Tag: June 2010

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Ebonite Hard Ball

Both the Curve Ball and Hard Ball will excel on light to medium volumes contingent on the players attack angle and physical attributes. All tournament players should own a medium RG (2.54 or higher) ball for good match ups on the burn.

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Ebonite Curve Ball

The Curve Ball will match up best on light to medium oil patterns when players are concerned with length and a controlled move downlane. Older wood surfaces with wet/dry side to side oil patterns will offer little challenge, especially with 2000, 4000 abralon or mid polished surfaces.

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Ebonite Game Plan

The Game Plan will match up quite often on shorter (35’) to medium (42’) length patterns. Moderate oil carrydown can be easily overcome with stronger pin to pap drilling or subtle surface changes. The Game Plan will provide many with that benchmark medium hook with smooth arc we all love.

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Hammer Midnight Vibe

The Midnight will provide many uses on light-mediums to medium volumes when players desire length and an aggressive arc downlane. Heavier volumes will require surface adjustments or the use of stronger pieces such as Black Widows, Raw line balls or power Hammer Jigsaws.

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Track 920T

Slower and handed players will find many applications for the 920T when encountering too much oil for their 5 or 7 series Tracks. Those gifted with higher rev rates will undoubtedly play deeper and steeper angles while taking the more scenic route towards the pocket as the 920T and 930T crave oil.

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Brunswick Slingshot

With box finish, the Slingshots will be relegated for dry to medium volumes for the vast majority of rev rates and styles. The ultra low flaring core will help bowlers square up to their intended lane targets as well as be able to stay with this same ball, providing oil carrydown is minimal.

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Storm Tropical Heat

Don’t let the word Tropical lead you to believe this new entry is another tame three-piece entry level product. The Tropical Heat actually reminded us a lot of the Spitfire (October 2006) with its quick strong move off dry areas downlane.