The backend reaction of this bowling ball is ridiculous, hence the name Radical Ridiculous. You will have to see it to believe this new ball motion!
out of the box I shot a 716 series
Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 4 1/2" x 30
X Hole (if there is one): P2
Rev Rate: Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker
Ball Speed: 16.50 mph
PAP/Track: 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track
Grit: Box - 500, Royal Compound
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished
Length: 8 / 10
Back End: 9 / 10
Overall Hook: 8 / 10
Midlane Read: 7 / 10
Breakpoint Shape: Angular
The Radical Ridiculous does live up to it's name with a ridiculous backend motion. This is the most angular symmetrical core ball that Radical has made to date. With the black coverstock, it will allow you to read the ball motion easier to make the adjustments necessary to strike. It works really well on medium oil patterns and when you need that skid / snap reaction with a solid coverstock. Even with a Skid / Snap reaction, it still has enough energy to carry the 10 pin and drive through the pins. I have used this ball in league on an THS and it allows me to play a little farther to the right with my angles closed down but still have plenty of downlane motion. I have also used this on a 38 foot sport pattern which allowed me to stay farther right but still have continuation. As the lanes broke down, I was able to open up my angles a little and still have that strong recovery down lane. It takes well to changes to the coverstock to give you an earlier read compared to the box condition. Also, it would be a good benchmark ball to give you a good read to see how much friction is downlane.
Looking for a ball for broken pattern. Well this is the ball for you.
This ball is very clean through the fronts. With a smooth backend shape. Its stronger than the Rack Attacks. Weaker than the Primo. I think this ball works well on light volume patterns and broken down house shots. Also love the colors black and pink.
Speed: 18.5-19 mph
Rev Rate: 425-450 rpm
Axis Rotation: 30-60 degrees
Axis Tilt: 5-7 degrees
Ball Layout: 45* by 5.5" by 45*
Radical's philosophy on most of their products is to cater to the reactions most needed by bowlers. For most bowlers on house shots, that means strong while remaining angular and versatile. The Ridiculous pushes Radical's territory in angularity to new lengths while preserving ease of use. The layout above was used to make the most out of what this ball is supposed to be - a house shot killer.
On one of my local houses I've been struggling at, the Ridiculous gave me a new look and more miss room than most of my other equipment. My strong equipment is too over-under on the fresh and too strong after a game or so anyway. The weaker stuff leads to odd carry issues in this house even if the over-under is controlled. The Ridiculous for me is the best of both worlds because I can start with a ball that I know is going to read well and recover and this stay with that ball throughout the night as I creep inside. Most importantly, I've noticed my Ridiculous is keeping pins very low at this house compared to other balls which we all know helps with carry percentage (almost like "trucking through pins" instead of "blowing the rack up").
I imagine the Ridiculous would work wonders for almost all house shot bowlers. It's angular yet versatile reaction allows you to trust and stay with the ball longer throughout the night.
Impressive backend motion with this ball. Extremely versatile as well. Drilled this pin down, 3.5" pin. Very clean, but predictable through the front with a great motion down lane. Great on medium conditions and can easily surface prep for high volumes.
This ball is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!! For the first time, Radical has released a mid-range ball that has both versatility and hitting power. The pin up drilling will allow it to clear the fronts and make a ridiculous backend motion, while the pin down option gives control with still enough pop off the spot to crush racks. If you haven't tried Radical equipment, this would be a great introduction.
The Radical Ridiculous is the best benchmark ball in the Radical line to date. The Ridiculous is so versatile it can pretty much be thrown on a variety of oil conditions, it's clean and very smooth off the transition in the backend. I laid mine out to roll early in the midlane but store and keep its energy to continue in the backend through the pins. This ball is a MUST in every arsenal because it will give you the motion you have all been looking for.
You wanted it, you needed it, you asked for it and you even dreamed about it! That's anything but RIDICULOUS! The new Radical Ridiculous is what every bowlers want in a ball: length, versatility, control and BACKEND! That ball is one for the ages. With the finger scoop technology, the Ridiculous will provide a lot of drilling option to fit your game and your need.
That kind of ball was missing in my arsenal since I drop, with regrets afterward, my Yeti Untamed. I was looking for a strong, solid coverstock, symmetric ball and I found the one! The second I saw it my idea was made for the drilling: 50x4.75x70. The reason behind that choice, complement my Primo. These two balls are a great 1-2 punch. The second I need a bit more pop at the back of the lane, the Ridiculous is the first ball out of my bag. I can say that I have 2 benchmark balls: Primo and Ridiculous. Like any Radical ball, the Ridiculous is very surface-adjustment friendly. Don't be afraid to hit it with 4 even 2k pad to adjust the length or overall hook of your ball. Mine is at 4000 and it hits like a truck. Pin carry isn't a problem with that ball.
Available since October 27th, the Radical Ridiculous is worth seeing if you are looking for whether a benchmark ball, a fit in your arsenal or a ball to start with. You'll not regret it. That's RIDICULOUSly RADICAL!
I recently ordered a Ridiculous and shot 795 out of the box. 258 258 279
Love how ball gets through the head with ease and has amazing back end reaction! Ball hits like a truck!!!
When I first heard about this ball, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. The ball has exceeded my expectations. I went with one of my favorite layouts (Pin in Ring / CG about 3/4 right of centerline). The Ridiculous clears the front part of the lane with ease with a VERY strong move off the spot. I feel like I can bring this ball back from anywhere on the lane. Unlike most angular balls I have thrown, the Ridiculous is still very predictable and has proven to be versatile on a wide range of conditions. This ball is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites.