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Nollster

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My Burgundy Hammer
« on: December 28, 2003, 09:07:00 PM »
I'm not having much luck yet with the reactive balls, so I decided to try and pickup an old Burgundy Hammer to see if it would help.  WOW!!!  MadMax found one for me NIB and I had it drilled Friday night.  When I took it to my pro shop, he's like "What are you gonna do with this??"  I got to bowl with it yesterday and it's like I've rediscovered a long lost love!!  I couldn't believed how much this ball moves!!  I lined up at 20 and threw to 10, like a rolled my red Gyro and the Burgundy almost went into the gutter left!!  I moved over to where I throw my Sonic X and was still getting a little too much of the headpin.  I finally started throwing at the 3rd arrow and started slamming the pocket.  It doesn't hit quite as hard as my Sonic X, but it's still an incredible find!!  This ball is NEVER leaving my bag, ever!!!

 

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2003, 12:20:00 PM »
I always hear people refer to a "Bergundy Hammer". Is this the actual name of the ball, or just the color?!?!
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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2003, 01:08:46 PM »
i have almost come to the conclusion that 90% of bowlers would rather throw a ball that hooks alot than throw a ball that strikes alot.  pchee2 is a prime example!!  

got a buddy who's an awesome bowler.  just for kicks he pulled out his old blue hammer to throw at a new house.  couldn't stop striking!!  made me sick.  most people would have retired that old ball 8 years ago.

stick with your burgundy . . . let everyone ask you what your "new ball" is!!

happy new year!!
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Nollster

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2003, 01:44:24 PM »
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i have almost come to the conclusion that 90% of bowlers would rather throw a ball that hooks alot than throw a ball that strikes alot.  pchee2 is a prime example!!  

got a buddy who's an awesome bowler.  just for kicks he pulled out his old blue hammer to throw at a new house.  couldn't stop striking!!  made me sick.  most people would have retired that old ball 8 years ago.

stick with your burgundy . . . let everyone ask you what your "new ball" is!!

happy new year!!
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I was just shocked because my pro shop guy made it sound like this ball wasn't going to move at all and that it wasn't worth the money I spent on having it drilled.  I've always found the urethane balls to be so much more consistent with what they're going to do than I'm finding in the reactives.  I do have to say that my Sonic X got me 11 strikes in my first 2 games (very good for me at this point!!) and it was MUCH more consistent than my Truck, but the Burgundy just looks sooooo pretty rolling down the lane!!!

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2003, 01:48:22 PM »
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I always hear people refer to a "Bergundy Hammer". Is this the actual name of the ball, or just the color?!?!
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The original urethane Hammers came out with at least 6 different colors (which were all different coverstocks) and they were all known by the colors -- the box for mine said "Burgundy Hammer" on it.  There was the Black, Blue, Burgundy, Red, Pink and Purple -- at least that's all I know about.  From what I've heard/read, the Burgundy seems to be the most versatile of the group.  A buddy of mine had a blue when they first came out and I used to make fun of him for using his Hammer -- don't know why, it was just funny back then....

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2003, 02:13:00 PM »
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Im looking for a burgundy or blue urethane hammer.If you know where i could get one new let me know.Also do you see a distinct difference in pin carry or performance  with urethane as opposed to resin and particle. IF THE DIFFERENCE IS NOT TOO MUCH THEN IT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE TO GO WITH THE CONTROL OF URETHANE.
MadMax (from this forum) found my Burgundy for me.  He had 3, but I moved too late and had to hope he could find me another one, which he did.  Great to deal with!!  Anyway, he may be able to get you one, too.  As far as carry goes, I haven't really used it enough to tell if there's much difference between them.  I was definitely leaving a lot more single pins using my Truck compared to my Gyro.  With the Burgundy, the line into the pocket was much more predictable, but I was using it more for spares than anything else.  Hopefully, I can go tonight and get some more time with the Hammer....

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2003, 08:17:28 AM »
NO, THAT'S THE WRONG LINK!!!  DON'T GO AND BID ON THIS ITEM!!!  YOU WON'T LIKE IT!!!  GO FIND ANOTHER BALL!!!
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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2003, 08:27:22 AM »
They also had a a blue pearl and a red pearl and then they came out with the navy blue resin.  That I believe was the first resin they came out with.  I still have one NIB.  It has a long pin and high top weight.

Another ball that I think is still very good is the original black turbo.  it is a low flaring ball but covers a lot of boards.  It hits really hard like most 2 piece balls do
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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2003, 08:31:48 AM »
ROFLMAO @ BadShot
How much do we each get NOT to bid on it?
Good luck with your auction...hope you get it.
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Nollster

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2003, 09:10:05 AM »
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The burgandy I believe was a decent oil ball in terms of what it was meant for.  I believe the Blue was the best of the bunch back then though.  It's a shame to see the Burgandy delegated to spare shooting though.

As for wanting one, check here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3650024720&category=20848

He actually sells a lot of older Hammer stuff and is reasonable overall.
Actually, after last night, it may have moved up significantly in my rotation!  It was the only ball I could keep on the lanes and I ended up moving back to the same spots I was using 15 years ago -- start at the middle dot, throw to the 2nd arrow and BAM! strike!!  I still can't believe how much this ball is moving for me -- crossed over on quite a few shots, but the Hammer carried for me!!

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Re: My Burgundy Hammer
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2003, 10:05:55 PM »
Shoot if I could pay 50 bucks for a Burgundy (or Blue, or Red, or Purple, or Black...) Hammer I'd probably buy about 6 of 'em right now!  Screw the money, they'd last me forever!

I've wanted forever to try to get an "arsenal" of Hammer urethanes, but I've never been able to get my hands on one undrilled.  A perfect setup would be a red or blue pearl, 320 sanded Blue, and 1000 sanded Burgundy.  I think I could make due with variations, though.

Guys, if you can grab them, drill 'em up and knock 'em down.  There are collectors that try to hoard them that will never drill them, and that just takes valuable scoring material out of circulation.