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By Deeeee Dot from Ridgefield Park, NJ
Caught in the MAtrix
I have thrown the Ebonite Matrix, Ebonite's newest UMP bowling ball. I missed out on the original, and could not miss it again. I have thrown it on a few THS, and 2 patterns. I liked the color combo of black/red when I first seen it. After using it, the motion became more of a like. It is so clean in the fronts, with strong motion down the lane, but not snappy either. I have my layout pin up between my fingers, CG slightly left, drilled into the mass bias. This bowling ball is not one you should skip, especially if you missed the first time like me...
By Ninja from Columbus, OH
Ebonite Matrix Ball Review
Ebonite Regional Staff
Layout: 65 x 5 1/2 x 35
Pattern Tested: THS and 43' Shark
Bowlers PAP: 5 7/16 over 3/8 up
Bowlers Axis Rotation: 86*
Bowlers Axis Tilt: 7*
Bowlers Rev Rate: 410
My first couple shots with the ball were on tested on a THS and I could def see how clean the ball was but the ball motion for me, was not really what I expected. I expected a very sharp down lane motion and what I got, was a more subtle.. smoother shape to the pocket. Something that I felt I could control. I love this! I don't like balls that "hockey stick" down lane. I like smoother, controlled balls so this Matrix fits my eye very well.
I bowled in my PBA league on 43' Shark 2 weeks ago and was able to shoot 300 in my 5th game. I was able to control the pocket with the smooth down lane motion. I had to crack the cover with a 2000 pad, but that was all it took to want to recover in all that oil. Again, I can not say enough how much I love the motion I get from this ball. If you're in the market for a reliable, controllable Upper Mid Level Performance ball, then please give the Ebonite Matrix a try!!
By Jneilc from St. Louis, MO
Very good ball to raise your avereage
I have bowled with Ebonite balls since 1978, I enjoy the performance of the balls to enhance my game. I had taken a 17 year hiatus from the sport due to my affiliation with a Pro sport team. When I retired from them in 2015 I got back into bowling again, I had a Black Matrix and a Gyro II, both not up to the task of the current lane conditions. I bought a Ebonite Cyclone and was very pleased with it's performance. Again lane conditions changed, I love my New Matrix, rolled a 733 scratch series first time out and raised my average by 10 pins. Thanks Ebointe! Looking for a new ball for Synthetic lanes for MO State Tournament in Joplin, any suggestions?
By Freeswing from Washington, DC
Enter the MATRIX
Matrix (Box Surface, and 500/polish) - Pin below the bridge CG swung a little to the right (positive axis point) is 4 3/8 right 1/2 up.
House Shot Patterns Fresh and Broken Down
The Matrix to me revs up in the mid lane and gives that continuous backend like the original, if you never had the chance to try the original then you're in luck. For me the Matrix is extremely smooth out of box and with the surface I put on it, this ball will pick up as soon as it hits the friction. I tried the Matrix on a fresh league house pattern and I had no problem getting the ball to the pocket but I couldn't get it to finish through the pins like I wanted it to. Moved a few boards right still hit the pocket but that finish was not there. On to the third game I picked the Matrix back up at this time I am about 8 boards deeper then when I started the first game now I was able to get that finish I was looking for, same smooth shape had some high flush shots that finished as well as some light mixers. The Matrix is versatile and can be put to the test as far as surface to the lowest grit up to the highest grit with/without polish.