Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Loco Solid
Reviewed:September 2015
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Core Specs
Name:Late Roll 48
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Loco Solid joins the Loco Pearl in the HP1 line for Roto Grip. Like the Pearl, the Solid comes out of the box with a 1500 grit polished finish. This ball uses a solid version of the 45L coverstock, the same cover used in pearl form on the Loco Pearl.

This ball was best for us on our dry test pattern. Both Loco releases are weaker than the Outcry, Uproar, or Devour. The Loco Solid offered the same amount of length as the Loco Pearl, while being smoother when it made its move to the pocket. It allowed us to move left with our feet when our line to the pocket on the fresh started to break down. The extra little amount this ball hooks, combined with the smoother response to the

Additional Roto Grip Loco Solid 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.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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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.