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Average Customer Review: 4.86 of 5 stars
Cell Pearl
194 of 194 people found this review helpful
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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
5 1/8 right 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:

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Are you ready for the next generation? Roto-Grip's Cell Pearl is sure to be everything you need!

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5 1/2"
Mass Bias Position - 4" from PAP
CG Placement -
Balance Hole - none

Surface Preparation - Box Finish

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
With all the success of the original Cell this one was going to be pretty easy. Use a layout that I know and trust and let the ball do the rest. The Cell Pearl combines the same Nucleus core as the Cell with a pearlized reactive cover. The layout I used on this ball is fairly common for me and I have a Storm Gravity Shift that I love drilled the same way. I figured this would be a perfect way to compliment my Cell and to give us a good idea of
what this ball can do.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Roto-Grip once again has raised the bar with this release. The look the ball had going down the lane alone would sell this ball to anyone who saw it. I guess the best description would be a Cell on steroids. With the pearlized reactive cover this gave me the look that most bowlers want, long and strong. The Cell Pearl got through the front part of the lane smoothly and with little disruption to friction, as it moved through the mid-lane you could see the ball grab the lane and continue straight through the back end. This ball hit as
hard if not harder then the Cell, this was mostly due to the amount of energy that it stored for the back part of the lane.

As the night continued making adjustments to the lane changes was as easy as it is with any reactive ball but the predictability of the Cell Pearl was amazing. The small moves that I had to make were common during league and
the ball gave me enough forgiveness to recover if the move was to drastic.

Overall this is another winner from Roto-Grip. I think you will enjoy throwing this ball as much if not more then your Cell.
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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
233
PAP:
4 1/2" x 1/2" Up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)

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The technologically advanced and performance proven Nucleusâ„¢ core delivers continuous predictable motion for all types of bowlers. The Cytoplasmic Xâ„¢ pearl reactive coverstock is a first in the industry with the optimum amount of porosity and enhanced surface friction.

Pin to PAP(4 1/2" over 1/2" up) - 6"
Mass Bias Position - 5" from PAP
CG Placement - 1" Left of grip center
Balance Hole - None

Surface Preparation - Left at Box Finish (1500 Polished)

What I Was Looking For In This Layout: I went ahead and tried Roto Grip's recommended layout for crankers, the 6 x 5 layout. They say that this will work good for those inside lines.

What I Ended Up With In This Ball Layout: If you liked the Cell, then you are going to love the Cell Pearl. Not only does this ball look GREAT going down the lane, but it hits like a truck. Even with the pin so far from my PAP, this ball is still one of the more aggressive balls in my arsenal. This gets through the heads pretty easily, then jumps off the dry and makes a left turn. Skid/Snap would be a valid description of what I get out of this ball layout.

I started around 15 at the arrows and was getting the ball out to around 5 on our Thursday Night Men's league. It was flying back off the dry, so I ended up moving in towards 18 at the arrows and kept the ball closer to 8-10 at the breakpoint. This allowed the ball motion to transition smoother off the breakpoint and give me the look I needed.

After a game and a half, the lanes had broken down and I was forced to move in deeper. My first move in was to stand on 34 on the approach and put the ball over 23 at the arrows 12 at the breakpoint. The look this gave me was terrific. It did provide enough kick at the breakpoint to snap the corners out at the very end.

Overall, I think this is going to be a great ball for me on the tighter lane conditions. Compared to my Cell Pro CG, I can get in deeper and it gives me a better angular look. If you bowl in a drier house, or you rev it up, I would recommend this layout. If you bowl in a house with more oil, are more of a tweener or down and in player, I would recommend going with a stronger layout. Another great ball from Roto Grip.
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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
195
PAP:
4 1/2 over, 0 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The Roto-Grip Cell Pearl is the follow up to the original Roto-Grip Cell.  It features a pearl reactive coverstock  in place of the solid reactive coverstock. 



Pin to PAP(4 1/4" over 0" up/down) - 4"

Mass Bias Position - 4" from PAP

Pin Buffer - 1 1/2"

Balance Hole - none



Surface Preparation - Box Finish



My Personal Review:  I really liked the way this ball rolls.  Not only does it look great going down the lane, it also has the strongest backends of any of the equipment in my bag.  I am currently a 188 avg bowler that normally starts out standing 20 playing 10 at the arrows.  With this ball I am starting out standing at least 25 playing around 15. 

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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
we drilled cell pearl with switch grip so that our customers could test the ball before they buy drilled pin in the ring finger the cg is three inches from center of grip mass at 45 degree the ball clears the heads very well with a great turn in the backend the cell pearl is flying off the racks if you need length with a strong backend this is the ball for you
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
205
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I drilled one for a customer last night. He was looking for a ball to replace his track temper and somthing to give him more backend reaction. So I suggested the cell pearl. I drilled up him with a full roller drilling (as he is a full roller). The reaction that he got was clean thru the head, good midlane read with a hard turn on the backend. It was exactly what he was looking for. He said that it was the most hooking ball that he has ever had.



Lenny Biondi Jr

Deltona Lanes ProShop


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Cell Pearl
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I've been anticipating the release of this ball for quite some time now and it has finally arrived. The very first game I bowled with it was a 277 during league play not a bad first impression of the ball. Then I went down to Albuquerque to bowl in a PBA Regional and after shooting 161 the first game with the wrong ball in my hand, I made a ball change to the Cell Pearl. I averaged 218 over my last 7 games and would have made the cut if I had started out using the Cell Pearl. I used a pretty basic label drill with this Cell Pearl with no weight hole and with the pin above my ring finger. This ball rolls so smooth through the front part of the lane storing up all the energy for the end result. The carry that I've experienced up to this point has been phenomenal and I really can't ask for anything more from a bowling ball. I now feel that I have an unbeatable combination of equipment headlined with the Cell, Grand Illusion, and now the dynamic Cell Pearl. The Cell Pearl is a must add to any bowlers arsenal.

--------------------

Mike Keily - Roto Grip Amateur Staff



ROTO GRIP - King Of Them All!


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Cell Pearl
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Drilled 4x4 with a 2.5" pin buffer, no x-hole. OOB surface.

Tweener with med-slow ball speed, medium axis rotation and almost no axis tilt.



Mine smelled like grapes out of the box, but it's wearing off.



Good skid with a lot of cut in the midlane. Strong and certainly continuous in the back. Compared to my lightly polished Odyssey this ball is somewhat stronger in the midlane. Compared to the Cell this one gives a similar look in less oil.

I would say it's much like an Epic Saga but with more grip.



Beautiful ball, rolling this one is a pleasure.

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Cell Pearl
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PAP:
5 1/4 Over
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Ball specs – 15 lbs 0 oz, 2.38 top weight, and 2.25-inch pin.



The Cell Pearl was punched using the dual angle layout method, 4.5-inch pin by 55-degree drill angle by 30 degree VAL angle. (Looking for some length with a strong backend move.) This put the pin just to the right and ¾ of an inch above the ring ringer. The marked mass bias (RG) is 1 ½ inches right of the thumbhole. An X-hole was not needed as the CG was left of a line drawn from the pin to the mass bias (RG). The finish was left OOB.



The Cell Pearl is a great looking shell and will have great customer shelf appeal. Wonderful looking color scheme.



The Cell Pearl is cleaner and longer (around three feet) through the fronts than the original Cell. However, it does need some oil up front to achieve this. If you start it in some friction or throw it to some friction the response is pretty quick. If you have some oil up front, the move to the pocket is very strong, bigger and much sharper than the original. The Pearl Cell has similar roll, carry and hit characteristics as the original as it shares the same Nucleus weight block. Those characteristics are the predictable, forgiving roll, fantastic carry and tremendous hit. It really throws the pins around even when playing inside of twenty.



Many bowlers have waited patiently for this one to be released and it was worth the wait. The Cell Pearl is another, tremendous addition to the Roto Grip lineup and can be used on most medium conditions.





John Brodersen


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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
221
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
185
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I recently swited from Ebonite line to Storm/Rotogrip. I have become very found of the newer lines of these balls. In having the Demension and Virtual Gravity in my bag already I was having trouble getting the ball down the lane by the end of the 3rd game when the mid lane began to dry out. Instead of changing the surface of my balls I decided to purchase the Cell Pearl in effort to get as much length as possible and to get the break point into the pushed down oil. Being a right handed tweener I drilled the ball agressive 4x4b to get length with a continuous back end rather than the arc. I am in love with this ball and would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect compliment. Being so impressed with the action of this ball I may begin to bring it out of my bag first. Very nice ball by Rotogrip!!
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Cell Pearl
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Just picked this ball up as well as the storm hyroad. comparitively the hyroad hooks a littl emore but the main difference is the carry. i throw all sorts of shots from straighter angles to big hook, but mostly straight cause that works better and is easier. When i thrown the hyroad it hits nice very time and leaves no pins standing unless i screw up. with the cell pearl it seems like i hit the pocket perfect every time and it leaves something. this ball does not carry at all and thats why im not too much of a fan of it so far. but i have thrown a few good games the minimal time ive used it. kinda disappointed but this ball still looks cool.
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Cell Pearl
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Wow! This ball is awesome.

First some histry and bio. I bowl with 2 fingers and no thumb and avg about 180. I'm really good and picking up spares and am normally really consistent. I normally only avg about 3-4 strikes a game though. When I really try to crank it to get more speed and revolutions, I get more strikes, but my consistency on spares suffers bigtime. I may get up to 5-6 strikes, but leave 2-3 opens frames instead of the normal 1 open frame and subsequently my score suffers. I have been using my friend's 12 lb entry level Tropical Storm. I was looking for something longer, with more hook, but something I could maintain my consistency with.

It was to my great surprise and pleasure when I bowled my first game with this ball. I scored 210 with 7 strikes (1 single, 3 doubles) and only 1 open frame. I tried multiple ball speeds and angles, between 14.5 - 16.5 mph, out wide, medium, and shallow. Everything hit the pocket hard!

Looking forward to bowling some more games with this ball. I am very confident that I can gain at least 10-15 instantly on my average. An additionl 1-2 strikes with great consistency without having to throw the ball outside of my confortable speed of 15.5 mph.

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Cell Pearl
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i'm a new bowler with an average of less than 100 I recieved my ball jan 5th got it drilled that night and threw it that night i've bowled 9 games so far and my average since getting the cell pearl is 236!!!!!!!! i love this dang ball
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
194
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I bowled it for the first time last night and loved it. My 3 game series was 612, but would have been much higher had Irecognized and made the changes the last game sooner. With the lanes breaking down and the carrydown of the oil I had trouble getting it into the pocket that last game, but only because I didn't make the changes necessary soon enough. My first game was a respectable 177, but the second game I was on fire. With an open the first frame, I came back to throw 11 in a row for a 279. I know soon I'll have that perfect game with this ball. It compliments my Black Widow perfectly, looks great going down the lanes and hits the pocket like a MACK truck. IT also has a very forgiving pocket area, making stgrikes easy from just about any line you can throw. I can't wait till my next session.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
208
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
197
I drilled it so the Pin was 4 inches from the PAP and the PAP was 4 inches from the Mass Bias. It works great and hits like a tank. This ball is only good for someone that actually can put some hand into the ball and not dump it on the lane.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
200
Ball Speed:
Medium
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I must say this is one of the most versatile balls I have ever bought in bowling..With this ball I can play down and in when its wet and it still has tons of back end to hit the pocket, but Also has enough flip when the lanes break down u can move left and pitch it out and the ball just keeps coming back..All in all this is probably the best ball I have ever bought
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
199
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
180
Never was a fan of Roto Grip till I met Jimmy Martin. Now I am a believer. I missed out on this ball when it was in it's prime but I am glad to have one now. I got it USED in the proshop. I had it plugged and redrilled to match my span. Just got it because I love my Mutant Cell Pearl so much I wanted to see what the Cell Pearl would do. It is about 4 boards weaker than my MCP but it spins up early and can handle the transition so well that is is now one of my favorite balls. No wonder Wes won so much with this ball. It is amazing. Get one before they aren't around any more.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
221
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
i love the reaction of the ball as it rolls on the lane and the power it unleashes when it hits the 1,2 pocket. The pins seemed to explode and always have a good reaction from the ball.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
235
PAP:
5 1/2 over
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
It's official My friend Dave Schulte and I won a doubles tourney at North Bowl in Omaha NE.

I threw a 761 with a Cell Pearl and Dave threw a 733 with a Virtual Gravity.
Together we shot 1602 with handicap.
I also finished in 7th for the singles side of it.

Roto Grip has quit the arsenal!
Go Roto Grip!

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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
228
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
15.4 lbs
3 inch pin
layout- 3 3/8 from pap

Decided to drill this with a really strong layout. Lets just say strong is an understatement. This ball really rips the rack. The midlane recovery is extremely amazing. Allowed me play further inside than i normal do. Had a chance to throw this on the scorpion pattern and it didnt disappoint. The Cell Pearl gets down the lane has a really sharp break which leaves ringing 7s every now and then but overall im impressed with this ball. Storm/Rotogrip has come out with nothing but great balls. Definitely a great compliment to the original cell.

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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
211
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
199
Great ball,it's one of my favorite. It hits the pins very hard and drives through the back of the deck consistently. I highly recommend this ball to be one of your choices to pounding out strikes.

Jerry G
Portland, Oregon
201 league avg.
Left handed

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Cell Pearl
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Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I got a cell pearl free from a rotogrip shonsorship so I could play in my team at Monmouth University. I love that ball. I bowl a strait hand and it works well for me. I am so happy I have it and everyone tells me what a great ball it is- the guy who drilled it even said that it was like driving a Cadillac as my first car because it is my first ball!
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Cell Pearl
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I love this ball. This was my first ball I bought off of bowlingball.com. Wes Mallot inspired me to buy this ball. I love it ever since I got it. It has a big backend, but it is very smooth and is easy to control. I have a rev rate of 425 and I'm a freshman on my varsity high school team averaging 205.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
197
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The fist things first. This ball is one of the best if not the best balls out there. I have my cell pearl drilled for the most possible hook. Previously before getting my cell pearl i owned a hammer razyr so this was a big step. I only had 10 or so 200+ games with my razyr. Average was 165 The first two games i bowled with the cell pearl were both 211. Went again later that night to a differnt bowling center where the lanes were a little more oily. I bowled 7 more 200+ games there. I now have at least 20 200+ games with the cell pearl and expect to have many more. The best thing i can say about this ball is that i can trust because i know its going to hook, but the pin action is also very good. I dont want to say i get pin action like wes malott because i only throw it 12-14 mph but it absolutely inialates the pins. Great ball roto grip. Will be looking at the mutant cell in the near future to add to my arsenal. Thank you bowlingball.com and roto grip!
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Cell Pearl
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I bought this ball about 2 weeks ago and i have been bowling great with this ball. Before I bought this ball, my league average was at 114 and that was with the house ball and making it hook. Yea I know that is pretty low, but I am a new bowler and this is my first league. But once i started bowling with the cell pearl, i have seen a difference in my bowling. Last week, i bowled my highest game with a 169. My leage average has jumped from 114 to 129 in just 2 weeks. This week I plan on trying to bowl a 200 game. I really love this ball!!!!!
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
210
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
With the way I roll and have my bowling balls drilled, this ball gave me a new option in my arsenal an allowed me to play on heavier oil patterns than I'm used to. This ball is great on fresh oil and is a very good go to ball from medium-heavy oil and finishes through the pins very flushly.
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Cell Pearl
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PAP:
5 3/4 right x 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
This ball is awesome! I've been rolling one drilled long and strong for several months and I find it to have great length, be very predictable right off the hand and on the midlane, easy to dial in on a changing pattern, and suited for various conditions. On a heavy fresh house shot I find it to be a little too long causing me to play a bit more down and in not quite giving me the angle I like to see. Once I get some light carry down, the shot mellows out a little, and get it to roll a little sooner though, the hook is smooth, continuous, and sufficient. There should be no reason why one couldn't bowl a series in their local league with this one ball alone. Forget about even trying a cell pearl when the lanes are really burnt up though. You gotta have some head oil or it will hook at your feet. Although the ball is called "pearl", don't confuse it with a pearlized ball. It is quite tacky.

Only thing I really don't like about the ball is it doesn't quite recover from a missed right shot as some of the later balls on the market might like the siege or virtual gravity. It's also a little difficult for me to keep a high polish on it. Maybe it's the cleaner that I use. I clean after every session and try to take good care of my gear.

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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
190
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
WOW! Just bowled with my Cell Pearl for the first time this weekend and I can honestly say that it's easily the best ball in Roto-Grip's arsenal right now!

The look that my Cell Pearl gives me is unrivaled! I was able to play up the boards at 8 or move in and pitch it anyhwere from 8-2. This ball has an amazing recovery down-lane and finds the hole almost every time.

The only downside I found with this ball is that around the 3rd game you have to start chasing the ball left to get it to the breakpoint earlier, or else it gets lost in all the push/carrydown and struggles to come back... The same problem with almost ANY pearlized bowling ball. This too will probably vary depending on the length/volume of oil of the shot in your house and the amount of bowlers playing the track area.

Aside from this, Roto-Grip has hit another Home Run as they did with the original Cell. Hopefully I'll be getting another of the original Cells (The solid) and eventually the Mutant Cell!

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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
The cell pearl was my first Roto Grip ball that i have thrown and i was afraid it was going to be a lot like a storm ball, as in real snappy off the backend with a lot of ringing 7 pins. I was impressed, i drilled the pin about the fingers with the CG kicked out a bit, and the ball rolls very nice. I'm a true Hammer guy, and this happens to be the ball that I use the most because i can throw it on so many different types of lane conditions. This is a great ball and I can;t wait to try another ball from Roto Grip.
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Cell Pearl
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I ABSOULUTELY LOVE THIS BOWLING BALL!!!!! I got it drilled with a modified Rico layout and it is now my favorite bowling ball. It skids through the front part of the lane, has a nice amount of mid-lane, and a massive amount of backend. I actually shot my first 300 with it at a JBT tournament. My 4-game series was 221,220,225,300. Part of the reason I got the 300 was because of the ridiculous carry this ball creates. It sends pins EVERYWHERE! Don't expect any flat tens with this ball, because if you leave one theres going to be about 6 messengers flying at it!!! I would recommend this ball to ANYONE who bowls on medium to heavy lane conditions.
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Cell Pearl
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first off i need to say I LOVE this ball. I only started last august with my average being a 118 in a league and since i got this ball in November and i have shot up to a 168 and this is rising every week! Yesterday i shot a 204, 191, 267 with this ball. It is very predictable and very forgiving with tons of back end. I was thinking about getting the Brunswick seige for my next ball, but i think Roto-Grip has a new fan for life so Rogue Cell here i come!
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Cell Pearl
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Well I will start of saying thank you, thank you,thank you. for this ball.Had it drill last week with the pin over the ring finger and the balance hole on the left side.And BOY SHE IS THE BEAST.Right out of the box that ball got down the lane great, but when it hit the backend look out hard turn and the pins where gone off the deck.Will buy a second pearl this week, O did I say I shot 255,230,235 for only useing this ball for the very first time out of the box.I will tell anybody this is the one too buy.
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Cell Pearl Pro CG
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Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Well, I am such a hacker bowler and just getting back in to the game after a 20 year hiatus, but the first time down the lane, it was a strike. This was a the Pro Pin extreme discounted ball from bowlingball.com.

Storm 2nd dimension
Cell Pearl
Lane#1 Chainsaw Massacre
Hammer Black Widow Clear

Next ball: Storm Virtual Energy, Storm Virtual Gravity or Roto Rogue Cell

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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
160
PAP:
4 7/16- 4 3/8 61/64 3/8r 1/8 l
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
i did my research and did not know what cell to get.after looking at reviews and watching people throw i decided to get the cell pearl, and im glad i did. as stated, unlike the cell, its yery clean through the front part of the lane and makes a STRONG move at the breakpoint. it can tend to go alittle too long, but the hitting power makes up for that. now im deciding on the rogue next!!! if your looking for the backend power and not earlier roll go with the cell pearl or the rogue. im glad i got the pearl.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I have my cell pearl drilled pin above the bridge with cg kicked out and the mb 2 in right of thumb.I ended up taking the cover to 4000 abralon because it was a little to snappy oob and this made it get easy length with a stong but controllable backend. I have the cell and when the cell wont make the corner or its burning up i pull out the pearl and just crush the pocket.It hits and carries very well.
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Cell Pearl
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League Average:
161
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
126
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
For being the first ball I have owned. The Roto-Grip Cell Pearl has been a great ball for me. No matter the abuse I have put it through, the performance has remained in the same area as the first game with it. The hook potential in my opinion has been perfect for a beginner that is looking for in a ball they would like to grow as a bowler with.

The reaction of the ball's hook is very manageable for someone who has never really had a performance ball before, and is just learning the "ropes" of hooking the ball.

I have moved on to throwing a higher performance ball, however this ball is still in my arsenal I use in league. The Cell Pearl would still be my primary ball, however has grown too light for me as a primary ball. Yet, it makes an even more amazing spare ball because of it's very reliable hook and aggression.

This being said, i will have to say this ball is a 8/10 overall for reliability and performance it has given me since I started bowling.

-SPK

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I bought this ball about 2 months ago. I dont throw with a lot of power and i dont get a lot of revs on my throw so i had a hard time getting adjusted to throwing this new ball. my ball before this one was a 13lb thunderstruck, so the cell was the heaviest and most professional ball that i ever had. the thunderstruck was cool for a minute but it wasnt strong enough to carry all ten pens. plus with the thunderstruck i used to bowl straight up the second arrow with very little hook. this ball dont play that. i had to get used to using the same arrow but throwing from very far left. i was recommended the cell by this guy who works in the local pro shop. I had to change my release completely to get this to hook back in. i had to go with more of a side hooking motion like in the video. now that i'm getting used to it my games has improved a little. i was bowling about 160 to 170 with the thunderstruck. the cell has me bowling 170 to 190 almost every game. the difference is the number of strikes that im getting now. this ball doesnt leave up too many pins. I got my ball dulled down to 1000 grit and i love it. I guess because of my slow release the ball being dull works in my favor some kind of way but i have developed good control with this ball and the numbers have gone up so i love it. one more thing. it works equally as good in league oil, no oil, and house shots for me.
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League Average:
198
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
213
i love this ball my second game after having it drilled i got 9 strikes in a row. the only problrm is this ball seems to find all the dry spots in the lane
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Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
well for my style it was a bit to much to throw but the carry is out of this world. shell stays sticky no matter what you try to sand it to so its not a versatil ball shell wise but carry wise roto grip doesnt disapoint same core in a urathane would be very nice and really in a plastic shell would rule the roost. good job roto but you need to make a ball thats versitil to all styles not just one!
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League Average:
160
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
160
The ball is pretty reactive. I wouldn't recommend it for high oil lanes though. I use it as a secondary ball behind my Hammer Sauce. I mean the balls decent, hooks clean, takes out the ten pin, but the ball ain't for high amounts of oil like it mentions.
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League Average:
180
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
For those of you considering buying this ball, or those of you looking for a great medium oil ball.......shop no further! People, there's a reason that this ball has gotten 120+ reviews and still has an average rating of 4.9+ "It's ok" is the LOWEST rating so far, and for the 2 people who wrote those. You are the decided minority. I know very little about layouts. So I won't talk about PAP, CG etc... I simply trust my pro shop guy to know me. Credit to Ray Cyr Jr. of Maximum Potential pro shop Utica,NY for the drilling. I think I read all the reviews on this ball (plus 100's on other balls) I decided on the Cell Pearl and so far couldn't be more satisfied. This ball is long & strong! Glides through the heads and midlane like butter. Followed by an excellent backend reaction. Went from the shop to the lane (ball still in box) took it out and rolled a 220. Like almost everyone else, I highly recommend this ball! Did I mention that it hits like a train! And the colors are hot too. Grab yourself one and you won't be disappointed either.
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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Ave - 222

Speed 15-16 mph

Stroker

medium revs

Right-hand



Picked this ball up last night on my way to another house, and showed up just in time for warm-ups. The first 3 shots went wayyyyyy left, kept adjusting left and by the time league play began i was reaching the pocket. I was swinging from the 10 board out to the 5 and when this ball decides it's time to turn, it turns hard. For anyone who really turns the ball this will be too much for most standard house shots. Had to throw an angle i don't use too often and had to throw a little harder than ususual (16mph) but this ball killed the pocket all night. Right out of the box 246, 289, 229 for a 764. Ball carries light hits great and when it reaches the pocket it hits like a tank. I'd recommend this ball to anyone who can keep it right.

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League Average:
181
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
148
unbelievable!!first game out 265,with only 10 minutes practice.had the first 7 and only threw 2 good balls.if you dont tug it,it will hit the pocket.i have the original cell and the fury but this piece is the best so far.great ball roto.
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I was not sure about this ball until tonight. I began bowling my fifth set with the ball. It is a truck by the way. In my 14th game with this ball i punished 12 perfect strikes for a 300. I am now in love with this ball. I would suggest that anyone get this ball that knows how to throw a decent ball. You cant go wrong.
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I received my Cell Pearl through the RotoGrip Collegiate Program. It is drilled with a 5” by 3” pin to PAP.

I first used my Cell Pearl on the house pattern at our home center, which is dry on the outsides and heavy in the middle. I have also thrown it on shorter patterns. The Cell Pearl gives me good reaction on these patterns. It also gives me quite a bit of room on the lanes on a house shot.

The Cell Pearl is my favorite ball to use on shorter or house patterns. It goes longer on the lanes than the Cell and has a sharper break point.

The Cell Pearl is the first ball I grab out of my bag. I would definitely recommend this RotoGrip ball for short conditions.


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League Average:
207
PAP:
4 1/2" over 3/4"
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
184
I won my first College Tournament with is ball. I really like this ball because it plays up second arrow which is where I like to play most of the time. I know when it is time to switch to another ball when it jumps to much.



My Cell Pearl is laid out with 5” x 3” mass bias layout. I first used my Cell Pearl on a 39 foot house shot at our home center. This ball is perfect for medium oil lanes. Nice for any house shot. It gives me a strong reaction from all parts of the lane. I feel like I have a very big margin for error with this ball.



On heavier oil, it seems to go a bit too long and not finish as well. On most other conditions, it gives me the best look of anything in my bag. I highly recommend this ball for all kinds of medium conditions.





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I am very happy with all my RotoGrip equipment this year and can’t wait to see what they come out with next.


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League Average:
225
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Also got this because of the original, and man....MAN did roto out do themselves with this one...this is the best ball i have thrown in years period. Basic stack drilling, doesnt hook a ton, actually got better as the shine wore off, carries the world, glides to the pocket from anywhere, awesome all around ball. Enough said, bring on the rogue cell. Can anyone catch up to roto grip?
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League Average:
200
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
I bought the Cell Pearl about a week ago. I was looking for a ball that could clear the head and carry in the back end. I went with a layout that was a little less aggressive than the ever so popular 4x4, because the house I bowl on is real dry. Since I have had it drilled I have taken it to two different houses and it has been a BEAST at both houses. I average 200 and with the Cell Pearl, that has been my low game with a high of 257. When this ball hits the pocket, it seems as if the pins run from it because it hits like a truck. Even when I get to much hand in it and go high, I still get 10 back because of the carry!!! I strongly recommend this ball, unless you don't want your average to go up!!!
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League Average:
204
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The Cell Pearl is phenomenal!

I am an infrequent bowler nowadays - a medium to high speed player with medium to high rev rate.

I needed something new in my bag and the lanes on my league (I bowl once a week) have changed significantly since last year. I had finished last year at 202 and now am a 188 bowler.

I went into my local pro shop and described the shot and they recommended the cell pearl. I practiced a few games with it and shot 678 the first week in my league. It clears the front part of the lane extremely well and makes an aggressive, high strength/high energy move into the pocket. It was almost an out-of-body experience, like I was watching someone else's shot.

I went from scratching my head, struggling, wondering why my average dropped off to really enjoy bowling again.

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League Average:
207
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I ordered this ball due to the house I normally bowl in being too dry for the Cell. I needed something to go just a bit longer and still finish strong. As strong as the original Cell finishes, I figured this ball would be just what I needed. Was I ever correct! I had this ball drilled using a 4 X 4 1/2 pattern, with 2 oz top wt. and 3 in pin out. After a couple practice games on varying oil patterns I was ready to use it in league. I am a 196 ave. bowler, with several high 200 games, complemented by my share of 130's to even them out. My first series with this ball was a 690, and could have been much higher if my release and timing that night had been more consistent. The following night I started out with a 187, with 2 8-10 splits due to the ball driving very hard off the outside. I was standing at 30, throwing across 19 and using 5 for my breakpoint. I adjusted to a more inside line, using about 12 for my breakpoint for the second game. BOOM! 300 in the books! This ball is amazing. I can play either inside or outside, depending on what the conditions call for, and if there is a bit too much oil for my ball speed, which is consistently 17.5, I can switch to my original Cell. Oh, and how did that second night end? Well, with the assistance of 3 4-10 splits in a row in the third game I ended the night with a 697 series. It has been a couple years since my last 700 as I experimented with ball layouts and delivery form, but I expect several more very soon. Thanks RotoGrip, this is a GREAT ball!
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League Average:
195206
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
cell pearl is great ball,i had in for couple months and finally got first sanctioned 300 last nite,very clean through heads and mid, strong move on backend,good for fresh shot,once it drys up put it away!,thx roto grip and bowlingball.comreviews and video sold me on this ball.KEEP HEAD UP AND PINS DOWN.
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League Average:
207
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Great ball!!! Hits like a Train on steroids. Im an Ebonite man, And always will be. But this really was a surprise that this ball reacted the way it did. I love it and the colors. When you hit a fresh shot, This is the ball, But when dry you better have something that isnt going to 1 board to one borard and back to the left gutter. or right. This ball defientaly ranks ROTO GRIP next to EBONITE to me. Hope you all enjoy the THE CELL PEARL!!!
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FOR ALL BOWLERS: THE ROTOGRIP CELL PEARL OFFERS THE SAME CONSISTENCY AS THE CELL(VOTED BEST BALL FOR 2008)TO GIVE THOSE WHO DONT KNOW THE IDEA! I LOVE THE RECOVERY THIS BALL OFFERS ON MANY DIFFERENT PATTERNS AND YOU DIDNT HAVE TO THROUGH IT PERFECT. WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS BALL NOT ONLY THE RECOVERY AND CONSISTENCY BUT THE WAY THE BALL HELD THE MID-LANE AND FINISHED WITH SOME MAJOR ENERGY. I TRIED MANY DIFFERENT ANGLES AND HAND POSITIONS AND THE CELL PEARL WAS SO TRUE AND VERY EASY TO READ ON THE LANES. TRY THIS BALL AND YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED AND YOU KNOW WHY ROTOGRIP IS "KING OF THEM ALL"
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i fell in love with this ball after just one shot. I currently average around 225 and have a feeling that it will go higher with this much room to work with. You can move your feet, miss right, miss right, and even miss your speed and the ball still heads flush towards the pocket. When you can bring a ball out and strike 19 out of your first 22 shots you can bet it something special. Oh yah, and my first series was a nice 750!!!!!!
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League Average:
205
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
160
This ball is amazing! There are many positives with this bowling ball. The ball hits extremely hard and has amazing carry. The best part about the ball is the fact you can play very deep inside and still see a strong recovery. My current average is a 200, and I just averaged 230+ in a tournament with this ball. Very impressive and would recommend to everyone. Best ball made to date.
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I absolutely love this ball. Don’t ask me why, but for many reasons, I was out of bowling for 8 or 9 years. When I left bowling I was around a 188 to 195 average throwing a Track Triton Elite (purple ball).



I recently moved back to my hometown after 15 years and got back into bowling and am on two leagues. I thought I could jump right in with my old equipment and pick up where I left off, boy was I wrong. I was averaging a 170 in one league and a 177 in another. I just could not get my old ball to hook unless the lanes were on the dry side.



I logged into bowlingball.com and started sifting through the 25,000,000 balls they have (man what job) and finally decided on this ball. It seemed to make sense with the lane conditions I usually bowl on. I have had this ball now 3 nights on one league and twice on the other. I have only shot under a 600 once and that was a 596. It wasn’t the balls fault either, I just made some very late adjustments. I haven’t shot less than a 600 in practice with this ball as well.



It is very forgiving and hits really hard. It carries very well with light pocket hits and even those rare times when my ball travels over to Brooklyn, it smashes the pins from their as well. This ball finishes very strong. At times you can hear the pins screaming for their lives when they see this ball coming. Just trust the reviews you read here, this ball is insane. I almost feel like I am cheating when I throw this thing. I shot a 682 last night and am starting to feel like I actually know this game of bowling. This ball gives me a lot of confidence.



Bowlingball.com is great too. They have fast and free shipping, quality products, and very useful product information and reviews. If you are looking for a new ball for whatever reason, I totally recommend this ball. Since I got it, people can’t believe I haven’t bowled in 8-9 years.

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League Average:
199
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I just got the Roto Grip Cell Pearl the other day and threw 9 strikes in a row in my first game... after a few practice shots of course. I am a beginner bowler. Been bowling for a year and a half. I decided to go from a 13 pound to 14. Turned out to be a great choice. I have a much more consistent roll and way better cary. Keep in mind I am about 5'4" and way 135. So this ball is a good weight for me. DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THIS BALL. MUCH BETTER THAN MY ORIGINAL 13 POUND CELL.
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I just got this ball and bowled with it one night. My first impression, the ball does what it is supposed to. I had the ball drilled aggressively, it moves like I wanted it to. First game I had to watch my speed, but as the lanes broke down it I was able to speed up the ball and it really hit the pocket hard. I did not have any spectacular games, but I can see the ball will be everything that I wanted. For the first part of the bowling season I was throwing a black widow bite, but found that the ball was just a little too unpredictable. The cell pearl is very predictable. I decided on this ball since I wanted a little longer ball than the bite, and that is what I got. All in all, this is a very good ball. I am giving it a 4, I am not sure I have ever thrown a ball that deserved a 5. This is a very good ball.
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League Average:
215
PAP:
4 3/4 x 3/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
201
Roto Grip advertises this ball for medium to low oil. I have to disagree. I drilled mine 4 X 4 with the 1 1/2 buffer. I have one of my Cells drilled the same and I wanted to compare the reaction. The tried it in a league and it was way too strong on the backend for the condition. The first tournament I bowled in I tried it on the fresh oil on a modified house pattern and it was still way too strong on the backend. I bowled the qualifying round with my regular Cell and averaged 235 to qualify 3rd. In the 5 bowler, 3 game final I was experiencing carrydown with the Cell and was sitting a distant 5th after two games so I decided to pull out the Pearl to see what it would do. I started with the first 9 before leaving a ringing 10 in the 10th to finish with 279 and jumped from 5th to 2nd. I recently bowled on the Senior Scorpion Pattern in a PBA event and averaged 217 using the Cell Pearl and the Cell. If the pair I was on was jumping I used the Cell. If the Cell wasn't making it back to the pocket I used the Pearl. This past week I used the Cell Pearl in a house pattern league and had to move 8 boards left with my feet and 4 left with my target, compared to the regular Cell, to get it to the pocket. I finished with a 746. If asked to make a one sentence review for the Cell Pearl I would have to say its a Cell with 4 boards more backend.
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League Average:
229
PAP:
4 1/2 , 3/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
I have drilled two Pearl Cells; one using a 4 x 4 layout and the other 4.5 inches from my PAP at a 60% angle. My idea was to get a couple of different reactions using layouts that have worked for me in the past.



While having different reactions, the character traits of the ball are the same. I am amazed at how easy the ball gets through the heads, then reads the mid lanes as good as they do. They hook more than I thought, even given the easy length through the heads. I am also excited about how the ball reacts on a wet / dry condition. They don’t jump off the dry like my Grand Illusion does (which I like on a lot of shots), they just roll up evenly. Its a great different look!



Since I can’t really tell about a ball until I use it in competition, I was hesitant to write a review until I had tried it under fire. I bowled two tournaments in October (SASBA – senior scratch tournaments in Texas). In both tournaments I switched to the Cell Pearl after the lanes got some games on them. If I had switched earlier in both of them, my finishes in the finals would have been higher.



The balls are a great complement to my Roto Grip arsenal!


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League Average:
205
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
202
here's my 2 cents.....its continues through the pin deck very well and also reads the lane well but im not very impressed with the ball its no better than anything pearlized out there right now and honestly im not a huge fan of hammer but i still think the black widow pearl was and is the best pearl ever made....thanks for reading...
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League Average:
166
Ball Speed:
Slow
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I love my Roto-Grip Cell Pearl!! My first game with it I bowled a 208 and I over my average all 3 games....I almost got my first 600 series with it but I choked but still came close and ended up with a 547.
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PAP:
5 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I went from a conventional grip to a fingertip with this ball, and words can not describe the difference this ball has made in my game. Everyone at the bowling center asks me where I got it, what kind of ball it is, and where can they get one just like it.



Rotogrip has made me a customer for life!

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Just recieved my Pearl last night and I am happy. Use my Cell drilled 4x6 the first two games, when I started the third game the lanes had dried up enough that the Cell had to cover too many boards and was leaving 10 pins. Out came the Pearl and WOW, stood 1 board right and threw same shot and boom pins went down like the stock exchange. The Pearl is drilled 5x3 and covered about the same amount of boards but the angle is diffent enough to creat better pin carry when covering lots of boards. The Pearl had nice length with plenty of mid lane read and then the hardest backend arc of any ball I have owned. It does not skid snap but read and hard arc, making it very easy to read and use. Thanks Roto for another fine ball. Wife bought ball as a suprise and won the contest on bowlingball.com, so she got to talk to Big Wes and I have a new Grand on the way.


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I just purchased a new Cell Pearl this week and i totally love it. I went to my local pro shop last night and had it drilled on the 4" by 4" layout and it rolls like no other ball i have ever owned. I currently have a 185 and a 187 average in the two leagues i bowl in. I threw 2 games to try it out and right out of the box i shot a 230 and a 241. It is exactly what i was looking for. My congrats to the Roto-Grip Team for outdoing their selves once again
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I current throw the regular Roto-Grip Cell and am in love with it. The Pearl does not disappoint although it does not carry through the pins with the same force the Cell does. I really like the ball but it will not be thrown in front of my regular. It does go really long before turning in hard, for some reason it just doesn't go through the pins as hard. 204 avg bowler.
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Bought the cell pearl from my local shop after reading reviews on it here. This ball is really nice, I get lots of movement with very little effort and it just pounds the pins. Highly recommended.
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I am a new bowler so I may not have all the terminology down. When I first purchased my cell I did not really know how to bowl and could not get any ball to hook. So I purchased a ball I was told hooks a lot the Roto Grip Cell. However, after i learned how to bowl and learned the proper release and how to get my ball speed up the ball started hooking TOO much for me espeacially on the drier lanes that I bowl at. I tried many different patterns and found myself struggling to keep the ball on the lanes and to know where it was going with each bowl.



Now however, that I have th Roto Grip Cell Pearl I can still throw the ball with the same release and not have the ball spin off the lanes if it hits too much of the dry boards. I had a hard time with the cell trying to bowl 20 through the oil out to 8 and back into the pocket. Now with the Cell Pearl on oil I can bowl 15 and get a strike everytime. If lans dry out I move over to 10 ball cuts clean to the pocket with out going towards the gutter too much first. Even if I miss the head pen I strike with a brooklyn almost ever time. I got 5 strikes in a row my first day bowling with the Cell Pearl and I hit the pens different everytime. Much better backend because it doesn't loose energy arching so much like the Cell. This ball rools much straighter longer and cuts almost as it is hitting the pens. The Cell Cuts way before it hits the pens and I have to pray its going to cut to the pocket and not past the head pen to the gutter.



PS on oil I can bowl with either ball but out of the two I like the Cell Pearl better as it is more controllable for me and even when I miss it still hits the pens and causes a lot of damage. Often when i miss with the Cell I miss bad and barely hit anything because it is cutting too much and no longer rolling stright through the pens like the cell pearl.

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League Average:
211
PAP:
4.5
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I purchased this ball two weeks ago and I love it. I have the ball layout drilled pretty aggressive (Pin below the ring finger). It is a little difficult to control the ball in dry conditions, but once you find your line the ball hits like a cannon.



I have also tried the ball with and without the polished finish on the ball. Without the polished finish the ball will roll a little earlier but is much more predictable. With the origional polished finish the ball sometimes sits in the carry-down too long and will leave you some nasty washouts. I would recommend this ball to anyone with a moderate to fast ball speed.



I see too many people in my league that put a few revs on the ball with very slow ball speeds get very frustrated with the cell, fury, and NV lines because of the strong ball reaction and early roll-out.



(I have a tweener style with a moderate to fast ball speed depending on the reaction. My typical shot is a swing from 28 to 7 then back. I'm currently holding a 217 avg. on a THS)

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This ball hits really hard. I am a power bowler. I sometimes have a problem with the pics jumping each other. This ball really keeps the pics down for me. I loved my first cell and this one is going to be even better.
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League Average:
218
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
This ball is absolutely a beast. The best ball produced to date. I have never rolled a ball nor seen a ball that hits with such power. I currently average 196, with a high game of 280, but i can feel those numbers rising soon. Had mine drilled strong with pin right/above ring finger with everything stacked. It goes longer than my original cell with god-like backend. I had one shot that i sent a messenger so hard off the wall, it rifled over to the 10 pin(which wasnt there) and proceeded to fly back in front of the pin setter. Didnt leave a 10 all night which used to be a big problem for me. I did leave a sickning stone 9, but that was my fault. I cant wait to get on some more oil with this ball. My house was really dry last week for some reason. I was having to throw out to about 5-7 at the breakpoint. They say nothing hits harder than a hammer, but roto-grip just blew that theory out of the water with this...
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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
214
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Cell Pearl is a great compliment to the Cell in Roto Grips Crown line, and should be in everyone's bag. This ball will give the stroker and low rev player the ball they will need in medium oil conditions.





My Cell Pearl came with a 2" pin and was drill with the pin just below the fingers. With this layout, i am able to use this ball in 41 feet of oil as well as 36 feet.





The pearlized cover helps the ball get through the head on lighter oil conditions and has a great mid lane read and a strong back end. Only on the oiliest conditions am I forced to use the Cell. If I want to play deeper and open the lanes up I start with the Cell. If the pattern dictates that I play more direct or bump the shot off the dry, I use the Cell Pearl.





Don't be fooled this ball will hook. Give it room and once it hits a little friction, watch out!





With the Cell, Cell Pearl and the Grand Illusion, I can play on most conditions and receive the maximum performance from the equipment.

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Cell Pearl
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I just got this ball this week through the PBA. I bowled 2 nights in 2 different alleys with 2 different surface.

-Night 1: 41 ft synthetic - alot of oil in the middle 12-12 and very very light oil outside .

.Reaction- ball rolled extremely heavy and strong. This was the first night I used it but if i missed in the heavy oil it still saved enough energy in the backend to kick out the 10 pin. If I missed in the dry it never overreacted for me. This ball is a MUST BUY from Roto Grip.



- Night 2: 35 ft wood (lots of friction everywhere) and carry is a struggle as the pins are like logs. I had to play much deeper than I usually do but this ball still had enough energy to carry on a consistent basis.



OVERALL: This ball is gonna definitly be in the running for ball of the year. With the proper drilling you will be able to use this ball on 95% of the conditons you see (sport and league) for the exception of super long patterns and Bone Dry.



DRILLING: modified RICO drill pattern. Pin 1" up from center of grip cg, MB in the thumb quadrant kicked right with an axis drilled through the MB taking the Static weight to 0 side x 3/4 Finger

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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
219
PAP:
5 1/4" right 1/8" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
SWEET! THIS GREAT LOOKING BALL GETS THROUGH THE HEADS A LOT EASIER THAN THE ORIGINAL CELL. ONCE IT GETS TO THE MID LANE IT STARTS ITS MOVE AND TURNS THE CORNER WITHOUT ANY JERK. ONCE IT HITS THE BACK END ITS STARTING TO ROLL BUT IT HAS MORE ENERGY THAN IT PREDESESSOR. AWESOME BALL, GOOD LOOKING TOO, BRIGHTER THAN THE GRAND ILLUSION, EASY TO READ GOING DOWN THE LANE. I DRILLED MINE 5X3 WHICH ALLOWS ME TO MOVE RIGHT A LITTLE.
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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
225
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Incredible Compliment

Likes: Easy Length and controllable backend recation. Very clean through the front part of the lane and a clean strong arc on the backend.

Dislikes: Squirty on heavy oil but that isn't what this ball is for. You get that condition just pull out your regular Cell.

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Cell Pearl
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So just when you thought things could not get any better along came the CELL PEARL. I drilled my Cell Pearl with my pin 5 inches from my PAP with the pin located under my bridge and the mass bias at 45 degrees with a hole 1 inch passed my PAP. I find that this ball is going to be very versatile on many patterns. The pearl really gets through the fronts very clean with good mid lane reaction and stores lots of energy to have a sharp break point down the lane. I see a very consistent reaction with this ball. My first night of league I rolled a 762 and was high in the house by over 40 pins and swept every scratch bracket in a 36 5 man team league. Many of the bowlers have asked me when that ball is going to be available so I think this ball is going to be a big hit just like the original and really fills a gap between the cell and the Grand Illusion. No bowler should leave for league or tournament without the Cell Pearl. What will Roto Grip come up with next I can not wait to find out.
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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
234
PAP:
5 and 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
217
A great compliment to the Cell and Grand Illusion. Drilled 5 x 4, mass bias just right of thumb. A little more length than the Cell although it read the oil much stronger than anticapated. Cut down on the wet-dry reaction on a typical house shot. Very strong off the dry but with a controllable and continous hook. Awesome Ball.
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Cell Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
5 by 1 1/8
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
I drilled my Cell Pearl the same as my original Cell, using the dual angle layout, 50 x 5 x 70. I wanted to see how different the two balls were with the same layout. From what I can see so far, they both seem to roll the same in the heads, in the midlane and on the backend is where I see a HUGE difference.



The Cell rolls a lot sooner in the midlane where the Cell Pearl skids about 7 or 8 feet more. This skid lets the Cell Pearl retain energy and give me a LOT stronger move on the backend. Usually when I have a ball that is strong on the back I leave a lot of solid 8 pins, however I haven't really seem that as of yet. I love the way the Pearl rolls through the pocket, and I love the carry.



I love my Cell, and from what I can tell I am going to feel the same way about the Pearl.



Rob Haverstock

Roto Grip Pro Shop Staff


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