Customer Reviews | 18 Customer Questions
By TRACKSTAR85 from RENTON, WA
A MUST HAVE BALL FOR ANY TOURNAMENT BOWLER
WHEN YOU THINK OF A URETHANE NORMALLY STRAIGHTER ANGLES CLOSE TO THE GUTTER..WELL HAMMER SURE DID CHANGE THAT THEORY AROUND..THEY TOOK THE VERY POPULAR WIDOW CORE AND ADDED TO A URETHANE BALL AND REALLY HELPED WITH THE BACKEND DRIVE TO THIS BALL...WHEN THE REGULAR BLACK HAMMER URETHANE DOESNT WANT TO SEEM TO TURN THE CORNER THIS BALL WILL.. I DEFINITELY CAN COVER SOME BOARDS WITH THIS BALL TOO WITH A SLOWER BALL SPEED I CAN HOOK THIS BALL A FEW ARROWS IF NEED BE..BOWLED ON A LOWER VOLUME PATTERN RECENTLY AND I TELL YOU WHAT THIS BALL RECOVERED FROM A 10 BOARD AREA..FOR ANY TOURNAMENT BOWLER DEFINITELY A MUST ADD BALL TO YOUR ARSENAL!
By Rob K from Chesterton IN
Perfect for dry conditions
One of the best balls on the market for when they are hooking, the best core every made with a urethane cover!!! Love this ball when they start hooking best urethane I have ever thrown!
By jkaseehammer from Coatesville, PA
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!
By Sweetpea Bowl from Worcester, Massachusetts
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.
By Qball from Ohio
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
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.
By Rusty B from Lafayette, LA
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.
By That Guy from Goodyear, Arizona
I would only buy this product for heavy oil
I attempted to bring out my black widow when my forza ss wasn't finding the pocket and this ball performed perfectly I was getting amazing pocket carry but many ten pins when I got it farther outside. I personally would throw this on oil patterns like Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty.