Reviews => Hammer => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on February 07, 2018, 05:38:38 PM

Title: Rip'D Solid
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on February 07, 2018, 05:38:38 PM
The Hammer Rip'D Solid introduces the Aggression Solid CFI coverstock and is combined with the Rip'D core. This core shape is a combination of the Scandal and Gauntlet core shapes and carries their success. This ball is designed to provide awesome mid lane traction and give continuous down lane motion when used on 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: Blue/Black/Orange
Core: RIPíD with Flex-Resin Additive, Ceramix Surfacing Process, and Carbon-Fiber Outer Core
Coverstock: Aggression Solid CFI
Reaction: Aggressive Overall Hook
Finish: 500/1000/2000 Abralon
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
FCC Rating: Total- 28, Finish- 9, Core- 8.75, Cover- 10.25
Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: fatman_FUBAR on February 18, 2018, 09:16:20 PM
Its time to put on your hardhats and join Lane Side Reviews as they get #RIPD with the latest from Hammer, The RIP'D and RIP'D SOLID!  You are NOT going to want to miss this one #HammerHeads!

Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: Average Joe Reviews on February 24, 2018, 12:07:41 PM


Length: 41'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


We used the Rip'D Solid on our house shot pattern (Main Street, 41') and we found the Rip'D Solid to be a tad stronger for this pattern.

We had to deep since the beginning to find a good line to the pocket. The Rip'D Solid provides a strong midlane read and a smooth and continuous motion when it hits the friction. We were able to make parallel moves to chase the oil when the ball started to hook early and the ball offered plenty of recovery even with the rough surface this ball has out of the box.

We compared the Rip'D Solid with the Rip'D and they are a great combo. We think Hammer did a great thing releasing both balls at the same time since they complement each other so well.

The Rip'D is cleaner through the front part of the lane and it has more shape down the lane than the Rip'D Solid. Once the Rip'D Solid reads the lane too early, the Rip'D will be the ball to go to open up the lane and have more recovery down the lane.

Overall, the Rip'D Solid is the strongest ball in the Hammer lineup. We feel that this ball might be too much ball for some bowlers to be used on a house shot. Low rev and speed dominant bowlers will find in the Rip'D easy revs and a consistent reaction to use on fresh house shot patterns.

The Rip'D Solid easily creates hook through the oil and it has a strong and continuous motion down the lane. This ball will be a great option for sport shot patterns and heavier oil conditions.

Thank you for watching!
Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: cnuyehara808 on February 26, 2018, 09:43:14 PM
The Rip'D Solid is a great addition to the Hammer line.  The Aggression CFI Coverstock is one of the strongest covers I have seen in the line.  This balls picks up in the mid lane and has a continuous motion through the pin deck.  Also, this ball hits hard.  I have had success with this ball on Medium to Heavy volume conditions.
Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: shield14 on March 05, 2018, 12:52:42 PM
The Rip'd Solid is incredible!!!  Year to date it is the strongest mid-lane ball in my bag.  I drilled mine with a 4 inch pin to pap and a 70 degree VAL angle to get a smoother reaction off the spot on the fresh of the shorter and higher ml patterns.  The ball is absolutely phenomenal!!!  Completely predictable with a controlled motion.  I'm so impressed by the ball over all that I've decided to drill another 55 x 5 x 35 to increase the length allitle as well as the backend motion.  Don't wait on this ball.  Get to your local pro shop and get your hands on one.  The Rip'd Solid is a must have in the bag!!!!
Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: Joe Somd on March 12, 2018, 01:02:39 AM

Pin Length: 3
Ball Weight: 15lb
Layout: Pin under 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): 2000 - Box
Length: 40ft
Volume: 50 UL
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

On a scale of 1-10 ( 1=Low, 10 = High )
Length: 6
Back End: 6.5
Overall Hook: 9
Midlane Read: 7
Breakpoint Shape: Midlane & strong roll


Likes: THIS IS A MONSTER!   You got Oil?   You need Hook?  This is your ball.  Don't be fooled though - This ball is clean through the fronts and man oh man - does it pick up in the midlane and turns hard.  Such a smooth ball.  It has lots of power and transitions through the lane very evenly and smooth - -But STRONG!

If this ball starts to go high - you go to the Rip'd and stay in the same place and get the same motion.  AWESOME 1-2 punch!

Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: gilsalang0925 on March 28, 2018, 03:13:47 PM

Length: 42 Feet

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  Great ball for fresh off the start or heavier oil pattern.  Good for League/Sport/PBA patterns.  I drilled 40 x 4 1/2 x 35, 4000 abralon with Clean N Sheen.

Dislikes:  I'm a High Rev, medium to slower speed player.  I need polish and more volume up front.  Medium to heavy is when this ball is best. 

Title: Re: Rip'D Solid
Post by: TamerBowling on April 03, 2018, 07:14:02 AM
3 testers - 2 patterns

No question, the RipíD Solid is a big strong ball. Itís got an aggressive cover with a big core. That is a natural recipe for heavy oil if you want all that to store enough energy to hit strong and continuously. On the house shot, all testers felt like there was a decent look but it would go away quickly as the lanes broke down. Sean and I would find this ball too much to start with on the house shot. Bryan could start with it to even out the lanes and quickly go to the the RipíD. On the sport shot, it definitely showed itís colors, providing the control everyone wants and needs early in a set when the shot is fresh. Sean would want more volume and more length to start with the Solid. I can start with the RipíD solid on this shot fresh. The RipíD Solid would definitely be first out of the bag for Bryan on this. All in all, itís clear that the RipíD is a strong continuous ball and with the right volume, itís going to be a beast. You have to be wary of when itís passed itís sweet spot and then quickly jump to the RipíD. I think it was smart of Hammer to release both pieces giving fans two options with the new stuff, avoiding lots of mixing and matching.