Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane Bowling Ball

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MSRP: $209.95
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Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane Bowling Ball

  • Color: Purple Pearl
  • Coverstock: Urethane Pearl
  • Weight Block: Symmetrical
  • Factory Finish: 500/1000/2000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Flare Potential: Low
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.61; 15lbs - 2.65; 14lbs - 2.68
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.030; 15lbs - 0.015; 14lbs - 0.013
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

Often imitated and never duplicated... this is the famous Purple Pearl Urethane, and it’s finally back in the Hammer line.

Some skeptics said we couldn’t make a Black Widow, and it just happens to be one of the hottest balls on the market six months after its release. They’ll say the same thing about the Purple Pearl Urethane, and they’ll be wrong again. We realize the importance of this ball and have done extensive testing to make sure it is precisely what bowlers expect.

The core and cover materials are all the same, as is the reaction. The one difference you’ll notice is that we now offer the Purple Pearl Urethane in 12 and 13 pounds.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Sanded 2000 Abralon
Core Type:
Urethane Pearl
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9 Reviews

  • 5
    A motion I was missing!

    Posted by Christina L. on Sep 6th 2021

    Stats: PAP 4 over ¾ up, 14.5 mph, 18 tilt, 275 revs. The Hammer Purple Urethane is designed for light to medium oil conditions and short patterns. This is my first urethane ball and I was not sure what to expect, but I have had the opportunity to use it a few times now and appreciate the different motion I get from it. Being an average rev player, I cannot move too far left with it, but when the shot allows for a more direct approach, you cannot beat this ball. I think lower rev players may find urethane less useful, but it could have its place on really dry lanes or with added surface. This ball will be in my tournament bag going forward.

  • 5
    There is something special about this ball

    Posted by John N. on Jul 31st 2021

    Admittedly, I haven’t been able to throw a lot of urethane. Even though I am left-handed, my speed and rev rate doesn’t seem to typically match up to where urethane can be in play for me. This has changed, given the Purple Hammer. For me, this ball has the shape of a urethane ball but the look and power of a reactive resin ball. This ball will see a lot of action when the patterns are shorter – probably nothing longer than 38’ – and the volume is medium to heavy. This will help me get the ball down the lane, still retain some energy, and make a predictable move to the pocket. Recently, I competed in a PBA Regional on the Marshall Holman Pattern (38’), and I was able to play around the first arrow and get the ball to the pocket. The ball didn’t overreact, and the only time I had trouble with it was when I threw it through the breakpoint. This ball will be in my bag when traveling to tournaments and the upcoming league season when the lanes get a little over/under, and I’m looking for a piece to help me manage the pocket but still score. If you are a tournament bowler, you must have the Purple Hammer in your bag. There truly is something special about it.

  • 5
    Hammer Comes Through With Another Winner

    Posted by Kevin Nagasawa on Jul 27th 2021

    What Is Not To Like About The Purple Pearl Urethane... The Newest Addition To The Hammer Bowling Line Really Is An Absolute Winner.. In Comparison To The First One That I Owned This One Has A Little More Backend Drive.. This One Gives Me A Little More Room And More Angle To The Pocket ! Its Definitely A Great Ball To Have And Will Be A Great Addition To My Arsenal Not Only For Tournaments But For League When Transition Hits... This Ball Will Help Me For The Medium To Low Oil Volume Patterns And Allows Me To Stay To The Right And Straighter Angles To The Pocket! Also Been Using This As A Spare Ball As Well Plus With The Urethane Gives Me An Extra Ball In My Bag For Tournaments When Lanes Are Really Starting To Hook A Ton Especially On Longer Tournament Formats! Make Sure To Go Visit Your Local Pro Shop Today And Order One !

  • 5
    Purple Ball is BACK!!

    Posted by Michael Romero on Jul 26th 2021

    The Purple Ball is BACK!!!! This ball has been my go to on short sport patterns! This has allowed me to control my angles and find the pocket! It is about 2-3 boards stronger than the original in my opinion! If you are the tournament bowler, this is a must have in your bag!

  • 5
    Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 20th 2021

    The best modern day urethane ball is back! I used a 60 x 4 x 10 layout on the ball, which put the pin above my ring finger. I have used it on our local house shot and on the chameleon oil pattern and it has the same shape as the original. The only difference I’ve noticed is that it picks up a little sooner and is about 2-3 boards stronger. This ball is a must have for any bowler!

  • 5
    Best Urethane Ball Ever

    Posted by Scott Crawford on Jul 15th 2021

    The Purple Hammer is the standard by which all other urethane balls are judged and this new version only proves that is correct. I’m not a guy that throws urethane on house shots so this is really only for shorter sport patterns for me, but it is good. Probably 3 or 4 boards more hook than the original Purple but this hits harder than urethane has for me, and it has still got that great controllable urethane shape that lets you control the pocket without overreacting which is valuable on tougher patterns. I’m excited to throw it on even shorter patterns soon but I got the chance to test it and reviewed in on the PBA Don Carter 39 ft pattern and it looked great from multiple angles. I could play up the outside but also moved in a little bit and still looked good where previous urethane would quit on me. It has the smooth shape of urethane but continues through pins more like reactive does, so not as many flat 10 pins that come with urethane normally for me. Expect to see this on TV a ton.

  • 5
    The Real Purple Ball

    Posted by Robbie Patterson on Jul 3rd 2021

    I was missing a ball that I could throw late in tournaments, on the burn. So, I drilled the Incognito Pearl 45x5.25x45 and holy geez am I so happy I did. This ball gets through the fronts with ease, being a Pearl and all, and the backend and hitting power this ball has is incredible. Lately, I have used it game 4 in league play, and late in blocks for tournaments, with wonderful results. If you’re looking for a ball for that part of your bag, I strongly recommend you pick one of these up, ASAP!

  • 5
    Purple Hammer is Back Baby!!!!

    Posted by Bob Newman on Jun 25th 2021

    Hammer has brought back the king of Urethane bowling balls. I threw the new Purple right along side with the old Purple Hammer and they are extremely close. The shape & hitting power are the same with the 2021 version picking up just a hair sooner. When urethane is in play you're gonna want to have this in your arsenal. #nothinghitslikeahammer

  • 5
    The Real Purple is Back

    Posted by Tom Marlow on Jun 20th 2021

    Back by popular demand one of the best urethane balls ever made the purple hammer. If you had the original purple hammer your going to see the same motion. There is almost no difference between the two other than it might roll a little earlier. If you never threw the purple before what your going to see is a very strong urethane ball. Best used for sport shots, tuff shots.

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