Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:X.XX.XX.X
Medium:X.XX.XX.X
Dry:X.XX.XX.X
Sport:X.XX.XX.X

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

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General Info

Coverstock Specs
Name:Ai-43
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 SiaAir
Color:Black / Purple
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Core Specs
Name:Asymmetric with Scoop Technology
Type:Asymmetrical
RG:2.535
Diff:0.050
Int. Diff:0.012

The Radical Ludicrous Solid is the second ball in the Ludicrous line. In this version, the Asymmetric with Scoop Technology core design—the same core used in the original Ludicrous—is surrounded by the Ai-43 reactive solid coverstock. It is factory finished with a very rough 500/1500 SiaAir combination. This ball’s higher RG was the only thing about it that helped provide length for our testers, as its rough box finish and high-flaring core design allowed it to create hook on anything it came across.

This is very uncommon, but we had our best overall results with the Ludicrous Solid on our flatter sport oil pattern. The combination of its coarse box finish and our pin-down test layouts resulted in a motion that was very smooth, which really helped us control the breakpoint on this pattern. The 500/1500 SiaAir box finish gets the Ludicrous Solid to pick up the middle of the lane extremely strongly, while its smoother motion off the breakpoint kept it from jumping too much off the end of the pattern. This allowed all three testers to play a small swing between the third and fourth arrows, out to the 10 board at the range finders. The dull finish allowed it to recover from farther right, but it didn’t

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Additional Radical Ludicrous Solid 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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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.