Customer Reviews | Questions
By DC from Columbus, Ohio
Clean Smooth Ball
I love how smooth and rolly this ball is for me down lane! Doesn't overreact when it sees friction. Great ball down when the backends spark up.
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
Hammer Vibe Orange
Here is my take on the new Hammer Vibe Orange. The new Vibe Orange features the ever versatile Vibe "hourglass" shaped core wrapped around a bright orange CT Reactive Plus coverstock. The ball comes with a 2000 Abralon polished surface.
My "vitals" are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I drilled an Orange with a 60 x 5 ¼ x 70 layout, no weight hole. I have used this ball at 4000 Abralon as I usually like to "dust" all factory shined releases. I have tried the new Vibe Orange on THS and on 37' PBA Petraglia Sport pattern.
This new Vibe shares the same cover as the remake Blue Vibe released 2 years ago. My favorite Blue Vibe has the same layout except that it has a weight hole 4 inches over and 2 inches down from grip center. I found myself with the new Vibe Orange, on THS, to be several boards left than with the Blue Vibe and I see a stronger, more continuous motion off of the spot. I have both balls set up with similar surface preparation as well. Even on fresh 37' foot sport (29ml pattern), I was able to get right on top of the dry and get the new Vibe to read the midlane correctly and not oversquirt in the higher volume of oil. Thus, what I find interesting is that even though the Blue and Orange Vibes share the same cover/core, the motion is sufficiently different to be noticeable. The hitting power/carry with the Vibe Orange is fantastic as is the case with most Vibes I have thrown over the years. Plus, with the solid orange color/dark lettering, it is very easy to see where the ball begins to read. The ball has GREAT shelf appeal and will catch everyone's eye going down the lane.
Like with the any Vibe, because of the versatility of the core, many shapes cane be drilled into the ball and should suit a number of styles. I can see this ball in play on a number of different patterns depending on ball speed and rev rate.
See your local proshop for more information about the new Vibe Orange!