This ball is very clean through the heads and has moderate length. The entry angle is very sharp. Works great on the break down. When you need a ball to get down the lane and have consistent finish. Love the colors in this ball.
Staff Review - Jeffery Mersch - SHATTER - Great Ball for the Price
Date: 9.26.2012 Bowler: Jeffrey Mersch Location: , Pro Shop: self
Layout is stacked above the ring finger no weight hole.
I am a left handed tweener with a 325 rev rate.
The shatter is a great value ball from Roto Grip. The performance is fantastic, and for the price it cannot be beaten. For league this is the first ball out of my bag. It clears the fronts and has a great backend. The pin carry is also amazing, I am glad that I drilled this up in time for my winter leagues to start.
I have tried this ball at multiple surfaces, and it has shown me that it is very versatile. This ball shines up well to get through the heads and save energy for maximum backend reaction. Even at 1000 grit, it still cleared the heads and continued on the backend.
If you are looking for high performance at a great price point, than look no further.
Roto Grip Amateur Staff
Roto Grip SHATTER knocks em down for 840 and new house record!
Date: 9.18.2012 Bowler: Roy Yamanuha Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Pro Shop: Strike Em Pro Shop / Roy Yamanuha
I broke the previous house record (836), which I set with the Storm Agent in 2006. Using the new Roto Grip Shatter which I drilled right before league. Shot games of 274 287 279 for a new house record of 840 at Hickam AFB Bowling Center.
Shatter gives me 290
Date: 9.17.2012 Bowler: Chad Pratt Location: Melbourne, Florida Pro Shop: Rob Nevers
More great Equipment from RotoGrip. On 9/11 in league I use the Shatter, and Shatter it did.I went front 9, 10 pin 279 then front 10 big 4 284(oops) the 248 for 811 sieres. Thanks for all the great equipment. Im sure more scores to come.
"Thanks to Roto Grip for making such great equipment!"
Shatter review... Roto Grip Rick
Date: 9.4.2012 Bowler: Rick Mitchell Location: York, Pennsylvania Pro Shop: Bowlers Supply
Shatter--- 50x4 ½ x 30 layout-box condition
Patterns tested on: THS on HPL and SPL and London
Ball tested EXCELLENT on the HPL house pattern and US Open pattern, was striking at will by move my feet 3 left and eyes 2 left on the lane outside of where I was playing with a 60x4x40 Berserk. This ball likes the grittier surfaces and on the SPL, it was a little more delayed in the reaction, more because of the surface difference. I did start to have a better reaction on the SPL when I moved my feet closer to 10-12 and looking at 5-6 right past the arrows. The ball looked great all thru the practice sessions and the ball was not sensitive to the breakdown of the pattern like a normal pearlized ball would be. A great ball to match with the Berserk when the Berserk is a little too strong.
Staffer review of the SHATTER - John Brodersen
Date: 9.1.2012 Bowler: John Brodersen Location: Helena, Montana Pro Shop: JB's Pro Shop
Ball specs – 15 lbs 2 oz, 2.54 top weight, 2 3/4-inch pin.
The Shatter, which is a polished pearl, was drilled using the dual angle method. The layout is a 4 inch pin, 70-degree drill angle and a 30-degree VAL angle. An x-hole was not needed. Using Storm’s layout terminology the layout would be 4 by 4 7/8 with a 2 inch pin buffer. The cover was left OOB which is 1500 polished.
Just like the prior releases at this price point (Shooting Star and Rising Star) the Shatter’s strength surprised me. But the Shatter’s strength is all in the backend of the lane. The pattern bowled on was a 41 foot, 24 micro-liter broken down house condition. I had used a Defiant Edge and Berserk earlier and was playing around 22 with them. With the HP2 Shatter I was able to move my feet and target slightly right and send it. The Shatter was extremely clean through the fronts on the broken down pattern. When the Shatter made its move to the pocket is was quick and angular. Hit and carry percentage were both very good.
If your looking for a ball to get down the lane and around the corner on medium and broken down patterns look no further than the new HP2 Shatter.
RG Amateur Staff