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Wild Streak
« on: December 18, 2019, 01:38:16 PM »
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The Roto Grip Wild Streak introduces the Mutated Rotary core which has a higher RG symmetrical shape which helps to give more length and down lane shape in the HP3 line for Roto Grip. This ball also introduces the SureTrax-S19 coverstock that provides more traction than eTrax but goes longer than MicroTrax. The Wild Streak performs best on medium to medium heavy oil conditions and offers a different reaction than what we usually see from the Roto Grip HP3 line of bowling balls.

Color: Purple/Grey/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Mutated Rotary (14-16#)
Coverstock: SureTrax-S19 Solid Reactive
Finish: 3000-grit Pad
RG: 2.60 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.048 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Medium/Heavy Oil



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Roto Grip Wild Streak
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 02:42:43 PM »
The Roto Grip Wild Streak is the ball in the HP3 line.  The Wild Streak uses the new Mutated Rotary Symmetrical Weight block wrapped with the brand new SureTrax-S19 solid coverstock.   RG intent was to have High RG symmetrical in their HP3 lineup.
With 2.60 RG is a very High RG ball.  I drilled mine 4 x 5 x 1 pin up.
For me with box surface I get the predictable and very controllable motion.  But the Wild Streak has a unique ball reaction with the shape downlane.  Its kind of a hard acring motion.  It's not a ball that you would open up the lane with, a ball that you keep the pocket in front of you.  Its stronger overall than say the Idol Pro in overall strength but below the Halo's.  In the matchmakers we have ran recently the Wild Streak was big hit with bowlers.  They were a little hesitant to throw it but they really liked the motion they saw.  A great Addition to the HP3 RG line.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2019, 01:06:14 PM »

Layout: 55x4.5x35

Surface: factory polish with a light 2000 pad by hand on top

PAP: 4.25R, 1U

Rev Rate: 500rpm

Speed: 20mph off hand

Conditions: THS, on both wood and synethetic lanes


One, two, three solids in the HP3 line? What is this madness? Not to worry - the Roto Grip Wild Streak is a massive departure from everything else in the Storm/Roto family and looks to be an amazing tournament ball. It's a new cover (SureTrax-S19 Solid at 3000-grit Abralon) and a fairly familiar core (Mutated Rotary at 2.60 RG and 0.048 diff in 15#, a modified version of the Nomad core). The cover feels a pinch stronger than the Idol Pro's ETrax-S19 cover so it's got plenty of consistency in oil, but that very high RG core and high differential helps this ball provide a buttery-smooth motion downlane. Seriously - this is !Q Tour Solid levels of downlane control and is already a serious contender for my USBC Open Championships bag next summer. It provides an absurd amount of control but somehow still drives through the pins even on longer low-volume patterns where I'd expect it to struggle in that regard. It also responds very well to physical changes with release and hand position, so for the serious tournament bowler on harder patterns this one is going to be an invaluable tool. Rev-dominant bowlers who see too much midlane flip from something like an Idol Pro will love this ball as well!


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Roto Grip Wild Streak
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2019, 06:08:10 PM »
This newest ball from Roto Grip comes with a whole new cover and core combination. The mutated Rotary core comes with an RG of 2.60 and a differential of 0.048 with the SureTrax-S19 cover and 3000 grit finish. First impressions of throwing this ball were actually kind of shocking. For having such a high RG, it was a lot earlier than I expected but if came around it I noticed it could open the lane up more and really make it angle. This is a ball that I can do multiple things with my hand and it will respond accordingly. This ball will be a tournament bowlers dream, to keep using longer in blocks.


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Roto Grip Wild Streak review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 11:31:58 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Core: Mutated Rotary
Cover: SureTrax-S19
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.60
Differential: 0.048

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin In Ring 65 X 4 1/2 X 50

The newest HP3 Roto Release adds a ball that has been missing in this line. A higher RG Lower Diff core that adds some much needed length. The HP3 releases have always outperformed their price-point and the Wild Streak continues that tradition while adding a cleaner option.

I first threw the Wild Streak on a fresh house shot for league. I was amazed at how easily I got the Wild Streak to clear the fronts and how it hit the pins. I was worried about the solid cover but it ended up being a perfect combination. The core let me play closer to the friction and the cover eliminated any over/under on fresh oil.

The Idol line was a power-house but I personally felt a bit limited by the fast revving core. With my lower ball speed it took a-lot of effort to use them when there wasn't a lot of volume. The problem with looking for cleaner balls is they often are squirrely on fresh oil so you have to wait for them to come to you a little. This usually necessitated multiple ball changes over the course of a single league night. The Wild-Streak gives me a perfect option to start strong and not have to completely change the shape I'm scoring with by changing to a weaker ball. I usually have a great look for at least the first two games and then have an easier transition into a weaker ball with a cleaner cover when I need to cover a lot of boards and create more drastic angles to carry.

The Wild-Streak also strikes me as an excellent piece for playing straighter on higher volume sport patterns. It's ability to retain energy helps it pack punch in a small window so I'm excited to try using it as a solid piece I can play straight with and open up friction without doing it only in the front part of the lane.



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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2019, 07:34:51 PM »
Roto Grip Wild Streak

Coverstock: SureTrax-S19â„¢ Solid

Weight Block: Mutated Rotaryâ„¢

The newest addition to the HP3 line, the Wild Streak.

I started with mixed feelings about this ball came before I threw it, when I saw the 2.60 RG. I was a bit curious to see what a solid with a high rg like that would roll for me.

After reading in and getting a little more understanding of the weight block, it made more sense (high rg being required for the design).

The Wild Streak starts to move earlier than I expected. Later midlane, strong, and smooth. Everything a tournament ball should be.

This one will be shot-specific for me. Not something I will start with very often.

What I have seen is that it is a great drop down from my Gravity Evolve. I can switch from the Evolve to the Wild Streak, move 1 board right, and I won't miss a beat.

Great fit for me. I can see this being a useful piece for me for a while.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2019, 09:51:55 PM »
Roto Grip Wildstreak
Layout: 4 x 4 x2 Storm buffer layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 40 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The Roto Grip Wildstreak utilizes the Mutated Rotary Core and SureTrax-19 solid coverstock.  The first thing I noticed while drilling the Wildstreak was the thick shell.  The Wildstreak is designed without a core material allowing for an extra thick cover.  I believe this allows the ball to hit harder, which has always been my opinion of thick shelled bowling balls.  The Wildstreak was about 3 and 2 deeper than the MVP balls.  I didn't see the unpredictability that others have mentioned they see when they miss their target or miss the release.  The Wildstreak was forgivable on the house shot and carry was good.  I can see it working well in team event at the USBC Open Championships.
This is a great addition to the HP3 line. 
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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 02:28:08 PM »
Volume: High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS
Rev Rate: 450
Ball Speed: 17 mph
PAP: 5 1/16 x 3/4 up

Introducing the Wild Streak, the newest release in the HP3 line. The Wild Streak uses the new SureTrax-S19 and the new Mutated Rotary core. The layout I used was 5 x 5 x 2 which put the pin right above both fingers. The Wild Streak bridges the gap between the Idol and Idol Pro perfectly! For me the Idol can be a little to early and the Idol Pro can be to clean, well the Wild Streak blends the pattern out really well. I've found that this ball excels really good when the lanes get weird and you need that extra bit of control. This is now a mainstay in my tournament arsenal and I see it staying there for quite awhile.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 02:14:46 PM »
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Ball:  Rotogrip WildStreak
Layout:  5.75x35
Surface:  Box Finish
Lane Condition:  THS medium volume
Tester:  Andrew
Average:  230

I wasn’t sure what to think of the Wildstreak when it was released.  The high RG and high differential core wrapped around a strong coverstock is something new in the lineup.  The WildStreak’s reaction shape is so unique that I feel like I can’t live without it now.  I would describe the WildStreak reaction as a Phase II with a stronger reaction downlane. 

I’ve had some time to put about 40 games on the WildStreak on both sport and league conditions.  My first time throwing the ball in league, I shot 300/800.  It perfectly blends the over/under I often see on our house shot.  Then, I bowled a tournament on a 40ft 4:1 tournament pattern.  The Wildstreak shined on this condition as well.  It had enough coverstock to handle the volume of oil and enough motion off the back of the pattern to carry consistently for me all day!

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 07:02:38 PM »
At first glance I was extremely excited when I saw the Roto Grip Wild Streak! Digging deeper into the information this ball is special, utilizing an extremely high RG core at 2.60 and a medium differential of .048 the Proven Mutated Rotary core inside of the Sure Trax19 cover stock is going to be an awesome ball. This ball really allows me to open up the lanes when my shiny balls like the HyRoad  and MVP are just not ready yet, but, my Phaze 2 or my assyms are still to much. This ball fills a very important hole in my bag I’ve been looking to fill. I feel there are very few balls like this on the market and brings a unique motion that a lot of different styles will find favorable across the industry. I have used mine shined up and at different sanded finishes finding the most success with mine at 4000 polished to help me keep moving left without losing any extra energy. Keep in mind the less effort your ball is using in the front part of the lane the more energy your ball will have entering the pins!
My Layout: 60x4x20


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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2020, 01:50:21 PM »
layout 80x5x30
At first glance I was extremely excited when I saw the wild streak, right away on the shelf this ball screams Fierce!!! Digging deeper into the information this ball is special, utilizing an Extremely high RG core with 2.60 with a medium Differential of .048 the Proven Mutated Rotary core inside of the Sure trax19 cover stock is going to be a head turner. This ball really allows me to open up the lanes when my hyroads and MVPs are just not enough yet but my Phaze2 are to much. This ball fills a very important hole in my bag ive been trying to fill. I feel there are very few balls like this one on the market and brings a unique motion that a lot of different styles will find favorable across the industry. I have used mine shined up and at different sanded finishes finding the most success with mine at 4000 polished to help me keep moving left without losing any extra energy. Keep in minds friends the less effort your ball using in the front part of the lane the more energy your ball will have entering the pins!!!!


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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 04:29:24 PM »

Bowler Bio
Gender:  Female
Rev Rate:  315
Ball speed:  16.5 mph
P.A.P:  4-1/2 & 1-1/8

When it comes to the Roto Grip Wild Streak I was not sure if this was a ball that I would fall in love with and add to my league bag. I continued to practice with it and found it really works well for me when I need something slow and controllable. The cover on this ball allows me to get right and play straighter angles allowing me to get a nice slow motion that doesn’t over react. This will be a great ball when you are on flat patterns that play really tough. I compared it to my idol pro and found that the wild streak started about a foot sooner. The wild streak was overall around 3 boards stronger then the idol pro and a lot more controllable.
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Wild Streak Ball Review
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 06:04:50 PM »
Weight:  14 lbs.
Pin Length:  4 ”
Drilling:  55x3-1/4x20
Pattern Length:  40 ft.
Pattern Volume:  Medium
Pattern Type:  THS and modified THS
Right Handed

The Wild Streak has the symmetrical Sure Trax-S19 cover stock, surrounding the new Mutated Rotary, symmetrical weight block, which is a solid reactive core.  The box finish is 3000 grit, but as always, can be polished or sanded to suit a variety of lane conditions.  It is an eye catching Purple, Grey, and Black color. 

The new Mutated Rotary weight block does not have outer wrap core material, which makes this the thickest coverstock Roto Grip has produced in many, many years.

I have used the Wild Streak on a 40 ft. house pattern, and a modified house pattern in local tournaments. 

I tried the Wild Streak, initially at the 3000 grit box finish, and haven’t done any surface changes, as I’ve found this to be my new benchmark ball. Once it picked up some lane shine, it was just enough to tame down the reaction, with no surface changes.   I find it to be a good starting ball on both patterns that I’ve used it on.   This ball is a bit more aggressive than i expected it to be.  I find it to have a similar motion shape to the MVP, with a slightly earlier hook, and  a stronger finish down lane. Being a lower rev player with ball speed around 14-14.3 mph, I could migrate in, with the Wild Streak, and still have it knock out the corners.
If you’re looking for a replacement for the Idol, or a new benchmark ball, this is a great ball to have in your arsenal.  For the price point, you’re getting a good bang for your buck.  It’s a win, win for me!

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Wild Streak Review
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 11:12:28 AM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Wild Streak
Coverstock Reactive Solid Sure Trax S-19
Weight Block Mutated Rotaryâ„¢ (Symmetrical Weight Block)
Color Purple / Grey / Black
Finish 3000-grit
Symmetric Core

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

The new Roto Grip Wild Steak has been a nice addition to my line up. It is a great ball to go to when the Original Idol is too much or it is reading the lane pattern too early. The Wild Streak is very medium for me and reminds me of my All Road but with more back end. The Wild Streak rolls heavy through the pins with very strong continuation. The ball out of box is 3000 but to recreate that finish in our shop we use 2000. The Wild Streak polishes nicely and looks great with a shine. Putting polish gives the ball more length and flip but seems to keep it in the medium hook potential range for me but with a different shape. The Wild Streak works well on house shots as well as flatter shots and I am very happy with the versatility of this ball. The Wild Streak does not seem to lane shine quickly which is nice. I just clean it good with Reacta Clean and a towel and I’m good to go. We have drilled plenty of these so far for customers and everyone is very happy with the results.

The Wild Streak is a strong medium ball.
The Ball has more back end than I expected.
The Wild streak is a great option when the purple Idol is too strong.

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Wild Streak
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 08:25:18 AM »
The wild streak is a completely unique ball on the market because of its core characteristics.  It's 2.60 RG and 0.048 Differential are a one of a kind combination in the market.  Not only is this ball very clean for a HP3 ball but it is very predictable.  For me, this ball is great on medium oil, shorter oil patterns and lanes where I need control but the lane surface is older or wood.  When those conditions are met, it is a very good benchmark ball for me.  It is also a nice step down from the original idol when that becomes too early rolling.  If you bowl on lanes that typical hook a lot but still need a stronger core, this is a great ball to have!

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