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Obsession Tour Solid
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:55:07 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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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 »
LANE CONDITION

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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


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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


COMMENTS

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
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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.

Be well, rip racks ...and shred pins.
Be well, shred pins ...and rip racks.

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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 11:33:10 AM »
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 6"

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 400 - 450

Ball Speed: 18 mph

PAP/Track: 6-3/8

BALL REACTION

Length: 7/10

Back End: 8/10

Overall Hook: 10/10

Midlane Read: 10/10

Breakpoint Shape: 7/10 (smooth)


COMMENTS

I decided to drill this ball because I loved the specs. Loved the Web Tour, love low RG cores, love low diff cores. I drilled this ball with the pin near my grip center about 6" from my axis with the MB on my VAL. This is a favorite layout of mine because I like to see my ball float down the lane and then have a controlled, slow hook. The Obsession Tour performed exactly how intended, but I was actually very surprised with the overall hook I achieved with it. It almost hooks too much. Almost.

For me, this ball works best when I am playing steep trajectories through the front and need something with adequate continuation. If the back ends are dry, the ball is too continuous, but under normal circumstances, this is probably the only ball I can trust to recover from extreme trajectories through the front. 

If you are a speed dominant player, you should probably drill this with a lower VAL angle, so it pops on the back enough to carry well. If you are a rev dominant player, you would use this ball when there is a good amount of head oil or pattern length.

Overall, would drill again. 10/10
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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 10:42:19 AM »
Where once #TeamLSR had just ONE #OBSESSION, now they have a second!  Join Lane Side as they take the #ObsessionTour #Solid to the lanes in anticipation of the release of the new Pearl in September! 
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Brandon Riley

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Re: Obsession Tour Solid
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 12:59:27 PM »
Drilled an Obsession Tour Solid per the recommendation of my buddy in the pro shop who absolutely swears by it as being smooth, controllable and making a strong move down the lane.  I went 40x4.75x40 (pin up) which is my standard asymmetrical layout to allow the ball's natural characteristics to shine through.
On the lanes this ball disappointed me at first.  It didn't hook that much, seemed lazy down the lane and kept leaving me flat hits.  Then I realized that I was recommended this ball by a left hander and the lightbulb turned on.  I moved a little further right into the track and increased my speed and this ball found a way to shape the right way to the pocket shot after shot.  The impressive thing is that I constantly found good ball reaction with the Obsession Tour on a wide variety of patterns of all lengths so long as I kept my angles more direct.  This ball found a way to strike on everything from our house shot to challenge shots with booming backends and short patterns.  It gave a medium rev tweener like me the the ball motion of a high powered 2 hander with a purple hammer but without pushing so much oil down the lane and less use of my towel between shots.

The lower diff core and strong cover make the Obsession Tour a fantastic ball for controlling my angles by giving me an early read with a very smooth motion off of the friction.  This is a ball that I like best when I play parallel or when I am trying to match angles off of a lower rev player.  I have tinkered with the surface and have found that either just a small bit of polish or a 3k pad have yielded the best results to allow me to camp in the track longer.  In our local house which plays particularly slick and carries down quickly, this is a ball which really matches up well by giving me control when playing the track area.

I recommend the Obsession Tour Solid to medium-high rev players looking for help controlling their angles when playing straighter.  This ball currently has my vote for ball of the year - it is that good
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