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Hammer Deep Purple

by Thomas Larsen on 17. September 2012

in Hammer Bowling

Surface finish: 4000
Layout: 55 x 4 7/8″ x 75
PAP: 3 15/16″ over and 1 5/16″ up
Speed: 18mph
Revrate: 340 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.060

Ball review:

The new Taboo Deep Purple compliments the other Taboos nicely. It is earlier than the Jet Black, but has a stronger backend than the first two Taboos.

The Deep Purple gets through the fronts well and has a strong arcing backend, but the overall strenght of the ball is still high enough for it to handle oil well. I think it will do well on medium-long patterns with low volume or after a couple of games on medium or long patterns.

The surface reacts well to surface changes and shining it up a little bit will really make the backend shine.


Surface finish: Box
Layout: –
PAP: 5 1/8 x 0
Speed: 18mph
Revrate: 350 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.060

Ball review:

With the new Deep Purple Hammer once again adds a great ball to the Taboo line. This piece fits between the Jet Black and the Electric Blue/Silver. For me it is more controllable than the Electric but overall stronger than the Jet Black. It is not quite as early and even hooking as the original Taboo. For me the Deep Purple handles mediums very well especially if there already has been some play on the lanes. It hooks a lot on the back end but is not a skid/flip motion rather a hard arc. I suspect this one will be my go to ball when my Pursuit starts hooking too early. I would say that the Deep Purple Taboo will suit a lot of different styles on a variety of different patterns. Expect to see a lot of these on the ball returns in the near future!!!


Surface finish: Box
Layout: –
PAP: 5 1/4 – 7/8 up.
Speed: 24 kmh
Revrate:
 410 rpm
RG: 2.51
Diff:
0.057

Ball review:

My Taboo is drilled like my first two Mission $250K, and it’s also the ball that comes closet in reaction. I’m sure I’ll be happy with my new Taboo.

The Taboo Jet Black goes a bit longer than the Mission $250K, but with a stronger backend. Even though this is still a very controllable ball and it’s a ball that will fit many bowlers, because it’s strong and can be used on both medium and long profiles.

Surface finish: Box
Layout: –
PAP: 5½” out – 1/8″ up
Speed: 
19 mph
Revrate:
 
340-360 rpm
RG: 2.51
Diff:
0.057

Ball review:

The best Taboo to date!

The Taboo line has always been great fun to test for me, as each of the balls has been quite different when it comes to ball motion. They have all been a bit different from everything else in the market, which have been resulting in many victories of great players with these balls. However, I must admit that after a short amount of games, the ball motion changes for me and I haven’t used it as much afterwards.

The drilling of this ball (favorite layout) was thus with mixed emotions. So far, it has been truly amazing and again something that you are not able to see at the other brands. This ball is longer and stronger in the backend, and exceptional for when the lanes burns down. I was crazy about the Black Widow, and the Taboo Jet Black contain parts from this epic ball which makes that I can recognize some of the same ball motion.

NB: Remember to do maintenance of the ball regularly.

Surface finish: Box
Layout: –
PAP: 5 1/4 – 7/8 up.
Speed: 
24 kmh
Revrate:
 
410 rpm
RG: 2.51
Diff:
0.057

Ball review:

This ball is just fantastic. A ball motion that I have been missing a bit. Really clean thru the fronts and mids but still loads of hook.

I have been able to use this ball on many different patterns and I am impressed how versatile this ball is.

I shot 299 and 300 at this year’s Ballmaster Open with this ball and I am sure more to come……

Surface finish: Surface sheen 2000 abralon
Layout: Pin position 5” over fingers. MB strong position.
PAP: 5” ¼ up
Speed: 
24-27 kmh
Revrate:
 
420-450 rpm
RG: 2.51
Diff:
0.057

Ball review:

Nice with a totally Black Ball ;-). The jet black really gives me a new look, it gets thru the front really good. And breaks hard in the backend.

Surface finish: Box
Layout:
PAP: 5 1/8 x 0
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate:
 350 rpm
RG: 2.51
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

It’s about time Hammer put out an all black solid ball! This third (4th if you count the Taboo Spare) installment in the Taboo is for me the most versatile. It has just the right amout of skid, midlane and backend to be useful on different patterns and angles. It reads the front part of the lane like the Pearl Taboo, it reads the midlane like the original Taboo and backends like a nice mix of the two first Taboos.


Hammer Taboo

by Erik Andersin on 28. February 2011

in Hammer Bowling

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 70 5″ 40
PAP: 5 1/4 – 7/8 up.
RPM: 410
Speed: 24 Kmh

RG: 2.55
Diff:
0.055

Hook power:

Ball review:

This is really something special. I have used this ball on many different patterns and it has worked out really good.

With this layout the ball reaction is early smooth arc but still a strong finish, it´s nothing you get out of a ball often.

Will be one given choice for the in the bag when I travel to tournaments.

Hammer Taboo

by Jesper Agerbo on 21. December 2010

in Hammer Bowling

Surface finish: Box
Layout: 4 7/8″ x 55 x 75
PAP: 5 3/4″ out & 3/4″ up
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 380 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.060

Hook power: 59.62

Ball review:

Wauw! This ball has a reaction you don’t see very often. It’s early, but still continues in smoothly all the way to the pocket. For me it hooks in a long arc which I think is a very rare experience, between all the balls on the market.

I kept mine in box conditions, which is a fantastic surface. The ball polishes itself quickly, so if your bowling on longer and oily conditions, it’s a good idea to give it some fresh surface, every now and then.

Just like the Outburst, I use the Taboo a lot, on many different patterns. The Taboo is the strongest on freshly oiled lanes, I then usually goes to my Outburst when the Taboo is getting too strong.


Hammer Taboo

by Frederik Øhrgaard on 6. December 2010

in Hammer Bowling

Surface finish: Box
Layout:
PAP: 5½” out – 1/8″ up
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate: 320 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.060

Hook power: 47.29

Ball review:

I had great expectations to the Hammer Taboo, as it were used a lot under the WSOB (World Series of Bowling) in Las Vegas back in October 2010. It seemed like it rolled nicely for most players, just as all other Hammer bowling balls.

Even though I have not thrown a lot with it yet, it seems as a ball that are very useful from the very outside or inside of the lane. The relatively matte out of box finish makes it roll after the first third of the lane, but there are still plenty of energy left to make the pins fly as you want (or almost). That’s the reason why I have had a lot of 10-pins standing, and I would therefore prefer bowlers to use another drilling to this ball.

I think we will see more launches in the Taboo family as the well-known core and the new HD technology seems as a good combination!



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