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Bad Ass
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:02:17 PM »
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Hammer Bad Ass Features:

- Color: Black/Orange
- Core: Spheroid with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon-Fiber Outer Core
- Coverstock:  Juiced Solid
- Reaction: Skid Flip
- Finish: 500, 2000 Abralon and Factory Polish at 300 RPM
- RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
- Differential: 0.048 (15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Conditions:  Medium Oil
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 Year Limited



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Re: Bad Ass
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 02:51:31 PM »

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, Kegel Highway to Hell Pattern, 2012 PBA World Championship Pattern

BALL LAYOUT: 70 x 5 x 35


The new Hammer Bad Ass has a very impressive ball motion using a symmetrical core and a solid coverstock that are both new cover/core combo for the Hammer line. This ball lives up to the name which rolls very heavily in the midlanes with a strong backend motion that does not stop rolling through the pins and hits so damn hard with the Carbon Fiber outer core. 
This ball fits compliments the other High Performance ball s from Hammer, the Black Widow Legend & Deadly Aim. What I have seen with this ball after throwing on a few different lane patterns is that it handles the transition better than any ball that we have in the Hammer line. This ball motion is so consistant and is very versatile ball that you can play on the fresh & all the way left moving into the 5th arrow if needed. I will be drilling up another one of these with a pin down position to give me another look on the lanes to smooth out the fresh patterns for my game. With the cover prep, this ball does get through the fronts with ease, and provides a really strong, heavy rolling motion through the mid-lane that does not stop. This ball does not quit when moving inside and is hungry for more oil, so I would recommend if you are thinking of moving in with this ball, do it. This is definitely a possible “Ball of the Year” winner from the Hammer brand!

Dislikes:  Drier lane patterns – there are other Hammer balls for these patterns. The box surface on the ball was a little too under/under for what I wanted to see, so I took the shine off the ball with a 4000 Abalon pad. I would recommend this ball for the medium to medium heavier patterns.

With the new 3 year warrantee that Hammer provides for this ball, this is the BEST bang for your buck!
This ball has a great motion that does not stop rolling in the backend – it really continues through the pin deck! Very versatile ball…

Michael Thompson
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Re: Bad Ass
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 07:45:03 PM »

Pin Length:3-4
Ball Weight: 15 lb
Layout: Pin over ring - Kicked CG at about 5pm
Rev Rate:400
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 1/4 over and 1/4 up

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 2000 Abralon w/ light polish - Box
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 5.5
Back End: 7
Overall Hook: 8
Midlane Read: 6
Breakpoint Shape: Medium length & strong roll

Likes: This ball is a great addition to the Hammer lineup.   It is a little earlier than the Black Widow Legend but still retains a lot of hitting power.  The Bad Ass also has devastating pin carry from all angles!  The Bad Ass allows me to start out a little farther inside than the Legend and still have a nice angle on the heavier patterns.  You can also move in and wheel it with ease.   Very versatile and very impressive.  I have seen a number of fellow bowlers drill this ball and the Bad Ass recovers and drives for all of them.   It definitely fits in the high end level for Hammer as the cover is designed for medium oil, but can also handle heavy oil and still retain that great ball motion .

Dislikes:  That I can't throw it on drier lanes.  There are better balls in the Hammer lineup for lighter oil patterns.

« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 07:47:02 PM by Joe Somd »
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Re: Bad Ass
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 10:38:13 AM »
Length:  39'

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): WTBA Sport



My current Bad Ass is drilled with the pin above the ring finger and the cg right underneath - no weight hole.

This ball is very clean through the fronts yet still stores enough energy to recover down lane with a rather strong back end. I have found it to be perfect for medium patterns when I need to open up my angles just a touch and still have it recover.

I have hit the surface with a light 1000 Abralon pad and it seems to be working really well.

Overall - a must have in your bag for someone that struggles a bit when you start to open up your angles and don't have anything to recover and still go through the pins - this ball is IT!!!

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Re: Bad Ass
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 09:25:46 PM »
BAD ASS lives up to its name:  Symmetric Spheroid core with the Juiced Solid coverstock gives me a big traction, great midlane mover.  I found this to be a great medium condition benchmark type of ball.