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Onyx Vibe
on: June 27, 2018, 12:41:59 PM
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Hammer reintroduced the Vibe line of bowling balls with the Blue Vibe and the Cherry Vibe. Now they are reintroducing the Onyx Vibe! The Onyx takes the midlane traction of the Blue Vibe and pairs it with the backend flip of the Cherry Vibe giving this ball length with a strong backend. This is achieved by pairing the Vibe core with the CT Reactive Max coverstock and finishing it with 500 then 2000 grit Abralon pad and polishing it with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. 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: Black Sparkle
Core: Vibe
Coverstock: CT Reactive Max
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
RG: 2.51 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.042 (15# ball)
Reaction: Length w/ Strong Backend
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil
FCC Rating: Total-19.75, Finish-7, Core-6.5, Cover-6.25

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Re: Onyx Vibe
Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 07:04:45 AM
Onyx Vibe, think the name says it all. I unfortunately missed out on the original years ago. Thankfully I get to have this one. Drilled mine 30x4x30, weight hole is up on the VAL.

I was looking to get this ball very usable on most patterns for me with this layout. I got something I can use on most patterns, however it is stronger than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be a little closer to the Blue Vibe in strength however it is about 7 more for me.

This ball definitely combines the Cherry and Blue into one. It is earlier than the Cherry like the Blue, but still has that controlling pop downlane that the Cherry gives you.

This ball will be great when needing that ball to really get a read on the pattern. Would be a great ball to go down to from a GB3 or Fierce Phobia. It does take surface changes well. A great addition to anyones arsenal. 
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