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Hammer: Nail Smoke and Fire

July 4th, 2012  |  Published in Ball Reviews

45 Hook 16.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Nail Smoke and Fire combines our successful Doom core shape with a very lengthy and angular Shredder Pearl Reactive coverstock,” says Hammer’s brand manager, Jeff Ussery. “Nail Smoke and Fire will be the perfect fit for Hammer bowlers looking for a step down from the […]

Hammer: TNBA Rhythm

April 21st, 2012  |  Published in Ball Reviews

50.5 Hook 14 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Rhythm combines our very popular Arson core with the strongest coverstock from last season, Grand Theft Reactive,” says Hammer Brand Manager Jeff Ussery. “This creates an incredibly strong solid asymmetric ball in the Hammer line. A portion of the proceeds from every Rhythm ball sold […]

Hammer: Taboo Jet Black

February 20th, 2012  |  Published in Ball Reviews

48.5 Hook 16 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Taboo Jet Black offers the biggest down-lane movement and the quickest response to friction of any Hammer ball to date,” says Hammer’s brand manager, Jeff Ussery. Core Design: When you already have a proven 500-hp core design, why not use it again and again? The […]

Hammer Epidemic

December 6th, 2011  |  Published in Ball Reviews

52.5 Hook 15.5 Length 17 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The Bio Hazard core shape has thoughts of breakpoint angularity and little else. Its inverted shape and added flip block delay the ball’s axis rotation, enhancing its back-end power move. The core boasts a 2.51 RG, a .050 Diff and a mass bias of .012. Coverstock: […]

Hammer Arson

December 6th, 2011  |  Published in Ball Reviews

50 Hook 14 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The Sauce symmetric core shape has a medium RG of 2.50 and a 5” flaring Diff value of .045. This all-purpose design incorporates a smooth midlane with continuation downlane. Coverstock: The Max Hook Hybrid reactive coverstock is finished with 800, 1k and 2k Abralon. Colors are […]

Hammer Blue Hammer

December 6th, 2011  |  Published in Ball Reviews

46 Hook 15 Length 14 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The 2011 edition of the venerable Blue Hammer houses a different symmetric core compared to the 1980-90 version. This time, the core shape is found in the popular Vibe series, but Hammer’s design team tweaked the numbers. They raised the RG from 2.51 to 2.57 and […]

Hammer Grape Vibe

July 8th, 2011  |  Published in Ball Reviews

47 Hook 16 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The hour-glass shaped symmetric core has been since the first Vibe we tested — the blue pearl in July 2006. The core is still rated at 2.51 RG and .042 Diff in 15-pounders. Bowlers will typically see nearly 4.5” of track flare with strong 3-4” pin […]

Hammer: Infection

March 9th, 2011  |  Published in Ball Reviews

55 Hook 14.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The Biohazard asymmetric core boasts a medium RG level of 2.50. The Diff comes in at .055 and the intermediate Diff is .011. We saw nearly 6” of track flare with the 4 and 5” layouts. The core also is used in Hammer’s heavy oil Plague. […]

Hammer: Taboo

January 12th, 2011  |  Published in Ball Reviews

52 Hook 15 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The Taboo has yet another strong asymmetric core design sharing the original Black Widow core. The RG is medium at 2.50 and the Diff strong at .060. Mass bias measures in at .016, which helps define motion shape. We saw both skid/flip and arcing motions, contingent […]

Hammer: Hardcore Brawl

November 12th, 2010  |  Published in Ball Reviews

51.5 Hook 14.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Core Design: The symmetric Bullet core shape mirrors the Hammer Grind’s (July 2010). The medium RG of 2.56 promotes later midlane revs, while the .045 Diff will offer about 5” of track flare with aggressive layouts. This taller core shape allows for easier length. Coverstock: The Violent Flip […]

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