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Hammer Hot Sauce Pearl Reviewed By: Brian Halstrom 02/18/2009 11:02 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    233
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    4 1/2" x 1/2" Up
 
Put the heat on the competition with the Hot Sauce Pearl, Hammer's most dangerous ball yet.

Pin to PAP(4 1/2" over 1/2" up) - 6"
CG Placement - under middle finger
Balance Hole - n/a

Surface Preparation - Left at Box Finish (2000 Grit Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish )

What I Was Looking For In This Layout: After throwing the original Sauce, I wanted something that was going to give me more length down the lane and a more aggressive ball motion at the breakpoint.

What I Ended Up With In This Ball Layout: My first impression was that the ball rolled well for me, but did not give me the motion I was looking for at the breakpoint. I was looking for a little more snap at the breakpoint, but it gave me a more gradual motion towards the pocket. Once I got the ball to the pocket, there was no issue in carry. This ball still hits as hard as the brand name, like a Hammer.

This ball allows me to play the lanes straighter due to the layout I used on the ball. It stores energy well and carries nicely. I ended up making a surface adjustment after a few games to increase the overall reaction. I sanded the surface to 500 grit abralon and used a light polish to finish. This allowed me to match up better to the house shot conditions that I bowl on most often. I could move in a little deeper and get the ball to read the mid lane much more.

The Hot Sauce Pearl works well for me on the medium oil patterns. If I get this on heavier patters, it doesn't match up with my speed and tends to go through the breakpoint for me. This could also be due to the layout I used on this ball. I would recommend putting a stronger layout on this ball for more reaction.


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