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Rush
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Description:
In today's Fast-paced and High Scoring environment your equipment must have the technology and horsepower to stay ahead of the competition. Roto-Grip has delivered once again with the introduction of the Rush.

The Rush is powered by an all new Hemispherical-"Hemi" core. This low RG/medium differential "Hemi" produces increased spin rate for earlier mid-lane traction with continuous acceleration to the finish line.

The tread on the Rush consists of an all new Posi-Trac solid reactive coverstock designed for added traction and continuous backend motion.

Specifications:
Color Purple/Yellow
Coverstock Reactive
Core 2-piece Asymmetrical
RG 2.47
Differential 0.043
Factory finish 1000 grit matte
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
Lane Conditions Medium-Heavy Oil

 

Mark Curran

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Re: Rush
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2003, 01:26:00 AM »
I was able to visit the RotoGrip facility last week and while there Mr. Boomershine kindly drilled up a new Rush for me. I had popped by the factory to say hello to a few old friends and to hopefully get a bit of coaching on my game. What a super treat to go home with the new Roto ball as well.

My Rush is a 15 pounder with a Pro-Pin of about 6". Drill pattern is pin over bridge, cg down around the thumb with an X-hole just off the thumb. This layout will obviously produce a strong hook stop type reaction - very controllable and great for certain patterns. I've used this drill on a few balls and generally like the layout.

To try the ball out, I threw on the two CATS equipped lanes in the factory. As we were driving cross country I had along only my Silver Streak Particle and a Sonic X solid for comparison. The conditioner pattern du jour was too much for the solid X, but the particle Streak, as usual, had no problem with the conditioner and once I lined up it just crushed racks.

Switching to the Rush from the Streak, I had to move a few right with my feet to line up. The new pellet is quite good indeed. It is strong, rolls very evenly and starts up earlier than the Streaks. The Rush is a bit of a new look for Roto, less angular at the break and an earlier roll. Hitting power is never an issue with Roto balls and the Rush is no exception.

Since this review is meant to be a quick "first look" at the Rush, I'll pass along that my immediate reaction is the Rush is going to be a favorite of people that enjoyed balls like the better Zones and more recently the V2 solid. My gut reaction is that this ball will be a success for players of various styles and one that proshops can easily put folks into without any worries.

It should be fun to read other Rush reviews here in the coming weeks and if first impressions hold true, it won't be long before I drill up Rush #2 with a different drilling and so I can play with coverstock prep.

Take home message - Take a hard look at the new Rotogrip Rush. It's a good one.

Cheers,

Mark Curran



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Re: Rush
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2003, 10:37:33 PM »
GREAT HITTER!!!!

Drilled 4 3/4 x 4 3/4

Rush rolls about 1 foot earlier than Silver Streak Solid Reactive. Not jerky or squirty; very predictable read in the midlane.  Continuous through the pin deck and the hitting power is phenomenal. Seems to ignore carrydown.  I have yet to lose backend or hit even on a second shift.  I can comfortably move anywhere on the lane and get a predictable look.  I have not shot under 700 on house conditions with the ball and on a 42ft Sport Pattern the ball gave me the most positive look I have had since the Silver Streak Particle.

A $300 ball reaction at half the price.  I will predict that this could be the next Ball of the Year.
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Re: Rush
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2003, 06:38:19 PM »
This ball is cut in the mode of the Storm Tour Power and Columbia Pulse.  It gives you control and reads the oil well.  I find that this ball holds well on pull shots.  On most conditions, shots wide will not get you an overreaction.  The Rush may be a touch stronger that the other two balls mentioned

The ball gets into a heavy roll for excellent hit and carry.  I think the hit is better than the Tour Power or the Pulse.    

For me, it is best on medium to medium light oil conditions.   Higher rev players may be handle medium heavy oil with this ball.

The ball loves to hold pocket.  Shots that I think would to high, end up solid pocket.

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Re: Rush
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2003, 10:40:43 AM »
The Rush is earlier and more continuous that the Silver Streak Solid.  However the ball still gets surprising length.  It is very versatile, and it shines with ease. This ball will cover a wide variety of conditions and will be a staple in the Roto Grip line for a long time.

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Re: Rush
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2003, 04:08:35 PM »
The Roto-Grip Rush is a "go Too" ball with moderate hard oil & back ends are "sparking".  The Rush has a very strong but smooth rolling action that allows you to move deeper & still carry out corners consistently as it sets up at the pocket so well.

I drilled the Rush w/ the pin above thew bridge & CG out to place the MB half way between the PAP an grip line.  For moderate ball speed I broke the surface  w/ a green pad & used a light polish.

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Re: Rush
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2003, 11:48:23 PM »
The rush is a hard hitting/ flipping ball that can be controlled. I have found that the ball gets theiugh the heads cleaner then the particle but rolls just as strong and hits just as hard. I would recommand the ball for anyone who wants to get through the heads and still have the alot of flip on the backends.

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Re: Rush
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2003, 11:27:03 AM »
As a RG Reg. Staff Member I've had the opportunity to drill two of these new balls.  I'm RH w/med ball speed & med-high rev-rate.  Drilled first ball 5 1/2 X 4 pin on grip line cg out 1 1/2 inch w/ hole on axis.  With out of the box surface this ball is very strong.  I have a Top Fuel with exactly same layout but the RUSH rolls a good 2-3 feet sooner and hooks 4-5 boards more on the backend.  This balls is continuous, as strong as it needs to be and very hand friendly.
  BALL #2  The second one I drilled my personal favorite layout.  This is a 5x5 with the pin above the ring finger.  This one I shined because I wanted a ball I could move in deeper with and open the lane up more.  This drill for me created amazing backend tilt & angle---this ball hits really hard.  Had to put a small hole to get it down to about 1/4 positive so it would quit driving past the nine pin.  
   I've got two aggressive balls---the first one I can play a direct line with and the second one I can move in and open the lane up a bit.  Looks like a versatile ball a lot of styles will be able to use.
Corey Atkinson

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Re: Rush
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2003, 07:43:46 PM »
Got the new Rush from my friend at the high roller. This ball flat out moves. The driving power on the back end just doesn't stop. It struck from where ever i stood. I tried to see how deep i could  go and still get the ball to recover. I don't have alot of hand and would be what you call a down and in thrower. I  went all the way to the 5 board on the next lane and got the ball to recover and hit.This was on a house shot with no play on it. I was standing around 60,,,lol,lol. Thanks to Phil Rossello at Silver Nugget for another great drill, and thanks to Roger N. at Roto Grip for all they do for the bowlers out there . Class act.

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Re: Rush
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2003, 03:45:53 PM »
15 lb. pin above ring finger with CG kicked out.

I didn't care for the original drilling, so I redrilled it to above specs.  WOW what a difference.  First game with the redrill, 299.  Amazing read of the lanes, and very predictable.  Very hard hitting, even on off hits.  A few shots, which should have been weak 10's still carried.  I have played everywhere on the lanes and still have an awesome reaction and hitting power.  I have recommended the ball the some female friends, and they went from shooting 550's, to 650+.  I have one on order for my wife, so I will be putting out another review after she has logged a few game with it.  If you want an advantage in league and tournaments, drill up this ball, you won't be sorry, but your competitors will be.
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Re: Rush
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2003, 04:53:38 PM »
I drilled up two Rush's. Both balls give me pretty different looks on the lanes
Both are 16lb.  

#1 3.5" pin, drilled with pin above ring finger and xtra hole on my PAP
This drilling is very strong for me it really reads the midlane and has plenty of continuation on the backend.  This ball really works the best with considerable head oil and pretty good backends.  This ball tends to roll more like my top fuel. But it definitely gets into a roll much quicker than the TOP Fuel.

#2 2" pin, drilled basically label with pin below my ring finger.  This drilling got the ball down the lane another 2 feet and continued much stronger than the first ball. Because this ball saves a little more energy it hits a bit harder than first layout.

Overall the Rush is a great addition to any bowlers arsenal!!!

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Re: Rush
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2003, 10:32:32 AM »
15 lbs 3"-4" pin.

Drilled this one with the pin 5 1/2" from PAP, no x-hole. This fills a hole in my arsenal. I needed a big piece that would allow me to play 4th arrow and left (Pattern B in mind). THIS BALL FILLS THE VOID. It rolls pretty heavy in the front with a nice hard arc on the back ends. DOESN'T LACK IN THE HITTING DEPARTMENT EITHER!


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Re: Rush
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2004, 08:28:54 PM »
Just punched this ball today, and gave it an immediate whirl at the local alley.
Drilled static (label) with pin right of ring finger (about 3/4" oz. positive, and 3/4" finger weights).  Ball has about 3 oz. of top weight, with the pin out about 3".  Left in box condition.  My first reaction is that this ball requires good oil for it to go long and snap.  The house condition wasn't condusive to playing this ball at the time, so couldn't really get a good gauge of this puppy.  Did feel like if this ball had been shined, it would have had a nicer reaction.  Overall, however, I must say this ball is a howler, as it just demolished the rack when it hit anywhere near the head pin.  I'm sure I'll get to love this ball the more I throw it.  Highly recommend it.

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Re: Rush
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2004, 02:36:22 PM »
I drill my Rush 5x4 with the mb in the c position. This ball starts reving early and keeps going....Very strong Arc, but the ball wont check early, just revs up and skids. When it hits those fresh backends it takes off. In a big strong banana!! The first thing that came to mind with this ball was the word Locomotive, because this ball hits!!! harder than anything ive thrown. It starts going and doesnt stop. Only problems are.......9 pins and carrydown....Freshly cleaned backends make it a monster but then the carrydown makes it leave flat 10's This ball doesnt like carrydown its prolly the drilling, but thats what the other Roto balls I got are for.
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Re: Rush
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2004, 12:56:06 AM »
This ball polishes so much from the lane, I have no use for it. I am better of throwing a white dot or a gryo 12.