Peak Performance Ebonite Ball Review

Ebonite Warrior


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Ebonite’s history of providing superior performance continues with the Warrior. The design intent behind the Warrior is to create a ball with a polished finish that reads the mid-lane and aggressively continues through the backend stronger than any other polished High Performance ball in Ebonite’s history. Are you prepared for battle?




GB 13.3 Pearl

Our brand new GB 13.3 Pearl cover is Ebonite’s most aggressive coverstock. Ebonite started with the original chemistry of the proven GB 10.7 and dramatically increased the porosity levels to aggressively displace oil which gives the GB 13.3 cover the ability to read the mid-lane and backend stronger than any of our other covers. 

NEW Iron Fist Core
Everyone knows how a ball responds at the breakpoint and goes through the pins determines how high your scores will be. What most don’t realize is without the proper motion from the mid-lane to the breakpoint, the rest just doesn’t happen. In designing the Iron Fist core, this is the area we focused on the most.

We wanted a shape that would help the Warrior create that defined motion from the mid-lane to the breakpoint, which is so crucial in developing great performing products. Once the shape was determined, we fine-tuned the densities of the core system to give us the right combination of Rg’s and Differentials. The end result is we’ve developed the perfect core design to match with the perfect coverstock.

Warrior Ball Specs: 
- Core Type : “New” Iron Fist 
- Coverstock: GB 13.3 Pearl 
- Factory Finish: 500/2000 Abralon with Factory Polish 
- RG: 2.49
- Diff: .050
- Ball Motion: Strong Mid-lane with Continuous Backend Reaction
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium conditions (Heavy with some surface)

Pin Length:  3 to 4
Starting Top Weight:  3.0
Ball Weight: 16
Pin to PAP:   5” (above ring finger)

Mass Bias: 60 Degrees
X Hole (if there is one):  5” over and 1”up from midline
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - tweener
Rev Rate:  300 
Ball Speed: 16.5
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 5/8” and 1" up
Box Finish:  Factory 500/2000 Abralon with Factory Polish
House Shot – Several, Nesbits’ Open Pattern, Winding Road, Boardwalk

Lane Surface
New Pro Lane, Old Pro Anvi-lane, HPL


The Warrior was impressive from the very first shot. I have been waiting for a pearl ball from Ebonite that strongly reads the midlane and continues at the back. The Warrior has filled that need. What an impressive ball!

I have used this ball on a variety of patterns, lane surfaces, different volumes of oil, etc. It is one of those balls that is versatile in all environments. I had to touch the surface on higher volumes and longer patterns. Once the cover was modified, the ball motion returned to the same strong midlane and continuous return. The challenge with all pearl high performance bowling balls is controlling the first phase of ball motion, the skid phase. Most pearl balls extend the skid phase too far, resulting in no midlane

This is another outstanding new ball manufactured by Ebonite.