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Scandal Pearl
« on: October 18, 2016, 04:44:07 PM »
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Your competition won't believe their eyes when you roll the Hammer Scandal Pearl down the lane. This is one strong pearlized bowling ball! This ball takes the proven Scandal core and wraps it with the Semtex Pearl CFI coverstock and then is finished with a 500 then 1000 grit Abralon pad and polished with the Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. This combination of core, cover, and finish gives this ball mid lane control and all the angularity needed on the backend to dominate on medium to heavy oil conditions. This bowling ball is Carbon Fiber Infused! Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.

Color: Green/Smoke/Gold
Core: Scandal with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon-Fiber Outer Core
Coverstock: Semtex Pearl CFI
Reaction: Skid/Flip
Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
FCC Rating: Total- 25.5, Finish- 7.25, Core- 8.75, Cover- 9.5
Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 Year Limited



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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 09:55:29 AM »

PAP/Track:  5 5/16” x 5/8” up
Axis Rotation:  40 degrees
Axis Tilt:  13 degrees
Rev Rate: 385
Ball Speed: 17 mph


Lane Patterns Used: 41' House Shot, Kegel Route 66, WTBA Tokyo Pattern

BALL LAYOUT:  75 x 4 1/2 x 30


I simply love my Scandal and the new Scandal Pearl is the strongest pearl ball that Hammer has ever made. With that in mind, I drilled the Pearl similar to my Scandal to compliment each other and it is exactly what I wanted. The pearlized cover is clean enough, but does not offer an over/under reaction due to the strong core of the Scandal. When moving in with my Scandal and started leaving weak 10s, the Scandal Pearl is helps get down the lane and offer more backend motion to kick out the 10. The Scandal Pearl still offers the a new technology that infuses Carbon Fiber into the coverstock to offer the most hooking potential in a pearlized coverstock for the Hammer brand on the heavier medium to heavy lane patterns. The great thing about this strong rolling piece is you can keep moving left and the ball does not stop moving toward the pocket. The Scandal Pearl is about 3-5 less than my Scandal & about 3-5 more boards than my RebeL I am really impressed with this ball motion from the Hammer brand.

I took a little shine off (light 3000 pad) my Scandal Pearl as it was a little too long for my liking! You can use this ball on the fresh House patterns for all 3 games and various medium / medium heavier lane patterns.

With the new 3 year warrantee that Hammer provides for this ball, this is the BEST bang for your buck!

I think this ball will be a must have ball for those that are looking for something offers a great motion that does not stop rolling in the backend – it really continues through the pin deck! Very versatile ball… You will be impressed!

Michael Thompson
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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 11:48:56 PM »

Pin Length:3-4
Ball Weight: 15lb
Layout: Pin over bridge - Kicked CG at about 5pm
Rev Rate:396
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 1000 Polish - Box
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

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

Likes: The Scandal Pearl is the most hooking pearl ball in Hammers line-up.  It is an awesome compliment to the Scandal.    It get through the fronts and picks up nicely in the backend and continues through the pins.  When it hits, You hear a BIG Boom!  I've been able to switch from my Scandal to the Pearl and stay in the same part of the lane and the pearl goes through the spot on the lane that the Scandal is reading and picking up.  The Pearl does all this and is a monster on the backend.  The hitting power of this ball is amazing! If you loved the Scandal, you need the Pearl in your bag.

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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2016, 06:46:54 PM »
Scandal Pearl with Carbon Fiber Infused Semtex Pearl cover provides good skid, mid-lane control and an unprecedented back end.  Hammer's strongest pearl to date, is great for medium to heavy oil conditions.  The strong symmetric Scandal core allows the bowler to get as deep on the lane as the condition calls for.


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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 11:38:47 PM »
This ball is much longer than the original Scandal, obviously, but when it starts to make its motion it GOES.

Mine, with the pin about the ring finger, doesn't have a "violent" snapping motion to it, but it is clean with a strong 'arcing' motion down lane.

This one is something I can use when I need something to get through the front part of the lane and help control the back ends.  Something that I do not have to try and force down the lane and can have faith that it will get back.

I have found that it compliments the original Scandal very nicely.  When the original Scandal starts to hook too early, this one is a great step down to help you Hammer the pocket!


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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 10:45:51 PM »


This Scandal Pearl is a great compliment to the original Scandal.  This ball is clean through the heads and the strong sym core is responsive off the spot.  Once the track area is broken down on fresh patterns, this is the ball I like to switch to.  Also, this ball is versatile enough for both house and sport patterns.



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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 07:27:07 PM »
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Re: Scandal Pearl
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 08:46:23 PM »
IMO this should be ball of the year! Mine is drilled pin below the ringer finger with the cg kicked out. very smooth, arching, packs a punch. When I am struggling to figure out a pair I go to this ball and its my savior. This ball has been really popular in my area. This ball will remain in my bag for a long time. Check out a EBI demo day near you to try one out.