Hammer Black Widow 2.0 Comparison

Ball used for comparison – Hammer Web T.E. Hybrid as the base reaction and has been drilled with a layout of 4-1/4×30. All balls when tested were used with their box finish. 

Hammer Black Widow 2.0
(Layout: 45×5”x25)

The Black Widow 2.0 gives the familiar shape as the original released in 2006. With an updated coverstock to handle today’s slicker conditioners, the R&D team hit this on the nose. Comparing it to the Web T.E. Hybrid, the BW 2.0 was 4/4 left and had a stronger back end reaction. Designed for medium to heavy volumes, it fits the bill. The cover might pick up lane shine quickly, but can be touched up with a pad or left as is to calm it down if that is needed in the environment you bowl on. The box finish seems too much for me on fresh (cliffed), but as the pattern developed I was able to use it with more confidence.

These are my views and your results may vary. Please go to the FTF Ball Comparison Info post to see how I was able to get the above information.

It’s important to know your personal specs to help you make the proper choices for your game and increase your scoring. I believe bowling balls are tools and using the ones that work against your specs, skill set and environment will cause issues.

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Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services