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Xception 5.0
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Tournament bowlers like you have no off season, and you want the latest evolution in bowling ball technology before you hit the tournament trail. Well, it's here and just in time for competition - the Xception 5.0. Complementing the Xception and the Rule GP2 the Xception 5.0 unleashes the fastest spin time in Track history - a phenomenal 5.0 seconds - for unprecedented mid-lane transition.


Xception 5.0 Specs
Hook Rating 40-31  
Length 5.0  
Backend 9.5  
Core Technology Morpheus 2.0  
Core Power 8.5  
RG 2.53  
Differential 0.047  
Determinator Spin Time 5.0  
Flare Potential 6.5  
Coverstock Fang LS Particle  
Friction Rating N/A  
Finish 1000-Grit Compound Polish  
Polish Magic Shine  
Reaction Shape Flip  
Lane Condition Medium Oil  

 

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 01:20:04 PM »
Track X-Ception 5.0

1st X-Ception 5.0 Specs
Weight: 15#
Pin: 3"
Top Weight: 2.75 oz

1st Layout:
Pin Below the Bridge, MB strong @ 5 o'clock

2nd X-Ception 5.0 Specs
Weight: 15#
Pin: 2"
Top Weight: 3 oz

2nd Layout:
3 3/8" Pin below, Stacked Leverage with Weight Hole and Mass Bias kicked out at 5 o'clock. Scuffed to 1000 grit grey scotchbrite.

Thoughts:
This ball is just not designed for my style and I just do not get a great reaction with it either. The original X-Ception is by far a better hitting and better reacting ball than its counterpart, the 5.0! My teammate, who is on Track's amateur staff absolutely loves his and gets a great reaction with his but it is just NOT what I thought it would be. I'm sure once I find a specific condition for this ball, it will do the trick and I'm not downing it altogether, but it just doesn't work for me. Sometimes in the heads it will get through clean and snap back hard, but then sometimes it will give me that over/under feeling, just the same as the first one we laid out. It is still in my locker at the home house I bowl in, but it does NOT go with me to league nights regularly. I'm sure other bowlers out there have found great success like my team mate, but I just can't break the 5.0's code.

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005, 05:52:25 PM »

I drilled 2 Xception 5.0's. Both balls have the pin under the fingers. One has the mb at 45 degrees the other at 90 degrees. These balls compliment each other very well. The 45 degree drill is a hook and layoff ball that I use on fresh backends. This keeps the ball from driving to hard through tthe pins. The 90 degree drill I scuffed lightly with a burgandy pad to pick up a roll sooner. This ball works better when the backends get some carry down and you need the ball to finish. I can also use this ball on slightly longer patterns. In my arsenal this ball fits between the GP2 and the Xception.


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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005, 01:46:56 PM »
I drilled 2 Xception 5.0's

The 1st is 5x3 with the pin under the fingers and the MB at 80.  The Xhole is on my axis. Box Surface.  This ball gets through the fronts and REALLY reads the midlane with a very smooth move in the back.  This ball works well on the fresh but really shines when the track starts to open up.  This ball reminds me a lot of the Absolute Inferno with better bit.

The 2nd is a 5.5x4 with the pin over the fingers and the MB at 45.  The Xhole is on my axis and Box surface.  This ball has about 5 more boards of backend that the 1st 5.0.  This ball gets down the lane very nicely and saves a lot of energy for the back.  I used this ball during doubles and singels at ABC.  I shot 666 & 766 with this ball.  When the track starts to break down and there is some carry down on the back, this ball is a MONSTER.

This is one of the best balls I have EVER thrown!
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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 03:48:18 PM »
Ball:
 pin 5 inches from PAP and under bridge. The MB is 1/2 inch inside of my VAL. I left the OOB surface on it.

Lane Conditions:
 I have used this ball on synthetic and wood lanes. I am not sure of the pattern on the synthetics, but the wood lanes had several different patterns.

HOOK:
Heavy oil- The 5.0 will handle some oil, particularly for those with slower ball speeds. I don't see it as a true oil ball, unless the surface is adjusted accordingly. 8.0 out of 10

Medium- This is where the 5.0 shines like a real 'Diamond". It can cover mediums to medium/heavy for any style. It clears the heads nicely and makes a strong yet predictable move on the backends. Most bowlers will love how it allows them to open up a shot even if their hand would not normally allow so with other equipment. 9.5 out of 10

Light- Most of us will not be able to use the 5.0 on drier conditions. When it encounters friction it wants turn. With the Heat and the Desert Heat Track as far better options for dry lanes. 4.0 out of 10

Total Hook is going to be comparable to the Rule. HOWEVER, if you face fresh backends, the 5.0 could easily outhook the Rule by 5 boards.
Total Hook: 8.5

Control:
With the OOB finish the 5.0 is going to reaction too violently off of dry to be a control ball. With the proper layout and the proper surface prep it could offer up a smooth arc throughout the lane. 6.0 out of 10

Expected Reaction:
When I drilled this ball I didn't expect is breakpoint to be this strong, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Bowlers can expect length and backend. Those with the original Xception will see similiar reaction throughout the lane, only add 5-7 boards throughout the lane.

Impact:
My new TOY! The 5.0 hits the pins very well no matter what angle you are trying to get to the pocket from. Usually a ball hits awesome from one particular area, but when it is played in a part of the lane it was not drilled for it will suffer. NOT the 5.0. The only time it lacked PUNCH at the pocket was when I tried to use it on a condition without enough oil.
10 out of 10

Readability:
I have stated in the past that I don't like to read lanes with a ball that moves very strong off of the breakpoint. The 5.0 is the "exception" to that Rule for me. The Goo particle pearl gives good length and with the nice coloring you can see the transition from heavy oil to buff to dry with ease. I did not do so, but if the backend reaction was smoothened out a bit with a smoother coverstock the 5.0 could fit this slot real nicely!
8.0 out of 10

Strengths:
Use the 5.0 on medium conditions through med/heavy. It is best when there is oil to get it down the lane. Weaker releases will like how it will still move off of the breakpoint with authority. I have never thrown a ball that cuts through carrydown as well as the 5.0.

Weaknesses:
Stay away from the extremes. Heavy oil is too much for this ball, and if you are on heavy you should have the Rule GP2 anyways. Light oil is not good because the particle pearl cover is going to need some assistance getting down the lane.

Comments:
If you are a bowler that has been wanting to try Track and have yet to have a ball catch your eye, try this one! It will be useable on most of the conditions you will face.

Overall Rating:
9.5 out of 10. I want so badly to give the ball a perfect 10. When you have a ball like this one that can keep you in play for atleast 6-9 games on most shots, it is difficult to not think it is perfect.
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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005, 10:01:30 PM »
This ball is a perfect fit between the Xception and GP2.

I drilled mine with the pin below and between my fingers,
CG stacked below pin and mass bias below my thumb.
I drilled it this way so the ball will check up early
for the longer PBA patterns.

I left it out of the box and used it on a house shot
the ball rolled up nice in the mid-lane and still finished strong.

However, it wasn't what I was looking for so I scuffed it with a
wet grey scotch bright pad. It was even better on a house shot,  
but I still wanted it to check up quicker and harder.

So I scuffed it again with a wet red scotch bright pad.
This seemed to do the trick as it checked up quick but still
had nice hook on the back.

I love the way this ball fine tuned so easily
it gave me plenty of options without losing hitting power.

I see this combination getting plenty of use this summer.

I haven't drilled my other 5.0 as I'm waiting to see how the
the changes to the PBA regional patterns are going to play out.
I will post again when I drill the other 5.0.



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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2005, 05:59:36 PM »
I feel the exception 5.0 fills the gap between the GP2 and the Xception.I feel this ball is very versitale.If you leave this ball out of the box it read the lane a little earlier than the exception, but just as strong on the backend.If you knock the shine off of it,it will read the midlane even earlier but it never quits on the back.I laid mine out with the pin 4 1/2 from axis and MB 4 from axis and the weight hole target weighted.Another great piece from Del and the boys.I am really looking foward to the new pieces i saw at bowl expo.I promise everybody will love these new pieces.

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2005, 08:18:32 PM »
Drilled two 5.0s, First one drilled 5 by 4 pin under bridge extra hole at 4 inches. Ball is clean through the heads and is very strong in the midlane and backend. I was supprised at the amount of hook I get and was impressed with the hit. I would say a couple of boards stronger than the Rule and reads the middles better than the Exception.

 Second one drilled 4 1/2 by 7, pin under ring finger and MB left of thumb. Ball reads middle of lane better but is much weaker on the back. They are about an arrow different in the amount of hook but both hit well. The second doesn't hit as hard as the first but carries very well.

Very good ball with Exceptional Hit and carry. Good step between GP2 and the Exception.
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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2005, 11:46:38 AM »
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A gift from Anthony (AChappy) Chapman and first time throwing it shot 696! If you are accurate and speed is on point the pocket is history, you will crush everytime.  Turns up alot harder than the Xception and is rev friendly to those with hand. The 5.0 will get down the lane and it will turn over, a negatively yet positive attribute about this ball is that it will tell you if the lanes are drying up....It told me through a pocket 4-6! On the positive side a minor adjustment and you can still keep the ball in play.  Hitting power is the equivalent to the juggernaut on steriods-Bottom line this ball is dang good....Xceptionally Good.  Nuff Said!



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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2005, 12:44:01 AM »
Xception 5.0

Drilled 4 ¼ X 5 1/8 X 1 ½

Patterns used:  House and PBA Regional Pattern #1 (40ft)

Medium rev player with average ball speed

The Xception 5.0 is a wonderful compliment to the original Xception.  The 5.0 creates excellent skid through the front part of the lane with a smooth continuous backend.  The 5.0 will is overall a stronger ball than the original Xception however neither is a heavy oil ball like the GP2.  The 5.0 is a great ball for medium to medium to dry conditions, as well as medium length patterns.  The particle pearl coverstock helps control the backend into a smooth continuous motion rather than a hockey stick like reaction.  The 5.0 is great for a medium pattern with fresh backend.  Overall the 5.0 is a great ball to have in your arsenal for medium conditions.

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2005, 02:12:18 PM »
Pap – 5 over ¾ up, rotation 45 degrees, speed 14-15, weight 14lbs
Layout 4 7/8 x 4mb on val, 1 5/8 above mid line

Testing conditions: various…tried this in 4 different houses in out of box condition

Readability and Hook:  On the over under shots, I actually had to stand pretty far left on the approach to start because of it’s strength off the free hook.   It pushed easily downlane and had a very hard turn on the backend.

In the out of box finish, I had better success on a med/med condition, just shy of heavy.  This is where the ball showed it’s true strength.  It read the midlane very nicely and had a very strong backend reaction.  It opened up the backend tremendously offering a ton of room for recovery.

Control:  This ball responds very strong once it encounters friction.  It had a much better look and offered more of a strong arc on the medium conditions.

Hit:  Once making its turn, this ball offers very good hit and carry.  

Overall: This is another great addition to the Track family in the medium oil range that helps the bowler get good length and a strong backend reaction.  This ball sits about 3-4 boards less than the Aggressive and about 4-5 more than the Xception.  For the bowler who likes to attack the shot from a deeper line and wants good recovery, this is your ball.

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2005, 05:17:16 PM »
First reviews from a new Track Regional Staffer:

I am a right handed power tweener.  Approximately 30 degrees of tilt, 17 mph ball speed and a rev rate in the area of 370.  Axis coordinates of 4 3/8” over and 27/32” up.

Xception 5.0 #1:

Drilled my first Exception 5.0 with the pin just above and to the right of my middle finger.  Pin is 4 ¾ from my PAP with the mass bias 4 7/8” inches from my PAP (a 1 ¼” kick from my midline).  There is no extra hole.  If comparing to the Track Mass Bias drill chart, this drilling falls closest to the ‘sharp break’ drilling.  If you prefer the degree layout method, this one checks in at 60 degrees.  I used this ball out of the box on both a house shot and a tougher patter of 40’ flat, both on AMF synthetic lanes (1 year old).  With the box finish on the house shot I could really wheel it.  Inside out with plenty of recovery, however this resulted in plenty of 9 pins and some seriously ugly splits as my entry angle was simply too sharp.  On the 40’ flat pattern, the box finish went too long and resulted in a rather over under reaction.  Off to the spinner I went.  Hit the ball with a wet grey scotch brite and whoa, what a difference.  Amazing late midlane rev and PLENTY of hitting power.  Evened out the reaction on the house shot and I had the whole lane.  On the 40’ flat pattern, once they broke down a touch, was able to play around 13 to 7 with much success.

Xception 5.0 #2:

Wanting a bit more midlane roll and a more arcing backend shape than I had with Xception 5.0 #1, drilled this ball with the pin under my ring finger 3 ¾” from PAP.  The mass bias measures in at 4 ½”  from my PAP (2” kick off midline).  There is no extra hole.  This relates to the hook and set drilling on the Track Mass Bias drill chart.  If using the degree method, this measures in at 50 degrees.  Used this ball out of the box as well and still found that on the house shot, while I could wheel the lane I still needed a touch sooner midlane read and hit this ball with a wet grey scotch brite pad as well.  PERFECT!  Strong, predictable with unbelievable hitting power.  The lower pin and shorter pin to PAP distance resulted with a very predictable hard arcing movement and pin shredding results.  On the 40’ flat pattern I was able to find a good look around 17 to 12 with this ball.  Again, very predictable and plenty of backend.

 Overall, the Xception 5.0 proves to be a very versatile ball that can hold up to various drillings and cover adjustments.  Don’t look for it to be an absolute hook monster, but if you are looking for something with plenty of downlane energy, don’t overlook this one.

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2005, 01:14:41 PM »
What a great ball from Track. If you are the least bit rev challenged, this is the ball for you. This revs off your hand with ease. When the midlanes dry out, it's time to put this one up for me. I have used this ball in three regionals on 3 different lane patterns. (all wood surfaces)

This ball worked very well playing in and hooking the lanes, throwing hard up the track area with a weak release and playing the gutter on a shorter pattern. 5 inch pin from Axis MB 5 1/4.

The regular Xception work great for me when the lanes dry out a little and I need to move inside and open up the lane. The 5.0 can be used on the fresh.
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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2005, 11:39:25 PM »
One word some this one up....Exceptional!... No pun intended

This is potentially the ball of the year.  It's that good!

My ball: 15.4lbs, 3 oz of top

I have this drilled pin over and to the right of ring, MB in the strong
position.  All I can say is wow!.  This ball comes back from anywhere
...and then some..
I have used this ball with success at the Nationals, BTM, and in sport shot
leagues, on multiple patterns.  Flat, THS, nothing seems to stop this
monster!
The only drawback is the ball needs some oil in the heads to control it.
The backend, while very strong, is consistent and predictable, stronger
than the Rule.  The 5.0 gives a better midlane read than the  Original
Xception, while offering better oil handling capabilities.  Once again,
surface tweaks will allow the ball to be extremely versatile.
This first appeared to me to be the Unleashed replacement, but it's truly
the Unleashed taken to the next level....

This ball is a 9.9 out of 10...

Great Job Del, Brian and co.!

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Re: Xception 5.0
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2005, 11:39:30 PM »
One word some this one up....Exceptional!... No pun intended

This is potentially the ball of the year.  It's that good!

My ball: 15.4lbs, 3 oz of top

I have this drilled pin over and to the right of ring, MB in the strong
position.  All I can say is wow!.  This ball comes back from anywhere
...and then some..
I have used this ball with success at the Nationals, BTM, and in sport shot
leagues, on multiple patterns.  Flat, THS, nothing seems to stop this
monster!
The only drawback is the ball needs some oil in the heads to control it.
The backend, while very strong, is consistent and predictable, stronger
than the Rule.  The 5.0 gives a better midlane read than the  Original
Xception, while offering better oil handling capabilities.  Once again,
surface tweaks will allow the ball to be extremely versatile.
This first appeared to me to be the Unleashed replacement, but it's truly
the Unleashed taken to the next level....

This ball is a 9.9 out of 10...

Great Job Del, Brian and co.!

Chris Larsen
Track Amateur Staff
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