Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Black Widow Red Legend
Reviewed:February 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:NBT Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 500 / 500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Deep Red Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Gas Mask
Int. Diff:0.016

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The Hammer Black Widow Red Legend is the follow-up to the very popular Black Widow Legend from last year. Using the proven core shape from the Black Widow line and, given how good it was in the reincarnation with the Legend, the Black Widow Red Legend had to be pretty good to not disappoint. And, it certainly did not disappoint any of our testers. The Red Legend uses the NBT Pearl coverstock, finished with the final two steps of 1000 Abralon and Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. The result is a cleaner read in the front of the lane than the original Legend, resulting in the storage of even more energy to let loose at the back end.

All three of our testers had nearly limitless recovery on our medium pattern. The angle they were able to create going through the pins led to strikes,

Hammer Black Widow Red Legend Comparisons

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The BTM Ball Testing Team

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.