Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Loco Pearl
Reviewed:September 2015
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Copper / Navy Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Late Roll 48
Int. Diff:0.000

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Roto Grip’s HP1 line has been revamped for this season with the addition of the two new Locos, the Loco Pearl and the Loco Solid. They replace the Scream and the Shout from the last few seasons. The Late Roll 48 weight block has been modified to offer more differential than the Late Roll 46 from the Scream and Shout. This gave our testers more total hook and more angle at the back of the lane compared to the older HP1 balls.

The Loco Pearl was best for us on our dry test pattern. All three testers were able to stay closer to the track, attacking the pattern going straighter up the lane. The polished box finish provided excellent length on this shorter pattern. All

Additional Roto Grip Loco Pearl Resources

Click here to visit Roto Grip's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

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