Inner Core: SigmaTM
Coverstock: FusionTM Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500 Grit / Polished
15#RG:2.47, Diff: .047
Ball Color: Black Pearl/Yellow Pearl NeoMarkTMColor: OrangePearl/SilverPearl
Astonishing!! Asylum is one of the best balls that I’ve ever thrown. Anyone who loved the Disturbed will surely enjoy this ball. I drilled the Asylum with a 5″ pin up x 4 3/4″ Cg to Pap. The Asylum uses the middle roll 70 core wrapped around the 63MH Coverstock and finished with 3000 abrasion surface. This combination gives the ball length through the fronts but still reads the mid-back part of the lane as if it were a solid with a strong, controlled motion.
Roto Grip Asylum is perfect compliments to its predecessors: Disturbed & Deranged. When you feel the Disturbed is hooking to early and rolling out; you can ball down to the Asylum and let the ball do work. If you are throwing the Deranged and feel like the ball is pushing to much past the breakpoint or just overall not hooking enough, but the Disturbed is to much ball to suit your need then you can throw the Asylum to fit right in that gap. This ball rolls very well with surface adjustments as well. Being polished, it gets more push in the front and longer length before starting its transition left.
The Asylum will work very well on medium-oily lane conditions and with med-heavy volumed patterns. The shape of the ball motion is very similar to the Disturbed, but it retains more energy down-lane and gets through the front part of the lanes a lot easier. Whether you are a cranker or a stroker, the Asylum will work well for all styles of bowlers.
The color combo of the Asylum is different and one of a kind. Utilizing the green from the Disturbed and a new bloody red color definitely makes it stand out and you will know what ball it is when it rolls down the lane. Based on the lively colors of the ball with the sick Asylum logo; I will grade the Cosmetics of this ball an “A-.” For performance, this ball definitely deserves an “A.”
I drilled this beast up 60 x 5 3/8 x 30 which is the same layout I had used on my favorite Cell the Mutant Cell. I couldn’t have been more impressed, this ball is stronger than my mutant but just as smooth and predictable. I was able to use this from a variety of angles and all of which provided a strong midlane read with a strong hard arc thru the pins. I can’t wait to use this piece on some heavier to medium volume conditions.
My first reaction to the colors when I saw pics online was I was not diggin it. After seeing it in person my opinion changed. The mix of black/yellow/purple looks really sharp and even better when rolling down the lane. Testers all agreed that it gave the appearance of more revolutions than we actually had.
I would rate the Hyper Cell 8/10 for shelf appeal.
|Coverstock Name||80™ MicroBite™|
|Weight Block||Nucleus™ Core|
|Color||Purple / Yellow / Black|
|Finish Method||Can be polished|
|Durometer||73 – 75|
|Flare Potential||7″ +/High|
|Weights||12lbs – 16lbs|
|WEIGHT||RADIUS OFGYRATION||DIFFERENTIAL||PSA DIFFERENTIAL|
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Hook, hook, hook, and more hook!!! Roto Grip is bringing back the Cell line with the “Hyper Cell”. I’ve gotta say; this ball is absolutely stunning! I drilled the ball with a 40° x 5” x 38°. This allowed the ball to clear the fronts and read the mid-lane while maintaining motion down-lane. The Hyper Cell is wrapped around the all-famous core “Nucleus Core” covered by the 80 MicroBite and finished at a 2000-grit abrasion surface.
The Hyper Cell is a very aggressive ball. This has to be one of the most aggressive ball I have ever thrown! My first impression on seeing the looks of this ball; I was already sold! During testing, I’ve seen significant response in the oil and make a great move off the friction at the end of the pattern. I can see this ball working very well on Oily House conditions, heavy volume medium sport shot patterns (38-42ft), and long patterns (43ft+). Something that shocked me with the hyper cell is even though it’s so strong; it doesn’t lose energy or quit/rollout down-lane. Anyone can throw the Hyper Cell whether you are a lower rev player or even a higher rev player such as myself.
I love the three-color combo they used to create this ball: black, purple, and yellow. It’s vibrant and stands out! When you see someone throwing it, you will know automatically it is a Hyper Cell. I will grade the cosmetics of this ball a solid “A”! I will give this ball an “A” as well for performance on Heavy Oil Conditions. This ball is a must have in everyone’s arsenal?
I had my hubby (Zack Jellsey) drill it 4×4 which puts the pin over my ring finger and added a bit of factory finish polish to the box surface. For me this is a very aggressive layout. First night out in league I started a bit slow with 207 trying to get used to how strong this ball is compared to my Source, then got goin a little better with 238 (couple stubborn 10 pins) before 268 my last game while swinging the ball a bit more than usual. I loved being able to move in and know it would come back from almost anywhere. Hitting power was very good considering when I move left I can fight the dreaded flat 10.
Shelf appeal on this ball is good but not amazing. Zack teases me cuz I like balls that are “pretty”, and this one is just OK. I would rate it 6/10 for looks.
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Motiv has a new member in the Cruel line, and it’s Cruel Intent. I drilled the video ball 60x5x30. This allowed the ball to easily get through the front of the lane and let its energy out on the back of the lane. This ball has the Fusion pearl coverstock on it, the same cover as the Primal Rage and Tribal. You can use the same coverstock, for three totally different lane patterns because of the core differences. Cruel Intent has a pretty strong asymmetric core that will allow this ball to get started sooner and respond faster to friction allowing you to use this ball when the lanes are pretty tight. As the lane transitions, and if this ball starts to hook too early, you can move to a Primal Rage or Tribal and continue to get the backend motion you’re looking for. Cruel Intent hooked about 5 boards more than my Tribal on this typical house pattern. I think if there was more volume on the lane, and less free hook to the right, the difference between these two balls would have been much greater. Pin carry and the hitting power were defiantly there with this ball.
I really like the concepts Motiv comes up with when it has to do with colors, names, logos and marketing. I like the name and logos very much on this ball, but the color itself if just okay to me. I do think Motiv fans will like this ball, especially if they liked the #redball (Primal Rage) or the Tribal. To grade this ball out, Performance: I would give it a B, its defiantly above average and overall good. Cosmetics: I would give this ball a C. Maybe it’s because my standards are set so high with Motiv with their color combinations and this one is just average to me. As always, for all of the information on this ball and all of the Motiv Products visit bowlersdeals.com!
I could do this review in three words. THIS BALL HOOKS! The first couple shots I threw with this ball hooked off the lane! I drilled this ball similar than other high end asymmetric balls in the past. This may have been one of the most hooking balls I have ever thrown. At times it was too much hook, and I said “this thing is a monster”. I will polish it when I attempt to throw this again. Mastermind has great hitting power when I got it to the pocket, which at times was difficult. High ball speed/Low rev rate players will LOVE this ball. Player that have heavy oil for their league will love this ball as well. There will not be a doubt if the ball is going to hook. If you have a problem getting bowling balls to hook, give this a shot!As I have stated before, I am a sucker for orange! I really like this ball as it rolls down the lane. Vibrant colors and tons of hook! This ball will be noticed and get you noticed! I like the name and logo combination. Someone is really a Mastermind that made this ball hook that much. Grading this ball out is difficult for me. If I am grading on hitting power and overall hook, this ball gets an A. Although it was difficult for me to control on the lane conditions that I was on at times. The colors on this ball really pop. I like it a lot. I would give that a solid B+. You need hook? Look no further! Check out all of the information on this ball at bowlersdeals.com!Joel RickettsCo-Founder bowlersdeals.com