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Idol Pro
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:54:52 AM »
The Roto Grip Idol Pro uses the Ikon core that changed the perception of the HP3 line for Roto Grip. This core has a low RG symmetrical shape with high differential that generates flare as well as awesome motion down the lane and on through the pin deck. The Idol Pro introduces the eTrax-S19 Solid Reactive coverstock which was designed to offer more traction on oil without reacting too early. This cover is finished with a 3000 grit Sheen. The solid coverstock with a sheen finish allows this ball to get through the front of the lane with a controlled reaction at the breakpoint on medium to medium/heavy oil conditions.

Color: Ocean Blue
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Ikon Symmetrical (14#-16#)
Coverstock: eTrax-S19 Solid Reactive
Finish: 3000-grit Sheen
RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Medium/Heavy Oil

 

RoundHolesNoGripsProshop

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Re: Idol Pro
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 11:35:16 AM »
Round Holes No Grips Proshop – Ball Review

Ball:  Rotogrip Idol Pro
Layout 1:  1.5”pin to pap, 1” pin buffer
Surface:  Box Finish
Layout 2:  4.5 pin to pap, 1”pin buffer

Lane Condition:  THS medium volume
Tester:  Andrew
Average:  230
Video Links: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0udhcgk5sE&t=18s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82i7Z4u7PIk

Wow!  The new IDOL PRO is very clean for a solid coverstock.  I wasn’t sure what reaction to expect going from the original Idol and Idol Pearl.  The Idol Pro provides clean length and strong down lane motion.  I drilled two of these to test:

Idol Pro 1:  I drilled this one for a very specific lane condition.  I wanted a ball for higher volume, but short sport patterns.  With a short pin, the ball gets into a roll very quickly and controls the response to friction very well.  I will cut the ball to 500/2000 to smooth it out even more.  But, in my testing, I found the ball to be very smooth, controllable and exactly the motion I’ve been missing for those conditions.

Idol Pro 2:  This one is my boomer.  It forces me pretty deep on our fresh house shot…..deeper than I would prefer to start.  It wouldn’t be my first ball out of the ball but I did bowl a tournament recently where the carrydown made carry difficult for my MVP.  I went straight to this Idol Pro and got back to striking.  I have it 2 and 1 stronger than my MVP. 

Overall, this is a great addition to the lineup.  It complements the Idol and Idol Pro very well.  You could build a nice house shot arsenal with the Idol series!

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Andrew Groves
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Re: Idol Pro
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 02:41:16 PM »
Idol Pro
Layout 65x5x75
This ball is exactly what i wanted in my bag. When the original idol is to early, the idol pro is you ball.
Cleaner then the idol and phaze2. Stronger than an iq tour. Perfect benchmark ball, I use it to compliment my pro motion.
When asymetrical balls are flaring to much and not hooking down lane this is the ball to go to before the pearl balls.
Just a great all around ball.

Chris Polizzi
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Roto Grip Idol Pro Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2019, 02:50:33 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Dual Angle:  5 ¼, 4, 4 5/8

The Idol Pro fits right between the Idol and Idol Pearl.  It’s earlier than the Idol Pearl but more backend than the Idol.  It’s a nice clean solid with some backend.  Great benchmark ball.  I could see using this right out of the gate and even later in a block.  It has a perfect combination of smooth vs strength.  The Idol Pro is a great addition the Idol family!

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Re: Idol Pro
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2019, 02:26:11 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Variety


PAP: 5 over and 1/4 up

Drilling: Pin above finger bridge (Tester Layout)

This ball fits in between the Idol and the Idol Pearl. If you want a little more length than the original Idol, this is your ball. If you want a little more ball (earlier) than the Idol Pearl, then this is your ball.

This would be a good benchmark ball. I think the Idol is a little more than a benchmark, but the Idol Pro is the perfect benchmark. You can use this ball on fresh or even when transition comes your way.


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NateGarcia

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Idol Pro Review
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2019, 07:12:39 PM »
If you love the Idol series so far, you’re going to love the new Idol Pro. The Idol Pro is designed to fit the gap between the original Idol and the Idol Pearl. The Idol Pro is a solid like the original Idol but cleaner through the front part of the lane and more angular down lane.

This ball fits in perfectly with the first transition league bowlers experience. You may start your league night with your typical benchmark ball such as an Idol. Once you get to a certain point of the night, you’ll start noticing your Idol not reacting as much and leaving those corner pins. The Idol Pro is the next step down and will continue to shape down lane.

This ball handles surface very well and can be use on a variety of different patterns when you need something that gives you a little more shape than your typical bench mark ball but still gives you predictability.

Nate Garcia
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