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Hot Cell
on: July 18, 2017, 04:14:04 PM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
The Roto Grip Hot Cell continues the popular and successful line of Cell bowling balls. This ball has the fan favorite Nucleus core that is covered with a Radioactive Solid Urethane coverstock and finished with a 1000 grit pad. Roto Grip created this ball to offer a urethane ball that punches harder than any other urethane ball currently available. Roto Grip boasts that this ball reads true and should be in every tournament bowler's arsenal.

Color: Hot Red
Core: Nucleus (14-16#)
Coverstock: Radioactive Solid Urethane
Finish: 1000-grit pad
RG: 2.52 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil

caseyccg

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Roto Grip Hot Cell Review by Casey Murphy
Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 10:06:56 AM
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  42.5, 4 , 70

The Hot Cell is the strongest urethane ball Storm or Roto Grip have ever made.  It features a strong solid urethane cover and a strong asym core that was used in the Cell series.  This thing picks up very early and continues through the pins very well.  My Pitch Black would sometimes have a hard time getting corners out, but the Hot Cell is a great fix for that.  I would say the Hot Cell is 4-5 boards stronger than the Pitch Black.  I get a urethane reaction to the pocket, but asymmetrical ball pin action!  For me the Hot Cell is the perfect upgrade from the Pitch Black!

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Hot Cell Review - Storm Andrew
Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 06:31:27 AM
This was an interesting ball to say the least; a strong asymmetrical urethane bowling ball. The ball features the famous nucleus core from the cell lines and is finished at a strong 1000 grit finish. Normally, I do not throw urethane although I do believe this ball fills a gap for me in certain situations and will provide other bowlers options, as well, in given situations.

I tested this ball on a THS (Typical House Shot) and played a few different angles. For me as a tweener and not a high rev guy I did not have much success trying to open my angles up. I did, however, as one would expect, able to play pretty straighter and tighter lines successfully with this ball. The best look I received was standing around board 12 and going up 7 at the arrows. When I constantly hit this line I had that nice smooth ball motion one would expect from urethane. Also, the ball hit well for urethane. I kicked out a few pesky corner pins and was able to shoot messengers across the lane with this ball. This should mitigate some of the concerns bowlers have with urethane in that they note the urethane covers do not hit as hard as reactive bowling balls.

What I am looking forward to is trying this ball out on the shorter sport oil conditions and seeing my success on it. I just recently had a tournament where I was bowling on 34' Stockholm and this would have been the ball I would have gone to when I needed to play tighter up the lane lines that require predictability.  This is where this ball will fit for me.

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https://youtu.be/WA2JhDzRHn0

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Re: Hot Cell
Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 06:17:14 PM
LANE CONDITION

Length:39'

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

                                               HOT CELL

Let me start off by saying WOW, WOW and WOW. That maybe enough for this ball review.
The first time I got to throw this ball, I took it and my Pitch Black. The center that I practiced on is a 39' medium volume house shot.
 I got lined up with the Pitch Black and then went to the Hot Cell. I had it in my mind that it would be stronger but wasn't sure how much. So the first shot I moved three boards left with my feet and used the same target. Well three was not enough. So I then moved three more left with my feet and moved my eyes in as well, and this shot went four pin high. So moved two more left and that when the WOW came back into play. I am not a high rev player, but this ball really turns up. As much motion and flare the Hot Cell is really continuous through the pins. It's really surprising to me that it is a urethane cover. As the lanes dried out I could keep moving left and the Hot Cell kept recovering. I have seen other staffers that are straighter players, that can make a home playing up the boards. I believe this ball would benefit any league bowler and every tournament bowler. Great job Roto Grip.



Likes:The continuation through the pins.

Dislikes:none so far.


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RGisKing

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Re: Hot Cell
Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 06:48:37 PM
LANE CONDITION

Length:39'

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

                                               HOT CELL

Let me start off by saying WOW, WOW and WOW. That maybe enough for this ball review.
The first time I got to throw this ball, I took it and my Pitch Black. The center that I practiced on is a 39' medium volume house shot.
 I got lined up with the Pitch Black and then went to the Hot Cell. I had it in my mind that it would be stronger but wasn't sure how much. So the first shot I moved three boards left with my feet and used the same target. Well three was not enough. So I then moved three more left with my feet and moved my eyes in as well, and this shot went four pin high. So moved two more left and that when the WOW came back into play. I am not a high rev player, but this ball really turns up. As much motion and flare the Hot Cell is really continuous through the pins. It's really surprising to me that it is a urethane cover. As the lanes dried out I could keep moving left and the Hot Cell kept recovering. I have seen other staffers that are straighter players, that can make a home playing up the boards. I believe this ball would benefit any league bowler and every tournament bowler. Great job Roto Grip.

Likes:A LOT OF HOOK

Dislikes:NONE


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