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:July 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Bend-It Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Silver / Orange
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Columbia 300 Sideswipe introduces bowlers to the brand new Sideswipe core. This new symmetrical weight block has a medium RG of 2.50″ and a medium differential of 0.041″. It is wrapped in the Bend-It Pearl coverstock, used previously most recently on the original Delirium. This ball exits the box at a 500/1000 Abralon finish that is shined with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. The polished cover paired with the new core will give bowlers more length than the Delirium and a smoother reaction when it encounters the dry.

We found the Sideswipe to be best on our medium oil pattern. All three testers were within five boards of each other crossing the arrows. Stroker was just outside the second arrow, Tweener was directly over the 10 board, and Cranker was just inside the second arrow. They were all just outside the range finder downlane at the breakpoint. We could camp out in this

Additional Columbia 300 Sideswipe 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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