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Roto Grip X-Cell Review
« on: June 21, 2024, 08:07:02 AM »
Dual Angle Layout: 40 x 4 ¼ x 75

Storm Vector Layout: 4 ¼ x 3 ¾ x 4

The new Roto Grip X-Cell reminds me a lot of the Storm Absolute Power.  It is cleaner through the front of the lanes than most Assym Solids, and still picks up nicely in the mid lane, but due to the fact it’s cleaner it still has plenty of energy through the pins.  This ball will be really good for anyone who has lower rev rate or higher ball speed on your typical house shots. For anyone who loved the original Cell this ball will provide that nostalgia you’re looking for.

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Re: Roto Grip X-Cell Review
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2024, 03:10:17 PM »
The X-Cell features the same nucleus core that was found in all the previous cell series balls, but is now wrapped in ETrax Ultra Solid featuring the AI outer core tech. This produces a familiar shape but now more suited for today’s oils. Anyone that loved the original Hyper Cell should drill an X-Cell ASAP!

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Re: Roto Grip X-Cell Review
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2024, 10:28:00 AM »
X-Cell Ball Specs
Cover Stock: Etrax Ultra Cover Solid
Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
Core: Nucleus Core with AI
Layout: 50 x 5 x 40
RG: 2.50
Differential: 0.056
Intermediate Diff: .019

Roto Grip adds a new ball to the iconic Cell line. The Roto Grip X-Cell brings back the famed Nucleus core with AI technology to unlock greater levels of performance and forgiveness. Roto Grip has also developed the new eTrax Ultra solid cover stock around the Nucleus AI Core, which gives me the versatility to play multiple lines on medium and heavy oil patterns. I drilled my X-Cell pin up, which enables the ball to roll through the fronts with a lot of energy coming off the break point and going through pins. I tested this ball on 43 feet typical house pattern. As a mid to low rev player, I see this ball being my first choice on medium to heavy oil patterns. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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Re: Roto Grip X-Cell Review
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2024, 01:09:42 PM »
Hey, and welcome back as we have a great one for you from Roto Grip! If you're a fan of these reviews, first and foremost, I want to thank you for watching and reading these reviews and videos and hope it gives you some information to take back when looking to get your next bowling ball.

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Broken Down House Shot
BALL: Roto Grip X-Cell
Coverstock: : eTrax ULTRA Solid
Core: : Nucleus + A.I.
Finish: 2000
RG: 2.55 (14 Pounds)
Differential: .048 (14 Pounds)
MB/PSA: .16 (14 Pounds)
Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 14-15mph
Rev Rate: 210
PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up
Ball Layout: 5X4X2 Pin Up

Using a strong ball on a broken down house shot in the middle of the summer in the Midwest may not seem like the best option, but as you learn more when you don’t win or score well is when you learn more than when everything clicks. With that being said I had my eyes wide open to this ball as I have never thrown any of the Cell balls from the past so this was new to me. As expected, yes it's a big ball and was very responsive to the friction on the lane. This allowed me to move left into parts of the lane I don't get too much due to the lower rev rate. It was not the ball for burn but as you will see in the videos I move around the lane and even give it a touch of loft. This tells me on a fresh pattern there will be length as the ball will go through all phases of ball motion. Looking forward to getting back on to the lanes with this and the upcoming release from SPI. Till then I will be getting ready for two weeks in Detroit for the USBC Junior Gold Tournament. 

The X-Cell is available today at Bowlers Choice Pro Shop inside Castle Lanes. Racine, WI
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