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Roto Grip Rubicon Solid

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Balls with Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions and Coverstock as the Roto Grip Rubicon Solid:

Roto Grip Rubicon Solid

Roto Grip is doing something different with the Rubicon upper-mid performance ball in their HP3 line of balls. This ball introduces the asymmetrical Rondure Core which was designed to provide more ball motion overall without the need for the now banned balance hole. This performance core is wrapped in Roto Grip's eTrax-S20 Solid Reactive coverstock which can be sanded or polished to meet your needs without reducing traction or responsiveness. Out of the box this ball is ideally used on medium to medium/heavy oil conditions.

  • Color: Azure/Black/Navy
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Rondure Core (Asymmetrical) (14-16#)
  • Coverstock: eTrax-S20 Solid Reactive
  • Finish: 3000-grit Pad
  • RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Medium/Heavy
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: RGBBMRUB
  • Product ID: 12994
  • Brand: Roto Grip
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls

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Question:


please compare this to the UFO

9/29/2020 - By

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This ball will not be quite as strong as the UFO. The UFO is a high performance ball while this is an upper mid performance. This would more closely be compared to the Wild Streak with similar cover, finish, and strength to the Wild Streak.

9/30/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does this ball hook more or less than the Motiv Trident Abyss?

10/4/2020 - By

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This ball is not as strong as the Trideny Abyss. This is an upper mid performance and the Trident Abyss is a high performance.

10/7/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this a good replacement for the old Columbia 300 Blue Pulse?

10/6/2020 - By

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This would have a much different reaction. I believe the Blue Pulse was a pearl coverstock and made to go longer on the lanes. Also this ball will have much newer features so it will be a stronger ball. The Rubicon is duller to read more in the midlane and have a strong arc down the lane.

10/7/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What happens when I polish the Rubicon on a 40 ft house patterns

10/6/2020 - By

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Out of the box the ball has a dull finish to help it read more in the midlane and give it a smooth arc hook. If you polish the finish then it will skid more through the midlane and storm more of the hook for the backend.

10/7/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does it compare to the Haywire kr what ball in the rotogrip line is most similar to the haywire?

12/2/2020 - By

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The Rubicon will have a stronger weight block and cover but the finish on the Haywire was a little duller so that it can grip a little more. The Haywire is very close in comparison to the Rubicon Solid or the Roto Grip Idol here: https://www.bowling.com/products/roto-grip-idol.htm

12/4/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can I use this ball for all 3 games?

2/21/2021 - By

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I would not expect this ball to work through all 3 games typically. It is rated for medium to heavy oil so it will do well on the first game or two but by the end of the night the lanes are usually drying out and because this ball reads earlier on the lanes already it would not do well when the lanes are lighter.

2/23/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would this ball fit in my bag. I have a Hammer Black Widow Legend, A Rotogrip Idol pearl, and a Black Widow black gold. I'm hoping it will perform similar to the legend.

4/8/2021 - By

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The Rubicon Solid will read earlier on the lanes compared to the Widow Legend and also compared to the other balls in your bag. It has a solid cover with a duller finish to help it start reading sooner and this will also give it a smoother reaction instead of a sharper backend. It will have slightly more overall hook potential because it starts hooking earlier too.

4/13/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to a Roto Grip by-Wire

7/7/2021 - By

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The Rubicon Solid is going to be stronger and can handle heavier oil than the Hy-Wire. Also, the Hy-Wire would go longer on the lanes and have a sharper backend hook while the Rubicon Solid reads earlier and smoother on the lanes.

7/8/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will the Rubicon be a good match with the Halo Pearl in the bag?

10/5/2021 - By

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The Rubicon UC2 would be more similar to the Halo Pearl because both give you good length on the lanes. The Rubicon Solid is going to read earlier on the lanes and have a smoother arcing hook so if you wanted something in the bag that gives you a different look than your Halo Pearl but works in the same conditions then the Rubicon Solid could be a good option for that.

10/13/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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The Rubicon UC2 would be more similar to the Halo Pearl because both give you good length on the lanes. The Rubicon Solid is going to read earlier on the lanes and have a smoother arcing hook so if you wanted something in the bag that gives you a different look than your Halo Pearl but works in the same conditions then the Rubicon Solid could be a good option for that.

10/13/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which cleaner/Tac should I use

1/10/2022 - By

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You may use a standard reactive cleaner to help clean this bowling ball. Roto Grip is partnered with Storm so you may prefer to pair a Storm cleaner with this ball.

1/12/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have a Prime Crux.aa my heavy ball. Will this be a good compliment?

2/27/2022 - By

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This ball is a small step down from the Crux Prime but it is not a very big step down so while it is a good compliment and has a similar reaction you would still need something to go down into more medium to lighter oil after this.

3/16/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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