Oliver Blase

Track Hx05

by Oliver Blase on 8. April 2014

in Track Bowling

Track_Hx-05Surface finish: Box
Pattern: Kegel Sunset Strip Kegel Middle Road, WTBA Atlanta und House Shot
Layout: 50 x 5″ x 75
PAP: 5″
Speed: 25km/h
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.038

Ball review:

Der Track Hx05 ist ein wenig zu vergleichen mit der 5er Serie von Track vorher. Nur viel besser in seinen Bewegungen. So wohl was den Roll betrifft als auch die Backend-Bewegung. Hatte vorher immer sehr viel under/over Reaktionen mit den polierten Trackbälle der 5er-Serie. Von daher war ich erst etwas skeptisch vom Hx05. Aber er hat mich vollkommend überzeugt.

Der Hx05 besticht durch eine sehr gute Länge und starkem Backend. Von daher habe ich ein Layout gewählt, dass mir etwas früheren Roll gibt und dennoch eine gute Backend-Bewegung produziert. Über-und Unterreaktionen habe ich auf den Testpattern mit dem Track Hx05 nicht feststellen können. Er geht immer kontinuierlich seinen Weg. Ohne große Schnörkel, aber mit einer großen Wucht im Backend. Der Track Hx05 ist definitiv ein Ball für alle Medium-Pattern. Aber auch auf den längeren Medium-Pattern ist der Hx05 spielbar. Vielleicht müsste man dort aber, je nach Spielertyp, eine kleine Oberflächenbehandlung vornehmen.

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C300_TakeDownSurface finish: Box
Pattern: Kegel Sunset Strip Kegel Beaten Path, WTBA Montreal und House Shot
Layout: 40-4 ¾ – 70, Pin down
PAP: 5″
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 rpm
RG: 2.51
Diff: 0.053

Ball review:

Wer den Columbia300 Smackdown liebt, der wird von seinem kleineren Bruder Take Down nicht enttäuscht sein. Beide haben die gleichen Eigenschaften, nur dass der Take Down etwas länger ist und auch im Backend.

Layout ist mein Lieblings-Layout für längere Pattern. Es ist sehr ruhig im Aufbau und verliert keine Wirkung im Backend. Sollte der Bereich im Laufe einer Serie aber größer werden, was ja fast immer passiert, kann ich mit kleineren Anpassungen hier arbeiten. Die Backend-Bewegung wird, durch die mattere Oberfläche, immer ruhig bleiben. Man wird also keine under/over Reaktion bekommen. Auch der Energieverlust in den Pins ist so gut wie nicht vorhanden.

Columbia300 Take Down ist ein MUSS für alle Columbia300-Fans und für mich einer der ersten Bälle, die ich aus der Tasche nehme…

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C300_EruptionPro_BlackSurface finish: Box
Pattern: Kegel Middle Road und Sunset Strip, WTBA Atlanta und House Shot
Layout: 60- 4 ¾ – 60, Pin down
PAP: 5″
Speed: 25km/h
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.036

Ball review:

Der Eruption Pro black ist der gleiche Ball wie der normale Eruption Pro. Gleiche Schale und denselben Kern. Durch den starken Resurgence-Kern ist der Ball sehr stark im Roll. Durch seine eher schwächere Schale geht er aber dennoch sehr gut durch die Heads und auch durch den mittleren Bereich der Bahn, wenn diese etwas abtrocknet.

Das Layout ist eines meiner Lieblings-Layouts für einen polierten Ball mit einem solch starken Kern. Der Roll des Balles ist immer noch stark genug, aber er rollt sich eben auch nicht aus. Auch die Backend-Bewegung ist noch sehr stark, aber kontinuierlich. Die Power in den Pins ist unglaublich…..O-Ton eines Freundes: Wow…das ist ja wie eine Explosion in den Pins

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Surface finish: Box
Layout: 40 – 5 – 60
PAP: 5″
Speed: 
25 kmh
Revrate: 
350 rpm
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

Pattern:  Kegel Middle Road and Sunset Strip, WTBA Atlanta and Montreal

Do you bleed orange?

The Hammer First Blood is for me the best Hammer Ball, I had since a few years in my hand. He had everything you need…clean to the front, roll in the middle and a big backend.

Before the Hammer First Blood, I had problem on the medium pattern with higher oil volume. Must play every time a light sanded ball on this type of pattern, because I had no polished ball for that. But now the time is over….

The layout help me on medium pattern with higher oil volume to stay longer on the track. And after a few games, I can also open up the lane a little bit more…

Hammer First Blood

Columbia 300 Vow

by Oliver Blase on 2. April 2013

in Columbia 300

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 60 – 4,75 – 35
PAP: 5″
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 rpm
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

Pattern:  Kegel Middle Road and Sunset Strip, WTBA Atlanta and Montreal

The Columbia300 Vow is the brother from the Columbia300 Oath for me. Cleaner to the front part of the lane and so with more hook in the backend.

He impresses with his versatility. You can use the Columbia300 on the shorter medium pattern till to the longer medium pattern. For me, I can use him even on the longer pattern after a few games.

The layout for me is even more a skid/flip reaction, but I want this for the Columbia300 Vow.

Columbia300 Vow

Ebonite Exceed

by Oliver Blase on 2. April 2013

in Ebonite

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 60 – 4,75 – 70
PAP: 5″
Speed: 
25 kmh
Revrate: 
350 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.046

 

Ball review:

Pattern:  Kegel Middle Road and Sunset Strip, WTBA Atlanta and Montreal

You need a new Benchmark Ball? Take the new Ebonite Exceed.

The Ebonite Exceed had the same core than the Innovate, but roll much sooner.

If you need a little bit more roll than the Innovate, the Exceed will be the ball.

Also the range of pattern is even bigger than with the Innovate without surface adjustments.

With his surface of 3000 Abralon the Exceed had a good midlane roll and also a good length with controllable backend.

For me it is the ball, I put first out of the bag when I go on the lane.

With this type of layout, I can read the lane best. It had good length and a good backend.

Also you can open up the lane with it. But what is best on this layout for me? I can use it on all type of pattern.

 

Ebonite Exceed

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 40 – 4,5 – 65
PAP: 5″
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 rpm
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.020


Ball review:

Pattern:  Kegel Broadway and Sunset Strip, WTBA Beijing

The Hammer Arson Low Flare completes the Arson Series.

If you like the Arson Series, here is the answer for the shorter pattern. If you drill the Low Flare a little bit stronger, you can also play him on some medium pattern.

This layout allowed me, to play pattern from short till medium. Strong roll and controllable backend. After a few games on medium pattern, normally you must go away from the track. But not with the Arson Low Flare. If I need the Arson Low Flare more for the shorter pattern, I made a little surface adjustment ( put polish down ).

Hammer Arson Low Flare

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 65 – 4.75 – 50
PAP: 5″
Speed: 
25 kmh
Revrate: 
350 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.052

Ball review:

The Wicked Encounter of Columbia 300 is an absolute all-rounder. He enjoys a good uniform ballmotion without losing power in the backend.

Medium to long-or medium pattern with higher oil volume is for me even the unbeatable terrain of the Wicked Encounter, even if it is in the range high end with the Track 912T has a very strong competitor.

On the test pattern he has performed very well for me and is a real competitor even for the Track 912T. As always, it depends on the taste of the player. So someone wants to have a ball in the high end range that covers everything from medium to heavy oil, then the Wicked Encounter a doubt the first choice for me.

The test layout is perfect for me for every test pattern I play. Can play the Wicked Encounter much closer to the track as with other similar balls. On long oil I can play him even a complete series. This is very rare in this segment of balls.



Surface finish: Box
Layout: 40 – 4 ¾ – 50 pin in ring finger
PAP: 5″
Speed: 
25 km/h
Revrate: 
350 rpm
RG: 2.46
Diff: 0.040

Ball review:

Pattern: Middle Road, WTBA Atlanta and House Shot

Medium-pattern are the Columbia Violent Eruption his favorites. Here he is most at home, even on the longer medium pattern. It is clear through the heads and rolled in contrast to its predecessor (eruption) earlier. But don’t lost his backend movement.

On the longer medium Pattern the Violent Eruption will came a little square, but after a few more games he will love it too.

With the layout I can stay very long on the track. After a few games the Violent Eruption rolls a little bit earlier, but without losing its backend.

The overall impression of the ball is in my opinion even better than its predecessor. So if you loved the previous Eruption, the new Violent Eruption is the ideal complement or love this even more. He’s just a little more variable than its predecessor.

First Eruption was a bomb and the new Violent Eruption is it too….


Ebonite Innovate

by Oliver Blase on 2. October 2012

in Ebonite

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 65 – 5 – 50
PAP: 5″
Speed: 
25 km/h
Revrate: 
350 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.046

Ball review:

Pattern:  Kegel Middle Road, WTBA Athens and Kegel Route 66

Innovation is on of the most variable of the Ebonite  balls for me.
He promises what they say about him…he will hock…

This layout from the Ebonite Innovate is for me to play on all medium Pattern. It doesn’t matter what length and what Oil volume the pattern has. It is clear through the heads and mid-lane, and in the backend he is unstoppable.

For me much more like its predecessor the Ebonite Signals and therefore one of my first balls, when it comes to medium pattern.



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