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Hammer Blue Vibe

by Thomas Larsen on 16. November 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: 55 x 4 7/8″ x 45
PAP: 4 3/4 over and 1/2 up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 340 RPM
RG: 2.51
Diff: 0.042

Ball review:

The Vibe is back!
The new Blue Vibe has the same motion as I remember foundly from the old Vibes, but a little stronger. I really like this one on most medium patterns – especially if there is some friction. Clean and smooth without being. Definitely a lot of value for money!

hmr_purple_pearl_urethaneFinish: 500 abralon
Layout: 80x5x25 & X hole
PAP: 6 right & 3/8 up
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 325 RPM
RG: 2.65
Diff: 0.015

Ball review:

This urethane has the typical urethane reaction I want. I like this one better than the black urethane because it hooks overall more and has more continues motion. Purple Urethane has always a place in my bag for shorter oil patterns.

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Hammer Phobia

by Thomas Larsen on 16. November 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: 60×5″x30
PAP: 4 3/4″ over and 1/2″ up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 340 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The new Phobia uses a higher RG, symmetrical core. This gives the Phobia easy length.
Phobia was a little smoother than I expected, but that allows me to stay closer to the friction. I think Phobia will be very good when there’s a lot of friction, but you atill want to keep your angles fairly straight.
I think Phobia will be very good for straighter players who are looking for a ball that will allow them to keep playing straight when the lanes break down

 

Finish: 2000 abralon
Layout: 65x5x55
PAP: 6 right & 3/8 up
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 325 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

Black widow gold is very clean through the first part of the lane and very strong down the lane. It’s a very strong ball that I use on medium and heavy oil patterns. I can also create a bigger angle to the pocket, witch I like.
Black widow gold is a ball that I have been missing in my bag but now will this ball be in my bag for sure

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Hammer Diesel

by Anneli Blomqvist on 16. November 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: 1000
Layout: dual angle: 50x4x50 with weight hole
PAP: 5 7/8 ovar and 7/8 up
Speed: 17,5 mph
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.51
Diff: 0.046

Ball review:

My Diesel gives me a bit more length than my Rebel Solid. However, with the out-of-box surface, I thought they gave me too similar looks to carry both in a six-ball arsenal. Therefore I tried to polish the Diesel in order to create a bigger difference. The shiny Diesel still hooked quite early, and now it was too sensitive. Instead, I tried to go the other way around and added more surface than out-of-box and now I was able to use the diesel at times I would have used Rebel Solid. The Diesel is still not as early as Rebel Solid, but by surface adjustments, it can partially replace it and at the same time be a more versatile ball that I can use both for fresh and some transition. I prefer using the ball on medium patterns while playing the lanes straighter on fairly fresh.

 

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Hammer Gauntlet

by Michael Bai on 16. November 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straght over
Speed: 16mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

This is probably the strongest Hammer ball in the recent years. The Scandal was strong but this one is stronger and for me also more versatile. Expect to see a lot of Gauntlets on the ball returns at tournaments

Finish: polish + 4000
Layout: Dual angle: 55×5 1/4×55 with weight hole
PAP: 5 7/8 ovar and 7/8 up
Speed: 17.5 mph
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

Since Black Widow Gold has the same core as the Dark Legends, I decided to use the same dual angle layout as my beloved Dark Legend Solid. On this ball that puts the pin in the ring finger. That decision was a success, even though the ball is useful for a different condition due to the cover. I’ve knocked off the shine with a 4000 pad lightly by hand. However, I was still afraid a shiny and asymmetric ball would be way too crazy and too difficult for me to control, but that is not the case! It works really well at centers with a little bit more friction. The gold ball goes through the friction and hooks nicely without jumping off the spot. I’ve even been able to use it on fresh at a center with more friction. On lanes with less friction, the pattern needs to break down before this ball gets into use.

Finish: Box + 4000
Layout: PIN-PAP: 4 3/8 MB: 3 3/8
PAP: 5 3/8 out 9/16 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 360 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

The Black Widow Gold is really clean through the heads, and let’s me stay closer to the friction or in the friction. It have a really predictable ball reaction and going to be a good compliment to my arsenal after a few games, or from the start on house shots.

Finish: 500/1000 polished
Layout: 65 / 5 / 35
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

The new Black Widow Gold features the already proven Gas Mask Core. The Pearl coverstock combined with the 0.016 asym diff core reads quicker then most of the rest of my Pearl Balls but still gives me more length then most of my solid pieces. So this ball definietly fills a hole in my arsenal. So far I was able to use this ball either on fresher medium patterns or after the fist transition. It seems like it does not suit my game well more towards the end of the block as the ball tries to read a little to early most of the times. In general this Ball will fit good into the arsenals of matched or slighty speed dominat players.

Finish: Box
Layout: 45 x 4 x 55
PAP: 5 1/8 – 1/2 up
Speed: 15 mph
Revrate: 300 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

This ball has grown on me a little bit. This ball is not a typical shiny ball, as its very smooth. With this ball i can stay closer to the friction, where my comfort zone it. Its ideal after a few games.


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