In recent weeks, I’ve been testing out the Roto Grip Clone – a relatively new entry into the bowling ball market. After spending some time with this gem, it’s a good option for bowlers of all levels.
In this review, I’ll share what I love about the Clone and why I think it’s a great choice.
About: Roto Grip Clone
The Roto Grip Clone is a bowling ball released in August 2023 by Storm Products. It is a solid reactive ball with the CLONED E.T. Core, which is a re-engineered version of the original E.T. Core. The core has a higher RG and differential than the previous version, which gives the Clone more overall midlane and downlane motion.
The Clone is designed for bowlers of all skill levels who are looking for a ball that can handle a variety of conditions. It is a good choice for bowlers who are looking for a ball that will hook early and continue to move through the pins.
- CLONED E.T. Core: This core is a re-engineered version of the original E.T. Core. It has a higher RG and differential than the previous version, which gives the Clone more overall midlane and downlane motion.
- OptiTrax Solid Coverstock: This coverstock is designed to provide a smooth, consistent release. It also has a high level of traction, which helps the ball to hook early and aggressively.
- Reacta Gloss Finish: This finish is designed to give the ball a cleaner look on the lane and to help it to maintain its motion.
Pros & Cons
|Strong midlane and downlane motion||Can be too aggressive for some bowlers|
|Good for a variety of conditions||It can be too aggressive for some bowlers|
|Hooks early and continues to move through the pins|
|Good for bowlers of all skill levels|
My experience with the Roto Grip Clone
I was excited to try out the Roto Grip Clone because of its great reputation. When I first held it, I could tell that it was evenly weighted, thanks to its re-engineered CLONED E.T. Core.
When I threw it on a medium-oil lane, I was amazed. The ball started out straight, but then it hooked early and aggressively. I was surprised by how much continuation it had as it plowed through the pins. It was like watching physics in action, with the high RG, differential, and early hooking design all working together.
I can understand why some people might find the Clone too aggressive, but I loved it. It was thrilling to see how much power it had. The Clone easily lived up to the rave reviews it had received. I also knew that mastering it would be a challenge, but I was up for it.
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