As we head toward Bowl Expo and the start of Trade Show Season, there will be plenty of new releases. In the Poly and “Entry” levels, you’ll see some color combos retired and new ones added to refresh those lines. In the other levels, some balls will be retired and new ones will be introduced. This is why this report is V1, as I expect more releases being announced soon. Please check back for new versions and tell your friends and teammates.
Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs. All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.
Hammer Bowling is introducing a new line that fits above the Poly lines such as the Brunswick TZones, C300 White Dots and Ebonite Maxims.
The Hammer AXE series in the 12-16lbs have the Bullet Core and while not getting much differential, that’s what you’re looking for in a ball designed to go straight for spares. The main difference is that the cover is a new Low Friction Reactive Pearl. This gives another option for different bowler styles and skills.
Experienced bowlers- The AXE is a durable spare ball option and a bit more responsive than a polyester ball.
Slower speed bowlers on high friction lanes and youth bowlers-The Hammer AXE will get down the lane and have a bit more reaction than polys, but not as quick (sharp) as Entry level options.
With the new cover, Hammer is upping the warranty to 2 years from purchase date vs. 1 year on other spare balls.
Colors - Black/Smoke - Pink/Smoke – Purple/Smoke
Recommended cleaner: Reaction Recharge
Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 784-1901.
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