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Mutant Cell Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Coverstock: Cytoplasmic XL Pearl Reactive
- Color: Aqua/Copper/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Weight Block: Nucleus II in 14 – 16lbs Modified Nucleus™ Core in 12, 13lbs.
- Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished
- Track Flare Potential: 7"+ (High)
- RG Average: 2.52 (Medium Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.8 Very low-High Break Point
- RG Differential: .048 (Medium) on a scale of .000-.080 Low-High Flare
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
- Description: The progression continues with the introduction of the Mutant Cell Pearl. This next generation Crown line release adds another dimension to the already popular Cell line. The Nucleus II core with its higher RG value and increased intermediate differential creates a much more defined breakpoint than the original, but still features the predictability that has made the Cell line so popular. Enhancing that motion even further is the Cytoplasmic XL pearl reactive coverstock. The combination of increased surface topography and enhanced friction values delivers stronger mid-lane traction with extreme entry angle to the pocket. This latest edition will be the most radical Cell of all…

 

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 02:50:11 PM »
I was a fan of the original Mutant Cell, but one thing I noticed was how flippy the core was with the layout I had on it (roughly 5” x 4 ¾” should memory serve me correctly), so I wanted to shift the pin closer to the VAL to smooth out the read off the dry in the pearl. Mission accomplished. This ball provides me with super clean length through the front and a very angular yet smooth transition off of the dry. I was very impressed. It compliments both my Mutant Cell and my Cell Pearl well- giving me a little more length and more angularity than the Cell Pearl, which should allow me to make the jump further left as lanes transition in long-block tournaments and giving me a ball to go to with a similar yet longer look from my Mutant Cell when the Mutant Cell is burning too much energy. The pastel colors are kind of cool looking, even though they wouldn’t suit me ordinarily. Color-wise it kind of looks like the demon offspring of a Cell Pearl and a Rogue Cell….. I guess that’s just yet another mutation!

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 01:17:12 AM »
I had my Mutant Cell Pearl drilled to read the mid lane but still have a strong backend reaction and thats exactly what this ball does.  This ball is very smooth through the heads and you can see it start to make its move in the mid lane, but the backend is where the surprise is.  This ball really makes a hard move but really controllable.  I want to go on record and say this might be the best ball from Roto Grip since the first Cell.  If you are looking for a ball with backend and control this is the ball for you.

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 12:11:52 PM »
My first Mutant Cell Pearl has a layout of 40 x 4 1/2 x 30 at box condition, this ball worked well on a THS at 41ft with the Kegel drop brush program. I used it on the White Pattern #2 and was hopeful in getting around the corner on the left side of the lane. Quite amazing how much punch this ball had coming off the breakpoint, strong, but not jerky like a lot of pearl coverstocks are. Good luck to all that buys and drills a New Mutant Cell Pearl.
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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 12:20:30 PM »
My 2nd Mutant Cell Pearl has a layout 40 x 3 x 20 with the mass bias kicked one inch to the right of my thumb and at 1000Ab,( Im left handed). This worked great on the Kegel sport patterns Winding Road, Dead Man's Curve and Highway to Hell for me. This ball layout allows me to play more up the lane without real early read. The back end to packed a strong punch. With my two new Mutant Cell Pearls set up like they are, I will have a great 1-2 punch for the summer.
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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 06:07:20 PM »
This is my 1st review on here so please take it easy on me.

Mutant Cell Pearl
15# 3oz, 2-3" Pin, 2.80 oz top weight to start.

Layout
5" x 4" with 2 1/2" pin buffer
This put the pin almost directly above my bridge by about 3/4", the CG about a 1/2" above my mid-line and the MB to the right of my thumb about 1.5". No weight hole for this one.

I drilled this similar to a Cell Pearl I have, 5 1/2 x 4, but I wanted the Mutant Cell Pearl to pick up just a touch sooner and finish stronger.

First time I used it was in my buddies Vegas league (subbed only to throw this ball...LOL). The house shot is used for this league, 40' of China. For the 1st game and part of the 2nd it was OK but not great. A little too much backend and left a couple 9-pins and 10's for 236. 2nd game it started rolling better as the oil pushed down, and had 258. Game I started X 9/(10 pin) moved in and went sheet for 280. I definitely like this ball when there is some oil down lane, handles carry down much better than my Cell Pearl.

2nd time I used this rock was in my open doubles "sport shot" league. We use the Kegel sport patterns. This round we are on Boardwalk, basically Kegel's version of Cheetah. Honestly I didn't think there was anyway possible I would use this ball on this pattern but I brought it cuz it was new. We bowl 6 games, moving after every 2 games. For the 1st set I used a Rogue Cell that I pretty much drilled for these type patterns (pukes hard on the backend). Nothing incredible, shot like 440ish. 2nd set the lanes were scorched, I stayed with the Rogue and just threw it harder. Shot like 430ish. In our 3rd set the lanes were pretty tight, especially down lane. Enter...Mutant Cell Pearl, I was able to bump in just a touch and go like 10-12 at the arrows to like 2-3 at the break point. Amazing how well this ball rolled, it stayed smooth and on line but gave me plenty of pop to avoid flat 10's. I shot 258, 237 the last 2 games using this ball. Wish I could have switched to it sooner.

I am really looking forward to throwing this ball on some longer patterns and I expect to use it a ton, in the middle and late in qualifying blocks.

From what I have seen so far, Rotogrip has produced another winner!

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 09:41:58 AM »
I tested this ball on a THS and on the Viper oil pattern.  

On THS:
   On the THS the Mutant Cell Pearl was jumping off the spot.  I was throwing the ball from a few different angles.  I was playing 18 to 8 and then 14 to 4.  I found that the ball responded the best from deeper inside.  It was jumping off of the 8 board and the angle that I was getting it in at was sending the pins flying everywhere.  I did find that I left my share of 10 pins from this angle.  This angle did give a little more room for error.  When I left the ball inside it went a little longer and still made the move to the pocket.  Playing the outside line it was a little tougher for me.  I had to throw the ball a little harder to hold line without changing my hand position.  I had a little less room for error with this line but the % of throws that struck went up.  

On Viper:
   On the “Viper” oil pattern the Mutant Cell Pearl will be my ball of choice.  It reacted a little smoother than on the THS but still threw the pins around nicely.  I was playing 15 to 8 on this pattern.

Overall assessment:
   I found that the Mutant Cell Pearl comes off the spot a little sharper than my Cell Pearl does.  I like the way the ball seems to keep the pins a little lower allowing them to take more pins with them.  Pins were very lively coming off of the sidewalls.  I found that more than once the headpin was taking out other pins with it.  I will be keeping a couple of these balls in my bag.

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 12:59:50 AM »
Mutant Cell Pearl
Roto Grip has done a really good job of creating an idea of ball movement and then building a ball to match that intent.  

With the Mutant Cell Pearl they wanted to match the predictability strong continuous motion of the original Cell with a little stronger move down lane.  Roto Grip made some adjustments to the core that enhances the RG and differential.   Now add the new Cytoplasmic XL pearl reactive coverstock which is a little stronger the Cell Pearl and they got just what they wanted.

 The Mutant Cell Pearl is a great compliment to the Cell series.  A lot smoother down the lane than the Mutant Cell and I found much more forgiving.  
We are currently bowling a summer PBA Exp league using the Scorpion Pattern on Pro Anvilane.  I’ve been using a Nomad sanded with 1500 Abralon which gives me a really good look.  This helps me control the longer pattern and mainly stay out of trouble.  I didn’t think the Mutant Cell Pearl would be right move, as a strong move off the end of the pattern usually gets you into more trouble.  But since I just drilled it I wanted to see how it looked.  After shooting 835 (4 games) the week before with the Nomad.  I came in a little more defensive.  By the end of the night I realized it gave me a little more wiggle room and I could be a little more offensive.  Very pleased with a 940 for the night!

The Cell cores creates a shape and predictability no other balls have matched. For tougher patterns it’s hard to find a better look or success than the Cell series.

Thank you Roto Grip!

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 05:43:28 PM »
The rotogrip mutant cell pearl is another great addition to the rotogrip line. I have had mine for a few weeks now and wanted to see for myself the different reactions on different patterns. On your typical house shot the ball really can turn very hard in the backend if it is a very strong layout.
In my pba experience league the ball really reads the entire lane lane very well. We bowled on viper and scorpion for the first two weeks. I Have not lost yet and averaging 218. The layout on the ball is a simple 90 degree layout with the pin above the ring finger. I have thrown the ball pretty straight and let the ball work the backend of the lane.
I plan on getting another mutant cell pearl for when i go to vegas. i reccomend this ball to anyone who is looking for a new ball. Rotogrip really has done a great job in being consistant with new equipment and also the quality that they put on the market.

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010, 01:44:52 PM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 3 oz, 2.82 oz top weight, and a 3 3/8-inch pin.

The Mutant Cell Pearl was punched using the dual angle layout method, 5-inch pin by 40-degree drill angle by 30 degree VAL angle. If you are using the Storm method, the layout is a 5-inch pin, 3 ½-inch mass bias, and a 2-inch pin buffer.  (Looking for a little length with a strong backend move.)  An X-hole was not needed and the finish was left OOB.  

For comparison sake I threw the Mutant Cell Pearl and a Cell Pearl.  The Mutant Pearl provided just a little more length about the same read in the mid-lane and a very different look on the back end than the Cell Pearl.  I would describe the backend move as stronger off the friction with more continuation through the pins.  Another way to describe the back end motion is very strong but not unpredictable.  Both hit and carry were tremendous.  This one is a keeper.  

The Mutant Cell Pearl will handle oilier to medium heavy oil patterns and provides a ball motion that many, many bowlers will want in their bag.


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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 01:51:42 PM »
Drill angle – 30 Deg., Angle to VAL – 50 Deg., PIN to PAP distance – 4”, 15 lb, box finish 1500 grit polished

I so much like the Cell Pearl, I couldn’t wait for the Mutant Cell Pearl, and it is well worth the wait.  I have been practicing on the USBC Open Championship shot and I have had not problem striking on it, throwing 10 in a row at one point.  This ball opens up the lane, creating lots of area.  I was very impressed with how easy the ball got down the lane, and what incredible recovery it had, with more than enough power to take out the back row.  I like this ball so well I may drill up another one.  

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 10:27:18 PM »
Roto Grip Mutant Cell Pearl

For comparison I threw the Mutant Cell Pearl and a Cell Pearl.
The Mutant Pearl provided more length and better mid-lane read,
Movement motion was continuous off the midline to Pin Deck,
Over the Cell Pearl
I would describe the Mutant Cell Pearl backend movement as strong and predictable with tremendous Carry
 This one is a keeper.
  Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
The Mutant Cell Pearl also has the ability to handle oilier to medium heavy patterns
The combination of increased surface topography and enhanced friction has delivers stronger mid-lane traction with extreme entry angle to the pocket.
The Mutant Cell Pearl provides a ball motion that I believe many bowlers will want in their bag.
A Great Addition the Mutant & Cell Pearl,

As I Stated earlier the Mutant Cell Pearl will match the predictability strong continuous motion of the original Cells.
With increased motion potential down the lane
The weight block maintains its dynamic integrity and differential value after drilling as well any balls on the market.

The Mutant Cell Pearl was punched for my game using the dual angle layout method,
70-degree drill angle by 65 degree VAL angle. If you are using the Storm method, I believe the  layout is a 5-inch pin 4 ½To 4 3/4 inch mass bias, and a 2-inch pin buffer.
I prefer  my holes on axis
 Looking for a little length with a strong backend move,
 I recommendation is the Mutant Cell Pearl
The Mutant pearl is extremely versatile :

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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 09:21:10 AM »
I drilled the Mutant Pearl with the pin above my fingers, 4 3/4" from my axis, cg out (enough to drill weight hole), MB 1 1/2" right of my thumb, 1 1/8" weight hole on my VAL 2" down from my axis (4 7/8 > up 13/16),
The Pearl gets down the lane about 2 feet longer than my Mutant on a fresh oil house condition. The reaction off the dry is a very smooth, arcing motion through the pins. The Pearl hits hard, like all the Cell balls, and continues through the pins without much deflection. Like most pearl shelled balls, the Mutant Pearl will skid long if it stays in the oil too far down lane.
For bowler's looking to complement  the Mutant solid, the Mutant Pearl will fit right in. For bowler's looking for a ball with a little more length down lane with hitting power off the dry, the Mutant Pearl works well.
 
 
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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 03:56:23 PM »
The Mutant Cell Pearl is a great ball that gives a player versatility on the lanes.  As a lower revs and lower speed player, I need a ball that can store its energy for the back end.   I’ve found success with it on both house shot and sport shot conditions. The movement of this ball is very predictable and can be used to play any part of the lane.  I like that this ball is not overly aggressive on the back end, but still drives through the pocket.  It is a great ball to add to any arsenal.
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Re: Mutant Cell Pearl
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 09:31:47 AM »
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Lay Out: 4.75" from PAP at 45* PAP angle and 35* VAL angle. Dual angle measurement would be 45/4.75/35. The pin ended up above my ring finger and the RG ended up right of my thumb. I added a weight hole on the axis. Out of the box this layout was very high flaring and the weight hole tightened the flare up slightly.

Surface: I have left it at box which is 1500abr. I have been using Turbo Strike Wipes to remove the dirt but haven't thrown it enough to touch up the surface

Purpose: I wanted to have a strong/shiny/smooth-surface ball for longer patterns and higher/medium volumes. This was an arsenal ball to take the spot of a Virtual Energy that I have started to use dull instead of shined.

Lane Condition observations: I have thrown this on our house shot and the PBA X version of the Shark and US Open patterns. On the house shot it was unbelievable how much I could miss an still get this baby back to the pocket with some juice on it. One thing with this ball and lay out/surface combo was I could not grab it and miss inside of target. This is too much ball to expect it to perform miracles and somehow hold the line. A smoother surface would get the ball to slow down enough to possibly hold on misses inside of target and that would take this ball out of it's intended slot in my bag. On the Shark and US Open patterns, it let me get more left than normal and open the lane up some. I had to wait for the US Open pattern to break down to the right a little more and "open" up, but this ball was money when that happened.

Final Thoughts: This is the "go long/turn left" reaction that about every customer who comes in the shop asks for. We sold several of these the week they were released and have not had a complaint yet. Well one, the guy wanted to know what took RG so long for this type of reaction.
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