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:Melt Down
Reviewed:November 2014
Coverstock Specs
Name:Bring-It MAX
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon
Color:Orange / Yellow / Purple
Core Specs
Name:SD Medium RG
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Columbia 300 Melt Down will be the sanded big-hooking ball in Columbia 300’s upper mid performance line, replacing the older Smack Down. The Melt Down uses the same SD Medium RG core, but wraps it with Columbia 300’s strongest solid coverstock to date. The brightly colored Bring-It MAX coverstock comes out of the box at a 500/2000 Abralon finish. This aggressive coverstock and rough box finish give the Melt Down all the hook it needs on heavy volumes of oil.

The Melt Down gave us one of our best reactions ever on our heavy oil test pattern. All three testers saw the Melt Down chew through any oil that was in its way as it made

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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.