General Ball Info
eTrax PLUS Pearl
1500 Grit Polished
RST (Roto Star Tour)
Roto Grip’s RST X-2 uses the same asymmetrical Roto Star Tour core design as the RST X-1. The X-2 uses the new eTrax PLUS Pearl coverstock, which we found to be a game-changer in the skid/flip category. This cover digs into the oil even more than the eTrax Hybrid cover on the UFO Alert, while also providing a bigger move at the breakpoint. The RST X-2 performed extremely well on our medium oil test pattern and, despite having a polished pearl cover, it also provided plenty of hook with the box finish on our heavy oil pattern. This ball allowed all three of our testers to play to their strengths, as it struck with ease from just about everywhere on the lane.
Cranker loved the RST X-2 on the medium oil pattern. For him, this ball is a nearly perfect mix of his two favorite Roto Grip balls: the RST X-1 and the Rubicon UC2. On the fresh medium pattern, he started in the same spot he was lined up with using the Rubicon UC2. The RST X-2 cleared the fronts just as easily, with an even stronger move at the breakpoint. Chasing the pattern even farther inside, the RST X-2 never quit. On shots where the UC2 would leave a flat 10 pin, the RST X-2 ...