Layout: 5” x 5” x 3”
I was really excited to see the IDOL come out for Roto Grip. Since the discontinuation of the Haywire, RG fans haven’t had that strong symmetrical option with a big cover on it to handle solid volumes of oil. For what I saw the Dare Devil Trick was good, but not nearly as effective in that role. Then, the only option was the Phaze 2. Because the numbers are so similar but the covers are vastly different, I layed out my IDOL exactly like my Phaze 2 so I could give people an accurate assessment on their similarities and differences. They are similar in that they spin up fast and easily. For those with fast speed or need it to grip in heavy oil, these are the two strongest symmetricals on the market. Where they are different, the IDOL is NOTICABLY sooner on the lane bringing the breakpoint closer to the bowler and when it sees the spot on the lane it moves. In our local challenge league we’re on a 48’ Jr Gold pattern and this ball is usable right out of the gate until the medium volume pattern gets a small hole in it. Then I have to throw it to a hook spot where the pattern really develops into a fallback. Because the cover is a slower response, the Phaze 2 actually is better for playing the “lay” at least on that pattern. So the summary is built off that last sentence. If you want to see a similar motion and were thinking of either the Phaze 2 or the IDOL, the IDOL is a faster response and a good 5 feet sooner than the Phaze 2.