Hammer Black Widow Ghost

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  • Hammer’s most successful bowling ball line
  • Polished pearl ball that will get a ton of attention
  • Features the original Gas Mask core the bowling world knows and loves
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Hammer Black Widow Ghost

Hammer's most popular line of bowling balls continues with the Hammer Black Widow Ghost! This version of the successful ball series features the tried and true Gas Mask core and is wrapped in a polished Aggression Pearl Reactive coverstock. This bowling ball was designed to be aggressive at the midlane and backend when up against medium to heavy oil conditions.

  • Color: White
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: Aggression Pearl Reactive
  • Core: Gas Mask (16-14)
  • 500, 1000, 1500 Siaair/Crown Factory Compound
  • Reactions: Aggressive midlane and backend
  • RG: 2.50 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.058 (15# ball)
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Late
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
  • FCC Rating: Total-26, Finish-7.75, Core-8.75, Cover-9.5
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAM60106622
  • Product ID: 13603
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls

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4.8 Stars based on 13 Reviews
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1/6/2022
By Marissa from Sylvania, OH
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ghost!

The ghost is very clean through the fronts with a bit more angle and pop down lane. The white color makes it even more appealing to people, giving it great shelf appeal. This ball provides very consistent, good continuation through the pins and is a good step up from the Pink Widow if you are looking for something a pinch stronger.

12/7/2021
By Joe Somd from Seattle
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Frightfully GOOD

This is almost like the Pink Widow, But just a pinch stronger in the roll phase. Very clean through the front and mids with a smooth yet strong direction change down lane. I noticed that the Ghost Pearl keeps the pins lower than the Pink Widow did but not sure if that was a desired intent on making it. The Core is obviously the same and the cover is a pinch different but still in the same family with Aggression Pearl. I really can’t say I love this ball enough, A true winner in the looks category and a stud on the performance side. If you don’t have this Widow in the bag, you automatically start the game 15 pins down! Its that Good!

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11/23/2021
By Wilson from Michigan
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great length, excellent back end, hooks!!

Cons:

None so far

Best Uses:

Medium to light oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This ghost is a monster

I’m a lower rev bowler who averages in the 180’s. Been bowling with a Hammer Taboo for years. Just got the Ghost on Saturday bowled a 212, 245, 161 in Sunday league. Last game was my fault ran out of gas. I find this ball is very responsive, hooks if you want it to, and extremely forgiving. This is my go to ball now!

11/23/2021
By Wilson from Michigan
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great length, excellent back end, hooks!!

Cons:

None so far

Best Uses:

Medium to light oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This ghost is a monster

I’m a lower rev bowler who averages in the 180’s. Been bowling with a Hammer Taboo for years. Just got the Ghost on Saturday bowled a 212, 245, 161 in Sunday league. Last game was my fault ran out of gas. I find this ball is very responsive, hooks if you want it to, and extremely forgiving. This is my go to ball now!

11/19/2021
By JAMES from Maine
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Medium-heavy oil, sharp motion, big backend

Cons:

Light oil volume, spotty house shots

Best Uses:

First pearl ball out of your bag, benchmark asymmetric pearl

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Black Widow Ghost: A must have!!

I drilled the Black Widow Ghost 70 x 4.5" x 35 to be a strong rolling, yet snappy asym pearl, and that's exactly what I got. On my leagues 41 foot sport shot, it clears the heads, picks up the mid-lane just enough, and explodes on the back, with super continuation. On the typical house shot, just toss it at the gutter and watch it peel off the spot hard and fast, throwing pins everywhere. The Black Widow Ghost is a perfect complement to the Black Widow 2.0 Solid. I did a side by side lefty/righty video ball review with my Frankie & Ding Dong Show co-host here, check it out:

https://youtu.be/TPdz5o0cabc

11/18/2021
By Jkaseehammer from Hamilton, Ohio
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Black Widow Ghost

I used a 60 x 4.5 x 25 layout (pin up) on this ball. It’s the same layout that I used on my Red Legend Pearl and Pink Widow. For me, it’s a little cleaner (longer) than the pink, but very responsive (angular) off the end of the pattern. I have a higher ball speed (18+) so it’s been a great game two ball and a perfect step down from my Black Widow 2.0. This ball is a must have and will get a lot of usage, especially on house shot conditions!

11/16/2021
By Bob Newman from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Black Widow Ghost

Personally I've always had success with the Gas Mask core and the Black Widow Ghost is no exception. This pearl covered ball just shapes well and goes through the pins well. I matched it up with my Black Widow Pink and although they are similar, they not the same. For me, the Pink picks up a little sooner and shapes in more of an arc while the Ghost continues a little longer and is a little more flippy. For me this will be a medium oil ball and should work great on most house shots

11/11/2021
By TJ from NY
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Black Widow Ghost

Just wrapped up my session with the Hammer Black Widow Ghost which releases on 11/19/21! This ball is exactly what I had been looking for. As a left hander with a not so high rev rate (330) I struggled to match up on longer patterns when the pattern started to break down and my solid balls were burning up. The Ghost fills that void. It’s cleaner through the front and stored the energy needed to get back to the pocket and carry as opposed to the flat seven’s I was leaving. This ball will fit in my tournament bag as well as league. It will be the perfect progression from the widow 2.0 and reminds me of the pink widow for those of you looking for a comparison.

11/10/2021
By Moe from Buffalo, NY
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Angular, Agressive, Shelf Appeal

Cons:

Gets dirty fast

Best Uses:

Game 1, game 2

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Super Responsive to friction

The Black Widow Ghost has the classic Gas Mask core wrapped in the Aggression Pearl cover... and I don't think I can say anything less than is it a match made in heaven! This ball gets down lane with ease and has that classic black widow motion through the first 35-40 ft.... Then the pearl cover takes over, and this Ghost pops out of the pattern and cuts through the pins like a knife through warm butter.

When I've needed to get left, open my angles up, & get the ball to come back from ungodly spots on the lane... This Ghost comes alive.

This ball is not just for high rev players like myself, I can foresee a number of players with varying rev rates and speeds have a great deal of success with this ball!

11/6/2021
By Gerard from Greensburg
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Clean

Cons:

Sharp backend

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Black Widow Ghost

The new Black Widow Ghost doesn’t disappoint! Featuring the gas mask core! This core has been proven over the years. My initial thought was this was going to be like the pink black widow but I was pleased to see the New Ghost was more responsive off the spot. It was very versatile and I was able to move left and still snap out the ten pin! It’s a good looking ball that delivers the punch we’ve come to expect from the widow line!!!

11/2/2021
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Shelf appeal, sharp downlane motion

Best Uses:

medium/heavy volume patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hammer Widow Ghost

So, I just punched the brand new Hammer Widow Ghost. The new Widow Ghost formally releases on November 19, 2021. The Ghost features the legendary Gas Mask Core wrapped by an Aggression Pearl cover. The new Ghost absolutely stands out in a crowd!
My “vitals” are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I drilled a Hammer Widow Ghost with a 40x5x25 layout. I have used this ball at 3000 Abralon. I have tried the new Widow Ghost on THS and the 2021 PBA Roth pattern.
I have had over the years great success with Widows and Taboos. They all have featured the Gas Mask core with different covers. Every Widow I have drilled has earned a spot in my arsenal and will be the first out of the bag when an asymmetric core ball is the best option. The Widow Ghost seems to be no different. What I find interesting about the Ghost is this- the pre EBI acquisition Pink Widow featured the same coverstock as the Ghost. However, the new Ghost seems to be more responsive down lane when it sees friction compared to the Pink Widow. As with prior Widows, I expect this new Widow to suit many styles and can achieve multiple ball motions depending on layout.
See your local pro shop for more information on the new Hammer Widow Ghost.

11/1/2021
By 868series@gmail.com from Denton Texas
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Scary Good Ball!!

This ball is scary good! My specs are 4 ¾ x 1, 16 mph and 325 rpm rev rate. I drilled this ball 50 x 5 1/8 x 35. First game off the press was 269. It gave me a great look in the mids, plenty of length and a strong finish. I carried flush hits as well as off hits. I am a fan!

12/31/2021
By Striker from Cincinnati
3/5 Stars
Pros:

Breaks late, east to use

Cons:

chips way to easily, dirtied fast

Best Uses:

hooking

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Chipped

This ball is awesome, definitely something almost anyone could use, the ball breaks late which fits my 2 handed play style. The ball unfortunately chipped way to easily for me. I’ve been using it for 4 days and just recently got it drilled. Unfortunately a lot of big chunks came out of the ball. I’ve had the ball since Christmas but it’s still a little sad that the smooth exterior was already ruined

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what’s better the black widow ghost or black widow 2.0

10/15/2021 - By

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The Widow Ghost is designed to go longer and have a sharper backend hook while the Widow 2.0 is designed to read the lanes earlier for a smoother arcing hook. So it depends on which style will best fit for you.

10/21/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which one is better the 2.0 or the ghost?

10/22/2021 - By

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I would not say one is better than the other. It just depends on the reaction you need. The Ghost is designed to get down the lane further and have a sharper backend hook while the 2.0 is designed to have an earlier read to give you more of an arcing smooth hook.

11/5/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is drill protection

11/3/2021 - By

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The drilling protection option is designed to help you if the ball gets chipped or cracked while it is being drilled at your local proshop. To see the full benefits click the "?" beside this option.

11/5/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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where are these balls made

11/13/2021 - By

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Hammer performance bowling balls are now made in Mexico.

11/18/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can the black widow be bought in a 10 pound?

11/26/2021 - By

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Unfortunately, the lowest weight this ball is currently available in is 12lbs.

12/9/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can I order ball without getting it drilled

12/17/2021 - By

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This ball would come undrilled without drilling being added to your order and you may have it drilled locally.

12/22/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does the black widow ghost compare to the motiv trident quest?

1/5/2022 - By

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The reaction will be very similar on both bowling balls. The Trident Quest is rated as a high performance while the Widow Ghost is an upper mid performance so the Trident Quest may have slightly more hook potential but they will be close. They both go longer on the lanes and have a strong backend hook.

1/13/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is the difference between the BW Ghost and the BW Legend?

1/11/2022 - By

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The different would be between the coverstocks and the different finishes. The Ghost has a pearl cover and a slightly smoother finish to give it more length while the Legend has a hybrid cover and a slightly earlier read on the lanes. Both read strong on the backend but the Ghost will go a little longer.

1/13/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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