Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Reviewed:August 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Inception Pearl Reactive 
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Charcoal / Yellow
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Bandit is one of two new Sword line bowling balls in Roto Grip’s new catalog. These new balls will replace the Nomad Pearl and Solid. The Bandit offers plenty of performance for the dollar and, with the Outlaw, makes a terrific combination to cover a lot of lane conditions. The Bandit seems to know when to turn the corner every time. When we needed more at the back end, it gave it to us and when we needed it to lay off a little, it did that as well.

The box finish worked impressively on the medium test pattern. The 1500 polish allowed the Bandit to ease through the front part of the lane. The midlane isn’t the strongest on the market, but there is enough which allows the Bandit to read the

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.