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Black Pearl Urethane
« on: February 16, 2024, 10:18:41 AM »
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For the Hammer fans who want and need a urethane ball, this is the one for you! The Hammer Black Pearl Urethane offers a smooth arcing reaction on light oil and compliments the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane and the Hammer NU Blue bowling balls.

Color: Black Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: LED (modified for 14#) (different core for 12-13#)
Coverstock: Urethane Pearl 78D
Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Smooth Arc
RG: 2.65 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.015 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil
Reaction: Smooth arc
FCC Rating: Total- 14, Finish- 10, Core- 2, Cover- 2


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Re: Black Pearl Urethane
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2024, 09:44:12 AM »
I drilled the much-anticipated Hammer 78D Black Pearl urethane to be a little weaker version of the legendary Purple Pearl Urethane. I put my favorite urethane layout on this one, 4” x 25 to get a true baseline read of what this ball does. I use my urethane exclusively on sport shots, and this one really shines when you want to play straighter, or close to the gutter. The 78D Black Pearl urethane is about 1-2 feet longer than the Purple Pearl urethane, and 3-4 boards less. The shape is a little more angular, or at least as angular as urethane can be, which is still way less than resin alternatives. I have used the 78D Black Pearl on Cheetah 35’, Alcatraz 38’, and Aalborg 35'. I have found that when they are fresh this ball shines, I put it down to 360 grit and it rolls and picks up fantastically. The cover takes to surface changes well, as I have used it from 360 up to 2000 with no issues at all. As the lanes transition and this ball doesn’t see enough friction through the mid-lane to carry like it has been doing so well, that is when I switch to my Purple Pearl urethane, move 2-3 in with my feet, and use that extra angle to get the corner pins out with the stronger ball. The 78D Black Pearl urethane is the PERFECT compliment to the Purple Pearl urethane, and if you bowl a lot of sport patterns like I do, it is well worth having this one in your bag. Order your 78D Black Pearl urethane now from Bowler Builders Pro Shop and pro shops everywhere! Nothing hits like a Hammer!
James Goulding
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Re: Black Pearl Urethane
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2024, 02:36:50 AM »


Volume:30 mil

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Wayne Webb PBA pattern


Likes:I was extremely pleased with the reaction of the new Black Pearl Urethane 78D.  I don't use Urethane very often, however I drilled this piece for the PBA50 Caveman Bowl Classic to have to blend out the Wayne Webb pattern.  This piece did not disappoint as I used it for 17 of the 21 games of the tournament.  I was able to play far right and the ball never quit on me.  It has a much better reaction for me than the purple.  Thank you Black Pearl Urethane for helping me win PBA Regional title #5.  Get yours today, you will not be dissatisfied.  It has a special place in my arsenal.