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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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5/16/2019
By from Los Angeles
5/5 Stars
Pros:

more continuation than expected

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

300 first game out of the box

I bought this ball with the intention of using it as a partial spare ball/ worst case scenario ball (grinding out games on extremely difficult patterns). I was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw that not only could it function on heavier volume patterns like house shots, but actually thrive on them. Best urethane ball I've ever thrown!

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2/26/2019
By from Illinois
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This ball is so versatile you may not need anything else

This product is a great ball for people learning to hook the ball as well as experienced bowlers. This ball can be used on all conditions.

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12/7/2017
By from Milwaukee, WI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great ball for high rev bowlers

I'm a 2 finger bowler, no thumb. I have a hard time finding a ball that isnt goimg to hook too much for me on a typical house shot. I stick with urethane for consistency and not a huge hook. My old go to was the blue hammer urethane, the remake. The purple hammer urethane gave me exactly what I was looking for. A little more length with a nice back end finish. It carries 10 pins better than the blue hammer urethane. It is now my go to ball. This is the perfect ball for high rev, 2 finger, or 2 handed bowlers.

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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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