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Scorpion
« on: August 11, 2021, 04:41:03 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The Hammer Scorpion is ready to strike! This performance ball takes the successful LED core and wraps it in a Symtex Hybrid coverstock that provides a medium RG and high Differential. This core and cover combination helps create a strong mid-lane and backend reaction on medium oil conditions.

Color: Black/Red/Gold
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: LED 2.0 (14-16#) (modified core for 12-13#)
Coverstock: Semtex Hybrid
Finish: 500/1000/2000 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Strong midlane and backend
RG: 2.520 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.043 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
FCC Rating: Total- 25.25, Finish- 8.75, Core- 7, Cover- 9.5

 

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Re: Scorpion
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2021, 06:53:54 PM »
Hammer definitely got it right with the Scorpion. I often find myself stuck between solids and pearls on league nights, and this ball absolutely fills that gap…with authority!

I opted for a layout 5” pin to PAP, pin down. After throwing a few shots and realizing how strong it was from start to finish, I opted for a LIGHT coat of polish on the FF. This allowed me a little more length up front and offered a little more angle at the break point. Even with a light polish, this ball appears to handle oil like a champ…without creating a nasty over/under reaction.

I wouldn’t consider the Scorpion to be at the top end of my symmetrical hybrid/pearls, but it’s close. A Brunswick Stellar with the same layout has been a great ball down for medium house patterns. When encountering medium-heavy volumes, I would look more towards a Hammer Web Pearl or Web Tour Hybrid.

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Re: Scorpion
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 07:20:21 PM »
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle: 65 x 5 x 35

X Hole (if there is one): No


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Medium , between 250-275 rpm

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP/Track: 5 1/2" over and 1/2" down


SURFACE PREP

Grit: Box Finish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Hybrid


COMMENTS

The Hammer Scorpion is a great benchmark ball for most league shots.  The Scorpion has a strong mid-lane roll in a strong angular backend motion.  If you are looking for a ball for fall leagues starting up and want to get a amazing mid-performance ball, the Hammer Scorpion is the ball to have.



Charles Withers II
Brunswick Regional Staff

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Re: Scorpion
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 01:35:58 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 42ft

Volume: 24mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Modified THS


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The Hammer Scorpion review is going to be short and sweet! GO GET THE BALL NOW!!!! Hammer got it PERFECT with this ball and for the price point, you'll get more than what you are expecting! I drilled mine 55 x 4.5 x 30 and it's been the best at all events (league and tournaments). For a dull surface, this ball is clean through the front part of the lane but packs a punch with a strong but controllable backend.
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Re: Scorpion
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2021, 02:29:04 PM »
BOWLER SPECS

Ball Speed:  18.5 mph at release
Rev Rate:  540
PAP:  5.5 x 1.5 down (from center of bridge between fingers)
Axis Tilt:  High (first oil ring about an inch from middle finger)
Axis Rotation:  30 degrees
Layout:  30 degrees x 4.5 Pin to PAP
Surface:  Left at box finish (2000)
Center:  Lane Glo South, New Port Richey, FL (same house they hosted the Cream of the Crop years ago for those that remember)
League:  Monday Trio
Lane Surface:  Higher friction

First season bowling in this center so wasnt sure what to expect.  Started the season with a Gamebreaker 2 Gold, new Beast, and Deep Freeze.  First impressions was that the pattern plays like a 38 foot pattern with crisp backends.  The Beast with a 45 degree x 4.5 layout provided plenty of hook playing 13-15 at the arrows with 5-7 breakpoint.  The issue I encountered was the oil kept pushing and pushing as the night wore on even though no urethane was being used.  So once we got into the 3rd-5th frame of the first game; the Beast was nowhere strong enough and would leave 2-10s/2-8-10s.  So I would pull out the GB2 Gold and much of the same thing.  So after discussing options with my good friend Dannial Cohen of Striking Results Atlanta; I told him I needed a stronger cover but didnt think I really needed more help from the core and was looking at the Scorpion and Power Torq.  After watching Tom Daugherty's ball reaction video on the Scorpion; I knew that was the right ball.  Dannial got one and we decided on a 30 degree by 4.5 because even though there was push; I still had to play close to third arrow and needed some backend motion for the corner pins.  He shipped it down to me in time to bowl and proceeded to shoot 259 out of the box.

The Scorpion provided me with plenty of push (no doubt from the help from the puddle the first 25 feet) but then the cover took over as it exited the pattern and gave that rev up and go look.  For those that remember the Scandal.  The Scorpion uses the same coverstock with a little weaker core and entered it at the mid performance price point. It wasnt smooth yet not flippy either.  The video by TD gives the perfect look as to what I saw and playing the same area on the lane.  Compared to my Beast, on the fresh, it is easily 5 feet sooner and about 7 and 4 stronger with my feet and eyes.  On the carrydown; whereas the Beast went 50 feet before making any kind of motion towards the pocket, the Scorpion was closer to 10 feet sooner due to the 2000 surface and stronger cover.  The biggest difference now is where I would leave those 2-10s/2-8-10s, the Scorpion still makes it back to the pocket and now may leave a corner pin that is easily taken care of with a small adjustment with my feet.  I am now able to to play around 3rd arrow the entire night and just have to move between 30-35 with my feet at set up depending what the backends are doing.  So now instead of me fighting with the conditions; the Scorpion now does it for me.  I was averaging around 210 with the Beast no thanks to those 2-10s/2-8-10s but since the Scorpion; I am more around 225 and now looking for something like a Wolverine or even an RST-X2 to compliment it when I need to move a little deeper and need more angle.  If you need a step down from the higher end asyms or a step up from balls like the Hustles, Beasts, Raw Hammers, and Hyped Pearl yet still controls the backends nicely with just enough pop to carry the corners; dont hesitate on the Scorpion. 
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Former Classic Products Assistant Manager