The Roto Grip Unique Gem rolls into the HP4 line simply in time for the vacation season. It makes use of the asymmetrical Defiant LRG weight block from the Gem and pairs it with a brand new aggressive pearlized coverstock. The brand new MicoTrax Pearl Reactive coverstock begins sooner than each the eTrax PLUS Pearl from the RST X-2 and the eTrax Pearl from the Rubicon UC2. Paired with the low RG core, this ball digs into the lane and offers a smoother movement on the breakpoint relative to most pearls, with glorious continuation on the again finish.
Cranker has matched up very properly with a lot of latest Roto Grip bowling balls, such because the RST X-2, Rubicon UC2, and Hyped Pearl, and the Unique Gem is one other welcome addition for him. With an earlier learn than the RST X-2, the brand new cowl allowed Cranker to remain within the oil a bit extra and nonetheless get by way of the pins with out challenge. If he tried to open his angles an excessive amount of and received the ball to the dry rapidly, the smoother form received again to the pocket, however didn’t fairly kick out the corners. When the monitor began to hook, his most suitable choice was to both change balls into one thing that was cleaner and extra angular on the breakpoint, or to maneuver proper together with his ft and laydown to permit the ball to burn off a bit extra vitality and arrange within the pocket.