Reviews => Columbia 300 => Topic started by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM

Title: Trooper
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
A real Trooper! Bowlers can trust Trooper to keep them out of trouble. Armed with an offset puck, high Rg and medium differential, this durable urethane performer comes to the rescue with expert timing. Pearlized and polished to slip through oil. Bold action colors reveal true character. A blast! In purple/gold sparkle with neon red/neon green logo. One tough Trooper.

Ball Specifications  
Core Technology: Modified 3-piece core with high density offset puck below the center (also used in Scout Reactive)

Core Technology Benefits: The offset puck creates pin out and track flare. First high Rg, medium differential urethane ball.

Coverstock: Pearlized Urethane

Coverstock Benefit: Very durable shell for a long lasting performance, urethane generates less backend friction for reduced hook with control.

Hardness: 75-78

ABC/WIBC Approved: Yes

Track Flare: 3-4

Color: Purple/Gold Sparkle with Neon Red/Neon Green Engraving

Sanding Process: 500 girt cross hatch

Polish Name: 2000 Degree Polish  

Hook Rating
Overall Hook: 25
Hook Oil: 13
Hook Dry: 12

Title: Re: Trooper
Post by: rotofan775 on July 11, 2005, 01:44:04 PM
well...i heard this ball is great on dry lanes...i am hopefully getting mine drilled today so i can throw it in leagues tomorrow. i have no idea of what to expect cuz no one in my area is throwing one that i know of...but yeah i will post after i throw the ball a few games.
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Title: Re: Trooper
Post by: rotofan775 on October 04, 2005, 04:20:55 PM
This is the second part of my review, and all i can say is, Wow!!!! Have u ever seen a ball go straight? I have, but it hooks a ton when it hits the dry. one of the first games i threw with it was a 279! if you are looking for that consistent hook on dry lanes, the predictability, and a hard pocket hit with a urethane, do not hesitate to buy this ball!!! i love mine, its the hardest hitting ball i have!!!(i know, its sad, really...)But like i said, its very consistent hooks when it hits dry and smashes the pocket like those lane #1 balls(which i have thrown also). well, thats all from me. good luck to all of you out there that own this ball, or are thinking of getting a dry lane ball.


Roto Grip: King of Them All!

I Love Roto Grip bowling balls

Personal Hi of 209 with the Roto Grip Spare Tire.  HECK YES!!!!
Title: Re: Trooper
Post by: kingpin268 on February 22, 2006, 06:00:41 PM
Layout: 5 1/2" pin-pap, above ring finger, factor finish, CG near grip center.
My Specs: Low track, about 300 rpm, 15-17 mph, around 30 degrees rotation, tilt unsure of.

Well, I have to say, for a urethane ball with a three piece core, I cant hear the difference in hit between my other balls. This is easily my favorite ball when I need absolute control. Nothing uncontrollable about it. Very smooth midlane on drier lanes and a nice continuous arc on the backend. This thing sends messengers like the best of them so I can't really complain.

In league, we've been bowling on a light oil reverse block (not intentionally laid down, but there nonetheless) and this ball gives me a pretty good look on it. It gets down the lane very well but will turn too early if proper adjustments aren't taken and offers a nice controlled reaction on tighter conditions. Flying backends? No problem with the Trooper, turns the snap into an nice arc. Overall, the 120.00 bucks I paid was well spent. It has gotten me out of many a difficult situation. If anyone is looking for a cheap, hard hitting, and I can personally vouch on this, check out the Trooper by Columbia. This is actually turning out to by one of my favorite balls. Doesn't help that our house is having trouble with oiling the lanes
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Title: Re: Trooper
Post by: Lancer4Life on February 20, 2007, 06:32:53 AM
my first review so

this ball pretty straight until it hits a dry spot good for the person who cant hook (like myself) also good for a low speed low rev. person i have 20+ games on it and it still hits like a truck i absolutely love this ball and reccomend it to players of all skill levels
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