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Selecting the Proper Ball Weight


Adults:
The weight of the ball should be roughly ten percent of your body weight. Another good rule to go by is to choose a ball that is one to two pounds heavier than the house ball you are bowling with. The reason being is that the grip on the house ball is incorrect and a custom fit ball will feel much lighter because it will be easier to hold on to.

Kids: We recommend a weight equal to their age. Please note 6 & 8 lb bowling balls are designed for kids only not adults. Some manuacturers will not warranty 6 & 8 lb balls that are drilled for adults.


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What is the Pin Placement of a bowling ball?


The pin placement of a bowling ball is the distance between the center of the core and the CG. How far the pin is from the CG will help to dictate the balls reaction on the lane.
 
The shorter pins like (0 - 2") will roll up earlier on the lane, and will have a smoother arcing motion to the pocket.
 
The longer pins like (4"+) will go much farther down thelane before starting to hook toward the pocket. The longer pins will also have a more dramatic motion toward the pins (possibly like a hockey stick shape or a skid/flip type of reaction).
 
The (2 - 4") pins are the most versatile to lay out for your ball driller allowing them to manipulate the ball path and have it roll up earlier or later depending on how they lay the ball out.
 
Why is this important?
You want to have the bowling balls natural intended reaction to match up with your drilling pattern you select for the bowling ball. If you get a short pin but want the ball to go long the ball will want to roll up early, even if you drill the ball to go long. This will cause you to have to loft the ball or push through it harder to try to get the desired ball reaction. If you would have selected the correct pin distance and applied a complementary drilling to the ball, you can throw the ball with much less effort, and let the ball do the work for you. This allows you to relax and be smooth, improving your release and scores.

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What is the Top Weight of a bowling ball?


Top weight is the amount of weight difference from the top of the bowling ball (CG) and the bottom of the ball (opposite the cg).

In general their will always be more weight to the top of the ball (CG). This is due to the fact that when you drill finger holes into the ball you are extracting weight from the ball (generally 2 ounces or more depending the hole sizes and the density of the core) and it was initially designed to keep the ball balanced after it was drilled. 

Balls with lower initial top weight were generally more stable after drilled than those with higher top weights due to the fact that their was so much weight left over after drilling. This created imbalance and often time added length and backend reaction for early three piece (Pancake weight block) bowling balls.

Top weight by today's standards is not nearly as important because a majority of the weight mass of most bowling balls is closer to the center of the ball than the shell and top weight has less of an effect because ball motion is more about the placement of the weight block itself and not the static weight mass. Top weight these days usually dictates hole size for those off label drillings.


What does this mean in selecting the correct top weight?

2.5 or less - Is for standard drilling techniques. It is also used for advanced drillings where moving the cg further off center of span creates a stronger drilling. You may not needing a weight hole with this type of drilling but depending on how far the cg is moved you may need a weight hole.

2.5 to 3.5 - Is great for normal layouts, a weight hole is not typical for this top weight. Stronger drillings may require a weight hole.

3.5 or more - This top weight is good if you want the ball to push more (go farther down the lane) while adding backend motion, but only if the ball driller knows and incorporates this into the drilling.

It can also be used for placing a big weight hole in a ball because it adds static weight to the drilling. This means you can use a stronger drilling than normal but make it legal by adding a weight hole to remove excess top weight (you can only have 1 oz of top weight remaining after drilling).

***NOTE: These are just basic descriptions to what top weight can do. There are many more scenarios for each top weight and what is capable with each different top weight range. Please discuss with your ball driller how they plan to drill you ball to get a better idea if they plan to use a weight hole or not to achieve the ball reaction you desire. There is no way to guarantee a ball will not need a weight hole depending on the top weight selected, the ball layout will determine that.


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Drilling Protection Plan


If your new ball cracks while being drilled by a pro shop, CheapBowlingBalls.com will replace your ball free of charge! Manufacturers' warranties typically do not cover for cracking during drilling and drillers are not held responsible for their mistakes or defects in the ball.

*Ball must be purchased from CheapBowlingBalls.com
*Ball must be drilled within 11 days of receiving it (Extended to Feb 1, for purchases made between Black Friday and Christmas)
*Protection must be purchased before the ball is drilled
*Ball pictures must be sent for inspection and the receipt for drilling charges included also
*We pay shipping back to you


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Extended Warranty


Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase. Covers manufacturing defects of balls, bags & shoes.

This warranty does not cover incidental costs of replacement including, but not limited to; freight, measuring, and drilling.


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Shoe Size Charts

900 Global, Brunswick, Dexter and Storm shoes run true to size.

 

Right Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their right hand because the slide pad is on the left shoe, which is the foot you slide with.
Left Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their left hand because the slide pad is on the right shoe, which is the foot you slide with.
Uni-sole Shoes: These shoes can be used for right or left handed bowlers because the slide pads are on both feet.

 

Don't know your shoe size? Do the following
To get the best fit and comfort, we suggest measuring your feet each time you purchase a new pair of shoes because your feet will change during your lifetime.


A piece of blank paper.

A pen or pencil.

A ruler or tape measure.


Put on the pair of socks you intend to wear with the shoes you are ordering. Through the course of the day, your feet will swell so it's best to measure them at the end of the day.


a) With the paper placed on a hard floor, sit down in a chair and place your foot flat on the paper. Lean forward, putting more weight onto the foot you are going to measure. As you probably know, your feet are different sizes so be sure to measure your larger foot.

b) Holding a pencil vertically, place a mark at the end of your heel. Place another mark at the tip of your longest toe.

c) With the ruler or tape measure, measure from the heel to the tip of your longest toe.

To Find Your Width:
Measure the distance between the two widest points on your foot. Reduce this number by 5 mm, or 1/5-inch. The result is the number you will use to determine your foot width.


To find your size, use the inch-to-size table. For example, if you are a man and your foot measures 10" long, you will wear a U.S. size 8 shoe. If you are between measurements, size up to the next larger size. It is easy to add a pair of socks to take up a little extra room but very difficult to make shoes that are too small comfortable.

Note: Just because you are a size 9 in one brand doesn't necessarily mean you are going to be a 9 in another. Footwear sizes and shapes vary from brand to brand. Please keep this in mind.


( Men's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(B or C) for
this Size

Medium Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide Width
(2E or 3E) for
this Size

9 5/16

23.7

6

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

9 1/2

24.1

6 1/2

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

9 11/16

24.6

7

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9 13/16

24.9

7 1/2

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

10

25.4

8

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

10 3/16

25.9

8 1/2

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

10 5/16

26.2

9

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

10 1/2

26.7

9 1/2

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

10 11/16

27.1

10

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10 13/16

27.5

10 1/2

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

11

27.9

11

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

11 3/16

28.4

11 1/2

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

11 5/16

28.7

12

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

11 1/2

29.2

12 1/2

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

11 11/16

29.7

13

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11 13/16

30.0

13 1/2

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

12

30.5

14

4 2/16

4 8/16

4 14/16

12 3/16

31.0

14 1/2

4 3/16

4 9/16

4 15/16

12 5/16

31.3

15

4 4/16

4 10/16

5


( Women's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(AA) for
this Size

Medium Width
(B) for
this Size

Wide Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide
Width (EE)
for this Size

8 11/16

22.1

5

2 13/16

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

8 13/16

22.4

5 1/2

2 14/16

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9

22.9

6

2 15/16

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

9 3/16

23.3

6 1/2

3

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

9 5/16

23.7

7

3 1/16

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

9 1/2

24.1

7 1/2

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

9 11/16

24.6

8

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

9 13/16

24.9

8 1/2

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10

25.4

9

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

10 3/16

25.9

9 1/2

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

10 5/16

26.2

10

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

10 1/2

26.7

10 1/2

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

10 11/16

27.1

11

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

10 13/16

27.5

11 1/2

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11

27.9

12

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16


( Kids' - boys & girls ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

3 5/6

9.7

2T

4

10.2

2.5T

4 1/6

10.6

3T

4 1/3

11

3.5T

4 1/2

11.4

4T

4 2/3

11.9

4.5T

4 5/6

12.3

5T

5

12.7

5.5T

5 1/6

13.1

6T

5 1/3

13.6

6.5T

5 1/2

14

7T

5 2/3

14.4

7.5T

5 5/6

14.8

8T

6

15.2

8.5K

6 1/6

15.7

9K

6 1/3

16.1

9.5K

6 1/2

16.5

10K

6 2/3

16.9

10.5K

6 5/6

17.4

11K

7

17.8

11.5K

7 1/6

18.2

12K

7 1/3

18.6

12.5K

7 1/2

19.1

13K

7 2/3

19.5

13.5K

7 5/6

19.9

1K

8

20.3

1.5K

8 1/6

20.7

2K

8 1/3

21.2

2.5K

8 1/2

21.6

3K

8 2/3

22

3.5K

8 5/6

22.4

4K

9

22.9

4.5K

9 1/6

23.3

5K

9 1/3

23.7

5.5K

9 1/2

24.1

6K


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

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  • Hyper Cell - (Free Shipping)
  • Paragon™ Core
  • Hook Potential
  • Ball Rating

SKU: RG121
Reg. Price: $234.95 Our Price: $159.95
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Description 

Roto Grip Hyper Cell Bowling Ball

 

The Cell was a lane-dominating superhero. I am Hyper Cell, the evolution of power, with my proven Nucleus™ Core and new 80H™ MicroBite™ coverstock. My purpose is to take your game to greatness and make you the hero.


REAL POWER COMES FROM WITHIN

Like all superheroes, I have incredible guts. My Nucleus™ Core, a gift from the Cell, gives me strength and the ability to dominate the lanes through continuous motion and unstoppable power. The pins should know better than to test me.


SUPERHEROES CAN HANDLE ANYTHING

Part of being a hero is having tough skin capable of standing up to everything in your way. My 80H™ MicroBite™ coverstock is the strongest Roto Grip has ever developed and gives me unimaginable power. Even the oiliest conditions aren’t a problem for me.

 

EVEN THE SLICKEST VILLAINS CAN’T STOP ME

My 2000-grit pad finish is one of the greatest weapons in my arsenal. Combine that with my Nucleus Core and 80H MicroBite coverstock and you’re dealing with heavy oil’s worst nightmare. So bring it on, heavy oil. You’re no match me.

 

 

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by garrett richardson
on 2/12/2015
Hyper Cell review by staffer Garrett Richardson
Hand: Left Ball Speed: 16-17mph Ball Weight: 15lbs PAP: 5 left 7/16 up Degrees of Tilt: 17 Layout: 5 &#188; x 4 x 2 &#190; The Hyper Cell is drilled pin above bridge and Preferred Spin Axis 1 inch away from the thumb with a weight hole down. With the success of the original Cell core and the success of the Defiant micro bite cover I knew this was going to be hit and it is. The Hyper Cell is great on higher volume of oil for when I need to stand a lil more right and play an inside shot and still have the motion on the back end to get to the pocket this ball works great for that. Comparing it to the Defiant the Hyper Cell gives me 3 to 5 more boards of overall ball reaction than the Defiant due to the weight block and having more back end motion also. I can see the weight block wanting to turn over when it gets down lane close to the dry and when it does get to the dry it makes a strong yet smooth motion. If you loved the Defiant and the Cell in the past then you will for sure love the Hyper Cell. Garrett Richardson Storm/Roto Grip Pro Shop Staff Vise Inserts Amateur Staff Pinole Bowler’s Supply
by Mike Johnston
on 4/18/2014
Roto Grip Hyper Cell review Mike Johnston
I had my ball drilled with the pin down below the fingers. (25? X 4 ½ X 70? )This provided me with a strong midlane roll and a very effective continuous, backend! This ball gives me the hooking power and reaction I need on the longer oil patterns. The Nucleus core along with the Microbite technology coverstock gives me the look and the down lane reaction I am looking for. With this cover I don’t have to worry about the lanes getting burned up. This ball gets through the head and maintains its power all night long. What a great addition to the Defiant line and my arsenal. The Hyper Cell, Asylum, and UpRoar provides me with everything I need to handle most conditions. Mike Johnston Roto Grip Staff
by Tommy Gollick
on 4/7/2014
A real hook monster
The Hyper Cell is a combination of using the original Nucleus core that has an Rg of 2.52 and a differential of 0.056 with a PSA differential of 0.018 in 15lb balls; and the 80H Microbite cover that was on the Defiant, finished to 2000 grit abralon. The Hyper Cell really needs some oil in the front of the lane to get it moving in the correct direction with the box finish. A simple trip to the ball spinner for a coat of polish or a smoother surface will help if there isn’t enough oil on the lane to keep the Hyper Cell from slowing down too fast. I choose to go with a 3¾ x6 ¼ x2 ½ layout to compliment the Asylum that I drilled up (4x6 ½ x2 ½). I wanted that true oil ball. I didn’t want a big backend reaction, and I didn’t want a ball that needed shined just to keep it from slowing down too fast even on oil. The 3 ¾” pin placement allows the ball to rev up, while the long PSA placement of 6 ¼” allows for a longer transition in the hook phase of ball motion. Translation; I drilled for heavier, longer, slightly flatter from left to right patterns. I used the Hyper Cell in a tournament that used the new 43 ft USBC team pattern. It was great on the fresh pattern. I kept my angles in front of me and moved in as the oil depleted. I was then able to go to the Asylum as the pattern broke down in the front of the lane because of the righties moving left, into my lay down area. This ball would’ve been great had we bowled on the fresh for the match play portion, as I can see where it wanted to allow me to move in (15 minutes of practice with only a few people on the pair can tell you a lot), if there is oil to move into. A slight change of the hand position to create more downlane motion as the angles become steeper is really all that is required. The Hyper Cell is a strong cover and strong core ball. It likes oil. I can see players having success with this ball at nationals this year. The only issue I can see for me personally is because of the long PSA drill angle, I can get a little too much over under on the typical Abe Lincoln top hat house condition. If I drilled another Hyper Cell for that, I would go with a shorter PSA to PAP angle, so that the transition of the hook phase is faster, and a longer pin distance from PAP as well, to reduce the overall board coverage and hook potential. If you need a heavy oil ball, give the Hyper Cell a try. With cover modifications, you can use it on medium volume patterns, but I would recommend a different ball like an Up Roar for medium-light to dry lanes. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Roto Grip Hyper Cell. Tommy Gollick Storm/Vise regional staff player
by Louis Narvaez
on 4/3/2014
Hyper Cell Review - Louis Narvaez
Layout: Dual Angle: 40° x 4" x 40 Storm VLS Conversion: 4 x 4 x 2.5 This Hyper Cell was drilled using my benchmark and favorite layout. I had this layout on the Original Cell and decided not to change anything since I had so much success with that ball. Out of the Box I decided to throw this ball on our Fresh house shot during league which is a 38 foot medium pattern. As expected this ball hooks a ton. The best part about this ball is that it allows me to move as far left as I would like without losing its carry. Many stronger (surface)balls begin to lose carry for me quickly as I being to move left on the house shot but the Hyper cell more than surprised in this department. Even though this cover is very strong, it seems to resist burning up and has the ability to retain much more energy than other strong covers. The ball hits like a truck with a very predictable shape. Surface Change: I decided to shine the ball up so that maybe it would allow me to throw the ball in league without having to put it up so soon. This allowed the ball to clear the front part of the lane with ease and once it was ready to make a left turn, LOOK OUT. Although it still retains its Hard Arc shape, the ball retained so much more energy that I was throwing pins everywhere. Sport Pattern: This ball with box surface had absolutely no problems cutting through the oil on a variety of patterns. I have thrown this ball on WTB Paris 47Ft and the 2014 National Team Patterns. The ball allows me to attack the lane in a variety of ways. I was able to miss right and have the ball make it back to the pocket when no one else bowling with me was. The Hyper Cell is one of the most versatile, Strong Asymmetric balls I have ever thrown. It provides all of the hook you could ever need but doesn't suffer from burning up as quickly as some stronger balls do. Another great thing about this ball is the 80H MicroBite Cover Stock. I have Shined up, Sanded and repeated this many times on this ball. The cover takes all of these changes very well and after many games this ball still hits and moves as well as it did on day 1. If you're looking for a strong ball that you can actually use this is the one to get.!! Louis Narvaez Storm/Roto Grip Pro Shop Staff
by Brian Watson
on 4/1/2014
Roto Grip Hyper Cell review by Brian Watson
Roto Grip Hyper Cell Right Handed Rev Rate - 400 Speed - Medium PAP - 4 up 1 1/4 Roto Grip has brought back the Nucleus Core from the very popular Cell line. They added a newer modern cover (80™ MicroBite). Let me just say that this is a very strong rolling bowling ball. I drilled mine 3 7/8 x 4 x 2 1/2 or 40 x 3 7/8 x 45. The Hyper provides a strong motion with power and control. Also gives you the continuous motion that the original cell was known for. The Hyper is the strongest RG ball that I have thrown, very predictable and not flippy or angular at all. The coverstock is very versatile. I have used the Hyper with Storm Extra shine for league and I have used it with 2000 abralon for sport patterns with great success. The Hyper is going to get a lot play at USBC's team event. Brian Watson Storm/RG Pro shop staff
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Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Coverstock: 80™ MicroBite™
Weight Block: Nucleus™ Core Solid
Ball Finish: 2000 grit pad
Ball Color: Purple/Yellow/Black
R.G. / Diff.: #14 - 2.57 / .046
#15 - 2.52 / .056
#16 - 2.52 / .048
Mass Bias Strength: #15 - .018
Durometer: 73 - 75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 7"+
Date Released: January 7, 2014