Reviews => Faball => Topic started by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM

Title: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
The Hammer Four Density (4D) Core consists of four individual components, top flare ring, top cap, mid body and lower cap. All four-core parts are of different densities. The 4D-core body is placed in an offset position in the relation to the centerline of the ball. This is the ball’s drive mechanism.

The Hammer HPT, for Hammer Particle Technology, is the latest development in “Active” cover materials. HPT is the production process where millions of tiny material particles are interspersed throughout the urethanes used in producing the ball’s cover. These material particles create the ball’s grab on the lane resulting in increased frictin, causing more hook than balls with today’s reactive or conventional urethane covers.

The HPT cover creates a high rate of ball friction. Friction, combined with ball momentum, initiates the hook action while keeping the ball’s energy “in check” for devastating pin carry. The 4D core compliments the HPT cover, giving the ball drive and revs. What are the results? It’s coast to coast hook, baby! “Turning the Corner” just took on a whole new meaning.

The specifications are: Core: Hammer 4D; Cover: Hammer HPT; RG: Low differential; Coefficient of friction: High; Lane conditions: (Oil) Heavy to medium; Hook potential-overall: 20 (scale of 1-20); Flare potential: 4”-7”; Typical length: 7 (scale of 1-20); Factory surface finish: dull; Typical backend: 17 (scale of 1-20); Hardness: 75-78 Durometer D; Color: Action blue with glow yellow 4D-HPT finger logo, C.G. Mark and HOT. Dual Hammer side logos-red glow fill, yellow pin.
Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: LuckyLefty on January 08, 2000, 01:00:00 AM
I'm dying to see a review of this ball used on heavy oil.

I have a couple of proactives that hook a ton on medium and

dry and then on tournament shots I see on the left  they just

skid.  Faball tells me this one can handle the heaviest oil they

ever put out at their test site.  

Looking forward to reading review of someone using on heavy

tournament oil.

Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: Doug Sterner on February 29, 2000, 01:00:00 AM
I have been a Faball fan for years but was a bit turned off with the Syntactive Sledgehammer.  Now this ball on the other hand is an awesome piece of technology.  I drilled the HPT like I had my High rev 3-D drilled...the max hook drilling but I knew the cover wouold be too much for the lanes so I did a 6 way sand and took the cover to a 800 grit finish.  With this finish I get medium length (35 feet), a very hard roll and surprising backend.  I don't have a ton of wrist so backend with a dull ball is not normal in my hands. One thing that did bother me though is that when my ball arrived it had the CG kicked right about 1.5" from the line connecting the pin and HOT spot...made for a wicked weight hole.  My normal conditions BTW are fresh heads with 1 days worth of carrydown on wood lanes and this ball turned the corner hard.  Great ball but be careful how you drill it if the guy has slow ball speed.
Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: Doug Sterner on March 20, 2000, 01:00:00 AM
As an update to my previous post on the 4-D.  AFter toying withthe cover and trying different things for about 3-4 weeks I gave up on the 4-D.  For my slower ball speed and amount of turn the ball was just too much on our house shot even with a 1500 grit Squeeky CLean polish over a 1000 grit cross cut sand job.  I ended up plugging it and selling to a local high school kid.  For a guy with lots of ball speed and not a ton of hand, this ball is perfect but reverse the scenario and it gets ugly very quickly. I can't wait for the Spike HPT.....I love the cover but the weightblock of the 4-D was too much for me to handle.  Keep at it Faball....or you could just bring back the Black Hamemr and we'd all be happy :-)
Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: Gene Basa on March 30, 2000, 01:00:00 AM
Hope you guys are enjoying your 4Dhammer, cause i sure am! If you need

a ball for OILY lanes then this is the ball for you!  There is no lane

that's oily for 4dhammer not to make the move to the pocket....and

hits really hard too! So if you have been hearing negative things about

it maybe they're just not using it in the right lane condition.....that's

why manufacturers created different ball types, right?
Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: Randy Crane on May 03, 2000, 02:00:00 AM
I have had great results with this ball after adding some Pro-Active polish.  Now I get good length with a very hard turn to the pocket!  It is a great compliment to my Spike! Keep em coming HAMMER!

Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: matt T. brudnok on November 27, 2000, 06:20:34 PM
I recently got my 4-D and already love this ball.  I don't have enough wrist to use reactive balls on heavy oil unless I would play up second arrow.  This ball gives me more hook than I would of ever supspected for me. It allows me to swing the ball in heavy oil which give many avantages. I got it drilled for med. flare large smooth arc early roll. I have used once in  travling league far and I couldn't believe how much drive this ball had, I'm so use to leaving flat tens and  solid fives, I was amazed by the way  the ball reacted in the back end. This ball is almost as good as my high Rev. I have seen my team mate throwing one and he also has the same success story I have. Even though I'm a little partial to faball products I would recomend this ball to everyone.
Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: gene riley on December 01, 2000, 02:03:48 PM
have been struggling in one amf house i bowl in. the lane machine is not stripping very well and the backends are soft to start with and they are running a pretty heavy flat pattern so carry down makes it worse. i have left more five pin and splits included five pins in this league than the whole time i have been bowling (15 years). last year my average in this house was 211 it is now at 189.

i got a 4d/hpt about 2 weeks ago and it performs very well on these conditions.

the weight is 15.13, with 1/2 ounce of top weight, 5/8 finger, and negative 3/8 side. basically the hot spot is under the ring finger, cg is on center line above midline of grip, pin 1.5 inches from pap, weight hole 3 inches beyond pin on line with pin and hot spot. this is very close to a basic axis drill....the drill gets it into a roll fairly early....the aggressive cover stock keeps if from deflecting too much through the pin deck. it does not very hard but pin carry is very good. have been struggling to shoot 570....last night shoot 227-227-202=656.

even though this is a very aggressive core/cover stock combination....can be drilled to be very predictable and still carry on heavy oil.

later, gene
Title: Re: 4D-HPT Hammer
Post by: UKBALLEXPERT on April 14, 2002, 10:57:19 AM
this ball hooks awkwardly its not worth the £100 price tag buy a purple messenger instead it hooks more smoothly  and you can use more of the lane.