Hammer Obsession Tour Bowling Ball

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MSRP: $279.95
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Hammer Obsession Tour Bowling Ball

  • Color: Burgundy
  • Coverstock: TourV2 Solid
  • Weight Block: Obsession Tour
  • Factory Finish: 500, 1000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.484; 15lbs - 2.469; 14lbs - 2.485
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.029; 15lbs - 0.034; 14lbs - 0.034
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.011; 15lbs - 0.013; 14lbs - 0.013
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

The advantage of this two-ball launch is that the Obsession Tour should provide bowlers with a different way of balling down from a high-end hook monster. The Obsession Tour will create a unique reaction that will allow many players to stand closer to the dry and be great for higher rev players.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Medium/Heavy Oil
Factory Finish:
Sanded 1000 Siaair
Core Type:
Solid Reactive
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15 Reviews

  • 5
    65 x 3 ¾ x 20 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380

    Posted by Christopher Doerr on May 11th 2021

    After throwing the original Obsession, I decided to drill up the tour as well because I love the Hammer Obsession. This ball is exactly as advertised, smooth, strong and definitely hits like a Hammer. I brought this ball to league and my first game was the front 9 and then the disappointing pocket 7-10, which is a popular leave in our center. Besides that, this ball would be great for heavier oil patterns and when you need to control the sharp reacting backends. Smooth, smooth, smooth and strong is how I describe this ball shape, an absolute winner.

  • 5
    Obsession tour is here to stay

    Posted by Tom Marlow on May 9th 2021

    Obsession Tour is a great ball to be your bench mark asymmetrical ball. The ball motion is very smooth and continuous. It uses the new Obsession tour core with the Tour V2 solid cover an updated cover found on the web tour balls.

    I drilled mine 45x4.5x35. The motion I see out of this ball is a very smooth and predictable motion on the lanes. I see this ball being used on both league and sport shots.

  • 5
    Controlled motion with an asymmetric core

    Posted by Derek Kozlak on May 4th 2021

    Speed: 17.9
    RPM: 480
    PAP: 5 7/8 RT x 2 1/4 DN
    No-thumb, one league per week, tournaments when I can. Tremendous slouch.

    Controlled motion with an asymmetric core.

    Released at the same time as the Obsession Solid, the Obsession Tour has the same core shape, however, the Obsession Tour has a differential that is .016 points lower which creates less flare, less hook, and a more controllable reaction compared to the Obsession Solid and uses an updated version of the Tour cover found on the Web Tour balls. The Obsession Tour will create a unique reaction that will allow many players to stand closer to the dry and be great for higher rev players.

    With the out of box surface at 500/1000 and the new Obsession Tour core this ball is exactly as advertised as I get a controlled, lower flaring asymmetric core ball that allows me to keep a tighter line to the pocket (something that is generally associated with a symmetric core) which is a definite plus on tougher sport/challenge patterns as well as the 2021 USBC Masters pattern. I used a layout of 90x2.25x45 intending to have a ball motion that would replicate a urethane look without the urethane carry down, that will not overreact or be too jumpy down lane. That said, I’m still able to move both my feet and targets left during league and play a bigger rolling arc with the Obsession Tour still having enough energy to roll up to the pocket and split the 8-9 pins. Even on attempts that are light or ‘half pocket’ there’s a great ‘mix’ with the pins and getting the head pin as a messenger to take out that dreaded 10 pin. I haven’t yet attempted to alter the OOB finish.

    It’s not the prettiest ball that you’ll ever see but the solid Burgundy with Gold lettering does appeal to my eyes even though I prefer a mix of colors ...and those are the colors for the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!)

    High performance and at the high price point, intended to have a strong mid lane and backend motion (even with my layout choice to tame that reaction) on medium to heavy oil, I’m not disappointed with the ball reaction and shape that I’m getting out of the Obsession Tour and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed either.

    Be well, rip racks ...and shred pins.

  • 5
    Great on the tougher shots!

    Posted by Jessica Aiezza on Apr 21st 2021

    What a fantastic piece to have in your bag when the lanes are a bit trickier. This ball has a 2 piece core and I have found it a great choice on difficult medium oil lanes conditions. You know it’s good when 4/5 stepladder finalists are all using this ball!!

  • 5
    Best League Ball EVER!!!

    Posted by Chad on Apr 7th 2021

    The Hammer Obsession Tour is a very unique bowling ball since it has a 1000 grit Siaair finish along with a Low Rg, Low Differential and higher Intermediate Differential. What this ball does is get through the front part very easily and blends out the over wall Typical House Shot and with the asymmetrical core it still allows you move even deeper inside the lane and it still has great continuation through the pins. This ball may not leave my hands the rest of the season of league play! Don't miss out on this gem!

  • 5
    Obsessed with this Ball

    Posted by John Neral on Mar 31st 2021

    You’ve seen this ball on many PBA shows, which was part of the reason I wanted to get this ball. Also, this ball fills a gap in my arsenal because it’s a Solid Reactive, Asymmetric Core and has an RG of 2.469 and a DIFF of 0.034. For me, this means that the ball will be smoother but still have enough punch to recover down lane for me, given my medium rev rate and slower ball speed.

    This ball reminds me many of the Burgundy Hammer from years ago because of its shape and ball roll. What is nicer about it is that it hits hard and recovers even stronger. I never have to worry about this ball getting back to the pocket if I miss my target by a couple of boards.

    Lastly, this ball is always in my bag for league or tournaments. It’s a great companion to the Brunswick KnockOut and DV8 Damn Good Verge. I’ve thrown this out of the box and have also changed the surfaces on it – taking it to 500, as well as to 3000. This ball worked great with all of those surfaces on the appropriate oil patterns. It’s one of the most versatile balls in my bag, and I’ll probably get a second one.

  • 5
    Obsession tour

    Posted by Bob moran on Mar 30th 2021

    Compared to the obsession the tour version has the same core shape but is .016 lower diff. This creates less flare, less hook and a more controllable ball motion. This is a great ball to use to see how the lanes are playing and paired with the obsession is a great 1-2 combo

  • 5
    Hammer Obsession Tour

    Posted by Michael Romero on Mar 30th 2021

    Hammer's Obsession Tour is your perfect compliment to the Obsession. Hammer got this one right with a great 1-2 punch, especially if you are a person who likes to keep your angles in front of you. On heavier oil conditions where you are forced to play tight angles, the Obsession Tour will be the perfect ball-down for any bowler. With less flare and hook, the ball still has strong energy through the pins. I drilled mine 25 x 4 x 30 at 500-grit, this gives me full control of the ball on heavier oil conditions. 

  • 5
    Obsession Tour

    Posted by gerard uhrinek on Mar 9th 2021

    This is a great compliment to the Obsession! The tour will give you more control while maintaining the strong continuous backend motion. It's a great all around ball. If you like the obsession then you need to add this one to your arsenal!!!! They go hand in hand!!! Reminds me of more continuous Web Tour

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