Roto Grip UFO Alert Bowling Ball Report Card by Luke Rosdahl

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Roto Grip UFO Alert Bowling Ball Layout Info

Hey everybody, welcome to the report card for the Roto Grip UFO Alert. You know the drill, a few promos to get started, follow the link in the description or at the end of the video for any of your bowling needs at Bowler’s Mart, supporting them supports me, and don’t forget my code “Rosdahl10” the next time you go to order anything at Coolwick to get 10% off, they’re the ones that keep the boat afloat.  If you haven’t seen one of these, it’s basically checking in a couple months after the initial review.  Did I read it right, how do we feel about the ball now, what have we learned about it, how often do we use it, etcetera.  Typical layout again for me, 4 ¾ x 3 ½ x 3 ½, puts the pin in the ring finger and the psa in a strong but kind of neutral place. 

Roto Grip UFO Alert Is Easy to Read Bowling Ball Motion

The UFO Alert is a very face value type of reaction, etrax is a medium strength pretty responsive cover formula like R2S on the Storm side, so it’s going to skid in oil and be pretty sharp on the dry.  Easy to read, easy to see what it’s doing, it’s not going to fake you out like stronger covers sometimes can.  Bowling balls are quite a bit stronger than people realize, you don’t need much stuff stronger than this for most of the regular conditions or centers you’re going to see.  Stronger bowling balls can create a lot of confusion when it comes to reading what they’re doing because stronger covers can dig in a lot earlier, blend everything a lot more and seem to be smoother and weaker than they actually are, and that gives off a pretty unfortunate illusion because it’s extremely hard to tell sometimes when something is burning up and when it’s just not hooking.  That can create the typical “why is my Hustle RAP outhooking my Dark Code” kind of problem or issue where the weaker ball on the conditions it’s designed for will be sharper and more dynamic than the stronger ball that doesn’t have the oil it needs to get down the lane, so it just gives up, but that’s another video.  The Alert isn’t going to do that, what you see is what you get.  One note is that it can be over/under on the fresh or heavier volumes because it needs friction to move, and it wasn’t really designed for that anyway.  It’s not exactly lazy or weak in oil, it’s actually got more traction than I was expecting with a pretty firm but not quite sharp move on dry, it does need some friction to work with.  However, paired with the asymmetric core, it’s going to be in play and effective on the vast majority of league and tournament conditions which are medium volume, in like the 20 to 25 mil volume range.  This makes it a great step down from the strong stuff in each lineup like the Reality, RST X-1 or Proton PhysiX, which is what they built it to do in the first place. 

Angel’s Reactions On The UFO Alert Bowling Ball

For Angel it’s the same idea of course, but for her it’s like a stronger IQ Emerald, and she really loves that ball.  The Alert is bordering on too strong, sometimes she can use it and sometimes she can’t.  Like it does for me, it starts to slow down a little from bigger angles, it’ll get there but not with much authority unless you have a bit bigger rev rate.  However, if she keeps her angles a little more closed, it works like a charm and it gives her the Emerald type look if her Emerald is too slow or lazy.  The Alert really falls into an odd place because it’s kind of a throwback to stuff like the No Rules Pearl, it’s got no trouble getting through the fronts, and it acts like it wants to be sharp, but it’s kind of long and rolly.  It doesn’t hit the spot and bounce, it hits the spot and rolls, so it gives you kind of the effect of a smoother more controlled look but something that’s not as early and slow.  The RST X-2 rolls similar but it’s more boomy, it likes to cover boards, while the UC2 is straight up flippy, it likes to get in and fly.  I hesitate to do this because opinions are all relative, there’s some people that hate the Hyroad, so take this however you want to take it, but the UFO Alert is my favorite ball in the current catalog right now, it hits on all the right things.  I’ve only had one or two league sets since leagues started a month and a half ago where it hasn’t been the ball all night or most of the night, and if it hasn’t seen any action, it’s because I’m taking a look at something else.  I end up gravitating towards it because everything else ends up being a little too smooth or sharp or weak or strong, and the Alert just fits.  It’s the perfect strength for most house shots, it’s rolly, firm and decisive but controllable, and these are things that put it in a usable window very often for a lot of people.  

The UFO Alert Is Always in my Bowling Bag! 

I know a lot of people didn’t either own the UFO or get to throw it a lot, and the Alert came out with the Dark Code which is the sexy pick, but the Alert goes everywhere for me and I don’t throw the Dark any more.  It’s hit or miss for Angel depending on what house she’s bowling at and she’s really been loving the Intensity, Hustle Wine, and Burner Pearl right now, so no reason to go out of her way to force anything, but I really think you’re missing out if you’re not at least considering the Alert right now.  Sometimes the quietest and most “average” looking stuff end up being the real foundations or workhorses in your bag.  Thanks for watching and may the strikes be with you.  

Roto Grip UFO Alert bowling ball

Our obsession with helping players of all ages and styles conquer various lane conditions while abiding to forthcoming governing rules, led to the development and creation of the asymmetrical E.T. Core (Equalizer Technology Core) which features built in cavities in order to increase weight displacement after drilling without a balance hole to increase overall ball motion.

The MicroTrax (Micro Nanoparticle Traction) Coverstock offers the optimum balance of midlane traction and responsiveness to friction thanks the blend of nanoparticles throughout the coverstock. This formulation maintains its surface profile texture longer to ensure you get maximum performance while displacing oil at an above average rate compared to other coverstock materials on the market today.

Assembled for every bowler in the universe, the UFO Alert is here to help you navigate those Medium to Medium/Heavy Oil Conditions with ease. No matter your style, no matter your rev rate, no matter your speed, the E.T. Core (Equalizer Technology Core) with its built in cavities, is sure to create great overall core motion every time due to the added mass displacement when drilled. And we can’t forget about the eTrax Hybrid Coverstock which is made of 2 parts pearl and1 part solid. This cover combination aids in creating plenty of responsiveness to friction down lane without being too angular. Thus, making this combination of core and cover one of the most ideal options ever created for most any house type oil condition on planet earth.

COVERSTOCK:e-Trax Hybrid Reactive
CORE: E.T. Core
COLOR: Purple Solid/Emerald/Teal
FINISH: 1500-grit Polished
CONDITION: Medium Oil – Medium/Heavy Oil
FLARE POTENTIAL: High
AVAILABLE WEIGHTS: 12 – 16 lbs.
PRODUCT SKU: RAE
RG (15lb): 2.52
Diff (15lb): .054

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