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Ridiculous 14 16 Only

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
4 1/2 x 0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Pin to PAP (4 1/2" over ) 5.5"
Dual Angle Layout - 55 x 5.5" x 70

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (500 Siaair/Royal Compound)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:

I'm always a fan of dark colored bowling balls with bright writing, so this ball got me pumped before even drilling it. I also love polished solids, so I was expecting a smooth, benchmark type reaction.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

The Radical Ridiculous does have a benchmark reaction (polished solid, good length, smooth controllable backend) but what I like is that this ball is more suited for medium light oil. Most benchmark type reactions feature stronger coverstocks and you can't use them on lighter, shorter oil patterns. This isn't an issue with the Ridiculous.

This ball is so predictable and the logos really help you see the roll on the ball as it goes down the lane. This is the kind of ball you want to throw on tough conditions. A ball that will keep you in play and not get you in trouble.

Also, this ball is a cranker's dream. You can get a handful of this ball and it's not going to jump on you. Slow speed bowlers also will love this ball on medium conditions.

I can't say enough about the Ridiculous. It's just an all-around great ball!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Radical Ridiculous is a great new ball for lane that hook to much. Great ball for slower ball speed gives you length with out losing backend.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4" over, 1" up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is great. Used it a ton on the Nationals patterns and a lot of flatter patterns like Bear, the US Open, and Sphinx and I love just how controllable this ball is. You can get it up the boards or get in and wrench on it and the ball just won't quit. Definitely a must have in your bag.
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Radical Ridiculous

Bowler’s Stats:
Speed: 18.5-19 mph
Rev Rate: 425-450 rpm
Axis Rotation: 30-60 degrees
Axis Tilt: 5-7 degrees
Ball Layout: 45* by 5.5” by 45*

Radical’s philosophy on most of their products is to cater to the reactions most needed by bowlers. For most bowlers on house shots, that means strong while remaining angular and versatile. The Ridiculous pushes Radical’s territory in angularity to new lengths while preserving ease of use. The layout above was used to make the most out of what this ball is supposed to be – a house shot killer.

On one of my local houses I’ve been struggling at, the Ridiculous gave me a new look and more miss room than most of my other equipment. My strong equipment is too over-under on the fresh and too strong after a game or so anyway. The weaker stuff leads to odd carry issues in this house even if the over-under is controlled. The Ridiculous for me is the best of both worlds because I can start with a ball that I know is going to read well and recover and this stay with that ball throughout the night as I creep inside. Most importantly, I’ve noticed my Ridiculous is keeping pins very low at this house compared to other balls which we all know helps with carry percentage (almost like “trucking through pins” instead of “blowing the rack up”).

I imagine the Ridiculous would work wonders for almost all house shot bowlers. It’s angular yet versatile reaction allows you to trust and stay with the ball longer throughout the night.


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League Average:
220+
PAP:
4.5" -> 0.5"up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
209
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Impressive backend motion with this ball. Extremely versatile as well. Drilled this pin down, 3.5" pin. Very clean, but predictable through the front with a great motion down lane. Great on medium conditions and can easily surface prep for high volumes.
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Revs: 350+
Pap: 4 11/16 x 1/2 up
Speed: 14.5-15 mph
Style: Rev Dominate player
My Ridiculous is drilled up 70x3 ¾ x40 with p3 weight hole. This ball is amazing let me just say to start with This ball has so much back end there is no where I cannot play with this ball. This ball clears the fronts really nice and starts a great mid lane read with monster backend. Mo did great job with this core it is becoming my new favorite. This is a house shot killer whether you bowl on light oil house pattern, or a modified house pattern like I do. This ball gives me the most forgiveness down lane and allows me to not have to fight carry down. When others are struggling to find the right ball I just keep striking. This ball has seen several 700 series and I recommend that you try this ball if you are looking to stand out from the crowd.

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Sadly, this only allows me to rate the Ridiculous up to 5.....I'd give it a 20 on a scale of 5 if I could.
Specs: Left Handed, 15 mph, ~400 rev rate, drilled my Ridiculous 45*x4x70* (PAP is 4 1/2" over, 1/2" up
Within the Radical line, this ball has filled a great spot, mid range solid to compliment the Primo.
I don't often say this, because it can be cliche....but this ball has instantly become my benchmark. Read my other reviews, I don't think I have said this about a single ball yet. I bowl on a variety house and tournament patterns, closed angles on tighter patterns and open angles when friction is higher, this ball is a gem.
An example would be when my Rave is not able to maintain energy on the back of the lane, I am able to move to my Ridiculous chase a couple boards right and maintain the look at the pocket. I truly do not know where to start with all the good qualities about this ball, this is truly a special mix of core & cover working together to accomplish all the right things from various angles on various lane surfaces.
Please shoot me an email if you have any questions about the Ridiculous or any other Radical Bowling Technology ball, chrisheringer@gmail.com

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League Average:
232
PAP:
5 1/4 right, 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
You wanted it, you needed it, you asked for it and you even dreamed about it! That’s anything but RIDICULOUS! The new Radical Ridiculous is what every bowlers want in a ball: length, versatility, control and BACKEND! That ball is one for the ages. With the finger scoop technology, the Ridiculous will provide a lot of drilling option to fit your game and your need.

That kind of ball was missing in my arsenal since I drop, with regrets afterward, my Yeti Untamed. I was looking for a strong, solid coverstock, symmetric ball and I found the one! The second I saw it my idea was made for the drilling: 50x4.75x70. The reason behind that choice, complement my Primo. These two balls are a great 1-2 punch. The second I need a bit more pop at the back of the lane, the Ridiculous is the first ball out of my bag. I can say that I have 2 benchmark balls: Primo and Ridiculous. Like any Radical ball, the Ridiculous is very surface-adjustment friendly. Don’t be afraid to hit it with 4 even 2k pad to adjust the length or overall hook of your ball. Mine is at 4000 and it hits like a truck. Pin carry isn’t a problem with that ball.

Available since October 27th, the Radical Ridiculous is worth seeing if you are looking for whether a benchmark ball, a fit in your arsenal or a ball to start with. You’ll not regret it. That’s RIDICULOUSly RADICAL!

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Slow
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball has gotten me out of trouble countless times! Predictable and readable back end. Easy to manipulate surface and the reactions can vary. Love it!
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League Average:
233
PAP:
4/12 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Drilled to the pin up layout like in the video (http://radicalbowling.com/balls/ridiculous). This ball is just awesome, It's not just how must this ball backends but it does it the right way. This ball maintains it energy faces up and enters the pocket with continuous drive at the right angle creating ridiculous carry.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
3 7/8 Over
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
When I first heard about this ball, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. The ball has exceeded my expectations. I went with one of my favorite layouts (Pin in Ring / CG about 3/4 right of centerline). The Ridiculous clears the front part of the lane with ease with a VERY strong move off the spot. I feel like I can bring this ball back from anywhere on the lane. Unlike most angular balls I have thrown, the Ridiculous is still very predictable and has proven to be versatile on a wide range of conditions. This ball is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites.
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League Average:
219
PAP:
4 3/4"
Ball Speed:
Slow
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
If you're looking for a skid/flippy solid, look no further. This ball is so easy through the fronts, I've thrown it on a variety of patterns and have yet to see it make it's move too soon. When it does, though, look out. Stores it's energy very well and drives hard through the pins.

Sometimes with flippy balls you give up a bit of controllability, but not with this ball, I always feel I know where it's headed. A huge thumbs up for the developers, this is a big winner and I'll have it in my bag for a long time to come.

Jeff Poholsky
Brunswick Advisory Staff

The opinions above are mine, and not necessarily those of Brunswick Bowling.

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League Average:
225
PAP:
5 1/2 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!! For the first time, Radical has released a mid-range ball that has both versatility and hitting power. The pin up drilling will allow it to clear the fronts and make a ridiculous backend motion, while the pin down option gives control with still enough pop off the spot to crush racks. If you haven't tried Radical equipment, this would be a great introduction.

-Adam Ferri
Pennsylvania

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RJ Broege
Brunswick Regional/Amateur Staff Player
Left handed
Rev rate 450
Speed 17 mph
PAP 4-1/2 over 5/8 up

Punched up 2 different Ridiculous', one pin up 5 inches no hole and the second pin down 41/2 inches with a hole low. Pin up was clean through the fronts and a very smooth reaction in the back of the lane and no over reaction coming off the dry part of the lane. The pin down I put a fresh 2000 surface on which helped the ball pick up much stronger in the front to mid lane and was just as smooth off the spot. In comparison to the Soul from Brunswick with 2 similar layouts, I found the the Soul was 2-3 stronger and more angular that the Ridiculous. I would say when the Soul is a bit too much on the lane I would ball down to the Ridiculous. All in all this is a good piece and will fit nicely in my bag on the lower end of the spectrum reaction wise.

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League Average:
216
PAP:
5 inches over
Ball Speed:
Slow
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ridiculous
Looking for a ball for broken pattern. Well this is the ball for you.
This ball is very clean through the fronts. With a smooth backend shape. Its stronger than the Rack Attacks. Weaker than the Primo. I think this ball works well on light volume patterns and broken down house shots. Also love the colors black and pink.
Robert Way

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2" Over and 1 1/2" Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 4 1/2" x 30
X Hole (if there is one): P2


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker
Ball Speed: 16.50 mph
PAP/Track: 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track


SURFACE PREP

Grit: Box - 500, Royal Compound
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


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 an 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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