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V2 Strong
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Reactions: Early rev
Burst of energy in the midlane
Strong backend reaction
Target Line: Inside angles and the track area
Lane Conditions: Medium to heavy oil
Coverstock: Big Bang Medium Load particle resin sanded with 1000-grit Abralon
Core: Medium RG, super-high differential version of the V2 core
Weights
RG
Differential 16 15 14 13 12
2.53 2.52 2.53 2.59 2.62
.063 .069 .074 .043 .046

Length Rating: 7.5 (scale of 1-30, early to late)
Overall Hook Rating: 29.95 (scale of 1-30, least to most)
Breakpoint Angle: 8.5 (scale of 1-10, smooth to sharp)
Color: Light Blue/Royal


 

miketucker

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2003, 10:05:00 PM »
I ROLLED THE V2 STRONG THE FIRST TIME 10-15-03,OILY Condition LB.,PIN UNDER RING FINGER.I'M A STROKER, SO I PLAY UP 7 BOARD,SHOT 300,224,269.I WAS ROLLING A PEARL HAMMER,WHICH IS ALSO AVERY GOOD HITTING BALL WITH A LITTLE LESS OIL.BOTH BALLS CARRY THE OFF HITS THAT YOU THINK THAT YOU WOULD LEAVE THE WEAK TEN OR SEVEN. I'VE SHOT THREE 300'S,298,805 THE LAST TWO MONTHS.I WOULD GIVE BOTH BALLS A "10"
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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2003, 02:16:57 PM »
I have my V2 Strong drilled with a 4 X 4 layout, probably my favorite layout. This ball says it all in its name. It is strong. Since I do not see a lot of oil, I polished mine with particle polish. This ball revs early and just keep hooking with tremendous hitting power, probably harder than anything I own.  You will need the oil to get the ball down the lane in box finish, otherwise you must polish it or you will see the ball hook and stop.  

This is an excellent addition to the Vortex line, a ball for the heavier oil conditions or longer oil pattens at a price that is below the top of the line particles. Thanks Ebonite.
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White_Trash_Ball_Driller

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2003, 03:19:55 PM »
First, this is a another great ball by Ebonite.  I needed a ball with some surface, and I liked the original V2, so I decided to drill the V2 strong.

Drilling: Stacked leverage, 2" Pin next to fingers, and CG kicked out almost 2".  Balance hole will be near the PAP when I decide to put it in. LOL

The ball tended to arc more than what I wanted, but that can be adjusted with polish and release.  I don't want to be one of the league bowling idiots that post their scores, but I shot 794 (278,238,278) with it and 730 the first two weeks after drililng it.  This ball is almost too aggressive early to be the benchmark ball, but it works for me. Decent carrying ball for my style and the illegal wall I bowl on.

To put this review in perspective, I need to give you an idea of my style:
I don't hook it a tremendous amount.  The CATS system measured my average entry angle at about 7 degrees (OK, OK it was only one shot at 7 degrees, average 5.6 degrees), speed 17-18 MPH, initial rev rate ~400 RPM, and I pretty much come up the back of the ball more or less. I would consider myself a power stroker???

UPDATE:
Added weight hole near PAP, gave me a little more static finger weight.  Helped the ball go farther to avoid flattening out (due to excess side weight and existing thumb weight).  Still a great ball!

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2004, 12:59:51 PM »

  Let me start by saying this ball is great. I had the guy in the pro shop drill this ball to go the maximum hook, this ball snaps hard in the backend I played the ball on a freshly oiled lane, now I throw with alot of speed and a ton revs I threw the ball over the 15 board out to about the 5 board the ball came back and crushed the pocket after that I threw my cherry bomb the same exact way it came up way light(NOTE: my cherry bomb is now a $250 spare ball).
Now I moved to a dryer lane i threw the ball over 25 board out to the 10 board once again the ball came back crushing the pocket.

Great job EBONITE


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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2004, 08:51:18 PM »
ok, update to my original review...

the ball has worked out rather well. its ability to hook has allowed me to play some lines i never thought i would be able to attack. being left-handed, i will just say what i play in righty terms.

the ball has no issues with swinging out to the 4 or 5 board, from the 15 board, bowling it out from the 23. the hook isn't snappy, but more like a tightening curve that just decimates the pocket. i bowl this ball particularly in a rather 'wet' house, and as soon as it clears the heads and midlane, the clean backend wakes it up. sadly tho, it will STILL leave solid 7 pins. arrgh! i can USUALLY correct it with a one board/back up 6 inches adjustment, but its unnerving when you are polishing up a great line to get left like that after a fat string of strikes.

i bowled my first two 600s with this ball *i have been bowling 7ish months now*, and it sees alot of lane time. 8 out of 10.

FrogArm

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2004, 05:29:05 PM »
My V2 Strong is: Pin out 3 1/2  2 inches right of ring finger CG 2 inches directly below ring. Medium speed/revs RH. I must say I LOVE this ball. Too much ball for dry conditions, but on the right shot, this is a monster. Surface is box-stock. Should have a PrimeTime and a V2 Clean drilled in a few days. Everyball I use is Ebonite

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2004, 12:19:42 AM »
I recently bought a V2 Strong to use on a medium to heavy oil pattern.  It was drilled pin under the ring and mb in the strong position.  Threw some practice games on a med-light shot and just couldn't get a consistent roll, then I got to league and found myself amazed.  On medium-heavy block I busted out of the gate with 279, and 278 (3rd game=182 series=739, heads burnt up on me).  This ball truly works on a heavier pattern!
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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2004, 03:21:06 AM »
I am a right handed tweener. Medium revs. 15 to 17 mph. PAP 5-1/2". Weight balance hole. Box condition. Once in a while companies come out with a ball that can't miss. On a typical Christmas tree house pattern, step up to the line, close your eyes, throw the ball right and sit down with a big X in the box. I very good to excellent hooking ball that made bowling look easy. Depending on how much hand you have, just move right or left. A very managable heavy hooking ball. The only drawback to this ball is if the lanes toast out, put it away for something shiny and longer. When the ball hits, it sounds like a dud, but there are ten pins in the pit. I assume the soft material used causes this dull sound. The only major drawback, just like all of these softer material huge hooking balls is 70 to ninety games and the ball is dead. I have since retired mine, but I give this ball an excellent rating. For a big hooking ball, I give it a 9 1/2!!!

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ehbowl300

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2004, 02:39:58 AM »
This ball was a major dissapointment for me it was the biggest piece i ever had i had the ball drilled to all out hook but the ball didnt compliment my game very well i was very dissapointed with the ball....
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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2004, 09:38:20 PM »
I bought this ball for heavy oil but was not able to get the ball to hook as much as I expected it to. Is better polished on medium conditions. Hits flat but carries real well.
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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2004, 07:13:49 PM »
My brother had a V2 Strong and he couldn't handle it. He gave it to my dad and he can barely handle it. I am getting a V2 Strong/R. My brother made a bet with me, if i dont get 6 strikes in my first 3 games with the v2 strong/r i lose the bet.
            this ball is great!

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2005, 04:15:40 PM »
Got this ball used 16lb and it is not strong at all, but it's just what I needed. I have a ton of revs and about 16mph and everything just hooks off my hand. This ball allows me to play equal to everyone else without having to stand in the left gutter. Drilled with pin above both fingers and cg kicked out, no weight hole. Can play straiter now, Great ball for those with a lot of revs. Thanks ebonite. a true winner!!!!!!!!

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2005, 06:16:37 PM »
I've had this ball for over a year. I've probably bowled somewhere around 40-45 games with this ball. I don't remember pin placement, etc. I only know that I had the ball drilled for "earliest breaking point, with a strong backend reaction." It is a 16 pound ball.
   I usually use a 16 pound Ebonite Apex Intensity as my first ball out of the bag. When the reaction of my Intensity bagan to drop off a bit, (I had it rejuvenated and resurfaced and use it first out of the bag again.) I used the V2 Strong. I was extremely happy with the result. I was hoping to have the same reaction as my Intensity and the V2 Strong was all I wanted it to be.
   The house I bowl at is a new alley that was built in 2003. The scores at this house have been sky high. I have bowled a 299 with my Intensity and have averaged a 218 and a 220 the last two years here. For the six or eight weeks I was using the V2 Strong I was shooting in the high 600's and had a few 700's. I think the highest 700 I had with the V2 Strong was a 753.
   As for the line I use on the lane, I stand at 18 and roll the ball over the nine board. I will vary the spot on the nine board I roll over by as much as three feet ahead of the second arrow (ten board) depending on where the ball finishes. If it goes high on the head pin I will aim a bit longer on the nine board. I've had great results adjusting my spot on the nine board rather than moving my feet on the approach.
   Safe to say I like the V2 Strong. I have confidence with this ball performing well. I have no problem using this ball except for one thing....the Ebonite Apex Intensity. I love the Intensity!!! If interested see my review of the Intensity under my old user name Canttearemuptipemup. In english it would have been, Can't tear em up, tip em up. I forgot my password and created a new user ID.
 

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Re: V2 Strong
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2008, 07:56:02 PM »
Stroker style bowler. Used the ball on freshly dressed lanes that have an out of bounds from the 5th board to the gutter, and medium flat oil.  The ball was drilled stacked, pin over ring finger and cg directly underneath.  The ball hooked too much to play down and in - - standing 15 going to 8.  The ball hooked too much standing 17 going to 10.  The ball played very consistently standing 24 going to 13.  The ball reaction is a strong, controllable arc.  The ball is not jumpy or skittish and I could use it on light, medium or medium-heavy oil conditions.  It's a very predictable ball, but it doesn't recover well, and yet, it won't suddenly take-off on you either.    
Overall, it's a good league-type ball for your everyday shot, or semi-hard inside tournament shot.  I don't think I could use this ball on "any" of the sport shots used in the PBA experience leagues.  Good ball to find out where the shot is, and to see if you have anything in your bag that will produce more area.  For my style and house, (where I bowl),  it would be hard to use this ball on longer and oilier patterns.