You need more proof? Track has got more Proof in the form of a Pearl high performance bowling ball. This ball boasts to possibly have the strongest core in this ball category to date which is paired with the Prime Response pearl coverstock and is best used on medium to heavy oil conditions. This bowling ball is strong at the midlane and has a continuous motion and never wants to quit, even with its combination of a strong core, cover, and finish.
Here is my take on the new Track Proof Pearl. The Proof Pearl features the Proof asymmetrical core wrapped by a Prime Response Pearl cover. The color of the Proof Pearl is black/smoke pearl and box surface is Crown Factory Compound.
My "vitals" are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I've drilled 2- one with a 45 x 4 x 45 layout and on with a 45 x 6 x 30 layout. with a 40x6x25 layout. I have used this ball at factory finish and 1000 Abralon as well as 4000 Abralon. I have tried the ball on a 44', high volume sport pattern, a 42' challenge pattern and various THS.
The Proof series, in a very short time, has become my "go to" equipment when the pattern dictates an asymmetric option. Personally, having lower ball speed often results in asymmetrical core equipment burning up too early thus reducing downlane response and carry. I have not found that to be the case with the Proof series. I have found both Proofs to get through the front part of the lane easily and retain more than sufficient energy to go through the pins properly. The Proof Pearl, in my opinion, is actually a little smoother downlane compared to the Proof Solid. That being said, even on the high volume 44' sport pattern, the Proof Pearl read the pattern properly (at box surface) and went through the pins very well. The Proof Pearl had no problem handling the higher volume of oil (probably due to my lower ball speed) but did not burn up early either which would normally result in weak hits/corner pin spares. Again, the Proof series by Track are truly unique pieces in asymmetric core equipment in that they actually clear the fronts easily and retain energy effectively. My opinion is that the Proof Pearl is best on medium to higher volumes. Being that it seems to me a little smoother downlane, my thinking is that the Proof Pearl would be best on medium distance patterns but again, the Proof Pearl was able to handle the longer sport pattern with ease.
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This ball does exactly what it was designed for. It gives you a step down ball from the Proof Solid while maintaining the same shape & hitting power. For me the Pearl is about 3-4 boards with my feet weaker than the solid. It pearl cover will allow you to clear the transitioning heads easier, give you a bit more length before it reads the friction. I think I'm going to like this version as much as the solid.
The Track Proof Pearl is exactly what you'd expect, if you have rolled the Proof solid.
I have my Proof Pearl drilled 50x4.5x35, specifically so it would stand out as a different ball motion from my other high end pearls (Results, Conspiracy Theory), and it does not disappoint. With this layout, I get the same lane play and motion that I get from my Proof solid, but is cleaner through the front part of the lane. The mid lane motion is very nice, not over reactive, and the continuation is good - although not quite as strong as the Results.
If you love the Proof solid like I do, you're going to be thrilled for this companion ball. Especially for playing that shim on house shots, I could see this ball putting up some big numbers for a lot of people. Don't let this one fall through the cracks!
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