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« on: May 24, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »
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- Color: Orange/Yellow/Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Modified Robot
- Core Type: Asymmetrical
- Coverstock: GEN XT (Xtra Traction)
- Finish: 500/1000/2000 Abralon
- RG: #16-2.52, #15-2.51, #14-2.54
- Differential: #16-.045, #15-.057, #14-.051
- Reaction: Continuous / Control
- Recommened Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Ball comes with a microfiber cleaning sack with instructions on its use.
- Description: Track’s intent with the all new 716T is to bring you a new and improved version of the 715T and to provide a compliment to the 716C. The 715T featured the UMP GEN4T Coverstock which provided excellent traction in the oil with a strong arcing motionat the breakpoint. The new 716T uses the Modified Robot core found in the 716C. The 716T is the first Track ball to feature the brand new GEN XT (Xtra Traction) cover. This new cover offers more traction in the oil than the UMP GEN4T cover while maintaining the strong arcing motion at the breakpoint. The 716T, with the help of the new GEN XT cover and stronger core numbers, is designed to handle more oil than its predecessor. The 716T is finished with 500, 1000, and then 2000 which is the same process used on the 715T. The GEN XT cover takes surface adjustments with ease for those needing more or less traction in the front part of the lane.



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 07:28:05 PM »

Length: 39'

Volume: medium to medium-heavy amount of volume, quick breakdown

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Modified USBC OC pattern (Baton Rouge, 2012, adjustment = decreased volume outside of 5 by 50%)


Likes: The 716T qualifies as a "cover heavy" ball in my opinion, while i'm sure this is a product of the chosen layout (55x4 1/2x15), i've yet to see any sort of "flip" in the backend for anybody who has thrown one.  Don't get me wrong, this is definitely NOT a bad thing! Having this type of reaction in your bag is ideal for fresh patterns with very strong backends, meaning, this is a ball I wish I would have had with me in Baton Rouge for USBCs this year.  I chose this layout based on an Ebonite Pursuit-S that was a favorite of mine before signing with Track, the core numbers were almost exactly the same between the Pursuit-S and the 716T with the only major difference being that the 716T was assymetrical and the Pursuit-S was not...that being said, these two balls couldn't be more different!  Again, this is definitely NOT a bad thing!  The 716T definitely proves that "straighter is greater" (until later...) with this ball, keeping your angles straight through the heads with this layout and surface prep (OOB) will give a nice strong heavy roll and little to no over-reaction off the back of the pattern

As mentioned before, this ball is ideal for fresh patterns with fresh backends as it will help blend out the pattern and eliminate over-reaction.  I can see this ball being even more useful with a smoother surface (OOB is 500-1000-2000, if we add a 4000 grit step, or even just add some Factory Finish to the 2000 grit step) on some lighter volume patterns where straight angles through the heads are ideal

Dislikes: The only dislike I can think of is that I missed with the intended reaction of this ball, I was trying to mimic a Pursuit-S and underestimated just how much of a "T" this ball truly is, this does not make it a bad ball by any means, just not what I expected...this ball does have a permanent place in my tournament arsenal and is one I wish I had with me in Baton Rouge

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