|500 / 2000 SiaAir
|Royal / Orange / Black
The Crypto brings a new symmetrical weight block to the Radical lineup. This core features a low RG (2.481″) and a medium-high differential (0.046″) that revs up very quickly. It is paired with the Ai-45 Solid coverstock, which is more aggressive than the Ai-43 Solid cover that was on the Ludicrous Solid. This new solid coverstock is finished with 500/2000 SiaAir, creating a very dull and rough finish out of the box that reads early and blends out the pattern front-to-back, but that needs to see oil in the heads for its best reaction.
Cranker easily had the best reaction out of the three testers on the heavy oil pattern. The ball’s naturally smooth motion allowed him to be aggressive through the release without the Crypto going sideways downlane. He had to make consistent small moves because the aggressive cover always needed fresh oil in the heads to retain enough energy for the back end. The ball was much smoother than the Trail Blazer Solid, with more total hook than the Conspiracy Scheme. Cranker’s next best reaction came on the sport pattern, thanks to the ball’s predictable motion. The Crypto was earlier than the Trail Blazer Solid and had no problem grabbing the lane and eliminating the out-of-bounds to the outside. His reaction was best on the fresh portion of the session, but as the pattern broke down, his look went away. The dull cover forced him inside, but the smoother motion wasn’t able to make the turn downlane like the Trail Blazer
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Radical Crypto Comparisons
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- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Bigfoot
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Bigfoot Hybrid
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Conspiracy Scheme
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Crypto Boom
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Double Cross
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Innovator
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Innovator Solid
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Katana Assault
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Payback
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Rattler
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Sneak Attack
- Radical Crypto vs. Radical Trail Blazer Solid
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Additional Radical Crypto Resources
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