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« on: July 30, 2019, 09:38:20 AM »
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The Roto Grip MVP bowling ball is an MVP among mid performance balls. This ball introduces the Neutron NXT core and the VTC-H19 Hybrid coverstock. The core in this ball was derived from the successful Neutron core but with a higher RG that provides ample reaction at the breakpoint. The coverstock formula allows more response to friction at the back of the lane than previous mid performance hybrid coverstocks from Roto Grip. This ball is a go to ball when the lanes transition and a stronger ball starts to break too early. This ball will also be great when up against lane conditions with more friction.

Color: Orange Pearl/Blue Solid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: VTC-H19 Hybrid Reactive
Core: Neutron NXT
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.55**
Differential: 0.040**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls



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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 08:17:42 AM »


Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): modified House shot


Likes: I was looking for a ball that would give a specific look off the end of the pattern after it starts to transition. I wanted a smoother controlled motion but still with good drive through the pins. I decided to drill the MVP and go pin down. I liked how aggressive the MVP is for an HP2 ball but pin up would have made it too aggressive downlane for what I was looking for.
After throwing it I saw that I got exactly what I wanted from it. very good length with the factory polish but now I have that controlled smooth motion off the end of the pattern. I did touch the cover with a little bit worm 1000 pad by hand very lightly to knock just alittle of the gloss off the cover. I am very pleased with what I saw from the ball. I can see someone who is looking for a great performance ball at a not so expensive cost going with this ball, being as it is very aggressive for an HP2 line ball.

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Roto Grip MVP review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 11:59:29 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: VTC-H19
Weightblock: Neutron NXT
Finish: 1500 Polish
RG: 2.55
Differential: 0.040

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin below bridge 70 X 4 7/8 X 70

Roto Grip has put a true HP2 ball back in the line with the new MVP. The Winner Series were some of the greatest value pieces on the market as you got an HP3 or higher amount of hook at a great price. However for those of us who rely on some of the lower diff pieces in the line to combat friction, the MVP is here to save the day!

The Neutron NXT core is a tweaked version of the staple Neutron that provides a higher RG to create better length and down-lane motion. Teamed up with the VTC-H19 Hybrid Reactive cover you get great length and even predictable roll with plenty of finish. I've found this ball to be incredibly versatile as I can throw it in pretty much any area of the lane and see great predictable motion.

This is a ball that provides a great low-range option for speed dominant bowlers who want to play closer to the friction. The ball doesn't over-react and is great for those players to use straighter angles to blend out the pattern. For bowlers like myself who are on the lower end of speed, this ball is a house-shot killer. It's especially useful in high friction houses and you can stay with it all night without losing reaction.



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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 08:17:51 PM »
If the wrecker was a favorite of yours, this ball is the Wrecker 2.0. The MVP is a continuation of the HP2 line which has one of my all time favorites, the Winner Solid. I’ve seen other ball reviews on this that characterize this ball as “slow and unresponsive” or “rolls and is heavy in the midlane”. For me, as a spinner, that could not be further from the truth. In my experience with this ball, it is super sharp downlane just as the wrecker was. The MVP literally couldn’t be thrown out of the window. At my bowling center, the gutters are on fire and there is some oil in the middle part of the lane. I had to loop the entire lane to get this ball to layoff, again, Wrecker on steroids. I encourage everyone who considers this ball to watch multiple reviews. If you’re a spinner, expect super snappy and if you’re a heavy handed roller, expect slow and rolly. None the less I think this ball most definitely has a place in the bag. I can see myself using this ball at the end of the blocks where a spot has developed downlane enough to where I can just throw it there. I will have no doubt the MVP will get back. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 09:03:43 PM »
Roto Grip MVP
Layout: Northstar layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The Roto Grip MVP utilizes the Neutron NXT Core and VTC-H19 hybrid coverstock.  The Wrecker is back! This is exciting news for us who loved the Wrecker and a second chance for who didn't get that opportunity.  The MVP is a little stronger than the Wrecker but very similar in the type of roll and number of boards covered.  In addition, you get a lot of hook for the price.
This is a great addition to the HP2 line. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 10:19:02 PM »
I had a chance to drill up the New Roto Grip MVP this ball doesn't disappoint. If you liked the wrecker you're really gonna like the MVP. For the price you can't beat the performance. Roto Grip really out did themselves on this one. #StormNation #ViseInserts


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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 01:32:30 PM »
Roto Grip MVP

Coverstock:VTC-H19™ Hybrid Reactive

Weight Block:Neutron NXT™ Core

Factory Finish:1500-grit Polished

Radius of Gyration: 2.55


When talking about the MVP, everyone always compares it to the Wrecker. Since I have never thrown the Wrecker, you will get a different comparison from me.

I was a big fan of the utility of the Winner and Winner solid. Both were great house shot and lighter oil pieces. The MVP fits nicely between the two.

More length than the Winner solid without creating too much angle.

Another comparable ball to the MVP is Storm Match Up BRB. My MVP is a touch earlier, smoother, and stronger than the Match Up BRB.

With the Hustle 3TP, MVP, Idol Pro, and Halo Vision I have a very nice Roto Grip arsenal that can handle any condition.


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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2019, 01:48:36 PM »
Layout: 55 X 4 1/2 x 45

The MVP might very well be the most "bang for your buck" on the entire market. The amount of backend arc that this ball has is very impressive; I would not call the reaction skid/flip, but instead, a very strong backend arc. There is enough midlane traction to make the MVP usable on fresh medium conditions, especially for those with slower ball speeds. On medium-dry conditions, and when the lane opens up a bit, is when this ball really shines for those with medium-higher ball speeds or lower rev rates. It will be fantastic for "circling" the lane, due to the amount of energy that it saves for the back portion of the lane. It is easily 4-5 boards stronger than a Hustle Au.

Mike LeViner