Radical Ridiculous Bowling Ball Review

Wow…that’s Ridiculous

Radical Ridiculous Bowling Ball

Radical Ridiculous Layout

60x4x30

Our Tester:
Brandon Hinderer is a PBA Member as well as Brunswick and Vise Staffer.
Power Player: 425 rpm
PAP: 5 3/8 & 7/8 up
Axis tilt: 10-15 degrees
Axis rotation: >45 degrees

Thanks to Jeffrey Smith of Pure It Pro Shop, Lebanon, PA.
Thanks to Limerick Bowl in Limerick, PA.

Video Test Pattern:
41ft THS, 12:1, 24ml
House: Limerick Bowl, Limerick, PA

Brandon’s Comments:

SURFACE PREP
Grit: Box – 500, Royal Compound

BALL REACTION
Length: 8 / 10
Back End: 9 / 10
Overall Hook: 8 / 10
Midlane Read: 7 / 10
Breakpoint Shape: Angular

The Radical Ridiculous does live up to it’s name with a ridiculous backend motion. This is the most angular symmetrical core ball that Radical has made to date. With the black coverstock, it will allow you to read the ball motion easier to make the adjustments necessary to strike. It works really well on medium oil patterns and when you need that skid / snap reaction with a solid coverstock. Even with a Skid / Snap reaction, it still has enough energy to carry the 10 pin and drive through the pins. I have used this ball in league on a THS and it allows me to play a little farther to the right with my angles closed down but still have plenty of downlane motion. I have also used this on a 38 foot sport pattern which allowed me to stay farther right but still have continuation. As the lanes broke down, I was able to open up my angles a little and still have that strong recovery down lane. It takes well to changes to the coverstock to give you an earlier read compared to the box condition. Also, it would be a good benchmark ball to give you a good read to see how much friction is downlane.

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