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Hyper Cell
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:36:42 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Roto Grip Hyper Cell Ball Specs:
- Color: Purple/Yellow/Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Nucleus Core
- Coverstock: 80ô MicroBite
- Factory Finish: 2000-grit Pad
- Reaction: Strong
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.540**
- Differential (Diff): 0.052**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal



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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 11:19:20 AM »

Length:Various Lengths

Volume: Various Volumes

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Various Patterns

The Hyper Cell is the newest addition to HP4 line for Roto Grip. The cover stock of the Hyper Cell is 80H Micro bite and the core is the Nucleus. The Nucleus core was also used in the original Cell. The layout that I used for the Hyper Cell is 45 X 5 Ĺ X 45 or pin above the fingers with mass bias kicked out around 2 Ĺ inches from center line. I normally would need an X hole for this layout but the cg was not in line with the pin and mass bias. My PAP is 5 5/8 over and ĺ up and my rev rate is around 300. My ball speed is roughly around 15 to 16 mph and I am right handed.

The first pattern I threw the Hyper Cell on was a THS with some games on it from the previous nightís league. The Hyper Cell was checking up pretty quick in the track area so I started to move left. The Hyper Cell just wanted to Hook but the continuation down the lane was impressiveÖ. Even for a low rev guy like myself! I ended up playing around the fourth arrow and my feet were around 35. For a comparison, the only ball I could think of was a disturbed. The disturbed was too aggressive early and had no down lane help. For comparison purposes I also threw a Totally Defiant which is a strong ball but it is pearlized. It was an easy 15 board difference with my feet and an arrow to the right between the Hyper Cell and Totally Defiant. The Totally Defiant was a lot straighter than the Hyper Cell.

The next pattern was a version of the Don Carter which is 50 feet and the Hyper Cell performed well. It was more than strong enough to handle the oil and when the pattern started to break down the Hyper Cell was still in play. The Hyper Cellís backend continuation is very similar to the original Cell but just more hook! The only ball that I had with me to compare was the IQ Tour which was drilled stronger and had more surface on it was no comparison. The Hyper Cell had more reaction and just more performance.  The Hyper Cell is a beast when there is some head oil!

The last pattern was a version of the USBC White Pattern. This version was tight and did not have a distinct hook spot. The Hyper Cell was in play from game one until game 5 when the pattern just became too dry in the heads.  The continuation and the aggressiveness of the Hyper Cell allowed me to play outside where most of the players could not. The Hyper Cell allowed me to open up the lane and make this pattern look like a house pattern!
The Hyper Cell is the new and improved Cell!

Likes: The aggressiveness and Continuation

Dislikes: Needs oil in the fronts

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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 08:12:54 AM »
Hyper Cell #1: Layout: 35X4X50 Ė out of the box surface
Tested on: 41ft THS and Don Carter pattern
Surface and oil/cleaner: Older HPL and Ice oil with Defense C cleaner
Results: Found the Hyper Cell to be the MOST continuous ball I ever rolledÖ The overall hook was a little stronger then my Defiant with similar lay out, but what I noticed the most about this ball was the complete destruction of the pins and how it ever stopped going thru the rack. The ball never slowed down going thru the pin deck. Even of the longer pattern, the ball had great recovery and did not over hook or hook right off the pattern. The colors of the ball look great and so far after 30 games I did not see a reduction in hook or reaction. Roto Grip has a WINNER with this ball!

Roto Grip Hyper Cell Ball Specs:
- Color: Purple/Yellow/Black
- Core: Nucleus Core
- Coverstock: 80ô MicroBite
- Factory Finish: 2000-grit Pad
- Reaction: Strong
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.540**
- Differential (Diff): 0.052**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil


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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 01:43:31 PM »
HYPER CELL review by Storm staffer Jeff Richgels
      Drilled Dec. 14, 2013
      The HYPER CELL specs are here:

You can see a picture of it in my blog here:

Since I was not approved to throw Roto Grip balls in addition to Storm until last June, I had never thrown a ball from the CELL line.

So I was understandably excited to get my hands on the HYPER CELL, the latest in the line. It surrounds the well-proven Nucleus core with the new 80H MicroBite coverstock, which comes with a box finish of 2000-grit pad.

Roto Grip says the core provides ďcontinuous motion and unstoppable powerĒ while the cover is the strongest Roto Grip has ever developed.

With my moderate speed and rev rate, I was a little concerned the HYPER CELL might be too strong for me, but my doubles partner Steve Richter assured me that it would be OK, calling it ďjust one continuous hard, strong, rolling nugget.Ē

With that description, I asked Steve to give me a VLS layout that would be similar to the SYNC I used in last yearís USBC Open Championships team event that dealt so well with the extreme wet-dry reaction that developed.

My thought was that the HYPER CELLís strong smoothness would be even better for such a VLS drilling than the SYNC, giving me control on tough shots and wet/dry house shots.

The drilling is 2-7/8 x 6-1/8 x 1-1/2 and no weight hole.  The pin is above and right of the grip, the CG is near the grip center and the PSA is in the thumb so itís drilled out.

I have so far used it on the USBC White 2 pattern Ė basically a blended house shot - a Kegel Version of the 52-foot PBA Badger pattern, and a house shot, all on Brunswick synthetics.

And it has performed exactly as expected Ė strong rolling, smooth and continuous, with no sharp reaction at any point.

It was fantastic at taming down the wet-dry house shot: strong enough to get to the pocket when pulled into the puddle and smooth enough to not jump high when swung to the dry early. It also allowed to manipulate the motion with changes in my release without exaggerating those changes so much that I lost the pocket. The carry was only average, but I think it would have picked up greatly if the cover was shiny Ė there was not a huge amount of oil and the HYPER CELL was bleeding a tad too much energy, I think.

The carry also was not great on the USBC White pattern, as again there wasnít quite enough oil and stronger motion down lane was better. But it was excellent on getting to the pocket and very forgiving of misses.

The box finish rolled great on the 52-foot pattern once a little bit of burn developed, and it had excellent reaction the second and third games of the league session I used it at. I have no doubt that if taken dwon to 360 or 500 grit, it would have been excellent on the fresh 52-footer as well.

I feel confident that a strong drilling would provide stronger motion for those looking for that.

But Iím not really looking for stronger motion as I have many balls that provide real strong motion and my aim with the HYPER CELL was something smooth and continuous. It delivered exactly that and should provide a great option for controlling reaction on wet-dry house shots, as well as fresh sports shots Ė so long as there is enough oil.

Itís definitely more controllable than my VLS SYNC.

Obviously, I would recommend the HYPER CELL for anyone looking for strong, continuous motion that provides power and control. Stronger drillings should provide stronger motion, but this is definitely more of a continuous rolling ball than one that makes a sharp move at any point.

I would say it would be good for any player on heavy oil, but on lesser oil it would need to be shined for use by high rev players who donít have high speed.

If you're looking for a ball that gets down the lane and makes a left turn, the HYPER CELL is not your ball.


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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 03:17:46 PM »
Hyper Cell

The original Cell core is back with a stronger cover stock.  The cover stock is easily adaptable for most medium to heavy oil patterns.  Stay away from the drier lane surfaces as the ball is much too strong.   

I drilled mine with one of my favorite layouts.  Pin in the ring finger with mass bias about 45%.  Good versatile layout for me. 

This ball is built to move on oil and usually the first ball out of my bag in that situation.  However donít be fooled.  It has a little higher RG than most balls in this category.  Which gives it versatility with a slight adjustment of the cover stock.  This helps give you that continuous motion that the original cell was famous for.   

This will give you a much different shape to compliment your arsenal. 

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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 12:35:47 PM »
                                     Hyper Cell Review


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Hyper Cell Review by Staffer Casey Murphy
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 03:30:03 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  60, 5, 40

Itís back!  The Cell Nucleus core returns in the Hyper Cell which features the MicroBite solid cover.  If you loved the Cell, then the Hyper Cell is a must have.  You get the same familiar motion.  Higher RG means the Hyper Cell is clean through the heads and the higher diff means you get a strong continuous backend reaction.  Iím not sure this ball ever quits hooking! 

The layout listed above puts the pin above my ring finger with the MB pretty stacked.  This helped the ball through the heads even more and created a strong backend.  Being a rev dominate player, I did end up needing to polish the Hyper Cell as the sanded cover out of the box was a little too strong.  BUT donít be afraid to change the surface on the Hyper Cell because once I polished it, I loved it even more!  It stayed smooth and strong, just longer through the heads.

The Hyper Cell is everything Cell lovers were hoping for and should quickly be one of the best asymmetrical balls on the market

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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 11:41:42 PM »
Roto Grip Hyper Cell Ball Review

   The heaviest rolling, strongest ball I have EVER thrown.  Thereís no way I could throw this ball out of the box on a normal house pattern.  Not only would I destroy the front/mid part of the lane, the nine other guys on the pair would be upset with me.  Before I drilled it, I put the Hyper Cell on the ball spinner with a 4000 pad to take most of the surface off.  I have had success with this ball both on a fresh pattern and when the lanes are tighter down lane.  I have seen lower-rev, straighter players have a lot of success with this ball.  It doesnít see as much oil down lane like some symmetrical balls do and continues through the pins like a train. 

   I drilled the Hyper Cell 4 Ĺ x 4 x 65 with a small hole on my axis.  Iíve had success with it on 39í-44í patterns.  The high rev guys probably wonít be able to use it very long because it could blow a hole in the pattern and chew up the front part of the lane.  I think a touch of polish is key if you want to use it longer than a couple games of league or a tournament.    Itís response time is very slow which can fare very well when the lanes are tougher and you donít want something to change direction too quickly.

   If you are looking for the strongest ball on the market, drill a Hyper Cell!  #RotoGrip #OwnIt


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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 08:23:53 PM »

41 ft Medium volume THS
42 ft High Volume Sport pattern 2:1


The Hyper Cell is obviously a strong ball.  If you are bowling on medium to medium-high volume patterns, this will be a nice piece to have in the bag. It will also help those with less hand get more punch at the pocket. I found the Hyper Cell a perfect compliment to the Critical Theory. We didnít get a chance to compare it directly to the Defiant Soul but would likely be a nice compliment there as well. Although I would say the shape of the hook is more similar between the Nucleus core and Trilliptic core.

This is a strong asymmetric ball which allows it to have a defined move at the breakpoint. Despite itís strength, I didnít have too much trouble getting this ball to get down lane. However, you can tell itís strength easily as if you arenít left enough (as a righty) you will go through the nose. You can easily see itís strength at the breakpoint and the pins as well. If you are battling carry down or a bit of over/under with another ball, this one will handily deal with it.

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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 05:47:16 PM »
Roto Grip Hyper Cell

Bowling Hand          Right Handed
Experience          Advanced (I have bowled in a league and hold a PBA Card)
League Average          220
Ball Speed          Medium 15-16mph
Style             Cranker
PAP             5" over 1/4" up
PSA Layout - 4" x 4" x 2"
Balance Hole - Yes

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball from this ball:
The strongest Roto Grip ball to date!

What I Ended Up With:
A strong ball with heavy roll early and even heavier roll on down the lane.

I tested this ball on a fresh oiled pair at our local center for 10 games.  Our bowling center doesnt have an easy house shot at all with out of bounds and a hard hooking middle.  I first started deep inside.  I found for me that I had to keep my speed up to get the reaction I wanted because this ball rolled so strong for me.  When I did pick up the speed, the Hyper Cell slammed back to the pocket with authority.  Due to my speed mid range, I decided to move right and see if I could set this ball up and still have a hard hit when reaching the pocket.  As expected, I was able to play the out of bounds portion of our lane and rip the pocket.  I eventually migrated back left and played more of an iside angle again. 

I was really impressed by how this ball rolled early and made it down the lane great without rolling out or getting weak.  I definately loved the hard backend reaction and heavy roll this ball gave me without quitting.  I will use this ball on heavier oil conditions where I need to get the ball moving earlier but want to keep length down the lane and still get a mean backend reaction.

I was really impressed on how this ball seemed to love the oil and come back massive off the dry portion of the lane with authority!  For me, I noticed that I would carry the corner pins really well where some of my other equipment doesnt at times on our house shot.  I did hang some solid 8s and even some 9 pins when I let up on the ball.  Speed is key for me with this mean ball. 

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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 02:31:18 PM »
Lay Out: 4.75" from PAP at 45* PAP angle and 30* VAL angle. Dual angle measurement would be 45/4.75/30. The pin ended up about 1/2 above my ring finger with the CG very swung out from the ring finger. I put a weight hole in the P2 area to maintain reaction.

Surface: I am box finish which is 2000 abralon.

Purpose: I wanted to drill up this up to try to get something that I could start with when the lanes are on the slicker side. I copied the layout from an Attitude Shift that was my go to ball for longer patterns for almost 2 seasons. I have drilled stronger pieces since then, but none rolled as well as the Shift so I wanted to try it again.

Observations: The Hyper Cell is the real deal. It is strong but controllable. When I throw it on the right pattern it has that RG crack in the pin deck. I put it side by side with a Storm Lucid that I tend to favor these days on longer patterns and it outhooks it by an arrow so it will have a place in my bag with USBC's upcoming. Put this one in your bag if you need a mega-hooker in your arsenal.
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Roto Grip Hyper Cell Ball Review By Walter McKnight
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 09:32:10 PM »
The New Roto Grip Hyper Cell is a new addition to their HP4 line. If you are looking for a ball with infinite hook potential, this is the ball for you. The Hyper Cell will out hook anything currently on the market. Roto Grip has finally brought back the famous Nucleus Core, a proven core seen in the Original Cell Line. For the Hyper Cell they have incased the Nucleus Core with the 80H Microbite cover. Out of box the surface is ruff buffed to 2000 and craves oil. This ball drives through the pocket from multiple angles. The Hyper Cell is for heavy oil and has no problem getting back to the pocket from the deepest of angles.


Games Used    15
Coverstock Finish    2000
Drilling Angle    40
Pin to PAP    5.25
Pin to VAL Angle    65
Bowler Type    Cranker (400+ RPM)
Hand    Right
Ball Speed    18
PAP Horizontal    5.25
PAP Vertical    .125
Staff Member    Yes
Lane Surface    Brunswick ProAnvilane
Lane Condition    Heavy


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Re: Hyper Cell
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 12:16:11 PM »
Weight:  14 lbs.
Pin Length:  3 1/2Ē
Drilling:  Pin right of ring, CG in palm
Pattern Length:  40 ft.
Pattern Volume:  Medium/Heavy
Pattern Type:  Modified House
Right Handed

The HYPER CELL has the proven Nucleus Core from the popular CELL line, and the also proven, MicroBite Coverstock, from the DEFIANT line.
What a combination ROTOGRIP has put together in this ball!

I have used the HYPER CELL on house patterns, modified house patterns, and sport patterns.  Just by changing the surface of the HYPER CELL, I was able to use this ball on a variety of different patterns.

For our 39 ft. THS, Iíve had much success using the HYPER CELL at 4000 grit, no polish.    It gets through the heads very smooth, and still has a strong turn to the pocket, continuing through the pins.  As the pattern broke down, I was able to move in with the HYPER CELL and did not lose carry on the corner pins. 

On our modified house/tournament shot, I brought the cover back to the 2000 grit box finish and it was plenty of ball for the shot.  I had no trouble getting the corners out.  It had plenty of energy on the back end, even with the extra surface on it.

On sport pattern, I took the cover down to 1000 grit.  Once again, very smooth through the heads, and made a nice even roll to the pocket and right through the pins. 

This  is a very versatile piece, that can be used on a variety of oil patterns with just some slight surface changes.  If you were a fan of the CELL line years ago, and/or the more recent DEFIANT line, then donít let this ball pass you by.   It is a ďmust haveĒ in MY arsenal, and should be in yours too.

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Hyper Cell review by Mark Tarkington
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 02:13:49 PM »
Right Handed
Ball weight:  14
Rev Rate:  378
Ball Speed:  18.2
Axis Tilt:  6.67
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  4 1/2 horizontal, 1 5/8 up
Layout:  58 x 4 Ĺ x 58

Since this ball was supposed to be so strong, I wanted something that I could use in league and try to promote to the bowlers in my center.  I decided to drill the Hyper Cell for a THS. 

I first rolled it on the USBC Masters pattern.  For a really flat pattern, the Hyper Cell allowed me to cover a lot of boards and recovered exceptionally well.  I would normally play as straight as possible on something flat with any length, but this ball immediately opened up the lane and allowed me to swing it as you would expect on a house shot.  I rolled about 10-15 shots with success, but Iím pretty sure that the shot would break down really fast, thus, Iím not sure that I will be using this ball on anything that flat.

My first use of this one in league was pretty impressive.  With drilling so many pieces for tournament patterns, I tend to cover fewer boards with my tournament equipment.  The Hyper Cell wants to cover boards and I was more than willing the allow it.  Our THS has a significant puddle in the middle, so I tend to start just inside the track, covering as many boards as the ball will allow.  This ball has no issue with that.  I had to start roughly 5 boards left of where I normally begin and was able to get a couple of boards deeper at the arrows.  It was quite smooth through the heads and recovered without compromising carry.  I had leak right and pull left, so it gave me plenty of room at the arrows.  If I tugged it into the puddle (a pretty bad pull), it would still make it to the pocket, but flat 10 every time.  If I really leaked it (bouncing off of the gutter), it would encounter friction too soon and go high or through the nose.

As long as my execution was on par, the ball rolled exceptionally well.  I cannot say enough about how strong this one rolls and how it recovers on an over-thrown shot.  It carries as  well as any ball in my arsenal.  One negative would be that with the amount of flare and boards crossed, the shot gets beaten up pretty quickly causing me to migrate left.  When this happens, sometimes I get over/under and have to ball down.  It definitely doesnít care for beat up patterns or burned up track area.

One exception to the above, I have found that bowling on the Kegel Ice lane conditioner, the ball will not eat up the shot nearly as bad as it does on the current AMF branded oil we use in my home center.  I have had nights, on a 2nd shift, where I could use the Hyper Cell throughout the series.  As advertised, the Ice just seems to hold up longer than other brands.

I really like this release and would suggest any bowler who liked the original Cell series, give the Hyper a try. 
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Hyper Cell Ball Review
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 09:10:06 PM »
My Axis is 4 7/8 right, ľ up, my speed is average and I would consider myself with higher revs but more up the back.  So not a cranker but not really straight either.

Drilled this ball 40 x 5 ľĒ x 25 (5 ľĒ x 3 ľĒ x 2Ē)

I left the surface in box condition.  The ball goes thru the heads way better than I expected.  Mid lane is very predictable and the back end is very strong and continuous.  This ball out-hooks all of my equipment.  I can get way inside and let it out without worrying about it getting around the corner and making it back to the pocket.  With this kind of reaction my pin carry is great and I get messengers like never before.  Iíve had several people ask me if Iíve increased my rotation because of how much more this ball hooks.  Others have told me they havenít seen me cover this many boards in a long time.  This ball is great for those who need to cover more boards and improve their carry.