Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Viral Solid
Reviewed:September 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:Violent Flip Reactive Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Blue / Green
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The second release in Hammer’s Viral line is the blue and green-colored Viral Solid. This ball uses the Violent Flip Reactive Solid coverstock that comes out of the box at a final finishing process step of 1000 Abralon with polish. Violent Flip Reactive was the same cover that was used on the Black Widow Sting from years ago.

We had much more total hook than we thought we would on our medium pattern after having the original Viral skid too far down the lane on this same pattern. Tweener and Stroker played farther right than they typically do, but they had much more success than they did with the pearlized Viral on this pattern. They saw less skid out of this version, which helped prevent it from shooting past the breakpoint. As the track started to

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