Reviews => Hammer => Topic started by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM

Title: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
- COLOR: Red/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- COVERSTOCK: Max-Length Reactive
- CORE: Saucer Core
- FACTORY FINISH: Powerhouse Factory Finish
- HOOK RATING: 7 (Cover-3, Core-2, Finish-2)
- RG: 10#-2.72, 11#-2.62, 12#-2.60, 13#-2.53, 14#-2.56, 15#-2.56, 16#-2.57
- DIFFERENTIAL: 10#-.031, 11#-.031, 12#-.039, 13#-.055, 14#-.035, 15#-.031, 16#-.030
- DESCRIPTION: Backlash Red/Purple gives bowlers what they need for the driest of lane conditions - extreme length with a moderate backend pop. Open up the dry lanes and lash out at the competition.
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: Plowboy300 on May 06, 2010, 04:17:54 PM
Got the new Hammer Backlash earlier today and drilled up 2 of them before my early league tonight. I wanted to provide you with a small review as I plan to use these for the late league on Thursday night where they will shine on this pattern.

I threw these during practice & was able to see the reaction of these balls.
These are definately stronger than the Razyr & weaker than the Vibe series.
I used the Blue/Silver Backlash on the last game tonight after using my Jigsaw Corner (shot 300 during the 1st game) and then the lanes transitioned very quickly. Was able to use the Backlash to the right of the burn spot that was created and love the smooth motion of this ball.

Blue/Silver Pics:

Red/Purple Pics:

I really think that these balls will be in my bags during the late leagues & sport condition pattern tourneys that we use out here in Vegas. I think Hammer has hit a HOME RUN with these balls as this is what we were missing last year (something weaker than the Vibe series with a core).

Great job Mr. Ussery & staff in Hopkinsville!!

Mike "Plowboy" Thompson
Hammer Amateur Staff Member
"Nothing Hits Like a Hammer!"

A proud member of the Red Sox Nation!!
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: Plowboy300 on May 06, 2010, 04:19:03 PM
Well gang... I threw these beauties tonight on the late shift at South Point where the lanes have been hooking quite a bit these days. All I can say about these balls are AWESOME!! (231, 237, 224, 265)

Thank you Mr. Ussery & Hammer for releasing these balls. This is the movement that I have been looking for a long time since being with Hammer - length with control off the breakpoint.

I used the Blue/Silver most of the night as it read the pattern much better (smoother in the backends), but I did use the Red/Black ball for 1 game & shot 231 with it - leaving 3 flat ten pins. I think the Red/Black ball will be better for the drier/lighter conditions. The thing that I loved about these balls is that the didn't jump off the breakpoint as my Onyx Vibe does a little bit at times. I use my Onyx Vibe (pin down - similar to the blue/silver layout) during this late league and these balls were about 8 boards weaker and much smoother off the breakpoint.

I feel that these balls will be used in my bags A LOT as I love the smooth motion off the break on THS & the lighter Sport/PBA patterns. These will be great selling balls as the shelf appeal will be a hit. About 10-12 bowlers in the league came down & asked about these balls when I was throwing them tonight. Already pre-sold 6 balls tonight!!  

Keep up the great job Hammer and really looking forward to what else will be coming out soon!!

Mike "Plowboy" Thompson
Hammer Amateur Staff Member
"Nothing Hits Like a Hammer!"

A proud member of the Red Sox Nation!!
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: HiYoHorn on May 07, 2010, 06:12:48 PM
Type of Drilling or Layout used: Pin above ring finger - 4 1/4 by 5.  No weight hole needed.            
Surface of Ball: Box Finish                     
Conditions used on: Kegel "High Street" Pattern

Ball Reaction: Very Smooth & Clean through heads & midlane with a slight snap on backend but without an overreaction.              

Brian Horn

Hammer Staffer
"Nothing Hits Like A Hammer"
Turbo 2-N-1 Staffer
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: iumatrix on May 18, 2010, 08:38:40 PM
B. Horn, You looked good on the recent YouTube Video. Nice commentary on the Backlash comparisons to the Onyx Vibe.

I had my Red/Purple Backlash punched up with the pin below the ring finger with no hole and rolled on a fairly used house pattern. The down lane reaction was remarkable. In places where I thought the ball would jump due to the dry boards and my high rev rate, it actually pushed off and carried just about every shot. This is definitely something I need in my arsenal when the lanes are drier and I can still play a little straighter than the normal. I tried the Razyrs but those just weren't strong enough downlane and the Onyx Vibe hooks just as much as the stronger stuff.

Good Job Hammer Crew!
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: kws1981 on September 19, 2010, 12:44:02 PM
let me just say that this ball is amazing. probably the best second squad ball ive ever thrown. drilled with the pin below the fingers and the cg kicked out a bit. for me the ball goes a little long, but then finishes very violently on the backend. ( maybe cause i have alot of rev) anyways.. shot singles first..248,290,259= 797.. few pocket 10s from 800... next in doubles.. 278,266,256=800.. had alot of pocket taps here too but managed to get 800 even... love this ball..
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: istrike300 on November 28, 2010, 05:34:47 PM
Drilled a 5x5 stack, pin above fingers:  Ball had easy length with moderate pop.  Another vast improvement over the Rayzr.  Saucer core and new coverstock make this an excellent late in the block or dry lane ball.
Nothing hits like a Hammer!
Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: DynoLess Daddy on January 31, 2011, 06:29:10 PM

Pin Length: 3.5

Starting Top Weight: 3.0
Ball Weight: 15



Pin to PAP: 5.25

CG to PAP: 5.00
X Hole (if there is one): none



Rev Rate:  500-550

Ball Speed: 16-18

PAP/Track: 5.5


Grit: Out of box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):



Length: 38


Volume: light to medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS



Length: Good length

Back End: Strong arc to snap


Overall Hook: Smooth but strong



Likes: The backlash has quickly become a viable piece of equipment that falls in line below the VIBES. Great control with strong motion. As the Lanes get dryer you will either have to move deep or stay up the back to control backend motion. Really good read on all THS Depending on the versatility of th ebowler you can play multiple angles and patterns.




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Title: Re: Backlash Red/Purple
Post by: mouth81 on February 03, 2011, 07:00:11 AM




Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):



Likes:the roll is great and it gets down the lane first ball I can play kinda strait lol

Dislikes: none