Have been using the Shatter for a little over a month and have shot a 299 (769 series) and an 800 series (807). This ball hits harder than any other ball that I've used. I like it so much that I'm asking Santa to bring me a new one.
Staffer review - SHATTER
Date: 12.15.2012 Bowler: Mike Johnston Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky Pro Shop: Hitts Pro Shop
After a lot of success with the Shooting Start, I could not wait to try the Shatter with its pearl finish. I loved the Shatter on a medium or dry shot. This ball should be ideal for a house shot. In a typical league shot I could play outside the second arrow most of the night. As the conditions broke down, I could easily move in 3-5 boards and stay in the pocket. With the pearl finish, this ball has a sharp backend and makes a quick continuous move to the pocket.
My Shatter was drilled with the pin below the fingers and he CG kicked out close to the PAP. I kept the box finish. After a few games to scuff up the box finish a little, this ball began showing its real potential. This ball cleared the heads great. In the mid-lane the ball revved up nicely and made a sharp decisive move to the pocket.
The Shatter has a very predictable reaction. This is great for the league player. As the lanes transition, this is an ideal ball to go to. I made slight adjustments with ball speed and angle and was able keep the ball in play and use this ball all night long.
This ball surprised me and played a lot stronger than you would expect based on the specs. I was getting 4-5 inches of flair and bouncing the ball off the dry all night.
Roto Grip Staff
2- 11 in a rows in 2 days
Date: 12.5.2012 Bowler: Roto Grip Rick Location: , Pennsylvania Pro Shop: Bowlers Supply/ Bret & Shorty
"Wow... What a great 2 days on the lanes with the Shatter... 290 and 793 and 290 and 796 at two different houses and 2 different patterns... This is the FIRST ball out of the bag for this GUY!!! Roto Grip 4 Life!!!"
Shatter Ball Review
Date: 11.25.2012 Bowler: Ron Case Location: Antioch, California Pro Shop: Gene Azevedo
My Axis is 5 5/8 right, ¼ up, my speed is average and I would consider myself with higher revs but more up the back. So not a cranker but not really straight either.
Drilled the pin 4” and the CG 3 ½” from PAP (pin down).
This ball is awesome! It goes through the heads very smooth then makes a sharp turn and has no quit. It’s been great on house shots as well as several patterns where you need to play way inside. With my release I’m always looking for a ball to play way inside and still get it around the corner with enough left on it to carry and the Shatter does that with ease. It has also worked late in tournaments when the heads are drying up because it gets down the lane so well. I would highly recommend this ball!
SHATTER shatters em for 290-268-280 = 838
Date: 11.23.2012 Bowler: Chuck Maher Location: Birmingham, Alabama Pro Shop: Ryan's Pro Shop
My first league game with the Shatter, I shot 300. I then followed that with 4 honor scores in 4 weeks at 2 different bowling centers, finishing with 838 in my Thursday night league. I am a tweener, ball speed 17mph, rev rate 360. drilled Shatter 70X4X70. Bowl 2 nights/week.
"The Shatter is strong on the backend and carries extremely well."
4th honor score in 4 weeks - SHATTER!
Date: 11.21.2012 Bowler: Chuck Maher Location: Birmingham, Alabama Pro Shop: Ryan's Pro Shop
The shatter has a great, consistent roll with a strong back-end that slaps the corners out on off-hits. I have 4 honor scores in 4 weeks in two different bowling centers with this ball. Used dual angle 70X4X70 drill pattern.
SHATTER some racks for 300 - 848
Date: 11.13.2012 Bowler: Chad Hall Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Pro Shop:
As the Shatter tech spec's point out, the ball goes long, but,I get a sharper flip at the break point than my Star balls did. As a Super Senior LH Stroker, I have the 3 inch pin below my ring finger with the CG out 1 inch with an X-hole. I had 3 700's in my 1st 3 weeks of league bowling, with the highest 3 weeks ago...259-300-231-790 with 2 open splits in 3rd game & 27 Strikes..As the past Mid-Priced balls from RG stood out, the Shatter will stand alone for bowlers of all ages....Larry Hoffman, RG Staff.
SHATTER shatters racks for 880 series!
Date: 10.10.2012 Bowler: Harn-Chieh Kwan Location: Echandens / Lausanne (Switzerland), Pro Shop: Andres Boesiger
Swiss national team member Harn-Chieh Kwan (HCK) bowled a 880 series on the occasion of the semi-finals in a double tournament with his Roto Grip Shatter (300-290-290). The ball was drilled 3 days before of his good friend and longtime ball driller Andreas Boesiger. 28-year old HCK is a non-typical left-handed cranker with great bowling abilities.
""Thank you Roto Grip for manufacturing such great bowling balls!""