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Rogue Cell

Average Customer Review: 4.9 of 5 stars
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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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A new generation within the kingdom has materialized and looks to seek total domination. Enter the Rogue Cell.

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

Surface Preparation - Left at Box Finish (4000 Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Layout: I wanted to a ball reaction similar to my Virtual Gravity, so I was looking for another ball to hook... just not as much as my Virtual. With the Rogue Cell's Cytoplasmic XL Hybrid coverstock, I decided to put one of my favorite layouts on it to try and achieve the reaction I wanted.

What I Ended Up With In This Ball Layout: If you've thrown a Cell, whether it's a solid or pearl, you are going to want this addition in your bag. If you haven't thrown a Cell... What are you doing?! This is a great addition to the line offering a different reaction that compliments the Cell and Cell Pearl. With the layout I put on my Rogue Cell, it now allows me to play a similar line to my Virtual Gravity, only it clears the heads a little easier with the Hybrid coverstock.

The Hybrid Reactive coverstock allows me to be versatile and play different areas of the lane when needed. If I'm playing on a medium condition or burnt lanes, I can stand left and throw right with little worry of having the ball recover back to the pocket due to the energy saved down the lane. When the lanes are fresh and a little tighter, I can square up and watch this ball make a left turn off the fresh backends.

My recommendation is that if you have not tried any ball in the Cell line, this would be a good time to start. If you do have a Cell, the Rogue Cell is the perfect compliment. The Hybrid reactive coverstock allows bowlers of all styles to play their favorite part of the lane. If you're a cranker, you can tune the surface and swing the whole lane. If you're a tweener, polish the surface and head outside. No matter what your favorite line to play is, the Rogue Cell's combination of core and coverstock allow any bowler to easily fine tune the reaction for the perfect reaction desired.

www.BrianHalstrom.com
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League Average:
195
PAP:
4 1/2 over, 0 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The new Roto-Grip Rogue Cell is the latest in the Cell Line from Roto-Grip.

Based on the drilling instruction included with the ball, I went with the 5x3, 2" buffer. This was touted as the Layout Everybody Needs. The pin is 5" from my PAP, the MB is 3" from the PAP and the Pin is 2" off the VAL.

While shooting our video, I was highly impressed with the overall reaction of this bowling ball. Keeping in mind that I am only a 180-190 average bowler, it took very few takes to shoot good video with this bowling ball.

There was another bowler that looked at the ball and was very curious about the coverstock. The Hybrid coverstock is a very nice blend of a solid and a pearlized cover. This gave the ball great length and power to grip it and rip it back to the pocket.

What a great bowling ball. Great job Roto-Grip.

www.JohnCongdon.com
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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Rogue Cell okay if you though Roto Grip could not gives us another Cell that we would all need.This Rogue Cell gives you the best of CELL PEARL the CELL gives you the heavy roll in the oil with the a strong backend.

we drilled the Rogue Cell with my favorite layout 3 inch pin 2 1/2 top pin drilled out in the ring finger cg inch and 1 1/4 from midline mass bias 1/2 from thumb the Rogue Cell gave me more roll in the oil with a great turn in the backend also we did polish with Storm React Shine my ball speed is about 19 so i needed a little more length. this ball will be great for USBC NATIONALS if you have any questions about the ROGUE CELL Ormond Pro Shop number is

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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 recently drilled the Roto Grip Rogue Cell for a customer. He was looking for a ball that would give him more hook on oilier conditions than what his Roto-Grip Cell Pearl does. So I drilled it with the same layout as the Cell Pearl with the pin 4 1/2" from pap and rg 4" from pap.

The reaction that he got was the Rogue Cell started up in the mid-lane and gave him a strong motion on the backend. As the Cell Pearl did not read the mid-lane as well and went to long. So now he is able to start with the Rogue and as the lanes get drier threw out the night he able to change to the pearl with little or no change to where he is playing the lanes.


Lenny Biondi Jr
Deltona Lanes ProShop

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Having drilled a few of Roto Grip’s Rogue Cells for some of my customers. A ball that utilizes their latest generation of the Cytoplasmic coverstocks. The Cytoplasmic XL is a hybrid reactive cover features a unique blend of additives creating the highest friction to lane values ever produced by Roto Grip. This ball also uses the highly successful, performance proven Nucleus core. This is the same asymmetrical core that powered original Cell to 2008’s "Ball of the Year". The Rogue seems to be a versatile ball. You can use it on most conditions as long as you have some oil in the heads. It is driller friendly, and the cover/core combination is good. From what I have noticed the Rogue is more versatile than the other two balls in the cell series. It is not a bad ball choice if you are looking for a strong revving ball for medium conditions.
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League Average:
224
PAP:
4-7/8"> X 3/4" ^
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
My pap is 315/16" > x 11/8" ^ medium revs, not a spinner, but I have my fingers at about 7 o'clock and thumb at 1 o'clock! Box specs. 15lb 3oz 2.5-3 pin 3.6 top weight. I used the dual angle layout of 60deg x 41/4" x 65deg, which placed the pin below my middle finger and the RG/MB on my val. I didn't adjust the box finish for now and I had to stand 7 boards left of my Cell Pearl and 5 boards left of my Cell and Strike Cell. The Cell is drilled similar with the pin below the bridge and Cell Pearl below ring finger. I had a tough time keeping the ball in the pocket and a soft roll caused it to cross over. I'll post another review when I get on more oil, this was a fresh oil pattern that had just been done for league.

Update: I compared this to a fresh Hybrid Cell and I had to move left 4 boards and I had to watch my ball speed, cause if I got soft with the Rogue it was through the face. I used this ball at the Pinnacle in Clarksville, TN and shot 765 and had all kinds of room with this ball! This ball gets through the heads with ease and has a similar look of the Pearl at the break point, only stronger with the continuation as the original Cell.

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"Train a child up in the way he should go and when he is old he will "BOWL UP A STORM AND BE KING OF THEM ALL" and not turn from it."

Roto Grip - Storm : What else do you need?

Bruce Campbell

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League Average:
230
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
211
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rogue Cell

To revisit the Cell. Again if you haven't thrown one your missing out. The Cell core creates a shape and predictability no other balls have matched. For tougher patterns its hard to find a better look or success than the Cell. No other ball has been able to maintain the differential as long as the cell.

The 3rd installment of the cell series and possibly the most versatile. I've drill all 3 the same with a modified RICO layout. I didn’t think there would be much different from the first 2 but I was wrong. While the original Cell is by far the earliest of the series and the Pearl Cell is the longest. The Rogue fits easily in between. The Rogue provides great overall control of the lane with its Hybrid coverstock. Definitely not suited for drier patterns but easily adjust with a little polish.

The way I see it this makes lane play a little easier.

Where do you want to attack the lanes.
Heads: Cell
Mids: Rogue
Backend: Cell Pearl

The Rogue Cell could be this years best stimulus package!

Kelly O'Driscoll
Roto Grip Staff

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Pin to PAP(5 1/8\" over 11/16\" up) - Pin is about 5 1/2\" over and drilled through the middle finger
Mass Bias Position - about 4\" from PAP and about an inch right of the thumb
CG Placement - center of grip
Balance Hole - none

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (4000 abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
I sort of went with this drilling to cut down on the amount of flare that I was getting with my other equipment. From the start, I wanted my first RotoGrip ball to be different from what I had in my bag. This ball flares, but not to the extreme like the other layouts that I have. I was also looking for something that would control the midlane, but be strong on the backend.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
This is my first RotoGrip ball, but it will not be my last. I literally ended up with the best benchmark ball on the market today. Period! If you are looking for a ball to tell you what type of condition you are bowling on, this is the ball for you. The hybrid cover with the proven Cell core is right on the money. This combination of cover and core are perfect together. Seriously.

I am one of the biggest Storm fans. However, Storm does not have a ball in their arsenal that is as complete of a ball as the Rogue Cell. The Rogue reads the midlane as smoothly as any ball that I have ever seen. It is so smooth down the lane. When it hits that backend, it is agressive off of the spot, but not violent like some of the pieces from RotoGrip or Storm. The backend of the Rogue is strong, yet controlled. The Rogue also hits the pocket very hard. The hit is strong and continuous.

One of the main positive aspects of the Rogue is that it simply ignores the front part of the lane. Whether out of box or with polish the Rogue clears the fronts very well. It gets through the heads with ease and then starts to read the midlane.

Now, on the other hand, the Rogue is not a hook monster. There are other balls on the market that will out hook the Rogue. However, I will say that the backend of the Rogue is arguably one of the best on the market today. And folks, that it where it counts.

The Rogue does not like a heavily oiled lane unless there is a few dry boards at the back of the pattern. Overall, it handles carrydown very well and will generally continue on to the pocket regardless of condition. It really shows its true strengths on a medium heavy to medium condition. You can use this ball all day as long as you have some oil. As for the dry lanes, put it back in your bag. This is not a dry lanes ball.

In closing, in my opinion, RotoGrip has produced what is arguably one of the best balls on the market. The Rogue has to be the most versatile ball out right now. You can use it on most conditions as long as you have some oil. It is very driller friendly, and the cover/core combination is absolutely fantastic. From what I have seen from the two other Cell balls, the Rogue is the more versatile of the line. It can be used on more conditions and it is just as strong, if not stronger, than the other two balls.

I will be purchasing more RotoGrip balls, however, it will only be more Rogue Cells. LOL! Great job, RotoGrip.

Peace!

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League Average:
229
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
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Based on the early reviews, even before the Rogue was being shipped to the Pro Shops, it appears Hank & the Boys at Roto Grip has another ball in the running for Ball of the Year 2009...Being a 71 year old LH Stroker, my 1st Rogue layout has the 3 inch pin below the ring finger & CG one inch out with X-hole. With hand behind ball it gets down the lane with a smooth flip at the break point with hard hitting carry...As others have said, not a dry lane league ball. I found this out in 1st league warm up. I had to move to far right & even though I could get ball back to pocket, I left 6-7 pins in a row, so back in the bag and out came the Cell Pearl..My 2nd league at a diff. house has a longer & wider oil pattern. I could go 10 to 5 board staying behind ball shot 268-258-742 in 1st league outing..A week later in a Open Tournament on USBC pattern I could go straight up 5-7 with a strong back-end & super carry..In the 6 game qual. changing lanes, had high games of 268-258-248.... Last Sunday 3/15 in another tournament, had a 300 middle game in 3 game qual. and a 279 in the 1 game semies.. Since I'm retired & spend 6-7 months in Az. & the balance in Fremont, Mi. for the summer, I have bowling ties there. My Grand Daughters & two sons all use Roto Grip balls(what else).....Son Mike, a Right Hander wanted a Rogue for Vegas next month..He had it drilled about 10 days ago..Last Tues. 3/17..he shot 268-204-269-744. Two nights later 3/19, he had his 1st 800...226-289-300-815.. He can't wait for Vegas....Wait, there's more... In the same league on 3/19, at Fremont Lanes, Tom Margo, owner of Toms Pro Shop had his 2nd 300 with his Rogue Cell..His 1st was the week before in his 1st game out of the box. A special Thanks to Roto Grip for all they do for the Senior High-Roller Tournaments..... Larry Hoffman, Roto Grip Advisory Staff....

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PAP:
5 1/4 Over
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Ball specs – 15 lbs 3 oz, 3.34 top weight, 3 inch pin.

The Rogue Cell was punched using the dual angle layout method, 4.5” pin X 58 degree drill angle X 35 degree VAL angle. This put the pin just above and slightly right of the ring finger. The mass bias (RG) is about 2 inches right of the thumb. The CG is about one inch right of being inline. An X-hole was needed due to the CG position and was placed in the P2 position using the gradient line method. The finish was left OOB at 4000 abralon.

I compared the Rogue with the original “Ball of the Year” Cell and the Pearl Cell. The Rogue provides a different ball motion that is a great compliment. The Rogue provides just a fraction more length than the original but the backend is 5 to 7 boards stronger. I believe part of this is due to the layout differences and balance hole between the two (please refer to my Cell review on BallReviews.com) and the new cover stock formula, which is very strong. When compared with the Pearl Cell with a similar layout (minus the balance hole), the Rogue starts up sooner than the Pearl Cell but does not quite match the backend of the Pearl. However, let me say again that the Rogue is very strong off the friction. The Rogue Cell provides the same explosive hit and carry bowlers have come to expect from the Cell line up. The Rogue is another great addition to the pioneering CELL product line which continues to be offered at a great price point.

John Brodersen


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I wanted to wait a while before I posted my review on the Rogue Cell so I could give it an accurate review and the wait was worth it. The original Cell has been my favorite Roto Grip ball to date, but in a short period of time the Rogue Cell has taken over. Last weekend I won the Colorado Springs Masters using the Rogue Cell and had the best ball reaction out of everybody. We bowled on the Shark Pattern and I had three of the four highest sets during match play including sets of 655, 730, and 697. I was beating people by an average of 100 pins per game and it was truly due in part to the Rogue Cell. In fact, if I didn't have the Rogue Cell in my bag that weekend I don't think I would have won the tournament. The layout I used had the pin below the fingers. I also have another Rogue Cell that I've been throwing very well where I have the pin kicked out where my axis is. I've only been able to throw the ball a little bit on house conditions because quite honestly it is too much ball for your typical house pattern. When it comes to sport and PBA patterns the Rogue Cell is a must for any bowler’s arsenal. It will give you a distinct advantage over the other competitors because the strong but smooth reaction the Rogue delivers is unlike anything I have ever experienced before.
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Mike Keily - Roto Grip Amateur Staff

ROTO GRIP - King Of Them All!


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5\"x4\" w/ a 3\" pin buffer.

For me it ended up being a pin over ring, with mb in a stacked position.

Initial impressions: Pretty!!! I thought from the info that this ball was going to fit pretty nicely between the cell and cell pearl. I wanted to see the ball get a little longer than the cell, but not quite as long as the pearl.

Decided to go with a little weaker drilling to get the look I was after.

Ball motion is exactly what I expected on the THS. I get about 2 feet less length than the pearl, and gets through the heads a little cleaner than the cell does for me.

As far as the strength of the ball it is easily 5-7 boards stronger than my pearl, but potentially could be alot stronger if drilled to do so....

Hopefully this helps, and check out my video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-mnWn3itaE

Thanks,
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James McCarter
Co-Owner/Operator
The Bowlers Solution INC
Roto Grip Amateur Staff

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League Average:
225
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
They just keep gettin better. What the original Cell may lack in angle the Rogue makes up for it. What the Cell Pearl lacked in ability to handle heavier oil, the Rogue makes up for it. Every ball has its place in our order is what we are told and this one has been able to take just about every spot in my bag. The only regret with this one so far is that I don't have more than two but that can problem is easily solved.



I have used both of the ones I have drilled up on 3 different lane surfaces and haven't put them down since I got them. I am a medium rev with medium speed player who enjoys playing different parts of the lane whenever possible. I map out all of my equipment using the Dual Angle Layout technique and the first one is drilled with a 65 degree initial angle and 4.75" ping distance and 45 degree VAL angle, and a weight hole in the lower thumb quadrant strong middlane roll position. Box surface on this one with a slight glaze. Very clean through the front with very agressive arc at the end of the pattern. The more I let the ball do what it wants to do(which is HOOOOOOOKKKK!!!!) the better it reacts. I have not had a problem with this ball recovering off of the break point even on a very deep inside line.

The second Rogue I have drilled up is 80 degree initial angle and 6.25" pin to PAP distance with a 60 degree VAL angle, Weight hole below thumb adjacent thumb line. This ball was drilled Specifically for the Cheetah pattern and houses with lots of friction to the outside. Again clean through the front half with a strong controlled arc on the back end part of the lane and what a monster when it hits. Example: I know my ball speed was up and I know what the machines look like out back but I threw a pin over the middle and onto the pin deck of the lane next to me. Could have been a coincedence and a pin just fell out of the other rack but the timing was too perfect. I should have asked the mechanic to count them but didn't. All I gotta say is wow.

In my opinion the best high end performance ball on the market.

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League Average:
214
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
My Cell Rogue is drilled with the pin under the fingers. The layout is 4” pin from PAP and 2 1/2” Mass Bias from PAP. There is an extra hole on the PAP.

The Rogue reacted as expected. This ball has a more angular move to the pocket than the Cell and starts in the mid lane sooner than the Cell Pearl. The hitting power and the backend reaction are as expected strong and continuous. Because of my slower ball speed, I will need some head oil so the ball doesn't burn up its energy too early.

I like the versatility of this offering. I was able to score equally as well when playing on a 36’ condition and swinging the ball or on a 42’ shot and going directly down the oil line.

Mike Johnston
Rotogrip staff


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Hi Im jeff this ball rogue cell is great I love it a lot Ive had 3-300 games and 1-800 series and 2-299 games and avging 235 I want to thank you so much for increaseing my avg and my series as well this is the best ball I had ever throw in my 47 years of bowling avg speed is 16 miles and hour and yes Im left handed I stand even with the gutter on the right and throw out to the first arrow on the left and it snapes hard in to the pocket for a strike thank you again so much jeff.
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Can you say Continuous Motion? This ball doesn't just roll out like most heavy oil balls do. This ball will start reacting mid-lane all the way to the 1-3 pocket. This ball isn't skid snap, it is very smooth and controlled hook. This ball is great for medium-oily lanes. Storm and Roto Grip is definitely one of the best selling balls out there. The Virtual Energy and Rogue Cell are the prime bowling balls from the company. Good Job Roto Grip!!!
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League Average:
150
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
Bought the Rogue Cell a couple weeks ago. My pro shop set me up with a stacked layout for the house's medium/dry lane conditions. I had been averaging 150 untill I got my Rogue. Since using this ball I haven't been under 175 and last night I bowled a 270. You can definitley play this ball wrong, but when you play it right you can really blow the pins up. I don't roll a very fast ball, but once I slowed my speed down to match the lane conditions the Rogue hit hard off the break and the pins didn't stand a chance. Definitely my favorite ball.
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League Average:
180
Ball Speed:
Medium
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
bowled with my new rogue last monday and it performed well hitting the pocket almost every time. will give it another try tonight, but very happy with its performance so far. Thanks!
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League Average:
210
PAP:
53/4 over , 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Great ball !!!
Just what I was looking for.

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This ball is amazing. I had been eyeing it up for a while and it being on sale sold it to me. I wanted a ball that was more aggresive cause I don't have much rev on my ball. I got it drilled to hook at the end and is everything i thought it would be and then some. I love roto grip products.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 3/4 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
The Hybrid reactive coverstock allows bowlers of all styles to play their favorite part of the lane. Can you say Continuous Motion? This ball doesn't just roll out like most heavy oil balls do. This ball will start reacting mid-lane all the way to the 1-3 pocket. This ball isn't skid snap, it is very smooth and controlled hook. A great ball for medium-oily lanes.
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When I received my bowling ball, I was amazed at how fast the delivery was. But I am more impressed by the way the bowl reacted, when I practiced on it. It was exactly what I expected and then some. Great Bowling Ball and Great Service! Thank You Very Much!
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
What I was looking for in this ball was a ball with more surface to get through the heavy oil and compliment the reaction my Nomad Pearl. I drilled this ball up with the 5x3 layout which we were thinking would give me a close reaction to the Nomad Pearl that I absolutely love.
I got exactly what I wanted in this ball, a stronger ball with a similar reaction to the Nomad Pearl just in the heavy oil. I took this ball down to the Va Youth State Tournament and took control of the lanes after not bowling competitively for over a year.
I always loved the cell line but never had a ball, and since I was going with Roto Grip I knew that needed to change, so the choice of the Rogue Cell was perfect for getting a ball with surface and was strong through oil.

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I have two of these for myself, bought this one for my daughter and she loves it. Shined it up a little and it destroys the pocket, one of the best balls out there. Drilled it with a leverage drilling and it just hooks.
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League Average:
202
PAP:
4"
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
189
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Good ball, sets nice on lane, had a 300 with it. Move hard into the pins, throw 9 to 13 carries all the way. Rams through the head pin blows he pins to the back. As power, I own most of he cell series and a few of the Strom's. great ball.
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As a collegiate bowler (Wright St.), I absolutely love the Rogue Cell. Although this is a very aggressive/reactive ball, it is very controllable on the back-end.

My teammates and I love throwing this ball on oily conditions. However, it can be thrown on multiple oil patterns. The Rogue Cell can be extremely versatile by altering the surface just a little bit.

My ball is drilled pin up to give a little length. It has nice length, but a very strong back-end and finish on longer oil patterns. I would reccomend this ball for anyone who needs an aggressive ball.

Ryan Dobie
Collegiate Bowler, Wright State University

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I use this ball for longer patterns. I absolutely love it and can always rely on it. It rolls smoothly through the heads and towards the end snaps back when you least expect it.
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Average-203 and 195 (different houses)
Ball Speed-17
High Rev

This ball is amazing. I have mine drilled with the pin above the bridge. It is very predictable and hits like a truck! I have the cell pearl and the mutant cell as well, but this is the ball i have been using the most. Last night i used my cell pearl and couldnt get the reaction i wanted so i switched to the Rogue for game 1. I shot my first 300 last night and used the Rogue. This ball is about 8 Boards stronger then the cell pearl. If your looking for a predictable ball that is reliable on medium and heavy oil this ball is the one! Roto makes the best balls on the market no doubt!

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League Average:
205
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
180
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I purchused this ball a couple months back and it is still my go to ball it has a nice smooth down lane reaction and a strong backend an i love it. youll like this ball
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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ball review for Rogue Cell #4:
Layout: 50 x 2 1/2 x 40
PAP: 3 5/8 right and 1/16 up
Surface for ball test 4000 and hand polished
Weight hole: on axis
I expected to see the ball hold back and have an over/under look on 41ft THS, but to my surprise, I was real smooth from the front to the mid lane and a little energy kick in the back end. With this ball, I was able to play a tighter line in side. I tried it on fresh and it held quite well, and used it on some heavier play lanes. It worked great on both fresh and heavy used lanes. I hope this information provides a better in site into the versatility of this bowing ball.

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League Average:
235
PAP:
6 1/4 over
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Monday night I bowled league at mockingbird lanes. In my bag I have a Rogue Cell, Pearl Cell and a Nomad Pearl.

The first game I used the Rogue Cell and shot 257.
The second game I used the Pearl Cell and shot 245 with a split open in the 10th(Threw it bad).
The third game I switched to the Nomad Pearl and shot 249.

Roto Grip has such a great arsenal of equipment!

The Rogue helped me set up good fall back and when it carried down (it being the oil pattern) I switched to the Pearl Cell to still give me a smooth roll but even better reaction off the fall back area(The Backend). Then by the third game when I needed more length and a strong hit to the pocket I started using the Nomad Pearl.

From the Cell series of balls to the Nomad series of balls you can't go wrong with any of them being in your arsenal!

Go Roto Grip!!!!!

Andrew "AJ" Jensen
Roto Grip Staff

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I am a student at Monmouth University that participates in the bowling club. Ever since I got the Rogue Cell, my score at practice and at tournaments has improved greatly. I don't remember exactly what the drill pattern or the pin placement was. Before I got the Rouge Cell, my greatest problem has been ball reaction. I always needed a ball that can react to lanes that have a heavy oil pattern. The Rouge Cell is the ball that can accomplish that. Rotogrip has done a fine job creating a bowling ball that can allow someone with a low rev rate to be able to hit the pocket.
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Terrific ball for mid and heavy oil. Gets my strike percentage over 50%. After 6 sets, I've thrown my second 700+ set. 8 bagger in first game, dutch 200 in second (for some strange reason I thought the left lane was playing drier - moved right when I should not have), all strikes on the right with double in tenth, 9 strikes in 3rd game 240 209 257. We won with a blind against a full team and my two team mates bowled BELOW their averages. Who says, you can't be a one man team. With the cell Rogue you can !

This ball makes you feel like you are over powering the pins on every shot. It even makes you feel like you know what your doing. Close to the pocket hits and brooklyn carries are much better than most other balls. For once I feel like I have the best ball in the house, better than the furys, and twisted furys, and black widows.

Never had a 300 but with this ball, you believe it's inevitable.

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Let me just say, DANG! This ball is amazing! In medium to heavy oil conditions. I am a recent convert to Roto Grip, i heard great things about the Cell line, and this is my favorite. Beautiful color and wonderful pin carry. The amazing part is, this ball never loses its energy. Most high reactive balls would roll out by midlane, but this continues until it hits the pocket. I highly suggest it to anyone who is an experienced bowler.
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PAP:
5 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I picked this ball up the day it came out, and it is everything I had hoped for and more. When the shot is fresh, it skids through, and plows the pins like a road truck during winter.

My layout was a basic 4.5x3.5 with a 3.5 pin buffer. It put the pin under my ring finger, the cg out 45 degrees. Even if you are too drunk to drive, the ball never forgets how!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4over 1 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I shot 300,279 and 225 804 series of the box!!!!

4.5 x 4 layout..pap: 4over 1 1/4up.

i get a smooth midlane roll with controllable backend strong and hard pack finishing thru the pocket

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League Average:
190
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Well, it's close but no cigar. The Rogue Cell is a HUGE step forward for Roto-Grip, but still is not the "leap" I was expecting. With all the hype around this ball, I feel it could've been improved on a little more

First off, this ball comes Out Of Box (OOB) at 4000 grit abralon... Maybe not the best choice. Personally, I feel it rolls better at a 2000 or 2000 polished finish which allows the ball to have more of an identity going down the lane. Sometimes with the 4000 you get a lot of hook-stop and ometimes you feel that it wants to read at the "first sign of contact" but keeps traveling down the lane before making a (Sometimes VERY) late move to the pocket, leaving you with a very unwanted over/under reaction.

Aside from the minor surface issues I feel the ball has, you can definitely tell that this ball wants to and will hook on the right lane condition, and when it does find the hole it's gonna carry the rack 9 times out of 10.

As stated before, I think it's a big step forward, but not quite worth all the hype that surrounded it.

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PAP:
5 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
A great follow up to the original. I have a 4 inch PAP, and drilled this ball 4.5 by 3.5, with a 3.5 inch pin buffer. The ball is very aggressive, and will definitely replace the original cell, and augment your cell pearl nicely.

Add a mars, and cell pearl, and you have a lineup you can't go wrong with.

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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
I was very disappointed in this Rogue Cell after throwing the Cell Pearl. I decided to go with a stronger layout than my Cell Pearl so i drilled the Pin below the fingers with the CG kicked out and the ball wanted to do nothing but role out and loose have of its energy before it got 40ft down the lane. After i put some polish on the ball, it held a little more of its energy but i sadly resort to this ball if the lanes burn up, instead of the lanes be soaked with oil. I hope the next ball heavy oil ball that Roto Grip comes out with will be a little better than the Rogue Cell
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League Average:
190
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I personally have around 25 balls and of all of them The Roto Grip Rogue Cell is my favorite. I was able to increase my average around 10 pins because of its consistency. It was a great ball for me when the lane has fresh oil and consistenly gave me good results. I have fallen in love with Roto Grip because of it and have bought several balls.
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League Average:
224
PAP:
4-7/8"> X 3/4" ^
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled another Rogue except with this ball I wanted to get the ball further down lane on more medium conditions! I layout this one out with the pin above my ring finger and the mb/rg just right of the thumb slug edge. I applied a light coat of polish and this ball is very clean thru the heads and doesn\\\\\\'t read the mids as early, but the best results in at the break point! Big finish with a energy left to kill the pins! This is my homerun ball when the lanes are playing a squirrelly and when you get lined up, you can stay lined up all night!
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PAP:
5 1/2 over 5/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
AWESOME! What else can you say about this ball? I use it on heavy oil and medium oil lanes and this ball just knocks them down. I started off with the MARS ball and now added the ROUGE CELL to my collection. ROTO GRIP rocks!
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League Average:
185
PAP:
4"
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
175
This ball rocks! I just started Bowling 5 months ago. I started out with a Storm Street Rod averaging about 155. In the last 5 weeks since i bought this, My average is up to a 180. Also after fooling around with the finish and trying things I settled on a balance hole that works for me and my pap. Also a finish of 600 grit for a few second on each side, then 100 abralon for 2 minutes on each side. The 1000 allows me to get the ball down the lane through the mids, and the 600 allows it to grip being nice and angular.



I am a med. speed, med revs player at the present time with a balance hole on my VAL 1 spot below my pap to add finger wieght. My pro shop also removed my index finger grip and drilled 1/2" with a smaller bit pitched towards my track/thumb side also to add more finger weight. It is legal.



I did that last week and my second set i threw yesterday i bowled over 600 for the first time, 197, 211, 223. A 210 average 634 set!!!!





This ball rocks. Keep experimenting. This ball is so very versatile. Roto Grip is the King of them all!!!

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League Average:
225
PAP:
3 7/8 7/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
my rogue drilled pin above middle finger about 6 inchs from my pap and cg about two inchs below my middle finger and mas bias about 1 inch right of my thumb hole.Cause of my pap being alot lower (3-1/2 ) this layout still gives me great read threw the midlane and alot a motion in the backend.On those longer patterns,even when the lanes start to carry down.Rogue cell would be a great ball in anybowlers bag,so belive me if you like the first two cells wait till you get your hands on the rouge who will not be dissapointed trust me.
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This ball is the best I Am getting a second rogue cell so one can be polished and the other one can be sanded. it reacts like no other BAM!!!!!!!!!!
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League Average:
177
PAP:
5 over 1/2
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
162
My coach has recommended me to try a varied amount of balls. As an incoming high school bowler, this ball was definitely the best one out of the ones I tried out. All the demo balls are exactly drilled the same way and location wise w/ removable thumb slugs, and adjustable fingertips. This ball had the most forgiveness out of all of them. I missed my mark as bad as 6 boards one time and still hit the pocket. Great ball.
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I got this ball about 3 weeks ago. After having it drilled i practiced with this ball and well highest game i shot was a 167. I usually avg 150. The following week and after figuring out the way the ball reacts shot a 546 set. This ball takes alot of getting use to and when it breaks its awesome.This past week shot my highest set 609.The rogue cell is a must to have. I also found that this ball rolls consistant even when the oil breaks down. Overall buy it and enjoy!!!!!!
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League Average:
243
PAP:
4 3/4" Over 3/4" Up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
4 1/2 x 3 1/2 (Pin above ring finger with the MB two 1.5 inches out from thumb). There is a 3/4 inch balance hole, 2 inches deep, on the axis.

The Motion:

This ball is very smooth. It reads the transition in wet dry very evenly. With the pin being a little higher, it gets through the heads and goes a little further before the initial reaction starts up. Going through the pin deck it really makes the pins dance around. Lighter pocket hits seem to be the best for the Rogue because of its overall continuation.

The reaction was a little too strong up front with the box finish on a THS, so a coat of Factory Finish polish was applied. This made the ball glide through the heads even further. It still grabbed sooner and was not as sharp off the break as the Cell Pearl, with a similar layout. This ball starts its move a few feet sooner than the pearl, and has a smoother overall motion. The combination of the Pearl and Solid coverstock really puts a perfect fit to compliment the Cell and Cell pearl.

This ball reads great in the midlane on the PBA Viper. It is easy to play a tight shim around the track area with this ball and creating room to the right because of its great recovery. If you are looking for a aggressive smooth piece to put in your lineup, the Rogue is exactly what you are looking for.

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Mason Sherman
Roto Grip Regional Staff
Vise Regional Staff

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PAP:
5.5
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
202
Rogue Cell #1
I put the pin up @ 4 ½ from my pap with the mb next to my thumb. The balance hole was placed on my val on the midline of the grip.
My intent with this Rogue was to have a ball with which I could really open up the lane. WOW does it ever! I have a Cell Solid with the same layout and It sometimes is a bit too even off of the breakpoint.

The Rogue Cell’s cover is the strongest match for the Nucleus core yet. The hybrid cover seems to bring out the strongest aspects of the core. You can really see the differential working as the ball goes through motion. Where other strong drilled asymmetric balls have a tendency to stand up in the backend this just keeps on driving.

Surface changes: After using the ball in box condition I took the cover down to 2000 abralon to take some of the sharpness off of the break point. It worked as expected while still keeping up the continuation through the pins. I used this ball during my 7am singles at the USBC Open shooting 636 and doubling up on my brackets. $$$

Rogue Cell #2
I wanted to try something different so I laid the ball out pin down @ 6 inches from my pap with a strong drill angle. Mb was placed between my thumb hole and my val. I placed the balance hole low on my val.

What I got was a medium strong midlane read with even continuation off of the spot. I was struggling on the PBAX Earl pattern until I drilled this ball. The final three weeks of the Earl pattern I averaged over 225.

My favorite part of the Rogue Cell is the pin action. I really enjoy watching the pins fly around the deck with reckless abandon.

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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
Rogue Cell: The Perfect Fit

The Original Cell might be the best ball I have ever owned. Usually the more aggressive a ball is, the less forgiving it is.The Cell hooks, and it hits, but it still seems to find the pocket I when I have the occasional bad release. The nature of the ball is to be more even arcing and it does need oil to clear the heads

If there is not enough head oil or you need a ball to cover a lot of boards late then the Cell Pearl is the ball to go to. It gets through the heads cleaner and hooks like crazy on the back end. I find the Cell Pearl a bit more condition specific and not as forgiving as the Cell. It hooks alot harder on dry boards and can squirt a bit on carry down.

That's where the Rogue Cell comes in handy. It gets through the heads cleaner than the Cell and has a more angular motion like the Pearl, but isn't effected as much by carry down. It has a strong back end without the over/under you can get from the Pearl.

With the Cell, the Cell Pearl and now the Rogue Cell, Roto Grip has come up with three balls that compliment each other perfectly.

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My bowling stats:
PAP: 5.75” Over .25” Up
Average Speed: 18.5 MPH
RPM’s: 400+

Ball(s) Stats:
“Continuous” Rouge Cell
(Layed Out Using Roto-Grips “4x3” in their drilling chart)
Weight Hole: On PAP
Personal Favorite Surface Condition: OOB

“Trick Layout” Rouge Cell
Pin Location: 6\" from PAP WAY ABOVE Ring Finger
Mass Bias Location: 45 Degrees (Above and Right of Thumb)
Weight Hole: 3.5\" Over 1\" Up
Personal Favorite Surface Condition: Highly Polished or White Scotch Brite

Review:

Conditions I Would Consider Using The Ball On:
Heavy or Medium/Heavy Patterns
Heavy or Medium/Heavy Volumed Patterns
Clean To Slightly Carried Down Backends
Heavy Volumed House Shots

For me, the Rogue Cell is a completely different ball than any other ball that I have thrown. As an aggressive ball, it is very coverstock tunable and layout friendly. However, because of its aggressiveness it can be deceiving. With everything being equal, the Rouge Cell is the most aggressive of all the Cells, however I have found on several different patterns (besides heavy/long patterns) that either the Cell Pearl or original Cell will actually out hook the Rogue Cell based on early and undetectable energy burn. Sometimes this can be a good thing though, as it gives you more control over the break point...... Like the other Cells, this ball is very continuous, even if it runs into early burn. I cant think of one time where any of my Cells have ever flat out rolled out.

“Continuous” Rouge Cell

This is the most continuous and most hooking ball I have ever punched out. It just plain hooks. With this ball it reminds me of a urethane ball on steroids, without the super early burn (as long as you have head oil). I tried polishing it and used it on a few patterns, but it seemed to really overlap my original Cell so I returned it to OOB condition and am able to use it on longer/heavier patterns without having to worry about it skipping through the breakpoint. However, on longer patterns with medium volume I found the original Cell in OOB condition to be a better match up. Bottom line is this: If you already have an original Cell and you are looking to get a Rouge Cell, don't be afraid to drill one up similar and tweak the coverstock so they compliment each other and you wont be shut out on any condition.

“Trick Layout” Rouge Cell
Again, this is named after the Tommy Jones layout. I find this layout extremely versatile for higher rev players. Comparing this ball to the others in the Cell line, I find it to kind of a blend of the two. With the high gloss polish that I applied to it, it clears the heads like the Cell Pearl, but the cover helps smooth the reaction out close to the original Cell. On average (and depending on the condition), this ball is about 3-5 boards stronger than the original Cell and 3-5' sooner than the Cell Pearl.

My bottom line is this. This ball is strong. REALLY strong. If you are not using the right layout or using it on the right condition, it probably wont work and one of the other Cells will probably work better. BUT when the stars align and you match up with this very tunable and versatile beast .... LOOK OUT!!

Conditions that I would not consider using these balls on:
Short Pattern
Low Volume Patterns
Beat Up Synthetic/Wood Lanes (High and early friction)

Roto-Grip Balls Up or Down:
Ball Up In Reaction: Stronger/Earlier Drilled Rouge Cell or a Late 90s/Early 2000's Particle Ball
Ball Down In Reaction: Cell or Cell Pearl

Thank you for your time in reading this review. I hope that you have found it to be helpful.

Thanks!

Mat Henning
Roto-Grip Staffer
Champions Bowling Services

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League Average:
216
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I have never bowled a 300 game in a sanctioned league before. However, I bowled with this ball for 12 games and on 5/10/09 I bowled my second ever 300 with this ball. I have Rogue Cell drilled with the pin to the top right of my ring finger and the cg right below it towards my thumb hole. I it designed to pick up an early roll with a strong continuation through the pins. The carry has been excellent with this layout. I normally play an out to in stroke while throwing over the second arrow. I carry a 211 league average and I play with the heavy hitters of my league on Sunday mornings for money. When I bowled my first 300 game with the Virtual Gravity everyone in my league started buying one. My Pro Shop rep told me that thanks to me, everyone was buying the ball/ He said he couldn't keep enough of them in stock. Then I bought the Rogue Cell because I wanted something that would go a little longer than the VG, but would give me strong continuation through the pins. I decided to go with the Rogue Cell because the hybrid coverstock would allow me to go a little longer with the same layout, but with a different look. Well, it didn't disappoint and after bowling my second 300 game with the Rogue Cell, now everyone is asking the my Pro Shop rep about getting a Rogue Cell. Its kinda nice to be the "King" of Sunday mornings with those guys because we do play for money and I have taken them to the bank on more than a few occasions.
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Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
It was extremely CLEAN threw the heads, as it entered the MIDS, The Rogue picked up a STRONG roll, that created an AWESOME CONTINOUS roll to the pocket. I then tried adding some Polish(Storm Step 3) and this ball gave me another 3-4 ft. with the SAME motion and hitting POWER. I also have no problem getting this ball to cover boards(if needed).
The Rogue CELL definetely completed the Crown Line: Cell (Early)- Rogue(Mid Lane) - Cell Pearl(Late/Backend).
When it comes to Hybrid, there is NO other company than ROTO GRIP!!

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League Average:
202
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
This ball does everything I wanted to and exceeds my expectations. It rolls early and hits hard on the back end. I shot 697 right out of the box 223, 248, 226. If not for a few missed spares trying to adjust to a ball I only threw 3 practice balls with I would have had an easy 700. This is my first Roto Grip ball and will definitely not be my last. I would recommend this ball to anyone that wants to add some hook to their game.

Brad
Commerce City, CO

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I HAVE A GREAT ARSENAL OF BOWLING BALLS. THIS IS MY SECOND MOST AGGRESSIVE BALL. MAN DOAS THIS BALL HIT HARD. I CAN PLAY STRAIT STANDING ON 15 OR I CAN PLAY INSIDE STANDING ON 30. THIS BALL COMES BACK LONG AS YOU HAVE ENOUGH OIL TO GET THE BALL IN THE FRICTION. THE BALL IS EASY TO READ. IF YOUR LINE GETS DRY, THE BALL WILL GRAB THE LANE. THAT MEANS TO ME MOVE LEFT FIND FRESH OIL. PLESE CLEAN THE BALL EVERYTIME YOU USE. THIS BALL SUCKS UP OIL. I CLEAN MINE WITH 2000 ABALON PAD. THEN GO BACK OVER IT WITH 4000 ABALON PADS. BE SURE YOU WET THE ABALON PADS BEFORE SANDING.
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My Rogue Cell is drilled with a 4 by 4 drilling with the mass bias in the strong postion. This ball really gets through the heads very clean while picking up a roll in the mid lane much like the original Cell with the back end motion of the Cell Pearl. Even on a broken down house shot I was able to move way in and the ball would still finish strong enough to carry the 10 pin. This ball has great carry from all angles of the lane. I have been able to use my Rogue on many different tournament shots and house shots and is a great ball to go to if you are using a cell and it starts to burn up and not make the corner. Overall this is a great ball and I recommend everyone to have one in their bag.

Jimmy Crews
Roto Grip Amateur Staff

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I average 190 on league, medium ball speed, Tweener to cranker depending on lane conditions. Right handed.

I purchased the Rogue Cell to give me more bite in the first couple of games while the oil was still fresh. Well I went with a 4 1/2 out from PAP and up 1/2. placed the pin just above the fingers. What I got from this drilling is a long skid flip and a strong left turn to the pocket. I stand at 33 and throw over the 3rd arrow and it carries out to the 6 to 8 board. Once this ball builds up friction and reads the lanes, it makes an insane left turn and hits the pocket with no remorse for the pins. I really like that this ball shatters the pins but does so a way that the pins do not fly up, but sends messangers in all directions. I left the factory grit polish and threw a 714 out of the box. The high game was a 263. I followed that up with a 215 and than moved left 2 more boards to stand on the 35 and hit my same mark and finished with a 236. I am very impressed with this ball. I cant wait till next week to crank it up, it will come back from the edge and rock the pocket.. Thanks ROTO GRIP I Love This BALL!!!

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League Average:
211
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
196
just got this drilled up. shot 3 on our dry house pattern. avg. 212. then we laid down the pattern for nationals and rolled 235. 226. 248. very predictable movement smooth arc. reads very well. i like this ball. its a good one to have in your bag. i think i might try putting a polish on it and see if that does anything.
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League Average:
199
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
First of all, This ball looks SWEET! I requested that bowlingball.com send me a very colorful ball. Which they did. Because i was not satisfied with the appearence of my orginal Cell.

After drilling my Rogue, I went and bowled for 2 hours on a THS. The Rouge had some insane hook. I could not control it at first. But after about an hour I started to get the hang of it. I could have easily switched to my Cell Pearl and actually get down 150 pins. Haha!

I think the Rougue Cell will be a great strong compliment to my Cell pearl (vice versa). I look forward to throwing my Rogue more. Roto Grip has another winner with me!

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Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I am a jr and I average 210. Medium speed and revs. All I have to say is WOW!!!!!! This ball hits like a beast. I am driving out corner pins like crazy. It seems like every time I hit the pocket I carry. But the ball does hook so if you don't have good speed BEWARE, but if you do this is the ball for you
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
I have my Rogue cell drilled pin above my ring finger with cg stacked and mb 1 in right of thumb. I have cell and the cell pearl also and the Rogue definetly carries and hits like the other two, hard and heavy.The more i throw it the more it impresses me.I used to throw just hammer stuff but ever since i threw the original cell i was hooked and the Rogue is definetly a welcome addition.
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League Average:
229
PAP:
4 1/2 , 3/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
I thought Roto Grip’s coloring of the Rogue Cell was kind of neat. The ball is supposed to be in between the Cell and the Cell Pearl in reaction. What’s cool is they made part of the Cell Rogue look like the Cell and the other part of it look like the Cell Pearl. It looks like the hybrid it is supposed to be!

Not only does the ball look like a cross of the two, it also fits in between the two in the reaction. It gets through the heads easier than my Cell but not near as long as the Pearl, picks up a good, heavy mid-lane roll like the Cell, then finishes on the back end in between the two (it is much smoother on the back-end than the Pearl but finishes harder than my Cell).

On house shots the ball has been awesome. Last night in league, I shot 733 with two awful shots that left splits. It took me about five frames to get lined up the first game but after that I only lost three hits. One was a swishing 10 (probably a bad rack), a six pin as the shot broke down, and a weak 7 on a weak shot. Every other shot in the pocket struck. The ball really reacts good in the oil as I am able to move further inside the oil line than usual and avoid the overreacting dry.

I also used the ball in a six gamer on a house shot a couple of weeks ago. Since it was a new ball, I tried throwing other stuff first (I always like throwing new stuff but get in trouble with them). I dug myself a deep hole after three games with the old stuff, switched to the Cell Rogue and shot 300, 24+ and 23+ to win a high game and place in other side pots. Should have switched earlier!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
My stats are PAP 41/2 over and 1/4 up average to slower ball speed with a 325 rev rate. I am right handed

Drilled two of these balls and they are as good as advertised. One of them is drilled with the pin 5" from the PAP which puts the pin under my middle finger. I have used in this ball on the Kegel pattern Highway to hell and it was a pefect fit between my Pro Pin Cell (which is at 2000 finish) and The Cell Pearl. The other Rogue is drilled with a 6" pin above my middle finger this ball is in box with storm polish and this ball goes about another foot down lane and has more backend that the first Rogue. This ball will be able to be used on many different patterns but keep in mind that is NOT for drier lanes.

Ed Riffle
Roto Grip Staff

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League Average:
230
PAP:
not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Out of the box this ball is very aggressive and is good for heavier oiled lanes. I did not have much success with this ball on a typical house shot. Once I got this ball onto a sport style oil pattern this ball came to life and gave me a very good reaction that is controllable. This ball has a good mid-lane reaction and a very strong aggressive and angular back reaction. This ball for sure crushes pins! It has a good consist reaction and the ball over all does not give an over/under reaction on whatever you are bowling on. It delivers all the anticipation that bowlers are looking for and it is a must have ball.

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BRANDON HARRIS

Amateur Roto Grip Staff


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SPECS: 3-4” pin 3.25oz top
DRILLING: 4x4 with 2”buffer, 1 1/8” hole on VAL 2” below PAP.
SURFACE: box finish
After drilling this beauty I was a little disappointed at first, all because there was not enough oil around here for this strong of drilling on the new Rogue. My recommendation is not to drill this ball with the pin closer then 5” Unless you bowl on an absolute flood.
THS- I really didn’t get the best read in league with this, starting league playing between 4-5 arrow just didn’t seem right, but I did it anyway. The reaction I got was the strongest mid-lane read I have seen yet from the Cell line, but just enough pop on the back for it to strike. I only got about 15 frames before I had to switch to my Pearl Cell it was starting to burn up so I figured I would switch before losing my set. The Cell Pearl matches up really well to the new Rogue.
USBC Open- I bowled a tournament that put this pattern down, it was 8 games across the house (24lanes). Since we were only bowling 1 game then moving to a new pair, each pair play different, because of the different play and lack of team break down strategy. The Rogue gave me the most consistent look even though each pair was different. On this pattern the ball work relatively good playing out, but as so as I had to migrate toward the middle of the lane it went too far before making its move. So as I had to move in I switch to my regular Cell (1000 abrolon) and was the magic guess (200 over for my last 3 games).
In closing I think the Rogue is my favorite Cell as of yet, it clears the heads like the pearl, but still reads the mids well with strong continuous back-end.If you have any further questions you can reach me a strike2win@hotmail.com
I will be drilling my second Rogue this week, and will give a Review of that after some play with it. Thanks!

Jacob Bedard
Roto Grip Staff

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League Average:
230
PAP:
4" by 1/4" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
This is hands down one of the best balls I have had in my hand. I have a 3.5x4 layout in a pretty much stacked position as the cg was kicked in. First 3 games out of the block with this thing was 300, 269, 269. I was originally concerned about how well it would finish once it grabbed, but was utterly surprised when the first 12 in a row never missed. Get yourself one of these.


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League Average:
241
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
217
My Axis is 5 5/8 right, ¼ up, my speed is average and I would consider myself with higher revs but more up the back. So not a cranker but not really straight either.
I drilled this ball very strong with the pin under my ring finger and MB in a strong position which put the CG positive and in the thumb weight quadrant. Then we put a hole just right of my thumb hole pitched away from thumb and brought the weight to 7/8 side and 0 finger, thumb.
This ball is very strong. I’ve used it on several patterns. On a drier house shot if I hit the dry too soon it wants to jump hard. However, if I kept it in the oil I could open the lane way up and keep moving left and it would always come back. On the oilier Kegal and PBA shots it works great because it is so strong. This is a great ball for oil or to just stand left and throw it out. It reads the mid lane very good and it continues on the back end very well. Only fault is it is not the ball for the driest of lanes. Leave those lanes for the Mars.

Ron Case - RotoGrip Staff

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The Rogue doesn’t listen to anyone or anything. It simply reacts strong and hits hard regardless of what the lanes or your competitors want. What a great addition to the Cell line-up. Clean through the fronts, great mid read and strong, angular backs. This ball doesn’t seem to care too much about carry down.
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Layout- 4.5” X 4.25” Pin Over and Right of Ring, Hole 5” straight out small/shallow

I have to say, I had high expectations for the Rogue Cell and amazingly this ball has surpassed them. I expected that what I had heard was true, that it would have a breakpoint shape and length between the 2 prior Cell balls with a little more overall reaction (at the very least on house patterns) than both, but this ball has opened up the lane for me like nothing else I have ever thrown. In my scratch league they lay out a very over/under pattern and pretty much nobody can get left on it because there is such a massive flood in the middle- but now I can. I’ve hardly lost a match play point in that league the few weeks I’ve thrown it. Quite frankly, it feels like cheating, much like the Cell did when it was new- but that much more. Furthermore, it wants to create an ideal ball reaction on every condition I’ve thrown it. If I back out of it I can still throw it on burnt heads and it still wants to clear the front, roll in the midlane, pop on the back and continue for the rack. There is not a better value on the market. Plus the ball looks dreamy too. From a pro shop perspective, this ball is gonna move too. I got two early from Roto Grip’s pre release program- one lasted 10 minutes and the other lasted an hour and a half. I didn’t even try to sell them. Bowlers walked in and just asked for it the second they saw it. It’ll be nice to have a shot in the arm from a bowling ball (in terms of performance and sales) in March. How often does that happen?

Jason Hoff
Area 300 Pro Shop

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League Average:
216
PAP:
5 3/16 over up 13/16
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Rogue Cell is a great complement to the solid Cell and Cell Pearl for patterns 39' and longer. I drilled mine using a 4 1/2" x 4, pin buffer 1 1/2-2", with a small hole on my axis. The Rogue gets about the same length down lane as the solid Cell with a little more back end movement. The Hybrid cover goes through the heads clean, and reacts smoothly and strongly off the break point on a 39' house shot. The strong hit of the Cell weight block keeps the pins low with excellent carry.

On the house shot, the Rogue sat nicely on the oil line and hit hard. When I sent it to the dry, early, the ball burned off a little, but did not over react off the breakpoint. This allows a little miss to the right without the ball crashing the nose for a split, but instead maybe leaving a 10 pin.

The Rogue hybrid cover at 4000 abralon gives a nice reaction out of the box. The Rogue will fit into anyone's arsenal as either a first ball or a go to ball. Add a Cell, and a Pearl Cell for a great 3 ball arsenal


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League Average:
225
PAP:
5 right
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
I have thrown the Rogue a few games now and it is amazing. I drilled it 5-1/4 x 3-1/2 x 2 with weight hole on my PAP (5 right). This ball had excellent recovery when pushed wide and sat nicely if not pulled too much. If my speed got a little slow the ball crossed over. I had to stand 4 boards left of my stronger drilled cell pearl and 5 boards left of my cell. The balls have similar reaction on the lane. The Rogue would start up a little sooner but had nice angular reaction. The Rogue cleared the heads without any issues and was very predictable. Roto Grip has another hit on their hands with this ball. I will update when I get back from nationals at the end of the month.


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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 3/4 X 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
15 lb. Dual Angle Drilling: 5” PAP Drill Angle 40 deg. VAL Angle 55 deg. Box Finish

Drill intention: Good read in the middle part of the lane with earlier hook, but continue through the pins.

I am playing more of the lane than I thought I would, but I love the ball and the drilling. League night puts down a decent amount of oil (modified house shot, lower scoring for best scratch league in the area), but it is no problem for the Rogue. Any shot close to the pocket is carrying for me, even shots I think are weak, still snaps out the 10 pin. I bowled a tournament over the weekend at a center that is known for bad carry. I started out with 277 – 258 to win the first 2 high games and rolled to lead qualifying. This ball is a fantastic compliment to the Cell and the Cell Pearl. This ball will be in my bag for a long time.


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I recently drilled the New Rogue Cell with the pin over. I left the coverstock as is.
It seems to be a blend of the Cell and the Cell Pearl. It gets through the midlane like the Cell Pearl but has the back-end reaction like the original Cell. I have only bowled about 4-5 games with it so far, but I have a feeling this is going to be the next BIG THING.
I will keep you all posted as to how it works on tournament patterns, etc. in the coming weeks.
Jeffrey Butler
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Roto-Grip Staff

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League Average:
225
PAP:
5" over
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The Rogue Cell rolls as advertised. You get the strong midlane roll like the Cell with a more defined breakpoint and backend motion similar to the Cell Pearl.



Ball is drilled 4 1/4 inch pin to pap and 4 3/4 inch MB to pap. I drilled the Rogue strong in preparation for USBC Nationals. I expect to see a good volume of oil and will count on the Rogue to give me the great read in the front part of the lane, with more friction on the backend. If you love your Cell and are looking for a little more pop on the backend, this is the ball to get.

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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 Rogue using the Dual Angle layout, the numbers are 50/5/35. This is a different layout from my original Cell, which has a layout of 50/5/70. These two balls compliment each other very well. The two balls seem to roll about the same in the mid-lane, but the Rogue gives me more recovery on the backend. I can line up with my original Cell, and I then need to move about 6 or so boards right (since I am left handed) with my feet and about 3 with my eyes to get the Rogue to the pocket.



Not only does this ball look great but it rolls great as well. Another great ball from Hank Boomershine and everyone at Roto Grip. Keep up the good work

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I drilled this ball with the pin over the ring finger 6-3 with a 2 inch pin buffer. It came with a two inch pin and 4 and 1/2 ounces of top weight. Had to drill the fingers to china to get the weight out and an extra hole in the finger quadrant 15/16 3 inches deep also to get the side weight down. But what a great reaction. This ball went through the heads clean and reacted with a hard arch in the back. On the house shot I bowl league on synthetic heads about 30 feet and wood the rest of the way. When I went wide with this ball it tried every time to turn the corner. If I tugged the ball slightly it held well went a little further then finished like a truck. It seemed to keep the pins low and just pushed them off the deck. This ball has gotten me excited about my game again. This is a great ball.




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