Just a touch with the 1000 grit Abralon helped, but putting 10-15 games on it was the best break in.  This ball is certainly angular at the break point, but it is still a rolly ball.  In a tourney last week I had a great shot to the hole with my Vapor Zone, but couldn't carry with the heavy handed guys.  Finally switched to the Angular and got a better reaction.  

Infinite and Angular are both good balls that really compliment each other.  Infinite is much cleaner through the heads than you would think, and the Angular is stronger ( after a few games break in ) than you would think of a shiny pearl.  If the shells on these hold up, the balls will be right up there with the best of my Brunsick arsenal

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2006, 12:24:50 PM »
Drilled pin under ring, mass bias 1 inch right and 2 inches down from thumb hole, weight hole on my PAP.  

I got this ball as an early christmas present so i could use it in a tournament that we just had. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!  Through 10 games of qualifying i used the Angular all 10 games, i was high qualifyer with a 233 average including averaging 247 for games 6-10 with a 768 series thrown in there.  

This ball is STRONG.  BUT, holds line to the pocket SO well. Its angular, but still rolly.  Unlike any reaction ive ever gotten out of a ball, which is good because thats what i was looking for.  

Through the first 5 games i was fighting some over under, playing 10-5, scored well, 219 average, but i was still a bit disappointed in the reaction. It hooked a ton, but that wasnt exactly what i was looking for at that point (probably should have pulled out another ball or moved left, but in the house we were bowling in the inside line's carry really suffers, plus i wanted to use my new angular one!! duh! lol) BUT WOW, second 5 games on a little carrydown is where i got the BEST reaction out of the ball.  Moved left to 3rd arrow out to 7 and KILLED the shot. Averaged 247.  I was so suprised at the energy it retained downlane, because i thought with this strong of a coverstock it would roll out.  

Compared to the One, it is about the same length for me, but goes off the spot harder.  I can forsee myself pulling out the One when the Angular One is rolling out or just too much ball.

This ball is for people who want a VERY strong ball that does not move too early. For me it is best for medium oil, and carrydown.  I havent used it on a sport shot yet but ill let you know how it behaves.      

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2006, 11:52:58 PM »
My Angular One is drilled with the recommended drilling with the pin located above and inbetween the fingers.

To this point I've used this ball on wood lanes and am quite impressed with it's length and recovery. The ball gets down the lane with ease, but when it gets to the break point it really makes a strong move. To this point the strongest ball in my bag was a Track Rule GP2 and this ball covers at least 3 boards more.

As a rough idea I'm almost a cranker and I stand about 33 playing my break point out to about the 5 board, and it makes it back quite easily on a fresh pattern.

I have yet to try this ball on a heavy volume shot but will post once I encounter one, but at this point I am quiet impressed with this ball.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2006, 07:03:48 PM »
I used the number 1 layout with this ball and had a great reaction.With the Angular One I was able to open the lane up and take full advantage of the ball. The Angular One reads the lane better than most other Ebonite Balls. It actually rolls cleaner than any other ball that I have tested to date. It maintained a strong motion to the pocket. The carry factor was better than expected as it made a higher entry angle. The ball has a great snap at the end. The Angular One clears the front end very easily with the 4000 grit Abralon and Powerhouse Factory Finish surface.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2007, 05:03:38 PM »
Meh, just had to get the number 1 ball on the market right now and try it out for myself.  Had this punched up pattern #1 long and strong, and taken down to 2000 polished.  

First time out:  WHoops!  I immediately took this back to 4000 polished.  The core and coverstock of this ball is mad strong.  I usually play about the second arrow at most of the houses in my area, but this ball forces me to shoot the third arrow.  Amazing recovery, I've never seen a ball come back harder.  The only problem is, sometimes in comes back too hard and will leave 9 pins.  Another problem with this ball is the tendency to overthrow it due to the big turn it takes at the end.  This one is really ANGULAR.  If you bowl on HEAVY oil, this is YOUR BALL.  Leave it in the bag on medium/dry though.  Amazingly, the ball is pretty controllable when shooting spares, even though it has tremendous hook potential.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007, 05:14:56 PM »
This is by far the best ball Ebonite has come out with.  In the first month I threw 2 300's in different houses with different oil patterns.  It has great recovery from the outside, the only negative thing to say about this ball is by the 3rd game I have to put it away, it hook's like crazy.  I can't wait until the new line of balls comeout next month (NV), since the Angular One was the last of the one series.  I'm buying one as soon as they are released and I'll let you all know how it is, good luck bowling and keep up the great work ebonite.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2007, 01:05:48 AM »
it does just what it says it will... its a very angular ball motion.  As long as you stay away from really long oil you will see a lot of use for this ball
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2007, 03:38:25 PM »
I just got mine last night. I don't have the hand I once did and bought a 14lb version to see if this might help some. I'm more of a stroker with about 15-17 mph, about 14 to 16 revs, a high track, and a 210+ avg. I had it drilled with the PIN just above and 3/4 inch to the right of my ring finger. The BOMB is below and 3 inches right of my thumb. It did require a weight hole near my PAP, but below the thumb. The ball still has the 4000 factory finish. My driller was concerned that a more aggressive drilling may want to track over the holes with my normal release. I tossed a few games last night at River City after their league was over. The shot was playable but starting to break down with some carry down. After trying several different areas of the lane, I found I could play a range of lines and still get back to the pocket. Depending on my hand position, I found my best carry to be from 17/18 (at the arrows) sending it out to about 8/9 with some turn and it would make a strong move to the pocket. I could also toss it very 'end over end' straight down the boards about 9 with a nice strong finish on the very end (Walter Ray would've been proud!). What I could NOT do was get it out too early (to 6/7). I found that would cause it to go nuts! I also tossed a few shots with my Fear Factor to compare reactions, and the Fear Factor hooked considerably earlier but covered a couple less total boards, unless I got it out too early. I think even plastic would've been scary on that part of the lane last night! I also didn't take a spare ball with me and the Angular had no problem at all shooting spares, including 10 pins. I just opened my hand with my thumb at about 1:30 and dumped it and it was very controllable and quite straight. Based on this, I may not take a spare ball to nationals which will make room for another first ball option. I was VERY impressed with the way the Angular hits, especially for a 14lb ball. Although it may not carry quite as well from deep inside (4th arrow or more), I believe the versatility will allow me to straighten the shot out some and eliminate the need to be so deep.

Overall, I believe for all of us 'tweeners and strokers', this ball will be a big plus to have in our bag.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2007, 11:32:10 AM »
I've had this ball for 2 weeks and had it drilled using drill pattern #3 early and strong. I like to stand 20-25 and swing the ball to 13-10, I was unable to do that with this ball, I just could'nt get to the pocket with any drive. But I did discover that if I stand 7 and shoot straight up the board this ball will find the pocket in a snowstorm, the hit and carry with this ball is incredible,
with only 10 gms with this ball I shot 279 twice a 277,275 and 3 269's on different days and different houses. I have all the Ebonite One Series of Ball's and they truly give me a range of different shots and angles to accommedate any shot I come across, I'm 197 ave bowler and bowl in 4 leagues per week The Angular One is a MUST HAVE!
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2007, 05:59:10 PM »
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Lay Out: 5.75" from PAP(over middle finger), 45deg bomb angle. 7/8" Wt hole even with fingers, 1" up VAL and 2" deep so as not to hit the core.

Surface: Box

Purpose: To give myself a ball that I could step down to when my Total Inferno is too quick off the point. I thought by laying out a strong ball with a weaker layout, it would separate these two balls that I feel are really close reaction wise.

Observations: This ball gets thru the heads with ease and makes a nice motion on the backend towards the pocket. Compared to my Total Inferno, this Angular can be a 4/2 move back right weaker when I play inside. Going away from the pocket, the Total just gets a better piece of the pins carrywise. On the outside, this ball can out backend my Total and hit harder than it. This is when I am going really parallel up the boards. I think this is because this Angular and layout are not reading the friction as early as the Total and conserving some energy for the backends at that angle.

Final thoughts:With the box surface and layout, the Angular is close to the middle of my arsenal. It is definitly stronger than my Red Zone and pushes thru the fronts easier than my Wizard. I see this ball with the lay out I have on it being at it's best when the pattern is in the 38-41' range with tweaks in release or surface texture to control the skid. I can see why the masses are in love with the ball. It definitly makes a cracking noise when you hit dead flush in the pocket.
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2007, 09:27:33 AM »
Im a stroker, 16-18 mph, pin next to ring/slightly under.  
First of I think Im falling in love with this ball. First time using is soley for the whole game I shot a 238, and for me thats real good.  My average is about a 162 so that was very refreshing.  This ball is very smooth through the heads.  Its a very predictable ball.  The recovery and angularity towards the pocket is remarkable!  You can play this ball many different ways, straight up or swinging it way out.  You can also afford to miss your mark with this amazing ball, it always finds its way to the hole!~  Another great aspect of it was the carry of the pins!~ Just simply amazing.  I got tremendous mix with the Angular One!  I would definately recommend this ball to anyone.  This is my first ebonite ball and Im really impressed with it!