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« on: June 17, 2016, 09:59:44 AM »
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Show your rebellious side with the Hammer Rebel bowling ball. This ball features the Rebel core which was designed to produce more revs which gives you, the bowler, a more powerful reaction on the lane. The coverstock on this ball is the NBT Pearl which allows this ball to go longer and react stronger on the backend. This ball is finished with a 500 then 100 Abralon pad and then it is polished with Factory Finish Polish making it ideal for medium oiled lanes.

Color: Red/Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Reaction: Skid/Flip
Core: Rebel
Coverstock: NBT Pearl
Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished w/Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
RG: 2.48**
Differential: 0.044**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
FCC Rating: Total- 22.25, Finish- 7.25, Core- 7.5, Cover- 7.5



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Re: Rebel
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 10:00:10 PM »
This ball is something that I haven't seen from a Hammer ball in a long time. 

Super clean through the front part of the lane and then take off at the end of the pattern.  It is a very controllable 'skid/flip' ball that I have found myself using quite a bit in league all of the sudden.

The shelf appeal alone will help this ball sell, but bowlers will be amazed and how clean this ball is but still packs quite a punch down lane.

High Rev players will find themselves using this ball quite a bit, I think!


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Re: Rebel
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 02:11:37 PM »

Length:  47 FT & 42 FT

Volume:  Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  WSOB Scorpion & THS 42


Likes:  Goes through the front part of the lane with ease and has a nice controllable back end reaction.  The hitting power is strong and impressive

Dislikes:  None for both patterns.  Just have to make sure you have the right surface.  No complaints.  I love this ball! 



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Re: Rebel
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 04:25:02 PM »

Length:39 ft, 41 ft


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):2016 USBC Open Champ and THS


Likes:This ball gives a motion that I haven't seen in the Hammer line in awhile. I drilled my rebel with a 50 x 5 x 65 layout which put the pin right under my bridge. I was shocked by how clean this ball is in the fronts and gives a controllable skip/flip reaction. This ball will be getting a lot of use during league play and THS tourneys!!

Dislikes:None so far.



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Re: Rebel
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 10:51:27 AM »

Right Handed
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 Sunset Strip, Kegel Big Dead Man’s Curve, 2016 USBC Team Pattern

65 x 5 ¼ x 35


The RebeL is a special motion that we have not had in the Hammer brand for a long time. The symmetrical weight block helps revs up in the midlanes, which then provides a controllable skid/flip ball motion. I know that is hard to read with both motions in the same sentence, but this ball definitely provides a very clean through the fronts with a great ball motion in the backends for various medium lane patterns. It fits perfect between the Viral & Arson High Flare Solid… For a shiny ball, this ball can handle the medium lane patterns amazing without having over/under issues… This is definitely gonna be in my bag for future tournaments for sure! I have had a few different styles of bowlers throw this ball and all 3 have been impressed with the ball motion that saw.

This ball comes with Hammer’s 3 year warrantee which provides the BEST value for your $$$!

I think the new RebeL will be a great ball for the typical medium lane patterns that offers a clean motion through the fronts with a controllable ball motion off the spot down the lane. This is a favorite ball for the Ebonite International National Staffers as well as many of the amateur pros!

A very versatile ball… You will be impressed!

Michael Thompson
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Re: Rebel
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 01:27:13 PM »

Hey Y'all... Stefanie Johnson here... all I can say about this ball is that it's a MUST HAVE if you are looking for a ball that stores energy in the mid lane and has enough left to have a predictable flippy motion down lane. YES predictable flippy motion... I said it!  I wasn't expecting this reaction from a symmetrical core but it's very predictable and that's exactly what I like.

I recently used it at our PWBA stop in Florida (40' pattern) and it allowed me to play the lanes more left-to-right and open up my angles. A great addition to your arsenal - something exciting for the Hammer brand!

Stefanie Johnson

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Re: Rebel
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 07:06:32 PM »

Pin Length:3
Ball Weight: 15lb
Layout: Pin over Bridge - 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: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 7
Back End: 7.5
Overall Hook: 7.5
Midlane Read: 3
Breakpoint Shape: length & strong roll / flip reaction

Likes: The first recent Hammer ball that is upper level and is a pearl.  This ball stores energy through the fronts and releases it in a strong flippy backend.   However, don't get me wrong - It's still pretty strong and does not give up angle upon entry in the pocket just because its a flippy ball.  It packs a lot of traction and power through the pocket.   It allows you to open up angles on medium to heavy patterns.

Dislikes: While you could just keep moving left and going coast to coast as the lane breaks down - you should ball down and maybe jump into a Viral Hybrid. The ball definitely likes oil.
Joe Leingang

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Re: Rebel
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 10:01:12 PM »
5 x 5  PIN over bridge. No extra hole.
BOX Specs: 2-3" pin, 2.75oz

This pearl cover provides length, late-midlane, and a back end reaction that's unique. The move off the breakpoint is actually somewhat snappy for a symmetric ball. The ball stores energy quite well. I see myself using this ball on medium patterns somewhere in the 37' to 40' range or when there's a good amount of friction outside. It only read early when trying to force it up the dry. Certainly a bad idea to do with any shiny ball. This is another fantastic piece here.
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Re: Rebel
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2016, 05:37:16 PM »
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS plus others

COMMENTS:  Rebel provides a controllable skid/flip with the perfect 500/1000 grit NBT Pearl cover finished off with Powerhouse Factory finish.

Likes: Love this ball on a THS because of its ease through the heads and the controllable skid/flip.  Perfect ball to move in a bit and play that strong backend reaction of a THS and later games in tournaments.
Heavy oil: this will not be the typical ball of choice.