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Top Fuel
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »

Top Fuel™

In the competitive market of High Performance bowling balls you must have an edge to get ahead.

Roto Grip® continues its constant quest for state of the art technology and the Top Fuel™ is no exception.
We took the Cyclotron™ core from the original Fuel and combined it with the all new Ultimate Grip™ reactive
coverstock to give you one of the strongest reactive balls ever made.  

The Ultimate Grip™ reactive coverstock has a special additive found in the polymer industry to enhance friction.
This translates into more “hook” throughout the lane and enhanced backend reaction.   The coverstock is easily
adjusted with the use of scotch-brite pads and polishes.


   Technical Data:

   Factory Finish- 1000 Matte Finish

   Radius of Gyration- 2.54 (Medium)

   Differential- .050 (High)

   Hook Potential- 23 (25 scale)

   Track Flare Potential- 7+ Inches

   Length- 6 (10 scale)

Backend- 10 (10 scale)

   Cover Stock- Ultimate Grip™ Reactive

   Weight Block- Cyclotron Core™

   Color- Navy / Ocean Blue

   D-Scale- 73 to 75

   Available Weights- 14-16 Pounds



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Re: Top Fuel
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2003, 05:03:18 PM »
I drilled a Top Fuel with a 4" pin drilling with the MB in a strong position. I poslished it but it seemed to hesitate to turn the corner on the longer patterns. I back sanded the track with some Scotch-Brite and BOY DID IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  I used in at the PBA Eastern Regional at Hanover on Pattern B2 (43'). I was able to play between the 4th & 5th arrow with very good recovery from this ball. It never rolled out or PLACKED
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Re: Top Fuel
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2004, 06:53:08 PM »
Best $30 I have ever spent on a ball.  I bought the top fuel from a friend of mine for $30.  He was only getting rid of it becuase he dropped his weight and i have never used a Roto grip ball before so i figured what the hellw.  The first night he gave it to me it I had not had a chance to get the ball redrilled but i was so tired of my equipment that i decided to throw it anyway, the lanes that night had some oil and i had nothing in my bag the would turn.  Without even a good grip on the ball i could easily play third and then fourth arrow.  Shot 229, 248, 237.  Not bad considering.  Needless to say i am excited to get this ball drilled to fit my hand and take it for a real test in some tournaments.

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Re: Top Fuel
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2004, 02:58:34 AM »
can't really decide where i stand on this ball. I threw it straight out of the box. drilled aggressively. not sure about the exact specs. couldn't get the ball to turn initially. sanded it. i had never thrown such a hook in my life. no change in release but the difference was extraordinary! the ball hooked hard and hit like a truck! the pins stayed low, and were blown away every time. no corner pins and no problems in the oil.

i did have to play a little more right than i was accustomed. played up the 10 board from the 18. i'm used to playing the wicked from left to right.

this ball was awesome for a few months. then it started to show its age. i bowled 2 leagues over the summer with this ball. blew away the high game with a 269. it started struggling in the oil and was a bit too much in very dry conditions. it was still hooking well, but not hitting anything near as hard as what it had before. i put it back in my bag.

i use it for the medium conditions where my wicked hooks too much. i don't use it often. overall not a bad ball. it seemed to burn up pretty quickly and lose its power in only about 6 months of regular use. perhaps i need to refinish the ball. i'm not sure. anyway. i don't think i'd buy this ball if you have med revs and med speed. i think it needs a little more than that to keep it hitting the way it's suppose to. i don't regret buying it. i just wish i had the hand to throw it.


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Re: Top Fuel
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2005, 10:57:30 PM »
I loved this ball for the first few months I had it, but then it started to lose its carry and its flip. I shot two 279s with this ball about a year ago, but since then I have gotten seven pinned to death because it hits so weak now that I barely take it anymore.

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Re: Top Fuel
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2006, 02:24:53 AM »
I first didn't like Rotogrip but my brother had a small ball deal with Rotogrip so that meant I had to start liking roto. Well one of the balls my brow game me was the top fule. I thought the ball wasn't going to hook so I was worried but my brow got the ball drilled right for my had and put  the pin up like a inch and between my fingers. So i went and throw the ball and my games were(243,226,256). So um... yeah in my book this ball goes under the T-R-U-C-K category
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