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Nuclear Cell
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:12:33 AM »
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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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2020, 10:01:25 AM »
Roto-Grip Nuclear Cell
Cover: eTrax-P20
Core: Nucleus
Layout: 60 x 5.5 x 55

The Nuclear Cell is pretty impressive. It gives me serious Cell Pearl vibes from years ago. Although it is a very shiny pearl that looks like it should skid forever and go sideways, that isnít the case. It seems to read the midlane, slow down and make a very strong (not angular) move into the pocket. I have mainly tested this ball on our 46 foot house pattern with a big puddle in the middle. Polished balls are normally a no-go on this pattern when it is fresh but the Nuclear handles it with ease.

The UFO and Nuclear Cell provide a nice pair of complementing reactions in Roto-Gripís HP4 line and should cover a lot of bases for bowlers looking for high end asymmetrical balls.

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Bowler Info: PAP 4 1/8 x 3/4 up, Speed 18, Rev Rate 425


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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2020, 04:48:51 PM »
The Nuclear Cell is the latest HP4 line release from Roto Grip that features the ever popular Nucleus core. The Nuclear Cell uses a pearl cover called  eTrax-P20. The color combination is purple haze, burnt orange, and red hot. The numbers in 15lb weights are 2.52 Rg, and 0.056, 0.018.

 My Nuclear Cell arrived at my house just days before covid-19 hit, and all bowling centers in my area were forced to close down. Now with bowling centers opening back up, I have the chance to use the Nuclear Cell. Using a 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 layout to compliment a Hyper Cell drilled with a 4 x 4 x 2.5, the Nuclear is cleaner with a more rounded continuous shape downlane. The Nuclear Cell is a 2 and 1 move left (covering fewer boards and closing down the angle through the front a bit) from the Fused. The Nuclear Cell can be sanded to create earlier traction and more board coverage, but the reaction Iíve seen will have itís time and place, and should just be used when the lane conditions require the kind of motion that the Nuclear Cell offers. As I get more practice on the lanes, I will be taking advantage of many of the local tournaments that are popping up in my area. The Nuclear Cell will be in the bag, as that clean through the front, with a nice change of direction ball reaction is needed.

Every ball that I have drilled that uses the Nucleus core, I have really liked. This core is very versatile and can match almost any cover used on it. The Nuclear Cell is no different. The match of cover and core just seems to work. The reaction out of the Nuclear reminds me of what I remember seeing from the original Pearl Cell. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Nuclear Cell. Now, OWN IT!!
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Re: Nuclear Cell
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Re: Nuclear Cell
« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2020, 05:03:23 PM »
The Nuclear Cell is a great ball with great angle drilled 5x5x2. Clean through the heads with very strong backends.  It allows me to play just about anywhere on the lane on the house shot. Compared to the Hyper Cell Fuzed, itís a little longer and a little more directional change on the backend. Hitting Power is phenomenal!


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Roto Grip Nuclear Cell review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2020, 09:26:57 AM »
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Nuclear Cell has become one of my favorite balls in my bag and makes an appearance at every tournament I bowl. While in competition, I will generally use this ball when the Axiom, Idol, or Phaze 2 are hooking too early and I need length to get past the early friction.  If you loved the other balls in the Cell line, you are going to love this one too. The eTrax Pearl Cover contains a new chemical additive which gives this ball tremendous length, but also more responsiveness to friction. The Nucleus Core is one of the most versatile asymmetrical cores I have thrown. It has an RG of 2.52, differential of 0.056, and PSA differential of 0.018. I drilled mine 60 x 5 3/8 x 70, which for me is the pin directly under the bridge and the CG down by my thumb. Again, I am very happy with what this ball gives me.


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Rev Rate: 420
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16