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3D Off Set Hammer
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
The original high rev offset with Blazing Violet NEOFLEX Reactive Coverstock with mica. Medium to heavy oil, hook potential: (scale 1-20) 19, backend: (scale 1-15) 11, RG: low, flare potential: 7


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Re: 3D Off Set Hammer
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2005, 04:26:03 PM »
3D Offset Review (2 of 2) Sanded
Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Wood
What part of the lane did you play? Second Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 16
Surface of bowling ball: Scotch Brite
What grit was the surface of the ball? Green Scotch Brite

Likes: in this sanded surface it can handel more oil

Dislikes: nothing until there are really flooded lanes

on medium to heavy oil i have to play up second arrow and a little more direct. as the lanes break down then i can start moving in more towards third arrow. but there is only one draw back is that it can't handel real heavy oil with alot of head oil. by the time i see that type of shot again i'll have either a hammer real deal or a hammer hawg. also when throwing this you can't throw it down the lane you stroke it it can get itself in a roll. it doesn't have a lot of backend so try not to send very wide. overall it is a very good ball for being so old. i can't wait until i try the hammer high rev.

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Re: 3D Off Set Hammer
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2006, 07:22:26 PM »
I recently got a used 16lb 3D High Rev Offset from Ebay.  The finger span was the same, so all I needed to do is put new finger inserts and tape in the thumb hole and it was good to go.  The ball came polished.  I'm assuming that this is 1000 grit.

I bowl in a center that has old wood lanes with medium oil conditions.  I was surprised how soon this ball reved on the lane.  I credit Mo Pinel for creating a ball that really creates alot of revolutions.  I found that the best line to play this ball is the inside line.  This ball goes long and makes a strong move to the pocket.  What I like is that this ball does not overreact.  When it hits the dry part of the lane, it simply arcs into the pocket.  The pins just fly all over the place.  It's very versatile.  

I've owned the Hammer High Rev, and I have to say that the original, with the Mo Pinel designed core, is 10 times better!

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Re: 3D Off Set Hammer
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2006, 11:32:13 PM »
Hi i have every ball faball made hammer i have the 3doffset and have shot 2 300 games with it i have a new one in the box not drilled yet and a 792 series


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Re: 3D Off Set Hammer
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2007, 05:46:34 PM »
This review is for the 3-D Offset Super Hook. Received this one in a trade with a fellow BR member. Ball was in very good shape for a 9 yr old ball. Single drill with pin next to ring, cg swung out and the HOT spot just right of thumb. A strong drill to say the least. Spans were so close to mine I would consider it a single drill after a new thumb slug was put in. Have used it first out of bag during summer league. Ball is at 800 grit box finish and handles the heavy first-shift shot easily. More length than my 3-D High Rev and more backend as well. Carry is typical of any 3-D Offset- awesome! Had heard in the past that alot of people did not like this one. I'm only sorry I didn't pick one up sooner! They are very hard to find, esp. one in great used condition. Virtually impossible to find NIB. Ball reacts well to a variety of conditions and is very versatile. Haven't tried it polished as we don't see light oil much, but I have pearls for lighter shots. This one is a winner and if you ever get a chance to try one I highly suggest it. ONLY downside is the ball is high maintenance and picks up dirt easily. I will clean this one after each set and hope I can get many years out of it!



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Re: 3D Off Set Hammer
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2022, 10:13:00 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):



This remake of the original 3D offset has proven to pretty strong and certainly needs oil. I have drilled 2, one pin down with a 5 inch pin, and another pin up with a 5.5 inch pin. When I need smooth control of the pattern, the pin down piece gets a lot of usage. The pin up ball gets a bit more usage to try and carry a bit more. Overall, this ball is certainly one to have in the bag for early in blocks when you are ok with protecting the pocket a bit. Due to the strength of the cover, there is a risk of the ball rolling out from time to time.