Track has learned from the success of the Heat line and they are taking it to the X-Treme! The Track Heat X-Treme bowling ball pairs the Modified Tri-Core with the QR-5 Solid coverstock and is finished with a 500 then a 2000 Abralon pad. This combination provides max traction at the mid-lane while offering control and predictability when used on medium to heavy oiled lanes.
The Track Heat-Xtreme has a very strong solid coverstock wrapped around the Heat core, which if you have ever thrown the Heat – you know that core creates a great "motor" to generate a very strong motion. I got to speak to Jason Couch prior to drilling up my Heat X-Treme, and he told me that I should expect the coverstock to react like a "high-performance" ball – and he was right!
I drilled my Heat-Xtreme with a similar layout to my Columbia Raw Urge, with the pin about 2" below my ring finger and the CG kicked right with a weight hole. The strong solid coverstock on this ball is clean enough to get through the heads, yet is able to get the ball into an earlier roll in the mid lane than any other mid-performance ball I've ever thrown. The back end motion is strong and continuous as you would expect from a ball with the Heat core. What you wind up with is a ball that you can pull out for both fresh heavy oil AND early transition to get your ball to respond on tricky mid-lanes when other balls may be too weak or too strong and give you that over/under reaction.
If you want a "high performance" ball at a mid-performance price point that you can lay out to get the ball motion you need – this is YOUR ball. I will be using mine when I need to open up lanes that are tight and tricky and will come into play on many sport patterns as well as 1st transition or high volume for my THS fall leagues.
Track Advisory Staff
Vise Regional Staff
BALL LAYOUT: 70 x 5 ¼ x 35
The Heat Xtreme is a solid version of the popular Heat from earlier this year. This core matches up with all styles of bowlers and with the solid coverstock will allow you to play on heavier medium lane patterns. Very excited about this ball as I loved the original Heat, the Xtreme is still clean in the fronts and offers a strong motion in the midlanes and a rolly motion in the backends that does not quit. This Heat is definitely gonna be in my bag for future tournaments for sure!
This Heat Xtreme should be the 1st ball out of your bag when bowling on medium lane patterns and you can keep moving left if needed. Amazing amount of control throughout the lanes and will be a great addition for the tournament bags too. This is one of the favorite balls from Track that the Ebonite International National Staffers as well as many of the amateur pros loved at Bowl Expo in June!
A very versatile ball… You will be impressed with the Heat X-Treme!
I have to say I am not sure I would see a ball that could be stronger then my Delirium Shock this ball is extremely close to it, I drilled them both the same just to see how close they are and to me it is close. What I like the most about the Heat Extreme is the overall hook I can really let this one fly off my hand and watch it bend the corner and finish just as strong as if it were taking a straighter path to the pocket. I have also played those straighter tighter lines with the Heat Extreme when the pattern allowed and it rolls heavy and finishes a little to strong at times but I will take that over weak finish or barely finishing any day. I knocked off the box surface then used a fresh 1000 pad by hand, the very first shot off my hand I thought I got it a little to far outside my target that was not the case the Heat Extreme had plans to show me it could make it back and finish. I am happy with the overall roll and reaction of the Heat Extreme, this ball can be strong if that is what is desired or it can be the step above the Heat when that pearl cover is going just a little to long.
Ball: Heat X-Treme
Layout: 80 x 5 x 45 – Pin above bridge
Rev Rate: 335 RPM
Ball Speed: 15 MPH
Pap: 5-3/8 – 1-1/8 UP
I drilled the Heat X-Treme pin up to match my Cyborg to do a comparison with the same 500/2000 surface. The Heat X-Treme is a couple of boards stronger that the Cyborg and the pin carry is outstanding. I am really starting to prefer symmetrical balls over Asymmetrical, they seem to store their energy better. Check out the Heat X-Treme, you won't be disappointed.
Thank you Track