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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: dmill76 09/22/2012 14:08 ( stars)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
first of all, "WOW". this ball does exactly what it claims. its like a magnet to the pocket with very little effort. it took me 4 frames to get adjusted to what speed and what arrow to throw at. my 1st game was a 190, 2nd was a 234 and 3rd was a 276. i was amazed how i put this ball out about the 8th board and then just trusted my release to get back to the pocket and i sure wasnt disappointed. cant wait to get to my league again and throw this monster of a ball. thats hammer for a ball that i can finally throw and it goes where i want it to.
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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: email@example.com 11/06/2013 22:50 ( stars)
Lives up to all the hype and the service from bowlingball.com was fantastic!
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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: email@example.com 10/16/2013 10:36 ( stars)
I like this ball but I am left handed and throw a back up ball and I can't as of yet get it to curve for me.
I am still trying have not used it to long as of yet.
I am trying to not throw the back up ball or at least get half way between back up and regular.
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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: DJC 08/22/2013 11:28 ( stars)
I have owned the Taboo Deep Purple for 1 year now and have been extremely pleased with it's performance. After years of reviewing balls right after I buy them and later the ball not performing after the "out of box" factory finish which cannot be exactly duplicated wears off I decided to wait and start reviewing balls after at least 30 games. Well 1 year later this ball still performs great. I found the best reaction for my style (stroker avg speed 16.5mph 400 rev rate) is on a blended oil condition (second game). Very predictable reaction , pin above ring finger ball goes clean through the heads with a very controllable angular backend . I highly recommend this ball.
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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: Albatross300 05/17/2013 19:43 ( stars)
Hits really hard with a strong back end. Bowled two 300's within two months of owning this ball. I've always been a Hammer guy and this proves why.
Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: Juanito 05/06/2013 20:50 ( stars)
So, here's the deal. I have no particular affinity for any specific manufacturer. I buy balls based on specs and observation. As such, I have no ax to grind with Storm. I just updated my arsenal for the year. My book average is 223. I throw about 16 miles per hour, have medium revs, and a high track.
I purchased the Storm IQ Tour pearl along with a Hammer Taboo Jet Black and a Taboo Deep Purple. I will use this same review for all three balls. My initial thought was that the Jet Black might have predictability issues, like the old Black Widows.
Not so my friends the Jet Black went very long and was super strong on the turn, every time with a real nasty but controllable snap to it. The Jet Black was best on a tweener shot. The Deep purple was equally predictable but I played farther inside with it. Yikes! it rolled up so smooth and was so controllable. I played from a tweener position all the way to a cranker shot. It was all good. It was best on a cranker shot. The IQ Tour pearl was a train wreck and did nothing well.
I had bookend 247's with the two Hammers and a zippy 158, in between, with the Storm IQ Tour. Keep in mind, that with testing new equipment, scoring was not my main concern. My intent was to calibrate the new balls against one another, i.e. what would each do on a stroker, tweener, and cranker shot. However, the scores do speak for themselves as it pertains to how easy the ball is to manage. The ball needs to work for the bowler, not vice-versa.
The main problem I found with the Storm ball was that it was super volatile. It was like a race car on steroids. As soon as it hit friction, (early or late) it made a sharp left turn and never quit running. I literally moved all over the approach trying to find the best route to the pocket. The only way I could get there was to wind up and throw a fast ball. I even backed my fingers way off, to little avail. This ball was so vicious, it makes me wonder how a conventional grip would work .... seriously.
I am not going to give up on it, just yet. Other high average bowlers I know have had good luck with it. I am going to put it on the spinner and take the surface to 4000 abralon, then try it again. If I still have issues, I will polish it and try a third time. If there is any significant improvement in control, I will review it again. If it seems to need a layout change, I will just scrap it. The Hammers work great. Every time I update an arsenal, some balls work and some either don't or are just too much trouble to deal with.
As of now, I am loving the two taboos and am not happy withe the IQ Tour pearl.
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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: email@example.com 01/29/2013 14:24 ( stars)
I tested this ball out at my bowling alley before I bought it. All I can say is HOOK!... I have the pin above my middle finger, with a stacked CG and my Mass bias to the right of my thumb. I have this layout on all of my Taboos because it gives huge length with a hard snap when it gets off the friction. This ball is by far the most hooking ball I have in my arsenal, and one of my most fun ones too... by the second game I'm usually gutter hopping this ball getting it out to the 5 board and having it scream back to the pocket. I have 425 revs and bowl at 17mph, so having this ball I usually only use it for shots like route 66, Highway to hell, Tokyo, and Athens patterns, but it does work on the lighter oil patterns as well. My second favorite ball, first is still my Taboo Jet Black!!
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Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: inspector1 12/21/2012 12:42 ( stars)
I purchased the Deep Purple and practiced with it 5 hours before bowling in league play and had low scores average 140, after making lane adjustments my 1st league game was 197, then 245, then 210.I have been increasing my average 3 pins every week. I have had the ball for 4 weeks now and recommend it to anyone.
Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/18/2012 03:40 ( stars)
Great ball have shot three 700's in a month and a
Hammer Taboo Deep Purple Reviewed By: j-rod-300 10/12/2012 11:55 ( stars)
The Deep Puple Taboo is absolutley insane! It is by far the best one yet! It is one of THOSE bowling balls. The length and backend are just great! If you are looking for a new ball that gets down the lane and still and makes the turn with a strong continuous motion, this is the ball for you!
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