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Hammer Scandal

Shock your competition with the Hammer Scandal bowling ball. This ball introduces the Scandal core which is covered with the Semtex Solid CFI (Carbon Fiber Infused) coverstock and is finished with a 2000 grit Abralon sanding pad. This core and cover combination produces a ball that has an unbelievably strong hook on medium to heavy oiled lanes. This bowling ball is Carbon Fiber Infused! Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.

  • Color: Blue/Green/Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Core: Scandal with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon-Fiber Outer Core
  • Coverstock: Semetric Solid CFI
  • Reaction: Aggressive Overall Hook
  • Finish: 500, 2000 Abralon
  • RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 27.75, Finish- 9, Core- 8.75, Cover- 10
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 Year Limited
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAMHMSCANDL
  • Product ID: 9782
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls
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2/12/2016
By from Worcester, Massachusetts
4/5 Stars
Pros:
Will excel on heavy volume patterns, Shelf appeal, Will excel on longer patterns, Durability
Cons:
Not for lighter volume patterns
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Lots of hook and continuation

Scandal by Hammer. The core is symmetrical featuring a 2.48 RG (15# ball) & a differential of .054. The coverstock is Semtex Solid cover infused with carbon fiber for increased durability. The new Scandal is bright green & black and box surface is 500/2000 Abralon. Like with all Hammer equipment featuring carbon fiber, the Scandal comes with the industry leading 3 year warranty.
My "vital statistics" are that my PAP is 5 ½ over and 1/8 up with a rev rate of 405. Additionally, I have thrown this ball on USBC White pattern as well as a variety house shots/surfaces. I have thrown the ball at box surface & at 500 Abralon finished with Clean N/ Sheen. I drilled the Scandal with a 90 x 5 ½ x 15 layout.
Prior to drilling my staff ball, I threw the Scandal at a demo. The ball came with the standard demo ball layout & box surface. On a fresh house pattern, I still found myself standing 35 shooting over 20 to about 5. This ball is one of the most hooking balls that Hammer offers. Yet, the Scandal continues through the back part of the lane. Thus, after throwing the demo ball, I immediately went to a smoother surface to generate additional length. Even with the smoother surface & the very weak layout, I still found myself standing on the far left part of the lane and taking a steep angle through the front to give the ball enough room.
In a nutshell, this ball is all about hook and lots of it. As such, this ball is best suited for heavier volumes of oil with longer pattern distances. With sufficient oil, the ball will retain sufficient energy and go through the pins properly. I believe that people with lower rev rates would benefit very much from the strength of this piece of equipment. People with higher ball speeds combined with a higher rev rate will also benefit from the Scandal where other pieces of equipment do not read the lane fast enough. Those who have medium speed/medium rev rate will need volume to get ball down the lane.
See your proshop for the Hammer Scandal!

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2/23/2016
By from Lynnwood, WA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Simply amazing

I was so impressed with this ball I want everyone to know about it. Right out of the box I bowled a 713 series, 245,246,222, it would have better but I choked a little, I give all the credit for such an awesome series to this hammer ball scandal. You need this ball in your bag.

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8/5/2016
By from Washington, DC
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Who Doesn't Like A Good Scandal

Pattern was Fresh PBA Chameleon
This is the really the only pattern (other then badger) I could use the Scandal at box surface and it really does hook. However that is not the impressive part it was league night trios, my teammates were playing the around the same line as I was a by the start of game to you can really see were the Scandal created a nice path to the pocket for us. What I like most about the Scandal is the ability to get down the lane and still store the energy even with the heavy box surface. This is a must have ball for the oil also if you want something to help break a pattern down this ball can help.
Tournament Challenge 44ft pattern
I played around with the surface on the Scandal and used it at a challenge pattern tournament I believe the pattern was 44 ft in length. I was pleasantly surprised the Scandal with wet sanded 3000,4000 was the ball of choice and I was able to use it all 6 games as well as during match play. I played around the 12 and 13 board. The Scandal had no problem finishing, and toward the last two games when the pattern was starting to break down I had miss room to the right and it came steaming back to the pocket. This is a excellent ball and it can take surface adjustments well.

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9/25/2016
By from Wichita, KS
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Scandal Review

I have many positive views on this ball. The Hammer Scandal is one of the biggest, strongest balls that I've ever thrown. I went with one of my favorite layouts (Pin under bridge) on the one I most recently drilled. It hooked in the right part of the lane and the ball shape fit my eye really well. It hooks from just about everywhere and I can see many uses with this ball. The Scandal will look great on most high volume patterns that will be encountered. I can see this ball being a great fit for anyone who's looking to add a very high performance, strong bowling ball to their arsenal.

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2/2/2016
By from Knoxville, TN.
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Holy Hook In A Box!!

Holy hook in a box!! This ball is easily the most aggresive ball in the Hammer line! I used a 70 x 5 x 35 dual angle lay out and this ball is amazing! With the new Semtex Solid CFI (Carbon Fiber Infused) coverstock this ball gives a strong read to every part of the lane and has great continuation from having a symmetrical core. This ball is a MUST HAVE ball for your bag.
jkaseehammer

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2/16/2016
By from Sarasota, FL
5/5 Stars
Pros:
Perfect for Medium Heavier - Heavy Lane Patterns
Cons:
Drier Lanes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

BIG Hook ball from Hammer!!

The Scandal is one of those special motion balls that arrives on scene, which every type of bowler will love this ball motion. The Scandal offers the a new technology that infuses Carbon Fiber into the coverstock to offer the most hooking potential in the Hammer brand on the heavier medium to heavy lane patterns. The great thing about this strong rolling piece is you can keep moving left and the ball does not stop moving toward the pocket. I am really impressed with this ball motion from the Hammer brand. The Scandal is about 3-5 more than the Red Legend Solid, but offers a much strong movement in the backend part of the lane than the Red Legend Solid.

With the new 3 year warrantee that Hammer provides for this ball, this is the BEST bang for your buck!
I think this ball will be a must have ball for those that are looking for something offers a great motion that does not stop rolling in the backend – it really continues through the pin deck! Very versatile ball… You will be impressed!

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8/17/2016
By from Des Planies IL
3/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I would not buy this product again

Great back end reaction on medium-heavy oil.

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4/12/2016
By from Minneapolis
3/5 Stars
Pros:
Hooks as advertised., When not covering a lot of boards carried A+
Cons:
If covering too many boards leaves lots 9s, found non consistent reaction o/u
Best Uses:
Have not had a chance on heavy heavy oil, but for now the scandal is in it underperforming
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Scandal maybe the right name

It does hook. Over hyped in my opinion. Doesn't hit like Widow or Taboo line. Lots of over/under. Have not used it on heavy heavy long length oil so may be a better match. Bowl on Med/Heavy to Light Heavy 40 ft.

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5/25/2016
By from Hollywood Fl.
5/5 Stars
Pros:
good control and great hook
Best Uses:
Heavy oil
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

great ball

Using this ball has been a pleasure. My average has steadily increased.

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7/20/2016
By from Ohio
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Learned to love it.

Bowled my first 300 with it. Struggled for months with angle, but obviously figure it out (for 10 frames).

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Question: How would you drill it for heavy oil

3/28/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello, you may check with the person who will be drilling this ball for you prior to ordering to determine which layout and specs they would use to get you the desired reaction.

3/29/2016 - By

Question: Would the core be the same for 12 and 13 lbs?

3/31/2016 - By

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Answer: Unfortunately the weight block is different in the 12 and 13 lb balls. It has to be changed in the lighter weight ball to get the ball light enough and also to adjust for the reaction the weight block would have on the overall performance of the ball.

4/1/2016 - By

Question: Does the ball come in half size (13.8)?

4/1/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Goldie! While the weights we receive from Hammer do vary slightly they rarely get up to half weights. Usually they are only up to about 3 or 4 ounces over the weight.

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Question: What does carbon fiber infusing do for the ball?

4/3/2016 - By

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Answer: Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.

4/5/2016 - By

Question: How would you rate the Scandal vs The Storm Lock? What would be the plus/minus?

4/22/2016 - By

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Answer: The weight blocks on the two bowling balls are very similar and product the same RG and RG Differential. The big difference on the two bowling balls will be the cover and the finish of the cover. The Scandal is a solid reactive cover at 2000 grit which will help the ball read more midlane and smoother than the Storm Lock. By reading the lanes earlier the Scandal can end up covering more total boards in hook potential. The Storm Lock has a hybrid reactive cover at a 3000 grit which will make the Storm Lock have more length and have more of a snap reaction with a stronger backend.

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