Radical Results Review!
Radical Results Review
By: James Goulding III, Radical Regional Staff
Stats: Speed - 17.0; RPM - 335; AT - 20; AR - 65
Layout: 35 x 4.5" x 55 (no x-hole)
The Radical Results is a breakthrough in core technology. It features our TP-1 textured pearl cover, and newly developed core technology whereby they were able to increase the intermediate differential and lower the total differential to create a more dramatic motion off the spot but still maintain the continuation and shape that has made Radical the industries technology leader. I chose the layout I did to get the ball to roll forward a little later, and transition a bit slower to really utilize that longer, stronger roll phase of ball motion. I have used it on a couple of different patterns and here is my assessment:
42 ft. THS (typical house shot): The Results has been a very strong ball for the house shot in two centers I frequent. What I love about this ball is that it chews through the oil, makes a defined move off the spot, but is still predictable enough to control from shot to shot. The one thing to avoid with the Results is to get it into the friction too early, as this strong pearl asymmetrical ball will roar from out there and won't quit, and you could be looking at trouble. But, that aside, this ball is awesome. Very versatile to cover changes, I took mine from box finish, down to 1000 and back up to 3000 polished, and it responds to all of those very well. If you are seeing too much early hook, take the cover up to 4000, too much length, just sand it to 1000 or even 500, it takes to those changes extremely well! Do not be afraid to adjust the surface to your game, this ball can handle it!
39 ft. Don Carter pattern: I just rolled on this pattern a few weeks ago, and the Results was the best ball in my bag on the fresh. This pattern has been modified to have slightly less volume in the middle, so projection and speed control are key, and the Results at 2000 was the perfect matchup.