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Roto Grip Idol

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  • Looking for a new benchmark ball, look no further.
  • Ideal for those Medium to Heavy oil conditions
  • Backend motion will not be a problem
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Roto Grip Idol

The Roto Grip Idol bowling ball begins the next generation of upper mid-performance bowling balls. This ball introduces the Ikon core which helps provide good backend by pushing the limits of a symmetrical core. This ball also introduces the MicroTrax-S18 Solid Reactive coverstock. This cover uses Nano technology and provides more traction and is more aggressive than previous coverstocks in this line. This ball is ideally used on medium to heavy oil conditions. *There will be some variance in color due to the Nano material. This is due to "phasing". Some of the balls with phasing have a white color in them and some may appear to have water spots. There may be a variety of hues of the Magenta/Purplish color.

  • Color: Magenta
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Ikon
  • Coverstock: MicroTrax-S18 Solid Reactive
  • Finish: 2000-grit Pad
  • RG: 2.49 (for 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: RGBBMRTR
  • Product ID: 11191
  • Brand: Roto Grip
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls
Similar Balls: Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions & Coverstock as the Roto Grip Idol.
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4/8/2018
By from Maryland
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Yes I would add long as they make it

I bowled in mid Maryland tournament in nine games averaged 219.44 great ball

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4/1/2018
By from Hinesville Ga
5/5 Stars

Yes I'll buy this again

This ball you have to have in your bag, It hits the pockets and explodes into the pins. This ball drives down lanes and works well in oil or when it dry up, you can still use this ball. Straight out the box shot 278. Just had for 3 weeks. Love it

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3/29/2018
By from Mesa az.
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Attractive

I would buy it again

Hooks like crazy

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10/23/2018
By from Louisiana
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I would recommend this product

This product is great for me to open a series up with on the fresh but it stays consistent as the lanes break down in fact it gets more consistent

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Question:

Is the core in a 13 pound ball the same as a 14 pound ball

4/5/2018 - By

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The 13lb ball will have a generic core.

4/6/2018 - By
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Does the generic core in the 12-13 pound balls make the ball react differently than in the above comments.

5/5/2018 - By

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Yes, it will have a different reaction than the 14-16lb balls.

5/7/2018 - By
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Question:

How does this compare to Hyroad Nano...in terms of strength (front to back)

5/11/2018 - By

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The Roto Grip Idol will be more aggressive considering it is an Upper Mid performance ball whereas the HyRoad Nano is only a Mid Performance ball.

5/14/2018 - By
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Question:

What's the difference between this and the phase 2

5/16/2018 - By

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The only difference between the two balls will be the grit finish. The Phaze II will have a 3000 grit finish giving it more length than the Roto Grip Idol. The Roto Grip Idol will have a 2000 grit finish, giving it less length.

5/17/2018 - By
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How does this compare to the Roto-Grip All-Out Show Off

6/7/2018 - By

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There are several key differences between this and the All-Out Show Off. This ball has a solid cover with a duller 2000 grit finish which will make this ball read earlier on the lanes and it can grip better so it will handle more oil. The All-Out Show Off is a hybrid cover with a polished finish to make it go longer on the lanes and be sharper on the backend.

6/8/2018 - By
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How does this compare to the dare devil trick?

7/26/2018 - By

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The Dare Devil Trick will have the Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions & Coverstock as the Roto Grip Idol.

7/27/2018 - By
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Is the cover to thin? I am having problem with the shell cracking around both finger and thumb

9/27/2018 - By

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The coverstock is not any thinner on this ball than most of the performance balls. If a ball cracks it is more than likely a defect in the ball and how that specific ball was made but it is not something that would be on every ball. If the cracks are around the finger holes it could also be from the insert glue that is used to glue in the inserts or slugs in the ball. Too much of the insert glue can leave the cover brittle near the finger hole and it sometimes results in small spiderweb cracks around the finger holes. They will not likely get worse and the ball should still function with no problems.

9/27/2018 - By
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How would this compare to the sure lock ? Is it Stronger or weaker ?

11/9/2018 - By

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The only difference between the two would be the lane conditions. The Sure Lock is for Heavy oil lane conditions only and the Idol is for medium-heavy lane conditions. The Idol would give you more range with the lane conditions and the Sure Lock is limited to only heavy oil lane conditions.

11/9/2018 - By
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Do you have in the blue color

2/4/2019 - By

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Unfortunately, this is the only color the Idol will come in.

2/5/2019 - By
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Asymmetrical or symmetrical

2/23/2019 - By

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This ball will be symmetrical.

2/25/2019 - By
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Would this ball be okay for someone with a slow ball speed? Like 12-13 mph?

3/1/2019 - By

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It may react differently than what you expected.

3/4/2019 - By
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How does this Idol compare to the Idol Pearl?

6/14/2019 - By

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The Idol will read the lane much earlier and have a smoother hook down the lane. The Idol Pearl is designed to go longer with an angular backend hook. That is really the only difference is the length of the ball.

6/14/2019 - By
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I had my best luck with the urethane natural by storm I have quite a large flare on all of about 4 to 5 inches I bought more consistency with this bowl how can the idol help me

6/25/2019 - By

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If you are used to throwing a urethane, then this might be a bit different for you. This will have a solid reactive coverstock. It will break sooner than most bowling balls. This will have a powerful overall hook.

6/26/2019 - By
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what is the stated hook potential of this ball?

8/25/2019 - By

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Roto Grip does not provide a scale to show a specific number for the hook potential. This is an upper mid performance ball designed for medium to heavy oil. It is very strong on those conditions but it would not be quite as strong as the Halo if you wanted to compare this to another ball. You may also use the ball comparison option on Roto Grips website to compare how this hooks compared to the other Roto Grip options. Here is a link to this ball on Roto Grips site: https://www.rotogrip.com/balls/idol

8/27/2019 - By
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Idol vs idol pro

9/8/2019 - By

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The biggest difference is the cover and finish. The Idol Pro has a newer solid cover which is a little stronger but it is also finished with a little smoother grit to go a little longer on the lanes. The Idol has a duller finish to give it more grip and it will read a little earlier on the lanes.

9/12/2019 - By
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How does the show off compare to the halo as far as hook potential

9/20/2019 - By

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The Show Off was a mid performance ball so it was going to be much weaker than the Halo which is a high performance ball. They were both finished at 2000 Grit so they read the midlane well but because the Halo is so much stronger it was more designed for heavy oil. The Show Off was good in medium oil and would work in medium oil about the same as the Halo works in heavy oil. The Roto Grip Idol is the perfect balance in between the Show Off and the Halo in the upper mid performance line and it would have a very similar read with the same 2000 grit finish.

9/25/2019 - By
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