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« on: May 24, 2012, 11:27:01 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00

- Color: Red/Gold/Navy All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Packman
- Veneer: Gen MT (Moderate Traction)
- Core Type: Asymmetrical
- Surface: 800 Abranet ,1000,2000 Abralon
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Reaction: Traction
- RG: 2.51
- Diff: .057
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Oily
- Description:
Manufacturer’s Intent - With the release of the 503T, we wanted to design a ball that would complement the 503C in our mid-performance category. In order to accomplish this, we needed to use just the right combination of core and cover. During our product development stage, we found that staying with our Packman core and combining it with our new Gen MT (Moderate Traction) cover provided us with just the right look on the lanes.
Core - The Packman core offers moderate revs due to the medium Rg values combined with a large overall flare potential. This core provides a wide array of ball reactions depending upon the layout and surface preparation.
Cover - The new Gen MT (Moderate Traction) cover is a modified version of our Gen XT (Xtra Traction) cover found on the 716T. By reducing the amount of Traction additives, we created a cover that will match up the best with medium to oily lane conditions.
Finish - The finish process is the final factor that determines our overall ball motion. For the 503T, we started with 800 Abranet then followed it up with 1000 and 2000 Abralon. This finish will provide enough traction for oily lanes while allowing the 503T, to still be useful on medium oil patterns as well.
Overall - Sometimes a nice strong consistent ration is just what the lanes call for. The brand new 503T combines the perfect combination of core/cover to create just the right amount “Traction” on medium to oily lane conditions. She may not be flashy, but she always gets the job done.


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Re: 503T
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 03:27:02 PM »
Hello Track fans, I'm back to talk about the 503t. This ball is a great find if your looking for something med- a bit more oil. If your a fan of the 503c this is a great 1.2 punch, it's a bit earlier and a lot and definitely stronger down lane it hits the pins like a truck.mi drilled one 45x6 1/4x30. This ball clears the fronts so well and just makes it all up in the back it's a flat out beast definitely a must grab. It's a compliment to the 716t and 503c you can't go wrong with this one.

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Re: 503T
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 04:06:15 AM »
Pin Length - 2 inches
Starting Top Weight - 2 ounces
Ball Weight - 15 lbs

60X 4 3/4 X 50

Rev Rate - 325 RPM
Ball Speed - 16.5-17 MPH
PAP/Track - 4 5/8 right 5/8 up


Grit - 1500 Grit
Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Matte

Length - 35 Feet
Volume - Medium
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) - House

Length - 6
Back End - 8
Overall Hook - 7
Midlane Read - 9
Breakpoint Shape - Mid lane read with Strong continuation motion.

Carry - With the mid lane that the ball generates, the ball hits the pocket flush and carries great
Likes - This ball is great for fresher short patterns. and it revs up very easily. The medium performance traction cover stock allows the ball to turn the early reving motion into backend reaction.
Dislikes - This ball shines up pretty quickly from being thrown. So I am thinking of shining mine up.
Other - This ball definitely follows it's predecessor the 505T well. This reminds me of the the original 505T in that it has a ton of midlane. and is smooth strong, if that makes any sense.

I tried this ball with an open mind, even though the 503C had too much midlane for my style, and I could never get the ball to roll right for me. I thought that a Tacktion cover stock would create eve more midlane with this ball. Some how, the ball has the same midlane read, but generates more of a snap off of the back end than I saw with the 503C. I just recently gave my 505T to a friend in anticipation of this ball coming out. And I think it will be a nice fit into my bag. It will probably move the 508A to the back of the line bc the 503T and the 300T fit so well together. I can go from one to the other as transition dictates. If you liked the 505T, the 503C, or the 300T then you should definitely give this ball a try. And if you are in Houston, come by our shop. I welcome all my customers to give my personal equipment a try if it means you'd give US and Track a chance to raise your average.

 IF you have a lower rev rate, you will love this ball. It will give you the mid lane read in a mid performance ball that is very hard to find.


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 07:34:38 AM »
The 503T is stronger than the 505T and for me more versatile. I punched the 503T at 75 X 5 1/2 X 50 with no extra hole and the ball is readable but strong! I bowled on the Viper Pattern on a hard surface and the 503T opened up the lane for me the first two games. I had to put the 503T down because the ball forced me too far left. The Viper Pattern is only 37 feet in length. I also used the 503T on a THS and found success there also. The 503T was Strong enough when I got it left and recovered enough when I missed to the right. I did change the surface with some Factory Finish Polish and for being a Traction Ball it did give me a Strong reaction on the backend! If you are bowling on a dry condition the 503T might want to hook way too early.... The ball is a beast with head oil!
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Re: 503T
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 01:58:14 PM »

Length: 41'

Volume: medium to medium-heavy volume of oil, fresh pattern

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


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: Track's newest release in the Mid Performance line, the 503T, fills a gap that was present throughout the entire lineup of Track bowling balls, the lack of a true "benchmark" ball.  Well, this is most certainly it, Track modified the cover from the 716T by reducing the amount of built in traction in the coverstock allowing the ball to handle any type of medium oil condition...the core inside the ball is the Packman core, same as in the 503C.

I am incredibly impressed by this ball and its ability to read the lane and help me determine what the lanes will be able to give me throughout the night. In speaking with customers at my shop the highest bit of praise I can give this ball is that it's a Gamebreaker (Ebonite's version of a benchmark ball, and one of the best balls released within the past 10 years in my opinion) with an asymmetric core...this is most certainly high praise!!

On my 503T I went with a 75 x 3 7/8 x 75 layout and kept the box finish on the ball; this layout places the pin directly under my ring finger and keeps the MB near the thumb to promote a stronger motion at the back part of the lane.  I've been able to use this ball on a very wide variety of lane conditions from medium-heavy oil all the way down to medium-light oil (to steal a phrase from Chris Barnes, this has become my 80% ball, usable on 80% of the lane conditions that I see)

Right off the press with this ball I had 1040 for four games on a moderately difficult version of the USBC OC pattern during a summer doubles league this year, this ball gave me enough traction in the front part of the lane so it didn't skid too much through the heavier volume of oil, but still retained enough energy to make a strong enough move on the backend and drive through the pins which helped minimize deflection

Dislikes: As of yet I haven't found any dislikes with this ball, I have drilled a second 503T by putting the pin way up over the bridge and drilling the thumb through the MB...I'm still in the testing phase with this ball and will have a review coming shortly

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Re: 503T
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 08:48:51 AM »

Length: 41 Feet

Volume: 21 Ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House


Likes: Drilled mine 60 x 5 1/4 x 40.  Lot of hook in the midlane, and gives a smooth motion down-lane.  I can see this ball as being the first ball out of my bag in tournaments, it's strong, but smooth at the same time.  This ball was 2-3 stronger than my previous 505T, and it is a great step down from my 716T (drilled 65 x 5 1/4 x 40).  This ball really reads the midlane and has no problem getting the corners out.  This is hands down the best bang for your buck this year. 

Dislikes:  None as of yet.



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Re: 503T
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 10:15:46 AM »
Looking for that ball when the lanes are starting to break down and you make the move in and now you cant get the corner out, with 503T you will be able to move back where you were playing. This ball will store the energy in front part of the lane and give a great angular reaction on the back end.