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4D-HPT Tour
on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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The 4D-HPT Tour was developed for use on PBA Tour conditions where additional versatility is needed as lane conditions break down. Inside the ball is the four-density weight block that is in the recently introduced and cleared 4D-HPT Hammer. Outside, there has been a ratio change in the particle loading of the cover to allow for more length and back end. The ratio change is what makes the performance difference between the existing 4D-HPT and the 4D-HPT Tour edition. Cosmetically the 4D-HPT Tour will be the same Action Blue color with Glow Yellow and Glow Red logos. The identification of the 4D-HPT Tour will be by a black pin as compared to a yellow pin in the non-Tour edition.



The specifications of the 4D-HPT Tour are: Core: Hammer 4D; Cover: Hammer HPT Tour; RG: Low; Coefficient of Friction: Medium; Differential: High; Lane Conditions: (Oil) Heavy to Medium; Hook Potential: Overall (Scale 1-20) 19; Flare Potential: (Inches) 4- 7; Typical Length: (Scale 1-20) 10; Factory Surface Finish: Dull; Typical Back end: (Scale 1-20) 19; Hardness: 75-78; Color: Action Blue with Glow Yellow 4D-HPT Finger Logo, C.G. Mark and HOT. Dual Hammer Side Logos-Red Glow Fill. Black Pin. Available weights: 14-16 lbs.

Terry Lashley

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Re: 4D-HPT Tour
Reply #1 on: December 30, 2002, 08:29:55 PM
I don't know really what to say about this ball.  We had a love/hate relationship.  This is one of the BEST balls ever made!!!  But the cover is soooooooo bad!!!!  I just can't say how horrible it is!  After 10 games or so, I could see a difference in the recovery on the backend.  Then you could go week by week and watch it die.  I would have to dull it with liquid sandpaper and a scotch brite every week.  Every other week,I would take it to the pro shop and put it in the rejuvenator (oven)and that seemed to perk it up for a week or too.  I don't even think that resurfacing it would have helped.  I finally bagged it, and got a Blade Particle.  Great Ball there!!  But the 4-D for the price I got it for on ebay (59.00) I couldn't pass it up.  For 2 or 3 months of constant extreme maintenance it was a great ball.  Shot my best game (290) with it and my best series (736). But it is dead now.  I have never seen a cover like it.  Hated to see it go.

johns811

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Re: 4D-HPT Tour
Reply #2 on: January 09, 2004, 10:37:39 AM
I've had this ball laying around NIB for about a year. Finally decided to have it drilled. Before drilling I must have spend close to an hour on the spinner trying to get a shine on it. There was no way I would have enough ball speed with that dull surface on a particle ball to get down the lane.

Drill pattern I guess would be about 4 1/2"x 4 1/2". No extra hole required.

In league shot there was a lot more oil then usual last night. I decide to pull this thing out of the bag and see what it would do. To my surprise it had really good length. The backend on this ball is crazy. I've never had a ball hook so hard but what I really like is the way it makes its transition into the hook. You can see its wanting to hook but it manages to keep going a few more feet before it turns. There is absolutely no stop in the hook. When starts to go I've never thrown anything that can cover so many boards in such a short distance. This ball is just fun to use. Didn't score great but that wasn't the balls fault. Hitting power is outstanding. Hope the cover holds up well. I think I will really like this ball.


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Re: 4D-HPT Tour
Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 11:12:04 AM
I wasn't happy with my 4d(dull), my sledge(dull) and my jack hammer (dull or shiny) would out do it in my house.