Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Name:MVP Pearl
Reviewed:November 2019
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Royal / Golden / White
Core Specs
Name:Neutron NXT
Int. Diff:0.000

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Roto Grip’s new MVP Pearl uses the same symmetrical Neutron NXT core as the original MVP, but this version features the pearlized VTC-P19 coverstock that is prepped from the factory with a 1500 grit polished finish. The change in coverstock from the first MVP makes this ball a little cleaner through the front, a little stronger off the spot, and more continuous at the back end. The stronger change of direction downlane allowed the MVP to cover more overall boards than the original MVP for all three of our testers.

The MVP Pearl allowed our testers to strike with ease on the medium oil test pattern. Stroker was able to start a board farther left with his feet with the MVP Pearl compared to the MVP, setting his ball down on 16, crossing around the second arrow, and using a breakpoint on seven downlane. Tweener played third arrow and also used seven as his breakpoint. Cranker’s ball started on 32 off his hand, crossed 18 at the arrows, and got out to seven downlane. When the testers missed inside into the heavier oil or got a little firm with their speeds, the MVP Pearl turned over harder than the original MVP, providing

Additional Roto Grip MVP 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.

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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