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Dark Star
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
- Coverstock: Ultimate Vision Pearl Reactive
- Weight Block:Photon Core (14-16)
- Ball Color: Dark Blue/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Ball Finish: 1500 Polished
- Track Flare Potential: 3-4 Inches (Med) on a scale of 1-10 Low-High
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Light Oil
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: Value and Performance have always been synonymous with the Roto Grip® brand, and the all new Dark Star™ stands to continue that tradition. Our first goal was to develop a stronger Shield™ Line ball to fit into the Roto Grip® line. The Team felt that there was too big of a gap between the Nomads and the Planet series balls. The intent was to create more mid-lane read with stronger backend motion, so we developed the Photon™ core with a lower RG value and a higher differential. To enhance this core motion we also added Ultimate Vision™ pearl coverstock to this ball. This performance proven coverstock was found on the EPIC™ and Illusion™ series of balls. It boasts a higher coefficient of friction and surface texture for added traction in the oil and superior backend performance. This combination of core and coverstock was the ideal fit into the line. Our tests showed that it filled the gap between the Nomads and the Planet series balls perfectly. The legacy of value and performance will live on in the new Dark Star™.

 

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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2010, 12:35:41 PM »
Layed this out 4 1/2 X 5 which puts the pin above my bridge. Tried this ball out of the factory and it retains so much energy I was getting extreme angles. Settled on 2000 abralon. Its still a lot on the backend but nothing crazy like I was seeing out of box. This is always the first ball out of my bag because of how clean it is threw the front part of the lane. My ball speed is slower then most so that is especially important on typical house shots. On some heavier volumes of oil this ball is tame on the backend
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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2010, 10:44:15 PM »
Dark Star #3
50 x 4 ˝ x 30 box condition

My specs: left hander, 230 plus average 3 & 5/8th and 1/16th up, 17+ plus ball speed ,bowl in several leagues in 2 counties and bowl in about every tournament locally and state and nationwide.

Found that is ball fits well after the Nomad Dagger, it moves a little earlier and a little less strong, I used it on the shorter KEGEL patterns and on a 38ft house pattern on HPL.  After the front part of the lane was used up, I switch to this ball and not have to change much from where I was playing with the Nomad Dagger.


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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2010, 10:39:59 AM »
As a member of the Wright State bowling team, I bought this ball for use once the lanes dried out and I was forced to move way left. I love this ball because it goes long down the lane and still hits hard. I am able to go to this ball towards the end of long tournaments and know it won't react early. I look forward to using this ball throughout the season on shorter patterns or once the lanes have dried out. 








 

 



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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2011, 12:45:39 PM »
My name is CJ and i got the Darkstar at the beginning of this year.  I got my ring finger drilled through the pin and it's been getting great back end.  The ball gets amazing length and killer angle.  On a broken down shot this ball performs the best playing long and inside.  Truly a ball that should be in every bowling bag.
 



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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2011, 04:19:11 PM »
   I am a member of Wright States bowling team, and i recently got the Darkstar. The main reason i got the ball was for broken down lanes towards the end of our tournaments. The ball goes long, and has a smooth finish. I used it in the 5th game of our tournament when then lanes were fried and shot a 298. So definitely a great ball for sport shots.



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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2011, 06:02:44 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:42   

 

Volume: Heavy


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


 



COMMENTS





Likes: Just awesome


Dislikes: 


 


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

 

 All I wanted to say wast that I got this ball over the summer, but have found that my typical house shot every week just doesn't call for this ball to come out of the bag to often.  However entering a tournament, I found that in the heavy short pattern of oil laid down this ball came out of the bag and delivered, I was able to get a great roll late that was controlled easily and gave me the ability to be in contention after a fair start with my O'reliable ball.  Strong hook, hit like a truck on a deep down and in line.

 

Thanks Roto grip for saving me in the tournament.  "I didn't win however my confidence will bring another roto grip to my arsenal"

V17

 



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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2011, 01:12:23 PM »
Ball Description:









Pin above Middle Finger, CG at center of palm. 


 


Surface: OOB


 


Primarily used on THS. 


 






COMMENTS









Likes: Very clean through the heads, very consistent, sharp backend reaction.  Have been averageing a solid 222 with it over the course of 18 games.  Has a good amount of recovery if thrown wide of target. 

 


Dislike: No margin for error if thrown down heavier oil.  If you dont get it to the dryer part of the lane, it hits like a purse.


 


Side note: I bowled once on cheetah with it, and it did beautifully.  Got through the heads, and really hit the pins well.  Most of my other equipment doesnt get far enough down lane, or is just too agressive for the cheetah, and this ball worked just like I had hoped. 
 




 


 


 
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Re: Dark Star
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2011, 09:35:53 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:41ft house pattern

 

Volume:ALOT


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


 



COMMENTS





Likes:All of the finer points of the ball



 

50 x 4 ½ x 30 box condition

My specs: left hander, 230 plus average 3 & 5/8th and 1/16th up, 17+ plus ball speed ,bowl in several leagues in 2 counties and bowl in about every tournament locally and state and nationwide.

In the past 4 weeks I rolled 4-299 games and 1-300 games with My DARK STAR and my Theory 55 x 4 1/2 x60...  I know you will not be disappointed drilling a new ThEoRy or a Dark Star...
 

 

 


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