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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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"On medium conditions, this ball gives me both the control and the awesome hitting power I need to compete with the best pros in the world." -- Mike Wolfe
 Ball Specifications  
 Core Technology: Asymmetrical shaped core. Top flip block.

Core Technology Benefits: Creates a preferred spin axis.

Creates differential for more flare.

Coverstock: Accelerator

Coverstock Benefit: Reactive 3-color solid formula combines controllability with a more angular backend.

Hardness: 75-78

ABC/WIBC Approved: Yes

Track Flare: 4

Color: Purple/Orange/Yello with Neon Yellow/White Engraving

Sanding Process: 1500 wet sanded

Polish Name: None  
Overdrive core

Hook Rating
Overall Hook: 52
Hook Oil: 26
Hook Dry: 26

 Dynamic Properties
Available Weights Radius of Gyration (Rg.) Rg. Differential
16 lb. 2.54  0.035
15 lb. 2.56  0.03



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Re: Overdrive
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005, 05:56:53 PM »
Love the Accelerator Coverstock on Wall Conditions.  Pins skip around like tiny dandelions in the wind.


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Re: Overdrive
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2005, 10:19:36 AM »
Drilled this ball with the Rico drilling on it in the spring. Hit the surface with 1500 and hit the lanes. THS with 45 ft of oil and carrydown. I could play anywhere 15 and out with it just by changing speeds and rotations. Anything 20 and in and I needed to hit the back flares with 1000 to get it to make the turn.

Another great ball from Columbia.


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Re: Overdrive
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 05:30:35 PM »
I got this ball about 4 months ago and use it in league on synthetic lanes on medium oil two nights a week.  I find the response to be very predictable.  I am right handed and stand between the center and first arrow to the left of center and throw over the 9-12  boards.  I am a stroker with a medium-light to medium ball speed.  The rise in my average from the high 170s into the mid 180s is greatly attributable to this ball.  I just bowled my first 700 series this week on Tuesday league with this ball  (202, 267, 280).  5 of my last 8 series have been over 600 (including 676, 644, 645).  (I do not know the drilling pattern, pin placement or top weight).  I highly recommend this ball.

My other balls are the Columbia Professional and Wild.  My first ball out of the bag is the Overdrive until my area dries out too much.

Mark T. Trgovac

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Re: Overdrive
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 04:32:56 AM »
Ball is 16lbs. Drilled with pin about 1 inch above the bridge. The cg is in the center of my grip. The surface is sanded to 800 and then hit with tracks power wash. This is the cover I have on it now. Started with it at 600 with magic shine. Took it to city and couldn't use it to much backend. Took it to a state tournament and it was the only ball I was able to hit pocket with. Thing was it came in to sharp and left some funky stuff. Now with the cover adjusted on it I can play on house shots with it and it just slides right and then at about 48 feet it starts to rev and then at about 53 feet it flips and I mean flips almost parallel to the foul line. Great backend out of this ball. Wish it wasn't a blem bonassa so I could have the MB in a place to make it stronger.
Mark "scoot" Trgovac
C-G Pro Shop
Unoffical "Spokesman"
Youngstown, Ohio

" A Track, you leave one on the ball why not leave one in the bag."

"The Revolution is coming. What side will you be on when the pins hit the pit."
Mark T. "Scoot" Trgovac
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Bowling Ball Driller


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Re: Overdrive
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 07:39:38 PM »
I Have had this ball for about 3 years now.  Its at the alley so i cannot speak to how its drilled.  It was the first ball out of the bag and hit well the first year I owned it but ever since its been a disappointing bowling ball.  The ball used to work well on medium-to heavy oil but now does not want to hook much in oil.  Still his hard under med-light oil but if it touches heavy oil just spins and stays right of the pocket.  I would describe my style as down and in, i typically shoot up 2nd arrow at around 16mph.  Will move left and keep target at ten as the shot breaks down.  
As this ball aged it no longer came back enough as i moved left.  Overall the ball is very predictable but not worthy of the first ball out of the bag or useful for long term use.  Look towards another ball.