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Absolut Curve
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:24:29 PM »
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Hammer Absolut Curve Ball Specs:
- Color: Black / Orange / Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: H-150 Crosscover
- Core: FatMax Core
- Factory Finish: 500-500-500 Abralon® -1500 Abranet™
- Reaction: Absolut Curve
- Recommended Lane Condition:
- RG: 2.48**
- Differential: .048**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

Description: Absolut Curve has everything that Hammer bowlers want. With the combination of the new FatMax core shape and our H-150 Crosscover Reactive shell, the Absolut Curve gives Hammer bowlers the most angular ball from the Hammer line in years. Combine that with a tough looking black, orange, and yellow combination and you’ve got one unbelievable product. Nothing Hits Like A Hammer!

 

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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 10:53:10 PM »
LANE CONDITION
Lane Patterns Used: 39' House Shot, USBC Singles/Double Pattern, & 2013 ITC Sectional Singles Pattern (43'), Kegel Broadway Pattern

COMMENTS

Ball Layout: 50 x 4 1/2 x 30

Likes: When I heard about a lot of great things about this new “Fat Max” core with a new coverstock from the Hammer test team after the info was released and was looking forward to throwing this ball to see what seeing what this ball was all about. All I can say is WOW – amazing looking & rolling ball going down the lane. This new core/cover combo really works well together by giving this ball easy length through the front part of the lane and with a very strong continuous backend motion that DOES NOT stop. No matter how much I kept moving in with this ball, this ball really turns the corner really well. The name says it all… Absolut CURVE. For me this ball compliments the Arson Hybrid where it is cleaner & more backend than the Arson Hybrid.

Dislikes: Needs to be used on the medium to medium heavier patterns. With the layout on this ball, it was a little too much ball with the backend motion for the patterns I was bowling on. This is a very strong layout of me, so it was a little sensitive to the patterns which I played on the fresh, but after a little surface adjustment (knocking off the polish) I was able to use this ball on the fresher patterns with ease.

I think this ball will be great ball for the majority of bowlers that need a ball to get through the front part of the lane & really turn the corner when the transition has forced them left of their comfort zone. This is a little different motion that we have seen & I feel was missing in the Hammer brand. BIG BACKEND motion that DOES NOT stop – really continues through the pin deck!

The release date for this ball is July 16th, so make sure you place your pre-order through your local pro shop.


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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 01:47:22 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 45 feet

Volume:23.30 ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Kegel's Route 66


COMMENTS

Likes: This ball let me play in a zone no one else was in. Layout is 45X4 1/2X65. Actually had multiple lines to the pocket. Was able to play up the 5 board , deep in side and even straight up if I wanted to be firm with the ball speed. Even getting firm with the speed it never gave me over under. Was very continuous through the pocket. Did stone a few 8's and 9's. But I think I will take that any day over splits and wash outs.

Dislikes: On this pattern I was not able to stay with it all 5 games. Having another one n the bag with a longer pin could have kept me in play longer.


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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 02:40:26 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:39 ft

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House Shot


COMMENTS

Likes: I love the sharpness on the back end reaction

Dislikes: So far none


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The Absolut Curve is for sure a winner in the Hammer line.

I drilled mine with the pin above the bridge trying to get as much down lane motion as possible.  What that created for me was a long skid and a very strong flip for me.  This ball has a ton of continuance all the way through the pins and off the pin deck.

If I were to compare the Absolut Curve to anything that Hammer has came out with in the past I would say very similar to the First Blood with the difference being the Absolut Curve is more controlled and the First Blood, for me, has a lot of over under.

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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 09:50:19 AM »
BOWLING BALL:   HAMMER ABSOLUT CURVE
CORE:          "NEW" FATMAX
COVER :      "NEW" H-150 CROSSCOVER
RG / DIFF      15# RG (2.48) Diff (.048)
LAYOUT:      70 X 5 3/4 X 50
SURFACE:      BOX FINISH 500-500-500-1500 ABRANET FACTORY POLISH
LANE PATTERN:      TYPICAL HOUSE 41', MEXICO CITY 45'
      
      
PROS:   With the combi-nation of the new FatMax core shape and our H-150 Crosscover Reactive shell, the Absolut Curve gives Hammer bowlers the most angular mid-price ball from the Hammer line in years. This is a ball that after one throw you know it has that WOW factor. Absolut Curve off the breakpoint is just plain sick, oh wait and then the massive continuation through the pins is ridiculous. This ball is going to be all around versatile for all types and different styles of bowlers. This is a must in every bowlers bag.

CONS:   not to good for your competition on the lanes…..
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Absolut Curve
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 02:46:18 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Lane Patterns Used: 40 House Shot, Kegel Montreal sport pattern


Ball Layout: 65 X 6 1/4 X 35


COMMENTS

Likes: This ball is an awesome rolling ball going down the lane. The new core/cover combo really gets the ball down the lane, with great continuation and it does not stop. Another huge benefit of the Absolute is the ball motion on oil. This is the first ball I have thrown with box finish(polished) the still hooks on oil. Used it on the Kegel Montreal pattern (longer pattern) and it picked up in the midlane and hooked on the back.

Dislikes: The Curve is a little speed sensitive with my week 6 in pin on oil, however I can use this ball on medium to med/drier lane conditions. 



I think this ball will be great ball for the majority of bowlers that need length and continuation without skid/snap. The ball truly fits its name CURVE.


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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 12:01:23 PM »
BOWLING BALL:   HAMMER ABSOLUT CURVE
CORE:      "NEW" FATMAX
COVER :      "NEW" H-150 CROSSCOVER
RG / DIFF      15# RG (2.48) Diff (.048)
LAYOUT:      50x4 1/2x40      
SURFACE:      BOX FINISH 500-500-500-1500 ABRANET FACTORY POLISH
LANE PATTERN:   House shot (light volume of oil) and (medium/heavy volume of oil)
            
PROS:   This ball for me is very comparable to my Jet Black Taboo and my First Blood. I love how strong and continuous this ball is through the pins! I have not seen this strong continuation in a symmetrical ball that has matched up to my lower rev rate in some time.

CONS:      NONE



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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 02:14:32 PM »
Layout=50x5 5/8x30
Rev Rate=425

The Absolut Curve is exactly its billing. This ball hooks a lot past the pattern. The new fat max core is becoming my favorite core in the hammer line. This ball is so smooth but yet transitions so fast in the back end it has been one of my go to balls in league as of late. This ball is a definite in your bag and is a ball you can throw all night in league from fresh to the burn. I have thrown it in wood and synthetic laned houses and I find the same reaction across the board out of this ball. Did I mention it hits hard. If your a die hard hammer fan or just want to try the brand for the first time you cant go wrong with the Absolut Curve.

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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 04:11:59 PM »

-Coverstock:       H-150 Crosscover
- Core:               FatMax Core
- Factory Finish: 500-500-500 Abralon® -1500 Abranet, with Factory Finish Polish


LANE CONDITION: several

Length: several

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, USBC Blue, Kegel Bourbon Street

COMMENTS:  Big continuous angular movement here.  Polished black, yellow and orange with the FatMax Core. 

Likes: This ball gets through the fronts easily and gives you that "suck back" to the pocket look.  Heavy rolling, big CURVE. ABSOLUT-ly!

Dislikes: I didn't like this on the heavy oil conditions.  Seems to be more suited for medium conditions.



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Absolut Curve
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 09:36:38 PM »
This ball is very temperamental for me.. Im a Staff member for Hammer and I just don't see the big dominating CURVE that i was looking for in this ball.. Its got a nice midlane arch but doesn't really react for me in the back ends unless they are burnt or I dull it up a ton which takes away the diversity of the ball. It still hits like a Hammer and carries the corners but just not aggressive enough for me..

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Re: Absolut Curve
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 09:50:58 PM »
Just about all my posts I will be using this layout....60*5*40

Length:Ball has great length without giving up any hitting power

Volume: house shot of 42 feet hvy volume in the middle

Can play 15 to 6 with this ball for two full games Once they break down on this shot making a huge move left is needed. This ball gave me the option to firm up or back the ball speed down and roll it to anywhere on the lane. I have 3 honor scores this year with this ball. Curve is in the name and it does just that.

Likes: %100 approval on this one

Dislikes: none







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