The Radical Bonus Solid reactive mid-performance bowling ball introduces a new core and cover combo. This ball features the Bonus Symmetric core along with the Forged Solid coverstock to offer a ball motion that is easily controllable while generating lots of downlane motion and continuation. This ball motion is ideal for league and tournament bowlers.
Lighter oil patterns
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Bonus solidI’m a left handed bowler. I’m ball speed is around 14 mph. My Rev rate is around 280 rpm. I recently punched up a solid Bonus.The layout is 80 x 3 1/2 x 45. I must say how much more this ball hooks on the backend that the Intel solid. It was the length of a Intel but the backend motion is a least 10 more boards hook than the Intel. If you look at the flare rings on the bonus you can see it saves all it Energy for the backend. I think this is a great addition to the radical line. Looking forward using this ball a lot. Robert W.
Can get a little squirty on high volumes
THS or tough tournament patterns
The Bonus replaces my Intel as my benchmark dream ball. The smooth predictable motion not only makes this ball perfect for the THS but also ideal for those challenging sports patterns. I love that I can keep this ball in front of me when they are tougher and open them up when the pattern dictates it. The Bonus comes with Dynamicore technology giving you that extra striking power for those off hits. I highly recommend everyone has at least one of these in their bag. I have two :)
blends wet/dry, easy to manipulate
wet/dry, low volume fresh, late in the day
Advertised as an intel replacement, I was excited for this one and it hasn’t disappointed. I drilled them identical and for me they are really close, I have the bonus just a hair longer and a hair more on the backend. This ball has really excelled for me on a couple different situations. I really like it to start at a couple centers that have a little drier house pattern on the fresh, also its really good for me a little later in the day when I need something to blend out the pattern if im getting a little over/under after they’ve been beat up. Another thing I like is I really feel like I can manipulate this ball and have a lot of versatility with it based on hand positions. No matter where Im going this one always makes the bag.
The Bonus is the most predictable bowling ball I have ever thrown to date. The Bonus is smooth, continuous and is the benchmark ball in my bag. Versatile is another adjective that goes hand in hand with the Bonus. Radical has outdone themselves with this one. The Bonus is a must have in the bag so visit your local Pro Shop and get yours!!!“WOW!!! That’s Radical”
The Radical Bonus Is Definitely A Great Ball For All You Radical Fans Out There! This Ball Is A Great Ball For Not Only League But A Great Tournament Ball To Have That Is Very Versatile For All Different Types Of Oil Patterns And Various Angles To The Pocket! This Ball Definitely Is Very Controllable Up Front And DownLane And A Strong Continuous Back End Drive Through The Pins! With The Addition Of Dynamicore Inside The Ball The Hitting Power And Pin Carry ! Have Bowled On Alot Of Medium Patterns That Break Down And Am Able To Move Left And Keep The Target Tight With The Oil Even Swinging The Ball From Multiple Boards Still Gets Downlane And Drives Through The Pin Deck! One Of The First Few Radical Balls I Have Thrown And This Is Gonna Be One Of My Favorites... Make Sure To Reach Out To Your Local Pro Shop And Get One Of These Today!
This ball must be in your bag wherever you are going to bowl. Our house did not have enough oil for this ball because it always over hooked for me. I was moving left but I did not see the point of hooking the whole lane, right away in game 1. I took it to 2 tournaments and shot 700 both times with this ball. Those houses I bowled in had more oil in the middle and outsides. This is always the first ball out of my bag at tournaments because it gives me a great read of what the lanes are doing and what ball I should switch to if the Bonus is not reacting how I like it to.
I threw this ball for the 1st time two nights ago in league, and it has earned a spot in my ball lineup for sure. This symmetrical ball had no problem reacting to the friction while maintaining a very controllable arc down lane and power through the pins. Another impressive attribute of this ball was that it never overreacted when I got it into the dry early. This is a must have ball in any league or tournament arsenal.
The Bonu$ is a perfect benchmark ball. It's very controllable but strong at the same time. Radical has done it again! If you liked the Intel you will love the brand new Bonu$! Comparing it to the Intel I have the bonus around 4 boards stronger with the same type of motion. For me it's a stronger Intel which I love. A great 1-2 punch. The Versatility of this ball is hands down what bowlers look for. You can play straight or move in with it. I would say it's for mid to lighter oil conditions out of the box or add more surface for more oil. It's control in a box and strikes a lot!!!
PAP 4 over and 3/4 upTilt 17°Revs ~275Speed ~ 15 mphRightyThe Bonu$ is a great benchmark symmetrical ball. I drilled mine 60x4x20, which is my max flip layout, and left it at box surface. This gave me smooth, predictable motion, but with a little pop on the backend. If you are looking for an even smoother motion, add another 5 to 10 to the VAL angle. The strong cover will definitely be able to handle medium oil conditions, and with a bit more surface it will have no problem on med-heavy conditions as well. This is also the only symmetrical ball that is Mo-approved for a shortpin layout for average rev folks.
Radical Bonus is a great 1st ball out of your bag, it's very clean through the front part and has easy continuation down lane. Bonus is a symmetrical ball with a forged solid cover is a great combination for medium/dry lanes. If your a 1st time user of Radical equipment like myself getting the Bonus will be a bonus to your bag.
I drilled the Radical Bonus to be a bit longer and smoother as I drilled another control type ball at the same time, the Hammer Web Tour Hybrid. I didn't want them right on top of each other. Throwing them during the same session I was able to see I got just what I wanted. This ball get a further down the lane, has a smooth controllable shape with good continuation through the pins. Perfecto. Should work well in both league & tournaments.
The Bonus for me is a perfect 1st ball out your bag benchmark piece. Strong, Smooth, controllable are personally 3 of the most important things I look for in a ball and the Bonus has them all. If I were to compare it to another ball in the Radical line it would be the Intel. Intel on steroids is what I'd call it. The Bonus I'd say is a foot or so earlier than the Intel but is also about 5 or 6 boards stronger on the backend. It also takes well to surface adjustments if you need to add surface or even polish it. Versatile and control is what this ball is all about.
This is an Intel on steroids. It is flat out great ball motion. It is a stronger more versatile Intel. It reads the lane in all the right places. If you loved the Intel or want an Intel replacement, this is what you want. This ball is special
Tournaments, medium distance sport patterns, short sport patterns
Here is my take on the Radical Bonus. The Radical Bonus features a low RG/low diff. symmetrical core with a violet/black Forged Solid Cover. The Bonus comes with a 2 year warranty.My "vitals" are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I drilled the Bonus with a 60x5 1/4x70 layout. I have thrown the ball at box surface (500/2000 Siaair) I have tried the ball on both fresh THS.I expected the Bonus to replace Web Tours and be give another option for the remake Brunswick Phantoms. The Bonus did NOT disappoint. I like low rg/low diff. equipment for shorter sport patterns or to blend out wet/dry patterns. The Bonus, as expected, did see the lane early and showed a smooth continuous arc type of motion. It does go longer than a similarly drilled Phantom. What impressed me most about the Bonus was the motion off the spot. With the Web Tours, they were great for the fresh but once the first transition would occur, they could struggle to get around the corner. The Bonus, however, compared to a similarly drilled Web Tour, shows increased motion down the lane. Thus, the Bonus can handle the fresh but should be able to handle the first transition as well on a shorter sport pattern. Moreover, given the amount of motion, the Bonus may be equally in play on fresh medium distance sport patterns as well. I plan on drilling one with a pin-up layout and I fully expect these to be a great 1-2 punch in a tournament arsenal.See your local proshop for more information about the Radical Bonus!
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What are the best conditions for the Radical Bonu$?
This is rated for medium to heavy oil conditions.
Can the lane shine be taken off with 2000 grit pad or do you have to use 500 first
Technically you can use just a 2000 grit pad to take of some of the lane shine but if you want to refinish the ball to get it back to out of the box finish you would have to start with 500 grit and then do 2000 grit.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Radical Bonus Solid ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.