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Hot Cell
« on: July 18, 2017, 04:14:04 PM »
The Roto Grip Hot Cell continues the popular and successful line of Cell bowling balls. This ball has the fan favorite Nucleus core that is covered with a Radioactive Solid Urethane coverstock and finished with a 1000 grit pad. Roto Grip created this ball to offer a urethane ball that punches harder than any other urethane ball currently available. Roto Grip boasts that this ball reads true and should be in every tournament bowler's arsenal.

Color: Hot Red
Core: Nucleus (14-16#)
Coverstock: Radioactive Solid Urethane
Finish: 1000-grit pad
RG: 2.52 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil



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Re: Hot Cell
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
I drilled my Hot Cell up 50x4x35. I wanted to get the large amount of flare to help me get this thing rolling. I left it box surface which is 1000 grit. This ball is a pretty neat toy for me to use. The Hot Cell had a large amount of flare compared to the Pitch Black. I had trouble with the Pitch Black getting into enough of a roll for my lower rev style to take advantage of. The Hot Cell picked up strong and got thru the pins very hard. Put this one if your bag if your not heavy handed enough to throw a Pitch series ball but want to see what the new urethane revolution is all about.
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Re: Hot Cell
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2017, 10:18:11 AM »
The Hot Cell is a new release from Roto Grip, that incorporates one of the most popular cores of all time, the Nucleus core, with a urethane cover called Radioactive. This ball is factory finished with a 1000 grit pad, and is bright red, with orange labels. The core numbers on pre-drilled 15lb Hot Cells are 2.52 rg, 0.056 differential, and 0.018 intermediate differential.

With the multitude of varying volumes and lengths of oil patterns these days, it was only inevitable that we would see a urethane covered ball, with a strong asymmetrical core. This ball will fill a niche void in bowlers arsenals when seeing high volume, very short oil patterns. The cover isn’t jumpy off the friction, and the core strength allows it to create fresher cover by having a lot of flair, to keep the urethane cover rolling strong through the backend of the lane. I really like this ball, and have been asking for something like it for many years now. Comparing the Hot Cell to a Pitch Black ,with same layout of 4 x 3.5 x 3, and surface prep, the Hot Cell starts up earlier, and has more “hook” and continuation through the pins, forcing me about 3 and 2 right to allow for the added hook. I have been able to use the Hot Cell on the above mentioned short patterns, as well as some very long, low volume patterns, that I just wanted to trap the pocket, but putting enough surface on a reactive ball to get it to slow down the right way, created too much overall hook.

THe Hot Cell will  be a good choice for bowlers that do not have a high rev rate or super high ball speed, and want a ball to just bump the friction with a controlled shape, rather than have a weaker cored, reactive ball “flip” off the dry part of the lane. Using urethane on today’s high volume patterns does have it’s disadvantages, though. The cover will not soak up the oil like reactive can, and will lane shine quicker, and carry oil down the lane, more than what a reactive ball will do.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Roto Grip Hot Cell.
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Re: Hot Cell
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 08:03:03 PM »
The Roto Grip Hot Cell has the new Radioactive Solid Urethane cover. This cover is pure urethane wrapped around the Nucleus asymmetrical core (the original Cell core). When this ball first came out, I did not drill one immediately and then I partially tore my bicep so I watched a lot of people throw it while I was out healing. I couldn't believe the shape I was seeing out of a urethane ball on patterns that were not hooking a great amount anyway. So, I went with one of my favorite layouts which is 50 x 4.5 x 30 and left it at box (1000). I have tried this ball on a modified 49 foot house pattern with defined friction to the right and a couple medium volume 43 foot house patterns. Simply put, the Hot Cell is urethane on steroids. I have a similarly drilled Pitch Black and the Hot Cell is easily 5-6 more and gets caught in the puddle a lot less often for me.