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Hammer Rip’d

by Thomas Larsen on 26. February 2018

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: 55 x 5 1/4″ x 45
PAP: 4 3/4 over and 1/2 up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 340 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

Rip’D is something special. Strong asymmetrical, shiny ball, so it is clean, but still strong enough to handle oil. What makes it different is how well it continues. This ball just keeps going left when it starts, but still maintaining control.
Rip’D will be something special and something that will allow me to get the 10-pin out more often!

Finish: Box
Layout: 60x5x40
PAP: 6 right and 3/8 up
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 325 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

This is the best Urethane ball I have ever had! I shot a perfect game with the Black Widow Urethane at the EBT AIK Tournament! The good thing with this urethane is that, I can play with it on both 36fot and 42fot! It hooks early but has still power down the lane, so much control! This is a ball I really need in my bag!

Finish: light 2000
Layout: 55*5*35
PAP: 4 1/2 out 3/4 up
Speed: 28 mph
Revrate: 480 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

This i my first Phobia i’ve tried, and i can really say that i should have drilled the first one if its just as good as the second one.
Its a good strong symmetic ball which reads the right place on the lane and still continue alot on the backend.
I used my alot at this years Ballmaster in finland, and i could use it on the and to game 5 and the only thing i had to do is move left when it hooked to much.

Finish: box
Layout: 70*5 5*35
PAP: 4 1/2 out 3/4 up
Speed: 28 kmh
Revrate: 480 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Rip’d Solid comes with a new cower we haven’t tried befour, and that cover is really strong. i have only tried this ball on the melbourne WTBA pattern and a house shot and thats the ball to strong for. Its a very strong ball that really can read in oil and smooth out the backend, it feels like i can chase the pattern in when it starts to breakdown if i get my hand more around the ball.
This ball will be best suited on heavy oil patterns or longer pattern like +42 feet.

Finish: 2000
Layout: Dual angle: 50*4*70 with weight hole
PAP: 6″ over 1″ up
Speed: 17,8 mph
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.044

Ball review:

I’ve tried Rebel Yell on different medium patterns at five different bowling centers. I tested it with its shiny out of box surface at first, but it went too long and moved too many boards sideways for me, which I did not like. Therefore I have used surface, 2000, but also worn 1000 sometimes.

With more surface, Rebel Yell allows me to move a little deeper and open up the lane on fresh or some transition, with a smooth and controllable motion. The ball makes me able to hit the pocket and gives me hold when I miss in. With pearl cover, low RG, and surface it becomes a nice ball that fits just in between. It goes longer than my Rebel Solid, but hooks sooner and smoother than my other pearl balls. Also, knowing I can reduce the amount of surface if I’m at a center with more friction, makes the ball more versatile and a safe card to put in the bag when travelling to a tournament.

Finish: 360 / 500
Layout: 55 / 4 3/4 / 40
PAP: 5 1/4” right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

The Black Widow Urethane combines a solid urethane coverstock with what is arguably the most popular core design ever from Hammer. The high-flaring Gas Mask core is unchanged from the other Widow line releases, with an RG of 2.50″, a total differential of 0.058″, and an intermediate differential of 0.016″. The dull urethane cover on this ball is quite early and combined with the super strong core this Ball is a beast and flares a ton. If you were not able to use a urethane ball before because they often seemed to miss the breakpoint this ball is definitely a must have in your bag

Finish: Box
Layout: 6″
PAP: 6 ½ out 23/32 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

This ball is a great addition to the original Gauntlet. It gives you a little more lenght when the original Gauntlet starts to hook in the front. So I typically use this when the pattern has been broken down and I need to move left.

It still gives me great control, so it comes of the spot very smooth, but with a strong motion.
It lets me play deeper inside with out giving me a skid/flip motion, that can’t be controlled

Finish: 500 / 1000 / Factory Finish
Layout: 55 / 4 3/4 / 40
PAP: 5 1/4″ right 1” up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 450 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

The Gauntlet Fury joins the original Gauntlet, the Scandal, and the Scandal Pearl in Hammer’s high performance line. This new release shares the Semtex Pearl CFI coverstock with the Scandal Pearl and pairs it up with the asymmetrical Gauntlet core shape. The 500/1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish box finish gives me a good length before making a strong move to the pocket. The Gauntlet Fury provided similar length and similar motion off the breakpoint as the Scandal Pearl, but with more recovery at the back of the lane. Within the testing it seemed that this Ball is a great Addition to the Arsenal of not only high rev Players but also to more Speed dominant Players when Bowling on a transitioned Medium to longer Pattern.

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Hammer Rebel Yell

by Carsten Hansen on 20. January 2018

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Light 2000
Layout: 70*5 1/4 *45
PAP: 4 1/2 ,3/4 up
Speed: 28 mph
Revrate: 480 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.044

Ball review:

The rebel yell is the first rebel I’ve ever tried.
For me it’s reads a lot for a weaker ball but it’s not making that crazy
Backend motion as other weak balls are doing witch is a very good thing, it’s making a very controllable
Reaction.
I can use this ball on a variety of patterns and with different angles and hand positions

Finish: Box, 2000 Abralon
Layout: 55 x 5 x 45
PAP: 4 1/8 over, 5/8 up
Speed: 26 kmh
Revrate: 460 RPM
RG: 2.56
Diff: 0.030

Ball review:

After the success of the previous Black Widow releases, I was very excited to get my hands on this one. I drilled the ball with the pin above the fingers and without a balance hole.
This ball gets through the front part of the lane with ease and retains alot of energy for downlane motion.

On a typical THS I didn’t have any problems moving inside with this ball and opening the lanes up. This ball always made it back to the pocket.
For a Tournament (sport condition) I changed the surface slightly with a 2000 Abralon – the results were very impressive. The ball still got through the front part of the lanes and was reading a little sooner, but still storing a lot of energy!

My recommendation – a great and versatile addition to the Black Widow family. If you loved the previous releases and are looking for just a little bit more…then look no further!


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