The Columbia Delirium bowling ball takes the versatile Resurgence core and covers it with the popular Bend-It Hybrid coverstock. Columbia doesn't stop there because then they finish it with an aggressive 500 then 2000 Abralon grit pads. All of this combines to create strong traction for the length of the lane on medium to heavy lane conditions.
Own a Delerium and love it? Then this is the next ball for you! With this proven core and a little surface adjustment you will begin to see nothing but XXX's everywhere. This ball picks up in the mid lane and stores that energy right through the pins. This ball is very predictable allowing you to see your next adjustment!
I was very excited for the Severe Delirium for a few reasons, I really like the core that has been a staple of Columbia 300 for years now in the Resurgence core. Wrapping that core in a hybrid coverstock really gets the best of both worlds. I have actually drilled two of these balls and have been really impressed. I have even used them on sport compliant patterns and been super impressed with how much area I can create with this ball. If you need something a little more aggressive than a Delirium and like the early rolling motion than the Severe is a perfect match for you!
Likes: Smooth midland roll, increased area on most shots, great looking ball!
The Severe Delirium is the next product in C300's Yellow-Line Collection. As so named, it is designed to compliment the Delirium's skid/flip reaction with one of a more aggressive, severe movement and discernable traction throughout the entire lane.
Being part of the family, I have great expectations for this ball based on my prior success with the Delirium and so far I have not been disappointed. The Severe's ball motion is most certainly earlier than the Delirium with the cover coming at a 500/2000 Abralon finish. That being said, using the same Resurgence core keeps the Severe within the parameters of the Yellow-Line and allows one to play somewhat similar areas as the Delirium.
I have my Severe set up 60 X 4 X 30 (with a wt. hole) using the "out of box" cover. What I have found most interesting is the unusual amount of 7-pins I've left (being right-handed). Once I can look at this more closely, I will update the post. My first thought is that the movement at the end of the pattern through the pins is one where they are being pushed more straight back versus side to side. Additionally, various oil volumes do not seem to be a detriment to the Severe's carry especially with my medium ball speed. In being an older bowler, I find that my adjustments are less right to left with my feet when changing from the Delirium to the Severe or vice versa as the oil moves down the lane.
After its all said and done, the Sever Delirium is indeed a necessity for those that utilize the Delirium series characteristics and prefer to keep playing the same part of the lane longer. It should be apart of anyone's arsenal.