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Hammer Rip'd Solid Bowling Ball

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  • Color: Blue/Black/Orange
  • Coverstock: Aggression Solid CFI
  • Weight Block: Rip'd
  • Factory Finish: 500/1000/2000 Abralon
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
  • Differential (Diff): 0.054
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 0.014

Hammer Rip'd Solid Bowling Ball

Hammer’s new Aggression CFI coverstock is so good, we couldn't come out with just one ball that featured it. The Rip’D will give you length through the front of the lane with explosive backend reaction while the Rip’D Solid will give you incredible mid lane traction with a continuous down lane motion. Both balls feature the new Rip’d core, which is a combination of the successful Scandal and Gauntlet core shapes. With Hammer’s patent pending carbon fiber infused coverstock and outer core, the Rip’D and Rip’D Solid carry Hammer’s industry leading three year warranty.

New Hammer "one/two" punch
By: Chris Monroy on March 02, 2018

Here are my thoughts concerning 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, use carbon fiber technology and come with an industry leading 3 year warranty. My “vitals” as a bowler are as follows: PAP= 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up- 405 rev rate. I have tried the Rip’d at factory finish and at 4000 Abralon. 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. Both of my staff balls came with the same pin distance and top weight so for comparison purposes, 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. Still, because of the different cover, I was further left in the address in order to get the ball through the front. There is a clear distinction in reactions from both releases from the different covers and as such presents great options for bowlers. I believe that the Rip’d Solid is best suited for higher volumes of oil or a bowler with higher ball speeds. A person with a lower rev rate would also see increased ball motion from the Rip’d Solid. The Rip’d will perform better on medium to higher volumes as well as medium volumes and I think will be a little more versatile in terms of being able to conquer a variety of conditions and be “user friendly” for more bowlers. See your proshop for more information about the new Hammer “one/two punch”- the Rip’d and Rip’d Solid.

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