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General Info

Name:Guru Pearl Limited
Reviewed:August 2016
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Royal Compound
Color:Black Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Asymmetric with Offset and Scoop Technology
Int. Diff:0.018

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Radical adds to its high performance line this summer with the release of the Guru Pearl Limited. It uses the same Asymmetric with Offset and Scoop Technology weight block as previous Guru releases, but this time it is paired up with a reactive pearl coverstock. This is the first ball in the Guru series to come out of the box finished with Royal Compound. This smoother surface prep easily gives the Guru Pearl Limited the most skid out of all of the Guru balls.

We really liked the motion we saw out of this ball on our medium oil pattern. Its compounded box finish pushed it farther down the lane than any of the previous Guru balls. This allowed the Pearl Limited to have a strong motion through the back end and we could really notice the difference at the pin deck. This ball kept going through the pins over and over, even after rougher-surfaced balls started to eat away at the pattern.

Additional Radical Guru Pearl Limited 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.

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