|Weights||14 thru 16lbs|
I bought this ball back in 1998, and even now I find myself reaching for it after the lanes break down. Over the years I have come to know it's reaction on lane conditions well. Change your hand position just a touch and the ball reaction differs greatly. About twice a year I will have this ball rejuvinated (baked) and it works as good as new. If you are looking for a similar ball on the market now look no further than the Savage Pearl. Just a bit of history- Sport Tec was founded by a person high up in the Ebonite Corp. and when the Turbo X's were manufactured there were several that were considered rejects (i.e. off color and such) they could not be sold by Ebonite. They were taken (or sold) to Sport Tec who slaped on a large ST on teh ball and sold them as their own. So if you own one of these balls look no further than a normal Ebonite Turbo X to find it's brethren.
Good performance on a fresh lane, which peaks on the second game and sorta fizzles out near the end of the third. High oil conditions make this ball act like it's hard rubber, low oil make it act as if you threw it across the lane. A very disconcerting experience the first time it ever happened to me, and I have yet to figure out a good way to keep it on track and not Jersey. Good discretion is ideal for using this ball depending on conditions, but it is very well rounded for a beginning serious bowler. Good ball to start off with finger tips, they will add about 2 boards to a break, depending on conditions.