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Kinetic Amethyst
« on: July 17, 2018, 01:51:03 PM »
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Track continues the popular Kinetic series in the Track Kinetic Amethyst. This ball features the modified Kinetic core which has a low RG, medium differential, and low mass bias. These components allow this ball to save its energy longer but use it quicker. Track has combined this core with the QR-6 Pearl coverstock which gives length with a quick reaction to friction. With a 500/1000 grit polished finish this ball is recommended for medium oil patterns. This mid performance ball with a mid performance price and an asymmetric core is hard to beat.

Color: Purple/Light Purple
Coverstock: QR-6 Pearl
Core: Modified Kinetic
Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
RG: 2.49**
Differential: .038**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Reaction: Length w/ Strong Backend
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil

 

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Re: Kinetic Amethyst
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 07:30:53 AM »
The Kinetic really shocked me. The Amethyst is different than it predecessors in the Emerald and Ruby.

For me I never really cared for the Emerald, it just didn't match well to my game at all. The Ruby was better, it is really smooth and great on the fresh sport patterns. The Amethyst is a little cleaner than the Emerald was and has more continuation down lane. For me the Emerald got into the roll phase a little too soon and the Amethyst changes that. It goes thru the pins very well.

I decided to drill this with a 50x4x80... I had a Cyborg Pearl drilled the same and absolutely loved it so went with this layout for this too.  What I got was a phenomenal ball reaction that I haven't seen in the Kinetic line yet. It is plenty clean through the fronts, and the layout tamed the backend down some but still has plenty of continuation. This will be very useful when I want the ball to clear the fronts and not get too angular.

I will be drilling another one of these with a pin up layout to utilize the angularity it can produce.
Adam Baer
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Re: Kinetic Amethyst
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 08:25:29 PM »
The Kinetic Amethyst complements the Emerald and Ruby nicely as it will get further down the lane than both before responding to the friction.  Due to the great length this ball offers, you should never run out of room when needing to play deeper inside.  As with the other Kinetics, energy retention and hitting power are not a problem.  This ball is perfect for drier THS’s or tournament conditions where the heads and mids are a bit toasty.

Michael Snell
Track Bowling Amateur Staff