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Roto Grip Critical Theory Reviewed By: engr2phd 10/30/2012 18:11 ( stars)

About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    205
Sport Shot Average    165
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
Okay so I've had this ball since the spring (April 2012). I used it sparingly at a tournament and all summer on a Kegel Sport condition league. I struggled in the league but not because of the ball. As with all new things it takes a while to get familiarized with the tool. But enough pscychobabble.

The ball likes oil and performs best when it sees oil. I have mine drilled pin up in between the ring and middle finger. I don't have my specs else I would note them here, if I can get a picture of the ball layout I'll upload it. Anyway fall league started 11 weeks ago and I've begun working this ball into the rotation. What I like most about it is the way it gets down the lane and through the heads. It is also versatile. As a 'comfort shot' down and in player I can roll this ball up 7 and hold the line with or without the presence of oil, it's a speed adjustment. But as I noted the ball needs to see some oil and pocket shots on dry conditions leave 10 pins. So play the lane for the shot that's available. As this has become my 1st game league ball my 1st game average has jumped 20 pins from around 204 to 224. My problem has been the second and third game adjustments as the oil dissipates (210ish 2nd game and 190 something 3rd game). Again not the ball. If I change my axis tilt I can move left with no loss of hitting power, as I mentioned in fact the ball likes to see some oil.

So what are the numbers, I've been scoring progressively higher with ball, 220s / 230s on THS throughout the summer and start of fall league. I progressed to mid 240 games the past 3-4 weeks. And last night shot my 2nd league and 1st sanctioned 300 with the RGCT. I had a couple big four splits in the next two games so finished the set with 226, 223 for a 749 series. For those who've thrown 300s I'm sure you give credit to lane condition, line selection and your own ability that night but the ball in the bag or more aptly stated being rolled on the lane makes all the difference.

I've given two 5 star ratings on here, one for the Storm Virtual Energy and this one. These two balls are the best of my arsenal and observing the continuing ratings I think that's borne out by others who have them.

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