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Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold

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Balls with Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions and Coverstock as the Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold:

Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold

The Hammer Black Widow bowling balls keep rolling out and dominating the lanes. The Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold takes the Aggression Hybrid coverstock, and pairs it with their most angular core, the Gas Mask, to create a ball that goes long and then offers a strong backend motion when facing medium to heavy oil. 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: Black/Gold
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: Aggression Hybrid
  • Core: Gas Mask (includes Flex-Resin additive, Ceramix surface process, and Carbon-Fiber outer core)
  • Finish: 500/1000 Abralon Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
  • Reaction: Length with Strong Backend
  • RG: 2.50**
  • Differential: .058**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Long
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total-25.75, Finish-7.25, Core-8.75, Cover-9.75
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 year
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAMHMBWBKGD
  • Product ID: 11587
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls
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Would this ball be good to pair with the black widow gold?

7/31/2018 - By

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Yes, this would be a great pair with the Black Widow Gold.

8/1/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would you add this ball to a lefty arsenal that includes; Orignal Black Urethane, Black Widow Urethane and Black Widow Dark Legend?

8/8/2018 - By

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Yes, this would be an excellent ball to add to your arsenal!

8/9/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is the Black Gold Widow good at speed of 9 to 10 mph

8/11/2018 - By

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Yes, this would be an excellent ball for that!

8/13/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How bout paired with the Rip'd Hybird, Gauntlet Fury?

8/13/2018 - By

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This would be an excellent addition for those two bowling balls.

8/13/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how is this compared to the ripd gold?

8/15/2018 - By

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The Rip'd Solid will be more aggressive than the Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold.

8/16/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Compared to the Black Widow Legend what is the difference??

8/20/2018 - By

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There is no difference between the two bowling balls. The Black Widow Legend will have the Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions & Coverstock as the Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold.

8/20/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What year and month this ball came out in

8/22/2018 - By

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This ball was released 08/14/2018.

8/23/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Are the Black Widow Black/Gold balls currently backordered

8/27/2018 - By

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No, all of the weights are in stock at the moment.

8/27/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do all weights have the gas core?

9/4/2018 - By

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Hello! The gas mask cores will only be in 14-16lbs. There will be a generic core for the 12 and 13lb balls.

9/4/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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is this a symetrical or assemetrycal ball

9/6/2018 - By

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They will be asymmetric if they are over 14#.

9/11/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I just purchased the Hammer Rip'd, Will this ball be about the same? Looking for something a little weaker when heads dry out.

9/28/2018 - By

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This ball will be a little weaker than the Hammer Rip'd.

10/1/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I'm a pearl coverstock black widow bowler and can't find the red legend is this ball good for me

11/8/2018 - By

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This ball will have a Hybrid coverstock. The hybrids have the best of both worlds of being a pearl and a solid combined. This ball should work for you.

11/8/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I own a b/g but i need something slightly weeker. Will the web be a weaker or the same?

12/20/2018 - By

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The Web will be the same as the Black/Gold.

12/21/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball work for a left hander?

12/20/2018 - By

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This ball will be excellent for a left or right handed bowler.

12/21/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how would tis ball perform on wood lanes

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This ball will perform just fine on wooden lanes.

1/9/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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will a 13 pound ball still hit like a 15 pound ball, I am getting bck into bowling and my 15's just wear me put.

2/2/2019 - By

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It really all depends on how hard and fast you throw the ball.

2/4/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What's the difference between this and the X-out?

2/7/2019 - By

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X-out means there could be an irregular overall weight, an irregular pin or top weight or a slight surface blemish. In performance wise, they will perform the exact same way.

2/8/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I’ve got the black widow dark legend and a Gauntlet, how would this compare?

2/19/2019 - By

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The Black Widow Black/Gold is the same as the Black Widow Legend, the Gauntlet will be a bit more aggressive than the Black Widow.

2/20/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to the BadAss or Taboo

2/28/2019 - By

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The Black Widow line is part of the upper mid performance line while the Bad Ass and Taboo were high performance balls. Also, this ball has a polished finish to go longer on the lanes while the Bad Ass and Taboo both had a duller finish to read earlier on the lanes.

2/28/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does this avalible witha 4 inch pin?

3/1/2019 - By

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You can request for this information under the weight selection tab where it says "Click to request pin/top weight".

3/4/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Still bowling with my fav of all time, Jet Black Taboo...how will this ball compare to the Jet Black?

3/3/2019 - By

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The Jet Black Taboo will be a bit more aggressive for it is a high performance ball and the Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold is an upper mid performance ball.

3/4/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball good for oily lane

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This ball best performs on medium to heavy oil conditions.

3/4/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I throw a straight ball. No hook at all. Would this ball work for me? I love the looks of it.

3/11/2019 - By

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If you throw this ball straight it will go pretty straight. It is designed to be a hooking ball but it only hooks if you release the ball with the correct spin. Also, it is more expensive because of some of the features that help this ball to have hook potential so you are paying extra for the hook features that you would not really use. If you like the looks because of the spider the you may also check this ball out which is much lower in price but is designed to go straighter: https://www.bowling.com/products/hammer-black-widow-spare-blue-orange-smoke.htm

3/13/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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i typically use motiv gear, so would this fit well with my aggressive jackal rising or would it be too far of a step down. Currently my lesser ball is the villain

3/22/2019 - By

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The Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold will be an upper mid performance ball and the Jackal Rising and the Villain are both high performance balls. The Black Widow Black/Gold will be less aggressive.

3/26/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how different is the generic core and gas mask cores?

4/15/2019 - By

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Here is a link to the Hammer website so you can see the RG difference on each weight: https://hammerbowling.com/products/black-widow-black-gold

4/16/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do you drill the holes

5/4/2019 - By

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We offer customer drilling for $39.95 and you will have to have exact measurements in order to get it drilled by bowling.com.

5/6/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does the black/gold compare to the scandal?

6/3/2019 - By

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The Scandal will be more aggressive for it is a high performance ball and the Black/Gold is an upper mid performance ball.

6/4/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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i have a phobia and it does not hit hard in the pocket had a purple hammer also older ball forgot name started with a S they worked fine but now i have to hustle hard with the phobia what would you suggest for me

7/23/2019 - By

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The Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold should be a better ball for you.

7/23/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to the roto grip defiant soul

7/24/2019 - By

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The Defiant Soul will be stronger and more aggressive for it is a high performance ball and the Black Widow Black/Gold is an upper mid performance ball.

7/25/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I’m looking at buying a new ball, all I have ever used is Storm and I have some questions before I make a purchase. First off, I am just getting back into bowling and all of my equipment is Storm with #1 ball being the Storm Invasion, how would the Black Widow black&gold compare to the Invasion? Also which ball is going to be better, the black & gold or the pink, or should I just stay with Storm and buy the Phase II?

8/3/2019 - By

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If you are comfortable with Storm, then I would stick with Storm brand. The Invasion will be more aggressive for it is a high performance ball and the Black Widow Black/Gold will be an upper mid performance ball. The Black/Gold will have less length than the Pink.

8/6/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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would the black widow black/gold be similar to the hyper cell fused ?

8/7/2019 - By

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The Hyper Cell Fused is a high performance ball so it will be a bit more aggressive than the Black Widow Black/Gold.

8/7/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would this be a suitable ball for a straight bowler for Med-Heavy oil conditions

8/18/2019 - By

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If you are a straight bowler then you would not really need to spend a lot on a upper mid performance ball because you could get a much less expensive ball that goes straight. The reason this ball cost more than some of the other balls is because it has a higher hook potential but if you did not want the ball to hook you would not need to spend extra on a ball that is designed for high hook. You could get a spare ball that goes straight for a much lower price or you could get an entry performance ball that was designed for a low hook for much less and it would work just as well as this if you throw it straight.

8/20/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the black widow come in a lefty ball?

8/25/2019 - By

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When the ball has an asymmetric weight block you may need to make the request in the specs box that you are left handed or right handed just to be sure the alignment is suited best for your hand. There can be limitations that keep you from have a lot of drilling options if you do not specify this when ordering an asymmetric ball. You can drill almost any ball to work for a right handed bowler or left handed bowler but to get the most options you would need to request for the hand you use when ordering just to be safe.

8/27/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is the hook rating on this ball

9/8/2019 - By

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This ball will have a high, aggressive, hook.

9/9/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have a new 14 lb. How would I determine the drill hole layout since the manufacturer layout is with a 15lb?

9/21/2019 - By

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The 14lb ball has the same weight block as the 15lb ball so the layout options are the same. If you went down to a 13lb then the weight block changes to a symmetric weight block and you would have to get a different layout then but 14lbs -16lbs has the same layout options.

9/25/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball for straight bowlers

10/4/2019 - By

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This is an upper mid performance ball so it has a pretty strong hook potential on medium to heavy oil conditions. If you throw this ball straight it will pretty much go straight but we sell a lot less expensive straight balls if you just need the ball to go straight.

10/8/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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14-16 lbs is a little heavy for me. What is the difference between gas mask core vs generic core? Will it still hook?

10/11/2019 - By

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To get a better idea on the difference, here are the RG and RG Dif numbers for all the weights: #16 RG (2.51) Diff (.048) | #15 RG (2.50) Diff (.058) | #14 RG (2.50) Diff (.056) | #13 RG (2.56) Diff (.030) | #12 RG (2.63) Diff (.025)

10/15/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this a good ball for someone who Bowls straight with a little hook at the end?

10/20/2019 - By

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This ball is designed for medium to heavy oil and the polished finish would help this ball go longer on the lane and have a sharp backend hook. It is rated as an upper mid performance ball so it has a pretty strong hook potential on the backend. If you do not put much spin on the ball it will not hook a lot but it has the potential to have a big backend hook if you put the right spin on the release.

10/22/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Where to get the drill holes put in

10/25/2019 - By

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You may use our proshop locator to find a proshop near you that can do the drilling for this ball. Here is a link to the proshop locator: https://www.bowling.com/service/find-a-pro-shop.aspx

10/28/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Where to get the drill holes put in

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You may use our proshop locator to find a proshop near you that can do the drilling for this ball. Here is a link to the proshop locator: https://www.bowling.com/service/find-a-pro-shop.aspx

10/28/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would this be a good ball to use for someone who throws with no thumb and already throws all the way to the left.

10/31/2019 - By

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If you are right handed and stand all the way to the left to throw your current ball then you could use this ball to but it depends on other variables. It will depend on the lane conditions you bowl in. It depends on how fast you bowl as well and which board or arrow you throw out to. This ball could still be useful but only in the right conditions would this be a good option.

10/31/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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what makes this different than the statement hybrid regarding lane play ?

11/25/2019 - By

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Both balls are going to have a very similar reaction on the lanes. The only difference is that the Statement Hybrid is a high performance and the Black Widow Black/Gold is an upper mid performance. This would make the Statement Hybrid a little stronger hooking over all.

11/27/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is drilling protection?

11/29/2019 - By

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If your new ball cracks when it's drilled by a pro shop, bowling.com will replace your ball free of charge! Manufacturers' warranties typically do not cover for cracking during drilling and drillers are not held responsible for their mistakes or defects in the ball.

12/5/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am currently looking to replace a Track Paradox V, would this ball be a good replacement? Is there a better option?

12/3/2019 - By

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The Track Paradox V would be more aggressive and react later than the Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold.

12/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball good for synthetic lanes

12/5/2019 - By

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This ball would be on any lane with medium to heavy oil for the best reaction.

12/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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does the ball go long

12/11/2019 - By

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Yes, this ball will react later on the lanes.

12/11/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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