FTF Reviews – Hammer Web Tour Edition Hybrid

Web Tour Edition Hybrid (WWRD 9/3/2020) 

The Hammer Web Tour has been a favorite for its controlled motion when the conditions called for it. League and tournament bowlers of all levels bought at least one, which made them scarce. Hammer Bowling brings you the next incarnation, the Hammer Web TE Hybrid.

Using the same Spheroid TE core with the specs of an RG of 2.470 and Diff of a controllable 0.030 at 15 lbs., you will see a ball motion with more length and a strong continuation down lane than the original. The lighter weights at 12 and 13 have an adjusted core with a higher RG of 2.585 and a higher Diff of 0.040. The adjustment will give similar motions for bowlers who need to use lighter weights and have slower ball speeds.

The colors are Black and Blue Pearl and with the TourV1 Hybrid cover and a smoother box finish at 500/1500 Siaair Micro Pad, the Web TE Hybrid matches up for medium volumes or for bowlers who had to adjust the original’s surface because it seemed too strong overall for their bowling environment.

This ball will add performance and versatility to you bag. Get your orders in a.s.a.p., you won’t regret it.

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

FTF Reviews – Hammer Redemption Hybrid

Hammer Redemption Hybrid (WWRD 8/6/2020) 

The Hammer Redemption Hybrid fits nicely in between the Hammer Redemption Solid and Pearl balls that were released on 2/20/2020. This ball is a beautiful color combo of Red/White/Navy. The cover stock is the new Aggression NE Hybrid with box finishes of 500/1000 Siaair and Crown Factory Compound applied on top. The cover is very tunable to match your style of play. As with the previous and still available Redemptions, the core at 15 lbs. gives a low RG (2.498), High Diff (.053) with an Asym Diff of .015. To help bowlers that use lower weights (12-13 lbs.), Hammer uses a different core to help duplicate the motion of the heavier balls without losing any performance. The core has a slightly higher RG (12lbs 2.593, 13 lbs 2.597) and 0.041 Diff. & .0.014 Asym Diffs on both weights.

All 3 Hammer Redemptions use D.O.T. manufacturing by Brunswick. D.O.T. stands for Durability Optimization Technology. This allows the ball to be drilled in an unrestricted drill area for more flexibility and still keep the 2 year warranty from purchase date in force. The outer core is infused with carbon fiber to add to the durability.

If you are looking into a new high performance pearl for medium to heavy volumes, ask you favorite retailer to order you a Hammer Redemption Hybrid. Remember to keep your equipment clean for a longer lasting and consistent reaction.

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

FTF Reviews – Hammer Fugitive Solid

Hammer Fugitive Solid (WWRD 8/6/2020) 

With the announcement of the new Hammer Fugitive Solid, bowlers will be getting a lot of bang for the buck.  Early testing has this ball with a smoother reaction than the Hammer Redemption Solid (due to its symmetrical core), but could also handle the same medium-heavy volumes of lane conditioner. The eye catching Blue, Black and Orange color scheme will grab other bowler’s attention while you are knocking down more pins.

The Juiced Solid cover stock was recently used on the Hammer Ruthless (2.52/0.041 @15 lbs.) and Diesel Torque (2.51/0.046 @15lbs.) before that, but has a stronger engine to give you the reaction you’ve been looking for. The new Fugitive core at 15 lbs. has an RG of 2.486 and a High Diff of .052, which will give a stronger and earlier reaction. The Fugitive Solid’s box finish comes in at 500/2000 Siaair to help it cut through the oil. If you are a bowler who uses lighter weight equipment (12-13 lbs), Hammer has exchanged the Fugitive core with one that will give you the same reaction as the heavier counterparts. It’s all about keeping the numbers close to work with the cover stock and total ball weight. In the testing, I saw the Fugitive solid at least 5 boards more into the oil than the Hammer Fugitive with a smoother but continuous motion down lane.

As with the Pro performance Hammer balls, the Fugitive Solid has an outer core that is carbon fiber infused and has a 2 year warranty from the purchase date. Keeping solid cover stocks clean will help keep the performance help your ball last longer when used on conditions it designed for.

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

FTF Reviews – Hammer Fugitive

Hammer Fugitive (WWRD 2/20/2020) 

Are you a bowler looking for that clean through the front and hooks hard on the backend type of reaction (Skid/Flip)? The new Hammer Fugitive comes in that performance level at a budget friendly price. It’s quite a good looking ball going down the lane with the colors of Red and Silver.

The Juiced Pearl cover stock was first used on the Rebel Yell and recently on the Hammer Flawless. Its box finish is at 500/1000 Siaair with Crown Factory Compound added to get the length. The new Fugitive core at 15 lbs. has an RG of 2.486 and a High Diff of .052. The cover and core combination provides that skid/flip motion on medium volume patterns. As with the Pro performance Hammer balls, the Fugitive has an outer core that is carbon fiber infused and has a 2 year warranty from the purchase date.

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

FTF Reviews – Hammer Redemption Pearl

Hammer Redemption Pearl (WWRD 2/20/2020) 

The Hammer Redemption Pearl is a cleaner more responsive reaction at the end of the pattern than the Hammer Redemption Solid. I am a great fan of the Hammer Statement Pearl and this would be a great replacement. The cover stock is the new Aggression NE Pearl with a box finish of 500 Siaair and Crown Factory Compound applied. As with the Solid, the new design of the Redemption is a combination of the core at 15 lbs. gives a low RG (2.498), High Diff (.053) with an Asym Diff of .015. Add to that both Hammer Redemptions use D.O.T. manufacturing by Brunswick. D.O.T. stands for Durability Optimization Technology. This allows the ball to be drilled in an unrestricted drill area for more flexibility and still keep the 2 year warranty in force. The outer core is infused with carbon fiber to add to the durability.

If you are looking into a new high performance pearl for medium to heavy volumes, ask you favorite retailer to order you a Hammer Redemption Pearl

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

FTF Reviews – Hammer Redemption Solid

Hammer Redemption Solid (WWRD 2/20/2020) 

The first Pro Performance Hammer ball manufactured by Brunswick includes a new coverstock, the Aggression NE Solid, to cut through heavier volumes of lane oil. The box surface is a strong 360*500*2000 using Siaair pads. The new design of the Redemption is a combination of the core at 15 lbs. gives a low RG (2.498), High Diff (.053) with an Asym Diff of .015. Add to that, both Hammer Redemptions use D.O.T. manufacturing by Brunswick. D.O.T. stands for Durability Optimization Technology. This allows the ball to be drilled in an unrestricted drill area for more flexibility and still keep the 2 year warranty in force. Plus the outer core is still infused with carbon fiber.

Comparing it to the previous high performance Hammer ball, the Hammer Statement Solid, the Redemption Solid clears the heads a little cleaner and is more responsive to the friction on the back of a pattern. Testers have seen more forgiveness when moving toward the center of the lane as the fronts break down.

If you bowl on heavier volume or have greater speed than rev rate, look into the Hammer Redemption Solid today.
Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California