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Kinetic Ruby
« on: July 27, 2017, 05:00:11 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Track continues the popular Kinetic series in the Track Kinetic Ruby. This ball features the modified Kinetic core which has a low RG, medium differential, and low mass bias. These components allow this ball to save its energy longer but use it quicker. Track has combined this core with the QR-6 Solid coverstock which produces a strong down lane motion. Due to the angular characteristics of this ball it is a good match for heavier or longer oil patterns. This mid performance ball with a mid performance price and an asymmetric core is hard to beat.

Color: Ruby
Coverstock: QR-6 Solid
Core: Modified Kinetic
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
RG: 2.49**
Differential: .038**
Reaction: Strong Midlane w/Continuous Backend
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Kinetic Ruby
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 09:46:28 PM »
I punched mine with a 55x4x50 layout. As intended, this ball is pretty responsive in the mid-lane. It was the first ball out of my bag when competing on the WTBA Paris pattern (47') and still read the lane soon enough to create a little miss room to the right. When compared to my 50x4x40 Mako it reads the lane slightly earlier but is not as angular off the end of the pattern. When competing on a THS, I found this ball is excellent on the fresh. Misses right didn't overreact and misses left picked up soon enough to kick out the ten. Although I was able to move in to the 5th arrow and deeper on the long pattern with no issue, I was forced out of the ball during the last game of the THS due to the wet/dry conditions causing a bit of over under.

Summary - Considering the price point, the Kinetic Ruby offers excellent value. This ball will respond to fresh oil for all styles of players, while players with very high rev rates and slower ball speed should consider a weaker drilling to ensure the ball does not respond too quickly. Additionally, this ball is versatile enough to be used for longer tournament formats and should offer a very predictable reaction off the end any pattern.

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Re: Kinetic Ruby
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 02:08:12 PM »
I have thrown the Track Kinetic Ruby, Track's newest MP bowling ball. I have used it on a few THS and 2 patterns. After loving the Kinetic Emerald, having the Ruby was a must. To compare, the Ruby starts up a little earlier, and is a tad less responsive down the lane. They are both drilled pin up, CG slightly left, factory surfaces (I am a lefty). This makes them the perfect duo in your bag, especially for the price point. If you want quality for the dollar, look no further, this is where you should be...


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Re: Kinetic Ruby
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 08:09:59 AM »
Kinetic Ruby (Box Surface and 360/500/1000) - Pin above the bridge CG to the right diagonally of my ring finger positive axis point is 4 3/8 right 1/2 up.

Fresh House Patterns and 45ft Sport Pattern

I was able to use the Kinetic Ruby on two different fresh house tournament patterns, I am extremely impressed with the length and the recovery I am able to get from the Kinetic Ruby even with the box surface.  After about 6 games it had a little lane polish but that didn’t stop the reaction from being smooth and arcing at the end of the pattern.  Even on the shots that the Kinetic Ruby hit the friction earlier or sooner the motion was not violent the ball stood up and made that smooth reaction, which was an eye opener for me.  Being able to use the Ruby on a fresh pattern as well as when the lanes started to breakdown shows me its versatility right out of the box.  I have both Kinetic Ruby/Kinetic Emerald drilled the same and the difference for me is the Kinetic Ruby is not as sharp once it hits the friction.  I also put both bowling balls at the same surface to make sure I was able to see how they perform side by side.  These two bowling balls have impressed me and I put them to the test on a 45ft sport pattern to see how they performed.  Smooth overall stronger continuous arc versus earlier sharper continuous hook this is was my result after using the Ruby and Emerald on the sport pattern.  The Ruby was the smoother yet overall stronger of the two.  The Ruby also allowed me to play straighter for the first couple games and as the pattern started to move me left that smooth overall hook was really needed to dig through the volume of oil and still retain the energy to finish through the pins.  The Ruby and Emerald are both gems it depends on which cut of stone you’re a fan of.
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.
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Re: Kinetic Ruby
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 08:38:38 AM »
The new Track Kinetic Ruby is added to the Mid Performance line. This release shares the same core at the Emerald. The Ruby however has a solid cover, and is much earlier. The ball is easily 3 to 4 feet sooner and overall smoother than the Emerald.

The shape of the Kinetic Ruby reminds me of a Paradox type shape. Just a little weaker overall.

Mine is drilled 50x4x70 with a low whole. I added a little polish to mine so the ball didn't read the mid lane quite as hard. Out of box surface the ball hooked a little too much. When I bowl on more volume and longer patterns the surface will need to go back on the ball. I drilled with the intentions of keeping it more in front of me and not really moving left with it. Track offers great balls to move left with and that's what I would do.

What I have seen so far is pretty good. Ball will blend out over/under very well. Definitely smoother than most of the balls in the current line up. Pretty strong overall for the price point as well.
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Re: Kinetic Ruby
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 01:01:49 PM »
Ball:       Kinetic Ruby
Layout:    65 x 4.25 x 55 – Pin in ring finger
Surface:    Box – 500/2000 Abralon

Bowler specs

Rev Rate:   370 RPM
Ball Speed:   16 MPH
Pap:      5-3/8 – 1 UP


Drilled the Ruby with my benchmark drilling and will use as the first ball out of the bag on fresh conditions.  I really like the motion I am seeing as the ball has the same motion as my Mako only a couple boards less.  Nice ball for the price point. 

Dan Paul