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Lit Pearl
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:23:27 PM »
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Your bowling game is about to get even more lit with Columbia 300's high performance Lit Pearl bowling ball. This ball features the Lit Asymmetric core and Reflex XS Pearl coverstock with Columbia's Hypershock Technology. Hypershock Technology (HST) is a material that enhances the energy of the bowling ball by reducing recoil off the pins and retains energy. This combination and technology produces a ball that offers ample length through the front of the lane with a angular movement at the backend when up against medium to heavy oil conditions.

Color: Black/Red/Magenta
Core: Lit Asymmetric
Coverstock: Reflex XS Pearl with Hypershock Technology
Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished w/Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Reaction: Length with Strong Backend
RG: 2.47**
Differential: 0.052**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Lit Pearl
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 08:50:39 AM »
Speed: 16.8 MPH
Rev Rate: 425
Axis Tilt: 3deg
Axis Rotation 75 deg
PAP: 6" right 1/8 down
Layout: 65 x 5 1/2" x 40

Here's a quick & dirty run down of the Lit Pearl:

With my weirdo ball roll, assymetric pearls are usually balls that I have a hard time getting to match up. When I drill them pin down, they either break tilt too early and get flat as I move in, and when I drill them pin up, I get skid forever and a violent turn off the dry boards so it's never a good look on the fresh.

After not throwing a ball for 2 1/2 months, I went on a buying spree and I've been putting in 15-20 games of practice a week for the past two weeks and this ball has been getting a lot of play. The main reason, this ball hooks a lot down lane and it's not that pearl assymetric jack knife hook like balls that I haven't matched up with in the past (Snap Lock, Maverick Pearl, United Revolt). The Low R.G. and big rolly core gives this ball the perfect amount of "blend" through the midlane. It doesn't rev up too fast off the hand to the point that it makes going direct difficult, and it isn't too sideways down the lane that you're striking on one shot, 9 pin the next shot, 2-10 the next shot, greek church the next shot. And this is OOB finish, I haven't touched the cover.

Lit Pearl is a house shot killer that I can see working on a variety of 39-42ft patterns. It is predictable and strong which are the main two features that I look for in a new ball that I plan on using as my workhorse. This ball sits closer to the top of my bag in amount of overall hook. It's a good 3-4 board left move over my Logix and Legion Solid and continues through the pins much better than my Tyrant which has the same layout and polish. It's actually going to take the place of the Tyrant in my bag for Nationals and the rest of this calendar year.

The thing I like most about this ball, is when I lay off of it with the hand at the bottom, it doesn't miss the spot down lane. This beast flares a good 6"+ with a 5 1/2" pin up layout, but the oil rings are very close together so it's not using most of it's muscle in the first 35 feet. Down lane and through the pins is where this ball shines. In one practice session, I was able to use this ball for 6 games in a row on a house shot which is rare for a modern high performance ball, and even though I finished the "block" 13 left of where I started, the Lit Pearl never had an issue getting the corner pins out. The ball actually performs best in transition, although it's readable on the fresh.

Versatility - 9/10
Overall Hook - 8/10
Hit/Continuation - 10/10

Out of the 6 new balls that I had drilled up, this will see the most usage when the lanes are on the easier side and the only thing I need to worry about is how well the ball is getting through the pins. No flat 10s or blower 7s with this one. Misses off my hand and at the target usually end up with easy 4 pin or 3/6, 6/10 combinations to pick up instead of s6, s7 leaves like other pesky pearl assymetric balls.

Put your favorite layout on it, give it some room down the lane and make small adjustments with your feet every 5-6 frames and this ball will continue to perform.


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Re: Lit Pearl
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 07:22:23 AM »
3 testers - 2 patterns
The Columbia 300 Lit Pearl is typical Columbia and gets the job done. It’s clean and smooth down lane. It offers easy control. The cover is clean and you can see the core transition to its PSA to smoothly “pull” the ball towards the pocket. In previous tests, pearl asyms that are controllable tend to work well for high rev bowlers but less for tweeners and strokers. In this case, the ball worked beautifully for the Tweener and high rev. For the lower rev bowler, he gave up consistent carry on house from the smoothness but was was lost there was gained on the tougher sport shot in spades. All in all, we feel the Lit Pearl will be a winner for Columbia 300.
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