Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Reviewed:September 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:GSV-3 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 SiaAir
Color:Orange / Sky / Purple
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.018

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The Polaris introduces new technology inside and out to Ebonite’s Pro Performance line. Its GSV-3 Solid coverstock is the latest evolution in the GSV family of veneers, wrapped around the new asymmetrical Polaris core. With an RG of 2.475″, a differential of 0.048″, and a 500/1500 SiaAir sanded coverstock, the Polaris is designed for oily conditions, and that is where our testers found it to perform its best.

Stroker appreciated the hook and traction he saw on the heavy oil test pattern with the Polaris. The box finish was best for him on the fresh and made it very easy for him to make adjustments as the pattern transitioned. He was able to move his feet and target farther left in small moves to find more oil to push the ball to the breakpoint. This is easily his favorite of Ebonite’s recent heavy oil releases, as it offered great reaction for him on both the fresh and in transition. Stroker by far had the best reaction out of our three testers using the box-finished Polaris on the medium oil pattern. He had

Additional Ebonite Polaris 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.

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