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X-Factor Trifecta
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Trifecta – Your Winning Combination Feeling lucky? The new Trifecta™ is designed for serious bowlers with a wide range of drilling and reaction options seeking tour-level performance with tour proven technology. With a scientifically redesigned triple disk system and improved SFA™ particle coverstock, the new X Factor™ Trifecta provides remarkable midlane roll and a commanding backend continuation. Don’t leave anything to chance. Bet on a sure thing…Bet the Trifecta!  
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X FACTOR™ TRIFECTA™ Technical Specifications
Coverstock SFA™ LT Solid  Particle
Weight Block RAD3™ Triple Disk Technology
Ball Color Purple/Black/Wine
Ball Finish 800-grit Matte
Radius of Gyration 2.47 (Low)
Differential .056 (High)
Durometer 75-77 Rex D-scale
Flare Potential 6" Plus (High)
Fragrance Cinnamon Vanilla
Weights 10 - 16 lbs.
SKU# TXH

 

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005, 09:37:41 PM »
I picked up a Trifecta about 3 weeks ago and have had the chance to use it on a variety of conditions including using it during a PBA regional event. A pleasant surprise about this ball is the fact that it is not a solid particle that simply rolls early and dies on the backend, it continues its roll all the way through the pindeck. It picks up strong in the midlane and has a tremendously strong backend arc that leads to awesome hit and carry. Another positive is that the Trifecta allows you to play the out of bounds on tough patterns giving you a better angle of attack. If you are looking for a strong solid particle with a reactive backend, pick up a Trifecta.
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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005, 01:19:31 AM »
Had this ball drilled up by Mike Miller(PBA)at "10 Pins and More" in Rio Rancho, NM. Ball started out weighing 15lbs 3 oz with 3 oz top weight before drilling and a 3" pin. Laid ball out with pin just above the bridge(Right-Hander), RAD swung out 1/2" right of thumb, x-weight hole, polished up to 1200.
Threw ball on my typical house shot 38' buffed to 45' Synthetic up and around the 10 board(see profile for style), there is OB outside the 5 board. My benchmark ball is a XXX-Factor drilled pin above fingers and RAD swung out 1/2" right of thumb with comparable top weight as the Trifecta and I can tell you that on this shot the Trifecta easily outhooked it by a minimum of 10 boards to start and tamed down to about 8 boards difference after 12 games of practice. The ball is very aggressive throughout the entire lane. No matter how hard I tried, it was very difficult to get this ball to blow by the 1-3 pocket. If the ball got out too far it would come flying back, if I pulled it it would try to hold the line but it was way too aggressive and would cross over. Starting with the XXX my equipment increases in hook by roughly 2 boards per ball, next in line the Vertigo-Polished(actually 4 boards more than the XXX, then my OOB Vertigo and then the Trifecta, even polished outhooks the 2 Vertigo's.

IMHO this ball is a great addition to the X-Factor line if you need an "OILER"

Hope this is a useful review.


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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005, 07:13:37 PM »
Ball was drilled this week, layout is 5 x 4½ (high) with the Pin over the Bridge, slightly kicked out. Hole 6" on the VAL. I like the ball alot. I was able to get into the heavier volume of oil in the center which gives people fits for being so tight. I was playing between 17-15 at the arrows and was able to get the ball close to the OB (7-6-5) downlane. Ball was able to create friction and made a nice move towards the pocket, and kind of "stood up". The pin carry was so-so. Obviously I need to use the ball more and get used to it, but it seems to be as advertised. A very heavy rolling particle ball for higher volumes of oil. BTW, my Paradigm was unable to read the lanes on thyis same pattern - too much length.
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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2005, 02:36:18 PM »
Had ball drilled aggressive, 4x4, as I am a med rev, med speed bowler.

Absolutely love this ball!!!! Bowled on standard house shot. With clean back ends will always come back and hits hard. When I pulled the ball I did pay for it with a split. Ball would try and hold in the oil and then snap through the nose. If ball sent too far right still carried. When oil moved down had to move back right, but still hit with great force. Carried every pocket shot except for one 7-10 split. Only shot 667 first set with ball, but I think that there is some great scores in my future with this ball.

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 11:22:21 PM »
i love this ball i shot last night 300 245 267

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 04:14:05 PM »
BALL SPECS:
TOP WEIGHT: 3.5 oz
PIN TO CG DISTANCE: 3"
LAYOUT:5 1/2" PIN TO PAP, 4" CG TO PAP, WEIGHT HOLE ON PAP.(PIN ABOVE AND LEFT OF BRIDGE, CG RIGHT OF MID LINE)

BOWLER SPECS:
STYLE: power tweener
PAP: 5 3/4" over, 0 up/down
REVS: 425-450
BALL SPEED: 15-19 MPH

This ball for me is probably one of the top two storm balls i've ever owned. most of the other particle balls i've thrown were hook at your feet do nothing at the back reactions. The trifecta reads the fronts and mids with ease, then sets up for a strong continous arc on the backend. on my ths, i could play an up the boards shot around 7-8 board with a lot of speed, or move in anywhere from 10-15 board and send it to 7-8 board on the back.

The trifecta i think will work for most all styles, with the appropriate drilling of course. i will be using it tonight on my thursday league. they run a 41' pattern, very heavy in the middle, with the oil line moved out to about 4. i'll repost to let you know how it does. i give the trifecta a grade of 9.5, a very great ball!
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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2006, 04:37:01 AM »
Brand new out of the box i loved it.  The first 3 games i threw with it in practice were 278, 268, and 279 and 825.  the reaction was amazing. i could throw it as hard as i wanted and it came back.  The only problem i had with it was that as soon as i did something to the coverstock the reaction completely changed. Still a good ball.

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2006, 02:39:32 AM »
Huge ball from Storm.  Got it used from my brother who drilled a 4-5" upside down.  Plugged it and drilled pin high, cg in line above thumb hole.  Had STUPID thumb weight, drilled a crater 2" parellel to my thumb.  I can't really write an intelligent review about the ball because of this unique drilling, but the ball is nice for FLOODED heads, smooth off of the dry.  Really like the ball and would like to throw a "normal" piece, can't see how anyone could go wrong with this ball

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006, 08:01:41 PM »
jsut to update, i've now used the trifecta for about a month now, and i love it. i' ve had sets of 721, 745, 690, 684. on the 745 i threw the best front nine i've ever thrown, before ringing a solid 10 pin first ball in the tenth, very strong ball!
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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2006, 08:47:25 PM »
Drilled this ball with the pin just below my ring finger and kicked the cg out some, and put an xtra hole about 5' over and an inch or so down.  Kept box surface on it and rolled terrible!  I could not get to the hole to save my life.  The ball hooked so early it was unbelievable.  Tried sanding it and then polishing it and did not do a thing to it.  I threw this ball for about 10 games tops and am glad to see it go.  Players with higher speeds have been liking this ball.  

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2006, 01:32:56 PM »
Ok, I got this ball the other night to go with my Scorchin Inferno. I see the inferno skid to much for what I wanted it for. Right out of the box I can tell you this ball is a monster. It rolls similar to my scorchin but I fell it is a few boards stronger. Maybe two or three, however the reaction is a harder flip and there fore no skid like the scorchin. Great ball if you can find them buy them this one is a keeper. Monster in oil. The only down side was I could not through it third game.
Second game out I throw the front 8 then sold 10 pin, miss it, strike out for 267. Should have been 300 but it was not the balls fault it was mine.
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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2007, 05:10:04 AM »
I got this ball about 7 months ago and right when i drilled it it hooked so so much i would have said it was to aggressive but now it tamed a little bit and i shot my first 278 game in league and my first 700 with this ball! At the time i had a 320 degree polish on it and it went down and in with a bite on the backend now i have it matte to get a arc on the backend and it does This ball is really versatile great ball

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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2007, 09:39:05 PM »
I have drilled 2 of these and have 2 more nib. It is the perfect benchmark solid for me. Good mid lane and controllable backend. I think this is storms most under rated ball.
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Re: X-Factor Trifecta
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2007, 05:18:31 PM »
X Factor Trifecta...

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This one has been sitting in the shop since day one that it came out. I'm glad I got my hands on this one when I did. I drilled it up to give me an option on shorter patterns as well as drier house shots. This ball was a monster. It just revs and revs and revs for 40 feet and smoothly archs into the pocket. With the RAD mass bias in my track... this ball hits so hard. INCREDIBLE pin carry. The only problem with it is that if you push it out, it revs up on the dry and goes through the nose. Great ball.
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