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Rubicon UC3
« on: November 05, 2021, 03:55:22 PM »
Roto Grip continues to do something different with the Rubicon upper-mid performance balls in their HP3 line of balls. Like the original Rubicon and the Rubicon UC2 the Rubicon UC3 (Ultimate Concept 3) uses the asymmetrical Rondure Core which was designed to provide more ball motion overall without the need for the now-banned balance hole. This performance core is wrapped in Roto Grip's Tour-ethane Pearl Reactive coverstock which was formulated to offer max performance as well as control when facing high friction patterns and surfaces.

Color: Platinum Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Rondure Core (Asymmetrical) (14-16#)
Coverstock: Tour-ethane Pearl
Finish: 1000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil – Medium/Light Oil


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Re: Rubicon UC3
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2022, 10:11:42 PM »
Rubicon UC3 • High Performance •HP3
Coverstock •Tour-Ethane • Finish 1000 grit Abralon
Core • Rondure Core
Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.49 Differential • .052 Int. Diff • .011
Layout • 45 x 4 x 35
Tester PAP • 4 ½ R, 3/8 D Tester Axis Tilt • 12° Testers Rev Rate • 325
Test Pattern • 42’ THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

The Rubicon line of success continues with the release of the Rubicon UC3. Roto Grip combined the proven Rondure Core and wrapped it with their intuitively engineered Tour-Ethane Pearl coverstock. This winning combination makes the UC3 an excellent match for straighter players like me. So let’s take a closer look!

The “mildly” asymmetric Rondure Core introduced with the Rubicon is ideal for a straighter and more down-and-in player like me. This core rev’s smoothly in the mid-lane as you typically see with a symmetric, but stands up with authority as it exits the pattern. The Rondure Core delivers a hard-rolling crunch through the pins with its strong continuous motion. And it rolls definitively through the deck while keeping the pins low and swirling! For straighter and higher-tilt players like me, the Rondure Core is an excellent choice for the UC3.

Can you imagine a straighter player rolling urethane? Well, with the Tour-Ethane Pearl coverstock found on the UC3, my answer is “absolutely!” The Tour-Ethane Pearl coverstock brings a new dimension for us straighter and down-and-in players. As the night progressed, I was actually able to move right with this coverstock! While everyone else continued to move in and swing the lane, I could roll the UC3 right of the second arrow and enjoy bowling with the consistency of my A-game all night! In my opinion, the Tour-Ethane coverstock gives straighter players a new weapon against those high-rev, two-handers that can create havoc on your ball path! The Tour-Ethane cover is smooth, reliable, and consistent on light to medium oil. This cover will give you the confidence to stay right for those of us who enjoy playing down and in!
In conclusion, with the release of the UC3, urethane is no longer just for those high-rev, high-speed, no thumb bowlers. The Rubicon UC3 is a well-designed combination of core and cover that will produce excellent results for older and straighter players like me. Roto Grip has undoubtedly hit the mark with the release of the UC3, which has earned a place in your arsenal. So stop by your local pro shop today, have it ready for tonight’s league, and enjoy the results!

Rick Klimowicz
Storm Products Pro Shop Staff
Roll the Ball Pro Shop
Penndel, PA


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Re: Rubicon UC3
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2022, 11:53:44 AM »
Roto Grip Rubicon UC3


Core---Rondure Core

The most interesting Roto Grip ball to come out in the last years, in my personal opinion.

Urethane...but not what you'd expect.

Strong Core, traditional reactive ball flare, traditional reactive ball strength, urethane control.

The most impressive thing I have seen from the UC3 is the ability it has to read the pattern. I have thrown this on 5 different patterns (2 house, 3 sport) and I can play pretty similar parts of the lane one all of them. Having a ball that I know i can start with and stay in my comfort zone...that's the dream.

I've seen many different bowling styles excel with the UC3. If you're looking for strength with control, this is the one for you.


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Re: Rubicon UC3
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2022, 11:19:54 PM »
I drilled my RUBICON UC 3 with a 50 x 4 x 30 layout. So far I have used at the out of box surface which is 1000 abralon.

I haven't threw many urethane releases due to not needing that kind of look for my lower rev rate. I can usually line up with pin under-smoother balls to play shorter patterns or flatter conditions. The UC-3 is a little stronger than I imagined and to my eyes looks more like a Hustle type reaction with a stronger core.

I have actually put this on the lanes with a little more head oil to keep it online because it does finish strongly. Compared to my HYPED HYBRID, the UC-3 is close on gripping the lane earlier. The HYPED is more ball on the back end as the UC-3 is more smoother arc compared to it. I can see the UC-3 being more in play to start when patterns are a little flatter and a lower rev rate player needs that urethane type control but a FAST PITCH or PITCH BLACK is just too slow and hits flat at the pocket.
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