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By Stefanie Johnson from Texas
Hits like a DIESEL truck!
Hey Y'all.... Stefanie Johnson here... all I can say is that this ball exceed my expectations! I currently have two in my arsenal with one pin above the bridge and one pin below the bridge.
I tend to lean more towards the aggressive balls due to me low rev rate and higher ball speed, they just seem to roll the best for me and go through the pins the right way.
Pin up: I have used mostly for medium patterns to get through the heads and have some energy to continue through the pins down lane.
Pin down: I have used this on medium/heavier patterns as to get the ball in to a roll sooner yet still have a continuous smooth reaction down lane.
This ball hits like a truck for me and doesn't "plaque" like others. Certainly a winner if this is what you are looking for !
By jkaseehammer from Knoxville, TN
I drilled my Diesel by using a 60 x 5 x 65 layout which put the pin under my bridge. This ball was a surprise! Considering it is listed as a mid performace ball, the Diesel gives a lot of hook for that price point! With the trusted Diesel symmetrical core this ball has a strong continuous hook. For me, this ball is about 3-4 boards weaker than my Hammer Rhodman. This ball also has the carbon fiber outer core which carries a 3 year warranty! I will try to load a ball reaction video. If it won't load you can search Average Joe Review on YouTube to see it go down lane.
By Joe Somd from Seattle, WA
Hammer Diesel - Better than before
Likes: This was on a 44ft pattern. Had earlier roll than the Rebel and was smoother off the spot than the Gauntlet. I great solid symmetric version when the Gauntlet becomes too strong down lane and still want some angle.
Dislikes - Drives so hard I have to put it down sometimes ;D
By Christina Kinney from Las Vegas, NV
A Must Have!! :)
Threw this on a 42 ft pattern and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised of the reaction! I have mine drilled pin under the bridge which gives me an earlier read and a nice continuous backend motion through the pins. This ball hits like a truck and carries very well! I just may order a second one. A must have!
By HAMMERHEAD216 from Cleveland , OH
I recommend drilling this ball. GREAT bang for your money
I have a high rev rate and ball speed. This ball loves that combination and many others. This ball chews through the mid lane and explodes off the spot. it is a great ball to open up the lane with even after you get some lane shine on it. I would keep an eye on if you dont have a lot of mid lane or head oil it can read quick and cause you to leave weak corners. Happy striking to you
By Gobeavers92 from Clackamas OR
Love the Hammer Diesel
I drilled my Hammer Diesel 60x5x75 (pin under middle finger) box finish.
I was not sure what to expect when I first tried the new Hammer Diesel but I was very happy to see the smooth, predictable down lane reaction. The ball easily floated through the front part of the lane and then picked up a nice heavy roll without losing any hitting power. On the fresh the ball performs very well you can square up to the right keeping your angles in front you and control the pocket. As the lanes break down you can move in and open up your angles without losing hitting power.
I love this ball and it will be in my bag for a long time to come.
By Kim Mann from Wooster, ohio
Looking for strong, look no further
This ball really shocked me by just how strong but, predictable it is. Drives so hard through the pins and I have yet to see this ball puke or roll out on me on the backend.. can't say enough how much I am in love with this ball!! Similar motion to my Rhodman but, a good 5 boards stronger and that is huge for a straighter player like me!
By Michael Thompson from Sarasota, FL
Strong Rolling Hybrid from Hammer
BALL LAYOUT: 65 x 5 3/8 x 30
The Diesel is a modified / stronger Hybrid version of the popular Rebel series earlier this year and from last year. The new core matches up with all styles of bowlers and will provide a stronger continuous motion in midlanes that does not stop in the backends. The Diesel hybrid cover was very surprisingly stronger will allow you to play on heavier medium lane patterns and does adjust very well with surface changes if needed. I love the strong mid-lane motion of the Diesel and think this will be a great 1st ball out of the bag which that will control the mid-lanes on various medium lane patterns. Amazing amount of control throughout the lanes and will be a great addition for the league/tournament bags.
A very versatile ball... You will be impressed with the Diesel, which is available now at your local pro shops!
By Deeeee Dot from Ridgefield Park, NJ
Welcome back Diesel!!!
Today's the day!!! The Hammer Diesel is available in your local pro shops. I have thrown the Diesel on various house shots, and will give my review. They matched the old Diesel core and wrapped it in their successful NBT Hybrid Coverstock. The results...wow. A very responsive surface ball with typical great Hammer hitting power. best part, it is a MP bowling ball!!! Don't let this bowling ball pass you by...
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, MA
The Diesel is back!
Here is my take on remake of the Hammer Diesel. The new Diesel features the exact same symmetrical core of the original Diesel from approximately 13-14 years ago. Additionally, the new Diesel has the NBT Hybrid cover, the same cover featured on the ever popular Widow Legend. The ball comes with an industry leading 3 year warranty and its color is a striking swirl of Black/Red/Orange. Box finish is 2000 Abralon.
My "vitals" are a rev rate of 405 and a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I used a 45 x 5 x 40 with a P4 weight hole layout in the remake Diesel. I've tried this ball on THS, 2015 USBC Masters pattern and Kegel Abbey Road. I have thrown the ball at box and 1000 Abralon on these patterns. My intent for this ball was to have a strong, controllable ball for heavier volumes...yet still have enough to go away from the pocket and get it back. I have been with Hammer staff for 13 seasons.
At box surface and at 1000 Abralon, the Diesel does require some volume to the pattern for it to be in play.(Though I could easily see this ball in play on more medium patterns with a smoother surface.) That being said, the Diesel came through for its intended use. I'd put this ball shape wise as earlier and smoother than an original Rebel, but with a stronger backend motion than a Rhodman. I had good success with the Diesel on Abbey Road at box and on Masters pattern with a little more surface. Either way, with an appropriate hand position, I was able to go away with the ball and still get it back. In combination with an original Rebel or new Cherry Vibe for when the pattern breaks down or lighter volumes generally, there is an excellent 1/2 punch in the Hammer line.
The new Diesel or the new Blue Vibe can be excellent choices for a new benchmark ball to start the upcoming season. The Diesel will be at its best on medium to heavier volumes and drilled properly, this ball should match up with different styles and rev rates.
The Diesel is currently available!