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Nasty Nail eXtreme
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Faball USA is pleased to announce the introduction and June availability of the Nasty Nail eXtreme to the current line of Hammer balls. The Nasty Nail eXtreme features a totally new coverstock, Reactive Neoflex X-7375 with mica. This new coverstock has a hardness of 73-75 and is eligible for PBA as well as ABC/WIBC and YABA competition.

A single density inverted light bulb with a bottom flip block is perfectly centered in the ball allowing for energy conservation with an explosive backend motion and recovery from eXtreme angles.

"The mid priced-high performance ball market is exploding and the Nasty Nail eXtreme will further enhance Hammer’s exposure and position in the market place. Distributors, Pro Shop and Bowlers worldwide will benefit from the Nasty Nail eXtreme with it’s great performance and tremendous value", states Brian Bever, National Sales Manager.

"It is a compliment to the existing Nasty Nails as well as the Black and Blue Hammer 2001." Specs: Hook Potential: 17; Backend: 19; Length: 12; R.G.: 2.525; Diff: .044; Flare Potential: 3"-7"

 

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2001, 01:50:58 PM »
Finally after waiting about 4 weeks for this ball, it came in.  The pin was shorter than I expected, I wanted 3 inches but it was 1 inch.  So after about 5 minutes I decided on Stacked Leverage.  I threw it on fresh oil, sorta like a flooded Christmas Tree, if you can imagine that.  The only place I could throw it was stand right and throw it over the second.  I threw my Green Monster, chopped right through the 3 pin.....threw my dulled Apex, same thing.....so if I can't hook it in the oil and the backends are dry, throw a skid/snap ball.  I pulled out the nail, threw it over the second, slide through the oil, touch the backend, and BOOM!  Pocket strike.  I got about 3 inches of flare, but the oil rings were unusually close.  If they were spaced out like the rest of my equipment, I would have gotten 5 maybe 6 inches.

Mainly this ball is real good for extreme wet/dry lanes.

I give this ball a 10 out of 10!  When it hits the pocket it sounds dead, but there will be 10 in the pit.

-UPDATE-

Since I first reviewed this ball, I dulled it with 1500, I want it dull but not DULL.  This ball is the best heavy oil ball I have ever owned.  The best part is this ball has not shown any sign of dying any time soon.

ANOTHER UPDATE(10-21-01)- This ball is terrible if kept polished.
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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2001, 01:42:27 AM »
Drilled mine with a 5 1/2 x 5 drill pattern, the same as one of my Firehawks.  Tried it out on a later shift league, which normally hook quite a bit, and normally from the start I am forced in around the 4th arrow.  However this ball gave me a line that allowed me to play much farther to the right around the 13th board and with just a little swing out to around 9.  This ball never wanted to grab the lane early even when i short-armed a shot, and also never over reacted when i missed to the scorched outside part of the lane. Very impressed with how cleanly it got down the lane and still hit as hard as any other would had I been swinging the 4th arrow as usual. I will have to try this ball on a heavier oil pattern to see if this ball has any usefulness on more oil, but for a drier condition, I don't think there is a better ball out there that both gets down the lane and still hits (and the price is an added bonus).

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2001, 04:04:46 PM »
For the money you can not beat this ball, it has a nice push from all angles and great recovery. I drilled it up 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and with little or no hand the ball will play up the outside and with a hand you can move in as deep as you feel like playing and the ball will make the corner. I think it compares to a lot of high priced equipment on the market today and will definatly be a top seller in my pro shop. Great house condition ball!
I'm impressed Fab!

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2001, 07:07:11 PM »
I used this ball for the first time on 9/13/01. Didn't touch the surface of the ball, used it straight out of the box. It has three ounces of top weight, the c.g. is one and one half inches from the pin. Using the drill sheet that came with the ball I had it drilled with the pin 3 3/8 inches from the pap. The pin is right of the ring finger and the pin is below and right of the ring finger. It has a balance hole to make it legal.
  Bowled a 604 the first night. Nothing spectacular, 205,207,192. The most strikes I put together were three, once in the first game and once in the third. One of the strikes in the first game was a Brooklyn. Missed my mark terribly. Never had a chance for the 1-3 pocket. As far as the reaction of this ball, I left one solid eight pin, one pocket 7-10, one washout, and a few ten pins. All of the ten pins deserved except one. Thought it was dead on. I stood at 23 and rolled it out to five. If I missed right this ball would come back strong to the pocket. I did have the one ugly washout, but that was my fault.
   I'm happy with the 604, but still uncertain what this ball can do. I do know that this ball is not an oil ball. I'll rate it an 8. After using it once, I can't give it high praise, nor can I be negative. I'll update this review in a couple months.
    I forgot to mention that the lanes I use the Nasty Nail Extreme on are dry. I don't have any idea what the exact conditions are, but the last three years I have averaged a 199, 194, and a 197 at this house using my old black Hammer I bought in 86. That's how dry these lanes are.

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2001, 12:33:20 PM »
I've had this ball now for about two months, and have been able to try it on a variety of conditions.  Starting was approx 3oz of top weight with about a 3" pin and I had it drilled stacked (3 3/8 x 3 3/8), and I left the ball in box condition initially.  The carry is very reminiscent of what I remembered of my older Faball equipment (1985-vintage Blue Nail and a 1990- blue Hammer)...solid.  See profile for additional information about my game.  House shots in my area are still predominantly the great wall, which is part of why I waited before posting a review...the regional was a good test of what the ball could do on a true condition.

Versatility is something that I am finding makes a good descriptor for the styles that the Nasty Nail eXtreme is suited for, as I can play up the boards with this one from outside of 1st arrow or I can swing the ball if I choose.  At a recent regional, I was able to play over 5th arrow out to 10 and get back to teh pocket.  What has surprised me is that I didn't expect to be able to play lines like that with this ball since it was described as being best for light-medium oil, and some of what I saw was decidely heavier that "light-medium."  It seems to give a good read all the way through the lane, although it did occasionally squirt on carrydown at the 35-40 foot mark.  Over-under reaction was minimal, though, compared to other equipment in my bag.

For a ball that I originally got on a whim, it has worked well enough with my game that i am now looking for another to try other layouts.  I simply have not seen many other balls that had the degree of versatility without making surface changes.  This one seems very adaptable with just changes to hand position and release, moreso that some other equipment I own.  While it won't be suitable for every condition, the pricepoint makes it a ball that, IMO, should fare well in the mid-range price structure.  


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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2001, 07:21:28 AM »
Wanted to give an update of this ball. I've used it at two different houses for the last two months. Both houses have dryer lane conditions than most places. The first observation after two months of rolling this ball is that this ball hits hard. I've had a few shots that I thought may leave an 8-10 split, but the ball just overpowers the pins. I also like the smooth arc this ball makes when it turns for the pocket. I stand at different boards at the two houses and I know that this ball isn't going to be overly aggresive and hook over to the Brooklyn side. This ball is also excellent for picking up a ten pin spare. It won't hook away and miss. I'm certainly glad I have this ball in my bag. In, fact, the ball is better than what I am able to do with it and I've averaged in the mid to high 190's the last six or seven years.

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2001, 04:41:47 AM »
Well I have had this ball for 2 months now.Had it drilled with the pin as far out as it can go and still be leagal.And boy does it slide!!!!To the point it's scary,but then snapp,it dives to the pocket.Have not used this ball that much because of the violent snapp at the backend.It always went through the nose more then the pocket no matter where i stood.That was with the ball polished.Now i sanded it up a little.And wow  what a difference!!!Still slides along way but not as far.Now the ball hits like a hammer should.I used it for its first 3 game set just to try it out.I shot a 601.Not bad.Because of its extreme backend I did leave alot of ten pins.Not a ball for ten pin pick ups.Will write another review next week.I will try this ball again.Not a ball for beginners.I give this ball an 8.Could be a 10 but leaves alot of 10 pins.

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2001, 10:53:39 AM »
Drilling Pattern: Cg placement c on matching up with hammer diagram,with the pin at 4 1/2 Ball drilled 3 3/8 X 4 1/2. Top Weight 3oz
Med to late roll with med high flare.
Surface: left in box.
no finger weight, and 3/4 oz thumb weight.
Lanes: Wood with Guardian. Oiled tall X-mas tree with the base extended to just before arrows. Backends are weak.Oiled to 38' buffed to 42'

I first had an interest in this ball when i decided it was time to retire the eraser. The ball is heavily tracked and the logos are all gone from changing the surface often. I had doubts on this ball, i started a list that included the Sp Pearl, and the Purple fuze, but never followed through with buying either one. We have had this ball sitting in the shop for about three months and it just sat there. So i bought it as a christmas gift for myself. My friend had a black 2001 and his ball only moved maybe ten boards at most( this is on med dry lanes). This ball and the black 2001 i think have the same coverstock, so i knew that the ball wasn't really aggressive. That is what i expected. With my first shot i was playing on lanes that were oiled about six hours before and had not been touched. So i figured the ball would go way long and miss the pocket right. I was TOTALLY wrong! I shot to the five board and it miss the pocket LEFT. I said oh my god what the? I moved to the 20 and shot over the 7 board and it lined up prefect for seven shots. I pulled the eighth and it went brooklyn. The carry is average for hammer, not great but carries the ten. I played a tight line and the ball regularly left ten pins. Moved and played a wider line and it was great. When the lanes dry out like i intended to use this ball i will be able to play coast to coast.

This ball was worth the risk, and it has paid off. It looks really cool. And it is totally controlable. I think this is my new Eraser. But i'm not going to put the Eraser in the garage, it deserves a spot in the house with the family.This ball deserves it's spot in my bag.
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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2002, 08:52:16 PM »
i drilled this ball with a leverage layout with an axis hole. this ball goes very long and does not hook at all and when you can get the ball to the pocket it does not carry. i do not recomend this ball to anybody.

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2002, 12:28:14 AM »
I had this ball drilled for a skid-snap reaction. My lanes are the typical house shot and since my ball speed is 14-15 mph I usually keep it on the shiny side. I averaged about 190 with it in league which was just off my 192 league average. This ball was a little sensitive to the backends when they didn't finish as well as usual but when the backends were good this ball hit like a truck. I would reccomend it for anyone looking for a medium lane condition  ball. It tended to be a little too agressive on drier conditions for my ball speed. You have to be able to take a little abuse from fellow bowlers over the color of it though!

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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2004, 01:03:23 AM »
I am a Hammer fan, but this has got to be one of the worst balls created. The ball rolls out on some shots, It hooks on other shots. I am not a great bowler, but I know how my other hammers react and this is the worst(horrible).
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Re: Nasty Nail eXtreme
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2004, 03:39:10 PM »
What can I say this ball ROCKS!!! I just bowled my first 300 with this ball drilled leverage with a weight hole and it's polished. I have a high rev shot and always have a problem with the balls burning out before they leave the heads... This ball in it's current configuration is perfect for your medium to medium/dry lanes. It will slide thru the heads ramp up and turn left with athority... Nothing hit's like a hammer... my ball speed is 17-18 mph with ample amounts of hand..