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

Brand:
Name:Trail Blazer Solid
Reviewed:August 2022
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Coverstock Specs
Name:MOtion Magic Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 SiaAir
Color:Black / Grey / Blue
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Core Specs
Name:NA
Type:Asymmetrical
RG:2.484
Diff:0.052
Int. Diff:0.020

The Radical Trail Blazer Solid uses the same asymmetrical core design as the original Trail Blazer, but it is wrapped in the MOtion Magic Solid coverstock that was previously used on the Conspiracy Scheme. Instead of coming out of the box with Crown Factory Compound like its predecessor, the Trail Blazer Solid is finished with 500/2000 SiaAir. This core and cover combination results in a ball that picks up in the midlane with plenty of hook downlane to handle heavier volumes of oil.

Stroker felt like a power player with the motion he saw from the Trail Blazer Solid on the heavy oil pattern. The ball picked up very well in the midlane and was very angular for him at the end of the pattern. Generally, he needs to be very direct and tight with his angles on this pattern, but with the Trail Blazer Solid, he had more area at the breakpoint and was able to swing the ball more. He really liked seeing a very distinct change of direction at the back end compared to the smoother motion from balls like the Informer and Crypto. In transition, he had even more friction available on shots that were right of target and he still saw the ball drive through the pins on the shots that were inside of target. Stroker had the best line to the pocket on the medium oil pattern out of the three testers with the box finish. The Trail Blazer Solid ripped right through the oil

Additional Radical Trail Blazer 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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