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Wreck-Em
« on: December 09, 2016, 05:42:39 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Roto Grip Wreck-Em bowling ball continues the success of the popular Wrecker bowling ball. The Neutron core in this ball is the motor that provides length and strong down-lane reaction. You won't find a better mid-performance core on the market. The cover on this ball is the Pumped Pearl Reactive coverstock that is finished with a 1500-grit factory polish. This ball provides more length and more reserved power at the breakpoint on medium to medium/light oil conditions and all at a reasonable price. Go ahead and Wreck-Em!

Color: Red/Purple/White
Coverstock: Pumped Pearl Reactive
Core: Neutron
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Reaction: Good length with strong backend
Hook Potential: Medium-Low
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Medium/Light Oil
RG: 2.55**
Differential: 0.042**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls

 

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 04:26:29 PM »
Roto Grip Wreck'em

Layout: pin above the bridge. Cg in line with pin,oob

Condition: 40 ft house on hpl

I drilled this ball wanting to replace my outcry which had cracked. With this drilling, I was looking for length and strong backend.  I got his and much more. The cover is much stronger then I expected and hooked off the spot much more then I expected. It was very strong off the dry and carried very well. Once I got it in the oil some I left a few flat tens that my dare devil probably would have carried. All in all this is another great piece from Roto grip. The shelf appeal will definitely help sell this ball with a beautiful red, white and purple color scheme.  This ball releases on January 10th, get out and see your local pro shop and pick one up you won't be disappointed.  If your in the Evansville,IN area go out see Nick Austin at the The Bowling Place, he will take care of all your bowling needs.
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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 04:22:06 PM »
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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 01:10:31 PM »
The WreckEm is the latest HP2 release from RotoGrip. This ball is flat out fun to roll! Wind it up, get it to friction and watch it fly. I'm a huge fan of pearl symmetric bowling balls, so I was "pumped" to drill this one out. My customers love it, it looks great on the shelf and the price point is crazy good. If you've got some hand, this ball works well on fresh house shots. It does skid easy, so don't get too brave on heavier oil patterns. I drilled mine with the pin above my ring at 4 1/4 from my PAP and the flare from the core was impressive. I'm slightly speed dominant with lower tilt and I had no problems getting this ball to pocket on our house shot. I'm putting a video out on this ball soon and I plan to test it on a few sport conditions. I highly recommend this ball to more experienced players as well as new bowlers looking for a wallet friendly performance product. Thanks for reading and good luck on the lanes. #rotogrip #ownit

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Roto Grip Wreck-Em Review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 12:15:52 PM »
Length: 41 ft

Volume:Med

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

RG: 2.55 Differential: 0.042
Core: Neutron
Coverstock: Pumped Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
 
Me:
Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin above Ring 55 X 4 5/8 X 40

The new Roto Grip Wreck Em is the newest HP2 ball featuring the Neutron core that powered the Wrecker and Wreck-It with a Pearl Reactive cover. This gives the ball the same even motion that made those previous releases so good, but allows the ball to get further downlane and increases the back-end motion.

I've found this ball to be a godsend when I don't want to go away from my wreck-it but am forced to because the front-end burns up. The Pearl cover lets me keep the same readable motion in a ball that will get through the burn and still turn over at the end of the pattern.

I've found the ball is strong enough that I can go to it earlier than some of the other Pearls I have drilled. It rolls good in the transition and keeps going through the pins when the lanes really breakdown. The reaction being those couple feet further downlane makes the ball a little stronger off the friction downlane.

If you find your go-to 'clean' ball seems over/under down-lane, this is the ball you're missing. Great length, even motion and great pin-carry.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 04:48:25 PM by k1ngsizepapa »

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 07:24:06 AM »
Ball: Wreck’Em
Layout: 50 x 5 x 60
Finish: 1500 grit polished = tested with 5000 grit 3M
Reaction: Being a pearl I stuck to my pin down layout and actually it needed a little surface adjustment for my “eyes” to like the motion down lane. I can now play left of the typical lefty track area and not worry about not having enough ball in my hand like The Hustle line that I love to use on wood and older HPL which is what we have at the center I work and bowl at. The Hustle POW is my favorite of the bunch and if in practice, which one is going too far down lane before it starts the reaction, I been pulling out the Wreck It and had better reaction. But having that touch more pearl in it, the length is a few inches longer and more energy being stored which leaves less corner pins for me. When I need to use something on newer HPL I like to use this Wreck’Em as my first choice out the bag. With pin down it starts a little sooner and does not hydroplane like my other pearls do on it. Great ball to be the middle piece of your 3 ball arsenal or the 2nd ball out of your 4 ball arsenal.

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 01:54:58 PM »
If you are looking for a ball that will be clean through the fronts yet hook in the back end this is the ball for you. I tried this ball on medium THS (Typical House Shot) and it worked very well on this type of pattern. Ball hits great as well. Throw it right (RH Bowlers) and watch it come back on the spot! Another gem in the Roto Grip Line!

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2017, 07:16:49 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:

Volume:

Type (THS

Wreck Em

The WreckEm is the latest HP2 release from RotoGrip. Another great release from Roto Grip, not only does it hook and hit but the shelf appeal may be one of the best looking balls ever. The layout for this ball was pin slightly up and just to the right of my ring finger. The Wreck Em cleared the fronts and was smooth through the mid lane, but then the ball got to the backend and the reaction I got was a total surprise. The surprise was for it to finish as strong as it did and was so continuous through the pins. The Wreck Em may be the strongest backend reaction I've ever thrown. It gives me so much length that I could play the same area of the lane for more games. I've only used it on a fairly heavy oiled house shot so far, but after 3 games with eight bowlers on the pair I moved about five boards left all night. At first, I wasn't sure how much backend motion the Wreck Em had because of the length that it gets, but it'll gets sideways. This ball is a must for medium house shots and with the length it will work great on sport patterns with small surface adjustments. A great bargain for your buck.


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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 06:05:25 PM »
Roto Grip Wreck-Em Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

Most of you know how successful the Wrecker has been.  It’s been in production since 2012 and is still going strong.  Since the Wrecker, we saw a solid version (Wreck-It) and now the Wreck-Em.  The biggest difference with this one is the cover.  The cover on the Wreck-Em features the new Pumped cover that we’ve seen on the Hustle balls, paired with the same Neutron core the Wrecker has had since day one.   The Pumped cover creates more length and speeds up the response time as well. 

The one Wreck-Em I’ve drilled so far is mapped out as: 4 x 2 with a 1’ hole on my axis.  I’ve had a lot of success with this drilling in the Wrecker and Wreck-It and it continues in the Wreck-Em.  I’ve also taken the surface to 2000 by hand to smooth out the reaction, make it read the lane a touch sooner, and make it more controllable. 

If you need a ball for dry lanes or something to use late in blocks, the Wreck-Em is a great choice!

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 02:40:51 PM »
Roto Grip has really come out with a nice ball here.  Looks great with the USA red, blue and white colors, and reacts very well.  Being in the HP2 line up this ball far exceeds expectations.  My layout is 75/4 1/2"/40 and a small P3 hole.  With that pin distance this gives the ball some length for me.  The 40 val angle allows the ball to read the friction faster off the spot.  I put a small P3 hole in it to just give it a little more over all strength.  This ball gets clean through the front part of the lane and has lots left for the backend.  Stronger then one might think and definitely reads midlanes well.  I drilled this to fit underneath my DAREDEVIL and it compliments it nicely.  The WRECKEM I would say goes about1-2 feet longer then my DAREDEVIL.  Its a great ball for when the lanes break down and you need to get it down lane and still have strong reaction.  Depending on your RPMS the ball works great right around the 15-8 board area.  One of the best hooking balls on the market for the price, and can be drilled to fit in between many midrange balls.

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 02:42:44 PM »
Roto Grip has really come out with a nice ball here.  Looks great with the USA red, blue and white colors, and reacts very well.  Being in the HP2 line up this ball far exceeds expectations.  My layout is 75/4 1/2"/40 and a small P3 hole.  With that pin distance this gives the ball some length for me.  The 40 val angle allows the ball to read the friction faster off the spot.  I put a small P3 hole in it to just give it a little more over all strength.  This ball gets clean through the front part of the lane and has lots left for the backend.  Stronger then one might think and definitely reads midlanes well.  I drilled this to fit underneath my DAREDEVIL and it compliments it nicely.  The WRECKEM I would say goes about1-2 feet longer then my DAREDEVIL.  Its a great ball for when the lanes break down and you need to get it down lane and still have strong reaction.  Depending on your RPMS the ball works great right around the 15-8 board area.  One of the best hooking balls on the market for the price, and can be drilled to fit in between many midrange balls.

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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 12:05:14 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: Various Lengths

Volume: Various Volumes but more on the less

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  Various Patterns

The newest addition to the HP2 line from RotoGrip is the Wreck-Em.  The Wreck-Em has the Pumped Pearl Reactive Coverstock wrapped around the Neutron Core.  This combination provides generous length with a drastic move on the backend.  The layout I used in the Wreck-Em was a modified pin in the grip with the CG kicked out with a hole down.  The reaction I got out of the Wreck-Em was stronger than expected.  The Wreck-Em being a Pearl compared to the Wrecker and Wreck-It which are hybrids is simple more length than the Wreck-It with more backend motion and compared to the Wrecker is just readability.  The Wrecker is the ball that went long and turn sideways on the backend…  The Wreck-Em is very similar to that but the breakpoint and backend is more consistent and readable.  Even with my low rev rate which around 300 I was able to continue to move left and as long as I hit the dry the Wreck-Em was wrecking the pins with authority.  I can see the Wreck-Em being that ball on the second shift in league or that ball to go to late in a tournament.  The Wreck-Em glides through the front part of the lane and is powerful enough to get around the corner.

The addition of the Wreck-Em to the HP2 line has vastly improved versatility of the line.



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Wreck Em by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 04:51:34 PM »
The Wreck Em is yet another ball in Roto Grip's HP2 line that performs well above its price point.  It feels like two different balls to me, it glides down the lane with ease like the Hywire, but when it hits the friction on the backend, it slows down and turns into the Daredevil.  It's also remarkably consistent for how shockingly easy it gets its length.  The overall reaction shape allows the Wreck Em to cover a lot of boards from deeper angles, or for straighter players to get both length and backend pop they may not usually get.  The Wreck Em can compete with much higher dollar balls and is extremely versatile, there aren't many bowling styles I don't see benefiting from how it reacts, ESPECIALLY for the price, and continues the trend of the HP2 line being the best performance for the cost in the industry. 

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Roto Grip Wreck-Em Review by Brian Watson
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2017, 03:16:00 PM »
    The new Roto grip ball in the HP2 line is the Wreck-em.  Same core as the Wreck-it and Wrecker (Neutron) with Pumped Pearl same cover on the Hustle (P/O/W).
I drilled mine pin up stacked above my bridge, which this is strong pin for my PAP of 3 5/8's.  I have thrown the Wreck-em on house and a couple sport patterns.
For me I see it being cleaner through fronts than the wreck-it but with a little stronger ball motion when it sees friction.  I have seen a lot of the PBA guys putting a little surface on the Wreck-em with great success. The wreck-em is a ball that allows you to have a lot of control and more of a direct line to the pocket.  Great ball for all styles.

PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/4
Speed - 16-17
Rev Rate - 400
Tilt - 15 degrees


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Roto Grip Wreck-Em Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 03:54:34 PM »
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:  40, 5 7/8, 40

I loved the Wreck-it and now the Wreck-Em.  Compared to the Wreck-it, the Wreck-em goes longer and snaps a bunch more.  The Wreck-it tends to roll pretty early and be SUPER smooth on the back.  When the lanes get really burned up, it tends to labor around the corner.  The Wreck-Em is the perfect progression from the Wreck-it because it creates a TON more backend motion.  I can see starting with a Wreck-it and then going to Wreck-Em for the rest of the block when I need something to get the corners out late.