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Reviews => Columbia 300 => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 09, 2019, 03:58:29 PM

Title: Beast (2019)
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 09, 2019, 03:58:29 PM
Columbia is reintroducing the Beast line with a light bulb shape Beast core and Bend-It coverstock. This ball also includes Columbia's HyperShock Technology known for powering the ball through the pins. This ball was designed to give a skid/flip reaction on lightly oiled lanes.

Color: All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Beast
Coverstock: Bend-It
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon Polished w/Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
RG: 2.54 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.035 (15# ball)
Reaction: Skid/Flip
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil
Title: Re: Beast (2019)
Post by: Tripp on June 04, 2019, 09:18:57 PM
Ball: Beast (2019)
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon Polished
PAP: 5", 1/8" Up
Layout: Pin under ring, CG stacked (2" Pin)

The Beast has a lot of pop for a lower-mid performance entry. With a light bulb weight block and using a basic layout the Beast gives me a very smooth and predictable ball motion. What impresses me most about the remake of this ball is how well it goes through the pins and providing more mistake room than I would expect from a LMP bowling ball.

The Beast was designed for lighter oil conditions and reacts well when it sees friction. It is ideal for those lighter conditions, however when I used it on medium volumes the Beast was still playable going straighter down lane while only sacrificing some hitting power.

Tim Tripp
Columbia 300 Ambassador