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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Avenger features Track's "Multiple Density 4-Piece Design" with
Track's state of the art "ProTraction Plus" cover stock. The Avenger, with a
hook rating of 19 is not only clean through the heads, but is the strongest
of any ProTraction ball on the back end.

The specifications are: Ball Construction: Multiple-Density Four-Piece;
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil (Dull finish), Medium to Heavy Oil
(Sheen Finish), Light to Medium Oil (Polished finish); Back End Rating: 10
(on Track's scale of 1-10); Hook Rating: 19 (On Track's Ball Reaction
Chart); Flare Potential: High; Core Design: Dual Flip Block Technology;
Radius of Gyration: 2.56; Differential: .065; Cover stock: ProTraction Plus;
Color: Violent Purple with yellow logo fill; Finish: Compound; Pin
Placement: 0-5 inches; Hardness: 76-78; Available weights: 14-16 lbs.
Multiple Density Four Piece Design, 12-13 lbs. High Performance Core 2
Technology, 10-11 lbs. Traditional Pancake Core.



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Re: Avenger
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2000, 09:00:36 AM »
Very nice ball. I drilled this ball using Track's drilling #3.  I am getting about 8 inches of flare, very good skid thru the head, and a nice arching backend.  This ball is not a skid snap, but a skid- hard move.  Carry w/ this ball on a fresh shot is exceptional, it has the pins dancing out of fear.  I tried to move deeper inside when the lanes broke down and began leaving a lot of ten pins. My angle was to sharp.  Overall I would rate this ball a 9.5


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Re: Avenger
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2000, 07:29:44 PM »
I drilled this ball 4-1/2*3-1/2 and left this ball in box condition and on a fresh shot this ball was awsome. the room this ball created was phenomenal. It allowed me to move in a little deeper than my silencer and still get the 10 pin out.  This is another great ball from the gang at Track

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2000, 08:31:25 PM »
Great ball.  I am no youngster, and I was able to swing 20 to 5 and have it get back to the pocket, flush, within the last 5 feet of lane.  I should add backends are a must or this ball is a bust.

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2000, 08:00:02 AM »
Well I had the oppurtunity to watch two of our customers throw this ball last night.  Each bowler's game is very different from the other.  One is able to swing the lane, and the other likes to belly the ball a couple of boards.  Both bowlers are were able to get great length out of the ball, with a later breakpoint and a strong arcing action.  

I compair this ball to the Assassin.  The Assassin is more skid/flip then the Avenger, and more oil sensitive.  The Avenger is smoother at the breakpoint and will give you a strong arc to the pocket.  When the Avenger is scuff, it gets early roll and a smoother break point.

I think that the Avenger is a great compliment to the Enforcer, Silencer, Assassin.  These four balls give you a good range for almost any condition.

On a scale of 1-10, I would give this ball a 7.5.  This a great ball for when you need length and a down the lane reaction.  If you are looking for a lot of overall hook, go with a Silencer or Enforcer.

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2000, 03:28:40 PM »
The first time I took my Track Avenger out of the bag I had a spare and then eleven strikes in-a-row. The shot was a fresh house condition. I was impressed at how well the ball hit when I tugged it up into the oil. I then used the Avenger on a long oil tournament shot and could go straight down and in with it and the ball always finished strongly. I'm very impressed after the first week. My ball was set up as a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" layout. I have one ounce of top weight and 1/2 ounce on the side remaining.


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Re: Avenger
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2001, 11:47:00 PM »
I have a question for J. Doyley. Do you have you Avenger dull or in the polished (out of the box) condition? My Avenger is drilled 4x4 (12:00) for length and snap. So far all I have gotten out of this ball is length. In the three houses that I've thrown this ball I have only been able to get this ball to really move is on a late squad dry condition in a tournament. It worked great and hit like a truck. I expected earlier hook but after reading reviews in magazines and on this website I realize that this ball was made for drier medium conditions. This ball has me a little confused right now but hopefully after more practice I will figure it out. Thanks for your time.
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Re: Avenger
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2001, 12:26:15 AM »
Drilled my avenger with the pin 4-1/2" from axis and the cg4" from axis,leaving the factory finish on the ball,without a weight hole.Ending weights are 1/2 ounce positive side,3/4 ounce finger,and 7/8 on top.On our early league condition which is pretty well blended across the lane with fresh backends,I could not believe how deep I was able to play with this ball,and still have recovery in the backend.And I didnt have to throw it to the track to get it to recover.On our late league condition,which is a bit choppy with some carry down,the ball still enables me to get way inside and still have it recover,and hit.As the night progresses,and the heads start to go away,it does stand up way too early,which I may address with a little shine,but for now i will just put it away and pull out something non-particle to get through the night.Will postagain if/when i decide to alter the surface.If you are looking for something particle to enable you to move in,where not too many guys are playing,this ball is a must have.


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Re: Avenger
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2001, 09:27:49 PM »
This ball is drill with the pin out above the fingers and cg out. With this drill pattern for me is awesome ball in the back end. It does go longer than the silencer and has more back end to.

The first time I throw the ball I had struck pretty consantly. Then I took out on late shift it just read the lane right.

I definitly recommend this ball

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2001, 10:41:21 AM »
My first Track ball in quite some time and I must say that it performs as advertised.

I drilled mine with with the pin over the fingers, 12:00 from cg, 5" from PAP.

The ball clears the heads very well for a particle ball and has a very crisp back end. Too aggressive to play down the boards on most condtions but very good on drying heads with a little bit of carry-down. This ball has the best recovery of any particle ball I've ever thrown!

Big time flare, even with the 5" pin, I can only imagine how much this would flare with a leveraged drilling.

In any case, it's nice to get the reaction that's advertised by the overall nice introduction from Track!!!

Update: I used a white polishing pad and 4 coats of Control-It on this ball and it has become an absolute has paid for itself several times over!!!


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Re: Avenger
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2001, 01:18:22 PM »
Hi! got my Avenger recently and to say the least, it really works as it is advertised. I drilled mine with a negative pin placement, around 11 o'clock with the pin almost by the side of my ring finger. Had an extra hole drilled 6 inches over. I used it on a variety of lane conditions, carry down, fresh backends, nice heads, no heads, and the ball really shined on the fresh backend lanes. On lanes with carry down however, the ball would have difficulty recovering. Nothing a little scotch brite could fix. 9 on a 1-10 scale.


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Re: Avenger
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2001, 06:02:22 PM »
After having little success with the Assassin and the Enforcer we decided to give Track's premium line one more shot.

We tested the Avernger in it's out of the box shell with a pin out 3" and 2 3/4 top wt.  We layed the ball out with a basic label shift, pin 5" from p.a.p. and the c.g. at 1/2 oz. positive.  We first tested the the ball on a fresh pattern at our home house, synthetics oiled 35 ft with clean back ends.  Our tester is a stroker with ball speed of 17 mph and 18 to 21 revs.  The Avenger was faily clean through the heads, started it's move at the midlane and was very strong from the break through the pins.  The Avenger also displayed tremendous track flare with this layout, which isn't really a surprise when you consider the huge differential.  At this speed we were able to hold it back but clearly any less speed, the Avenger would have been too difficult to control.  We liked the reaction but it wasn't our best choice in so far as creating maximum margine for error, on pulled shots the Avenger just wouldn't stop.  We then tried it in our major men's league (at the same house) the condition is more heavily oiled with 48 hours worth of carry down.  The ball seemed more at home in this kind of oil, even though it skated a bit on shots kept tight in the oil at the third arrow and in.  As long as we played the break point correctly we got results.  We didn't bother trying the shell dull, mostly because we couldn't imagine needing that kind of hook.

Overall, we liked this model more than the previous two we mentioned above.  It is still a great deal of power and it's hard to imagine anyone needing more hook than this ball can provide.  If you are 'rotationally challenged' and/or throw with speed this one is going to be a favorite.  Definitely not for dryer lanes or slower speeds unless there is an outright flood.  We also would caution you to be carefull with the drill pattern as you are likely to see twice the flare you would expect from a given pin placement.

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2001, 12:41:41 PM »
Me: Lefty, 18mph ball speed, forward roll and low to medium revs

Ball: Avenger 3" Pin 3 oz top weight

Drill Spec: 5 x 5 rev leverage, 3/4oz + side weight, 1/2oz finger weight 1oz top weight. No weight hole. Pin 1/2" above and 1/2" left of ring finger.  No finger inserts or thumb slug.

I set this ball up to use on a long fresh oil condition with clean backends.  I had to apply 800 grit wet'n'dry to get the desired result as the polished box finish was a little too long for my ball speed.  Dulled however, the Avenger did exactly as required, making a very sharp transition and recovery in the last 15 feet.  The carry is excellent although I have left at least one 4 pin from a flush hit, which shows the extreme angle of entry achieved with this set up when I catch a bit of it with the fingers.

Put it away when the heads start to die away as per most particle balls although the polished box finish may just last a few games longer.  I can say the ball in its current setup fits my game nicely when I attack the release and get up towards the medium revs range

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2001, 04:39:33 PM »
Out of box ball Pin 2-3",21/2 top weight.I drilled the ball 5"pin from PA/above ring finger,CG 3/4 positive side weight,0 finger/thumb weight,no balance hole.On medium oil(fresh & carrydown)this ball came back from almost anywhere!It was just a case of line up your feet,hit your mark & hit the pocket.On balls that you think are out of bounds this ball has other ideas & just turns the corner.The length for such an aggressive ball is above average ,due to medium RG & polished cover,& with a higher RG drill it saves loads of energy for the backend 10 out of 10 for TRACK.

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Re: Avenger
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2001, 10:05:33 PM »
me: 16 year old righty, a lil above ave speed and above average revs normally.

ball: 15pound 6 ounces. 3 inch pin and 3 oz top weight.

Drilling : pin on right hand side of rin finger (right hand) and cg kicked out bout an inch, needing a reasonably sized balance hole. (left in box condition)

Reaction: backend backend and more backend. this is my first track ball and i am pleased with what i got for my money. this ball will go hell long, but that might be just cause i have got 3 oz top weight tho, but comes hard back to the pocket. Carry is well above average on this ball. this ball works well under most releases and respinds well to the amount of hand put on the ball.

Condition 1: average walled up shot for australia hardly any oil outsode 7 board with plenty inside. With my avenger i was able to let the ball loose in the dry, and because of the length this ball creats it holds well and hardly ever overreacts. i was also able to keep it inside in the oil nd it held its line well to the pocket, again exceptional carry all round.

Condition 2: fresh tournament condition, heavily oiled, out of bounds normally outside 4board. well this is where this ball excells. it loves the oil, i was able to take my ball out to the out of bounds area and because of its strng backend it came roaring back, i could stay on this line most of the day as they were minimal bowlers using htis area.

Condition 3: last but not least the bone dry condition, well this is about where i run out of luck with this ball, although it craets lengeth it just comes back to hard and leaves aloth of splits involving the 3 pin eg: 3 6 10 4 7. there is just to much backend on this ball to counter the dry. one thing to note is even tho i was unable ot keep this ball pocket side at all, the carry on the brooklen side was very good (althought we dont like to go there
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overall this is a great ball for most conditions but be quick to put it in ure bag when u hit the dry stuff. if u need a ball to counter wet lanes this in the one, heaps of backend and pin crushing power. overall i give this ball a solid 9 outta 10.

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