Hammer Black Widow 3.0 Solid

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  • The most recognizable and trusted line in bowling
  • Excellent first ball out of the bag
  • Upgraded coverstock
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Hammer Black Widow 3.0 Solid

Elevating an already exceptional lineage is a formidable task, yet they've achieved it once again with the revolutionary Hammer Black Widow 3.0 bowling ball. Building on the immense success of its predecessors, each Black Widow release has consistently pushed the boundaries of ball reaction, and the Black Widow 3.0 continues this trend of excellence. Designed as a perfect companion to the Widow 2.0 Hybrid, the Black Widow 3.0 boasts enhanced surface and tractions in oil, positioning it as the ideal go-to ball at the beginning of your game. Distinguished by its solid reactive composition, akin to the Black Widow 2.0, the 3.0 version introduces an upgraded cover featuring a solid iteration of HK22, maintaining the same out-of-the-box surface as its predecessor. The incorporation of HK22 provides the Black Widow 3.0 with a distinct advantage on medium to oily lanes, ensuring superior performance. Hammer enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover that the ball retains the iconic black and orange colors synonymous with the traditional Hammer aesthetic. Prepare for a bowling experience like never before with the unparalleled capabilities of the Hammer Black Widow 3.0.

  • Color: Black/Orange
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: HK22 - Aggression Solid Reactive
  • Core: Gas Mask (16-14)
  • Finish: 500, 1000, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Reaction: Aggressive backend
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
  • Hook Potential: High
  • RG: 2.50 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.058 (15# ball)
  • Length: Middle
  • FCC Rating: Total-27.5, Finish-8.75, Core-8.75, Cover-10
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM60108089
  • Product ID: 14911
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls

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2/19/2024
By Brian D. from Portland, Oregon
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

3.0

I drilled mine 30 X 4 X 55. The Hammer Black Widow 3.0 perfectly complements my Black Widow 2.0 Hybrid. The HK-22 cover stock with Aggression Solid additives has created the ideal option for heavy oil lane conditions. This ball does not quit down the lane and will be an excellent benchmark piece for me. The Black Widow line is incredible; you will not want to miss out on this 3.0.

2/14/2024
By Buddha from Tacoma, Washington
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Good track, big power

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Best ball ever

This is the ball I’ve been waiting for. Great tracking, power through the pin deck.

2/9/2024
By Bob Newman from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Black Widow 3.0

Hammer didn't disappoint with the latest addition to the Widow line. The Black Widow 3.0 has the trusty Gas Mask core, but they really beefed up the cover by adding HK22 to the base cover-stock. This ball is big & strong yet not uncontrollable. For me when I compared it to my BW 2.0 it hooked about 4 & 2 more and had a little more angle thru the pins. The 3.0 doesn't eliminate the 2.0, it compliments it very well. This ball will be good on both House shots & Sport patterns. I will have a Widow triple tote at every tournament. BW 3.0, BW 2.0, & BW 2.0 Hybrid.

2/6/2024
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Widow 3.0

Since 2006 when the very first Black Widow was released, there has yet to be a Widow I didn't like. Widows have always matched up well for my particular game...thus I was very happy to see a new Widow being released. The Widow 3.0 features the tried and true Gas Mask Core wrapped by an Aggression Solid cover with the HK-22 base. The Widow 3.0 comes in Hammer colors- black and orange! Factory surface is 2000 Siaair. The layout on this Widow 3.0 is 40 x 4 3/4 x 20. I have tried the Widow 3.0 on fresh THS and on what I suspect was leftover THS with lots of house ball plastic going down the lane thus making the pattern play a lot longer due to carrydown.

The new Widow 3.0 is designed to provide more traction on oil compared to last season's Widow 2.0 which was a bit longer with the hybrid cover. I made specific mention of the lane condition because the other ball I had with me as a comparison would NOT shape in the back part of the lane...the carrydown was that bad. The only way I could get the other ball to shape was to expose it to the friction way to the right and have it stand up and then lay off. When I put the Widow 3.0 on the part of the lane where the other ball would not shape, the Widow 3.0 had no issues getting through the sludge. It appears Hammer will have another winner here for medium to heavy volume patterns. I have drilled another one with a weaker pin down layout to give me a different shape. Like with all previous Widows, I fully expect to see many styles of players having success and it should be very versatile in terms of using different layouts to achieve different shapes.

The Hammer Widow 3.0 is currently available- see your local pro shop for more information.

1/28/2024
By Tmarlow from Hanford, ca
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

3.0 the best BW ever

Black widow 3.0 the strongest black widow ever made. This ball really hooks a lot for a black widow. Compared to the black widow 2.0, this BW will be a little bit earlier little and a little bit stronger on the backend. compared to the 2.0 hybrid this ball will be earlier than the 2.0 hybrid but it won’t be a strong down lane at the 2.0 hybrid. Being a solid I see this being in my bag as possibly a first ball out and you can use his ball on both house, shots and sports shots.

1/26/2024
By Eric A. from CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This ball is really REALLY good!

I have loved my two other Black Widows, 2.0 Hybrid and Ghost. This ball gives me the same motion when there is more oil or a longer pattern. I used the Black Widow 3.0 on the Deadman’s curve pattern, 44 feet. I was able to open up the lane and get the ball to arc at 7 or 8, and still hot the pocket. As a high tilt player, that is a big deal. I now have a ball that lets me have the same motion as other players. This is my first HK22 solid, and I love it!

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What is the difference of RG & top weight?

1/17/2024 - By

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For the Widow 3.0 in 15lbs the RG is 2.50. Top weight can be requested when placing the order and there can be different top weights available between different balls but there is not a way to request the RG value. For the definitions radius of gyration (RG) is the distance from the axis of rotation at which the total mass of a body might be concentrated without changing its moment of inertia. Simply put, RG is when your ball begins to rev up. Low RG bowling balls rev up earlier on the lane than high RG bowling balls. Top weight also deals with the length of reaction you get on the ball but top weight is defined as the actual weight difference between the bottom half and the top half of the Bowling Ball..

1/26/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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is there a difference in the core on a 13 pound ball

1/19/2024 - By

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Yes, the weight block changes on the when you drop below 14lbs. Here is a link to this ball on Hammers website and it will show the different weight block and RG values for the lower weights: https://hammerbowling.com/products/black-widow-3-0

1/26/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does any ball manufacturer combine an asymmetric core in a 13# ball?

1/20/2024 - By

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Most manufactures will change the weight block as you drop from 14lbs to 13lbs including this Hammer Widow 3.0. You may check Motiv because they do keep the same weight block in different weights.

1/26/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which is the most versatile the black widow 3.0,Venom shock,Hammer low flare?

2/13/2024 - By

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The Hammer Widow 3.0 is going to have a very strong hook potential which makes this ball work best in medium to heavier oil conditions. The Hammer Scorpion Low Flare has a lower hook potential and works best in medium oil conditions. It may depend on what you bowl in more often but if you are in heavier oil more often the Widow 3.0 may be the way to go. If you are in lighter conditions more often the Low Flare may work better for you.

2/20/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which is the most versatile the black widow 3.0,Venom shock,Hammer low flare?

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The Hammer Widow 3.0 is going to have a very strong hook potential which makes this ball work best in medium to heavier oil conditions. The Hammer Scorpion Low Flare has a lower hook potential and works best in medium oil conditions. It may depend on what you bowl in more often but if you are in heavier oil more often the Widow 3.0 may be the way to go. If you are in lighter conditions more often the Low Flare may work better for you.

2/20/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is difference between the rst1 and widow 3.0

2/14/2024 - By

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Hello, hybrid coverstock high performance Roto Grip RST X-1 has a later reaction and similar overall hook potential to the solid coverstock upper-mid performance Hammer Black Widow 3.0 Solid.

2/20/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would this be a good choice for a speed dominant low rev bowler?

2/28/2024 - By

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