Roto Grip Rubicon Bowling Ball Review 2021

Roto Grip Rubicon bowling ball recently re-formulated the eTrax cover to create the new eTrax-S20 solid reactive coverstock for this ball. Finished at 3000-Grit Pad, the Rubicon can handle medium-heavy oil conditions lane without losing traction or control.

Roto Grip Rubicon 15lb...
  • Made in United States
  • Package dimensions :22.86 cm (H) x 20.32 cm (L) x 22.86 cm (W)
  • Package Weight :6.69 kg

Inside, the Rondure asymmetric core will provide an overall increase in ball motion in all parts of the lane. Be the best with the Rubicon.

Roto Grip Rubicon

Roto Grip Rubicon Bowling Ball Specifications

CharacteristicValue
Color Azure / Black / Navy
CoverstockeTrax S20 Solid Reactive Coverstock
Weight BlockRondure Core
Factory Finish3000-grit Pad
Flare PotentialMedium to High
The radius of Gyration, (RG)16lbs ‚Äď 2.48; 15lbs = 2.49; 14lbs = 2.53
Differential (Diff)16 lbs - 0.50; 15 lbs ‚Äď 0.052; and 14 lbs ‚Äď 0.052
Intermediate Differential (Diff)16lbs ‚Äď 0.012; 15lbs- 0.011, 14lbs- 0.009
FragranceN/A

Core

The asymmetrical RondureTM Core is a radical departure from the traditional symmetrical core and symmetrical weightblock designs in HP3 lines. It was created to increase overall ball motion in the lane, without the need for an additional balance hole.

Cover

This cover features our latest formulation of eTraxTM Solid Coverstock Technology. It can be sanded or polished easily to meet your requirements in a variety conditions, without losing traction or responsiveness to friction.

Roto Grip Rubicon real photo

Condition

We designed this line to be used in medium-heavy oil conditions. This is because balance holes in sanctioned competition are illegal and therefore we felt it was necessary to include additional core technology.

Comparsions With Other Roto Grip

Our Choice!
Roto Grip Rubicon 15lb...
Good For Novice
Roto Grip Idol Synergy 15lb...
Perfect Design
Roto Grip RG163 14 Idol Pearl Bowling Ball, Royal/Amethyst, 14...
Mid-performance
Roto Grip Idol Synergy 14lb...
Name
Roto Grip Rubicon
Roto Grip Idol
Roto Grip Idol Pearl
Roto Grip Idol Synergy
Cover Name
eTrax-S20
MicroTrax-S18
eTrax-P18
eTrax
Cover Type
Reactive Solid
Reactive Solid
Reactive Pearl
Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish
3000 Grit Pad
2000 Grit Pad
1500 Grit Polished
1500 Grit Polished
Core Name
Rondure
Ikon
Ikon
Ikon
Core Type
Asymmetrical
Symmetrical
Symmetrical
Symmetrical
RG
2.49
2.49
2.49
2.49
TD
0.052
0.052
0.052
0.052
ID
0.011
0.000
0.000
0.000
Our Choice!
Roto Grip Rubicon 15lb...
Name
Roto Grip Rubicon
Cover Name
eTrax-S20
Cover Type
Reactive Solid
Box Finish
3000 Grit Pad
Core Name
Rondure
Core Type
Asymmetrical
RG
2.49
TD
0.052
ID
0.011
Good For Novice
Roto Grip Idol Synergy 15lb...
Name
Roto Grip Idol
Cover Name
MicroTrax-S18
Cover Type
Reactive Solid
Box Finish
2000 Grit Pad
Core Name
Ikon
Core Type
Symmetrical
RG
2.49
TD
0.052
ID
0.000
Perfect Design
Roto Grip RG163 14 Idol Pearl Bowling Ball, Royal/Amethyst, 14...
Name
Roto Grip Idol Pearl
Cover Name
eTrax-P18
Cover Type
Reactive Pearl
Box Finish
1500 Grit Polished
Core Name
Ikon
Core Type
Symmetrical
RG
2.49
TD
0.052
ID
0.000
Mid-performance
Roto Grip Idol Synergy 14lb...
Name
Roto Grip Idol Synergy
Cover Name
eTrax
Cover Type
Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish
1500 Grit Polished
Core Name
Ikon
Core Type
Symmetrical
RG
2.49
TD
0.052
ID
0.000

Features

Roto Grip Rubicon bowling ball newest HP3 line includes the Rubicon, which is the only asymmetrical offering. Its new Rondure core design is wrapped in the latest version of the eTrax coverstock, which is a step down from the MicroTrax cover used on the UFO. The solid cover comes with a 3000grit pad at the factory for extra traction. It also handles oil very well.

Roto Grip designed this product for medium to heavy oil conditions. This line was essential in order to create advanced ball movement. Balance holes are not legal in sanctioned competition.

Roto Grip Rubicon IRL

The asymmetrical Rondure Core is a radical departure from Roto’s traditional symmetrical core or weight block designs in the HP3 line. It was designed to increase overall ball motion through the lane, without the need for an additional balance hole. This part is stronger than a traditional asymmetrical but less so than their traditional symmetrical cores.

This cover features the most recent eTrax solid-coverstock technology. It can be sanded or polished to suit your needs in a variety of conditions, without losing traction or responsiveness to friction.

Overall ball motion throughout

We are now using a HP3 line the asymmetrical ball for Roto grip.¬†They are a punch above their weight, as usual.¬†The Rubicon is a big ball.¬†The eTrax S20 solid reactive cover is more traction than the eTrax S19 on the Idol Pro.¬†It doesn’t feel like the ball will blow through the spot.¬†You can trust it in this regard.¬†Keep going until you find the right angle and coverage.¬†It is a mild asym, and it shows.¬†It has the characteristics of both a drilled asym and an asym, in that it changes direction strongly but remains fairly constant.¬†I needed to find the spot that was between the 4th and 3rd arrows.

The Rubicon felt stronger than I needed on this medium-sized house shot. It was causing me wrist pain, so I had too much axis rotation. This made it especially hard to get off the spot. The Rubicon looks very angular, but it is actually capable. It never failed to hook enough. It was all about moving forward until I found it. It was at this point that I was able to break it enough to lose my carry with flat 7s. This is again a result of too much axis rotation.

Roto Grip Rubicon Core

As always, though, before you put a ball in your bag, think about how you play and what you like to bowl.¬†This ball was as strong as the UFO, I thought.¬†The truth is that the UFO has more natural traction using the Micro-Trax, while the Rubicon has greater responsiveness with eTrax.¬†However, I couldn‚Äôt help but wonder if I could actually have both of these balls in my bag.¬†I don’t see any Rubicon connection to the Idols, other than the fact that they are all-round bowling balls.

Idols are smoother than the reading Idols, which have a smoother and earlier appearance.¬†These shapes can’t be replaced by the Rubicon.¬†They are completely different beasts.

Sean is testing the Rubicon. Sean has a higher rev but is also able to control his Axis rotation better during testing. The Rubicon was a great choice for Sean. This is where the conundrum begins. Sean has never been one to enjoy strong asyms. They can be too difficult and excessive to push through the heads while dismantling the pattern. He is comfortable with pearl asyms, and his current favorite is Storm AstroPhysix. He was able to move the ball smoothly and clearly, and it was easy to read.

It reminded me of an Alpha Crux, where he can push it down and it will come back.¬†He was a beautiful sight and could get deep without losing hit.¬†No problem with the 4th arrow.¬†He also tried the more direct shot, which he said was around 7 to 3.¬†He also tested the Rubicon.¬†It was actually something he said that I didn’t know, but it made sense in relation to his arsenal.¬†It was his Storm Drive and AstroPhysix, he felt.

Roto Grip Rubicon Bowling Ball

It is easy to see why it makes sense.¬†It has the Drive’s midlane read, but the downlane motion from the asymmetric AstroPhysix.¬†The Rubicon was able to stop the Drive’s almost continuous jumping and stopped it from going too fast.¬†Although it can’t push as hard as the Astro, the Rubicon can still create the angular shapes it needs.

Our thoughts

Roto Grip Rubicon bowling ball now has an Asymmetric option for HP3 Line.¬†The ball was too young for me so I decided to go with a long and strong layout.¬†The ball’s R&D team was spot on.

The Rubicon falls somewhere between the UFO and Idol but is cleaner than the Idol.¬†The Rubicon is somewhere in between the UFO and Idol, but it’s cleaner than the Idol.¬†Before I settled on the Rubicon, I tried many balls. It was simpler than other options and more comfortable to hold in my hands

Roto Grip is a strong contender for the Rubicon, according to me. My opinion was that I would not immediately think I needed anything stronger than the Rubicon. I placed it in the Strongly Defined category. What happens to my UFO? We are still not sure. It fits right in, but it is very usable. This is the type of ball that Sean can use to block the more difficult shots in sports. Will you cross the Rubicon for history enthusiasts?

Customers Ball Roto Grip Rubicon Reviews

Jeff

Roto Grip Rubicon bowling ball, the brand-new asymmetrical ball from the HP3 line, is now available.¬†It is therefore not as strong or as early as the HP4 asymmetrical.¬†I found the Rubicon and the Idol very similar in my YouTube review.¬†The main difference between these balls is the Rubicon’s forward roll at the breakpoint, while the Idol rolls more to the left.¬†The Rubicon is more predictable and controllable.¬†The Rubicon is less strong than the UFO, which I love because it allows me to use the ball for more tournaments and move left and cover more boards.¬†I cannot wait to try this ball out in tournaments with harder patterns, and see how it performs!

Trevor

  • ME: Right-Handed Weener
  • Speed: 12-13 MPH
  • Rev Rate: 315
  • PAP: 4/7/8 Right 3/8 up

Ball Layout: Pin way across bridge 55 X 5 3/4x 15

Ball Roto Grip Rubicon now offers an Asymmetric option for the HP3 Line. It includes the Rondure Core. It is designed to reproduce an asymmetrical core with additional mass that has been removed by a weight hole. This idea worked well with the HP4 UFO. This ball maybe even more appealing to me.

E-trax 20 covers are all about versatility.¬†It can be used between earlier and later E-trax versions and responds to surface changes.¬†This was my first attempt at an Asym in the HP3 HP3 line. I was concerned about the ball being too young so I chose a strong and long layout.¬†It turned out that I wasn’t worried about it. The ball’s R&D team was absolutely on point.

The Roto Grip Rubicon bowling ball is somewhere in between the UFO or Idol, but it’s cleaner than the Idol. It also has a more responsive down-lane.¬†It was my first time having it.¬†It was my first time throwing it, but I did practice it.¬†Because of the steep angle through the front, the shot was extremely cliffed.¬†The ball I had was not slow enough down-lane to eliminate the angle. I tried several balls before I decided to stick with the Rubicon because it was easier than some other options and smoother than others.¬†It is very versatile and can be held in your hands.

If there were oil patterns that had a bit less shape, I would have chosen an earlier layout.¬†The idols came very early for me, so I wanted to make sure that I was able to get the ball down-lane.¬†It’s something I enjoy so there’s a 99 percent chance that a second one will end up in my tournament bag with an earlier layout.

Sound engineer is my profession and bowling is a hobby, sport, and my great passion. Have plenty of memorable moments, experience, and frequently testing new bowling balls.

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