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Mako Attack
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:38:41 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Mako shark is one of the most intelligent and most deadly sharks in the water. That is why Track named this high performance ball the Track Mako Attack. This predator of a ball was designed to attack the backend of the lane when facing medium to heavy lane conditions. This ball utilizes the QR-10 Hybrid coverstock which offers an angular motion on the backend with more length than the solid version of the coverstock therefore more angle of attack. this coverstock is paired with the i-Core 2.0 core which is a dual density core that allows Track more control over the RG and differential.

Color: Blue/Red/Black
Coverstock: QR-10 Hybrid
Core: Mako (Dual Density)
Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished w/Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: .053 (15# ball)
Reaction: Length with Aggressive Backend
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Mako Attack
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 08:52:02 PM »
I punched mine with a 55x4.5x50 layout.  The Mako Attack offers slightly more length than its solid predecessor, but still rolls relatively early for a hybrid.  On a fresh THS, it rolls nicely offering enough mid-lane reaction to still hit the pocket on inside misses.  I found this ball performs extremely well once the fresh tournament or THS pattern begins to breakdown.  When competing on the broken down USBC White pattern, this ball was superb offering enough length to get through drier heads without having to significantly increase ball speed. 

Summary – This ball offers more length and a more angular reaction than the original Mako.  While usable on a fresh THS pattern I found this ball really shines as the second ball out of my bag when my upper performance solid begins to burn up.  Players with a lot of tilt will love this ball when fresh conditions begin to dry out.  Players with slower ball speeds or less tilt should find this ball to be a great option right out of the gate on slightly drier THS patterns.

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Re: Mako Attack
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 12:20:48 PM »
Ball:       Mako Attack
Layout:    65 x 4.25 x 55 – Pin in ring finger
Surface:    Box – 500/1000 Plus Powerhouse Polish

Bowler specs

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


I drilled the Mako Attack with my benchmark drilling and will use it when the lanes break down and I have to start moving left.  This ball gets down lane and it flips very nicely off the spot.  This ball is a great compliment to the Mako when the lanes dry up.  If you liked the Mako this is a must for your bag.

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Re: Mako Attack
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 08:46:05 AM »
The new Mako Attack is a great compliment to the Mako. I was surprised with how strong this ball was. I was not expecting it to be as strong as it is. As far as hook potential goes, it is very close to the Mako. However, it is a lot cleaner and a lot more angle down lane. This ball can really open up the lane for you. I have had issues with Assym pearls in the past with getting them to see the lane properly and go thru the pins properly. This one so far I have not had that issue yet. I have mine drilled 45x4.25x45 with no hole. The colors look great on the ball as well.
On flatter sport patterns, I am not sure this will be your first option, its not for me, but as the lanes open up this is when this ball will shine. On your typical house patterns, don't be afraid to stand left and throw it right. The ball will get back. I haven't seen this ball just flat out skid too far yet. Seems to really create the correct angle to carry pretty well for me.
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Re: Mako Attack
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 08:37:18 AM »

Pin Length:

Starting Top Weight:

Ball Weight:


Pin to PAP: 3"

CG to PAP: 2"

X Hole (if there is one): on my axis


Rev Rate: 400

Ball Speed: 16

PAP/Track: 6"


Grit: 2000

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): polish


Length: 41'

Volume: 30ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Length: 8

Back End: 8

Overall Hook: 8

Midlane Read: 5

Breakpoint Shape: angular


Likes: Perfect compliment to the original Mako.  When the original starts to hook early you can ball down to the Mako Attack and keep the same angular shape only with better length.  New core works great with the shiny coverstock




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Re: Mako Attack
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 11:10:41 AM »
Mako Attack (Box Surface and 500/3000 and 2000/3000)

Modified “Rico Layout” Pin in the palm x hole about 6 inches from the pin near the MB.

House Shot Patterns Fresh and Broken Down

The Mako Attack is a really good compliment to the Mako I don’t see a huge difference between the two of them but they are different as far as shape.  Reading the lane I have the Mako being a little earlier but both are still smooth and continuous on the backend with tremendous finish through the pins.  I tried the Mako Attack out of box and I couldn’t believe the amount of angles I could play with it I was getting a really good feel for the reaction and the finish through the pins.  I rolled with it at another bowling center and it was not getting around the corner like I wanted it to.  Prior to the next week I put the 500/3000 surface on it which made the Mako Attack earlier then I wanted it to be.  That gave me a different reaction that I might use later on down the line but not for that house pattern.  I then put 2000/3000 on it and now I am able to see a consistent reaction on various house patterns.  That tells me a few things versatile cover as far as surface adjustment and Modified “Rico Layout” in this type of ball is not bad for me.  I still have to try it in a symmetrical bowling ball.  I have seen various styles use the Mako Attack if you’re looking for something to compliment the Mako or if you never had the Mako the Mako Attack is a great option, the reaction and finish are true to its name.
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: Mako Attack
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 12:57:43 PM »
STRONG!!!!  STRONG!!!   STRONG!!!!  Can't say enough great things about the Mako Attack!!  I was looking for a pin down pearl in my bag and boy did I find it with the Mako Attack.  For me, The Attack rolls well on almost every condition and lane surfaces I bowl on.  Most definitely one of the strongest pearls I have ever thrown in my entire bowling career.  If you love the original Mako hurry up and get the Attack!!!!  It's just that good!!!!