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Author Topic: Arson  (Read 11203 times)

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Arson
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
FEATURES: 
- Color: Red/Black/Silver All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
- Core: Hot Sauce 
- Veneer: Hybrid version of the Max-Hook Reactive 
- Surface: 800 Abranet, 1000 Abralon, 2000 Abralon, 2000 Abralon 
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal 
RG: 2.50 
Diff: .040 
Hook Rating: 20 (Finish-6, Cover-8, Core-6) 
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil 
- Description: Arson combines our high energy Hot Sauce core with a new Hybrid version of the Max-Hook Reactive cover- stock. This ball is built for heavy oil and is sure to be one of the strongest mid-price balls in the market this season. If you’re looking for a ton of hook for the money, look no further than the Arson. This 2000 grit sanded ball is the perfect nugget for medium to heavy oil. Burn down the house baby!

 

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Re: Arson
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 09:10:57 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:  39 ft

 

Volume: Medium


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Kegel Winding Road


 



COMMENTS





Likes: I tested this ball twice on the Kegel Winding Road pattern. I really liked the way this ball read the midlane and continued on the backend. You can see the ball reading the midlane really well, which I absolutely love. Compared to my Taboo, this ball started to read about 1 to 2 ft sooner with as much backend reaction. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by this bowling ball's reaction. This ball is a great value for any price point, let alone for a mid entry level.


Dislikes: At this point I have not seen anything that I do not like from this ball.


 


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Re: Arson
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 09:03:32 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43/43  
 
Volume:27ml / 26

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport Pattern and House pattern - AMF SPL

 
COMMENTS

Likes: Easy read of the mid lanes, arc to flip is easily adjustable by bowler and surface.

Dislikes:  More to follow
 
So far the Arson is monster in the mids on the patterns played. The test will be the ball read on patterns above based on breakdown by other bowlers. Lane play was a better read than my Taboo. Prefer the ball surface as it oiled up.
 
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Re: Arson
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 03:52:50 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41ft
 
Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

 
COMMENTS

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Dislikes: 

 
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Re: Arson
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 02:02:12 AM »
LANE CONDITION



Type: USBC Nationals (41')  & THS (39' - South Point & Gold Coast in Las Vegas, NV) - I will be bowling on more patterns in the near future (Megabucks) and will follow up with another review at a later date.



 



COMMENTS



Likes: The Arson is going to be my favorite ball for many various lane patterns. I was so excited to find out that Hammer was planning on releasing this ball. This ball reads the midlanes (about 1-2' sooner than the Taboo) with a srong yet controlable movement on the backends. I think the cover / core combo will work for various styles of bowlers as it will give the bowler a ball that will read the midlanes, but will not burn up and you can chase the oil line as the lanes get drier & the ball will still turn the corner. I think this ball witll be a great addition to most bowling arsenals at the affordable price point with the amount of hook you will receive.

 

Get ready to create Arson on the lanes & to your competition this year with Hammer's latest release!!
The release date is June 23rd

 

Dislikes:  None at this moment



 

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Re: Arson
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 11:18:07 AM »
LANE CONDITION   
Cheetah
Length: 37 ft
Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

 
COMMENTS

Likes: I drilled the Arson with a RICO layout with box surface.  The new cheetah has a larger volume than the old one. The Arson matches up well with its smooth heavy roll. The Arson rolls the whole lane with good continuation on the backend. I was able to play a lot straighter and firm on this pattern. Carry is awesome as the Arson keeps the pins low. 

Dislikes: None

 
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Re: Arson
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 01:40:08 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:

 

Volume:


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):
I have thrown it on everything from a THS to Sport pattern

 



COMMENTS





Likes:This ball is the 1st ball out of my bag every where I go.  The Arson has a very predictable ball motion that I love.  The total overall hook from the Arson is unmatched from any ball in its price point. The only pattern I've bowled on that I can't use it on is cheetah.  Also the ball is very surface friendly, you can change it and get the desired reaction.



Dislikes: No dislikes.



 


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Re: Arson
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 05:19:54 PM »
Hammer Arson
Weight: 15#
Pin: 3-4"
Top Weight: 3 oz.

Layout:
4 1/2" Pin Above the Ring Finger. CG kicked out with a small weight hole needed.

First Impressions:
This ball works great on heavy oil and still has plenty of energy leftover to make the turn downlane.

General Thoughts:
This ball works very well for a mid priced ball and is a go to when the Epidemic seems to be sliding too much down the lane. If the house shot you bowl on normally tends to be on the heavier side of the slick stuff, this ball will work wonders for you.

Comparison/Contrast:

Versus the Plague

The Arson has more backend reaction for a duller ball. The Plague will handle heavier sport oil patterns better than the Arson.

Versus the Taboo

Not as strong as the Taboo but can definitely pack a punch and be considered a go to ball if your Taboo is breaking too much and the lanes are a little bit more broken down on the medium side of oil.

Final Conclusion:

If you need a benchmark dull ball in the bag with a simplistic weight block and aggressive coverstock, then the Arson is a ball you should give a look too.









 

 


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Re: Arson
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 09:15:07 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length: Medium   

 

Volume:  Average


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): 45ft flat pattern


 



COMMENTS





Likes:  This ball is definitely going to be my ball of  choice.  It gives me definite mid lane with  incredible continuation.  i.e. it goes thru the pins.  Thank you to Dave Wilson and Chris Wilkes of Bowlers Design in Reno for the layout and recommendation,.


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Re: Arson
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011, 06:33:14 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:Light to medium oil

 

Volume:


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


 



COMMENTS





Likes: this is a very strong ball I would hate not to have it in my bag.


Dislikes: none


 


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Re: Arson
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 06:32:31 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3.5 inches

Starting Top Weight: 3.2 ozs

Ball Weight: 16lbs

 
DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4 inches (pin up)

CG to PAP: 4 inches

X Hole (if there is one): none
 

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 370

Ball Speed:18mph
 
PAP/Track: 4 1/4 over by 1 1/2 up

 
SURFACE PREP

Grit: 2000

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): out of box
 

LANE CONDITION

Length: 41feet
 
Volume: medium   

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

 
BALL REACTION

Length: Good Length

Back End: Smooth Arc
 
Overall Hook: Medium to Medium High

Midlane Read: Medium

Breakpoint Shape: Strong arc with minimal flip

 
COMMENTS

Likes:
 
   From the get go I had high hopes for this ball, despite the negative comments I had heard from    some very respectable people. My hopes were certainly met, the arson is what you would expect    for the price point. A simple, easy go to ball, that you can make do whatever it is you need it to do. I    know hammer marketed this ball to be a bit above its price point, but I would say that it is certainly    not going to be anyone's first choice on oily lanes. Although the cover will allow for an earlier break    point, my taboo certainly handles the larger volumes with much more ease. 

Dislikes:
 
   If I had to pick one short coming for this particular ball it would have to be the balls tendency to skid    a bit too far when over thrown or catching oil too far down in the mid-lane.

 
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Re: Arson
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 11:52:42 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:medium      

 

Volume:medium


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):ths


 



COMMENTS





Likes:This is my 1st ball out of my bag. The arson has a smooth arc and is hard hitting when it gets to the pocket.


Dislikes: none


 


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Re: Arson
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 09:31:09 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:All

 

Volume:


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS and Sport


 



COMMENTS





Likes: When I saw that Hammer was releasing a ball with the Hot Sauce core, it immediately got my attention. The 2000 grit Hybrid cover gives this ball a very smooth, predictable, heavy roll.  For the price this will be an easy "go to" ball or "benchmark" type of ball for a lot of players.


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Re: Arson
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011, 03:44:43 PM »



BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: around 220


Ball Speed: 17-18mph

 

PAP/Track:  4" over and 3/4" up


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit: 200 Abralon


LANE CONDITION



Length:  40 ft

 

Volume: 24.8


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  WTBA Montreal


 



BALL REACTION


Length:  My Arson is currently drilled pin above the ring finger with the cg stacked underneath which gives it quite some length for me


Back End: Stores it's energy and makes an angular transistion to the pocket

 

Overall Hook:  mid to high


Midlane Read:Gets through the midlanes clean


Breakpoint Shape: Angular


 



COMMENTS



This ball is a great transition for me when my Taboo starts to pick a roll too early - this one allows me to play the same part of the lane but gets the ball a few feet further before making a transition.
 

A great addition if you're looking for something to play the lanes a little straighter with a strong backend.


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Re: Arson
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 05:56:39 AM »
BALL SPECS
   Pin Length - 3-4 inches
   Starting Top Weight - 3
   Ball Weight - 15.4
   
   DRILL PATTERN
   Pin to PAP - 4 in.
   Pin 1/4 inch above my ring finger, with cg kicked 1 inch right of vertical grip line
   
   BOWLER STYLE
   Rev Rate - 400
   Ball Speed - 16-17
   PAP/Track - 4 5/8 left and 5/8 up
   
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   SURFACE PREPARATION
   Grit - 2000 grit abralon
   Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - sanded
   
 Then:
 Grit - 2000 grit
 Type - 2xpolished
 
   LANE CONDITION
   Length - 35 ft
   Volume -  medium
   Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) -  Xmas tree. House with guardian heads
   
   BALL REACTION
   Length - 5/10
   Back End - 8/10
   Overall Hook - 9/10
   Midlane Read - 9/10
   Breakpoint Shape - Ball picks up pretty early and makes a huge left turn.
   
   
   COMMENTS
    Carry - This is one of those balls that when you hit the pocket, you  will be burying the hole and leaving pins spinning all over the deck.  That comes in handy for knocking out those solid 9 pins.
    Likes - Ball is the strongest Symmetrical ball on the market, this allows for a larger snap on the backend.
    Dislikes - Ball needs oil. I have a hard time getting this ball to stay right.
   
 Polished the ball because I was having trouble keeping the ball to the  right. Once I did, I bought myself about 4-5 more feet of length and  created a very angular shape off the break point.
 
    Never owned the sauce or hot sauce, but can't imagine them hooking  more than this ball. I have always been a fan of super strong  symmetrical balls since back in the rhino, inferno, big time era of  bowling balls. This ball reminds me very much of the big time ball, all I  have to do is stand left and throw right.
 
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