Track is bringing back the Heat! Track has created a new ball to produce a similar motion as the original Heat bowling ball. The Modified Tri-Core was developed to match the RG of the original ball while the flare potential was lowered to work with the stronger modern coverstock. The DR-5 Pearl Coverstock was created specifically for the new Heat bowling ball. This cover goes long and performs on the backend.
The Track Heat is a medium to light oil ball that has a very nice motor when it finds friction. My Heat is drilled using a 2 ½" pin to CG, the pin placement is immediately right of my ring finger and the CG is stacked directly underneath with no weight hole.
For me, this drilling permits a stronger mid-lane motion than my Track MX05 or Tour X – the comparable symmetrical pearls in the TRACK line – without sacrificing the strong flip and heavy roll through the pins that I look for when transition hits. On a higher friction THS, I am able to use the Heat on the fresh but normally wait for some transition/additional friction before pulling it out of the bag. I have chosen to remove the out-of-box polish finish and have replaced it with a machined 4000-grit finish.
I highly recommend this ball for any lane condition that has friction in the mid-lane and/or back end. You will absolutely love the way this ball rolls heavily through the pins and the predictability of the lane motion – even on higher friction. It is earlier and stronger rolling than both the MX05 and Tour X – so it will compliment those balls in your arsenal very well!
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Layout: 60 x 4 x 60 – Pin in ring finger
Rev Rate: 335 RPM
Ball Speed: 16 MPH
Pap: 6-1/32 – 1 UP
I drilled the HEAT for when the lanes break down and I have to start moving left. This ball does not disappoint! The pearlized cover gives me the extra length I am looking for when the lanes dry up and the carry is exceptional. Another great piece from Track!