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Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane

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Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane

Are you still wanting the ball reaction that dominated bowling in the 80's and 90's? Well Hammer does and they have brought it back with their line of Hammer Urethane bowling balls. This time Hammer is building on their Urethane success with the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane ball. This ball has modified the popular light bulb core to create the LED core design and covered it with a Urethane Pearl cover and finished it with a 500 grit, then 1000 grit, and then 2000 grit Abralon pad. This combination offers incredible control the length of the lane on short oil patterns because you don't always need a violent reaction.

  • Color: Purple Pearl
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: LED (modified for 14#)
  • Coverstock: Urethane Pearl
  • Finish: 500/1000/2000 Abralon
  • Reaction: Smooth Arc
  • RG: 2.65**
  • Differential: .015**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 14.5, Finish- 9, Core- 2, Cover- 3.5
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAMHMPURURE
  • Product ID: 10325
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls
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Question:

What is the hook rating on the new Purple Pearl Hammer

10/18/2016 - By

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FCC Rating (14.5) The overall strength of the Purple Pearl Urethane is perfect for medium to light oil patterns. This throwback will really excel on shorter oil patterns. The ratings are Total- 14.5, Finish- 9, Core- 2, Cover- 3.5

10/18/2016 - By
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How is this ball.compare to the storm pitch blue

10/20/2016 - By

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The only difference is the recommended lane conditions. The Storm Pitch Blue is for Light Oil lane conditions and the Purple Urethane is for light-medium oil lane conditions.

10/31/2016 - By
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Why don't the ball specs use a consistent set of categories and terminology for every ball? It makes it very hard to compare balls.

10/25/2016 - By

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Every ball weight will have a different weight block in it, in turn they will all have different ratings, based on the weight blocks.

10/28/2016 - By
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is this ball good for a Senior bowler?

11/23/2016 - By

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Hi David. This should be a great ball for senior bowlers but it ultimately depends on you as a bowler.

11/26/2016 - By
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I have a blue hammer. my hook is so drastic that I can't throw my reactive ball. Would the purple be better for the early games on fresh oil? how does it compare to the blue?

5/3/2017 - By

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The Purple Pearl would be better for earlier games. The Purple Pearl will have a longer length than the Blue.

5/5/2017 - By
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I bought a columbia deep freeze here awhile back and need more length, i keep using my old Brunswick axis. Would this be a good choice for me? High rev/two finger bowler

7/22/2017 - By

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Hello! This would be perfect for the length you are looking for.

7/24/2017 - By
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I have a slow ball speed under 14 mph will this work for my game

11/3/2017 - By

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Yes, this would be a great ball for that.

11/8/2017 - By
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I currently roll the black hammer urethane getting a lot of hook rolling inside out. How does the purple pearl compare to the black? I’m looking for more of the traditional down and in shot vs inside out. Is there enough diff in these two balls to warrant having them both? Thanks!

11/25/2018 - By

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The Hammer Black Hammer Urethane will have the same Same hook potential, lane conditions & coverstock as the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane.

11/26/2018 - By
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Is this ball different with black one?

12/9/2018 - By

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They will both be the same.

12/10/2018 - By
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I like the purple hammer and the Rodman,which one is better for a right hand back up bowler, I throw from the left side long and hook in the end speed is under 13 weight 14 pound ball,I have the old burgundy hammer and 2 storm balls have enjoyed all...please help

12/19/2018 - By

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Either ball would work great for a back up bowler! It would just be your preference at this point.

12/21/2018 - By
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The house I bowl in has changed the oil and my hammer deadly aim comes back drenched, and loses its hook by the fourth frame of the first game. I’m not high rev, ball speed is 14-15 and the weight is 15.5. Lanes are synthetic. Would this purple pearl be something worth considering for more consistency on the heavy oiled synthetic lanes?

12/27/2018 - By

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This particular ball is meant for light to medium oiled lanes. It would not perform well with heavily oiled lanes, unfortunately.

12/28/2018 - By
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Would it be good for a MEDIUM-Kinda low rev player

1/2/2019 - By

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Yes, of course!

1/4/2019 - By
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Could you pick up a 10 pin with this ball

2/4/2019 - By

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Yes, of course!

2/4/2019 - By
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I’m a two handed bowler with a high rev rate but only bowls about 14 to 15 mph. I like to stand to the left a lot and was wondering if this would be the ideal ball for my standards

2/18/2019 - By

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This would be a great ball for you!

2/20/2019 - By
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what ball is comparable to the raw anger?

3/6/2019 - By

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If you click on the link that follows, it will direct you to all the balls that are similar to the Raw Anger. https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/all

3/7/2019 - By
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How does this compare to the pitch black

3/26/2019 - By

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The coverstocks will be a bit different. The Pitch Black will have a solid urethane coverstock meaning it will break sooner and the Purple Pearl Urethane will have a pearl urethane coverstock making it go longer before breaking.

3/27/2019 - By
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Would this be a good ball for a Senior that throws 11-12 MPH around 5-10 board?

4/2/2019 - By

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Yes, of course!

4/3/2019 - By
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How can you tell the difference between medium-heavy oil lane conditions and light -medium oil lane conditions. Other than looking at your ball ??

5/8/2019 - By

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Usually, you would check with the bowling center and ask them what the lane conditions could be. When you use a certain ball, and if its designed for heavy oil, and hooks too early and too strong then the lanes are dried out some.

5/8/2019 - By
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What is the modification for the 14# core ?

6/14/2019 - By

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The 14lb ball will have the same weight block as the 15lb and 16lb ball but the 14lb has a coverstock, core, and then the weight block inside of the core making it a three piece ball where the 15 and 16lb balls are coverstock all the way down to the weight block for a 2 piece ball.

6/14/2019 - By
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I really like and enjoy bowling with my Shadow Ops, but want to get your comments on how the Hammer Purple Pearl compares in overall performance / reaction now that the Shadow Ops is retired? Also, would the Purple Pearl be considered as a step down from the Motiv Recoil? Thanks as always for your responses.

7/21/2019 - By

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The Purple Peal will have more length than the Shadow Ops. And the Motiv Recoil will be the same performance type.

7/23/2019 - By
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Is it good for dry lanes

8/17/2019 - By

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This ball is rated for medium to lighter oil but it can also be used some in drier conditions. As the lanes get drier the ball will hook a little more so you would just have to adjust to account for the stronger reaction.

8/20/2019 - By
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I just started bowling again and roll a straight ball ( not sure that’s the proper way to say it). Can you recommend a ball that would be best for not having a curve.

11/15/2019 - By

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The best straight bowling balls that we have on our website would be under the spare ball category. There is a wide selection of spare balls to choose from but they are all basically designed to go straight.

11/19/2019 - By
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DOSE THIS BALL COME IN A 12 POUND WEIGHT ?I

11/21/2019 - By

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This ball was only offered in 14-16lbs unfortunately. We did not have a 12lb available.

11/22/2019 - By
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How does this compare to the Hammer Black Urethane?

11/22/2019 - By

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This ball will not be quite as strong as the Black Urethane. The Black Urethane has a duller finish out of the box which helps it grip a little more and hook a little more overall.

11/22/2019 - By
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When is it being restocked?

11/23/2019 - By

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We do not have an exact confirmation on this at this time. We are trying to get more in stock in earlier December 2019 but it is possible that this could be pushed back until later March 2020 or it could be discontinued. We are sorry we did not have an exact date on this at this time.

11/26/2019 - By
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