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Idol Synergy
« on: February 04, 2021, 03:23:17 PM »
The Roto Grip Idol Synergy takes the best of the original Idol and the Idol Pearl and combines them into a highly anticipated upper mid-performance bowling ball. The R&D team at Roto Grip worked hard to formulate the purest and most responsive version of the eTrax hybrid coverstock so far. Combined with the popular Ikon symmetrical core this ball is one to check out.

Color: Amethyst Pearl/Magenta Solid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Ikon Symmetrical (14#-16#)
Coverstock: eTrax Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Hook Potential: Medium to High
Length: Middle

 

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Re: Idol Synergy
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2021, 10:45:20 AM »
The Idol Synergy is the 4th release from Roto Grip that uses the Ikon core. This version has a coverstock called eTrax Hybrid reactive and is finished to a 1500 grit polish. The amethyst pearl and Magenta solid color combination seems to really blend the original Idol and Idol pearl colors together. The Synergy has a 2.49 rg and a differential of 0.052 in 15lbs.

I drilled the Idol Synergy with a 4.5Ē pin and a 4Ē pin buffer. Comparing the Synergy to an Idol pearl with the same layout, the Synergy reads the lane a few feet earlier and covers more boards with just as strong of a backend reaction. The Synergy is cleaner through the fronts than the original Idol, with a stronger backend move. If there was ever truly a ball that fit right in the middle of itís solid and pearl counterparts, this is it.

The one thing to take note of with the Synergy is it can be a bit sensitive to oil either being removed from the surface between shots or left on the ball. If I use my shammy with every shot, the Synergy has a strong late midlane move and plenty of hook and roll through the backend. If I donít wipe the oil off the ball, after a few shots, the Synergy is not as strong when encountering the backends, and rolls more controllable. This can be a good thing as you go through a longer tournament block, you can manage your surface and actually stay with the ball longer without needing to switch as soon, just by managing the oil on the cover. During the start of the block when the lanes are fresh, keep the oil wiped off. As the lanes start hooking more and it gets later in the block, leave the oil on the ball to help control the motion.

I like the Idol Synergy. The combination of late midlane read, and backend reaction gives me a unique reaction shape that the other Idols didnít have. Stop by your local VIP pro shop and drill an Idol Synergy. Own it!!
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Re: Idol Synergy
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2021, 11:55:42 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42ft

Volume: 24 units

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):
THS

COMMENTS

Likes:Compliments the original Idol

Dislikes: Really shiny from the factory


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Idol Synergy by Roto Grip. Drilled the Synergy 4x4x2 since my original Idol was drilled that way thinking this would be a natural step down. The first few shots the ball blew right through the break point that the Idol had been coming off of so I moved a little right to square my angle up. My next shot the ball jumped through the head pin. Before I threw another shot I decided that the factory finish might be a little too shiny so I hit the cover with 2000 grit abralon. The next shot I moved left a couple boards with my feet and the Synergy was much smoother but finished with plenty of energy on the back end. I found that my Synergy is cleaner through the fronts, about 2-3 boards straighter, and a great compliment to my Idol. Both balls are tournament balls that I can use either on flatter patterns or house patterns as a 1,2 punch. It's hard to find a better 3 ball combo (Idol, Idol Synergy, Idol Pearl)in the mid price range.