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Triple Threat
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
Product Info

You liked the loved the Threat...Now you will be amazed by the Triple Threat! The Triple Threat combines the core used in the Heat and the Threat with the agressive WOW II Ultra particle coverstock to produce more hook in oil than its predecessors. With its smooth and predictable reaction the Triple Threat is sure to be an effective weapon in any bowler's arsenal. Whether you are a stroker, tweener, or a strapper you will strike fear into the competition.

Technical Info:

Hook Rating: (Dull-Polished) 30-23

Length (1-10): 5

Backend (1-10): 6

Core Technology: Modified Tri-Core

Core Power Rating (1-10): 7

Radius of Gyration: 2.50

Differential: .042

Flare Potential (inches): 5
Coverstock: WOW II Ultra

Color: Violet/Blue
Friction Rating (1-10): 9
Factory Finish: Compound

Recommended Polish: Track Magic Clean N Polish
Reaction Shape: Strong Arc
Lane Condition: Medium with carrydown
Available Weights: 14-16 lbs. TriCore Technology, 12-13 lbs. Core2 Technology  


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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2003, 08:19:05 PM »
Del Warren was kind enough to send Willie Willis one of these balls to test and review.

We laid the ball out with a 4" by 4" layout. With the advise of Del, we drilled the ring finger deep to take out the extra side weight.

After testing this ball on a variety of lane conditions this ball reved up in the mid lane and then made a sweeping move to the pocket. When the heads started to dry up this ball would make a move too early, but with a quick adjustment in the heads, and the ball is right back in the pocket. At the breakpoint, this ball is strong at the break, but controllable.

Any questions, please email me.

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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2003, 09:07:55 AM »
I have had some experience with this ball, and because of that, am getting my own. I just got back from a 2 week vacation without my bowling equipment. I went to my shop to get a few other balls drilled, and bowled a couple of games with the guy before we layed anything out. The lanes were pretty much fried, I was throwing a Hot Rod up 25 with some bad over-under roll-out reactions that were not carrying, my pro-shop operator what throwing his Triple Threat from about 25 out to 8 and it was making a real nice turn with great carry, a way better reaction then my dry lane Hot Rod. The ball has a 1" pin with the pin 1" under the ring finger (RH) and the CG just about on the center line kinda in the palm area. I threw a few shots with it, and it did even better for me, great length, and a strong, but not violent, move to the pins. It seemed to go longer then my Hot Rod, and with a more consistent move. I can't wait till mine comes in.
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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2003, 08:28:45 AM »
Ball had a .25" pin or so with 2 oz TW to start.

I got the ball from my team captain in exchange for an Ebonite V2 Strong. The V2 was 15 lbs, and the Triple Threat was 16 lbs, so we each got a ball we could use.

Anyhow, I ended up drilling the ball with a neat set-up (thanks to the < 0.5 inch pin/cg separation). The pin is at 6-3/4", with the cg at about 6-7/8". The cg is above the pin (mainly so that I could use the side of the ball with more pearlization).

Anyhow, the ball doesn't seem to read the lanes. No matter what the condition, it goes long. That's about it. Even when it checks up early, it's about 3/4 of the way down the lane already.

Track lists the ball as medium w/carrydown.

The only reason I think it might be an accurate placement is the "w/carrydown" aspect. It seems that the ball reacts with the same level of traction regardless of the amount of carrydown.

This is a great ball to have for a late-night shift league. (Even if the heads are fried, you can still loft it to the oil.)

Versatility: 6 cans (with this particular drilling).

Dry: 18 cans; there are better options for dry, but it's still fairly useful.

Medium-dry: 23.5 cans; my only caveat is that the ball doesn't work well going down-in. You need to swing it.

Medium: 21 cans.

Medium-oily: 15 cans.

Oily: ???. I didn't dare try this ball on heavy oil.

Overall: 22 cans. This is one of those great looking balls that I would buy even if it went straight as plastic and hit like foam. If it were any other color combination, I'd give it a rating of 16.

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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2003, 01:21:37 AM »
Triple Threat Review:

This Polished Particle WOW 2 columbia based particle is a straight forward polished particle with a proven triton heat core. I drilled my Triple Threat with the pin out above the fingers 4 1/2 from my PAP and swung the cg/mass bias out at a 60 degrees or #2-3 position.

On oil the ball reads it real well with no hook early with this ball. Clears the fronts real well. If you encounter carry down or do not have alot of hand it needs to go back in the bag. Dry outsides or backends will produce a strong sweeping arc/snap reaction with plenty of hit.

Sanding the ball makes it hook earlier with a smoother but still strong backend.

I would recommend this ball definately for someone with some hand into the ball. Strokers or tweeners will need dry for this ball to work. Expect a polished reactive type reaction with a smoother backend and you have the Triple Threat.

Thanks for reading my review.


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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2003, 02:48:43 AM »
I thought the Threat was great!
A ball for the strong and slow.
Because of the cover added to the already great Threat core, you get a great ball with consistency and power.
This ball does not give up power or angle for Slower speed players or under 14lbs players. Very drilling friendly and cover versatility can make this ball a benchmark in your arsenal.


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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2003, 07:57:39 PM »
I've been throwing a Mutant with matted finish in a heavy oil league and was looking for a ball to switch to after my first two moves left. When the lanes start breaking down, they tend to change surprisingly fast. The Triple Threat's pearl coverstock seems like the perfect complement, and its light particle load lets me stay left in the head oil. It is drilled 5x5 to moderate any flip the core might generate coming off the oil, and produces a very predictable hard arc. Before this ball I was switching to an aggressive reactive coverstock (read: flippy) and got myself into trouble more often than not. The Triple Threat performs *exactly* as advertised and is a beautiful fit between the Mutant and a straight reactive. What remains to be seen is its longevity. My Mutant has 100-200 games on it and, well, I'm still using it. My previous experience with shiny particle balls hasn't been that good.


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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2003, 07:09:53 PM »
I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  I just bought a Triple Threat Monday.  After 2 practice games, I shot 801 for the next three.  Yet ANOTHER great ball from the people at Track.


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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2004, 02:22:13 PM »
Ball specs; 16 lb 4 inch pin

Drill specs: 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 with balance hole 5 inches across from my centre of grip. 1/2 positive side, 1/8 fingers.(excellent drilling from Ausleftie)

Have had mine for about a month now.  When playing it on my THS which has alot more oil then you are used to in the states it outhooks my phenom by a bunch , I have to be around 24 with the inside of my left foot and play it to around fourth board around thirty feets to get it to carry.
Lately I hve been having problems in carry so I moved extra five borads and increased axis tilt and there I found a whole new carry.  
After having it for this time and playing with it I think I need to resurface and polish again.
Before i got this ball my high game was 268, but now I have 278, 279 and last night i did a 290, also in a seven game block managed to shoot 1551 with it.  Just love it


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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2004, 04:51:36 PM »
Layed this baby out pin above middle finger and cg on midplane with a x hole and took red scotch brite pad to take off glossy finish.

This ball arcs so smooth and it hits well.  Not too much of an over under ball as I thought it would be.  

A definate keeper in my bag.
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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 06:36:10 PM »
Track Triple Threat
Weight: 15#
Pin Placement: 2-3"
Top Weight: N/A

3 1/2" Pin Above the Ring Finger. CG Stable. No Weight Hole.

Oil Pattern:
AMF Synthetics, oiled to 38' and buffed to 45'.
Although, the oil on the low end of the house seems to have more hold. The far end of the house seem like the outsides are dryer and/or the oil pattern is shorter.

First Impressions:
This ball is smoother than my Heat Blast. When I first threw it comparing my Desert Heat, the DH gave me a sharper reaction at the breakpoint than the TT.

General Thoughts:
When I found out this ball had the WOW2 cover, I really thought I wasn't going to like it. Particle covers have always given me trouble reaction wise. I first noticed how smooth it rolled into the pocket and was very surprised when my Desert Heat was snapping quicker off the breakpoint. The positive here is I have nothing that reacts like the Triple Threat in the bag. It is very controllable and keeps the pins low.

Very smooth and for a player like myself (between tweener and power tweener), with this layout I can play straighter angles than what the lanes and the oil pattern usually dictates to me. I feel this ball will burn up for crankers that lay the ball out like mine is. This ball gives decent ball reaction and if you are struggling to find a medium to medium light oil ball, try finding a Triple Threat!

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Re: Triple Threat
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 08:17:20 PM »
Thrown righty with two hands

I was out at East Islip Lanes on Long Island and didn't have any of my own balls so I found this ball at the alley and i was surprised. It fit my hand perfectly and was drilled to go long and have a violent snap in the backend. I shot a 203, 201, 268 for a 672 series. Not a bad ball. Good job Track
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