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Bedlam
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Color     Purple/Blue
Reaction    Skid/Flip
Veneer    Full Tilt 4.0
Surface    2000 grit Abralon® w/Powerhouse Factory Finish
Core    Bedlam Asymmetric
Weights    12-16

Columbia 300 is creating a little chaos with the Bedlam - the ball you’ve been asking for. Know the ball that gets back from anywhere? This is it - the biggest backending ball in Columbia 300 history. Features a new asymmetric (.018) core as well as a new shell called Full Tilt 4.0. The combination is a tweener’s dream - the ability to hook it with the big boys

 

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 02:34:59 PM »
This is by far the strongest ball I have ever thrown...and that is a lot of bowling balls.

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009, 11:14:22 PM »
2 WORDS
GREAT BALL

Punched this beauty on Sunday AM.  Bowled in a Tournament Sunday PM.  I practiced with the CELL PEARL, VIRTUAL ENERGY, AND THE BEDLAM.  All three balls hit the pocket good but the bedlam game me the most mistake room. I shot 1 squad a 3 game qualifier.  Shot 241, 210, 258.  1st and 2nd game still getting use to the ball.  However made the SEMI FINALS.

Semi-finals I shot 223 very broked down pair.  made finals

Finals fresh shot.  shot 268. stone 8 in the 5th stone 9 in 6th Sheet.

Bedlam VICTORIOUS.

THIS BALL IS A MUST FOR ANY BOWLER.

   


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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2009, 12:30:24 PM »
I drilled my Columbia 300 Bedlam a week ago and am beyond impressed with it thus far. I did leave the ball in its original box finish to see exactly what it could do and I do not plan to alter that finish with the reaction I have seen. I am an avid Columbia fan as I love the smooth, hard midlane, easy to read backend bowling balls that are generally in their arsenal. The reaction of the Bedlam is unlike any Columbia ball that I have thrown and it is a welcome change and an overdue addition. The Bedlam will clear the fronts very easily, pick up very hard in the late midlane, and continue with the hardest backend that I have seen. The ball will seemingly continue all the way through the pin deck and really does seem to get back from anywhere. The carry is unbelievable as the amount of energy left within the ball on the back leaves nothing in its path. In comparison with other pearl Columbia balls that I have in my bag, the Bedlam has 4-5 extra feet of length and 5-6 more boards of backend than my Momentum and 3-4 feet of length and 2-3 more boards of backend than the Big Shot. The thing is, both of those balls are pretty angular in their own right but are not even in the same league as the Bedlam as far as angualrity goes. If you are a Columbia fan, or anybody for that matter, and have been looking for a ball with unmatched angularity, area, and carry I would suggest drilling a Bedlam.

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 02:51:43 AM »
Does anyone know which ball is stronger or which has a bigger backend, the Track 715A or the Bedlam?

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2009, 02:09:21 PM »
The Bedlam is one of strongest backend balls i ever threw! I have 2 of them one is drilled 5 1/2 on the pin & mass bias is 45 degrees. This layout works great on longer patterns when needing more down the lane. Ball 2 is 4 1/2 from my ap mass bias is 45 as well this layout gives me a smoother ball reaction on heavier volumes of oil. Ball 2 follows my Full Swing on PBA patterns like the Shark,and Scorpion.On the Chameleon pattern it's the first ball out the bag. The Bedlam is the smoothest ball ive thrown coming off the breakpoint in a pearl cover. This is a must for every style! The pearl ball of the year hands down.               Lamont Greene C300 Regional Staffer!

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2010, 12:58:26 PM »
First of all, let me say that I am a non-staff amateur bowler and have zero obligation to give positive reviews on the equipment I use. Having said that, I've put a good 80 or so games on this ball and it's still cornering as strong as the day I took it out of the box. Columbia definitely hit their mark with this ball as it more then adequately fits the skid/flip description. Probably the best part of this ball is that it carries a fairly predictable motion, despite its big back-end potential. It definitely won't leave you scratching your head as you walk back from the foul line.

Ball Surface
OOB finish - 2000 Abralon w/polish

Ball Layout
Dual Angle Layout: 55* x 30*
Pin to PAP Distance: 5 1/4"

This ball works best on medium to light oil. It gets down-lane with ease and carves an aggressive, angular path to the pocket. Carry-down can be a problem, but that was expected. I knocked the polish off yesterday and I'm going to try throwing this ball @ 2000 dull to see what it can do. It might turn into a nice benchmark ball for me. I'll give updates later on.


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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2010, 02:59:09 AM »
I dont work in the pro shop so I cant give you all the details.The pin is next to the ring finger I'm a low rev player throwing between 14-16mph. Works best on med. oil conditions. The discription Columbia gives this ball is very true. It is def a tweeners dream. Very aggressive turn and snaps very hard into the pocket. One of the loudest sounds at the alley when this ball hits the pocket perfectly, the pins just explode. This will def be the first ball out of my bag for now on.

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2010, 01:00:07 PM »
After not bowling for 8 years I was unsure of what to get. I decided to try the Bedlam.  It has surpassed my expectations.  I know exactly what this ball is going to do everytime I take it out of the bag.    I have had a couple of 279's and 4 700's throwing this ball the last 8 weeks.  This ball has definitely helped renergize my passion for the game.
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CHawk15

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2010, 02:03:12 PM »
Columbia 300 Bedlam
Pin to CG Distance – 3”
Layout – Pin Over Ring Finger,  MB @ 50 degrees
Reaction – Long and Strong

Comments:

The Bedlam is really clean thru the front part of the lane, even when the heads start to break down.  It reads the late midlane and can cover a lot of territory in the back part of the lane.  Although the Bedlam can cover a lot of ground, it doesn’t “jerk” off the spot like other skid/flip balls I’ve had in the past.  I’ve used this ball in several different bowling centers around town with favorable results. I haven’t had a lot of success playing out with this ball on the fresh, even with a little more surface on the ball.  I’ve had much more success playing in, I believe that this is partly because of the drill, but mostly because the ball was designed to cover ground on the back part of the lane. In all the bowling centers I tried the Bedlam, it easily pushed to the right in all of them. The Bedlam is at it’s best for me when the fronts have broken down a bit and there’s a little swing room outside of breakpoint.  

If there is one small drawback with using a Bedlam and that is it’s a little oil sensitive.  It definitely needs a defined friction spot to throw to and doesn’t really handle carrydown very well.  Changing the surface to 1000 abralon w/polish made it a little less oil sensitive, but not significantly so.   The Bedlam has a slight susceptibility to over/under ball reaction, but less so than other bowling balls I’ve had in the past that cover this much ground in the back part of the lane.

So if you need a ball to get through the front part of the lane and recover on errant tosses to the right, this is the ball for you.

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Re: Bedlam
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2010, 08:05:17 PM »
Got this ball last year when it was retired at a good price.  Its a good quality first ball out of the bag.  Very predictable versitle bowling ball.  Not meant for very heavy oil but on a house shot works well.  Have not thrown it on the national shot but traveling at local houses the ball works fairly well on different patterns.  Left with factory finish raised my average to 200 from 195.  Highly recommended.