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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Coverstock: Goo LS Reactive
Weight Block: Tri-Core Titanium
Ball Color: Burgundy Pearl/Copper Pearl
Ball Finish: Polished
Hook Potential: 6 (Medium-High) on a scale of 1-10 Low-High
Length: 19 (Medium) on a scale of 1-30 Low-High
RG Differential: 0.053 (Medium-High Flare) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Average: 2.46 (Very Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Reaction Shape: Strong Flip
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium



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Re: Equation
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2006, 01:31:10 PM »
EQUATION – 5 x 5 Pin above the bridge and box finish.

I drilled this ball looking for something I could use on league night when the track burns up....the ball does exactly what I wanted.  The Equation gets through the heads very easily, turns the corner and hits great.  I think this ball would work just fine on oil but is better when the track is burned up.  Awesome ball from Track.  

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Re: Equation
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2007, 11:08:35 AM »
alrite after putting a good load of games on my Equation, i think its time to make a review.

bowler: tweener, ball speed about 20km/h (by the speed meter incorporated on the lanes), tracking low currently with pap 3 to the right and 1 up. This ball is 16lbs, was drilled by ASB-Joe, he didnt know my specs and had it with pin 1-2 inches above the finger holes and cg in middle of span, with a little xhole to make it legal. The Equation is OOB, gave it a hot bath and it was too much, put some brunswick factory polish (high gloss polish) so the reaction didnt change at all.

my house and my league: i would say med-heavy THS, dry outside 8, gold pins. Synthetic lanes and approach newly installed last november.

On my league, straighter is better, even thought no many people can play deeper than me i dont go deep unless i just cant find the shot.

The Equation is my ball to read the lanes, im very comfortable with the reaction. In my case the ball doesnt overreact on fresh oil, its possible after 2-3 games where i have to change lanes and get a big surprise on my first 2 shots on both lanes, adjustment and no overreaction.

I play the lanes in a easy way, 10 to 8, with the intention of keepin it in the oil with a VERY smooth and forward roll into the pocket. Playing this line sometimes will bring quite a few solid 10s or solid 7s on high flush pocket shots. But again, i preffer to sparing 7s or 10s rather than being all over the place.

so to make it simple:

Fresh Oil THS, med to heavy, with dry outside 8: my Equation will skid 40 feet and make a very smooth and forward roll to the pocket. Missing outside wont make it come back, missing inside is still ok.

Messed up overnight open bowling: i can move in and i still have the predictable and the smoothness with forward roll allowing me not to give away the pocket.

Forgiveness: currently in my arsenal, the Equation is the ball that give me the most room for error, compared to other stronger balls such as Recharge, TA (morich), RSX, pro Navy, all those react too much off the dry and tend to be jumpy, asking for a bigger distance from the breakpoint to the pocket, which means less room for error.

Hooking potential: My Equation is far away from being a hooking monster, the predictability and smoothness is the strength and what im lookin for when i take it out of the bag.

Reading the lanes: With couple of shots on different lines i can read the lanes very well, thats why this is the first ball i pull out for my league.

personal opinion: i first thought that this ball was going to be a monster, that was the reason i bought it. After seein the crappy reaction i was getting i totally left it in the closet for a good 2-3 months. In those 2-3 months my knowledge about the game has increased sigfinicantly and i decided to give this ball another chance. I have not looked back yet, my other balls are way stronger but not better. Unless i find a sport condition or extreme carry down, Equation is my best choice.

i hope i was clear enough and helped u to understand how this ball reacts for me, if any questions pm me
When a house bowler misses the mark, misses the break point and strike, for many ppl its called a wallshot. When a pro does that its call adjustment

When a house bowler gets his finger stuck in the ball and fall on the lanes, for many ppl its called lame bowler. When a pro does that its called the Machuga flop! ha i like this one

This guy on youtube posts videos of the PBA
for ppl who dont watch TV or want to save the matches this will be great!
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Re: Equation
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2007, 09:44:05 PM »
I call the Equation Track's ultimate THS ball. This is the ball that I seem to throw the most, because the conditions usually call for it. Drilled Leverage, the #2 drill from the drill sheet, 3 3/8 X 4 1/2. No X-Hole needed. Every member of the Track Legion should have this ball. No need to elaborate on this ball too much, it is exactly as Track advertised. Medium to Light Oil ball, terrific backend and very forgiving if you miss your target. Great ball!


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Re: Equation
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2007, 02:40:55 PM »
Love this ball! Am an older recreational bowler (56) and the only ball I have ever owned is an old Columbia Crown Jewel plastic ball (at least 25 yrs. old). Decided it was time to move to a reactive resin coverstock and got the 16 lb. Track Equation from Bowlers Paradise for $39.99 and had Skip Wilson drill it up for me. I don't know the specifics of the drilling pattern, just that the pin is located above the bridge of my middle fingers with the CG slightly right of palm center and a fingertip grip.

I took the Equation to the lanes to see if the ball would react the way I hoped it would and let me tell you I was simply amazed at how easily the ball hooked and zeroed in on the 1-3 pocket. I was rolling the ball between the 2nd and 3rd arrows, out to where the 1st arrow would be at half-way down the lane and this ball would turn straight for the pocket. Even if I missed my target between the 2nd and 3rd arrows a little bit, the ball didn't seem to care. It would break more if I was wide, and break less if I was inside. Absolutely awesome!

With my old Crown Jewel I average about 170 to 175. My first 5 games with the Equation: 186, 182, 191, 215, 214. I can't wait to get out to the lanes again. I would highly recommend this ball to anyone wanting to move up from a plastic ball to a reactive resin coverstock type of ball.

Update: 11/20/07 - I have now bowled 34 games with this ball. My average is now 197.6 for these 34 games with a high game of 248 and a high 3-game series of 719. This is a great ball!

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Re: Equation
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 05:09:28 PM »
It is time I did a review on this ball.  I am a 58-year-old female, 5’5, and 115 pounds and throw a 15-pound Equation.  I purchased this ball last year and did not particularly like the reaction as it was hooking way more than I was comfortable, however I decided to give this ball another try for the summer league and I am glad I did.  I put the ball in the ball cleaner to take off a little of the hook, which took off about 5 boards allowing me to at least stand on the middle dot and shoot for the 8th to the 10th board.  The ball is amazing, it demolishes the pins and is extremely forgiving.  If I slightly miss and play in the oil it still takes out the rack.  Today I shot 707 series with a high game of 248.  Last week I shot a 773 with a high game of 290.  My highest league average has only been 186 using my Triple x (now retired), so this ball is quite amazing and I would recommend it to anyone!


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Re: Equation
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2010, 05:35:34 AM »
Well I drilled this as a test ball when a good friend of mine who runs a shop started teaching me how to drill my own gear. I put a very peculiar drill in the ball, some might even say unorthodox. But when I need this ball in a pinch, its there. It is laid out 5x4x3, which lands the pin in the mf. Cg at a 45* angle and about 1-1 1/2 away from pin. This ball rolls amazing on drier broken down shots, better than my slingshot which I use for sahara desert dry conditions. But this equation is a great ball! It does have a tendency to jump if my speed or location are off, but otherwise its very smooth and readable down lane, and very predictable rolling it up the boards!
7-10 split converted on 01/24/08, 2nd in 5 yrs

"Do, or do not. There is no try." Yoda
(Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back)

New HI game of 248 with my Roto Grip Spare Tire!!! Heck Yes!!


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Re: Equation
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2010, 10:46:05 PM »
I have been wanting to leave a review for this ball for quite some time now.  This is by far the most versatile ball that I have ever owned.  I recently bowled a tournament where the qualifying was on five different lane conditions:  US Open, Tournament of Champions (39 ft), Chameleon, Shark, and Cheetah.  I was able to use this ball on all five patterns with success.  Granted the reaction was not the greatest on Shark, but hey its a polished 4000 abralon ball.  I was able to make the cut on some of the most demanding lane conditions there are with just this one ball.  I just wish I had another one that was undrilled.  This ball is also very good for your typical league shot too.  There just isn't much this ball can't handle.  If you are listening Track, thanks for this great product and hopefully we will see something like this come around again.