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Cell Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Features:
* Coverstock: Cytoplasmic Xâ„¢ Pearl Reactive
* Weight Block: Nucleusâ„¢ Core 14-16lb
* Weight Block: Modified Nucleusâ„¢ Core in 12 & 13lb
* Ball Finish: 1500 Polished
* Durometer: 73 - 75 Rex D-scale
* Flare Potential: 7" + (High)
* Weights: 12 - 16 lbs

The time of reckoning has arrived and the Roto Grip Kingdom welcomes the addition of the newest legend of the land. Bred from the original and designed to compliment its predecessor, the Cell Pearl will reign supreme.

The technologically advanced and performance proven Nucleusâ„¢ core delivers continuous predictable motion for all types of bowlers. The Cytoplasmic Xâ„¢ pearl reactive coverstock is a first in the industry with the optimum amount of porosity and enhanced surface friction.

The synergy of a core and coverstock on the Cell Pearlâ„¢ generates a strong angular more off the spot on those medium to lighter volume patterns with unprecedented predictability. This ball is the ultimate compliment to the original and will surely dominate the entire bowling kingdom...

 

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2008, 06:10:51 PM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 4 oz, 2.78top weight, and 3.5" pin
Drilling specs - 5 1/2 x 5 pin above middle finger, no axis hole.

This review is long over due, but due to the fact that finding a condition I can use this gem on was kind of difficult in my area. The Cell Pearl still has the awesome roll that the original Cell produces, but the difference is the length that is provided by the pearl along with extreme back-end. I personally have never seen a ball do what this ball does, it is so strong off the break point but yet it is rolling off the break point not just hooking. I have notice the Cell Pearl carries a lot of things that most balls wouldn’t carry, because its rolling through the pins. This is what I saw from the NEW Cell Pearl, it gives you the ability to open up the lane when nothing and I mean nothing else does, but yet still have the control that you don’t see out of today’s balls.

I have tried the Cell Pearl on a variety of conditions to give an accurate review, it took me a while to determine what condition this ball was suited best for. I cam e to the conclusion that a house type pattern will be the number one condition it excels at, but not to say you could use this on a more demanding condition. The one thing I did notice in it out of box finish is, with a condition that has a out of bounds or a no hook area to the right, the Cell Pearl could be used, the strong angular roll that it produces eliminates the out of bounds. I have never seen a ball do the things the Cell Pearl does.

The bottom line is if you put one of these in your arsenal it will give you a look that no other balls can give, which could be the difference of winning or losing. I personally have 2 in my bags already, and could add another as time goes by. My second Cell Pearl I just drilled 2 ½ X 5” with the pin 1 ¼” from VAL, but have not thrown it enough to give an accurate review, if you have any questions please feel free to send me a message.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2008, 12:21:50 PM »
Had this ball for a little while now, and finally feel I can give the ball some justice.

The Cell pearl is flat out the strongest pearl I have ever thrown.  Decided to drill it 4x4 with a 2 1/2 buffer.

The read is phenominal, great through the heads, strong off the dry.

For me, I need plenty of carrydown to keep this beast from crossing the pocket.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2008, 04:25:20 PM »
I just got this ball this week through the PBA. I bowled 2 nights in 2 different alleys with 2 different surface.
-Night 1:  41 ft synthetic - alot of oil in the middle 12-12 and very very light oil outside .
  .Reaction- ball rolled extremely heavy and strong. This was the first night I used it but if i missed in the heavy oil it still saved enough energy in the backend to kick out the 10 pin. If I missed in the dry it never overreacted for me. This ball is a MUST BUY from Roto Grip.

- Night 2: 35 ft wood (lots of friction everywhere)  and carry is a struggle as the pins are like logs.  I had to play much deeper than I usually do but this ball still had enough energy to carry on a consistent basis.

OVERALL: This ball is gonna definitly be in the running for ball of the year. With the proper drilling you will be able to use this ball on 95% of the conditons you see (sport and league) for the exception of super long patterns and Bone Dry.

DRILLING: modified RICO drill pattern. Pin 1" up from center of grip cg, MB in the thumb quadrant kicked right with an axis drilled through the MB taking the Static weight to 0 side x 3/4 Finger
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2008, 11:01:02 PM »
This is another winner at Roto Grip.  The Cell Pearl has the same strong back end, strong move to the pocket and hitting power as the Cell.  This version with the pearl cover goes through the heads cleanly and and goes a bit further down the lane.  Once it encounters friction, it makes a distinctive move to the pocket that does not quit. The ball continues strong through the pin deck.

The Cell Pearl can benefit from some head oil as you send it into the dry.  This is a versatile ball and I've used it on both longer 41 foot patterns and the shorter 36 foot house shots.

For a low rev player this ball can really open up the lanes and give you the look you are wanting.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2008, 10:49:21 PM »
My bowling stats:

PAP: 5.75” Over .25” Up
Average Speed: 18.5 MPH
RPM’s: 400+

Ball(s) Stats:

“Continuous” Cell Pearl
(Layed Out Using Roto-Grips “5x3” in their drilling chart)
Weight Hole: Near PAP
Personal Favorite Surface Condition: Polished or White Scotch Brite

“Trick Layout” Cell Pearl
Pin Location: 6" from PAP WAY ABOVE Ring Finger
Mass Bias Location: 45 Degrees (Above and Right of Thumb)
Weight Hole: 3.5" Over 1" Up
Personal Favorite Surface Condition: Polished or White Scotch Brite

Review:
Conditions I Would Consider Using The Ball On:
Medium/Heavy Patterns
Medium/Heavy Volumed Patterns
Clean To Slightly Carried Down Backends
Medium/Heavy Volumed House Shots

The Cell Pearl is Roto-Grip's follow up to the Cell, and in my opinion it definately lives up to the original (if not suprases it!). When the original Cell is checking up too early and the Grand Illusion isn’t able to knock out the corners, this is the ball that needs to be in your hands. Also, I’ve found myself almost addicted to the motion that the original Cell has given me, and trying to force myself to make it last longer on conditions that are not conducive for the original Cell. The Cell Pearl is the answer to these situations.


“Continuous” Cell Pearl
 
As in my review of the Original Cell, this is one of my most continuous balls, but a bit better at clearing heads when the Original is starting to check early and going high or leaving the flat 10s. I’ve also found this ball useful on a wider range of house shots as long as I am able to get it to the dry spot further down the lane (getting it to the dry too early can create some interesting leaves!).

“Trick Layout” Cell Pearl

Again, this is named after the Tommy Jones layout. I find this layout extremely versatile for higher rev players, and this ball really fits the bill. When I’m looking for a ball to clear the heads from inside and still make the turn, this is the ball that I can trust. This ball is the next ball out of my bag if my Original Cells are starting to burn up a bit and I have already started deep inside.

In a nut shell, if you have been holding off on trying a Roto-Grip ball, this is the one to try. You will not be disappointed!

Conditions that I would not consider using these balls on:
Fresh High Volume Patterns
Fresh Long Patterns
(I add fresh in there because I’ve found that the Cell Pearl compliments the Cell after these patterns have broken down after a few games)


Roto-Grip Balls Up or Down:
Ball Up In Reaction: Cell or an earlier drilled Cell Pearl
Ball Down In Reaction: Grand Illusion


Thank you for your time in reading this review. I hope that you have found it to be helpful. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me and I will try to help you as much as I can.

Thanks!
Mat Henning
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2008, 09:21:37 PM »
My bowling stats...

PAP: 5 Over 1/2 Up
Average Speed: 16 MPH
RPM’s: 250-300
Layout: 5x3 pin up with weighthole in the finger positive quadrant

I agree with all the other reviews. The ball is clean through the fronts and very strong off the breakpoint. All the other reviewers already said everything I see. The only thing I'd like to add is that this ball is extremely fun to use. It allows me to move in deep and swing it without sacrificing carry. The only thing I have to look out for is trying not to stick with it too long when a ball change is necessary.


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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2008, 12:04:31 AM »
Good evening everyone! I'm in the market for a Pearl cell.Was told by Pro Shop operator that the Gravity shift I throw is similar to that of the Pearl Cell.Would like some feed back from some of you guy's and gal's.Thanks

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2008, 09:56:51 AM »
Check out the post in the Rotogrip Forum by Britton at VideoBallreviews as he compared the 2 and says the Cell Pearl is cleaner through the fronts but harder off the spot and he also thinks the Cell Pearl can handle more oil in the backends then the Gravity Shift.  I myself am drilling my Cell Pearl tonight and still on the fence whether to buy a Gravity Shift.  I will post my review soon.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2008, 11:33:22 AM »
Ball was very clean through the heads and hits pretty hard. Got pin action occasionally. Ball definitely hooks. Not for people with slow ball speed. But for me the ball had a very spotty reaction. If I got to quick with the ball, it never hooked if I was too slow overhooked. Ball drives so hard that it leaves a lot of corners and 8-9 pins. Roto-Grip tried to integrate a new coverstock to give bowlers a versatile ball that could be used on any condition. In my opinion they failed. I had the ball drilled in the recommended layout which supposedly gives the bowler strong hook with controlled arching backend. I never saw that happen. I tried everything from adjusting to changing the surface of the ball and never really found a look that I liked. When the ball did get into the pocket, it never seemed to carry. This was a huge disappointment for me and because of it I probably won't purchase another roto-grip ball.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2008, 03:00:13 PM »
Just got mine drilled.  I have my drilled set with both the pin and CG about 4 inches from my PAP.  The cell pearl doesn't have the skid flip reaction that most pearlized balls have.  It has a much more smooth reaction and roll, which i like in my equipment and it still hits the pocket hard as anything.  If i've hit the pocket with it, i haven't left anything, but because the ball does roll and hooks alot, it has made it hard to hit the pocket on a normal house shot.  I bowl on a sport shot with the pearl recently and did very well for myself as there was enough on the outsides to hold the ball out.  

THIS IS DEFINATELY NOT A HOUSE SHOT BLOCK BALL

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2008, 11:25:41 AM »
Hello fellow Kingdom members.  Just got my new Cell Pearl Tuesday night and drilled it last night before league and only got to through maybe 5 frames in league with it so I will give you my review.

Cell Pearl
15# 4oz, 2-3" Pin, 2.25 oz top weight to start.

Layout
4 1/2" x 4" with 2 1/2" pin buffer
This put the pin to the right and above my ring finger by about 3/4", the CG about an inch above my mid-line and the MB to the right of my thumb about 2.5".  Placed a weight hole 4.5" over and 1" up to get back to 3/4 ounce sideweight.

I drilled this similar to my 1st Cell Solid, 4 x 4, because I looked that reaction from that ball, but I wanted the Cell Pearl to go just a little longer like everyone has been saying.

From the few shots I threw in league, all strikes, I moved in 5 boards with
my feet and 3 with my eyes off of where I had been playing with my Mystic.  I wasn't really able to through it enough to break the cover in, but from what I noticed I liked it.  For me it gave me about 5 more feet down the lane before it picked up and then it had a very hard arc off the spot, not so much skid flip, but a firm arc when it turned the corner and then had the similar drive through the pocket as the original Cell.  I have a second Cell Solid that is drilled 5 x 3 with 2000 grit polish on it that I have to compared the 2 but I think the Cell Pearl will be better than that one.

I plan on starting with the Cell and then switching to my Cell Pearl tomorrow in league to get a better read on the 2 then I will repost.  I am bowling a tourney this week and hope there is enough oil to use the Cell Pearl.

It is by far the coolest looking ball I have thrown by the way.  The yellow Cell logo and Rotogrip stand out pretty good.  All I am going to do with the cover it keep it clean, I have no intention of playing with the cover on this one.  I'll be interested if I can play up the boards with this one as well.  

From what I see so far, tell Hank that he has another winner here.  I know my friend is anxious to drill the Dimension Pearl when that one comes out.

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2008, 01:31:58 PM »
Stats

17mph ball speed
300-330 rev rate
axis- 5 1/4> 1/4^


Drilled this one 5" from my pap under the bridge, mass bias 45 degrees.
left the surface the same although i might hit it with 4000 but we will see.

Only been able to throw this for a couple hours last night.
lanes were 40ft modified house with a decent amount of volume. With the high gloss finish this ball wasnt really a good choice on the fresh but once i was able to get a little bump spot, it kicked into gear.

it is much stronger in the midlane then i thought it would be. Clears the heads great and have a move off the spot that compares to no other ball. very strong off the bring point which is why i might put some 4000 on it. I can see myself movin in when the lanes open up and really scoring big. So far very impressed and it seems to be a great compliment to the original cell.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2008, 04:32:10 PM »
Drilled my Cell Pearl 4 1/2 x 70 x 35 ( 2 1/2" pin buffer) Threw it last night and was pleasantly suprized by the look it gave me. The ball cleared the heads with ease, gave a nice midlane read with a strong arc to the pocket. What suprized me was the carry from this ball. If it got near the pocket it was 10 in the pin. Having changed to this ball in the 5th frame of the first game i left 3 one pin spared on pocket hits the rest of the night. 2 stone 7's and a 4  pin on a slightly high hit. As i have stated in other posts i'm not throwing the ball well do to physical problems forcing me to bowl in an orthodic boot/cast my release has not been consistent. The ball showed great recovery from errant shots right and still had hitting power on those tugged into the oil. Went 291 - 279 with my 2 full games with the ball. Relating this ball to my Strike Cell it's a couple boards less in total hook but much stronger ball motion on the backend. Its about 5 and 3 less than my original Cell. I'll probably drill myself a couple more of this great piece for future use.
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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2008, 08:45:35 PM »
Ball drilled pin beneath ring finger, with a two inch pin, weight hole at 45 degrees.  I'm a stroker, 16 mph, decent rev's and very consistent.  This ball is special, compared to the others.  I finally can put some speed on the ball and it will finish and finish hard.  It has great length, strong mid-lane with explosive backend.  So far, averaging around 228 after 9 league games.  This ball allows me to open the lanes up more than normal.  The pin carry is excellent, with great recovery and no over/under.  If this ball will last and not fade out, it should be in everyone's bag.

Way to go Roto!

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Re: Cell Pearl
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2008, 05:12:55 PM »
I drilled my Pearl with a 4x4 that required a small hole on the VAl just below my PAP.  I tried it first on a fresh 39 foot house pattern.  Without touching the shiny cover it labored at first when playing against the oil line around 10 board.  I then tried it playing some out angle toward 5 board and was surprised how easily it held the line without over reacting.  I carried 11 out of 12 before I had to move in board.  After a couple of games and a light touch of 4000 abralon, I went to a pair that had not been dressed since the previous night.  I was able to play this pair from about 12 out to 8, and again had a very good reaction.  The Cell was a little stronger on the back end than my pearl fury, and similar to my gravity shift on this pattern.  The core gives the kind of continuation I saw on my orginal Cell.  I am looking forward to trying it on a low volume 48 foot buff pattern this week.