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Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »

• Coverstock: Pearlized, Trimax Control reactive resin (a new formulation of the original Trimax designed to control over-reaction when encountering a large amount of friction)

• Box Finish: 800 grit sanded, then factory polished to a medium finish

• Core Design: Vortex II core, a super low RG, higher flare version of the Nitro R2 core

• Flare Potential: Medium-high

• Length: 16.40 (Ebonite's scale 1 to 30, early to late) with factory finish

• Overall Hook: 17.50 (Ebonite's scale 1 to 30, least to most) with factory finish

• Breakpoint Angle: 6.8 (Ebonite's scale 1 to 10, smooth to most angular) with factory finish

• Best Lane Condition: Light to medium oil

• Color: Bright Blue and Smoke Pearl

• Ebonite Hook Rating (Scale 1-30): 17.5

• Length (Scale 1-30): 16.4

Weights (in lbs.) Available Radius of Gyration RG Differential

16 2.450 .046

15 2.450 .051

14 2.440 .061

13 2.500 .030

12 2.570 .032


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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2003, 12:54:09 AM »
i have had this ball for about 9 months now and i have to say it is a very good ball, mine is 16 lbs with the pin next to the ring finger. on dry to medium oil this ball has monster hook and it works great on heavy oil with down and in. it completly destroys the pins and often carrys on bad hits. yet this ball is controlable enough to throw and corner pins with sucsess. i really hope the v2 strong is as good as this one cause thats what im throwing next. geat ball all around. i would recamend it to anyone no matter how they throw the ball.

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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2003, 01:15:26 AM »
Pin out 3 inches with a 3 oz top. I drilled
this ball 4 x 4. The ball rolls early, goes down long and has
good recovery in the back. The ball is great on
medium to dry lanes. Very versatile ball. Can be really
manipulated like the other VORTEX's. This Pearl
is awesome on fresh conditions with flying backends.
Also works on all parts of the lane.


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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2004, 11:36:39 PM »
This is the greatest ball I own at the moment. I got it right when it came out way back in the day but didnt really through it that much. Started using it this summer and havent used hardly anything else. Shot my first 300 with it in November. I just wish I could find another one NIB. Maybe someday.
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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2004, 12:51:21 PM »
(Ball specs: 1"-2" pin, 3oz Top Wt) This ball is the first ball I´ve ever own, first, I had it drilled label leverage, and I was really unconsistent on it, so I was very disappointed on it, but later, I thought that maybe changing the drilling pattern would make things better, I put the pin over my ring finger and CG down of it and WOW, this ball ROCKS on medium oil, hits like a truck... I love it, I am planning on buying a V2 clean to see how it compares... Somehow this is my ideal ball for medium - medium dry condition!!!
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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2004, 04:02:46 PM »
Tournament Ball Now
Lane Conditions: Medium Oil
Typical Conditions: Variety of Shots
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Second Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Polished
What grit was the surface of the ball? 1000
Likes: I rethought it, and all i need to do is work w/ it
Dislikes: that i didnt work w/ it b4

GOt this ball from Jeffery Mersch(Loschetter winner, YBT Winner, Junior Team USA member for 2 years) and wow! i loved it but thats when i was bowling incorrectly...and i polished it... but it sucked even more... so maybe ill use some 600 or 400 sand paper on it /or redrill it but for now yea... i'll leave my vote as 8 pins...But yea im still not @ 100 words so im gonna just talk... OH YEA! the V2 Pearl drillin is stacked and never polish up a stacked v2 pearl and expect it to have killer backend on a house shot... lol
New review- i'm going to Bill Landen Tournament on Saturday and I thought... Wow..Maybe I should give that V2 Pearl a try... so i just got it back... and now im convinced to keep it along w/ the Matrix Dominator for tourneys..... but i'll report back on the reaction of it when I throw it again...


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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2006, 05:37:09 PM »
anyone got one they want to sell?


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Re: Vortex II Trimax Pearl
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2007, 01:59:55 PM »
All i have to say is that this ball is amazing. My buddy offered it to me for free. After watching him throw it i couldn't say no. All i can say is wow. I'm 17, average about 202, and throw the ball about 16 to 17 mph. This ball has lost just a little of it's shine, but man can it hook. I played from about the 25 to the 10 and it CRUSHED the pocket. Had 698 at the end of the day 230, 200, 268. Unless you're in the desert, this ball is amazing..i give it a 10/10