Burgundy Hammer


The original Burgundy Hammer from the early 1990’s was the earliest and strongest ball of its time; if you needed hook, you turned to the Burgundy. We didn’t set out to give the bowling world another urethane product, we already have the Blue Hammer and you wouldn’t see a lot of difference on today’s lane conditions. Instead, we have brought you the Burgundy Hammer reaction for today’s environments.

This is not a urethane ball, but a reactive cover we’re calling Reacta-Thane. This is an early rolling cover we’ve made even stronger by finishing the ball with 500 grit Abralon™. The color is the same, the finish is similar and the reaction is a throwback to what made the Burgundy so special.



  • COLOR Burgundy
  • REACTION Strong and Predictable
  • COVERSTOCK React-a-Thane
  • FACTORY FINISH 500, 500 Abralon®
  • BEST LANE CONDITION Medium to Heavy Oil
  • CORE Modified Vibe
  • CORE TYPE Symmetrical
  • AVAILABLE WEIGHTS 10 - 16 Lbs.


  • #10 RG (2.75) Diff (.017)
  • #11 RG (2.69) Diff (.020)
  • #12 RG (2.63) Diff (.025)
  • #13 RG (2.56) Diff (.030)
  • #14 RG (2.61) Diff (.026)
  • #15 RG (2.57) Diff (.032)
  • #16 RG (2.57) Diff (.028)
Burgundy Hammer
Burgundy Hammer
Burgundy Hammer
Burgundy Hammer

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Best Ball I've Ever Had!

The Burgundy Hammer 10 lbs was the BEST bowling ball I've ever had. It did what it suppose to and it was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the ball got destroyed when my husband dropped something heavy enough to split the ball. When this happed, he had automatically thrown the ball away unbeknownst to me. Buy the time I found out, the ball was deep down in the recycle bin (we were having our basement redone at the time) completely unretrievable.

The Burgundy Hammer ball had great reactive curve on the backend. It was constantly reliable and I want another one....pleassssse!

I want my ball back

The Burgandy was the highlight of my bowling career. From traveling leagues and high school/college bowling teams this ball set the record straight! Winning scholarships from this products in the 90's was huge. I would love to get a Burgandy Hammer with a full finger tip grip again.


I used this ball from 2012 till 2019. I liked the ball, but at 71 years old, the 16 lb ball was giving me back problems(I bowl in 2 leagues a week}. I switched to the Hammer Fugitive 15 lb. It felt better but my scores started going down. Two weeks ago, I went back to the Burgundy Hammer. The 3rd time back in league I rolled a 201, 244, 205. Please bring this ball back so I can get it in a 15 lb.

Most trusty ball in my bag

I don't know where to even start. I've had this ball for years and still bring it with to league every week. Great as a first ball, awesome spare ball, good for a 10 pin. Hammer needs to bring this ball back...

greatest ball ever made

i regret not buying like 10 of these before they were discontinued.