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.
Wow my game has improved a TON since getting this ball. For a little context I usually shot from a 14 board. Had to move to a 9 board for this ball. This is my first new ball that was drilled for me. I have been working with hand-me-down balls before this. I had about 165-170 average before using this ball and now average between 180-190+ on most series. Furthermore I hit a 289 in league when my previous best was a 236. Highly recommend!!
This is my first custom ball, and I love it. I threw an average of 160 for my first 5 games with it, with one game of 220. Worlds better than anything I've thrown before.
This ball is everything ive wanted its easy to control and very durable i would recommend this a thousand times if i could
Is there a difference between the Black Widow Lengend and The Black Widow 2.0?
Yes, they have the same weight block but they have a different coverstock and finish out of the box so the Legend reads the lanes later with a sharper backend while the 2.0 reads earlier with a smoother arcing hook.
Will this ball be a good high performance ball for a begginer bowler? What other high performance balls should I look into purchasing?
If you are a beginner bowler then you may prefer to start with something that is under the entry performance category or may be a mid performance ball that is more suited for medium to lighter oil conditions. This is typically what people start with and then you can get a more aggressive option later on if you find that you need something stronger at certain times of the night. If you are in a league you may need something stronger like this Widow Legend at the beginning of the night but you would still need a good medium to light oil ball later in the evening no matter how advanced you get.
Do you lose any reaction with this Ball if you get it af 14Pounds
The 14lb RG is 2.50 and the RG Diff is 0.056 compared to the 15lb RG 2.50 and RG Diff 0.058 so there is only a slight difference in performance.
Can I request a longer pin like 3 to 4 inches?
Does pin length effect ball reaction and if so how?
The pin length can effect the drilling options you have and the drilling options can effect the ball reaction. You may want to talk to your driller about how you like to throw so he can recommend what pin to request that would give you the best drilling layout to match.
Can you polish this ball
This ball comes out of the box with a polished finish but if you need to add more polish to get more length you may add polish to this.
Can you get holes drilled in this and then shipped to you or do you have to have the holes drilled after you get it
We may offer a drilling option but you would need to have the measurements for us to do this drilling. If you do not want us to do the drilling or if you would prefer to have it drilled locally you may decline our drilling and the ball would come without holes.
What is the RG and Diff on the 13 lb ball?
What weight do you recommend for seniors
We would recommend you use the weight that you feel most comfortable with. There is not really a specific weight because it can be different from one person to the next so you may want to try a few weights and see what is comfortable.
Beside the Legend hammer what other balls have a massive backend
Is this a good ball for a straight ball bowler
This ball was designed to have a higher hook potential for medium to heavy oil conditions so if you want a ball that goes straight this would not be a very good option. You may look in the "Spare" ball category because those are the best straight bowling balls.
What does the warranty cover
Here is a link to view the warranty page on Hammers website: https://hammerbowling.com/pages/product-warranty-claim
Is this bowling ball like the black widow bite bowling ball