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Radical Bowling Technologies Counter Attack Pearl uses the Ai-20 pearlized coverstock and a symmetric core to create a ball that goes long and flips on the backend, perfect for medium to light lane conditions. This ball was created to follow in the footsteps of the original Rack Attack Pearl bowling ball.
Likes: So I ordered a few pieces from Brands of Brunswick and the Radical Counter Attack Pearl was kind of a last minute throw in. I was figuring I would try a different piece and it could double as a spare ball. As it turns out I like what I'm seeing as a first ball out of the bag. I'm able to keep my lines in front of me. The ball has easy length through the fronts & mids but still has a good kick at the pins and kicks the corners out pretty well. I even used it early at a recent Regional event on the Mark Roth 42' pattern and it gave me a good look outside that many people didn't have. I would say it is similar to the Track Tundra Pearl, maybe a couple boards straighter and a little more kick. The pearl Red makes this a good looking ball too.
Counter Attacks - As this was my first dip into the "Radical" pool, I wanted to get balls that I would be able to use frequently. Being a Senior player with a rev rate around 250 - 300, I decided that the Counter Attacks would be a good start. Having a 2.575 RG and Diff of .023, these 2 pieces are very close to the EBI equipment I had been using for league. Both the Solid and the Pearl utilize and updated version of the Rack Attack Core along with the respective Ai-20 covers. Both balls were laid out identical at 70 x 4.5 x 35 making it not only easy to compare to each other but to my EBI equipment as well.
Counter Attack PEARL - Right off the bat I have to say that Radical hit the mark with this ball as not only a companion to the Solid but as a standalone ball as well. The Pearl fills right in when the heads start to burn and moving left reduces the effectiveness of the Solid. It has significant length and the stored energy provides the necessary movement through the pins. I have also found that with the layout I am using, I am able to move left and open the lane up.
Although I sure the cover could be adjusted, IMO I would leave it as is out of the box. I would however suggest that one regularly clean the surface to keep the reaction as close to OOB as possible.
The Counter Attack Pearl can easily become a mainstay selection in your bowling arsenal.
Counter Attack Pearl,
I'm a lefty. My ball speed is around 15 mph. My Rev Rate is around 275 rpms.
I recently purchased this ball. I was looking for a ball to use on less volume patterns. Well I was very impressed with this ball. It clean thru the fronts and has good length down the lane. My layout is pin to pap 3 3/4" my Val angle is 30 degrees. I recently bowling in a tournament that was wood and low volume. And was able to stay on top of my mark the whole time. It's a great ball for lower volume patterns.
Can surface be altered,on radical counter pearl1/19/2020 - By Ken
Yes, the finish can be changed if you needed a different reaction. However, the manufacturer has the out of the box finish set for the ideal use for this ball. If you change the finish it will react different than the specs show for the ball.1/23/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff