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Spike Black/Blue
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:14:35 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Hammer Spike Black/Blue Ball Specs:

- Color: Black/Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: GTR III Pearl
- Core: Widow Nasty Core
- Factory Finish: 500/500/500/1000 Abralon W/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
- Reaction: Skid/Flip
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Dry Oil
- RG: 2.56**
- Differential: .054**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

 

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Re: Spike Black/Blue
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 04:24:03 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3
Ball Weight: 16lb
DRILL PATTERN
Layout: Pin over ring at 1 o'clock - Kicked CG at about 5pm
BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate:425
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 1/4 over and 1/4 up
SURFACE PREP

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Box (1000 Polish)
LANE CONDITION
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS
BALL REACTION

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 8
Back End: 5
Overall Hook: 5
Midlane Read: 2
Breakpoint Shape: skid roll

COMMENTS
Likes: OMG!!!  This ball is a GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!!   The Spike is truly Badass!  Lets start with the color choice = 10 all the way to the performance which overall = 10.  I couldn't wait for a lighter lane condition as the specs say it was designed for so I threw it on the fresh pattern.  WOW!!  This ball gets downlane and becomes a gravy train on biscuit wheels.   I tried multiple angles with it. I started down and in and found a great consistent roll in the back part of the pattern to the backends.  I moved right and found the dry stuff and it never jerked up, just smooth.  I moved in and it labored a little in the middle but still got back for a light 2 pin.  Impressive is the word I would use to describe this ball!  The added carbon fiber creates a stronger bond from the outercore to the intercore and simply put - It beats the pins like they stole something! Carry is fantastic - This ball has earned a spot in my bag!

Dislikes: NONE

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Re: Spike Black/Blue
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 04:13:53 PM »
BOWLER INFO

PAP/Track:  5 1/8 x 1 up
Axis Rotation:  25 degrees
Axis Tilt:  12 degrees
Rev Rate: 440
Ball Speed: 17-19mph

LANE CONDITION
Lane Patterns Used: 41' House Shot, 2014 USBC Team & Singles/Double Pattern

Ball Layout: 70 x 4 3/4 x 35

COMMENTS

Likes: This new Spike has the same core, but has the Carbon Fiber outter core and the Jet Black Pearl coverstock. WOW what a difference that I see in between the original & this ball. The Spike Black/Blue is definitely stronger overall than the original and more defined backend motion. Very clean through the front part of the lane and a nice strong backend motion that evens out the over/under that I had with the original Spike. For me this ball worked best on when the patterns were in transition and I needed a ball to recover in the backends when the lanes opened up. This ball is perfect for the medium-light to drier lane patterns.

Dislikes: Tends to be a little too strong off the spot on the fresher patterns. I will drill another one with a pin down to smooth out the reaction for some tournament patterns.

This ball will work perfect for the lower rev rate bowlers that need a ball to get through the front part of the lane & turn the corner when the transition has forced them left of their comfort zone. With the high rg / high diff core (w/ Carbon Fiber) & the Jet Black pearl cover, this ball will help bowlers have a ball that will get down the lane with ease & turn the corner in the backends.
With the Carbon Fiber outter core, Hammer has provided a 3 year warrantee on this ball, so this is a great value for the money.

Make sure you place your order through your local pro shop for this great rolling piece from Hammer.


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Re: Spike Black/Blue
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 12:09:15 PM »
BOWLING BALL:   HAMMER SPIKE
CORE:      WIDOW NASTY
COVER :      GTR III PEARL
COLOR:      BLACK / BLUE
RG / DIFF      15# RG (2.56) Diff (.054)
LAYOUT:      70 X 5 3/4 X 50
REACTION:      SKID / FLIP
SURFACE:      500/500/500/1000 ABRALON WITH POWERHOUSE FACTORY POLISH
BEST LANE CONDITION:   MEDIUM TO DRY OIL
LANE PATTERN:   TYPICAl HOUSE 41', 40' KEGAL BOURBON STREET
      
      
PROS:       With SPIKE using high rg and diff core system combined with the new flex resin core and carbon fiber outer core system. Spike is very clean through the fronts, mid lane and is very quick and angular at the break point. This is a easy 3-5 boards more hook than original Spike. This is a great addition to the line and it comes with HAMMER's 3 year warranty!! Spike is a lot hook for the price point!!