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addynyr

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RST X-2 Review
« on: August 11, 2021, 12:35:34 PM »
Layout 55 x 5 x 45

The New RST X2 is the pearl counterpart to the popular RST X1.  The X2 delivers exactly what you expect.  Cleaner in the front with a more angular backend than the X1.  Not only does this ball look great going down the lane, it also performs great on the lanes.  This is really good ball for the transition after the X1 or a ball down from a UFO or even the UFO Alert.  The X2 delivers stronger midlane motion while providing that great angular backend.  On a THS, this ball can be great on the fresh if the pattern has some extra friction or as a game 2 or game 3 ball depending on your style.  On Sport Patterns for me, this ball handles the higher volumes of oil on medium to longer patterns.  The X2 is slightly stronger midlane and more continuous motion than the Nuclear Cell.

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 09:11:43 AM »
Great compliment to the X1. Perfectly fits right behind it. Overall stronger and a little sooner then my UC2. Reminds me a lot of one of my all time favorites the Astro Physix.

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 10:55:16 AM »
RST X-2:
The RST X-2 features the eTrax Plus Pearl cover and the RST asymmetric Core. The numbers on the RST core are 2.53 RG, .053 diff and a .016 intermediate diff.


My X-2 is drilled 5” x 4” with a 2” pin buffer. Right off the bat you can see that the X-2 is much cleaner than the X-1. Where the X-1 was very strong in the front part of the lane, the X-2 is the opposite. It floats very easily through the front and when it reads friction it makes a fast, strong shape down lane. If you are a player who likes to get in and throw it to the dry, the RST X-2 is a winner.

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 09:40:45 PM »
RST X2
eTrax Pearl Cover
1500 Polished
RG: 2:53 Differential: 0.053
PSA .016
Drilling: 40 X 4 X 50

The New RST X2 by Roto Grip is finally here. This is going to be a good fit in the Roto Grip Line up. The eTrax pearl cover allow the X2 to be a little cleaner then the X1 but with good backend motion and continuation. The X2 will be a good ball to switch to when the lanes start to break down and you needing something to go a little longer but still have a strong backend motion. The RX2 is not as angular as the UC2 which gives good versatility to the Roto Grip line up.

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RST X-2 Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 05:02:19 PM »
The RST X-2 features the newly adjusted etrax plus pearl coverstock and rst or roto star tour asymmetric core.  Angel’s layout is the same as always, 5 x 3 ½ x 3 ½, that puts the pin above the bridge and kicks the psa out a couple inches, my layout is 4 ¾ x 3 ½ x 3 ½, which puts the pin in my ring finger and kicks the psa out a bit further.  eTrax plus pearl is a bit earlier and slower than the base etrax cover on the Rubicon UC2, but still offers a lot of length up front and boom down lane.  The asymmetric rst core is medium strength for an asym, not quite a mild asym like the Tensor core in the Incite or the Rondure core in the Rubicon’s, but not as strong as something like the RAD4 core in the Code series or the Atomic core in the PhysiX series.  It comes in at a 2.53 rg, .053 differential, and an .016 split or intermediate differential in 15 pounds, and it creates a very round and continuous motion on the lanes that has plenty of torque without being too early or aggressive.  The X2 is a great compliment to the X1, as it shapes virtually identically, just being longer and quicker as well as a couple boards weaker.  For ratings, I’ve got the RST X2 at an 8 for hook, a 7 for length, and a 9 for backend strength.
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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 05:34:24 PM »
The RST X-2 features the newly adjusted etrax plus pearl coverstock and rst or roto star tour asymmetric core.  Angel’s layout is the same as always, 5 x 3 ½ x 3 ½, that puts the pin above the bridge and kicks the psa out a couple inches, my layout is 4 ¾ x 3 ½ x 3 ½, which puts the pin in my ring finger and kicks the psa out a bit further.  eTrax plus pearl is a bit earlier and slower than the base etrax cover on the Rubicon UC2, but still offers a lot of length up front and boom down lane.  The asymmetric rst core is medium strength for an asym, not quite a mild asym like the Tensor core in the Incite or the Rondure core in the Rubicon’s, but not as strong as something like the RAD4 core in the Code series or the Atomic core in the PhysiX series.  It comes in at a 2.53 rg, .053 differential, and an .016 split or intermediate differential in 15 pounds, and it creates a very round and continuous motion on the lanes that has plenty of torque without being too early or aggressive.  The X2 is a great compliment to the X1, as it shapes virtually identically, just being longer and quicker as well as a couple boards weaker.  For ratings, I’ve got the RST X2 at an 8 for hook, a 7 for length, and a 9 for backend strength.

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 11:54:06 AM »
RST X-2 The Moon!
The Roto Grip RST-X2 is the perfect complement to the original RST X-1. X-1 was your earlier roll for oil, X-2 is the skid flip version. My X-1 was my benchmark go to ball, now I have something that I can go to when the fronts dry up and need the length with same backend motion. I drilled mine 5.5x4x2. I just love the length and backend motion from the ETrax+ pearl reactive coverstock.  This HP4 line ball is an asymmetric ball with the RST X-1 core. This was the same motion feel of the X-1 just later downlane, strong yet predictable motion. Compared to the UFO Alert its more length and more angle. Hitting Power is great like every Roto Grip Ball I’ve thrown. I found the best line to play is stand left and just throw right. My PAP is 5-1/8 and 1/8 up. Usually around 15-16mph, I’d probably be classified between a tweener and a cranker.

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2021, 09:23:55 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip RST X-2
Cover: 1500 Polished e-Trax™ PLUS Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: RST™ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Tanzanite

Review:
The RST X-2 is probably the prettiest ball I have seen in a long time. The ball simply looks stunning sitting in your bag or going down the lane. When I initially saw the ball I thought of the Hyroad Peal, based off looks alone. After I threw the ball I knew that this was going to be a completely different ball than the Hyroad Pearl. Pearl bowling balls sometimes make me nervous because of their strong backend motions, when I throw the RST X-2 I am not nervous what so ever. This ball is clean through the fronts and has a strong continuous motion on the backend. If you are a tournament bowler that is looking for fill that void in your bag or just a casual league bowler that likes to see the ball have a strong motion you are going to enjoy this ball.
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MSUHoss300

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2021, 03:02:37 PM »
Roto Grip RSTX-2
50 x 4 x 70

This ball is absolutely incredible!  In my opinion this is one of the most special balls that has come out this year!  It is one of the cleanest balls we make and is sideways off the spot.  For me, I've struggled late block was balls being a little too rolly off of the spot.  This ball has more than exceeded my expectations.  My favorite ball is the Zen, this ball is the perfect compliment!  It gets down the lane easier and further and comes off of it just as hard!  This is one of the 2 best balls on the market, everyone needs this ball! 

Kyle.Johnson88

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Re: RST X-2 Review
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2021, 11:37:59 AM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip RST X-2
Cover: 1500 Polished e-Trax™ PLUS Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: RST™ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Tanzanite

Review:
We had several customers overlook the original RST at first simply because of the name seeming too technical. We had a demo event a few weeks after the release and I think a lot of our league bowlers were surprised at how it stood out from the rest of the bowling balls at the event. Fast forward to the X-2 release and we were not surprised at the immediate excitement and all the talk amongst the bowling community. This ball is special and stands out, especially being similar colors to the Hy-Road Pearl. The reaction is unlike any other, kind of in a league of its own. You can expect this ball to have exponential versatility, kind of like a consistent symmetrical ball that isn’t. This is a must have for seasoned veterans and tournament bowlers.

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