The review below was on a super fresh league pattern (I later found out) with waaay much more oil up front than usual.
This ball has been a real disappointment since I first threw it. I've tried it dull and shiny on just about any amount of oil you could think of...I have yet to see anything that resembles hook. It grabs as soon as it hits the lane and that's it...it's done.
Like the WOW, I'm not a big fan of balls that die before they get halfway down the lane. If you have any hand at all, avoid this ball like the plague.
3.75 oz. TW
Label leverage (CG in positive thumb area, MB under thumb)
3/4 thumb, 1/2 positive side
Looks like the third time is the charm for the Icon series.
I picked up this Icon 300 in a trade with BigKG (thanks, Kevin). I was looking for a big hooker...and I got it.
I've really avoided Columbia particles ever since my Extreme Chaos went through some serious TEC death after 50 games or so. With the Muscle covers looking better, I figured I would give the boys from San Antonio another shot.
It's early, but for now I'm glad I did.
The Icon 300 delivers a lot of hook, but much like several strong particles today, it's hook you can use on a wide variety of conditions. As long as you have oil up front, the Icon 300 will turn the corner.
I tested the Icon 300 along with a Storm LRG with a similar drill on a house shot and the Icon was about 2 feet earlier and 4-6 boards stronger. Like the LRG, the Icon 300 was responsive to release and speed changes.
Don't be mistaken, this is a big bowling ball and probably too much for most players on a regular house shot. However, for tournament players, this ball would definitely find a place in many bags for the slick/long conditions you often come across.
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