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« on: March 19, 2020, 11:45:36 AM »
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Demand some authority on the lanes with the Columbia 300 Authority high performance bowling ball. This features a modified version of the ERT coverstock called the ERT 2.0 Pearl coverstock. The original ERT coverstock was used on the popular Baller but additives were used to create more down-lane motion in this version. This ball introduces the Authority core which is asymmetric and changes directions quickly when confronted with friction.

Color: Black/Lime/Silver
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Authority (14-16#)
Coverstock: ERT 2.0 Pearl
Finish: 500, 1000 Siaair/Crown Factory Compound
Reaction: Strong backend
RG: 2.503 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy oil
Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years from Purchase Date
Hook Potential: High
Length: Late



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Re: Authority
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 11:18:41 AM »
To paraphrase #Cartman, you're going to learn to respect the #Authority as Lane Side Reviews takes the newest from Columbia 300 to the lanes!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 04:41:56 PM »
The Columbia 300 Authority is the first of two Columbia releases under the Brunswick family. I will tell you I was unsure what to expect but I am very pleased with this ball. The Authority gives me the control and length I have come to expect with C300 products with a very strong back end ball motion. I used a 70x4x30 layout to tame the back end just slightly and love the combination of control and power that the Authority gives me

Tim Tripp
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 02:02:21 PM »
The Authority utilizes a brand-new asymmetric core shape that enables the Authority to change directions harder when it encounters friction and boy does it ever.  The C300 Authority has provided me with strong and more continuous down-lane response.
My initial review on the house conditions in one word was "awesome".  The ball was very strong and continuous as expected and carry was tremendous.  I then used the Authority on a couple different Challenge Patterns and quickly became impressed with shape I was seeing.   I then became curious to see the shape and motion with some surface on the ball, so I touched it with a 3000 pad to break the finish.  I saw more read in the mid lane and still had the same strong and continuous down lane response.  If you are looking for a strong asymmetrical pearl with versatility the Authority is for you.  Visit your local Pro Shop Operator and get yours now!!!!


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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 04:19:31 PM »
The new Authority is really something special.  One of two new releases by C300, the power and pin action of the AUTHORITY was beyond compare so much so that it felt like you could strike forever. Now we know this isn't true but my experience with this ball and it's updated ERT cover and new asymmetric core left me with that impression.  The only thing that stopped the AUTHORITY was a virus.  So stay safe everyone and when we get back to doing what we do, stop by your local Pro Shop and get one.

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 03:21:07 PM »
Went 55x4.75x50 (pin barely above the bridge) on my Authority with the intention of retiring my Kingpin Gold with a newer top shelf asym pearl that was hopefully not too skid/flippy.
My first outing was on our fresh slick house shot and I didn't like it.  The Authority seemed a bit lazy in that it was a little too long and just didn't quite recover down the lane in the way I wanted yet stood up too quick when I got to the friction sooner.  Solids like my Omni and duller options like the Notorious just blended the wet/dry type pattern better.  I then hit it with 4k and brought it out to bowl on our challenge patterns which although are slick just aren't as soupy.
The Authority came alive on these flatter patterns and I had great looks playing up the track on 44' Route 66 along with opening up my angles later in the block on 41' Beaten Path and 39' Middle Road.
I would consider the Authority a ball with medium length and a slightly above average move on the backend - definitely one of the most controllable asym pearls that I have thrown and definitely a stronger, grippier cover than any of my symmetrics including my Blood Red Jab.  The Authority gives me the kind of shape that doesn't necessarily impress in bowling ball videos but provides the control necessary to score. 
I recommend the Authority to bowlers who are speed/rev matched or even rev dominant who are looking for a strong ball that will work as a step down from their top hook monsters (Prism Warp, Zing Solid in my case).
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Re: Authority
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 11:46:12 PM »

Length: 41ft

Volume: 23mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Columbia 300 Authority (Pearl) is a great ball to use on medium to heavy oil. I tried to use the ball on lighter oil conditions, but the strong cover makes the ball read too early and burn up too much energy in the midlane. This will definitely be a good tournament ball where heavier oil conditions are used. Maybe add some light surface on heavier conditions to help the ball read the midlane because once it sees friction, this ball wants to move. I drilled my ball 45 x 5 x 45