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40999 - Roto Grip / Re: Idol Cosmos
« Last post by sportshot on Today at 07:08:53 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Idol Cosmos
Cover stock –Pearl Reactive
Symmetrical Core
Color Stardust Teal
Finish 4000-grit Abralon
Layout 45 x 4.5 x 45

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at camera 15.5

Review:
The new Roto Grip Idol Cosmos is a very good ball. I like the motion and total hook of the Helios but sometimes it is too much ball for certain conditions. The Helios is hard for me to see transition due to the color I think, so I use it took long before balling down. The new Cosmos is unique because it has the same feel as the Helios even though it has a cleaner and more angular motion and hooks less overall. I can easily see when this ball makes its move also. I have had pretty good luck with the Idol line but the last two have been my favorites. I still use the Synergy on some occasions also. The Idol Cosmos seems to play best for me on medium conditions and I like this ball in box finish or polished. I probably lean on the polished version more than the box finish where I normally bowl.  This Idol Cosmos is different than the Helios in the fact it goes longer and makes a stronger move at the break point. I am not a high rev player, but I am able to move inside on different conditions and still maintain excellent carry. It’s nice when a guy like me can get those extra corner pins to fall.

Summary:
The Idol Cosmos has a very good and unique motion.
The Cover sands and polishes easily for dialing in a shape on the lanes.
The hit is very good due to the entry angle.

Glenn Wendel
PBA Member
Storm Pro Shop Staff

Video Link:
https://youtu.be/_pWH80v-2uU

gwendel@comcast.net
www.stormbowling.com
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40999 - Storm / Infinite Physix Review
« Last post by sportshot on Today at 06:21:02 PM »
Ball Specs:
Infinite Physix
Pearl Reactive
4000 Grit abralon
Asymmetric Core
Layout 50 x 5 x 40

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at cameras 15.5

Review:
The Storm Infinite Physix is another very good aggressive ball form Storm. The “guess the scent promotion” from Storm had a good response at our shop. My guess was Blueberry Coffee Cake which was pretty close. At box finish this is in my top balls for total hook. The Infinite Physix is not as strong as my Gem but covers plenty of boards. This ball starts early and gives me a nice arching motion on most conditions. I felt like I would get more non tournament use out of the Infinite shined up so I applied polish right over the box finish. This did not cut down the total hook very much due to adequate friction on a house type shot but gave the ball a lot more angle to the pocket. The carry was good in box finish or with the polish applied. I have rolled this ball quite a bit now and it has had great reviews and is selling very well.  The Infinite Physix reminds me of a stronger Dark Code when polished.

Summary:
The Infinite Physix is very versatile for a strong ball.
This ball is best used on heavier oil conditions.
This ball has a lot of motion with box surface or shined up.

Video link:
https://youtu.be/D6hH1sxLHkg

Glenn Wendel
PBA Member
Storm Pro Shop Staff

gwendel@comcast.net
www.stormbowling.com
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27955 - Comments and Suggestions / Re: Ball reviews
« Last post by don coyote on Today at 10:40:49 AM »
If you are looking for some good content, I recommend bowlingball.com. It shows the release date and a somewhat accurate ball strength rating. Make sure you choose the "include discontinued items" after the initial search.

Hope this helps!
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30293 - 900Global / Re: Zen Soul
« Last post by Onefrombills on Today at 09:26:45 AM »
900 Global Zen Soul Ball Review

Hey everyone, I’m back with another ball review, and this time it’s for the Zen Soul and in 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the S77 Response Hybrid Cover and comes 4000 Abralon with an RG of 2.490 and a Diff of 0.051.
Layout for this ball is 5x3x2
When this ball was first announced there was such a buzz about another ZEN coming out but where will it fall with the OG Zen and Zen Master still out there. Being that the Zen Soul is a hybrid it was easy to say that it will be directly in the middle. I have read many other reviews and watched many different ball videos for this one. Many had it closer to the OG Zen as others had it closer to the Zen Master. So how do you know where it will fit or if it is a ball that will fit your arsenal? First and the easiest way is to find a demo in your area. Second is to find someone that throws it closer to you with speed/rev rate and watch more of their reviews. Now I am a average speed with a low rev rate and I found the Zen Soul to be closer to the Zen Master as both balls had surface compared to the Zen. Now I didn’t find them to be directly on top of each other, so I was able to keep the Zen Master and Soul in the same bag. When the Zen Master became too much, I was abler to move a couple of boards left and proceed with the Soul in the same area. The OG Zen having shine was “for me” another step down. All three of these balls do have the same shape and work well together.
BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up.

#Storm #SquadRG #900Global #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #LogoInfusion #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVgKzdcnglpcCjAVFMBiVNg
Brian Hirsch
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57802 - Miscellaneous / Re: Lane conditions
« Last post by justlane on Today at 09:18:37 AM »
If my house pattern used 21 units I'd never get past my Rhino.  Ours has 27 units.

I'm also assuming the term unit is the same as ml.




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8366 - Miscellaneous / Re: Lane conditions
« Last post by SrKegler on Today at 07:20:04 AM »
Thanks Geoff, it's a typical house shot, anything will work, need a lighter ball anyhow until I get back in shape.  Can't hurt anything except my bank account.
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7222 - Miscellaneous / Re: Lane conditions
« Last post by Strider on Today at 06:37:15 AM »
I don't know about house shots since I never bothered to ask about volume/ratios, but for the sport shots I bowl on that is a very light volume. House shots usually have a pretty decent puddle in the middle, so 21 units does sound pretty light for total volume.

I realize you said units of oil, not mL. I don't know if they're the same or not. Maybe some houses use the terms interchangeably? 21 mL is definitely light.
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8366 - Comments and Suggestions / Ball reviews
« Last post by SrKegler on Today at 04:27:02 AM »
Just got back on the site after 7-8 yr absence.  Would it be possible to have a sort function where the balls are sorted newest to oldest.  It's impossible to scroll thru 50 pages of reviews.  It looks like each manufacturer's equipment is listed alphabetically.
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8366 - Miscellaneous / Lane conditions
« Last post by SrKegler on Today at 03:57:17 AM »
The league I'm on has 21 units of oil, 41 ft in length. Is that considered light oil? I'm using an old 14# Tribal but think I need a lighter ball.  Planning on getting a 13# Hyroad but it's recommended for medium oil.  Sure was a lot easier getting a ball back in the 60s, had to have your name engraved to find it.
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58732 - Roto Grip / Re: RST X3 Review
« Last post by william.tefft on August 13, 2022, 05:04:16 PM »
RST X-3
Coverstock: Micro Trax Hybrid Reactive
WeightBlock: Asymmetrical
Finish: 4K Fast
Color: Yellow/smoke/grape
Review:
Roto Grip continues to produce RST bowling balls that have proven they can keep up with everything else in the line. This ball on its own stands out just because of the color but once you throw it a couple times you will quickly fall in love with the shape that this ball makes. After throwing it and changing the finish a little I have concluded that this ball is a great step down from my Gem. I get a similar shape with better backend motion once the carry down starts to happen. I found this ball to be great first out of my bag on the league shot during out second shift leagues. Make sure you grab yours as soon as they are available.
Will Tefft
Roto Grip Staff Member
will@parklanes.net
www.rotogrip.com
#SquadRG
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