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Impulse Solid
on: April 20, 2017, 03:33:24 PM
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Make this bowling ball your next Impulse buy. The Columbia 300 Impulse Solid bowling ball uses the high performance Hypershock technology in the core of this upper-mid performance ball to create ball that will offer a big, continuous hook. The Impulse core is wrapped with the Reflex Solid coverstock and finished with a 500 then 2000 grit Abralon pad to give this ball plenty of traction. This combination of core and cover creates a ball that hooks more in oil than the original Impulse ball and is ideal on medium to heavy oil.

Color: Red
Core: Impulse
Coverstock: Reflex Solid
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
Reaction: Strong Mid-Lane and Backend
RG: 2.49 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil


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Re: Impulse Solid
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 09:52:08 PM
I bought this ball from the booth out at Nationals in Vegas a few weeks ago.
I am having good success with my sideswipe solid and I wanted something a little different shape and a bit stronger.
This ball is exactly that for me.
I did the exact same layout on both pieces which was pin below my ring finger.
that makes it a fairly strong pin-pap for me 3.75"
I saw a bit more length and a stronger arcing motion downlane, still controllable and continuous.
For me, a successful piece is something predictable and able to blend out the friction at the end of the pattern
This piece does that for me, much like the sideswipe solid


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Impulse Solid
Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 07:35:49 PM
The impulse solid is must have. This upper-mid performance solid symmetrical ball is like no other. It's solid cover tracks thru any amount of oil in a predicable continuous motion without early to mid lane read. I find this ball perfect for all types of patterns. I also find this ball working the best on typical house patterns as it allows room to play different parts of the lane.
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Re: Impulse Solid
Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 01:05:33 PM
Drilled this ball a few weeks ago and think I have thrown it enough to make a review on it.

Drilled 50x4.5x45. I was looking for a mid line solid ball that was smoother yet could get thru the pins well. I chose this over a Gamebreaker 2 as I have one of these pin down. I wanted to try something different.

I am a little surprised as to how much this ball actually corners down lane. Is a bit more angular that what I was looking for but it rolls great and will get thrown a lot. I will end up drilling another Gamebreaker 2 so it is smoother downlane.

Compared to the original Impulse, this is about an arrow more. Not as angular but more angular than a Heat Xtreme. I will use this ball when there is decent amount of volume in the fronts and the backs are a little tight. I can also use this when there is a huge puddle in the middle and I want to move into it.

For me not a great fresh shot ball but after a couple games and the track starts to hook more and the puddle is still there it will be great.
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