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Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by J_w73 » September 30th, 2014, 5:02 am

I have a new 15 lbs Columbia 300 EPX A1 that I got a while ago to use for my heavy oil ball. I'm not sure if this ball is going to be any stronger than today's newer stuff. Right now I have a Marvel-S with a low RG drill and sanded for my heavy oil ball. I also have a pin up Ransom Demand that is sanded to 1000 abralon. Is it worth drilling up the EPX? Will it give me a different look that I'm not going to get from my Marvel-S or Ransom Demand?
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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by Pulsetech » September 30th, 2014, 7:03 am

i thought it was the EPX T1 not A1

the T1 had an RG of 2.533 and an 0.040 Diff
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Never had one but they looked great on heavy patterns for a short while
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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by J_w73 » September 30th, 2014, 7:16 am

I believe they made an A1 with the Ricochet core. I guess it was an overseas release and sold on bowlingball.com for a while.

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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by Mo Pinel » September 30th, 2014, 3:17 pm

J_w73 wrote:I have a new 15 lbs Columbia 300 EPX A1 that I got a while ago to use for my heavy oil ball. I'm not sure if this ball is going to be any stronger than today's newer stuff. Right now I have a Marvel-S with a low RG drill and sanded for my heavy oil ball. I also have a pin up Ransom Demand that is sanded to 1000 abralon. Is it worth drilling up the EPX? Will it give me a different look that I'm not going to get from my Marvel-S or Ransom Demand?
Every one of those balls rolled different depending on how it poured. It's a crap shoot, but try it.
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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by guruU2 » October 1st, 2014, 1:34 am

Mo Pinel wrote: Every one of those balls rolled different depending on how it poured. It's a crap shoot, but try it.
Mo is correct. f you got one that was from a small batch (not mass produced) and done with care-you have one of the GREAT balls made. If it was from a large batch and not done with great care- it may disintegrate on the lanes right before your very eyes. I was told by Carmen Salvino and Danny S (years ago) that they were close to making the greatest ball of all time but just could not put the time in to find the missing chemical formulations. Good luck.
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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by J_w73 » October 1st, 2014, 5:46 am

Sounds like a crap shoot and I'm not sure if it would even be something that I could use. Maybe I'll just put it up for sale on ebay. Seems like they fetch a decent amount.
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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by twister869 » March 3rd, 2020, 3:51 am

Anyone got one still? Preferably used. 15lb.

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Re: Columbia 300 EPX A1

Post by twister869 » May 30th, 2022, 6:42 pm

After a long search i finally found a the A1 Ricochet. Now I did have the T1 way back but it cracked after a while. Was great on sport patterns.

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