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GameBreaker 2 Phenom

GB2 Phenom


GB2 MVPPrev NextGame Changer


Description: The original GB2 provided a strong, predictable ball motion that quickly became a staple in every serious bowler’s bag. In designing the new GB2 Phenom, Ebonite took the best of both and develop the “must have” ball for more volume and longer patterns. A phenomenal ball! 





GB 11.2

This is the strongest cover to date wrapped around the award winning GB2 Core. Excellent match-up for longer patterns and more volumes.

Color: Dark and Light Blue 
Reaction: Strong Mid-lane and Overall Hook
Coverstock: GB 11.2
Factory Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
Core: Enhanced V2 
Recommended Lane Conditions:  Medium Oil to Heavy Oil
RG: 2.49 (16# ball) 
Diff: .041 (16# ball)


Pin Length:  2 to 3”
Starting Top Weight:  3.0
Ball Weight: 16

Pin to PAP:   4 1/2 ” (under ring finger)
X Hole (if there is one):  No Extra Hole Needed


BOWLER STYLE:  RH - tweener
Rev Rate:  300 
Ball Speed: 16.5
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 5/8” and 1" up
Box Finish:  Factory 500/1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Clean N’ Sheen

House Shot – Several

Sport Compliant Patterns (Less than 40’)

Lane Surface

New Pro Lane


The GameBreaker 2 Phenom is another tremendous addition to the GameBreaker family. The Phenom will give you the same look on the lane in ball motion but earlier and stronger in the mids. Because the cover and core match up so well with the RG and Diff, the angle at the back is still strong. This ball has become my choice for starting most events on the fresh and I will later sequence to other choices once the skid phase begins to shorten. I always thought the other GB2’s would be too clean at times through the front, which forced me to modify ball speed. The Phenom creates the stronger overall hook needed.