Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Burgundy Hammer
Reviewed:November 2014
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 500 Abralon
Core Specs
Name:Modified Vibe
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Burgundy Hammer provides a modern version of the urethane era ball reaction shape. While that sounds confusing, it is actually pretty simple. Hammer has taken a modified version of their successful Vibe core and paired it with a new coverstock formulation called React-a-Thane. This coverstock comes out of the box with a 500 Abralon finish, providing very early hook in the front part of the lane. Any bowlers familiar with urethane coverstocks know they were known for their early hook, and arc-shaped motion going down the lane. This new Burgundy provides this same shape and motion on today’s oil patterns and conditions.

This ball was very useable for all our testers on all our oil patterns. Its rough cover picks up the lane quickly, so we needed to throw it away from the pocket

Hammer Burgundy Hammer Comparisons

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About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.