The Track Hx16 is designed for high rev bowlers that need length and continuation. The combination of the strong i-Core and the weak DR-8 Hybrid cover along with a 500/1000 Abralon with Factory Finish Polish offer just that. The i-Core is dynamic and gives the high rev player an aggressive core that can produce a unique reaction. The DR-8 Hybrid cover provides the perfect combination of pearl and solid to create the length and recovery that a high rev player needs
This is the high performance ball that Track has been missing. For those who had the 910A and thought it didn't have enough hook, this ball blows that out of the water. The I-Core still picks up very well in the midlane and produces a very angular continuous ball motion in the backend. This ball compliments either he LX16 or Mx16 very well especially if drilled identical. This ball will give more length and backend then both of those balls. For heavier oil, don't be afraid to dull the surface on this one for added performance.
As stated in headline great ball. Great roll good hook. Out of box raised my average by 20 instantly. If your lookin for your strike ball this is it.
The Track HX16 is a thing of beauty to behold through the pins. It is an awesome combination of strength and length. The hybrid coverstock comes polished but also responds well with surface changes. The coverstock itself is not particularly strong…but that's the beauty of this ball! Because of that, it is very clean through the front of the lane and through the mid-lane. That's where the strong core takes over and creates and incredible roll THROUGH the pins. With surface, I have had success on very long patterns – and with polish, creating a great skid/flip motion on house patterns and not responding too quickly to friction on medium length patterns.
If I could only pick one ball from the current Track line to be able to throw on ALL pattern lengths and volumes – I think it would be the HX16. This is a really good ball!!!
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Hx16 drilled 60 x 4 ¼ x 20 pap used 3 over and 5/8 up (I am right handed)
I have been able to use the Hx16 on several patterns as well as add surface to the ball. I will say at first I didn't love the reaction almost look like the ball wobbled down the lane a little could be color this is a different color profile (pretty though). On the house shot (out of box) I was able to stand 22 and look at 10 at the arrows I could miss in a little as well as miss right and the ball didn't lose finish or recovery. The hybrid cover out of box didn't give me that big hooking motion. So playing straighter as well as moving a little deep works best for me with this layout and ball.
On 2009 EBT 02 46ft pattern I played around with the surface using the ball spinner. The grit used 180/500/1000 the roll was strong but not as soon as I laid it down strong the ball got down the lane and you could see it pick up but not dive left. The reaction was very readable and predictable, I am impressed with the way it rolls once surface was added.
Drilling 50 x 4-1/2 x 40 factory finish
Bowler 320 rpm x 16 mph PAP 5-1/8 x 1/2 down
Medium volume sport pattern. The HX-16 let me play between 15 - 20 for the first 4 games. What I liked best was the ball had a bit of hold area but would recover when I would miss a bit wide. This drilling is straighter up front with a hard but not snappy coming off the oil? If you are able to adjust your release this ball reacts and delivers as expected. My second HX-16 will be drilled to roll earlier so I can play more out and up the boards. This is my third season as a Track Amateur staff member with the HX-16 being one of my favorites.