Bowler Ratings


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

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Reviewed:July 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:High Traction Reactive-1
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:800 Abranet / 1000 / 2000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Red / Gold Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The difference in coverstock formulation is what makes the Ebonite Signals stand out from other balls using the Vital Sign core. The change to the new pearlized Traction Reactive-1 cover improves upon the reaction of the Vital Sign and Vital Energy. This one has the same strong midlane read with a lot more at the breakpoint and back end.

All three testers had their best look on our medium test pattern. Stroker and Tweener were impressed the most with this ball, due to the extra help it gave them when it came out of the oil pattern. Very few balls turn the corner as hard as this one did for them.

Because of his higher rev rate, Cranker was able to keep his Signals at

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