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:October 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Reflex Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Red / Purple Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Impulse will be the new benchmark ball in the Columbia 300 lineup. This addition to the Orange Line uses a brand new symmetrical core design that features a 2.49″ RG and a high differential of 0.050″. This new Impulse core is surrounded by the HyperSHOCK filler material that had only been seen previously in the higher-priced Swerve releases. On the outside is the Reflex Hybrid coverstock that was used previously on the Swerve GT. This hybrid cover comes out of the box shiny at 1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish.

For all three of our testers, the Impulse provided a strong and smooth shape that was best at handling our medium test pattern. Its lower RG core design revved up quickly for all three testers, while its polished cover helped push it to the breakpoint without burning up all of its energy. Stroker was able to play up the lane, right around the seven board. Tweener was inside of that, crossing 10 at the arrows and using the same breakpoint downlane as

Additional Columbia 300 Impulse 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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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.