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 5 ½” and the CG 5 ½” from PAP (pin down).
Oil is not its friend. This ball is for less oil, slow speed bowlers or lots of hand. The ball gets great length before its move. It can be used on the driest of conditions or when the heads are gone. My ball rolls too early on dry heads so this is the ball I will go to later in the day. Also I know several people that struggle with low speed and house shots are just too dry for them and now they have an answer without having to go to plastic. Great ball for slow speed or lots of hand.
27th Career 300 with the Scream!
Date: 11.7.2012 Bowler: Thomas Sheetz Location: Elizabethville, Pennsylvania Pro Shop: ABC North Pro Shop / Earl Burger
Ball Speed: 16-17mph
Ball Weight: 15lbs
PAP: 5 left 7/16 up
Degrees of Tilt: 17
Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 ½
The Scream is drill pin above the middle finger, cg kicked out with no hole. I needed something for when the lanes get really dry and not have to make a drastic move and lose the pocket. It is not a ball that you can stand left throw right when there is a good amount of oil unless you are a high rev bowler or if it’s dry enough. The lanes at my main center have pretty dry outside boards which is around 7 board and out to the 1 board. When I get to the dry weather it is swinging to the dry or going up the boards it does not give me and up and down read. Really consistent read all around. I am able to play in my comfort zone or even go up the boards and the ball does not over react. Nice control motion and when it hits the back end it doesn’t jerk like other pearl balls it is much smoother.
I compared it with my tropical heat hybrid and rising star, and I am able to stand 6 boards left with the Scream compared to the tropical heat and rising star which is great when the lanes get toasted and everything else is hooking too early. I kept the factory finish on it which is 1500 polished. With this new low end line for Roto Grip it gives the Roto Grip fan a great low end ball for dry lanes or if you wanna play straighter for the down and in bowler for a great price.
If you have any questions about the Scream email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Answer to dry lanes - SCREAM!
Date: 10.8.2012 Bowler: Matt Murtishaw Location: Murietta, California Pro Shop: Fast Lanes Pro Shop
The Thursday night scratch league bowls after a large 5 man Vegas league. Needless to say, the lanes are bone dry by that time. Unless you have a lot of ball speed, you'll find yourself up against the ball return from game 1! So my plan was to drill up something that could handle these conditions without sacrificing pin carry. I chose the Roto Grip Scream and I'm glad I did! I layed the ball out with moderate length in mind and I was overwhelmingly surprised with how well it worked! Normally, when you go down to an entry level performance ball, you won't get the pin carry you're used to with the HP bowling balls. But the Scream is different. Man, did this ball rolls through the pins with AUTHORITY! I was actually leaving 9 pins! This ball got through the heads CLEAN! And hit like a disgruntled boxer with a bad temper! My average in that league screamed from the 220's to the high 230's. Nuff said.
Staff Review - Daniel Skitt - SCREAM
Date: 10.7.2012 Bowler: Daniel Skitt Location: , Pro Shop:
Sssssccccrrrrreeeaaammm is all i heard when i threw this ball i got to use this ball on some really bad dryed up lanes with ease.gets threw the front part of the lane no problem but really has some great backend i saw in my eyes.love the colour bright and awsome to watch go down the lane.
Scream review... Roto Grip Rick
Date: 9.4.2012 Bowler: Rick Mitchell Location: York, Pennsylvania Pro Shop: Bowlers Supply
Scream--- 55x5x60 layout-box condition
Patterns tested on: THS on HPL, SPL, and ½ HPL and ½ wood, and Los Angeles pattern
The SCREAM worked well on the HPL and ½ and ½ surfaces on THS and LA pattern. The ball loves the lighter volume and lighter oil, when heavier oil is found; the ball tends to “give up” near the end of the pattern. This ball is great for lighter oil patterns and for slower ball speed users. The ball likes the first few boards on the house conditions and I was able to point and play or play the channel and was able to strike at will with it. For an entry level ball, this ball is money!!!
Staffer review of the SCREAM - John Brodersen
Date: 9.1.2012 Bowler: John Brodersen Location: Helena, Montana Pro Shop: JB's Pro Shop
Ball specs – 15 lbs 3 oz, 2.62 top weight, 3 1/2-inch pin.
The Scream, which is a polished pearl, was drilled using the dual angle method. The layout is a 4 inch pin, 60-degree drill angle and a 30-degree VAL angle. An x-hole was placed in the P2.75 location. Using Storm’s layout terminology the layout would be 4 by 5 with a 2 1/8 pin buffer. The cover was left OOB which is 1500 polished. The color scheme of the Scream is bright and eye grabbing
The pattern bowled on was a 41 foot, 24 micro-liter broken down house condition. I had used a Defiant Edge and a Berserk earlier and was playing around 22 with them. With the HP1 Scream, I was able to move my feet 11 right and my target 5 right to get closer to the friction and get to the pocket. The Scream was very clean through the fronts, cleaner than the Shout, on the broken down pattern. The Scream made a much stronger move than the Shout off the friction into the pocket. I would describe the move as a hard arc. The hit and carry was well above my expectations based on my experience with the Roto Grip planet balls. Compared to the Shout the Scream was a little longer and quicker off the break point. The overall all hook was about the same as the Shout, just a different motion.
The new Roto Grip HP1 lineup of the Scream and Shout will provide additional ball choices and motions for those lighter oil or broken down conditions.
RG Amateur Staff