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Scout/R Particle
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Color: Red/Blue

Coverstock: Particle

Core: 3-piece Asymmeterical

Factory finish: Matte

Weights: 10 thru 16lbs

Lane Conditions: Medium-Light Oil

 

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2002, 09:25:36 PM »
Columbias New Scout/R Particle adds a new Choice for the
Recreational Bowler!

The New Scout/R Particle features the current Scout/R Reactive Series
Weight Block design with their TEC-2 Particle formula Cover Stock.

This combination gives the Scout More Traction and Bite!
Rated (16+) on the Columbia Hook scale this ball gives the Scout Series
a High Performance Entry at a Low price point.

We got our hands on one and drilled it straight-up label, 2:00Pin and CG
in the palm. We took this ball to our freshly oiled lanes (Typical House Shot)
and we rolled four games to see what this baby would do.

We were surprized at the good traction the ball provided on the fresh lane condition and the ball rolled smooth and controllable!
The hit was as good as we had hoped for from a Scout Point of view, but as we rolled the fourth game we found the ball became stronger as the lanes begun to break down! Thoses of you who have alot of hand in the ball will really enjoy this one more!
Just Hit It! and Rip It! Control is the Key word here!

With the smooth arching hook we could play a nice down and in shot all day!

This ball will fit the need of many bowlers and we will recommend it to our customers looking for performance on a budget!

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2002, 02:12:31 PM »
I purchased this one to try to get a smooth, controllable reaction on the lighter-oiled sport shot that I've been encountering in my Sport League.

Had this one drilled a perfect one o'clock pin/cg in order to get a smooth length-arc roll out of the ball.

In its box condition, this ball is far too strong. It gave a big concern because it actually outhooked every ball in my bag at first. However, I then shined it with Black Magic. Totally different ball. It gave me the exact reaction that I was looking for, and last night I shot 709 and wiped the league away with this ball. So controllable it was ridiculous.

A perfect controllable particle for light oil when shined. It will give a much better reaction on dryer conditions than low-range reactives because it doesn't over/under the way that they do. This was a problem for me on that sport shot until now. Great ball for the money, and the hit is suprisingly hard for the scout core. Great ball.

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2003, 05:07:58 AM »
This is more of a driller review than a bowler review...

I drilled my Scout Particle 5.25"x5.5" (pin by cg), which placed my middle finger hole halfway into the pin. Unlike the Buzzsaw (and I'm guessing Brunswick) balls, Columbia uses solid pieces for their pins. Because of this, I didn't have the pin come out of the ball when I drilled into it. I just thought that was cool.

I think I've actually only thrown the ball for five frames. From what I saw, it worked pretty well (considering it was a "negative" pin/cg drill, it went pretty long... didn't snap, though). I'll have to try it this Friday on a heavy oil condition.

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2003, 04:16:15 AM »
Here's the follow-up review...

I have now used the ball on a few conditions, and I've concluded that it works best on heavy oil with minimal backend. Effectively, if you play the ball really tight (18-15), it gets into a quick roll, but doesn't roll-out.

When I tried using the ball on medium oil, it would roll-out if I played it tight, and not recover if I tried to swing it. (DUH! Low-flare ball!)

I've been told that the ball should work well on lighter oil, but I haven't had the opportunity to test that theory. Overall, it's a very good ball at a very low price point.

I give it 22 cans out of a case for oil; I can't really say anything about it for other conditions, though.

Warning: Condition specific ball.

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2003, 05:16:42 AM »
stroker with medium to low revs.
ball specs: label layout; 3.5 and CG on grip.
speed 15 to 16 mph.

This is my very first review with any ball thats in my bag.  It may be the least expensive one (except my spare ball) but it performs like the BIG GUYS!  For the money, this is a great ball.  Just don't use it when the lanes are flooded. Great on medium lanes with or without carry down.  GR  if you are just starting out or league player, this one should work well on medium to dry lanes

try it you might like it!!

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2004, 12:32:27 PM »
This ball is good for light to medium light and it performs like many high end balls.

Its really good for a ball this cheap. This was my first reactive ball i got as it is both cheap and good.

This ball is really value for money and should not be underestimated.


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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2005, 02:04:27 PM »
I had this ball when i just came back into bowling about 2 yrs ago..cheap and good..good for dry and wooden lanes.. but when in oily lanes it just hooks too late...good ball but after 2 yrs of bowling.. the performance has gone down so maybe i'll juz have to resurface to give it it's original performance...
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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2005, 03:22:00 PM »
It's a pretty good ball on all oil conditions except really heavy oil which I encountered at Garden Spot Bowling Alley in Lancaster for the State Championship, it had to be cleaned off after every two throws because of all the oil. Even if you threw the ball in the gutter without touching the lane it still would be drenched with oil.There was no dry spot on the lane.Still i figured it out-high game there was a 211.
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TORNADO WARNING PEARL(Ebonite)-sweet small hooking light oil ball

SCOUT/R PARTICLE- a lot bigger hook than my tornado and hits harder and carries more

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Re: Scout/R Particle
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 01:53:02 AM »
The Scout is a good ball for medium oil. It is a good ball for a stroker, and if you scratch it up with a scotch brite pad, it just crushes the pins with the strong backend. I would recomend this ball to someone who wants to learn how to throw a hook.

Thanks for looking, Ryan.