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Cell Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Features:
* Coverstock: Cytoplasmic X™ Pearl Reactive
* Weight Block: Nucleus™ Core 14-16lb
* Weight Block: Modified Nucleus™ Core in 12 & 13lb
* Ball Finish: 1500 Polished
* Durometer: 73 - 75 Rex D-scale
* Flare Potential: 7" + (High)
* Weights: 12 - 16 lbs

The time of reckoning has arrived and the Roto Grip Kingdom welcomes the addition of the newest legend of the land. Bred from the original and designed to compliment its predecessor, the Cell Pearl will reign supreme.

The technologically advanced and performance proven Nucleus™ core delivers continuous predictable motion for all types of bowlers. The Cytoplasmic X™ pearl reactive coverstock is a first in the industry with the optimum amount of porosity and enhanced surface friction.

The synergy of a core and coverstock on the Cell Pearl™ generates a strong angular more off the spot on those medium to lighter volume patterns with unprecedented predictability. This ball is the ultimate compliment to the original and will surely dominate the entire bowling kingdom...

 

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 09:31:38 AM »
I drilled my 1st Cell Pearl with the pin 5" from pap pin above fingers on the centerline, cg slight kicked out and mass bias 1 inch left of thumb (left Handed). Compared to a similarily drilled Cell (fairly new) the pearl is easily 5-6 feet longer and much more angular at the breakpoint. I used both Cells while practicing today and when the shot broke down and the Cell was starting to lose energy I switched to the Pearl and it was perfect the Pearl saves alot of energy for the backend of the lane but still has a similiar motion through the pins. I can see this ball getting alot of play. Will review after I drill my 2nd Pearl.

David Tessman
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 06:56:29 PM »
I drilled my 1st Cell Pearl with the pin 3 1/2" from pap pin above fingers just left of the centerline.  This is a similar layout as one of my Cells.  Bowled last night on a league shot(blocked wall shot)and stood 4 boards left of my usual position and looked at the second arrow.  The ball reads the lanes well and best of all it allows me to read the lanes.  I made my moves to the right with my feet going into the last game and got the consistency I was looking for.  Usually going into the third game on a late shift,  I really have to make a drastic move with my Cell, but not last night with the new Cell Pearl.  I recommend it to anyone as a perfect partner to your Cell.


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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 02:40:27 PM »
WOW!! This ball has the same motion as the original Cell with just a bit stronger move off the spot.  It clears the fronts extremely smooth, almost like polyester.  With the "walk" of the Cell line, moves are as easy as ever and the balls allow for great variances in hand/wrist positions while still maintaining power.  It opens up the lanes as good as any ball and on tighter patterns, still has the "walk" we enjoy.  Although this ball will "squirt" on carrydown, the "walk" helps make up the difference.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 02:55:56 PM »
Drilled two cells first one was drilled 5 X 3 with a 1 inch pin buffer second one was drilled 6 1/2 x 5. Both balls are just amazing the first one clears the heads with ease and just unleashes a very powerful hit to the pocket like no other ball I have thrown, it reads the dry with no problem and does not over react and just sits in the oil giving you room for mistakes second one that I drilled roles a little earlier but giving me a little bit more of an arking finish to it but does not back off on the hitiing. The Pearl cell and the Original Cell is a ball for everybody.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 03:28:31 PM »
Hi All,

I'm proud to present to you The Roto-Grip Cell Pearl Video.

http://www.videoballreviews.com/cellpearl.html

Or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcz9B1mnuEc

MY Take on the ball:

This ball certainly had alot to live up to after the incredible success of the original CELL, and boy does it deliver.

The Cell Pearl clears the heads great, picks up nicely in the midlane with a consistent STRONG backend reaction, not skid flippy just very aggressive off the spot...

I dont like to use the term "better" too much because no ball is really better than another, it all depends on the conditions and the bowler..BUT for me, this ball is "better" than the original, simply due to the fact that it seems like it will cover a broader range of conditions for a longer
period of time...i know a bunch of people who start off league/tournament using a cell who end up switching halfway through the second game because the cell is simply too much.

What really sets this ball apart from the rest is shown at the end of this video. This ball has incredible power from deep inside angles when the shot starts to break down. SO not only is this ball great on the fresh BUT this ball allows you to chase the oil line in without sacraficing hitting power down lane. The continuation on this piece, just like the original, is downright amazing.

Now with all that being said, this is not going to be a ball for real long and heavy patterns...but thats what the cell is for! This is a deadly 1-2 combo that will help Roto-Grip keep its title as the fastest growing ball company in the market today!

As always comments and questions are welcome!
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 05:22:31 PM »
Alright so the Cell Pearl is almost here, and let me tell you all, if you thought the first one was good look out! This one seems better already!  I drilled it the same as my original cell which was 3.5 by 3.5 which is very strong drilling and right away I noticed that the ball was very strong in the mids with even more angle to the pocket and definately way more hitting power!!
First night out of the box I bowled 747 with 2 blow out 7-10's that the pins went literally everywhere and just did not connect to anything.  In my estimation this ball will be amazing for anyone looking for a little extra pop down the lane!!!
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 10:10:30 PM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 0 oz, 2.38 top weight, and 2.25-inch pin.

The Cell Pearl was punched using the dual angle layout method, 4.5-inch pin by 55-degree drill angle by 30 degree VAL angle. (Looking for some length with a strong backend move.)  This put the pin just to the right and ¾ of an inch above the ring ringer.  The marked mass bias (RG) is 1 ½ inches right of the thumbhole.   An X-hole was not needed as the CG was left of a line drawn from the pin to the mass bias (RG).  The finish was left OOB.  

The Cell Pearl is a great looking shell and will have great customer shelf appeal.  Wonderful looking color scheme.

The Cell Pearl is cleaner and longer (around three feet) through the fronts than the original Cell.  However, it does need some oil up front to achieve this.  If you start it in some friction or throw it to some friction the response is pretty quick.  If you have some oil up front, the move to the pocket is very strong, bigger and much sharper than the original.  The Pearl Cell has similar roll, carry and hit characteristics as the original as it shares the same Nucleus weight block.  Those characteristics are the predictable, forgiving roll, fantastic carry and tremendous hit. It really throws the pins around even when playing inside of twenty.  

Many bowlers have waited patiently for this one to be released and it was worth the wait.  The Cell Pearl is another, tremendous addition to the Roto Grip lineup and can be used on most medium conditions.


John Brodersen

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 12:39:10 AM »
I drilled my Cell Pearl the same as my original Cell, using the dual angle layout, 50 x 5 x 70. I wanted to see how different the two balls were with the same layout.  From what I can see so far, they both seem to roll the same in the heads, in the midlane and on the backend is where I see a HUGE difference.

The Cell rolls a lot sooner in the midlane where the Cell Pearl skids about 7 or 8 feet more. This skid lets the Cell Pearl retain energy and give me a LOT stronger move on the backend. Usually when I have a ball that is strong on the back I leave a lot of solid 8 pins, however I haven't really seem that as of yet. I love the way the Pearl rolls through the pocket, and I love the carry.

I love my Cell, and from what I can tell I am going to feel the same way about the Pearl.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 08:10:09 PM »
Cell Pearl with the pin at 2:00 o'clock and Mass Bias at 7:00 (below the thumb) The ball out the box was 2.5 to 3 in pin and 2.62 top weight

I love the ball. For me its the one ball I really get down the lane. The paralyzation of the shell helps generate extra lenth, and with the pin placement on the ball the lenght and the break point is very controllable. The pins seem to stay low to the deck. This lay out brings my track up about a 1/4 of an inch.  

Using a 10 rating I give the Pearl Cell a 9 plus.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2008, 10:35:44 PM »
Pearl Cell

To revisit the Cell.  Again if you haven't thrown one your missing out.  The Cell core creates a shape and predictability no other balls have matched.  For tougher patterns its hard to find a better look or success than the Cell. No other ball has been able to maintain the differential as long as the cell.  

Now add the new Cytoplasmic pearl reactive coverstock.  No other changes needed.  The Cell Pearl is a great compliment to the original Cell.  A whole lot smoother down the lane with a stronger move off the spot.  A great compliment to the Cell. The Cell and the Cell Pearl could be the closest thing to a complete 2 ball arsenal. If it wasn't for pilot error, I'm confident I would never miss with this ball.  

I would like to start the debate.  The Cell Pearl will be the best ball on the market, maybe even better than the Cell.  

To the Roto Grip Staff:  Good luck topping this one!

Kelly O'Driscoll
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008, 01:11:05 AM »
Likes: Easy Length and controllable backend reaction. Very clean through the front part of the lane and a clean strong arc on the backend.
Dislikes: Squirty on heavy oil but that isn't what this ball is for. You get that condition just pull out your regular Cell.

Great ball reaction and compliments the original Cell very well. Rotogrip has a great 1,2,3 punch with the original Cell, Pearl Cell, and Grand Illusion.

Cell Pearl actually takes very well to surface changes and appears to be much stronger than its Solid Version with the same layout and same surface. I was easily 3 to 5 boards further left in that situation but because of the pearl coverstock, even a non polished surface got down the lane better than the original. Great choice overall, I will definitely have a couple more added to my arsenal.

Able to use the cell pearl on all PBA conditions as well. Shark only after it was broken down but the rest I could use this ball right out of the gate with the proper surface change and wrist position change.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008, 04:20:47 AM »
I've been anticipating the release of this ball for quite some time now and it has finally arrived.  The very first game I bowled with it was a 277 during league play not a bad first impression of the ball.  Then I went down to Albuquerque to bowl in a PBA Regional and after shooting 161 the first game with the wrong ball in my hand, I made a ball change to the Cell Pearl.  I averaged 218 over my last 7 games and would have made the cut if I had started out using the Cell Pearl.  I used a pretty basic label drill with this Cell Pearl with no weight hole and with the pin above my ring finger.  This ball rolls so smooth through the front part of the lane storing up all the energy for the end result.  The carry that I've experienced up to this point has been phenomenal and I really can't ask for anything more from a bowling ball.  I now feel that I have an unbeatable combination of equipment headlined with the Cell, Grand Illusion, and now the dynamic Cell Pearl.  The Cell Pearl is a must add to any bowlers arsenal.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 11:23:57 PM »
Alright guys and gals, I'm not going to get on here and fill you with a bunch of bull, it's just not like me to do that.  Just wanted to get that straight.  lol

What I see out of the Cell Pearl is a very unique motion.  You have a ball that's clean through the fronts that reads the mid-lane very well, because of the strong core design, but yet is sharp off the end of the pattern and still continues dow the lane vey well.  Not very often have I seen this motion out of any plant.  

I think this ball along with the Grand Illusion are going to be very successful for me this up coming season.  

Best of luck to all!

"The Big Nasty"

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2008, 12:53:05 AM »
When you think it can't get better, it just might. I'm a right handed power stroker on Rotogrip staff. Just drilled the pearl 5 inch pin 4 inch mb cg in center of grip. This ball sails through the heads then it looks like someone kicks it left it snaps so hard it gives me messengers i've never had before. I bowled on a couple of shots to where I had to get around the fried head but still go out to 5,6 board and this ball made it look easy. I also bowled a tourn. and just smassed em with this ball and had every one asking what it was. I guess they knew it wasn't my ability hitting the pins that hard. And yes I did win the tourn. What a great ball.

Thanks for reading, go Rotogrip
 Ron Case