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:Rubicon UC3
Reviewed:December 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:Tour-ethane Pearl
Type:Urethane Pearl
Box Finish:1000 Abralon
Color:Platinum Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.011

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The Rubicon UC3 is the third entry into the Rubicon line for Roto Grip. While the original Rubicon was a sanded solid reactive and the Rubicon UC2 was a polished pearl, the UC3 uses a new urethane formula named Tour-ethane Pearl that comes out of the box with a 1000 Abralon finish. All three Rubicons share the asymmetrical Rondure core. As expected, the change to a sanded urethane-like coverstock makes the Rubicon UC3 much earlier, smoother, and have less total hook than the previous Rubicon offerings. Thanks to its lower hook potential, the dry oil pattern was definitely in play for all three of our testers.

Cranker had his best looks on both the dry and sport test patterns. On the dry condition, he could swing the ball much more than the other two testers, and he didn’t need to get this ball to the dry outside boards as quickly as with other urethane balls. The asymmetrical core design gave him better continuation than he’s seen from symmetrical urethane offerings. As the lanes broke down, he had no trouble moving inside to control the pocket and strike, thanks to

Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Comparisons

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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.