Hammer Purple Solid Reactive

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  • An exciting and unique ball
  • A stronger and more angular backend motion
  • Remarkable results
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Hammer Purple Solid Reactive

The Hammer Purple Solid Reactive was just an experiment that turned out remarkable. This mid-performance bowling ball uses the same core as the highly successful and popular Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane but pairs it with a solid reactive coverstock. The high RG and low diff LED core has different numbers due to the density of the reactive cover. This difference results in more flare which creates a more powerful and angular backend motion. This ball is a great match for a bowler wanting something stronger than urethane or for high-rev bowlers looking for a ball to perform well on a variety of lane conditions.

  • Color: Purple
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: LED (modified for 14#) (different core for 12-13#)
  • Coverstock: Reactive Solid
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Reaction: Length with strong arc
  • RG: 2.586 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.027 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 18.75, Finish- 9, Core- 3.75, Cover- 6
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM60106851
  • Product ID: 14180
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls

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11/21/2022
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
5/5 Stars
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Purple Reactive

I have had a chance to drill the brand new Hammer Purple REACTIVE. This is a brand new release to complement the Hammer Purple Urethane. The Purple Reactive features the same core in the Purple Urethane wrapped by a Solid Reactive cover finished at 1500 Siaair. However, from the Hammer website, due to the different coverstock, the core numbers are slightly different...a little lower RG and slightly higher differential. I tried the ball today on a 40 foot, 4:1. 30ml challenge pattern at box surface. The pattern was fresh. For layout, I copied the layout on my favorite Purple Urethane Hammer, 40 x 5 x 10.

When we got the information on the new Hammer Purple Reactive, suffice it to say the ball piqued my curiosity. I've had very good success with the Purple Urethane Hammer shown below on a number of patterns and to see the same core wrapped by an aggressive reactive cover...yeah that sounded like a fantastic combination! I will say thus far, the new Purple Reactive Hammer was more impressive than I expected. Granted, there are dry boards to the right, but the pattern still has almost 31 ml of oil. I wasn't sure this new release would match up given the core numbers. Boy was I surprised. The new Purple Reactive handled the volume with ease. The motion is best described as smooth but very continuous. Once the Purple Reactive sees the friction it truly continues. What I think impressed me was once the transition began, I figured, again given the core/cover combination, I would need to stay further right. I figured that if I needed to go with steeper angles, the ball wouldn't get there. Boy was I wrong! After trying to stay further right with hand, sight and speed adjustments with spotty success, I decided to jump 5 left, get around it a little more and throw it to the same spot. The Purple Reactive made the corner without any issues and just kept coming. I was truly surprised that this core/cover combination in the Purple Reactive Hammer could do that so easily. It just kept ending up behind the 8 pin spot in the pit. This ball truly impressed me going through the pins.

The new Purple Reactive Hammer is available. Please see your pro shop for more information.

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