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#126779 - 05/01/10 08:55 PM Hammer vs Storm
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Question. What's your all's opinion on creating arsenals from one maker(say Roto and Storm-or Hammer and Ebonite) vs getting balls from all different makers? I was thinking about this and it seems that at least if you stick within a overall company you get a good idea arsenal wise of where things fit where as with mixing and matching it may be close to something you have, or in between etc.

Anyhow, having said this if you were going to go with only HAMMER or STORM which would you go and why? My wife and i were debating this and I wondered what you all thought.
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#126781 - 05/01/10 11:10 PM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: evilash71]
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Storm!!!!!!! I really think they are on top of their game in an engineering stand point. Just ask PDW!!!
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#144447 - 01/18/11 11:54 PM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: evilash71]
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I agree with Kidd. But it also depends on the person's style, being a two hander, I prefer Storm's skid/flippiness in their balls. But to be honest I haven't thrown Hammer to even know the difference. I know the Taboo for Hammer is supposed to be extremely good.
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#144450 - 01/19/11 12:01 AM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: Bolnbob]
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I've never thrown a Hammer product, but I will give you two thumbs up for anything Storm. I've thrown a vast variety of equipment from them, and they have everything available and in-between. Very impressed with all lines of balls, and I have no intention of looking elsewhere.

Bowl up a STORM!
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#144467 - 01/19/11 07:12 AM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: evilash71]
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I'd like to say "Go out and pick the best balls from each company. It's a great idea! All of the best in one arsenal.", but honestly, I just don't see that working. The differences between manufacturer are too large (such as storm/roto being skid/snap kings, columbia 300 known for it's early rolling arcing equipment etc). For that reason, I can only recommend staying with a single manufacturer.
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#144470 - 01/19/11 09:29 AM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: evilash71]
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I have stayed with Storm for about 9-10 years or so now, and I don't even research any other manufacturers' equipment anymore. It just gets too complicated comparing everyone's stuff, when one manufacturer covers the entire range of equipment I need. They do have a lot of skid/flip stuff, but a lot of their more recent stuff is made for an earlier, more even reaction (as compared to their skid/flip stuff, not necessarily to everything on the market). The Invasion, Virtual Gravity, and even the Attitude Shift have a lot smoother reaction than their pearlized and polished skid/flip pieces.
Storm's overall quality seems to be among the best in the industry, so I doubt you can go completely wrong.
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#144476 - 01/19/11 10:37 AM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: evilash71]
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I have had both brands. And, the only thing I would say is the Hammer balls lasted longer. I have had too many Storm and Roto balls die in short use. The Hammer ball I currently have is in season number 2, and still reacts the same as new.
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#144485 - 01/19/11 11:45 AM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: Dennis Michael]
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I couldn't tell you. My BW Solid and Hy-Road while having different layouts are still going strong and absolutely destroy the pocket. The only thing I can say is that sometimes Storm balls don't stop hooking so you may be looking at some back row leaves. Like it was said earlier, skid/snap is their bread and butter, and Roto is more of the arching reaction. Although a lot of their equipment is starting to look skid/flippy as well. I'd have to say it really depends on the bowler. Some people like different companies for different things. I have balls from Columbia, Storm, Roto and Hammer and have shot well with all of them, so it's more of what reaction you're going with, how the ball is setup and which company you want to try.
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#144488 - 01/19/11 11:59 AM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
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Originally Posted By: TheDemolitionMan
I couldn't tell you. My BW Solid and Hy-Road while having different layouts are still going strong and absolutely destroy the pocket. The only thing I can say is that sometimes Storm balls don't stop hooking so you may be looking at some back row leaves. Like it was said earlier, skid/snap is their bread and butter, and Roto is more of the arching reaction. Although a lot of their equipment is starting to look skid/flippy as well. I'd have to say it really depends on the bowler. Some people like different companies for different things. I have balls from Columbia, Storm, Roto and Hammer and have shot well with all of them, so it's more of what reaction you're going with, how the ball is setup and which company you want to try.



Don't see this as a Company preference. It's a longevity and performance preference.

How many "dead ball" threads have you seen on here? And, what brands are the balls in question?

They are limited to a couple.
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#144492 - 01/19/11 12:13 PM Re: Hammer vs Storm [Re: evilash71]
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In my very limited experience Storm definitely does have the biggest following, but from the few different balls I have thrown, I prefer Columbia. I like how their equipment drives through the pins. For that reason, if I was going to build an arsenal, I'd base it around one maker.
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