Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Command Solid
Reviewed:August 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:ARS Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 SiaAir
Color:Sky / Purple / Black
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.021

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The Command Solid uses the ARS Solid coverstock at a 500/1500 SiaAir box finish. Its Movement weight block is an asymmetrical shape with an RG of 2.513″, a total differential of 0.053″, and an intermediate differential of 0.021″. Even with the higher RG compared to the Modified Full Swing core in the Dynamic Swing, the Command Solid picked up earlier. This ball is built for heavy oil, and that is where all three of our testers found the Command Solid to be most useful.

Stroker was giddy with the number of boards he could cover with the Command Solid on the heavy oil pattern. This ball ripped right through the oil, creating big traction and a ton of continuation downlane. Stroker knew exactly where the ball was going as it came out of the pattern, and it was very strong through the pins. He was incredibly impressed with how much motion he saw downlane considering how early his ball was getting started. The box finish stayed rough the entire time he was on this pattern, showing very little signs of glazing up and allowing him to keep moving left and continue seeing all the pins fall as the pattern

Additional Columbia 300 Command Solid Resources

Click here to visit Columbia 300's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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