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Wild Streak
« on: December 18, 2019, 01:38:16 PM »
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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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2020, 12:05:15 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: THS

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

The Roto Grip Wild Streak is something I've never seen before. Weaker core but with a very strong cover. The Wild Streak features a RG of 2.60 with a Diff. 0.48. The Wild Streak is the type of ball with different surface change, changes the whole dynamic of the reaction of the ball. I feel like the Wild Streak can give me 3 different ball reactions. OOB (Out Of Box) finish gives me a really strong mid lane read but gives me a predictable breakpoint reaction. When I polish the ball, it's smooth on smooth. Gets down the lane really smooth and really controllable breakpoint motion to the pocket. When you put little weaker surface on it (used 2000 grit) I get the best of both worlds. The ball is a little bit cleaner through the first 20 feet of the lane then it is out of box finish with a predictable arcing motion. The Wild Streak is between the Idol Series and the MVP in my bag.

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Ball Speed 15-15.5

Rev Rate 390-400

PAP 4 1/4 RT 1 1/2 up


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Likes: Controllable. Smooth

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2020, 07:10:13 PM »
The Wild Streak is definitely clean through the front part of the lane. I was very surprised with the surface and ability to still get off the corner with a higher RG ball with surface.
Patterns used for review are HP/sport modified.
Pattern A: 42Ft, 28.56 Mls, 5:1 ratio

Pattern B: 39Ft, 28.57 Mls, 2.5:1 ratio
Drilling:  20X4.5X50
PLAY
The WILD STREAK out of box comes ready to rolling. The two patterns played have a little more volume of front and tend to keep quick/early swings limited until the transition/line breakdowns occur.
Pattern A:
The house pattern was definitely something I felt more challenging to play during first testing. The Wild Streak need to get some oil on the surface to slow down. As I began play up the boards the Wild Streak was too strong and to quick in the normal friction areas right on the THS. Changing of hand position and such made for better play but the Wild Streak became much better and rolled much cleaner as I migrated left and jumped in left.
Pattern B:
Sport pattern I used was a modified version of the 2015 Nationals Doubles/singles pattern. Let me tell you. I really liked the Wild Streak on this pattern. I was able to get and almost play a fall back type shot. When I moved right, I could stay more up the back and direct at the 5 board and roll the Wild Streak even to the pocket. I didn’t have to worry about early roll as it stayed clean in the front.

NOTE A: on a THS on SPL this is a ball out of box I would stay left a bit and rev up because of its Rg and ability to be clean through the front.
NOTE B: As for the sport pattern, I found more room to move around with the Wild Streak. I would prefer to make this a tournament ball and keep the surface out of box.
LOW DOWN: The Wild Streak can really be a ball that every style can use and will be able to control. Its going to come down to your style and your preference for where you want it to be. I will be drilling another one for THS but keeping it more 60X5.5X55.  Best part about this ball is that you can drill the Pin to PAP stronger because it is so clean.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2020, 04:37:55 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Wild Streak
3000 SureTraxS19™ Solid Reactive
Weight Block Mutated Rotary™ Core (Symmetrical)
Color Purple/Grey/Black

Review:
This ball fits very nicely between the Idol and MVP lines that RG has to offer. If you currently own an idol you will see this being the transition ball for when you need something a little less aggressive down lane. We see the ball reaction comparable to a less aggressive version of the Phaze 2, a very popular ball on the circuit currently. If you are looking for something to fill the gap between your “go to” and your “light oil” then this is definitely the ball. A consistent and confident shape down lane with significant power through the pins.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2020, 10:41:07 PM »
The Wild Streak is surprisingly clean through the front part of the lane.

WEIGHT BLOCK: Mutated Rotary
WEIGHT: 15lbs
RG: 2.60
DIFF: 0.048
COVER: SureTrax-S19
OUT OF BOX: 3000 Grit

Patterns used for review are HP/sport modified.
Pattern A: 42Ft, 28.56 Mls, 5:1 ratio
Pattern B: 39Ft, 28.57 Mls, 2.5:1 ratio

PLAY
The WILD STREAK out of the box comes ready to roll. The two patterns played have a little more volume up front and tend to keep quick/early swings limited until the transition/line breakdowns occur.

Pattern A:
The house pattern was definitely something I felt more challenging to play. The Wild Streak needs oil on the surface. As I began playing up the typical track area the Wild Streak was clean through the front. In the mid lane the ball begins to pick up its heavy roll characteristics as it heads to the pocket.  I will probably put a little compound finish on it.

Pattern B:
The Sport pattern I used was a modified version of the 2015 Nationals Doubles/singles pattern. Let me tell you. I really liked the Wild Streak on this pattern. I could stay more up the back and direct at the 5 board and roll the Wild Streak even to the pocket. I didn’t have to worry about an early roll as it stayed clean in the front.

NOTE A: on a THS on SPL this is a ball out of box I would stay left a bit and rev up because of its Rg and ability to be clean through the front.

NOTE B: As for the sport pattern, I found more room to move around with the Wild Streak. I would prefer to make this a tournament ball and keep the surface out of the box.

LOW DOWN: The Wild Streak can really be a ball that every style can use and will be able to control. It's going to come down to your style and your preference for where you want it to be. Best part about this ball is that you can drill the Pin to PAP stronger because it is so clean. #SquadRG
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 10:44:33 PM by SquadRGer »

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2020, 01:59:25 AM »
Roto-Grip Wild Streak
Cover: SureTrax-S19
Core: Mutated Rotary
Layout: 50 x 5 x 30

I drilled my Wild Streak 50 X 5 X 30. The Wild Streak is in the HP3 line with the Idol balls. Naturally, I will to compare this my similarly drilled magenta Idol. Ball to ball, my opinion is that the Idol will handle more oil. It seems to pick up a bit quicker and is a little sharper at the breakpoint. The Wild Streak is a perfect complement to the Idol though. The higher RG core allows the Wild Streak to have length, but oddly, it isn’t angular even with all that length. It is actually quite unique (a common descriptor of this ball).

I am not sure I have thrown a ball that looks quite like this ball on the lane. If you have liked your Idol balls, give this one a try. It has a different, yet familiar feel on the lane.

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Bowler Info: PAP 5 x 3/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400

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Roto Grip Wild Streak Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2020, 12:01:27 PM »
The Wild Streak is the latest ball in the HP3 line, and a “wild” departure from what we’ve seen for the last several years.  The HP3 line has been known for low RG values, and strong, rolly, continuous shapes from balls like the Dare Devil and Idol series.  The Wild Streak jumps up into Hyroad-esque numbers with a higher RG and medium to high differential, and creates a completely different shape on the lanes from anything else in the Roto catalog.  It gets easy length up front, which you’d expect, but the stronger cover helps prevent it from being too long, while at the same time avoiding a core/cover imbalance.  It’s also very responsive to physical changes.  The Idol series does what it’s going to do and is very good at hiding physical mistakes, while the Wild Streak gives you full control over the ball reaction.
 The better you are, the better the Wild Streak will be.  This makes it an excellent ball for tougher conditions because it will allow you to manipulate the reaction and be much more precise than you can be with other balls that have more dominant characteristics. 
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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2020, 07:46:41 PM »

  The new HP3 release from Roto Grip is the Wild Streak. This ball features the SurTrax-S19 solid cover sanded to 3000 and the Mutated Rotary core. The core numbers are 2.60 RG and .048 Diff (15 lbs). I drilled this ball at 60 X 3.5 X 70 pin under. This drill really smoothed out the reaction down lane. With the higher RG and 3000 cover i wanted something to pick up earlier and the pin under layout does that without loosing the backend motion. I'm able to use the wild streak game one on the outside part of the lane the switch to an idol of ufo and move inside. Over all I think this is ball shows a good motion. Its comparable to the Idol in that its a solid symmetric, but the idol is a little bit stronger down lane. For me this is a good goto league ball, but does work on shorter sport patterns for me. I highly recommend this ball.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2020, 11:18:27 PM »
I feel like this ball is going to make a lot of noise and not just because of the name. Roto Grip is introducing the Wild Streak. The Wild Streak is a brand new addition to the HP3 line with an RG of 2.60 and a differential of .048. The Wild Streak is the perfect step down from the Idol and Idol Pro and fits right above the MVP line. What you'll see out of the Wild Streak is the same smooth motion as you see from the Idol series, but not as responsive downlane. For me, I absolutely love the Idol line. I throw the Idol's every chance I get, but sometimes they are just too much and they force me to get into weaker balls too quick. With this Wild Streak, it fits that gab for me and I no longer feel like I'm transitioning into cleaner balls too fast.

This ball also handles surface changes very well. Out of the box, it does out father dull and its perfect for needed a cleaner, smoother option, but if you want to bring the surface up or maybe even put some polish on it, it's a fantastic option to have a solid polished ball. It still has the teeth because of the solid coverstock, but will also be clean and never miss the midlane no matter the surface. You'll see what I mean once you get your hands on one of these!

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2020, 01:03:51 PM »
Roto Grip Wild Streak Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

If you have seen a few of the PBA shows this season, you’ve see the Roto Grip Wild Streak being thrown, mainly by Jason Belmonte.  He recently won the US Open with the Wild Streak and it looked great.  The Wild Streak is the newest addition to the HP3 line and is a perfect addition to the line.  I’ve noticed a smooth, predictable motion that’s been successful on multiple types of patterns.

I’ve drilled one Wild Streak so far and really like it.  I drilled it with the intention of using it on shorter to medium patterns.  My layout is mapped out as 4 x 4 with box surface.  This layout gives me a very smooth, predictable shape with a slower response time.  I think the Wild Streak is a step down from the UFO and Nuclear Cell and a step up from the MVP and Hustle Series.

If you’re looking for a ball to be used on shorter and medium patterns, the Wild Streak is a ball that will keep you in play, provide a slower response time, and be a nice compliment to some other pieces in your bag.  Go drill one!


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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2020, 01:25:55 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume: 21mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Ball doesn't Fly off the friction

Dislikes: Only dislike is that I can't really start the night with it.


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS
What a cool, unique ball!  I was a huge fan of the Silver Streak in college and now the second coming is here...and its Legit!  The Wild Streak has a classic 2 piece construction of Weight Block and Cover.  This ball allows you to stay closer to the friction without any over reaction.  This is great with some of todays over/under house shots or extreme break down.  I bowl on 80 year old wood and while you can start with the ball on the fresh, it forces me to stay too far right and up against the friction.  I personally like to get in and open the lane up.  I typically use this ball when they are hooking quite a bit and need something to control the dry down lane.  This ball is the boss of that!

My layout is 60x5x35, putting the pin above my ring finger.

Balls in heavy Rotation:
Physix-60x5x35
Nuke Cell-60x5x35
Hyroad Pearl-60x5-1/2x35
Idol Pearl-60x5-1/2x35
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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2020, 06:54:11 PM »
The Wild Streak is a unique piece. The first time I got to throw it, I was pleasantly surprised by the motion it made. It was super easy threw the fronts but it acted like it wanted to rev up a lot quicker. With the RG being 2.60 it explains why it gets through the fronts as easy as it does but the cover wants to dig in a lot faster. If you haven't been paying attention to the PBA this season, you should. This is the motion that a lot of the pros have been looking for. Its a motion that I was missing in my bag. I definitely see myself using this more in the transition or later in a block on a flatter condition. This was shape and motion was long overdue and I couldn't be happier that I finally have it.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2020, 06:48:08 PM »
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Wild Streak
Posted: March 10, 2020, 6:38 PM

By: MANCSTORM2


Wild Streak is a must have.

This ball keeps getting stronger and stronger the more the word gets out. Probably the most versatile ball on the market. Every bowler should have this one in the bag with tournament season coming up!

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2020, 04:40:30 PM »
The Wild Streak from Roto-Grip is a beast all of its own, it is a brand-new cover and core combination. The Mutated Rotary core has a RG of 2.60 and a Diff of .048, it is wrapped in the SureTrax-S19 cover stock. The high RG of this ball forces me to use stronger layouts to ensure the ball goes into a roll fast enough for a typical house shot. The layout I chose was 4x4x2.
The Wild Streak allows for me to keep my angles in front of me and like the old saying goes, straighter is greater. Keeping my angles in front of me allow me to play closer to the friction while minimizing my mistakes to the left into the friction to soon. (Left-Handed) The cover stock is still strong enough that if I miss into the oil on a THS it can still make it back into the pocket.
This is another ball that I will utilize on medium/short conditions to keep my angles closed and just consistently get to the pocket. It works great for me on house shots that are high friction when the big Asymmetric bowling balls are just hooking way to much for my comfort zone.
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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2020, 04:13:32 PM »
Layout: 65 x 4 5/8 x 35. The Wild Streak has a unique reaction that is best used on medium-heavy oil conditions. The higher RG core helps it retain energy, though the cover keeps the reaction smooth and rounded. In that way, it is clean through the fronts, but has a ton of mid-lane traction. It is a great step down from the UFO, but is easily more ball than an Idol Pro. The Wild Streak did not quit when I wanted to move left, as long as there was still a decent bit of head oil left. - Mike LeViner.

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Re: Wild Streak
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2020, 03:49:24 PM »
Layout: 65 x 4.75 x 35 My standard pin above the fingers drilling
17 mph ball speed
450 rev rate
42' house shot with high volume
40' modified house shot on 31 year old lanes with High friction and medium volume
The Wild Streak is a Must-Have for the serious tournament bowler. This ball will do whatever you make it do. I have never thrown a ball that is so receptive to even the slightest changes in hand positions. If you want to go up the back of the ball and keep your angles closed, it will let you. If you need to open up the lanes a little more, get the ball to turn the corner and kick the corners out, the ball will let you. Because of its unique higher RG core, Medium-High differential and Medium-strong coverstock, there isn't anything like it. The coverstock is between regular reactive and Nano-based material, so it isn't early or skid-flippy. Its right in-between. Plus it has a very thick coverstock which adds to the hitting power and pin carry. Go ahead and drill it with a strong layout because you can fine tune it with surface changes. On wide open house shots you can use any ball. But, when the lanes are brutal, tricky, tracked up or just weird, this ball will save you. It will cover most of the medium challenge or sport shots with ease. #Stormnation #SquadRG