The Radical Katana was named after a Japanese sword that has a curved single edged blade with a long grip. This bowling ball uses an asymmetric core design that really smashes through the pins. Radical feels that this is their most angular high performance ball to date. This core is paired with their Forged coverstock to make this ball very responsive.
KatanaThis new ball from Radical is spot on, at least for my game. I will admit the new core wrapped in a brand new cover stock did take some adjusting as the look belies its hook. At first glance it may look like just another pearl, good for when conditions start to break down. However, this is not the case, it ends up having the best of both worlds... length and pop! I was able to play between 3rd and 4th arrow, throw it out and never worried about it getting back to the pocket! Watch in the video where it leaves the deck, talk about drive !!
This is the strongest pearl I have ever thrown. It glides easily through the heads and has the most movement on the back end of any ball I've seen.
The Radical Katana is a outstanding benchmark ball that every bowler HAS to have in their arsenal. The ball is clean through the front and picks up a early midlane read and strong flip in the backend. Laid this one out to complement my Hitman when the Hitman becomes too angular, I can go to the Katana which rolls pretty close and slows down the motion in the backend. The Katana is a must to have in the bag.
Where to start with this piece, I can go on for days talking about how much I love this ball. I am a typical house bowler, and when I have time I like to bowl in regionals or local tournament. The reason I'm bring this up is because I'm like most bowlers, and when looking to purchase a new ball I like to know it is going to do what I want it to which is strike when it hits the pocket. There are a lot of good balls on the market today, but I can tell you for sure the Katana is better then all of them. You might ask how can I say that, well like most bowlers when you have confidence in a ball that when it hits the pocket it will carry, it will free up your arm swing and allow you to just throw the ball freely without grab or thought behind it, which in turn will bring you more strikes. Normally when you are bowling on a house shot and you pull the ball inside of target you leave a corner pin, in the video I attached you can clearly see on my 2nd shot the ball is inside of target and it still carries. This is why I have all the confidence in the world when I pickup this ball and believe it to be the best on the market. For those who like to numbers my layout on the Katana is 60x4.25x70 I'm not sure what the R&D team at Radical did to create this ball but whatever it was it worked. This is the ball of the year and would make a great gift for the Holidays or even just to treat yourself. #TeamBrunswick #TeamDV8 #TeamRadical #bowlwithbruns #dveightbowling #radicalbowling #dv8bowling #bowlwithbrunswick #sabasproshop #lovethelanes #brunswick #dv8 #radical #alwaysbowling #bowlinggofinsta #bowl4life #bowlingvidsJoey Weisnestein #teambrunwick #bowlwithbruns
Style - Full Roller - speed-med , revs low. This is another fantastic Radical ball. I have a summer league avg of 145 to 155. My first two games today were back to back 180 games. This ball is designing for heavy oil and the THS the 180's were bowled on were far from heavy. They were torched from league bowlers using them prior to my getting on them and they were light oil at best. My 3 game avg today was 169. This ball exploded the deck when I hit the good ole 1-3 and even on a few Brooklyn's as well. I have no doubt I will be racking up many 200 plus games with this RADICAL KATANA.
BALL SPECSPin Length: 4"Starting Top Weight: 3.2 ozBall Weight: 15 lbs 4 ozDRILL PATTERNBall: 65 x 5 x 35X Hole (if there is one): noneBOWLER STYLERev Rate: 375 rpmsBall Speed:17.5 mph off handPAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 upSURFACE PREPGrit: 500 Grit with Rough BuffType: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): CompoundLANE CONDITIONSLengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot Volumes: moderateType: houseBALL REACTIONLength: Clean through the heads with a very angular reactionBack End: skid/snapOverall Hook: StrongMidlane Read: Very littleBreakpoint Shape: Skid/SnapCOMMENTSLikes: Super strong with great entry angleDislikes: noneThe Katana is a long and strong skid snap ball for those looking for more backend reaction. This ball is super clean through the front part of the lane with a quick revving core. Once this ball stands up at the breakpoint look out! I think this could be a game changer for the rev challenged looking for more entry angle. The Katana is several feet longer and considerably more angular than the True Nirvana it replaces in my bag. The main difference seems to be the new cleaner cover that was used on the Katana. In spite of the quicker revving core the cleanliness of the overstock allows the ball to maintain its axis rotation longer. I can roll this one more off my hand and not have to worry about the flat ten reaction on the backend. This thing really scatters the pins and also takes surface adjustments well. The Katana can be used anytime there is friction present. There are better choices for fresher slicker patterns like the Kingpin or the More Cash. If your looking for greater entry angle and excellent recovery check out the Katana.
Got this awesome ball for Christmas. My style is full roller and I roll med speed with low to med revs. I shot back to back 180 games with this great ball right out of the box. I have a 155 avg in summer league and avg around 170 on a THS during practice. My high games are 277 , 257 , and 245 ! The first and third high games were bowled with the Radical Ridiculous Asem and the Guru ! I have no doubt I will be in the 200s with this ball as well. If you are a league player or just love to bowl, you will want this ball in your bag.
Hello fellow bowlers. As you can read in my other reviews, I love this ball. Today, I rolled a 222 , a 298 , and a 172. This ball is a beast. Do yourself a favor, buy 1-2 or even 3 of these pin killers
The Radical Katana is an angular monster. The combination of a very clean cover with one of Mo's amazing cores produces some of the most impressive down lane motion I have ever seen. This ball is very versatile for an angular ball and allows me to carry from a wide range of angles. It is just as good hooking back from the gutter as it is playing in the puddle in the middle of the lane. Like most angular balls, there needs to be some friction down lane for this ball to be at its best.
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