Customer Reviews | 9 Customer Questions
By Dave from Myrtle Beach, SC
Buy this product to complement your game
I am a senior citizen re-establishing his game after a 30+ year hiatus from the sport. Starting with an Ebonite Cyclone and using a conventional grip I eventually realized I needed to take advantage of the new technology available to adapt to changing lane conditions. My shop pro convinced me to go with a fingertip grip and use less turn with more lift through this ball than I was used to. Following his advice on the next 8 deliveries I rolled 7 strikes and left one 10 pin. The ball seemed almost magical but correct delivery is essential.
As a down-and-in player the Rip'd gives the length I like on medium to heavy oil and drives through the pocket in a way my urethane ball could not. Even though my rev rate is low, standing just left of center I have rolled this ball to a break point as far out as the second board and watched it come back to demolish the pins.
Adding this ball gives me the versatility I lacked. In a recent league session I found the Rip'd strong on one lane while the Cyclone was more effective on the other lane.
By Hammertime from Parkersburg, WV
The Best ball in the RIP'D line yet
The new Hammer Rip'D Pearl is a great compliment to the Hammer Rip'd series. The Rip'd Pearl is great for the wet/dry conditions of a lot of league patterns. The pearl blends out the patterns very well. Good midlane roll with smooth predictable back end motion. This is must ball from Hammer.
By Joe Somd from Seattle
The family is now complete
I really like the Rip'd Solid and Hybrid so I was exciting to try the Pearl. I knew it would be a little less on reaction than the other 2 just because of the pearl in it. I went with a very close to my hand layout meaning whatever I do off my hand will dictate what I see out of the ball.
After my session with it, I found it to be just as smooth in reaction as my other 2 Rip'd balls and just offered a little more length as it was cleaner through the fronts. The carry seemed to mirror the carry of my Rip'd hybrid just not as early in the lane with reaction.
All in all - this now makes a complete family in the Rip'd line. I could roll into any tourney and these 3 would be in my bag.
By jkaseehammer from Coatesville, PA
Hammer Rip'd Pear;
I used a 65 x 5 x 45 layout on this ball which put the pin over the ring finger. First impressions of this ball is that it gives me the most back end motion out of the Rip'd series. It's not a skip flip reaction, but the ball does clear the front well, and gives a strong heavy roll reaction on the back end. This ball will be great on med/hvy oil conditions. You can watch this ball in action on Tamer Bowling Reviews on YouTube.
By Hammerhead216 from Cleveland Ohio
You may want two!
With a layout of 45*4.5*35 this ball gives my great length and good mid lane read. It explodes off the end of the oil which gives my a high carry percentage. Ball speed sweat spot is between 17.8 and 18.3 with a rev rate around 480. The 3000 abralon finish helps this ball give a good read in the mid lane. Going to knock it down to 2000 to see what reaction I get from it then. This core is very driller friendly and versatile to many different oil patterns. Its a REALLY good ball for a typical house shot for all 3 games. Once they break down on tougher patterns this ball will give you great control and motion.
By Sammy K. from Hammond, IN
Great Release from Hammer!!!
The New Rip'd Pearl fits in between the Rip'd Solid and Rip'd releases perfectly! It provides a cleaner ball motion than the Solid, but picks up slightly before the Rip'd for a great compliment when you need an "in between" reaction. For a pearl ball, it has enough traction to handle heavier volumes of oil and is very versatile across the entire lane.
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, MA
Here is my take on the new Hammer Rip'd Pearl. The core used is the same core as the other 2 releases in the Rip'd Series. The difference is the coverstock and in this new release, the coverstock used is the Aggression Pearl CFI finished at 3000 Abralon. The ball comes with a 3 year warranty and is colored in blue/gold/and light blue.
My "vitals" are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I drilled mine with a 40 x 4 x 20 layout and threw it at box surface. I have tried the new Rip'd Pearl on THS, and modified USBC White.
My general sense is that the Rip'd series excels when straighter angles are able to be used through the front part of the lane. Thus, the Rip'd Pearl, even with the 3000 Abralon finish, still clears the fronts efficiently. However, because of the finishing process, the ball will reads aggressively the mid lane and make a strong move off the spot. Again, my best looks with the Rip'd series has been when I can be straighter through the front. Thus, if you have a medium volume pattern this Rip'd Pearl should be in play on fresh on different pattern distances. When the lanes transition and you need to go more left to right, I prefer using either a gas mask core ball like the Widow B/G or a stronger symmetrical core ball.
See your local proshop for more information about the new Rip'd Pearl by Hammer!
By KEN from SAN DIEGO
BOUGHT THE FIRST ONE AVAILABLE. GOES GOOD WITH MY RIP-D SOLID. GOES LONG AND THEN REALLY TURNS LEFT TO THE POCKET..........LOVE IT SO FAR....!!!