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:September 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:Reflex Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 2000 Abralon
Color:Black / Scarlet / Navy
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.007

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Columbia 300 Swerve offers bowlers brand new technology inside and out. Starting inside, the new Swerve core has a very low RG of 2.47 combined with a fairly high total differential of 0.052. The intermediate differential is 0.007, down from the 0.016 value of the Hi-Dynamix core that was used in the Antics line. The next element is the new HyperSHOCK outer core. Visually, this is the green-colored material that you’ll likely notice during drilling. It includes a new additive that is intended to alter the way the ball transfers energy to the pins. The final new element in the Swerve is the Reflex Solid coverstock. This coverstock comes out of the box at 500/1000/2000 Abralon, a fairly rough finish that makes it feel right at home on heavy oil patterns.

The Swerve easily provided our testers with enough traction to excel on our heavy oil test pattern. They all got to the pocket

Columbia 300 Swerve Comparisons

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Additional Columbia 300 Swerve 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.

The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

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.