Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball Review 2021

Ebonite never fails to amaze us, do they? Who would have thought a polyester ball would be so popular? If your goal is to bowling in style, you must have heard of the Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey bowling ball. This ball is very special for its excellent performance. If you’re looking for a polyester bowling ball for spare shooting, you have come to the right place. Continue to read further to know more about this amazing bowling ball by Ebonite.

Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black...
Title
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey
Core Name
Pancake Core
Coverstock
Plastic
Why You should Choose It
Best Entry Level ball , Also Best Spare Bowling Ball
Factory Finish
2000 Grit Abalones
Lane Condition
Dry
Ball Color
Red/Silver/Black Cherry
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black...
Title
Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey
Core Name
Pancake Core
Coverstock
Plastic
Why You should Choose It
Best Entry Level ball , Also Best Spare Bowling Ball
Factory Finish
2000 Grit Abalones
Lane Condition
Dry
Ball Color
Red/Silver/Black Cherry

Core   

Although the coverstock of a bowling ball is the first thing you notice as that is visible, you cannot just ignore the core’s importance. The Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey has a symmetrical pancake core which is the most traditional bowling ball core type. As the name indicates, the core is shaped like a pancake-shaped disk that is wrapped with its coverstock.

Even though a pancake core is a pretty old core style, they are very reliable still to this day. If you are very new to this bowling sport, a pancake core bowling ball will not disappoint you. With the Ebonite Maxim, you can get a steady momentum on the lanes. Because of the core being symmetrical, you can drill the ball any way you want to without hampering the ball weight. You can also customize your finger drills for extra backend performance and power. And, for that, you won’t even have to sacrifice any huge portion of the core’s mass.   

Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black...
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Ebonite Maxim Captain Odyssey Bowling Ball, Red/Silver/Black...
  • The Maxim has a pancake weight block designed to Throw the ball Straight
  • The Maxim is one of the best entry level bowling balls made
  • The ball is finished with 2000 Grit Abalones and Polished with factory finish polish

Coverstock    

Despite your bowling skill and performance level, coverstock is the first thing you should check. If you don’t check it properly before buying a ball, it might affect your gameplay. But you don’t need to worry about Ebonite Maxim’s polyester coverstock.

Ebonite is pretty confident about Maxim’s coverstock because it is built with high-quality polyester. This is because this polyester bowling ball is designed for straight-shooting and spare shooting. No matter if you are a professional or a beginner, if you love your spare ball to go straight and hit the aimed pin(s), you must include this polyester coverstock Maxim bowling ball in your arsenal.

Factory Finish and Color

The polyester coverstock of this incredible ball is nicely polished to an 800/800/1000/2000 Abralon. This is done with the Powerhouse Factory Finish to make the coverstock high polished. A polyester ball with a high polished finish, yes, you read it right!

Speaking of the color, you will fall in love with this ball just by looking at it. The gorgeous combination of red, black, and silver is just perfect for people of all ages. The eye-pleasing color combination will give your game style and when you will see it travel down the lane, the color swirling will mesmerize you. 

Hook or flare Potential

Regular bowlers prefer to employ a hook during their shots. But when it comes to beginners, they tend to go for straight shots. As this Maxim ball is a polyester/plastic performance ball, you can already sense they are specially designed for spares or straight ball rolling.

Compared to Urethane bowling balls, this polyester ball has lower hook potential. This Maxim bowling ball, keep the trajectory straight and skid more. Due to its low flare potential, this ball can’t migrate much when it travels down the lanes. Furthermore, as per perfect scale hook potential, this ball is rated only 5, which means a very low hook potential.

The overall reaction

As soon as you release the ball, it reads the lane and roll forward to the target. It will give you plenty of lengths. Keep in mind, you have to throw this ball keeping your swing straight so that it can go straight to the pins. If you make the attempt to rotate your fingers during the release for a hook shot, your ball may roll to the gutter.

The breakpoint angle of the bowling ball is 1.0 which indicates its’ smooth rolling on the lane surface. If you’re using this ball for spares, it will go straight and hit the targeted pin at the end of the lane. Although, if you manage to release the ball with higher force and speed, it can do a pretty good job to hit the headpins and probably knock them all down. Moreover, the shiny high polished coverstock helps the ball roll on the dry lanes without disrupting its energy from beginning to end. You’ll observe its smoothest ride from front, to mid-lane and then all the way to the down-lane.     

What we like 

  • Great for spares and straight shots
  •  Reads the lane fast and well
  •  Suitable for both beginners and pros
  •  Super affordable
  •  The shiny cover and color is eye-catching
  •  Shows the best performance on dry lane conditions
  •  Doesn’t react to the lanes aggressively

What we don’t like   

  •  Very low hook potential

Frequently Asked Questions

Which lane condition is perfect for this ball?

As this Ebonite Maxim ball has low flare potential, it works best on the dry lane condition. The super shiny high polished coverstock promoted the ball to roll just fine on the dry lane to shoot the spares and knock down the pins at the end of the bowling lanes.

Why pro bowlers use the polyester ball as a spare ball?

Beginners start playing bowl with plastic or polyester bowling ball. This is because they’re lighter and easy to control and don’t hook much. On the other hand, pro bowlers can play with both high-performance bowling balls and polyester bowling balls. The high-performance balls ensure improved strike power, but what about the remaining tricky corner pins? Well, this is when a polyester ball is used by pros, so it can go straight and hit the remaining pin and confirms a spare.

Conclusion

Went for a strike and a single pin is standing at the pocket? Well, no worries, this Ebonite Maxim bowling ball will ensure your Spare! To practice spares, this ball is great for bowlers of all ages and levels. So, to bring your game to the next level, get this ball today!

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