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Blade
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Color: Blue/Yellow

Coverstock: Reactive

Core: 2-piece

Factory finish: Matte

Lane Conditions: Medium Oil

 

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Re: Blade
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2002, 10:08:54 AM »
I had the pleasure of test throwing this ball.  I have it drilled with the pin under my ring finger with the cg kicked out about 2 inches from the mid line and a small whole on my axis. The Blade is very clean through the heads and is predictable in the mid lane. This ball retains its energy for the backend and is explosive through the pocket.  
This is a ball worth taking a look at.  The Blade pearl is just as good or better!!

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Re: Blade
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2002, 11:10:58 AM »
This Blade is Sharp!

Ebonite again is showing us great effort to bring back great performance to the Hammer brand name! With the entry of (6) new hammer balls to start the season off, This Hammer, will be the best of the bunch!

The "Blade" Solid, has a mix of Old and New technology with the heart of this ball coming from the weight block design of the "Original" Black, Blue, & Burgunday Hammers of past! Ebonite has then "Added" a Flip Cap to the top of the ball creating more RGS which allows this ball to "Get threw the Heads" better and still have energy for the break point! This ball wants to get down the lane with ease and the strong reactive coverstock provides great traction for a strong turn and Hook!

Those of you who had "Hammer" products in the past Keep in mind, that the New Hammer Balls coming from Ebonite, CANNOT be compared to the Hammers of the past!

We drilled Our ball "Label Leverage" 2:00pin CG. in the palm area. The coverstock comes in a "Sheen" finish out of the box but is fully adjustable. Keep in mind that "Shell Adjustment" is the most important factor to getting the ball reaction that you want from any ball.

We were able to get on a pair of lanes that had just been Re-oiled on the heads for a second shift Mixed League coming in to bowl.
The lanes already had full shift on them earlier and this condition would give us a good amount of carry down and spotty middles.

We started out with the "Out of Box" finish and found the ball providing great traction and a strong controlled hook. As we rolled two complete games we found that this ball responded well to Our release changes and any different line we wanted to play to the pocket!

Hitting Power was Excellent! With this balls Controlled "Angular" move to the pocket we left very few corner pins during the two game work out.

We then made a trip to the ball spinner to apply some "Black Magic" Ball polish to see if we could get a different reaction and look. We went back to the same pair of lanes and immediately we found this ball wanted to "Turn the Corners" shaper and with more energy at the break point. We also found the "hit" and "Carry" increased a good amount. As we rolled two more complete games we found this ball to be "Friendly" yet "Strong"!

We are recommending this ball to bowlers who want a Excellent "First" ball out of the bag. For those bowlers who want an excellent league condition ball this one will fill the bag! Go ahead and drill this ball with any drilling pattern that you may choose! But we believe if you just let the power of this great weight block and coverstock combination do it job, you will have more than enough ball to be in play most of the time.

We believe the New Blade Solid is the "Best" of the bunch of all the new Ebonite Hammer entries! Those of you who call yourself "Hammer Heads", keep in mind that this is a New Age for Hammer! but we believe you won't be disappointed! Ebonite is getting the job done!

We are recommending this ball to all bowlers!
Please Keep in mind, that there are NO Magical Bowling balls! Just MAGICAL Bowlers!

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Re: Blade
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2002, 04:33:20 PM »
I drilled the Blade Solid for a shop guy. This bowler is more of a down and in play that doesn't turn the bowling ball a lot.

I put the pin above his finger and kick the CG out a bit. About a 5 1/2" by 5" drilling for him. We left this ball out of the box to see what it would do.

The bowler used this ball on a first shift, house shot. The bowler started by playing around the 1st arrow and found out quickly that he would have to move deeper in on the lane. After about 3 or 4 shot, he was playing for 2nd arrow, out to 1st arrow. This ball would travel to about 40 feet and then give a strong move to the pocket. This was longer than the Diesel Solids that we test, but not as long as the Vicious Reactives that we tested. The Blade didn't lose any energy when it got to the pocket because it blew the rack.

I think that this is a great ball to start the day with and judge where to go from there. I think this is a great Benchmark ball for the Hammer line and would be a solid addition to anyone's bag. The surface is easy to adjust, and will allow it to fit into all bowler styles.

If you have any questions, please email me at Bill@BuddiesProShop.com

 

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Re: Blade
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2002, 12:21:57 PM »
This may be the most agressive ball I have ever thrown. When swinging the ball 30+ boards the ball does not lose its energy. It makes its move and keeps driving through the pocket with unbelievable force. I say bravo to Ebonite and the engineers who came up with this ball. It is fantastic just like the rest of the new line.

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Re: Blade
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2002, 06:53:31 PM »
this ball is the stongest ball i have ever had on the backend and destroys the racks it leaves nothing in its path wow a great hammer ball since i have had it my lowest series was 711 and the highest was 786 with it great on medium to oily lanes this ball loves oil forget about it on the dry because wherever you stand it will go to jersey way to strong on dry....well thats my reviews its drilled 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 small weight hole on the axis point...i rate this ball a 10 outta a 1-10

ray revs is outta here

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Re: Blade
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2002, 05:21:15 PM »
OK let me just say one thing....this ball is meant for HEAVY OIL...at least thats the way I have it drilled...on Tuesday January the 7th...now this is important because im 16 years old and I have been bowling for a year and a half now...I rolled a 300 with the Solid Blade!!! I have been told I have the potential to be a professional bowler and if I keep bowling I will definitely go pro...that day I had a 226, 279, and a 300 in the third game although it wasn't in league it was an amazing feeling to get that 300 that many people try and try but can never achieve at least at my age...but anyway back to the best ball in the world...after the second game they just put oil on the lanes so the oil was HEAVY...and I just want to say that the Solid Blade is an AWESOME ball....nothing else describes this ball you have to buy it...THANK YOU HAMMER!

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Re: Blade
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2002, 08:33:59 PM »
4 X 5 small hole on axis.
Stand left, throw it right and yell nothing hits like a Hammer at your opponet.
I create more area with this ball than any other I have thrown in recent memory.
Very smooth threw the front with a big backend.

AWESOME

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Re: Blade
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2002, 10:14:47 AM »
I have to say this is by far the best hammer ball out on the market right now.


Specs: 16lb 2oz,pin 3-4in out.  I drilled this ball in a stacked leverage drilling or a 45 degree drilling.  Cg is about 6 in left of center of grip.  pin is right below the ring finger and the balance hole is about 2in left of the cg on my axis.

Bowling Style:  I am a lefty that averages 218-230 given the conditiion.  I have many revolutions and throw the ball about 19-21mph.  I throw hard and rev the ball alot.  Works for me.  Ican also slow it down and circle the lane if i have to but that isnt called for much.

Review:  This ball is always the first out of my bag.  I just used this in a king of the hill tournament friday and bowled a set of 279,233,229,299(left a 8 pin).  With match games of 229,257,269.  I love this ball but there has to be oil.  You have a dry condition this ball will be in the opposite channel.  This ball goes about half way down the lane and turns the corner.  Usually play about 15-20 out to about 8-10 and back in.  If i slow down my speed i can get inside 5th-6th arrow but how often does a lefty need that camon.  I leave more 8's and 9's with this ball than i do corners.  Coverstock is really easy to change to get the reation you are looking for I left mine in the out of the box sheen.  Thinking about drilling another for a little more length and harder turn on the back with a polish,if i do i will post that review as well.  I recommend this ball to anyone looking for a little more to ad to their game.  Keep up the good work Hammer/Ebonite.  Give this ball 9 out 10.

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Re: Blade
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2002, 03:18:19 PM »
Great ball! strong recovery from the outside and some hold on pulled shots. Drilled the ball 3/38 pin cg centerd on grip. Lots of predictable hook with not too much variation do to release differences.

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Re: Blade
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2002, 01:29:58 PM »
This is my favorite Hammer ball to date.  It is also most versatile since I have had one polished and one dulled up to cover those extreme conditions from slick to dry.

POLISHED:  This is the closest thing I've seen which can totally eliminate my 7 pins (I'm a lefty).  I feel most confident when I can get lined up with this ball shined up.  Have you ever had that feeling when you're ready to take on the whole world??? This is IT!

You may have to still put it away if the lanes are moving too much on the backend since even in its polished state, the ball will "jump" when it hits the dry.  This ball's reaction and hit is so devastating you will get the urge to hold on to it too long when you know you have to get a more tame ball out.

DULL:  It's hard to envision when I can throw this ball dull but I decided to keep its companion.  Just in case for those sport type conditions or when there's a lot of under/over where I need to toss it a little harder.  Its effectiveness doesn't last as long as the particle ball but it gets the job done on the short term when you need that big third game for the brackets!

From what I've seen out there, this Hammer is the best value compared to price and its superb hitting power!


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Re: Blade
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2002, 10:39:14 PM »
what a ball! i tryed it on a fresh house shot with a good clean backend and this ball was killer. its more agresive than most my higer dollar balls. i played 3rd  arrow 2 games then went to 4th the 3rd game and this ball never quite. i left a few 10s but that was the angle i was playing i think. it needs head oil to keep in play and hit hard. if you havent tryed the new hammer stuff yet you are missing some great balls. it fits in great with my vicious particale and my low flare stinger. its got a bigger backend than the vicious particale but i dont think it can handle as much oil as the particale V. great job hammer i give this a 10.

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Re: Blade
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2003, 09:33:49 AM »
When they said nothing hits like a Hammer, they weren't kidding.  This is probably the best mid priced ball out there if you are looking for something with explosive backend reaction.  I threw this ball in my league this morning and stood at 35 rolled it out to 15 with good results.  My Blade has a 3-4" pin placement and 2.75 oz. top weight.  Its drilled with the pin to the right of the ring finger, and the cg down and inbetween the fingers. Overall I think this ball is a monster and I rate it a 10/10

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Re: Blade
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2003, 04:57:48 AM »
The Blade is very forgiving.  I bowled some very good game with this ball.  I am a lefty and usually playing 2nd Arrow.  This ball is very hard hitting, I just left a few 7 pins with this ball.  In the last tournament, I got 2035 totals for 9 games, I got 775 in the last 3 games.  As a result, I strongly recommend this ball to everyone who wanna slap the 7 or 10 pins.

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Re: Blade
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2003, 08:28:58 AM »
This has to be one of the best balls I have ever thrown. Thanks to onebigtwister. HE is the hook-up. The bowling and drilling god. drilled 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 stack leverage. It has one of the most wicked backend flips I have ever seen. IF it gets in the pocket, there ain't nothin left to shoot at. This is a perfect ball for one who doesn't get much in the way of revs or lift, but it is a ball for anyone. Go get one today.