win a ball from

Author Topic: Arson Hybrid  (Read 19965 times)


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 543
Arson Hybrid
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:42:26 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Hammer Arson Hybrid Ball Specs:
- Color: Navy / Turquoise / Silver
- Reaction: Mid-lane Control with Strong Backend All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: Max-Control Hybrid
- Core Type: Arson Core
- Factory Finish: 500 / 1000 / 1000 / 3000 Abralon®
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48**
- Differential (Diff): .045**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: Medium
- Length: Max Control-Hybrid
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil

Description: Hammer completes the options in the Arson Line-up with the Hammer Arson Hybrid. This ball fits perfectly in the middle giving the bowler the combination of control and length in one mid-performance ball. Hybrids are very versatile and can be used on a number of different oil patterns. This ball is known for gripping the mid-lanes yet still arc's smoothly in the backend burning through the oil engulfing the pins! You'll need a fire extinguisher to stop the smoke on this ball.



  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
Re: Arson Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 02:53:21 PM »

Length: 41 1/2

Volume: Medium to Heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: The ball is really smooth up front and nice hard arcing motion.  Used 30x4 1/2x30 Dual Angle Layout and impressed with the reaction.  The new Hammer Lines are really awesome as far as appearance, performance, predictability, versatility, and hitting power. 




  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 544
Arson Hybrid Ball Review
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 11:38:28 PM »

PAP/Track:  5 1/8” x 1” up
Axis Rotation:  25 degrees
Axis Tilt:  12 degrees
Rev Rate: 450
Ball Speed: 18mph


THS (40' - medium oil), Modified House Shot (42’ – Double Oil in Heads), Kegel Highway to Hell, Kegel Abby Road


Pin Up:  65 x 5 x 45
Surface Used:  Box finish (3000 Abralon) & 4000 Abralon


With the release of the Arson Hybrid, I was very excited for this release. The Arson & Arson Pearl where favorite pieces in my bag and are used a lot of the patterns that I bowl on. The Arson Hybrid for me actually fits better as the perfect benchmark ball in my bag. The Arson Hybrid is cleaner through the fronts than the original Arson and is stronger overall than the Arson Pearl, but has a nice strong continuation in the backend that most style of bowlers will appreciate.

All three Arson products complement each other quite well. For those that missed out on the original Arson, you will enjoy the extra backend motion that the Hybrid provides and for the Arson Pearl owners that need a more stronger motion, the Hybrid will fit the bill.

I have tried a few different surfaces & like how easily tunable this cover stock is for this ball. Touched the surface on my Arson Hybrid with a 4000 Abralon pad to provide a little bit more length for where I now bowl and this ball is MONEY!

The ONLY weakness that I see in this ball is that it is not for the lighter patterns
(use the Arson Pearl, Nail or Cobalt Vibe for those lighter patterns)

This ball is NOW out & available through all Pro Shops! You will definitely like this very versatile ball – Could be the Ball of the Year for 2012/2013!!

Michael Thompson
Hammer Amateur Staff Member


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 43
Arson Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 12:08:13 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, Many Kegel patterns


Likes:The Arson Hybrid with Max Control Hybrid cover fits perfectly between my original Arson and the Arson Pearl.  The Arson Hybrid with a medium midlane roll and a controllable backend makes this one of the easiest choices for the fresh over/under conditions of a THS, where I find the Arson Pearl a little too skid/flippy sensitive.  When I have to get deeper as the shot breaks down, it's an easy transition from the Hybrid to the Pearl.  They compliment each other well.

Dislikes:Not my favorite choice on a heavier oil patterns, or real dry patterns.  It seems best suited for middle of the road patterns.



  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1417
Re: Arson Hybrid
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 05:16:15 PM »
Hammer Arson Hybrid
Weight: 15#
Top Weight: 3.25 oz.
Pin Placement: 2-3"

First Impressions:

Smoother blend between this one and the original. Gives me plenty of pop but does not roll out as quick; therefore, retaining more energy downlane.

General Thoughts:

I really did not get to use this ball until the later part of this season; however, when the lanes were over reacting with my First Blood and Ratchet, I turned to the Hybrid and much to my surprise found a good look with it. While it is not as strong as the two I listed, this ball still has its place in the bag. I really like the mixed blend it has for me.


Versus the Original Arson

Does not roll out nearly as early as the original. Stays smooth and even and still keeps its energy retention for down lane.

Versus the Arson Pearl

The Pearl has a lot more length down lane and gives a sharper reaction on the dry versus this one. This ball fits perfectly between the original and pearl releases.

Versus the Low Flare

The Low Flare is extremely smoother and gives a slight hint of backend whereas the Hybrid is definitely stronger overall. Both are smooth, but expect the Hybrid to outhook the Low Flare in a side by side contest.

Final Conclusions:

Really aggressive ball in an affordable price range. Very under rated and over looked ball in my opinion because of the length in between it and the Low Flare's release.
Michael Price - Office Manager
McCorvey's Bowling World Staff - Phone: (256) 539-1560
Hammer Amateur Staff


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 16
Re: Arson Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 07:19:09 PM »
Length: 43 feet

Volume: Heavy in the middle

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House shot with a ton of units to the edge of the track area

Drilled it with my favorite simple lay out. Pin above the bridge with the CG a inch above my center line. The ball makes a very nice controllable move to the 1 3 with no over under. Even with my higher ball speed of 19.25 the ball never labored turning the corner. I even used this ball in Reno at this years open Championship. Able to play right up the OB with smooth motion to the pocket. Going into the 4th game I changed to a slightly stronger ball as it did push slightly farther in the carrydown. With the simple layout I used in this ball shows me that ANYONE can use this ball and put the favorite layout in it. Simply a great piece from Hammer!

Likes: Hard roll off the backend playing the heavy oil area