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Average Customer Review: 4.72 of 5 stars
The Sauce
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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
5 1/8 right 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:

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The Sauce is Hammer's first High Performance release for almost a year!

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 6"
Mass Bias Position - n/a
CG Placement - 1" above mid line
Balance Hole - none

Surface Preparation - Box Finish (4000 grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
Well I use this layout on a Black Widow and Black Widow Pearl. The conditions at the particular house we do our testing and league bowling tend to get very wet/dry. This layout helps smooth out the ball motion while maintaining plenty of heavy roll and enough down lane hook. With what we heard about the Sauce from Hammer I thought this would fit in above my Widow.


What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Pretty much what I expected. This ball fits in perfectly with the other Hammer balls I have drilled this way. It actually skids through the heads a little cleaner then my Black Widow which was a little bit of a surprise but
the overall ball motion is awesome. I think this is the look that Hammer has needed to really fill out their ball line.

The Sauce rolls very strong in the front part of the lane and continues that motion into the transitional part of the lane. As you can see from our ball reaction video the ball makes a very distinct, very sharp motion at the break point. Overall I feel this will fit in well with most league bowlers and higher average players.
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The Sauce
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About the Bowler

League Average:
195
PAP:
4 1/2 over, 0 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Hammer's The Sauce is their first high performance bowling ball release in a long time. Hammer has had so much success with their Black Widow series of bowling balls, that it was time to introduce a high performance ball again.

Pin to PAP(4 1/4" over 0" up/down) - 5"
CG to PAP - 4 1/2"
Balance Hole - none
Surface Preparation - Box Finish

My Personal Review: The expectations that people have of this ball are correct. I have heard from some Hammer staff players that this was going to be an amazing bowling ball, and they were right. I only average in the 180's currently, but absolutely love this ball. You will notice in our videos that I often get very little attention. That changed in the last video, this ball rolled so well for me that I had a bigger part than usual.

The ball cleared the heads easily, and had a strong continuation on the backends that sent pins flying.

I highly recommend this ball for bowlers of all skill levels.

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The Sauce
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About the Bowler

League Average:
233
PAP:
4 1/2" x 1/2" Up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)

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The Sauce High Performance Series features an all-new Contrusion core shape allowing for greater backend movement without sacrificing breakpoint control, and the Hammer Aggressive Edge coverstock; the most aggressive coverstock we've cooked up yet.

Pin to PAP(4 1/2" over 1/2" up) - 3 3/4"
CG Placement - 1 1/2" Right of grip center - 2 3/8" from PAP
Balance Hole - 5 1/2" Right, 1" Down - Hole Drilled 2" Deep w/ 3/4" Drill Bit

Surface Preparation - Sanded to 1000 Abralon and Polished with Brunswick Factory Finish

What I Was Looking For In This Layout: Since this is the first high performance Hammer releases in some time, I decided to go stronger with this layout to see what it could do. I was looking for this ball to hook more in the midlane and give me a strong punch at the breakpoint.

What I Ended Up With In This Ball Layout: Out of the box, this baby hooked early and often. A little too much for me to handle, so I ended up using 1000 grit Abralon and polishing the surface with Brunswick Factory Finish polish.

I started this ball left of the 4th arrow and got it to 10 at the breakpoint. With the added polish, the ball was able to store more energy to release at the spot. It begins to pick up a roll earlier than anything else I have in my bag. With the ball left at box finish, I found that the reaction smoothed out on the backend as it was using its energy too quickly.

The added polish really helped. Once it reaches the breakpoint, the progression to the pocket is very strong. It actually looks like it goes into another gear and levels through the pins.

Overall, Hammer is back in the High Performance market with The Sauce. If you're a low rev player and want the most reaction out of your ball, I would recommend this type of layout for you. For higher rev rate bowlers, I would either recommend you use this layout on heavier oil patters, or lay the ball out with the pin 5-6" from your PAP. This layout rolls tremendous on medium patterns and offers more angle at the breakpoint.
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The Sauce
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League Average:
205
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I drilled one for a customer last night. She was looking for that would give her more hook in the midlane. I drilled with the pin just right and above the ring finger with the cg about 1/4" off center of grip. The reaction that she got was smooth thru the head good midlane and a strong continuous roll on the backend. I would recommend this ball to anyone no matter what your style is weather you hook it or not.



Lenny Biondi Jr

Deltona Lanes ProShop


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The Sauce
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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
we had hammer demo day the sauce was here we where the first with the sauce it lives up to the hype the demos rolled strong through the front with control in the backends everyone could not stop rolling the sauce well of course we helped them take one home
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The Sauce X-Out
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About the Bowler

League Average:
205
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I recently drilled a The Sauce X-Out for a customer who wanted try a high performance ball so I suggested that he get this one.

The reaction that he got with it was clean thru the heads, good mid-lane and a strong back-end hook not a snap.

From what i saw their was virtual no difference between the x-out and a 1st just some color differences.

Lenny Biondi Jr
Deltona Lanes ProShop

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The Sauce
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I had this balldrilled off the spec sheet for heavy oil and medium track . I used this ball last night and it has made my other balls in my bag Twisted Fury and Columbia Resurgence seem obsolete and before I threw this ball I condidered them both excellent bowling balls with lots of drive and carry. This ball creates so much area that you can not miss in my case being left handed to the left no matter how far it goes out it never skids and it snaps back. A couple of minor issues cost me a big score just from trying to get used to a ball that does not slide at all and hooks continuosly ( I am not complaining that is what i was lokking for). If you lose a ball inside normally they hold inside in the oil and you can still hit the pocket and possibly strike or more often leave the 7 or 10 pin . this ball never holds, never slides it goes right through the nose. Also, if you dont hit this ball at the bottom with the proper speed and since it will never stop hooking and never slides it can be unforgiving if you get slow... so it might be unusable on anything less than medium heavy to heavy oil. Also, if you throw this ball straight up the boards it tends to drive too hard and blow the 4 pin around the 7 straight up over the top of it sometimes . It also leaves the fast 8 from that angle. the best angle and carry i found was to float it out from the center out to about the 2nd arrow let it flip and it is a monster I truly love this ball .... I am going to miss using some of my other equipment but I can feel an 800 something series and a few 300's coming in the next month.... The league i was in has a lot of 230 and 220 range bowlers and a lot of them were in awe of the way this ball hit and carried .... I suspect it is going to be a very hot seller ..
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The Sauce
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All I can say is wow. To sum it up: Aggressive with a very predictable and stable break point.

I drilled mine up with their standard layout, "length with an aggressive finish", for a high track bowler (4 1/2 pin to pap with cg centered in the span), which for me ended up being pin over ring finger and the cg in the center of the span. No balance hole needed for once.

I expected something like my black widow which in a lot of ways it was. They both are Very aggressive and drive through the pocket with continuoation. But my breakpoint was longer and stayed consistant with The Sauce!!! The black widow you had to stay ahead of the oil change or you were going to overshoot the pocket. With this It allowed me to move gradually. Actually If you got too behind it let you know by leaving a 9 pin.

Unfortunatly this is all out of the box finish first night with this new ball so I just hope it doesn't die out too much, A little might be good. I did notice that a track in the ball had already started. So im guessing its going to be a high maintence ball (so keeping it clean for sure and an occational reservaces might be in order to keep it alive).

My game: Medium speed, with medium to high revs.


To tell you the truth i was having so much fun with The Sauce in league that the (seriously) eight 9 pins i left i didn't care about. Still shot 690, And shot one 10 pin the whole night which really surprised me on the shot it stood. I felt like i was Robert Smith, Just DESTROYING THE POCKET with the type of swing and aggressiveness that the ball gave. I had all kinds of people watching and commenting on the ball and shots.

Ball reaction: For me on the 39 foot oil pattern buffed down to 44 feet. It had a little bit of an arc too it and just took off and drove. The further out you through it the more arc it showed with the same ending. You through it in the middle and it became angular. Standard houseshot i know but the break point was so predictable.

BTW: I have had the Cell, the Cell Pearl, Virtual Gravity, black widow, black widow bite, and long list of other balls and this one takes the cake.


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The Sauce
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About the Bowler

League Average:
202
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
201
About the Bowler
Bowling Hand
Right Handed
League Average 208
Ball Speed Medium
Style Tweener
Ball weight 14 lbs
Got The Sauce with a 4 inch pin drilled for heavy oil conditions. The first Hammer ball I have ever owned. I bought it because of the great reviews and great price from bowlingball.com. This is a surprisingly aggressive ball in heavy oil. Out of the box on medium-heavy league oil rolled games of 247, 211, 232. A really awseome ball. With lighter oil conditions I feel the ball will only be good for my first two league games then can see having to go to my Brunswick Copperhead which is a great ball for the lighter oil conditions. The Sauce is a great compliment to my Copperhead and Black Label Elite.

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The Sauce
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League Average:
185
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
175
Im a stroker with about a 185 average. just started bowling about a year ago but ive owned my fair share of balls. this ball by far hooks more than any of my other balls. i also have to virtual gravity which i feel has potential for more hook but needs more revs to do it. i dont know that the sauce could be more perfect for my slower reving but higher speed style. right out of the box it was perfect for my style. i had it drilled with the hammer recommended strong drilling pattern. plays good in anywhere from medium to flooded oil lanes. im probably 100 games on it and it hooks just as strong as game 1.
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The Sauce
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League Average:
184
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
192
While I'm not too big on words,W O W!

Just got mine last week and was amazed.Had it drilled to go long with a strong back end.Strong is not the right word to describe it,(WICKED)is more like it!While I am only a mid 180's bowler i can see gaining realistically around 10 pins.While testing and rolling at slightly different speeds,the ball seems to be very forgiving not to mention it snaps back like a yo-yo.Love this ball and would highly reccommend it.

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The Sauce
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League Average:
208
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The Hammer Sauce is a great ball. Goes long then make a nice move to the pocket. I never tried the hot sauce,but i like the sauce,a great 2nd to 3rd game ball without moving your line. WAAAAAY better than the jigsaw. Sold mine.
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The Sauce
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About the Bowler

League Average:
205
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
166
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This IS a good ball, but it dies after a few games. I bought it after owning a Smokin' Inferno for about 2 years, and my average went up, then after it died it went back down. I've also had carry issues with this ball too. So be sure to have something that you can fall back on if you buy this ball.
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The Sauce
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About the Bowler

League Average:
208
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
191
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have shot my Highest game and Highest series with this ball and won my first tournament with it, so I really cant complain, other tahn it is a little condition specific. I have found it to be best at 2000 polished. If it isnt really oily or if you dont have polish it burns up in the heads. Still all in all a great ball though.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
205
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I was real excited for this ball to come. I bought this ball in november 08 and my first time throwing it i was amazed. I am a 200 average bowler and this ball hooked a ton first time on the lane. I threw it straight out of the box. Then my first day of league with it, its like it completely lost all of the aggressiveness. I thought it was maybe a bad week, but the next 2 months proved to be average for this ball. Dont get me wrong, I still use this ball, but after the lanes dry up a bit. I start with my megafriction or my sure fire by storm. when it gets to be too dry for them, i use my sauce. I was a little disappointed because i passed up a cell for this.
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The Sauce X-Out
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About the Bowler

League Average:
212
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
180
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Only one word.

Awesome!

Great product, great price, great service.

Ok, that was more than one word. I just noticed I had to type at least 30. I look forward to my next purchase in 2012 when I can afford another new ball ...

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The Sauce X-Out
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I drilled it up for a customer in the strong position and he loves it. One of Hammer's more dependable balls. Have drilled quite a few this year, with no complants.
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The Sauce
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This ball is an absolute accomplishment. Hammer has outdone themselves once again. This ball for me slides very well then flips over with one of the most aggresive backends ive ever seen. Kudos to you, Hammer
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The Sauce
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First Hammer ball dissapointed in. Won't move to the pocket
from anywhere on the lane. Average has gone down since
using, will finish the season with the Black Wido Bite.
Will wait for the Black Widow Venom to come out in July.

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The Sauce
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
No words can explain how much this Sauce eats up the oil. I have it drilled fairly strong and it holds the Hammers reputation of hitting like a hammer! The only problem with using it on a house shot, is that I have to start by throwing at the 18th bourd and by the last games you better being throughing at the 25th bourd or make a ball change. The Sauce and Hot Sauce are an amazing combo and I can't wait to see what other ball is added to the Sauce Line.
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The Sauce
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League Average:
160
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
160
When my dads Rotogrip Cell got ripped apart, my dad was able to get a Sauce from the pro shop for free. Since me and his hands are the same, I can use it to. Im 14 and already carry a 170 average with this ball. Its hook is amazing and my first tournament I bowled with this ball, I averaged 190's. All my other balls I use for dry lanes now. For the first time in a month I had to switch from this ball to my Cell Pearl I just bought.

I currently am standing on the middle dot throwing this ball across the first arrow.

Best ball ive ever used! Nothing hits like a ****ing hammer!!!!

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The Sauce
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This ball is incredible, It hooks like a monster I had to polish it because it hooked to early but when it hits the pins it hits like a truck i've never seen so much pin action i averaged 192 when i first started throwing The Sauce my average nearly jumped almost 10 pins in every league i bowl I strongly recommend this ball to anyone looking to see some pins fly
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League Average:
170
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Awesome for heavy oil, But also good for medium, to medium - heavy, just adjust. Hits very hard too. Great ball!
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The Sauce
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I started my league as a 186 average, and after i got the sauce for Christmas, im now a 198 average. This is the best ball I have ever thrown. Hits harder than anything, and I have thrown storm, columbia, many different hammers(all the widows, and all raws). I stand on the 25 board and throw at the 9 at about 16-17mph. Oh and I just got my first 300 on Jan.12,2009. Right out of the box nothing special done to it. Thanks Hammer !!!
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
WOW, this ball is the cleanest solid coverstock I have ever used without any polish. The potential hook for it is unreal. It can hook all day in the oil, and it will give you room through the breakdown. Watch out for the short patterns though, this ball will be in the gutter before you know it. This is a great choice if you plan on playing on any sport patterns over forty feet.
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The sause is the best ball I've ever used. I've increased my average 10 pins in both of the leagues I bowl in. Only drawback - having to get a spare ball for the 10 pin!
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League Average:
210
Ball Speed:
Fast
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
201
This is the sencond Hammer bowling ball i bought. I love it! I have the lay out on my ball so that it starts to roll much faster, resulting in more hook. This ball rolls very nice and hits the pocket hard with lots of carry and explosion. I am deffinately going to start buying more hammers.. A+++
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I'm a below average bowler. 120 - 140 avg. I just received the sauce and had it drilled immediately. Maybe it my spot nah it's the sauce. My first game in league play averaged 160. Second time I bowled w/ it bowled 113, 160 and 232. This ball holds the lane like there was a little oil instead of the med-heavy oil the house puts down. Wooo Hooo (Sauce)!!!
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League Average:
154
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I just got this ball today threw it a little and i love it so far and would not have choosen any ball other than this one i would recomend this ball to anyone!!! hope this helps!!!
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Firstly, i am a rather new bowler, have been bowling for about a year and carrying a 190 league average. Medium ball speed with above average revs (around 360). Had the venom at first and was looking for a ball which has a somewhat similar reaction with my venom but hooks a ton more than my venom (the lane conditions i play in can be amazingly tight in the morning). Got the sauce after recommendation from my pro shop and i love it! Even though the sauce has a totally different look compared to my venom (more roll and less sharp entry), it still does the damage to the pin. It begins rolling much earlier than my venom before making a smooth entry to the pocket and i must say i am very satisfied with it! I bowled my highest series ever (714) the 2nd day i tested it out. I am so sure that with the right lane condition, Hammer The Sauce will be a perfect high oil ball that will fit my arsenal perfectly.



Thanks so much Hammer for such a great ball! =)

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League Average:
170
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
198
I just got the Sauce back on Friday, October 31st. I had it drilled for meadium heavy to heavy oil. I hooks way better than my old ball, the Track Phenom. I loved my Phenom, but I can see the potential for my average rising at least 25 pins with the Sauce. Once I get used to the hooking capabilities of it, the Sauce will propell me to one of the better bowlers in my league.
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I threw one at the demo day where it was revealed, and absolutely love it. I shot multiple 200 +s with it and did not really want to move to another ball.
The only downside I saw is that when it pushed out too far it flared and drove so hard inside that I was astonished.
Besides that it held well on the inside and hit more like a train than a truck. I have 340 rev rate at around 16 mph and I have rarely gotten carry quite as good as I did with The Sauce.
Lets just say if you are looking for the next big hitter, the sauce is for you.

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