Elastin 8.0 Supreme (Hybrid) - The Elastin breakthrough technology has been taken to new levels for the Wicked Encounter. An entirely new chemical additive has been used in order to create more friction in the front of the lane while helping the Wicked Encounter stronger motion through back part of the lane, even on heavier oil conditions. Encounter Core - The Encounter core is the same dynamic core found in the original Encounter and Dark Encounter. Bowlers have come to love the Encounter core for the performance it provides through strong and versatile performance characteristics. What To Expect - The new Elastin coverstock provides a new motion characteristic for this category that Columbia 300 fans have been asking for… more overall hook! Once again, the Elastin cover along with the Encounter core are a great combination for strong hook and wicked strikes!