Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Ridiculous Pearl
Reviewed:August 2016
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Royal Compound
Color:Ocean Blue Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Symmetric with Scoop Technology
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Radical Ridiculous Pearl goes back to the Symmetric with Scoop Technology core design from the first Ridiculous. This time, it is surrounded with a super-quick response pearlized coverstock finished with Royal Compound that is applied on top of 500 grit SiaAir. We’ve missed reviewing a few Radical balls over the years, but the Ridiculous Pearl offers the longest and most angular reaction out of anything we’ve tested in the Radical brand.

The Ridiculous Pearl’s angular motion was great for opening up the lane on our medium test pattern. The coverstock on the Ridiculous Pearl is one of the cleanest through the oil that the Radical brand has ever produced. This lets this ball turn on a dime at the breakpoint and make a sideways turn toward the pocket. Our Stroker tester has never had a ball flip over downlane quite like this ball. He could play straight up the second arrow and let the ball do all the work when it got to the breakpoint. Shots that

Additional Radical Ridiculous Pearl 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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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.