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Attention Star
« on: February 16, 2024, 10:09:36 AM »
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Experience the extraordinary with the Roto Grip Attention Star bowling ball. Unleashing groundbreaking core technology, this ball introduces the exclusive Momentous Core domestically, paired with an inner block design for unparalleled ball motion. Roto Grip's meticulous research led them to discover the perfect combination of block and slug density inside the A.I. Core, propelling energy dispersion through the pins to another level. The eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive coverstock, identical to the successful RST X-2 formula, offers optimal front-lane push and impressive responsiveness to down-lane friction. This bowling ball redefines the game, delivering a reaction unlike anything else on Earth today.

Color: Berry/Silver/Iron
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive
Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.049 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Late



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Attention Star
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2024, 02:27:08 PM »

Weight:  14 lbs.
Pin Length:  3-3.5”
Drilling:  75 x 4-3/4 x 55
Drilling VLS:  4-3/4 x 5-3/8 x 3-1/2
Pattern Length:  41 ft.
Pattern Volume:  Medium
Pattern Type:  THS
Right Handed

The Attention Star has the original Momentous Core, previously only available in the international releases. It’s wrapped in the proven eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive cover stock.  This is an Asymmetrical ball in the Roto Grip HP4 line of balls.  The box finish is reacta gloss. As always, the surface can be  altered to suit a variety of lane conditions.  It is an attractive Berry/Silver/Iron color.

I have used the Attention Star on a 41 ft. kegel house pattern, and a modified House tournament pattern.

I’ve thrown the Attention Star at the reacta gloss box finish, and haven’t made any surface changes. I’ve found this to be a very good ball on fresh back ends.   Once the carry down comes into play, I can move out a couple boards and keep the ball playing well.    As the lanes broke down, I was able to move back in and did not lose my carry.  The Attention Star is very strong through the pins, even for a lower rev player.  I am able to use this ball for all 3 games on league.  My first set out of the box was 781 and i didn’t put it down at all during the evening.
The Attention Star has earned a spot in my bag every time I shoe up.   It gets through the heads extremely clean and goes into a nice roll down lane.  I highly recommend the Attention Star, and add a star if you’re a lower rev player like myself.  Don’t miss out on this ball.  You won’t regret buying it.

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2024, 07:43:14 PM »

Volume: Med-High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive
Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.48 (15)
Differential: 0.049 (15)

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin Tall Over Ring 5 X 5 1/2 X 1 1/4 VLS

The New Roto Grip HP4 release brings a core previously featured in overseas releases stateside, wrapped in AI technology. The Momentus AV + AI core is wrapped up with Etrax Plus Pearl to give you one of the most responsive pearls ever seen in the line. All together these add up to the new Attention Star.

I tested the Attention Star for the first time in league. Our house shot while Longer and higher volume is very cliffed. On the fresh the cover tended to over-read the friction and under-read the oil as you would expect from a quick response ball on a 12 to 1 pattern. The attention star is much better for me game two when the fronts start to break down. Especially in my home center where the length and volume of the pattern tends to make the back-end tighten up a bit as well. Where this can give some balls fits, you can open up the angle with the Attention Star, let it see the friction to the right a little earlier and watch it tear through the carry-down.

I do feel that this ball is a little pattern specific, at least with the layout I chose, but it's definitely a combination of clean and strong that you can tailor to different styles of bowler with the right layout.

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2024, 03:41:01 PM »
The Attention Star is Roto Grips newest HP4 ball. The AS features the momentous core wrapped in eTrax pearl plus. Ever since the UFO Alert was discontinued, I’ve felt like the SPI line has been missing a similar shape. When I was first told about the AS, I had high hopes. Those hopes were exceeded and then some. For me, the AS is a clone of the UFO Alert. I was able to throw the AS right on top of my Alert. Having thrown the AS a lot already, I can see this one being in my bag for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2024, 07:42:25 PM »
Roto Grip Attention Star – WWRD 2/16/2024
Cover: eTrax Plus Pearl Reactive
Core:  Momentous AV + A.I. Core
RG: 2.48
RG. Diff.: 0.049
Finish: Reacta Gloss

Roto Grip’s new Attention Star is an Asymmetrical Pearl piece that is good for Medium-Heavy Volume Patterns.  PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400.  Speed: 16.5.  Drilled this piece with the Pin above the bridge, CG kicked out 1” from the palm.  I threw this piece on a fresh house 43’ pattern.  Out of box ball motion was clean through the fronts with a hockey stick motion on the backend.  I compared this piece to the Roto Grip TNT Infused and the Infused was 2-2 right with a smoother shape on the backend.  This piece is similar to the RST X-2.  If your looking for a strong pearl piece with backend this is the ball to get.

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 08:47:09 AM »
Attention Star
Cover: eTrax+ Pearl Reactive
Core: Momentous AV+AI
RG: 2.48 RG
Diff: 0.052
Int Diff: 0.017

My layout: 5 x 4.5 x 2.5

The Attention Star is a Pearl Asymmetrical ball that I see working best on medium to med-dry conditions. The pearl eTrax+ cover on the Star is clean but still maintains traction compared to other clean pearl covers. It does a great job of getting through early friction without being hyper sensitive to oil down lane. The strong low rg asymm core compliments the clean cover by revving up and giving the Star a strong medium to medium-quick response motion. I have found that the Star is best when the lanes transition past big solid balls like the Magic Gem or Reality. The Attention Star seems like a unique shape that will always be in my tournament bag. Gives me a lot of UFO Alert and RST X2 vibes!!!! <3

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Left handed
PAP: 5 x 1/4up
Rev rate: 400


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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2024, 08:38:08 AM »
Attention Star is the return of eTrax+ Pearl, which was featured most recently on the RST-X2. This ball for me feels like a bigger version of the Rubicon UC2. Uniquely, it revs up and continues like a lot of the other A.I. core balls. What I loved about the UC2 is the way it picked up the in midlane but didn't overrespond off the spot. The Attention Star builds on that and provides a similar type of motion but in a stronger package overall.  If you miss the length and predictability provided by the Rubicon UC2 and RST-X2, the Attention Star is the 2.0 version of that type of shape, with all the latest and greatest in core tech that Storm has to offer!

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2024, 11:36:23 PM »
Attention Star
Cover Stock: eTrax Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core
Color: Berry/Silver/Iron
Still looking for a replacement for your UFO Alert? Look no further than the Attention Star. The Attention Star is another ball featuring the new AI core technology. I tend to pull this ball out of my bag when the lanes are just starting to transition. When throwing this ball you will see that it is great at storing energy as it clears the fronts and makes a strong motion on the backend of the lane. If you are looking for a strong asymmetrical ball to fit in right behind your Harsh Reality look no further.
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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2024, 07:29:45 AM »
The Attention Star reminds me of the X2 from Roto Grip. We have a asymmetrical pearl with polish that is clean and provides plenty of shape down lane. This ball versatility fills a few spots for me. I can use this on the fresh where the fronts typically hook early and during transition when I look to open my angles up on the better lane surfaces and or higher volume patterns. If you enjoyed the X2 this would be a suitable replacement.


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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2024, 09:36:54 AM »
The newest addition to Roto Grip’s HP4 line is none other than the Attention Star. The Attention Star features the original Momentous™ Core which was featured primarily overseas, however, Storm's R&D team wanted to make it better than ever. They used A.I. technology to create a motion that we have not seen before. This all new core is wrapped around the time tested and proven eTrax™ PLUS Pearl Reactive coverstock to give an overall reaction unlike anything offered on earth today. I personally do not have a lot of success with asymmetric pearl bowling balls, however, this ball is an exception to that. I am able to do whatever I need to with this ball, I am able to play straighter (with tighter angles) as well as move in and shape the lane as the lanes break down. You will not want to miss out on this great new ball, go to your local VIP pro shop and pick one up for yourself today!

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2024, 10:48:34 AM »
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PAP: 4 7/8 over and 1 ¼ up
Layout: 5.25 x 4.25 x 3

The new Attention Star from Roto Grip is one amazing addition to the HP4 line. The Attention Star provides effortless length through the fronts, and a great move off the end of the pattern. I really find this piece useful when the fronts start to go, but there is still lots of hook off the end of the pattern. The Attention Star slows down in the right spot, allowing it to not overact as soon as it sees dry. It is an excellent piece to go to, between a stronger asymmetric/symmetric ball like the Harsh Reality or Optimum Idol, and before a VEBO or IQ Tour Ruby. Own It today!!


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Attention Star Review
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2024, 11:13:42 AM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Attention Star
E Trax + Pearl Reactive
Asymmetric Momentous AV Core
Finish Reacta Gloss Polished
Layout 4.5 x4.5 with 2” Pin Buffer

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

There is a lot of good things going on here with the new Attention Star. When I first saw the promo pictures and an actual demo ball at a distributor this ball was so deep purple it looked black in color. This was a nice look I thought. When I got my Attention Star it was a ton more colorful and is a beautiful color of Purple, silver and grey. I believe this will be what is released as the finish color and is better looking than what I first saw in promo. The core used in the Attention Star has been vetted overseas and desired stateside and it is finally here. The Momentous core is made even better by adding the A.I, technology to increase hit and carry. The pearl cover works great with the Reacta Gloss finish for me on this ball. What I have seen so far is a ball that is clean and angular and really delivers a smack to the pins. The Attention Star reads the friction strong with a predictable angular finish. I have been able to feed this ball to the friction and have complete trust it will recover. This ball is under my Exotic Gem in hook but above my Hustle M+M. I feel this ball will work from multiple lines for different styles of play and still have a high carry percentage. The best thing so far is I won our league strike pot with this ball so I am already ahead with this one!

The Attention Star is clean and angular and has great back end motion.
This ball hits hard and has great carry.
The Attention Star will be a great ball to use when stronger balls read the lane too early.

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2024, 02:24:43 PM »
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Layout 5 ¼”x4x3

The new Roto Grip Attention Star! Features the Momentous AV + A.I. Core with the eTrax plus pearl cover wrapped around it. With the A.I. Core you still get good continuation and powerful light pocket hits.  Liked that the core numbers were a little lower than a usual asym ball and a weaker yet proven cover. The Etrax Plus Pearl was on the RST X2 and that ball was quite usable. Glad to see they decided to bring this ball stateside.
This ball to me is a little stronger/earlier than the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout and a little more forward. I immediately hit this with a 2000 abralon pad to remove the shine. What shocked me is the Star did not feel whippy or uncontrollable even on fresh. I can see why the pro staff is using this ball out on tour a lot. The ball is easy through the fronts, mid-lanes strongly, and has a controllable pop on the back end. This ball will be good for many conditions especially in the Pittsburgh area where we see a lot of hook in the fronts.
This ball will be great for a variety of styles. Whether you a just a league bowler or you are a tournament bowler. The strength and controllable pop will help many people score well. You will want to check this ball out. Roto Grip got our attention with this star!

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Attention Star Review by Ethan Fiore
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2024, 11:32:29 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Attention Star is one of the best balls I've thrown in a while. I'm a big fan of those slower asymmetrical pearls. Once I threw this one, I already knew it was going in the bag. I haven't seen that shape since the Absolute came out and I think the Absolute is weaker overall. Whereas the Attention Star has a lot more backend. I'm calling it now, Ball of the Year! You'll be seeing every pro throwing one! Go get yours!

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Re: Attention Star
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2024, 11:38:02 AM »
Roto Grip Attention Star

Ball specs: MOMENTOUS™ AV + A.I. CORE TECHNOLOGY with E-Trax Pearl coverstock and finished with Reacta Gloss finish.

Layout: 5 x 3 ¾ x 3

Bowler specs: 15.5 mph and rev rate in the 380’s and my is PAP is 3 ¼ and at zero up/down and tested on Pro-Lane at ABC North Lanes in Harrisburg, Pa.

With the introduction of the Momentous AV core that has been used overseas in the Roto Grip Attention line since 2020, it was awesome to see the minds at Roto Grip bring that core to the World-Wide market.  Wrapping the core is the all new A.I. outer core technology that was introduced last summer at International Bowl Expo, it is given the tour players a “cleaner” reading ball that the line has been missing. For us, the average Joe Bowler, that equates to a ball that stays true in reaction and is able to be used across a broad range of house patterns and tournament play. For me, the Attention Star is the FIRST ball since the start of the fall bowling season that I have been able to use through the whole league matches. May it be a 2 person / 4 game scratch doubles, 3-person scratch league or a 4-person mixed league, I am able to stay in the ball all night long and the overall reaction in the back end is weaker than the new Storm DNA Coil, but stronger than the Magic Gem or the Absolute Power. I would say it's very similar to the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout, but just a “tick” smoother on the dry friction. I mainly used it on Pro-Lane at ABC North, but had the pleasure of using it a Colony Park Lanes in York, Pa., where the surface is older HPL with a TON of fraction, every other ball I tried, jumped real strongly off the back of the pattern, but the Attention Star plowed through and was able to bowl a very respectable match (for myself) 963 for 4 games. 

The Attention Star is #3 in out of 4 in ball strength for me and will be replacing the VEBO. In order of strength will be #1 – DNA Coil, #2 - Optimum Idol, #3 - Attention Star and #4 – Hustle RIP. For Colony Park Lanes my bag looks a little different: #1 – Optimum Idol, #2 – Absolute Power, #3 – Absolute Power and #4 – Lighting Storm or Ocean Blue Ice Storm.

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