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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 01/12/2010 15:16 ( stars)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 1/8 right 1/8 up
 

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The Royal line of balls was never released in the US until now - The Realm offers a new look to an already awesome line-up.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 4 1/8"
Mass Bias Position - 3 1/4" from PAP on VAL (verticle axis line)
CG Placement - 3/4" left of center line
Balance Hole - none
Dual Angle Layout - 25 degrees x 4 1/8"x 40 degrees

Surface Preparation - 2000 grit Abralon and Xtra Shine

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
We decided to do a video of the Realm for numerous reasons. One being that this line of balls was never released in the US until we secured the remaining overseas inventory. The Royal line was going to be released early this year in the Roto Grip line but due to the success of the Cell line they decided to
hold off in the US.

Now we are able to bring you a ball that nobody else can get and bowlingball.com is the only source for it.

We also wanted to shoot a video using Pro CG balls to demonstrate some of the unique layouts that may need to be used but also that they still react great and can be very usable on many conditions.

As far as what we were looking for in this layout, not really sure. On my Realm Pro CG I took what would be considered a really odd pro cg layout. When I say that I mean the cg was kicked well left of the pin/mass bias line.
In the past we have had many customers who received a ball like this and said their ball drillers were unsure of what to do with it. I thought lets take one of these and show them what the ball can do.

We are expecting this layout to produce a lot of heavy roll with a good amount of movement. The Realm comes out of the box at 2000 grit Abralon so we also added some Xtra Shine to the cover to help get the ball through the heads a little cleaner. Based on the pin to PAP length and the placement of the mass bias we just wanted to be sure the ball stored enough energy for the backend.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Wow, this ball impressed me on two levels. One the amount of ball reaction I got from this ball was ridiculous. Roto Grip has had great ball motions throughout the Cell line of balls but you can tell that this ball was
intended to be one level up from those. The ball reacted a ton on the THS we tested it on.

The other thing that really impressed me was how good the ball reacted with the Pro CG layout we used on it. We know that cg placement only has static weight meaning but even with the cg left and the mass bias out on my
VAL the ball reacted great.

After a few shots getting a feel for the reaction I saw nothing but hook. The ball cleared the heads pretty clean, I think without the addition of the Xtra Shine it may have rolled a little early on the shot. As the ball transitioned into the middle part of the lane it revved up stronger then any other ball I have tested recently. It held pretty good as it got to the backend where it still had energy to continue through the pins strong.

Overall this is a great addition to the Roto line and I think it compliments the Cell line as well as the other balls currently in their lineup. Keep in mind that you can only get your Realm from bowlingball.com.

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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: Brian Halstrom 01/20/2010 11:13 ( stars)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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

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Brian Halstrom Roto Grip Realm Bowling Ball



The Royalâ„¢ line of equipment from Roto Grip sets the standard higher than any other line in bowling.

Pin to PAP(4 1/2" over 1/2" up) - 4 7/8"
Mass Bias Position - 2 1/4" from PAP
CG to PAP - 6 1/8"
Balance Hole - None

Surface Preparation - Left at Box Finish

What I Was Looking For In This Layout: With Pro CG bowling balls, you can really use some unique layouts. With this layout I was expecting the ball to start up early and provide a strong arcing motion at the breakpoint. With as aggressive as the Realm is, I was curious to see how the coverstock would come into play on a fresh shot.

What I Ended Up With In This Ball Layout: The Realm was an absolute hooking machine on the THS we tested it on. Compared to the other bowlers I was testing this ball with, I left my surface out of the box while they polished their's up. They were able to use their's longer through testing as my balls rougher coverstock was too aggressive. For higher rev rate players, this is a great ball for very oily lanes. For league use, I would recommend smoothing the surface out or adding a little polish.

For the time I was able to throw the Realm, it reacted amazing for me, far better than what I had anticipated. Many people ask why the ball is laid out this way with the CG so far left. The static weight has very little to do with the ball reaction, and if you watch our video review, you will easily see what I am talking about.

On the fresh, I was able to stand around 40 with my feet and get the ball out to around the 8th board. Off the breakpoint, the Realm gave me a strong arc to the pocket. With the out of the box surface, I was seeing this ball use a lot of energy in the front and mid part of the lane. This works best for me when I want a strong, predictable reaction and do not want a skid/snap reaction.

Overall this is another great piece from Roto Grip. Great addition to my arsenal for extremely heavy oil conditions.


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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: Kenny Lawson @ Aloma Bowl Pro Shop 06/30/2010 19:09 ( stars)


 
The Realm pro CG is a overseas release in the Royal line. Roto Grip used the Cyto-X cover. This cover has a high surface texture and coefficient of friction giving it traction on higher volumes of oil. The C.A.M. core provides a medium Rg, high differential, and a mass bias differential of .012 creating a strong and continuous ball motion. This ball is slightly cleaner in the front than say a Mutant Cell but still has that strong ball motion you have come to expect from the Cell line of balls.

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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: Ormond pro shop manager 03/02/2010 11:09 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    220
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
The Roto Grip Realm Pro CG is a overseas release with a 219 on the perfect scale and 7 inches of flare potential.We have a 14 lb Realm Pro CG with Switch Grip so that our customers may test out on the lanes before they buy.The Realm Pro CG will give you a strong move in the front and as much back end you need.Out ob the box great for heavy oil and if you need more length polish with Storm Xtra Shine to give you skid in the front and more angle in the back end.
Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com


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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: rickbarthel@cableone.net 02/03/2010 10:02 ( stars)

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league average 221 tweener Age 56
Had ball drilled for a strong hook layout to use on medium to heavier oil. First two sets with the ball were in the Birmingham Open Association tournament this past weekend were 680 and 790 (245,266,279). The ball performed exatly as I was looking for. It had a strong arc to the pocket with no snap on the back end from and inside line with excellent carrying power even as oil carry down came in to play. I did leave 10 ten pins in the two sets of which 8 were ringing ten pins from the ball hitting so hard.
I recommend this ball to someone who is looking for strong arc hook instead of the snap left turn many balls have now.


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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: jreel@grandecom.net 05/27/2011 13:55 ( stars)


 
Pretty good ball out the box. Drilling is a little weird with the cg. That said the ball has been very consistent with a very strong push thru the pins.

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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: joseph.mitchell0283@yahoo.com 01/02/2011 07:42 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    204
Ball Speed    Extreme
Style    Cranker
 
When I bought this ball and took it to Todd to have it drilled he looked at me like i was crazy. "I have no idea what to do with this"{ he said to me between laughs. We called up the local Rep and got alot of the same. So after some searching we found a layout that "should" work for me. My average ball speed is 18-19 mph and i have major revs on the ball even thought i dont have the cranker delivery i am called a cranker.

The proshop was a buzz and I had about 20 bowlers follow me out to see this ball "flop" down the lane. with ouf of box finish I put the ball on the lane for some warm up before league. The ball make the new taboo next to me look like plastic. Went long and like a teenager driving took a left hand turn at the last second and boom knocked two pins out of the rack above 12 pin strike. This ball works and rolls like nothing I have ever put on a lane I pull this out before my Theory, Reign Supreme, and the Prodigy.

After the lanes start breaking down is when this ball really shines in a 4 game league I move on average 1.5-2 boards with this ball as to the 5-6 I was with the others. Really enjoy this ball and thinking at looking into other Pro-CG balls.


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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: russkihm@gmail.com 11/19/2010 20:46 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
 
I began my search for a sanded big hooking bowling ball. I said to myself I get the Invasion, Reign of Fire, or the Realm. I ended buying the Realm because it seemed to hook the most of the 3. I admit I was worried about the ball because in the bowling ball.com video it deflected in every shot but was I wrong. Ball did not deflect at all. Ball was solid right through the head pin. Love the ball. Wish they would keep selling it because when I am older I will need a heavier weight bowling ball.

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Roto Grip Realm Pro CG - Overseas Release Reviewed By: softball 09/15/2010 10:37 ( stars)


 
Used the ball twice. didn't not work in heavy oil. The second time ball worked well, but was not in heavy oil like I bought it for. I don't blame it on the ball. I blame
Bowling balls.com. The postioning of the pin, CG and mass bias are not right.


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