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Vicious Attack
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Black/Yellow

Available weights: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Vicious Attack does just what the name says, it
performs a sneak attack on the pins. Although the entire Vicious family is known for their killer angle, Vicious Attack hooks more than any Vicious ball to date. With Power Whip™ reactive resin and an asymmetric core design, you better make sure Vicious Attack is on your side.

Specifications:
Line Vicious
Color Black/Yellow
Coverstock Reactive
Core 2-piece Asymmeterical
RG 2.51
Differential 0.043
Factory finish Matte
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
Lane Conditions Medium-Heavy Oil
Cleared ABC Feb 2003

 

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2003, 10:35:53 PM »
I drilled this ball as soon as it arrived. I laid the ball out with the Pin 4 1/4", the CG 3 3/8", and the LMB 4 1/4".

I tried this ball on a variety of shots from light oil to heavy oil. On the Medium-Light Oil, I was able to swing the ball from 15 to 5 at about 45 feet and the ball would turn the corner and explode the pocket. On Medium-Heavy oil, I was able to go more direct and play a lot less of swing. With the layout that this ball has, the ball reved up early for me and made a smooth arcing motioin to the pocket.

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2003, 11:34:00 AM »
I'm very impressed with this ball.  It is an animal ready to ATTACK the pins.  My Vicious Attack had a pin placement of 3 1/4" and I stacked the pin, cg, and the LMB all in-line with my ring finger.  This allowed the ball to have a strong mid-lane roll, but still have the power to hit.  On the fresh house shot I could get in and swing it to the dry (15 to 5) or I could tighten up and play an 18 to 13 and still have a consistent reaction.  This ball matches up with the Vicious Particle Pearl very well, and when you need a little more mid-lane, this ball can give you what you need with out loosing the hitting power.
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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2003, 03:36:15 PM »
I got the Attack because I wanted a reactive ball with predictable performance and irresistible entry into the pocket. And that is precisely what I got! I was able to play a straight line throught the Christmas tree oil pattern over the third arrow with a great recovery, or swing it out to 1st arrow with an even arc and watch it so search and destroy with the pocket! I love it! Though speed-sensitive, I could move left or right and easily adjust to the shot, though swinging it out left 3 out 7 10-pins. All in all, I recommend this as a performance player's dream. I had it drilled for full leverage per the Hammer specs with a weight hole @ PAP. Remember, NOTHING hits like a Hammer!

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2003, 04:04:45 PM »
This is the most hooking ball out of the Vicious line in its out of the box condition.  For you slow or stroker type bowlers, you can throw this in its original factory tweaked coverstock but for you crankers, you'll have to shine it up a bit.  And it shines up real well.

What more can you say about a real strong ball....depending on your ball speed and amount of hand, you can dictate your entry to the pocket on a normal house condition and create ALL the area you want with this ball.  Even the straighties will have to bend their shot a bit because of its brute power!!  You will definitely make those pins RETREAT with the Vicious ATTACK!!!

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2003, 04:09:18 PM »
i needed a ball to hook through the oil. my brother gamer recommended this ball to me. he normally knows what ball to use for different conditions. he couldn't have been more wrong this time. I've used the ball on two league nights and have a combined handicap total pinfall of 1012. and this is 90% of 220 were talking here. my cousins hit sparkle hooks more than this ball. and how about a nice smell. when you buy a storm product the ball has a pleasant smell. it makes your whole bowling experience enjoyable. its like aroma therapy. hammer has really taken a turn for the worse. the only people that can use this line of equipment must use a stop and hop delivery. sorry about rambling on but I'm really disappointed, and from now on I'm gonna listen to my cousin backwards pirhanna. he has always said two fingers is the way to go. the more fingers the more mistakes. besides I'm tired of being low man on the team.
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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2003, 09:05:03 PM »
Picked this ball up from Jkiser.  (another excellent BR member to do business with)  15lb 2-3" pin, drilled stacked leverage.  A really nice aggressive ball that goes pretty long and makes a nice turn at the break point.  I havent tried it out on super oily lanes, so Im not sure how it will do on those conditions.  For me, freshly oiled top hat to about 45', the Vicous Attack worked well.

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2003, 11:51:51 PM »
Thank you for reading my review.

The Vicious Attack is a very non reactive ball for me. I have a lot of hand in the ball and my line is normally from the 17th board out to about the 9th board.
With this ball my line is pointing the ball up the tenth board and most times that still won't make the pocket. I am very disappointed with this ball compared to my other vicious that is drilled exactly the same way. Since I do not know all the lingo all I can tell you is the ball is drilled with the pin out 1 inch from the finger and the cg is 2 inches below and slightly to the right of the  finger. According to my ball driller this ball should hook a ton and all it does is roll out as soon as it hooks.

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2003, 02:24:48 AM »
Perhaps the reason it's not hooking is it's burning up too much energy in the heads, try moving inside more with it, that should save some energy for the backends.

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2003, 12:37:53 PM »
Have this ball for awhile. The pro shop i used drilled it all wrong. Ball has an ounce of side weight in it and moves like a b**tch. When the ball hits the pins though its defenetly solid. I can throw this ball out to the 2 board and watch it come all the way back into the pocket and end with a nice solid hit. Great hammer ball just wish it was drilled correctly.

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2003, 01:08:16 PM »
Great ball, predictable performance, drilled with mid 3X3 stack with pin just under ring finger, rolls up solid on blown out oil with lots of hitting power, just threw on fresh heavy oil for the first time, plays even better.  Great back ends, I LIKE THIS BALL!!
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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2004, 02:59:20 AM »
I have been having trouble controlling the breakpoint since my center shortened up the oil a bit, so, since I had heard this was a good "control" ball, I thought I would give it a try.

  Most of my stuff is drilled strong, except for my granite gargoyle, so I had him use a lower flaring pin position and keep the c.g. in the palm.

  Ball weight is 14lb. Pin is out 2 1/8 in. Topweight was 2.5oz

  Ball speed about14-15 M.P.H., approx 350-400 revs, minimal axis tilt ( 10-15 degrees), and about a 40-45 degree axis rotation

  We set this ball up with a pin to pap distance of 3 in and a c.g. to pap of 4 in, putting the M.B. 1 1/2 in. left of thumbhole in the track.  After drilling the ball had 0 finger, 1/8 oz side (positive), and 7/8 oz top. After throwing a few, I decided to put a weighthole in to change the weights. I put the x-hole just above the last flare ring, in the thumb positive quadrant, and angled it down and away from the fingers.  After the hole was added, it has 1/2 finger, 1/8 side (negative) and 1 top.

  I also decided to add a light shine to it to help it clear the heads. I left the factory finish on it and added a light polish using finesse it and water with a foam pad.  Ball shined up some, but you can still see the finish marks in the coverstock.

  The pattern I shoot on is a typical house shot (THS) with an "out of bounds" outside of five. I lined my feet up on 30, playing the ball over 14, out to 7 or 8, and this ball was GOLDEN!

  The polish let it clear the heads until the heads became very dry with a smooth read of the midlanes and a tremendous arcing move to the pocket and the carry was phenomenal. I literally had a shot 3 boards wide at the target, and probably more than that at the breakpoint.  If I tugged it, it would just sit and roll up at the pocket.  If I pitched it out, it would make a smooth read of the oil line and make a big sweeping arc to the pocket.  If I got it off my hand clean and got anywhere near my mark, it was in the pocket, and most of the time it carried, even on shots I usually leave the ringing 10.  The first night out with it this evening my games were 278-218-263(with an open) for a 759, and a 248 last game for 1007 four game set. 251.75 average. Not bad for a first set.

  On a scale of 1-10, I would have to rate this one about 8.5, but that is because it is drilled for a fresh shot with backends.  If I were sure that it was more versatile, I would give it a higher rating.

  This is a good ball, but be sure it is what you are looking for.  Because of its characteristics, it may be susceptible to carrydown conditions.

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2004, 05:58:15 PM »
I just picked up the ball yesterday and what a weird difference. I was using a Ebonite Predator but it was drilled wrong..thumb pitch..span..etc.. So I took it to a different driller who actually made the ball come off my hand! It's a little frustrating though only shot 167-171-197 with a 220 average. I dont think its the ball though, jsut the different drill that I have to get used to. Ball hasgood backend with minimal skid midlane, and hits very solid into the pocket. I am LH and play 10-5, but I am steal learning to lift the ball correctly and I think thats my problem..Great overall ball. Good Job Hammer!

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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2005, 10:12:02 PM »
This ball has wicked backend and sharp entry angle.

specs:  15lb 4in pin and 2.5 top weight.

Drilling:  Pin just under ring with cg kicked positive just slightly with it coming to rest left and just above thumb with mb in strong position. no balance hole need.

I have had this ball sice it came out.  Have you ever had a ball that you like the look but you never can seem to find a condition that it is just perfect for.  I am a lefty tweener that has high ball speed.  Get about 30 degrees of axis tilt.  This ball is a monster on just about any condiiotn i have left dull and current ly have slight polish on it.  It gets thru heads clean on mo.  This ball gets thru heads well on most coditions read mid lane ok but has wicked back end on all condiotns except flood.  If you need a ball that you need back this is your ball.  Also if you have carry down problems and need somthing to get thri it this is your ball.  If you like to whell from the deep this will turn the corner for you and give you that great angle to poclet that is why this ball doesnt fit my game cause i dont whell from the deep inside of the lane but great ball none the less.great over all ball think i gonna drill another weaker than this one .Give solid 8.5 of ten
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Re: Vicious Attack
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2005, 11:02:35 PM »
Way too many 2-10 spilts with this ball.  It is deadly if your speed is correct every time.  Too slow and it roars through the nose for a greek church.  Too fast and it's past the breakpoint and you have a 2-10.  I had a strong drilling on it, may work better with a much weaker drilling.  Overall average ball.