Roto Grip Idol Pearl Ball Review
Layout: 45 degrees x 4 1/2" x 70 degrees
Weight hole: Not required
Surface: 1000 grit sanded
What I wanted from this ball: I was looking for a low rg symmetric core ball that I could use on heavier oil within the Storm/Roto Grip lineup. The Nano tech covers (Hyroad Nano and Idol) haven't matched up for my specific game often, so I wanted to stay away from the most aggressive covers. But I still needed something to roll earlier on heavier oil with stronger continuation.
What I ended up with in this ball: So far dulling the Idol Pearl looks to be like a good move. With the low rg Idol core system paired up with a medium strength coverstock, this ball sees the midlane but still continues through the backend where the stronger balls I previously mentioned seem to labor a bit. There's no quit in the Idol Pearl, especially when I'm going a little more direct with the angles. The cover was easy to modify to a duller grit and responded how I would have hoped.
This ball fits in the upper-end of aggressiveness within my bag, as long as I keep the surface truly dull. Once the ball lane shines a little bit, it tends to quickly get straighter. I'll need to make sure to keep hitting this one with some 1000 grit pads periodically. At 1000 grit, this ball is more aggressive than both Physix balls that I carry for everyday league play.
Stop by the store and check out the Idol Pearl today!