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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Hook Rating: (Dull-Polished) 27-20

Length (1-10): 7

Backend (1-10): 6.5

Core Technology: Modified TRICORE Technology

Core Power Rating (1-10): 7

Radius of Gyration: 2.50

Differential: .042

Coverstock: WOW 2 Pearl

Color: Purple/Silver/Black Multicolor

Friction Rating (1-10): 7

Factory Finish: Polished

Recommended Polish: Track Magic - Clean N Polish

Reaction Shape: Strong Arc

Lane Condition: Medium

Available Weights: 14-16 lbs. TRICORE Technology, 12-13 lbs. Core2 Technology



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Re: Threat
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2004, 03:45:19 AM »
I posted a very early review on 03/11/04. I said I would comment after more games. I figured out the correct way to play this ball and WOW was this incredible. On Thursday, March 25th, 2004, I shot 269, 267, & 248 total = 784. This is my highest ever. Then the following Sunday, March 28th, 2004, I shot 248, 277, & 235 total = 760. These were my two highest series ever all within a couple of days. I only average in the low to mid 200's. This ball is unbelievable in medium oil to dry condition. The ball gets down the lane nicely and sets up great and explodes on the back end. The ball HITS LIKE A MACK TRUCK! Under medium to dry conditions, you can play more straight up then any other ball that I have and then the ball makes a mad dash for the pocket with a ton of energy left. Track gets a 10 from me, BUT WHY ARE THEY YOU DISCONTINUING IT?

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Re: Threat
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2004, 04:45:04 PM »
I'm only 13 years of age, and have just started to bowl with Track. I throw a 90 degrees angle, and about 10-12 revs, throwing about 14 mph.

I heard from a friend that this ball was an awesome ball. I found it for a cheap price and ordered it. The first time I bowled, I had a 185 average. I am normally a 160 average. Ever since, I have noticed it works better on Medium-Dry lanes, and on heavier oil, it doesn't react as much. If it didn't react hard, I just rolled the ball better and put more revs, and that did the trick.


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Re: Threat
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2004, 07:46:43 PM »
Ball: 4x 5 layout, pin above ring finger, factory surface

Lane Conditions: Wood lanes, 44ft house shot, dry on the outsides

Hook: For being particle, this ball reacted so much like a reactive. Length and extremely strong at the breakpoint. If there is carrydown or the backends are spotty at all and the ball hits it......skate city. It has to have dry backends in order to move. 7.5

Control: It has a strong breakpoint, but it is typical every time there. Meaning, if you hit the mark it will react the same every time, but if you miss it will be unforgiving. 8.0

Hit: It hits rather well, but not quite up with some of the other Track balls. It does not OVER HIT though, it gives just enough, and it carries well. There always seems to be a messenger on the deck to take a pin that was left behind.

Readability: This is definately not the ball someone would want to use to read the lanes. It is way too skid/flip for that. 7.0

Overall: I can see how this ball was so popular. I see it much more playable for someone with slower ball speed. Give it a chance to react, and it will treat you well.

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Re: Threat
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2004, 09:52:18 PM »
Okay, this ball started to calm down a bit, just like my Crash, but threw it a couple of times, and I couldn't control it, it hooked a bit too hard sometimes. I think it was because I polished it, and it hooks a good amount, and has a good entry angle.


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Re: Threat
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2004, 11:03:50 PM »
The Track-Threat is very good on mid oil lanes and some heavy oil lanes. i own a Storm-Shock Trauma and Track-Threat and I really use the threat more cuz it burns up the lanes.


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Re: Threat
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2005, 06:45:56 PM »
I'm 18 years old, ive been bowling now for 3 years and i carried a 197 average this last year, i throw this ball and a lane 1 buzzsaw, i like my buzzsaw better, its more predictable, but ive bowled a 289, and 290 with this ball, which are my two high games.


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Re: Threat
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2005, 02:37:57 PM »
Got ball back in Nov.
Pin-above ring finger
small x hole on pap
Ball goes long well too long for me
I think maybe it's the setup on it,because mine never played like others.
I usually throw it through the break point even on dry lanes,have to slow it down to get a 3-4 board break out of it. I aint gonna diss it cuz I do believe it's the setup.
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Re: Threat
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2005, 10:40:07 PM »
Got lucky and found a NIB 14# off ebay for $50. Drilled 1:00 with no weight hole by Mike D'Ambrosio Track staff member in Rockville Centre. A few games of practice playing up 10-5 one word "AWESOME"...Swithed pairs and move inside. I can see why this ball was liked by many. Lanes are AMF synthetics and bowled on the modified house shot. 1st sanction tournament of the season and I open up with a 300..Man I'm looking for anther one
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Re: Threat
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2008, 12:39:16 AM »
Ball: 16-pound, 4.25-inch pin, X-out for low top weight (0.97 oz)
Drill: CG-axis drilling (4.5x0), pin above ring, no weight hole, surface in box finish
Me: Tweener, PAP 4 over 3/8 up, good speed, good ball circumference

Bought this ball for a couple of reasons, the first being it cost me $14 on eBay. But with a ball with top weight this low, I figured it would be a good choice to put some kind of experimental drilling on.

Turns out I was correct. The CG-axis drilling I picked makes this ball infinitely controllable and a great choice late in a block. My house is on the dry side of medium, but because it does not have a drastic "wall" in the middle of the lane, by the end of the night, chasing the oil typically means moving outside and playing away from the track area.

The combination of this ball's mild particle pearl cover, the layout and the fact it's simply older technology at this point make it a good fit for my needs.  The ball covers outside angles well without overreacting, but still has enough fight in it to be useful early in a block from more inside angles.

This ball is an ideal choice for bowlers needing an "alternative piece" to complement newer, more aggressive balls. X-outs are still available through some shops and most of the X-outs I've seen are for top weight numbers only, which actually can work in your favor.

Glad I bought it. It was a steal for the money and fills a niche.