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General Info

Name:Sideswipe Solid
Reviewed:January 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:Bend-It Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 3000 Abralon
Color:Orange / Red / Grey
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

The Sideswipe Solid joins the Sideswipe in the Columbia 300 Yellow Line collection. The symmetrical Sideswipe core is back, and this time it is surrounded by the Bend-It Solid coverstock that has been used previously on the Oath and Delirium Shock. Its 3000 Abralon box finish is duller than the polished finish that was used on the original Sideswipe, allowing it to read the midlane stronger.

Even with its stronger midlane read, the Sideswipe Solid still gave us a strong back end reaction on our medium test pattern. In the past, it was very rare for a sanded reactive solid bowling ball to be just as angular and offer a stronger back end reaction than a polished pearl having the same core design. With new advancements in coverstock development, we have started seeing this more and more often, and that was the case for the Sideswipe Solid. On our medium pattern, this ball was more consistent at picking up the lane than

Additional Columbia 300 Sideswipe Solid 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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