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Black Widow Gold Ltd Only

Average Customer Review: 4.81 of 5 stars
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Hey Y'all..... Stefanie Johnson here..... I have to say this has trumped all of my other Widows and is now my favorite. I primarily have found to be using this ball when the transition seems to be taking place and I can open up my angles. This b all is suuuuuuper clean through the fronts and restores enough energy for me to make the corner. I typically play the lanes straighter but this allows me to be comfortable opening up the angles!
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League Average:
236
PAP:
5 1/8 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
207
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Who doesn't like the Black Widow line?
I loved the Black Widow Red Legend but now there's a new love: the Black Widow Gold. This Black Widow version is really clean thru the front and more continuous/angular than the Red. I'm able to give this one room without worrrying if it will recover. With the Red, I tended to keep my angles straighter. This one had more kick in the back. Not only does this ball have great shelf appeal, it looks good going down the lane, and Oh Yea! it strikes alot too!

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League Average:
228
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This is definitely one for your bag, as a senior player it clears the heads smoothly while and maintaining great hitting power. This is a versatile piece to have, gonna see lots of action.
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League Average:
228
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
If you like back end then this is the ball for you! I'm shocked how much this ball hooks down lane. Definitely a ball when the lanes get dry and you can move in deep and still create that angle to get the corners out.
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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/4 over and 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Wow, this ball is exactly what I like to see for my game. Great length with continuous backend. This ball will work on a variety of lane conditions for me and my game! Available August 8th and you will want this ball in your bag for league!
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League Average:
235+
PAP:
5 9/16 over and 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205+
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Here is my take on the new Hammer Black Widow Gold. The new Gold Widow features the ever popular Gas Mask core manufactured in the carbon fiber process. Thus, like all Hammers, this ball carries with it a 3 year Warranty. Semtex Pearl is the coverstock material used for the Gold Widow- the same cover featured the Hammer Phobia and the record setting Scandal Pearl. Box finish is 2000 Abralon with Factory Finish Polish.
For comparison of the Gold Widow, I used a similarly drilled Black Taboo. They both have one of my favorite layouts for a Gas Mask core ball. The layout is 45 x 6 x 35 with weight hole on the PAP.
My “vitals” are a 405 rev rate, a PAP of 5 9/16th over and 1/8 up. I have thrown this ball at box surface and dusted with a 2000 Abralon pad. I have tried this ball on THS, modified THS and PBA Badger.
Compared to the Black Taboo, the Gold Widow is definitely more angular. At box surface for the THS and Modified THS, I found a bit of over/under and sensitivity to transition. However, once I dusted the ball with a worn 2000 pad (to get a little shine off) the Gold Widow responded infinitely better. I found a little earlier pick-up in the midlane but definitely a more consistent, defined ball motion with less sensitivity to any midlane transition. On Badger, I was able to make it work with a “more aggressive” 2000 surface (used a newer pad) and keeping my angles very closed. Personally, the Gas Mask core balls have always matched up very well for my game and I have been always able to achieve many different shapes/ball motions with Gas Mask Cores. (Same with Vibe cores) I believe the Black Widow Gold will offer similar variety depending on layout.
I would say the Gold Widow is best suited for medium volume patterns with a variety of distances being in play. Like with most Gas Mask core balls, many different styles of play will find success with this ball. In the past, I have used Gas Mask core balls on many different pattern distances (depending on layout used)…the Gold Widow will be no different. I can see this ball being used on medium fresh patterns or perhaps even on transition when a more angular asymmetrical ball is desired.
The Black Widow Gold is now available- see your local proshop operator!


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League Average:
230
PAP:
4 over 3/16 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The widow Gold is a very strong and smooth ball. With my high rev rate and ball speed we hit the surface out the box with 2000. For me this gave the ball a great motion without lossing energy through the pins. It allows me to keep my angles in front of me so I can open my shoulders and have fun . This ball is very driller friendly and takes surface change will. My layoutis 60X4.740X60. Which is ONE of my favorite layouts. Drill this and have fun striking on the lanes.
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League Average:
234
PAP:
3 9/16 left by 3/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have thrown the Black Widow Gold, Hammer's newest UMP bowling ball. Being a Black Widow fan, this one was a must. I have thrown it on a few THS, and a pattern. My rating is synonymous with the color, golden! I loved traditionally how smooth Widows in general was, but to see the extra backend motion that was put into this one, it will be very appealing to the masses. Please don't get stung and miss out on this Black Widow, it is golden and with more pop than ever. Available 8/8/17...
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League Average:
228
Sport Shot Average:
199
This ball makes the perfect sidekick for my Gauntlet. More length than the Gauntlet, but controllable and readable through the heads on the fresh, the transition, and the breakdown...and a Beast through the pocket!
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League Average:
153
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
The Holy Grail balling ball. I am lost for words, but here’s my story. I always bowled 101 avg. with the Red Legend Solid. I need something stronger and aggressive. Since I been using this ball. My avg. now is 153. Holy Cow right.
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League Average:
237
PAP:
4 over and 11/16 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Hammer Black Widow Gold with a 40 x 51/2 x 30 layout gave me a ball with length and strong backend. On THS with my speed, this ball was a went a little to long on the fresh. Once transition appeared, I was able to open up my angles. The ball was clean through the front while retaining energy, down lane. Another nice feature of the Black Widow Gold is Hammer's three year ball warranty.
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This ball is seriously something everyone should carry in their bags. This ball is extremely versatile. It gives me all kinds of room and has an extreme amount of energy going through the pins. Clean through the fronts, but reads the mid lane at the perfect time and has a controllable back end motion. This ball is really one of the best.
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League Average:
200
PAP:
6" Right
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Hammer has done it again bu producing another great Black Widow ball. The Black Widow Gold is the cleanest of the Black Widow series for me to date with a strong backend. After the lanes break down game one, this is the ball that I go to. This ball is a must have in your bag.
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League Average:
220
PAP:
5 7/8 over, 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball combines the ever-popular gas mask core with the strong Semtex Pearl coverstock. If you are looking for a Black Widow that will get through the fronts and peel off the back part of the lane, this is the ball for you. I've never seen a Black Widow move like this one does off the spot. The gold standard now has a whole new meaning.
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League Average:
232
PAP:
5 15/16 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
201
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bowling Ball: Black Widow GOLD
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: 2000 sanded
COMMENTS:
This ball I can honestly say I was not looking forward to throwing but after I drilled it up and put holes in it……all I can say Is WOW!! Completely different from expectations. It comes with the Legendary Gas Mask core wrapped around Hammer’s Strongest Pearl Cover(Semtex Pearl) This ball has great midlane read with a lot of hook. You have no problem bring the Gold to strike it RICH.

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League Average:
216
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
216
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have been a fan of many of the Black Widow series and my favorites were the Black Widow Nasty and Venom. To me this piece is the perfect combination of the two. Great ball that floats through the front part of the lane and packs that traditional Hammer punch. I see this ball coming into play a ton and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. For anyone that loved the Widow line, you love this one as well. Plus we all need a little gold in our bags!
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Widow line has always been great but Hammer outdid themselves on this one. This has to be one of the hardest hitting widows yet. This pearl goes late but has a ton of pop in the back end. This ball is going to be a benchmark ball for me and one of the first balls out of the bag everytime. PLUS IT'S GOLD !!!!!!
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
5.25"/1" up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is incredible. Bowled a regional recently on Scorpion (47ft) and pulled it out of the bag game 6 (should have been sooner!) and managed to go 242, 257 the last two to get into the cash number after a dreadful start.

This is as angular as the red widow pearl on the backend but picks up nicely in the midlane for a pearl cover - giving it an overall powerful and predictable shape to the pocket.

I highly recommend this ball for players of all levels.

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 Right 1 Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I have always loved the Gas Mask Core and adding the Scandal Pearl cover to it was a perfect match up for me. I especially love the fact that even with my ball speed this ball gives me great shape in the mids and tons on continuation through the pins. I have not found a pattern yet where I needed a different ball and I bowl a few night a week early and late. Oh and did I mention that it's a gorgeous Gold color?? Dont miss the continued success of this core and the Hammer brand!
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This ball confused me for a bit. Shiny it was very over/under for me and I personally did not like it. Once I changed the surface and knocked the shine off of it it quickly became a favorite. Essentially a benchmark ball.
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
At first this ball wasn't my favorite in comparison to the other widows that have been released in the passed, but the more I threw it the more I fell in love with it. For me it has an early roll then most other balls I've thrown. Which on some shots it is absolutely awesome because it allows me to open my front angle up and get the ball to the friction a little sooner.

All in all this is an amazing ball to throw on house!

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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Extreme
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I'm a Track guy so it's really hard for me to throw anything else, but I was very intrigued by this ball.

I drilled this with one of my go to layouts 60 x 5" x 45

I wasnt surprised by the backend motion of this ball as I've come to expect that from the Widow series, what I did surprise me was how well this ball picked up the midlane even on a heavier pattern. With my high ball speed I have problem with pearls going through the mids, I didn't with this rock.

Very impressed and will definitely be ordering another to save for a rainy day.

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League Average:
230+
PAP:
5 3/8" right
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215+
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout 45 x 5.5 x 40... I have a fair amount of forward roll with me game. I've kept the ball cover out of box and kept it clean. The ball has been great on fresh house conditions. After a game and a half or so, the ball will stand up a little too quickly for me so I an end up going to a smoother rolling ball.

The core and cover combination tend to make it relatively quick response time.

The certainly has a place in my bad for mid volume conditions and early on in a block.

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League Average:
232
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I've retired my BW Limited mostly because I'm throwing 16lbs now. But I have drilled my BW Gold the same way that I drilled the Limited, and it gives me a really similar reaction overall. I have the pin over my middle finger with a weight hole, and I'm finding that the Gold is just a touch sharper on the back end than the Limited was.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 3/4 1 1 1/4 UP
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
PROVEN CORE, SUPER CLEAN THROUGH THE FRONT PART OF THE LANE AND STRONG BACK END, I DRILLED MY PIN DOWN WHICH MAKES EVEN HAVE CONTROLLABLE BACKEND MOTION. A MUST HAVE WHEN THE FRONT OF THE PATTERN GORD AWAY.
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League Average:
222
PAP:
4 1/4" over and 1 1'4" up (450 Rev Rate)
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Another WIN for the Black Widow line!! This ball is SUPER CLEAN through the fronts and retains enough energy down lane to just destroy the pins!! This has quickly become my Favorite Widow and it will be a regular ball in my bag. I'll go to this ball during the transition when I need something I can trust to get over down lane and not read to early for me.
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The black widow is plenty strong. I've tweaked the cover to help with a little longer, cleaner through the fronts. Ball hits the pins extremely hard.
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League Average:
235
PAP:
5.25
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Widow Gold is my new personal favorite. I've always liked the Gas Mask Core but when it got wrapped in the Semtex Pearl with Carbon Fiber Infusion.....look out!! Angular core and angular cover stock equals HUGE backend and big carry through the pin deck.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
5-3/32 X 1-7/32
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
First of all. who doesn't love a gold ball in their bags?!

I drilled this ball hoping for something that would push downlane, retain energy, and make the turn late. I am not disappointed!

When a smooth round shape is just not hitting correctly anymore, I love going to this ball. It reacts perfect for lanes that have broken down.

It also looks really good going down the lanes.

Robert Altieri
C300 Advisory Staff

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League Average:
217
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Nothing much needs to be said. It has a gas mask core. This ball is smooth through the fronts with a nice continuous motion on the back end. I have tested this ball from 1000 - 4000 abralon pad and also polished 1000-4000. This ball is still very predictable, but I prefer using this late game 2 and game 3 of league.
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League Average:
236
PAP:
4 3/8 x 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The successful and proven core (gas mask) says it all. This ball provides good length through the front part of the lane with a strong continuous backend (angular)!!!! Hammer has provided the costumer with its most angular core and coverstock all in one. Get your Black Widow Gold ASAP. You're not going to want to miss this one!!!
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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 3/4 1 1 1/4 UP
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
PROVEN CORE, SUPER CLEAN THROUGH THE FRONT PART OF THE LANE AND STRONG BACK END, I DRILLED MY PIN DOWN WHICH MAKES EVEN HAVE CONTROLLABLE BACKEND MOTION. A MUST HAVE WHEN THE FRONT OF THE PATTERN GORD AWAY.
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League Average:
228
PAP:
5 5/16" x 5/8" Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Lane Patterns Used: 42' House Shot, Kegel Route 66, Kegel Dead Man’s Curve, Kegel Taj Mahal

BALL LAYOUT: 50 x 5 3/8 x 35

I love the Semtex Pearl coverstock on my Phobia, so when I heard that the same cover is on the famous Gas Mask core of the Black Widow, very excited to hear this. The coverstock helps get the ball really clean through the fronts and offer a BIG backend motion that Hammerhead fans like to see. I see this cover a little stronger than advertised for a pearl ball and handles the heavier medium patterns with ease. This ball is definitely a great ball for the typical house patterns as you can keep moving left (right handed) and the ball will not quit on you. Black Widow GOLD really shines when you need to get inside the pattern and need a ball to turn the corner in the backends for various medium to medium-heavier lane patterns. It will allow various styles of bowlers be able to start straighter and chase the oil if needed. For me, BW GOLD is about 4 boards stronger overall & more angullar than the Phobia, which is another great ball from Hammer.

I really like what I see in this new release from Hammer and I think this ball will be a must have ball for those that are looking for something that offers a great motion to have an angular asymmetrical rolling ball in your bag. - it really continues through the pin deck! Very versatile ball… You will be impressed!

With the standard 3 year warrantee that Hammer provides for their balls, this is another added value for your money!

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5--> 5/16v
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
206
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Haven't thrown a Widow since Red Legend Pearl..but I will tell you this ball is the cleanest and most angular of any Widow I have throw or seen! Love it and it looks amazing going down the lane!!
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League Average:
221
PAP:
4 1/2 over and 1/4 down
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
For this ball I used a 65 x 5 x 40 layout which put the pin above the bridge. For me this ball gives me easy length and a strong, controlled back end motion. I really liked this ball on our house shot, it gave me a consistent angular motion. If you are a fan of the black widow series, this is a must own!
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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 7/32RT 7/32UP
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
192
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
One of the cleanest Widows I've thrown! Gets through the fronts with ease with a strong recovery and hit to match. Very good addition to the bag especially when you have to jump in and play deeper!
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Another Black Widow ball so you know its going to be good. The Black Widow Gold continues with the exceptional performance that we have come to expect from Hammer. I drilled my Black Widow Gold 60X4.5X60 (pin under ring finger) and left the box finish. This ball is a MONSTER!!!!! glides through the front part of the lane and then the core takes over. If you need to open up the lane this is the ball for you. Big change of direction and angle with huge hitting power. A fun new toy everybody should have in their bag.

#teamebi
#blackwidowgold

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League Average:
229
PAP:
4 1/4 over 1/2 up/down
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
If you missed purchasing the Black Widow Limited then here is your chance to get the same reaction in this new release! The Semtex Pearl cover is clean through the fronts and midlane storing its energy to the back part of the lane where it is most needed. The gold pearl color is amazing going down the lane making this ball fun to throw. Get yours today!
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League Average:
230
PAP:
4.5 x 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
For someone who has not had very much success with the gas mask core, this ball made me a believer.
-Clean through the head
-Reads the midlane beautifully
-Very smooth backend reaction
I'm very happy I drilled this ball. It's currently the first ball out of the bag.

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League Average:
238
PAP:
5 1/8 over and 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
204
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
All I can say is WOW for the Hammer Black Widow GOLD.Continuing with the Iconic Gas Mask Core with the Semtex Pearl coverstock this ball is the BOMB. Great length with great angularity. This combination of core and cover with the gold color is the best Widow yet. Plus it comes with carbon fiber infused along with a 3 year warranty The Gold widow takes surface adjustments well and is very driller friendly. For higher ball speed players I would recommend stronger pin down layouts or small surface adjustments. For average league conditions put your favorite layout and strike for days on your house shot.
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
GOLD is Money! With the Widow series, you can’t go wrong. Surprising to say the least the Gold was money and the C300 48Ft Sport Pattern. I tested it playing up the twig, 10 to 5, 17 to 10 and 17 to 15. The best thing was the push through the pins. For the average house patterns, this will be a get on it ball.
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League Average:
236
PAP:
5 3/8 1 1/14 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is amazing. Extremely easy to get down the lane, with a strong back end reaction. This ball is also a perfect step down from the Ebonite Verdict.
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League Average:
252
PAP:
5 staright accross
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
216
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The famous gas mask weight block inside!!!
For me this ball rolls great bit have noticed that it works much better when there is a defined hook spot on the lane and just more friction over all. The great thing is that off the hook spot the ball isn't too violent. It is very controlled and predictable.


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League Average:
230
PAP:
4 5/8 right 9/16 down
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I decided to drill the Widow Gold at 70x5 1/8x25. For the intermediate bowler, this layout keeps the pin up and mass bias an inch right of the thumb. This will produce medium/long skid and a drastic change in direction. To me, this ball is designed perfectly for this type of layout for all medium/long patterns (39-44ft) and medium/heavy oil (23-28+ml). The ball does not rev up too quickly even with a .058 differential, it gets into the midlane easily and has massive angular continuation through the pins. One thing in particular about the angle of the roll through the pins is that the Widow Gold tends to keep the pins DOWN, not those strikes where pins seem to go sky high, they stay low. To me, that pin action represents an optimal cover/core combination. Another widow is here and it's a must have!
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League Average:
235
PAP:
4-9/16 +1/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
198
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Really anticipated getting the gold in my bag. Needless to say, its a perfect fit! Im able to play the lanes straighter and still hold the pocket! It has a real strong angular motion to it on the back end. My Gold Widow will be ideal for most or all house patterns, and medium to short sport and challenge patterns.If need be, im still able to open up the lanes and trust the ball will make the turn into the pocket. I highly recommend this ball for all bowlers.
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This ball is absolutely great for most house conditions and sport patterns that start to burn up in the front with carry down in the back. First set out of the box i had 300/814. Definitley lives up to the name for sure. Can never go wrong with widow in the name

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Matt jones

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So I drilled this product with a 60x4.5x35 layout. With the oob finish it really worked well in fresh oil where there was good backend friction. As I started to burn up the front and got a little carry down it started to read a little early so I made a surface adjustment to a 4k with polish and wow. This thing is a beast. This is a must have ball if you're a widow fan, and Hell just in general. Keep Em coming EBI!
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League Average:
225
PAP:
5 1/4 x 3/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
this ball glides through the heads with ease, picks up a monster roll in the mid lane and hits like a monster truck on the back. What's not to love? Pure gold!
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