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505T
on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Track’s 505T is a ball that clears the heads well, is very strong in the mid-lane, and continues through the body of the pattern. The 505T is constructed with the proven shuttle core, its final appearance in the Track line. The shuttle core was then wrapped with a brand new coverstock blend, the MP GEN 4 – creating the strongest coverstock Track has ever used in a mid priced ball.
 
STYLE029744-1516XX
COLORBLUE/BLACK/GOLD
REACTIONTRACK-TION
COVERSTOCKALL NEW MP GEN 4 REACTIVE ™
FINISH500, 1000, 2000, 4000 ABRALON®
CORESHUTTLE
WEIGHTS12-16 LBS.
CORE TYPEASYMMETRICA L
INTER. DIFFERENTIAL0.005
LANE CONDITIONMEDIUM / MEDIUM-HEAVY
RG#16/2.49 #15/2.48 #14/2.46
DIFFERENTIAL#16/ .040 #15/ .040 #14/ .046
 

gary6830

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Re: 505T
Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 10:01:11 AM
LANE CONDITION






Length:39

 

Volume:


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


 



COMMENTS





Likes:REALLY A GREAT BALL DOWN THE LANE HELP ME THROW MORE STRIKES AND I GET MORE HOOK FROM THIS BALL BECAUES IM A TRUE ROLLER
AND NOT A BIG CRANKER

 

 



Dislikes: NONE



 


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Re: 505T
Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 01:50:45 AM
The 505T is all about control.    I am a stroker with 280-300 revs, 15* of tilt and around 60* of rotation.  My game is predicated on accuracy and consistency.  The ball is drilled 55 4 1/4 35 which places the pin above my ring finger and the MB 1" right of my thumb hole.  It has a P2 hole for statics and I left the surface 4000 Abralon.  

I purchased this ball originally to play on Cheetah and Viper on the fresh.  This ball is very clean through the fronts and when it encounters friction it makes a strong predictable move to the pocket which was the perfect reaction on those patterns.  What impressed me more was how the 505T performed on a THS.  This ball is absolute money!  Leak it a little right and it doesn't overreact and if you give it a little tug in the puddle it has enough to kick out the 10 pin.  And because it is so clean through the front I can use it for 3 or 4 games without making any drastic moves on the lane.  I've used this ball with success playing the ditch, playing 25 at the arrows and everywhere in between.  Very versatile piece.

 

I can't see how anyone could be disappointed with this ball.  It's value priced with excellent performance.  I hope you find this review useful.  Good luck and good bowling.

 

 



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Re: 505T
Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 01:43:49 PM
I decided to go a different route with my review of the 505T. Here is the relevant information:
RH Bowler

18mph

425 revs

 

The 505T is drilled with the pin below bridge on the grip center line, with the MB kicked out 2 from the thumb.

 

Here is a recap of what happened during the position round of my PBA experience league tonight. We have a different PBA league in that we actually attempt to re-create the real PBA experience for position round instead of our normal 4 games moving 1 pair right after every game. During position rounds we bowl an 8 game block, 6 bowlers per pair, and we double jump pairs with the bowlers on the right lane going right and the left lane jumping left. Well, during the first week we were given a pattern schedule for the league. This is standard and pretty much like every other PBA experience league I've bowled.

While I'm sure you can see where this is going, I came to league tonight in first place, and prepared to bowl on the Viper pattern. Well, during practice I couldn't get anything to work at all, and I switched to my trusty 505T which was having serious problems moving to the pocket in practice if I got even a little bit away from the pocket. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I couldn't get my ball to hook at all except for a foot or two in front of the pocket. While all this is going on I'm not even paying attention that everyone else is having the same problem (a mistake on my part). So, I struggle my way through the first game shooting 204 with the 505T (box finish) playing a really tiny swing from 17 to 14, not really driving into the pocket but just getting there and carrying light and mixing the pins.


Well, come to find out at the end of the first game they made an annoucement that a mistake was made and Shark was put out by accident. While I was unprepared equipment wise for Shark this is a true testament to how good of a ball the 505T is even when it's at the wrong surface texture for the condition it's being used on. The next couple of games I stuck with my original swing shot making small moves left here and there, and go:

 

Game 2: 221 (ton of flat tens and then went off the sheet)

Game 3: 232 (struck early, more flat tens, off the sheet, greek churck in the tenth)

Game 4: 191 (a really bad pair where I had to jump back 10 boards right to find something that worked)

Game 5: 203 (took a while to get acclimated after the debacle of the last pair)

Game 6: 237 (a bunch of 2 and 3 baggers with a flat ten here and there)

Game 7: 212 (experimented with the 920A and found I had to move to the ball return)

Game 8: 222 (pattern pretty busted open, but the pattern finally broke down enough for the 920A)

While these aren't honor scores they are a testament to the versatility of the equipment Track is producing right now. I basically showed up with the absolutely wrong surfaces for the conditions, but was still able due to grind out a very good series due to the quality and versatility of the 505T.


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Re: 505T
Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 04:59:25 PM
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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):ths


 



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Likes:love this ball i have this ball 2 weeks now and just shot 222 265 and 179 for a 666 series and just getting better with this ball and got the 607sa coming  the new 718a coming also can.t wait to try them and see what happens will let u all know how i shot with those balls in the future


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Re: 505T
Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 04:38:07 PM
LANE CONDITION






Length:  38 ft   

 

Volume:  28ml


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS


 



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Likes:  Drilled ball 50x4x40 with P2 hole.  This ball just flat out did not hook for me at 6 different finishes so Mo Pinel recommended I take it down to a much coarser grit.  I also had the balance hole plugged and moved to P3 location and with a 500 abralon surface the ball is very playable for me.  My rev rate is quite high and even with the 500 abralon I still get decent length with  a very hard arcing drive on the back part of the lane. 
 

This ball does read the midlane well which allows for a nice transition in the backend of the lane.  The ball for me hits extremely hard and carries extremely well.  Overall, I am now satisfied with the performance of the 505T after many, many hours of adjustments, trials, and practice shots.



Dislikes:  I don't feel my difficulties with the ball were the sole responsibility of Track but rather a drilling and surface that didn't match up well to me until I found the right combo so I can't really list any dislikes here.  In fact, at the price point the 505T comes at it would've been a tremendous bargain had I matched up better from Day 1.



 


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tommyboy74

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Re: 505T
Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 03:37:38 PM
LANE CONDITION
Length:  43ft with Brunswick Anvilane synthetics, 42ft with AMF HPL
Volume:  Medium-Heavy (Brunswick), Heavy (AMF)
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

COMMENTS
Likes:  Predictability, midlane read, carry power, versatility
Dislikes: None
 
I ended up picking up a used 505T recently from one of our forum members as I was looking to revamp  my arsenal (moving from 15 to 16lbs).  This ball was drilled with a 4x4x2 layout (no balance hole) and was looking to fill the medium-dry part of my arsenal.  I also brought it back to box finish from 2000AB (it was resurfaced before I bought it). 
 
The first place I threw this was at a house I sub at with a 43ft oil pattern.  They go with a medium-heavy pattern where you have 2 distinct areas to play- either outside of the 2nd arrow, or move inside between 2nd and 3rd.  The 505T gave me a great look with its early midlane read and great continuation through the backend.  It also proved to be very predictable.  As long as I threw where I needed to, it did what I needed.
 
Moving inside between 2nd and 3rd to give it some room, this ball also shined.  With the heavier oil, it just dug in the midlane and gave me a predictable continual arc motion.  The few times that I did go  high once the lanes broke down, the ball had enough strength to carry and break up splits.  One example was sending multiple messengers to break up a 3-7 split for a strike.  Regardless of playing outside or inside, this ball keeps its energy and keeps the pins low for great carry.
 
On heavier oil at my normal house, the ball still has enough strength to make a pronounced move and work.  I did move further outside than I normally would, but the 505T still was able to read the midlane well and carried well.  Even though it was not the ideal lane condition for it, it proved to be versatile and can be another option for me when needed.
 
Overall, the 505T worked really well on medium-heavy conditions.  It's great on the fresh with its earlier midlane read.  It's also a good option if you want something stronger on the backends with carry down.  I can't wait to try this out on some lighter conditions.  Being my second Track ball, it does not disappoint.  If you want something predictable and versatile, go get one. 
 
My Arsenal (as of February 2012)
Heavy Oil:  Roto Grip Defiant: 2000 AB
Medium-Heavy Oil: Track 919C: 3000 AB
Medium-Heavy Oil: Ebonite Vital Energy: 4000 AB
Medium Oil: Hammer Brick: 2000 polished
Medium-Light Oil: Track 505T: 4000 AB
 
Edited on 2/26/2012 at 2:43 PM
Current Ball Arsenal
Heavy:
Roto Grip No Rules
Roto Grip No Rules Pearl Extreme

Med-Heavy:
MOTIV Covert Revolt

Medium:
MOTIV Sigma Sting

Medium-Light
MOTIV Tribal Fire
Roto Grip Nomad Dagger

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Re: 505T
Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 01:34:53 PM
LANE CONDITION

Length:41 feet
o.b. from bout 5 out

Volume: 30

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):t h s

COMMENTS

Likes:smooth all round
never jerks
comes off the point hard
always seems to finish hard

Dislikes:n/a


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS
This is last 3 shots of my 300 with it
http://youtu.be/W60xqZ0aoew
Track Staffer
Vise Staffer
McCorvey's Bowling World
Williamsburg #31