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Action Max
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
 Maximize your performance with the stunning hook and power of the new Columbia 300 Action Max. A redesigned higher RG Action core provides increased length for maximum power, while the new breakthrough M80^2 Friction Plus shell delivers maximum friction and hook to the pocket. And it only gets better. Combine Action Max with the length and back-end of the aggressive Action Packed, and the smooth, powerful mid-lane transition of the blockbusting Action for the maximum arsenal to power up your average. You''re out to maximize your game. You''re out to maximize performance. Don''t settle for less than the Columbia 300 Action max.

Coverstock: M80^2 Friction Plus
Weight Block: Dense core body
Ball Color: Blue/Black/Gold Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Hook Potential: In Oil 40, Backend 23 (Medium-High) on a scale of 0-60 Low-High
RG Differential: .054 (Medium-High Flare) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Average: 2.48 (Very Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy



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Re: Action Max
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 10:38:37 AM »
I have the ball laid out for high flare/big hook.  Definitely needs oil to not over react on the back end.  Stores a lot of energy and unleashes in the last 10 feet.  I wouldn't call it a flip, but it really makes its move at the end of the lane.  Has no trouble getting through excessive carry down.  Very consistent and predictable reaction in my opinion.

The best part about the ball is the way it grips the lanes at the deck.  The ball hits the head pin and just keeps stuck to the planks to drive through.  Lots of messenger pins sent from left to right during use for some "forgiving" strikes.  Anything in the pocket makes you look like strikes are too easy for you.


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Re: Action Max
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2008, 02:07:46 PM »

This ball is amazing.  My 15lb. is drilled with pin right of ring finger with CG to the right of the hand.  I need to get a balance hole drilled soon before joining any tournaments.  This ball is great for medium-heavy house patterns.  But this ball really shows its true colors after a game or two on a freshly oiled THS.  The hook is a heavy arc and when this ball hits the pocket, it is going to clear the deck.  The pin carry on this ball is amazing.  I threw the Columbia Resurgence on the same line as the Action Max and for some reason, the Action Max still hooked harder even tho the Resurgence is meant for Heavy Oil conditions.  THIS BALL IS AMAZING!  I'M GETTING AT LEAST 15 TO 20 MORE PINS PER GAME WITH THIS BALL.


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Re: Action Max
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2010, 10:28:02 AM »
just used one of these last night in a league.  it's drilled pin down with cg kicked out some.  I like the even roll this ball had on the fresh oil and the strength it had to get through the oil.  There was no big move downlane but you could see it working and arching to the pocket.  went 221 and 200 with it before changing to another ball.  not a bad showing but looks very similar to my RIVAL ball also from columbia.  they seem to have the same movement downlane with the same length.  

great looking ball also.  after putting it away I had several other bowlers wanting to try it out and made offers on buying it.  not sure yet what I want to do but it's definately another great piece from columbia.
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