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« on: July 17, 2018, 01:36:42 PM »
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Roto Grip wants everyone to be a winner that is why they are introducing the Roto Grip Winner bowling ball. This ball takes the original Hotshot core and modifies it to decrease the RG and increase the differential in order to create more downlane reaction. This core is paired with the VTC-P18 Pearl reactive coverstock which maintains the balls traction all the way down the lane while storing energy for the backend. Out of the box this ball was designed to win on medium oil lanes.

Color: Red/Gold/Charcoal
Coverstock: VTC-P18 Pearl Reactive
Core: Altered Hotshot Core
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.54**
Differential: 0.054**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls



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Re: Winner
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 05:12:33 PM »
Ball Review:
I absolutely love this ball as it instantaneously fills a gap in my arsenal and something I been looking for ever since the Hectic got discontinued. The best description and comparison I can give is that this ball is right in between a Timeless and a Hectic. It's not as powerful as the Timeless although it is stronger than the Hectic.

The layout of this ball is 85 x 4.5 x 75. This ball will be a go to when the lanes transition and get into burn territory, somewhere after games 5/6. I had the opportunity to test this ball on pretty dry conditions which was the perfect environment for the Winner. I liked how I was able to get inside and slow hook it in the middle part of the lane; something I used to love to do with my Hectic. I didn't have to try and force the ball into more of a skid phase. I was able to keep everything at a normal pace and my hand slow. I maintained the pocket very well throughout the demo. The ball, also, hits very well as you can see in the video.

For those looking for something like a Hectic and stronger than the HP1 line for when the lanes are dry I believe you'll really enjoy the Winner.


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Re: Winner
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 01:20:57 PM »
Roto Grip Winner
Layout: 3 3/8 (1:30 Leverage)
Rev Rate: 300 rpm
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

Everybody likes a Winner!  Roto Grip’s intention was to improve the HP2 line and I feel they accomplished their goal with the Winner. The VTC-P18 pearl coverstock and Altered Hotshot Core work well together.  Roto Grip changed the density of the bottom slug of the Hotshot Core and improved the backend motion a bunch, compared to the All Out Show Off.  The Winner responds nicely to the friction down lane.  I could see where speed dominate players could throw it past the break point on fresh oil. 
We compared the Winner to the Storm Marvel Pearl and Storm SoniQ.  The Winner ended up 2 and 1 right of the Storm Marvel Pearl and 5 and 3 right of the Storm SoniQ.  The ball was cleaner in the front part of the lane than either ball, but still displayed good carry once we got lined up properly.  The Winner should fit nicely between the Hustle INK and Show Off.  I believe the Winner will be more versatile and successful than the All Out Show Off.  Don’t be afraid to try the Winner if you didn’t like the All Out Show Off.  Roto Grip made huge improvements in the Winner. #SquadRG #Stormnation

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Winner Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 05:07:16 PM »
The Winner is both an anomaly and completely expected.  For one, it outperforms the HP2 line by a staggering amount, but this is also a normal thing for Roto to do with that line.  It nearly has the highest symmetric core differential on the market right now, and is higher than anything in Roto’s HP3 or HP4 lines.  However, it has a medium RG and the combination contributes to making it a ball with great length and a strong backend move.  I think it’s a bit TOO easy down the lane, but it has looked very good for all Tamer’s testers, so in addition to a full and detailed review of mine here:  I would also check Tamer Bowling’s video review out as well. 
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Roto Grip Winner Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 11:04:23 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:  50, 6, 40

The Winner is a great pearl high RG ball from Roto Grip.  I LOVED my Wreck-Em and was looking for a replacement and the Winner is the perfect replacement.  It’s SUPER clean in the front and goes SIDEWAYS on the back.  It’s the perfect ball for drier conditions.  I could see using it on hooking house patterns right out the gate or switching to it later in a tournament to open up the lane.  And it’s got unbelievable performance for the price!