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Nuclear Cell
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:12:33 AM »
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The Roto Grip advances the popular and successful line of Cell bowling balls with the Nuclear Cell High Performance ball. This ball has the fan favorite Nucleus core which claims to be the most versatile core design to date. This ball is wrapped in the eTrax-P20 Pearl Reactive coverstock that provides more traction at the midlane and responds more to friction down lane. eTrax stands for Enhanced Traction and pairs well when facing medium oil to medium heavy oil.

Color: Purple Haze/Burnt Orange/Red Hot
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Nucleus (14-16#)
Coverstock: eTrax-P20 Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.52 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)
Hook Potential: High
Length: Late
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil-Medium/Heavy Oil



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Nuclear Cell
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 11:54:14 PM »
Volume: High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS
Rev Rate: 450
Ball Speed: 17 mph
PAP: 5 1/16 x 3/4 up

Introducing the Nuclear Cell, the newest release in the HP4 line. The Nuclear Cell uses the popular Nucleus Core wrapped with the new eTrax-P20 cover. The layout that I went with was 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3, this layout put the pin in my ring finger.  You have the strong and heavier rolling core wrapped with the clean and very responsive cover and that just makes for an absolutely fantastic combination! This ball matches up really well on medium-heavy conditions and allows you to move in even on the drier stuff. If you are looking for a strong ball that has great back-end, this is the ball for you! 

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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 07:27:28 AM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 21mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: Best Core in the game!

Dislikes: none

Lets start by saying that I LOVE the Nucleus Core.  This core gives me such a great motion no matter the cover.  I have had success with this core dating back to the original Cell. The latest 3 have continued to out do themselves.  The Eternal was a great ball that I had many of, including one that I had 870 with.  The HyperCell Fused I drilled a few different ways and was successful with each of them.  Now the Nuclear Cell.  I drilled this ball off of my new, updated PAP.  I went with 60x5x35.  This ball gets through the front effortlessly, is on the cleaner side in the middle part of the lane, really digs in down lane.  I wouldn't say that the motion is angular or fast.  This motion is very much Strong and continuous.  The other thing that I love about the Cell's are that I don't feel like I run out of lane with them.  I can chase it as far left as I want, which is different than most Asyms for me.  This ball would go great in anyones bag! Go Check one out at your local Roto Grip All Star Pro Shop!

Other Balls in Heavy Rotation:
Omega Crux-60x5x35
Hyroad Pearl-60x5-1/2x35
Idol Pearl-60x5-1/2x35
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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 12:45:04 PM »
OMG, can you say HOOK!  The latest addition to the Cell line, the Nuclear Cell, will not disappoint those looking for a strong asymmetrical pearl.  No matter really how you drill this ball, it comes out firing on all cylinders.  For a pearl this ball opens up the lane and just when you think you have lost it to the right, it helps you out by flying back to the pocket. The Nuclear Cell will be a perfect step down ball off either a solid asymmetrical or stronger symmetrical when the lanes initially transition and a strong core yet clean cover is needed. I have personally found this ball to be a perfect gap filler in my arsenal on sport patterns for many reasons. It fits in nicely between the stronger solids and weaker pearls that will be used early on in squad blocks that will give the proper shape when those stronger solids are too early and the weaker pearls are not enough to turn the corner.  I have drilled mine 60 x 3.75 x 25, which is my strong drilling, and it does not disappoint.  I am going to drill another one 45 x 5 x 55 to compliment it for playing more outside.  This is a ball you may want more then one, its just that good!!


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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 11:32:43 PM »
The Nuclear Cell is the bomb diggity.

WEIGHT BLOCK: Nucleus ore
WEIGHT: 15lbs
RG: 2.52
DIFF: 0.056
PSA: 0.018
COVER: eTrax-P20
OUT OF BOX: 1500 Grit Polished

Patterns used for review are HP modified.
Pattern A: 40Ft, 24 Mls
Pattern B: 43Ft, 29 Mls

The Nuclear Cell was able to play both patterns from the inside and out. Pattern A allows for more movement inside and earlier. Pattern B allowed the Nuclear Cell to move outside.

Pattern A:
With the Nuclear Cell out of box cover at 1500 polished the lighter volume and shorter length was not much of an issue.  The ball easily made it to the spot. As transition began and I migrated to the left the motion continued to be consistent and predictable with a strong finish.

Pattern B:
With the Nuclear Cell on this particular pattern I could get stronger with my hand and still keep the same control.  I could also move a little right and tighten up my angles and roll the ball.

LOW DOWN: Mid lane play to end of pattern play - The Nuclear Cell is the bomb diggity. It will get through the mids and still be able to read mid to back with more of a heavy arched compared to the IDOL Pearl. #SquadRG


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Nuclear Cell review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 01:44:17 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Core: Nucleus
Cover: eTrax-P20 Pearl
Finish: 1500 Polish
RG: 2.52
Differential: 0.056

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

Ball Layout: Pin Under Bridge 40 X 4 3/4 X 65

The new Nuclear Cell From Roto Grip features the powerful Nucleus core wrapped in eTrax-P20 Pearl Reactive cover. The result of this combination is one of the most responsive balls ever made.

I tested the Nuclear cell on a fresh house shot that had very clean back-ends. It was so strong off the friction that I had to throw the ball much more left to right compared to anything else I tried. It was probably not the best choice on the fresh because If I got slow or didn't create enough angle through the front it was too much in the back-end and I was sure to leave a nasty split. But as I moved left it just got better. This ball is so dynamic off the end of the pattern that once I was left of 3rd arrow it felt like it was impossible to miss right.

The next day I came in to see how it would react on the fill shot. The back-ends are always very tight, and I knew the Nuclear Cell would be perfect for the condition where other balls had trouble finishing. I had to get the ball a little farther out on the lane when I tried to play near the friction, but had no issues getting it to come off. I moved in to where I would normally play and was happy to see the ball still picking up down-lane. When I moved inside even further it really shined, a good release and the Nuclear cell would get back from almost anywhere and it's carry is exceptional when covering boards. This ball is just down-right strong off the spot. So much so that it takes away a ton of the over-under you see with pearl equipment, because there's never really 'Under'.

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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 04:19:13 PM »
Roto Grip Nuclear Cell
Layout: 4 x 4 x 2 - Storm Vector layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 40 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The Roto Grip Nuclear Cell utilizes the tried and tested Nucleus Core and the new eTrax P20 pearl coverstock.  We struggled with carry at the start of testing because the Nuclear Cell was so strong and was burning up early.  We moved left 5 and 3 and the ball came to life.  The eTrax P20 pearl coverstock is an enhanced version of the 2019 eTrax.  We have the Nuclear Cell earlier than the Hyper Cell Fused and stronger off the spot.  The Nuclear Cell is also a little stronger than the Halo Pearl.  The Nuclear Cell is clean through the heads and carries some serious pop on the backend.
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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 05:01:30 PM »
The newest Cell cored bowling ball is the Nuclear Cell. With the same Nucleus core that has been in every Cell ball so far. With a RG of 2.52, diff .056, and an Intermediate diff of .018. The nucleus core is wrapped in the new eTrax-P20 which handles heavier oil while also creating more down lane motion than the eTrax-P18 cover on the halo pearl.
The Nuclear cell is much more angular than its predecessor the Hyper Cell Fused. Not just because of it being a pearl cover stock whereas the Fused was a Hybrid but also the new formulation of the cover stock makes it cleaner through the fronts and more angular off the spot. As I do with most polished bowling balls, I took the shine off of it after throwing it a few times. 3000 Grit Abralon seems to work the best for me while it still allows it to be clean through the front it is smoother off the spot without the polish.
For me this ball is a house shot killer, most house bowlers will benefit from the easy length and backend that this ball offers. It is another ball for the medium sport shot patters or later in the block when the ufo starts to become to much ball but the wild streak is not in play yet.
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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 09:42:39 AM »
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Gender : Female
Rev Rate : 315
Ball Speed: 16.5 mph
P.A.P : 4 1/2 & 1-1/8 up

The new Roto Grip Nuclear Cell is something I have been waiting and needing to add to my arsenal. The most aggressive shinny asymmetrical I have right now is the Storm Astro Physixs. I use it a lot but need something with a little more punch on the back end and that’s exactly what you will get with the Nuclear Cell. I compared the two and with the Nuclear Cell I had to move about 3/4 boards left of the Astro the way that the Nuclear Cell comes off the end of the pattern is so quick. I love how I can keep moving left and still get the same reaction off the back part of the lane without the ball labouring. I found that both balls floated through the fronts about the same, the Nuclear Cell might start up a tad sooner then the Astro but when they come off the pattern is where you will see the difference. Astro is more smooth of the pattern where the Nuclear Cell is very quick once it hits the dry. This is going to be a ball everyone can benefit from not just the high speed and rev rates.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 07:10:34 PM »
The New Roto-Grip Nuclear Cell brings back that shape that we’ve all come to love from the Nucleus core. With the eTrax-P20 Pearl coverstock, this thing is a monster on the lanes. The Angularity and strength down-lane is unreal. I used a 4” pin to pap with a 2” pin buffer. I can honestly not say enough great things about this ball. It allows me to play any part of the Lane with ease.  Even when I move right and take some hand out of the ball, it sets up and still hits like a train. This is a most have ball and is currently my favorite ball in my bag.

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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2020, 07:04:26 PM »
I drilled my NUCLEAR CELL 35 x 4 x 55. This puts the pin in the ring finger and the MB on my midplane. I touched up the surface with a 1000 CTD pad then lightly hit it with a 3000 CTD over it.

I drilled the NUCLEAR CELL with the same layout as a HYPER CELL FUSED that I drilled to take to 2019 USBC Nationals. The HYPER CELL FUSED ended up being a go to ball for me on longer patterns when I need control with earlier read. The NUCLEAR CELL is as close to this as I can get except with just slightly more push thru the fronts. I have also thrown the NUCLEAR CELL as a ball down option to my GRAVITY EVOLVE when I felt that more push thru the front was needed and I felt they were too cliffed for my OMEGA CRUX.

I am going to drill a 2nd NUCLEAR CELL with a more pin-up in the range of 5" and the MB at about 75* to use when I feel there is more of a blend that needs push up front.
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Roto Grip Nuclear Cell
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 04:23:08 PM »
The new Roto Grip ball in the HP4 line is the Nuclear Cell.  Let's just say I'm a big fan of the Cell line from back in the day with the Cell Pearl being my favorite.  So I was pretty pumped to see a Pearl coverstock with the very popular Nucleus Core.
I drilled mine 5 x 5 x 2 a standard pin up above fingers and MB about an inch from thumb.
My initial thoughts was this ball is special.  I think the Nuclear is going to be just as good as the Phaze 3 is on the Storm side.  It's that good of a ball. What I like is that when the Nuclear gets a little too deep in the pocket it still kicks the ten pin out, where other balls would not.  The motion is just very predictable and this ball carries and goes through the pins really well.  Its cleaner that the UFO but with more pop downlane, not flippy just hard arcing.  Just put your favorite layout in the Nuclear and you won't be disappointed.

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PAP - 5 up 1/18
Tilt - 17
Speed - 16-17
RPM - 400


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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 03:13:15 PM »
Pin Length:3.5

Starting Top Weight:3.47

Ball Weight: 15

Pin to PAP:4.75 x 4.5 x 2.25

Rev Rate:450

Ball Speed:17

PAP/Track:4.5  up/down 0


Type:  Polish


Volume:26.5 mil

Type THS

The Nucleus Core is one of the best ever from Roto. The new Pearl e-trax coverstock is effortless through the front part of the lane and very aggressive on the backend.  It isn't hockey stick, but still a very defined hard move and just doesn't quit. It is stronger on the back then the Hyper Cell Fused. I feel like the deeper i get the better this ball performs. When the oil pushes down and you are forced left or if your ball won't face up anymore, pull this ball out and let it rip. Don't be surprised if some messengers come flying across the lane.  #Stormnation #SquadRG


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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 11:49:46 AM »
Roto Grip Nuclear Cell

65 x 5 x 70

So far, I’ve been a big fan of most every Cell ball released, especially the Hyper Cell Fused.   #RotoSchlem does it again, this one is a home run!   Super clean through the front, stands up in the mid lane with that big Nucleus core, and won’t quit down the lane and through the pins.  To me it’s a bit longer than a fused overall but mostly back-end.  I've drilled about 30 of these so far and every single person has loved the ball!  This might be one of the best balls I've ever drilled!  This one is so good its like CHEATING!!!!!!  Pins dont stand a chance!


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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 04:54:27 PM »
Roto Grip Nuclear Cell

Coverstock: eTrax-P20â„¢ Pearl Reactive

Weight Block: Nucleusâ„¢ Core

Newest HP4 ball in the RG line, the Nuclear Cell is a prefect addition.

The goal was to give me something that could finish a bit stronger when my Phaze 3 was just not enough.

I drilled mine to go long and and give me a strong angular move, 70x3.75x20. Very long, very strong, and powers through the pins.

The Nuclear Cell will slide perfectly between my Storm Omega Cux and Storm Phaze 3