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Cell
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Coverstock: Cytoplasmic™ Solid Reactive
Weight Block:Nucleus™
Ball Color:Turquoise / Navy / Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Ball Finish:2000 Abralon
Hook Potential: 7" + (High) on a scale of 1-10 Low-High
RG Differential: 0.048 (Medium-High Flare) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Average: 2.52 (Medium-Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Recommended Lane Conditions: Heavy Oil
Description: The all-new Cell™ is an evolutionary design infusing our highly advanced asymmetrical Nucleus™ core with our Cytoplasmic™ solid reactive coverstock. This combination sustains high differential throughout the lanes and produces continuous hook on the heaviest oil patterns.
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Re: Cell
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 04:59:14 PM »
Drilled 4x4 pin buffer of 2 1/2 inch.

This ball has such a strong mid-lane pickup (for me) that it is almost scary.
The back end motion is not "flippy", but more of a strong continuous arc.

This ball was strong enough to recover from any angle, but OOB finish is a little bit too strong for my tastes on the THS.  

Tried it on the "Viper" pattern last night and it played well from 15 to 5 using a mild hand position.


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Re: Cell
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 08:41:36 AM »
I drilled the ball with the pin 5" from my PAP above the fingers and the MB 3" from my PAP the balance hole is small and on my midline.

I placed the ball on the determinator and noticed that the ball spun to the MB in 6" seconds stabilized and then moved on. The continuation of a Symmetric ball with the strong move of an Asymmetric.

Took it to the lanes: Box finish for the reviews below.

41' med wet THS - Phenomenal reaction same motion that I saw on the determinator. The continuation off of the spot was great.  THE BIG ADVANTAGE is that the ball did not jump when I missed into the dry.  It arced strongly but did not over hook.  The hit is very impressive, strong pin action.

PBA Shark 44'- I was anxious to try this ball on the new Shark pattern due to the fact that the new Shark pattern has a bit more friction wide of third arrow.  I have been using a 800 Horizon Solid with pin low 4"x4". The Cell was about 5 - 8 boards stronger than the Horizon with my feet and I did not have to alter my ball speed for this long pattern. The Cell will also be a great ball for carrydown.  This ball motion is strong.

PBA Cheetah 35' - The pattern was way too short for this ball with this layout. I could stand as far away from the edge as I wanted and as long as I got it to the 2-3 board it came back. Hit was huge.          

Overall - The continuation off of the spot is the most impressive part of this new monster.  The fact that I could use it in box form on both a THS and on Sharks says a lot for the cover on this ball.  Any one who has trouble getting a ball to finish will love this ball.

BTW my ball speed is in the 19 MPH range with a rev rate of about 350 - 375 .
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Re: Cell
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 02:37:43 PM »
I got my Cell a couple weeks ago and have had some pretty good sets with it.  I shot 774 a couple weeks ago(highest set ever) and then have been shooting pretty consistent 660 or above.  Last night i went 256-225-229, for a 710.  I was throwing it on a house shot with some carry down.  The ball is great and I have room so even if I miss a board or two I still hit the pocket with some force.   This ball is going to help me bowl better more consistently and Im excited for that!!!
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Re: Cell
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 10:36:44 PM »
For those of you that are old enough to remember.....

My teammate and I had Excaliburs in our hands while the rest of my pair had black U-dots.

Drilled my 2nd Cell pin 4" from PAP low with the cg kicked out and a low hole.  MB is 4" rom PAP.

Tonight we bowled on PBA Shark 44' and a wet version at that. By the end of the 2nd game of our 4 game set my teamie and I were ten boards deeper than our opponents and still moving in while our opponents couldn't get their balls to turn the corner.

I cannot say enough about the continuation off of the spot the Cell has.  It doesn't just make a strong move like an Odyssey it has continuation through the pindeck.  One famed ball company rep says you should watch the ball roll through the triangle at the end of the lane.  This ball gives the player a look that I have not seen in a long time. I thought that the new oils might have erased this look for all except the high rev players but the Cell puts this look back in the hand of strokers and tweeners.

You would be a fool not to try a Cell.


WAIT!!!!!  Did I mention the price of the ball is affordable???

Super performance at a reasonable price!!!!

Yeah this sounds like a sales pitch but after what I have seen the past two weeks with the Cell in the hands of many players you would be a fool to not give this ball a try!!!!!
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Re: Cell
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 10:27:59 AM »
THE CELL:
Wgt: 14lb
Pin: 3 to 4 in
Lay-out: Pin over the ring finger with the c.g. and Mass Bias' and a small wgt. hole (5/8 side)
Style of Bowler: Tweener 14.89 to 15.35 mph
Average: 192/199
Surface: Mid-shine w/Blk Magic
Bowling Surfaces: Wood & Synthesis (2 different houses)

This ball has a very strong arc movement off of the breakpoint and simply kicks the pins off the deck. My sets have been 629 & 649 in two tournament.
On Wednesday 01-09-08 in Riverdale, Maryland, I used a very popular ball maker and shot 199 & 222.(First 2 games) For the last game I brought out my CELL, moved 4 boards to the left with my feet and 2 boards left with my eyes and I went the next 11 strikes. (299) I left the 4 pin, because of lack of ball speed not because of anything that the ball would cause. For Medium to Heavy oil conditions this ball is a monster, a most have in your arsenal. I will be getting another one (Out of the box finish)to use on heavy oil patterns. I would also like to thank Mr. Mike Sinek of Sports Plus/Carmen Dons in Alexandria, Va. for convincing me to try this ball.


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Re: Cell
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 10:45:16 PM »
Roto Grip Cell Bowling Ball
I Used  a Drilling Called
DUAL ANGLE LAYOUT TECHNIQUE (Courtesy of Mo Pinel)
for a symmetrical balls.

45° Drilling Angle- Hole On Axle  5in Across 1/8 up
The Cell Keep the pins low and ready to roll over (what if any pins left)
Reaction  response was recovery, versatility, hook, & Great  carry potential,
This Ball I call controlled My Ampere  version for Bowling.
If you liked the Roto-Grip - Odyssey or  the Epic Quest.

It’s an No Brainerd
This the  Ball Needed for that missing space  between your Equipment
The Cell reads heavy Oil patterns well and is very smooth off the break point.
Does not over react with lesser quality shots off the hand.
It’s forgiving.
Reaction on  medium Oil:
The Cell keeps it’s versatility  & continuation  strong backend  
Thanks to Roto Grip management Team.
The Cell Has a strong Asymmetrical  Nucleus core,
Cytoplasmic Solid reactive cover stock,
This combination retains it differential throughout the lane,
Result= continuous hook on heavy  to medium oil pattern,

Weight Block:
Nucleus Core 14-16lbs
RG = 2.52
RG Diff= .048
MB= 017


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Re: Cell
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 06:28:06 PM »
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Cell & Pluto...another super combo for bowlers of any average & age...as a 70 year old lefty Stroker, I can attest to the any age statement. My Pluto has a 3 inch pin just below the ring finger with X hole..My Cell came with only a 1 1/2 inch pin which we placed 1 inch below ring finger with x hole.....now the results..1st tournament Jan 5-6th..Phoenix Senior City using both the Pluto & Cell. Started team event with Pluto & with a little more oil to start I had a problem with 7 pins going up 5, so I used the Cell for the 10th frame in the 2nd game & 3rd game & finished with 268-699. The next day in singles I started with the Cell & after 1 & half games it started to over react in the shorter pattern, so I switched to the Pluto & shot a 3rd game 268-710. Just a reverse from the day before. After changing lanes for doubles I stayed with the Pluto for a 275-726..Singles & ALE 2136 was high scratch for Tournament...I have found that using at least a 3/4 side hand rotaion gave me a very strong carry with the Pluto. Flush & all pins in the pit...light hits blew the pins away, but, I have to keep the speed up for this super carry......4 days later in a Thursday pm league at a diff. house the Pluto gave me a 300-744(I got slow in 2 frames of the 3rd game for 7-10s, both on X's..shot down any change for 800( like I said before keep the speed up on the ball....Not done yet! 3 days later, just last Sunday in the Phoenix Senior Masters finals(diff. house again) I had 7- 2 game matches & went 6 & 1 for the win....again using the Pluto the 1st 6 matches, but, after 2 frames of last match, pluto thumb started hanging, so I ( you guessed it) brought out the Cell & shot 494 for a 12 pin win...I had to move 4 boards right with the cell(yes, lefties do move)& keep hand behind ball out to break point & it comes back as smooth & hard as any Mid-heavy oil ball I've had. One of the bowlers in the tournament & watching the finals had already read up on the Cell & planned on getting one, but after seeing what it can do, he now plans on getting TWO, plus a Pluto......It just goes to prove..Action speaks louder than words..Larry Hoffman,Roto Grip Advisory Staff

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Re: Cell
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008, 01:24:29 AM »
Extremely happy with my first league outing with the Cell... 218,233,220(671), on a second-shift pair of lanes that had play and carrydown from a mostly down-the-middle, plastic-playing first-shift. The lanes are normally oiled in the morning, 39 feet and buffed to 42 feet, with NO dry boards on the outside, creating a slight out-of-bounds area for the first three boards.  This ball was drilled pin-above-ring, 4x4 with the MB kicked to the right of the thumbhole approximately 2.5", and a weight-hole slightly above grip center and about 2" inside VAL. As everybody else is saying, this ball comes off the breakpoint very hard, but not snappy, and is continuous throughout the rest of the lane and pin-deck. This allows me to play to my strength.... ballspeed(17 to 17.5 at pindeck). A lot of other balls I've used force me to play further right of center so that my medium rev-rate can get me back to the pocket, and I wind up with over/under reactions while playing dangerously close to the out-of-bounds. With the Cell, I can start pretty much straight up the 6-board and slowly migrate back in, so that by game three I was playing a slight belly-shot from 10 to 5 on the line I had already burned in. The only mistakes/opens were 1 split and 1 washout, that I just got lazy with my speed. I had 24 out of 36 possible strikes, one of which was a bit high, leaving the 4-9 until messengers came off each side-wall taking them both out. Yes... this ball has CRAZY carry!  I have a feeling this ball will see PLENTY of time on anything above medium-oil, and is now the first out of the bag for me!

on edit: I did stone an 8 and a 9 as hard as I've ever left them, which kept me from having a low 700, but I guess that's to be expected with higher ball speeds.
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Re: Cell
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 01:01:45 AM »
Drilled my Cell 4X4 (strong),sanded to 2000, then polished. WOW!!! Ball gets down the lane, makes nice strong, but not overly strong move to pocket. This ball carries everything...light, flush, and high flush... throws the pins around big time. Track dried up and I just continued to move in. Ball seems like there is no quit on the back. I am a low track player, medium speed, higher rev rate and bowl on a typical house pattern (old wood house, though). Am looking forward to throwing on some of the PBA Patterns.

Throw Roto Grip or settle for second place!!!

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Re: Cell
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2008, 06:47:18 PM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 2 oz, 2.32 top weight, 2.5 inch pin.

The Cell was punched using the dual angle layout method, 4.5” pin X 45 degree drill angle X 65 degree VAL angle.  This put the pin just under the ring finger and the mass bias (RG) on the VAL.  The CG ended up 2.5 inches directly under the pin as it was 1 ½ inches left of the line drawn between the pin and the mass bias (RG).  An X-hole was not needed.  The Cell arrived polished, which is different than the 2000 abralon finish described by the literature.  

I’ve had a chance to throw the Cell on a slicker house condition and also on the Storm Dream Challenge tournament condition (challenging) and all I can say is what an amazing ball motion.  Even polished, on both conditions, it read the mids very good and provided a very strong, controlled and continuous motion to the pocket.  The Cell also provides explosive hit and carry.  This is definitely a ball that you want at least one of in your bag because the ball motion is so good and different than other shells.  The Cell design is very innovative, has a tremendous cover / core match up and is being offered at a great price point.

“Dr. Boomerstein” -  sorry Hank ;^)   -  and his crew have really created a monster with this new release.  I know it’s early, but this is a very strong candidate for “Ball of the Year”.

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Re: Cell
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 09:04:31 AM »
All, I can say is IMPRESSIVE.

I drilled my Cell using the Dual Angle method. I used a 60 degree drill angle, a 5" pin, and a 40 degree angle to the VAL. This layout places the pin above my middle finger, and the mass bias in a strong position. I had to place a small hole on my PAP just to tame the ball down a little, and to make it legal.

This is the first ball out of my bag almost everywhere I go right now. I don't know if I have ever seen a ball flare this much. The track flare is almost all the way around the ball. Like I said I placed a balance hole on my axis point, which is 5 x 1 1/8, and the flare ends up about 1/2 an inch from the hole. Even though the ball flares as much as it does, I would expect it to roll early, but that is not the case. My Cell clears the heads, picks up a nice midlane roll, and the just NEVER quits. This allows me to move inside the rest of the lefties and then lets me bank off of them which is what I like to do a lot of the time, but with this ball I can keep my speed where I like it to be. I can throw it as hard as I like and still get great recovery. This ball is going to be in my bag for a long time.

Hank you have a great ball, keep up the good work.


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Re: Cell
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 08:12:41 AM »
Drilled up my first of probably many of the Cell Wednesday night and threw it for the first time yesterday afternoon on fresh house shot and all I can say is a couple of my current RG balls will be collecting dust for a while.  WOW!!  Mine came with a 3" pin, 2.25 ounces of Top Weight and the CG was about an inch left of the pin/MB line (I'm right handed so this was a nice surprise)  Drilled mine with the 4 x 4 pin/MB layout with the 2 1/2" pin buffer which put the pin about 1/2" above an to the right of my ring finger, MB 3 inches left of mine thumb.  This ball is fantastic and does what everyone at Rotogrip and online says it does.  Our house shot is 41' long top hat so its pretty wide open.  I could throw this to the ditch and if I threw it smooth, it would turn the corner and throw the headpin screaming across the deck, if I got it inside it would hold line, rev up and drive through the hole.  This ball has some surprise backend reaction for this layout.  A couple shots I overthrew and didn't think it would recover, but was a wrong as it has a pretty good skip/snap almost type of reaction as well as a hard arc.  Very nice.

Then I compared it to some of my others.  Epic Quest drilled pin under, 45 degree layout box finish.  This ball is intended to replace my Battle as my heavy oil ball and this ball just rolls for me nice and heavy so I can square up let it eat but for me its needs some dry boards to make it turn for me (think the layout isn't what I should have done, but it works)  The Cell is by far 5 to 10 boards stronger and more versatile then my Quest.  NO CONTEST!!

Next was my Odyssey with the same layout and recently brought back to box finish.  This I use when the lanes have opened up and I would say the Cell has more backend then the Odyssey by far.  Very nice!!!

The only current ball that I have other then these 2 that might come close is my Horizon Solid drilled 4 x 3 low hole which revs really strong for me and I have no fear of that ball not getting back to the hole.  I will have to compare these 2 sometime.

In closing, in my opinion, Rotogrip just needs to keep cranking the Cell out as fast as they can cause everyone is going to want one of these and I will definitely be getting another one.  Believe the hype and what everyone has been saying, this ball does what they say it does!!

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Re: Cell
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2008, 08:28:36 AM »
All I can say is WOW! This ball is monster The CELL is very forgiving. I bowled some very good game with this ball. I am right handed   and usually playing 2nd Arrow. This ball is very hard hitting,I JUST BOWLED WITH THE CELL AND GOT A 202 202 193 191          :Arsenal:
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Re: Cell
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2008, 05:07:01 PM »
Just like Roto4ever I to got my Cell last Thursday night.  I got it drilled 4x4 with a 2in buffer.  The house shot is a little drier than most houses.  So i got to only throw it for about 4-5 balls before I had to leave.  I actually practiced with it yesterday at another house.  All I can say is MAN!, This ball doesn't stop.  Being left-handed, I usually don't have to move that far in, but I quickly found out that no matter what, The Cell with this drill Needs OIL!!!  I absolutely love this ball.  I can get firm, or even slow hook if need be.  The carry is unbeilable.  I left more 8's in a 5 game set than I left in my lge all year.  I will get my wife one and probably get another one myself!!!