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Hammer Obsession Bowling Ball

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MSRP: $279.95
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Hammer Obsession Bowling Ball

  • Color: Black/Pink/Burgundy
  • Coverstock: Envy Solid CFI
  • Weight Block: Obsession
  • Factory Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.484; 15lbs - 2.468; 14lbs - 2.495
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.042; 15lbs - 0.050; 14lbs - 0.050
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.011; 15lbs - 0.013; 14lbs - 0.012
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

Two ball launches can be pretty predictable; usually, it’s a solid and a pearl with the same core and cover; it’s a formula that has worked forever. We wanted to be different this time, so we thought outside the box and threw standard convention to the wind. We are excited to introduce the Obsession and the Obsession Tour.

This is a two-ball launch, both having a solid cover; the difference is the core. The Obsession and Obsession Tour have the same core shape; however, the Tour edition differential is .016 points lower, creating less flare, less hook, and a more controllable reaction compared to the regular Obsession. While the covers are both solid, they are different, the Obsession has a new strong formula called Envy Solid CFI, where we’ve gone back to infusing the shell with carbon fiber. The Obsession Tour uses an updated version of the Tour cover found on the Web Tour balls.

 



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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Heavy Oil
Factory Finish:
Sanded 1500 Siaair
Core Type:
Asymmetrical
Coverstock:
Solid Reactive
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13 Reviews

  • 5
    70 x 2 ¼ x 35 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380

    Posted by Christopher Doerr on May 11th 2021

    I have not tried a high end performance hammer ball in a while because I was always stuck on the throwback upper-mid performance. I decided to short pin this ball because of the strong numbers, strong cover and being a solid. My first 16 frames in league with this ball were 10 pin, 10 pin, and then the next 14 strikes after making an adjustment. I still ended up with a good series after that but the lanes were breaking down different from normal so I had to work through the transition. I should have changed balls because this ball is strong and needed more oil. I would recommend for heavy oiled patterns, also this ball rolls very strong and very little deflection through the pins.

  • 5
    My new Obsession!!

    Posted by C Miller on May 8th 2021

    The Obsession by Hammer is a big, asymmetrical ball that is for heavy oil or longer patterns. On your THS, I found the Obsession is pretty clean up front, starts digging in the mids, and offers a strong change of direction, off the pattern with a continuous motion through the deck.

  • 5
    Obsessed!

    Posted by Jessica Aiezza on Apr 21st 2021

    I have found this to be another great benchmark ball. Smooth and even rolling, demolishing all the pins in its path. Together with the Obsession Tour, these are great pieces to have in your arsenal for medium/medium heavy oil patterns.

  • 5
    Obsession

    Posted by Bob moran on Mar 30th 2021

    Heavy oil? Long patterns? Look no farther then the Hammer Obession. This ball has an aggressive midlane read with strong backend to get thru the heaviest of volumes.

  • 5
    Hammer Obsession

    Posted by Mike Romero on Mar 30th 2021

    Hammer's all new Obsession is exactly what you need heading into tournament season! This is going to be your ideal heavy oil ball with some versatility as transition starts to happen. With plenty of units, this can be your game block ball, but if the midlane starts to go towards the drier end, the ball may lose energy downlane. I drilled mine 55 x 4 1/2 x 35 at 1000-grit surface, this ball has made me look good so many times! I can't wait for more bowling alleys to open up and to get more good use out of this ball! 

  • 5
    Get Obsessed!!!

    Posted by Ryan Galli on Mar 9th 2021

    This ball is the XXXXXX!!!!!! I love this ball!! I am about 15 games into it and I am averaging about 250 on SPORT Patterns with it! This ball does not quit! You can get extremely far left with it before you see any type of skip or roll out! And even when you do, you can change to the Obsession Tour. I have nothing but good things to say about this ball. Before I threw this asymetric, my fav was the Prism Hybrid. This one may beat that ball out as my favorite asym!

  • 5
    Obsession

    Posted by John Dudley on Feb 25th 2021

    I drilled my Obsession Old School 1/2 side 1/2 finger. In practice out of the box the ball was very aggressive on the backend, but was just a little to much for our house shot. I changed the surface to 3000 and was able to use it all three games in league (659) with some bad adjustments by me but overall a great ball reaction. If you need a ball for heavy oil this should be the first thing out of your bag.


    J. Dudley
    Bowlers Discount Pro Shop

    "This review is my opinion and does not necessarily reflect that of Bowlers Discount Pro Shop.”

  • 5
    Hammer Obsession

    Posted by TJ Mento on Feb 25th 2021

    The Obsession is the new Big Asymmetrical ball from Hammer. It is used best on heavier oiled conditions long and short. I had success with it on a 35' pattern but with heavy volume so don't think it's a ball for only long oil patterns. I compared it to the Redemption Solid and found them very comparable. If you are looking for a new ball to fill that hole then this is the ball you are looking for.

  • 5
    Obsession

    Posted by Joe Goldstein, Sr. on Feb 22nd 2021

    The Hammer Obsession is a serious hook monster that won't disappoint. Lots of muscle to navigate the heaviest oil patterns. This is a great ball on the fresh that is early yet continuous through the deck. The Obsession has a nice coloration that will definitely turn heads by it's look just before the smash of the pins!

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