The Next Breakthrough
Our Research and Development team has worked hard to develop the next breakthrough in cover technology. After pouring and throwing hundreds of bowling balls with dozens of new base reactive urethane formulations combined with a wide variety of chemical components and additives, our ball team has created something exceptional – the new HyperKinetic22 coverstock base material.
The Science Behind It
HK22, as we’ll often refer to it, features enhanced color and clarity by engineered nano micellular phase separation technology, dramatically improving the cover’s translucency. And through Quasi prepolymer staged reactions, intermolecular friction is reduced to manifest a dynamic interactive polymer morphology with the lane.
Bowling balls featuring HK22 look better and perform better on the lanes with a shiny finish that provides easy length and increased dry lane friction for impressive backend reaction. HK22 is an exciting technological advancement, and we believe this is just the beginning as our chemists continue their work to push the limits of bowling ball performance.
The Columbia 300 Top Speed is the first Columbia 300 ball to feature the exciting HK22 technology. The Columbia 300 additives from the Formula 1 cover were combined with the HK22 base material, creating a shiny pearl version of the high-performing Speed, and now offers easier length and more recovery.
Our testers experienced more forgiveness when they missed, which they felt created a great advantage when throwing the new Top Speed versus competitive products.