ball review

Track Alias

by Jamie McDermott on 16. April 2018

in Track Bowling

Surface finish: Box, 2000 Abralon
Layout: 55 x 5 x 75
PAP: 4 1/8 over, 5/8 up
Speed: 26 mph
Revrate: 460 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review

With the introduction of the new Alias, Track have allowed bowlers to throw a high-end ball with both an asymmetrical and a symmetrical layout, not only that but due to the core being the same in all weights and the lower top weights, a balance hole is rarely required.

I selected an asymmetrical Layout, with pin below the middle finger and no weight hole.
A very strong addition to the already great Track lineup. The alias is around 8-10 boards stronger than my Paradox Black and reacts very well to surface and hand changes.

My recommendation – a terrific piece of equipment suited to many different styles and conditions.

Track Alias

by Jesper Agerbo on 16. April 2018

in Track Bowling

Surface finish: Box
Layout:6″
PAP: 6 ½ out 23/32 up
Speed: 26 mph
Revrate: 370 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review

I choose to drill my Alias assymetrical as I wanted it to have some more kick when it sees the friction. It is a little smoother and earliere than Mako, so I would use this on a medium lenght pattern from fresh. As it allows me to control front to back the way like.

Surface finish: Box
Layout:6″
PAP: 6 ½ out 23/32 up
Speed: 26 mph
Revrate: 370 rpm
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.048

Ball review

This is one of the best polished balls I have at the moment. It is very smooth and does not jump of the friction, but gives a nice controllable motion, that I really like.

When the lanes start to break down I will switch to Rhodman Pearl and let it roll of the friction and just see the ball keep on striking

Surface finish: Box
Layout:6″
PAP: 6 right & 3/8 up
Speed: 25 mph
Revrate: 325 rpm
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.048

Ball review

This ball gives me the opportunity to have more midlane control so that I can create a bigger angle to the pocket. I can use this ball on all patters when it starts to dry up. Rhodman is very clean and stable ball for me and I can easily read the ball.

 

 

Track Alias

by Cajsa Wegner on 16. April 2018

in Track Bowling

Surface finish: Box
Layout: No xhole
PAP: 6 right & 3/8 up
Speed: 25 mph
Revrate: 325 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review

This is a ball I use on medium and heavy oil patterns especially on fresh oil. With this aggressive ball, with much backend motion, I can create a bigger angle to the pocket, which I like.

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 60 x 4 1/2 x 40
PAP: 4 1/8 over, 5/8 up
Speed: 26 mph
Revrate: 460 rpm
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.048

Ball review

The Spheroid Core is back!
With the combination of core / coverstock, Hammer have produced a winner!

Very clean through the front part of the lanes, retains alot of energy and is suited to many styles…what else do you need in a bowling ball.

The Rhodman Pearl compliments the Fierce Phobia and Diesel perfectly when the lanes start to transition and the more grittier balls start to hook too early, the Rhodman Pearl will push past the dry spot with ease!

Track Alias

by Carsten Hansen on 26. February 2018

in Track Bowling

Surface finish: 2000
Layout: 45*5*35
PAP: 4 1/2 out 3/4 up
Speed: 28 mph
Revrate: 480 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review

Track have done something different with this core they have put in this ball.
You can drill it so it has a high asymmetric core or you can drill it so its symmetric.
I drilled my ball in between so its a medium strong int. diff.
Its a nice strong predictable dull ball with a nice strong read in oil and still got enough energy to have a little pop on the backend.
It reacted well to hand changes and surface changes

Track Alias

by Thomas Larsen on 26. February 2018

in Track Bowling

Surface finish: box
Layout: 55 x 5 1/4″ x 45
PAP: 4 3/4 over and 1/2 up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 340 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review

The new Alias features some very unique new designs from Track. The core is the same in all weights, the top weights are lower and you can make it symmetrical!
I chose a strong asymmetrical layout for my first Alias and it is good. Lots of midlane and quite a bit of backend. It is a little longer than Paradox Black, but covers probably 5 more boards on the backend. Alias will do very well when I need a stronger ball that I can play the middle part of the lane with.

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

Columbia 300 Encounter

by Michael Bai on 11. October 2011

in Columbia 300

Surface finish: Box
Layout:
PAP: 5 1/8 x 0
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate:
350 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.052

Ball review:

This ball is something else. In spite of the really shiny surface it still manages to read the midlane perfectly. The back end is strong and angular. It’s not as flippy as I expected but that’s good since really flippy balls tend to be too over/under for me. It is perfect when the lanes break down and my Ransom Demand is too much and the Eruption is too little. I suspect that with more surface this ball wil handle quite a lot of oil. It also reacts well to release changes which is a big plus in my book. All in all this ball has all the right moves to be Columbias next big hit.


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