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Yeti
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:50:42 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Radical Yeti Ball Specs:
- Color: Red/Purple Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Performance
- Core Type: Yeti Symmetric Core
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair with Rough Buff
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.482**
- Differential (Diff): .054**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: Average
- Length: Average
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Oily

Description: The Yeti, can be found in Radical's Reliable category. This ball features the new Yeti Symmetric core which will provide new and improved core technology. When Radical created this ball they kept the average bowler in mind, this ball works great on your typical house shot and a variety of other lane conditions. This ball is going to look/act and feel great in your arsenal!

 

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Re: Yeti
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 11:38:26 AM »
LANE CONDITION
Length:
Volume:
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

COMMENTS
Likes: All I can say is this is a extremly versatile ball. I used my benchmark drill and love the motion this ball has very smooth through the midlane with a strong continous arc. First time I used this ball was for the last night of my Sunday league (had just drilled it up Friday night) and shot 299/781. Looking forward to using the Yeti in my PBA Experience league this summer. If your in the market for a ball you can use on a variety of House shots give the Yeti a look you will be happy you did.
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« Last Edit: August 01, 2013, 02:57:31 PM by robertbrowder »
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Re: Yeti
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 07:35:53 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3.75"

Starting Top Weight: 3.2 oz

Ball Weight: 15# 4 oz


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4 1/4"

CG to PAP: 4 1/2"

X Hole (if there is one): 1 1/8", 10" from pin (drawn from thumb hole through/past pin) "Motion Hole Drilling")


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 300

Ball Speed: 17 at the arrows

PAP/Track: 4 1/2" over, 1/4" up


SURFACE PREP

Grit: 500/3000 abralon

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Matte


LANE CONDITION

Length: varies

Volume: varies

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): 40' THS, Chameleon, Cheetah, Scorpion


BALL REACTION

Length: 8/10

Back End: 7.5/10

Overall Hook: 7/10

Midlane Read: 7/10
 
Breakpoint Shape: Hard arc


COMMENTS

Likes: Easy length

Dislikes: Nothing obvious


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I finally have enough games on the Radical Yeti to write a review.  Once again I'd like to thank Radical and BrunsNick for the chance to throw and review the ball.  I went with the "motion hole layout" mostly because it was different.  I don't normally throw "trick" layouts because I have a very "average" game.  Very middle everything (speed, revs...).  However, I throw almost exclusively on spots shots now, so my game has changed some.  I've started cupping my wrist a lot less and have a lot less axis rotation than in the past (I've always had very low tilt).  Now I get much better mid lane read, but less flip on the back.  Therefore I have a harder time opening up the lanes than I used to.  Hence, the motion hole layout for the most back end reaction.

Even with this layout, the Yeti could make a very good benchmark ball.  It gets down lane with relative ease, sees the mid lane enough, and makes a good hard arc to the pocket.  Nothing fancy - you don't have to throw it 20 mph to get it past the heads even after some traffic, and the back end is solid.  With my rev rate it never became uncontrollable.  The box surface was fine for my house shot, but didn't give me the read I wanted on sport shots.

For me it works best staying near the oil line.  It will struggle if you yank it in the puddle on a juicy THS.  It needs some dry boards to really shine, but almost all balls do.  When it finds those dry boards, it still glides another foot or two before making it's turn.  This might be from the motion hole because I noticed it more after I increased the weight hole size from 3/4" to 1 1/8".  That's a good thing since it doesn't go bananas at the first sign of dry.

It also looks better with added axis rotation.  When I'm more up the back, it really loses that easy length it can get.  When I come around it more I can even get it to push down lane on the short sport shots and let that hard arc do it's magic.  Even on Cheetah (which plays like it has less volume and more wet/dry than last year - tugs go left in a big hurry and misses right can hang a bunch) I can get the ball to coast to the break point before making it's move.  Even with the added side roll, it still doesn't over flip at the break point.  It looks a little sharper than I'd normally like on Cheetah, but I've whacked it pretty good a few times with the Yeti.

It plays fine inside on a THS, but I still prefer to take some hand out of it and play closer to the gutter with the higher axis rotation.  For me it just reads the lane better when you can find some defined dry to throw it towards.  Higher rev rates might have a difference of opinion.

I'll update this again when I see more of the rest of the PBA patterns.

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Re: Yeti
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 07:01:28 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 4"

Starting Top Weight: 2.5

Ball Weight: 15.3


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 5"

CG to PAP: CG No madda... 60° x 5" x 40°

X Hole (if there is one): Nope. (I'd flare over it with this kind of diff!)


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 486 (last time I checked, but I tweak it up and down)

Ball Speed: 19, but can go from 17 to about 20 mph

PAP/Track: 5" x ¾" up


SURFACE PREP

Grit: 500

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Rough Buff (Box finish)


LANE CONDITION

Length: 39ft

Volume: Medium-high (Plays slicker in Winter and video shot some messed up backends.)

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


BALL REACTION

Length: Medium, not your typical pearl ball.

Back End: Controlled, heavy rolling

Overall Hook: More than you think! But smooth the whole way.

Midlane Read: Very aggressive - stands up fast!

Breakpoint Shape: Medium- Strong arc.


COMMENTS

Likes: Strong midlane motion and control of the backend. Carries remarkably well for the straighter entry angle. Impressive!

Dislikes: None yet, providing I use it where it belongs.


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http://bowlersedge.com.au/2013/06/radical-yeti-review-reaction/

In this review, I spend a few minutes discussing the core and touch on the layout I've used. There's so much to say about this ball that I had to leave the really technical bits out. Then it struck so much, the video ran a little over my target time. It's a good problem to have, and I got to poke a little fun at myself along the way. (You can too, it's ok!)

The lanes were a mess (school holidays) and this ball still looked good. I was reviewing some other gear at the time, so I carved a spot with a sanded ball and put all that carry down to good use. You can see when I return to the Yeti after a couple of games with other balls and make a jump left. I wasn't too sure about how it would carry from inside 20 board. You can watch the vid to find out.  :)

Enjoy!

Cheers,
Jason Doust
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Canberra, Australia
Independent Advice (not on anyone's staff) :)
« Last Edit: June 07, 2013, 07:03:19 PM by jason_doust »

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Re: Yeti
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 2.5"
Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz
Ball Weight: 15

DRILL PATTERN
45 x 5 7/8 x 40
X Hole (if there is one): On PAP

BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate: 325-350
Ball Speed: 16 at camera
PAP/Track: 5.5 -> 1/8" ^

SURFACE PREP
Grit: OOB

LANE CONDITION
Length: 41'
Volume: Med-Med Hvy
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

BALL REACTION
Length: 9/10
Back End: 9/10
Overall Hook: 9/10
Midlane Read: 8/10
Breakpoint Shape: Angular

COMMENTS
Likes: Drilled this Yeti Pin Up to compliment my original Yeti and couldn't be happier that I did. With the unique core design of the Yeti drilling this one pin up lets the core shine. The ball clears the heads with ease makes its transition in the midlane while retaining energy and makes a strong aggresive move on the backend and drives through the pins. Looking forward to the next Yeti.

Dislikes: Zero

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Re: Yeti
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 11:35:50 AM »

DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 5"

X Hole (if there is one): MOtion hole


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 300

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP:  5.25" over, .75" up


SURFACE PREP

Grit: factory finish



LANE CONDITION

Length: 41'

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


BALL REACTION

Length: 160/200

Back End: 180/200

Overall Hook: 150/200

Breakpoint Shape: 190/200


COMMENTS

Likes: The Yeti is an amazing complement to the Reax and Reax Pearl.  This ball is a step down in overall strength from those top end balls, but adds length through the front part of the lane and amazing angularity in the back part of lane, making it easy to open up your angle in the front and maintain carry through the pins. 

I have two other Yetis, both with other suggested layouts in the dialog that comes with the ball, and both provide great compliments in both ball motion and overall hook potential. 



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Re: Yeti
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 08:27:04 PM »
My Yeti has a pin above ring finger layout in it. It goes long with hook on the back.
It Carry's the back row very well. This ball works very good on a short pattern.
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All I can say is WOW!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 11:19:00 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:

Starting Top Weight:

Ball Weight:


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 4.5 and 5.25

CG to PAP: N/A

X Hole (if there is one):


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 380-400 rpm

Ball Speed: 16-18mph

PAP/Track: 5.5 over .5 up


SURFACE PREP

Grit: 4.5 sanded to 2000, 5.25 box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):


LANE CONDITION

Length:

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Tested on Sport and House


BALL REACTION

Length: Clears the fronts easily.  Shorter pin drilling revs harder in the midlane, while pin up clears easier, but both will see the midlane.

Back End: Strong but controllable.

Overall Hook: Medium

Midlane Read: See length above.

Breakpoint Shape: Smooth angular motion.


COMMENTS

Likes: The Yeti has been my first experience with Radical and wow is it an eye-opener! This ball is so good that I drilled a second one. Here are the two layouts I have on my Yeti's: My pin down is 75 x 4.5 x 55 My pin up is 90 x 5.25 x 40 For the tech junkies out there, I have to mention how the core in this ball was designed by Mo Pinel to be highly responsive to different drillings. This is because the post drilling differential of this ball is greatly impacted by layout. Pin down: lower diff. Pin up: high diff. My pin down is a great control ball. The position of the core helps it to rev up in the midlane but the tighter flare keeps it from over-reading in the midlane. The shape this ball creates is truly dynamic. it is that rare controllable angularity that allows you to STRIKE A LOT but not split too much when you throw it poorly. The pin up is an awesome piece to have in my bag for when the pin down because too early or hits flat. This higher pin position paired with a longer pin to PAP allows the ball to clear the fronts more easily yet the higher flare ensures that the ball will pick up before the end of the pattern. Overall, one of the best balls I have drilled in a while. Questions? Feel free to e-mail me at ajferri@live.com

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Re: Yeti
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 01:03:43 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:41ft

Volume:Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS
Found a used one with 3 games on it about a month ago, drilled it pin next RF w/ MoHole 1"x 4"deep, 500 grit surface. First night in league shot my average with it then second night a nice 648 series . Great all around ball for THS and lower volume patterns. If you don't have one get one. Great job Mo and Phil at Radical! ;)
Likes:Doesn't get jumpy off midlane, nice continuous motion through pin deck and keeps pins low.

Dislikes:None


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