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The Sauce
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Coverstock: Aggressive Edge
- Color: Black/Violet/Gold All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Factory Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
- Core: Contrusion Core Shape Low Mass Bias Non-Symmetric
- RG: 16# - 2.45 15# - 2.45 14# - 2.46
- Differential: 16# - .050 15# - .050 14# - .048
- Performance: Aggressive mid-lane with strong backend continuation
- Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
- Description: The Sauce High Performance Series features an all new Contrusion core shape allowing for greater backend movement without sacrificing breakpoint control, and the Hammer Aggressive Edge coverstock the most aggressive coverstock we''''ve cooked up yet.


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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 01:24:31 AM »
Well I sold two of these today and drilled one for myself, 4 pin to PAP, pin down, 75 mass bias, No Hole. Ball rolls strong, reads the Mids and makes a sweeping arc with this layout, on fresh 41 ft THS. Playing 16 to 8. Very controllable w this layout and strength worthy of the high-end billing. I am sure a hi pin layout will be alot more skid-flip. Best of both worlds, looks to be a big hit w the bowlers. Cool coloring too!
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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 04:35:18 PM »
Definitely a monster. Having thrown and the continuous motion off the corner is a barn burner.

Drilling: Simple 5 x 5.5

Surface: Out of box for and shined

The real key is matching it up to what you want to do. Playing the shine allowed for easy length with continuous drive off the corner. Something that is advantageous to the right style bowler.

Out of box provided easy control with a strong arc to the pocket.

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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 03:40:55 PM »
I was looking for something to compliment the Bite on a standard THS.  My Bite works great for the first game, but towards the 10th it always starts burning up and I can't move far enough in.  I was looking for a ball that would give me the same power into the pocket with extra length to make it thru three games.

Drilling: Standard Layout (Medium Track)

Surface: Out of box

Picked up the Sauce from my local Pro-Shop a couple hours before league last Wednesday.  I was hoping to use the Sauce all three games and sure enough it worked great!  242, 236, 242 for a 720 and my first 700.  It has the length that I needed and a much more controllable line into the pocket.  I ended up moving in 10 boards from the beginning of the first game to the 10th on the third.  I average in the high 190's, the Sauce may just be the answer for getting me into the 200's.


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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 02:32:15 AM »
I am very impressed by this new Hammer ball, drilled it up 4.5" from pap and the mb would have been in my track. The ball clears the front pretty decent but when it gets to the midlane it makes a violent left hand turn. I have never had a Hammer product turn the corner as strong as this one with out of box finish, I will have to add some polish or save this one for a heavy oil tournament condition.
Those lacking any hand looking for a high flaring, hard turning ball this baby will do everything you want it to and more.
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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 01:56:09 PM »
Right handed
Drilled pin under ring
3-4 inch pin
4 1/2 PIN to PAP
MB kick out
Balance hole down
Standard house shot
Play deep inside line
18 mph, high rev
220 avg

My SHIFT wasn't handling the oil inside playing inside the first game, so I purchased this ball this week looking for something to finish stonger.  

Out of box finish hooked way to much, and much more skid/flip than I expected.  Put it in the polisher and moved a bit right, thinking if I got it in the dry earlie, it would come up.  It did virtually nothing. DOA.  I had it sanded down to 1000, and than put a little polish this time, which is the condition I have it at this point.

Very skid/flippy with any of the cover combinations I've used (even out of box), and doesn't seem to read the mid-lane as advertised.  Very sensitive.  If you bowl in league where you have bowlers spreading the oil all over the place with plastic balls, be warned.  You'll hit your mark one frame and skid right through, the next frame you might get the right reaction, and the next game it will over hook.  

I'm probably going to bring it back to the out of box finish and work with it, but if I had say tried this ball out first, I wouldn't have purshased it with this type of reaction.  Seems like more of a ball for someone rev challenged.  Widow line reads the lanes better and hooks about the same as The Sauce in my view.


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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 11:07:10 AM »
I bought a Sauce Sat. Got it drilled Axis LevRg. My speed is about 15 mph. I bowl with alot of hand. I bowled on freshly oiled lanes. Standing on 25 playing 15 with my break point around 5. The Sauce had a really heavy roll in the mids with a strong but smooth move off the spot. First 5 balls struck. I mean the pin deck exploded. Move over played 30 to 20 with the break point at about 10, yeah lots of wood. The sauce still came back! Carry was not as strong. I know it was because I was too deep. Finished the game with a 237, could have been even higher. Game two moved back to where I started from shout 240. Third game 220. Could have shout 700+ easily. I think I'm going to enjoy this ball alot. Great ball Hammer!
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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008, 09:22:07 AM »
I was a lucky winner of one of the balls that Hammer gave away. Thanks again Jeff!!
I selected a 15 lb one. I asked for a 3-4" pin and that is exactly what I got. The top weight was 3.04 ounces. I drilled it pin under the bridge, cg lower part of the palm.
A knee injury and the threat of surgery has kept me from using this gem as much as I would have liked, but I am back and they are going to have to pry this out of my hands.
What I have found is a sweet rolling ball that has strong backend, but very controllable. Just what was advertised. I have found that the ball carries very well from various lines. I am not a rev player, but have found that I can carry extremely well even from deeper angles with this ball. something I cannot say about most stuff I have thrown. This last Thursday I had 3 strong games with it for a 770 series. I frankly carried shots that I really did not feel that I threw very well. I am waiting for the day that I throw the ball really well.
I am very surprised there are only six reviews here about this great ball. It is a winner in my book.

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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 07:24:04 PM »
I've had this ball 8 league nights ave. 214  up from 188  got a new one just in case     love this ball I can miss my mark and still wipe the rack out


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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 12:30:18 AM »
Here is my review of The Sauce!

Layout - 3 1/2" pin.
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Stats are as follows:
PAP - 5 3/8 OVER
Speed - About 14-15mph
Revs - About 200-300rpms.

Reaction Wanted: I wanted my Sauce to just be all out STRONG. I drilled it pretty maxed out, and was hoping this ball would be my heavier oil ball!

Reaction Received: I got just what the doctor ordered, but then some problems.. My Sauce was VERY strong. Much too strong for your ordinary house shot! I did notice this would be a good ball for carrydown, though (which my Tuesday league has a lot of carrydown from the older folks). So, the first Tuesday I have the ball, I think.. "hey, maybe it will work wonders".. There ya have it, the ball was clean through the heads, ignored any bit of carrydown, and just had one hard arc to the pocket. That day I shot my first 300 and first 800 (804) series! I loved the reaction to death!.. Well, speaking of death, the ball did die in about 20 games. I did revive it using a hot water bath, but it's still not as midlane reading as it used to be. The ball is now finished at 500 grit abralon + Beans' Secret Sauce. It gets down the lane easier, but it's smoother, and even more controllable (sometimes just squirts and doesn't hook much at all, though).

Overall: This ball lived up to my dreams, but had a hard downfall. It's like a love/hate reaction now for me, yet, it is definitely more usable on a house shot when it kicks the bucket! Just make sure you know how to bring it back to life. I still do use the ball all the time, and it's sure getting its' usage.

Single shot video:

I hope this review helped in some way/shape/or form. If there's any additional questions on something i missed, or something you would like to know, then LMK! The ball is amazing, and a great release from AMF!

Thanks to Beans for drilling it! Thanks for reading!
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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009, 09:48:18 AM »
Ball surface: 4000 OOB dull

Layout: 3 3/8" Stacked leverage, right of the fingers

Pin distance: 3" pin

Style: righty, medium revs/stroker

Ball Speed: 15-16

Lane Condition: Fresh THS, Heavier Tournament Conditions

I went with a layout as strong as possible to maximize the characteristics of the ball. This ball is drilled the same as my Anger also. I've found the Sauce to be at least 5 boards stronger than my Anger, and the Anger is @ 500 abralon surface, Sauce @ 4000 OOB.

For me the Sauce is just too much ball for our house shot, and stays in the bag for tournament use only, for the "oil" ball. It's got a great heavy roll to it, and drives all the way through the deck. It defintely needs oil to get the full potential out of it.

My best results have come on a heavier or longer pattern. It rolls up nice, and saves a ton of energy for the pins. Carrydown doesn't seem to be an issue, and the room this ball gives you is pretty forgiving. One of the best things about this ball is pin action. The mixers and scouts really get the rack flyin.

I think this coverstock is a real winner for Hammer here. The Sauce gives a reaction really not comparable for me, to any of the other Hammer balls right now. If you're looking for an oil ball, this is it.

Likes: Great hook, excellent carry, very predictable roll. A true "heavy oil" ball.

Dislikes: The cover seems to wear pretty quick, but the newer Hammer stuff has been known to be a little high maintenance though.

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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 08:59:16 PM »
Bought this ball last year February. Got the pin placed to the right of the ring finger. I'm a power stroker with 17-18-19 mph and roughly 400 revs.

Hooked early to begin with. Had to adjust, especially because my previous ball was a Black Widow Pearl.
Now, I toss this ball all the time. It hits like a truck. Brooklyn throws strike all the time.
My highest series with the Sauce is a 784, and my high game is 299. Hit solid left the 8 pin.

Grab this ball for medium-heavy to heavy conditions.
But make sure you take care of it. My Sauce started to die out on me and left a bunch of ten pins. Got it resurfaced and baked. Good as new.

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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2011, 12:02:35 PM »


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes:I purchased this ball about a year ago. We were about 2/3'ds of the way through the season I needed a new ball that could carry through the oil and give me a strong action on the end. This ball took me a couple of weeks to get used to. By the third week of using it I was throwing 700's and averaging around 235 for about three weeks. By the sixth week of using it I bowled my first ever 800 series with games of 289, 256, and 258. I like the way the ball reacts. I even it used it in a couple of tournaments and bowled very well in them something that never happens. 

Dislikes: I would say the only dislike that I have about this ball is that it seemed to die very quickly. I started this year with it and after about four weeks into the season I had to get it resurfaced and baked. It definitely made a difference although it does not seem as strong as when it was brand new. I am very meticulous about cleaning it after I get done to try and make it last but was very surpprised that it died that quickly.



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Re: The Sauce
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 10:21:31 PM »


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: Great ball. Doesn't hook as early as my VG and that's a plus. For me, it seems to have more overall hook than my VG and it handles fresh oil with ease. Its a few years old now and if you can get one cheap its definately worth it.