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Obsession Tour Solid
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:55:07 AM »
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The Hammer Obsession Tour Solid is obsessed with performance This bowling ball uses the TourV2 Solid coverstock which is an updated version of the successful cover found on the Web Tour bowling balls. This cover is paired with the Obsession Tour core which has the same shape as the regular Obsession core minus the flip block. This core alteration results in less flare and less hook but with a more controllable reaction on medium to heavy oil conditions. The Obsession Tour offers a different reaction allowing bowlers to stand closer to the dry while also being a good match for higher rev bowlers. This bowling ball utilizes DOT! DOT allows you to drill anywhere on the ball and offers toughness to the ball.

Color: Burgundy
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Obsession Tour
Coverstock: TourV2 Solid
Reaction: Strong midlane and backend
Finish: 500, 1000 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.469 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.034 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
FCC Rating: Total- 26.5, Finish- 9.5, Core- 7, Cover- 10

 

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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 10:42:47 AM »
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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 01:22:34 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:  3-4
Ball Weight: 15lb
DRILL PATTERN
Layout: Stacked pin over bridge and cg under the fingers
BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate:  396
Ball Speed: 15 mph
PAP/Track: 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up
SURFACE PREP

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 1000 grit - Box surface
LANE CONDITION
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS
BALL REACTION

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 6.5
Back End: 7
Overall Hook: 7
Midlane Read: 5
Breakpoint Shape: medium length and predictable roll

COMMENTS

Likes: This ball was laid out identical to my Web tour Hybrid as I wanted a ball to be just a little bit stronger for when the lanes have a little heavier volume.   The cover makes sure to dig a little bit more than the Web Tour Hybrid and rolls just as smooth and predictable.   Literally earned a spot in my bag the first night.  It gives you miss room and still strikes and is an easy ball to see rolling down the lane. Directional changes are smooth and even and predictable with the core cover combo.  A MUST HAVE!

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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 09:28:39 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 42

Volume: 25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


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65 x 3 ¾ x 20 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380
After throwing the original Obsession, I decided to drill up the tour as well because I love the Hammer Obsession.  This ball is exactly as advertised, smooth, strong and definitely hits like a Hammer.  I brought this ball to league and my first game was the front 9 and then the disappointing pocket 7-10, which is a popular leave in our center.  Besides that, this ball would be great for heavier oil patterns and when you need to control the sharp reacting backends.  Smooth, smooth, smooth and strong is how I describe this ball shape, an absolute winner.



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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 12:57:55 AM »
Speed: 17.9
RPM: 480
PAP: 5 7/8 RT x 2 1/4 DN
No-thumb, one league per week, tournaments when I can. Tremendous slouch.

Controlled motion with an asymmetric core.

Released at the same time as the Obsession Solid, the Obsession Tour has the same core shape, however, the Obsession Tour has a differential that is .016 points lower which creates less flare, less hook, and a more controllable reaction compared to the Obsession Solid and uses an updated version of the Tour cover found on the Web Tour balls. The Obsession Tour will create a unique reaction that will allow many players to stand closer to the dry and be great for higher rev players.

With the out of box surface at 500/1000 and the new Obsession Tour core this ball is exactly as advertised as I get a controlled, lower flaring asymmetric core ball that allows me to keep a tighter line to the pocket (something that is generally associated with a symmetric core) which is a definite plus on tougher sport/challenge patterns as well as the 2021 USBC Masters pattern. I used a layout of 90x2.25x45 intending to have a ball motion that would replicate a urethane look without the urethane carry down, that will not overreact or be too jumpy down lane. That said, I’m still able to move both my feet and targets left during league and play a bigger rolling arc with the Obsession Tour still having enough energy to roll up to the pocket and split the 8-9 pins. Even on attempts that are light or ‘half pocket’ there’s a great ‘mix’ with the pins and getting the head pin as a messenger to take out that dreaded 10 pin. I haven’t yet attempted to alter the OOB finish.

It’s not the prettiest ball that you’ll ever see but the solid Burgundy with Gold lettering does appeal to my eyes even though I prefer a mix of colors ...and those are the colors for the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!)

High performance and at the high price point, intended to have a strong mid lane and backend motion (even with my layout choice to tame that reaction) on medium to heavy oil, I’m not disappointed with the ball reaction and shape that I’m getting out of the Obsession Tour and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed either.

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