The Mako shark is one of the most intelligent and most deadly sharks in the water. That is why Track named this high performance ball the Track Mako. This predator of a ball contains Track's second generation of their dual density core. The Mako core is wrapped in the QR-10 Solid coverstock making this ball ready to thrash in some heavy oil. This ball offers a quick response in oil as well as a continuous down-lane motion.
This ball rolls really well for me. Most HP balls roll too early for me, but not the Mako. This ball gets through the fronts a little cleaner and saves up more energy for more pop downlane. On a typical house shot this ball allows me to really open my angles. I have also used this ball on high volume sport conditions as well as low volume short patterns. Overall, This ball rolls really well for me on various conditions. I will be adding another to my bag soon.
I have a Bruncwick Brainiac, in 14#. It's a great ball, but when my house puts a longer pattern, or in an event, the ball slides through the middle and comes in a bit late. I'm not a high rev bowler so I have to throw it slower to allow it to turn over. Not ideal.So I got the Mako in 15#. I actually get better back end drive when I throw it harder. Itr comes in those extra 2 boards at the very end. When I do throw it out far it drives in strong. This allow me to be aggressive all the time. Off pocket hits gave me more strikes as the ball really stores it's energy for the hit. I have a lot more pins bouncing around giving me that one extra strike or so.I'm a 190 average and this is really a good 3rd ball for me.I will have to say, if you have the single 5 pin, you cannot throw this ball 2 boards heavy, it will draw off. So I use my Brainiac for the single 5 or 8 pin (I'm a lefty).
This ball has done everything I wanted from it. I can play out with speed or get in and hit it harder at the bottom! Very versatile and allows me to play wherever. Also doesn't lose energy like most strong HP balls do.
Mako (Box surface and lane polish)) - Pin up and to the right of the ring finger CG in line with the pin positive axis point is 4 3/8 right 1/2 up.Various PatternsI am impressed with the amount of length and NO burn up I get out of the Mako, I have been able to use it on a few different lane conditions. Two that stick out in my mind are 41ft sport pattern and third game league house pattern. On the sport pattern I was able to play right around the 8 and 10 board going straighter. I think I did this for about a game and then I started to see the Mako stand up (hook earlier) from those lines I was playing I moved a three left with my feet and 2 with my eyes just to see if I would make it back to the head pin. I was pleasantly surprised that the Mako didn't over hook and it was just as smooth playing through more oil and had just as strong as a drive when I was playing straighter. That is very impressive to me anytime I can play with one ball and it shows me its versatility. On the third game house pattern in league the I have rolled with it enough the lane polish is present. I really couldn't get anything else to give me a decent reaction and it was strike here weak hit strong hit but nothing consistent. I switched to the Mako and moved about 7 - 10 boards left and moved my eyes to the shadow of the 6-10 pin area. The first ball I rolled it was a little weak getting back so I soften up on the next shot and it was something to see I have not been able to go coast to coast with a big ball in a long time and the finish the Mako has is pretty darn strong. I had a couple times when the seven pin was standing and their was a pin that dropped down on it. Also had a couple nine pins go out late if I ever get that look in a tournament I can only hope my repeatability is high that day because it is going to be let it go and watch it roll.
The Track Mako has to be the strongest Track ball I have thrown to date. It appears to be amazingly clean through the front part of the lane for a solid coverstock - which, of course, permits this ball to store more energy and provide a larger back end reaction and more continuation than any other high performance Track ball. My Mako is drilled with the pin down directly below the ring finger with the CG kicked slightly right and the weight hole at about 2 o'clock of the MB. This layout permits me to keep the breakpoint a bit closer to me - but it is still a pretty strong backend motion. The Mako will be the 1st ball out of my bag for anything 43' in length or more and I would anticipate a lot of tournament use. I don't bowl on a THS that has enough oil for this layout/coverstock combination - but I could see this ball working very well for high speed/high rev bowlers where the THS has a lot of oil/lower friction. Dave HanTrack Advisory StaffVise Regional Staff
I was able to get in and still control the break point.Most heavy hook balls for me tend to burn up and lack the pop in the pocket. This ball does not have that problem!
The Mako, takes everything that made the OriginalParadox awesome and a fantastic ball, and builds on it. If you had or have an Original Paradox and you want more, the Mako is the ball for you
If you liked the Paradox, you'll love this. Lots of hook. Hits hard. Reads the lane well!
WOW!! Unbelievable! This cover/core combo make this all reaction special! I've NEVER been able to open up a lane from extreme angles with a Big Assymetrical surface ball, WELL with this MAKO I can!! The ball had a great midlane motion but not over working and making it maximize the potential for backend superior motion!! I even did mine pin down and still had a A BIG MOTION WITH CONTINUATION DOWNLANE!! MUST HAVE!!
The Track Mako is THE STRONGEST asymmetric ball I have thrown to date. This ball is very strong throughout the lane and provides a continuos motion through the pins. This ball is very user friendly and will provide a wide range of versatility within your game. Look for this one to come in handy for not only your typical house shot but also for the USBC Open Championships. Andrew JensenManager at Bowlersmart Cherry Valley Inside Of The Cherry BowlTrack Staff
The motion of this ball is unreal. When the ball attacks the pins, you will know it. For a solid cover the ball doesn't ball roll to early which is different in a great way.
Works on ths. Ball speed is 11. Easy control with no over breaking.
Ball: MakoLayout: 65 x 4.25 x 55 - Pin in ring fingerSurface: Box - 500/2000 AbralonBowler specsRev Rate: 370 RPMBall Speed: 15 MPHPap: 5-3/8 - 1 UP CommentsDrilled the Mako with my benchmark drilling and will use as the first ball out of the bag on fresh conditions. I really like the motion I am seeing as the ball gets thru the heads very nicely and the carry is incredible. This ball seems to keep the pins nice and low. I will be drilling a second Mako in April for nationals. Dan Paul
I'll keep it around for use on wood lanes but I'm not impressed with it on synthetic.
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