Black Widow Viz-A-Ball

Hammer is excited to release an innovative polyester ball, a Black Widow Viz-A-Ball… with the Gas Mask core!

This exciting ball provides the hitting power and flare the core offers and takes the Widow polyester line to the next level with full Black Widow images. Spare balls with a performance core have been popular for bowlers who want a harder-hitting spare ball or a ball for extremely dry lanes. Never before has a Viz-A-Ball featured a high-performance core, and there’s no better core or line to launch such a fantastic product.


The Black Widow Viz-A-Ball features the original Gas Mask core shape the bowling world knows and loves and is combined with a Carbon Fiber outer core for durability and power. This familiar core system is wrapped with Polyester and has a Crown Factory Polish finish.


  • PERFORMANCE Spare Ball
  • PART NUMBER 60-106686-93X
  • CORE Gas Mask
  • CORE TYPE Asymmetric
  • COVERSTOCK Polyester
  • COVER TYPE Polyester
  • FINISH Crown Factory Polish
  • WEIGHTS 16-12 Pounds
  • LANE CONDITION Light oil
  • REACTION Straight
  • WARRANTY One year from purchase date
  • RELEASE DATE November 19, 2021


  • 16 lb - RG (2.500) DIFF (0.049) ASY (0.012)
  • 15 lb - RG (2.480) DIFF (0.058) ASY (0.013)
  • 14 lb - RG (2.510) DIFF (0.058) ASY (0.013)
  • 13 lb - RG (2.589) DIFF (0.043) ASY (0.011)
  • 12 lb - RG (2.612) DIFF (0.043) ASY (0.011)


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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Kelly Conn
Strong spare ball!

I picked up the Black Widow Viz-A-Ball for my spare ball. It does exactly what I need it to do, and looks fantastic doing it. Throw it straight or slightly hook it to pick up those hard to get spares.

Ray Kowal
Great 'straight bowler' ball

I purchased this ball in November 2023 to step up from a MIX. I'm a straight bowler and a beginner . I watched many reviews of this ball and I knew this is what I needed. I love the predictably of this ball and my average has gone up 20 points overall . I have it drilled for straight shots and it just drives through the pins without much deflection and will almost always strike in the pocket . It hits hard and is great at picking up spares. This ball with my current throw style have all but eliminated splits , being down to maybe 2 per entire game instead of 10 or more. This ball is very u ique too , with me being the only person in my league to bowl with one at first. One of my team members loves this ball for spares and has used it quite a few times with amazing results. He has since purchased one also. I've been complimented with this ball quite a few times and I've noticed another bowler on my league has purchased this ball also after seeing me use it all the time as my main and spare. He is also a straight bowler .

Versatility is there

I had this ball for about a year and it’s a ball that can do anything. Need to pick up a spare this ball has you. Need to strike on a dry lane look no further. With the gas mask core there is no better ball to put in your bag.

My Favorite Spare Ball

Best Spare ball that I have had. Make more right side then ever.

Love it

I just got this ball at my local bowling alley because I have been bit by a black widow 3 times. This ball was calling my name. With all that being said, not only does it perform well but I am complimented on it every time I use it. Don’t regret the purchase one bit.