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Scout Tiger's Eye
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:41:25 AM »
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Columbia Scout Ball Specs:

- Color:Tiger's Eye (orange/black) All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: Super Flex
- Core: Pancake
- Factory Finish: Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish™
- Reaction: Skid Flip
- Recommended Lane Condition: Any
- RG: 2.65**
- Differential: .020**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal



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Re: Scout Tiger's Eye
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 09:58:09 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

House shot and 44 foot Carmen Salvino oil pattern


I've decided to switch from using my thumb to going thumbless (like Mike Miller or Tom Daugherty). I wanted to get a lighter ball to practice with and build up strength for this new way of holding the ball.

I bough the Scout because it was cheap, but also a weak ball. I just raised by rev rate from 225 to 375 and wanted something to help me lean to control it and practice different releases.

Since all weights have a pancake core I don't think the lighter ball weight is effecting motion.


It gets through the heads well and with the no thumb bowling, no problem getting it to come back hard off the dry. During practice if the lanes are toast, I can move deep inside and still find a line.

I even had no problem with ball on 44 foot sport pattern.


This is the weird thing about this ball. It doesn't flair. So I guess in terms of creating carrydown it must be similar to a urethane ball from the 80s. If there is oil, after a game or two, this creates so much carry down that the ball just skids past the break point. Pick up another ball and that will now as well. If bowling with other people, maybe best not to tell them that your ball just messed up their carry. 

I've had several urathane balls, and none of them ever did anything like this. 

On a houseshot the only way to play is to not just move deeper inside, but the move breakpoint outside and try to get the ball around the carrydown.

On a sport shot this will cause tremendous carrydown and make lanes unplayable, since the outside won't be dry enough to get around everything. 

I would not consider this a good option for short oil, as it'll just push oil on the outside down, and probably create a reverse block type of situation.

Since this seems to be the weakest reactive on the market and not anything someone would use on a fresh sport shot (except for practice) I guess this doesn't matter.

This is ok for what I got it for. I can see it being used in say later blocks of tournament when the lanes are toast, and you'll being off the pair after 5 shots on each lanes.

Or if you want a ball that will totally mess up other people's shot, this is the one to get.