Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Name:The Fix
Reviewed:November 2016
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 SiaAir
Color:Black / Yellow Solid
Core Specs
Name:Shapeshifter Sym / Asym
Int. Diff:0.007

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Fix utilizes a brand new core design concept in the Radical lineup. The Shapeshifter core claims to offer both symmetrical or asymmetrical ball reactions based on the layout used. As usual, we used our standard layouts on this ball. This put the pin down for Stroker and Cranker and level with the finger holes for Tweener. The Fix pairs this new high flaring weight block with a solid reactive coverstock that is prepped from the factory with a 500/1500 SiaAir finish. We found The Fix to be incredibly strong in the midlane, while still maintaining lots of continuation at the back end and through the pins.

The Fix’s strong, rough coverstock matched up best on our heavy oil test pattern, where all three testers easily saw plenty of traction. They could each play to their strengths and keep their balls where they are most comfortable on the lane. Stroker was setting the ball down on the 10 board and could get it out as far as seven at the breakpoint and still get his ball back to the pocket.

Additional Radical The Fix 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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