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  • Breathtaking looks and performance!
  • Dazzles on heavy oil
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Roto Grip Gem

The look and performance of this high-performance bowling ball make it nothing less than a Gem. The Roto Grip Gem introduces us to the Defiant LRG core which is the lowest RG asymmetrical core in the current Roto Grip line-up. This core enables the ball to rev up fast and continue strong! Not only is the core in this ball noteworthy but the coverstock is the extremely aggressive MicroTrax Solid Reactive. This powerful combination makes this bowling ball perfect for heavy oil conditions.

  • Color: Citrine/Ruby/Amethyst
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: MicroTrax Solid Reactive
  • Core: Defiant LRG (14-16#)
  • Finish: 2000 Abralon
  • RG: 2.47 (for 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.053 (for 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Middle
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: RGBBMRGM
  • Product ID: 13662
  • Brand: Roto Grip
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 15 Customer Questions

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5 Stars based on 3 Reviews
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5/30/2022
By Mo Brown from Austin/lGeorgetown
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Worked great on long patterns at 500 grit

Cons:

No real issues with iy

Best Uses:

Good ball from heavy to medium oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Texas Open Tournement, May 28-29, 2022

In am currently have a 203 average in tournaments. I am a stroker/fingertip style bowler. In Austin the lanes appeared to affected by humidity. But once I found my line, I was getting the high pin counts. During double/singles events, I bowled a high 233 during the morning and a 248 during the evening.

On Sunday, while at the Georgetown lanes, I bowled 60 pins over my total average. During the afternoon, I bowled eight pins over my total average, due to some missed lines and or spares. I could have gotten a higher total average with this bowling ball.

Overall, this ball consistently worked for me on the long patterns. I see a possibily of needing to bowl more to the inside with this ball on league/house shots. But, glad I got this ball just in time for my tournament.

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3/28/2022
By Jackson from Lewiston
5/5 Stars
Pros:

This ball is awesome

Best Uses:

Heavy oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Best ball

This is the best bowling ball that I ever thrown so far

3/16/2022
By Jeff from Pennsylvania
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Wow

Wow. I picked my Gem up last night and Roto Grip nailed it. I am admittedly a Roto Grip fan but this ball does things that nothing else in my bag can do. Easily the strongest ball I have ever rolled. Looking forward to it's debut on league night.

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Question:


Would this ball be good for high rev players? I like too buy weaker balls because of my high rev rate.

2/1/2022 - By

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This ball would be good for someone with a high ball speed but if you have a high rev rate this ball is already designed to have a high hook potential so you may only be able to use this in the highest oil conditions.

2/2/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have the zenith. How would this compare. As well as being a low speed bowler?

2/19/2022 - By

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This ball would be most similar to the Zenith Solid. I am not sure which Zenith you have but this has a duller finish and solid cover to help it react earlier on the lanes. If you have a slower ball speed you may prefer a ball that gives you more length.

3/4/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is the difference between the gem and the nova

2/20/2022 - By

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The Roto Grip Gem is going to read a little earlier on the lane and because of this it will also have a slightly higher overall hook potential.

2/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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angular or arcing

2/27/2022 - By

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This ball will have more of an arcing hook.

3/4/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball do in medium to light oil

3/3/2022 - By

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This ball would be too strong to use on medium to lighter oil. It would react too strong too early and not continue down the lane.

3/4/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Could you put a little polish on it to longer

3/9/2022 - By

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Yes, adding polish would make this ball react later on the lanes and give it a sharper backend hook.

3/11/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the 13# ball has the same core as the 14-15# balls have?

3/20/2022 - By

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The 13lb ball has a different weight block. Here is a link to view the differences on RotoGrips website: https://www.stormbowling.com/gem-bbmrgm12

3/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is difference between the gem and nova

5/10/2022 - By

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The Gem is going to read earlier than the Nova to give it a smoother arcing hook. The solid coverstock on the Gem reads earlier than the hybrid cover on the Nova and also the duller finish on the Gem helps it to start hooking earlier.

5/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I’m a lefty, i role a fast straight ball.Will this ball help me get to the pocket once I place on my mark

5/12/2022 - By

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If you are speed dominant then this could be a good option for you as the ball is designed to start reading earlier on the lane for a smoother arcing hook. If you do not have a high rev rate then this ball could work for you on medium to heavy oil and being that you are left handed the left side of the lanes tends to hold oil longer because less bowlers are left handed and it will not dry out as quickly because there is less traffic on that side of the lane.

5/12/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am looking for a replacement ball is a slightly lighter weight for my original Hyper Cell. How does this ball compare to the Hyper Cell? Similar specs?

5/15/2022 - By

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In the current Roto Grip line the Gem would be the most comparable to the Hyper Cell. Both have a solid reactive cover and 2000 grit finish to help them read earlier on the lanes for a smoother arcing hook and both work in heavier oil conditions. The other options to check would be a Storm Proton Physix and a 900Global Reality.

5/18/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Hi have a lot of ball speed not a whole lot of revs woukd this ball be good for me

5/17/2022 - By

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Yes, this would be good for someone who was speed dominant. The ball is designed to try and read the lanes earlier so if you have a high speed you want to make sure the ball reads earlier so it has enough time to react.

5/18/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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With ball is stronger motiv trident or roto grip gem

7/15/2022 - By

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The Gem will read slightly earlier than the Trident would and this may give it a slight higher overall hook but it would be very very close. Both are high performance balls and both are designed to work in heavier oil conditions. They are very comparable in performance.

7/21/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I just got this ball lass week,and i throuh a 719 for 3 game.how maney game should i bowl before taking it to the pro shop to get servis.and whot should thsy be useding .

7/17/2022 - By

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We hope it brings you some more high scores. If you start to notice that the ball is not performing as well as you would like then you can take it to your proshop for service. It will help if you use a towel in between shots to keep the oil and dirt off the ball as much as possible and if you have a cleaner to use at the end of each night that can help the ball last longer.

7/20/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How would this ball react for a two hander who throws 16lbs with high revs and high speed?

9/21/2022 - By

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This ball is a high performance ball with a high hook potential in heavy oil and reads in the midlane. If your ball speed and rev rate are both high you will still get this reaction but you may get slightly more length and a slightly higher hook potential than an average bowler. So that would make this really only good in heavier oil for you.

9/28/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to the Motiv Iron Forge and the Storm Incite?

10/2/2022 - By

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This ball will read much earlier than the Iron Forge and noticeably earlier than the Incite. The stronger midlane read will help it to have a smoother arcing hook and this also helps this ball handle heavier oil conditions better.

10/11/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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