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Mako

Average Customer Review: 4.85 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
226
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This has quickly become my go-to ball. For a high speed, low rev player, this ball still hooks regardless of the condition and once the lanes start to dry a bit, lets me get deep into the oil where no other ball does. Easily my new favorite ball.
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League Average:
235
PAP:
5 1/8 x 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Track's newest ball the Mako is a perfect step up from the original Paradox. Great ball for heavy oil conditions and longer/flatter tournament patterns. I drilled mine with a weaker layout, pin over the middle finger and MB close to the thumb to get a little more length and stronger backend so that I could use more on a league shot and play straighter on tougher patterns. This ball has not disappointed yet. Clean through the front based on layout, but a strong pickup in the midlane and great backend motion has allowed me to keep it in play on house shots longer and not have to make big jumps in the middle of the set or ball down too early. This is a must have for anyone looking for a strong rolling ball and anyone who liked the Paradox needs to get a Mako. Its a Paradox on steroids. Thanks to everyone at Track and Team EBI for putting put such fantastic equipment!
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League Average:
233
PAP:
4 3/4" over x 5/8" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
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 Han
Track Advisory Staff
Vise Regional Staff

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League Average:
236
PAP:
5 1/8 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
207
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is stronger than it's predecessor, The Paradox. It provides that same continuous motion thru the pins and then some. For me, it works best on fresh where control is typically needed on higher volumes of oil. This one I drilled pin down since I had a lot of success with this layout in my paradox. I saw strong midlane read and powerful hit. For league it's my go to ball. The pin down is optimal on patterns where you don't want to feed it to the outside. Also a great choice for sport patterns where the angles need to be straighter.
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League Average:
190
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
I have to re-write this. In the end it was me. 100% me. I just bowled in City and averaged over 200 (209) and I threw this and based on changes I made, I was screwing up how it moved. I moved back to my own style, ignored what I was being told to do (which was a different style of bowling) and bingo.. It was what I wanted. Long down the lane, hook at the end, smash the pins. I am so glad I gad it another shot. Was a total bad review on my part at first, due to my own issues
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League Average:
190
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
I have not been in a league in over 20 years. When I was I had used all Brunswick balls and specifically my favorite had been the Danger Zone. Coming back into bowling I actually had to take a break for 4 weeks due to an issue with my entire arm (nerve problems). And just after my bowling was bad. But I finally came back. I was tossing my Pearl and my Danger Zone (bought here), very well. Evening rolling 220s and getting back to 200 average lately. However, I bought the Mako, hoping that this new oil pattern would be easier on my shoulder / arm because I figured it was supposed to hook so much. Well for me specifically I asked the folks to drill it so it would go longer and hook at the end, because I cannot crank the bowl. I am a fairly straight, hook at the end guy. Well. unfortunately for me, I got a 15 lb one, since I figured it hooked more, and I could throw it the same as my Danger Zone and Pearl and I would see even better action. Actually I didn't. The layout used is supposedly the correct one for me, but I can throw the Pearl the Zone and then the Mako. And the only one that doesn't get back into the pocket is the Mako. My throw is simple, up the second arrow and hook in at the end... Unfortunately for me the Mako was just heavier, not better. I immediately threw my Danger Zone and instead of 165, threw 190 and 221 and hit the packet almost 100% of the time. Would love to hear thoughts.. maybe I needed another layout, but at this point, it was allot of wasted funds for me.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4 3/8 right 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
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 Patterns

I 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.

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League Average:
245
PAP:
4 x 3/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
What can I not say about the Mako. This ball is great. Drilled this 50x4x30. No weight hole. I was skeptical to drill it this way because in the past I wasn't able to use a stronger drill on strong asymmetric balls. Not with this one. Gets thru the fronts and makes a nice turn down lane. What I like most about this ball is how it goes thru the pins!!! When comparing this to a Paradox, the Mako is a little cleaner and longer and more angular.
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League Average:
245
PAP:
4 x 3/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
What can I not say about the Mako. This ball is great. Drilled this 50x4x30. No weight hole. I was skeptical to drill it this way because in the past I wasn't able to use a stronger drill on strong asymmetric balls. Not with this one. Gets thru the fronts and makes a nice turn down lane. What I like most about this ball is how it goes thru the pins!!! When comparing this to a Paradox, the Mako is a little cleaner and longer and more angular.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
5 1/4 over 1 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I haven't heard of anyone who doesn't like this ball! It's similar to a Paradox, but stronger and not quite as early. Definitely more continuous. Strong move off the breakpoint and tight in the middle.
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League Average:
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Style:
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I love my paradox but when I have to move in, I seem to give up some carry. The solution is the Mako! I love that I can move in with it and it still finishes strong!
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About the Bowler

League Average:
234
PAP:
4 5/8 > 3/4 ^
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Normally I don't get to throw the HP balls very often but the Mako is an exception. From super long patterns to your THS, the mako works! I left mine at box finish and I never have to worry about it burning up. A simple pin under ring, cg and mb swung out a little with a small low hole and this ball does work. If you're looking to replace your paradox or heavy oil ball. Look no further and try a Mako, you won't be disappointed.

Rev Rate: 475
Speed: 17.5

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Its been a long time coming but Track has finally done it with the all new High Performance asymmetrical solid the Mako. Drilled my Mako pin down with a 75×4 1/2×70 layout and with the strong cover but big first drilling angle the mako was able to clear the fronts give a little midlane read not as much as the Paradox and make one of the best rounded shapes I ever seen out of any High performance solid cover stock ball in the EBI line. If you have the Paradox and need a little bit more shape down lane in heavy oil you most definitely wanna head down to your local Pro shop today and put this in your arsenal.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ball: Mako
Layout: 65 x 4.25 x 55 – Pin in ring finger
Surface: Box – 500/2000 Abralon

Bowler specs

Rev Rate: 370 RPM
Ball Speed: 15 MPH
Pap: 5-3/8 – 1 UP

Comments

Drilled 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

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
4 3/4 x 7/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Track Mako, for me, is different than most strong asymmetric balls. I have been able to use this ball on long sport pattern like the PBA Mark Roth pattern (46 feet) keeping very tight inside angles and still carry at a high rate. I have also been able to use this on THS and move in and open the lane up with good results as well. This ball will be a great addition to a tournament bowler's bag for high volume and longer patterns. It can also be a great piece to use on fresh THS and also for those that have lower rev rates.
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League Average:
235
PAP:
4 3/4 < 1^
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I was able to put holes in this ball last week and I used a Dual Angle Layout of 60 x 5 x 75. I threw this on a 42 foot pattern with a good amount of volume, and I did not have any issues getting this thing to read the mid lane. The best part was, that it did not quit once it read, I was able to play a little farther right than I normally do, and not have to worry about the ball not making it up the hill. Very impressive!
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League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
A Great Addition To The Track Bowling Lineup..If You Were A Fan Of The Paradox You Will Love The New Track Mako..New High Performance Ball That Should Be Added 2 Your Arsenal..Great Down Lane Ball With A Smooth Down Lane Reaction And Sharp Backend..This Ball Recovers Well And Can Also Play Straighter And Still Drives Through The Pins..! An Amazing Ball And A Must Have Ball 2 Add 2 Anyone's Bowling Arsenal..Great For All Types Of Bowlers 2 Have In Their Bag! Go Get Yours Today!
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Extreme
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Very strong in the midlane with lots of pop on the backend. This is 5 boards stronger then my Paradox.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
3 1/2 x 1 1/4 up - 15 degree tilt
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
202
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled this ball the same as my Paradox 30 X 4 X 35, but I didn't get hardly near the reaction as the Paradox. I noticed that the finish was very matted, so I had my ball driller put a little polish on it and voila, this baby now drives through the oil and hits the pins with power. Glad I made the surface change.
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Right out the box 267,228,246,751 series
can't even express how good this ball really is to me. To test it even more pot bowled with it right after Sunday Morning singles league bad to the bone til I was running out oil to roll in but much better than my Brunswick Nirvana's by far though. Great ball for first ball out the bag when starting Leagues

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League Average:
230+
PAP:
5 3/8" right
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215+
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout 45 x 4 5/8 x 25

This ball has been a king in virtually everyone's hands. It is extremely predictable and I would never hesitate to put this ball in anyone's bag. Although it is a high end ball, it didn't hook as much as I was expecting. This is a great thing.

Oil patterns get chewed up so quickly nowadays and this ball being smoother helps blend out patterns. Add this ball to your arsenal before it's too late.

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League Average:
220
PAP:
3 7/8 over 9/16 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I am a Track staffer out of the Indianapolis area and I am incredibly pleased with this ball. It isn't an early rolling ball like you would think of with the High Performance balls and it continues to motion once it does start to read the lane. Overall "big" ball that allows you to open up the lanes.
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Immediate fan favorite when I drilled it. Gets a lot more length than a typical asymmetrical solid, but that's a good thing. The Mako hooks in the right place. Might burn up for someone with slower speeds, but that's what surface changes are for.
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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 1/2"
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
218
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have this ball drilled stacked with pin under my ring finger and the mass kicked just a bit. This ball has lived up to all the hype. Drilled this way it has a controlled strong motion on a house shot. On the recent Texas Masters 42' pattern I was able to play a little further outside than most for the first two games. Then was able to move deeper inside and and still have the same backend motion. This is a must have in everyone's arsenal
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Hello again, Track fans. Today we will talk about the new Track Mako. The Mako is by far the most angular Track ball in the line. With the all new QR 10 solid cover stock, the Mako rolls down the lane with ease, but has a very strong snap to heavy roll when it turns the corner. The further you move left, the better the reaction of the Mako.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The all new Track Mako really is the perfect ball for those longer flatter patterns. The reaction for me simply put would be that it is a Paradox on Steroids. The original Paradox was always my go to ball on these specific patterns but at times, I felt like I needed something to save a little more energy and roll more in the back. The Mako is exactly that and more. Even on those longer flatter patterns when you need to keep your angles in front of you, I was still able to hit the pocket on the fresh even when some shots got right of where I wanted. This ball is great if you need some hook and continuation through the pins!
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TRACK BOWLINGS NEWEST HP ball this Blue/Purple/Black color scheme is sharp lookin
The Mako is a very strong ball for the heavy oil conditions with lots of hook and continuation if you used the original Paradox and you are looking for a little more this is youre ticket


Frank Gray

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TRACK BOWLINGS NEWEST HP ball this Blue/Purple/Black color scheme is sharp lookin
The Mayko is a very strong ball for the heavy oil conditions with lots of hook and continuation if you used the original Paradox and you are looking for a little more this is youre ticket


Frank Gray

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League Average:
233
PAP:
4 3/16, 1" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
So I drilled my Mako with my standard layout and left it out the box surface. I am really impressed at the ease the ball surface gets through the front of the lane and makes a strong arc to the pocket with good midlane read for me. About 5 and 3 stronger than my identically drilled cyborg but earlier and smoother down lane. Able to start the ball on top of the pattern and keep it on line without needing to bum the dry to the right on the THS and the ball gets through pins very well. Chased to about 23 at the arrows after transition going 23 to 15 downlane and still kicked the corners out. A very reliable stable ball motion that's easy to read.
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This is the strongest ball I have ever thrown. Rolls to me like a paradox just stronger in the fronts and backend. Can't wait to drill more of them.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
6 3/8 X 11/16
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
You have got to make room in your bag for the Mako!! The ball reaction I have with it is amazing. It gets through the heads clean with a very strong backend. I can use this ball in heavy oil and get it to make the corner to carry but also get it to roll smooth off the friction. The Mako drives through the pins correctly for amazing carry. This is the first ball out of the bag and I have been having great success with it. On a house pattern I am able to start with it on the fresh and make adjustments to use it all night long.

I did not do a dual angle layout on this one, just did a simple pin up layout. The pin is above the bridge, CG in palm kicked out to give this ball ½ ounce side weight and 0 finger weight. The only negative I can see with this ball is you don’t have one in your bag.

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Holy hook Bateman!! If you are looking for a ball that will get through any volume of oil then this is what you're looking for. The mako while still being extremely strong is still usable for medium oil patterns as the mako will read the midlane for you and still ha enough energy to get around the corner like bowlers are looking for.
I've been lucky enough to throw the Mako on both longer and shorter patterns and seen the ball be wildly successful.

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Ok... I'm not usually a big fan of high performance balls with surface because they tend to be very situational for me. Typically I can only use them on fresh and when it's time to move left... forget about it! This ball is truly something special! Not only was it great on the fresh for me, but it went the distance when I chased in. The ball just kept coming around the corner with no problems! Mine is drilled 80x4x45 and I'm definitely thinking about getting another one! Number 1 ball in the bag right now!
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League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
204
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is unreal. The ball glides through the front part of the lane far easier than anticipated. I plan on this ball staying in my bag for a long time. I have been able to get the Mako to go through the pins from up the boards as well as when I have to get left and open the fronts up. The Mako is a great ball for all styles of bowlers, competing on all different types of patterns.
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League Average:
236
PAP:
4 3/8 x 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
WOW!! SOMETIMES THAT'S ALL YOU CAN SAY!!!!
The Paradox (original) was "my go to ball!"
Never thought Track could "out do" the Original Paradox.
Well guess what ladies and gentlemen
THEY DID!!!
Excellent Mid-Line!!!
Continuous Back-end!!!
MUST HAVE!!!!
You won't be disappointed!!

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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Mako is definitely a beast but for a solid it gets through the heads pretty good,even better with a little polish then mid lane read and back ends are incredible.It is a must have for heavy oil or for guys that do not have a lot of hand and looking for stronger ball motion.
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League Average:
220
PAP:
3 7/8 over 9/16 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I am a Track staffer out of the Indianapolis area and I am incredibly pleased with this ball. It isn't an early rolling ball like you would think of with the High Performance balls and it continues to motion once it does start to read the lane. Overall "big" ball that allows you to open up the lanes.
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball will fool you, because you would think looking at it that it will hook at your feet..this ball is surprisingly super clean through the front for such a aggressive ball...but don't be fooled to much because when it starts to hook it's coming back to the pocket!! #teamebi
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League Average:
240
PAP:
5 3/4 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have to say the HP balls just keep getting better and better from EBI. In the past I haven't been able to use them a whole lot but that started to change with the Paradox.

The Mako picks up where the Paradox left off. The core has changed and their is a stronger cover on it, but don't let that fool you. This ball actually pushes through the fronts easily and still has a lot of energy of the spot and great continuation through the pins. That holds up when you keep moving in deeper as well. This is a change from the Paradox for me because it would tend to lose its energy and start to burn up before the pins. This is a great addition to any tournament players bag.

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League Average:
225
PAP:
5 1/4 right 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Mako is a Paradox with more backend motion. Allows you to move deeper as lane breaks down !!!!!!
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is a beast. It rolls very smoothly and has good length. When it starts to make its turn to the pocket it drives hard. Definitely a good ball for the heavier oil patterns and does very well on a THS. Like this ball better than the Paradox.
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Warning - Must use on heavy oil.
It's a Paradox supreme. Same strong mid-lane with extra punch on the back. Strong and continuous. Surprisingly strong through the pins.

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
Drilled this the same as my Paradox, and man this ball flat out hooks! It was about 5 boards Strongs and alot more of energy through the pin deck. If you are looking for out of the box hook, this ball is for you.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is a must have. Definitely a strong overall ball. This new core & coverstock combo works really well for me. I encourage you to go to your local pro shop and add this ball to your arsenal.
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
My first impression of the Mako was a amazement. I wasn't really sure what to expect coming out with it on a THS. I fed the first few shots into the friction and it stood up quick and rolled through the pins without rolling out. I moved in and kept the ball in the puddle and it gave me some extra length but still stood up the right way. I've not seen a ball consistently go through the pins in the right way and get the corners out on a regular basis as I have with the Mako. I'm very much looking forward to using this ball everywhere I go.
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League Average:
238
PAP:
5Rx1U
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Mako is the most aggressive and continuous ball I have ever thrown. I have it drilled pin down and it is a monster on heavy oil or long patterns. I plan on drilling another one pin up and bringing the finish up to 4000 Abralon for house patterns
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League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have drilled two of these so far. One pin above ring finger and the other pin axis. They both have found a place in my tournament arsenal. The pin up allows me to move right and open up the lane more than any other ball in my arsenal. The pin axis is a very special piece on short patterns. It allows me to play left longer while still maintaining the hit of a big core ball.
Do yourself a favor and get to your local pro shop to add this ball to your arsenal.

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League Average:
240
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Best HP ball out. The paradox gave us a unique ball reaction with its easy length and good down lane motion for a dull ball but EBI has improved both of those with this ball. Very easy to get this piece thru the fronts and it has more pop on the back than the paradox. When watching videos of this ball watch how it continues to hook thru the pins. Very important for the highest carry percentage. Have not seen this ball burn up early either. Stores it's energy better than any other dull ball I have had. Must have for the heavier oil patterns.

BJ Hines
TRACK AMATEUR STAFF

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League Average:
218
PAP:
5 7/16 > 7/16^
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Mako is amazing! Favorite ball in my bag. The motion of this ball is unreal! With my ball speed, I can throw this ball on a THS and have no problems. It's a very clean motion for a high end solid coverstock bowling ball, but still is very aggressive. Must have in your arsenal.
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this ball bc I wasn't very fond of the paradox but this piece is simply incredible. I drilled mine 60x5x35 and left it at box finish. This ball clears the front part of the lane with easy and reads the midlane with a sharp turn off the back of the pattern. Leaving you with a very controllable yet reliable ball motion. The downlane motion is hard but it doesn't jerk; which will allow for some miss room left and right on THS. I highly recommend this ball to anyone looking for a strong heavy volume/long pattern bowler.
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League Average:
235
PAP:
6 1/4 over
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
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 Jensen
Track Staff

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5--> 5/16v
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
206
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
WOW!! This ball blew me away!! It had so much motion and continuation downlane! I've NEVER had that with any big assymetrical surface ball and I've even drilled mine pin down 55x5.5x70! Ball allowed me to open up the lane with smooth and controllable reaction and with this motion downlane it allowed me to open up and play from extreme angles!!
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This ball is very smooth concidering it has a solid coverstock. Extremely strong down lane with no quit. You may leave some stone 9's so be prepared to move left. Right now it's the first ball out of my bag on THS fresh oil. It has good length with the average layout oob. I haven't experimented with surface yet since the balls so good with the 500/2000 box finish.
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This ball is very smooth concidering it has a solid coverstock. Extremely strong down lane with no quit. You may leave some stone 9's so be preared to move left. Right now it's the first ball out of my bag on THS fresh oil.
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What a surprise the Mako is!! This solid is very clean through the heads with a great drive to the pocket. Normally I don't get a chance to throw anything strong in league but with the Mako I can us it all 3 games!! The Mako is The first out my bag no matter what pattern I'm bowling on. The Mako is must have!!
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League Average:
220+
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
If you liked the Paradox, you'll love this! Lots of hook, reads the lane well, handles larger volumes of oil, good pin carry! Will be a good tournament ball that can still be used on THS
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Mako! Strong ball! For me most heavy roll strong balls burn up and lack the pop at the pocket. This doesn't happen for me with this ball. I can get in and it just rolls back smooth with plenty of energy to carry at the pocket.
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League Average:
229
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
194
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is strong without being too much. Usually with strong balls I get a hook-stop motion but not with this ball. The Mako is cleaner through the fronts than most HP balls for me. This allows the ball to save up more energy and really make a strong motion downlane. I've used this ball on my typical house shot, long sport shots and medium volume sport shots. Overall a great piece that you will want in your bag.
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