Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Real One
Reviewed:October 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:GB 13.3 Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish
Color:Blue / Black / Silver
Core Specs
Name:Centrex Symmetrical Mass Bias
Int. Diff:0.027

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The Real One is the latest release to bring back a familiar name from Ebonite’s past. This ball uses a hybrid version of the GB 13.3 coverstock that is finished with 1000 Abralon and then polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. It pairs this coverstock up with the asymmetrical core design that was used in the Big One, giving the Real One a very low RG of 2.46″, a large total differential of 0.056″, and a very strong intermediate differential of 0.027″. We found the Real One to be just a hair earlier and smoother off the spot than the Matrix.

The Real One’s polished box finish provided enough motion for us to have success with it on our medium oil test pattern. All three testers had an excellent reaction on the fresh. The Real One revs up quickly without hooking early, retaining plenty of energy for the dry at the end of the pattern. Each tester saw a large amount of track flare on their balls and they never saw the Real One over-skid and miss the hook window. This allowed them to play the parts of the lane where

Additional Ebonite Real One 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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