|Name:||LMP GEN1T Solid|
|Box Finish:||800 / 1000 / 2000 / 4000 Abralon|
|Color:||Violet / Blue / Gold|
The Track 300T utilizes the same symmetrical core as the 300C. The RG and differential numbers are the same. The only difference is that this ball uses the sanded solid version of the LMP GEN1 cover called LMP GEN1T Solid and, as a sanded ball, it will read the lane much sooner, making it best suited for lanes with a little more oil.
Out of the box, we had a hard time using this one on anything but our medium oil pattern. Even on this pattern, we were playing around the third arrow using a small swing shot through the front part of the lane. The ball read the midlane just right, giving us a strong controllable move at both the breakpoint and back end.
Our sport pattern offered a terrific look for all three testers. The roughness of the box finish allowed the 300T to slash through the oil that is usually OB without going crazy when it encountered the friction. All testers were able to play the part of the lane where they were most comfortable and made the pattern look relatively easy.
The dry pattern required some surface work in order for us to use this ball. We polished each ball with Powerhouse Factory Finish and the reaction improved greatly. The polish allowed the ball to push further down the lane while still maintaining the traction to the lane surface. Some balls become overly sensitive to oil when polish is added to them but the 300T is not one of them.
All three testers needed a little extra help to get to the pocket when we moved to the heavy test pattern because of the smaller, less dynamic core in the 300T. Stroker used a 500 Abralon pad, Tweener used a 1000 Abralon pad, and Cranker roughed his 300T to a 2000 grit Abralon finish. All in all, this ball is a nice addition to the Track line. The cover is versatile enough to be used by a wide variety of players on a wide variety of patterns.
The amount of hook from the LMP GEN1T Solid coverstock at the price point is the biggest strength of the 300T. Players who love the motion of the “T” series but need slightly less overall motion than a 715T will want to look into this one.
Dry lanes are not what the 300T wants to see. The sanded box finish will read these type of patterns too quickly, making it difficult to keep the ball off the nose.
Track offers its second symmetrical core bowling ball in the 300T. This ball is perfect for the THS with a little higher volume or sport patterns that play on the medium side.