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.
I thought I was getting a reactive resin bowl, but I found out that this urethane bowl is best for me since I just started seriously bowling earlier this year. This ball knocks down more pins than the roto grip ball even when you don't hit the center pin. I'm sometimes surprise how many pins fall when I know I didn't throw a perfect ball. If you're still perfecting your game, this is the ball for you.
I've enjoy league bowling for years, I am in my 80's gave away my 14 lb Hammer many moons ago a ten pound ball is the only weight I can roll. I am known for wearing the color purple along with rolling purple balls. Would love to have another purple HAMMER urethane bowling ball.
Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane, purple pin edition! The gold standard for urethane bowling balls is back with the purple pin edition, featuring the same classic weight block and coverstock that has become a fan favorite over the years. I drilled this one 50 x 3 ¾ “ x 25, mimicking one of my favorite layouts on my green pin purple pearl urethane. The Purple Pearl Urethane Hammer, purple pin, rolls and hits just like its predecessor, with that consistent urethane ball motion that is reliable time after time. This has been my “go to” ball on PBA Viper league this season. If you do not have one of these, especially if you bowl on a lot of sport shots like I do, you are giving away pins to the competition. Check out my two shot quick hit video below and see for yourself:
Order your Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane (purple pin edition) now from Bowler Builders Pro Shops! Nothing hits like a Hammer!
So far so good, happy with all the products and the quick service
GREAT BALL ON VAYRING LANE CONDITIONS. DEPENDABLE REACTION
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? The Purple Hammer is one of the best urethane balls of all time. Very smooth and very controllable on every single pattern I have thrown it on. I will admit that I wasn’t a big fan of urethane prior to punching up this ball, but once I did, I needed three more. It won’t over react and it won’t under react. This ball lets the performance do the talking and I would say all the Trophies, Titles, and thousands of dollars this ball has racked up should be enough to get it in your bag.
I love the control of this ball. Beautiful colors going down lane. When lanes become less oily, it’s the perfect ball. Thanks bowling.com!
I love the control of this ball. Beautiful colors going down lane. When lanes become less oily, it’s the perfect ball. Thanks bowling.com!
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.
Perfect ball for a more controlled slow arcing hook to the pocket
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!
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.
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 !
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The Purple is the perfect addition to any arsenal that is looking for the control of urethane. The Purple is very controllable and hits hard when there is friction. I think this ball will perform best on shorter flatter patterns. This Ball is great for the tournament bowler!
Are there any differences between this and the old purple hammer?
compare purple hammer to storm fast pitch
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.
Is this purple hammer from Kentucky
Old urethane bowling balls from 1986 im looking for remakes
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.
Is the ball a-symmetrical or symmetrical
What exactly is the difference from the 15# to the 14#? Is the LED core smaller and the rest of the ball the same?
I AM A LOW REV player and play down and in will this ball help me
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.
Does the Hammer purple urethane come in 10lbs
DOES THE BALL HAVE A NATURAL HOOK
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.
Slow ball speed 8/9 would this be a ball for me.
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.
Can I have a shine put on the ball
We are not able to adjust the surface before shipping the ball unfortunately. So the out of box finish that Hammer lists is what we will ship and you may have it polished after you receive it.
Can I get a 13lb6oz in this ball?
Just below the weight selection box there is a link that says "Click to request pin/top weight". If you click this you can open a text box where you can enter any special request you want for the ball including the exact weight you are wanting and we will try to find a ball that matches your request.
Can we buy a ball without holes so that I can drill it at a pro shop
Yes, the bowling ball will start without holes. We may have an extra option for drilling but you may decline this extra option and the ball will come undrilled.
What exactly is the difference from the 14# to the 13#? Is the LED core smaller and the rest of the ball the same? 04/07/22 -
In the images we show the different of the weight blocks when you drop from 14lbs to 13lbs. Also, the 14lbs has a RG (2.680) DIFF (0.013) and the 13lb has a RG (2.631) DIFF (0.020).
Is it a legal one that can be use in leagues
This will be a legal ball. There was a certain year model that was restricted but the ones we have are a newer year model that is not restricted.
Is the purple pearl like the purple tank
In some ways it would be very similar. The Hammer Purple Pearl was a urethane to give you a smoother more predictable read on the lanes. They are both a great option in lighter oil conditions but the Hammer will give you slightly more length and because of this it works a little better in less oil than the Purple Tank which could go up to some medium conditions.
Compare the new purple urethane to the raw black
Hammer breaks down the performance by having the FCC rating to show you the strength of the balls finish, core, and coverstock. The FCC rating on the Purple Pearl is Total- 14.5, Finish- 9, Core- 2, Cover- 3.5 and the FCC on the Raw Black is Total-27.75, Finish-8.5, Core-5.25, Cover-9. So the Purple Pearl Urethane is designed to be weaker over all in all ways and this helps it to have a very easy and controllable reaction that is also easy to read.
Which is more versatile and better for a right handed bowler how is tow handed the purple hammer or pitch black?
Hi Red, the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane would react later on the lanes with slightly less hook than the Storm Pitch Black Solid Urethane.
Which is better and more versatile the pitch black or the purple hammer?
Hi Star, the Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane would react later on the lanes with slightly less hook than the Storm Pitch Black Solid Urethane.