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themagician

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Well it's that time of year where the previous years releases are all on closeout sales as distro's are trying to clear old inventory.

What's everyones thoughts on the Rip'd Hybird? Was it any good, locally didn't see many of them, lot of people got the Solid and it just wasn't good.

Rebel Yell and Fierce Phobia can be had really cheap, see both of them replaced with Rhodman Pearls and Web's, but not sure if that's because they weren't good or just new ball desires.

Any feedback is welcome, just hard not to consider them when they can be picked up for half the price of their replacements/the new releases
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 01:10:57 PM by themagician »

 

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 12:04:10 PM »

My understanding on the Rip'D Hybrid was that it was too much ball - not in the sense of too much ball for the lanes, but for another reason altogether.

A lot of people were getting the same performance out of the BWBG than they were with the Rip'D Hybrid. Both are hybrids, but you know what you are going to get with anything out of the Black Widow line, especially as it is, as Tamer put it, "that well oiled machine that will last", versus the Rip'D, which is the overpowered muscle car. You couldn't go wrong either way, but as good as the BWBG is, you can easily see it cannibalizing Rip'D sales just from the name alone.

Is it worth it? probably, but seeing that BWBG can get you the same results, you couldn't go wrong either way. Personally, I'd go BWBG, but that's me.

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 01:09:06 PM »
Buddy had a rip'd hybrid, it was ok. Seemed very squirty though
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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 01:57:04 PM »
I did not see any Rip'd Hybrids all season, which is odd since the folks around here love Hammer products.

As for the Fierce Phobia, I was not impressed! Saw a few of them but there were a lot better options out there from other companies.

The Rebel Yell is another story. In the hands of fluffers it doesn't look good, but put it in the hands of a rev dominant player and this ball is MONEY!!
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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 05:25:02 PM »
I wasn't impressed with my Rip'd Hybrid. Both the cover and core were much weaker than I expected for that original price point.

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 06:20:16 PM »
Phobias are great tournament balls. I might have to pick up a Solid.

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 07:23:50 PM »
Fierce Phobia is Hammer's Game Breaker. It's a great ball..Rip'd is just OK, nothing special.
Rebel Yell is a good ball. 2 out of 3 would be good gets for sure..

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 07:41:42 PM »

The Rebel Yell is another story. In the hands of fluffers it doesn't look good, but put it in the hands of a rev dominant player and this ball is MONEY!!

Teammate I bowled with this past year is a speed dominant straight player and he loves the Rebel Yell. He ended up buying 2 more, drilled a 2nd with a different layout and surface plus stashed the 3rd one for later
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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 08:27:47 PM »
Ripd hybrid was great, as long as I had some volume.
Took mine to 3000 + polish and it was alot better.
Factory OBB was just to early for me on these lower volume house patterns around here
Couple buddies still love theirs and use them plenty.
Its fairly arcing and predictable for an asym piece
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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 06:36:33 AM »
I've liked my original Phobia more than the Fierce Phobia. I keep trying to find the right surface for the Fierce Phobia, the box is too strong and at 4000 it was flippy. I do like how it hits, I just can't seem to be consistent with it.

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2019, 11:31:17 AM »
Iíve had the same thing with some equipment.
Iíve tried 500 or 1000 and then polish.
Still gets through the heads decent and has some teeth underneath to create some midlane. 
Definitely trial and error sometimes

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 02:43:04 PM »
Iíve had the same thing with some equipment.
Iíve tried 500 or 1000 and then polish.
Still gets through the heads decent and has some teeth underneath to create some midlane. 
Definitely trial and error sometimes

I might try that, thanks.

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 02:57:13 PM »
Guess i'll snag at least a rebel yell, thanks for the responses all.

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Re: Closeout season, Rip'd Hybrid, Rebel Yell, Fierce Phobia...
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2019, 12:24:05 PM »
Hmm, I've seen the incredibly strong Rip core look incredible.

1.  First at the Woman's US open in the hands of powerhouse bowler Sandra Gongorra(sp?).  Very wet in the late midlanes condition.  Not for her even with her speed.

2.  In leagues in my righty friendly house in the hands of a bunch of fluffers.  Both the Ripd Gold Hybrid looked great as did the RipD pearl.  Lots of early and mid rev up! In comparision to Black Widows this core revvd up very early and very hard.

3.  The Black Widow Gold on this jumpy shot still revs later and goes straigter for longer before it makes it's real smooth and strong move!

I don't think a person would be upset using any of the above as long as they realize exactly what they are looking for, and the differences detailed above!

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PS The Pink BW in our wet/dry house with polish is a disaster as it is too jumpy at the breakpoint except by the fastest of bowlers!  One of the few bowling balls of reactive type I have not seen work on the right side in this Right side layup house shot. However, Strong and awesome on tour I agree!






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