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#198817 - 01/01/18 09:58 PM Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane
nord Offline
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Below is a video of my first session with my new Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane.
I got this ball as a ball down option when the Black Widow and Midnight Scorcher are too much ball.
The Purple Pearl has a very high RG of 2.65 and a very low Diff of .015.
I had it drilled with the same high flare Full Roller layout I have on the Widow.
Despite the high flare layout, flare remains low, about 2 inches or so.
Oil was pretty heavy this day and the lane may have had lots of carry down from holiday house balls.
I found it hard to find the proper line that would let the Purple get into a good roll.
Eventually pushing it directly out into the dry seemed the best option, though occasional misses inside of second arrow would hold the line and hit pretty hard.
I did get a lot of washouts and splits though from light hits when the ball would not roll.
But I did get the ball as a ball down option when the volume is very low or getting taken off later in a set.
I think the Purple should fulfill that role quite nicely.
This ball does hit really hard when you get it working!
This is probably due to it being a two piece ball and the extra Coefficient of Restitution that design produces.
I have also attached a photo of the layout on the Purple.

Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane:

Purple Hammer Layout.jpg

High Game: 259 bowled with The Hardwick Rubber Ball at Poway Bowl.
High Series: 630 bowled with Black Widow Urethane.
Composite Avg: 175

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#198870 - 01/18/18 04:49 PM Re: Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane [Re: nord]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
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OK, I lost my post. I'll recreate it.

I went back and read the original specs of the older balls I am using. One in particular caught my attention. It's 9 year old Lane Master, Black diamond. Matte finish at 1500.

Well, this ball fits really well and I have used it alot. Found out, it is really lane condition specific. Heavy oil, even fresh is a no no. Dry is out as well. But, it works really well on an overlay shot or one that has been used. I use it in Sr League in the afternoons with great success.

Anyhow, the original Mfg write up called this ball a particle-urethane ball. I remembered the particle, but not the urethane part.

Stand at 27, roll over 13 at arrows, out to 9 at the range finder with great success.

But, the urethane surprised me.

Edited by Dennis Michael (01/18/18 04:50 PM)
LM - Black Diamond 15#
Lord Field - Exodus Pearl 15#
Legends - L/M New Terminator 15#
Legends - L/M Xtreme Damage 15# Strong pearl

#198875 - Yesterday at 04:09 PM Re: Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane [Re: nord]
Dylan585 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 264
A/S/L: 20/m/ny
Are ya still using the judge nord?
2 handed stats:

High game: 288 (2 times now!)
High series: 710
Average: 197

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