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Roto Grip Nuclear Cell

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What makes the Roto Grip Nuclear Cell different?

  • Most versatile asymmetrical core design
  • Goes long and strong
  • Gets into motion and stays in motion
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Roto Grip Nuclear Cell

The Roto Grip advances the popular and successful line of Cell bowling balls with the Nuclear Cell High Performance ball. This ball has the fan favorite Nucleus core which claims to be the most versatile core design to date. This ball is wrapped in the eTrax-P20 Pearl Reactive coverstock that provides more traction at the midlane and responds more to friction down lane. eTrax stands for Enhanced Traction and pairs well when facing medium oil to medium heavy oil.

  • Color: Purple Haze/Burnt Orange/Red Hot
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Nucleus (14-16#)
  • Coverstock: eTrax-P20 Pearl Reactive
  • Finish: 1500-grit Polished
  • RG: 2.52 (for 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Late
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil-Medium/Heavy Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: RGBBMRCN
  • Product ID: 12505
  • Brand: Roto Grip
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls
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7/29/2020
By Pete Dohan from Tampa, FL
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Nuclear Cell Ball Review by Pete Dohan

From the beginning the Cell line has been my favorite installment from Roto Grip brand. The original Cell was so good I had to have 2. The next version I enjoyed rolling was the Hyper Cell Skid. I bowled a 300 game with it and it easily became one of the favorites out of the bag. Fast forward to today and we have the release of the Nuclear Cell. I drilled it with a dual layout of 50x4x40 which is pin above the ring for me. With my lower rev rate (325) and with how clean through the fronts pearl covers are for me we drilled it with a stronger pin placement.
Out of the box I could see how the drilling matched my game. On our house shot 40' and 19mls it was getting down the lane easily, revved up in the midlane, and was sharp off the end of the house shot pattern. I have tried to use it during team tournaments and with the extra lane play I had over/under with the out of box finish. After those two experiences I hit the surface with a 2000 abralon pad on the ball spinner and that gave me a more predictable (smoother) reaction off the end of the house patterns.
After seeing the ball out on the lanes and other videos online if you want a strong asymmetrical pearl ball this is the ball for you. It fits in my arsenal below the UFO and above the Phaze II.
Bowl up a Storm!
Pete Dohan Jr
Storm Bowling Amateur Staff
#StormNation

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7/22/2020
By Johnathan Fowler from Coshocton Ohio
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Roto Grip nuclear cell.

If your looking for a strong shiny ball then look no further. This ball is strong and smooth all together. Very controllable while reading the lanes and moving towards the pocket. This ball is a must have in your arsenal.

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7/3/2020
By Tommy Gun from Harrisburg, PA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Nuclear Cell by Tommy Gollick

The Nuclear Cell is the latest HP4 line release from Roto Grip that features the ever popular Nucleus core. The Nuclear Cell uses a pearl cover called eTrax-P20. The color combination is purple haze, burnt orange, and red hot. The numbers in 15lb weights are 2.52 Rg, and 0.056, 0.018.
My Nuclear Cell arrived at my house just days before covid-19 hit, and all bowling centers in my area were forced to close down. Now with bowling centers opening back up, I have the chance to use the Nuclear Cell. Using a 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 layout to compliment a Hyper Cell drilled with a 4 x 4 x 2.5, the Nuclear is cleaner with a more rounded continuous shape downlane. The Nuclear Cell is a 2 and 1 move left (covering fewer boards and closing down the angle through the front a bit) from the Fused. The Nuclear Cell can be sanded to create earlier traction and more board coverage, but the reaction I've seen will have it's time and place, and should just be used when the lane conditions require the kind of motion that the Nuclear Cell offers. As I get more practice on the lanes, I will be taking advantage of many of the local tournaments that are popping up in my area. The Nuclear Cell will be in the bag, as that clean through the front, with a nice change of direction ball reaction is needed.
Every ball that I have drilled that uses the Nucleus core, I have really liked. This core is very versatile and can match almost any cover used on it. The Nuclear Cell is no different. The match of cover and core just seems to work. The reaction out of the Nuclear reminds me of what I remember seeing from the original Pearl Cell. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Nuclear Cell. Now, OWN IT!!

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3/4/2020
By Nathan from Albany, or
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Would definitely put this in my bag

Threw this at a demo, out of the box 9-XXXXXXXXXXX

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2/27/2020
By Phil from Birmingham UK
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Attractive, Comfortable Grip

Best Uses:

Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Tried it yesterday it's fantastic

Stood left threw it right and watched it left turn

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8/9/2020
By Dan Marriott from Syracuse, NY
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Nuclear Cell by, Dan Marriott

I like being able to play around 2nd-3rd arrow with it usually with my hand up the back of it.

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How would this ball compare to the alpha crux

2/6/2020 - By

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This ball will have a much different reaction than the Alpha Crux. They are both high performance balls but the Nuclear Cell is designed to go long with a strong backed hook and the Alpha Crux was designed to read the midlane for a smoother arcing hook.

2/11/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would Astro Physics be similar reaction?

2/12/2020 - By

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This ball will not be too much different from the Astrophysix. They are both High performance, medium-heavy lane conditions, and both are pearl reactive. However, based on the RG and Differential, this ball may have a stronger hook on it.

2/13/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does the Nuclear compare to the Omega Crux?

2/18/2020 - By

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This ball will be a bit more aggressive. Although they are both high performance and pearl reactive. You may see the Nuclear Cell hook a bit more that the Omega.

2/19/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball symmetry or asymmetry

2/22/2020 - By

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The 14-16lbs will have an Asymmetric Nucleus core.

2/25/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Whats the difference between this ball and the Wildstreak?

3/3/2020 - By

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There are a lot of differences between the Nuclear Cell and the Wildstreak. First the Nuclear Cell is a high performance ball while the Wildstreak is an upper mid performance ball. Also, the Nuclear Cell is a pearl cover with a polished finish to give this more length with a sharper backend while the Wildstreak has a solid cover with a duller finish so it reads earlier on the lanes for a smoother reaction.

3/5/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Is this ball basically the same as the UFO? Whats the difference between the two?

3/3/2020 - By

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The main difference is that the UFO will be designed to read earlier on the lanes because it has a solid cover and a duller finish while the Nuclear Cell is designed to read later on the lanes with a sharp backend hook because it has a pearl cover with a polished finish.

3/5/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does it compare to the phase 3

3/15/2020 - By

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The Nuclear Cell is a high performance ball rated for medium to heavy oil conditions while the Phaze 3 was an upper mid performance ball rated for medium conditions. The Nuclear Cell will be a stronger hooking ball on the backend.

3/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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would this ball work for a full roller? i average in the low 200s and i'm more of a stroker.

3/15/2020 - By

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Yes, this will work for a full roller. When you are having this drilled just let the driller know you are a full roller and they can set the layout up to fit your style. This is still designed to go longer and have a strong backend hook.

3/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Hows this ball compare to hammer gauntlet fury?

3/24/2020 - By

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They will be very similar in a lot of ways. They both have a pearl coverstock with a polished finish out of the box to give them good length. Both were high performance balls designed for medium to heavy oil conditions. The Nuclear Cell weight block would react slightly later than the Gauntlet Fury giving it just a little more length and just a slightly sharper backend but they are very comparable.

3/25/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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is this ball anything like the hyper cell fused ??

3/30/2020 - By

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The only difference would be the coverstock. They have the same out-of-box finish and the same weight block (Nucleus) so the only difference is the Nuclear Cell has a pearl coverstock which will go a little longer than the hybrid cover on the Hyper Cell Fused.

3/30/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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can you explain what the RG number equates to in a ball .. thank you

3/31/2020 - By

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In the simplest terms, the higher the RG, the longer the ball will go before reading and the lower the RG then the earlier the ball will want to start reading. However, keep in mind that the covestock and finish also factor into the length so you could not go by the RG value alone. Also, the RG Dif is going to equate to flare or hook potential. The higher the RG Dif, the more flare the ball will have and the lower the RG Dif the less flare it will have. Again, keep in mind the coverstock and finish also factor into this.

4/1/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do the 12 and 13lb. have a Asymmetric Core ?

4/21/2020 - By

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No, the 12 and 13lb will have a generic symmetric weight block while the 14-16lbs has the Asymmetric weight block.

4/21/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What difference is there between hyper cell and nuclear cell ?

6/7/2020 - By

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The Nuclear Cell would have the closest comparison to the Hyper Cell Skid which was also a Pearl coverstock with the same finish. They were different types of Pearl coverstock so there is a small difference there but really the performance would be very very similar between the Nuclear Cell and Hyper Cell Skid. The other Hyper Cells were different coverstocks and would read earlier on the lanes in the midlane more.

6/8/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball good for a slower speed of 13-14? or is there another high performance that will be more suited for me? My brand preference is either Storm, Roto Grip, or Motiv:)

7/23/2020 - By

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For a slower ball speed you will want to make sure the ball gets good length so it will not read too strong too early on. This ball has a pearl coverstock and polished finish which are both designed for good length. I think this should work well if you are in heavier oil conditions and may also work well down into some medium conditions as well. Other options would also include the Storm Trend, Storm Astrophysix, and the Motiv Trident Nemesis.

7/24/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I throw a full roller and I am a stroker who averages in the low 200s, I am now throwing the original halo and am wondering what the differences would be for me and if you think it would be a good upgrade for me. I bowl mostly in league on a house shot,thanks.

8/26/2020 - By

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The Nuclear Cell will be designed to read much later on the lanes compared to the Halo which was designed to read the midlane and have a smooth arc hook down the lane. If you feel like you need more length or find that the Halo is too strong at times then you may find that the Nuclear Cell could help with more length and it can work down into some medium oil conditions as the lanes dry up some.

9/1/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How will this compare the Intense Fire

8/29/2020 - By

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This would actually be very comparable to the Intense Fire. They both work in medium to heavier conditions and have a strong backend hook. This Nuclear Cell will have a little more length than the Intense Fire so it makes for a sharper backend but it will only be a little longer than the Intense Fire which also had a polished finish for good length.

8/31/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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