Luke Rosdahl Rated Rumble: Storm Phaze 3 VS Roto Grip Rubicon UC2 Bowling Ball

How does the storm Phaze 3 compare to the Roto Grip UC2 Bowling Ball

My Rated series was designed to give you the ability to compare any ball vs any other ball, but I still receive a lot of questions about specific comparisons, so rather than making you dig around in the playlist, I’ve decided to combine several of the most popular or requested comparisons into single videos! If you have a comparison you want to see, put it in the comments and I’ll make it happen!

Storm Phaze 3 Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Phaze 3 features the R3S hybrid cover and the symmetric Velocity core.  R3S hybrid has only been seen once stateside on the Intense Fire, which was one of my personal favorites, and is very strong and very sharp.  The Velocity core comes in at a 2.48 RG and an .051 differential in 15 pounds and has become legendary as the Phaze 2 rose to become one of the premier sport condition balls in the entire industry, becoming a favorite of many of the pros and perhaps most notably for Kris Prather.  Velocity is quick revving, but at the same time very even and continuous, it just keeps winding and climbing.  The combination of the even rolling and windy Velocity core and strong and viciously responsive cover in R3S hybrid gives you pin punishment that like Thanos, is inevitable.  The single achilles heel of the Phaze 3 is that too much friction can make it burn up, but at the same time leaves you no guesswork.  It’s either the ball or it’s not, there’s no in between to trip you up or fake you out.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Phaze 3 a 7 on hook, 6 on length, and an 8 on backend.  It’s closest to the Axiom Pearl on hook, the Nuclear Cell on length, and Astro PhysiX on backend.  Select the next comparison you’d like to see from the links on the screen, or scroll down to the description to find links to other choices.

Roto Grip UC2 Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Rubicon UC2 features the etrax pearl cover and mild asymmetric Rondure core.  The eTrax formula has been used in several iterations in the HP3 and HP4 lines over the last few years, and this version of the formula is the pearl version of the Idol Synergy cover.  The Rondure core comes in at a 2.49 RG, .052 differential, and .011 split or intermediate differential in 15 pounds, the idea again being to mimic a stronger symmetric ball with a weight hole.  The original Rubicon was already pretty quick on friction despite being a solid, with the cleaner eTrax base formula on it, it definitely punched a lot, and the UC2 takes that up to 9000.  It’s very quick on friction and very easily controlled and manipulated with physical adjustments, I can play virtually anywhere I want to with this ball as you’ll see here in a few seconds.  It’s becoming a favorite of both Angel and mine because it’s very easy down the lane and turns quickly on friction, while being a lot more consistent than you might expect it to be.  It gets easy length for Angel and more punch than she gets out of literally anything else in her bag, and for me it’s something I can float out of and still get a sharp and visually comfortable move on the backend.  In addition, if I need to get deep, there are no angles it won’t recover from, at least if you’re on the right conditions for it.  The Rubicon UC2 is a ton of fun, it’s moved its way into both of our main league bags, and paired with the Rubicon, they’re a pretty devastating combo.  I give the Rubicon UC2 a 7 for hook, 7 for length, and a 9 for backend strength.  It’s closest to the Astro PhysiX in hook potential, the Idol Synergy in length, and the Nuclear Cell in backend strength.  Select the next comparison you’d like to see from the links on the screen, or scroll down to the description to find links to other choices. 

storm phaze 3 bowling ball

A Storm bowling ball only starts with state of the art. From there, everything from core technology to coverstock formulations is developed to heighten, escalate and intensify its performance, and yours. Engineering a ball is an art. It’s equal parts rational and emotional. Such was the vision for the Phaze III: strength and allure, precision and nuance interwoven such that the ball itself becomes both a striking tool and an experience.

The Velocity Core has become a staple in the Storm lineup. This low RG, high differential construction has turned into the go-to chassis for professionals around the
world. Its benchmark characteristics serve a multitude of styles across a variety of patterns. Defining what was needed next, Storm determined a cleaner, more backend-focused design would become our next recipe, fitting in squarely between the Phaze™ II and !Q™ Tour Emerald. A never-before-seen cover and core combination of R3S Hybrid and the Velocity Core shines above all else. It reveres its past but is imminently future-forward. When the corners get tough, R3S gets tougher.

Blending out lane transition is one of R3S’s best features, striking an ironically delicate balance between two intense forces – the ball’s core and lane conditions at hand. This unique fusion lets you dial in key performance parameters, responding to every input with absolute fidelity.
The Phaze III was constructed to capture both stares and hearts. It is the antithesis of status quo and is precisely what makes us “The Bowler’s Company™”.

– Coverstock: R3S™ Hybrid Reactive
– Core: Velocity Core
– Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
– Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
– RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
– Diff: 0.051 (15# ball)
– Fragrance: Grapevine

roto grip rubicon uc2 bowling ball

Powered by the same mildly asymmetric Rondure Core as one of the hottest balls on the planet, the Rubicon UC2 (Ultimate Concept 2)
showcases our latest eTrax pearlized coverstock formulation which automatically thrusts this ball onto the “MUST HAVE” list for any bowler.
It’s ok, you can thank us later!

Engineered for those Medium to Medium-Heavy Oil conditions, we felt it was an absolute must to provide added core technology in this line in order to create advanced ball motion since balance holes are no longer legal in sanctioned competition.

Coverstock: eTrax-S20™
Weight Block: Rondure™ Core (Aymmetrical)
Factory Finish: 3000-grit Pad
Flare Potential: Medium-High
Radius of Gyration (RG) 15lbs – 2.49
Differential (Diff) 15lbs – 0.052
Intermediate Differential (Diff): 0.011

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