win a ball from Bowling.com
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This More...


Author Topic: Faball Lichstein's Ball Guides (Read 3558 times)

HackJandy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1367
  • Less is more. Hard lesson to learn.
Faball Lichstein's Ball Guides
on: August 20, 2017, 11:13:17 PM
Tired of searching around in different posts/threads so decided to concatenate and post several of the Lichstein's Ball Guides during the 1990s for Faball in one thread (big props to RandyO in the past).


1994 - Lichstein's Ball Guide
--------------------------------

MODEL HOOK** COVER(Hardness)*** CONSTRUCTION GENERAL COMMENTS

Navy Reactive Hammer         14          Reactive(75-78)     
2-Piece

New pancake weight block reactive enables ball to skid through
the heads easilly.  Used on Tour by high revolution players and those with
slower speed for medium to light oil.  NEW
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Burgundy Hammer             10          Urethane(76-79)   
2-Piece

The urethane model features the high density core that made the
Hammer famous.  It is the best non-reactive urethane in the Faball line
for heavy oil.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blue Hammer                   9          Urethane(76-76)   
2-Piece

This ball is best for heavier oil conditions, but can be polished
up for less oily lanes. Jeff Phipps used the Blue Hammer exclusively to
average 247.89, a new league record.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------   
Purple Hammer                 9          Urethane(76-78)   
2-Piece

Designed to get through dry heads, but has stronger back-end
reaction than Blue Hammer.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Hammer                  8          Urethane(78-80)   
2-Piece

The original Hammer, still effective all-around from dry to oily
lanes. Polishes up well.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Red Pearl Hammer              7          Urethane(77-78)   
2-Piece

The Red Pearl goes as long as the Blue Pearl, but turns harder in
the back. A short oil ball.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blue Pearl Hammer             7          Urethane(77-78)   
2-Piece

Goes long with good back-end reaction.  Good on short oil.
Original Hammer construction.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pink Hammer                   3          Urethane(81-84) 
2-Piece

Original Hammer construction, cover stock make this one best for
dry lane conditions.


1995 - Lichestein's Ball Guide
----------------------------------


FABALL Enterprises Phone314)388-0001 or (800)423-2158(E) or (800)456-2695(W)
MODEL (Price)* HOOK** COVER*** CONSTRUCTION GENERAL COMMENTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Red Reactive Hammer            (3)     15    Reactive(75-78)   2-piece 

C:Latest Reactive Hammer has a new core design which creates the greatest
  flare potential in a Hammer. Norm Duke, Kim Canady, and Sandra Jo Shiery
  used it for Fall wins.  (NEW)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Navy Reactive Hammer           (3)     14    Reactive(75-78)   2-piece 

C:Faball's first reactive, combining original Hammer core w/reactive cover.
  Use dull on oily lanes or polish it for medium oil. Versatile cover retards
  tracking for longer life.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Burgandy Hammer                (3)     10    Urethane(76-79)   2-piece 

C:Urethane model features Hammer's famous high-density core; best non-reactive
  in Faball line for heavy oil. Wisconsin's Mark Munsch used it for ABC's
  highest 1994 series.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blue Hammer                    (3)      9    Urethane(75-76)   2-piece 

C:This ball is best for heavier oil conditions, but can be polished up for
  less oily lanes.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purple Hammer                  (3)      9    Urethane(75-78)   2-piece 

Cesigned to get through dry heads, has stronger back end reaction than Blue
  Hammer.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Hammer                   (3)      8    Urethane(78-80)   2-piece 

C:The original Hammer, still effective all-around from dry to oily lanes.
  Polishes up well.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Red Pearl Hammer               (3)      7    Urethane(77-78)   2-piece 

C:Red Pearl goes as long as the Blue Pearl, but turns harder in the back. A
  short oil ball.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blue Pearl Hammer              (3)      7    Urethane(77-78)   2-piece 

C:Goes long with good back end reaction. Good on short oil. Original Hammer
  design.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pink Hammer                    (3)      3    Urethane(81-84)   2-piece 

C:Original Hammer construction, cover stock make this one best for dry lane
  conditions.
==============================================================================


1996 - Lichstein's Ball Guide
--------------------------------


FABALL Enterprises
Phone314)388-0001 or (800) 453-2158(E)
MODEL (Price)* HOOK** COVER*** CONSTRUCTION GENERAL COMMENTS

Nova Reactive Hammer
*NEW* (3) 15+ Hammerthane 3-piece This deep purple, high flare potential model sports a sanded 320-grit finish on Faball's most aggressive cover stock. Ball features a dual-density core and is scheduled for a January '96 debut.
 
Nova Pearl Reactive Hammer
*NEW* (3) 15+ Hammerthane 3-piece The pearlized companion to the Nova Hammer, the dual-density core of this ball has the Nova's high-flare potential, but goes longer. Also avaliable in January '96.

Ice Blue Pearl Reactive Razor (2) 15 Hammerthane 3-piece Features the pearlized Hammerthane coverstock with the Razor core for more length and back-end snap.

Norm Duke Reactive Hammer (3) 15 Hammerthane 2-piece A bulb-shaped symmetrical core lies at the heart of this polished dark blue Hammer. Norm Duke, the ball's namesake, appropriatley won the PBA Cleavland Open with this one.

Berry Reactive Razor (2) 15 Urethane 3-piece Faball's original reactive Razor features a high RG dual-density core with sanded cover stock finish. Norm Duke used it to win the PBA Oregon Open, and Chris Barnes won the Mini Eliminator with the ball.

Red Razor (2) 15 Urethane 3-piece A 320-grit cover is wrapped around a high RG dual-density Razor core to perform well on oil.

Purple Reactive Hammer (3) 14 Reactive 2-piece The polished reactive cover stock is paired with a bulb-shaped core of an even strong-driving hook.

Red Reactive Hammer (3) 15 Reactive 2-piece Faball's first high-flare potential ball with a polished reactive cover stock. LPBT win for Wendy Macpherson.

Navy Reactive Hammer (2) 14 Reactive 2-piece Faball's first reactive. Use dull on oily lanes or polish it for medium oil. Versatile cover retards tracking.

Burgandy Hammer (2) 10 Urethane 2-piece Urethane model features Hammer's famous high-density core; best non-reactive in Faball line for heavy oil.

Blue Hammer (2) 9 Urethane 2-piece This ball is best for heavier oil conditions, but can be polished up for drier lanes.

Purple Hammer (2) 9 Urethane 2-piece Designed to get through dry heads, has stronger back end reaction than Blue Hammer.

Black Hammer (2) 8 Urethane 2-piece The original Hammer, still effective all-around from dry to oily lanes. Polishes up well.

Red/Blue Pearl Hammer (2) 7 Urethane 2-piece First pearlized 2-piece urethanes go longer with good back-end reaction. Both are good short oil balls.

Pink Hammer (2) 3 Urethane 2-piece Original Hammer construction, cover stock make this one best for dry lane conditions.


1997 - Lichstein's Ball Guide
--------------------------------


Model
 Price
 Hook Range
 Construction
/Cover
 General Comments
 
3-D Hammer Midnight Pearl
 3
 14-18
 4-Piece
 NEW---Triple-density weight block. Upper and lower flip blocks surrounded by aggressive NeoFlex reactive cover. Medium/low RG ball provides 6+" flare potential. Polished finish retains axis rotation.
 
3-D Hammer Charcoal Blue
 3
 15-18
 4-Piece
 NEW---Faball's 6448 Matte Sand finish; companion to Pearl 3-D. Hookingest Hammer. Reactive Neoflex cover stock. 3-D core has two symmetrically balanced flip blocks attached to high-density center sphere.
 
Burgundy Hammer
 3
 10-14
 2-Piece
 High friction urethane cover around Hammer weight block. shot consistency even after oil breakdown.
 
Blue Hammer
 3
 11-13
 2-Piece
 Versatile Hammer urethane cover and weight block to grab and hook on heavy oil. A very popular combo.
 
PC2 Hammer
 2
 12-16
 2-Piece
 NEW---Aggressive Neoflex reactive cover over popular bulb weight block. Moderate MOI and RG differential.
 
PC3 Hammer
 1
 6-9
 3-Piece
 NEW---Hammer urethane cover at entry price. Sphere core with wafer weight block. 6448 Matte Sand red finish.
 
Nova Reactive Hammer
 3
 14-16
 3-Piece/Hammerthane-N
 Hammerthane-N reactive cover. Multi-Density core w/HV cap for extended flare potential. Aggressive hook.
 
Nova Pearl Hammer
 3
 13-15
 3-Piece/Hammerthane-N
 Pearlized Hammerthane-N around Multi-Density core and HV cap. Flare potential 4+". Good on med/lt. oil.
 
Ice Blue Razor
 2
 12-14
 Modified 3-Piece
 Dual-density core polished blue Pearl reactive cover. High MOI, moderate RG differential=adaptable ball.
 
Red Razor
 2
 10-12
 Modified 3-Piece
 HPF urethane w/dual-density core=hit power of reactive w/urethane control. Mid-lane length; max. back end.
 
Red Pearl Hammer
 2
 5-7
 2-Piece
 First pearlized urethane. Hammer weight block gives good back-end reaction on medium and light oil.

Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 09:40:11 AM by HackJandy
Just a ball junkie house hack on staff with and representing no one but myself.

six pack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2712
Re: Faball Lichstein's Ball Guides
Reply #16 on: February 25, 2018, 01:06:52 AM
Great find! That 2001 blue looks interesting.
The harder I try the harder they fall