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IndyHiGhBaLL
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Drilling Advice

Post by IndyHiGhBaLL » November 6th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Hi All,

First post, thanks in advance for the help. I have a Hammer Statement and I cannot seem to control it. Its so aggressive on the back end and if I don't throw it very hard or loft it I can't keep it from coming over the head pin. The amount of splits I've had is insane. I'm thinking of having it re-drilled and I was looking for advice on how to drill it to take some of that backend out (if possible). I'm a lefty so looking at the picture I was wondering how I could redrill it or where to place the pin to calm this dude down. :P :shock:

Pic attached. Needs buffed, just bowled league last night.

Thanks
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Re: Drilling Advice

Post by kajmk » November 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm

The Ball Talk section might be helpful.
I'm not current on equipment as I've been inactive for quite a while.

Include information about the other balls in your arsenal and whatever you know about your bowling metrics such as: Speed and how measured (off the hand, down lane), axis tilt, axis rotation).

This is general info from BTM ...
Note, it's the free info, so it does not get into metrics.
https://www.bowlingthismonth.com/?s=Statement" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bowler's Journal Annual Ball (by year) reviews, includes 2019

https://www.bowlersjournal.com/annual-b ... s-archive/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sorry I can not offer expertise, just perhaps a better choice for the response you seek.

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Re: Drilling Advice

Post by snick » November 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm

Post your complete specs (axis tilt, rotation, ball speed, rev rate, span, PAP) so one of the layout experts here can assist you meaningfully.
BTW< the CG location (circled in your picture) is irrelevant to ball motion. You can safely ignore it.
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Re: Drilling Advice

Post by krava » November 7th, 2019, 5:01 am

you might have picked the wrong ball. That is one of the strongest balls around. I don't use any balls that are made for heavy oil as they are too strong. But the information given is way to vague.

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Re: Drilling Advice

Post by boomer » November 7th, 2019, 5:51 pm

IndyHiGhBaLL wrote:Hi All,

First post, thanks in advance for the help. I have a Hammer Statement and I cannot seem to control it. Its so aggressive on the back end and if I don't throw it very hard or loft it I can't keep it from coming over the head pin. The amount of splits I've had is insane. I'm thinking of having it re-drilled and I was looking for advice on how to drill it to take some of that backend out (if possible). I'm a lefty so looking at the picture I was wondering how I could redrill it or where to place the pin to calm this dude down. :P :shock:

Pic attached. Needs buffed, just bowled league last night.

Thanks
First - yeah, this is one of Hammer's most aggressive balls, period. ME? I wouldn't have that, ever, unless I played on heavy sport conditions.

Second - if that's one week with league, then you should have plenty of room for polish. I would polish the bloody heck out of the ball - like up to 4000, then polish. Get it to read late. It's still going to be aggressive as all . . . whatever . . . but at least you might get some length on it, and KEEP it polished.

Third - drilling affects the shape of the hook, while cover affects the amount of hook (really general rule of thumb) so look at that.

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