Columbia is reintroducing the Messenger bowling balls with some awesome new colors. These balls feature the Messenger core and Super Flex coverstock and includes Columbia's HyperShock Technology. This ball was designed to offer a skid/flip reacation when used on lightly oiled lanes.
I loved the original Messenger, but was skeptical about this one. For the price I decided to give it a try. I am extremely happy I did. This ball is very smooth through the heads even when they're fried. It recovers well on the back end and hits like a truck. It is very versatile and predictable. I just bought 2 more of these and it will be the first ball out of the bag for me at my local house. I needed something for medium to light oil and this ball nailed it. Go buy 1 is all I can say.
I was expecting this to be a weaker ball based on the low RG (.021) but the cover stock enables this ball to get up and hit. It is faster than a lot of bowling balls but this one gets up and hit through the pin deck. This is good bowling ball made great by the low end price.
Does this ball react the same as the original one5/24/2019 - By Mike
Are the holes already drilled in or7/22/2019 - By Nick
Unfortunately, they are not. If you would like for us to drill the ball, you will have to purchase the drilling option along with the ball.7/23/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Does it hook and does it help you to get strikes8/28/2019 - By By David
This ball does have a hook potential in lighter oil conditions. With a little bit of hook you can get the ball to come into the pocket with a better entry angle and this helps the ball drive through the pins better and get more pin action leading to more strikes.8/29/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
13 pound ball have the same weight as a 14 pound ball.9/18/2019 - By Ray
Can this ball come in 8 lb and 10 pound medium holes10/24/2019 - By Grady mom