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Author Topic: Interesting Faball listings on internet. (Read 1158 times)

HackJandy

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Interesting Faball listings on internet.
on: October 23, 2017, 10:48:14 AM
Here is a rare #16 pink hammer.  As far as I know the hardest urethane ball ever made and pretty much the ultimate spare ball.  Already got me an Ogre (and thus why posted this to world+dog) but don't see this very often. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192340088656?ul_noapp=true
Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 10:51:31 AM by HackJandy
Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
Visionary The Crow
Visionary Ogre Urethane
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 12:52:51 PM
What is Faball? I am a new bowler. Is it under the Hammer brand from in the hey day? Just wondering cause the balls you have listed says Faball in front instead of Hammer. Will you be bidding on this ball?
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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 01:11:15 PM
What is Faball? I am a new bowler. Is it under the Hammer brand from in the hey day? Just wondering cause the balls you have listed says Faball in front instead of Hammer. Will you be bidding on this ball?

No have 5 balls already in garage (and 15 in closet) and my Ogre Urethane is the modern equivalent to the pink hammer so not bidding.  That said if you can get a decent price this ball might even be a good investment though  (which I refuse to partake in, I drill everything I buy) as it is pretty rare and sought after (though being drilled before reduces value quite a bit).  Faball the company made hammers originally and generally the best old school urethane.  They mistakenly thought reactives were a fad and bought a factory at the worst time and end up basically going out of business and selling the Hammer name to Ebonite.  Visionary the bowling ball company is much closer in spirit and DNA to Faball than anything modern with the Hammer name imo.   Their factory in St. Louis in fact used to make Faball balls.  Visionary urethane is the best available today also IMO (and my driller's too).  That said this ball is harder urethane than any balls made before or since I believe.  This ball with polish will go straight on virtually any condition you will ever see.  Only some old rubber balls are harder.
Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 01:30:08 PM by HackJandy
Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
Visionary The Crow
Visionary Ogre Urethane
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 01:54:02 PM
Faball made Hammer before Ebonite bought the name and started their line up. Anything before 2001 with a Hammer logo on it was made by Faball.
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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:45:40 AM
There is a good bit more to the story, and it just wasn't buying a plant that did them in.  Hammer made plenty of Resin balls during the 90's some of which were quite good.

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 12:19:30 PM
True.  Some of those Mo Pinel offsets are some of the best balls from that era.  Learn more and more as I go along.  Was in college at the time and honestly as poor as I was pretty sure I was still using polyester ball given to me while I was in high school and wasn't paying much attention to the industry then.
Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
Visionary The Crow
Visionary Ogre Urethane
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 06:52:07 PM
That said this ball is harder urethane than any balls made before or since I believe.  This ball with polish will go straight on virtually any condition you will ever see.  Only some old rubber balls are harder.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that the Glow Amulet was the hardest urethane ball that I've ever dealt with...plus possibly the coolest!

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 07:53:37 PM
That said this ball is harder urethane than any balls made before or since I believe.  This ball with polish will go straight on virtually any condition you will ever see.  Only some old rubber balls are harder.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that the Glow Amulet was the hardest urethane ball that I've ever dealt with...plus possibly the coolest!

It was very cool and very rare due to production problems.  It is right up there from what I understand and they list it a nearly the same cover stock as the Ogre Urethane which is the hardest since the Pink Hammer but not sure if its harder.  Wonders family made both so they would probably know.  Still thinks it is funny how much harder some of the rubber ball were even than the urethane.  Still kind of wish I had bid on that pink hammer now as hard urethane is cool as sh1t.  Oh well.
Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 07:57:13 PM by HackJandy
Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
Visionary The Crow
Visionary Ogre Urethane
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
True.  Some of those Mo Pinel offsets are some of the best balls from that era.  Learn more and more as I go along.  Was in college at the time and honestly as poor as I was pretty sure I was still using polyester ball given to me while I was in high school and wasn't paying much attention to the industry then.

Loved the 3d offset. I saw a guy use one in my traveling league. Still rolls sweet!

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Re: Interesting Faball listings on internet.
Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 07:30:55 AM
Don't forget the  short lived JPF company, which made the  urethane AXE.  Essentially the same blue and black cover of Faball, but  with a newly designed core.