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Strata Hybrid Review
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:56:48 PM »
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BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 2-3"

Starting Top Weight: 2.7oz

Ball Weight: 15.2oz


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4"

Drill Angle: 50

VAL Angle: 70


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 375-400

Ball Speed: 17-18 off the hand

PAP/Track: 4.25 Right & 0.25 Up


SURFACE PREP

Grit:  OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


LANE CONDITION

Length:  40ft

Volume: 23.4mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House Shot (Nothing is Typical Anymore)


BALL REACTION


Length: 7 out of 10 (10 being the Longest)

Back End: 7 out of 10 (10 being the Strongest)

Overall Hook: 7 out of 10 (10 being HOOK-MONSTER)

Response to Friction: 8 out of 10 (10 being Fastest)

Breakpoint Shape:  See Review


Review

In my opinion, the Strata Line of bowling balls are some of the hardest hitting bowling balls that have been designed by Track Bowling.  The Hybrid cover on this ball matched with this layout (see pic attached) allows the ball to be less susceptible to oil out of the box. It is recommended that you knock the shine off the ball to start 1k or 2k abralon/saair and either re-polish or let the ball lane shine)

The cover also allows for a little cleaner push through the front part of the lane than it's counterpart the Strata Solid; allowing the ball to store more energy as it heads toward the friction zone.  This is a good compliment when the Solid is encountering friction a little too early and you need a few extra feet of length to properly play a lane front to back.

With this particular layout, I like using it on really cliffed or wet/dry patterns as it allows me to get in and create steep angles through the front part of the lane.  The cover helps make it easier to do that versus a Solid which may respond too early or too quickly in the midlane.

My Hybrid is part of a 3-ball bag that contains a Stellar and KnockOut with nearly identical layouts.  The Strata Hybrid gives me that little extra pop off the friction when my Stellar is a little slower and my Knockout is a little early. 


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

Layout Picture:
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10161180603979908&set=pcb.10161180604564908

Ball Motion Video:
https://www.facebook.com/820929907/videos/pcb.10161180604564908/329741592266684
Stephen Hahn
PBA Professional
Brunswick Regional Staffer
VISE Regional Staffer