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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Length Rating: 10.75 (scale of 1-30, early to late)  
Overall Hook Rating: 30.00  (scale of 1-30, least to most)  
Breakpoint Angle: 9.85 (scale of 1-10, smooth to sharp)  
Color: Black/Red/Bright Blue  
Style: 029744-621  

Target Line: Track Area and Inside Angles  
Lane Conditions: Medium to Heavy Oil  
Coverstock: Bomber Light Load Particle 1000 Grit Abralon Pad 6 3/4" from the pin, through the CG  
Core: Modified Scalien Core Desgin  

Weights:  16  15  14          
RG:  2.52 2.51 2.50        
Differential:  .056 .063 .075        



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Re: Xxcel
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2005, 11:17:02 PM »
i love this ball last week i shot a 197 299 233.the ball gets throw the fronts really good.


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Re: Xxcel
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2006, 11:41:18 AM »
Well this is my first review and i figured is should be on the ball i use the most!
      Every single week no matter what house I'm bowling in, my Xxcel is the first ball out of the bag! all because this is by far the most versatile ball i have ever used. u can play inside or outside with ease. the ball is very controllable and overall great. i used to just try to throw a big hook but have recently tried to shoot more up and in and have done great. the ball holds well and will make up for mistakes!!
     Bowled my first 280 with this ball, just to find out later the ball was drilled completely opposite of what it should be for a full roller like my self!
since then i've had it redrilled correctly and have avg'd almost a 205 with it!(190 before)
I'd definitely give it a 10 out of 10 , another great ball Ebonite!!!


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Re: Xxcel
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 07:57:51 PM »
15lb ball

I usually go straight up the 10 I am a player with med speed and fairly low revs.  I wear a Robbys wrist device for my weak far its working well!... The drill pattern is a very strong drill...

With this ball, I have to swing it a little....standing on 15 and throwing to 10.....WOW.....the strongest ball I've ever thrown.  Hits hard and has predictable arc...My avg is 194.....So far with this ball 207....IT hooks and hooks hard.....My strikes are stronger....good pin mix.....

Rating  1-10

Price   (used 20$, 20$ drilling)   10
Strength                           10
Hook                               10
Predictability                      9

I believe you'll need oil....after awaile the ball loses a little.....

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone."
"Baseball is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone."
--A Bartlett Giamatti, Comissioner of Baseball, 1989


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Re: Xxcel
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2008, 03:43:52 PM »
Bowler Specs:
17-18 mph
300+ rpm
Moderate axis rotation and tilt

Ball Description:
Surface at 2000 grit
Pin below bridge, CG kicked out to the right
Small weighthole

I've had this ball for a few years now and it has easily been one of my favorites. Reaction can be described as early revving followed by a very strong arc backend. With more surface, I have found the ball to be way too early and die on anything but heavy oil. At that, I have kept the ball around 2000 grit, which gives it the length I want and a breakpoint I can work with. On the house shot, the ball is very even. It reads the midlane smoothly and delivers a strong arc off the breakpoint. Almost a perfect matchup. Strong enough to grip in the oil inside and smooth enough to give you some area if you miss outside. On sport/college patterns, this ball may be even more useful. It is excellent for controlling the breakpoint and responds accordingly to release adjustments. I can easily move left and get the ball to move as well as move far right, take hand out and come right up the back to point it at the pocket. By far one of my favorite sport condition balls. Carries excellent despite being an older piece. The bowling populous did not seem to take to the Xcel series by Ebonite but from what I've seen from this ball, the core and cover match up perfectly to deliver that smooth and powerful reaction that goes overlooked by the newest "hook in the box" that seems to come out every month. Very good job Ebonite with this piece. 10/10
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