Redemption is a beautiful thing and even better when we are talking about a high performance Hammer bowling ball. The Hammer Redemption Solid ball is bold in color and bold in ball motion. With the combination of the Redmeption core and the Aggression NE Solid coverstock this ball hooks like crazy and requires plenty of oil.
This bowling ball utilizes DOT and is Carbon Fiber Infused! DOT allows you to drill anywhere on the ball and offers toughness to the ball. Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the outer core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 2 year warranty.
Touchy, very responsive in oil, very unforgiving on broken down, dry lanes
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ball devastates the pocket after a long deep roll,unbelievable hooking potential.
You will definitely need oil if you want to throw this monster down the lane. First shot out of the box I was able to see how strong the ball was and just how predictable the movement was. For me, I was able to throw it on a 48' pattern and see a good amount of movement from the start which allowed me to have some cushion from the rest of the field. If you want that scoring cushion and you want to strike a lot, this is your ball.
Redemption Solid Enough Said..This Ball Really Gets Through The Oil And Definitely Starts Hooking As It Exits The Oil And Really Drives Through The Pins..Very Versatile Bowling Ball Have Needed To Play Straight Up The Boards On A Longer Heavier Volume House Shots And Then Just Keep Migrating In As Transition Hits This Ball Still Hits The Pins Hard..I Will Recommend This Ball For Lower/Medium Rev Players And Those Bowlers With Alot Of Ball Speed...Doesn't Matter If Your Playing A Tight Inside Line Or To The Right Straight Up The Boards It Will Definitely Get You Through The Front Part Of The Lane And Makes The Pins Disappear ! Another Great Ball From Hammer A Must Have For Medium/Heavy Oil Volume Patterns! Add This Ball To Your Bag Definitely Gonna Make A Difference!
The Hammer Redemption Solid is a very aggressive asymmetrical cored ball. It is definitely one of the most powerful bowling balls I've every thrown. The core and cover combination allow for this ball to read very early on the lane which makes it perfect for fresh oil, high volume oil, and or long oil patterns. It will also help out lower rev players to get that extra help needed to get back to the pocket. I practiced with it on a burned out house shot which meant I had to get very deep on the lane and create a steep angle. Didn't matter, this ball wants to curve. You can create big shapes with this piece and it continues well through the pins. It's a pretty special piece.
If you are looking for something for heavy oil, this ball is for you. This is a heavy rolling ball, and still holds enough energy for the backend of the lane to drive through the pins. This is a great option for both house and pattern shots. Once the lanes start to dry up however, the redemption pearl is a great option. I highly recommend this ball!
Redemption Solid The Redemption Solid is a piece that allows you to get in and get at it! Ball is very versatile when wanting to play a few different angles. Went with a pin layout with a 4.25 pin to pap. This layout lets me keep my foot on the gas as I am a high rev and high ball speed player. With the out of the box finish you definently need some units in the front to mid part of the lane. When this ball picks up down lane it continues through the pins very well. Polished up......I decided to polish the surface to be able to get some league play with it. Got it to get through the fronts easier and still was able to get the ball to go through the pins fairly the same if not stronger as out of box finish
This ball is as strong as advertised! I used a 35 x 5.25 x 40 layout, which put the pin between the fingers in the bridge, and with the DOT technology I didn't have to adjust my layout! For me, this ball rolls better on medium/heavier oil patterns and even better on longer sport patterns. If you were a fan of the Rip'd Solid, you will love this ball!! You can watch this ball go down the lane on YouTube at Tamer Bowling.
THIS BALL IS A MONSTER!! There are things that go bump in the night and those things are afraid of The Redemption Solid. This ball is a beast hooking from all parts of the lane and not dying downlane. This ball is aggressive and a hook monster but still has a nice shape downlane and retains energy very well. I actually tamed it down a bit going to 3000 from 200 box finish since initial testing. The DOT technology is amazing to have letting the ball be drilled from any angle desired which is so cool - combine that with the added Carbon Fiber coverstock and this thing does damage to the pins!The 2.49 rgis nice to see in a big ball keeping the pins low. I started with the Redemption Solid and then went to the Pearl and hardly moved when balling down. Such an awesome combo. Very much reminded me of my Hammer Rip'd Solid beefed up on Steroids and Scooby Snacks!Definitely a keeper!!!!!
OMG!...The most hooking solid that I have seen in a long time!. I thought the Hammer Rip'D and Statement solids was doing something, but oh no......This one right here.......MOST HAVE. Being able to use this on the fresh and also on the carry down, let's me keep this Monster in my hands for a longer time before I have to switch balls! Love this one....definitely taking the place of my all time Rip'D Solid!
It is as advertised a ball that will hook a lot. Even allowed for a little bit of a margin for bowl error even on a sport shot. But stick to the heavy oil Patterns, and as others pointed out longer and medium sport shots. Avoid Crazy house shots. I am also personally probably leave it in the bag on really short sport shots like the wolf or Cheetah patterns. Unless I have the Lane to myself like this past Friday. Then maybe throw my old plastic ball for game to try and push it down lane to Create a hold area for my redemption.??
lots of overall hook. Hooks early keeps turning
Not a good choice for dry or burnt up lanes
Fresh oil, long oil and the more the better
I bought this ball because my Rip D just wasn't giving me the turn up in the back that I wanted. Due to the fact of being a older bowler, I can't put the revs on a ball like I use to. So I got more hook than I expected from this new Redemption Solid. Our league bowls on a average house shot on wood lanes. I had to move left nearly eight boards from the spot on which I threw the Rip D. Using between the third and fourth arrow and out to the five board resulted in several high hits if I slowed down at all. This ball hooks and keeps on hooking even in rollout. My first game was nearly 180 and that was still trying to find my line. This ball is everything and then some. It's the hookingest Hammer ball I have ever thrown.
High Volume patterns, Medium to longer distance patterns
Here is my take on the new Hammer Redemption Solid, one of the first of 3 new Hammer releases under the Brunswick umbrella. The Redemption Solid features a low RG/high RG asymmetric core ( featuring DOT technology)wrapped by the Aggression NE Solid coverstock. Factory finish is 2000 Siaair. Color is Black/Orange/White and also comes with a 2 year warranty. This is the ball that Bill O'Neill used in his victory at the PBA Players Championship several weeks ago.My vitals are 403 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I have tried this new release on THS and Route 66. I have thrown this ball at box surface. The layout I used was 50 x 4 1/2 x 15.This ball simply hooks a ton and is best suited for longer/high volume patterns. On fresh THS, I was at 4th arrow to start in order to find enough push down the lane. On Route 66, which is longer sport pattern, I was able to effectively ride the oil line inside until that broke down and then was able to move in and circle it a bit. For such a strong core/cover combination coupled with an aggressive box surface, the ball recovered well and hit hard. That being said, the Redemption Solid requires high volumes of oil and some length to the pattern in order to be effective. In the right environment this ball will be a "go to" ball as this ball will handle the highest volumes effectively. This ball, in terms of strength, reminds me of the Statement Solid but with more downlane recovery. Those that do not have a strong release and need some help getting the ball started may well see a benefit to having the Redemption Solid in the bag.See your local proshop for more information on the new Redemption Solid by Hammer.
Very strong for heavier, longer oil patterns
Heavier volume, longer patterns and THS
Out of the box the Redemption Solid was more than I expected. I hit it with 4000 and got was I was looking for. Great response off the spot when most balls won't recover. This ball will give you what you may have been lacking in recovery. My best use will be on long patterns where I can keep the ball straighter to the break point and have controllable recovery when it hits the friction.
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Is there any different between the action of the 14lb. And the 13lb. Hammer Redemption balls
The 13lb will have a different weight block which slightly change the reaction of this ball and it will not be quite as strong overall.
Is there a hook difference between the 14# and 15# ball?
Technically there would be a slight difference between the 14 and 15lb weights because the RG and RG diff are going to be slightly different as you change weights. However, the difference will be very minimal. In this exact case the 14 and 15 have the same RG Diff at .053 but the 14lb has a higher RG which means it will go slightly longer before it starts to grip and that slightly later hook will mean that it will be just slightly less over all hook. It would be hard to measure how much less because it is such a small amount but that is the only difference.
how does this ball compare to the ufo
They will be very similar. They have similar length and the same finish on solid coverstocks. They both will work in heavy oil conditions.
Is this ball good for a high rev and slow speed player
This ball may not be ideal for someone with a slower speed and high rev rate. You may prefer the Redemption Pearl option which will give you better length. If you have a ball that reads stronger earlier on the lane and you have a slower ball speed then the ball may hook too much too early so to help make sure your ball gets down the lane before it hooks you can go with a Pearl cover and/or a polished finish like the Redemption Pearl.
Is this similar to the statement solid?
Yes, they will be very similar. Looking at the FCC rating for each the Statement Solid had Total- 28.25, Finish- 9, Core- 9, Cover- 10.25 while the Redemption Solid has Total- 28, Finish- 9.5, Core- 8.5, Cover- 10 . So they are very very close.
What is the best cleaner to use for this ball
You can use the Hammer Remove All ball cleaner or the Hammer Tough Scrub to help leave it with a duller finish after cleaning.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Hammer Redemption Solid ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.