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Author Topic: Encounter  (Read 5121 times)

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Encounter
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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FEATURES: 
- Color: Navy / Purple / Ocean All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown. 
- Core: Encounter 
- Veneer: Elastin 6.0 Pearl 
- Surface: 500, 1000, 2000, 2000 Abralon Polished 
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal 
- RG: 2.50 
- Diff: .052 
- Reaction: Strong Backend 
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil 
- Description: Columbia 300 carries on its legacy of producing the highest performing balls on the market. The new Encounter is another example of the quest started decades ago to give bowlers the best. 
The chemical engineers at Columbia 300 have created a new process in which chemical reaction dynamics have been manipulated to exploit the elastic framework found in reactive materials. This breakthrough creates longer polymer chains that create deeper pores and allows for greater built in surface friction that helps absorb oil over a longer period of time. We call this new breakthrough Elastin 6.0. 
The new asymmetric Encounter core is a dynamic new shape for Columbia 300 with a low RG that centers the mass properties, creating strong mid- lane ball motion. The medium differential along with a high mass bias rating help the Encounter change direction and keep going. 
The clean and angular Elastin 6.0 cover with a smooth polished finish along with the Encounter core gives you easy length through the front part of the lane and stores up energy for a strong and predictable move down lane.

 

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Re: Encounter
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 02:32:39 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length: 41 foot

 

Volume: medium


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


 



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Likes: Just drilled this ball up, it is drilled with the pin above the ring finger no extra hole. It is great to have a High performance pearl from Columbia 300 once again. This ball really goes throught the front part of the lane super clean, then has a nice continous sharp motion down lane at the break point. I would say this ball compared to a Ransom Demand is a bit cleaner through the fronts and mids than the Demand and probably could be used more when the mid lane starts to dry up.
         The ball comes polished out of the box with 2000 abralon, I just very lightly scratched it with 2000 to put a little bit of scratch marks back in to the polish, and I got the ball to read down lane about 2-3 feet sooner. This ball is just amazing!!!! Another great job by our brand manager Bugsy Kelly and Columbia 300.

  Eddie Grace

Columbia 300 Ambassador.



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Eddie Grace Columbia 300 Ambassador.

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Re: Encounter
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 10:37:45 AM »
LANE CONDITION



Fresh THS

- 2nd shift THS
- Sport



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Likes: Started with a pretty simple drilling. 5 1/2" pin to pap with a 60 degree MB placement with a hole 1" from my pap. (pin above the bridge, MB 1" from thumb). First reaction was amazement, the overall strength of the Encounter is incredible. Game 1 on a fresh THS sliding 40 with room to move right! (left handed). Extremely clean through the heads, it skids through the first 30' without a problem. Once it reaches the mids it begins to read and makes a hard but very predictable arc in the back end with phenominal carry. Its break point shape certainly allows it to shine on higher volume tough conditions.


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Dan Brezo
 
Coram, NY

Columbia 300 Regional Staff Member

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Re: Encounter
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 10:41:47 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:

 

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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


 



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Likes: This ball is a great addition to the Columbia line. I like to play the flood, so I have this ball drilled 5x51/2 and took the surface to a 1000. It reads the midlanes very well and it still retains it's energy as it blows the rack. I shot 789 for my first three games in league with this ball. Looking forward to trying it on a sport condition. 


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Re: Encounter
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 04:52:03 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:   43' & 39"   

 

Volume: ?


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):   Sport


 



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Likes:   I drilled this to not flare to maintain backend reaction.  With this drill and polished the ball has a great angular motion.  I hit it with a 4000 pad and got a more predictable reaction.  Went with even more surface, 1000, for the shorter pattern to cut down the backend ever more.  Overall awesome ball and a little change in surface makes it the ball of choice on most sport conditions.


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ColumbiaChris

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Re: Encounter
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 10:36:26 AM »
Ball Info

 

Ball of the year in my opinion.... Definitely my favorite ball in the bag ... The goto






Everyone i drilled one for loves it.... I must have in the bag




 



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Likes:Reads lanes perfectly... Hooks alot but doesnt over hook .... Hits like a tank from any angle..great for all types of bowlers



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"COLUMBIA BOWLS THE WORLD OVER"

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Re: Encounter
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 01:13:50 PM »
BALL SPECS



Pin Length: 4 1/2


Ball Weight: 15lbs



BOWLER STYLE




Rev Rate: High




Ball Speed: 18mph


 







LANE CONDITION

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): The video was shot on a THS and Kegel's 41' Turnpike pattern.

 



BALL REACTION



The Encounter gives me a decent amount of length and a strong angular motion at the breakpoint. I can open up the lanes with this ball.


 



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