christopher sloan

black_widow_limitedFinish: 3000
Layout: 
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up 
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

This ball is not a snappy off the back part of the lane as I thought it would be for me, I drilled it with a 5inch pin from my pap and it is surprisingly smooth. I would tend to use this ball on the lower volume patterns on lanes that have higher friction

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COL_Swerve_FXFinish: Box
Layout: –
PAP:  5 1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.052

Ball review:

I really enjoyed the ball motion of the original Swerve. The Fx still allows me to see that great motion in the front and middle part of the lane but the pearl coverstock allows it to turn the corner harder downlane than the Solid Swerve. For a pearl ball it is not so sharp ball motion downlane, it does turn the corner hard but not as hard as a symmetrical pearl such as a Heat. It is a very stable and controllable ball motion which allows you to throw a ball that rolls like a hybrid in my opinion. It has the same motion through the fronts and mid-lane as a solid ball and pops off the end of the pattern like a pearl. I would recommend this ball for heavy volume medium lane patterns where you need a smooth and stable ball but with energy off the back part of the lane.

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HMR_Scandal_warrantyFinish: 2000
Layout: 
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

Personally if I was to be completely honest I didn’t have high expectations for this ball before I drilled it. I was very happily surprised and proven wrong after I put some holes in it and threw it, turns out this is going to be my monster ball in my bag. I feel that there is no amount of oil that this ball can not hook through, I have tested it on 41,43,45ft patterns and on all of them I was easily 5 boards left of everything in my bag except my Delirium Shock to which it matched the hook potential with less surface. How it drives pins off the deck too is crazy, I have to say I am over the moon that I decided to drill this ball with a longer pin distance than I originally planned because it already hooks so much. I think this could be one of the best overall balls that Hammer have produced for a couple of years.

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Ebonite Warrior Elite

by Christopher Sloan on 9. February 2016

in Ebonite

EBO_Warrior_EliteFinish: 2000
Layout: 
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

The Warrior Elite is a great compliment to the original Warrior. It is a little stronger overall for me as it tends to read the pattern a little earlier than my warrior and allows me to get into the spot that I am more comfortable playing on the lane. I have mine at 2000 and have drilled it pin under as I feel it was going to be a starter ball for the long patterns.

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HMR_Red_LegendFinish: 4000
Layout: –
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

I have found this ball to very versatile, If you need a ball with sharp downline motion this is the ball for you. This ball gives me a true hockey stick ball reaction downlane. If I need angle or a ball to come off of that dry spot hard this is the ball I go for its great towards the end of a block when you need something clean through the fronts but still has sharp downlane ball motion. By far the most angular ball downlane I’ve thrown in a very long time

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HMR_Red_Legend_Solid_smFinish: 1000
Layout: –
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 27 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

Smooth and clean through the front and middle part of the lane and very even off of the end of the pattern. This ball is a great ball to use on the fresh on most patterns as its a very predictable strong ball motion throughout the whole lane, for me it compliments my paradox and my red legend pearl as a perfect in between ball.

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EBO_Adrenaline_OverloadFinish: 2000
Layout: –
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

I have laid this ball out the same way as my Legion solid. I have been looking for a symmetrical ball to allow me to great similar ball shape as the legion solid but about a game or two earlier and I think I have found it in the Adrenaline Overload. I also think that I would tend to use this ball on the fresh on most patterns to help blend out my ball reaction and not see too much over under shape. I have to say that I like this on the shorter patterns too as it slows down as it comes off the spot more than my other equipmentEBO_Adrenaline_Overload

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COL_Delirium_ShockFinish: 1000
Layout: –
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.46
Diff: 0.043

Ball review:

I have found this ball to be a little smoother than the severe delirium. I think that I will get to use this ball a lot at the PBA stops as there is usually so much volume on the lanes, It handles oil really well and still has enough hook off the spot. I would have to recommend this for either longer patterns or patterns with higher volume through the fronts.

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TRK_Paradox_PearlFinish: Box
Layout: –
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

I truly loved the original Paradox. It allowed me to create so many different angles on a variety of patterns, the paradox pearl allows me to do pretty much the same thing except it stores its energy a little longer. It didn’t come off the spot as hard as I thought it would but I did not drill my first one too aggressive on purpose as I heard it was very strong and it was ! I truly think that my paradox pearl goes through the pins harder than all my other equipment as it revs up so fast off the spot but is a very predicable ball motion downlane. I messed around with some surface changes and I noticed I could play further right on Montreal with a little more surface and even though it read early it did not sacrifice any pin carry whatsoever. The Paradox Pearl is a must have in any bowlers bag, I have already ordered another one.

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COL_Raw_UrgeFinish: 1000, 3000
Layout: –
PAP: 5.1/2 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 520 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

I have found this ball to be a very pattern specific ball for me, it tends to slow down too quick for me on most patterns and can only seem to use it on the shorter patterns where it allows me to have a controllable predicable ball motion off the end of the pattern.

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