Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Name:Lit Pearl
Reviewed:March 2018
Coverstock Specs
Name:Reflex XS Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Black / Red / Magenta
Core Specs
Name:Lit Asymmetric
Int. Diff:0.020

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The Lit Pearl is the follow-up to the original Lit in the high performance Columbia 300 Red Line collection. This Lit uses the same Lit Asymmetric core design as the original, but in this version it is paired up with the Reflex XS Pearl coverstock. It comes out of the box polished after 500 and 1000 Abralon finishing steps, providing very easy length with a strong move off the back of the pattern. As expected, we saw much more length out of this ball than from the sanded original Lit and similar length to the Tyrant Pearl. The Lit Pearl’s polished shell is very conducive to medium length and medium volume patterns.

Our fresh medium test pattern was best for Tweener and Stroker. Stroker was starting his ball on 13, crossing just outside the second arrow, and getting all the way out to six at the breakpoint. Shots that he tugged inside of target saw enough traction on the fresh back ends to allow them to strike. Tweener saw a similar motion with his Lit Pearl. He was deeper into the pattern with his laydown at 22, crossing 16 at the arrows on the way to a breakpoint on the eight board. If he leaked it a little right on the fresh, he could trip the

Additional Columbia 300 Lit Pearl 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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