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The Fix
on: December 29, 2016, 05:25:14 PM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
The Radical The Fix bowling ball is the first to feature their Shapeshifter core design. This never been seen before core design offers a plethora of drilling options including "symmetrical" and "asymmetrical" layouts. This allows the user to decide between standard performance or a more powerful ball motion.

Color: Black/Yellow Solid
Core: Shapeshifter Sym/Asym
Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.511**
Differential: 0.054**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil


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Re: The Fix
Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 10:00:27 AM

Length: 40'

Volume: heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: The Fix is Radicals new high end ball with the new shapeshifter core. This ball can be drilled for just about any oil condition or ball shape preference (asymm or symm drilling layout). Pin under will give you a symmetrical read after drilling and a pin over layout will give you an asymmetrical read, first time a company has done this with the core.

I chose the asymmetric B layout 70x4.5x40. On my houseshot, the pattern has quite a bit of oil, this ball HOOKS in the oil. It reads the midland perfectly and carries really well. What really surprised me is when the lanes get dried up after 4-5 games, I just move left and feed it to the friction by opening up my angles, BOY does this ball move off the spot!!! I have never left any flat 10's, the ball drives like not many I have thrown in the past 20 years. It's just a great overall ball, fits over my grudge hybrid and my Xeno. Radical keeps coming out with impressive pieces time after time, try one and you will never look back 😉😉

Dislikes: dry patterns would be off limits.

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Re: The Fix
Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 01:36:12 PM
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS, SHARK, 42 ft FLAT


Likes:  I went with the pin under symmetrical layout.  For me this ball gave me a little more hook in oil than my pin under Forest quantum.  I was able to start with this ball on the shark pattern, giving me a good look from up 13 and moving in from there.  I was not able to use this on the THS patterns around here OOB, ball rolls really good on the THS  at 4000 grit.  This gives me a predictable move in the mid lane and continuation with jumping off of the dry. 

Dislikes:  Was too strong OOB for any of the THS's here, had to change the OOB surface.

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The Fix
Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 04:06:58 PM
The Fix is the latest from Radical Bowling Technologies in the Top Shelf line! Whats more, this is the most innovative core in the industry since the early 90's. The Fix provides a core that allows drilling both as Symmetrical and Asymetrical!
I am a lefty, ~16mph, 400 rev. I have drilled my Fix as symmetrical (pin down) drilling with dual angle #'s of 60*x 4 1/2" x 80*. This ball provides a strong solid coverstock which allows the symmetrical drilling to blend the lane front to back, without burning up. I have used this ball both polished and matte/dull, as needed based upon lane condition.
Being on the left side, we don't see a lot of traffic most of the time. That said, when we do see an increased amount of traffic and the ball track begins to force the ball to burn up too early and not roll through the pins correctly, or it simply overreacts, The Fix has allowed me to move my feet right and "ball up" and The Fix will still turn the corner downlane, when many other balls will not have enough "oomph" to turn the corner and go through the pins correctly.
I suggest finding the right need within your arsenal (Symmetrical or Asymmetrical) and get yourself a Fix! Then, once you have grown to LOVE that Fix, you go back and get yourself another Fix!!!

I will love to make myself available if you would ever like to chat about Radical Bowling Technologies equipment. Please feel free to drop an email to me at

Chris Heringer
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Re: The Fix
Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 08:50:51 PM
The shapeshifter core allows for so many drilling possibilities which in turns creates so many different ways to attack the lanes.  I have drilled up two..yes I said two Radical Fix balls:  First one has the following layout; 70 x 3 3/8x 75 and the second one is drilled; pin up motion hole.  The shapeshifter core allows me to play the same part of the lane without moving a board...just switch balls.  The stronger layout gets me through the oil for the first game but when the carry down comes into play I switch to the pin up motion hole and keep on striking.  You want something versatile, you need a Fix!!! 

Length:  modified house shot


Type: Medium to heavy

Likes:  So love the versatility of this ball...from the core/layout options to modifying the surface; great ball.

Dislikes: None


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Re: The Fix
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 11:56:51 AM
I drilled the Fix with a pin up double thumb drilling. This was the first time I used this drilling. This drilling gives me great control with a strong backend.

The ball is very versatile and clean through the lanes. Even when I miss my target to the right, the ball will still recover as expected. Miss the shot inside a little and the ball will hold line and not over react. This is a league bowler's dream.

Condition - THS
Surface - OOB
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