The Radical Primo Solid has a core shape that utilizes Radical's patented scoop core technology and is paired with an aggressive solid reactive coverstock formula. This combination produces a powerful hook motion for tournament patterns that have heavier and longer oil conditions.
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!
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!
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.
I drilled mine 65-4-35. This ball at box finish can handle the heaviest of oil conditions. This ball was able to clear the heads easily, without missing the breakpoint down lane. The shape at the breakpoint is strong, but does not give you the feeling it is too flippy.
This box finish may not be the best for low volumes or late shift leagues.
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.
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.
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!