Customer Reviews | 1 Customer Question
By jkaseehammer from Coatesville, PA
Hammer Redemption Solid
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.
By Joe Somd from Seattle
MONSTER IN A BOX
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!!!!!
By Amy D from Dayton, OH
I absolutelty will get another Redemption Solid!
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!
By Average Bowler from California
I like mine.
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.??
By TD from Artesia NM
Redemption Solid What A Hooker
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.
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
Hammer Redemption Solid
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.
By Joey G from South San Francisco, California
Redemption Solid - Muscle Behind Your Hustle
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.