Reviews => Hammer => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on November 09, 2015, 03:23:33 PM

Title: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on November 09, 2015, 03:23:33 PM
Description: Hammer's Arson High Flare series of bowling balls offer strength and predictability.  The Arson High Flare Solid is strong at the mid-lane and maintains consistency through the backend motion.  The 3000 Abralon finish makes this ball a good match on medium oil patterns.

This bowling ball is Carbon Fiber Infused!  Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth.  Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.
Hammer Arson High-Flare Solid Ball Specs:

- Color: Blue/Yellow Flame All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Strong Overall Hook
- Coverstock: Max-Hook Solid
- Core Type: Modified Arson 2
- Factory Finish: 500/3000 Abralon
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48**
- Differential (Diff): .054**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: High
- Length: Medium
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
- FCC Rating:  Total- 24.25, Finish- 8.5, Core- 8.75, Cover- 7
Title: Re: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: Plowboy300 on November 16, 2015, 09:37:13 AM

PAP/Track:  5 1/8” x 1” up
Axis Rotation:  25 degrees
Axis Tilt:  12 degrees
Rev Rate: 425
Ball Speed: 15-17 mph


Lane Patterns Used: 41' House Shot, 40’ Kegel Sunset Strip, and 45’ Kegel Big Ben


90 x 4 3/4 x 60


The new Arson High Flare SOLID features the same revised version (Higher Diff) of the Arson core, but with a solid coverstock from the original Arson classic. The AHF Solid is the perfect complement for the medium to medium- heavier lane patterns. The 3000 surface on this cover still gets through the front part of the lane with ease and provides a very controllable motion in the midlanes along a strong backend motion to the pocket.
For me, this is my new benchmark ball that will tell me which direction I need to go when bowling in league & tournaments. The AHF Solid provides me a strong rolling ball that does not quit, but has a very controllable motion off the spot. I can keep chasing the oil inside and this ball still comes back when playing deep inside the lane and allows me to open up the lane a little bit more. 

With the new standard 3 year warrantee that Hammer provides for this ball, that is a great added value for your money!  I think this ball fits perfectly in the Hammer line up and will be a great addition to your current arsenal.  Very versatile ball… You will be impressed!

Title: Re: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: StefanieN on November 19, 2015, 10:56:04 AM

Length:  34' Stockholm

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport



At times I struggle with the shorter patterns and getting a ball in to my hand that's weak enough to not over-react, but still strong enough to carry.... THIS BALL IS IT!

I have mine layed out with a strong leverage/stacked drilling with the pin to the right of my ring finger and the cg directly underneath. No weight hole.

This ball allows me to play up the board confidently knowing it is going to store energy, yet not overreact when it hits the end of the pattern!!   perfect addition to my arsenal and just what I was looking for....   Video on my facebook page:   Stefanie Johnson fans.


Stefanie Johnson, 2015 PWBA Rookie of the Year

Title: Re: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: gilsalang0925 on December 31, 2015, 01:48:38 PM

Length: 42

Volume: Medium House Pattern

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


Likes:  The Arson High Flare gets through the fronts and strong backend.  I polished my ball due to my speed 14-16 mph.  The Dual Layout I used was 45 x 5 x 45 which is my benchmark layout.  Once the ball hit the end of the pattern.  It made a strong turn to the pocket.  I use this ball when the back ends start to have carry down and playing deeper angles.  Overall a good ball to have in you arsenal.   

Dislikes:  Too strong on the fresh pattern even for a Pin up stable layout. 

Title: Re: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: Joe Somd on January 27, 2016, 02:40:58 AM

Pin Length: 1-2
Ball Weight: 15lb
Layout: Pin drilled out in ring - CG  dropped from ring at about 5pm
Rev Rate:395
Ball Speed: 16.5 mph
PAP/Track: 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 3000 - Box
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Wall Street

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 6
Back End: 7
Overall Hook: 7
Midlane Read: 7
Breakpoint Shape: Medium length with controlled arc

Likes: This ball compares to the Arson Hi flare very well.   It is about 4-6 boards stronger with a little different read on the lanes.   The regular Arson Hi Flare gets downlane and then takes off in the backend.  The Arson Hi Flare Solid read sooner in the lane and has more of a controlled roll from the midlane through the pins.  Definitely shores up the 1-2 gap at the upper end of the mid performance line.

Dislikes: Medium to heavy oil patterns are probably best for this ball. When they dry up a little you could move left or ball down to the Arson Hi Flare to get the ball down the same spot the Solid no longer can with ease.

Title: Re: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: Joe Somd on January 27, 2016, 02:43:06 AM
Here is my video for the Arson Hi Flare Solid
You may have to copy and paste the link...   
Title: Re: Arson High Flare Solid
Post by: jkaseehammer on February 08, 2016, 05:39:12 PM

Length:35 ft, 40 ft

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Boardwalk and THS


This ball is a great fit for my tournament bag. I used a 45 x 5 x 65 dual angle layout which but the pin under my ring finger. I have trouble on shorter patterns and until this ball and have almost solely used my Black Hammer Urethane. This ball allows me to stay right and the ball is able to store energy for a controlled back end reaction at the end of the pattern.