Roto Grip Fuel Bowling Ball

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Technology is constantly changing and Roto-Grip is on the forefront with the new FUEL™. The FUEL™ has an all new Cyclotron™ core with strategically placed cyclotronic rings located on the surface of the weight block and the Synchrotron™ mass controller located on the inside to enhance rev and read in the mid-lane with a sharper breakpoint. Wrapping this core is the all new Super Sure Grip Traction Plus™ coverstock containing a medium percentage of accelerated particles for increased traction in the heaviest of oils. The time has come when science and technology can definitely help your game and the FUEL™ is the answer. Super Sure Grip Traction Plus Particle
LineFuel
ColorOrange/Black
CoverstockParticle
Core2-piece Asymmeterical
RG2.52
Differential0.050
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finishPolished
Weights14 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBCYes

23 Reviews

  • cookiekewl

    Posted by cookiekewl on Oct 31st 2007

    this is one of the better balls I've had in a long time. this ball has a good back end. traction on oil's excellent when you have her all clean and dull. its the cleaning part that you have to keep in mind. if you don't the ball doesn't work for you at all. this isn't like most balls that you just pick up throw and wipe, this is a well conditioned piece of equipment that we got here and she got to stay in the same condition or else your looking at buckets to 10 pins all day long. have to clean this ball after like 6 or seven games. depends on how much oil or what pattern you're playing. water it down.careful not to get water in the holes. vacuum it some. then apply your cleaner, rub it in with a scouring pad, not too rough on the pad though. and wipe clean with a clean rug. then you gotta go practice see where she goes or if it need more tweaking in the areas you need to be well dulled.<

  • wbltim

    Posted by wbltim on Aug 14th 2006

    Took a flyer on a xout with a large pin out. Wasn't sure if it would finish at the end, but it does and then some. Very strong arcing hook. Only carry problems were solid seven pins. Curious to see how long this one will last given previous comments. Will keep you posted on league results this year! Is anyone else still throwing this ball. Wow! Seems like a good one to me. My only concern is how to maintain the ball properly to get the most games out of it as I can. Any advice welcome. Update: Picked up an SD-73 recently, and that is now doing the heavy lifting on oily conditions. The way this Fuel is drilled, it is my choice once the lanes start to break down. The drill lets this one go well down the lane. I have found no degredation in hitting power over two seasons now. Still awesome! I also throw a RSX, which seems to snap even harder at the back end. The Fuel has a little better carry right now, but it is brand new. Any advice on maintaining the RSX is wel

  • Bully

    Posted by Bully on Dec 28th 2004

    Overall this ball has not run out of Fuel. It was my first high performance ball and first particle. Ball rolls like new and like a champ. It sits in my 3 ball bag along with my X Factor and Fear Factor. It was the color of the ball that first got my attention. I knew that when I bought this ball I would see a significant change in how I throw my ball and how my scores would be. On average I throw constant 190`s with the ball. It has probably increased my average by about 20 PINS! If you ever have the oppurtunity to recieve a Fuel, you would be stupid not to get it. Great Work Roto-Grip, you made a MONSTER!

  • HeAdLeSs

    Posted by HeAdLeSs on Apr 3rd 2004

    omg great ball! v forgiving, just love the colour! goes out far, yet excellent backend recovery, can play a variety of lines, hits well as well, nv fails to kick off all the pins off the deck.. great carry BALL OF THE YEAR! omg great ball! v forgiving, just love the colour! goes out far, yet excellent backend recovery, can play a variety of lines, hits well as well, nv fails to kick off all the pins off the deck.. great carry BALL OF THE YEAR! omg great ball! v forgiving, just love the colour! goes out far, yet excellent backend recovery, can play a variety of lines, hits well as well, nv fails to kick off all the pins off the deck.. great carry BALL OF THE YEAR!

  • Trauma Line

    Posted by Trauma Line on Nov 23rd 2003

    Well, This ball is still awesome. Even if it has lost some of it hook power, it is still very reliable. I also cant use it on heavy oil like I used to be able to, but its no big deal. Anyway, The Fuel is very consistant when I am consistant and hits hard! I seldom leave 10 pins when I hit the pocket. Only time I will leave one is if I have a light hit and I will usually leave the 1,2,4,10. And if I hit high, I'll usually leave the 3,10, or 3,6,10. But its usually me and I'm not as consistant as I need to be. BUT, when I am, This ball is the absolute best! I shot a 200, 216, and a 289 with this ball and the 289 was because a dead flush pocket shot, the 10 just stood for some reason. But it is so easy to maintain a consistant score with this ball because it can react from whereever you place this ball. I like to throw from the 4th dot to the 3rd arrow and let the ball come back. But on the heavy oil, I have to throw to the second arrow from the third dot. All in all, thi

  • DireWolf

    Posted by DireWolf on Aug 11th 2003

    bought the ball new - the first 2 months the ball was great rolled consistently, never had a problem getting it to do what i wanted, worked well on medium-heavy oil, now i'm lucky to get the ball to move on medium-dry. cleaned the ball every time after i bowled. had it resurfaced down to a lower grit surface seemed to work for a little while. after that it went back to the way it was, very little movement on the lane, rolled out, hit weak, didn't carry much. perhaps my release changed, or something i don't know, the ball is no longer in my possession, and i've moved on to somethign better.<sc

  • Nizzo

    Posted by Nizzo on Jul 7th 2003

    This ball is the worse ball ever made by storm i mean.. my littel brothers scooby doo ball hits harder then this trash can. i way to spend a lot of green on a piece of trash.. good l uck to all you bowlers out there that get this sucker... u need like 900+ revs to get this ball to move a half a board or so.. sorry to share the truth but this ball just plain STINKS! Save up your money to get a true ball, this ball has ended my liking to roto grip.. Roto-Grip instead of making crap balls why dont u make some good ones fo ra change hoss?.. THanks for you time this ball gets -4 out of a +10.

  • THIRTYSIXRED2001

    Posted by THIRTYSIXRED2001 on Jul 3rd 2003

    WILL KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ROTO GRIP PRODUCTS WHEN THIS ONE WEARS OUT. BOWLED FOR 24 YEARS AND WITH ALL THE HAMMERS, THE TANK, THE TEN STAR FROM GEM TEK, AND THE BRUNSWICK GTB NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO THIS BALL. DRILLED AXIS WEIGHTED (NUMBER 4 ON THE SHEET THAT COMES WITH THE BALL). DID THIS ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I NEED THE BALL TO GET DOWN THE LANE. ON A DRY LANE BY THE 3RD GAME IT GETS TIRING TO THROW THE BALL AND KEEP THE 1-3 POCKET. DRILLING IT THIS WAY EXTENDS THE AMOUNT OF USE TIME IN LEAGUE PLAY (WONT HOOK TO SOON ON YOU) :0

  • doc300golf2

    Posted by doc300golf2 on May 5th 2003

    decent ball. i cant say anything i only paid 25 for it however if someone wants to buy it is goin to cost ya more than that, i luv it but if offered the right price it could be packed up. its a good ball if u bowl tornaments were their is a thick layer to start then when it drys out it will go cleanly threw the carry down. altough it leaves lots of ten pins when u throw it deep what can u expect from a particle. i think its by far one of the best particle balls ive ever thrown. if u buy it have fun cause u will be shootin some nice scores<scrip

  • bigzeke2004

    Posted by bigzeke2004 on Apr 16th 2003

    Ball works excellent with heavy to medium oil and some backends, on those lane conditions I feel I have an unfair advantage over everyone else, rolls even, does not over react and hits very hard, few 10 pins left. Put ball away if ball starts hooking early, needs head oil and backends, if you start leaving flat 10's go to a more agressive backend ball. very good ball and would buy it again, on the right lane condition i will bowl against better bowlers than my self and have confidence that i will win, very even and hard hitting bal

  • deadlyvenom

    Posted by deadlyvenom on Apr 9th 2003

    my 1st real high performing ball got it for my birthday. ill keep it around for a while, thinking bout getting the sonic x as a companion. havent tried it on synthetic lanes didnt fare to well, seems better on wood lanes curves a lot better. i love it , never went below my average since i got it. yur avg will mos def go up with this ball. not too many people heard bout rortogrip where i bowl and are interested in it more since testing my ball out. overall though i wouldnt change it , its a risk worth taking .

  • hook master

    Posted by hook master on Mar 31st 2003

    Very good ball if speed control is your game. If you normally use a 16 pound ball. Try this ball ball at 15 pounds and you will see the control it will give you. This ball bites. Good ball to have in your arsenal for tournaments. I don't think this ball works well on dry lanes-- Hard to keep in the pockets however, it does create a lot of brooklyn strikes. this ball does all the work, All youve got to do is find your mark use the right speed and you are in the ball park. Try it you will like it.

  • DireWolf

    Posted by DireWolf on Feb 21st 2003

    drilled 3'' out from the PAP, with a leverage hole off to the side. ball loves to play in the oil, up until now i haven't thrown a ball that really really wants to move in the oil. i've thrown the Roll, Ricochet, Arc, Icon, El Niño Gold, Big Hit, Assassin, Mass Chaos, Extreme Chaos, Total Chaos, and quite a few others. none of them can compete with the Fuel, i haven't found the ball to be over/under. very consistent. at the arrows i throw across the 15 board, down the lane i get out to about the 5 board, and it thunders right back into the pocket. gives me confidence knowing when i play deep that the ball will make the turn for the pocket. Last Night in Practice shot: 234, 244, 252, 223, 236, 233, 233 League This Morning shot: 226, 247, 246 for a 719

  • fuel3331

    Posted by fuel3331 on Jan 27th 2003

    The Roto-Grip Fuel produces a very strong, heavy roll even for the power player. It has excelent carry when light, flush, or tight in the pocket. It has the ability to read most lane conditions accurately, helping the bowler to find the proper line to the pocket. The Fuel's only flaw is that it does not hook as much on true oil as you think it might when you are purchasing it new. I would recommend this ball for heavy oil only if you do not mind adjusting the surface down to a 800 or 600 grit wet sand.

  • KevinMills300

    Posted by KevinMills300 on Jan 24th 2003

    Well.. I bought this ball off of eBay for $63 and I think it was a great deal... It was originally drilled for a lefty and when the person I bought it from redrilled it for himself it fit my hand.. so its drilled righty now and its my span... this ball was my first 700 in juniors and the month i got it i had 3 or 4 600's in a row too.. (1/03) i sold it for 30 dollars lol.. oh well its still a good ball if you can find it barely used or new.

  • Dbstorm

    Posted by Dbstorm on Jan 17th 2003

    Wonderful oil ball for all shots. Inside, outside you name it I liked it. Hit lick a mack truck. Snapps out tens like u cant belive. Very, very readable reaction on medium to heavy oil. will jump hard if in dry. Competes well with all other companies oil balls would recommend it to league and tournament bowlers lookin for an edge on oil. Could been a different color though black and orange going down the lanes is kinda ugly other than that order one up now. May have to try some other Roto Grip stuff if this is what to expect from there products.

  • nebelj

    Posted by nebelj on Jan 6th 2003

    This ball can be used for heavy to medium oil conditions. I bowl two different houses and play two totally different lines and the ball works well for both shots. When you have the heavier oil you need to make sure you have some lift or the corner pin will be standing. I have had the ball for about 3 months and have not had any type of surface issues. This is one ball you can't go wrong with having in your bag. This is the first Roto Grip ball I have ever owned and would definitely own another one.

  • Trauma Line

    Posted by Trauma Line on Jan 3rd 2003

    I'm still a STORM freak, but the FUEL put a whole new thought into my hed about Roto-Grip. At first, i was a little scared to use a ball from a company i've never seen or even heard of. Strange that i have never heard of roto-grip until the FUEL came out. But about this power packin' engine of destruction. The first time i used it, it was hard for me to find my mark because it was extremely jumpy!! I couldn't get above a 180, which really sucked. But when i used it today, it was a whole new story!! It was like a new ball. The oil was really heavy and none of my STORM balls wanted to work. Then i busted out the FUEL and BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I shot a 190, 201, 226, 179, and a 213. Not exactly my best, but it's good for the extreme oil because it used to be hard for me on loads of oil. I think i found the heavy oil ball and i have a new look on roto-grip. They made one heck of a ball. This ball gave me a wide range of shots on heavy oil. I started throwing it on the fi

  • Bowling_For_Dummies

    Posted by Bowling_For_Dummies on Oct 17th 2002

    I originally bought this ball to be my oil ballas my Carbide Buzzsaw just wasn't hooking enough in the soup. I left it in box condition and drilled it up @ 10:30......my first roll went in the right gutter when I tried to swing it.......I threw it down-and in and it came up light. Not too good on evening shift lanes. I now have a ball for dry lanes, but the problem is that there is still a void in my arsenal where the "oil ball" should be. I'll try messing with the cover a bit, but overall this was the first Roto Grip ball thet really let me down.

  • BuddiesProShop.com - Bill

    Posted by BuddiesProShop.com - Bill on Oct 3rd 2002

    Hank from Roto-Grip was nice enough to send us one of these balls to test, and I would like to say thanks and sorry for taking so long to post a review. We drilled this up of a lefty that likes to swing the lane. We used Storm Xtra Polished on the ball with the Box finish. We laid it out with a 5 by 5 stacked drilling. The bowler used this on a second shift condition with light to medium carrydown. He was able to play inside of 3rd arrow and swing this ball out to around the 5th board and have the ball boom back to the pocket. With the layout this bowler had a booming arc reaction with a ton of energy at the pocket. As the night moved on the bowler had to move deeper to get enough head oil to get the ball down the lane. The Fuel is a great ball. As with any other aggressive particle ball you will need to put this on in the bag when the head dry out, and grab a Silver Steak or Retro Roto Blue. Bowlers looking for a strong arcing reaction with an aggressive shell, I recommend t

  • Frameworx24

    Posted by Frameworx24 on Sep 2nd 2002

    Hey Everyone, I just got this ball last week, and shot about 6 games with it. My first thoughts of this ball was WOW it will hook through the heavest of oil,, true to an extent. The fuel tens to rev-up early, therefore losing some of its reaction down the lane. The ball does hit the pocket like a truck, even extremt light hits carried. Pocket-flush shots was just an explosion on the deck. The ball I feel does not perform well with carrydown, It is a particle ball meaning its gonna have extra gripping action, which is good, but for some shots and surfaces it loses its energy before it enters the pocket, resulting in a weak hit. Overall a good house shot ball,, I feel it doesnt do that well as they say with heavy oil, Hitting power is good when its there, and the ball does flare ALOT!,, I think if the ball was pearlized i would love it more.

  • FUEL-BOWLER16

    Posted by FUEL-BOWLER16 on Aug 16th 2002

    This is best ball ever made. This ball is great for the medium to heavy oil. This is only ball you would ever need. I have been bowling better ever sense I got this ball, and my average has gone up 10 pins too. This ball looks like a pearl going down the lane. This ball hooks BIG, be afraid. Even when you don't think it's going to hook it thunders in too the pocket, and the pins just crash and fly everywere!! Roto- Grip has really out did themselves with this one. GREAT Job ROTO-GRIP, THIS BALL IS PERFECT!!!!!! GREAT BALL GOOD JOB ROTO-GRIP, KEEP MAKING BALLS LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<s

  • FUEL-BOWLER16

    Posted by FUEL-BOWLER16 on Aug 16th 2002

    This is best ball ever made. This ball is great for the medium to heavy oil. This is only ball you would ever need. I have been bowling better ever sense I got this ball, and my average has gone up 10 pins too. This ball looks like a pearl going down the lane. This ball hooks BIG, be afraid. Even when you don't think it's going to hook it thunders in too the pocket, and the pins just crash and fly everywere!! Roto- Grip has really out did themselves with this one. GREAT JOB ROTO-GRIP, THIS BALL IS PERFECT!!!!!! GREAT BALL GOOD JOB ROTO-GRIP, KEEP MAKING BALLS LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<s