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EMB XF
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The EMB XF: The EMB XF features leadingedge
shell and core technology that
creates extra flip at the breakpoint
for greater performance. The specifications
of the EMB XF are: Ball
Construction: Elliptical single density
block; Recommended Lane
Condition: Medium to oily; Backend
Rating: 7; Hook Rating: 17; Length:
5; Flare Potential: 6"; Core Design:
HyperactiveTM technology; Radius
of Gyration: 2.54; Differential: .040; Cover Stock: ProTracktion
Plus Pearl; Color: Blue/Green multicolor;
Finish: Polished; Pin
Placement: 0-5"; Hardness: 76 -
78; Available Weights: 14-16 lbs

 

Hin Hale

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2001, 01:46:24 AM »
This is the best EMB.
I´ve popped mine with pin under the bridge, emb 2" right of my thumb and a balancehole 6" over. It rolls very well, with a tremendous backend.
It hooks earlier than the original Trauma, but something like that.
A great ball.

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2001, 05:05:19 PM »




IT DOESN'T HOOK?    Put some hand in it!
This is the best Track piece I have thrown since the original Triton Heat!
This ball is great for playing really deep on a second shift or late shift.  Lots of mid-lane movement.
A definite 10!

Brenton Davy

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2001, 09:55:57 AM »
Me: Lefty, 18mph ball speed, forward roll and low to medium revs

EMB XF drilled Rev leverage 0 finger/thumb weight and 3/4oz + side weight, 3" pin 10 c'clock beneath fingers, CG at grip mid line, 1" out from grip centre line, balance hole at 6 3/4" from grip centre. EMB logo is in strong position.

Straight of the drill press on school holiday condition (quadruple to 38 feet,{double in the morning, played on all day then again at 5pm buff to 40 feet} lots of carry down).

The ball didn't move a whole lot, but the carry was excellent.  The transition was smooth and continuous if very late due to the conditions.  I am happy to report about 7 love taps on the the 7 pin, no 8's or 9's.  It proves this ball doesn't have to hook heaps to score well, (Corey, TAKE NOTE!!!!!!) and it fits nicely between the EMB block and EMB Pearl.  I guess 785/3 in league straight of the drill press says enuff.

Will post another review when I get to use it on fresh conditions

AUS leftie

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2001, 07:23:33 AM »
I set this ball up with a stacked leverage drilling.  Pin at 12 o'clock to the CG, centre of grip kicked out about 1 inch.  Balance hole 6 3/4 from centre of grip.  Ball left with 1/8 finger and 5/8 positive side.

Well they weren't joking when they said this ball provided extra flip.  I used it on a easy league condition and found I had to move an extra 6 boards right (I"m a lefty) and throw it towards the edge compared to my Heat 2 pearl.  It had no problem getting through the heads, my only problem was controlling the flip at the backend.  This ball keeps coming back and offered the best drive through the pin deck I've seen since the Heat 2 Pearl.

I also used it on a 37ft sport pattern today and found down 3 board it was hitting too hard!!!  I could play up the edge no problems but when it got the pocket it exploded the rack and sent pins flying.  The problem was that because of the extra concentration of oil in the front half, the ball was revving it's butt off so when it did hit the backend it went right in an aweful hurry.  I left a few 8 pins and sent a whole heap of messengers across the deck (on the full), most missing infront.

In summary, this ball is the biggest turning ball in my Track arsenal to date.  This is only because of the sharp turn it has when it hits the backend resulting in more boards covered.  This ball will be great to complement my Heat 2 pearl and Black Stomp which I use most of the time.  9/10

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2001, 10:11:50 PM »
The New EMB-XF is one hard hitting ball!

We drilled our XF label leverage with the pin and CG 4x4 NO Wt. hole!
we tested our ball on a typical house pattern and found this ball to be very smooth! Excellent backend finish and Tremendous Hitting Power!

I have read the reviews posted by several bowlers and I have to say that depending on your strength of release will exactly determine what you get out of this ball! I am average speed, average lift and turn! and for me this ball is smooth and not a big hooker! Its cover is easily adjusted to help get more or less depending on the lane conditions your bowling on!

If you have strong backends, then this ball will be at its best!!!
If you are on Oil to Heavy Oil, then this ball may "Skate" and not provide good ball reaction until the lanes begin to break down!

As we tested ours on a Friday Classic league, it begin to really show its strength late into the second and third games.

The EMB-XF is a friendly ball that will not let you down when it hits!

I recommend this ball to all bowlers and am glad to see Track put some Magic back into its products!

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Tyrone_Ongpauco

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2001, 11:48:43 AM »
Hello, got the ball 3 days ago, drilled it up for a tournament we have here. Placed the pin right next to my ring finger, the cg shifted to the right, and the emb to the right of my thumb. Kinda like a 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 drilling. Placed the extra hole below my PAP for more reaction. The lanes were oiled long with a little OB from the 5th board down. On fresh conditions, this ball would skate on the oil, but on broken down conditions, this ball is good. Nice skid, long arcing reaction with a little flip on the backend. Good ball!!!
Tyrone Ongpauco
Philippines

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2001, 11:33:20 AM »
A great ball at a good price. Mine is drilled max lev. 3 3/8 x 3 3/8. Shot last night on second shift mens classic league. Playing 20 to 10 while taking my hand out of it a bit, this ball hits like a train. Somewhat squirty, but otherwise a great ball. Rate this ball a 9 out of 10. Good choice.

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2001, 12:21:47 PM »
Second review of this ball, Awwwwwsome!!!!

 Bowled a sweeper at a tough house this weekend and had so much area with this ball. Playing 25 to 15 this ball stuck the pocket everytime taking out the corners. Left a few solid 8's and 9's but thats it. Shot 227-247-203-202-248. In match play i lost with the 248 but this ball gave me the area I needed to score well on a very demanding condition. Great ball Track. This is the only track ball i throw but with how this ball is working, I might not hesitate to get the Hex to compliment it.

Bowl299

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2001, 04:22:11 PM »
Here is another ball that hits like a freight train
and hooks alot for a polish ball.

This Ball is Drill to be aggressive.

I would suggest to buy this ball especially if you
have the other Emb balls. It will give you more room
on the lanes when you need it but if can not controls
the other awesome to go to. This ball lets you read the
lanes with out false reading.

tankantc

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2002, 10:55:06 PM »
Good ball when the back ends are strong.  We normally have very weak back ends and this ball just doesn't finish on that shot for me.  I throw about 17MPH and 18+ revs and I leave many flat tens with the weak back ends.  But when they are there WOW, this ball hits extremely well and creates a great area.  All in all an 8 out of 10 for this ball.  Definitely a keeper in my book.

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2002, 03:49:57 AM »
this ball hits. I am a lefthander with higher than average speed and hand. i can play any condition with this ball. i have it layed out negative for me. the pin sits right under my middle finger and the mb is to the left of my thumb.  the first night i throw it i puckered and my my 300 for the fourth time this year. the ball is a must get if a track or columbia fan

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2002, 10:42:47 AM »
HI IM BACK AND TO START WITH IM REVIEWING MY XF I HAD IT DRILLED BASICALLY DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT DRILLING I HAD IT DULLED FOR GREATER HOOK IT WAS FINE FOR 2MONTHS OR SO ON HEAVY OIL BUT AFTER A WHILE THE HOOK GRADUALLY FADES THIS BALL NEEDS ALOT OF CLEANING AND RESURFACING TO KEEP IT CONSISTANT

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2003, 02:45:52 PM »
HEY ALL I HAVE HAD THIS BALL FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER GOOD BALL FROM TRACK I AM PRETTY MUCH A TRACK FREAK IT IS ABOUT ALL I THROW PIN UNDER MIDDLE FINGER CG 1/4" FROM CENTER OF GRIP ABOUT 3/16 OZ SIDE WEIGHT AND 1/4 OZ THUMB THIS BALL FLAT OUT FLIPS AND IT DOES NOT BURN UP EVEN IF THE HEADS ARE DRY ALL IN ALL A GOOD BALL FROM TRACK
GRIP IT AND RIP IT

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Re: EMB XF
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2003, 03:35:51 PM »
Picked this ball up from a good friend of mine because I was looking for something with a bit more backend than my Warrior.  What I got was a ball with less backend but an amazing control ball.  Can go to this when the lanes begin to dry up anywhere (in the heads or on the backend) and will still get an amazing reaction.  Ball is punched up with the Pin above and to the right of the ring finger, the CG above and to the right of the thumb (about a 4+ in. pin) and a balance hole about four inches off to the right of the center of my palm.  (I know that's a terrible description of how it's drilled but I'm not too familiar with PAP measurement and how to tell if it's 4x4 or 5x5, etc.)

Like I said before, amazing control on this ball, very forgiving, tug it and it skids, push it out and it'll come back.  Ball hits very hard and long as I hit the ball and don't fluff it out there.  Overall a very complementary ball when the lanes are starting to get squirly and I need something other than a heavy rolling particle or a skid/snap reactive.
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