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

Name:Wicked Encounter
Reviewed:July 2012
Coverstock Specs
Name:Elastin 8.0 Supreme
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:800 / 800 Abralon / 1500 / 1500 Abranet
Color:Orange / Black / Silver
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.013

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

The new Columbia 300 Wicked Encounter is the latest addition to the high performance line. This ball takes the Encounter weight block from the original and Dark Encounter and utilizes a new hybrid coverstock. This new Elastin 8.0 Supreme cover creates the same traction in the oil as the Dark Encounter but with the added perk of back end recovery.

This ball reaction is what we as testers love to see on our heavy oil test pattern. We have repeated time and again the most successful high end releases are ones that can create hook on heavy oil while maintaining enough energy for a strong back end motion. We liked the Dark Encounter on our heavy oil test pattern, but we like the Wicked Encounter

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.