Roto Grip UFO Ball Review


Layout: 45 degrees x 5 1/4" x 70 degrees

RG: 2.52"

Differential: .054"

Surface: 3000 grit sanded

Core shape: Asymmetric

What I wanted from this ball: I was looking for a new heavier oil condition ball while trying a new layout. At times my standard pin down layout with the 4 3/4" pin to pap distance gets very early rolling on high friction balls. I wanted to try a slightly weaker layout on an aggressive ball and still get true heavy oil potential. I specifically wanted this ball to be more aggressive than my Gravity Evolve with less length to the breakpoint.

What I ended up with in this ball: This ball is a true oil monster. It's super aggressive in the heaviest oil patterns that I've been able to find. I started by taking this ball to 3000 grit instead of using the factory applied 2000 grit finish. I had a feeling this ball was going to be very aggressive regardless of what I did to it, so I took it up to 3000 to clear the front of the lane a little better. By using that 5 1/4" pin distance to my axis point, I was also able to clear the front a little easier than some of the other high friction balls I've drilled recently.

UFO really stands out in the middle distance of the lane. This ball gets in to a very heavy roll before reaching the end of the pattern, make the transition strong/aggressive without going sideways. It really has the best of both worlds with regards to control and power. I've tested thousands of balls in my life and it's pretty rare to find a match up like this one. UFO is also very good at going left to right (right hand player). Sometimes super strong balls go up the lane very well but tend to fade a bit when going away from the pocket. That's not the case here at all. UFO seems to continue hooking from high launch angles through the front of the lane. Bowlers who liked the Storm Sure Lock or Storm Physix are really going to enjoy this new Roto Grip piece. It's very different from the recent Halo Vision and Crux Prime intros that came from Utah. The shape of the E.T. core seems to give this ball better continuation from those deep inside lines that super strong balls struggle with at times.

Come by Total Bowling Gear to learn more about the Roto Grip UFO and see it in person. This is a very sharp looking product with a green/purple/blue mixture and yellow logos. I'm sure there will be lots of different grip color combos going in this new ball from Roto Grip!

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