Customer Reviews | 5 Customer Questions
By CT from Peoria, IL
Scandal/s has to be the best ball I've owned in a long time!
I'm a 195-210 average bowler. Throw about 16.8-17 and have around a 500 rev rate. A lot of balls for me are either way too long or read to early. This ball is the best match up I've had in a ball in a long time. It reads the mid lane nice and has a very consistent back end motion. Very continous. You should have no issue with this ball in Heavy-Medium Oil conditions. On Light Oil it does tend to read earlier, but it's very consitent when you need to move left in the late game and open up that angle. Definitely would reccomend to anyone!
By PinBlaster from Taylor, MI
Scandal/S is scandalous on the lanes!
The original Scandal is one of the biggest balls out of my bag. With it's solid Semtex cover it is able to roll through the oiliest conditions with ease and still retain energy through the pins. Now comes the Scandal/S with it's Semtex Hybrid cover. This ball compliments the original Scandal very well since it still is manufactured for medium to heavy oil but allows for a few extra feet of length than the solid but still the same strong backend through the pins. This ball also looks great going down the lane with its blue/blue pearl/red pearl colors. Stay ahead of the competition with this one!
By qball from doylestown, ohio
Best benchmark ball erver
Scandal/S is one of the most versital ball for any brand that I have thrown in a while . I have tested this ball on all patterns . It is so easy to get lined up with ball strong predictable motion. This is a must in everyones arsenal. I let this ball box finish and have not altered surface.
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
The Scandal/S by Hammer
Here is my take on the new Hammer Scandal/S. The new Scandal/S features the same core in the record setting Scandal Pearl wrapped around a Semtex Hybrid cover. Factory finish is 2000 Abralon. The color of the new Scandal/S is a Blue/Red Pearl swirl. Like all Hammers, the Scandal/S comes with an industry leading 3 year warranty.
My "vitals" are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I drilled a Scandal/S with a 55x5x70 layout. I am drilling my equipment currently without weight holes in conformity with the new rules that go into effect on August 1, 2018 thus this layout has no weight hole. I have used this ball at factory finish. I have tried the Scandal/S on THS, Roth Sport and Shark Sport.
This ball does require oil in the pattern in order to be effective. Where I think this ball excels compared to the original Scandal which also required a considerable amount of volume, is the fact that the Scandal/S is cleaner and thus reads when there is oil but still has plenty of energy on the back to continue at the end of the pattern. So, in effect, what the Scandal/S allows you to do have an aggressive core/cover combination that still continues effectively on the back part of the lane. The Scandal/S will allow you to see strong, continuous motion on longer/heavier volume patterns without seeing quit.
As noted above, the Scandal/S does require volume in the pattern in order to be effective. Medium to lighter volume patterns will require a less aggressive piece such as the new Onyx Vibe. I also believe that this ball will be at its best on medium to longer distance patterns. This ball should work for a variety of ball speeds/rev rates.
See your local proshop for more information about the new Scandal/S by Hammer!
By TRACKSTAR85 from RENTON, WA
THIS BALL IS SCANDALOUS! LOL A MUST HAVE FOR A HAMMER FAN!
DEFINITELY LIKING THIS BALL ONLY HAVE HAD IT FOR LESS THEN A WEEK AND ITS BEEN AMAZING FOR ME ON THE FRESH..STRONG MIDLANE MOTION AND VERY CONTROLLABLE BACKEND..YOU CAN DEFINITELY GIVE THIS BALL A LITTLE MORE ROOM AND IT RECOVERS AND STILL DRIVES THROUGH THE PINS..THE COMBINATION OF THE COVER AND CORE REALLY MAKE THIS BALL VERSATILE AND IS GREAT FOR MEDIUM TO HEAVIER VOLUME OIL PATTERNS! CAN DEFINITELY KEEP MOVING LEFT WITH THIS BALL AND BRINGING THE TARGET IN AND IT STILL REACTS WELL..GOES THROUGH THE OIL AND RECOVERS FROM DRY! IF YOUR A HAMMER FAN THIS BALL IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU!
By Careylee from Phoenix, AZ
Hammer did it again!
The new Scandal/S combines the early roll of the original Scandal and the longer and stronger finish of the Scandal Pearl to create a strong midlane motion with a controllable strong finish in the backend! This is what you would expect from a symmetrical core with a strong tunable Semtex hybrid CFI coverstock! This is a great performance ball to manage the mid to oily patterns with a strong, smooth and continuous reaction!
By Careylee from Phoenix, AZ
Hammer does it again!
The new Scandal/s combines the early roll of the original Scandal and the longer and stronger finish of the Scandal Pearl to create a strong midlane motion with a controllable strong finish in the backend! This is what you would expect from a symmetrical core with a strong tunable Semtex hybrid CFI coverstock! This is a great performance ball to manage the mid to oily patterns with a strong, smooth and continuous reaction!
By Careylee from Phoenix, AZ
Hammer does it again!
The New Onyx Vibe combines the midlane strength of the Blue Vibe and the backend flip of the Cherry Vibe to create a smooth and clean front end with a strong backend finish! With the tunable CT Reactive Max coverstock you will find yourself using this ball on mid to dry lane conditions with confidence! The Onyx Vibe is one of the best values on the market giving you great performance at a lower price point!
By Hammerhead216 from Cleveland, Ohio
You truly cant go wrong with the scandal core....THEN you wrap it with a Hybrid shell that gives you great control and power...You have a HOMERUN ball. Drilled this 45 X 4 X 35....With this layout this ball is strong and very continuos off the spot. It wont die if you get it to the friction early. it will get into a heavy roll that is great for those light hits when you needed some help. Ball is surface change friendly and VERY driller friendly. If your looking for a strong ball with control the Hammer Scandal/S is your ball
By Sammy K. from Hammond, IN
The High End Symmetric Everybody Needs!!!
The Scandal/S is the perfect choice for Medium to Heavy Volumes of oil when you need that strong benchmark reaction right out of the gates. This ball creates strong traction in the oil with a great backend continuation all the way through the pins. When you need a ball to be the "go to" choice for early in the session, this will give you the cover and core combination that everyone wants to have to create great striking motion!!! Don't miss out on this awesome release from Hammer!!! Keep on Striking!!!
By Haley Cummings from Dayton, Ohio
Why not be scandalous
This ball was a great addition to my bag. It reads hard in the mid lane, but has a controlled back end motion. This ball is great on fresh and allows you to stay with it later in the block as well. This ball is super versatile and will help everyone's scores be scandalous!
By Justin Knowles from Okemos, MI
The missing link in the Scandal Series
The Scandal/S is the go to ball for blending out oil patterns and managing the cliff or "over/under" we see in today's conditions frequently. Where the Original Scandal was early and strong off the pattern and the Scandal Pearl was longer and strong, the Scandal/S will be longer but more smooth at the end of the pattern. I was able to use my Scandal/S on a 43 feet 38 ML pattern that is completely dry outside of 10, creating over under from the start. This ball allowed me to play right in the middle of this giving me recovery if i missed out and hold if I missed in, something that is very vital! I also used it on a house shot, which allowed me to play a little deeper without worrying about violent reaction on a miss. This ball rolls very forward and heavy off the pattern, which allows it to go through the pins phenomenally! This will be a great ball for low rev/low speed bowlers looking to stay a little deeper on the lane and higher rev/higher speed bowlers looking for blend and consistent reaction downlane. Justin Knowles, Hammer Regional Staff
By Michael S from North Little Rock AR
This ball is a must!
Got to drill a Scandal/s and wow is all I can say. This ball gives me the power and smooth down lane motion of the Scandal with the recovery of the Scandal Pearl. It provides great finishing power with the predictability of a symmetric ball.