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General Info

Name:Viral Hybrid
Reviewed:June 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Violent Flip Reactive Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Lime / Gold Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Viral Hybrid is the third overall Viral released by Hammer, joining the Viral Solid in the current product line. While not having as much length as the original pearlized Viral, it is definitely longer than the polished Viral Solid. This ball’s polished Violent Flip Reactive Hybrid cover and medium differential symmetrical core produce a combination that needs to see some friction in order to be at its best.

Our testers liked this ball best on our dry test pattern. This is the shortest oil pattern we test on and it also has the least amount of oil volume per board. The Viral Hybrid’s polished cover gave us increased length over the Viral Solid. On a drier lane condition like this one, we liked seeing this longer

Additional Hammer Viral Hybrid 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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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.