16 Mar 2007 06:51:44
litefrozen
ROTOGRIP-HORIZON SOLID Review

ROTOGRIP-HORIZON SOLID

BALL SPEC'S
Pin Length-3"
Starting Top Weight-1.76oz.
Ball Weight-16lbs.

COVERSTOCK
Ultimate Grip Reactive

DRILL PATTERN
Layout "C" of Rotogrip drill sheet
Pin to PAP 4"
CG to PAP 4 3/4"
mb Location "A") Med.Length (6)/Hard Arcing/Backend reaction(7)

BOWLER STYLE
RH, Medium Rev's, High Track, speed 17-18 mph approx. 15 mph at pins.
PAP is 5 7/8' x 5/8"up using standard grip layout

SURFACE PREP.
O.O.B. 800grit Machine sanded
for most styles I think this is going to be the best surface texture.

LANE CONDITION
Brunswick Pro Anvil lanes
Pattern (Fresh) buffed to 41" Maybe just little flatter than THS.

BALL REACTION
Lane play was standing on 22 with break point on 6/7 board at about 36-37' (zone 2) for optimum strike shot. Outside of 7 ball had very strong reaction but still hit the pocket with strong carry, with few 10 pin leaves.
This shot held for 2 1/2 games!
Length- ball was hitting break point at about 36-37'.
Backend- Was very consistent with a very strong mid lane reaction.
Overall Hook-When leake out ball made it back from outside of 5 to hit pocket.
Break point- Shape a very strong arc.

COMMENTS
I wasn't sure what I needed, so I trusted my ball driller when he suggested this ball. He uses the pearl verison himself. I'm glad I did! This ball reacted just the way I was looking for.

The ball is kind of deceptive at first. The first few throws with it seemed ok I was kind of down and in with it. But it didn't show me much, then I made a adjustment. I moved my feet right alittle and gave the ball a little room to work. What a difference!

The ball headed out and I thought it wasn't going to turn. But the tall core kicked in, it hit the BP and went to the pocket. The ball looked like it rev'ed up as it rolled to the pocket. It held axis tilt and rotation very well.

Very strong hit with good deflection, carried the corners nicely. When I leaked the ball out it still came back to hit the pocket leaving a couple of 10 pins.
When my line broke down I left some 9's & 4's.

This is a excellent medium to oil pattern ball. Dry or shorter patterns would be a problem for me. But polished and with a faster speed player might still work ok.

DON'T BE DECEIVED THIS IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE BALL IN THE MID-PRICE RANGE.
GIVE IT A TRY!


16 Mar 2007 01:18:20
John Sowell
Re: ROTOGRIP-HORIZON SOLID Review

Thanks for the review. Would love to see more ball reviews.

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