Reviews => Columbia 300 => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 09, 2019, 03:57:10 PM

Title: Messenger (2019)
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 09, 2019, 03:57:10 PM
Columbia is reintroducing the Messenger bowling balls with some awesome new colors. These balls feature the Messenger core and Super Flex coverstock and includes Columbia's HyperShock Technology. This ball was designed to offer a skid/flip reacation when used on lightly oiled lanes.

Color: Red/Black or Black/Gold or Pink/Purple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Super Flex
Core: Messenger
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon Polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Reaction: Skid Flip
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil
RG: 2.57**
Differential: 0.021**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Title: Columbia 300 Messenger (2019)
Post by: newman19 on July 02, 2019, 04:01:45 PM



I hear this is a re-introduction, but I didn't bowl for 16 years, so this is new to me. I drilled up a Columbia 300 Messenger over the weekend. I practiced on a THS and compared it to my benchmark ball, the Track Triton Elite. I started 10 & 5 right of the Triton Elite but had to close that gap quickly down to about 6 & 3 faster than the Triton. The Messenger has a low RG so the hook potential is small, but the cover stock still helps this ball to cover some boards and hit hard. I would say it is a little stronger than my Tundra with a harder angle through the pins. Nice addition.


Likes:  I like how this ball gets down lane before it reads. Should work well on burned or light oiled lanes.