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:June 2016
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Black / Blue / Bronze; Pink / Purple; Red / Silver; Silver / Black
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Nitrous is the newest entry-level reactive release for Columbia 300. This line will replace the Deep Freeze from last season. The Nitrous uses a new symmetrical core design that offers a lower RG and slightly lower differential than the Deep Freeze. The Nitrous also uses a new coverstock that will give bowlers more back end reaction and more total hook than the Deep Freeze. Like many entry-level balls, it is offered in a number of different color schemes. All three of our testers used the Silver/Black version of the Nitrous.

The Nitrous was best for us on our medium test pattern. Tweener needed to make sure he didn’t get too fast with his ball speed or his Nitrous wouldn’t read the pattern and would skid past the breakpoint. Stroker had a very good reaction playing right off the corner. The Nitrous’s polished box finish picked

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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.