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Burgundy Hammer
on: November 06, 2014, 09:46:31 AM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
Hammer Burgundy Hammer Features: - Color: Burgundy
- Coverstock: React-a-Thane
- Finish: 500/500 Abralon
- Core: Modified Vibe with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon-Fiber Outer Core
- Reaction: Strong and Predictable
- RG: 2.57 (for 15# ball)
- Diff: .032 (for 15# ball)
- Warranty: 3 Year manufacturer's limited warranty

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Burgundy Hammer
Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 12:26:46 PM

Pin Length:3 inch
Ball Weight: 15b
Layout: Pin over ring - Kicked CG at about 5pm
Rev Rate:400
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 1/4 over and 1/4 up

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 500 - Box
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 5
Back End: 5.5
Overall Hook: 7
Midlane Read: 5
Breakpoint Shape: Early roll

Likes: They made a "Classic" into a Hot Rod!  Pimp my Ball is what this should be...   This ball comes dull. Which is OK!  It hooks but combined with the Vibe Core that is also used in the Viral, the Burgundy Hammer with its brand new
React-a-thane cover becomes a beast. A Pin punishing orb that loves to open up the lane.  It keeps the pins low so carry is great with this ball.
Dislikes: The Burgundy is not for light oil.  As the lane dries out you will have to switch to a less aggressive ball.  Which is where your Viral will come into play.  The same fantastic core with a cover that gets the ball down lane.  I never have to move from where I was throwing the Burgundy to the Viral and they roll similar in overall play.  The difference is the Viral will let you get through the mid-lane and then back to the pocket!!!  Great Job Hammer making 1-2 combos.  Bowling gets easier when you have these options.
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Re: Burgundy Hammer
Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 01:55:42 PM


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):USBC white pattern on Brunswick Anvilane

I had to use the Burgundy with the box finish first just to see how strong or not so strong it would be, goodness the box surface makes the Burgundy extremely strong and playing on a heavy oil conditions is not out of the question.  I knocked the box surface off and went with wet sanded 500/2000 I really enjoy any bowling ball that takes a surface adjustment and wants to continue to perform.  I started out playing through 10 standing 18 that was way too far right I moved 5-8 boards left targeting 10 at the arrows and the smooth ball roll from release to the target area, to the exiting of the pattern and through the pins is rewarding to watch and nothing hits like a hammer that is for sure.  The Burgundy hammer can be used on a wide range of patterns (depending on what ball surface is desired), however make sure you watch the ball as the transition comes (just like any other ball) adjustments need to be made to stay in play.
When you get a chance please check out the track recommendation tool however before doing so I will strongly suggest you go to your local pro shop and ask for assistance with getting your Rev Rate, Tilt, Axis Rotation and Ball Speed.
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Re: Burgundy Hammer
Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 09:06:29 AM



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: None yet as ive only thrown 3 games so far.

Dislikes: Predictability. As i am a fan of Urethanes, I decided to pick one of these up along with the Black Urethane. I know this is reactive so i decided to drill weaker so i can have a ball for the fresh and not worry about carry issues first game or 2. I have pin under ring and cg just above my thumb. Box finish scared me for a reactive so i took it to wet 2000. I got inconsistent reaction since i started with it. IDK if it has to do with surface as i will change to 1000 next time i use it which will be tomorrow. Ball would jump or go straight. I have same drilling in Pitch Blue and ball reads awesome. Polish or 1000sand?

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Re: Burgundy Hammer
Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 12:02:10 PM



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


Likes:   Burgundy with 4000 was very nice on the 35 foot Cheetah.  It gave me a smooth reaction and I could play the same area as with my Viral Solid, but maintained hitting power better as the shot transitioned.

Dislikes:  On THS I found this ball to give me the worst of both worlds relative to urethane and resin.  It tended to jump off the dry like a resin ball, but reacted reacted to carry down like a urethane ball.   Too strong in box condition to play direct outside, but not strong enough down lane to go away from the pocket and carry. 


Overall it is very condition specific for my lower rev game, but gives me a great look on shorter patterns