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By Camaro Dave from Albuquerque New Mexico
Long time Storm bowler switches to the Hammer
I just got back into bowling after having not bowled competitively since 2010. I got this ball to replace my 2010 Storm Invasion, I was constantly having the ball worked to restore its energy. I've thrown Storm equipment since 1996 and I've bowled off and on since 98. I got my Invasion in 2010 and threw my first 300 with it about 3 months later. After trying a Hammer ball (purple taboo) with the gas mask core for the first time, I threw a 240 game the first time out with it in a tournament. So I decided to take a huge step and I got this ball. First game out of the box was a 252 and a decent series of a 647. This ball is great, I went to lighter weight in 15lbs after having thrown 16lbs for the past 20 plus years and this ball explodes the pocket. I was nervous about making the change as I usually averaged anywhere between five and seven strikes a game with the ever reliable Invasion. So I'm excited about what this ball has to offer. I threw quite a bit of strikes in league and practice this past weekend, now I just have to cover my spares and maybe I can be competitive once again.
By Farm Arm from Three Rivers MI
This ball is amazing!
I've had this ball for awhile now at its one of my favorites when I have to get in deep and get the ball through the midlane. Ball has massive recover downlane and hits the pins good and hard. A have to have, plus it's pretty.
By None from San Francisco
One of the best widows ever made
All I can say is WOW!!!
I have always been a fan of the widow line. Recently some balls did not always carry like I wanted them too. You definitely do not have carry issues with this gem. The ball is smooth off the spot and not too jumpy like many pearls are these days. The ball sees friction and will make a move to the pocket like no other. I like this ball so much it is hard to use other equipment. I recently used a pin down layout ball during the singles/doubles event at the USBC Nationals. The ball definitely made this old boy some money. Don't delay and get one. You won't regret it...
By Trackstar85 from Renton, WA
All Is Can Say Is AMAZING! A MUST HAVE BALL FOR HAMMER FANS
IF YOUR DEFINITELY A FAN OF THE HAMMER WIDOW LINE THIS BALL IS A MUST HAVE IN YOUR BAG..YOU WILL GET THE GREAT LENGTH DOWN LANE AND STRONG BACK END DRIVE THROUGH THE PINS..IT IS VERY CONTROLLABLE BUT STRONG ON THE BACK..WILL TAKE IT OUT ON THE FRESH HOUSE SHOT OR ANY MEDIUM TO HIGHER VOLUME PATTERNS..DEFINITELY A GOOD TOURNAMENT BALL TO HAVE WHEN THEY ARE LAYING OUT MEDIUM TO HEAVY OIL CONDITIONS AND A VERY VERSATILE BALL FROM ALL ANGLES..MAKE SURE YOU VISIT YOUR PRO SHOP TODAY AND BE APART OF THE NEW HAMMER PINK BALL CLUB..YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!
By James from Illinois
This widow bites.
Had a lot of fun with this ball so far. Couple 240+ games and a 830 4 game series with the ball in league.
Rolls very smooth and has a great amount of backend off the dry. I have the ball pin just the the right of my ring finger.
By gobeavers92 from Clackamas OR
The ball we have all been waiting for!
This is the ball we have all been waiting for! The Pink Widow definitely lives up to the hype. It is very clean through the front part of the lane with a strong and continuous motion down lane. Its hard to explain but the Pink Widow is not a "skid / snap" ball. It rolls through the back part of the lane very strong and continues through the pins without a hockey stick shape. The ball is fantastic and a must have for anyone's arsenal.
By MaMaloneyEBI300 from Newberg, OR
Gas Mask Core and Aggression Pearl CFI = winning combination
Being such a huge fan of the gas mask core, and the overall shape that it creates, Hammer hit a home run when they wrapped it with the Aggression Pearl CFI coverstock. This ball is very clean through the front and mid parts of the lanes before making a strong, angular and continuous motion through the pins. Of the black widows that have been released this one is the longest and the most angular in the backend.
Since this ball has come out, scores have been going through the roof! Almost everyone from the PBA and PWBA bowlers to the casual league bowlers have either been shooting honor scores or seeing their averages increasing with this ball! The beauty about this ball, besides the color, is the versatility in how this ball can be drilled to work for everyone.
By Big Jack from Spring Hill, FL
This ball is an absolute BEAST!
It's a very smooth rolling ball. I shot 760 my first series in league with it. I haven't rolled less than 685 with it since. I am able to throw this ball all 3 games during league with minor adjustments.
By Michelle from Bend, OR
Buy it now!!
Hammer has done it once again. If you want ball that grabs peoples attention with it's gorgeous color AND has some serious backend...the Black Widow PINK is a must have!! It smoothly gets through the front of the lane and takes a hard left turn when needed. Don't wait any longer...buy one (or two) now!
By Rustyb53 from Lafayette, LA
I am amazed at how good this ball rolling on this and reacts. The carbon fiber infused cover combined with the gas mask core has made a Black Widow like no other.
By Dee Dot from Hackensack, NJ
Pink Is The New Black
I am a regional staff member for Columbia 300. I am here to review Hammer's newest bowling ball, the Black Widow Pink. The newest edition to the Black Widow series is beefed up with a Carbon Fiber Infused coverstock for the very first time, this Black Widow is a must for your arsenal. I have used it in a tournament and on a few THS patterns, and I really like what this bowling ball has to offer. It reminds me of the Black Widow Gold with a bit more pop down the lane. Putting the best coverstock Hammer has with the most famous gas mask core couldn't get better...until they made it pretty in pink!!! Get to your local pro shop on 4/9/19, and make this special bowling ball a part of your bowling bag.
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, MA
Hammer Widow Pink- WOW!
Here is my take on the new Hammer Widow Pink which becomes available to the public on April 9, 2019. The Widow Pink features the ever popular Gas Mask Core found in all Widows and Taboos wrapped in a Pink Pearl Aggression Peal CFI cover- similar to what is found on the Statement Pearl and Rip'd Pearl. This ball simply stated, has great shelf appeal and will catch the eye going down the lane!
More importantly, the new Widow Pink has some serious backend motion. Mine is drilled with a 70 x 5 x 30 layout without a weight hole. I have tried the ball on THS several times. I have also compared it to a Widow B/G and Statement Peal. I currently have been throwing the ball with a 4000 Abralon finish.
The Widow Pink shows, in my opinion, earlier and stronger motion off the spot compared to a Widow B/G. The Widow Pink has more recovery than the Widow B/G and as such, when the shot calls for more left to right direction, the Widow Pink should be in your hand. Compared to a Statement Pearl, the shape of the motion is different even though they share the same coverstock. The Statement Pearl seems to show a little smoother/forward type of motion off the spot compared to a more sideways motion for the Widow Pink. Compared to a Statement Pearl, I had to move a couple boards left and look a little further right for the Widow Pink. Both are excellent pieces when you have medium volume to medium to longer distance patterns. The difference is the shape of the motion you are seeking and if you are looking for a ball to open up angles, the Widow Pink is the ball.
And like I said, the ball has AWESOME shelf appeal and will grab attention going down the lane.