30 X 5 X 65
Description: The Tribal Fire is the second ball in the series using the Halogen Core. It utilizes a brand new cover, a hybrid version of the #Redball cover known as Fusion Hybrid Reactive. You will find the motion of the Tribal Fire to offer a great look in the light to medium oil category.
Reaction: The intention of the Tribal Fire is to really create a ball with that in between shape. Something that doesn’t roll too forward but, also something that doesn’t go sideways. I would classify it as a milder benchmark ball. I have found that the Halogen core can really dictate the strength more than other cores, so with this core and the always very adaptable MOTIV covers this ball is crazy versatile! At the box surface and 30 X 5 X 65, the ball has blended out some higher friction patterns and at the same time has opened up patterns when I have seen moderate carrydown.
Comparisons: Comparing it to the original Tribal I would say that it is about 3-4 boards stronger overall and allows for even more continuation. Although the Octane forced me to play 2-3 boards deeper at the arrows than the Tribal Fire that is mainly because the Octane provides much more backend than Tribal…however, the shape of the Fire is best described as a combination of a Venom Shock and an Octane.
Summary: As I stated this ball is so versatile but, to be specific to my game it is THAT ball that is the perfect link in between those entry level ball and balls that are sometimes just too strong or force you too deep too quick. For those that need something cleaner than a Venom Shock (or something with similar numbers) or maybe at times the Octane (or something with similar numbers) provides too much hook downlane, then the simple answer is to throw a #Fireball!