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Roto Grip Attention Star Review
« on: February 16, 2024, 09:02:20 PM »
The Roto Grip Attention Star features the eTrax plus pearl cover and the Momentous AV + A.I. Core. This cover was featured on the RST X-2. This ball is clean through the fronts and plenty of shape down lane when it sees the friction. In the Roto line the Attention Star will sit below the Exotic Gem. I did compare it to the Exotic and the Exotic is just an overall stronger ball. It is earlier and will be able to handle more oil than the Attention Star. When the Exotic is too much ball, the Star will be a great ball down to handle the transition better. The Attention Star will be a great middle of the bag ball in the Roto lineup!

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Re: Roto Grip Attention Star Review
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2024, 08:10:42 AM »

Roto Grip
Attention Star
Coverstock: eTrax + Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Momentous AV + A.I.
(14 pd)
RG: 2.53
Differential: 0.046
Int Diff: 0.014

Layout: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 - 2LS
Layout Extras: 3 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester:  PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

The Attention Star features the Momentous Altered Variant + Amplified Inertia Core Technology. Basically what this means is Roto Grip has taken a core previously featured internationally and brought it to the states with a few upgrades. This ball pour is also quite stunning in its color combinations.

The ball intent is to create a ball motion not readily seen in the SPI line of bowling balls. In comparison to my Roto Grip UC-2 and my RST X-2 which were 15pds the Attention Star may have more utility in my bag. At times my UC-2 would get a tad forward and my RST X-2 would feel a bit long sending it down the lane. To be fair the Attention Star does still seem unique compared to the balls I noted above. Especially in the middle part of the lane. The Attention Star gets length and I'm liking how strong it is and does not quit like other asyms I've seen in this category of ball. Maybe a better way to say this is that I'm liking the core and cover offering of this ball.

For me, I really desire an option for sport and league patterns where control is the key, yet I want to have some asym options as a thumbless player. The Attention Star I did take some of the Reacta Gloss off with a 3K Abralon pad by hand. This helped me adjust the length of the ball, but did not have the ball burn up to soon on the THS HPL shots we bowl on.

I feel the Attention Star is going to see a lot of play and has already been a PBA Tour favorite thus far. As noted the cover comes out with Reacta Gloss from the factory so I'm debating between that 3K and 2K Abralon finish by hand as I experiment more with this ball.

I'm very excited about this particular ball being an asymmetric with A.I. and initial use has shown the ball has nice and strong reaction yet I do not need to get overly steep with angles. This is not what you generally see in most asym pieces. Be sure to grab an Attention Star today. It might just be the surprise of the season.

Michael Slatky
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Re: Roto Grip Attention Star Review
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2024, 12:25:38 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Roto Grip Attention Star.

At 14 pounds this ball is wrapped in the eTrax PLUS Pearl reactive coverstock and has the Momentous AV + A.I. Asymmetric Core with an RG of 2.53, Diff of .046, and a 0.014 PSA..

The layout for this ball is 4.5x4.5x1

This will be a ball that will see a lot of house shots and be a big league ball. This is the ball I start throwing after the Harsh Reality has burned up and I can not get the ball to corner. This clean ball on top of that same line will get the ball back online and back to the pocket. I am going to start throwing this ball first out of the bag and then know if I have to ball down the XPonent Pearl is in the bag waiting for it’s turn. This will be the ball that you can throw your favorite layout on it and go to town. This has become a very usable ball and will be in the bag and either the first/second ball out of the bag for some time to come.

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