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Roto Grip Bowling Balls Vs. Oil Conditions

Comparing Roto Grip bowling balls vs. oil conditions is useful when selecting a recent ball release which matches to the lane oil conditions you encounter most frequently. The challenge in matching Roto Grip bowling balls vs. oil conditions begins with an understanding which coverstocks were developed to read the lanes on various oil patterns. continues with our effort in providing information and data useful to our all visitors to help the bowling ball selection process become as least confusing as possible. You can find many product reviews and articles on our site, including Roto Grip products, which share public accessed information to this end.

Roto Grip has published a Coverstock Comparison Chart which provides information about recent ball releases and for which conditions these balls are intended. The chart presented next will guide you in matching coverstocks to oil conditions.

Please make note that all Roto Grip coverstocks are easily adjusted with the use of siaair pads, sandpapers, scotch-brite, abralon pads, and polishes.

Name Characteristics Balls
Insight™ (Solid) Designed mainly for longer Medium Heavy to Heavy oil conditions.
The Insight™ coverstock features reaction tuned technology to blend the perfect combination of performance and durability, giving the ball an unprecedented Mid-Lane read and continuation on longer, difficult patterns with higher volume.
Insight™ (Hybrid) Designed mainly for longer Medium to Heavy oil conditions.
The Insight™ coverstock features the same reaction tuned technology as the original solid version, but with the added benefit of a hybrid pearlization process giving the ball more control on the difficult wet/dry conditions.
Infinite Theory
Cytoplasmic XL™ (Pearl) Designed mainly for Medium Heavy to Heavy oil conditions.
The XL version of the Cytoplasmic™ coverstock features additives to maximize friction (Ra) while the pearlization enables a cleaner read through the front of the lane.
Mutant Cell
Ultra Vision™ (Solid) Designed for Medium to Heavy Oil w/ carry-down.
Strong Mid-Lane Read and a Strong move to the pocket.
Ultra Vision (Hybrid) Designed for Medium to Heavy Oil with moderate carry-down.
The hybrid version offers a strong entry angle, while maintaining a smooth Mid-Lane transition on medium to heavy patterns with moderate carry-down.
Nomad Dagger
Ultra Vision™ (Pearl) Designed for Medium Oil.
Moderate length with an Extreme Backend.
Nomad Pearl
Ultimate Vision (Solid) Designed for Medium Oil w/ Carry-down.
Strong Mid-Lane Read and a Strong move to the pocket.
Ultimate Vision™ (Hybrid) Designed for Medium Oil.
Clean read with strong continuation on a wide range of medium patterns.
Rising Star
Retrothane™ (Solid) Designed for Light to Medium Dry Conditions.
Retrothane™ brings back the classic reaction of urethane: great length through the heads; a subtle but controlled midlane reaction; and a continuous arc to the pocket. A true urethane hallmark reaction, great for dry conditions or high rev players looking for more control.

Roto Grip marketing also provides a published Ball Reaction Chart to assist you in the selection process when considering your next bowling ball purchase. Roto Grip recommends you determine your rev-rate with a local pro shop professional. An average ball speed for a player tested lane pattern was used in development of the chart below. The lane pattern used a 39 feet tapered house pattern (18 ml total volume-medium oil application). The bowling balls were drilled with the pin 4" from the Positive Axis Point and with the mass bias in the strong position. The chart references Length and Backend readings based upon a 20 scale maximum rating.

This combined composite data provided by Roto Grip in these referenced charts will certainly help you in making your important decision which bowling ball matches best for you based upon conditions where you bowl or for adding a new ball to your arsenal for future competition. There exists no perfect system in charting bowling ball coverstocks, oil conditions, or length and hook potential ratings, but Roto Grip has done an outstanding job in presenting this data published in the above charts.

Our “Perfect Scale®” rating feature, however, is also useful in a ball selection process because the scale provides comparisons of the latest bowling balls in today’s market against our sophisticated rating scale system. The “Perfect Scale®” can be easily accessed from our home page by clicking on the button and then browsing the information provided at the “Perfect Scale®.” Our goal is to simply make it easier for you to compare products and feel confident in your purchase selection process. has become the No. 1 “e-tailer” of choice for bowling equipment by the consumers of America. Ordering is an easy process by following simple online instructions 24 hours a day, every day of the year!

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