Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Reviewed:November 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Elastin 6.0
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 2000 / 2000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Navy / Purple / Ocean
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Encounter is the newest high performance ball from Columbia 300. After the last few releases, we were eager to see what type of reaction the Encounter offered.

We had some fun throwing this ball on the medium test pattern. This new Elastin 6.0 coverstock matches up perfectly with the new Encounter asymmetrical core. The new coverstock at the 2000 Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish had enough length to clear the front part of the lane, while still having the traction in the oil to not skid through the breakpoint. The longer we bowled on this pattern, the better each tester’s reaction got. All three bowlers made small two and one move moves left and were able to literally strike for

Columbia 300 Encounter Comparisons

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The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.