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« on: November 09, 2015, 03:19:26 PM »
Description:  The Roto Grip Hectic bowling ball will keep your competition confused.  The Late Roll 56 core has a higher RG and medium differential that offers length and great breakpoint reaction.  The 50ML Pearl Reactive coverstock finished in 1500 grit and polished gets the ball through the heads easily while reserving energy for the pins.  This ball is best paired with medium to light oil conditions.

Roto Grip Hectic Ball Specs:

- Color: Violet Pearl/Smoke Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Length and control
- Coverstock: 50ML Pearl Reactive
- Core Type: Late Roll 56
- Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.56**
- Differential (Diff): 0.034**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: Medium
- Length: Long
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil



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Hectic Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2016, 04:56:30 PM »
The Hectic is the definition of a benchmark pearl if there ever was one.  It's a very smooth, even, and continuous light to medium oil ball, and can be played from anywhere on the lane due to its energy retention and hard arc on the backend.  It does not stand up or jerk on friction, nor does it skate in oil.  This gives it incredible playability on the vast majority of house patterns for a wide variety of bowler styles, and makes it an excellent choice for sport patterns when the track has burnt and you need push down the lane, finish from deeper angles, but still have a controlled move on the backend.  For me, the Hectic is best used from those deeper angles, as I've found it to be very responsive to whatever you want to make it to.  I feel like its strength is in playing a bit of angle with a higher rev rate, as you can hit up on it at the bottom and send it out without the need to juice the speed to get it down the lane.  With surface added, it is also very good from the corner on fresh shorter or medium sport patterns.  The Hectic is a must have ball in the bag, and is complimented well by the Loco Solid for a similar hook potential but different shape. 
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Re: Hectic
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2016, 10:20:23 AM »
The Roto Grip Hectic is the pearl version of the Devour, that is in the HP2 line of bowling balls. The violet/smoke color combination of this 50ML cover, looks great sitting on the shelf. The Late Roll 56 core is the same core that was used in the Devour. This Late Roll 56 core is a modified version of the ever popular Wrecker core.
The Hectic has been best for me on medium to lower volumes of oil. I wouldn’t consider this a dry lane ball except for the very speed dominant players, as it has too much hook. I drilled my Hectic with a 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ x 2 layout. Comparing my Hectic to my Punch Out with almost the same layout (5 x 5 x 2) the Hectic covers about the same amount of boards as my Punch Out, but is a little cleaner through the front of the lane, and shapes a touch more continuously through the backend. The Hectic is also a slight step up from my UpRoar. The Hectic also fits below my Sky Rocket as a good step down from it. The Hectic is cleaner through the front, with less total motion than the Sky Rocket.
The Hectic will be a great replacement ball for anyone's aging Punch Out or UpRoar. The value that bowlers can get out of the price point is really incomparable, when it comes to ball motion and shape. Bowling balls that fall into this particular category, is generally the weakest resin balls I can throw due to my soft hand and softer ball speed, and still get a good reaction shape. If I need less motion, I will look to my Urethane balls, and take a big step left to use the dry boards. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Roto Grip Hectic. Own IT!
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Re: Hectic
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2016, 08:49:55 AM »
I have my Hectic drilled pin above ring finger, cg in line with pin, no hole.  I have shot in the last 3 weeks, games of 300, 278, 256, and this is my go to ball, I have taken the surface down to 4000, I think this is the best ball out there for the money.   


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Re: Hectic
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2016, 01:57:35 PM »
Roto-Grip has been coming out with come amazing equipment. With one of my favorites being the UpRoar, needless to say I was pretty excited to see the Hectic This ball has a lot to offer, starting with great shelf appeal (Silver and pink), to the very controlled, but sharp late hooking motion that it provides,  the Hectic is a great addition to the HP2 line.

There was an instant place in my bag for this ball. I really only used this ball on the fresh when the lanes are hooking or if I can find a little friction to the right on longer patterns and stay to the outside part of the lane and when they lanes burn up, I can make a big change and get way in to hook it. I have the Hectic drilled pin down under my ring finger with a weight hole 5in straight across. This gives me the balance and control I need out of this ball when I need it. No Doubt 2 thumbs up. 
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