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Yeti Untamed
« on: October 08, 2013, 11:19:50 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Radical Yeti Untamed Ball Specs:
- Color: Black/Emerald Green Solid All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Symmetric Core
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad, Royal Compound, Royal Shine
- Reaction: Backend Hook
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.482**
- Differential (Diff): 0.054**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Oily
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal



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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 01:45:37 PM »

Layout: 90 x 1.5" 70


Rev Rate: 300

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP/Track: 5.25" over, .75" up


Factory Finish


41' THS Pro Anvilane


Length: 180/200

Back End: 190/200

Overall Hook: 150/200

Midlane Read: 50/200

Breakpoint Shape: angular


I'll be honest, for house shots, this is the new release from Radical I was really anxious to see.  Out of the box, first impressions were that this ball has some crazy shelf appeal.  I think it looks amazing!

Drilled this ball the same as one of my original Yetis for house shots and shorter sport shots.

All I can say is wow, honestly.  This ball was everything I expected but better.  After about 6 frames of game 1 playing around with the Reax Version 2, I pulled this out, moved 5 boards left (I'm left handed), squared the lane up, and just started striking at will.  I don't normally have recovery down lane at Plaza on Wednesdays and hold on the same night, but this ball gave me both.  I could miss left further into the dry a few boards, watch it go through the early hook spot and retain energy until the back end and then just attack it; I could get it in a few boards, watch it sail through the front, but then still hook hard in the back to not leave the weak half-pocket corner pins.

Throwing this ball exclusively for the last half of game 1, the whole of game 2, and on the right lane only in game 3, I had 24/28 strikes and just couldn't miss (until the left lane transitioned at the end of game 2 and I had to ball back up to the Version 2 and move 2 boards back to the right).

VERY VERY happy about this ball, and where it fits.  Its great because when that 1.5" pin original Yeti would see the spot a little soon sometimes and give me more roll through the middle of the lane, this ball gets through that spot and retains energy.  Very excited to see what it looks like on the lower volume sport shots.

Another winner from Radical!

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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 10:00:44 PM »
I drilled my Yeti untamed with a pin under layout from Radicals layout sheet. WOW! this ball recovers on the backend. I'm a left hander with a ball speed around 15 mph. my rev rate is 250 rpm. this is one awesome ball.
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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 08:09:10 PM »
Well I just drilled up my second untamed Yeti. This one has a double thumb layout.
i love it. With the double thumb layout this ball picks up sooner and is continuous through the pins. on a 41 ft. house shot it works great.
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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 03:46:59 PM »
The Yeti Untamed is one of the more shelf appealing balls that the brand has put out. I was able to play further to the right with this ball, as opposed to the original. This layout gave me a little more backend compared to the original as well. Just like the Version 2, this ball continues to hook after it enters the pocket. You wont be missing any pins on the deck with this ball.

Go here to find the ball motion video for the Untamed
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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 07:49:39 PM »

Length: 40ft

Volume: ~24mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS on a really tricky lane surface (Lane 1 at Orange, NSW)


Likes: Ball is very clean through the front with a strong change in direction.

Dislikes: Needs a bit more vloume than most house shots for my rev rate. Most folks are going to flat out love it though.

G'Day Bowling Fans!

In 5 minutes youíll see what you can expect from the Radical Yeti Untamed.
The Yeti Untamed is the new polished solid version of the Yeti from Radical Bowling Technologies. Iíve taken it up the road to Orange and this ball acquitted itself nicely on the notorious lane 1. (Tricky pair, but good to film on!)

Lane 1 has a tendency to hook early, then burn up on the backend. Even so, the Yeti Untamed looked pretty good on it. Itís got a really sweet motion on the lane and good crisp impact in the deck.

I took it to the wood lanes at Wetherill Park for the Skins on Saturday night and it was the best ball in my bag, allowing me to hook the whole lane or stay up the back of it and play straighter. A very versatile ball.




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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 08:13:24 PM »
Radical Bowling Technologies Yeti Untamed

Pin Length - 3-4"
Starting Top Weight Ė 3.6 oz
Ball Weight - 15lb 4oz

Drilled at 50 Degrees X 5 1/4" x 35 Degrees

Rev Rate - 400  / 350 / 300 / 250
Ball Speed - 19mph / 16mph


Grit - Out of the Box
Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Out of the Box

Length - 41 ft
Volume - 27.35ml
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) - USBC Open Championships 2011


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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 06:31:48 PM »

Length: 44 feet

Volume: 21mL

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Strong, continuous motion. Excellent carry %

I have used this ball in league & at tournaments on sport/challenge patterns.
I love the strong, predictable motion from this ball. I trust this ball and get excited when I see enough oil that I can use it.

Dislikes: Too shiny out of box & often too much hook for THS

I liked this ball more when I knocked down the shine with a 3000 pad
Drilled 70 x 4.75 x 30 it hooks a bit too much on THS for me, but definitely has a place in my bag as a step up from my benchmark when I need the backend hook



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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 08:49:13 AM »
This ball is great!  I am left-handed with the double thumb layout in this ball and I absolutely love it.  The over under is no match for the Yeti Untamed especially with this layout.  The ball is clean in the front part of the lane but provides me with a strong backend finish that allows play up the boards when the lanes are spotty.


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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 03:21:49 PM »
Bowler style:
   Rev rate: 280-300
   Speed: 16-16.5 mph
   PAP: 5" right, 1/4" up

   50 x 4 x 40
  X hole: n/a

   500, 1000, 2000, 4000

   This is what Chris Barnes calls a 70% ball for me, I can use this ball 70% of the time throughout any day. One of my favorite balls ever was the versa-max and this is the new versa-max to me so if you loved that ball and are looking for the replacement get this and knock off the polish and viola you have the most versatile ball. I used this ball on house shots as well as some Kegel challenge patterns as well as 2013 open championship team pattern and the ball did the same on every pattern, versatility along with strong power through the pin deck.
   Radical's new scoop technology core allows you very versatile drillings without taking out the top part of the cores weight, giving you a taller core providing more transference of power from ball to pins = potential for higher pin carry.
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Re: Yeti Untamed
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2014, 10:36:10 PM »
This is easily my favorite ball in my bag.  My axis point is 4 3/4 x 5/8 up.  My RPM rate med high, my ball speed is about 19 mph off my hand, 10 degrees of tilt, above average axis rotation.

I have a 5" pin one with the pin just under my middle finger and then a 3.5" pin with the pin just above and to the right of my ring finger.  I keep the pin down one at 3000 ab pad and my pin up at 4000 ab pad unless I'm going to tournaments and then they may see some adjustments on surface

The pin down is highly predictable and reads the spot very well without jumping too hard off the spot.  It's a great fresh oil ball for me when there is nice volume in the heads and I need something reads the mid lane well.  Shot 800 with it last month and can't say enough about it.

The pin up one with a stronger pin position gets fairly good length and then wheels off the spot very well.  I use this when I want to circle a lane without standing too far left.  I can stand left on some conditions but I tend to be a little right of my really big hooking asymmetrical stuff.

Overall it's the best ball I've ever owned and really responds to surface changes and you can really get two different rolls between pin up and pin down due to the finger notches in the core.

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Re: Yeti Untamed - Great Transition Ball from Unleashed
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 09:54:31 PM »
Yeti Untamed drilled 60 x 4 1/2 x 65
This is a great compliment to the Yeti Unleashed. I tweaked the dual angles to allow better recovery on a pattern that has broken down. This ball has a great look going down the lane with the shiny green/black color scheme. This layout works best once I have broken the pattern down with the Yeti Unleashed. If you are bowling on less heavy patterns but still need that extra umph going down the lane.