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Hammer Black Widow Legend

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What should I know about the Hammer Black Widow Legend?
  • First Black Widow with hybrid coverstock
  • Big hook potential
  • Awesome movement on the backend
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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: 2 Years
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: BRH04L
  • Product ID: 13201
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 15 Customer Questions

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4.8 Stars based on 13 Reviews
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12/23/2023
By Scott from South Jersey
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Really nice ball

The increase in hook and pin action was very noticeable. Went out and bowled my first 600 series ever first time I used this ball. I am extremely happy with it so far.

6/12/2023
By Mike P from IL
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Nice arc and very smooth, but still has a nice backend punch

Cons:

None that I see

Best Uses:

Medium to heavy oil lanes are good for this ball

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Very Happy

I like this as a compliment to my Widow 2.0 hybrid. When the Hybrid is too aggressive I'll move to the Legend and it never disappoints. Both are awesome bowling balls.

6/11/2023
By Mike P from Chicago
5/5 Stars
Pros:

I like the cover stock, core, and overall appearance

Cons:

No Cons

Best Uses:

Medium to heavy oil lanes

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Exactly What I Was Hoping For

Great solid ball that moves nicely down the lane. Not as sharp on the backend like the widow 2.0 hybrid I have. That's what I was looking for. Nice arc.

2/16/2023
By Hammer from Indy
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great on well oiled lanes

Cons:

Not the best on drier lanes

Best Uses:

14-17mph bowler

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Amazing Backend Action

Best ball I’ve ever owned! Took my average to the 210-15 range from 180

2/15/2023
By Hammer from Indy
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great on well oiled lanes

Cons:

Not the best on drier lanes

Best Uses:

14-17mph bowler

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Amazing Backend Action

Best ball I’ve ever owned! Took my average to the 210-15 range from 180

1/23/2023
By Shane from Coatesville, PA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Appearance, Reaction

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Review from an amateur

The good - I am an amateur who bowls in an unsanctioned league and for fun 1-2 times a week. When I asked my local pro shop about this ball I was told it was too much ball for an amateur, but if I could get it for a good price it would be worth it. His price was over $100 more than what I ordered it from here. It has COMPLETELY changed the game for me. It has a reaction (not sure if thats the right term but I mean the hook at the end) that blows a house ball away. I am very happy with this as my first ball and would absolutely reccommend it.

1/13/2023
By Nate from Grand Rapids
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Bought this ball at a good price, got it drilled and tried it out. Rolled my first 300 ever my first time using it on my 3rd game!! I can't even make this up!! Highly recommend!!

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5/26/2022
By Sam from KS
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Great Hook, Pin Action, Power, Two-Finger bowlers

Cons:

None

Best Uses:

Strike ball on house oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Insanely Forgiving

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!!

5/7/2022
By Wild Bill from WA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

300 Game

50 years chasing the perfect 300 game just became a reality rolling this Black Widow Legend. Such a great ball!

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11/27/2021
By Peter from UTAH
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Handles well, hooks just enough, looks great

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love this ball

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.

10/18/2021
By CowboyBowler from WYOMING
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Real deal

This ball is everything ive wanted its easy to control and very durable i would recommend this a thousand times if i could

6/23/2023
By Blay from New York
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Wild bill from Washington

Hey Bill just so you know a NO TAP 300 isn't anything to brag about smh it looks like you're bowling with a bunch of children the bowler after you has an average speed of 6

3/3/2023
By Cj from PA
4/5 Stars
Pros:

It’s a strong hitters

Cons:

Lots of revs = uncontrolled reaction

Best Uses:

Heavy or long oil patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

It’s strong and fun to use but…..

I’ve had this ball as my first non plastic ball and it’s been fun. My only complaint is that since I have a high rev rate it hooks too much on patterns that are under 40 feet and even on 40 Feet plus patterns I still need to stand far right (I’m a lefty) so I can force the ball down farther so it doesn’t cross over. I might have a bad pin layout so maybe I'm the problem but I still love the ball and the brand.

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Question:


Is there a difference between the Black Widow Lengend and The Black Widow 2.0?

7/2/2021 - By

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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.

7/8/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will this ball be a good high performance ball for a begginer bowler? What other high performance balls should I look into purchasing?

7/11/2021 - By

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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.

7/13/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Do you lose any reaction with this Ball if you get it af 14Pounds

7/17/2021 - By

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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.

7/20/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Can I request a longer pin like 3 to 4 inches?

8/26/2021 - By

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Yes, just below the weight selection box there is a place to enter your pin by clicking " Click to request pin/top weight ".

8/27/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does pin length effect ball reaction and if so how?

2/16/2022 - By

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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.

2/17/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Can you polish this ball

3/16/2022 - By

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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.

3/18/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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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

4/10/2022 - By

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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.

4/21/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


What is the RG and Diff on the 13 lb ball?

4/29/2022 - By

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13lbs : RG (2.56) Diff (.030)

5/5/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What weight do you recommend for seniors

7/9/2022 - By

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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.

7/20/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Beside the Legend hammer what other balls have a massive backend

7/9/2022 - By

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The Obsession Tour Pearl and the Black Widow Ghost are two other Hammer bowling balls that will have a strong backend hook.

7/15/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Is this a good ball for a straight ball bowler

8/24/2022 - By

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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.

10/5/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What does the warranty cover

11/14/2022 - By

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Here is a link to view the warranty page on Hammers website: https://hammerbowling.com/pages/product-warranty-claim

11/23/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Is this bowling ball like the black widow bite bowling ball

11/20/2022 - By

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Both bowling balls had the Gas Mask weight block but the Bite would read a little earlier on the lane and a little smoother while the Legend gives a little more length and a little sharper backend.

1/31/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Does the 13lb ball still have the same gas mask core

2/14/2023 - By

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The 13lb ball will have a modified core to accomodate the lighter weight.

2/15/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


What is the difference between black widow 2.0 hybrid and the black widow legend

3/19/2023 - By

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Hi Jackson, the Hammer Black Widow 2.0 Hybrid will have more length and react later on the lanes than the Hammer Black Widow Legend.

3/20/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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