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« on: July 05, 2024, 09:58:30 AM »
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The CELL is legendary among bowling balls, known for its game-changing Nucleus block design that suits all bowlers. Now, Roto Grip has made it even better with the new X-CELL. The X-CELL delivers enhanced performance and forgiveness with A.I. Core Technology and the eTrax ULTRA coverstock. This ball offers unparalleled midlane forgiveness and resilience on off-pocket hits, boosting your confidence. The updated Nucleus block, with lower RG and increased differential, ensures more midlane control and overall forgiveness. The A.I. Core technology amplifies these features, making the X-CELL ideal for any style of bowler. Roto Grip's eTrax ULTRA coverstock is ULTRA versatile, responsive, and predictable. It strikes a perfect balance between the early grip of MicroTrax and the length of eTrax PLUS, providing consistent performance on modern lanes. The Roto Grip X-CELL is your go-to ball for improved forgiveness and reliability.

Color: Turquoise/Navy/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: eTrax ULTRA Solid Reactive
Core: Nucleus + A.I. Core
Finish: 2000 Abralon
RG: 2.50 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium - Medium/Heavy Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Early



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Re: X-Cell
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2024, 06:49:11 AM »
Those looking for their next large asym solid, look no further than the X-Cell. Designed for heavy oil conditions the X-Cell will dig it's footprint deep into the lane to find hook on those higher volume conditions. Not as smooth as a Gem although provides plenty of mid lane read and continuation when battling freshly oiled conditions. This ball will be great for either sport or house conditions when there is ton of head oil and or tighter lane conditions.


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Re: X-Cell
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2024, 06:46:46 PM »
Roto Grip X-Cell

Coverstock: e-Trax ULTRA Solid Reactive

Core: Nucleus + A.I. Core

Finish: 2000 Abralon – also for 50ft. pattern I finished it with 4000 Abralon

Layout: 5 x 6 x 4

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The Cell line has been RE-BORN with the all-new X-Cell for 2024 and beyond. With the addition of the A.I. technology onto the Nucleus core that brought the new Roto Grip back to the top of performance bowling ball, the new Cell is still simply TRUSTWORTHY, CONSISTENCE, and packs a ton of VERSATILITY built-in to it.

I tested and used it on 2 different patterns. A 44ft house pattern and a 50ft USBC sport pattern at ABC North Lanes and Lounge and what I found was that the X-Cell works on a variety of patterns with just a minor surface change from 2000Ab on the house pattern to 4000Ab on the 50ft USBC pattern. I was able to ball up from my Attention Star and Lighting Blackout on the house pattern to open-up my angles and use the heavy oil in the front of the pattern and allow the X-Cell travel to outside of the target markers to get around any traffic I see on my side of the lane, was able to stay in the X-Cell a lot longer than when I use my Attention Star and Lighting Backout when starting in league. On 50ft pattern, I started with My Magic Gem, Harsh Reality, and squared way UP with my X-Ray, and then I switched over the X-Cell and it was better down lane and an overall better and more consistent reaction over the course of the 90 minutes (about 1 and a half hours) I practiced on the pattern. I was quite worn-out afterwards but was pleased with the outcome of the practice session. The X-Cell will be placing the Magic Gem and Harsh Reality in my arsenal because it covers the best of those 2 balls. My summer bags consist of: Roto Grip X-Ray, Storm Tropical Surge solid, Lighting Blackout, Icon Pro, Attention Star and the X-Cell. 

Stop by your local pro shop to see what the all-new Roto Grip X-Cell is all about.

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Re: X-Cell
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2024, 06:14:44 AM »

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Coverstock: eTrax Ultra Solid
Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
Core: Nucleus + A.I.
(14 pd)
RG: 2.55
Differential: 0.048
Int Diff: 0.016

Layout: 5 x 5 x 3 - 2LS
Layout Extras: 2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

The X-Cell features the newer Amplfied Inertia (A.I.) core technology. This core as you would expect will help the X-Cell in providing a predictable shape at the end of the pattern. As A.I. core technology has been previously tested that means a few extra percentage points of carry can be anticipated.

For my review I compared my X-Cell to the sneaky good RST X-1. The X-Cell provides a good amount of traction in the front part of the lane at the 2000 OOB finish. I did surface my X-Cell up to 3K on a spinner for a PBA Shark pattern to see if this ball would fit well after some breakdown from the Magic Gem. To my surprise both the X-Cell and RST X-1 fit nicely. Both gave me a good amount of miss room. The X-Cell did allow me to stay a tad straighter than the RST X-1. Both were really good and to be honest it was splitting hairs for me. Both a big thumbs up!

I recommend the X-Cell for medium to longer patterns. The OOB finish should work well for most conditions you encounter. I will definitely use the X-Cell as a step down from the Magic Gem. The X-Cell will play straighter overall but allow you to stay on line in a much more forgiving way as the lanes transition. I'm definitely excited about this ball from Roto Grip. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today or for my occasional ball videos. Be sure to grab your Roto Grip X-Cell today!

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Re: X-Cell
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2024, 08:33:43 AM »
Sam Cooper. Roto Grip Amateur Staff. The Legendary Cell line returns in the form of the X Cell! We have the same Nucleus Core found in the original wrapped in A.I. Core technology. Along with a new cover in E-Trax Ultra Solid. I was more than excited when I heard that we were bringing this ball back out. This was one of the most versatile balls I can remember. If you had any of the Cell bowling balls you are going to want to get your hands on the X Cell! Wes Malott dominated the PBA tour with this ball would love to see him get another title with this ball in his hands.

It is very nice to have this motion back in the bag. I have tested the X Cell on short and long patterns already and it just performs how I remember it. The cover feels on the cleaner side in the fronts but really starts to gain traction in the middle lane. The reaction shape I would say is smooth yet powerful and does not quit on you going through the pins. I thought this ball back when the Cell was out hit great this one hits even better. I would say that the X Cell is a step down in strength from a Gem or Harsh Reality. But it is stronger than an Optimum Idol or Summit. The versatility of this ball is great for a wide range of conditions that you will see from house shots and tournament patterns. Not to mention that this ball will be great for a wide variety of bowlers as well. If you had one when the Original Cell was out you are going to want to get the new X Cell!