Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:X.XX.XX.X
Medium:X.XX.XX.X
Dry:X.XX.XX.X
Sport:X.XX.XX.X

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

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General Info

Coverstock Specs
Name:CT Reactive Plus
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Blue
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Core Specs
Name:Vibe
Type:Symmetrical
RG:2.51
Diff:0.042
Int. Diff:0.000

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 Reactive Plus solid coverstock that comes out of the box polished on top of a 500/2000 Abralon finish. The RG and differential are the same as the original Blue Vibe at 2.51″ and 0.042″ and both new Vibes use Hammer’s carbon fiber outer core. The Blue Vibe is the smoother of the two, but both new Vibes were very user-friendly on our medium and dry test patterns.

Stroker and Tweener were playing the same part of the lane on our fresh medium pattern. Tweener was just a couple boards left of Stroker at release, but both were crossing just left of the second arrow and feeding their balls to 10 at the breakpoint. They both liked how much the Blue Vibe picked up the middle of the lane, allowing their misses into the oil to still strike. Shots that got to the dry too quickly also ...

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