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Halo Vision
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:56:04 AM »
The Roto Grip Halo Vision is versatile high performance bowling ball. This ball utilizes the same proven Centrum Core that has been used in the previous Halo balls but with a hybrid coverstock. This ball is wrapped in the eTrax-H19 Hybrid Reactive coverstock which was designed to give more surface roughness while maintaining its responsiveness to friction on medium/heavy to heavy oiled lanes. This ball is cleaner through the front of the lane but breaks a little early but can be easily adjusted depending on the bowlers needs.

Color: Gold & Sky Blue Pearl/Purple Solid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Centrum (14#-16#)
Coverstock: eTrax-H19 Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 4000-Grit Pad
RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium/Heavy to Heavy Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle

 

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Re: Halo Vision
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 09:10:22 AM »
Halo Vision is a lot of ball.  This ball reads the mid lane very well and makes a move. Loving the aggressive reaction when it reads the friction. This is a great ball for heavy oil and tougher condition. Loving the Halo line but this one is my favorite . loved  the eTrax 18 cover on the pearl and the solid but on the vision hybrid its a homerun. This ball is also very responsive to surface adjustments which is key to get the shape you are looking for on different patterns ..Grab up a Vision if you have the opportunity

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Re: Halo Vision
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2019, 05:08:12 PM »
ROTO GRIP Halo Vision - 45 x 4 1/2 x 40
Cover: eTrax-H18 Hybrid
Core: Centrum Core
Factory Finish: 4000 grit
Flare: 6" PLUS
Test condition: Mo Pinel designed house pattern - HPL panels - Flex Machine
After using the Halo Pearl and needing a little smoother but still a good quality in overall length and hook, adding the Vision was a "no-brainer" to my line up. I moved a little left of where I was starting with the Halo Pearl and was able to sue more the the blended part of the pattern and not so much of the heavier volume inside of 18-22 area where I need to be with the Halo Pearl. Did notice that Halo Pearl was more exgressive at 45-46ft and then the Vision, for me it was more "even" and not so quick on the angles entering the pocket. A perfect add to my THS bag for league.

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Roto Grip Halo Vision
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2019, 01:51:26 PM »
Roto Grip Halo vision review by Brian Watson

The Halo Vision is Hybird version in the Halo Line.  To me the original Halo was good but it was a little conditional for me as it low response to the friction downlane.
The Halo Pearl was better for me as it was much cleaner and stronger response to the friction.  So the Halo Vision is both of best worlds and the best in the line for me.
It is the strongest also overall for me.   It reminds me of the RG Defiant Soul with the shape that I get from the Vision.  I drilled mine 2 x 6 x 1.  I needed a reaction to play up the lane when they are wet/dry house shots or on short sport patterns.
The Vision and drilling matched up real well for what I was looking for.  Early roll with good midlane roll and smoother backend.  I have drilled a couple of these for my customers and had great success.  Especially with a teammate who high ball speed an medium rev rate.  It rolls amazing for him.  It gives a lot of miss room at the breakpoint.  Great Addition to the Halo line!

Brian Watson
RPM - 400
Speed - 16
Tilt - 16
PAP 5 up 1 1/8

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Re: Halo Vision
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2019, 07:20:52 AM »
Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 40 x 5 x 35

Finish: 3000 plus 1500 grit

HOOOOOOK!!!!  Holy Hook Batman!  The Halo series has been hands down just awesome!  I’ve won a couple of tourneys with my Halo Pearl so I was jazzed to try the Halo Vision.  The layout I chose for the ball was 40 x 5 x 35 which is pin high over the bridge and PSA about 2-1/2” right of the thumb.  What I didn’t anticipate was how much hook this ball created on the midlane and backend, wow!!!  I ended up adding a small amount of 1500 grit to the ball because there simply isn’t enough oil on the house pattern or tournaments I bowl to keep this ball in play.  Once I put small sheen on there, the ball did its job!  For me, this ball will come into play on heavier patterns when my Sure Lock is too early yet the Crux Prime is still a bit lazy at the end of the pattern.  And as true to the Halo series, this thing simply hits HARD!!!

If you’re looking for a big hybrid ball that hits like a truck, give the Halo Vision a shot!

Chris Martinez
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Re: Halo Vision
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2019, 04:52:00 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Halo Vision
4000 eTrax-H19™ Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block Centrum™ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color Gold & Sky Blue Pearl/Purple Solid

Review:
This ball has been a very good complimentary seller to the Halo Pearl in our shop. The Hybrid eTrax-H19 hybrid offers a smoother and stronger arc than that of the Halo Pearl. If you love the Halo series then this will fit perfectly in your bag for higher volume house shots or sport conditions. If you currently own the Halo Pearl and are looking for something to take over early in a set then this is the perfect fit. The confidence to swing a ball out and know it will come back with ease is something this ball accomplishes very well. The continuation through the pins is also worth noting for a ball with a lot of mid lane motion. Overall we feel that this ball lives up to the reputation brought up by the other balls in the Halo series and is a must have for RG and Halo lovers!

Kyle & Joel Johnson
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Re: Halo Vision
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2019, 08:09:42 PM »
The Halo Vision is the latest member of Roto Grips HP4 line. I am a fan of both the Halo and Halo Pearl so I was excited to see what the Halo Vision would bring to the table. I was thinking that it would be a great fit in between the Halo and Halo Pearl, but for me it is closer to the original Halo rather than a transition ball between the Halo and Halo Pearl.

It does give you a bit more length and angle than the original Halo but it is still a lot of ball. Again the Vision is another great addition to the Roto Grip family.

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Re: Halo Vision
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2019, 10:19:16 AM »
The Halo Vision is the third installment using the Centrum asymmetric core in the HP4 line of balls from Roto Grip. The numbers for the core in 15lb balls are as follows; 2.49 rg, 0.050 diff, and 0.018 PSA diff. The hybrid cover called eTrax-H19 comes sanded from factory with a 4000 grit Abralon finish, and has great shelf appeal with the gold & sky blue pearl with solid purple color combination.

I drilled the Halo Vision to compliment my original Halo. I used a 3 x 5 x 2 layout compared to the 3 x 5.5 x 2 on my Halo. When I use a layout like this, I am looking for a little more control off the end of the pattern, on flatter, sport and PBA conditions. For me, this kind of layout gets the ball into a roll with continuation that is controllable. The Vision has rolled well for me on the 42’ Mark Roth pattern, as well as league conditions that are more blended with similar lengths. I used a slightly closer PSA location, just to help the ball shape a touch more off the spot. Using only a ½” difference in PSA in general won’t yield any major changes in ball reaction, and is more noticeable with a matched or slower speed rev dominant player, than is with a speed dominate, or faster speed player. I happened to be fairly matched with my ball speed and rev rate, so I can see a slight more defined shape from the ball as it leaves the pattern and how it rolls through the pins. The original Halo is a more “arch type” compared to the Vision that stands up and rolls a little straighter.

 The biggest difference I see with the Vision and the Halo is the change of cover, and how it responds to friction in the front of the lane. The hybrid cover is much easier through the front of the lane than the Micro-Trax S18 on the Halo. One other noticeable difference is in how my Halo Vision seems to lane shine easier than the original Halo. This can be a good thing if you want a cleaner version of the Halo, without it being too skid-flippy as was my experience with the Halo Pearl. Overall board coverage of the two balls is fairly close, they just go about getting to the pocket a little differently. The Halo likes a little more head belly with rounded shape, while the Vision is a straighter shot through the fronts with a slightly more defined shape off the spot.

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