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General Info

Name:Heat X-Treme
Reviewed:August 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:QR-5 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon
Color:Red / Orange / Black
Core Specs
Name:Modified Tri-Core
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Track Heat X-Treme is a solid-covered bowling ball that joins the polished and pearlized Heat in Track’s mid-performance line. It features a coverstock called QR-5 Solid that has a very rough 500/2000 Abralon factory finish. This ball shares the modified Tri-Core with the Heat, making the only differences between the two Heats their coverstock types and box finishes. This ball is much rougher than both the Tour X Solid and the Tour SiC, which were the last solid-covered balls in this line.

The Heat X-Treme’s strong solid coverstock gave our testers their best reactions on our heavy oil test pattern. Its rough surface finish allowed it to pick up strongly in the midlane, giving us a strong yet smooth reaction to the pocket. We could miss right of our target and the Heat X-Treme would still give us some downlane recovery. This was something we didn’t expect from a ball that picked up as strong as this

Additional Track Heat X-Treme Resources

Click here to visit Track's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.