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Hammer Black Widow Urethane

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.

  • Color: Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Core: Gas Mask
  • Coverstock: Urethane
  • Finish: 360/500/500 Abralon
  • Reaction: Strong Mid-lane
  • RG: 2.50**
  • Differential: 0.058**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
  • FCC Rating: Total- 22.75, Finish- 10, Core- 8.75, Cover- 4
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: HAMHMBWDURE
  • Product ID: 11029
  • Brand: Hammer
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls
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12/13/2017
By from goodyear az
5/5 Stars
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12/19/2017
By from Lafayette, LA
5/5 Stars
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Best Urethane Out There

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.

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1/7/2018
By from Ohio
5/5 Stars
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Waited a long time for this Release!!!

BALL WEIGHT: 15
REV RATE: 450
BALL SPEED: 17.5
DUAL ANGLE LAYOUT: 70 x 4.5 x 40
PATTERN: Scorpion and Great Wall
PATTERN TYPE: PBA and Modified House
BALL SURFACE: 500 sanded
COMMENTS:
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.

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1/14/2018
By from Worcester, Massachusetts
5/5 Stars
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Hammer Widow 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.

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2/10/2018
By from Coatesville, PA
5/5 Stars
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Hammer Black Widow Urethane

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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Customer Questions & Answers  |  Reviews

Question: Is this a symetrical ball

11/24/2017 - By

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Answer: No, the Black Widow Gas Mask core is Asymmetric

11/26/2017 - By

Question: How is this ball compare to hammer purple

11/27/2017 - By

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Answer: It will be fairly the same considering they are both Urethanes.

12/1/2017 - By

Answer: This ball rolls earlier and hooks about 5-8 boards more than my Purple Hammer Urethane

12/3/2017 - By

Question: Does the 13 lbs. Black Widow Urethane have the same core as a 15 lbs.ball?

1/7/2018 - By

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Answer: It will have a generic core.

1/8/2018 - By

Question: How does the black widow urethane compare to the gauntlet

1/21/2018 - By

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Answer: The Gauntlet will be more aggressive considering it is a High Performance ball whereas the Black Widow Urethane is a Mid Performance ball and it will not give you as much hitting power.

1/23/2018 - By

Question: which Hammer is recommended for dry lanes? I mean "NO OIL"

2/5/2018 - By

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Answer: The best Hammer that is recommended for dry lanes would be the Black Widow Spare for it best performs on any type of lane conditions.

2/6/2018 - By

Answer: I'm convinced the Hammer Blue is best for dry lanes. I say this because my son has the purple urethane, the black widow urethane, the widow spare and the blue urethane. He is a very good two handed lefty. Averages 214 at the age of 14. The Widow Spare is WAY stronger than the blue. Of course he has a high rev rate. The black widow urethane is by far the strongest ball. The blue is by far the most controllable and the smoothest throughout the three phases of ball motion. Having said that the purple and blue can become much more aggressive depending on layout. I know as I work in a pro shop. If you want the blue urethane to be as controllable as I've mentioned you may want to consider 6 3/4 Pin to PAP while not creating any side weight requiring a weight hole especially if you drill the weight hole closer to the thumb on the Y axis. 3 3/8 pin to pap vs 6 3/4 pin to pap on the purple results in a MAJOR change in ball motion. I know because I've done both and my son has thrown both. Layout will absolutely have as much to do with ball motion as cover with the Blue and Purple and I'm sure the same applies to the black widow urethane. The widow plastic with that huge core can be totally manipulated by layout changes. My son's hooks a lot even on fresh oil. Don't be deceived by the plastic cover. That ball will definitely cover some boards.

2/6/2018 - By

Question: I have a low rev rate, will this get back on most patterns?

2/13/2018 - By

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Answer: Yes, it will.

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