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The most anticipated release in some time-- Idol Synergy
« on: November 20, 2020, 11:40:34 AM »

In what is probably the most anticipated ball in some time, Roto Grip is releasing the Idol Synergy. The Idol Synergy is a combination of the original Idol and the Idol Pearl. I was surprised when throwing this ball. For me, it was in between the Idol and Idol pearl in terms of reading the midlane, but the Synergy had more shape downlane. TO sum, you'll get a ball that reads the midlane harder than the Idol Pearl and also shapes harder downlane. The reaction is closer to an Idol Pearl than it is to the original Idol. I think the cover is versatile too. You could use surface to bring the breakpoint closer to you if you find that the Synergy is too clean. In all, everyone will like this ball and likewise, I expect the Idol Synergy to be as popular as its predecessors.


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Re: The most anticipated release in some time-- Idol Synergy
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 10:23:26 AM »
The Idol Synergy features the clean and responsive eTrax hybrid cover and powerful symmetric Ikon core.  The eTrax formula has been featured on the majority of HP3 and HP4 balls the last couple years in a few different forms and strengths, but only one other time as a hybrid in the Halo Vision.  The clean and responsive nature of the cover formula in combination with Roto’s heavy rolling and dynamic stronger cores like Ikon in the top end of the catalog creates a balanced reaction that offers both stability and lane control with plenty of steam left for a strong move down lane.  The Ikon core comes in at a 2.49 RG and .052 differential in 15 pounds and creates a very recognizable round and even ball motion reminiscent of the Centripetal core from the Marvel series.  The Idol and Idol Pearl have been popular choices among many of the pros, being involved in big money and major tournaments over the last couple years, and the Synergy takes the Idol idea and injects a little caffeine.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Idol Synergy a 6 on hook, a 7 on length, and an 8 on backend. 
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Re: The most anticipated release in some time-- Idol Synergy
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 12:39:14 PM »
I drilled my Idol Synergy the same as the original Idol, 4 inch pin with a 20 degree back angle. This ball has the eTrax hybrid cover with the Idol Ikon core with an RG of 2.49 and a Diff of .052 at 15lbs.  The reaction of the synergy is much like the Phaze 3 except the synergy has more backend end. This ball would work well with the original Idol, same smooth reaction just longer.


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Idol Synergy…the best of both Idol worlds!
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 07:32:32 AM »
Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 50 x 4 x 25

Finish: OOB

Since the introduction of the Idol and the Idol Pearl, it was only inevitable that RG would release a hybrid version.  Ta da!!!!!  This ball is exactly what we Idol enthusiasts were hoping for.  In comparison to the Phaze 3, this ball is smaller, cleaner, later with an aggressive backend. I drilled my Synergy with a strong 4” pin position placing it up and right of the ring finger.  As with all polished finishes, I lightly hit this ball with 3000 to get it to read the mids earlier.  I felt I can really open up a lane where there is still a bit of oil in the fronts but need bigger pop on the backend where a pearl is just to clean creating over/under. This is going to be another house killer and is a lot of fun to throw!  So if the Idol was too early or Phaze 3 is too big, then this will definitely fill that gap where you need a strong symmetrical hybrid to run up the score!

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