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Eruption Pro
« on: October 14, 2013, 10:55:53 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Columpia Eruption Pro Ball Specs:
- Color: Emergency Orange All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Modified Resurgence
- Coverstock: CR300
- Factory Finish: 500, Abralon®, 1500 Abranet™ Soft, Factory Polish @ 300 RPM
- Reaction: Strong Backend
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50**
- Differential (Diff): .036**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium – Dry
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

 

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 09:58:24 AM »
Specs:
Drilling: 45x4x35 Pin-Up
Ball Speed 14.5-15
Rev Rate: 260 +/- 20


EMERGENY ORANGE!! EMERGENCY ORANGE!! EMERGENCY ORANGE!!

If you were a fan of the Original Blue Eruption this is a must have in your bag!  This ball gets through the front of the lanes just as clean as the Original Blue Eruption, but does so much more once it makes that left turn off corner. 

I haven't been this excited about a ball in a long time.   Not only is the color of this ball great but the ball motion I see from this ball is like none other in my bag! Usually for me a ball with a good bit of shine tends to have a very over/under reaction causing for me to have to play with the surface, but not this ball!  This ball allows me to get left (yes get left) but still have the back end finish off the corner that previous balls didn’t allow me to have.   No more flat 10’s!

For me this is going to be most likely be my benchmark ball in my bag as well as a great ball for typical house shot conditions.   I have already had so many people come up to me commenting on the awesome color of the ball as well as the ball reaction down lane. “I can’t believe that’s not a spare ball.”

Now on to the more technical stuff about this ball:
Core: Modified Resurgence Core.  The Resurgence core has been used a ton of times in the past but this is the first time the guys at Columbia have modified it.  The RG is slightly higher and the differential has been lowered which allows this ball to obtain great length and energy storing move. 

Cover:  The cover is cleaner and more responsive.  The ball went through completely different finishing process than previous C300 balls.  A stronger grit was used under the polish and the masterminds at C300 used a slower speed when polishing this ball back up.  Allowing this ball to have some bite under the polish but still maintaining its great length.

The release date for this ball is 05 November 2013 so make sure you stop by your local pro-shop and pre-order this ball!  You are definitely going to need this ball in an emergency!

#TeamC300 #EmergencyOrange #LetsBowl

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 11:08:08 AM »

 Just drilled this ball and had a chance to throw it on the burn. WOW! So clean through the front part of the lane and then the ball goes berserk on the back end! I haven't seen this thing not come back from anywhere!! Going to be a great addition to any arsenal. The color is the conversation piece of any bowling activity!! I have heard comments from, That pumpkin rolls nice to how many construction cones were lost to make that thing!! LOVE IT. Makes every night of bowling a barrell of laughs and then when it blows up the pins it makes it all the more sweet!!!

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Eruption Pro
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 12:16:21 PM »
Specs:
Drilling: Pin Down 5 inches from PAP
Ball Speed 17-18
Rev Rate: 350

ORANGE CRUSH!!!

This ball is something that the Columbia 300 line has been missing for awhile now.  Ball even with the pin down layout clears the heads with ease and has tremendous power on the backend. 

I bowl at a house that has old lane shield and the fronts burn up within a game, used this ball all three games last night and never had a problem with clearing the heads.  For the bowlers that like to see thier ball turn hard in the backend, this ball will bring that reaction to your bag and also the color is a head turner.

Core: Modified Resurgence Core.  The Resurgence core has been used a ton of times in the past but this is the first time the guys at Columbia have modified it.  The RG is slightly higher and the differential has been lowered which allows this ball to obtain great length and energy storing move. 

The release date for this ball is 05 November 2013 so make sure you stop by your local pro-shop and pre-order this ball!  You are definitely going to need this ball in your bag.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will help you out.

#TeamC300 #EmergencyOrange #LetsBowl #Orangecrush

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 12:16:22 PM »
Eruption pro is a great ball. by far the best eruption line ball they have made. this ball is so clean thru the fronts of the lane and stores up a ton of energy to make the corner. move a little right and you can even use this ball on the fresh! the core cover combination is incredible. My PAP is 5-1/4 over and 1/2up I ended up drilling this 50x5x40. THIS BALL IS A MUST GET IN YOUR BAG. you will not be disappointed! Pre-order yours now!


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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 02:44:49 PM »
LANE CONDITION
This ball is a great complement to the already good stuff in the C300 medium oil category. I drilled it 55 x 4 ¼ x 50 which is similar to the Disruption I have and gave me a ball to compare it with. The Eruption Pro started slightly sooner than the Disruption, or simply reacted more when it hit the dry, but still got through the front of the lane easily. When I missed a little right it had no problem getting back to the pocket (THS) without too much flip. For me it has just as much backend as the Disruption…that coming from a straight player who can always use a good backend reaction.

Basically, the Eruption Pro hooked slightly more than the Disruption which might be due to the “soft polish” finish. Both balls carry well for me and with the slightly different shape going down the lane the Eruption Pro will be a good addition.

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« Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 02:47:56 PM by MSargent »

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 06:24:31 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Type: Recreational leagues, Tournaments


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Specs:
Drilling: 65x4.75x35
Ball Speed: 18-20 Mph
Rev Rate: 515

COLUMBIA 300 HAS AN EMERGENCY AND NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION, BEWARE THE ORANGE CRUSH IS COMING OUT 11-5-13 AND WILL BE LOOKING FOR YOU!!

If you like the original Eruption or the Violent Eruption then don't hesitate because your going to love the Eruption Pro. A ball that cleans the heads so smoothly and stores so much energy to explode in the back throwing pins every which way.

I bowl 3 different leagues on 2 different surfaces and the amazing thing is i find the same reaction and also find that I am able to use the same angles. This ball also helps me open the lane a little bit going from game 2-3 transition it allows me to miss in a bit and still make a huge turn in the back.

Onto its contributes:

Core: This ball contains a modified resurgence core, however I did say modified and essentially they wanted to modify it so it has continuous stored energy and by doing that they lowered the differential and increased the RG.

Cover Stock: With this cover stock they tried something new, they used more Surface under the polish and when polishing this beast that used a lower speed to get it shiny but still have teeth under the polish to bite in the back.



The release date for this ball is 11-5-13 so make sure you stop by your local pro-shop and pre-order this ball! This is going to be a must have in your bag. Please feel free to ask any questions, i'd be more than willing to answer.

#TeamC300 #EmergencyOrange #LetsBowl #Orangecrush #Havefun

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Eruption Pro (#EmergencyOrange)
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 08:57:53 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3-4 in.

Starting Top Weight:3.25 oz.

Ball Weight:15 lbs 3 oz.

DRILL PATTERN

50x4.75x45

X Hole (if there is one): none
 
BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: About 350 rpm 

Ball Speed: 17 mph off the hand
 
PAP/Track: 4 1/2" right, 1/2 up

SURFACE PREP

Grit: 4000 by hand to knock off surface

Breakpoint Shape: Smooth strong arc

Description: The Eruption Pro (#EmergencyOrange) had a completely different finishing process than previous C300 balls.  A stronger grit was used under the polish and a slower speed when polishing this ball back up.  This allows the ball to have some bite under the polish but still maintaining its great length. The Pro incorporates a new modified Resurgence Core. You will find the motion of the Pro to offer a great look in the medium to light oil category. 

Reaction: Because the ball is so clean it has allowed me to play some straighter angles on patterns that do not require me to throw left to right.  I've used this ball on a 42 ft house shot and the 37 ft Broadway pattern, on both shots I'm able to stand on 12 and play up 5 with miss room to the right. The Pro easily gets down the lane and comes off of the friction in a strong continuous manner, I am also able to move inside and get the same motion off of the friction.

Summary: I can say that because I tend to play straighter when I can I like this ball so much already because it allows me to play in my comfort zone sooner, yet provides a strong motion downlane.  It also allows me to move in without changing balls and guessing what type of reaction I'm going to get.

If you need a ball that can play up the boards or cover a ton of boards but isn't dead sideways in the back end, pick up one of these on 11/5/13!

Leon Platt
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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 12:04:04 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3-4 in.
Starting Top Weight:3.75 oz.
Ball Weight:15 lbs 5 oz.

DRILL PATTERN
50x5x55 - puts pin under bridge
X Hole (if there is one): y
 
BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate: About 380 rpm
Ball Speed: 17.5 mph off the hand
PAP/Track: 4 3/4" left, 1/4 up

SURFACE PREP
Grit: OBB
Breakpoint Shape: Smooth strong arc

Description: The Eruption Pro is very clean up front, surprising considering the underlying 1500 gritt

Reaction: This ball is not over/under at all, very predictable
because it is a solid, the movement off the friction is slower and a bit longer (IMO)
this gives me a bit more room on the tougher patterns.
I did not see any flippy move off the friction at all, its always predictable and continuous.

Summary: I have plenty of hand and do struggle on the dryer patterns or when there  is friction up front, this piece will definitely help solve those problems.
this ball is so surprisingly clean through the heads w/o a quick change of direction downlane (might be different with a pin up drilling)

I am not a staffer and will not hesitate to point out if I don't like a ball.
this one I like so far from what I am seeing

likes - clean through the heads, very continuous motion off the spot and through the pins, stands out on the rack

dislikes - seems to show the dirt, crud on/in the machine, curtain, etc more so than other pieces.
not a big deal, just an observation

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 12:55:27 PM »
After throwing the Eruption Pro in 6 different bowling alleys on various forms of house shots, I can give you some personal feedback on the new C300 Eruption Pro to be released on November 5, 2013. I believed I would like this piece due to liking the blue Eruption and I was not wrong. The Eruption Pro has a very smooth motion and the higher your rev rate, the more opportunities you will get to throw it. On the fresh, it allows you to play the lanes a little straighter and on the burn, it gets down the lane well and still maintains great hitting power. The color of the ball is an attraction magnet, and makes bowlers dwell on past pieces of that colors, possibly luring them to add the Eruption Pro to their collection. It is a much needed gap in the C300 arsenal. You will not be mad or disappointed with this C300 Mid-Performance Gem.

Damon White

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 04:16:42 PM »
What can I say about this ball, other than Thank You Bugsy.  This ball is exactly what I've been looking for.  A ball that gets thru the heads and then has a very nice movement off the spot.  One thing I've noticed is the fact that this ball is soo versatile.  On fresh with clean back ends and on the burn this ball gets down lane and has a nasty left turn.  But on heavier fresh or carry down, this ball makes a nice smooth controlled motion.  I've never had a ball act like before.  Usually if I find a ball with a harder flip motion, once it encounters carry down, it skates.  Not this ball.  Can't wait to get some more games on it.  Used a 50*4 1/2*40 layout, think I'll have to punch up atleast one more, maybe even two.






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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 01:22:49 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60dBXeywjlI

Featuring the Eruption Pro - release date 11/05/13. Video by Columbia 300 Ambassador 2012-14 and Junior Team USA 2012 member Tyler Vostry. Blind the competition with the Eruption Pro! #emergencyorange

http://www.columbia300.com/products/balls/mid-level-performance/eruption-pro

First thoughts: My very first thoughts when I opened the box was holy orange! This is a very exciting color and really gets noticed inside bowling centers. As for the ball reaction, I think Bugsy Kelly and the team at Columbia 300 have found a winner here. The first 12 times the ball hit the lane, it struck! Multiple staffers had 300's out of the box, and there has been a lot of excitement already for this ball to be released to the public. The Eruption Pro is very clean through the fronts, and for me, does not flare a lot for an angular but predictable motion. Bowlers with more hand will be able to get this ball to flare a bit more than me, something I have been searching for since I put holes in the two shown above and have since fixed with some weight holes.

The first one shown in the video is a flat out monster. It's drilled 70 x 4 x 40 with a weight hole in P3 7/8" wide and 2" deep. The stronger drilling and stronger weight hole has given me some extra flare, something I have been dying for lately. Out of box 300 on house, 778 for 3 on Route 66 (45 foot sport pattern) and 289 on cheetah, along with a tournament win and another 2nd place finish in just a week and a half of owning it. Even with the stronger drilling and some additional surface preparation - 2000, 3000, 4000, and a small dab of shine - it is still cleaner than anything in our arsenal and corners with ease once it hooks. I have yet to throw it through the pattern with this ball because of the stronger drilling, but it has never hooked instantly because of the core and cover combination. I tried a hole in the PAP and saw some wiggle down lane, so I plugged it and put the lower hole in and it became this monster. I highly suggest a stronger drilling and a lower weight hole, especially for bowlers that don't have a high amount of revolutions.

The second one is drilled 55 x 5 x 45 - a copy of one of my favorite balls ever, the Violent Eruption. It has a weight hole right on the PAP (5 1/4 over, 1/2 up), 7/8" wide and 2" deep. The cover is out of box. I am actually going to plug the weight hole as I did on the previous one and move it lower. I need an earlier and stronger down lane motion as it is so clean with the weaker drilling. So, this one is still a little bit of a work in progress. However, I was in this position with the first one and made it into a great piece, so I don't see any reason why I could not do it again with this one. The weaker drilling and weight hole makes it clean and smooth, a reaction I don't look for very often with my 320 rpms but can be good for some high rev players.

Overall, this is a motion that Columbia 300 has not offered in a long time and I am excited to continue to have fun throwing these Eruption Pros!

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 05:45:15 PM »
http://www.columbia300.com/products/balls/mid-level-performance/eruption-pro

This is definitely a ball that has been missing in our lineup for awhile.  The EruptionPro is super clean through the front part of the lane and stores lots of energy for the backend.  It makes a move from the dry that we haven't seen from Columbia300 in many years.  The majority have loved the Resurgence Core in every ball that Columbia 300 has produced.  This ball is no different, this core is modified slightly and with the new finishing process on the CR300 coverstock, this ball really shines when it rolls down the lanes!  Combine that with the Emergency Orange Color, it is definitely turning heads from everyone to see what I am throwing.

Personally I drilled one Pin Down and one Pin Up. The Pin Down has a low weight hole (P3) and this ball allows me to play on the fresh very easily and occasionally will have too much snap depending on where you bowl and the oil length.  For the most part anything Medium Oil to Lighter oil this ball works great.  The pin up ball gives me a great 1-2 punch as I can go to it when I have to move in and swing the lane a little more.  No loss of power moving in and throwing to the dry.  Clean through the heads is the greatest asset for this ball, if your original Eruption or Disruption moves a little to early on some of your shots, EruptionPro is a definite difference maker for added length and more pop at the end.  This ball will have more shape than what Columbia fans are used to, but it is something we have needed for awhile and you will not be disappointed. Trust me.  I will hope to add a video very soon.

Vince Yoder

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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2013, 07:07:32 PM »
Columpia Eruption Pro Ball Specs:
- Color: Emergency Orange All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Modified Resurgence
- Coverstock: CR300
- Factory Finish: 500, Abralon®, 1500 Abranet™ Soft, Factory Polish @ 300 RPM
- Reaction: Strong Backend
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50**
- Differential (Diff): .036**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium – Dry
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

I drilled mine with a pretty basic layout that has always worked well for me with the pin over the ring finger straight down the label with the CG in my palm.  This layout is great on this ball on typical house patterns.  The ball is super smooth thru the front part of the lane and stores an amazing amount of energy for the back end when it hits the end of the pattern.  I kept the surface the same out of the box but I think over time it is a ball I will keep shined.  I started pretty straight playing up the 10 board but as the lanes started to hook I was able to move inside and continue to use it.  House pattern I bowl on is 38 feet with not a huge amount of volume outside of 10.  I was amazing at how clean and smooth the ball was down the lane and once it hit the pins they went everywhere.  Carry did not seem to be in issue with the ball even when I had to get inside.  The ball def picks up very quick on the dry but for typical house shots you will love the versatility this ball has.  You can attack from any angle and still get results.  Once I started throwing it in practice before league some of the guys were intrigued by the color and once they saw the reaction they started asking about it.  Def a ball I would recommend getting for the typical house bowler.  Great job Bugsy!!! Team C300 has another Winner!!!

The release date for this ball is 11-5-13 so make sure you mark it on your calendar and stop by your local pro-shop and get this ball! This ball is a must have for a variety of shots especially your typical house shot!!!  If you have any question please contact me.

Mark Mantere
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Re: Eruption Pro
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2013, 03:48:10 PM »
Likes: Effortless length, Continuous angularity

Dislikes:None

Love the old school Piranha color!

The intent of this ball was to fill a gap in the Columbia 300 lineup when the lanes get beat up. Bullseye! This does exactly that. Very clean through the front and enough down lane that you can open up the lanes with. Unlike other low diff products on the markets, this ball can still get around the corner from deep angle.

In comparing this ball against other Columbia 300 products for me the Vow is a good comparison. The Eruption Pro is cleaner and longer than the Vow. The Vow is stronger in the midlane than the Eruption Pro.

The Eruption Pro is so good that you will want to throw it all the time. I drilled two of them with my trusty favorite layouts. One pin up 4 1/2 from PAP and the other pin down 4" from PAP. I hit the pin up with 4000 and it is unbelievable on a fresh house shot. Lane transitions don't happen as fast with this ball as it doesn't read the heads like most balls used in leagues.

Grab one in your favorite proshop 11/06/13

Greg Vangundy

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