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400A
« on: September 26, 2013, 02:10:23 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Track 400A SE Ball Specs:
- Color: White Diamond All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Hook
- Coverstock: Luxury MA (Moderate Angle)
- Core Type: DNA Symmetrical
- Factory Finish: 500/800/1000/2000 Abralon® Polished w/Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.58**
- Differential (Diff): .055**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: Medium
- Length: Medium
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Dry

 

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Re: 400A
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 11:34:53 PM »
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LANE CONDITION

Length: 37 FT

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS


Likes: Easy length thanks to the pearl cover. With great back end.

Dislikes: None yet.



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Re: 400A
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 06:27:24 PM »
I have thrown this ball long enough to give it a review.. I drilled 2 of these so far and I'm sure there will be more in the future. This ball is extremely good, it is very clean and has a lot of backend when it makes it's change of direction.

My ball speed is 18-19mph and my rev rate is 425-450 and my axis tilt is 13 and PAP is 4-3/4 right and 5/8 up

I had both balls laid out similar, the first one is pin over the fingers on the center line with the cg kicked about 2" off the center line with no hole. I threw it originally with the factory finish and it went a little to far for me with my ball speed so I changed the surface with a worn 2000 pad to break down the cover and this ball really opened up for me. I shot 300 with it the first game off the press.
The second one was laid out the same but the pin was 5" from my axis and a bit closer to the fingers and the cg was about 3" off the center line and has a high hole and I left the factory finish on it. This ball clears a little more than the first and is more angular then the first.

This ball is a mid price gem.. A must have

Rich Jerome
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« Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 06:36:49 PM by Bighit900 »

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Re: 400A
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 07:51:12 PM »
Ball:       400ASE
Layout:    65 x 5 x 40 – Pin above ring finger
Surface:    Factory Finish - Shiny

Bowler specs

Rev Rate:   370 RPM
Ball Speed:   17 MPH
Pap:      5-3/8 – 1-1/8 UP

Comments
I drilled the “WHITE BALL” pin up and left the shine on for when the lanes break down and I have to move left of 3rd arrow.  I expected this one to be very condition specific for very dry lanes only.  Boy as I wrong!  This one turns the corner like a 9 series ball and is very strong thru the pins.  This ball is the real deal and must for everyone’s arsenal.  Thank you Track!

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Re: 400A
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:52:51 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:41

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Love the length of this ball. The 300c read the lanes a little early for me, but this one helps out a lot. it has a strong backend finish and even works well in the oil which is surprising.

Dislikes:none


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Re: 400A SE
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 10:12:36 AM »
The layout that I choose for this ball was drilling #4 and drilling #3 on track drill sheet (made adjustments according to my PAP with relation to the wording on the sheet) My PAP 3 ¾ over ½ down 17.5 mph ball speed.

On the THS I used the (drilling #3) 400A SE out of box very smooth and even through the fronts, the backend reaction is strong but not a flip.  You will know when to put the ball down and when to keep it in your hand.  I was impressed with the recovery, if I leaked the ball right it didn’t over react nor lose energy, I did leave a couple nine pins.   Right now I am using this ball in practice to let me know if I am going to need to go up or down in reaction, and when the lanes start to break down a bit I can go to this ball without a problem. 

(Drilling #4) 400A SE this layout is surprisingly stronger I can get in about 3 to more 4 boards and still get that drive through the pins.  When I hit the friction to early it stood up, however if I play with it in the oil it doesn’t die or just slide through the pocket.  Both layouts store energy very well, and have a readable reaction.  I can see this ball being used in the future even when they are no longer in production.

(Drilling #4) On the 44ft sport pattern I started with the box finish and I could play the track area but didn’t really have that reaction that I wanted the ball would hit light but not weak, moved in around third arrow and the reaction was a little better however you really didn’t want to miss.  I could live with that so I put the ball to the test.  I apply 500 grit wet abralon to the surface, this became a different reaction and ball all together.   I played the track area and the ball started to dive through the nose, moved inside and played through the third and fourth arrow much better reaction then box finish.  I could read the reaction from the arrows, break point and through the pins, it didn’t die or over react.  Finally I moved right and played the 1, 2, and 3 board I was very impressed the ball held the line the entire way and finished very strong.  I will be getting more of these solely on the versatility of the cover and layouts this cover, core combo allows.
When you get a chance please check out the track recommendation tool however before doing so I will strongly suggest you go to your local pro shop and ask for assistance with getting your Rev Rate, Tilt, Axis Rotation and Ball Speed.
Ronald Davis Jr.
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400A - Best ball in quite some time. Nice job Track
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 10:19:17 AM »
Length: 39 Ft.

Volume:  Medium to light

Type:  THS

Ball Speed:  15.5-16 mph, medium to high rev rate. 

Likes:
Opens up the pocket.  Seems to carry the corner extremely well.  Clean through the heads and strong off the end of the pattern.  Strong ball at this price range.  Great for league bowlers.  Allows me to play inside of 15 and bump the dry or keep the ball inside without sacrificing consistency.

Dislikes:
Has to be cleaned frequently.  Not recommended for extreme amounts of oil or super dry conditions.

For this type of carry I can live with cleaning every now and then.  I would recommend to all league bowlers looking for a ball that doesn't react early but is still strong in the mid lane/break point area. 

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Re: 400A
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 07:46:18 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:medium

Volume:light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


COMMENTS

Likes:Wasn't too impressed at first then sand with my favorite sand paper put light shine and now one of my favorite balls

Dislikes: nothing at this time.


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