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Hammer Cold Blood Bowling Ball
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Hammer Cold Blood
Do you have ICE in your veins?
When you’re down to the wire in a tough match, do you have what it takes to win?
The desire to not only win, but to make that cocky guy on the lane next to you shut his mouth? Check.
Need to see the pins scatter like scared little kids? Check.
Get noticed while doing it with a downright wicked looking bowling ball? Check.
The new Hammer Cold Blood. Do you have ice in your veins?
Get one today and see why NOTHING HITS LIKE A HAMMER.
Product Rating: (5.00)
Layout=25x5 1/8x45 Rev rate=425 Do you have ICE in your veins. With this ball you will. With this ball it makes a perfect top end heavier oil condition ball for me. Because of the duller coverstock I get a little earlier read in the midlane and still enough pop on the back end to get back to the hole that I didn't get with the first blood. This ball fits perfect in my bag when I need that ball I know will get back no matter what. If you are looking for a high end ball with great overall hook potential then you have to have the Hammer Cold Blood in your arsenal
BOWLER INFO: PAP/Track: 5 1/8” x 1” up Axis Rotation: 25 degrees Axis Tilt: 12 degrees Rev Rate: 440 Ball Speed: 16-18mph LANE Patterns Used: 41' House Shot, 2013 ITC Sectional Singles Pattern (43'), Kegel Kode Challenge Series (40’ & 45’) 1st Ball Layout: 50 x 5 ¼ x 35 2nd Ball Layout: 60 x 4 ½ x 60 Likes: I was very excited to hear about this ball coming out since I liked the First Blood ball. For me the Frist Blood was a little too much over/under, until I put some surface on this ball. I drilled my 1st Cold Blood the same so I can compare the 2 balls. The Cold Blood is about 6 boards stronger overall with the extra traction earlier than my First Blood with the surface adjustments that I made to it (3000 Abralon). There is still enough push in the front part of the lane with the Clean N Sheen process of the cover, and this ball is very STRONG mid-lane motion ball that continues through the pin decks. I have an Amp with the same layout (surface 2000 Abralon), and the Cold Blood was a few boards stronger in the backend than the Amp, which is what this ball is designed to be. I am going to be adjusting my surface on the Amp to have a little more difference between the Cold Blood & Amp. The 2nd Cold Blood (pin down) is for the heavier patterns that I may bowl on in the future. I may adjust the surface on this ball to give it a little more length as it is too much ball for what I see in my area. Dislikes: Might be a little too much ball for the lighter patterns, which it is not designed to be used. There are plenty of options within the Hammer line for the lighter patterns. With the success of the First Blood from last year, the Cold Blood is thirsty for more oil to play in. This is a ball that bowlers will need to have in the bag to combat the heavier medium to heavy lane patterns. The great thing about this ball is the backend movement it has. It simply does NOT quit turning… Again this ball will be about 3-5 more boards overall with an earlier movement than the First Blood, but with still a big backend motion that does not quit. The Cold Blood compliments the current Hammer lineup very well and I feel this ball will be a ball that most styles of bowlers will enjoy to have in their bag. This ball is available through your local pro shop on October 8th, so make sure you add this new gem to your Bowling Arsenal. PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS Cold Blood – 50 x 5 ¼ x 35 - http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/Plowboy300/CB-50x514x35_zps4330b4f0.jpg Cold Blood – 60 x 4 ½ x 60 - http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/Plowboy300/CB-60x412x60_zpsccb83fcb.jpg
Drilled and used this ball last night. I notice that its not as sharp on the backend as the first blood, but it definitely has the continuous motion us as bowlers are looking for. It reads early but not to the point where its troublesome. Real smooth through the fronts like the arson low flare with a nice arc backed and keeps going through the pins. Great ball to have in your bag if you ask me!! Frank Barefoot
Here is my ball review for the Cold Blood. By way of layout, I used a 70 x 5 ½ x 65 layout with a weight hole 2 inches below the PAP. Prior to throwing the ball, I spun the ball with Reaction Plus to add a little shine to the ball. I wanted a ball that I could use on FRESH house or sport patterns. I used as a point of comparison the First Blood. With this layout and surface preparation, I found this ball to clear the heads quite efficiently and make a hard arc in the back part of the lane. It is not an angular motion in the back but it is not a smooth motion either like the motion from the Amp. Personally speaking, I found this ball to be cleaner with a stronger move in the back compared to the First Blood with similar surface preparation. Like with the First Blood, I believe these balls are best suited for the fresh patterns. I would be very interested in seeing what this ball will do with a different layout (a higher pin with a weaker MB position to see if I could get the motion to be “flippier”) and thus a ball that would be in play when the lanes go through the first transition. Aesthetically speaking, the deep, rich blue cover has great shelf appeal and from a performance point of view, I found the carry on this ball to be excellent. I think this ball would be best suited, as stated earlier, for the fresh patterns with medium to heavy volumes and potentially could be play on a variety of pattern lengths depending on the bowler. I also think that this ball will match up with a variety of different styles/rev rates/ball speeds and as such, will give the driller many options for whoever purchases this ball.
Hammer Cold Blood is the newest ball in the Blood line. I have mine drilled 55*4-3/8*75, as I wanted a ball that picked up in the midlane and has a continous strong motion in the back part of the lane. This is exactly what I got. This ball can handle the THS where the volume is heavy in the middle and still make the turn and kick out the corners. A realley good compliment to the AMP which gets down the lane further for me me and has a bit more recovery off the spot. For heavier THS, the Cold Blood and the Amp make a great 1-2 punch!
WOW! The Cold Blood is going to be in the running for the ball of the year!! It's a high performance ball that works for a wide range of bowlers.The Cold Blood is great for the medium to heavier oil patterns. The ball shape is clean through the front, but still picks up in the midlane because of the First Blood core and still has ton of recovery in the back part of the lane. I highly recommend it to be the next ball in your bag!!!
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