Drilled the Rebel Yell with a 2" pin from my axis for the purpose of trying to tame the back end reaction some and it still did not work. The Rebel Yell has all the back end angular reaction anyone may want. On our house shot this ball is way to strong for my style but should work for those bowlers who have low to medium revs on most medium to heavy typical house shots.
For me, the new Rebel YELL definitely is a stronger version of the original Rebel that was released last year. With the stronger pearl coverstock, the Yell can handle the medium lane patterns much better than the original. For me, the original was a little too smooth to my liking for a pearl ball. The new Yell offers a much sharper motion down the lane and is the perfect ball for the transitions and when the lanes are a little drier in the end of the league / tournament games. The symmetrical weight block helps revs up in the mid-lanes, which then provides a controllable skid/flip ball motion. 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 they saw.
This ball comes with Hammer’s 3 year warranty which provides the BEST value for your $$$!
I think the new Rebel YELL will be a great ball for the typical medium lane patterns that offers a clean motion through the fronts with a sharper ball motion off the spot down the lane.
Review by Michael Thompson /
(Posted on 12/4/2017)