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Author Topic: Mutant Cell  (Read 7138 times)

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Mutant Cell
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Coverstock: Cytoplasmic XL Solid Reactive
- Color: Red/Black/Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Weight Block: Nucleus II in 14 – 16lbs Modified Nucleus™ Core in 12, 13lbs.
- Factory Finish: 2000 Abralon
- Track Flare Potential: 7"+ (High)
- RG Average: 2.52 (Medium Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.8 Very low-High Break Point
- RG Differential: .048 (Medium) on a scale of .000-.080 Low-High Flare
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
- Description: The success of the Cell series continues to grow, and so does the technology involved the the newest edition. The signature touch to the line has been its continuous motion and versatility. This stems from the Nucleus core and its unique shape. This asymmetrical part maintains its dynamic integrity and differential value after drilling better than any other ball on the market. Our intent was to utilize this same premise in the newly designed Nucleus II core. We have strategically removed mass along the axes of the core to increase the intermediate differential or mass bias strength. This translates into a quicker revving part along with increased motion potential down the lane. The final touch is the utilization of the Cytoplasmic XL solid reactive coverstock. This second generation coverstock has an extreme amount of surface topography (Ra value). This means more friction from foul line through the pin deck. The Evolution of Technology has Mutated!

 

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 04:04:34 PM »
SPECS: 3-4” pin 3.25oz top

DRILLING: 5.25x3, 7/8” hole on VAL 2” below PAP.

SURFACE: box finish


After a long lay-off from bowling due to wrist surgery I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to compete in the heavier volumes of oil. At first I had mix results, due to the fact I wasn’t sharp at all. After some practice I had a much different opinion!

This ball for “me” is my favorite Cell to date, I have like all the other Cells and they have given me great reactions. The Mutant Cell fits my game so well and gives me looks I have yet to see from any other ball I have ever thrown. It is extremely hard to explain with out seeing it first hand. There is a fine line between hook and back-end they are not the same thing. The Mutant Cell for me does both, it hooks a ton and still has a lot of back-end stored at the break-point.

On most “fresh” house conditions the outsides are pretty dry and the middle of the lane has a puddle of oil on it. This is also the case in this review. After getting line up with this monster I was playing around 19 at the arrows and going out to 10 at my breakpoint. HERE IS THE KICKER……. I wanted to see what this thing could do, I started moving with my feet left only in 2 board increments still hitting 19 at the arrows and this thing never quit coming, Finally after about 6 boards I left a couple flat tens. I really believe this ball will fit a lot of styles, but bowlers with more hand that was not able to throw the previous Cells very often due the strength will be happy they can fit this in there arsenal!

I have yet to bowl on any of the 5 PBA patterns, as I do I will post my thoughts!

Any Questions please feel free to message me or email me at: strike2win@hotmail.com

Jacob Bedard
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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 04:17:23 PM »
I have drilled 2 Mutant Cells so far.  First one I drilled is just a favorite layout of mine, 45 x 4 3/4 x 65 puts pin under my bridge, mass in a strong position with a hole down.  Second one is 70 x 4 x 30, pin is above and to the right of ring finger drilled mass out with thumb, no hole.  In comparison to the original Cell I think this ball is a little cleaner thru the front and is a little more continuous down lane.  Basically a Cell on steroids.  In comparison to the Rogue I find the biggest difference to be length, The Rogue for me was very early rolling, Mutant clears the front very easily.  Mutant #1 is going to be a ball I use quite a bit on the shorter PBA patterns, it is very smooth and controllable, predictability is what I am looking for especially on these conditions.  Mutant #2 is going to be for the longer patterns like Scorpion and Shark because it is more continuous and more angular.  

If you are a fan of the Cell line I know you will be very pleased with this ball, it is alot of ball especially for the money.  This ball hooks just as much if not more then any $220 bowling balls and its about $40 cheaper.  This ball will be a great Christmas and is the most bang for your buck.  Good luck and happy striking!

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 08:12:00 AM »
Mutant Cell Review by Cory Rockteschel, Roto Grip Amateur Staff Member.

Bowler Statistics:
   Right Handed
   Approx. 425-450 RPM
   Approx. 17 MPH
   PAP – 5” right
   Span – Middle finger (MF) 4.5”, ring finger (RF) 4.625”
   Pitches – MF .375 left 0 rev, RF .375 right 0 rev, thumb .125 left .375 rev

Review:
   I drilled 2 Mutants out.  I drilled them to give me 2 different looks at the pocket.

Mutant Cell #1: 4x4x3.5 with a 29/32 weight hole 5” right
   This ball was a monster right out of the box.  The day that I drilled it I bowled our PBA league, on Scorpion, and shot a 657 with it playing the lanes 23 to 8.  After that I bowled our scratch league and had 30 out of 36 strikes for an 802.  I drilled the ball to give me a more even roll to give me some predictability on the lane and that is what I got.  What I did not expect was how much the ball actually moved on the lane.  Our scratch league used a 41’ pattern and I was standing very similar to what I was on the Scorpion.  I was bowling   20 to 6 and the ball was shredding the pins.  I only left 2 multi pin spares to shoot at and both were because I got a little slow with my speed.  This ball will be a staple in my arsenal for a long time.

Mutant Cell #2: 4½ x 3½ x 1½ with a 53/64 weight hole 5” right
   This ball is very similar to the other except for the entry angle.  This Mutant makes the turn off of the spot much quicker than the other.  I was throwing both balls during a practice session of mine to get a feel of the differences.  Both balls covered the same number of boards but #2 went a few feet longer and made the corner a little faster.  I expect that this ball will be my go to ball for most heavy oil situations.  I was also experiencing the need to be a little more consistent with my speed.  

No matter how you drill yours, you will love this ball for use on heavy oiled lanes.  Roto Grip has another hit in this line of bowling balls.

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 12:04:06 PM »
Layout:
55x5x35 (no hole)
(pin above middle, MB in the thumb)
Surface changed to 4000 no polish

When laying this ball out, I was really looking for something that would handle carry down better than my other balls. The specs on this ball pretty much told me that the Mutant Cell was a very good pick for this so I basically went with one of my favorite layouts.

What a great surprise this ball is. The Cytoplasmic XL cover allowed this ball to get cleanly down lane especially for a solid. (I normally change my cover surface on most balls before I throw it, hence the 4000 surface). I knew the cover would not be a issue just with the success I have had with my Rogues and the cover is the same just without the pearl additive that makes the Rogue a hybrid. The new core that the Mutant uses it what I was most interested in. This is a fast revving core which really translates into a really heavy/continuous motion on the back part of the lane. This is exactly what I was hoping for.

While testing this ball in league (40 ft house pattern) I was able to stay in the same part of the lane for a much longer period of time than I normally can. To makes things even better as the lanes started to break down my ball reaction actually became better as I started to migrate left. My carry percentage was absolutely amazing, as the really heavy rolling motion kept the pins low. (actaully tripped about 4 4pins which is not typical for my higher rev game.) I never had to change balls the entire night and moved a total of 6 boards with my feet and 3 with my eyes. Normally I will move at least 10 to 12 with my feet.

If you are looking for something to add to your arsenal for medium to heavy patterns or if you are just a Roto fan you are going to want to pick one of these up. It is a completely different ball motion than anything in the current line. The Mutant Cell is a very exciting release and is going to a favorite among many types of players.

Jimmy Martin
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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 05:27:41 PM »
Layout:
60* x 5" x 55*
PAP 4 3/8" over 1/4" up
PIN 4"

In comparison to my grip, the Pin is 1.5" above the ring finger with the MB an inch right of the thumb.  This drilling allows me to play the lanes a little straighter to start than i normally would and be able to migrate in with the transition and not lose energy down the lane.  

I have used the Mutant on the Viper pattern and a typical 42' house pattern with great success.  I can raise my axis tilt and play straight to start on Viper with the ball cleanly getting down the lane with incredible energy coming off the spot and going through the pins.  And on the house pattern lowering my axis tilt and being able to bend the ball from 25 to 8 with great success!

This is one of the more versatile balls I have ever put in my hands.  I already have 3 more on order and can't wait to include these amazing pieces in my arsenal!  Thanks again for making another great product Roto!

Jamie Kaiser
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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 09:55:29 AM »
Drill angle – 40 Deg., Angle to VAL – 40 Deg., PIN to PAP distance – 4”, 15 lb, box finish 2000 Abralon

This is a must have.  My Monday night scratch league is the best league in Grand Rapids, with the biggest payout.  We bowl on a modified house shot, which boarders on a sport condition.  16 teams, 80 bowlers, the best of the best, staff members from Track, Columbia, Brunswick R&D guys, and collegiate team members.  At last count 26 bowlers over 200 for average, no team averaging over 1050, and a high individual series of 749.  Believe me, these are the best of the best in GR, bowling on a very tough condition.

With this drill pattern, it opened up the lane for me.  I shot 703 and 745 the first 2 sets which was in the top 3 for those weeks.  Guys we bowled against were amazed at how hard it hit and how forgiving it is.  Shots I thought were weak 10’s, had no problem snapping the 10 out.  Even with the 2000 abralon finish, I have no problem getting the ball down the lane with a very hard but predictable arc on the back part of the lane.  Get your hand on one of these, you will be VERY impressed.

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009, 03:27:13 PM »
This Mutant Cell has a 4 1/2 X 4 x 1 1/2 with a 2 inch pin buffer, no extra hole, and this ball works wonders on a tight inside shot where there is a lot of units and length. It still recovers quite strong after going thru the flood. Also able to use it on a THS that has a little drier outside. Move the feet in deeper and aim at the gutter. IT WILL HOOK BACK. No Wonder my hand looks like Shrek's hand... The Mutant is coming out of me.
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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 09:16:54 AM »
I was eager and a little scared when I first saw my Mutant Cell. It really does look like a Mutant. Due to the fact that I don't get to see tremendous volumes of oil a lot I drilled this ball over label with the pin above and left of the middle finger for added length. I also used the box surface for the first time out on the lanes. The particular pattern was 39' with a crown in the middle and an out of bounds (for most people) from 10 to the gutter. This ball is really insane. Upon my first shot with it I knew with the new core that this thing was going to rev up quick and read strong in the mid lane which it did. I was however shocked at the backend result. It looked as if someone kicked the ball left to the pocket. The hit was devastating. I was able to send this ball to the out of bounds and bring it back with authority. This is definitely the first ball out of the bag for heavy oil. Another great offering from Roto Grip.

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 11:25:03 AM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 4 oz, 3.70 top weight, 2.5-inch pin.

The Mutant Cell was punched with a modified Rico layout.  Instead of the pin being on the grip center, I raised the pin ½ inch above the grip center mid-line.  Using dual angle terminology, the layout would be a 5 ¼ inch pin, 45 degree drill angle and a 75 degree VAL angle.  The x-hole was drilled into the mass bias.  This would be the equivalent of a P4 hole.  The cover was left OOB, which is 2000 abralon.  

The Mutant’s roll and motion is very readable and forgiving.  With the slightly higher RG and smaller differential, the Mutant is just slightly longer than the original “Ball of the year” Cell.  The Mutant still reads the mid lane very well and is a little stronger with more continuation on the back end than the original.  The Mutant’s overall hook for me is 3 to 4 boards more than the original Cell.

The Mutant is a great addition and will function well as the replacement for the original Cell.  You still get that predictable and forgiving Cell roll with great hit and carry in a slightly stronger shell.

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 05:00:15 PM »
Layout- 5” X 3.5” with a medium width/depth hole just outside the PAP.

I expected this ball to be strong, but holy crap is it strong. I’ve hardly found a house shot where I can even throw it (then again, I throw the ball like 15 mph with a 350 RPM rev rate and create minimal tilt/side roll, so I don’t use strong balls on house shots often). That being said, this ball was an absolute BEAST on Shark. I was able to move about 6 and 3 left of my Rogue on Shark pattern, keep my speed higher and still had more recovery on a miss right than I have ever had on Shark. For your rotationally impaired, this ball looks like a complete godsend. It has also been my most pre-sold ball in the history of my shop. It also looks cooler than it’s given credit for, as long as you are okay with a little yellow in the ball. I could also see this ball being a dominant force at Nationals next year.

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2009, 01:21:25 PM »
For my second MUTANT we drilled it with a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 with a 3" pin buffer with the pin down. Small balance hole below my center line and pitched towards the thumb. This ball/layout combo is wonderful. Good start up and roll and strong in the back ends. This one starts up sooner the my 1st MUTANT that I reviewed earlier on this site. i left this one at box condition and put MUTANT #1 at 4000. Good luck to all those bowlers that drill one of these balls up, Another piece for my RG/STORM arsenal.
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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 08:48:02 PM »
I believe for various conditions, Roto Grip has built a great new ball.  I drilled my first ball with pin over the fingers with the Mass Bias just right of the thumb hole with no weight hole.  Literally shot 299 first game I threw it, 1005 set of 4 in doubles league.  I left the surface out of the box.  No problems thru the heads with more back end bite than original Cell for me.  With this layout, I have been able to move left and more left and haven't lost any bite.

Ball #2, I drilled out the pin with my ring finger with the Mass Bias half inch left of V.A.L. with no weight hole.  Now this is the look I enjoy with more oil.  Super smooth thru the front with hard arcing back ends.  I think these balls will fit every game and the back ends and great read off the spot will please everyone.  

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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2009, 12:34:50 AM »
Roto Grip has done it again! If you loved the Rogue Cell you'll love the Mutant Cell. Drilled this to replace my regular cell. Laid it out pin down with cg 45 degree angle (reco drilling). This ball is amazing, it was very smooth, but strong. On (ths) this ball cleared the heads and went left (righthanded). Move in standing board 35 drifting to about 40 to try keeping it on the right side. Play 20 to 12th board ripping the pocket. Added step 2 to it to calm it down alittle. Worked great, out the gate 190 ,245, 235 this ball is awsome! Everyone needs this in their bag for fresh oil! poopoo44  Roto Grip pro shop staff
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Re: Mutant Cell
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 04:35:46 PM »
Simply put, the new Mutant Cell is a Cell on mega steroids. Want backend that is controlled and drives through the pins?? Mutant Cell is the way to go.
 
I drilled my Mutant using a 5" pin/pap, MB 3" from pap, with a 3" pin buffer. I bowled a game with it after I finished a PBA league on the scorpion 41' pattern. This Mutant was too strong out of the box for that 41'. I used a 4000 abralon pad on a spinner and, voila, perfect. I used it on a 41' house pattern and shot 704 (246-255-203) in the first block of our state senior tournament. I changed pairs and shot 280 out the gate to begin the 2'nd block, but then the Mutant had to be put away as the shot broke down.
 
Surface adjustment for your style and the lane condition you will be using the Mutant on is important to get the pin driving most, out of this ball. Out of the box at 2000 abralon will work on heavier volumes and longer patterns, but you may need to go to a 4000 surface for lighter volume, longer patterns.  In summation, the Mutant is a tremendous complement to the original Cell.  

 
 

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