Continuing with the ridiculous success of the Ridiculous line of bowling balls Radical is introducing the Ridiculous Pearl bowling ball. The symmetric core and pearl coverstock combine to offer more length and a more aggressive motion at the backend. This ball is best used on lightly oiled lanes and for bowlers that throw the ball a little slower and/or have a higher rev rate.
This ball was amazing from the first shot on, it really handles well on your basic league shot and splits the 8-9 with ease. Even on a tougher flat pattern the pearl really digs in for a polished surface and tears racks apart. I have yet to find a condition that i haven't been able to use the Ridiculous Pearl on yet.
The Ridiculous Pearl is the new addition in the Ridiculous line. For that version, they bring back the symmetric core of the original black Ridiculous. In the past, I had great success with the original Ridiculous. Loved the reaction/shape of the ball so that's why I decided to punch the Pearl the same way with the pin a bit closer: 50x4.5x70. I use that ball more on house shot or broken down/dryer condition but I tried it on a medium pattern and I was very pleased with what I saw from that ball. I adjust the surface to match it with the oil volume and it was nerver over/under. It complements nicely my Jackpot (60x4.75x40) on house shot and my Ridiculous Asym on medium pattern. The Ridiculous Pearl has more backend reaction than his two predecessors and more continuation through the pins. Like the two previous Ridiculous, the cover is very surface-adjustment friendly. Don't be afraid to hit it with a 4000, even 2000 Siaair pads if you need more reaction.
I recently purchased a Ridiculous Pearl. My choice of layout was 85 X 3 3/4 X 40.
I also have the Black Ridiculous with the same layout but with a Motion hole. The Pearl gets down the lane about two feet farther. And hooks about 5 boards less than the Black Ridiculous. My Ball speed is around 15.0 mph. My style is a stroker or a roller.
I think this ball is a great addition to the Black Ridiculous. These two balls together create a great one two punch. Great job Radical Bowling Technologies
Drilled mine with a strong layout (70/4/30). Can't believe the back end motion. Added a MOtion Hole and I'm in shock. The pin carry is unreal. The ball just needs a medium/medium dry lane condition. Best for when the heads start to dry up and you need the ball to push and then flip.
I was looking for something a little different with the Ridiculous Pearl and went with an atypical layout. The Pin is located 1.25" from my Axis and very close to the VAL. This tames down the backend reaction and gives me a ball that skids effortlessly when the head oil is depleted without being too jumpy on the backend. I have tried various surface adjustments and have found that 2000 grit gives me the shape I am looking for. While not the first ball out of my bag, the Ridiculous Pearl gives me a great option later in the day as the lanes start to hook early.