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Katana Strike
« on: August 30, 2023, 12:46:57 PM »
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Radical is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to the Katana line: The Katana Strike! With its impressive specifications and advanced features, this bowling ball is set to take your game to a whole new level. Equipped with an RG of 2.50, a differential of .051, and an intermediate differential of .020, the Katana Strike is designed for optimal performance. Just like its predecessor, the Katana Assault, this ball delivers a rapid response to friction and exceptional continuation through the pins. The Katana Strike features the same base cover, the HyperKenetic 22 (HK22), but now in a hybrid form known as HK-22h. This innovative cover formula offers increased mid-lane motion and hook compared to its counterpart, the Katana Assault. Prepare yourself for enhanced performance as the Katana Strike delivers more hook, more flip, more recovery, and more strikes. It's a true monster flip ball with a higher total hook, making it the perfect complement to the popular and highly sought-after Katana Assault.

Color: Black / Orange / Smoke
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Core: Katana Assault Asymmetric
Coverstock: HK22 - HyperKinetic Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 500, 1500, 3000 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.501 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)


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Re: Katana Strike
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2023, 03:02:10 PM »
The Radical Katana Strike fills the hybrid asymmetric void in my bag, fitting in perfectly between the Katana Assault and the Innovator Solid. I drilled the Katana Strike 40 x 4.25" x 70 to give me a longer transition from skid to hook to roll, and a strong pin to make sure it flares good in heavier volumes. The Katana Strike is super versatile, as you can see form the video link I provided with this review. You can slow hook it, or pipe it straighter, it still has good pin action, even with lower entry angles.

I have used the Katana Strike on sport patterns such as Chichen Itza 40, Beefy Burrito 36', and Mark Roth 39', having good success on all three. On a 42' THS, it is a killer, giving me plenty of miss room with outstanding pin action. You can see from the video comparison to the Katana Assault that the Katana Strike is about 3-4 boards stronger, and 2-3 feet sooner to start its move on the lane. Make sure you get to Bowler Builders Pro Shop, or your local pro shop to pick up the Katana Strike and join the Radical Revolution today!

Here is the YouTube video comparing the Katana Strike and Katana Assault:
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