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:Xeno Pearl
Reviewed:January 2017
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Red / Silver Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Asymmetric with Scoop Technology
Int. Diff:0.016

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The Xeno Pearl is the follow-up to the original Xeno in Radical’s Reliable line of bowling balls. It uses the same asymmetrical Xeno core as the original, but this time pairs it up a pearlized coverstock finished with 500 SiaAir and Crown Factory Compound. The Xeno Pearl retains more energy than the sanded Xeno, giving it a stronger breakpoint and more back end reaction.

Our best reaction from the Xeno Pearl came on our medium test pattern. The added downlane reaction of this ball gave Stroker the best line to the pocket of our three testers. He could play up the eight board, where his ball’s polished cover easily cleared the front of the lane and then flipped harder at the breakpoint than his original Xeno, even when he threw the original with a polished cover. The only ball he had stronger at the breakpoint in the Radical line was the Ridiculous Pearl. The Xeno Pearl gave him more midlane traction than the Ridiculous Pearl, which resulted in more control

Additional Radical Xeno 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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