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« on: June 23, 2017, 10:36:36 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Hammer Diesel is back! This bowling ball has the same popular Diesel core as the original but this time it is wrapped in Hammer's NBT Hybrid coverstock. The intended reaction of this ball is a strong continuous hook when used on medium to heavy oil conditions. This bowling ball is Carbon Fiber Infused! Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an incredible 3 year warranty.

Color: Black/Red/Orange
Core: Diesel
Coverstock: NBT Hybrid
Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
Reaction: Strong Continuous Hook
RG: 2.51**
Differential: 0.046**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
FCC Rating: Total-23.75, Finish-9, Core-7, Cover-7.75



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Re: Diesel
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 04:18:50 PM »

Length:39 ft and 41 ft

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):2016 USBC Open Championship and Kegel Main Street


I drilled my Diesel by using a 60 x 5 x 65 layout which put the pin under my bridge. This ball was a surprise! Considering it is listed as a mid performace ball, the Diesel gives a lot of hook for that price point! With the trusted Diesel symmetrical core this ball has a strong continuous hook. For me, this ball is about 3-4 boards weaker than my Hammer Rhodman. This ball also has the carbon fiber outer core which carries a 3 year warranty! I will try to load a ball reaction video. If it won't load you can search Average Joe Review on YouTube to see it go down lane.



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Re: Diesel
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 11:47:44 AM »

PAP/Track:  5 5/16” x 5/8” up
Axis Rotation:  40 degrees
Axis Tilt:  13 degrees
Rev Rate: 385
Ball Speed: 17 mph


Kegel Route 66, PBA Chameleon, and 43’ House

BALL LAYOUT: 65 x 5 3/8 x 30


The Diesel is a modified / stronger Hybrid version of the popular Rebel series earlier this year and from last year. The new core matches up with all styles of bowlers and will provide a strong continuous motion in midlanes that does not stop in the backends. The Diesel hybrid cover will allow you to play on heavier medium lane patterns and does adjust very well with surface changes if needed.  I love the strong mid-lane motion of the Diesel and think this will be a great 1st ball out of the bag which that will control the mid-lanes on various medium lane patterns. Amazing amount of control throughout the lanes and will be a great addition for the league/tournament bags. 

A very versatile ball… You will be impressed with the Diesel, which is available now at your local pro shops!

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Re: Diesel
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 07:07:20 PM »
The Hammer Diesel is a great choice if you are looking for a hybrid ball that will give you a consistent predictable mid lane roll.  This ball will keep you out of trouble on those short to mid length flat patterns.  I like this ball on the fresh, but normally do not stay with it once transition occurs and you have to open the lanes.

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Re: Diesel
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 10:42:23 AM »

Pin Length:3-4
Ball Weight: 15lb
Layout: Pin over ring - Kicked CG at about 5pm
Rev Rate:396
Ball Speed: 16-17 mph
PAP/Track: 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up

Finish: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 1000 Polish - Box
Length: 44ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 6
Back End: 7
Overall Hook: 7
Midlane Read: 4
Breakpoint Shape: length & strong roll

Likes: This was on a 44ft pattern.   Had earlier roll than the Rebel and was smoother off the spot than the Gauntlet.   I great solid symmetric version when the Gauntlet becomes too strong down lane and still want some angle.
Dislikes - Drives so hard I have to put it down sometimes  ;D
Joe Leingang

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Re: Diesel
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 08:48:21 PM »
The classic Diesel core wrapped in the Carbon Fiber Infused NBT Hybrid cover produces a very strong predictable rolling ball.  especially good for me on the heavy oiled fronts with fresh back ends.  Diesel has enough friction to start rolling and yet predictable enough to truck through the pocket destroying pins.