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« on: December 09, 2016, 05:42:39 PM »
The Roto Grip Wreck-Em bowling ball continues the success of the popular Wrecker bowling ball. The Neutron core in this ball is the motor that provides length and strong down-lane reaction. You won't find a better mid-performance core on the market. The cover on this ball is the Pumped Pearl Reactive coverstock that is finished with a 1500-grit factory polish. This ball provides more length and more reserved power at the breakpoint on medium to medium/light oil conditions and all at a reasonable price. Go ahead and Wreck-Em!

Color: Red/Purple/White
Coverstock: Pumped Pearl Reactive
Core: Neutron
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Reaction: Good length with strong backend
Hook Potential: Medium-Low
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Medium/Light Oil
RG: 2.55**
Differential: 0.042**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls



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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 09:52:05 AM »
The Roto Grip Wreck-em is the pearl version of the Wrecker/Wreck-It balls in the HP2 line of bowling balls. The Wreck-Em uses the Pumped pearl cover combined with the same core as in the Wrecker and Wreck-It, called Neutron. The Neutron core has an RG of 2.55 and a differential of .042 in 15lb balls. The color combination of red/purple/ and white is distinctly different from the Wrecker and Wreck-It.
I drilled the Wreck-Em 5 ¼ x 5 ½ x 2 ¼ , which puts the pin over my ring finger, and doesn’t have a need for a balance hole. Comparing the Wreck-Em to my Hectic, the Wreck-Em revs up quicker, has a sharper change of direction, and covers more boards overall than the Hectic. The overall shape that I see out of the Wreck-Em, is a stronger version of my UpRoar. The Wreck-Em so far is my favorite compared to the Wrecker and Wreck-It, all three using the Neutron core. One benefit the Wreck-Em has over the Hectic, is the ability to really get in and cover some boards. I think bowlers who like to really wheel hooking lane conditions will like the Wreck-Em, rather than selecting a weaker ball to stay in a zone, because of the recovery the Wreck-Em provides.
For me, the Wreck-Em works best when moving in on medium to medium-dry conditions. Heavier volumes of oil that would make me play much straighter on the lanes with the Wreck-Em, seems to give me a bit too much skid snap, and makes getting to the pocket a touch inconsistent. To be honest, I have had this same experience with all of the balls that have the Neutron core in them. For me, the best look is to cover some boards with the Neutron core balls. The Wreck-Em is a nice step down from the Dare Devil when the Dare Devil starts hooking too earlier, as it is cleaner and sharper.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Wreck-Em from Roto Grip.
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Wreck Em review by Storm Staffer Matthew Kemper
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 01:26:43 AM »
Roto Grip Wreck It Review:
Lane Type: Wood

Length: 39ft

Volume: 21ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  Strong for the price point.  Very clean through the front part of the lane.  Great drive through the pins. 
Dislikes: none
The Roto Grip Wreck Em is one of Roto Grips newest HP2 releases.  This ball is covered with a 1500 grit polished cover called Pumped.  The core is the Neutron Core found in the other Wrecker releases.
I drilled mine with the pin to the right of my ring finger and the mass bias in my thumb.  I wanted this ball to have a lower flare weaker reaction compared to my other equipment.  This layout gives my Wreck Em a smooth motion off the break point.  It also gives the ball a lot of length down lane which is what I wanted.  This ball is great for house shots and a perfect bench mark ball in my eyes.  I recommend the Wreck EM for house shots, shorter sport patterns and broken down medium and medium long patterns. 


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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 01:33:44 PM »
The Wreck-em has the same Neutron Core that was used in the Wrecker and Wreck-it, but uses the new Pumped pearl coverstock.

I drilled my Wreck-em with a “Rico layout”, which puts the pin in the center of my grip and kicks out the cg ~ 45* with a weight hole on my VAL. Right away I could tell that the Pumped pearl cover was very clean. The Wreck-em goes significantly longer down lane than the Wreck-it and even longer than the Dare Devil. Since I drilled this ball with a Rico layout it is a little smoother on the backend than most layouts would be, but mine still corners. I would compare the shape to the Storm Street Fight or a more angular Hectic. 

I have used the Wreck-em on a number of league patterns as well as many flatter sport patterns. The best look I have had with this ball has been on a house pattern when the oil in the front part of the lane had been chewed up a bit.

To watch my ball motion video, please use this link below…


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Wreck-Em review - Mark Tarkington
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2017, 07:03:55 AM »
Right Handed
Ball weight:  15
Rev Rate:  400
Ball Speed:  17.3
Axis Tilt:  7
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  3 3/4 horizontal, 7/8 up
Layout:  30 x 4 x 50

First, let me say that I think I missed the layout on this one…

For a pearl, the Wreck Em is a bit earlier that I had expected.  I can get it through the fronts with no problem, but when it goes to make the turn, it seems to burn up fairly quickly.  I am able to make the necessary moves to get it to the pocket, but it puts me quite a bit deeper than I would have anticipated.

That said, I like this ball.  I haven’t been able to use it on anything other than our THS, but that has given me the information I need to determine when this ball will make the trip to tournaments.  On the THS, it will encounter friction significantly sooner than it will on a sport pattern, so this ball should work quite well on mediums, I just haven’t had the opportunity to try it as of yet.

I look forward to putting the Wreck Em on some tournament patterns in the near future.
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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 12:45:12 AM »

Length: 37-45

Volume: As much as 27 ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):
THS, Modified House, Atlanta, 43 ft pattern


Before buying this ball, I was doing very well in tournaments while they were fresher. As soon as the lanes began to breakdown, I suffered a loss of ball reaction, forgiveness, and ability to carry. I came to the conclusion that I could use something shiny that saves the reaction more for the downlane portion. Dual angles are around 60x4 3/4x40 which is essentially the pin over my ring with the cg swung out enough for a hole on my midline. Out of box shiny tops my most hated surface by far. This ine actually rolled very well for me as I saw the concept I was looking for. However, I found 2000 and light polish over it matched up much better. When the lanes force me to go left and around the pattern, I can do it with ease. On house patterns, I got more of a typical stand left and throw right feel. To me, the Neutron core allows for a flip and roll motion that seems to mesh perfectly with the pins. The cover responds very quick to the friction, but not very over under at the 2000 polished. I found this ball to be stronger than a Hy-Road Pearl (15 lbs) in the midlane and backend. If you're looking for something to make life easier when the lanes are wide open or transitioning to where you need some shape downlane on medium oil, the Wreck Em whacks em! Own it!

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Wreck-Em by Keven Williams
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2017, 06:06:04 PM »
Bowler: Keven Williams
Hand: Left
Speed: 18mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Pattern: Typical House Pattern

The Root Grip Wreck-it and the Wreck-Em are amazing lower end bowling balls. Compared to the Wreck-it, the Wreck-em goes longer and snaps a bunch more. The Wreck-it rolls pretty early and is extremely smooth on the back. When the lanes get really burned up, The Wreck-Em is the perfect progression from the Wreck-it because it creates a much stronger backend motion. I can see starting with a Wreck-it and then going to Wreck-Em for the rest of the block when I need something to get the corners out late. This is a must have in your bag!


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Re: Wreck-Em
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 12:53:52 AM »
My Name is Doug Cutler and I am a Storm/Roto Grip Regional Staffer. I am left Handed and my ball speed is between 15-17mph. My first Roto Grip Wreck-em I drilled it like my Wreck-it and the pin is just left of my ring finger and the cg is stacked and this drilling has been really good for me for this line.  The new Roto Grip Wreck Em is the newest HP2 ball featuring the Neutron core that powered the Wrecker and Wreck-It with a Pearl Reactive cover. This gives the ball the same even motion that made those previous releases so good, but allows the ball to get further downlane and increases the back-end motion. I've found this ball to be a godsend when I don't want to go away from my wreck-it but am forced to because the front-end burns up. The Pearl cover lets me keep the same readable motion in a ball that will get through the burn and still turn over at the end of the pattern.  When I am bowling on anything short like Kegel Las Angeles, or Kegel Boardwalk, or even on THS this is the ball I go to.  This ball is good on Medium to Dry Lanes.  When the Wreck-em is not enough ball then I will go to my Roto Grip Hy-wire.  I have shot a 300,812 this year with the Wreck-em on the Kegel Boardwalk oil pattern.  The Wreck-em is a really strong ball and you are getting more ball for the price and that has been the same for the whole wrecker line and that is why this line has been so popular.  If you are needing a ball that is strong and hits like a tank and need it for Medium to Light and even THS patterns, then the Wreck-em is the ball you need in your bag.  So get to your Local Pro Shop and pick up a Wreck-em today.  #wreck-em #ownit #rotogrip

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