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Full Swing
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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- Color: Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Mass Bias Full Swing Asymmetric
- Veneer: Full Tilt 5.0
- Surface: 4000 grit Abralon
- RG: 2.51
- Diff: .056
- MB: .016
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
- Description: The latest and greatest from Columbia 300. This ball is the first of its kind for Columbia 300 featuring our first mass bias core in the high performance category. The core, combined with our Full Tilt 5.0 shell will give every bowler an advantage on today’s lane conditions. This ball comes with another break from our past featuring the strongest core Columbia 300 has ever produced in the HP category. The core contains a modest .016 mass bias measurement that boasts a very strong .056 differential. The core alone will give consumers a breath of fresh air with all the help in terms of hook down lane but we are not done. Pair up that strong core with our new Full Tilt 5.0 cover and you have an amazing combination of hook for medium to heavy patterns. This ball is going to blend out the entire lane for everyone and people all of the world will be taking a Full Swing at any record that is left in the book. Not to mention they will be BOWLING THE WORLD OVER!

 

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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 12:12:31 PM »
4 x 4 with a 2 inch pin buffer

That is what I decided on this ball

This ball clears the heads really easy, and it is very readable throughout the shot, it wants to hook and it does.

I first tried this ball on a typical 40 ft house pattern and the recovery off the missed shots right were very enjoyable to watch, 10 games later I asked the center put out the USBC shot and I was very impressed with the ability that this ball gave me to open up the lane. I was even able to play the gutter with this ball with consistency. When I say gutter, I mean 2-3 board, leaked a couple to the 1 board and it still came charging home

I was thinking that the Cool NoiZe was going to be the hook ball this year, but man was I wrong.

I am really convinced that this ball will be on alot of ball returns this year, in the past there have been alot of people afraid to try some of the new Columbia equipment but don't be. They have made some great balls in the past and this is no exception.

The potential that this ball possesses is more than mere words can explain.

Thanks to Chad Murphy and his entire staff for another great ball from Columbia 300

I highly recommend this ball, and DON"T STOP THERE the Bedlam and Freeze are exceptional as well

Thank you for reading my review
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 11:42:35 AM »
Hey Everyone. I am a 3 yr Columbia300 staff member and have been in the Pro Shop business for 15 yrs. I have a high rev rate and my PAP is 4 3/8 right X 3/8 up. with a TC(track circumference) of 11.5. I drilled my FULL SWING 5.5 in from pap which places the pin over my middle finger with the MB kick about 1 in right of thumb.

THIS IS IT! The ball all you Columbia300 fans have been waiting for. Columbia has arrived for the 09/10 season in FULL SWING.  We have been using what we call Brand Signatures here at Ebonite International the last couple years in an attempt to maintain separation from our brother and sister brands.  I am happy to say with the new balls we have completed strayed from that strategy.  We’ve made some great balls the last couple years including the Resurgence, Momentum and Momentum Swing.  This year we are adding some serious angularity to the line starting with the release of the FULL SWING. This the ball that has been missing in our line up that every one was asking for. Columbia300's first of its kind  Mass Bias core. You wanted flip, you got it.

Very clean through the heads thanks to the 4000 finish and when it gets down the lane, LOOK OUT. flip flip and more flip. When you're looking for more flip on heavier oil condition this is the ball for you. My usual league shot is a 47 ft pattern where my RESURGENCE was my A ball but i had to slow down dramatically to the movement i was looking for, but with the full swing i can keep my speed up and worry if i'm gonna miss right. i brought it down to 2000 due to the heavy heavy oil conditions in the house where my shop is. but on the regular shorter house shout 43 ft lol 4000 was perfect. It holds the tug and comes back from anywhere (even the 1 splinter)with continuous back end and very strong through the pin deck.

Don't blink cause you'll miss the messengers.

A strokers dream ball

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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 05:28:02 PM »
Drilled my Full Swing (dual-angle) 40/40/4 1/2 Pin-to-PAP which is nearly the same layout I have on one of my Power Swings.
As much as I loved the Power Swing as I ended up drilling 4 of them, I have replaced a few of them with the release of the Full Swing. The difference between the symetrical and mass bias asymetrical is stunning. The Full Swing goes longer than my Power Swing and is much more angular as a result, but still gets back to the same spot. My test results on house as well as Shark pattern were impressive, even when I altered the surface and took my Full Swing down to 1000 dull. This is a great ball to start an arsenal with as your go-to ball out of the bag with the hook you need on fresh and carry-down patterns. What I was most satisfied with was the ability of the Full Swing to maintain a consistent breakpoint once the patterns started to dry up. The Power Swing at times has the tendency to want to jump at the first signs of friction where the Full Swing maintains its length and continuation from all angles. Try it and you won't be disappointed
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 10:56:56 PM »
All I can say is WOW, where has this ball been all of my life!!! This is hands down the best high performance c300 ball I have ever had, and I have had a few and some i realllllly liked. The carry this ball provides is stunning and the move off the break point is sick, and what amazes me is how consistant it is, even though it moves a lot of the spot its so controllable. Complimented with the Bedlam thats cleaner and even more angular, the whole line is amazing this year. I drilled my Full Swings one with a 30x30 with a 3 inch pin and a double thumb hole and the other 45x45 with a 4 inch pin no hole and went and threw it on the THS that had a ton of carrydown from the weekend, the ball made it look like a fresh house shot with its backend, then on league night shot 760 after i won a sweeper on Sunday on the highway to hell pattern with the same ball, on it i had incredible backend and since it was readable and consistant it was unfair to the rest of the field, ball has already started putting money in the bank. If you only buy one hp ball this year I am telling you this has to be it!!!!
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 12:04:19 AM »
I've had the chance to fully test the Full Swing on a variety of conditions...for starters, the reaction and roll characteristics of this ball (as well the rest of the new lineup) are unlike anything I've seen from Columbia in the last three years. The new arsenal for 2009 is fantastic and I would recommend all the new releases to anyone.

I drilled my Full Swing with a 5x4 layout, placing the pin above the ring finger and the mass bias about 1" to the right of the thubm. The surface was left OOB, which is 4000 abralon.

The Full Swing shares the same "family" name as the Mo Swing and Power Swing, but the new cover and asymmetric core really set it apart. At 4000, the Full Swing is stronger than both its predecessors with boards more overall hook. Where it is dynamcially different is on the back part of the lane. On higher volume tournament conditions, I'm actually able to give the pocket away with confidence that the ball will not skid past the break. On THS conditions, this ball has excelled for me as the pattern breaks down and I begin to see carrydown (backend reaction is almost too much on the fresh!). The Full Swing allows me to move inside of the transition and give it away...energy retention and hitting power is fantastic.

Positioned in the High Performance category I expected a large amount of overall hook from the Full Swing. It does not disappoint in that regard, but as both Chad and Eddie have mentioned above, the Full Swing has surprising length/lope in the fronts which adds to its versatility.

Thanks to Columbia for another great high performance release!


Paul Bober
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 01:02:29 AM »
Drilled mine 5 x 5(MB), pin almost under my bridge.  Man this is a great ball all around ball for me.  Gives me that good midlane read like most of the Columbia balls do, but then has some extra kick in the backend.  No lack of hitting power with this one guys!  Would be a great addition to your arsenal bowlers!
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 02:50:17 AM »
I don't feel that any ball ever deserves a perfect "10" rating, but this ball is amazing.  

I loved the Power Swing, so I was excited to drill this black beauty up.  My first one is drilled 70 x 5 1/2" x 70.  This is the ball I used when the scoring pace is high.  With this layout, I get a clean read through the front part of the lane, a strong roll in the midlane, and an aggressive, ANGULAR move on the backend.  For the first time in a long time, you can actually see the ball going through the different stages of a ball's roll, from skid to hook to roll (my thumb slug locks up on the side of the ball when it gets ready to make that sharp turn!).  For me, this ball was about 6-8 boards stronger than a Power Swing.  It started to read the lane about 5-10 feet earlier, and had a stronger move down the lane.

For those consumers looking to replace their favorite black ball with red letters, get a Full Swing.  It is awesome.  This ball will fit any bowler's style, and will be able to be used on a wide array of different patterns.
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 01:19:46 PM »
A different look from Columbia! This ball is more angular at the break point than previous Columbia releases. I have drilled two of them so far. One with my favorite drill 4 x 4 and the other one 5 x 3.5. The stronger one did exactly what I hope it would. Read the midlane very good and when it exited the oil pattern....WOW! It seemed like I could not throw this ball past the break point if I tried. When compared to the resurgence, it read the lane a few feet later but stored more pop at the breakpoint. For those of you that are looking for something as strong as your resurgence but with more bang down the lane, this is it. Don't be afraid to try different surface finishes! This ball is extremely easy to tune.

Thanks to Chad at Columbia for a great ball!



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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 10:07:07 PM »
Only one thing to say WOW. This ball is a true winner in my book. For me to see this kind of motion in a columbia ball is something that i haven't seen in years. But and there is always a BUT Chad Murphy has given everyone what they want, a ball that reads the front and makes a great move in the back.

Mine is 60 x 40 x 4 inch pin.
This ball clears the front with ease reads the mids and then Flip. Once again saying that this is something new for the new columbia 300. I can in deeper with this ball then the power swing i have drilled the same way but the new full tilt 5.0 cover gets it around the turn. The new core design with an Asymmetric that right u heard me is going to be a winner for the 09 season. The new line for the company looks very good and really offset each other with different reactions for every ball. So if you are looking for a great ball please try this i bet you will just love it.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 10:08:11 PM »
I have had my Full Swing for about a month now.  I have used it on a variety of patterns and am very excited about this ball and where the brand is going.  I've been on staff about about six months.  I was satisfied with the equipment and bowled really well, but was just missing a few reactions.  When I talked to anyone within the company I always said that I missed the strong asymmetrical reaction the most.  Not anymore.  The only ball I can compare this shape to is the original black widow, only about five boards stronger.  The overall ball reaction is a very strong hard arc.  Its got predictable along with pop at the pocket. The Full Swing will usually be the first ball out of my bag and I can keep it in my hands much longer than a Resurgence.  As I move in with the Full Swing I just get more and more around it and it and it keeps coming.  I look forward to doing some more layouts and will report back with the results.

Overall: Strong, continuous, versatile.  If you throw Columbia your going to enjoy this one, If you don't pay attention to the guys that do you'll soon want one.
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 11:25:57 PM »
WOW WOW WOW WOW, this ball is an absolute monster. The Full Swing was drilled 5”pin x4" CG from PAP. No extra hole and surface has not been altered. The first pattern I used the ball on was non stripped fresh house pattern. THe FUll swing had incredible recovery in the last 15 feet despite the dirty backends from open bowlers using plastic house balls. I then used the ball in my PBAX league on the Scorpion pattern. I was able to step 6 or 7 boards left of any other Columbia piece in my arsenal.

What is most intriguing about this ball is it's ability to scoot through the front yet still recover with a very hard arcing/angular motion. I would describe it's motion to be similar to the original Black Widow yet stronger and just as controllable. Previous Swing's such as Momentum Swing and Power Swing rollup much sooner and lose energy on medium patterns where as the Full Swing retains it's energy and explodes through the pins.

Columbia 300 has certainly stepped up this summer with an incredible array of explosive equipment which compliments their mid lane rolling stars.

The Full Swing should be in every serious bowler's bag...
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 11:07:15 AM »
Posted a little while ago about my ball and how much I liked it.  It is definately one of the first balls out of my bag still is.

Anyway, I just drilled 2 Full Swings up for Cassidy Schaub, 2-handed lefty, exempt PBA member for upcoming season.  I wish you could have seen his facial reaction to this ball after he threw it.  His comment was "I have never had an Asymetrical ball read the lane like this!"  I watched Cassidy split the 8-9 pins over and over and over again.  Almost like it was a magnet to the pocket.  It definately has that Columbia300 reaction in the mid-lane but also has that angular continuous motion in the backend as well.  This is a great all around ball for anyone.  This gives you just another reason to drill your Columbia300 ball.
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 04:46:29 PM »
Let me start by saying that the Momentum is my favorite Columbia ball but sometimes I wish it was a little stronger. The Momentum Swing was strong but I still wanted more. With the POWER SWING I now have the really strong I was looking for.

I have mine drilled with the pin under my middle finger and the MB 1.5" right of my thumb. This is my favorite layout because of the length and strong control it gives me. However this ball never slowed down once it came off of the break point. I have found the look I have been wanting. Thank you Columbia
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Re: Full Swing
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 10:10:47 PM »

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I just punched one of these out...most impressive Columbia ever. Very clean through the front and then watch out..this ball returns from anywhere even for a lower rev player. It was a little too long at 4000 abralon but just perfect at 2000 with polish...This has got to be an early frontrunner for ball of the year!!! Thanks Columbia.
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