My first ball was an ebonite cyclone. That ball thought we how to bowl. I still have it but it cracked about the bridge. It was that ball that made me realize that you don't have to crank your wrist over the top to make the ball hook, and it doesn't have to be top end to strike and score well. Now since then I've moved into higher performance gear, but I'd definitely suggest a cyclone to anyone looking to learn.