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Ball Review


THE SKINNY ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST


55 Hook 13 Length 14 Breakpoint Shape EBONITE: CODE OF HONOR


Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Code of Honor has the strongest cover that has ever been used on the CB-2 core,” says EBI’s Bugsy Kelly. “The RCS 5.0 cover is poured in a gorgeous blend of black, orange and blue solid colors. We combined the strong cover with a 500, 3000 Abralon fin- ish in order to maintain great continuation and usability across a wide range of oily conditions. The Code of Honor provides Ebonite fans with a top-performing ball at a great value. Bowlers will love the Code of Honor when there is some oil on the lane, and they still want to see that great hook motion with a strong move on the backend.”


Core: The CB-2 asymmetrical core has an RG of 2.48, a differential of .049 and an intermediate differential of .017. We saw four to five inches of flare.


Coverstock: The black, orange and blue RCS 5.0 coverstock comes out of the factory sanded with 500 and then 3000 Abralon. The RA is 21.57 and the effective surface grit is 1160.


Overview: This is the matte complement to the Honor (September 2014). It produces strong roll with good continuation through the pins. It blend- ed the pattern nicely on Stone Street, where we played around the second arrow with hold left and recovery out to the 5-board at the breakpoint. It also blended out the USBC Doubles/Singles pattern around the track area with predictable motion off the breakpoint. We played around 13 at the arrows out to the 5-board. Overall, the Code was about two feet sooner than the Honor with a stronger roll and continuation through the pin deck. We were about four or five boards left with our feet than with the


“WE PLAYED AROUND 13 AT THE ARROWS OUT TO THE 5-BOARD. OVERALL, THE CODE WAS ABOUT TWO FEET SOONER THAN THE HONOR WITH A STRON- GER ROLL AND CONTINUATION THROUGH THE PIN DECK.”


Honor on both Stone Street and the USBC Doubles/ Singles pattern. We had a similar line to the pocket as with the Game Breaker 2 (September 2014), but the Code of Honor read the midlane stronger with a more controlled motion off the spot toward the pocket. It was too much ball for us on the lighter house pattern, on which the original Honor worked well. This would be a good first ball out of your bag to read heavier or longer patterns, or for those with a lower rev rate who need a little help.


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