Roto Grip
RST X-2

Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:
Medium:
Dry:
Sport:

(1-10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR))

General Ball Info

Coverstock Info
Name:
eTrax PLUS Pearl
Type:
Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:
1500 Grit Polished
Color:
Tanzanite
Core Info
Name:
RST (Roto Star Tour)
Type:Asymmetrical
RG:2.53
Total Diff:0.053
Int. Diff:0.016

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┬ábigger 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 ...

Performance Ratings

NameValueComments
Torque
(1-10)
Length
(1-25)
Back End
(1-20)
Total Hook
(1-100)