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Track continues the success of the Heat bowling ball line with the Track Heat Lava. This ball creates easy length through the front of the lane and then generates more motion from the midlane on. This ball takes the QR-7 Pearl coverstock with a polished finish and wraps it around the Modified Tri-Core to offer more versatility allowing it to pair well with medium as well as lighter oiled lanes. The medium RG and low differential found on this ball allow it to store enough energy for the backend and keep its reaction consistent and predictable roll after roll.
This ball surprised me! I knew I'd see some great down lane reaction, but I didn't expect to see so much! This is a STRONG ball for the price point, and provides a great amount of length and backend. It will get you through transition games with ease!
For the Track techy's out there, I drilled this ball 55 x 5 x 40, which puts it pin up and above the bridge based on my positive axis point (PAP).
The Heat Is Definitely On..Loved The Original Heat This Ball Adds To It.. Definitely Can Open My Angles More And It Really Drives Through The Pins..No Need For Surface Adjustments..When Lanes Are Fried Definitely Can Migrate Left And Play Tighter Angles Or Swing The Ball Very Versatile..Go Buy One Great Tournament Ball To Have In Your Bag
Heat Lava - Various sport and house patterns
Positive Axis Point 4 3/8 right 1/2 up.
Finish through the pins is amazing for me, maybe it's the layout or maybe it's the lane surface(s). I have bowled at four different bowling centers and the drive through the pins when using the Heat Lava is amazing. I tried to box surface on a fresh house pattern, the ball roll seemed normal (normal pearl reaction for me length (skid), sharp or arcing of the friction). The finish through the pins for me was different then any Heat I have used prior to this one. I had to put a little surface on the cover to see if the finish would change. 2000 pad roll was a little earlier but not drastically early. The finish through the pins was amazing (need I say it again). The Heat Lava is a bowling ball I will go to when I cannot get that drive I want through the pins on conducive lane patterns. The surface I have played with so far are 500/3000, 1000/4000, 3000/500/1000, and finally 4000. The Heat Lava has taken the surface adjustments well, having the lower grit surface on the Heat Lava made it respond earlier but, it didn't lose its drive through the pins. The Heat Lava is a great rolling pearl piece, for finish through the pins for me has me sold!!! I went pin down between my bridge CG is swung out just a little.
How would this ball compare to the Triton12/29/2019 - By Xo
The Triton Elite is a duller while the Track Heat is polished so the difference is going to be in when the balls react on the lanes. The Triton Elite will read earlier and the Track Heat will break later on the backend.1/3/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does this ball compare to the MVP Pearl bowling ball1/10/2020 - By GG
They are going to be very comparable. The Heat Lava is an upper mid performance so it may have just a little more hook potential but it would not be by much. They both have similar length on the lanes with the pearl coverstock and polished finish.1/15/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Since the heat lava in a 14 pound ball is a 2.49 dies this mean the ball will roll early1/14/2020 - By Slick watts
The RG is referring to the weight block but this may not always tell you what the ball does. In this case the weight block has a lower RG so it would want to start rolling early but the ball has a polished finish so it will not be able to get traction earlier on the lanes so it does not read early. It breaks later on the lanes because of the finish and coverstock.1/15/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
What is the hook potential on a scale of 1-102/5/2020 - By M
On medium to lighter oil this ball would give you about an 8 compared to other balls that are rated for medium to light oil. However, it you are comparing this to all bowling balls then it would be like a 4-5 because there are a lot of bowling balls that are able to handle more oil and that will automatically make them stronger hooking over all.2/6/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
how does this ball compare to a Hammer,Storm,Brunswick,or Columbia Ball2/21/2020 - By P C
To view balls from other companies that have similar features you may use our ball selector. I have selected some options in the same performance level and have a pearl coverstock to show some options here: https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/all?performance=287&coverstock=522/25/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
If the T Lava is so great, why is it being closed out?2/23/2020 - By DURB
With every company they will eventually discontinue a ball and make room for newer releases so that it what is happening with this ball. They are discontinuing several Tracks right now to make room for newer releases coming soon.2/25/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How would this ball compare to the storm phase 3 or astro physix or MATCHUP pearl3/7/2020 - By Izzy
This would be a closer reaction to the Phaze III than the other two options. The AstroPhysix is much stronger and needs medium to heavier oil to react correctly. The Match Up Pearl is rated for the same lane conditions as the Heat Lava but the MatchUP Pearl is not as strong as the Heat Lava so the Phaze III is in the same performance level as an upper mid performance ball and has similar length and works in medium oil conditions which is also a great option for the Heat Lava. The Phaze III may be just a little stronger but not by much.3/10/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How would this compare to the Track Ultra Heat on the same lane conditions with pin up?3/22/2020 - By Jesse
The Heat Lava has more length because of the pearl coverstock so it may be a little sharper backend reaction but the Ultra Heat would be a stronger hook overall because it starts reading a little earlier on the lane.3/23/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff