Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Choice Solid
Reviewed:August 2019
Coverstock Specs
Name:GSV-1 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon
Color:Blue / Dark Blue / Orange
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.021

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The Choice Solid is the new high performance ball from Ebonite for the upcoming bowling season. It uses the same Mod-1 asymmetrical core design as both the Choice and the Choice Pearl. The combination of this low RG and high differential core and the GSV-1 Solid coverstock gives the Choice Solid the largest amount of hook potential in the entire Ebonite product line. We have seen the sanded hybrid version of this cover on balls like the Futura and original Choice, but the change to the solid formulation on this ball makes the Choice Solid an absolute hook monster.

Our heavy oil test pattern was no match for the Choice Solid, as all three of our testers were able to strike with ease. Cranker’s laydown point was on board 35, targeting over the middle arrow and using a breakpoint on board seven. Tweener was releasing his ball on 20, crossing 14 at the arrows en route to the same breakpoint board as Cranker. The only way Cranker and Tweener didn’t strike was if they tugged their balls so far left that they would cross over to the Brooklyn side of the headpin. The Choice Solid gave them all the hook they wanted when they got it going to the right, and it never hit flat for them

Additional Ebonite Choice Solid Resources

Click here to visit Ebonite's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.