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Xeno
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:05:20 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Xeno ("ZEE-NO") means alien or strange which is the perfect description of the Radical Xeno bowling ball. This ball is unlike any other because it doesn't overreact to dry conditions and it doesn't underreact to oil. A performance ball like that is rare! The combination of a strong asymmetric core and a customized coverstock formula makes this ball idea for medium to heavy oiled house lane conditions.

Color: Black/Red Solid All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Core: Asymmetric with Scoop Technology
Coverstock: Solid
Finish: 500/4000 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Strong-off-the-spot ball motion with excellent continuation through the pins
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy
RG: 2.508 (15# ball)
Diff: 0.048 (15# ball)

 

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Re: Xeno
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 08:45:40 AM »
65 x 3.75 x 30

Strong, continuous layout. This ball allows me to get my feet pretty far left on the fresh. It has a lot of backend, but it does real the mid lane fairly well. The Reax V2 core with the stronger cover is a great combination. A little less hook than the Guru line, but more versatile. The price point and performance of this ball won't be matched by anyone else. This is a must have for heavier volume patterns.

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Re: Xeno
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 10:07:52 AM »
Layout:   70 x 3 3/8 x 75; surface at 1000 - I am speed dominant bowler.


For a mid-range ball, this ball performs like a top shelf ball.  I love this ball!!!  The Xeno is extremely smooth through the front part of the lane but has a ton of backend motion.  Great for medium to oily lanes.   





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Re: Xeno
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 09:09:37 PM »
The Radical Xeno is to me, the most interesting ball of the start of the season in the Radical family. If you go back 3 years ago, you can find the same core in our high end ball of the time, the Reax version 2. Now, you can find that same core, with a brand new coverstock technology in a mid-price ball. So you have a high end performance for an upper-mid price point. With that amount of potential hook, I want a smooth reacting ball with a lot of continuation so I went with 45x5x75 layout. First impression: WOW! That core has now a cover to fulfill all is potential. The reaction is awesome, very steady and a lot of teeth on oily lanes. That ball will be perfect for medium to oily lanes. For my part, I’m looking to use it on sports conditions, mostly medium pattern and maybe on long pattern. So, you want high end type reaction without paying the high end price, the Xeno is the ball you want!
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Re: Xeno
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 07:58:06 PM »
Here is the newest addition to the reliable line, the Xeno.  This ball uses the same core has the Solid Reax Version 2 but with a much stronger and smoother coverstock.

I drilled it pin down with a 70x4x75.  On the lane I play the Xeno about the same area of the Guru Limited but the motion on the lane is much more controllable.  The ball begins to hook really soon.  This is not the type of ball that you move in and open up the lane.   You won’t be able to recover from too far right.  The best use I get for this ball is a long and flatter patern when I need to get some hook and I need to control my backend.

What surprised me the most with this ball is the amount of hook and the performance you get for a mid performance ball.

To conclude, if you want to have a ton of hook and performance but don’t want to pay the big bucks, this is your ball of choice.
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Re: Xeno
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 02:42:32 PM »
Xeno: meaning other; different in origin. Are YOU looking for a DIFFERENT look at the pins? Do you want continuation that seemingly never stops?
Watch as Lane Side Reviews takes the new Radical Bowling Technologies #XENO to the lanes, and see how different is good!
#TeamRadical #TeamLSR #TeamLogoInfusion #TurboGrips #Hook #Continuation #bowling #WowThatsRadical

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Re: Xeno
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 09:26:44 AM »
The Xeno has a very strong and smooth roll. I currently have it paired with the Guru Limited and they complement each other very well.

The Xeno is set up to read the lane a bit earlier than the Limited, which is what I want. It finishes very powerfully and I can use it with carrydown.

My 15# Xeno is box condition and drilled to 45 X 3 3/4 X 35 with a small P3 hole.

It is very effective on medium to medium heavy oil.

Last season my best two-ball combination was the Radical Primo and Primo Solid (and they still are used frequently). But, the Xeno and Limited have also moved into the starting lineup.

Since I have only used it for a week, let me know your experience with it. It's getting a lot of attention around here - and for good reason. Check it out.

Cush

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Xeno
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 11:26:23 AM »
Specs: Left Handed, 15 mph, ~400 rev rate, drilled my Xeno 45*x4.5"x40* (PAP is 4 1/2" over, 1/2" up). This puts the pin above the bridge for me. I chose this drilling because I had already drilled my Jackpot pin down, and with numbers similar to the Primo, I decided to move the pin up Xeno and maintain the box cover prep.

This resin cover compliments the rest of the equipment in my arsenal, which has allowed me to keep my angles a bit more closed and use the pin up combined with the cover to get the ball through the fronts. The core has retained much of its mass, since I drilled this pin up, which gets the ball through the pins very well. The centers I bowl in have all converted to Twisters, so that has been a learning experience by itself, and this layout has given me a great compliment in my arsenal so I have a variety of options of ways to get the ball to go through the pins!

For comparison purposes, I have the flexibility to use this ball when my Jackpot is revving up too soon (I have put a bit of surface on my Jackpot, and pin down drilling) and not going through the pins correctly, or I can use this ball (and stay in a similar zone) if my Ridiculous Pearl is not going through the pins correctly. At Radical, it is all about building arsenals and filling gaps, and the Xeno does just that. Not all balls will carry 100% of the time due to the countless variables in our sport. The Xeno is a great ball to have if you need a ball to read the lane a tad earlier, so that you can add variety to the path your shots are traveling through the pin deck.

Thanks for reading my review. Please let me know if you have any questions about the Xeno, or any other Radical Bowling Technology ball. Email me at chrisheringer@gmail.com
Chris Heringer
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Re: Xeno
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 10:57:37 AM »
The Xeno is a very strong and controllable smooth ball. This ball is best used on medium to heavy oil.

The ball is drilled pin over center with the cg kicked out 45 degrees. With this drilling, the ball gets down the lane, storing the energy that I need, and it provides a strong but controllable reaction off of the spot.

I have tried to use it a few times on lanes with heavy carry down, and I found that this particular drilling will allow me to move right, when others are moving left. The ball continues to store energy through the carry down and gives me a great reaction on the back end.
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Re: Xeno
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2017, 05:53:10 PM »
I punched up my Xeno 55x5x45 putting the pin over the bridge with no hole as a similar layout to my Reax2 which was one of my favorite balls from a few seasons ago.
Right out of the box my first reaction was amazement at how smooth this ball rolled.  It has sufficient traction up front to not hydroplane, a strong read of the mids and a smooth arcy backend that is very easy to read. 
So far I have used it on a 36' Challenge pattern playing up the ditch, hooked the lane on a few random house conditions and played tight to the track on truly heavy oil.  I've had at minimum a decent look to the pocket on all of these patterns and surprisingly my best look was trusting the ball right on short. 
Compared to other balls in my bag, it is a little earlier than the Reax2 and softer off the backend than my Ridiculous Asym.  The ball it is closest to is the Vandal Smash, which in my hands is slightly longer with a little more backend.  The Xeno is a good step down from the hook monsters, but with its dull surface will at least be able to get you to the pocket in heavy oil.
I highly recommend the Xeno to anybody who is looking for a first ball out of the bag on a wide variety of lane conditions.  If you like to keep your angles straighter and are wanting a ball for anything from medium oil or more then this is the ball for you
Brandon Riley
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Re: Xeno pearl
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 09:05:46 PM »
Xeno Pearl
Well I drilled up this ball. I decided to layout it out 65 x 5 1/2 x 30. I will have to say I was very impressed with this ball. It has great length with flip. I decided to knock the shine off it with a 4000 grit pad. And now it has less flip but more continuous. I love it. I used it in my sport league and house shot league. Another great ball from Radical bowling Technologies.

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Re: Xeno
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 09:54:55 AM »
Drilled the XENO due to the similarities it had to the REAX V2 solid, I wanted a controlled asymmetrical so I used a 75, 5, 70 layout and it was just what I was looking for.  I bowl lots of tournaments and this is my benchmark ball, it reduces the over under of the flatter pattern.  This ball will be making the trip to Vegas.

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Re: Xeno
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 01:50:31 PM »
Drilled my XENO Solid 40 x 4 x 40 and hit it with an old 2000 Pad. Used on a House Shot where I normally start with a pin down Pitbull with 800 Grit. This ball glided thru the heads then got off the pattern and made a great continuous move thru the pins and off the table. Carry percentage was really good. Game 2 I have has to move 3 - 1 and it still read the pattern well enough to know when to make the turn and continue. This has been a great piece to my League arsenal. I can not wait to get it on some Sport / PBA Patterns and see what it does. Another incredible piece from Radical.
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