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Roto Grip Optimum Idol
« on: April 12, 2024, 08:21:33 PM »
Roto Grip’s Optimum Idol is a remake of the every so loved and missed Idol. It features MicroTrax Solid cover and the famous Ikon core with AI tech. I drilled mine 5 x 5 x 3 and this is exactly how I drilled my first Idol back in the day and I was super excited for this one. When I first started to throw it, it reminded me of the original one. It gave me a clean motion through the fronts for a solid but made a nice aggressive motion in the back part of the lane. This ball will be very versatile for me as I will be able to use it on the fresh and as the second or third ball out of my bag depending on the pattern length and volume. If you loved the Idol then your going to want to run to pick up the Optimum Idol today!



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Re: Roto Grip Optimum Idol
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2024, 07:59:11 AM »
Roto Grip Optimum Idol – WWRD 3/22/2024

Roto Grip Optimum Idol – WWRD 3/22/2024 Cover: MicroTrax Solid Reactive Core: Ikon + A.I. Core Technology RG: 2.47 RG. Diff.: 0.056 Finish: 2000-Grit Abralon Roto Grip’s new is a Symmetrical piece that is good for Medium Volume Patterns. PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400. Speed: 16.5. Drilled this piece with the Pin above the bridge and the CG kicked out 1” from the palm. I threw this piece on a burned up house 43’ pattern. Out of box ball motion was that it started early in the mids with a continuous motion on the backend. I compared this piece to the Hustle RIP (3-3 Right) and Tour Dynam-X (1-1 Right). I did not throw the original Idol but I am hearing this is a similar piece to it. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page:


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Re: Roto Grip Optimum Idol
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2024, 02:03:12 PM »
Layout: 40 x 4 ¼ x 35

Finally...the wrongs of the original Idol being discontinued have been righted!  The original Idol solid was one of the best bowling balls that Roto Grip has ever released, and the introduction of the Optimum Idol brings the Idol line back to prominence.  The addition of AI technology to the Ikon core creates a slightly stronger midlane motion – overall, I do find this Optimum Idol to be a tad bit earlier, smoother, and overall more motion than that original Idol.  That means that the Optimum Idol is absolutely perfect for heavy to medium-heavier oil conditions.  Once the lanes dry up, this ball will begin to hook too early...but, it isn't intended for those conditions anyways.

Mike LeViner