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Authority Solid
« on: August 27, 2020, 02:50:58 PM »
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Demand some authority on the lanes with the Columbia 300 Authority Solid high-performance bowling ball. This features the ERT 2.0 Solid coverstock and is paired with the Authority core. This ball compliments the original pearl Authority because it reacts earlier and stronger on heavier oil conditions.

Color: Black/Purple/Lime
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Authority (14-16#)
Coverstock: ERT 2.0 Solid
Finish: 500, 1000 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Strong overall hook
RG: 2.503 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years from Purchase Date
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle



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Re: Authority Solid
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 05:11:40 PM »
The Authority Solid is earlier and stronger and gives me a strong and predictable backend lane reaction. This ball is a tremendous compliment to the original Authority which was much more angular. It makes for a great one-two combo. The Authority Solid is the heavier oil ball that I've been wanting.

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Re: Authority Solid
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 09:36:29 PM »
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Re: Authority Solid
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 06:50:46 PM »

Length: 40'

Volume: 27 ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


The Authority Solid is an outstanding add on to the brand/brands. For me, this ball has an earlier read throughout the lane. It picks up the mid-lane great and has a motion that I needed for when the lanes are oilier. I know here in Rockford the HPL surface makes it hard to throw balls like this but it really rolls great in a majority of the centers. Viking Lanes, B and B Park Bowl, Park Lanes, Freeport Lanes and Cherry Bowl. All of these centers have different characteristics and I can find a use for this ball at all of them. Great for playing straighter with good ball speed. Very good for players that like to move left and need a ball to slow down for them the right way. This one is a great choice to add into your bag.

Andrew Jensen
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Re: Authority Solid
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2022, 09:49:44 AM »



Type THS,:


Likes: strong and stronger

Dislikes: None


This ball was given to me by a bowler who downsized to 14lb equipment. It was practically brand new. Only 5 or 6 games on it.

His span fit my hand so I changed nothing on the ball. Looking at the drilling of the ball I can only estimate that its about 45 x 4.5 x 30. I have similar drills like this on other pieces.

Anyway, out of box at 1000 this ball is an absolute monster! It's very early and wants to stand up immediately on a THS. That being said it is clearly a heavy oil piece and I have no doubts that it will be great on the right condition.

Since it was brand new to me I put some UFO extender polish on it, just to see if I could make it serviceable on a THS. The polish changed the entire demeanor of this ball. Yes! It definitely got further down the lane but because of its inert strength it became a flip monster. This ball will definitely have its place on some sport shots that  I know of, but the THS is not one of them. With polish it became a little uncontrollable.

Still, its nice to know that I have a powerful ball in my arsenal should I see heavy oil in the future, once I've restored the cover back to box condition.

Surprising piece by Columbia. Good job.
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