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C-G ProShop-Carl

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Your TRACK status???
« on: May 20, 2007, 06:43:35 AM »
Folks, this post is out there to see where you stand when it comes to Track Equipment. We have had to endure a long time since our last release. Some have ventured to other equipment, some have sat on what you already had and have been waiting patiently for the next releases.

Many things have been stated recently by Rick and myself. You know that the TAG-TEAM is on board with Track and that we will remain here to give info or suggestions as we have always been. None of that will change. We will continue to help with your questions about bowling equipment in general. NONE of that will change.

Are you interested in the NEW Track knowing that the TAG-TEAM will be around to support the equipment and address any of the concerns that you may have about it? Remember, with all of what we have been provided Rick and I are really impressed with Track's plans for the future. The equipment will again be leading edge in the bowling industry. We also believe that we have the proper leadership to get us back where we belong, on top!

We are very interested to hear what you have to say about the "new" Track. Do you feel as pumped about the future as Rick and I do? What are you looking forward too the most? What would you like to see with the equipment?

Looking forward to your replies,

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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2007, 10:08:14 PM »
My wife is a huge Track fan and has been since I got her her first high performance ball quite a few years ago (Contender).  She was pretty disappointed in the news about Columbia being bought out, thus affecting Track equipment as well.  I recently got her an Awesome Finish as a new medium oil ball that she seems pretty happy with, as I wanted to stay with a Track-type core, having a strong mass bias for her.  She's never really thrown an Ebonite or Hammer, so she may be willing to try a "new" Track release, but as with most people I'm sure there may be a bit of a "not quite the same" feeling in the back of her head.  If it's a good product and gives her the same type reaction she got with the original Tracks I'm sure that feeling will go away rather quickly.  If not, maybe some more MoRich's might be in her future.  We shall see.

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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2007, 10:18:37 PM »
There is not going to be a recycled Ebonite ball with a Track Logo on it. The Track Equipment is going to be unique and "innovative" in their designs.

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2007, 10:24:56 PM »
I am always trying different balls from different companies.  In the last two years, the two Track balls that I have stuck with are the Thrash and Havoc.

I know that this Track forum had some very good user support in the past and hope that it can continue as I enjoyed reading it.




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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2007, 10:43:45 PM »
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There is not going to be a recycled Ebonite ball with a Track Logo on it. The Track Equipment is going to be unique and "innovative" in their designs.

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Well Carl, it seems that you know what the deal is.  So with that, I will follow your words.  I love Track, and I don't want to slowly phase out all that I have.
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2007, 07:31:04 AM »
My current Track status is as such:

I am currently throwing Visionary stuff and have signed up for their test staff membership. My reasoning for doing this is because with the buyout, I needed to supplement my ball purchasing habits...lol, and with the lengthy period of time between releases, I took the opportunity to try some new equipment. I still love the Track brand and will purchase their new stuff as it is released. In fact, I still have quite a few balls from them and throw them frequently. I did sell some stuff, but it was only to make room for the new Visionary stuff I was getting and because the stuff I sold wasn't seeing much use.

With that said, I am anxious to see what Track has in store for us with its new releases. I can't wait to get "back on Track!"
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2007, 08:43:49 AM »
Still looking after my litle collection, keeping the stronger stuff for away from home duties. Stuff like the Artillery, Angular and Machine should be the strongest stuff i get out on leauge nights. Oldies like my Elite Pearl, EMB Pearl and Heat2 Pearl will prob see the most action of anything now. Still reppin Track with my growing collection of shirts too, gotta look a million dollars while i'm 'at work'!!
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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2007, 09:50:19 AM »
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Man I so want this to be true.

What I'm dying to see is a good high performance dry to light/medium oil ball, maybe even with a assymetric core. Seems like you're in the know on these things, what can you tell us about this?

Also, whats the timetable on the new releases? I know it will be at least before the start of the new season, but can you be any more specific?

 





It is true. Track will be Track. Plain and simple.


Now about the equipment. I understand your request for a med/light high performance ball but you have to consider a few things. FIRST- I am sure that you would not expect this to be the first release. If A company were to release a weak ball at a high performance price point I believe it would be shooting itself in the foot. HOOK sells guys. I am not sure of the plans for that far ahead, but I wouldn't expect a ball like to be released for a long time.

As for specific release dates I am unsure. What I can tell you is that everyone will know alot more in about a month.

-Carl
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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2007, 08:18:38 AM »
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I am a former Track Staff member and I am looking forward to the new releases. Fig and I get along well and knowing his passion and enthusisiam the brand will succeed. Looking forward to Bowl Expo to see the product.  


Hey 10,

Look forward to meeting you there as well....
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2007, 05:13:50 PM »
Bowl Expo should be something sweet this year. IF nothing else it should have more meaning to the Track faithful than it has in many many years! I hope to see alot of you guys/gals there.

-Carl
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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2007, 06:23:50 PM »
i will stick with track, no doubt. IMHO they make some of the best balls ever released, and i will definitely snap up the new releases. count me aboard.

ps- probably about to pick up the power machine to go under my animal. i want the last of the machines!

pps- i know, i sound really dumb, but what is bowl expo?


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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2007, 06:30:15 PM »
I definitely wouldn't expect that to be their first release, nor their second or even third I believe.  Either way, I was kinda iffy about the "New Track" at first, but over the last few days, I've become quite eager about it.  If they make something on the level of the Fury, TNV, or even Black Widow, I can definitely see myself being all Track once again.  As for the TNV....I'm working out some bugs with it right now.  Not sure what I'll wind up doing with it.
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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2007, 08:12:39 PM »
I'm still with Track for the most part. I still use
my Angular,Reactive,Animal Untamed,Dry Heat. I bought
a NIB Equation for the fall season, but i also bought
a NIB Storm Shift. My reason for buying a Storm ball is
that i have seen this ball in action and can i just tell
you that this ball is an absolute monster and i cannot
wait to drill this ball up. I,m with Track
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Re: Your TRACK status???
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2007, 08:41:49 PM »
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Now about the equipment. I understand your request for a med/light high performance ball but you have to consider a few things. FIRST- I am sure that you would not expect this to be the first release. If A company were to release a weak ball at a high performance price point I believe it would be shooting itself in the foot. HOOK sells guys. I am not sure of the plans for that far ahead, but I wouldn't expect a ball like to be released for a long time.


So by a Heat now.

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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2007, 12:50:37 AM »
I'M OUT. I started using Del's designs with AMF and they worked really well for me. Del and I became friends and I was always amazed at the attention he paid to those who used his designs, and everyone here knows that. He made balls for "bowlers". He traveled a lot, ran clinics and was approachable to anyone who was interested in the product. His designs were specific to what his customers, us,  wanted and I wish you good luck finding that attitude again. The recycling game was not part of his genre and he paid great detail to the coverstock materials and even to the color of the balls his customers liked. Del, Dawn, Chuck Gardner and the people he put together all got a "raw deal" and I can't honestly overlook that fact. There is more to life than loyality to the "brand" when the people who set the standard for that brand are disregarded.

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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2007, 12:56:55 AM »
lanebed,

here is something to consider bud, and I feel very strongly for Del and Dawn and the rest as well......I had a lengthy conversation with Dawn a while back, had things not had happened to them the way it did Del would not have gotten a good departing deal. If he were in charge when the buyout occured he would be in the same boat as some of the others. Del and Dawn are not sour about what happened. Granted, they are not happy.........but it opened a door for Del to do what he truely loves.

One thing that I can guess is that Del would be happy knowing that Rick and myself(two of his disciples) are basically carrying on his beliefs.

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Edited on 5/23/2007 0:57 AM
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