Hammer is going old school and offering an updated version of the original Burgundy Hammer. The color is the same as the original, the finish is similar and the reaction is a throwback to why this ball was worth bringing back. Hammer used a reactive coverstock they call React-a-Thane. This cover rolls early and the 500 grit Abralon finish makes this ball strong. This bowling ball is Carbon Fiber Infused! Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.
A Very Predictable Ball, Great Reaction on The Back end, I got My first two 300 Games with The Burgundy Hammer, "A Great Addition to any Arsenal".
After logging just 21 games on this ball I signed up for our City Tournament and took top prizes in ALL divisions. I have a medium average, but this ball was made for my #8 board shot and comes back in quite clean! My average will soar!
i'm an average bowler with an average of 150. bought this ball to try something difference. first night with this ball i bowled 185, 210,220 and that's just the first night i can't wait to see how we do this weekend.
Here is my impression of the new Burgundy Hammer. The ball comes with a "Reactathane" shell prepared at 500 Abralon. The new Burgundy Hammer also features basically a Vibe core, manufactured with the carbon fiber process and as such, features the industry leading 3 year warranty.
I drilled the Burgundy with an old school "leverage axis" layout. I have thrown this ball on house shots. I have a 405 RPM and as the box surface, the ball simply hooked too early. However, putting Factory Finish Polish over the box preparation, the ball got through the fronts better but yet still showed a significant overall hook. The motion for this ball would be best described as strong but smooth. Overall, this ball will, believe it or not, cover quite a few boards.
My sense is this ball is best suited for heavy volume patterns and I think as well, depending on the layout of the ball, the ball could be in play on many different pattern lengths. The Vibe core has, over the years, proven itself to be very versatile not only in terms of layouts, but also in terms of being suitable for many styles of players.
For those that remember throwing the original Burgundy Hammer, I would say that this "remake" Burgundy Hammer is actually very close to the original.
See your local proshop operator for additional information on the new Burgundy Hammer. Also check www.hammerbowling.com for more information.