Ryan Hauck is our tester for the Ebonite Vital Sign. The testing was performed on a medium-medium/heavy house shot.
Ryan launches at 17.25 mph and the ball enters the pocket at 15.5 mph. He’s targeting around 16 at the arrows out to 8 at the breakpoint to 44 feet. The ball is generating 5.67 degrees entry angle. While Ryan is generally capable of getting a clean reaction through the heads, the breakpoint is a little longer than other balls he has tested. The pattern is a little heavier than a typical house shot. Nevertheless, don’t be fooled. The Vital Sign is actually quite a strong, yet versatile ball. The core dictates much of the ball reaction. It revs easily in the mids and you can see it pick up. The balance is a strong, yet controllable backend reaction. Because of the core strength, it makes a pretty consistent move on the backends.
The Hook power tends to be a number you can use when comparing equipment. Compared to the 900 Global Raw Profit and Hammer Swagga, at 50 and 54 respectively, the 61 Hook Power is a good indicator just how much strength this ball has. Coupled with it’s controllability, many people will like this ball.