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Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane

Back by popular demand is the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane bowling ball. 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 this mid-performance urethane bowling 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 Siaair Micro Pad. This combination offers incredible control the length of the lane on light to medium oil.

  • Color: Purple Pearl
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: LED (modified for 14#) (different core for 12-13#)
  • Coverstock: Urethane Pearl
  • Finish: 500/1000/2000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Reaction: Smooth Arc
  • RG: 2.65 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.015 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 14.5, Finish- 9, Core- 2, Cover- 3.5
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM60106542
  • Product ID: 13194
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls

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9/6/2021
By Christina L. from Las Vegas, NV
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

A motion I was missing!

Stats: PAP 4 over ¾ up, 14.5 mph, 18 tilt, 275 revs. The Hammer Purple Urethane is designed for light to medium oil conditions and short patterns. This is my first urethane ball and I was not sure what to expect, but I have had the opportunity to use it a few times now and appreciate the different motion I get from it. Being an average rev player, I cannot move too far left with it, but when the shot allows for a more direct approach, you cannot beat this ball. I think lower rev players may find urethane less useful, but it could have its place on really dry lanes or with added surface. This ball will be in my tournament bag going forward.

8/16/2021
By Sky from Usa
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

As advertised

Perfect ball for a more controlled slow arcing hook to the pocket

8/12/2021
By Clh from Lake Villa, IL
5/5 Stars
Pros:

I even use this ball to start on league.

Cons:

None so far

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Another great ball from Hammer

This ball even hooks more than some of the upper mid-performance bowling balls I have without the over reacting found on reactive coverstock balls. Highly recommend this Purple Hammer!

7/31/2021
By jneral300 from Vienna, VA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

predictable motion, best urethane ball on market

Best Uses:

shorter patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This ball is something special

Admittedly, I haven’t been able to throw a lot of urethane. Even though I am left-handed, my speed and rev rate doesn’t seem to typically match up to where urethane can be in play for me. This has changed, given the Purple Hammer. For me, this ball has the shape of a urethane ball but the look and power of a reactive resin ball.

This ball will see a lot of action when the patterns are shorter – probably nothing longer than 38’ – and the volume is medium to heavy. This will help me get the ball down the lane, still retain some energy, and make a predictable move to the pocket.

Recently, I competed in a PBA Regional on the Marshall Holman Pattern (38’), and I was able to play around the first arrow and get the ball to the pocket. The ball didn’t overreact, and the only time I had trouble with it was when I threw it through the breakpoint.

This ball will be in my bag when traveling to tournaments and the upcoming league season when the lanes get a little over/under, and I’m looking for a piece to help me manage the pocket but still score.

If you are a tournament bowler, you must have the Purple Hammer in your bag. There truly is something special about it.

7/27/2021
By Trackstar85 from Renton , WA
5/5 Stars
Best Uses:

Light Oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Comes Through Again

What Is Not To Like About The Purple Pearl Urethane... The Newest Addition To The Hammer Bowling Line Really Is An Absolute Winner.. In Comparison To The First One That I Owned This One Has A Little More Backend Drive.. This One Gives Me A Little More Room And More Angle To The Pocket ! Its Definitely A Great Ball To Have And Will Be A Great Addition To My Arsenal Not Only For Tournaments But For League When Transition Hits... This Ball Will Help Me For The Medium To Low Oil Volume Patterns And Allows Me To Stay To The Right And Straighter Angles To The Pocket! Also Been Using This As A Spare Ball As Well Plus With The Urethane Gives Me An Extra Ball In My Bag For Tournaments When Lanes Are Really Starting To Hook A Ton Especially On Longer Tournament Formats! Make Sure To Go Visit Your Local Pro Shop Today And Order One !

7/26/2021
By Mike Romero from Monterey, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Purple Ball is BACK!!

The Purple Ball is BACK!!!! This ball has been my go to on short sport patterns! This has allowed me to control my angles and find the pocket! It is about 2-3 boards stronger than the original in my opinion! If you are the tournament bowler, this is a must have in your bag! 

7/20/2021
By Jkaseehammer from Hamilton, Ohio
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

It’s back!!

The best modern day urethane ball is back! I used a 60 x 4 x 10 layout on the ball, which put the pin above my ring finger. I have used it on our local house shot and on the chameleon oil pattern and it has the same shape as the original. The only difference I’ve noticed is that it picks up a little sooner and is about 2-3 boards stronger. This ball is a must have for any bowler!

7/15/2021
By Scott Crawford from Allen, TX
5/5 Stars
Pros:

smooth shape, great hitting power

Best Uses:

short oil sport patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Best Urethane Ball Ever

The Purple Hammer is the standard by which all other urethane balls are judged and this new version only proves that is correct. I’m not a guy that throws urethane on house shots so this is really only for shorter sport patterns for me, but it is good. Probably 3 or 4 boards more hook than the original Purple but this hits harder than urethane has for me, and it has still got that great controllable urethane shape that lets you control the pocket without overreacting which is valuable on tougher patterns. I’m excited to throw it on even shorter patterns soon but I got the chance to test it and reviewed in on the PBA Don Carter 39 ft pattern and it looked great from multiple angles. I could play up the outside but also moved in a little bit and still looked good where previous urethane would quit on me. It has the smooth shape of urethane but continues through pins more like reactive does, so not as many flat 10 pins that come with urethane normally for me. Expect to see this on TV a ton.

7/14/2021
By OD from PA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Strong, smooth, predictable

Cons:

Needs drier conditions

Best Uses:

Medium to Short Oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Urethane Allstar

A lot has already been said for the Purple Hammer and I can confirm all of the hype. This ball is a monster of the urethane ball. The Purple Hammer is very early and still has more continuation on the backend to help get out those corners. There is a lot of surface on this ball so it will need a few games on it to help get it downlane a bit further. Once that happens, the Purple Hammer is great for your shorter patterns but can also be effective on medium patterns with the amount of motion it can give you. If you find a time where urethane is in play, you'll really want this in your bag to keep up with the crowd

7/11/2021
By TheHopeDiamond22 from WA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Best on the market

Cons:

None

Best Uses:

Sport Shots, Flat, Lower Volume

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

PURPLE!!!

By far the best urethane ever produced. The Purple Urethane is absolutely unique. 4.5X50. Thrown on oil and burned up shots. It just stays stable. Early and smooth arch and slices through the pins. Deflection is very low. Never have to worry about it not hooking or hooking to much. Very predictable. Do not wait or sleep on this one. Add it to the arsenal. You’ll be happy you did.

7/9/2021
By Mathew J from Arizona
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great on most medium to short patterns

Cons:

Not recommended for long patterns

Best Uses:

Most medium to short house or sport patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Slightly stronger

The new purple hammer is no different really to the old purple hammer. Has the same early roll with the slight continuation downlane that makes the purple hammer so unique. My new purple hammer started out about 3 to 5 stronger after a few games on it this purple has slightly more downlane motion which is not a bad thing for urethane. Definitely don't miss out on this piece and if you a tournament player this is a must have.

7/3/2021
By Robbie P from Arizona
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Stronger than the OG, still has that backend!

Cons:

It’s urethane. Great for most, but not for all.

Best Uses:

Tournament play on short patterns.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Real Purple Ball

I drilled THE new Purple Hammer with a 55x4x35 drill. Everyone wants to know what it does compared to the OG Purple, right? Well, this ball is a little stronger, both as it reads the lane, and off the spot. I’ve throw it on house shots and on a shorter pattern for a tournament, and the ball is just best urethane ball on the market. It hits so hard, it’s so versatile, and will look great in the hand of all different types of bowlers.

6/25/2021
By Bob N from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Purple Hammer is back Baby!!!

Hammer has brought back the king of Urethane bowling balls. I threw the new Purple right along side with the old Purple Hammer and they are extremely close. The shape & hitting power are the same with the 2021 version picking up just a hair sooner. When urethane is in play you're gonna want to have this in your arsenal. #nothinghitslikeahammer

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Question:

Are there any differences between this and the old purple hammer?

5/11/2021 - By

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This is a rerelease so it is the same as the previous version.

5/13/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

compare purple hammer to storm fast pitch

5/30/2021 - By

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The Purple Hammer has a pearl urethane and the Fast Pitch has a solid urethane so the Fast Pitch will read a little earlier because of this. Also, the Fast Pitch is a 1000 grit finish which is duller than the 2000 grit finish on the Purple Hammer. Lastly, the weight block on the Fast Pitch reads just a little earlier but it gives a bigger flare potential than the weight block on the Purple Hammer. So if you need one for really light oil to drier then the Purple Hammer may be a better option and if you need one for medium to light oil that doesn't have a high hook then the Fast Pitch may be a good option.

6/18/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Is this purple hammer from Kentucky

6/13/2021 - By

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This is made in Mexico.

6/18/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Old urethane bowling balls from 1986 im looking for remakes

6/17/2021 - By

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You would definitely want to check the urethane options out to compare to the older bowling balls. I am not sure if there area any that have been re-released but these urethane options will be the closest to the older bowling balls.

6/18/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Is the ball a-symmetrical or symmetrical

6/20/2021 - By

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This ball has a Symmetric weight block.

6/23/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

What exactly is the difference from the 15# to the 14#? Is the LED core smaller and the rest of the ball the same?

6/23/2021 - By

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The 15lb ball has an RG 2.65and RG Diff 0.015 while the 14lb ball has an RG 2.68 and RG Diff 0.013 .

6/23/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I AM A LOW REV player and play down and in will this ball help me

7/12/2021 - By

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This ball does not sound like it would be a very good match. This ball is going to have a smoother arcing hook reaction on lighter oil conditions and with a low rev rate it will not have much hook at all. If you want a down and in shot you may look at a Pearl Reactive coverstock with a polished finish to give you that down and in shape. Also, if you have a low rev rate then you can adjust for the recommended lane conditions by picking a ball that is a little more aggressive. For instance the Hammer Web Pearl would normally be rated in medium oil but if you have a lower rev rate you could probably use this in medium and some lighter oil conditions.

7/13/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Does the Hammer purple urethane come in 10lbs

7/22/2021 - By

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Unfortunately this ball is not offered in 10lbs at this time. The lowest weight we have is a 12lb.

7/26/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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DOES THE BALL HAVE A NATURAL HOOK

8/10/2021 - By

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This ball will have hook potential but the ball will not hook on its own. It will require you to release the ball with the correct release for it to hook.

8/11/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Slow ball speed 8/9 would this be a ball for me.

8/15/2021 - By

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For your ball speed this could be a good option for you in medium conditions if you wanted to get a smooth low hook potential reaction. It may read too early in lighter to drier conditions.

8/19/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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