Hammer Bowling Ball Reviews
Bowling This Month currently tests and reviews all new Hammer bowling balls. See below for links to all recently-reviewed Hammer equipment, a comparison table showing all of our Hammer ball reviews, and a comparison graph that visually shows how all of the Hammer balls we've tested compare to each other in terms of our four bowling ball rating parameters.
Hammer Bowling Ball Reviews - New Releases
Hammer Rebel Yell
The Rebel Yell is the third release in the Rebel line for Hammer, following in the footsteps of the original Rebel and the Rebel Solid...
Hammer Gauntlet Fury
The Gauntlet Fury joins the original Gauntlet, the Scandal, and the Scandal Pearl in Hammer’s high performance line. This new release shares the Semtex Pearl...
Hammer Black Widow Gold
The Hammer Black Widow Gold is the first pearlized Black Widow since the Red Legend. Like the Legends and Dark Legends, the Black Widow Gold...
Hammer Cherry Vibe
The Cherry Vibe is the pearlized partner of the solid-covered Blue Vibe. As with the Blue, the Cherry uses Hammer's new carbon fiber outer core...
Hammer Blue Vibe
The Vibe core makes its return to the Hammer line with the slightly updated Cherry Vibe and Blue Vibe. The Blue Vibe uses the CT...
The Diesel powers back into the Hammer lineup this summer, joining the Rebel and Rebel Solid as the three reactive resin balls at Hammer's mid-performance...
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Summary Table of All Hammer Ball Reviews
The table below shows a tabular comparison of all recently-reviewed Hammer bowling balls. Currently, all balls in our database are shown in the table. BTM subscribers can customize the columns displayed on their Edit Profile page.
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|Ball Name||Issue||Cover||Box Finish||RG||Diff||Int|
|Absolut Curve||August 2013||R Hyb||500 / 500 / 500 Abrl / 1.5K Abrn / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.048||0.000|
|Absolut Flip||July 2014||R Prl||500 / 500 / 500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.048||0.000|
|Amp||August 2013||R Hyb||500 / 1K Abrl / PH CnS Compound||2.49||0.054||0.013|
|Amp Up||April 2014||R Prl||500 / 500 / 500 / 1.5K Abrn / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.054||0.013|
|Arson||July 2011||R Hyb||800 / 1K / 2K / 2K Abrl||2.5||0.045||0.000|
|Arson High Flare||May 2015||R Prl||500 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.054||0.000|
|Arson High Flare Solid||November 2015||R Sol||500 / 3K Abrl||2.48||0.054||0.000|
|Arson Hybrid||December 2012||R Hyb||500 / 1K / 1K / 3K Abrl||2.48||0.045||0.000|
|Arson Low Flare||February 2013||R Hyb||500 / 500 / 500 Abrl / PH CnS Compound||2.48||0.020||0.000|
|Arson Low Flare Solid||December 2014||R Sol||500 Abrl / PH CnS Compound||2.48||0.020||0.000|
|Arson Pearl||August 2012||R Prl||500 / 1K / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.045||0.000|
|Bad Ass||October 2014||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.048||0.000|
|Bad Intentions||February 2015||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl||2.48||0.048||0.000|
|Bad Intentions Hybrid||October 2015||R Hyb||500 / 3K Abrl||2.48||0.048||0.000|
|Black Widow Assassin||May 2014||R Sol||500 / 500 / 500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.058||0.014|
|Black Widow Gold||July 2017||R Prl||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.058||0.016|
|Black Widow Legend||August 2014||R Hyb||500 / 500 / 500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.058||0.014|
|Black Widow Red Legend||February 2015||R Prl||500 / 500 / 500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.058||0.016|
|Black Widow Red Legend Solid||July 2015||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.058||0.016|
|Blue Hammer||July 2011||Ure Sol||800 / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl||2.57||0.032||0.000|
|Blue Vibe||June 2017||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Brick||January 2012||R Hyb||500 / 500 / 1K / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.052||0.008|
|Burgundy Hammer||November 2014||R Sol||500 / 500 Abrl||2.57||0.032||0.000|
|Cherry Vibe||July 2017||R Prl||500 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Cobalt Vibe||July 2012||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Cold Blood||October 2013||R Prl||500 / 500 / 1K Abrl/PH CnS Compound||2.48||0.056||0.009|
|Dark Legend||February 2016||R Hyb||500 / 1K Abrl / PH CnS Compound||2.50||0.058||0.016|
|Dark Legend Solid||August 2016||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.058||0.016|
|Deadly Aim||May 2014||R Hyb||500 / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl / PH CnS Compound||2.49||0.054||0.008|
|Diesel||June 2017||R Hyb||500 / 2K Abrl||2.51||0.046||0.000|
|Epidemic||August 2011||R Prl||800 / 1K / 2K / 2K / PHFF Polish||2.53||0.050||0.013|
|First Blood||February 2013||R Hyb||500 / 500 / 500 / 1.5K Abrn / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.056||0.009|
|Gauntlet||February 2017||R Hyb||500 / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.050||0.012|
|Gauntlet Fury||October 2017||R Prl||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.050||0.012|
|Grape Vibe||June 2011||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Hardcore Brawl||November 2010||R Sol||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 2K Abrl||2.56||0.045||0.000|
|Infection||February 2011||R Prl||800 / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl||2.50||0.055||0.011|
|Nail||July 2012||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.55||0.042||0.000|
|Nail Titanium||June 2013||R Prl||800 / 1K / 2K / 4K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.55||0.042||0.000|
|Phobia||January 2017||R Prl||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.49||0.054||0.000|
|Plague||August 2010||R Hyb||500 / 1K / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.055||0.000|
|Ratchet||August 2012||R Hyb||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 3K Abrl||2.49||0.057||0.009|
|Rebel||July 2016||R Prl||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.044||0.000|
|Rebel Solid||December 2016||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl||2.48||0.044||0.000|
|Rebel Yell||November 2017||R Prl||500 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.044||0.000|
|Rhythm||April 2012||R Sol||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 2K Abrl||2.48||0.045||0.000|
|Scandal||February 2016||R Sol||500 / 2K Abrl||2.48||0.054||0.000|
|Scandal Pearl||October 2016||R Prl||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.054||0.000|
|Spike||August 2013||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.56||0.054||0.000|
|Spike Black/Blue||June 2014||R Prl||500 / 500 / 500 / 1K Abrl / PH CnS Compound||2.56||0.054||0.000|
|Spike Black/Gold||May 2015||R Hyb||800 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.56||0.054||0.000|
|Swagga||November 2010||R Hyb||800 / 1K / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.060||0.014|
|Taboo||January 2011||R Sol||800 / 1K / 2K / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.060||0.016|
|Taboo Blue/Silver||October 2011||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 3K Abrl||2.50||0.060||0.016|
|Taboo Deep Purple||September 2012||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K / 2K / 2K Abrl||2.50||0.060||0.016|
|Taboo Jet Black||February 2012||R Sol||500 / 1K / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.060||0.016|
|Taboo Spare||October 2011||Polyester||800 / 800 / 1K / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.060||0.016|
|The Chalk||May 2013||R Sol||500 / 1K / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.48||0.056||0.000|
|Viral||November 2014||R Prl||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Viral Hybrid||June 2016||R Hyb||500 / 2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Viral Solid||September 2015||R Sol||500 / 1K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.51||0.042||0.000|
|Wrench||December 2012||R Prl||800 Abrn / 1K /2K Abrl / PHFF Polish||2.50||0.052||0.008|
Hammer Ball Comparison Graph
The graph below shows a comparison of all Hammer balls. It shows four dimensions from our on-lane testing results:
- Horizontal axis: Total Hook rating
- Vertical axis: Length rating
- Circle size: Torque rating
- Circle color: Backend rating
Hover over each colored circle in the graph to see that ball’s name and ratings. Click a colored circle to view that ball’s full review.
(Note: The graph below is just a preview. Our actual interactive ball comparison graph is only available to subscribers.)