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Hammer Black Widow Legend

Hammer is calling it what it is... a legend. The Black Widow Legend takes the proven history of the Black Widow line and turns it up a notch. This is the first ball in this line to use a hybrid coverstock. This ball is aggressive with it's polished cover and then combine it with popular Gas Mask core to provide awesome movement on the backend that carries through the pins. 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/Red Pearl
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Reaction: Strong to mid-lane with massive backend
  • Coverstock: NBT Hybrid
  • Core: Gas Mask (includes Flex-Resin additive, Ceramix surface process, and Carbon-Fiber outer core)
  • Finish: 500, 500, 500, 1000 Abralon with Power House Factory Finish @ 300 RPM Speed
  • RG: 2.50**
  • Differential: .058**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Medium
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 23.75, Finish- 7.25, Core- 8.75, Cover- 7.75
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 year
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM29744422
  • Product ID: 8507
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls
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will this ball have more of a snap in to the pocket or a continuos hook down the lane throwing low revs down and in

3/19/2016 - By

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Hello! This ball will have more of a snap on the back end.

3/23/2016 - By
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How is it on dry lanes

5/9/2016 - By

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Thanks for the question! The recommended lane condition for the Hammer Black Widow Legend is medium-heavy oil.

5/10/2016 - By
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Will this ball go long and then flip and drive into the pocket?

6/30/2016 - By

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Great question! Yes, this ball is meant to go long and snap hard on the back end.

6/30/2016 - By
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Any recommendations on getting it drilled. Right hand use

7/4/2016 - By

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Hello! That will depend a lot on what you want the ball to do and also on your particular measurements. That might be a better question to talk over with your driller.

7/5/2016 - By
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Will this ball already have holes drilled into it?

7/8/2016 - By

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Hello Kyle! No, we would not drill this ball. You would need to take it to a pro shop to get it drilled.

7/11/2016 - By
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Do you engrave any of your bowling balls?

7/10/2016 - By

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Hello Beck! No, we do not engrave our bowling balls.

7/11/2016 - By
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Is this ball recommended for left handed bowlers?

11/7/2016 - By

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Hi Jason. If you need this ball for a left handed bowler, you will need to find out the correct specifications from your driller in order to have a left handed ball shipped out to you. Most of the time, left handed bowlers request the mass bias to the left of the center of gravity of the ball.

11/8/2016 - By
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Do most of them not have the red that acsents the spider on the ball.

4/1/2017 - By

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Hello. All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.

4/3/2017 - By
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What is pin top weight

4/10/2017 - By

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A Pin can be out or in. A drilling term that is relative to a bowler's track designed purposely for creating more ball dynamics. A Pin-in ball (when the pin is located within two inches of the Center of Gravity) is excellent choice for control and less hook; a Pin-out ball usually can be made to hook more and flip more dramatically than pin-in balls; they often give the driller more options. The top weight is the drilling of a ball so that there is more weight above the label than there is below; it is considered a positive weight.

4/11/2017 - By
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I'm a 195 a good bowler, throw a 15 year old brunswick swamp monster, not a very big hook. Will the black widow give me more backend hook? I leave a fear amount of 7 and 10 pins.

6/19/2017 - By

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This should be a great ball for you.

6/21/2017 - By
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Is it a hybrid reactive

7/19/2017 - By

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Yes, this is will have a Hybrid coverstock.

7/19/2017 - By
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what's the difference between the black widow legend and the legend x-out?

9/9/2017 - By

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There will be no difference in performance. There will be just an irregular pin/top weight, or it could have an irregular overall weight or it could have a slight surface blemish. All X-Outs are USBC approved.

9/11/2017 - By
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Do 13# balls have same weight block as heavier ones?

11/24/2017 - By

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The 13# will have a generic core than the 14#-16#.

11/27/2017 - By
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ok i am left handed so how would i go about getting a left handed ball from u

11/24/2017 - By

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You can request for this information at the end of the order page int he "special comments" box.

11/27/2017 - By
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do u get the pins an top weights from the driller or does it have to come with it

11/24/2017 - By

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You would need to speak to your driller about the pin and top weight before ordering, so that you will have the correct specs for your driller.

11/27/2017 - By
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I'm not a regular bowler whats the best ball for me and I through a straight ball.

11/26/2017 - By

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If you throw a straight ball, you will want to look at our spare balls that bowl only straight.

11/27/2017 - By
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Im a straight Bowler, but I am learning how to curve. Would this be a good ball?

12/7/2017 - By

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This would be an excellent ball to learn how to hook.

12/7/2017 - By
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Question:

I have a Black Widow Dark Legend how would it compare to the Black Window Legend

12/12/2017 - By

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The Black Widow Legend will have the same hook potential, lane conditions & coverstock as the Hammer Black Widow Legend.

12/12/2017 - By
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13# ??

12/15/2017 - By

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Yes, we do have 13# at this time.

12/15/2017 - By
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I have a black widow red dark legend pearl bowling ball. Will this ball be good to add to the arsenal?

1/5/2018 - By

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Yes, this would be perfect to add to your arsenal.

1/5/2018 - By
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Are these balls pre drilled

2/13/2018 - By

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No, they are not pre drilled, not unless you wish for bowling.com to drill it for you. Otherwise they will come undrilled.

2/14/2018 - By
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Is this a asymmetric ball?

2/24/2018 - By

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Yes, this is an asymmetrical ball.

2/26/2018 - By
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Is this ball good for a slower speed bowler

3/14/2018 - By

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Yes, it is good for any type of speed.

3/15/2018 - By
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do this ball come in 13LB

4/8/2018 - By

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Yes, we do have 13lbs available.

4/9/2018 - By
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What does it mean to request pin/top weight?

5/9/2018 - By

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Pin Placement can be Out or In. A drilling term that is relative to a bowler's track designed purposely for creating more ball dynamics. A Pin-in ball (when the pin is located within two inches of the Center of Gravity) is excellent choice for control and less hook; a Pin-out ball usually can be made to hook more and flip more dramatically than pin-in balls; they often give the driller more options. And the Top Weight is for drilling of a ball so that there is more weight above the label than there is below; it is considered a positive weight.

5/10/2018 - By
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Is this a right handed ball

6/23/2018 - By

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You can specify which hand you bowl with in the 'special comments' box at the end of the order page.

6/25/2018 - By
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what exactly does the 3 yr warranty cover

6/29/2018 - By

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It will cover splits, chips or cracks!

7/2/2018 - By
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is closeout a good ball?

8/23/2018 - By

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This is an excellent ball and is very popular!

8/24/2018 - By
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I am an intermediate straight bowler looking to learn to hook more (weak hook). I am right handed. I do not know what pin hight or weight to order. Looking at a 14lb ball what pin height and weight would you recommend to help add a lot of hook, but still maintain good control?

9/9/2018 - By

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The longer the pin that you request, the more hook you will get out of the ball, the shorter the pin you request, the more control you will have over the ball. If you have questions about the pin distance, that would be a better question to ask your driller.

9/11/2018 - By
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what about the size for finger holes? do you drill them?

9/16/2018 - By

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Unfortunately, we do not offer drilling for this particular ball.

9/17/2018 - By
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Question:

Can I get a bowling Hammer bowling ball less than 12 lbs

10/4/2018 - By

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Unfortunately, the lightest weight that we carry for the Hammer Black Widow Legend will be a 12 lb ball.

10/4/2018 - By
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Is the core different in 13 pound ball

10/8/2018 - By

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There will be a generic weight block for the 13#.

10/8/2018 - By
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Why can't I get the ball in a 14lb?

10/13/2018 - By

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Unfortunately, this is a closeout item and we are running low on stock. We do not have 14lbs available anymore.

10/15/2018 - By
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when was it made

10/29/2018 - By

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This ball came out in the Summer of 2014. I am not entirely sure the exact release date.

10/30/2018 - By
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Is this an X out ball

11/17/2018 - By

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This is not an X-Out ball.

11/19/2018 - By
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Would this compliment a track tactix

12/11/2018 - By

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Yes, this would be an excellent compliment to the Track Tactix.

12/12/2018 - By
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i have a 13 lb hammer black widow will i have to change my stance with a 14lb blakc widow

1/2/2019 - By

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You shouldn't have to change your stance.

1/4/2019 - By
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Where can I select the top weight and pin position?

1/22/2019 - By

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Underneath the weight selection tab, there is a tab that says 'click to request pin/top weight'. There, you can request for the pin/top weight.

1/23/2019 - By
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Do the hammer black widow legend come in different colors? With same results?

2/19/2019 - By

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Unfortunately, the Black Widow Legend only comes in one color.

2/20/2019 - By
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I ha e a origanial roto grip show off and a hyroad pearl would this ball be a good fit in my arsenal

2/22/2019 - By

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Yes, of course!

2/25/2019 - By
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when did it come out

2/26/2019 - By

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This ball was released on 08/05/2014.

2/27/2019 - By
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Is this a 100% urethane ball

3/2/2019 - By

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The Black Widow Legend is a hybrid coverstock.

3/4/2019 - By
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Is this a good ball to learn hooking with I am 59 years old and allways rolled a strait ball

4/3/2019 - By

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You may want to look into an entry level or a mid performance ball. The Hammer Black Widow Legend is an upper mid performance and it might be too much ball for you when you are just learning to throw a hook.

4/3/2019 - By
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Im a 2 handed bowler with a high rev rate will this ball hook too eairly down the lane? When will the ball hook down lane

4/4/2019 - By

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This ball is meant to go long and snap hard on the back end.

4/4/2019 - By
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Will thisball do well with a 2 handed bowler with a high rev rate

4/4/2019 - By

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Yes, of course!

4/5/2019 - By
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What does pin top weight mean?

4/20/2019 - By

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Those are specifications that you can request for your ball. If you have a longer pin, you will have more hooking power, and a shorter pin will give you more control over the ball.

4/22/2019 - By
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