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Cell
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Coverstock: Cytoplasmic™ Solid Reactive
Weight Block:Nucleus™
Ball Color:Turquoise / Navy / Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Ball Finish:2000 Abralon
Hook Potential: 7" + (High) on a scale of 1-10 Low-High
RG Differential: 0.048 (Medium-High Flare) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Average: 2.52 (Medium-Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Recommended Lane Conditions: Heavy Oil
Description: The all-new Cell™ is an evolutionary design infusing our highly advanced asymmetrical Nucleus™ core with our Cytoplasmic™ solid reactive coverstock. This combination sustains high differential throughout the lanes and produces continuous hook on the heaviest oil patterns.
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Re: Cell
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2008, 11:20:26 AM »
I just wanted to say that the Cell delivers as advertised. This ball is truly remarkable. I drilled my Cell with the recommended 5 x 3 layout, with the RG in the B position and used the ball in a recent tournament which had the Scorpion (41 ft) oil pattern. I left the surface with the original box finish because of the pattern and lane surface (Proanvilane). The ball allowed me to be aggressive with my shots as I could miss left (I’m lefthanded) and the ball would still read the pattern and not shoot through the breakpoint. I played the pattern looking at the 6th or 7th board and could leak the ball to the 3rd board. The ball really performed well. I could see why Mike Scroggins loves the ball and why every lefthander, and lets not leave out the righthanders, who want to compete on PBA patterns should have one.
Later, I practiced on the Viper (37 ft) oil pattern and found that the box surface was a little too strong, so I shined the ball with Storm’s Reacta Shine. The polish gave the ball a few extra feet of length and stored energy so I could move in on the Viper and play where you need to play, which is around the 12th -13th boards at arrows to about the 6th or 7th boards at the break.
Hopefully these comments will help you decide on your next ball purchase.

Peter Hernandez


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Re: Cell
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2008, 07:01:42 PM »
Its a pretty consistent, hard arcing ball. It works well on many conditions, for every type of bowler. Funny, it kinda reminds me of my dull urethane blue hammer, but harder backend. Overall I think Hank & Roger have  something special here. I would reccomend this ball to any bowler.
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Re: Cell
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2008, 07:05:06 PM »
This is the second Roto-Grip that I have purchased. The first being the Saturn. The Cell is an impressive bowling ball. It works extremely well on oily to medium lane condition. However, you must know when to put this ball up. As far as the top dollar bowling balls the Cell is the best value on the market.

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Re: Cell
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2008, 06:05:57 PM »
I had plenty of high expectations for my Cell. I must say I was not disappointed. My game is in the high tweener range with rpms running around 360 and ball speed around 17 mph. In looking for a ball for heavy volumes and/or longer patterns, I usually look for strong coverstocks with lower RGs and fairly high differentials and adjust the surface as needed; the Cell certainly fit that description.
With its out of the box finish, I was not expecting to get a decent look on a typical house shot, but since it was what after I drilled it up, I thought what the heck and what happened was not what I expected. I moved almost an arrow inside the oil line and kept it tight in the oil. The Cell easily pushed down the land and hit with what can only be desribed as explosive hit. After 10 shots I had not lost a hit. I I began to move further and further inside to see how much room I could create and found I virtually had the entire lane. It was amazing to see how much room the Cell created as wall as the hit the Cell produced. The ball was so impressive I had people gathering around to ask what type of ball I was throwing.
While very, very impressed, I was a little concerned about the performance of the Cell on a true heavy volume pattern/ and or long pattern. I figured if the ball looked this good on a house shot, it may not be a true oil ball. Well, I need not have worried.
At a center that featured a 42 foot Sport-compliant pattern, where everyone was struggling. I pulled out the Cell and it dug into the oil early and gave me a very controllable srong move off the back of the pattern without overhitting the backends. The Cell allowed me to create a little room wide of my target that others simply did not have.
This ball is a must in any serious tournaments bowlers bag and those that dont have a Cell are giving away pins to the those that do. The Cell is the must have ball of 2008.

Rich

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Re: Cell
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2008, 03:11:42 PM »
Cell..

What a great ball! I drilled mine last week and was very impressed on how well it worked. I used it out of the box on a tighter house shot {40 feet} and it rolled great. I then shined it up with Storm's #2 polish and threw it on other patterns, such as the PBA Viper pattern, and was just as pleased. In my opinion its an asymetrical ball that rolls like a symetrical one, so you get the best of both worlds. Roto has come up with a winner! I am looking forward to their next release!

Eric Forkel

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Re: Cell
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2008, 06:54:19 PM »
I am a Senior bowler, age 68.  My book is around 215 and I am averaging well over 220 in the month I have been using the CELL.  It hooks more than any ball I have ever used and hits very hard.  I leave a lot fewer 10 pins because of the strong back end.  I would recommend this ball to everyone.  NorbT

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Re: Cell
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2008, 02:10:48 PM »
Quite simply the best ball I've ever thrown. I"ve drilled 3 of them for myself and countless others for customers. I have never once gotten a complaint about this ball. One customer even tipped me $100 after drilling him one!!!

Ultra smooth, ultra controllable, tons of hook, plenty of energy to carry through the pins (meaning tremendous carry)... Pretty much everything you could want. It doesn't work well on ultra dry or for people with really low ball speeds, but outside of that, a near perfect ball.

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Re: Cell
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2008, 12:25:24 AM »
Ok, im gonna be honest here. I heard so many good reviews about this ball, I had to buy it. I am a high rev, high speed bowler. When there is alot of oil on the lanes, I usually cant find a ball to move that well, unless I slow down the speed. So i decided to purchase the cell.

I got this ball drilled to just hook, I wanted the ball to read a little early and just flat out hook. I found that when I bowled it on oil and I wanted to swing the lane. It just rolls out. I hated the ball. But then I decided to keep the speed and revs up, yet throw a more direct line. WOW. This ball is a beast. I through about 11 games over 250 in a month, and ive shot 289,279,and a 300 in 24 hours. This ball is phenominal. It just hits so hard. Carrys everything.

Im glad I played around with it. It just seems like a ball ment for everyone. At first I assumed it was for low rev slow speed bowlers. But this ball is extreamly versitle, and I recommend to anyone. Roto Grip, just might have a ball to take Ebonite down with =)

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Re: Cell
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2008, 09:12:32 PM »
I REALLY like this ball! I am a Lane Masters guy, but I also throw a couple balls by Visionary and RG. This one is a real peach. Mine is a "Pro Pin" drilled stacked leverage.

First time I used it was in a pro shot league on the TOC pattern (about 50 feet of oil, gutter to gutter). Virtually everyone else was having trouble even getting to the pocket. I went straight up 7 with slower speed, and this ball absolutely crushed. If I hadn't had some bowler error and bad luck (pocket splits in the 9th and/or tenth of every game!), I would have been in the 650's. As it was, I just missed a 600, when almost everyone was struggling to get into the mid 500's, and a number of pretty good bowlers didn't even break 5. I had the high game on my pair all three games.

Second time was late night in another house with some pretty fried lanes. I moved all the way left on the approach and shot about 22 out to about 10, and scored over 200 every game but two out of eleven, and my last game was a 266.

I am adjusting the surface just a smidgen: I'm giving it a coat of Bean's Secret Sauce followed by a coat of Doc's Magic Elixer. Hopefully, this will cause it to go just a tad further down the lane and keep it from absorbing as much oil.

I'm VERY pleased with this ball!
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Re: Cell
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2008, 04:03:53 PM »
I wanted to wait a little while before I wrote my review on the Cell.  When I first got it about two months ago I layed it out specifically for the U.S. Open.  Not only did that layout fail for that tournament, but I was unable to get the ball to work on any pattern in a consistent manner.  I was beginning to think that it might not be as good a ball as everyone had told me...then I got another Cell and used a different drill pattern.  This ball is absolutely amazing and is not only the best ball in my bag, but maybe the best ball I've ever thrown my entire life.  I started two Summer PBA leagues a week ago on Monday and Tuesday nights.  I've now bowled 12 games in those leagues all on the Shark pattern, here are my three sets (4 games): 931, 929, 1000.
I used the Cell for all of these sets and am averaging close to 240, well above anybody else bowling in either of the leagues.  I've had some huge games in these sets too, including 280, 275, and 267, I also almost shot 800 last night (785).  Many people that are bowling the league are saying that I'm making the shot look easy, and that is due in large part to the Cell.  If you don't have one, get one.  If you do have one, get another one.  This is the best ball on the market and it is sure to transform your game.
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Re: Cell
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2008, 05:27:58 AM »
15lb 2" pin below right center with the CG kicked slightly to the right under the ring finger. No weight hole needed.

Only thrown 3 or 4 games with the Cell, but I couldn't stop saying "WOW!!"  As long as there's oil, this ball will expand your shot by 3 boards or more! I drilled this ball for a sport shot and I can't wait to use it.  One interesting characteristic is that as long as you trust the ball and give it room, it will reward you with tremendous carry. If you try to point it, it will cut trough the nose like a Samurai and leave designer splits. Compared to the other 11 balls in my arsenal, this one gives the feel that it's got an extra motor that kicks in just when you need it.  It was truly a surreal feeling for the first several shots.  This is the ball that the Blue Alien was supposed to be at a lot less money.  Seems versatile enough to drill two to increase your play in the transition.  It will flat burn up the lane, yet responds to 2-1 and 4-2 moves to the left with no loss of power and carry. My last Roto Grip was a blue polyester over 25 years ago and it was one of the best balls I've ever owned.  This new line of Roto-Grips promises to return to their former glory. What a ball!
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Re: Cell
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2008, 03:16:53 PM »
I have been a hammer fan for along time. Once I saw the reviews on the Cell and in person. I bought the Cell to try it out.
I bought 15lb Cell and drilled it 4"pin 60 degree angle. I throw the ball around the third arrow which is the 15 board. The ball reacts well for me. I like the how the cell has Improved my game alot. In the last week on two of my leagues I bowled 200+ games and was amazed at how well the ball was for me. I never thought that Roto Grip would have a ball that would ever get me to change from a Hammer ball. I was wrong about Roto Grip. Now I can say that Roto Grip has me going away from Hammer. Roto Grip Cell is the best ball on the market today. I also bought the Pluto to compliment the Cell as a second ball. I have found the two balls to be the best two ball combo that I have ever bought. I would recommend the Cell to any one but a beginner bowler. Roto Grip is the King of then all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Cell
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2008, 10:49:17 AM »
I have to agree with everyone that the Cell is a great ball..... when it is new. I have had mine for three or so months and it has died off. I'm figuring that it has 75+ games on and has been cleaned regularly, plus a couple hot water and dish soap baths. I have also resurfaced it to try and bring it back. Nothing has worked. When I first got the ball I could hit anything from anywhere, the Shark pattern was my favorite with this ball. Now I cant even get it to move on the Cheetah. I have a Pluto and that moves more and is more predictable than my Cell. If you are looking to get this ball be prepared for the maintenance, maybe even buy two and use them evenly. That might help it last longer. I find that there are quite a few "Mid-range" balls out there that absorb oil slower and still retain their hitting power and movement off the backend. The Cell is great, its just that the dream doesn't last as long as it should.

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Re: Cell
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2008, 03:07:24 AM »
I got my Cell a few months ago per my driller's recommendation.
Bowler info: Pap is 5 1/2 over and 1/2 up, ball speed is 18-19 mph, 275-300 rpm, axis tilt is very low (less than 10 degrees), axis rotation around 20 degrees

Drilled up 5x3, MB at 45 degrees, pin buffer is around 2 inches

I've tried this ball on multiple surfaces and oil patterns.

I started off with Box Finish (2000 grit) and decided to take it up, because I had to adjust every shot because of how much oil this ball burns up. On a house shot I had to play inside of 20 to get the ball to the pocket and not past headpin.
The ball at OOB was very smooth off of the break dispite how flippy the drill I have on my Cell is.
This ball is very strong on a THS and will easily handle most THS's with extra speed and an ultra inside line.

With my revs, I brought up the surface though to 2000 polished, and threw it, it was still very smooth off of the spot, just with a touch of added length, although polish made the ball read not as well, so I brought the ball up to 4000 and polished it, just to test because I dont face too much oil. I didnt like it too much at this surface and the shot really turned into a hockey stick shape and the carry improved.

I'm going back to 4000 polished once my NM gets here, just because of the added carry, and how much more controllable it is on a THS.

I'm using it at 4000 right now and I love it though. On a THS it goes fairly long and is smooth off of the spot, and more of a medium-heavy ball allowing it to be used all night.

I've tested this ball on Two PBA shots as well.

Scorpion
Well, this pattern is 41 feet long and a heavier shot, so most people use lots of surface, but I kept the Cell at 4000 and loved it.

I could play deep inside with the Cell around 20 and out to 13, or I could play from 15 to 7, or I could throw the outside down and in lines.
The Cell really allows the Scorpion to be molded to how you want to play, this ball is probably my favorite look on this shot.

Viper
Viper is 37 feet long and a much harder pattern to score on.

With the Cell at 4000 I found two lines, I could play inside (but if you miss a board left it goes to the 7 pin) or I could play down 10 and have the ball hold, then hit.


Overall, the Cell is a very versatile piece of equipment that should be in everyone's bag and it handles surface change well.
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Re: Cell
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2008, 06:00:01 PM »
Plain and simple...this ball dominates. When there is a heavier shot, a nice firm straighter shot is awesome, always carry, and always flush.  When there is lighter oil the inside shot crushes the pins.  And the best part is, when this ball begins to slow down, or die out I take some Scotch Brite to it, and off with another adventure.  This ball is the most versatile ball i have ever encountered.  This Roto Grip ball is of the finest pieces of art i have ever seen.
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