Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Scandal Pearl
Reviewed:October 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Semtex Pearl CFI
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Green / Smoke / Gold
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Scandal Pearl is Hammer’s second ball to use its Carbon Fiber Infused technology in the coverstock. This pearlized ball has a polished factory surface that is achieved by finishing it with a 1000 Abralon pad followed by Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. It is also the second ball to use the Scandal symmetrical core design, which gives it a low RG of 2.48″ and a high differential of 0.054″, just like the original Scandal. Its polished pearlized cover helps make it the strongest at the breakpoint and back end in Hammer’s high performance line.

We found the Scandal Pearl to be best for all three of our testers on our medium pattern. They could all easily see their Scandal Pearls chew through the oil in the front of the lane and offer a sideways reaction at the back end upon encountering friction. Cranker really liked his reaction on this pattern. His higher rev rate really helped his ball chew through the oil toward the center of the lane while still offering a

Hammer Scandal Pearl Comparisons

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Additional Hammer Scandal Pearl 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.

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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.