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Hammer Black Widow Urethane

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Hammer Black Widow Urethane

Hammer, as Faball, was the leader in the bowling industry for urethane technology in the 1980's. Hammer is taking that technology and merging it with the iconic Black Widow bowling ball line. The Hammer Black Widow Urethane takes the successful Gas Mask core and wraps it with a urethane coverstock. This combination offers the hook of the Black Widow with the predictability and consistency of urethane. 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
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Gas Mask
  • Coverstock: Urethane
  • Finish: 360/500/500 Abralon
  • Reaction: Strong Mid-lane
  • RG: 2.50**
  • Differential: 0.058**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 22.75, Finish- 10, Core- 8.75, Cover- 4
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAMHMBWDURE
  • Product ID: 11029
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls
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Question:

Is this a symetrical ball

11/24/2017 - By

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No, the Black Widow Gas Mask core is Asymmetric

11/26/2017 - By tuna!
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How is this ball compare to hammer purple

11/27/2017 - By

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It will be fairly the same considering they are both Urethanes.

12/1/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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This ball rolls earlier and hooks about 5-8 boards more than my Purple Hammer Urethane

12/3/2017 - By Marcus Wink
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Question:

Does the 13 lbs. Black Widow Urethane have the same core as a 15 lbs.ball?

1/7/2018 - By

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It will have a generic core.

1/8/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does the black widow urethane compare to the gauntlet

1/21/2018 - By

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The Gauntlet will be more aggressive considering it is a High Performance ball whereas the Black Widow Urethane is a Mid Performance ball and it will not give you as much hitting power.

1/23/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

which Hammer is recommended for dry lanes? I mean "NO OIL"

2/5/2018 - By

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The best Hammer that is recommended for dry lanes would be the Black Widow Spare for it best performs on any type of lane conditions.

2/6/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I'm convinced the Hammer Blue is best for dry lanes. I say this because my son has the purple urethane, the black widow urethane, the widow spare and the blue urethane. He is a very good two handed lefty. Averages 214 at the age of 14. The Widow Spare is WAY stronger than the blue. Of course he has a high rev rate. The black widow urethane is by far the strongest ball. The blue is by far the most controllable and the smoothest throughout the three phases of ball motion. Having said that the purple and blue can become much more aggressive depending on layout. I know as I work in a pro shop. If you want the blue urethane to be as controllable as I've mentioned you may want to consider 6 3/4 Pin to PAP while not creating any side weight requiring a weight hole especially if you drill the weight hole closer to the thumb on the Y axis. 3 3/8 pin to pap vs 6 3/4 pin to pap on the purple results in a MAJOR change in ball motion. I know because I've done both and my son has thrown both. Layout will absolutely have as much to do with ball motion as cover with the Blue and Purple and I'm sure the same applies to the black widow urethane. The widow plastic with that huge core can be totally manipulated by layout changes. My son's hooks a lot even on fresh oil. Don't be deceived by the plastic cover. That ball will definitely cover some boards.

2/6/2018 - By J Collins
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Question:

I have a low rev rate, will this get back on most patterns?

2/13/2018 - By

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Yes, it will.

2/13/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do they 15 lb Black Widows have they gas mask core

5/9/2018 - By

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Yes, the 15lb will have the gas mask core.

5/10/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the 14lb come with gas mask core or generic core?

5/16/2018 - By

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The 14lb will come with the gas mask core.

5/16/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I have a low ball speed and low rev rate. I like to swing the ball. What would be a good lay out on this ball?

10/26/2018 - By

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Your best option would be to talk to your local proshop driller and explain what you want the ball to do. The ball out of the box is a duller finished ball made to read earlier on the lane. The drilling options will be able to tweak this only a small amount but there may be a pattern that would better help the ball to fit your style and your local proshop will know how to drill this.

10/29/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am currently bowling on a fairly short oil pattern, but it's basically a reverse block. The middle 8-10 boards are oily and the outer 4-5 boards are oily from 5 to 15 are dry. I have a medium rev rate, average ball speed of 14.5-14.8. Will this ball work for me, without losing hit once entering the pocket?

1/8/2019 - By

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Yes, this ball should work for you!

1/9/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

How is the Black Widow compared to my old LT-48

2/13/2019 - By

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The Black Widow Urethane will be more aggressive than the LT-48, for the Black Widow Urethane is an upper mid performance ball and the LT-48 is only a mid performance ball.

2/15/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I barely know about Weight holes and stuff but is it required to drill a weight hole? Or can I leave it as it is? I'm not a fan of weight holes

2/19/2019 - By

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You can leave it as is, if you like. It is your preference.

2/20/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Is the Hammer Black widow Urethane the same as the White hot badger.

5/23/2019 - By

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Unfortunately, they are not the same. The Black Widow Urethane is a urethane and the White Hot Badger is a Pearl ball.

5/24/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the 14 lb Black Widow urethane have the Gas Mask core

6/12/2019 - By

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Yes, that is correct!

6/13/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How will this ball work in pin down layout

12/1/2019 - By

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Here is a link to view the different Hammer layouts. This is an asymmetric ball so go to the Asymmetric layouts and it will show what each layout is designed to do: https://hammerbowling.com/pages/drill-sheets

12/11/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is the gas mask --asym. And what pin down drill will work for slow roller

12/14/2019 - By

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The gas mask is an Asymmetric weight block. Here is a link to view the drilling options for this: https://hammerbowling.com/pages/drill-sheets

12/18/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can I get a black widow your thing with a 3 to 4 inch pin?

12/27/2019 - By

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You may request for the pin placement when you are adding this to your shopping cart. Just below the weight selection box there is a link to click on to add your pin and/or top weight request in.

1/3/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What hammer ball would you recommend as a spare ball

1/23/2020 - By

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In the Hammer line the Hammer Black Widow Spare is going to be the least hooking ball so that would be the best spare ball option. Here is a link to this: https://www.bowling.com/products/hammer-black-widow-spare-blue-orange-smoke.htm

1/24/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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