Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Black Widow Assassin
Reviewed:May 2014
Coverstock Specs
Name:NBT Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 500 / 500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Red / Navy / Purple
Core Specs
Name:Gas Mask
Int. Diff:0.014

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The Black Widow Assassin is the reincarnation of the Black Widow series to the Hammer line up. This new offering surrounds the ever popular Gas Mask core with the Next Big Thing solid coverstock that was used in the First Blood. This cover comes finished at 1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish.

The polished cover was best for us on the medium test pattern. The lower RG core shape revs up quickly for all styles of bowlers. The polished cover allows this ball to store plenty of energy for the back end. All three testers were able to open up their angles through the front of the lane as the pattern broke down, catching

Hammer Black Widow Assassin Comparisons

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About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.