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Freeze Red/Blue

Average Customer Review: 4.71 of 5 stars
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League Average:
205
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I recently drilled a Freeze for a customer who was looking for a ball that would give him good length but still have some movement on the backend. So the lay out that i used was to put the pin 5" from his pap with a 3" pin buffer. The Freeze was a perfect fit into his arsenal he is able to use when the lanes start to break down and does not have to loop the whole lane

Lenny Biondi JR
Deltona Lanes Proshop

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League Average:
233
PAP:
4 1/2 right, 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
The Freeze line is replacing the Jazz series. The Columbia line needed a light-bulb shaped core, as it is always a great engine for performance balls. They decided to bring back the Messenger core, and I couldn't be happier. For the first time, a manufacturer is putting a 2-piece core in an entry-level release. Let me be the first to say, the only thing entry-level about this ball is the price!

I drilled one with the pin 5" from my PAP, above my bridge. I get great length and a fantastic move on the backend. I found this ball to be a touch longer than a Loud Noize, and more consistent off of the breakpoint. Overall hook was pretty similar. Compared to a Jazz, the Freeze got through the front part of the lane much, much better, and turned the corner just as hard. What stood out the most was the hitting power. The 2-piece core just had more "umph" when it got to the pins compared to the 3-piece Jazz.

I drilled a second Freeze, one with the pin 4 1/2" from my PAP, under my fingers, with a hole down my VAL. I wanted to compare this to a Momentum, since they have the same cover. The Freeze is cleaner through the front, and more angularity in the back part of the lane. This one hooked about 4-6 boards less than the Momentum.

With the current state of the economy, and the season just around the corner, I predict the new Freeze will be a popular ball. Anytime you can get this kind of performance with that small of a price tag, you can't go wrong.

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League Average:
193
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
160
I've been throwing this ball for about two months now and I've bowled my very first two 700 series with. The reaction is very predictable and wherever you start throwing this ball thats where you stay. You really never have to make adjustments with this ball. I got my ball drilled stacked with a weight hole. This gives me the most hook out of the ball. I start with this ball between the third and fourth arrow and I stay there...I might have to move my feet one or two boards but thats it! This is a good ball for medium to medium oily lanes. This is a great ball for a low price especially with the coverstock it has. Continuous hook, never hooks out, and barely absorbs oil. Great Ball!
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League Average:
170
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
159
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bought this ball three months ago. Don`t let any one kid you this ball on dry lanes at the back end makes a strong left turn and is way to much ball for the beginner. i have been bowling for a # of years . And find myself standing way left starting with the first game in league bowling by the time i get to the last game for me their is no room left to go being right handed . I am more of a down an in bowler and have had to make a lot of adjustments to make this ball work for me.
I have had some great games with this ball but find the three game totals to suffer.Bottom line I like the Columbia freeze but be prepared to make your adjustments this ball moves more then they say and hits the pocket hard. High game 290 with this ball I like it but looking to buy a urethane ball so i can play more down and in.

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League Average:
128
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I really enjoy this ball. Even though i am only 12 and i bowl 3 times a week, this ball has worked wonders for me. i bumped my average from a 121 to a 153!
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I got this ball back in Feb. I liked from that point on. I throw a 13lbs 14mph and I'm averaging 150. The only thing I don't like about this ball is if you hit the smallest dry spot on the lane it can screw up the hole arc of the ball and how it moves. But when you do throw it right, you can say "Where the pins go?". If you are a beginner, I highly recomend this ball.
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Purchased this ball for my wife she is a low speed low rpm bowler but get's a good skid snap reaction with this ball. Lots of pin action and everything brooklyn seems to strike with it. Looks great with it's high gloss finish. Great bang for the buck.
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League Average:
188
Ball Speed:
Medium
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I got my first 300 games with this ball using a 14 lbs. ball on the third game of Gobs and Gals league in Cal Bowl, Carson, California last Friday March 5, 2010. Thank you Columbia 300.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
5-1/2
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
216
So far this ball seems to be very good. I drilled it with a stacked pin with the pin being above my ring finger and the cg in my palm. The ball moves very clean through the front and midlane, and has good movement on the backend. I have only bowled 3 games with the ball so far and shot 739 out of the box. I will test it further this week and see how it holds up on other conditions, and get back with you next week.
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League Average:
196
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
180
This ball was the first ball i ever bought. It worked well for a while but as my speed went up it started to not work as well. I use it now on dry lane conditions and on some sport shots.
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League Average:
213
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
While recently contemplating a new ball I was focusing on the high-end products (Siege, V-Gravity, etc.) when I had an epiphany: try a lower tier ball and make it work for me. Enter the Freeze. I went into the pro shop looking at the Jazz and the Scout-R. Well, the flip block Scout-R was no more and I found out from the manufacturer the Jazz was discontinued...but replaced by the Freeze. I admit I had not done a lot of research on this ball but if it was the Jazz replacement I should be happy. So, purchased it, had it drilled up (Pin over, 5.5 from PAP, 3/8oz side, and 1/2oz finger weight...long and strong) and was ready to try out my "lower tier" ball. HOLY CRAP, was I in for a surprise!!! I usually stand at about the 7 board left and throw at the 7/8 board right @ 14mph for my pocket shot. Expecting less from the Freeze, I moved to 3 left of center and threw at the 6 board. The ball slid beautifully through the heads (fresh house shot)...just like I had envisioned...and then got to the dry...and I think I actually heard it make a sound when it turned toward the lane to my left (head pin..."fahgeddaboutit"). I could immediately see that this was not the "entry level" ball I had expected. So, instead of getting upset, I got creative. Using the same foot position and the 5 board I simply took all of the "finger" out of the shot and what I got was a very sharp yet controlled turn into the pocket that sounded and reacted like a cannon shot! This thing obliterated the pin deck and stayed that way FOR ALL THREE GAMES. I moved my feet one board left for the third game and that was it. I ended up with a 721 set...173 pins over my dismal 548 of the previous week. All this for $109.00 out the door! Am I surprised...yes. Am I happy with the result...you betcha'! Get this ball in your rotation and you won't be disappointed.
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
I drilled this ball up recently and was throwing it tonight at league...

It is a second shift league, I shot 193-212-278. Made the ball change to the freeze the last game! Great ball for late in the day or dry oil conditions...
ps. went front 8! :)


My recommendation is GET ONE!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 x 1
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Drilled mine with the pin in the middle finger and CG inline with my ring finger around the center line. this ball is about 6-8 boards less than my momentum. Really clean in the front and jumps off the break point. This ball for me will be in my rotation for sure. The price point just adds to this great ball.
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League Average:
216
PAP:
4 3/8 rt X 3/8 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
198
Hey Everyone. Back again and I'm a 3 yr Columbia300 staff member and have been in the Pro Shop business for 15 yrs. I have a high rev rate and my PAP(posative axis point) is 4 3/8 right X 3/8 up. with a TC(track circumference) of 11.5. I have two or the red/blue pearl FREEZE's.

I drill the first one with my favorite layout. pin 5in from PAP. CG center lined. the ball great when you need to play a little straighter or when the lanes breakdown. A perfect ball to switch to when your hi performance equipment is to aggressive. Very clean through the heads with a nice flip on backend but not to much. Def stronger than than other balls in its price range.

Chris Fisher
Columbia300 Regional/Amateur Staff NJ

"COLUMBIA 300 BOWLS THE WORLD OVER"
Saba's Pro Shops

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League Average:
235
PAP:
4" Right, 3/4" Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Freeze will be one of the best deals you will find anywhere and the reaction and versatility of the ball far outperforms its price. My freeze is drilled (dual-angle) 70/50/5.5 Pin-to-PAP and can be thrown on just about any type of lane condition, with the exception of the long and heavier patterns, which when broken down, offer a good condition for the Freeze. As a cranker I tend to struggle on sport and house when the heads begin to break down and the more agressive equipment checks up too early and does too much. The Freeze is as predictable as any of the other Columbia releases and will certainly not be a wasted purchase for well under $100. The Freeze is a great ball for high-rev players looking for a good ball for medium oil conditions and shorter patterns, and can fit into just about any type of bowlers arsenal from beginner to professional.

Columbia 300 Regional/Amateur Staff
Mike Marks Pro Shop
Wyoming, MI
(616)245-7503

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The Freeze is an amazing product line for Columbia 300 as it is priced in the Entry Level Reactive section, however, is designed as a performance level piece of equipment. The Momentum cover has been used for this ball with the Messenger core strategically coupled making this ball ideal for anyone's aresenal. It will match up nicely on shorter oil patterns as well as on longer patterns with a lighter volume. I have yet to use it on a higher friction surface (wood, guardian, or overlays), but it is designed to give easy length with a very nice move on the backend making it ideal for those situations. I would highly recommend carrying this piece for both the price and the performance.
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I am a staffer and after reading a fellow staffer's review i agree that i was quite concerned with the fact that the Momentum line was being discontinued. The Freeze gets down the lane clean with nice reaction in the back. I have not been able to use it much but what i have seen so far i am quite pleased. I loved the Messenger line and am glad they are bringing it back.
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League Average:
231
PAP:
5 1/4 by 1/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The Freeze that I drilled up 5x5 is clean through the heads
and smooth at the backend. When the Power Swing and Full Swing's are too aggressive I am able to use the Freeze with
very little adjustment right. This ball definitely reminds me of the old Messengers.

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I am a regional staffer and have drilled this ball with a stonger layout than I normally would. I have the pin out from the finger and cg kicked into the palm. I just recently used this a 8 game tourney on the Kegel Route 66. By game 6 this ball was perfect for the way they broke down. I was a little worried about how it would roll and this ball right now seems to be strong. I can't wait to try it on the Viper, Scorpion, or Cheetah patterns. Would recommend to any level of bowler.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 3/4. 1/4 down
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
For the price I don't see how anybody can't have this ball in their bag.I drilled mine 4 3/4 X 70 X 50. This ball seems to go down the lane in the dirt. It was a little too snappy on the fresh,but once the lane broke down it was by far the best look I had. Not only does this ball hit like a truck, it looks great too. For 85 bucks this is a must have
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A Momentum cover with a messenger core a great match. Talk about an awesome piece!! Super clean through the front with pleanty of pop on the back. This will be your go to ball when the heads dry up and you still want the ball to hit. You will love this one.
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