Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Reviewed:April 2017
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Black Solid / Copper Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Spindle Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Cyclops is the newest mid-priced addition to the Radical lineup. This ball uses a reactive hybrid coverstock that comes out of the box at a 500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound finish. It features a new weight block called the Spindle Symmetric that gives it a medium RG of 2.538″ and a medium total differential of 0.048″. Thanks to the Cyclops’s lower friction coverstock and moderate core design, we had the most success with it while player straighter up the lane and with tighter angles through the fronts.

The Cyclops performed best for our testers on our medium oil test pattern. We found the Cyclops to be straighter through the front and smoother at the back of the lane than the Xeno Pearl. All three testers were able to start at least three boards right with their feet from where they could strike with the Xeno Pearl. The Cyclops went a few feet longer than the Xeno Pearl, but was softer off the friction. This allowed them

Additional Radical Cyclops Resources

Click here to visit Radical's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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