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Retro Resurrection
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Roto Gripâ„¢ is proud to announce the release of the Retro Resurrection.

The Resurrection is energized by the newly modified Rotary IIIâ„¢ core. We selected all the best qualities of the original Retroâ„¢ along with the Silver Streaksâ„¢ to build the supreme core. The rotary IIIâ„¢ core creates superior mid-lane control with constant backend reaction.

The coverstock surrounding this core is the performance proven Sure Gripâ„¢ 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 Gripâ„¢ Reactive
Available Weights  12-16 Lbs.  
Weight Block  Rotary IIIâ„¢ core  
Color  Retro Red & Gray  
D-Scale  75-78


 

rick stubbs

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2004, 09:54:06 PM »
Drilled this ball one month ago,very nice even ball. Was able to use the ball dull and shiny. Drilled the ball pin over ring finger,cg kicked out,balance hole.Used it on a house shot with some carry down, ball worked great. I would recommend it highly.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2004, 08:52:26 PM »
My second review on this ball.I prebowl for May 8th because my wife had to go to Marshalltown for WIBC State tournment.I was on lane 1-2 to prebowl.The same pair that I shot 634 with this ball.[See the first review] I played these lanes different from the last time. I swing the ball out from third arrow to the first arrow then going left into the pocket.This work for first and second game- 223 and 199 miss ten pin in the tenth frame.The ball was coming in light by end of second game. So I move right ten boards and throw the ball down and in over second arrow.I struck three times ,then a eight count in the fourth frame.Proced to take it off the sheet with eight strikes in a row for 278 on the third game.Series 223-199-278 for 700.
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 #18 on: June 18, 2004, 08:54:52 PM »
I got this ball at the Easter High Roller, but haven't reviewed it yet.  I set it up about 2x2 with an axis hole.  Reminds me of my old Danger zone with a similar drill, and not unlike my Dynothane element also with similar drill.  Medium high rg with decent differential, and solid reactive shell that takes polish well make this a pretty versatile ball.  My layout will confine this one to a condition ball however.  In box condition this ball will handle a decent amount of oil, even for us lower rev players.  Not a hook monster like the activator covers, but it is on the higher end of medium.  Not sure how much dry it will handle with polish, but I suspect it will do pretty well.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2004, 04:08:01 PM »
I bought this ball very slightly (12 games)used from Vendettaman to fill a void in my equipment in the form of a solid reactive. I couldn't be happier. Here's the particulars:

Me, right hand tweener with a better than average amount of hand. PAP, not exactly sure but I normally track about an inch and a half off my fingers and thumb holes.

The ball, 15 lbs. with pin under ring finger about 1/2" and cg kicked out towards axis about 1 1/2-2". Surface on this ball is scuffed to 800 and treated with Doc's Elixir, which really helped the reaction for me.

Now for the performance, I've only thrown this ball on Sport conditions so far and it has become my go to ball for the Sport league I'm in this Summer. Playing inside lines this ball gets through the heads really well with even lighter oil, which surprised me. The other pleasant surprise has been the controllability. This ball moves pretty good on the back, about the same amount of boards as my Thing Returns but in more of a smoother arc shape, not that the TR is really sharp, but the TR goes longer before it moves. These two balls have turned out to be a good one-two punch for me. One thing I've noticed is that when this ball starts to move, it moves in a continuous way all the way through the pins, with good carry. I haven't thrown this ball yet on anything really above a light medium volume of oil, so I'll have to post again when I do, but so far, this ball is really a smooth rolling consistent reaction that I can count on. It gives me confidence to know that a ball is going to react consistently time after time like this one does.

Sorry for the simplicity, but I hope you can use this to make a decision if you're considering this ball. I would certainly buy another one, and I will definitely try anther Roto-Grip product.
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2004, 03:24:45 AM »
My wife owns this ball and it looks great in her hands.  Nice smooth motion backend with very good pop at the rack.  I have seen her throw it several times on different conditions, and it seems to always move for her.  She likes it a lot.  It has definetly raised her scoring.


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Ryan Peebles

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2004, 10:18:04 PM »
I had this ball drilled 4 3/4" X 4 1/2" (pin under ring finger, CG in positive thumb quadrant, X-hole on VAL in line with grip center via CG).  Many thanks to Jeff Lizzi for drilling this "Buckeye Ball".

I wanted something that was slightly stronger than my Thing Returns, but with the same relative ball dynamics.  The Retro Resurrection was the answer...

This ball is stronger than it appears on paper; it has very good midlane read and roll with strong arc, hit, and carry.  Overall, the Retro Resurrection is quite versatile.  Roto Grip did extremely well in combining the best qualities of both the Retro and Silver Streak lines.  This is yet another perfect "A" ball for normal league conditions.
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2004, 11:04:05 PM »
I have a couple of these and the first one is drilled 4" pin and 4" CG.  The second is drilled 5" pin and 3" CG and scuffed.

The first one gets through the fronts really clean and makes a very sharp turn all at once.  If the mid lane is too dry it will run out of energy at the pins.  Seems to work best when playing straight up the gutter.  

The second one, even though scuffed, gets reasonably good length due to the drill pattern and when it hooks it continues hooking and not slowing down like the shined one.  It seems to work good when I need that little extra help on the back end when opening the lane up.

Having the two balls drilled and prepared differently have helped me overcome several more challenging shots.  Because of the versatility of this ball I think anybody can find a use for it.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2004, 11:37:21 AM »
Great ball for those of us who like to use our hands for reaction and not switch balls automaticlly. Gets down the lane easy and will do on the back what your release tells it to. Drilled two and they did what they were designed to do out of the box. Honestly, the nearest thing to a V2 I have found. Rolly weak ball that is very controlable.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2004, 11:58:42 PM »
This is a 14# ball with a 3 inch pin and about 2.5 ounces of starting topweight. Drilled with the pin just right of ring finger and the cg stacked beneath it. A small weighthole was required on the Val to keep the static weights legal. I can't throw anything dull because early hook is one of my biggest problems. I polished the Retro lightly with Black Magic Plus before rolling the ball. I tried the ball at first after leagues had finished. It was apparent that this ball needs some oil to work. No matter how deep I went the ball wanted to hook early and finish high. I next tried it on a fresh house shot on synthetics. This is your standard christmas tree, but it is 40 feet and pretty heavy volume. It is a pretty wet medium. The retro liked this pattern much better. Clean through the well oiled heads and midlane, and then a nice hard arc to the pocket. I could play deep with it, but I had more area if I played the oil line. Carry was excellent light. It did have a tendency to leave half pocket tens. High pocket was a four or nine pin. If I hit light it always carried, and flush pocket hits ripped all ten in the pit. I always look to see if I carry the hits I expect to be taps. I was tripping the light seven pin but not that classic ten pin shot. I like the way this ball rolls. It hooks late but in a predictable arc. It is very readable and lets you know what the lane is doing.
This is a nice offering from Roto-Grip and should not be overlooked if you are looking for a solid reactive. The cover tunes easily and the medium RG is a nice change from the super low RG fad. This is another ball that will help you exploit the lane pattern as it will hold in the oil and recover if you miss wide. It reminds me of my old Erase-it. That was a great ball and the Retro looks to be in the same class.
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2004, 01:14:13 PM »
15 lbs Pin 2-3
Drilled this one 4X5 and Shined to 1500.
Great versatile ball for medium lanes. Can easily swing it out or play up the boards, depending on hand position. Carry is great from any angle.
Normally my first ball out of the bag.

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2004, 08:26:08 PM »
Had the Retro-Ressurection about 2-weeks now and this ball is unbelieveable. Left it with box finish and all night long pins just fly. Great ball Roto-Grip!
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2004, 09:51:51 PM »
I'm normally a Columbia and Hammer fan, but now RotoGrip is part of my list because of this ball. I bought this ball last week out of impulse; to try out other manufacturers for a change. But I sure was surprised and got more than what I expected.

I'm a right hand player with average 15-17 ball speed and revs. I stood at the 27th board and targetted the 15th board on my first try. The ball went down til the 8th board and it just went after the headpin like a truck. First Strike on a First try...what a way to make a good first impression! To think the lane was heavy on oil. The Retro Res became even more dangerous when the lanes dry up. Didn't have to make big adjustments when the lanes dried up. I tried to play the insides and outsides after the lane dried up, I still get the same pin actions. This ball doesn't seem to lose its energy. The corverstock is really versatile on any lane conditions. Even on missed targets and wrong wrist positions, the ball just like to go long and rolls back to find the headpin.

I commend the RotoGrip team for making this ball worth my investment.  You have a new fan here in Manila. Keep up the good work. Cheers!

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2005, 04:07:59 PM »
I am only a fan of strom and roto grip and this is the best ball that I ahve in my bag. It gets through the heads and is very predictable. So many balls out there are so over under which you have to match up to lane conditions. This ball matches up on any lane condition out there. BEST ball. keep'em coking ROTO GRIP.
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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2005, 09:44:14 PM »
I used a one- thirty lay out. Very readable reaction . Like this
reaction from this ball; A ball always in my bag. I feel anyone can
use this ball. I like the looks too!

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Re: Retro Resurrection
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2005, 08:28:46 PM »
just getting around to post this set i bowled a few months ago with the retro resurrection,279 289 299= 867, this ball is great on any thing,i also won 2 sport tournaments with this ball. dan smith from roto grip got me this ball, and all i can say is its great! THANKS DAN!!!! AND ROTO GRIP!!!!