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The Angular One
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »

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#
2.51 .037 2.46 .056 2.49 .053 2.59 .043 2.62 .046    



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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2007, 05:55:31 PM »
This ball is AMAZING  i was averaging 157 in my league with the NO Mercy and i bought the Angular one and i am currently averging 210  over 3-4 weeks ! i shot all my high games with this ball  previously it was 235 and in a matter of three weeks i bowled a 242,247,278,264  . I LOVE this ball . In my mind this is the best ball on the market . if u like the angular one then keep it dont try no mercy . its hooks to early . ANGULAR ONE = #! BALL ON MARKET THANX EBONTIE


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2007, 11:09:30 PM »
I just traded a paradigm to a friend for an angular one Ive thrown it for 4 games and Im averaging 250+ with a 300 last night. The ball hits like a freight train. It gets through the heads the takes a hard turn to the pocket. I havent thrown Ebonite in a long time, but now im getting a total nv and a sr300.


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2007, 04:32:01 AM »
i had this ball punched up for me a couple of days ago and did not know what to really expect.  i have a total NV that i am really happy with but my driller recommended this ball as a possible "first out of the bag" ball, since the total NV was drilled with an aggressive skid flip layout.

the 15# angular one (1-2" pin) was drilled with the pin slightly under the bridge with the MB at about a 45 deg angle (i think).  this ball really opens the lane up for me and gives me a great look downlane.

i sub'd tonight for a buddy and shot my first 700-series (202, 269, 239) with it.  the 1st game was the hardest because of the freshly oiled lanes.  i mean, the machine was still working the lanes as we all arrived.  i was forced to throw between the 8 and 10, which i am not accustomed to but still managed to get it into the pocket.  the only problem was i left a bunch of corner pins.  thankfully, i was able to convert.  once the second game started, the oil started to subside, except for a little carrydown.  i adjusted to my left and threw across the middle arrow and it would roll real nicely into the pocket.  the third game was much more like the 2nd, but started to dry out towards the middle.  got into slight trouble with 2 splits but managed to finish decent.

i can't say much more except this is a fantastic ball and a definite keeper and warm welcomed addition to my existing arsenal.

thanks roger!

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2007, 07:05:30 PM »
I got the Angular One about 6 months ago because I was in need of something to cut through heavier oil.  I got it drilled to have maximum hook and as much backend reaction as possible.  The ball does make a pretty wicked move to the pocket through the soup, but can be a bit unpredictable when it comes to its' move.  I just started a PBA oil pattern league and struggled greatly the first week, but that could be the fact that I had never bowled on the Scorpion pattern before, and didn't find a shot until the third game.  Overall, I think this ball is as advertised and I hope it doesn't die after 60 games like a few people have told me it would.  9 out of 10.
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2007, 08:36:48 PM »
One of the biggest pearls to date, that I have thrown. It was odd to see a pearl that warranted the oil instead of the friction. It definitely responds and carries better when there is oil opposed to broken down conditions. The hit is unbelieveable and its recovery is remarkable. The pin is above the ring finger, the cg slightly to the right, and the mass bass swung to the left. This is what causes the strong arc on the backend. I give the ball a 10 out of 10. Job well done ebonite.
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2007, 10:44:28 PM »
Here is my first review so be gentle. I purchased The Angular One about 6 months ago.

Ball Stats:
15 LBS
2.5 inch Pin
2.7 oz top weight

Layout: I don't know much about drilling patterns (that is what the Pro Shop Guy I use is for). The pin is to the upper right of my ring finger.

avg speed around 18 mph
average revs (not cranker but can get ball to turn)
190 avg

I pretty much face a medium to medium heavy THS modified shot (flooded middle with dry outsides)

The reason I purchased this ball was to start to replace the Big One out of my bag. I really liked the Big One and had a decent amount of success, but the Big One cover was pretty much KIA after about 150 games.

The first 10 weeks (about 30 games with the Angular One), this ball was truly Angular. I threw it at about 12 going to between 5 and 7 and it would just make a left turn and kill the pocket. It does need head oil or it will burn out and arrive DOA.

However after the 30 game mark, I noticed that it became really finicky with the conditions. Unless it was a 100% fresh shot, I was dealing with a lot of over/under issues. It would either slide past the break point and miss to the right of the pocket, or it would on about the same shot break so hard that it would miss the Brooklyn pocket. I had it resurfaced back to OOB condition and it became an all or nothing type of ball. If you did not hit the pocket flush, it would not leave anything nice ( I actually at one time was staring down a 5-7-10 split on a soft pocket hit while other bowlers had to take pictures of the leave).The last game that I bowled with it was on a fresh shot and I had 2 pocket 7-10 splits and 3 8-10 splits within the first 8 frames. The anchor on the other team (which has a 220 avg) said that the ball looked dead when it hit the pocket and to put it away and go to something else. He was using the Total NV that night and shot a 700 series.

This ball does what Ebonite says it will do. It is truly angular and is a decent ball for medium to heavy oil conditions (depending on revs and drilling pattern).
Dislikes: The coverstocks on this line of balls just don't seem to last (it cant be the cores). After the first 30 games, this ball just no longer matched up to me.
Dirty Bomb 16lbs
Bullet 16 lbs
Angular One 15 lbs
Big One 15 lbs


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2007, 02:53:35 AM »
Well I have had this ball for a couple of weeks and have put around 60 games on it and its not as great as it sounded. I have mine drilled to go long and make a big move on the backend....well it doesn't do that inless the backends are clean and not a lot of carry down.

The first night I used it was on some lanes that had 3 games of league and that was all. I threw it down the right side about at the 2nd or 3rd board and it bearly made it back. Played that way for about 4-5 games then it finally decided to hook once the lane was about fried.

I really expected a more angular move on the backend and to out angle my Action Max (which it don't). This ball doesn't start hooking till the lanes really burn out on the edge. Now once it does that I have to play in the left gutter tosing out to boards 2 and 3 to get it in the pocket, but on heavy oil so such luck.

The one thing that I do happen to love is the hitting power out of this thing. My goodness, it sounds like a freight train slamming into the pins! Even though its not as angular as I would like it will destroy the pins but don't look for alot of pin action because this ball just sweeps the pins off the deck.

I'd give this ball about a 6 out of 10 mostly for hitting power.
I'm going to try a different layout or change up the cover stock to
see if I can get any different reactions from this ball and will
let everyone know how that works out!

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2007, 03:52:04 PM »
SPECS 14LB 4OZ, 3" PIN, 3.50 OZ TOP

My first Ebonite ball since the Apex Adrenaline. Decided to try out some Ebonite balls since they bought Track.

WHAT A BALL!!! Angular as advertised, a lot stronger than I thought it would be, and it hits as hard as anything I've ever thrown with the exception of the Robo Rule and Machine. Tossed a 690 with it right out of the box. Over 150 games now and no loss of reaction whatsoever.


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2007, 07:08:47 PM »

-----O O
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--MB O
 This ball is an X-OUT. The Pin and the CG are where they are supposed to be, but the Mass Bias is almost on the other side of the ball. The ball still works like its supposed to, it's just not a 1st made ball. This ball works on any oil pattern there is. I bowl in a PBA EXPIERENCE LEAGUE when they use the patterns the pros use. I am more of a Tweener than a Stroker. On the CHEETAH pattern ( 35 ft of oil), this ball hooks a whole bunch, but when it hits the pocket, it hits like a train. Now on the SHARK pattern ( 45 ft of oil), this ball still hooks and hits like a train. I would say that this ball is a universal ball because it works on any pattern there is. If you are having trouble bowling with different balls on different patterns, I would suggest to buy an EBONITE ANGULAR ONE. Ebonite products last and they always work.

---------------------MY EBONITE SR300 & ANGULAR ONE,
---------------------MY MORICH AWESOME HOOK.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2007, 12:07:22 PM »
Name: Angular One
Weight: 15
Top: 3 3/4 oz
Pin: 2 2 1/2
Drill Pattern

All I can say about this ball is wow. Clean through the front part of the lane. Dry boards are this balls friend. The only knock I have on this ball is because sometimes it checks up early on shorter patterns. But with such a high top, and pin below that is expected. I have bowled with it on Three PBA Patterns. First Pattern was the viper. This ball worked well getting deep and playing the track area. More of a transition ball for this pattern. The Chameleon aloud me to play straight up the track, but this ball was a little squirty for me. This ball worked okay on the Scorpion. Played okay up the track, but it was squirty. Moved outside to the five board and it worked like bread and butter after I opened it up with the gamebreaker

Very good second shift ball
Leaves some nine pins
Zack Pelton
Olathe, Kansas
Ebonite Bowl 2 Win
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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2008, 08:48:43 PM »
* 15-lb ball drilled 4.5 x 4.5
* Surface prepped to 4000 Abralon plus polish

Bought this ball with the idea of drilling it 5.5 x 5 but something got messed up in the communication between the driller and me. I was hoping to get this ball and drill it very tame in order to combat super-dry lane conditions I'd been seeing at times in my home house.

As it is, the ball is too aggressive for ultra-dry conditions, but the drill it has (and mostly, the surface prep) still allow it to play on fairly dry shots.

With a name like "Angular One," you would expect the hockey-stick hook shape but it's more of a strong, deliberate move off the end with a powerful arc. I'm sure in another bowler's hand you could make it truly angular, but for me it's a little stronger than advertised at the midlane and moves quicker than I expected.

Control, however, is quite good. Control tends to be an issue for me with pearls, especially with long drills, but this ball is an exception unless I just tug the heck out of it and get it into the heavy stuff. The ball recovers well without jerking and offers good control at the breakpoint.

Because of that, it inspires confidence where other pearls do not. While it is still too strong for the application I bought it for, it does fill a niche for me because of its controllability off the dry. No complaints about the carry; no mystery 10-pins or flat leaves.

Good product by Ebonite and that's coming from someone who doesn't throw much Ebonite.



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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2008, 11:06:15 AM »
This ball is great! I got one last year when it came out and I loved it.  It is good for medium condition lanes, I usually go to this ball after the lanes break down.  I like this ball so much I drilled a new one this year just to have a fresh cover on it.  This ball would probably do good on any house condition with medium oil.  I've thrown it on a number of sport shots and have been very pleased with it too.  I recommend this ball very highly.


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2008, 11:48:33 AM »
First off, let me say I am more a Storm/Roto Grip kind of guy. I throw in the occasional Morich ball and have had a lot of success. I picked up an Angular One on a whim one day at my local proshop and had it drilled pin under with CG kicked out to the right.

This ball is EXACTLY as advertised. Terrific length but once it reads dry, this thing becomes a monster. I throw some pretty high end equipment but this ball has outperformed everything in my bag and under multiple conditions. I have thrown everything from PBA Experience to typical house shot and have enjoyed success on them all. My average went from 200 to 220 using this ball and it has given me the confidence to try more extreme lines with success.

Bottom line, even though this is not a new entry into the field, every bowler would be better with one of these in his or her bag. It is incredibly versatile and really carries unbelieveably. I hope Ebonite comes out with a newer version of this ball but it's tough to improve on something this good. Great job Ebonite. It was my first Ebonite Ball but it won't be my last.

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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2008, 12:31:09 AM »
The most Phenomenal Pearl EVER!!!!! Why did Ebonite Stop Producing this Ball?


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Re: The Angular One
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2008, 12:17:14 AM »
Angular One
Lane Conditions: Medium Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Polished
Likes: Has the most angle at the breakpoint that I have ever thrown. Title says it all ANGULAR ONE!
Dislikes: Will skid to far down the lane when there's to much oil out.

Lay Out 3 3/8 X 4

Overall this is one of my favorite balls out, gets great length and has extreme angle and strong backend motion. Anytime I have a drier back end or the lanes break down I can pull this ball out of the bag and really get it to snap back. Speed dominate players will throw it past the breakpoint on any medium or heavier oil patterns, Softer ball speeds will like the length but may be to violent off the break point.

Comparing My Bag:

Black Widow Bite with the same layout gets into a roll much sooner and has a more continuous motion throughout the lane.

Black Widow Venom with the same layout gets similar length but is much much smoother at the break point. May roll half a foot sooner all together.

Pin Slasher with the same layout and has Identical cover as the Angular One but with surface (4000). Pin Slasher rolls much earlier and has a super strong motion towards pocket but still not as angular as the Angular One. Pin Slasher does hook a good 8 1o 10 Boards more overall.
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