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:Shooting Star
Reviewed:October 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Ultimate Vision Solid Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:2000 Abralon
Color:Two-Tone Purple
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Roto Grip Shooting Star is a new take on a proven winner. The cover is a strong solid reactive resin which creates the friction necessary for both medium and oily patterns. The Shooting Star core utilizes the same RG and a medium differential Neutron core that is in the previous ball in the Sword line. For the first time, Roto Grip uses a new sanding process of 360 Abralon covered by a 2000 Abralon on the Shooting Star.

Tweener and Cranker found the ball to be the most useful on our heavy oil pattern. At this price point, that is a rarity. Their rev rates gave the Shooting Star a strong midlane reaction, allowing them to have more success on the heavy oil pattern compared to Stroker.

Stroker’s best look was on the medium test pattern. His lower rev rate allowed the Shooting Star to be

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