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Hammer, as Faball, was the leader in the bowling industry for urethane technology in the 1980's. Hammer is taking that technology and merging it with the iconic Black Widow bowling ball line. The Hammer Black Widow Urethane takes the successful Gas Mask core and wraps it with a urethane coverstock. This combination offers the hook of the Black Widow with the predictability and consistency of urethane.
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.
This has got to be the best urethane ball on the market right now. The gas mask core is one of the most successful Hammer has ever used, and it certainly gives this ball some extra punch. It works well on drier conditions, or as a good down and in piece on medium patterns. I would recommend this ball for every serious player as part of their arsenal.
BALL WEIGHT: 15 REV RATE: 450BALL SPEED: 17.5 DUAL ANGLE LAYOUT: 70 x 4.5 x 40PATTERN: Scorpion and Great Wall PATTERN TYPE: PBA and Modified HouseBALL SURFACE: 500 sandedCOMMENTS:All I can say Is WOW!! Best Urethane made to date!!! It comes with the Legendary Gas Mask core wrapped around Hammer's 100% Urethane. This ball has great midlane read with a lot of hook for urethane. I have been able to throw this a large number of patterns and it always performs GREAT!! This is a must to have in anyones tournament bag, I found this to pick up the mids early than OG Black Hammer and have about 2-3 more boards of Hook than OG Purple urethane.
Here are my thoughts on the Hammer Black Widow Urethane. This new urethane release features the Gas Mask core made famous in every Widow and Taboo release over the years. The Gas Mask core is wrapped by a 100% solid urethane cover. The Black Widow Urethane is solid black in color and comes with a 3-year warranty as do all Hammer releases.My vitals are the following: rev rate 405, PAP 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I have tried the new Hammer Widow Urethane on several different house shots, a modified USBC White pattern and a 36' sport pattern. I have left the ball at box surface which is 500 Abralon.In starting on a house shot, I threw new Widow Urethane against a similarly drilled Hammer Black Urethane. The Widow Urethane easily put me 8-10 boards further left on the approach compared to the original Black Urethane. As would be expected with a urethane at that surface prep, the ball picks up early but because of the core and flare potential, the ball continues very well and does not seem to be as sensitive to carrydown as some urethanes are. On the short pattern, as would be expected, the Hammer Widow Urethane controlled the front to back wet/dry and did very well. Similarly, on the modified USBC White, the Widow Urethane performed very well and blended out any over/under in the pattern.The key to the Widow Urethane at box surface, is to have enough oil in the front to make sure the ball can get down the lane. Short of that, my sense is the Widow Urethane is best suited for any fresh pattern where control of the lane is required. I also expect this ball to be in play on any short to medium length pattern again when the pattern is fresh or any wet/dry pattern. Because of the versatility of the Gas Mask core, I expect the Widow Urethane to be able to achieve different motions depending on layout within the capabilities of a urethane ball.The Widow Urethane is readily available. Go to your local pro shop for more information.
I'm loving this ball!! I used a pin up (65 x 5 x 35) layout on this ball. I'm a bowler that has a higher ball speed so the last two urethanes, while rolling great on burn or very short patterns, would struggle to make a turn when I would move into the oil. This ball lets me get in more and and I don't lose motion or carry. For me, this ball reads the mid lanes like my black urethane does but hooks 3 or so more boards than my purple. This ball can be used on a fresh house shot!
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Due to the time it takes to produce the Hammer Black Widow Urethane ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.