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THE SKINNY ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST


EBONITE: GAME BREAKER 2 GOLD 52 Hook 17 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape


Manufacturer’s Intent: “The GB2 Gold is our fol- low-up to the Game Breaker 2 [September 2014],” says EBI Marketing Director, Rich Hanson. “We’ve pearlized the GB10.7 cover to create more length through the front part of the lane while maintain- ing the same strong, continuous and predictable motion the Game Breaker line is known for.”


Core: The enhanced V2 symmetric core, also used in the Game Breaker 2 solid, produces an RG of 2.49 and differential of .048. We saw 4 inches of flare.


Coverstock: The royal, gold and blue 10.7 pearl coverstock is sanded with 500 and 1000 grit Abralon, and topped off with Powerhouse Factory Finish polish. We measured an RA value of 1.62 and effective surface grit of 5420.


Overview: This is the ball for which a lot of the original Game Breaker 2 lovers have been waiting. It does not disappoint, with nice shelf appeal and strong back-end motion. On the Stone Street pattern, we played closer to the track area, crossing 12 or 13 at the arrows out to six- to eight-board at the 46-foot breakpoint. We were around three or four boards right of the original GB2 with our feet. The breakpoint was at least a foot longer. This ball really excelled on our light house pattern when we moved an arrow left where it opened up the pattern nicely. We crossed 17 at the arrows and out to seven-board at the breakpoint. This ball comes strong off the spot with a hard-rolling, contin- uous drive through the deck, making the pins dance. We had easy push through the fronts, hold to our left, and miss room to the right. On


“THIS IS THE BALL FOR WHICH A LOT OF ORIGINAL GAME BREAKER 2 LOVERS HAVE BEEN WAITING. IT WILL FIT IN ALMOST ALL TYPES OF BOWLERS’ BAGS.”


the USBC team pattern, this ball was a little too angular for our liking on the fresh, but it would be a nice game three ball, for sure. We got lined up crossing 13 at the arrows out to six-board at the 46-foot breakpoint. It helped to stay more up the back on the fresh. This ball is a good choice for the money and will fit in almost all types of bowlers’ bags. Players with slower ball speeds who need that extra kick on the backend will really want it.


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