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Columbia 300 | Rapid Fire with Messenger Solid


Columbia 300 changed bowling by inserting ceramic and titanium pieces into cores in balls like the Cuda/C and Messenger Titanium. This technology changed ball reaction and hitting power, and we are back at it with PowerCOR, a dense yet drillable sphere inserted into the core body. The PowerCOR is an ultra-dense proprietary material that provides the benefits of lowering the RG and creates a harder-hitting ball. A significant advantage of PowerCOR is that it does not restrict you from using an interchangeable thumb or deeper holes. 

The Messenger Titanium balls exploded onto the bowling scene in the late 90s because of their performance and value, and this new series will do the same. We introduce PowerCOR in the new Messenger PowerCOR Solid and Messenger PowerCOR Pearl. The Messenger PowerCOR Solid and Pearl are two balls that complement each other perfectly and stand on their own; both use our new Reflex cover base and different finishes for different bowler styles and conditions. This is a terrific evolution in technology and creates a lot of performance and value. 


Performance Messenger - Advanced
Part Number 60-106797-93X
Royal Blue
Core Messenger PowerCOR
Coverstock Reflex Solid
Cover Type Solid Reactive
Finish 500, 1500, 3000 Siaair Micro Pad
Weights 16-10 Pounds
Lane Condition Medium to light oil
Reaction Strong midlane and backend
Warranty Two years from purchase date 
Release Date July 22, 2022

Core Numbers

16 lb
15 lb
14 lb
13 lb
12 lb
11 lb
10 lb
2.769 2.800
DIFF 0.040
0.002 0.002




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Messenger POWERCOR Solid Bowling Ball
Messenger PowerCOR Solid Core for 16-14 lb bowling balls
Messenger PowerCOR Solid Core for 13-12 lb bowling balls

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Joe G
Messenger Solid

This ball kept me out of trouble at nationals. When they started getting toasty I was able to jump left and play in comfortably and control the reaction throughout the set. Highly recommended for when the lanes start to breakdown and you want to stay in the same part of the lane.

This ball hits hard!

I've used this ball for around a month now. Let me say first off, this thing hits hard when you hit the pocket. Nice wide pin action. As a two handed bowler, the hook on this ball is exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't perform as well as I was expecting on heavy/long oil, being a solid cover, but, it is my new go-to ball for most medium and lighter oil patterns. On heavier oil, a ball with an asymmetric core seems to perform better for me. Extremely pleased with my new Messenger Solid!

Chuck Tillman
Solid delivery

Columbia 300 – Messinger PowerCor Solid

The PowerCor is an enhanced version of a previously introduced technology. Initiated by Columbia 300 in the 1990’s, it functioned by inserting a ceramic core in balls such as the Messenger Titanium and the Cuda/C, thereby changing the balls performance in ball reaction and hitting power. In the past, this technology however limited how deep thumb and/or weight holes could be. The new PowerCor provides similar benefits of lowering the RG but also permits the use of interchangeable thumb and finger inserts.

I have found my Messenger PowerCor Solid to be most effective on sport or challenge patterns with a medium application of conditioner. The smoothness is remarkable and the versatility of being able to play either and outside or inside line is a big thing to consider. For me, a recommendation of a simple layout that gives you manageable motion where you as the operator have more control.

Bob Newman
Columbia 300 Messenger Powercor Solid

The Columbia 300 Messenger Solid Powercor packs a lot of bang for your buck. Many times, this will be first ball out of the bag, especially on fresh and high friction conditions. This ball is very smooth and controllable which will keep you in play until the shot opens up. It reads the mids early but still has plenty of punch down lane too. My ball will see a lot of play on THS's. Great value.

Gregory Turner
All New Messenger

I had never thrown any of the messengers from back in the day, so this ball is all new to me. And I see what I was missing. Messenger compares to the black Raw but with a bit more punch through the pins. Which is the result of its PowerCor. A great benchmark ball at a great price point. I am big on ball surface and this one allowed me to fine tune it’s surface to the exact length and motion I like to see. Great all around league ball.