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How To Choose The Right Hammer Bowling Ball

Finding out how to choose the right Hammer bowling ball is a three step process:

  1. 1. Price

  2. 2. Lane Conditions

  3. 3. Ball Weight

  4. Hammer has placed emphasis on developing a balanced line of top performance bowling balls and is best known for control with power in its designs. How to choose the right Hammer bowling ball begins with knowing the price points and performance capabilities.

    Hammer balls are available at from $49.99 for the "[bowlingball value="8382/"]" ball used by entry level and beginner bowlers or for use on very dry lanes.

    The "Vibe", "Rayzr", and "Backlash" series are priced at $66.99 - $82.99 and are entry performance balls with moderate skid on the front end of the lane with controllable back-end reaction.

    The [bowlingball value="8516/"] and "Raw Hammer" series provides users a strong mid-lane reaction and a strong back-end reaction and is available in the $106.99 price range.

    The "Jigsaw" series ranges in price from $119.99 - $143.99 and provides bowlers with very high performance capability, a medium skid length potential, and a strong back-end reaction.

    The popular "Black Widow" and new [bowlingball value="8515/"] series provide strong and dependable mid-lane roll with a strong back-end reaction capability.

    The [bowlingball value="6724/"] and [bowlingball value="5268/"] series’ are very high performance balls offering strong and predictable hook on the back-end with good continuation motion coupled with aggressive mid-lane roll and are excellent choices priced at $143.99 for the competitive bowler.

    Finally, the [bowlingball value="4387/"] ball is priced at $109.99 and is an overseas release and an exclusive product of This ball is designed for heavy oil or long oil patterns and has very good back-end reaction capability.

    The most popular selection of ball weight with adult bowlers is 15 lbs. on the high end, 14 lbs. for some women, juniors, or senior bowlers, and down to 12 lbs. for those bowlers struggling in handling higher weighted bowling balls. Hammer bowling balls are excellent quality products at any of the weight ranging from 12 lbs. to 16 lbs. as the maximum allotted weight available. If a ball fits you properly, it can be surprising how handling a pound or two extra in weight is possible.

    Click on “Reviews” on our home page and reading about the latest bowling balls and their performance capabilities. You can find the “last 10 reviews” posted on our site and you can examine the “last 10 most reviewed” during the past 60 days. Our “Perfect Scale®” rating feature is also useful and provides comparisons of the latest bowling balls in today’s market against our sophisticated rating scale system. has created our own hook rating system using a method for indicating a ball’s hook potential and a way for consumer’s to compare bowling balls made by the leading manufacturers, including the Hammer brand products. Our goal is to simply make it easier for you to compare products and feel confident in your purchase selection process. has become the No. 1 “e-tailer” of choice for bowling equipment by the consumers of America. Ordering is an easy process by following simple online instructions or merely by calling (888) 265-2695 and one of our sales associates will be available to assist you 24 hours a day, every day of the year! Thanks for visiting!