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#25565 - 12/03/03 09:00 PM Ball Question
Greg B. Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
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A/S/L: 17/M/PA
I have two questions. Right now the ball I have is an Ebonite Wave. I've searched the Ebonite website and on google and I can't find any information on this bowling ball. The only ball I find is the Ebonite Tidal Wave, which isn't the same. I bought this ball two years ago and I think then it was a discontinued model, but I still think I should be able to find information about it somewhere online. I've thought about emailing Ebonite about it but I thought I'd ask here first. It's not very important, but I'd like to find out the specifications on it.

Also, I'm planning on buying a spare ball and am curious as to what weight I should get. Right now I am throwing a 15lb ball, so should I get a 15lb spare ball or should I go to a 14?

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#25566 - 12/03/03 09:17 PM Re: Ball Question
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It was a predecessor to the TidalWave and the WipeOut. A fairly weak ball. Mild weight block and fairly new reactive cover stock for its time. More of an even arcing ball, rather then a skid snap ball. The Tidal Wave and some of its following balls were made with stronger weight block. Thats to my best recollection.


#25567 - 12/07/03 01:09 PM Re: Ball Question
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Hey Greg!

Erin is on the money about the ball. For it's time it was a stable, arcing ball. By todays standards it is quite weak, which could be good for really dry lane conditions with the proper layout. However it was introduced at the same time as the other balls, along with the "Stinger" line, and the "Cat" line, nine balls introduced on the same day! That was fun when customers came in to ask about them!
Keep 'em falling...


#25568 - 12/15/03 08:45 PM Re: Ball Question
Greg B. Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 7
A/S/L: 17/M/PA
Hey, thanks a lot for the info. I visited my local Pro Shop a few days ago to pick up a new ball and he had an article from April '97 on the Wave. You guys described it just right.

I ended up buying a Monster SmashR which gives me a lot more hook than my old Wave. I plan to keep them both... the SmashR for wet->medium lanes and my Wave for medium->dry lanes.

Thanks again for the input.


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