What is the object of bowling? To Score! The Radical Score bowling ball takes the core that was original to the Reax ball line and combines it with a cover that will clear the fronts. This combination results in a more powerful, cleaner, and heavier rolling ball at a reasonable price!
- drilled 50 x 3 1/2 x 50
I set this ball to be a continual strong with patterns that are less than ideal. I look for the most control from this layout and ball. Since the Score uses the same core of the original Black Reax and I had a lot of success of that layout on tougher patterns was the intent of the drill and layout. Depending on your lane environment will dictate if surface adjustments would be needed. The Score is a great option in that benchmark or condition specific area that you would not be able to utilize with the Guru or the Guru becomes too strong.
I drilled this ball 55x4.25"x65 with a P3 hole. I found this ball to be controllable with a strong motion on the backend. The condition was a 43' higher volume THS and the situation was a 3-man sweeper tournament.
I was playing around 12 out to 7. I was able to throw this ball all three games, and never really felt like I needed to go to the bag for another choice.
We finished 4th with 2034 (15 pins out of second). The team that won, shot 2180 and two guys on that team were also throwing Scores!
My specs are 17.5mph with about 375 rpm. PAP is over 4.75" up 0.25" and tilt is about 17 degrees.
This is a great benchmark ball! When I say a benchmark ball it's always the first one out of the bag and gives be the best read on how the lanes are playing that day. I have two of these one pin up out of box and another pin down with a little surface. I use these two balls 90% of the time on all house conditions. Very strong continuous motion without over angulared unpredictable motion.
The Radical Score is a great ball to start with in league or tournaments. It is meant to be a benchmark ball - kind of in the middle of the ball lineup. Frequently, it plays so well you may just want to stay with it. But, even if it isn't the right ball for the conditon, it will clearly tell you what your next move should be.
The first time I used the Score in league, I went to it in the first frame of the second game. I guessed wrong on where to stand and promptly went through the face for an open.
Then, moving a bit deeper, threw the next 11 with such a variety of strikes that this ball showed me it could really carry pins.
Been with me ever since. #wowthatsradical