Thursday, May 31, 2012

Columbia 300 Introduces New Bowling Balls

The Elastin breakthrough technology (Elastin 8.0 Supreme Hybrid) has been taken to new levels for the Columbia 300Wicked Encounter (more overall hook!). An entirely new chemical additive has been used in order to create more friction in the front of the lane while helping the Wicked Encounter create stronger motion through back part of the lane, even on heavier oil conditions (finished 800, 800 Abralon, 1500, 1500 Abranet). Inside the new Orange/Black/Silver Wicked Encounter is the same dynamic core found in the original Encounter and Dark Encounter. Avaialable July 24, 2012

The new mid-level Columbia 300 Oath features a Bend-It Solid cover in Blue/Purple/Red. Bend-It Solid was first used on the Omen, an extremely aggressive pearlized ball that likes oil.  The Oath features a solid version of Bend-It that has been modified to react stronger in the mid-lane and through the back of the lane than the pearlized version (finished 500, 800 Abranet® and 1000, 2000 Abralon™). 

The Capsule core was designed to provide great performance and versatility while also being very simple.  A simple symmetric shape with great performance characteristics was chosen in order to be very driller and bowler friendly.  The low RG Capsule revs up early and the high Differential helps create a large amount of flare for great continuation in the backend. Radius of Gyration - 2.47 RG Differential - .054 in 15#. Available September 11, 2012.

The new Columbia 300 Violent Eruption is wrapped in Lava colored New Era SF Plus reactive veneer (800 Abranet™, 1000, 2000 Abralon®, Powerhouse™ Factory Finish). The Skid Flip version of New Era was used in the original Eruption. The Violent Eruption will contain the low RG and medium differential Resurgence core.

Columbia explains what to expect: “The Violent Eruption is clean through the front and provides the greatest length in the Columbia 300 lineup. The sharp move it makes off the friction along with it’s length makes this ball a great choice on most medium to medium dry lane conditions.” Radius of Gyration - 2.46 RG Differential - .040 in 15#. Available June 21, 2012.

The (new Urethane) Classic from Columbia 300 contains the Resurgence core. Columbia describes The Classic as “smooth and controllable and devastates the pins in the right environment” suggesting The Classic for “higher rev rates, slower ball speeds, and tough and dry conditions.” The slate color urethane veneer is finished at 2000 Abralon®. Available June 19th, 2012.

In addition to The Classic, Columbia 300 has added two new colors to it’s entry reactive Scout line. With a three piece construction, the new Scouts create easy length for slower ball speeds, drier lanes or straighter target lines.  

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