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:Savage Life
Reviewed:March 2019
Coverstock Specs
Name:Exciter Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Aqua / Violet / Black
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.016

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The Columbia 300 Savage Life is the pearlized follow-up to the original Savage from last fall. It uses the same asymmetrical Savage core shape as the original, along with the Exciter Pearl coverstock. This pearl cover comes out of the box prepped with 500/1000 Abralon and Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish, providing much more length and angle downlane than the original Savage. Whereas the dull-finished Savage was better for our testers on heavier oil, the Savage Life was best for us on medium conditions.

All three of our testers had no problems getting to the pocket with the Savage Life on our fresh medium oil test pattern. The box finish helped it float through the front of the lane easily, retaining almost all of its energy for the breakpoint. Stroker was the straightest on the fresh, playing the outside part of the lane. His ball started on 12, traveled over eight at the arrows, and got out to six at the breakpoint. Tweener was around five boards left with his feet and target, but he was also getting his ball out to six downlane. Cranker was much farther left, setting his ball on 30, using the middle arrow as his target, and using the seven board as his breakpoint. The

Additional Columbia 300 Savage Life 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.