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Flipside Fear
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Fear is an amped-up version of our Wild, with a higher differential that creates more continuation down the lane on drier conditions.

Ball Specifications  
 Core Technology: Modified 3-piece core with high density offset puck below the center positioned lower than in the Scout Reactive for more track flare.

Core Technology Benefits: The offset puch creates pin out and track flare. High differential.

Coverstock: SuperFlex

Coverstock Benefit: Creates more hook in oil with a continuous backend motion.

Hardness: 75-78

ABC/WIBC Approved: Yes

Track Flare: 4-5

Color: Purple/Orange/Black with Yellow/Orange Engraving

Sanding Process: 600 grit cross hatch

Polish Name: 2000 Degree Polish  
FEAR core

Hook Rating
Overall Hook: 33
Hook Oil: 10
Hook Dry: 23

Dynamic Properties
Available Weights Radius of Gyration (Rg.) Rg. Differential
16 lb. 2.617  0.051
15 lb. 2.633  0.051
14 lb. 2.651  0.051
13 lb. N/A N/A
12 lb. N/A N/A
11 lb. N/A N/A
10 lb. N/A N/A



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Re: Flipside Fear
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2004, 03:53:48 PM »
I called up Columbia a few weeks ago and ordered up a few balls.  I haven't thrown a Columbia ball since the Black U-Dot.

I am pleasantly surprised by Columbia's new Flipside balls.

I have my Fear drilled for a little more length on medium conditions.  The pin is above the ring finger and kicked out with the cg in a line directly below.  Fear has a nice skid before revving up in the midlane.  It's not an overly aggressive ball, but has really nice recovery in the back ends.  The reaction at the breakpoint is predictable.  Definitely a good ball for medium conditions; I'd like the opportunity to see how it responds to a little more oil.

Overall, this ball can fit nicely into a well-considered arsenal as a first-ball-out-of-the-bag piece of equipment.  After the heads break down a bit this ball will lose its effectiveness, but it's a good offering from Columbia.

Length: 9/10
Recovery: 9/10
Carry: 8/10 (Flipside balls don't have really aggressive cores that create wild entry angle)
Overall performance: 9/10  I like it.

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Re: Flipside Fear
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 12:52:46 PM »
Heres a good ball when theres to much oil inside to get the corners out but to dry to move outside.  i use this in the classic league in davenport, ia when theyheap the middle with oil and the outside is dry.  i play up about 4-5 and can miss in and will still hit and miss outside and doesnt over react.  great outside angle ball.  playing up the gutter is deadly with this ball when the shot is out there.  good dry ball.  my only 3 peice ball.


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Re: Flipside Fear
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006, 12:14:34 PM »
The center where I bowl was putting out way less oil for the summer, so I needed something for these drier conditions.  I got this one pretty cheap on ebay.

Shiny polished balls are just not my thing, I guess.  I managed to bowl some decent games with it, but I don't like it as much as other balls on this condition, particularly my VP2.  

Now a guy on my team just got one of these and has done much better with it.  He has been bowling for a year or 2 and was ready to move up from his other entry level ball, an Ebonite Tornado.  He had actually been struggling a bit with the Tornado recently.  He also got the Fear on ebay.  And his Fear is a 16, up from a 14 he had been using.  He's a big, strong, burly guy and there was no reason he should have been using a 14 anyway.  He got the Fear drilled and bowled a 650 series first week using it in the league.  What a difference.

Like I said, I guess its a decent enough ball.  Shiny polished balls are just not my thing.