Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Reviewed:July 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:SHARP / TS-1
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 1500 SiaAir
Color:Dark Blue
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.019

The Informer is the latest high-end agent for Radical Bowling Technologies. Its weight block is modified from the Incognito, lowering the RG and total differential from that core shape, while also slightly increasing the intermediate differential. The solid reactive coverstock is the SHARP formulation from the Incognito, but with the addition of the TS-1 additive. The Informer comes out of the box at a 500/1000/1500 SiaAir finish, making it earlier and slightly smoother than the Incognito, with less total hook than the Maximum Results.

Stroker had the best look to the pocket on the fresh heavy oil pattern. The Informer’s reaction shape played to Stroker’s strength of playing straighter up the lane, which gave him some good margin for error to kick out the 10 pin. His lower rev rate allowed him to increase his ball speed and make very small moves left with his feet to keep the ball in the pocket in transition, because opening his angles wasn’t an effective option. On the medium pattern,

Additional Radical Informer 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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