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Fierce Phobia
on: February 07, 2018, 05:14:29 PM
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Bring more fear to your competition with the Hammer Fierce Phobia bowling ball. The Fierce Phobia is part of Hammer's upper-mid performance line which includes their legendary Black Widow bowling balls. This ball uses the symmetric Phobia core and combines it with the successful Semtex coverstock in the hybrid version to cover this ball and generate an aggressive mid lane and backend motion. This bowling ball is Carbon Fiber Infused! Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.

Color: Blue/Red/Black
Coverstock: Semtex Hybrid
Core: Phobia (includes Flex-Resin additive, Ceramix surface process, and Carbon-Fiber outer core)
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle
RG: 2.49**
Differential: 0.054**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
FCC Rating: Total-27, Finish-9, Core-8.5, Cover-9.5


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Re: Fierce Phobia
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 01:38:54 PM

Length:41' house shot, 48' Kegel Eiffel Tower

So I drilled my Fierce Phobia using a 70 x 5 1/2 x 65 layout, which put my din down and under my bridge. It is the same layout that I used on my Phobia. This ball rolls great and fixes the only issue that I had with the Phobia. Since I'm a bowler with a higher ball speed I had difficulty using the Phobia on fresh oil. It was a great ball once the lanes broke down. This ball is much stronger in the mid lanes and still gives a very strong backend reaction. This ball gives you a great first ball option out of your bag!


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Re: Fierce Phobia
Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 08:00:23 AM
The Fierce Phobia is the newest addition to the Upper Mid Performance line. This ball shares the same core as the original with the a Hybrid cover and comes at 2000 out of the box.

I loved the original so this was a must have for me. I was a little worried that with the surface, this ball might be a little lazy down lane. I was wrong there. Even with the surface out of box, this ball was plenty clean and makes a nice move off the spot down lane. doesn't flip by any means, but also more than an arc. This ball would be great for a benchmark ball and has become my benchmark.

Mine is drilled 55x5x40. The issue I had with the original is when I moved left, it really didn't want to turn the corner down lane. Just didn't have the strength to do so. The Fierce allows me to get deeper and it still retains the energy thru the pins. I have this being about 4-5 more than the original. This has been the first ball out of my bag for the last couple weeks and has gotten a lot of play in tournaments.

If you have the original and want just some more hook, you definitely want this Fierce Phobia. You will absolutely love it. 

Adam Baer
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