I drilled mine 70x4 1/2x50. I knew this would be a stronger ball but I wanted it to match up on house and medium sport patterns. This layout gave me that look. The ball still sees the mid lane well and is pretty strong off the break point. When I compared this to the Verdict Pearl I noticed this ball picked up a little sooner but wasn't as sharp off the breakpoint. If you're looking for something that's a little earlier than a pearl bowling ball but a very similar look off the breakpoint I would strongly recommend this ball.
The new Rip’D is special ball motion that has been added to the Hammer brand of balls. This ball offers a STRONG polished hybrid coverstock that can handle a heavier medium lane pattern with ease. For me this ball is a great compliment to the Rip’D SOLID when the lanes have broken down a little bit and you need to play a deeper inside line if needed. With my rev rate, I am able to use this ball all 3 games during league with ease and post some big scores as well. I see the Rip’D to be about 3-5 boards more overall than the BW Gold and offers a strong continuation down the lane as well. This ball is also great for those lower rev rate bowlers that need a ball that can play down & in and then move a little left when the lane dries up and be able to open up the angles and carry much better.
With the Carbon Infused coverstock and the 3 year warrantee that Hammer provides for this ball, this is a GREAT value for your money!
I think this a great ball for bowlers looking to have a versatile Hybrid ball that will flip down the lane when moving inside the lanes as they dry up. Very versatile ball… You will be impressed!
Review by Michael Thompson /
(Posted on 3/26/2018)
I really wanted to accentuate the shape of this ball motion at the end of the oil pattern and I believe that is exactly what was achieved with this layout. I love how easily the Rip'D gets down to the spot and then makes a very aggressive move on the friction to the pocket. I have never had a bowling ball in my bag give me BOTH angularity and consistent hitting power. This sharp motion will shred (or Rip) through the breakpoint in ways you have only been dreaming of.