Roto Grip Hyper Cell Skid Bowling Ball

The Hyper Cell Skid Makes a Statement!

Roto Grip Hyper Cell Skid

First Impressions
This ball is really strong and punchy! A ton of people are going to like this one…

Our Testers:
Tweener: 360 rpm
PAP: 5 3/16 & 1/4 up
Axis tilt: low-medium
Axis rotation: >45 degrees
Layout: 55 x 5 x 40

Keep in mind that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but the core creates the dynamic shape of the reaction. Your driller will alter the shape to suit your game.

Test Patterns:
41ft THS, 10:1, 25ml
House: Cedar Lanes Lebanon, PA

Thanks to Jeffrey Smith of Pure It Pro Shop in Lebanon, PA, our partner for ball reviews.

Value 8/10
The Roto Grip Hyper Cell offers pretty good value based on its versatility.

The Nucleus core is back with an RG of an RG of 2.52 and diff of .056 with mass bias of .018 for a 15 pound ball. the Skid uses the 73MH pearl coverstock.

Overall 9/10
Well the Hyper Cell was a very strong piece. The movement was massive overall and my guess is while everyone loves to have an oiler in the bag, it probably was a little tough to find a condition where you can throw it more than a game. In comes the Hyper Cell Skid. Roto Grip puts on the pearl coverstock to offer more clearance through the heads and mids. They accomplished that while still seeing the signature backend reaction of the Nucleus core.
The Hyper Cell Skid has a cover just clean enough to allow the increased length to allow this ball to be usable on medium-heavy to medium conditions, depending on how much hand you have. For Tweeners, this ball is going to see a lot of action. I know a lot of people loved the original Cell Pearl. Well, you pretty much got that back with a fresh cover.
The Nucleus core is a dense, heavy rolling core. You can see it stand up and punch through the pins. It makes a fairly defined move as you would expect with such a high mass bias. Matt was also able to demonstrate the versatility of the Hyper Cell Skid. You can see that there is a preferred area but the ball was usable from direct lines as well as deeper inside.
Don’t be fooled that this ball is a pearl cover. It is strong. Because of how strongly the core stands up, I would be careful of plac 10s if you get too deep. If you’ve got to wheel and you do see weak 10s, you will want to switch to a symmetrical core shape.

Overall, there is no doubt the Hyper Cell Skid is a winner. The ball looks great. The ball reaction even better. It’s versatile and I think is truly a perfect compliment to the Hyper Cell as it’s shape is so close. It just offers that extra “skid” for it to be more usable on most conditions we face today.

Digitrax analysis


Matt was able to easily generate 6.5 degrees of entry angle.  The Hyper Cell Skid offers good midlane motion while the cover adds some length over the solid version.  You can see the smoothness of this ball when looking at the track.  Matt is targeting 17 at the arrows and the ball breaks at 42 ft.  So it smoothly turns over just past the pattern length.