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Roto Grip Rising Star Reviewed By: rolltide1980 08/02/2011 11:24 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    207
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
This ball lived up to my high expectations and actually surpassed them. So this is an entry level ball??? Really?? I bought this ball solely for a late night league that starts up in a few weeks because its a second shift league so the lanes are already fairly broken down. After months of research for a good medium-sized dry ball it was between the Storm Tropical Heat and the Rising Star and I tentatively decided on the Rising Star and I can honestly say I feel like I made a great decision. After having it drilled up,pin slightly up and out over ring finger,I decide to roll a couple games with it. I first started out with my go-to ball,Storm Hyroad,and right away I can tell the lanes have a good bit of oil on them because its breaking a tad later than normal.After the fourth frame I decide to throw the Rising Star with very low expectations due to the oil pattern. Well to my surprise I proceed to fire off 5 strikes in a row and finish with a respectable 254 despite the less than favorable lane conditions.
I can only imagine how amazing this ball is on drier conditions because it had PLENTY of backend on fairly heavy oil. It was covering just as many boards as my Hyroad just with more of an arc and not as snappy. It didn't go as long as my Hyroad but was certainly smoother thru the heads. This ball hits very hard and I certainly had my share of messengers. I wasn't expecting to see this strong of a reaction from a ball I was told was an entry level hybrid coverstock. Looks like my polished Thunder Road Solid has just been replaced in my bag!! Can't beat the price either!! It was right at $130 drilled so I have money left over to put towards a new Storm bag. All in all I am extremely pleased with the purchase and can't wait to try it on more optimal conditions. I HIGHLY recommend this ball to anyone of any skill level.

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