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Hammer Black Widow Assassin Bowling Ball

4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

Price: $144.95 - $149.95
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  • Color: Red/Navy/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Reaction: Length with Sharp Backend
  • Coverstock: NBT Solid


Product Description

Description: It's back! Hammer's legen-(wait-for-it)-dary Black Widow line continues with the Black Widow Assassin ball. This ball combines the Widow core and the First Blood coverstock sanded in a 1000 grit polished finish making this ball one of the most aggressive and continuous hooking balls available for medium to heavy oil lane conditions. Hammer Black Widow Assassin Ball Specs: Color: Red/Navy/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown. Reaction: Length with Sharp Backend Coverstock: NBT Solid Core Type: High Mass Bias Gas Mask Factory Finish: 500-500-500 Abralon®-1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50** Differential (Diff): .058** ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls Hook Potential: High Length: High Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil FCC Rating:  Total- 24, Finish-7.25, Core- 8.75, Cover- 8

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 16.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00I17ZBNA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,171 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

This ball read the lane pattern extremely well. Only used it a few times during my league play but wow..this ball is easy through the front part of the lane with a nice smooth roll and it revs and makes the strong turn at the breakpoint that is definitely needed in everyones game. The hitting power is unbelievable and if you loved the Black Widow of old you're gonna love the Black Widow of new !!
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Size: 14 lbs Verified Purchase
Ball is very aggressive and worth the money. Purchased this ball to hold on and finish in oil house or sport conditions. It definately holds true.
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BOWLER INFO:

PAP/Track: 5 1/8” x 1” up
Axis Rotation: 25 degrees
Axis Tilt: 12 degrees
Rev Rate: 425
Ball Speed: 15-17 mph

LANE CONDITIONS
Lane Patterns Used: 41' House Shot, 37’ Kegel Kode Pattern, 39’ Kegel Kode Pattern

BALL LAYOUT: 65 x 5 ¼ x 30

COMMENTS

The Black Widow is back with a vengeance with the new Assassin. I am one of the few that does not match up well with this core, but with the cover/combo (solid cover) I really like what I see in this ball. This ball for me is the closet to the ORIGINAL Black Widow. The Jet Black Taboo for me was too over/under and when I changed the surface, it was too smooth. The Assassin cover/core combo fits perfectly for me on what I am looking for in my arsenal. It is about 4 boards stronger overall than the Jet Black Taboo, with the same clean motion through the front part of the lane & a strong backend finish that does not quit. I can move in with the shot and the ball is not squirty and cuts through the carrydown without a problem. This is a very versatile ball, just like the original Black Widow.

Dislikes: When using it on the drier patterns, it still got through the front part of the lane with ease, but due to my rev rate, it was burning up a little bit. Therefore, I would recommend it for the medium to medium heavier patterns.

I think this ball will be a must have ball for those that had the original Black Widow or those that missed out on the original. This ball has a great motion that does not stop rolling in the backend – it really continues through the pin deck! Very versatile ball…

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Size: 16 lbs Verified Purchase
Be aggressive. B-E AGGRESSIVE. This thing is crazy reactive at times, especially when the oil starts wearing down a bit on the lane. Easy enough to straighten out, especially depending on how you drill it. I love it, but sometimes it's just too good and I have to make sure and straighten out.
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Size: 15 lbs
Just purchased this ball after trying it out on league night. My old ball(Brunswick fury) cracked during warm up. Someone on my team let me use this ball, and I bowled a 158, 169 and a 197(last 2 games had potentials for 200+ games in the 10th frame). I usually only average around 140ish, so seeing these scores with a ball I had never used before, was a pleasant surprise.
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Size: 12 lbs
I simply LOVE this bowling ball. It does not require a lot of power from the individual for it moves and picks up speed along the way. I found the more thrush power I applied with this ball it did not produce good results. However, when I applied less thrush power the ball responded greatly. In other words you don't have to put a lot of man power behind this ball it will do it for you. Just send it down the lane and watch it do what it does best...pick up speed and knock the pins down. I've had this ball only 4 weeks bowling once a week and I am still learning all the wonderful aspects of this ball. The price was right for me, what a great deal!
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Size: 14 lbs Verified Purchase
I bought this ball as a gift for my son after reading the reviews and doing so much research. I give it five stars right now even though we haven't gotten it drilled or used it because this ball is a beauty! It arrived so fast our beds spun.. ordered on Friday and received on Monday in Texas. We ordered a bag from another place and won't get it for another week, who would have thought the ball would make it first😂 .. I will update once this ball gets on the lanes. Brilliant job Hammer Bowling! Another beautiful ball...
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Huge finish without huge effort. This ball tracks straight through the middle, and finishes very hard. If you can't put the high rev's on it, it is ok. This ball will move for you anyway. I consider myself a "tweener" not very fast, 15 to 16 mph, and not high cranking. But in a house pattern, I'm able to find a forgiving line quickly. Great ball.
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