The Paradox Black is just as good as the original Paradox. If you're looking for that big ball with surface but looking to stay in that upper mid range price point this is the perfect ball. It is really strong in the mid lane and just eats through the oil. I have one drilled pin down and on drilled pin up. MY pin down one gives me a little earlier roll with a smother predictable backend while the pin up one is a little longer and stronger at the breakpoint. This is a ball you can not go wrong with.
The original Paradox was a great ball that brought much success for Track. Paradox Black may be even better! Proven I-Core 2.0 core wrapped with a QR-9 Hybrid cover makes this a great tournament ball. This ball likes oil and can dig through the heaviest patterns.
Paradox Black is about one or two feet cleaner than the original Paradox and is definitely more continuous. I find myself being able to use Paradox Black longer through the day when comparing to the original Paradox. This bowling ball likes to roll early and be a little straighter in the backend. I choose this ball for fresh conditions with higher volumes. This ball matches up very well on medium to shorter patterns for me.
The Track Paradox is flat out one of the best balls I have ever thrown!!!
That is how I started my review when the original Paradox came out in 2015. The Paradox Black is no different. I drilled mine up with the pin above and right of the ring finger (25x3 7/8”x35) and worked it on WTBA 43’ Tokyo pattern. I am amazed whenever I see the mid-lane strength and the strongest arcing motion I’ve ever seen in a bowling ball (as opposed to the skid/flip sudden change of direction). I expect to be able to use this ball to my advantage on any pattern 43’ or longer. NOTE: This ball with this layout was “too much ball” for me on a THS – but a different layout to tame the mid-lane strength would make this an excellent choice on the “puddle in the middle” for league nights.
If you are a serious tournament bowler – especially if you loved your original Paradox (which you have probably worn out by now) – you really NEED the Paradox Black in your bag.
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The Paradox Black is a must have. The Paradox Black is a little more aggressive then the original Paradox. Still a very versatile ball. The Black gives a little more motion in the front part of the lanes.
What can I say this is one of the best all around balls on market. If you need something on fresh to pick up but still continue on back end. This ball is what you need. Plenty of mid lane read. But still continues thru the pins. Another great thing is this ball takes shine and can be used on little burnt up lanes. Gives it little more length with more back end.
Paradox Black is no joke. All numbers, core, coverstock matches up with the original, but in my opinion, the Paradox Black rolls even better and hits harder. Paradox is my favorite line in Track and glad to see this ball back on the market. This ball is for medium-heavy oil conditions.