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:Zing Hybrid
Reviewed:January 2020
Coverstock Specs
Name:Forged 2 Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Blue Solid / Silver / Charcoal Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.020

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

The Zing Hybrid uses the same Forged 2 Hybrid coverstock as the Conspiracy Hybrid and the same asymmetrical weight block as the original Zing. Finished at 500/1000 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound, the Zing Hybrid provides more length and more back end reaction than the Conspiracy Hybrid. The added length gave all three of our testers a superb reaction on our medium oil test pattern.

Stroker started his ball on 15, crossing around the second arrow and getting it out to eight at the breakpoint. Tweener was able to lay his ball down on 25, targeting the third arrow and using the 10 board as his breakpoint. Cranker used the same breakpoint as Stroker, but started his ball on 31 and crossed just left of the middle arrow. All three testers saw the Zing Hybrid effortlessly clear the front, pick up very hard in the midlane, and make a strong move at the end of the pattern. As the oil transitioned, it only required small moves to get this ball back in the pocket, as no one moved more than 3-and-2 left. The Zing Hybrid provides more overall hook, but has a very similar motion to the Katana Slash, a popular previous release from

Additional Radical Zing Hybrid 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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