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Hammer Phobia

by Michael Bai on 5. April 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straght over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

I drilled this one with a stronger than usual pin placement. I wanted a shiny ball with a more controlled motion. I added a big balance hole too. I got what I wanted a strong rolly motion with a controlled backend. With this layout I can keep the break point close to the pocket . With a weaker layout this one should be able to cover some boards down lane.

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Hammer Phobia

by Jesper Agerbo on 21. March 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box, 1000 Abralon
Layout: 5 7/8 to PAP
PAP: 6 ½ out 23/32 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

A new upper mid performance ball which is one of the best ones yet. This gets through the front, but gives you a lot of midlane read with a strong finish.

It is a long time since I have seen a polished symmetrical ball that is so strong and still yet sooooo good. It does not just burn in the front, but is does all the right things that you need a symmetrical ball to do.

Go and buy this ball !

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Hammer Gauntlet

by Thomas Larsen on 21. March 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: 60 x 5 1/4″ x 30
PAP: 4 3/4″ over and 1/2″ up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 340 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

The Gauntlet is good!

This ball is strong, but unlike many other early and strong balls this is not slow response time. It’s more medium, which means I can use it on many more conditions and for a much longer period of time. This is the strongest ball in the Hammer-line.

I have already won my first tournament with Gauntlet, where I used it for 8 of 9 games without a re-oil!


Finish: Box, 1000 Abralon
Layout: 60 x 5 1/4 x 55
PAP: 4 1/8 over, 5/8 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 460 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

Time to run the Gauntlet! I was very excited about this release, especially the new assymetrical core with a 2.50 RG and the 0.050 Diff (15 lbs).

I selected a very similar Layout to my Dark Legend Solid and was very pleased to see how well the 2 balls complement each other. On higher volume patterns, I can play a variety of angles with both balls – preferring the Gauntlet on the fresh.

A small surface change bowling a State Tournament (45 foot pattern) just allowed me to get a slightly earlier read from the ball whilst still retaining all of its hitting power.

My recommendation – if you liked the Scandal balls and feel like you need something a little bit more, then it’s time to run the Gauntlet!

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Hammer Phobia

by Jamie McDermott on 21. March 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box, 1000 Abralon
Layout: 60 x 5 1/4 x 55
PAP: 4 1/8 over, 5/8 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 460 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

After the success of the Dark Legend series, I was very interested to see how the symmetrical core would fair in the new Phobia. I selected the same layout as my Rebel Pearl and noticed straight away that the Phobia is a very strong ball that cuts through the fronts with ease.

I can throw this ball on medium length / higher volume patterns, when the Gauntlet is too much and the Rebel just isn’t enough – the Phobia is a perfect option!

hmr_purple_pearl_urethaneFinish: Box
Layout: 5 7/8 to PAP
PAP: 6 ½ out 23/32 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.65
Diff: 0.015

Ball review:

This is urethane with typical urethane reaction. The difference between this and Hammer Black Urethane is the Purple hooks overall more and has more continues motion.

This is really good to use on short sport patterns where you need to keep your angles pretty straight.

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hmr_scandal_pearl_warrantyFinish: 500 / 1000 / Polished
Layout: 55 / 4 3/4 /30
PAP: 5″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Scandal Pearl is a great Addition to the regular scandal. With its Pearl Coverstock it gave me more length then the original scandal but also a good read in the backend.

Even when I changed the surface of the ball to be at the same as the regular Scandal, the Scandal Pearl still gave me more lenght and a more defined Motion in the back. I was able to use this ball mostly on medium oil Patterns. For high rev Players it makes sense to stay with the out of the box surface to get the ball through the fronts. If you are a lower rev rate Player this ball can be altered nicely surface wise.

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hmr_purple_pearl_urethaneFinish: 500 / 1000 / 2000
Layout: 85 / 2 / 30
PAP: 5″ right 1″ up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.65
Diff: 0.015

Ball review:

The Hammer purple Pearl urethane is so far one my favourite urethane ball I had in my Arsenal. Usually I am struggeling with the very early read of the urethanes even on the shorter Patterns but this ball gave me the predictale ball Motion of a urethane ball but also provided me with some more shape downlane which helps my eye to catch the Motion of the ball and make the right adjustments. It has more length then the black hammer and therefore has a quicker Response in the backend. So if you are looking for a ball you can also use on drier house shots, then this ball is a great asset to your Arsenal.

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hmr_purple_pearl_urethaneFinish: 2000
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straight over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.65
Diff: 0.015

Ball review:

The Purple Pearl Hammer is the best new utrethane I have tried. It resembles my old trusty blue Nitro. It has similar length as the (new) Black Hammer but moves more on the back end. The motion is still urethane and that is a really really good thing. I like how this allows me to open the lanes a bit more than with the Balck Hammer, without losing the urethane-control

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Hammer Rebel

by Michael Bai on 23. January 2017

in Hammer Bowling

hmr_rebel_warranty_1Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP:  5 1/8 straight over
Speed: 16-17 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.044

Ball review:

Long, strong and controllable. These words describe the Rebel fully. I see enough midlane read to stay in control but the backend is strong enough to allow me to go far left. It is best suited for broken down patterns of any length really.

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