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The Angular One
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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    


 

Jeff Ussery

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006, 10:43:58 AM »
Pin to PAP Distance: 5 1/2"
Preferred Spin Axis to PAP Distance: 5"
Degree Layout Conversion: 70 Degrees
Balance Hole: None
Surface Preparation: Box Condition

What I Was Looking For in this Ball and Layout:

Many times when I'm drilling a new release for the first time, you'll see my use this layout. This layout "fits my eye" and gives me what I like to see on the lane. It can be difficult to drill a new release with a goal in mind, so at times we simply apply our favorite ball layout and take it the lanes for a test drive. Nothing really in mind here with this ball layout; just wanted to get a feel for the product.

What I Ended Up With in this Ball and Layout:

The Angular One clears the front end very easily with the 4000 grit Abralon and Powerhouse Factory Finish surface. One thing I've noticed while throwing Ebonite products is that rarely will you have trouble getting their finer grit bowling balls through the heads. The Angular One is similar to other polished balls in the Ebonite line. Even in our home center (Guardian heads, Wood pines and backends), the Angular One seems to handle the fronts pretty easily.

The Angular One is extremely strong at the spot for me. In this layout, I create a lot of down lane track flare, which increases friction and entry angle. The Angular One is true to its name in the middle and backend portion of the lane. On all lane patterns that I've tested this ball on, the Angular One has responded quickly to the dry boards. One of the things that made the original One so successful is the ability for the ball to read the spot quickly but consistently. I see these properties in the new Angular One. The Angular One seems to read the breakpoint quickly, but it really isn't hard to control at all. This tells you that the coverstock and core have been matched up well.

The Angular One is clearly stronger than anything else in the Ebonite line at this point. Even with the pearlized shiny finish, the coverstock is so strong that the ball simply outhooks everything else available. I've had no trouble getting my Angular One to out-curve all of my One, Big One, and Big Time sanded bowling balls that are reviewed on this site. If you're struggling with higher volume lane patterns, or perhaps even longer lane patterns, this ball would be an excellent choice for you. The Angular One is also more "angular" in the backend than all but one of the balls in my arsenal (Big Time Pearl).

Length from 1-10 (Early to Late)
5.0

Breakpoint Move from 1-10 (Smooth to Sharp)
8.5

Overall Hook from 1-10 (Low to High)
9.0

To see a picture of this ball layout, visit our website at www.proshoptraining.com.
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006, 11:30:16 PM »
ball weight = 15lbs
3-4" pin
Pin to PAP distance =  5" to PAP
Degree Layout Conversion: 60 Degrees
Balance Hole: Yes
Surface Preparation: Box Condition

Drilled this ball using the same layout as my "The One", this ball is definitely strong than "The One". On the first day played on this ball during the league, most of the time I throw is a strike except missed a few #9 and #7 pin  for "Full pocket" b/c the backend of this strong is too strong. I prefer to play this ball in "Mid Oil to Mid" lane condition because even this ball is in 4000 grit and highly polished but this ball will not skid as long as you think. If you do not have enough amount of oil to play in the middle of lane. It can be TURN very early and the result will be the hitting power get weaker.

Second times played with this ball in another bowling center during a tournament's qualify. Scored 247, 215, 300 in one set. For that perfect game, this ball helped me a lot, b/c few times the #10 pin was lock down by the messenger (including the last shot).

Conclusion : This ball is truly ANGULAR, I prefer anyone who's looking for a BIG backend ball should try this ball.

PS - Can anyone post a review that compare the "Angular One" & "Storm Domination", b/c the selling point for both balls are "BIG backend". Just curious which one is stronger.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2006, 04:56:06 AM »
THIS BALL IS INCREDIBLE IS ALL CAN SAY. IT DOES WHAT THE MANUFACTER SAYS AND MORE WOW WOW WOW IM SPEECHLESS!!!!

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2006, 02:07:52 AM »
With the current newsletter from bowlingball.com you can get one of these balls for $107.50 with all discounts taken. Not bad for a ball that just hit the market.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2006, 01:42:42 AM »
Initial Review.

15 lbs 4 oz
4" Pin

After 6 games of testing, the Angular One has performed just as expected. It actually rolls cleaner then any ball I have tested up front. It held well, cleared and still maintained a strong motion to the pocket. The carry factor was better than expected as it made a higher entry angle.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2006, 12:24:18 PM »
ball weight = 15lbs
3-4" pin, 2 3/4 oz Top Weight
Pin to PAP distance = 4 1/2" to PAP
Degree Layout Conversion: 70 Degrees
Balance Hole: No
Surface Preparation: Box Condition

Drilled the ball with the pin over the bridge, Mass Bias just to the right of the thumb hole, CG just to the right of the grip center.  I'm guessing on the angle and pin to PAP distance, but it should be pretty close.  

I just got back into bowling a few weeks ago after a 7 year absence and have started buying some new gear.  First ball was a Paradigm Passion, and then after seeing all of the favorable info on this ball decided to buy one and drill it out.  Threw my first set on it this morning, and I must say i'm extremely impressed.  I was able to play around 25-26 and swing it out to around 8-10 or so, and it came roaring back with a flip i've never seen before in a ball, at least not one that i've thrown.  Ended up shooting 233-227-290 for a 750 and threw in a 217 in the 4th game for 967 over 4 games.  Not a bad beginning for having only thrown 7 games before today since I came back to bowling 2 weeks ago.  Too bad it was only practice, as i'd like to have that 11 in a row plaque to go along with my 300 rings

I found the ball to be very forgiving on poor shots as well.  I pulled a few shots in the 2nd and 4th games with a pretty poor release that ended up spinning more than rolling.  They ended up staying relatively straight in through the heavy oil on the middle of the lanes, but when they gripped, they snapped hard, and I actually carried most of those shots.  I've never before been able to play an extreme inside line and carry 10 pins, but this had so much aggression on the back in that I was able to shred the rack even playing 30 and going up about 18 or so and playing relatively straight.

All in all, probably the best ball i've ever thrown.  After being a Columbia die hard 7 years ago, this Ebonite blows everything I threw w/Columbia away, and I've shot multiple 300s with Columbia equipment.

Chris


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2006, 07:39:47 PM »
15 Lbs
Ebonite drill sheet- drilling 1

This ball is very strong.  Bowled two games today with it after I first got it and it is very strong.  The condition for it was to light though and was burning up on a condition my rampage was playing fine on.  One thing I notice it though is that this ball is very strong off the break point.  One ball I pulled I thought was going to go through the nose but it jumped stronger than I though and almost hooked past the 1 2.  Sorry if this isn't to good of a review but I will improve on it once I get some games on the ball.
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2006, 09:03:42 PM »
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Bought a 15lb angular one at an oklahoma tournament this weekend, Any way the ball was drilled up to roll early which I believe was pattern nuumber 3. I asked the proshop guy to dull it a little bit, he warned me not to because it was to aggressive. I said ok.

Bowled saturday at river lanes in Tulsa,OK. They had synthetic lanes with a flood on the first half of the lanes. I play the outside. The ball would skid if I missed my tenth arrow mark and played five. I was happy with the ball though. No scores to really brag about. Im just bowling with a ball I never rolled before at a house I never bowled at.

Bowled sunday at broken arrow lanes, They also had a synthetic flood over there. Today though before I left for the tournament I sanded the ball down to 1000. This time if I rolled down 5th arrow the ball recovered, I got much better reaction than prior. Also I dont have alota revs and high speed. This ball for me was amazing at 1000 grit, it ran through the oil like it was nothing. I used this ball for my spares to. All I can say is this ball made an average bowler like me look like I know what I was doing. I awwed and ooed the crowd with messenger shots flying every where.

By the time the oil was gone I still played this ball. And yes the ball started to hook even more, started getting brooklyn strikes, I notice the ball was starting to have a small gloss due to the previous games, I just made small feet and hand adjustments and I was still striking. I believe this ball can cover all lane conditions when thrown correctly.

I read the forums about speculation on this ball. Ill I can say is you need to test the ball out for your self.


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2006, 03:29:00 AM »
I layed my first one out ( I really like this one and will drill more of them) with a 4.5" pin and the MB @ 60 degrees. I did place a balance hole 6" over and 1" down and drilled it as far as possible from the core using a pitch of 3/8's forward which missed most of it.  This ball pushes better and easier than any ball I have every thrown. I was on a pretty slick condition and surface and usually have to play very tight, 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 that every ball I have drilled in the last year and I have drilled a ton of them. Congratulations are in order for whomever designed this one as it will be a top performer for Ebonite, great job!!!

Great push, fantastic angle and carry you would not believe unless you seen if for yourself, I don't usually have enough hand to get messengers but I had them all night tonight with the Angular One.



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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2006, 12:59:46 PM »
i just got the angular one last week. I threw it in my one league last week shot 604. I blame alot on myself with that set not the ball. Lanes did have alot of oil and ball did not hook up to good. When it hit the pocket it hit like a fright train. I threw it again in another house last night. Lanes where a bit dryer and shot 226,256,268. 750 set. The ball was great alot of carry and great pin action. These is my second ONE ball. I have the infintie one also. This angular one ball is a great switch to ball when the lanes break down. I will continue to be a ebonite man. Great job ebonite

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2006, 02:10:53 PM »
Pin to PAP Distance: 5 1/2"
Preferred Spin Axis to PAP Distance: 5"
Degree Layout Conversion: 70 degrees
Balance Hole: None
Surface Preparation: Box Condition

What I Was Looking For in this Ball and Layout:

Drilling this ball was really more about furthering my personal education and learning the ins and outs of this bowling ball layout. This layout was popular by Tommy Jones in the last PBA season with The One. I decided to drill this second Angular One for myself to learn more about the ball and this layout in particular.

What I Ended Up With in this Ball and Layout:

In the front part of the lane, this Angular One reacts no differently than my first ball. The ball clears the front of the lane very easily and gives me no trouble on any lane condition with at least medium head oil. I've not had the opportunity to throw this ball on extremely dry heads, but I suspect that it would handle the dry heads comfortably. The shiny pearlized finish gives this ball's aggressive coverstock a chance to get through the front of the lane with ease. This ball comes at 4000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish out of the box.

Core motion is what defines this ball reaction, and I can now see why Jones began using this layout in the original One series last season. As the ball travels through the mid-lane, it tends to read the friction slightly earlier than my first Angular One. When this happens, the ball seems to be much smoother at the breakpoint than my first Angular One. Even though the pin to axis distance is the same (see my other Angular One layout), and the amount of track flare is approximately the same between the two balls, the backend motion is totally different. This ball seems to arc more off of the friction spots and is very smooth when transitioning to dry areas. These smoother reactions can be extremely beneficial for high rev rate, powerful players. I'm not saying that my game is necessarily strong enough to take advantage of this though.
 
Overall hook in this ball is a little less than my first Angular One. I can rotate the ball close to 90 degrees and get this ball to hook more, but it just doesn't match the strengths of the core motion. Also, I did try sanding the ball down to 2000 Abralon. The ball reacted even smoother off the dry and played smaller launch angles extremely well at this surface. I already had a Big One (also reviewed on this site) that accomplished this, so I did re-polish the ball.
 
Length from 1-10 (Early to Late)
5.0
 
Breakpoint Move from 1-10 (Smooth to Sharp)
6.5
 
Overall Hook from 1-10 (Low to High)
8.0

To see a picture of this ball layout, please visit my website at www.proshoptraining.com.
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 10:34:16 PM »
JUST SIGNED WITH EBONITE AND RECEIVED THIS BALL AND AND IT CAME TO ME WITH A 3-4 INCH PIN AND EVERYTHING IN LINE, I PUT THE PIN ABOVE THE FINGERS AND THE MASS BIAS TO THE RIGHT OF THE THUMB, I Didn't NEED A WEIGHT HOLE, I MUST SAY AFTER ABOUT USING THIS BALL FOR ABOUT 20 GAMES I CAN SAY THIS IS A Keeper, THIS BALL GETS DOWN THE LANE AND PICKS UP IN THE MID LANE AND Doesn't QUIT IN THE BACKEND, IT IS NAMED PROPERLY BY THAT I MEAN IT IS ANGULAR IN THE BACK. I USED THE Able ON A HOUSE SHOT OILED TO 38 FEET AND ON SYNTHETIC LANES, AND I MUST SAY THIS BALL IS A GOOD CHOICE FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A BALL TO MOVE IN THE BACKEND OF THE LANE. I Didn't TOUCH THE BALL IT IS OUT OF THE BOX FINISH WHICH IS POLISHED. ANOTHER GREAT BALL BY EBONITE KEEP IT UP AND BOWL TO WIN.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2006, 12:33:30 PM »
I started bowling only three years ago so am by no means a Pro.  Bowling for me is the league night Thursdays with some friends from work.  My first ball was an Ebonite Illusion.  I quickly learned that buying a ball for looks alone isn't the key to a good score.  I held on to that ball but added to my collection an Ebonite XCel.  The XCel was the first ball I had ever had drilled for finger tip.  I was disappointed with that ball.  I got a slight hook out of it, but really had to snap my wrist during the release to get any action from on the backend.  After only a year and a half, that ball cracked open!!  I couldn't beleive it.  At some point early in the game, I had convinced myself that I was an Ebonite kind of guy.  All of my gear was made by them after all.  Now, however, after owning a non-hooking XCel with a crack down one side, I decided to investigate other brands to see what they had to offer.  I kept my eye on Elites "Alien", but couldn't justify spending that much money for a bowling ball.  I browsed Ebnoites web site again and took notice of "The One".  By the time I saved up and talked the wife into letting me get the thing, other balls had been released.  "Angular One" was the newest in the lineup so I made a jump on it.  When I took it to a local Pro Shop, the guy looked at my old ball and said it split open because the previous guy didn't drill it correctly.  As it turns out, this is also the reason the ball never had any hook to it.  We started the drilling process from scratch.

In the practice game that followed, I shot a 177.  That's pretty good to me since I wasn't sure where I would have to stand, where I would need to lay the ball down, and how fast I would need to throw it.  Most of the initial strikes were Brooklyns.  Now, without snapping my wrist, I was getting more hook out of this ball than I ever could have with my improperly drilled XCel.  

The following Thursday was another league night.  My scores were low but this is why:  I managed to get the ball in the pocket almost every time I threw the ball.  Even when I missed my mark by a board or two or three, it still managed to find the pocket.  Somehow, though, I kept leaving either the seven pin or the nine pin.  I wasn't sure how to correct this and didn't want to do anything any different since the ball was getting to the pocket.  I continued to leave the seven pin and nine pin all night long through all three games.  The "Angular One", to me, hooks too much to use for spares, so I broke out my old "Illusion".  It's been a long time since I've thrown a straight ball so I kept missing my spares.  

I'm praying for better scores next week, but I can still say I love this ball.

Ebonite isn't as bad as I thought they were after all.  My only complaint about that company now is their web site.  They need a lot of work, more photos, and more information about each ball.  They're a little weak in this department when compared to other bowling companies' sites in the recent past.

Hope this information is usefull to someone.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2006, 09:28:06 PM »
I bought this ball the week it came out and boy was impressed by this ball.  The length and hook on this ball is so great its un real.  I'm averaging around 235 with this ball and have shot 299 with an 822.  I like this ball so much i have two