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Bonus Solid
« on: August 06, 2020, 09:16:31 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The Radical Bonus Solid reactive mid-performance bowling ball introduces a new core and cover combo. This ball features the Bonus Symmetric core along with the Forged Solid coverstock to offer a ball motion that is easily controllable while generating lots of downlane motion and continuation. This ball motion is ideal for league and tournament bowlers.

Color: Violet/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Bonus Symmetric w/ DynamiCore
Coverstock: Forged Solid
Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.487 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.030 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Oily

 

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Bonus Solid IS Money!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 01:03:32 PM »
Length: 42

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


The Bonus Low RG 2.48 lower dif symmetrical ball wrapped in the strong Forged Solid coverstock that controls the midlane while producing a consistently  strong backend motion that is very continuous through the pins.
 I drilled mine 4 x 30 degrees making it very continuous through the pins.  I can miss in and it still carries because of the the strong coverstock and miss out and it recovers well. The solid blue cover makes it much like a black ball going down the lane and who doesnít like that look!
 This ball was designed to be an Intel on steroids. If you liked the Intel line then the Bonu$ is a canít miss for you and should be your benchmark ball.

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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 07:43:33 AM »
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle: 30 x 5 3/4 x 50

X Hole (if there is one): No


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Medium , between 250-275 rpm

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP/Track: 5 1/2" over and 1/2" down


SURFACE PREP

Grit: Box Finish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


COMMENTS

The Bonus is a AMAZING ball.  Very similar to the Radical Intel, just the Bonus has a stronger cover which means it rolls through the midlane earlier and has a stronger roll in the backend.  This ball will be a outstanding benchmark and tournament ball for alot of bowlers


Charles Withers II
Brunswick Regional Staff

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Re: Radical Bonus Solid
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 04:48:37 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41 ish

Volume: Light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  Burned house


COMMENTS

Likes:  I drilled the Radical Bonus to be a bit longer and smoother as I drilled another control type ball at the same time, the Hammer Web Tour Hybrid. I didn't want them right on top of each other. Throwing them during the same session I was able to see I got just what I wanted. This ball get a further down the lane, has a smooth controllable shape with good continuation through the pins. Perfecto. Should work well in both league & tournaments.

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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 03:29:10 PM »
It's no secret that the Radical Bowling Technologies #Intel was The Bearded Beast's favorite benchmark ball.  See how it's replacement, the #Radical #BONUS stacks up against it!
#TeamLSR #TeamCtD #LogoInfusion #turbogrips #creatingthedifference #bowling #benchmark #TeamRadical

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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 04:56:03 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42

Volume:Low

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: The Bonu$ is a perfect benchmark ball. It's very controllable but strong at the same time. Radical has done it again! If you liked the Intel you will love the brand new Bonu$! Comparing it to the Intel I have the bonus around 4 boards stronger with the same type of motion. For me it's a stronger Intel which I love. A great 1-2 punch. The Versatility of this ball is hands down what bowlers look for. You can play straight or move in with it. I would say it's for mid to lighter oil conditions out of the box or add more surface for more oil. It's control in a box and strikes a lot!!!

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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 09:42:05 AM »
I drilled the Radical Bonus to be my benchmark symmetric replacement for the Intel, and this ball really impresses me! My Bonus is about 2-3 boards stronger than the Intel, and 1-2 extra feet of length at box. I am a left handed bowler, 340 rpm, 16.5 mph, 18 AT, 55 AR, so I wanted my benchmark symmetric to be able to be used across multiple oil patterns and give me a "true read" to what I am seeing, and the Bonus fits perfectly. I drilled it with one of my favorite layouts, 4.5" x 30, so it will go through the fronts, pickup the mid-lane, and transition quickly. The Bonus, which features DynamiCore for more hitting power and longevity, has been my go to ball on Earl Anthony 43', Wolf 32', and two different THS. It is VERY versatile and takes to cover changes extremely well. If you can only buy ONE ball this season, I would recommend the Radical Bonus, it really is that good. You can order the Bonus now from Moore's Pro Shop and pro shops everywhere. Thank you.

- James Goulding III
James Goulding
Moore's Pro Shop
Radical Regional Staff
M.I.S.T. Tournament Series Director

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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 01:44:55 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40

Volume: Light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  Burned House Shot


COMMENTS

Likes: Being that I have the Web Tour Hybrid, I drilled the Radical Bonus to go longer and be smoother. I did not want them to be right on top of each other in terms of ball shape. I threw them during the same practice session and I was able to see that I got the perfect 1-2 punch with these two balls. The Bonus gets further down the lane, has a smooth controllable shape with good continuation through the pins. This ball has impressed me very much. This ball is a must-have in your bag at all times

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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 08:44:38 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): League


COMMENTS

Likes:  I threw this ball for the 1st time two nights ago in league, and it has earned a spot in my ball lineup for sure. This symmetrical ball had no problem reacting to the friction while maintaining a very controllable arc down lane and power through the pins. Another impressive attribute of this ball was that it never overreacted when I got it into the dry early. This is a must have ball in any league or tournament arsenal.

Dislikes: Did not have any dislikes


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Re: Bonus Solid
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 11:41:49 AM »
The Radical Bonus is a bit of an old-school ball for me.  With it's low differential and symmetric core, I can go very straight and keep my angles closed (which I like to do). The cover has enough teeth that it continues through the pins very nicely.  This ball will work well on tough sport patterns, especially lower volume or shorter length.  But, it's also terrific on house patterns to reduce over/under reactions when missing outside of target.

Good benchmark balls are sometimes hard to find, this is one that every competitive bowler needs to have.  Mine is drilled pin below ring finger and it easily gets into a roll and clears the fronts and midlane.  Bowlers with a lot of hand will love the controllability of the ball.

This is a unique piece in today's bowling ball world and absolutely worth trying!

Jeff Poholsky