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:The Sauce
Reviewed:June 2019
Coverstock Specs
Name:Aggression Solid CFI
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon
Color:Red / Black / Magenta
Core Specs
Name:Modified Contrusion
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Sauce is another updated version of a familiar name from Hammer’s past. This new release uses the Aggression CFI Solid coverstock from the recently-discontinued Rip’D Solid. Its box finish is 500/2000 Abralon, giving The Sauce easy traction through the oil. This aggressive coverstock surrounds a new symmetrical core design called Modified Contrusion. The original Contrusion core from the first generation of The Sauce needed to be changed to fit into current USBC RG specifications. The change is fairly small, taking it from an RG of 2.45″ in the original to 2.47″ in this version. This low RG shape gets The Sauce rolling quickly, helping to produce a strong midlane read.

All three of our testers really liked The Sauce on our heavy oil test pattern. Stroker had no trouble getting his ball through the pins on this longer, higher volume condition. He started his Sauce on board 15 off his hand, targeting 13 at the arrows and using a breakpoint on 10 downlane. Tweener used a laydown board of 22, a target around the third arrow, and a breakpoint on the eight board. Cranker’s high rev rate allowed him to create the most angle with The Sauce. He was starting his ball on 30, targeting the 18 board at the

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