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  • A favorite benchmark ball
  • Perfectly fits the current Ebonite line
  • Tommy Jones' favorite ball of all time
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Ebonite Big Time Special Edition

Whenever PBA star Tommy Jones is asked to reveal his all-time favorite bowling ball, he consistently singles out the Ebonite Big Time. Tommy's unforgettable performance with the Big Time on national television left a lasting impression on countless bowlers, and Ebonite believes it's high time to reintroduce this cherished gem into Tommy's arsenal. The Ebonite Big Time Special Edition retains the iconic core shape and color scheme of the original, making it an instant classic and a go-to benchmark ball. While the colors remain faithful to the original, we've given the cover a modern update with HK22 and GB 13.7 additives. This throwback offering seamlessly complements Ebonite's current lineup, delivering a symmetrical pearl with a matte finish that excels on medium to heavy oil conditions. It's the ideal choice for bowlers seeking an earlier and more powerful mid-lane reaction than what the Emerge or GB4 Hybrid can provide.

  • Color: Black/Silver
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: HK22 - GB13.7 Pearl
  • Core: Big Time (14-16#)
  • Finish: 500, 1000, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Reaction: Strong overall hook
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
  • RG: 2.508 (15# ball)
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: EBO60108045
  • Product ID: 14837
  • Brand: Ebonite
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls

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5 Stars based on 11 Reviews
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2/18/2024
By Michelle from Oregon
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

BIG!

I only have a few games on it, but it seems to be a big ball...smooth, continuous and hits hard!! Looks good when I move in, likes the friction and really crushes the pocket.

1/31/2024
By Holeshot from Oregon
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Strong cover

Best Uses:

Fresh oil, higher volume oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Big Time Hook

The Big Time has a very strong cover and flat-out hooks. I have only put 3 games on mine to date, but I have tried playing multiple angles. If I square up the oil line and bump the friction, it looks amazing. When moving in and circling the pattern it is very responsive off the friction. This wasn’t the best look for me on our particular house shot. I am looking forward to throwing it on some higher volume sport or challenge patterns. I think this is when it will shine.

1/29/2024
By Gerard from Greensburg, Pa
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Reads mid-lane, predictable

Cons:

1500 surface was too much. 3000 was perfect!

Best Uses:

Benchmark ball

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Big Time SE

The Big Time SE is a perfect remix of the original. I loved the fact that this is a pearl ball with the dull finish. I took the cover to 3000 as I'm a higher rev player and wanted to make sure I was able to get the ball down the lane. This ball reads the mid-lane and once it starts changing directions it just keeps going. I've really like starting with this ball. It has quickly become my benchmark ball in my bag!!!

1/26/2024
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ebonite Big Time SE

I decided to punch a couple of new bowling balls around Christmas. I decided to drill an Ebonite Big Time SE, which is a remake of the popular Ebonite Big Time from the mid 2000's I believe. This is a ball with medium/low RG, higher diff symmetrical core wrapped by a pearl GB 13.7 cover with the HK-22 base. This is an updated cover from the original. Surface preparation is 1500 Siaair. I drilled mine with a fairly standard pin up layout for me of 50 x 4 1/2 x 35. I tried this on fairly fresh THS at box surface. I've also tried this piece on a medium volume 44' sport pattern.

The Ebonite Big Time SE, at this surface preparation, is a ball best used on higher volume fresh patterns whether the bowler is looking for a symmetrical core ball for the fresh. The Big Time SE is fairly smooth off the spot but continues through the pins. It does seem cleaner and quicker than some asymmetric core pieces but at this surface preparation, I can see this ball in play on medium to higher volume fresh patterns. It handled well the 44' fresh sport pattern as well as the fairly fresh THS. Plus, it looks very sharp going down the lane with its black/silver swirl cover. I expect that this ball should work for a variety of styles, rev rates etc.

The Ebonite Big Time SE is readily available for purchase- see your local pro shop for more information.

1/19/2024
By Joe G Jr from Discovery Bay, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Finally it’s back!

Great performance on the fresh and definitely saves up the energy for down lane. If you aren’t a fan of the out of box reaction, polish it up a bit and you won’t be disappointed.

12/18/2023
By Hammertime from Parkersburg, WV
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Medium to heavy lane conditions, hitting power with HK22 and Dynamicore

Cons:

Short oil or low volume patterns

Best Uses:

League shots, and medium to heavier sport conditions.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Big Time is Back with HK 22

The new Ebonite Big Time is back, this time with HK22 additive. The Big Time pearl comes sanded at 1500 and revs up quickly in the fronts, however with the HK22 it still hooks a lot on the back end. I use this ball on medium to heavier volume patterns. I left it at box finish, but you can add some polish if you need to. This is the hardest hitting sanded Pearl that I have ever thrown. Glad to have the BIG TIME back!

12/15/2023
By dint from utah
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

this ball is amazing!!!!

Bringing back the Big Time!!! they revamped this ball to be a MONSTER! it's very versatile, being a sanded pearl you can also shine it when you feel its to early. this ball is a staple for a reason!

12/12/2023
By Dave from Wv
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

BIG TIME

The big time se is a symmetrical pearl ball that comes sanded at 1500. Even though this ball takes surface adjustments really well and a lot of people are polishing it like the original I’ve been happy with the benchmark motion it gives me out of box. The addition of hk22 allows this ball to read the midlane without getting lost in the oil with your misses inside. If you need a benchmark ball option out of the ebonite line this is the one to grab.

12/9/2023
By C Miller from Calif.
5/5 Stars
Pros:

benchmark, shape, continuation, surface adjustments

Cons:

none

Best Uses:

league, sport shots, anytime play allows

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'm telling you, this is a good ball !

Big Time SE is Ebonite's latest release. It's a symmetrical pearl with a dull finish with HK22 coverstock base material, finished at 500/1000/1500 siaair micro pad.

What I see out of the ball is a benchmark type ball, it's versatile, and it takes surface adjustments really good. For me, I like it at 1000.It picks up a little sooner without loosing energy, keeping that continuation exiting the pins.

I'll leave you with this quote from Bob Newman, "I'm telling you, this is a good ball".

Go check out Bob's video on the Big Time Se. He shares his insight on the Big Time SE.

12/5/2023
By Bob Newman from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Nice shape & carry

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ebonite Big Time SE

I like that Ebonite did something different and put out a pearl cover ball without shining it up. How many times do we get a pearl ball and end up taking off the polish or compound anyway? I've seen several reviews where people were making them shiny, but I think this ball rolls well just the way it is. It picks up earlier than most Pearls and has a smoother motion but isn't that what you want to control the back ends on most patterns? Joey Tribiani once said, “I like it. What’s not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Good.” Well I say, "Smooth? Good. Surface? Good. Strikes? Good. I like it."

12/3/2023
By Tmarlow from Hanford, ca
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Big Time SE is back!

The big time my first impression, this will be a good benchmark. Then I added compound to it and it really came alive. The HK 22 really complemented the ball with the compound. I didn’t see any early hook. I was very clean through the front really strong, continuous motion on the back in.

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