The Obsession is one of two new releases in the Hammer High Performance line sharing the same main core geometry. The Obsession has more flare potential than the Obsession Tour, and it uses the Envy Solid CFI coverstock. This is the first time since the change in production facilities for Hammer that a carbon fiber additive has been used in the coverstock. The Obsession core design utilizes the Durability Optimization Technology (DOT) system, which places the pin on the bottom of the ball to provide more layout flexibility. The Obsession is finished with 500 and 1500 SiaAir, giving it plenty of traction for use in heavy oil or longer oil conditions.
Two ball launches can be pretty predictable; usually, it’s a solid and a pearl with the same core and cover; it’s a formula that has worked forever. Hammer wanted to be different this time, so we thought outside the box and threw standard convention to the wind. Hammer is excited to introduce the Hammer Obsession and the Obsession Tour.
This is a two-ball launch, both having a solid cover; the difference is the core. The Obsession and Obsession Tour have the same core shape; however, the flip block has been eliminated from the Tour edition, lowering the differential .016 points, creating less flare, less hook, and a more controllable reaction compared to the regular Obsession. While the covers are both solid, they are different; the Obsession has a new strong formula called Envy Solid CFI, where Hammer has gone back to infusing the shell with carbon fiber. The Obsession Tour uses an updated version of the Tour cover found on the Web Tour balls.