33 Comments on “NEW HAMMER URETHANE!!! | USBC APPROVED!!! | New technology???”

  1. The red pearl will be the replacement for the purple pearl as I’m hearing. As we know the purple is getting discontinued for good as of July 2022. The red pearl will be harder than the purple because of the USBC standard in harness. That’s why the purple is being discontinued. So don’t expect it to be as dynamic as the purple. This is all my assumptions as I haven’t heard back yet from my unnamed Brunswick guy yet.

    1. The hardness fiasco had to do with the KY purple hammers not the Mexico ones. I would be utterly shocked if they discontinued the Mexico purple hammers after just a year in production and I have not heard of any hardness issues or suspicions with the Mexico ones.

      USBC has abandoned testing post use hardness as their study found urethanes soften naturally with use over time, so they instead simply opted to increase their own if the factory hardness requirement slightly. This was done before the Mexico Purple Hammer was even made so I’d find it impossible to believe that the newer purple hammers somehow are still too soft. They wouldn’t have been approved when they were getting ball approval if they were.

    2. @All things bowling related wow that’s nuts. I’m hearing from someone else that usbc has new hardness rules in the works… so it wouldn’t have anything to do with current rules but potentially future rules. Can’t wait to see what that’s about

    3. @MotivRoed Bowling USBC changed the minimum hardness to 73D as of 12/31/2020, and also stated that production of all balls previously approved at less than 73D must cease by 7/31/2022. I believe the previous minimum hardness was 72D. The Purple Hammer was probably a 72D ball, and that is why production is ending in July 2022.

  2. My Dad has always said he’d come back to bowling only if there was a Black Hammer Urethane. Well, if they come state side I’ll hold him to it

  3. we had a blue pearl and red pearl hammer before back in the 80’s bring back the 3d offset if you want to bring something out

  4. I wonder if they’re going to arrange the colors in the same way that the original Faball Hammers did? If so then the Purple Solid will be a solid version of the Purple Pearl… and the Black solid and Red Pearl will be weaker versions of the Purple/Purple Pearl.

    1. the last Red Pearl Hammer that came out was from the mid-late 1980s. Technology has changed and changed again since then. While the original is a tank and still can hit hard, this one will definitely be different.

  5. There are a couple others that are also on the USBC Approved Ball List: Black Widow Urethane Purple and Black Widow Urethane Black. I’m guessing those will not come stateside, so we will get the non-Widow Hammers. What may happen is that they may throw back to how the original Fab Hammers were, with the Blue being the strongest of the three, followed by Black, followed by Red Pearl.

    Sign me up for Blue, and definitely for blue Pearl if they pull that one back out as well!

    1. That was the first thing I said (out loud) when I saw it. Looks an awful lot like my Faball Blue Hammer, which I’ll keep forever!

    1. It’s funny, when I was a kid, everyone had a Burgundy Hammer, and the Blue Hammers were much less used. Now all I ever see are the old Blue Hammers… what happened to all of the Burgundy Hammers? The only original Hammers I had were the Black, and the Red Reactive.

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  7. Oh snap Beans, that Red Pearl looks amazing!! #Relics Flashbacks! Cant wait for these. Thanks for posting 🙂

  8. What is the reason a lot of these bowling balls not made available stateside? I don’t understand this type of marketing. At age 70, I might get back into the game if they were. Like those “old” balls!

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