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Hammer Raw Solid Black

Hammer created the Raw series of bowling balls to enhance an experienced bowler's arsenal and to offer beginners a performance option for their first bowling ball. The Hammer Raw Solid Black features the Raw Hammer core which is covered with the Juiced Solid coverstock then finished with a 500 then 1500 then 3000 grit Siaair sanding pad. This combination of core, cover, and finish produces a strong arc reaction and is ideal for medium oil.

  • Color: Black
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Raw Hammer
  • Core: Juiced Solid (14-16#)
  • Finish: 500, 1500, 3000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Reaction: Strong Arc
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium oil
  • RG: 2.537 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.038 (15# ball)
  • FCC Rating: Total-27.75, Finish-8.5, Core-5.25, Cover-9
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM60106526
  • Product ID: 13182
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls

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4.8 Stars based on 6 Reviews
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3/30/2022
By Bob from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Raw Solid

I gave this ball a 5 star not because it is the biggest hooking, most flare potential, or prettiest. It got 5 Stars because it gives exactly what it's suppose to. It is the low end ball that is needed in every arsenal to play on burned up or low volume or short pattern shots. This ball is very smooth and does not overjump when it sees the friction. You're not going to use this ball all the time, but when you need you'll be glad you have it.

3/26/2022
By jbernard from CA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great Mid-lane Motion, Good finishing power

Best Uses:

house shot

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Out Performs it Price!

I bought this ball thinking that I would only play straighter and to get a weaker ball reaction on the house shot and would throw it only occasionally. I was wrong. Not only is it quickly becoming my go to league ball on the house shot but its versatility is very impressive. This ball has a nice smooth lane motion with good finishing power. It definitely out performs its lower mid price.

1/10/2022
By rocket ron from cleveland, ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

great ball for light oil, or when lanes are dry.

Cons:

have no cons!!

Best Uses:

second, n third games when lanes are starting to spark.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

great ball and hammer hit it out of the park (lol or should i say struck it rich)

hammer hit the nail on the head AGAIN!! i am a senior 14 lb. raw hammer right handed 15 miles per hour also own the perl hammer WEB M B another great toy from hammer, keep up the great job on the new hammer toys, keeps me wanting to never stop playing the game. my new toys hit the pins like a JACK HAMMER!! LOL really crack the pins, music to my ears. thanks hammer. twice a week bowler 197 plus bowler. never say quit ,happy new year hammer fans.

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

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Performance at a GREAT PRICE!

My Hammer Raw Solid is drilled 55 x 4.5 x 30 and this baby is a monster! I have yet to try this ball on a sport pattern, but this ball is now my first ball / go-to immediately on a house shot or league. I kept the surface as OOB and this ball allows me to keep my angles in front of me on a fresh house pattern! I can't wait to try this ball with some more surface and see more versatility.

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

Great on variety of patterns

Cons:

Not to be used on longer patterns

Best Uses:

Most medium to short house of sport patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Control

Raw solid is definitely a great piece to have that works on variety of patterns ranging from medium to short. With the solid covers it's able to read the heavier volumes up front and give you a very controlled and readable motion in the backends. I pretty solid piece on house conditions that let's you stay up against the friction for a longer period.

8/9/2021
By Joey G from South San Francisco, Ca
4/5 Stars
Pros:

Versatility, smooth roll, hitting power

Cons:

none

Best Uses:

Medium to Heavy oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Raw Hammer Black

I am pleased to see the Raw series reappear! This Raw Hammer Black is a great piece to introduce new players to our performance and for our more experienced players, it's a great piece to smooth out shorter and drier patterns. Definitely has a spot in my bag for when they get tricky and a bit scorched.

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Question:


comparison 0f hybrid raw and black raw

5/13/2021 - By

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With Hammer you can compare the balls using their FCC rating to compare the strength of the Finish, Core, and Cover. The Raw Solid is Finish-8.5, Core-5.25, Cover-9 and the Raw Hybrid is Finish-7.5, Core-5.25, Cover-8.75. So the Solid will have a stronger finish and cover to give it more hook potential. The Solid also reads earlier on the lane while the Hybrid reacts later on the lanes. This also causes the Solid to work more for medium oil while the Hybrid works more in medium to lighter oil.

5/14/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can I get a 14 lb 8 oz ball

1/5/2022 - By

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To request for the exact weight to be 14lbs 8oz you will need to click the link just below the weight selection box that says Click to request pin / top weight . This will open a text box where you can specify the exact weight you want. If you do not specify this in the specs box and you just select 14lbs from the drop down weight box then the ball could technically come with a few ounces over 14lbs. I will say that 8 ounces over the weight is very rare and not common. We can usually find something about 4 ounces over the weight but anything more gets very hard to find.

1/12/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can this ball be drilled to break long

1/19/2022 - By

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This ball is not designed to go longer out of the box because it has a duller finish but there are some layouts that will help the ball go a little longer than other layouts. If you wanted more length you may prefer one of the other Raw bowling balls that has a polished finish.

1/21/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Is this ball reactive

1/29/2022 - By

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Yes, this ball has a reactive resin coverstock.

2/3/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


I am getting a raw hammer. 10# drilled fingertip. I'm not able to throw my 13#. How will my ball roll and hit being a 10# ball?

3/19/2022 - By

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A 10lb ball will not drive through the pins as easily as a 13lb so you would need to get a good angle to the pocket to help the ball carry through.

3/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how does this ball compare to hammer vibe

4/2/2022 - By

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The Hammer Raw series is very similar to the Vibe series but the Hammer Raw Solid Black will come out of the box with a duller finish which will give this an earlier reaction than any of the Vibes and this also helps it have more of an overall hook than the Vibes.

4/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will a 14 lb hit hard

4/28/2022 - By

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Yes, 14lbs will still have a lot of drive through the pins. If you are dropping down from a heavier weight then you may notice it carry quite as well as a heavier ball but with a decent entry angle to the pocket you will still have a lot of hitting power.....and nothing hits like a Hammer!

4/28/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does this ball come pre drilled?

7/12/2022 - By

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The ball will not start out drilled. We offer custom drilling for an extra fee if you know your drilling measurements but this is an add on option so you do not have to select this and the ball will come without holes.

7/15/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is the Drilling Protection?

8/6/2022 - By

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Drilling protection is designed to help you if the ball chips or cracks while you are having it drilled at your local proshop. We help to replace the ball and reimburse your drilling cost if that happens. To see more details click the "?" beside the drilling protection option.

8/17/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can Hammer Raw black be polished?

9/18/2022 - By

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Yes, the coverstock can be adjusted to a lot of different finishes if you would like to change the reaction.

9/23/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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