Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Arson High Flare
Reviewed:May 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:Max-Hook Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Red Pearl / Yellow Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Modified Arson 2
Int. Diff:0.000

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The newest mid-price ball from Hammer is the Arson High Flare. While the name will be familiar to Hammer fans, the High Flare is new both in core and coverstock. The new Modified Arson 2 weight block is similar in shape to previous Arson cores, but this version’s differential has been bumped up to the highest value out of all previous Arsons, hence the High Flare name. The coverstock is a pearlized reactive cover called Max-Hook Pearl that is finished with 2000 Abralon and then polished.

The skid/flip reaction provided by this pairing was best for us on our medium test pattern. Stroker and Tweener were able to take full advantage of the higher differential core, crossing between the second and third arrows and getting the ball to the eight board at the breakpoint. The

Additional Hammer Arson High Flare Resources

Click here to visit Hammer's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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