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Hammer Obsession Solid

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What sets the Hammer Obsession Solid apart?
  • Obsessed with strong agressive performance
  • Aggressive midlane and backend
  • High-end hook monster
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Hammer Obsession Solid

The Hammer Obsession Solid is obsessed with knocking down pins! This bowling ball introduces the Envy Solid CFI coverstock which is infused with carbon fiber for toughness. This strong cover is paired with the Obsession core and offers an aggressive midlane and backend reaction on heavy oil conditions. This bowling ball utilizes DOT and is Carbon Fiber Infused! DOT allows you to drill anywhere on the ball and offers toughness to the ball. Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the outer core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 2 year warranty.

  • Color: Black/Pink/Burgundy
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Obsession
  • Coverstock: Envy Solid CFI
  • Reaction: Aggressive midlane and backend
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
  • RG: 2.468 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 28.5, Finish- 9.25, Core- 8.5, Cover- 10.75
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM60106480
  • Product ID: 13138
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

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5/25/2021
By Christina L. from Las Vegas, NV
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great Heavy Oil Ball!

The Obsession is Hammer’s heavy oil ball. It goes a little longer than the Redemption Solid, but has more overall hook. Compared to the Obsession Tour, the Obsession had a stronger response to friction. On a typical house shot, I was about 2 to 3 boards left of where I was with the Obsession Tour. I also felt more confident playing a tighter inside line with the regular Obsession as it made the corner in the oil and carried despite my average rev rate. If you are rev-challenged and dealing with medium to heavy oil, this ball would be an excellent addition to your arsenal because of its hook potential.

5/11/2021
By Chris from Wisconsin
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

70 x 2 ¼ x 35 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380

I have not tried a high end performance hammer ball in a while because I was always stuck on the throwback upper-mid performance. I decided to short pin this ball because of the strong numbers, strong cover and being a solid. My first 16 frames in league with this ball were 10 pin, 10 pin, and then the next 14 strikes after making an adjustment. I still ended up with a good series after that but the lanes were breaking down different from normal so I had to work through the transition. I should have changed balls because this ball is strong and needed more oil. I would recommend for heavy oiled patterns, also this ball rolls very strong and very little deflection through the pins.

4/9/2021
By Utahbowler from Utah
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Hook monster

Cons:

Need to be 14lb or above to get the good core

Best Uses:

Beginner, league, tournament, fun, practice

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love this ball

I don't need to write anything about this ball. Just read the other reviews for the technical stuff.
I'm a beginner, throw very straight. And I can get hook from this ball. Someone better could hook it to the next galaxy!

3/29/2021
By Mike R from Monterey, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Obsession

Hammer's all new Obsession is exactly what you need heading into tournament season! This is going to be your ideal heavy oil ball with some versatility as transition starts to happen. With plenty of units, this can be your game block ball, but if the midlane starts to go towards the drier end, the ball may lose energy downlane. I drilled mine 55 x 4 1/2 x 35 at 1000-grit surface, this ball has made me look good so many times! I can't wait for more bowling alleys to open up and to get more good use out of this ball! 

3/29/2021
By Joe S from Seattle
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Obsessed like a Brittany Spears fan

I went with the complete opposite layout from my Redemption Solid which was pin above ring and stacked shifted to the right. The Obsession is laid out pin under middle finger and cg kicked out whicvh gives it an early roll that is predictable and very good on lanes that are heavy and transitioning with carry down. This ball will eat up the muck and roll as smooth as the tour but much more early. This is a good ball to have as the lanes are transitioning and the downlane movement isnt happening - this ball with corner and make the move for you.

3/9/2021
By Ryan from New York
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Big Ball, Hook, Length, longevity, power, hype

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Get Obsessed!

This ball is the XXXXXX!!!!!! I love this ball!! I am about 15 games into it and I am averaging about 250 on SPORT Patterns with it! This ball does not quit! You can get extremely far left with it before you see any type of skip or roll out! And even when you do, you can change to the Obsession Tour. I have nothing but good things to say about this ball. Before I threw this asymetric, my fav was the Prism Hybrid. This one may beat that ball out as my favorite asym!

2/25/2021
By J.Dudley from Baltimore, Maryland
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Obsession

I drilled my Obsession Old School 1/2 side 1/2 finger. In practice out of the box the ball was very aggressive on the backend, but was just a little to much for our house shot. I changed the surface to 3000 and was able to use it all three games in league (659) with some bad adjustments by me but overall a great ball reaction. If you need a ball for heavy oil this should be the first thing out of your bag.

2/25/2021
By TJ from NY
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Obsession

The Obsession is the new Big Asymmetrical ball from Hammer. It is used best on heavier oiled conditions long and short. I had success with it on a 35' pattern but with heavy volume so don't think it's a ball for only long oil patterns. I compared it to the Redemption Solid and found them very comparable. If you are looking for a new ball to fill that hole then this is the ball you are looking for.

2/22/2021
By Joey G. from South San Francisco, Ca
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Hook Monster, Coloration, Overall muscle

Cons:

none

Best Uses:

Heavy oil, longer patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Obsession Solid

The Hammer Obsession is a serious hook monster that won't disappoint. Lots of muscle to navigate the heaviest oil patterns. This is a great ball on the fresh that is early yet continuous through the deck. The Obsession has a nice coloration that will definitely turn heads by it's look just before the smash of the pins!

2/20/2021
By Gerard from Greensburg, Pa
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Obsession

This is a strong, continuous ball motion. This will give you some serious motion down the lane. If you are looking for something to cut through the oil then this is the ball for you. I was able to see a little more length down the lane than I usually do with most solids and it still had enough left to corner hard through the pins. Overall I really liked the shape from front to back!

2/19/2021
By Bob N from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'm Obsessed

This is gonna be your big asymmetric core, solid cover, eat up the oil ball. It will be your go to ball on heavy volume or long oil patterns. For me it is very close in shape to the Redemption solid. I would say it gets a little bit farther down lane and is a little more angular thru the pin deck. Overall very nice shape with good carry.

2/18/2021
By Mathew J from AZ
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great for heavy oil

Best Uses:

Long or medium patterns with volume

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Monster

Obession is the monster asymmetrical your looking for. This ball digs in the oil and doesn't lose its movement downlane. I can stay in the puddle with this ball and it just keeps coming back and hitting with power. This ball will be great on longer oil patterns or house shot with puddles in the middle.

2/12/2021
By PHughes868 from Lake Dallas, Texas
5/5 Stars
Pros:

multiple uses for a low rev, mid speed bowler

Cons:

none

Best Uses:

heavier oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Obsessed with the Osession

I drilled my Hammer Obsession 45x5x40 to match my game. The ball was smooth and cleared the heads with no problems then it made a distinct move and thru the pocket. My lower rev rate of 300 and speed at 16mph usually keeps me from using very many strong asymmetrical bowling balls….except this one. I could move left and cross 20 going right and it kept continuing thru the pins! This is a new core design for Hammer and I for one hope they continue to use this technology.

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