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29moons

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Need help finding the ball I once had
« on: January 06, 2024, 05:10:04 PM »
Hello,
I am trying to find out which ball I had. I received it used from a friend sometime in the 90's. I could throw that ball well in almost any conditions. Unfortunately, it was lost in a move from New Mexico to Oregon.

It was a Hammer, it was blue, it was sanded and I remember it had the Nail logo on it. I have been searching the web for images but can't one with the Hammer and Nail logo that match what I remember. I have found the Blue Hammer Faball that looks close, but it doesn't have the Nail logo.

I purchased a Shock - Venom, but it doesn't have nearly the control I had with that ball.

Any help is appreciated.

 

zonepro

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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2024, 11:15:20 AM »
My guess would be the Faball Nail.  USBC approved ball list says its navy blue sanded and was approved in June of 1998.

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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2024, 12:24:02 PM »
Original Nail was a urethane ball.  Not likely you will find one but there are a lot of urethane balls out there that will give similar control.  Purple hammer would be a good option

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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2024, 02:13:42 PM »
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29moons

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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2024, 09:38:06 AM »
@twohand834 - That is the closest I have seen. It has both the Hammer and Nail logo that I remember and I remember someone posted a core that was like a toilet float. Only difference is mine wasn't marbled, not sure if that's a factor.

29moons

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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2024, 09:40:51 AM »
Thank you all for the responses. These all help immensely and I'm a step closer to getting back my dream ball.

Are there any other balls out there besides the Purple hammer that are similar to this ball? It can be a different brand.

Thank you again.

TWOHAND834

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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2024, 02:59:59 PM »
Thank you all for the responses. These all help immensely and I'm a step closer to getting back my dream ball.

Are there any other balls out there besides the Purple hammer that are similar to this ball? It can be a different brand.

Thank you again.

I would look into the Raw Hammer line; mainly the hybrid.  Not super smooth but not super angular either.
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Re: Need help finding the ball I once had
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2024, 11:21:54 PM »
This is the Nail that remember (circa 1987):