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Primo Solid

Average Customer Review: 4.7 of 5 stars
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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Radical Primo Solid has a smooth roll in the front with a controlled backend. Primo Solid great ball for heavy oil has no problem starting up in the oil. Primo Soild will add to your arsenal give you a lot of looks on tough oil patterns.

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

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League Average:
216
PAP:
5 inches over
Ball Speed:
Slow
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Primo solid
I recently drilled up this Radical ball. I used it in a near by sweeper. I shot 256,227,279,289 and 228. 1279 total. This ball reads the kids and hooks on the back. It picks up sooner than the pearl Primo. And stronger on the back. It is a great addition to the Primo line. Another great ball from Radical Bowling Technologies.
Robert Way

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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 one is definitely going to USBC Open Championships. I am so incredibly excited about this ball!! Finally Brunswick has made a symmetrical solid that clears the front and reads the mid-lane while saving most of the motion for the back (instead of burning up in the middle of the lane). This strong, continuous angular arching motion is one that is great for medium to medium-oily lanes. I drilled mine 70 x 5.25 x 30 ... the downlane motion is everything I would want from an ideal symmetrical solid. I can't wait to drill a pin down to take to nationals. This ball is something special. If you're thinking of a new one to put in the bag for nationals, you have to consider this one.
-Adam Ferri
Pennsylvania

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League Average:
225
PAP:
3 7/8 X 1/2 Down
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
As a huge fan of the Radical Yeti Unleashed, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Primo Solid. For me, the Primo Solid has a similar motion to the Yeti Unleashed with a little more length and a lot more continuation. When the original Primo isn't quite enough, the Primo Solid gives me a good bit more traction handling heavier volumes of oil with ease. So far, the cover has proven to be very versatile, responding very well to surface adjustments. I went with one of my favorite layouts (Pin under MF which puts it about 5.5 from my axis). This layout keeps the Primo Solid in play on a wider range of conditions for me and also allows me to blend the wet / dry house patterns in the area.
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i drilled out a solid the same way my original was drilled 45 x 5 3/4 x 45.in my house the original was awesome. it put the pin on my negative side which i have never done and i absolutely love the ball. i did however want a little more out of it on heavier volumes so i got the solid..to be truly honest i don't think the volume I'm bowling on is enough for the solid. its good for warm ups and maybe the first 6 boxes of league. and then when i move in to get to heavier oil, i don't have the hand to kick the ten pin out , I've tried surface changes and I'm not giving up on it yet hopefully ill find a match for it .. I've even tried a p4 hole added to it which it did help but not quite enough.i still like the ball i just cant wait to get it on heavier volumes for where i like to play so i can see how different it is from the original
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I drilled this ball with the most versatile layout which ended up being 65-4-35. I found this ball at box finish to easily handle the heaviest of oil (house) conditions. It clears the heads fairly easily, but still maintains a nice strong shape at the breakpoint; that is sometimes missing from a low RG type of ball with surface.

The box finish will likely have to be tweaked for low volumes or late shift leagues. However, fresh conditions, this is a good starting ball.

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League Average:
232
PAP:
5 1/4 right, 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Here comes the new piece in the Radical arsenal, the Primo Solid. That ball features the same symmetric Primo core wrapped with a brand new resin formulation. That combination results in a ball that will roll sooner than the original Primo. You’ll not see a difference from right to left with the new Primo but more from front to back. Why the Primo Solid? With the upcoming tournament season, you’ll see higher volume or longer pattern. The Primo solid will give you better midlane read without sacrificing backend.
For my part, I drilled the Solid exactly the same as the original Primo. 55x4.75x50 was the choice. I played 856 with the original couple months ago and love the reaction so that’s why the 2 balls have same layout. With that drilling, the Primo Solid is under my Guru Mighty and overlaps my Diva Divine. Both cover the same amounts of boards but with very different shape. At first sight, the ball is really good looking and it rolls great! I think it rolls a bit too soon for THS but I had great results on faster, higher volume lanes/pattern. I shot 802 just 5 days after drilling the ball. So, I don’t have to tell you more about how I think that ball and his predecessor are unbelievable.
Primo Solid and Primo original are a great 1-2 punch and I think these two balls are a must-have in any arsenal. The Most important thing, Stay Radical my Friends!

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Drilled my Primo Solid 55* x 5" x 40*

The latest release in the Reliable Use Line from Radical is a real gem! A wonderful compliment to the pearl version (original Primo), this is ball is noticeably stronger on patterns where the oil volume or length is higher/longer. After a 4k pad to the cover, this ball has allowed me to play a different part of the lane than the original, and a different shape downlane, thus through the pins. I see this ball about 3 boards stronger than the original, with a much faster read on the pattern. This is ideal when I have needed to move deeper, and the pearl is not able to carry enough energy through the pins in order to carry.

Radical is releasing great equipment right now! Even though you may not have heard of them very often, you need to throw the stuff, it is really good!

I'm happy to answer question(s) you might have about any Radical Bowling Technologies bowling ball. Shoot me an email, chrisheringer@gmail.com

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League Average:
210
PAP:
3 15/16 Right
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The new Radical Primo Solid is great for bowlers looking for that smooth roll in the mid and continuation in the back end on league patterns and certain sport shot patterns.

Deltona lanes pro shop manager
386-774-2800
deltona@bowlingball.com

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I was extremely excited with the announcement of the Primo Solid. I have been waiting for a strong solid symmetric ball for a couple years now. I had great success with the original DV8 Diva and I was hoping the Primo Solid would be a good replacement.

I decided to try Mo Pinel’s most versatile symmetric layout on this ball. It is nothing more than the pin above my ring finger, with the cg a ½” right and ½” below my grip center. This allowed me to have the ability to place a weight hole anywhere I needed to adjust the motion. I started out without a weight hole to see what motion I had.

The Primo Solid was fantastic on the fresh of 2 different house patterns and also the 40’ Kegel Chichen Itza pattern. It was strong enough to handle the volume of all the patterns and gave me a strong smooth motion. It was very easy to control the response to friction. My troubles came when I tried to transition. The instant I tried to move left off my initial line, I saw the Primo Solid have a hard time making the corner. I saw this on all 3 patterns. I would go from a little high, to a 2-10 combo with a couple board move.

After some discussion with my layout guy and some video conferencing, we decided to put a put a ⅞” hole 3 inches deep 1-¼” down my VAL. And WOW did that help! It didn’t change the motion of the ball on the fresh (not that I could notice at least) but it allows me to transition with this ball now. It has allowed me to keep moving left and not have to worry about the ball recovering.

The Primo Solid will be a great ball for anyone looking for a strong predictable ball that does not overreact off the friction. It will allow them to blend out the wet/dry that occurs with House Conditions, and also let them control sport conditions. This ball is great for all styles and levels of bowler. A great strong benchmark ball! Don’t be afraid to play with surface or add weight holes to fine tune your motion. For some the “no hole” motion may have been perfect, but I needed to tweak it a bit.

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