Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Paradox Pearl
Reviewed:December 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:QR-9 Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Clean N' Sheen
Color:Purple Pearls
Core Specs
Name:I-Core 2.0
Int. Diff:0.015

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The Track Paradox Pearl joins the original Paradox as the second release from Track to use the I-Core 2.0 design. This time, it comes surrounded by a pearlized coverstock named QR-9 Pearl that comes out of the box finished with 1000 Abralon and Powerhouse Clean N’ Sheen. This finish definitely gives this ball a sheen texture instead of a glossy shine like many other pearl-covered bowling balls. This gives the Paradox Pearl much more traction in the oil, making it a good match for longer and heavier volume patterns.

We had the best reaction with this ball on our heavy test pattern. It offered slightly more length than the first Paradox, but it still provided the same strong downlane reaction at the breakpoint and back end. Cranker saw his Paradox Pearl hook quite a bit on this pattern, but he was very happy with the shape it

Additional Track Paradox Pearl 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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