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Hammer Black Hammer Urethane

Regular Price: $144.99

Special Price $126.95

Availability: In stock

Double The Warranty

We'll DOUBLE the manufacturer's warranty up to an additional year for only $4.95!
You'll bypass the lengthy manufacturer's claims process and work directly with us! No additional costs of any kind.

Benefits: *Fast Turnaround - just a few days to process claims  *We pay freight back to you Conditions: *Must be purchased with item at time of original order *Must be a manufacturing defect, not normal wear and tear *THIS OFFER ONLY APPLICABLE IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES

Price: $4.95

The Perfect Fit Plan

Ordering a perfect-fitting pair of shoes online can be a real challenge! Bowling shoes may not fit the same as street shoes or sneakers. Different manufacturers and different materials mean different cutting styles and fits. Heels too loose? Toes too tight? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just send those shoes back at no cost and get the next size up or down?

Of course, you can always send unused shoes back, but the cost of shipping can really add up! A second trip back and forth the country can easily cost you $30-$40 before your feet are finally snug.

That’s why we offer the Perfect Fit Plan. When you purchase the plan together with your shoes, you are guaranteed the perfect fit without paying any additional shipping charges. We will issue you a shipping label to send your shoes back and have the correct ones delivered to you free of charge using FedEx Ground Service (continental US residents only).

Exchange Policy: Shoes must be returned in new condition with no visible wear. Shoes must be returned with original packaging protected by an outer box. Claims must be within 10 days of delivery. This offer is only applicable for 1 exchange. Issuing a shipping label does not mean the package will be picked up from your home/office. You will need to drop the package off at your local FedEx shipping location.

Drilling Insurance (optional) $9.95

We will replace your bowling ball free of charge if it cracks during drilling by a pro shop. Ball drillers are not held liable and manufacturers don't typically cover cracking during drilling.

Insurance Details:
  • Ball must be drilled within 10 days of delivery.
  • Drilling Insurance must be purchased at the same time the ball is purchased.
  • Drilling Insurance is only available to residents living in the Contiguous U.S.
  • Ball must be returned to our location for inspection along with a receipt for proof of drilling (we pay freight back to you).
  • If ball is being drilled by us, drilling insurance is NOT required.

Basic Drilling Service


This option is best for recreational bowlers who are getting their first bowling ball or have not had a ball professionally fit for them. Getting a ball drilled at your local pro shop can cost up to $50 or more. Our standard drilling options come in five basic sizes: ( X-Small , Small , Medium , Large , X-Large )

Basic Drilling Service Measurement Chart

  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Middle Finger 2-3/8" 2-5/8" 2-7/8" 3-1/8" 3-3/8"
Ring Finger 2-1/2" 2-3/4" 3" 3-1/4" 3-1/2"
Hole Sizes
Middle Finger 11/16" 3/4" 13/16" 7/8" 15/16"
Ring Finger 5/8" 11/16" 3/4" 13/16" 7/8"
Thumb 3/4" 27/32" 29/32" 31/32" 1-1/32"

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Regular Price: $144.99

Special Price $126.95




There isn’t a person on this planet that will argue against the fact that Hammer made the best urethane bowling balls back in the day. There is no doubt in our minds bowlers looking for the ball reaction that dominated the 80’s and early 90’s will find it in our new Black Urethane!

FCC Rating (16): The overall strength of the Black Urethane is perfect for medium to light oil patterns. This throwback will really excel on shorter oil patterns.

FINISH (10): The 500 Abralon gives ultimate traction in the oil which translates to ultimate control at the back end of the lane.

CORE (2): Our new LED core design is a modern version of the traditional light bulb shape that was so popular back in the day.

COVER (4): Our Urethane cover is the main ingredient in this masterpiece. Unlike modern covers that produce a violent reaction at the breakpoint, this proven staple is all about giving the user ultimate control of the entire lane.



  • Reaction: Smooth Arc
  • Color: Black (Actual ball color may vary)
  • Core: LED
  • Coverstock: Urethane
  • Finish: 500 Abralon
  • Lane Condition: Medium-Light Oil
  • RG / Differential:
    #14 RG (2.61) Diff (.030)
    #15 RG (2.65) Diff (.015)
    #16 RG (2.68) Diff (.013)



1 Year Limited Warranty


Customer Reviews

Classic Urethane Ball Review by Plowboy300
I was very excited to hear that Hammer was going to release a TRUE Urethane ball, but was a little skeptical as I did not like the re-released Blue Hammer a few years ago. Hammer went to BIG lengths to make sure this release was a true urethane by shutting down the plant and completely flush out the lines of all the resin from other balls. I still have a few of the original urethanes in my tournament arsenal. This new Black Hammer is stronger & is not as sensitive to carrydown as much. The new Black Urethane rolls very close to my original Blue Hammer that I use on the short tournament patterns or when the lanes are really toasty/dry. I loved the lighter hits that I got with this ball that threw the pins around and this ball was very impressive with how it managed the over/under lane patterns that I saw with it.
This ball is perfect for the shorter patterns, lighter volume medium patterns, and for blending out the wet/dry lane patterns. Playing straighter as possible like the older urethanes will help you kick out the corner pins with this ball. Cannot cross a lot of boards with this ball and would suggest that it is important to have the ball pick up the mid-lane so it will be mellow in the backends.

I feel the new Black Hammer Urethane would be a great ball to have in your bag for the league / tournament season when you need something to control the lanes.
(Posted on 10/13/2015)

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