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Viral Solid
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:03:17 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Description: By combining the popular Vibe core with the hugely successful Violent Flip Reactive Solid coverstock that was used on the original Black Widow series this Hammer ball is sure to go viral, again. The Hammer Viral Solid develops a strong read at the mid-lane while conserving for a powerful move at the backend.  This ball is best used on medium to light oil conditions.
Hammer Viral Solid Features:

- Color: Blue/Green
- Coverstock: Violent Flip Reactive Solid
- Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
- Core: Vibe with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon Fiber Outer Core.
- Reaction: Skid / Flip
- RG: 2.51 (for 15# ball)
- Diff: .042 (for 15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Conditions:  Medium-Light Oil
- Warranty: 3 year manufacturer's limited warranty

 

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Re: Viral Solid
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 10:14:24 AM »
BOWLER INFO

PAP/Track:  5 1/8 x 1 up
Axis Rotation:  25 degrees
Axis Tilt:  12 degrees
Rev Rate: 440
Ball Speed: 17-19mph

LANE CONDITION

Lane Patterns Used: 41' House Shot, 2015 USBC Team & Singles/Double Pattern, PBA Viper Pattern

BALL LAYOUT

Ball Layout: 60 x 5 35

COMMENTS

The Viral Solid continues with the great Vibe core with a SOLID reactive coverstock to be a little smoother down the lane than the original Viral which came out last year. For me this ball is about 2 boards stronger overall than the Viral Pearl, but smoother in the backends than the original. I like to use this ball when the lanes are medium to lighter medium where I need to control the mid-lane / backend reaction. This ball is one of the balls that will be staying in my tournament bag so versatile!

Dislikes: Only dislikes are the heavier lane patterns, but would not use this ball on this pattern.

With the success of the Viral from last year and the classic Vibe core, the Viral Solid is a great rolling ball that is versatile and really plays well for all styles of bowlers. You can chase the oil line inside and with the SOLID coverstock, this ball will still be strong enough to turn the corner when playing inside. This is one of those balls that you have in the bag for various medium medium lighter lane patterns and does not provide over/under like most other weaker core balls might have. Very consistent rolling ball highly recommended!


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Re: Viral Solid
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 12:06:02 PM »
BOWLER INFO

PAP/Track:  4 3/4" Over  3/4" Up
Rev Rate: 475
Ball Speed: 17.5mph

LANE CONDITION

Lane Patterns Used: 40' House Shot, Kegel Highway to Hell, Kegel Alcatraz,

BALL LAYOUT

Ball Layout: 5 x 5

COMMENTS

The Viral Solid continues the legend of the Vibe Core which was and still is one of my favorite cores of all time. This symmetrical core wrapped in the Solid Coverstock provided on the Viral Solid creates strength on medium to short oil patterns and continuation off the dry. I have used this piece both at OOB surface and with a light 2000. I found strengths with the grit being able to gain traction in oil. The only set back to this is going too far left to right the ball will lose energy with surface. Where the OOB surface shines is being able to get left and still continue through the oil. The most fun is when it gets to the dry and even for a solid cover gets off the spot and through the pins with ease. This is a great compliment to the Viral Pearl from last year. It provides a great 1-2 punch for all Hammerheads.

Dislikes: None. For what this ball is made for (symmetrical mid/low Solid) it is fantastic. I wouldn't use this on longer heavier oil patterns. That kind of stuff is for Widows :)

For the patterns I have used this ball on, Alcatraz was where i found it to be most impressive. the 38' pattern is quite demanding and flat. The Viral Solid gave me easy push through the fronts and a predictable continuation off the break point. Using a 2000 pad I knocked some of the shine off to blend the break point and make the reaction less violent and more predictable. Also, a medium to lighter oiled house shot is where this ball will be great for everyone.

Get your game face on and make your scores go Viral with the new Viral Solid from Hammer. OUT NOW!

- Color: Blue/Green
- Coverstock: Violent Flip Reactive Solid
- Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
- Core: Vibe with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon Fiber Outer Core.
- Reaction: Skid / Flip
- RG: 2.51 (for 15# ball)
- Diff: .042 (for 15# ball)
- Recommended Lane Conditions:  Medium-Light Oil
- Warranty: 3 year manufacturer's limited warranty
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Re: Viral Solid
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 01:00:38 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 39 ft THS, 40ft THS, 41ft THS, Athens, Route 66

Volume: Various

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS to SPORT modified


COMMENTS

Likes:

The Viral Solid I definitely a keeper. What Can I say close to a Vibe but not a VIBE. However, the thing about this piece is its ability to be the chameleon across multiple patterns. I have been able to use the piece OB across all patterns above with success. The real key is that it’s very controllable yet it can be very aggressive depending on your style. more so! If you love to stroke and roll then you need this in your bag. The Viral’s ability to be a true mid ball will go unnoticed. The cover responds to surface adjustments. I have adjusted from 1000 AB to 4000 AB with polish in between. Definitely worth a look by many.

Dislikes:


Too Much Color! LOL

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« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 01:03:35 PM by DynoLess Daddy »

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Re: Viral Solid
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 10:04:52 PM »
Viral Solid utilizes the very popular VIBE core wrapped in the Violent Flip Reactive Solid, finished with 1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish polish.  Nice mid-lane move without tremeandous flare.  Very smooth reaction giving me about 5 more boards than the silver Viral.  Great ball for the price-range.  A nice choice for THS for all bowling styles.

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Re: Viral Solid
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 11:21:00 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:37 ft, 40 ft, 42 ft

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Broadway, THS, Beaten Path


COMMENTS

Likes:This ball continues my love for every ball with the Vibe core. Overall this ball is stronger than my original Viral but is a different motion. My Viral is very strong and sharp on the backends where this ball is smoother. This ball will roll great on THS, shorter patterns, or later block games.

Dislikes:Had to put a little surface on it to get it to corner and will not be good on patterns with heavy volume or longer patterns


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Re: Viral Solid
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 01:50:29 PM »
BOWLER SPECS
BALL WEIGHT: 14#
REV RATE: 435   
BALL SPEED: 17.5
DUAL ANGLE LAYOUT: 75 x 5 3/8 x 30
PATTERN: 42   
PATTERN TYPE: THS
BALL SURFACE: 2000 aberlon
COMMENTS:
LIKES: Great colors, good length with strong backend. Lots of hook for price.

DISLIKES: NONE!
OVERVIEW:
I really love the cover on this ball. It was the same cover used on BW sting. I elected to crack the cover to 2000 aberlon it gave me a better overall consistant reaction. (this is normal for me, there is not a lot of polished balls that I throw) With the surface change, I felt like I could create more area, which of course is a big benefit on any lane condition. This ball is a great compliment to 1st release in the series. This would be a ball out of my bag on the fresh and as the lanes changed I could go to 1st Viral. This ball is great for medium patterns, with factory polish I would use it on lighter volumes.