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Retro Resurrection
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Roto Grip™ is proud to announce the release of the Retro Resurrection.

The Resurrection is energized by the newly modified Rotary III™ core. We selected all the best qualities of the original Retro™ along with the Silver Streaks™ to build the supreme core. The rotary III™ core creates superior mid-lane control with constant backend reaction.

The coverstock surrounding this core is the performance proven Sure Grip™ reactive. This translates into unbeatable execution on all lane surfaces.



Specifications

Factory Finish  1500- Polished  
Radius Of Gyration  16lb - (2.55)
15lb - (2.57)
14lb - (2.63)
12&13lb - (2.66)  
Differential  (.045)  
Lane Condition  Medium Oil  
Flare Potential  4-5 Inches  
Length  13 (20 scale)  
Backend  18 (20 scale)  
Coverstock  Sure Grip™ Reactive
Available Weights  12-16 Lbs.  
Weight Block  Rotary III™ core  
Color  Retro Red & Gray  
D-Scale  75-78


 

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2004, 04:55:55 PM »
Roto Grip has taken one of the best balls it has ever made and made it even better. Giving you great midlane with a awesome back end reaction. For the guys who like alot of heavy roll this is the ball for you. With the way the ball rolls done the lane it creates great pin carry, by keeping the pins lower to the pin deck. I have the pin under the ring finger with the CG down and kicked up just enough to make it roll and roll and roll. And it does exactly that and then some. My favorite ball has always been the black silver streak because of how controllable it is, plus how true it rolls. This new retro has the same features and is just a great ball.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2004, 10:17:34 PM »

What a great reacting ball!  The core/cover combo is excellent.  This pill reads the lane really well right out of the box.  Depending on the layout and lane conditions, just about everyone should be able to use the ball out of the box.  This ball gets a great midlane read with plenty of energy left on the back to smash the rack.  Even as the lanes burn up, with a little less hand, this ball stored plenty of energy to hit HARD!

Steve Richter

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004, 10:32:48 PM »
Our Sample program balls are out in the area now and everyone is ecstatic with the results to date.  In stack layouts it gives nice roll and recovery in the ‘hard arc’ category and those with CG kicked out it is a very strong and smooth reaction with explosive hit through the pocket without jack-knifing on the backend.  When you have power with control, what could be better than that?


This ball gives me everything I ask of it which is the feature I liked most out of the SS solids.  It has a nice midlane read like the Rush (though not as early) and very nice hard roll on the back like the SS solid.  I will agree with other posts in the forum that indicate this ball keeps the pins low for good mix, but it needs to be noted that I’ve had no problems throwing messengers either.


I currently have two Silver Streak solids in my bag that will be replaced shortly with this ball.  To date, I shot games of 268, 222, 237, and 279 and gagged yesterday at shooting 800 with it (277, 279, and 230) in my first week with it.


I want to thank Roto Grip for the decision to take the surface to 1000 matte as it’s performing much better in that than the shiny cover my comp ball was received in.  To be expected, it creates a much smoother transition and retains excellent H.I.T..


A fantastic fit in a great product line.  Thanks Roger and Hank!!

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2004, 12:09:27 PM »
For the second time with a roto ball my first sanctioned game out of the box was 300. Did this with a SS Pearl also.  Excellent shell core combo here.  Drilled this one with pin on grip line below fingers with cg swung out 45 deg. wt hole on axis back to 0 side.  Put a little shine on this one and it has a strong move just past the midlane and just keeps coming.  This ball booms back hard from the dry edge but also handles the oil without squirting through the front too much.  Used this one on PBA E pattern in Lawton and had a great reaction bumping up against the gutter.  Much stronger reacting ball than I was expecting.  Will probably drill a 6" neg pin now for the longer, wetter patterns.  I would suggest anyone needing a stonger than average reactive ball get this one and use your favorite layout and ENJOY!

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2004, 12:17:41 AM »
I received the Resurrection with a 3 1/2" pin.  Drilled - 5 1/2" x 4" with small weight hole on P.A.P..  The first time I threw this ball I knew it was a keeper.  I slightly polished it for the first time out and was pleased.  Very easy thru the heads and smooth readable mid lane reaction.  Back-ends remained very controllable with hard arc and played 8 to 18.  The reaction I got was like my Blue Retro with harder back-end reaction.  Tremendous hitting power.  This ball will be a good all around ball.

Hank Jordan
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2004, 03:30:08 AM »
Ahh, Roto Grip has done it again.  Another awsome ball.  What I found with the Resurrection is that it clears the front part of the lane great, even out of the box.  It reads the mid-lane earlier than the Silver Streak and it is very controllable on the back-end right out of the box.  So if you are looking for mid-lane roll and control, this is a great ball to do that in.

If you do polish it up, it still reads the mid-lane great and it will kick on the back.  

Anyone who liked the Blue Retro will Love this ball.  This ball is working great for the ABC's in Reno also.

Don't forget to check out the Roto-Grip/Dyno-Thane booth when you come out to Reno to bowl the ABC's.  Stop by and say hello.

Scott McLaughlin
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2004, 11:13:24 AM »
I recieved the Retro Resurrection with a 3" pin.I drilled the Retro Resurrection
4"x 3" with a small weight hole below the midline.I used it straight out of the box and i was very pleased with it.It gets thru the heads very clean and smooth,it very readable consistent midlane.The backends is nice and sweet very easy to read.With hard arc 5 to 15 .This ball reminds me of the regular Assult .It has a lot of  hitting power.I will be a great ball all the way around .
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2004, 09:44:03 PM »
The Retro Resurrection is the most versitile Roto Grip ball I've ever thrown, short of the origional SD73. I never threw the first 2 retro's so I have no basis of comparison. Out of the box, this ball is strong and will handle oily mediums with ease. When shined this ball gets almost Apocalypse type length, but with a smooth and continuous back end. I think this ball will replace the Silver Streak solid as the benchmark ball of the Roto Grip line.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2004, 10:52:18 PM »
Retro Resurrection

Probably one of the most versatile balls I've ever thrown in my 25+ years of bowling. I think I've found the PERFECT BENCH MARK BALL. I drilled one that had a 3"-3.5" pin & 3.2 oz of TW. I drilled it with the pin 5 1/4 from my PAP, no x-hole. The pin is in my ring finger. I've always loved this layout because it's very readable from any angle (hence a GOOD BENCH MARK BALL).

Another fine job by RG on this one!
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2004, 01:54:29 PM »
I haven't bowled in over 18 years but after a new alley opened up nearby I decided I wanted to get back into it.  

I purchased the Res (15lb) and had it drilled in a relaxed fingertip with inserts.  It was recommended to me by the guy in the pro shop as one that was easily controllable but had good hook potential.  I gotta say he was right.  As someone who's just getting back into the game it's nice to have a ball that is so controllable and my first 6 or 7 test games with it (games that were mostly rushed, pro shop guy was telling me to change this and change that.....so not alot of stern concentration going on) I averaged in the 140's range roughly....which is not bad after such a long lay off and only being back into it.  My low was 110 and my high was 163.

I'm tickled pink with this ugly ball!

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2004, 12:27:27 AM »
Exceptional mid-lane read with very strong back end reaction!!!!

To compare I drilled it the same as my favorite Silver Streak Solid.  Pin 5 3/4 with the cg @ 4 1/2.  The mid lane read is stronger (earlier) than the SS Solid and the back end is a bit more continuous / aggressive.  The hitting power is exceptional.

That begs the question is this just a Red Silver Streak??? NO WAY !!! This ball allows me to move deeper with out the worry of the over-squirt 2-4-8-10 reaction.

A recent league night there were 20 games of a birthday party with bumpers on the pair prior to bowling.  Oil pattern was a mess.  My usual favorite (label drilled Rush) had no chance moved in moved out nothing!!! 195

Pulled the Ressurection out of the bag. 258 246 ... it was like they had just dressed the lanes.  Easy midlane read, no problem with the finish; powerful pin carry. And that was with it shined heavily with Black Magic Plus.  

Put some grey pad to it and tried it on the sport shot and our house was hosting NABI and I got to practice on their condition also.  Fantastic!!!!

The NABI shot was designed to eliminate play between the 1st and 2nd arrow.  I moved between 15 and 20.  No problem with carry or reaction.  The I moved out to the edge and had a great reaction there as well.

I AM SAYING THIS BALL IS VERY VERSATILE.

Sport shot was 39ft. Played very well up 5-6-7 came off the pattern smoothly and gave me a great deal of confidence with my reaction.

I have already ordered another one.  

A great ball that can be easily manipulated with drill pattern and cover preparation.  A must for any serious tournament bowler.
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2004, 05:00:09 PM »
I got this ball Saturday morning.The specs are 15 lbs 3oz with top wgt at 2.90 oz and pin 2-2.5 inches.This ball drill with a 10:30 drilling with c.g 45 degree.The pin just to the right of the ring finger.I'm right -handed bowler. Just picture this with logo Rotogrip on the left and C.G on the right at 45 degrees with Retro Resurrection at the bottom. This give me lenght with some backend to it. i throw it down and in around first arrow the first two games and then move left to play inside as the lane were drying out. My series for the first time with this ball is 634. Scores were 187-233-214. At first i was throwing the ball with hand position about 4 O' clock then going under and around by cranking it in third game. I was standing around 30 throwing over third arrow out to first arrow and back. This ball keep the pins low and hit hard as well.
I hate ten pins but love the game of bowling with just the right ball to take them out.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2004, 05:05:18 PM »
After first release of this ball, it was rumored that maybe this ball doesn't quite react the way it was intended.    WRONG!

I drilled up my first one using a stacked layout with the CG-to-Pin line about 1 1/4" right of my vertical line.  I drilled it this way to use as a ball that I could throw when the gutter shot was out on older conditions.  What did this ball do?   ehrrr.........LEFT TURN!!!

It has immediately turned into my "get in and wheel it" ball.  I knocked the shine off the coverstock and now this ball is a monster!  I couldn't believe how much this ball can hook.  

One week after drilling the ball up, I finished 3rd with it at the Bermuda PBA Regional.  

Get this ball, drill it with your favorite mapping, and let it rip.
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2004, 07:56:18 PM »
I drilled this 3.5-4" pin & 1.92 oz top weight ball...  4x2 with the pin to the right and above the ring finger with an extra hole on my PAP.. THe ball clears the heads easily and makes a strong arc at the break point which is around 40 ft
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