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Author Topic: Purple Pearl Urethane (Read 3013 times)

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Purple Pearl Urethane
on: October 18, 2016, 04:45:36 PM
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Are you still wanting the ball reaction that dominated bowling in the 80's and 90's? Well Hammer does and they have brought it back with their line of Hammer Urethane bowling balls. This time Hammer is building on their Urethane success with the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane ball. This ball has modified the popular light bulb core to create the LED core design and covered it with a Urethane Pearl cover and finished it with a 500 grit, then 1000 grit, and then 2000 grit Abralon pad. This combination offers incredible control the length of the lane on short oil patterns because you don't always need a violent reaction.

Color: Purple Pearl
Core: LED (modified for 14#)
Coverstock: Urethane Pearl
Finish: 500/1000/2000 Abralon
Reaction: Smooth Arc
RG: 2.65**
Differential: .015****
RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil
FCC Rating: Total- 14.5, Finish- 9, Core- 2, Cover- 3.5

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Re: Purple Pearl Urethane
Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 12:29:20 PM
This ball is flat out amazing. This ball is not your typical urethane. It shapes significantly more than balls like the Black Hammer, Boo Yah and Pitch Black. It also shapes differently from the Pitch Blue. It reads the front part of the lane a little less than the solid urethane balls on the market and has more backend. It still isn't reactive, but it doesn't quit down the lane unless there is a load of carry down or the fronts have to be shot on a heavy oil condition. I throw this ball mostly on medium patterns, but is versatile enough to see some use on some longer patterns or shorter patterns. It holds surface better than most urethanes (less lane shine). Instead of only being in play when throwing the ball up the gutter, I have been able to go as deep as 5th arrow before the ball became too slow to carry efficiently. If you need a ball that is stronger down the lane than usual urethane while still emphasizing the earlier read, give this ball a look.
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