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RS-X
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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As the sun falls below the horizon we look to the stars for direction. Let Roto Grip® show you the way with the all new RS-Xtm. This all new mid-priced release combines classic looks with superior performance to deliver what will be one of the best balls on the market today!

Once again we have stepped to the forefront with the introduction of the "all-new" Sure Grip Extremetm reactive coverstock. This highly enhanced solid reactive coverstock gives you superior traction in the most solid of oils along with unparalleled energy at the breakpoint. This translates into big mid-lane motion and powerful backend reaction.

The power cell inside this new Roto Star is the rotary IIItm core found in the already popular RS-1tm. This low RG high differential power plant brings it all the way through the lane on those medium to heavy conditions.

Reach for Star and leave the competition lost in the Dark!



Specifications

Factory Finish  1500- Polished  
Radius Of Gyration  16# - 2.48
15# - 2.49
14# - 2.53
12-13# - 2.60  
Differential  .059  
Lane Condition  Medium - Heavy Oil  
Flare Potential  7+ Inches  
Coverstock  Sure Grip Extremetm Solid Reactive
Available Weights  12-16 Lbs.  
Weight Block  Modified Rotary IIItm core  
Color  Classic Black / Burgundy  
D-Scale  75-78  


 

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Re: RS-X
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005, 04:46:28 PM »
INCREDIBLE.  Drilled 5 1/2 inch pin with pin center of palm with cg 45 degrees from span center line.  CG is even with thumb.  Extra hole drilled with 1 1/8 bit 3 inches deep 1 inch up from mid plane on line from center of span through CG.  Axis coordinates are 5 1/2 & 1/2 up.  Ball is a little earlier than RS-1 due to solid cover and revs up quick off the hand.  Even though the ball does rev up early it does not lose energy at the pins .  The new coverstock material on this and the Vision is absolutely fantastic.  This ball does nothing but smash the pins.  Another great addition to the Roto-Grip line.  Already looking forward to drilling another one a bit stronger.
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Re: RS-X
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2005, 05:46:48 PM »
The BTM just came out with their Reader's choice award for bowling balls.  I was shocked to see Roto Grip missing from the list.  If you want an immediate advantage over your competition your missing out.  Roto Grip continues to make exceptional equipment, and the RS-X definitely fits as best in breed.  

This mid line monster creates a nice footprint on the lane, similar to the Oracle Vision which one could argue as a best ball ever.  A little stronger in the mids than the vision with a strong back end.  However this ball carry's better than any ball I've seen.  I watched Roto Grip Staffer Chuck Groat shoot back to back 800's with his right out of the box.  846, 816.  With 2 other staffers also shooting 800 within a day of release.  I couldn't wait to throw mine.  I didn't quite shoot 8, but I'll take 740 any day.    

It will be interesting to see if the readers of BTM catch on next year.

Thanks again Roto Grip
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Re: RS-X
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005, 08:58:48 PM »
I drilled my RS-x up over the weekend and threw it on monday. All i can say is AWSOME!!!.  I drilled this ball with the pin at 4 inches just slightly above my fingers with the mass bias strong. This pattern works out to be roughly 4x3 for me. As this ball had a lot of top weight I drilled a 1 1/8 inch hole 3 inches deep on my VAL  1/2 in dowl from my axis. I threw it after league but on a pair that had very little use. This ball revved up quick, read the midlane, turned up and left kindling in the back. I threw it against 2 different RS-1's and an Ace and this ball was an easy 4 boards more with my feet on the lane than the ace and about 6  compared to my strongest RS-1.  I have already ordered a second one for myself and will be drilling 3 or 4  more next week for others after they saw how well it reacted. Another WINNER  from Roto!!!!
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Re: RS-X
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2005, 10:12:00 PM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 1 oz, 3.42 top weight, 2.5 inch pin.

Drilled this little beauty 4.5” X 90 degrees, pin below ring finger and mass bias just right of the thumbhole.

What a great compliment to the pearl RS-1.  The RS-X is earlier (solid verses pearl and different coverstock formula), a little stronger and covers more boards than the RS-1.  This sphere really slaps the pins around and the carry is about as good as it gets.  Even shots that were missed slightly at the bottom of the swing carried much better than expected.  The RS-X and RS-1 make a great one, two arsenal combination for medium to medium-heavy patterns.

Another great lineup addition by Roto Grip.  Get yours now as this one is going to be a big seller.  

John Brodersen

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Re: RS-X
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2005, 11:14:42 PM »
Wow does this ball covers some boards and shreds the rack!!!!! I drilled mine Monday with the pin 4in from pap and cg kicked out to 45 degrees and the weight hole 2 in beyond my pap. When I first threw the ball it was a little too snappy for me so I adjusted the coverstock to 800 grit and hit it with some 3m rubbing compound. I threw the ball tonight for about 12 games and the 1st 8 games I averaged 222 and the next 4 I averaged 237. I also have an Oracle Vision drilled 4 x 4 an I would say this ball is easily 5 to 7 boards stronger. I would highly recommend this ball to anyone looking for a strong reactive. Roto Grip... King of them All!!!!!!

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Re: RS-X
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2005, 01:08:05 AM »


Drilled this beauty with the pin under the ring and the cg 1" below the midline @45 degrees to the right. the wt hole is 6" from grip center at 7/8 size and 1.5" deep. I compared this ball to a polished absolute and vertigo with the same layouts.This ball reacted more aggressively than the absolute with a board to two more total hook. The hitting power was very strong. Compared to the vertigo it was more angular and hooked the same amount. All 3 revved very quickly and carried well, but they had some differences. The absolute carried better when pulled slightly into the oil where the vertigo and rs-x went a little too long. when missing right the rs-x and vertigo both responded stronger off the dry boards than did the absolute. This test was on a broken down sport shot playing 7 out to a breakpoint of 2-3 at about 35-40 feet. All in all the rs-x was very angular and hooked and carried similarly to these other balls yet costs considereably less.A very welcome addition the an already strong roto line......futher testing with surface adjustments and its ability to read oil transitions will follow.

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Re: RS-X
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2005, 06:08:30 PM »
The first thing you notice is the look of this ball --great color combination of black/burgundy gives it very good shelf appeal---I have several people per day walk in to my pro shop just because they saw this ball through the window.  The best part though is the performance---this ball is truly a high performance ball --don't let the price dissuade you.  This is the best coverstock/core combination yet from RotoGrip.  The coverstocks they are using on the new balls is just awesome.  I drilled one RS-X about 5x4 with pin on grip line under fingers, CG swung out with a wt. hole 1 1/2" under my axis. This ball gives me a RXN I have not had with a ball in a long time.  It's easy through the heads, kind of a floater through the midlane while revving hard the whole time, and then a real nice hard sweeping move on the backend.  Hitting power is excellent, carry seems to be very good (knocks out the half-tens with ease).  Used a combination of this ball and an Apocalypse to finish 2nd at the PBA Regional in San Antonio.  Tyler Jensen used the same ball with a similar layout most of the weekend to win the title there. (His first-Congrats on the win---it was a good Roto-Grip weekend!)
Anyone looking for an aggressive reactive will enjoy this ball.

Corey Atkinson
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Re: RS-X
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2005, 01:52:32 PM »
Another Great looking ball from Roto-Grip. Thanks to Roger and Hank for another awesome piece to add to the arsenal.
I drilled mine just like my Resurection, pin under the ring finger 4 1/2" by 3 7/8" with the CG under the mid-line, extra hole  6 inches back to 1/4 positive.
On a 39 foot house pattern, wow did this ball open the lane up.  I found that the ball was about 4 boards stronger than the Resurreciton, almost all on the backends.  The RS-X started it's mid-lane roll about three feet sooner than my RS-1's, but still gave the big kick on the backend and was continuous, no roll-out.
On a Sport condition (43 feet flat), the layout I had was a little too skittish for the condition, but a calmer layout would work well on that pattern.
The RS-X played very well on the ABC Tournament shot in doubles and singles.  Of course, the user wasn't smart enough to try the ball until the middle of the second game of doubles.  Saved my doubles set after a 150 start and in singles shot 677 with the RS-X and felt it could have been more.  The ball read the break point perfectly and almost was hitting too hard(a few 8's and 9's pin didn't help the score).  Was in around 45 with the feet and 25 at the arrows and still had plenty of power down the lane.
If your looking for a little more punch than your Resurrection, stop by your local pro shop and tell them to get you an
RS-X NOW!!!


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Re: RS-X
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2005, 08:54:06 AM »
I had a great feeling about this ball when i seen it coming out.
This ball goes down 3 to 4 more feet than the black silver streak and comes in much harder and sharper .This ball reads the front and the mid-lane so clean i could not believe it . It reminds of the silver streak line but it more aggressive in which it would help anybody game .This ball flares alot .I drilled mine 4 x 2 drilledand kick out the cg out 1/2 i did not need a wt hole and have to most of the time, so i can control it but on this ball i  did not need one for this ball. Since i had this ball in my hand i had 2 honor score in 3 weeks in my 2 leagues that i bowl in 290 AND 300 . I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BALL TO ANYBODY.
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Re: RS-X
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2005, 03:24:36 PM »
Drilling: High pin 45 deg angle from my ring finger, with CG very close to my axis.  Something a little different than what I have in my bag.

What a great reacting ball.  Very smooth through the midlane, and still a strong reaction on the backend.  I bowled in a tournament this past weekend, and I had 7 guys ask what ball I was throwing.  Such a smooth rolling ball with a great look to it.  The carry is incredible.  I have only had to shoot at a few 10 pins.  This ball kicks out the 10’s differently than any other ball.  For the price, you cannot compete with the Roto Grip RSX.  The best midpriced ball I have seen in a long time, if not the best midpriced ball ever.

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Re: RS-X
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2005, 03:40:37 PM »
honestly when i got the ball ordered, i had heard nothing about it and done no research on its reaction. but i did know it was called RS-X, i drive an RSX, so i had to get one. upon my research i found that it was supposed to be a big hooker, and if the lanes were broke down at all i wouldnt be able to throw it. that would be exactly what i didn't need. had it drilled pin over ring finger, CG in middle of grip, 3 3/8 oz top i think. this ball, is extremely tame, it does exactly the opposite of what everyone told me it would do. i heard all of this 'extreme backend' crap, its got some turn, but nothing extreme by any means. i would compare this ball close to the Hex-Plosion

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Re: RS-X
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2005, 09:38:14 AM »
First, I have to say thanks to Hank with Roto-grip for comping this ball.  He stopped by my proshop to go over the 2005 line of balls, etc.  I really didn't expect him to ship me the ball (which I thought was going to be the latest Sonic X).  I went on a break (at my day job) with a coworker and she went to go check the mail, and I saw a box on top of the mail basket and was like ,"what the hell is that? It looks like a bowling ball!"  I openened it up and there inside was a RSX. WOW!

So I finally had time to drill it up last night.
The predrill stats were 15.1 lb 4 oz TW 3" pin.

Layout:
Pin to PAP about 4 7/8" and slightly right and below the ring finger
MB in the 2 (Strong) Position
CG kicked out about 1 1/2"
No balance hole yet.

Check out my profile to get an idea of my style etc.
Ball clears the heads very nice, probably a little too much for a solid ball.
I will probably go back over the ball with 600 and then repolish it to make it a little more predictable or hit it with 1200 and leave it.

Ball motion is very nice.  This is exactly what I was looking for in my lineup.  Everything else was either a typical brunswick roll or just too weak.
The backend was a little too sharp I left a few 9-pins because the ball was driving flush into the 8-pin.

After adding a piece of tape, I had 10 in a row then a lane breakdown and the streak ended.  This ball opens up the lane like I needed.

Here is my current arsenal:
(1*) Medium Load Particle, Pin Axis Layout (Undrilled)
(1) Ultimate Inferno #2 600 Grit Pin below ring finger, ~2 1/2" from PAP
(2) Impulse Zone 800 Grit/Tracked Pin above Bridge, ~5 1/2" form PAP
(3) Ultimate Inferno #1, Tracked, Polished, Label Drill, ~4" from PAP
(4) High Rev, Box Finish, Stacked Leverage, ~3 1/2" from PAP
(5) RSX, Box Finish, CG Leverage, ~4 7/8" from PAP
(6) Uranium #2, 600 Polished, Pin above Ring, ~5" from PAP
(7) Panic, 600 Polished, Label, ~4" from PAP
(8) Ice, 1200 Polished, Pin above bridge, CG in Palm
(9) XCel Pearl, 1500 Polished, Pin above Bridge CG in Palm
(10) Hot Rod Hybrid (UndrilleD)
(11) 3 Piece Ball (Undrilled)
(12) Blue Dot

I am so impressed with this product that I will promote this as my June Ball of the Month special.  Alot of bowlers are going to be impressed when they see me score with this beast!

Thanks again Hank and Tyler!


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Re: RS-X
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2005, 10:44:50 AM »
UPDATE:

I took this ball to the Sandhills Matchgames in Omaha, NE.  The pattern is a flat, gutter to gutter, shot.  I almost didn't take this ball because I thought it had too much length.  The strength in this ball on this pattern is that I was able to play the track area(farther right) and get an awesome backend reaction.  I probably had the best look of my squad, which I led.  I haven't been bowling good lately, but I was able to go more direct than everyone else.  

I didn't do so hot during the round robin finals and finished 8th.  I netted $300 on the weekend after Hotel, Gas, Food, etc.

Thanks again Rotogrip!
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Re: RS-X
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2005, 02:58:22 PM »
Ball was 15#4oz.   4.5" pin and 1.75 oz. TW

Pin in center of grip, cg 1.5" above outer edge of ring finger.  Balance hole on the cg to 3/4 finger.    Black Magic polish over the box finish.

Ball revs fast off the hand, holds the revs well and hit seems to be above average.   Trajectory is a shallow arc.    This drill lets me play most conditions and fits my "straighter is greater" game.   For the price probably one of the best out right now.

Release is  from around 5PM.  Get too far behind this drill and it will thump