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Wreck-It
on: August 09, 2016, 01:35:55 PM
The Roto Grip Wreck-It 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 Psyched Hybrid Reactive coverstock that is finished with a 3000-grit pad. This ball provides more reaction and more versatility than its ancestor, the Wrecker, but at a reasonable price. Go ahead and Wreck-It!

Color: Gold & White Pearl / Black Solid
Reaction: Good Length and Strong Down-Lane Motion
Coverstock: Psyched Hybrid Reactive
Core: Neutron
Finish: 3000-grit pad
RG: 2.55**
Differential: 0.042**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: Medium-Low
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Light-Medium Oil

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Re: Wreck-It
Reply #16 on: October 29, 2016, 10:22:38 PM
Roto Grip Wreck It

Layout: pin above ring finger, cg kicked out an inch to the right.

Condition: 41 ft HPL house shot

I drilled the Wreck it to be my bench ball. The layout I put on this ball is very good for me. It gives me a nice read out of my bag to see how the lanes are playing. The ball is strong off of the spot, keeps the pins low and strikes a lot for me.  For a mostly black ball with some gold and silver swirls to it, it has a sharp look going down the lane and gives off a good shelf appeal. Whatever your preference performance or look get out to you local pro shop and pick one up, you won't be disappointed. Roto Grip Own It


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Re: Wreck-It review by Lonnie Pemberton
Reply #17 on: October 31, 2016, 12:57:39 AM
LANE CONDITION

Coverstock: Psyched Hybrid Reactive
Core: Neutron
Finish: 3000-grit
RG: 2.55
Diff: 0.042

Lane Surface: Brunswick Anvilane GID
Pattern: House (very Blended)

Tester:
Right Handed
Speed: Medium
Revs: 315

Ball Layout: 55 X 4 5/8 X 35



COMMENTS

The Roto-Grip Wreck-It is a great addition to Roto-Grip's HP 2 Line. Like many of the balls in the line, you get lots of bang for your buck. For those fans of the wrecker imagine a ball that is useful before the lanes open up but with a similar performance

The wreck-it is my personal favorite ball for handling lane transition. It reads a little earlier than the wrecker did and is a little smoother but still gives you great continuation. I have used it on the fresh and had some success but this ball is much better as the front of the lanes starts to open up but the backends are still a little tight. Playing the hold on a transitioning lane is where this ball really shines because its strong enough to read the right spot but clean enough to clear the front and continue.

I'm really looking forward to using this ball at the USBC Open Championships this year because I feel like it gives me the ideal motion for the middle games in each block when I'm usually trying to manufacture the ball motion I want. This ball will give you something different from everything else on the market and I think once you try it, you'll come to rely on having this ball in your bag.


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Re: Wreck-It
Reply #18 on: November 14, 2016, 05:54:00 PM
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Wreck-It review - Mark Tarkington
Reply #19 on: November 22, 2016, 12:47:23 PM
Right Handed
Ball weight:  15
Rev Rate:  400
Ball Speed:  17.3
Axis Tilt:  7
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  3 3/4 horizontal, 7/8 up
Layout:  80 x 2 x 60

I drilled up the Wreck It to replace another symmetric that I use specifically on short patterns, thus the really short pin-to-pap.  Ive used it on PBA Regional Cheetah and Viper patterns as well as our house pattern. 

The out of box finish with this layout was a bit too erratic for any of these patterns.  I had real issues with the ball being too strong off the point when trying to play the outside parts of the lane.  It was reading the lane just fine, but it was storing just a bit too much energy than I need for those patterns.

I hit it with a 2000 pad for it to read earlier and allow it to burn up a bit and made it smoother when it came out of the pattern.  It is still a strong option, and I may hit it with a 1000 pad, just to see if it works better on the shorts, especially if I run up on Wolf anytime soon.

This is a great ball for the price point and will be quite versatile.  I decided to drill it for a very specific type of lane play, but this core/cover combination is going to be a hit for a variety of bowlers.
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Re: Wreck-It
Reply #20 on: November 29, 2016, 02:39:47 PM
The Wreck-It is the long awaited follow up to the highly successful Wrecker. This version has a slightly stronger cover called Psyched, and comes from the factory with a 3000 abralon finish. The Wreck-It looks cool with its gold & white pearl with black solid color combination.


I drilled the Wreck-It with a 4 x 5 x 3 layout. In the box finish, the Wreck-It covered a lot of boards for me, in fact, too many boards. I had to knock the cover down some with some Storm step #1 to have a usable amount of board coverage. The Neutron core has been highly successful for many bowlers over the years. For me personally, I have either had a little too early or a little too late of ball motion with this particular core. The late-roll 56 version of this core (same basic shape with higher Rg and a lower differential) has been a little better for my particular ball roll. I have to have just the right oil pattern to have good ball reaction with my Wreck-It. For me, the Wreck-It is a definite improvement over my Wrecker though. The stronger cover has evened out the reaction for me a bit, and gives me a ball that is usable, on the right pattern shape, that being a true medium shot with moderate blend.


The Wreck-It can give bowlers a big ball amount of hook, at a more budget friendly price. I like my Wreck-It more than I liked my Wrecker, as the Wrecker had a bit too much backend for me. With all of the different combinations of cover and core shapes out there, there is always going to be a ball that may not be as great for one bowler as it is for another. That is why its so important to talk to a certified pro shop operator to find the right ball for the conditions that you are going to be bowling on. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Wreck-It.
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Re: Wreck-It
Reply #21 on: November 30, 2016, 03:22:03 PM
My name is Doug Cutler and I am a Roto Grip/Storm Amateur Staffer and I am doing a Ball Review on the Roto Grip Wreck It.  I am left handed and my ball speed is between 15-16mph.  All I can say is that Roto Grip has mastered this price rage as having a really strong ball for not much money.  I drilled my Wreck it with the Pin above my Ring finger and pretty much straight up with the CG and a 4" pin.  The surface is out of box finish.  I have used this ball on Typical House shots, and also on Kegel Abby Road(37 Foot), and on Kegel Boardwalk (35 Foot).  This ball really works on Medium to Light oil patterns along with THS. I have also seen people use this ball on Heavy oil patterns also. If the Wreck It is not enough ball I will go up to my Roto Grip Hy-Wire. The Roto Grip Wreck-It is everything you could want in a hybrid Wrecker. At times the Wrecker was just too snappy off the spot down lane, but not with the Wreck-It! The Wreck-It has just about the same amount of hook overall as the Wrecker but is much earlier and smoother. It really blends out the friction and continuous like crazy down lane! Bowlers will be able to throw the Wreck-It on a numerous amount of conditions since it clears the front part of the lane so well while always getting into a strong yet smooth roll.The Roto Grip Wreck-It 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 Psyched Hybrid Reactive cover stock that is finished with a 3000-grit pad. This ball provides more reaction and more versatility than its ancestor, the Wrecker, but at a reasonable price. This is a ball you will want in your bag, I promise you! Go ahead and Wreck-It! #ownit #wreckit

Doug Cutler
Roto Grip/Storm Amateur Staffer
PBA Regional Staffer