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Hammer Amp Up Bowling Ball
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Hammer Amp Up
AMP UP Features:
Bring a new level of energy to the pins with the new Hammer Amp Up! Amp Up combines Hammer’s high revving PowerShot core with a pearlized version of the Overdrive coverstock. With the original Amp, Hammer has a continuous hooking ball that was best in medium to heavy oil. Amp Up gives Hammer bowlers the sharpest backend move since the First Blood, and is best on medium to medium-dry lane conditions. With it’s unique Purple/Gold/Green look, the Amp Up will catch a lot of attention on the shelf. Amp Up your pin carry. Or else.
Product Rating: (5.00)
Here is my take on the new Amp Up by Hammer. I drilled mine with a 75 x 5 ½ x 20 layout and did not use an extra hole. I threw the ball at box surface. This ball features the same core at the AMP but with a pearlized coverstock to generate more length than the original Amp. Notwithstanding that this ball features a pearlized cover, this ball is still a strong asymmetric piece of equipment and has a strong smooth motion throughout the lane. However, it does go longer through the front than the original Amp. Thus, the Amp Up is a nice addition to the original Amp. For example, if you’re bowling on a heavy volume pattern where the Amp works very well and you want a similar ball motion for when the fronts are going, the Amp Up is the ball to choose. Alternatively, if you are bowling on a lighter volume version of a pattern where the Amp would work well, again the Amp Up is the ball for you! The strength of this ball is the strong, smooth read that the ball provides. The color of the cover is quite striking (no pun intended) with its purple, gold, and green swirl pattern. Like with the Amp, this ball will likely be best on medium to light fresh pattern and patterns which show a lot of over/under and control of the lane is critical. See your local pro shop operator for the latest on the Amp Up by Hammer!
BOWLER INFO: PAP/Track: 5 1/8” x 1” up Axis Rotation: 25 degrees Axis Tilt: 12 degrees Rev Rate: 440 Ball Speed: 18-20mph LANE CONDITION USED Lane Patterns Used: 39' House Shot, 2007 US Open Pattern, Kegel Broadway Pattern, Kegel Kode Challenge Series (45’) COMMENTS Ball Layout: 90 x 4 3/4 x 30 Likes: I wanted to drill up something different with this layout, which compliments my Amp very well. The Amp Up shares the same core (PowerShot Asymmetric) with a pearlized cover (Overdrive Pearl). The core/cover compliments each other very well. The definitely gets through the front with ease, and still has the very STRONG mid-lane motion ball that continues through the pin decks. Dislikes: Might be a little too much ball for the lighter patterns, which it is not designed to be in the. There are plenty of options within the Hammer line for the lighter patterns. This ball should be the 2nd ball out of the bag for most style of bowlers when the pattern breaks down a little bit in league / tournament play. This ball does NOT quit in the backends… it is very continuous motion that most styles of bowlers will enjoy to have in their bag. With the Clean/Sheen finish, this pearl ball does not over-react on the wet conditions, but still has some length that fits perfectly in the Hammer product line. The Amp Up will be available through at BuddiesProShop.com on December 10th, so make sure you add this new gem to your Bowling Arsenal. PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/Plowboy300/AmpUp-90x434x30_zpsafc668f4.jpg
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