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Freeze Hybrid Black/Blue/Silver
« on: May 24, 2012, 10:22:55 AM »
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FEATURES:
- Color: Black/Blue/Silver All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Modified Messenger
- Veneer: New Era Hybrid
- Surface: 800, 1000, 2000 Abralon and then with Powerhouse Factory Polish
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- RG: 2.56
- Diff: .047
- Reaction: Skid Flip
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Dry Oil
- Description: New Era Hybrid is the perfect mix of solid and pearl materials and is designed for great length and strong back end. The Modified Messenger core is one of the most successful cores in Columbia 300ís great history. The Freeze Hybrid is finished with 800, 1000, 2000 Abralon and with Powerhouse Factory Polish for a great reaction on medium to dry lanes. The Freeze Hybrid takes the popular Freeze line to new levels of performance for any bowler.

 

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Re: Freeze Hybrid Black/Blue/Silver
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 09:03:15 PM »
Freeze Hybrid

The Freeze Hybrid was an addition to the lower mid line of Freezes this spring. It has the same proven Messenger core as the traditional Freezes, with a New Era Hybrid coverstock. This ball really expanded the line, along with the Freeze Solid, to give more diversity in ball motion to the same level of strength.

I really liked the motion the Freeze Hybrid gave me. It fit right in between the Solid and the original in terms of both strength and length. The Hybrid got down the lane and took a controlled yet strong move towards the pins, especially for such a weak ball. Compared to the original, it is 1-2 feet earlier and 2-3 boards more pop at the back of the pattern. This would be a great ball for late in the day or for low volume house patterns. For some, the original Freezes are too weak. This ball would certainly fill that hole to where the ball is certainly weak enough to get through the dry patches, but still would have enough at the back end to react nicely. I look forward to using this on beat up patterns and lower volume patterns that I may face. I have seen very good things out of the Freeze Hybrid! Check out your local pro shop to get your hands on a Freeze Hybrid today!

Tyler Vostry
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Re: Freeze Hybrid Black/Blue/Silver
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 03:10:54 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 2-1/2 inches

Starting Top Weight: 4 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4-1/2

CG to PAP: 4

X Hole (if there is one): 5-1/2 from center of grip, through the CG and to my Val Line


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 320

Ball Speed: 16
 
PAP: 5-3/8 over and 1/2 up

SURFACE PREP

Grit: 500-1000-2000-Motive Polish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Flat Shine


LANE CONDITION

Length: 40 FT

Volume: 19.30 ML

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS (Kegel Main Street Recreational Pattern)


BALL REACTION

Likes: The ball is a great addition to the Columbia Family. They have brought back the legendary core that was in the Messseger. When i first threw this ball in league this week it brought back memories when it threw the original. The ball is very clean through the front and still has great continuation on the back. You can play up the oil line or get in and bounce it off the wall. The challenging part is when the oil pushes down lane creating more skid and not enough finish. Instead of continuing throwing the ball with an up the back release, i gave the ball more tilt and increased my rev rate and it helped get the ball into a stronger roll to have more finish on the backend. This is definitely a ball to have in the bag not just for league but tournaments in the later blocks.

Dislikes: N/A

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Re: Freeze Hybrid Black/Blue/Silver
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 12:18:23 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3"

Starting Top Weight: 3.5 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4.5"

CG to PAP: 4.5"

 - This is a good old-fashioned 4-1/2 inch stacked leverage drill pattern.  Pin is 1:30 to my ring finger and about 1/2" up and right.  The CG is stacked directly underneath.  This ball weighed out with exactly 1 oz of side weight so we decided not to drill an X hole unless I decide that I want to add one later down the road to increase the flare of the ball.


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 300

Ball Speed: Medium

PAP/Track:  I track high


SURFACE PREP

Grit:  800, 1000, 2000 Abralon followed by Power House Factory Finish Polish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):  Polished


LANE CONDITION

Length:  38"

Volume:  Medium volume of oil

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS


BALL REACTION

Length:  This ball gets tons of length!

Back End:  If the Freeze Hybrid touches any dry boards, SNAP/FLIP!!!

Overall Hook:  Medium - almost all the hook happens on the backend

Midlane Read:  This ball doesn't read the midlane all that well unless the lanes are med-dry to dry (which are the conditions this ball was designed for anyhow).  This ball needs some dry to be effective.

Breakpoint Shape:  Very angular; this would definitely be classified as a skid-flip ball.


COMMENTS

Likes:  I love this ball when the lanes are moderately fried.  It lets me play further to the right  (when I want to) than I could with more aggressive equipment.  On the right med-dry to pretty dry conditions, this ball hits.

Dislikes:  On oilier lane conditions, this ball has a tendency to hit flat.  I've even left the 5 pin with this ball a few times when I was experimenting with using this ball on an oilier shot, and I have decent revs. 

So, use this ball for the conditions it was meant for - medium dry.

I often think that finding a good ball that you can control easily AND still has hitting power to it is a much harder task than finding a great heavy oil ball or a great medium oil ball.  The Columbia Freeze Hybrid, having a modified version of the Messenger core and a hybrid version of their New Era reactive coverstock, well, this is no wimpy bowling ball on medium-dry conditions.

-Mark

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