Customer Reviews | 5 Customer Questions
By TRACKSTAR85 from RENTON, WA
THIS BALL DEFINITELY RIPD'S THROUGH THE PINS
ITS ALL IN THE NAME OF THE BALL...THE RIPD..THIS BALL REALLY DOES RIP THROUGH THE PINS..GOOD FOR HEAVIER VOLUME PATTERNS WHEN ANY OTHER BALL ISNT GETTING TO THE POCKET THIS BALL FINDS A WAY TO GET THERE..DOESNT MATTER IF YOUR A HIGH REV PLAYER HAVE ALOT OF SPEED THIS BALL IS VERY VERSATILE FOR ANY BOWLER...THE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS BALL IS YOU KEEP MOVING FURTHER LEFT AND BRINGING YOUR TARGET IN TO FIND WHAT IS LEFT OF THE OIL AND STILL EVEN WITH ANGLE THIS BALL STILL DRIVES THROUGH THE PINS..THIS BALL DOESNT QUIT IT KEEPS DRIVING FOR HIGHER VOLUME PATTERNS AND SLICKER HOUSE CONDITIONS THIS BALL WILL HELP YOU RIP THROUGH THE COMPETITION!
By McCorveys Bowling world 031 from Williamsburg VA
Drill before Nationals
I Drilled my RIP'd solid right before leaving for nationals. I have the Pin a inch below ring finger and a inch out.
This ball really worked on a s/d pattern! I was able to smooth the pattern out and use it all 6 games.
Out of box finish!! Def a must have for all patterens
By Joe Somd from Seattle
Stronger than the Rip'd - This ball is a MONSTER
The Rip'd Solid has the same great motion as the Rip'd but MUCH more stronger. This ball for me is strong in the midlane and looooves heavy oil. When this ball hooks too much, you can ball down to the Rip'd and maintain the same line and motion through the lane. Don't be fooled, this ball is clean in the fronts but reads the midlane and rolls through the pocket while transitioning smoothly. ANNND the pin carry is tremendous!
Get this ball!!!!!
By Buffalo-Moe - Hammer Staff from Buffalo, NY
Today I am doing a joint review of Hammer's New Rip'D & Rip'D Solid. I drilled them identical to each other at 65*4 5/8*40 (Pin above bridge/Mass Bias in Thumb) so I could get a true read from each of them by just throwing either one first.
Rip'D Solid - This is ALOT of ball which is great for higher volume/longer oil patterns. This new Rip'D core which is a combination of the Gauntlet & Scandal core shapes just overpowers "missed breakpoints" as the recovery is amazing! This ball works wonders for the player that wants to open the lanes up & watch their ball chew through some oil. This all can work well for the tweener player also, just with a weaker drilling.
Rip'D (Hybrid) - This ball is simply INSANE!!!!! As long as you have a bit of oil in front of you, you will have fun watching this ball circle the lane with so much stored energy it still hits the pocket like a freight train! This is the PERFECT go-to ball when the Rip'D Solid has burned up the fronts & is placking 7/10pins. This fast-revving core comes out of the pattern with a force behind it! The shelf appeal this ball has just makes you want to purchase at first sight. After purchase & drilling, be prepared to have a difficult time missing outside of your breakpoint without recovery!
These balls are great for high volume tournament play. They work well in league also, just be ready to move a few more boards left than usual!
By PinBlaster from Taylor, Michigan
Get Rip'D Solid Get Yeti
True. Get the Rip'D and Rip'D Solid and get a free Yeti tumbler! A necessity for all those Hammerheads out there! But don't just get these new products from Hammer just for a tumbler, you need these great products for they're fit in your arsenal.
Hammer's new Aggression CFI solid coverstock gives incredible mid lane traction with a continuous down lane motion as advertised. Since my speed is on the slower side and I am rev dominant, this ball works well on higher volume patterns but if your speed dominant and need revs then this is the ball for you.
By jkaseehammer from Coatesville, PA
Hammer Rip'd Solid
This ball is special! I drilled my with a 55 x 5 x 50 with put the pin under my bridge. This ball picks up so strongly in the mids and still keeps energy and makes a very strong and continuous down lane motion. This ball is a must have!!
By Rob K from Chesterton IN
Rip'd Solid is perfect for medium to heavy oil. It reads the mid lane very well and still has continuous down lane motion. Strongly recommend to anyone looking for a high performance ball, you will not be disappointed with this ball!!
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
Hammer's new "one/two" punch
Here are my thoughts on the new Rip'd and Rip'd solid by Hammer. I am doing this as a joint review for both balls as they are being released together as a new "one/two punch" in Hammer's asymmetrical bowling balls. The Rip'd comes in comes factory polished and comes with the Aggression Hybrid CFI cover in black/gold/white swirl. The Rip'd Solid comes with Aggression Solid CFI cover at 2000 Abralon and has a blue/black/orange swirl cover. Both feature the same asymmetrical core and like with all Hammer releases, come with an industry leading 3 year warranty. I have tried the Rip'd Solid at box surface and at an Ebonite "Clean n' Sheen" finish. I have tried both releases on various THS as well as USBC White. I drilled both with the same layout- 60 x 5 ¼ x 40- no balance hole was used.
There is a definite difference in reaction between the 2 new releases. At box, the Rip'd does glide through the front quite easily and especially for an asymmetrical core, gets around the corner quite easily and continues on both THS and White patterns. With 4000 Abralon (just to knock off the factory shine) any slight over/under was erased but in the overall, the same reaction characteristic was present. The new Rip'd reminds me a bit of the original Widow Legend in terms of being able to get around the corner with ease in an asymmetrical core. There is a significant difference in performance with the Rip'd Solid with the different cover. At box surface, I was easily 10-15 boards further left throwing to the same spot. I had to really rotate the ball at the release in order to get the ball down the lane and to recover in the back. At "Clean n' Sheen" finish, I liked the performance better though I was still several boards further left compared to the Rip'd.. The Solid requires higher volumes of oil and/or higher balls speeds. Those with lower rev rates will also benefit from the Solid's Motion. The Rip'd will be a little more versatile in handling more volumes and pattern lengths.
By Haley from Huber Heights, Ohio
The Rip'd Solid is possibly the strongest solid I have ever thrown before. It really digs into the lane and gets through the heavy oil, while still retaining energy on the back end. It really rips through the pins! Definitely a great addition to my bag for heavy oil! This ball is a must have in your bag!