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k1ngsizepapa

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Roto Grip X-Cell review
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:39:45 PM »
TESTING ENVIRONMENT

Length:43

Volume:Med-High

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS 12:1 Ratio

BALL:
Coverstock: : eTrax™ ULTRA Solid
Core: : NUCLEUS™ + A.I. CORE
Finish: 2000 Abralon
RG: 2.50 (15lb)
Differential: .056 (15 lb)

ME:
Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin Up 5 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 VLS

The ball that put Roto Grip on the fore-front of high performance bowling balls is back. The legendary cell line with the powerful Assymetric Nucleus block was for many the best HP ball every released by Roto Grip. The GOAT is back with AI technology in the form of the new X-Cell. To compliment the legendary core it has been wrapped in a powerful and responsive eTrax Ultra cover. This cover gives you more length than Micro-Trax but a bit more mid-lane dig than ETrax Plus. The result is a consistant, versatile and trustworthy ball-motion to overpower the lanes.

I tested the X-Cell in my home center on a fresh lane that had sat for a bit before I got to it. I lined up around 20 with my feet Looking to push the ball from around 15 to 7 and watched the ball see the spot and go and go and go. I immediately made about a 7 board move left with my feet and opened the angle. I still needed to keep the speed up but my next shot easily covered the increased distance and pushed the rack back into the pit. My biggest astonishment was how easily I managed to get the ball past the front panel (lots of built in friction here) without it wanting to bleed all it's energy off right away. For a ball that gives such a great mid-lane read this ball really retains energy well, making it strong it pretty much every phase.

I tested it again in league a few days later, expecting to see a reduction in initial hook as I wasn't sure how much the oil had changed from sitting so long before I had gotten to it on the previous occasion. Surprisingly there was only a couple board difference and by the end of practice I was right back where I had been the last time. The lanes have been tight as of late particularly down-lane but my X-Cell never had the chance to bog down in the Out of Bounds outside down-lane because it had no problems reading the right part of the lane to already be hooking by it.

I would recommend this ball to literally anyone. It's more than powerful enough for rev-challenged bowlers and if I can get it down-lane it shouldn't be too much for anyone who is speed-challenged or rev dominant. This is a top of the bag option that everyone will be happy with.

Check out my full ball reaction video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/r-pNjSBbgIQ?si=b7QL4_i4g7Mji85j

Lonnie Pemberton
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