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Silver Streak
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Factory Finish: 1500- Polished

Radius Of Gyration: Low (2.52)

Differential: Medium (.040)

Hook Potential: 16 (25 scale)

Flare Potential: 4 Inches

Length: 7 (10 scale)

Backend: 8 (10 scale)

Coverstock: Sure Griptm Reactive

Available Weights: 12-16 Lbs.

Weight Block: Modified Rotarytm core

Color: Classic Black

D-Scale: 75-78



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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2003, 03:29:12 AM »
Rarely a ball comes out that fits well with all styles of bowlers and all types of players.  The Silver Streak Solid is one of those balls.

I work around alot of Roto-Grip staffers and at the pro shop I work in Roto-Grip is highly pushed and makes up about 70% of our stock.  In the area I bowl in Roto-Grip is getting so popular you see at least a Top Fuel, Silver Streak and Sonic X on every rack in the house.  After having this ball recommended to me for the longest by the pro shop owner and exclusive Roto-Grip user Billy Slater I drilled one up to fill the gap in my arsenal which was an all around medium condition ball that was very even and readable with a controlled backend.  

This ball started out with 2.42 oz topweight and a 3 1/2 inch pin.  I put the C.G in the center of my grip with the pin directly over top of the ring finger.  Boy this ball is so smooth, yet very strong off the transition from oil to dry that I am killing myself for not drilling this ball earlier in the season when I could have used something as even as this.  As with all of the Roto-Grip equipment the finish at the pin deck is amazing.  They really keep the pins low.  Nothing flying around like crazy, everything is either low to the deck or goes back all at once.  The only downside to this is that due to the milder drilling I put in this ball, covering alot of boards isn't a good idea since there isn't enough entry angle to play inside with unless I feel like carrying light mixers and trip 4s all day.  However this plays a very defined track very well and is extremely smooth and strong at the same time.
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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2003, 11:34:20 AM »
3" pin
3oz tw

drilled 3.88x1.89
1.2139oz negative

Stole my brother's righty ball while he was out golfing and drilled it up for myself.  The hit was not spectacular but the carry was KING OF THE CAGE Crazy!  Tried it on a not so friendly condition which allowed only weak drillings to work for me didn't work...pocket 7-10 weak 10s weak 7s high hit 6-8 wasn't a pretty sight, but my opponent was on a rampage anyway so it didn't really matter.  Conclusion: Drill another Streak witha weak layout to combat this condition thasall.

Wish I could use this ball on all conditions but on oil it just slides like my butt on the first arrow on synthetic approaches.  Won't try the other Roto's though because there are other better balls for oil like the Track Freaky series.

For me different manufacturers have different charateristics which fulfills a niche in my bag.  The Silver Streak will knock out my Columbia Pulse Pearl and Messenger TI Traction.

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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2003, 05:25:17 AM »
After another league night using my Gold er...Silver Streak I feel the same as I always feel after a night with this Ebony Beauty...what am I thinking I mean WHAT AM I THINKING trying to constantly search for the right balls to fill my arsenal when I can fill it with six of these Plutonium filled Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Of course we all know this is not possible, we all know this is only a mid reacting mid priced GYRATING MONSTA!  

Keep your high tech high priced magic floo floo "hail mary will my new $599 ball strike?" balls and give me this hardcore "speak softly and carry a big stick" 60 foot time bomb any ol' day!


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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2003, 04:02:04 AM »
Drilled - Pin below bridge, Cg kicked out, X-hole

Ive heard good things about the Streak. Great all-around... blah blah blah. This ball clears the fronts cleaner than any solid Ive ever thrown. Hooks harder on the backend than any solid also. It was a little too eratic so I hit it with a Grey Scotchbrite (about 800grt) smooth the reaction. Great ball for any medium oil pattern. Reminds me of a Ebonite V2 solid with more backend.

Its biggest strength is its ability to save energy for the backend. Strong core, lots of flare, extremely versatile. Great ball for any medium condition. And for the money, there are few better.


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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2003, 07:22:58 AM »
3.5" Pin.

Low top weight.

Drilled label, with two coats of Black Magic finished with Doc's Magic Elixir.

No matter where I go, I cannot get this ball to push through the middle. I HAVE to get this ball out if I'm bowling on a wall. It is flat out one of the most aggressive resins I have ever own, and it will make the turn from anywhere on the lane. It is so aggressive that I do not throw it much because I honestly have a hard time controlling the reaction.

Perhaps I should have given it a more rolling drill... but this ball will continue to have a place in my bag, just need to find enough head oil to be able to consistently throw it. At least it didn't cost an arm and a leg.



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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2003, 11:15:53 AM »
I picked this ball up used a couple of months from pnj1967. It was in great condition and all I did was plug the thumb and used the same layout he had. Pin next to ring finger and cg stacked just above the thumb as it was a 4" pin. I've been trying to keep ball in "box" condition - polished 1500 or so and cleaned after every set.

This ball was exactly what I was looking - glides easily through the heads, nice midlane revs and hard continuous arc to the pocket. The hit is incredible - I've never had pins explode off the deck like they do with this ball. When I do come in light, it really throws them around too.

Haven't really had a chance or the need to move deep inside with it since I've been able to make slight adjustments when the heads start to breakdown. Plus I just picked up the SS Pearl for the toast. I can't wait to get this ball drilled.

For the value, this ball can't be beat. Several people in my area have now got themselves one after seeing mine in action. Esp when they learn that it's a relatively cheap ball. Great job RG.

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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2003, 04:21:41 PM »
Ball: Silver Streak pin 2.5" and 3.2 top

Got this ball last winter but waited till spring to drill it. I had asked my driller to punch it out 5.25X3.5 for me and he did, but put the pin under the ring finger. At the time my track was much higher and this pattern did not work that well. I will say it carried very nicely on pocket or high flush with great continuation through the pins but was faced up way too early unless playing deep inside with clean backends. REDRILL*** Hate to redrill but was going to give this ball a chance to prove itself. Well so far i have not been disappointed. I had it punched up with pin over ring cg stacked under. Ball gets good length on a med-heavy shot with nice hard arc to pocket. I guess I expected more of a skid-snap but am still quite happy. I am using this ball in between my V2 solid and my Nighthawk. The one thing i did note on this ball is it reacts well to hand adjustments. I will be using this ball more in the next few weeks. I used it this week in the final game for a 248 with a stone 9 pin.
Nice ball good carry great price. This ball can go into any tourney arsenal or would be a great all around ball for stroker+ Tweener on all mediums.

Rating: Will let you know after some tournaments.


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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2003, 09:01:35 PM »
I love this ball!!!  I just started bowling last year and I purchased this ball at the beginning of this season and have added 40 pins to my average.  I can't say that it is completely the ball but it helped.  I play in 5 different leagues and in 2 different houses and generally is 3 different shot patterns.  The ball was drilled to go a little longer than my other equipment but with my game getting stronger and me getting stronger I play a little swing on it.  I have to say that it is the best ball in my bag.  I have a Brunswick fuze Detonator and a Buzzsaw Super Carbide plus a plastic spare ball


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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2003, 09:29:12 AM »
got this ball as a blem, now gone however....See profile for more info....

I really liked this ball once I got used to the recovery it had !! This ball (as all the streaks ) are diamonds in the rough!  NOT BEING NEGATIVE,  but this ball is stronger than the numbers appear.

I could use this ball from inside lines, which is NOT my forte' whatsoever! In box condition this is a great overall medium condition ball, scuffed you can probably handle some good medium-heavies with no problem. The slight scuff on this cover will tame the backend just a bit as it will be using more energy down the lane....

Had this ball drilled 4x5, 1.5" inch pin in ball.........If you want to try Roto Grip stuff, this is a GREAT starting point...from here you can go heavier and lighter, I can see this ball being used as a benchmark ball and/or a first out of anyones bag!

WARNING!:  Don't drill it and throw it in league before you practice with it!!! You much practice with this ball so you truly understand what it can do.

Many 230-250 games with this ball!!  It hits GREAT and carries well,....sends messengers like they were shot out of a cannon !


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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2003, 05:05:13 PM »
16# pin about 3" , drilled with pin below ring finger cg swung out to 3 o'clock xtra hole on PAP.  I absolutely love this ball.  This is my favorite drilling, also have a SSP with this pattern.  This ball revs up and turns the corner leaving nothing in its path.  All of the silver streaks hit sooooo good!!!
If you are looking for that mid priced ball you can't go wrong with any ball in the silver streak line.  This ball is definitely stronger than the specs.

Also, have another one drilled cg in palm pin about 11o'clock, negative drilling as I am RH.  This ball really gets down the lane and than turns over like crazy.  I have had good success with this ball in 2nd shift leagues and tournaments where the heads are burnt and you need to get the ball down the lane but still recover.

If you haven't tried Roto Grip yet than this is the ball to get.

"You can't go wrong with a Silver Streak"


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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2003, 05:24:26 PM »
2nd SS
Stacked with 1/2 neg 0 finger

Earlier roll than my first one (1/2 finger, 1/2 pos, 45degree drill)nicer trajectory less flippy.  Hits: YES...Hits softer: a little but less back row stuff (one in a million shots I get a back row pin)

My SS hits streaks down the lanes crashes into the pins and the whole side of the center comes crashing down....YEEEEEAAH THAT'S THE TICKET!  

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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2004, 03:26:36 PM »
I read all my other reviews and i have come full circle.  I go thru a decent amount of equipment but not as much as the average individual.

About 30 different balls but the same thing happened with most of them.  Great in the beginning and write a good review but then a major drop off when the ball get some games on it.  The ball was out of my bag and subsequently sold.  I get bored with equipment too easily but if i find one really like, it stays.  As is the case with the silver streak, which is up there with my spirit.  The spirit is the measuring stick to all balls i buy.

Silver streak - 15#  4 inch pin.  Drilled with pin above ring finger and cg 1" right of center line.  This ball has a bigger arc than the spirit but still has a lot of backend.  The drilling makes the ball really controllable but still enough flip on it to kill the infamous 10 pin.  This ball is almost a 10 but nothing beats the spirit.



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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2004, 08:06:25 PM »
First of all, I would like to thank Hank Boomershine at Roto-Grip for all his help. He's a great guy, and he's one of the main reasons that I like this company so much. This is the first Roto ball I've used, but it more than likely will not be the last. This ball is THE first ball out of my bag on any medium to medium-heavy shot. I got this ball a week ago, and my boss and I laid it out 3-3/8 x 3-3/8 stacked, with about 1/2 ounce thumb weight, and 5/8 ounce positive side weight. This Streak is left in box condition, because I prefer polished solid reactives. This ball reads the midlane really well, and then snaps hard on the back. When it hits the pocket, it demolishes the pins. The carry is STRONG with this ball, it hardly leaves any pins on the backrow. I've only left 3 or 4 seven pins, and haven't left any other backrow pins after hitting the pocket. In my opinion, this is the ball that Brunswick's Monster Bruiser should have been, but wasn't. Strong midlane, huge recovery on the back, awesome carry.

I would definitely agree with most posters that this ball is stronger than advertised. Even stacked, I didn't think I would get this much reaction out this ball. I would put it right behind my Phenom Unleashed, but ahead of my Eraser Pearl Particle and Freak Out in terms of reaction. Great ball for house shots, and the customers that I've put it in love it so far. Keep up the great work, Hank and Roger!



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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2004, 07:38:57 PM »
My second Silver Streak!

First was the particle.

When I got this ball and first tried it there were already two drillings on it.
First with the pin of this 3.0 inch pin out ball below fingers and cg down.
Too controlled said previous owner.  Then when I received it was drilled pin above bridge and cg out.  Surface 2500, with polish.

This skid flip monster was a disaster.  Awesome and uncontrollable.  The move very late and humunbously uncontrollable.  Wanted to slice thru the pocket and go in front of the 10 pin.  Honest.

Well I said I hate to redrill for #3 but I think I can fix this.

Due to a span about 1/2 inch longer than previous owner I used original thumb.
Put Fingers next to pin with pin touching outside top corner of ring.  This drilling looks stacked which for me is 4 1/4 X 3 1/2.  Not much top weight left so we are barely legal.

Well, well well.  This ball is truly the stuff!  Still lots of movement left but with a surface change down to 1500 and some Black MAgic reapplied and extra flare from stronger pin to pap the move is earlier and more controlled but very strong.

This ball is very reminiscent of my Time Zone but generates more angle faster and has tons of recovery.  THough not really throwing that impressively today I had quite a few high games with this baby.  I had a lot of area for carry which for me is elusive often.  Wide tugged and placed properly this ball just flushed em, no doubt they were going down!

A wonderful match up for my synthetic house when they are wetter than medium but not soaked.

The buzz about this ball is deserved.  I could see me using this a lot!


PS Most similar reaction is the Violet hammer from Faball but this is more angular and stronger or the Ti Mess original from Columbia but this ones move comes from the strong core,vs Ti Mess original move seemed to come from the jumpy superflex!
PPS I've got the pearl coming and I will drill the same!!!  Great drilling on this core for me!
PPPS.  Not only a wonderful ball but also I may have gotten a new thumb.
Loved the feel of previous owners thumb.  Took a copy(exactacated).  Put in on my pitches and I like it even better than my carefully and meticulously developed thumb hole.  Turn up the thumb copy presses tonight.  Let's see.
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Re: Silver Streak
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2004, 07:28:26 PM »
That face says it all for this ball. 3.12 top weight with a 3-4inch pin. Drilled stacked because I play a 20+board hook usually. This ball was a very big disappointment to me. I would crank this ball up to 500rpms and it would move about 10 boards on dry conditions with 16mph ball speed. I tried playing a straight line with the ball and it would hit the pocket, but it would always hit flat or leave a whole lot of corner pins. The only plus I can see in this ball is the color. I LIKE THE SHINY BLACK!! I give this ball a 5 out of 10 because it wont hook for me and it leaves a sh*t load of corner pins. BUT THATS JUST MY Opinion!!

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