Description: The Taboo series is know for its strong backend reaction that devastates the pins. Hammer continues this series with the Taboo Jet Black. The Jet Black contains the High Mass-Bias Gas Mask Core w/ Flip Block and the GTR III Solid coverstock. This combination creates a ball that will pass through the front part of the lane easily, but reacts hard to friction on the backend. Knock your competitions lights out with the Hammer Taboo Jet Black! HIGH PERFORMANCE - Color: HD Jet Black
- Coverstock: GTR III Solid
- Core: High Mass-Bias Gas Mask Core w/ Flip Block
- Factory Finish: 500/1000/2000 Abralon, Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
- Reaction: Ultra Skid/Flip
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- RG: 16#-2.51, 15#-2.50, 14#-2.49, 13#-2.53, 12#-2.60
- RG Differential: 16#-.049, 15#-.060, 14#-.057, 13#-.055, 12#-.039
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
- Description: Hammer's Taboo series balls are known for their strong finish. With the third edition of the aggressive Grand Theft Reactive coverstock, and the legendary Gas Mask core, the Taboo Jet Black not only gets down the lane, she finishes hard too. There's nothing sweet about this Taboo.
What do customers think of the Hammer Taboo Jet Black?
Avg. Customer Rating:5 stars(based on 7 reviews)
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[10 of 10 customers found this review helpful]
Deadly Ball!By Unique_Z72 from Brunei Reviewed on: 4/19/2012Pros:Super snappy backend, Amazing feel, Great weight, Goes longCons:noneBest Uses:Fresh oiled lanes, Medium oil, Heavy OilBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendThis thing is serious business!! It surprised me as it goes long but still snaps with an angular backend! No matter what i do this ball finds the pocket everytime!Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]
Lets Make the Game SimpleBy Jhonny 10 back from NYC Reviewed on: 7/22/2012Pros:Gets to the pocket, Reads wellCons:Not very durable ballBest Uses:League playBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendI threw my first 300 with this ball.
I dont want to wear out this ball so I rarely use it.
By the time you need ot break out this ball its time to step on the Neck of the competition.
Its over when you take this thing out.
Ask your self. What can I use to make the game easy for me
This is it!!Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]
It deliversBy AZB-RAD from Scottsdale, AZ Reviewed on: 7/26/2012Pros:Goes long, Classic Look, Great snap through pocketCons:None yetBest Uses:9-pin no-tap, Medium-heavy oil, League playBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendI had this ball drilled right before 9-pin no-tap league night. I had it drilled quite aggressive, pin above the fingerips with a balance hole. Warm-ups were a little rough, only had a half dozen rolls before league play started, but then I rolled a 273, 228 & 243. This is not very impressive in 9-pin no-tap, but most of the strikes were natural and this ball hardly ever missed the pocket. When the oil broke down, I did have to add a little speed to keep it between the 1&3 pins, but when it did rev up too much and go across the head-pin it usually caught a Brooklyn. As a frame of reference, my previous high series in this league was closer to 600, so this ball added a lot of pins. My previous ball is a Hammer Black Widow Pearl that had way too many games on it, but I loved that ball when it was new as well and wanted something similar. I feel like I will bowl my highest scratch game ever with the Jet Black, can't wait to get back to the lanes. It exceeds expectations.Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
[7 of 8 customers found this review helpful]
SUPER IMPRESSED....BALL OF THE YEAR.....By YOUNGSUMMA from NEWARK, NJ Reviewed on: 5/16/2012Pros:ON OILY OR DRY IT WORKS, HITS HARDER THAN TYSON, DESTROYS THE POCKETCons:WONT CLEAN MY ROOM, Doesnt make me coffeeBest Uses:WHEN BOWLINGBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendI BOUGHT THIS BALL LAST WEEK. I JUST GOT THE CHANCE TO TEST IT OUT TONIGHT, AND I MUST SAY IT IS A MONSTER!!!!! THEY MADE IT FOR MEDIUM-HEAVY OIL CONDITIONS BUT IT HANDLES EXTREMELY WELL ON COMPLETELY DRY CONDITIONS TOO!!
I WAS SHOCKED AT HOW LONG IT TRAVELS DOWN THE LANE. IT TREATS DRY LANES AS IF THEY WERE OILY. IM SUPER IMPRESSED AND HAPPY WITH THE JET BLACK TABOO!!Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
[9 of 11 customers found this review helpful]
Drives the pocket on any lane condition!By D.A.M from Brenham,TX Reviewed on: 2/24/2012Pros:Backend Motion, Drives PocketCons:10 pin pickupBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendBefore purchasing this ball, I had a 175 league average, and had a hard time hitting my average on a consistant basis. After getting the Jet Black, my average has rose consistantly. No matter where I throw it on the lane, it finds the pocket and drives it.Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
[26 of 32 customers found this review helpful]
Jet Black the Magic ball!!By Nyc love bowl from NYC Reviewed on: 2/7/2012Pros:Makes dry lanes like oil, Snaps hard to the pocketCons:Doesnt make me coffeeBest Uses:Dry lanesBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendWhen lanes break down on game 3 or game 10 and you cant keep your strike ball from jumping across the head pin. Your adjustments are throwing ball out more, moving in, lofting the ball out, throwing the ball faster. These techniques all compromise your original first game ball motion. This jet black taboo takes care of all that. Throw your original shot you did for game one in the dryest of lane conditions your ball will never fail you its magic!!
You get the strongest break of any taboo on the market.
Carrydown OIL meet your daddy!!Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]
First Hook BallBy Bobby from Scotia, NY Reviewed on: 3/8/2013Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendI just started in a league this year and have thrown a straight ball here and there in the past. With everyone else rolling hook balls I decided to get one and the Taboo Jet Black caught my eye. The ball does what it is supposed to do as long as the bowler can consistenly roll it - that's what I'm working on....More seasoned bowlers like my brothers roll this ball very well which drives me to be get more consistent. As far as the action it rolls true down the lane and has a hard finish taking out all in its path. I really like this ball and am getting better each week I roll it. The only down side would be the rather large gouge that appeared in the ball after only a few times out right on part of the "Taboo" lettering (probably a stress fracture point created during the manufacturer engraving).Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.