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Attention Star Review
« on: February 26, 2024, 12:17:45 PM »
Layout:  5 x 4 x 4 1/2 (50 x 5 x 70)
Surface: Reacta Gloss

The Attention Star brings the new Momentous Core (originally found overseas) with AI Technology paired with the etrax Plus Pearl Coverstock originally found on the RST X2.  The Attention Star brings a more unique to the Roto Grip Line Up by being an asymmetrical pearl with less differential than the other current HP4 balls.  The AI Core technology brings the RG down to 2.48 which allows this ball to read the midlane pretty well.  I got to test this on a 44ft THS and a 42ft Sport Pattern.

What I found on the house pattern, was that the surface of the ball is a little too clean to use mostly on the fresh but the core is strong enough to slow down in the right part of the lane.  Removing the Reacta Gloss or giving a strong drilling can get the ball to be better on fresh oil conditions.  The way I have mine drilled, I prefer to use it as a first transition ball due to the angle it creates.  I have been very happy with this ball so far.  It has much more versatility then originally expected and it reads the body of the lane very well.  I had a 300 game with the first time using the ball in my league  in game 2 which doesn't happen often.  My pin down layout gives me slightly smoother motion then one would get with a pin up layout which I think enhances my ball reaction more.  It doesn't seem to want to over flip in the dry much at all but can read the inside oil better than most other pearl balls in the lineup.   

On the 42ft sport condition, I see a lot of similar characteristics to the house pattern.  The Reacta Gloss does not allow the ball to be fantastic on the fresh and it's not really designed for that.  A ball like the Optimum Idol, Gem or Magic Gem would be a better choice for fresher oil conditions.  After urethane and solid balls were used on the fresh, the Attention Star became the go to ball.  It allowed me to open the lane up really well and I didn't have a fear of the ball not recovering down lane.  Its strong midlane read gave me similar shape to a gem while giving much more angle down lane for continued carry.  If you are looking for a medium strong ball to create angle down lane, then this Attention Star is a must to get.  It has a lot of versatility and has been working well for many styles.

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Re: Attention Star Review
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2024, 05:34:15 PM »
Dual Angle Layout: 55 x 4 ½ x 25
The Attention Star gave me a reaction I have not seen out of a SPI ball in quite a while.  This ball gets through the fronts easily, has a strong midlane reaction, and then smooth backend.  Even with a smoother backend this ball hits like a truck.  This ball quickly became the first ball out of my bag for league.
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Re: Attention Star Review
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2024, 12:45:05 PM »
The Attention Star has a pretty unique motion that’s a bit deceiving.  What I had heard about this ball was that it’s a slower response pearl that sees the mid lane pretty well.  I had also heard people compare this ball to a stronger UC2.  I disagree with both of these statements.

The Attention Star, for me, is just unique. 

I did not change the cover, It is still out of box finish.  For me it’s fairly clean through the front, reads the mid lane very well, but comes around the corner and is quite continuous. 

It has the continuation of a symmetrical ball but reads the mids of an asym!  It’s pretty cool!

Layout for mine is 5x4x2

Balls Currently getting play:
Absolute Power: 5x4x2
Xponent Pearl: 5x4x2
Zen Gold Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface
Optimum Idol- 5x4x2
« Last Edit: March 18, 2024, 12:51:11 PM by cmattingly »
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