Roto Grip Attention Star Bowling Ball

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Ordinary? Far from it. Revolutionary? Absofrigginlutely right it is. Not only are we presenting you with the most advanced core technology since the invention of sliced bread, but we also decided what the heck, why not just mix in an inner block design never before released domestically. Yeah, you read that correctly, prior to this out of this world concoction from our R&D lab, the original Momentous™ Core was exclusive to our international market. But after countless seconds, minutes, hours, days and weeks of computer research and testing, we figured out that density changes to this particular block and slug when placed in A.I. Core technology provided us with a motion we hadn’t seen before. And after multiple on lane tests, it was a quick and easy decision that we just had to wrap this baby with the time tested and proven eTrax™ PLUS Pearl Reactive coverstock to give us an overall reaction unlike anything offered on earth today.

Color Berry/Silver/Iron
Coverstock eTrax Plus Pearl Reactive
Core MOMENTOUS™ AV
RG 2.48
Differential 0.049
Intermediate Diff 0.017
Factory finish Reacta Gloss
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
   

18 Reviews

  • Attention Star

    Posted by BRIAN HIRSCH on Feb 29th 2024

    Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Roto Grip Attention Star. At 14 pounds this ball is wrapped in the eTrax PLUS Pearl reactive coverstock and has the Momentous AV + A.I. Asymmetric Core with an RG of 2.53, Diff of .046, and a 0.014 PSA.. The layout for this ball is 4.5x4.5x1 This will be a ball that will see a lot of house shots and be a big league ball. This is the ball I start throwing after the Harsh Reality has burned up and I can not get the ball to corner. This clean ball on top of that same line will get the ball back online and back to the pocket. I am going to start throwing this ball first out of the bag and then know if I have to ball down the XPonent Pearl is in the bag waiting for it’s turn. This will be the ball that you can throw your favorite layout on it and go to town. This has become a very usable ball and will be in the bag and either the first/second ball out of the bag for some time to come. If you like this or any of the jerseys on the channel please go to www.iambowling.com and use code HIRSCH at checkout for 20% off. Check us out on YouTube at https://youtu.be/nJEftj2Fx08?si=tMzFvmQ8RPV-Y62e Get out to your STORM VIP shop or Pro Shop and get yours today! BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 3/8 up. #Storm #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout

  • Attention Star

    Posted by BRIAN HIRSCH on Feb 29th 2024

    Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the 900 Global XPonent Pearl. At 14 pounds this ball is wrapped in the eTrax PLUS Pearl reactive coverstock and has the Momentous AV + A.I. Asymmetric Core with an RG of 2.53, Diff of .046, and a 0.014 PSA.. The layout for this ball is 4.5x4.5x1 This will be a ball that will see a lot of house shots and be a big league ball. This is the ball I start throwing after the Harsh Reality has burned up and I can not get the ball to corner. This clean ball on top of that same line will get the ball back online and back to the pocket. I am going to start throwing this ball first out of the bag and then know if I have to ball down the XPonent Pearl is in the bag waiting for it’s turn. This will be the ball that you can throw your favorite layout on it and go to town. This has become a very usable ball and will be in the bag and either the first/second ball out of the bag for some time to come. If you like this or any of the jerseys on the channel please go to www.iambowling.com and use code HIRSCH at checkout for 20% off. Check us out on YouTube at https://youtu.be/nJEftj2Fx08?si=tMzFvmQ8RPV-Y62e Get out to your STORM VIP shop or Pro Shop and get yours today! BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 3/8 up. #Storm #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)

  • Wow It Has My Attention

    Posted by Thomas Szczepaniak on Feb 27th 2024

    So I had no plans to drill this ball up but because it has the AI Core Technology it caught my Attention. I watched Mike SInek throw it at league the one night and it looked amazing. The following week I drilled mine up and it is now in my bag weekly. The pictures of the ball online does not do it justice with how amazing it looks in person. For me it gets downlane smooth like the IQ Tour Ruby but with the backend like the VEBO has. Now I see a lot more people with this ball and it definitely fits many styles.

  • Attention Star Review

    Posted by Adam Chase on Feb 26th 2024

    Layout: 5 x 4 x 4 1/2 (50 x 5 x 70) Surface: Reacta Gloss The Attention Star brings the new Momentous Core (originally found overseas) with AI Technology paired with the etrax Plus Pearl Coverstock originally found on the RST X2. The Attention Star brings a more unique to the Roto Grip Line Up by being an asymmetrical pearl with less differential than the other current HP4 balls. The AI Core technology brings the RG down to 2.48 which allows this ball to read the midlane pretty well. I got to test this on a 44ft THS and a 42ft Sport Pattern. What I found on the house pattern, was that the surface of the ball is a little too clean to use mostly on the fresh but the core is strong enough to slow down in the right part of the lane. Removing the Reacta Gloss or giving a strong drilling can get the ball to be better on fresh oil conditions. The way I have mine drilled, I prefer to use it as a first transition ball due to the angle it creates. I have been very happy with this ball so far. It has much more versatility then originally expected and it reads the body of the lane very well. I had a 300 game with the first time using the ball in my league in game 2 which doesn't happen often. My pin down layout gives me slightly smoother motion then one would get with a pin up layout which I think enhances my ball reaction more. It doesn't seem to want to over flip in the dry much at all but can read the inside oil better than most other pearl balls in the lineup. On the 42ft sport condition, I see a lot of similar characteristics to the house pattern. The Reacta Gloss does not allow the ball to be fantastic on the fresh and it's not really designed for that. A ball like the Optimum Idol, Gem or Magic Gem would be a better choice for fresher oil conditions. After urethane and solid balls were used on the fresh, the Attention Star became the go to ball. It allowed me to open the lane up really well and I didn't have a fear of the ball not recovering down lane. Its strong midlane read gave me similar shape to a gem while giving much more angle down lane for continued carry. If you are looking for a medium strong ball to create angle down lane, then this Attention Star is a must to get. It has a lot of versatility and has been working well for many styles. Adam Chase Storm Staff

  • Attention Star

    Posted by Will on Feb 26th 2024

    Attention Star Cover Stock: eTrax Pearl Reactive Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core Color: Berry/Silver/Iron Review: Still looking for a replacement for your UFO Alert? Look no further than the Attention Star. The Attention Star is another ball featuring the new AI core technology. I tend to pull this ball out of my bag when the lanes are just starting to transition. When throwing this ball you will see that it is great at storing energy as it clears the fronts and makes a strong motion on the backend of the lane. If you are looking for a strong asymmetrical ball to fit in right behind your Harsh Reality look no further. Will Tefft Roto Grip Pro Shop Staff Member will@parklanes.net www.rotogrip.com #SquadRG

  • Attention Star

    Posted by Chase Valenzuela on Feb 22nd 2024

    Attention Star is the return of eTrax+ Pearl, which was featured most recently on the RST-X2. This ball for me feels like a bigger version of the Rubicon UC2. Uniquely, it revs up and continues like a lot of the other A.I. core balls. What I loved about the UC2 is the way it picked up the in midlane but didn't overrespond off the spot. The Attention Star builds on that and provides a similar type of motion but in a stronger package overall. If you miss the length and predictability provided by the Rubicon UC2 and RST-X2, the Attention Star is the 2.0 version of that type of shape, with all the latest and greatest in core tech that Storm has to offer!

  • Star is born!

    Posted by Tony Marino on Feb 19th 2024

    Attention Star Cover: eTrax+ Pearl Reactive Core: Momentous AV+AI RG: 2.48 RG Diff: 0.052 Int Diff: 0.017 My layout: 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 The Attention Star is a Pearl Asymmetrical ball that I see working best on medium to med-dry conditions. The pearl eTrax+ cover on the Star is clean but still maintains traction compared to other clean pearl covers. It does a great job of getting through early friction without being hyper sensitive to oil down lane. The strong low rg asymm core compliments the clean cover by revving up and giving the Star a strong medium to medium-quick response motion. I have found that the Star is best when the lanes transition past big solid balls like the Magic Gem or Reality. The Attention Star seems like a unique shape that will always be in my tournament bag. Gives me a lot of UFO Alert and RST X2 vibes!!!! <3 Bowler stats: Left handed PAP: 5 x 1/4up Rev rate: 400

  • Roto Grip Attention Star – WWRD 2/16/2024

    Posted by Patrick Dombrowski (Storm Staff) on Feb 18th 2024

    Roto Grip Attention Star – WWRD 2/16/2024 Cover: eTrax Plus Pearl Reactive Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core RG: 2.48 RG. Diff.: 0.049 Finish: Reacta Gloss Roto Grip’s new Attention Star is an Asymmetrical Pearl piece that is good for Medium-Heavy Volume Patterns. PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400. Speed: 16.5. Drilled this piece with the Pin above the bridge, CG kicked out 1” from the palm. I threw this piece on a fresh house 43’ pattern. Out of box ball motion was clean through the fronts with a hockey stick motion on the backend. I compared this piece to the Roto Grip TNT Infused and the Infused was 2-2 right with a smoother shape on the backend. This piece is similar to the RST X-2. If your looking for a strong pearl piece with backend this is the ball to get. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page: https://youtu.be/cTYyim_jJ6o

  • Attention Star

    Posted by Michael Slatky on Feb 18th 2024

    Roto Grip Attention Star Coverstock: eTrax + Pearl Reactive Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: Momentous AV + A.I. (14 pd) RG: 2.53 Differential: 0.046 Int Diff: 0.014 Layout: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 - 2LS Layout Extras: 3 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D Review: The Attention Star features the Momentous Altered Variant + Amplified Inertia Core Technology. Basically what this means is Roto Grip has taken a core previously featured internationally and brought it to the states with a few upgrades. This ball pour is also quite stunning in its color combinations. The ball intent is to create a ball motion not readily seen in the SPI line of bowling balls. In comparison to my Roto Grip UC-2 and my RST X-2 which were 15pds the Attention Star may have more utility in my bag. At times my UC-2 would get a tad forward and my RST X-2 would feel a bit long sending it down the lane. To be fair the Attention Star does still seem unique compared to the balls I noted above. Especially in the middle part of the lane. The Attention Star gets length and I'm liking how strong it is and does not quit like other asyms I've seen in this category of ball. Maybe a better way to say this is that I'm liking the core and cover offering of this ball. For me, I really desire an option for sport and league patterns where control is the key, yet I want to have some asym options as a thumbless player. The Attention Star I did take some of the Reacta Gloss off with a 3K Abralon pad by hand. This helped me adjust the length of the ball, but did not have the ball burn up to soon on the THS HPL shots we bowl on. I feel the Attention Star is going to see a lot of play and has already been a PBA Tour favorite thus far. As noted the cover comes out with Reacta Gloss from the factory so I'm debating between that 3K and 2K Abralon finish by hand as I experiment more with this ball. I'm very excited about this particular ball being an asymmetric with A.I. and initial use has shown the ball has nice and strong reaction yet I do not need to get overly steep with angles. This is not what you generally see in most asym pieces. Be sure to grab an Attention Star today. It might just be the surprise of the season. Michael Slatky 900 Global Staff Member York, PA

  • Attention Star!

    Posted by Josh Shoemaker on Feb 17th 2024

    The Attention Star is Roto Grips newest HP4 ball. The AS features the momentous core wrapped in eTrax pearl plus. Ever since the UFO Alert was discontinued, I’ve felt like the SPI line has been missing a similar shape. When I was first told about the AS, I had high hopes. Those hopes were exceeded and then some. For me, the AS is a clone of the UFO Alert. I was able to throw the AS right on top of my Alert. Having thrown the AS a lot already, I can see this one being in my bag for the foreseeable future. Review Video: https://youtu.be/cA-NRezXLX8?si=az4F8rFUeThVjgpm

  • Roto Grip Attention Star review by Lonnie Pemberton

    Posted by Lonnie Pemberton on Feb 16th 2024

    Ball: Cover: eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core Finish: Reacta Gloss RG: 2.48 (15) Differential: 0.049 (15) ME: Right-Handed Tweener Speed: 12-13 mph Rev Rate: 315 Axis Tilt: 14° Axis Rotation: 74° PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up Ball Layout: Pin Tall Over Ring 5 X 5 1/2 X 1 1/4 VLS The New Roto Grip HP4 release brings a core previously featured in overseas releases stateside, wrapped in AI technology. The Momentus AV + AI core is wrapped up with Etrax Plus Pearl to give you one of the most responsive pearls ever seen in the line. All together these add up to the new Attention Star. I tested the Attention Star for the first time in league. Our house shot while Longer and higher volume is very cliffed. On the fresh the cover tended to over-read the friction and under-read the oil as you would expect from a quick response ball on a 12 to 1 pattern. The attention star is much better for me game two when the fronts start to break down. Especially in my home center where the length and volume of the pattern tends to make the back-end tighten up a bit as well. Where this can give some balls fits, you can open up the angle with the Attention Star, let it see the friction to the right a little earlier and watch it tear through the carry-down. I do feel that this ball is a little pattern specific, at least with the layout I chose, but it's definitely a combination of clean and strong that you can tailor to different styles of bowler with the right layout. Check out my full ball reaction video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/tMbJIUtXhW8?si=h-vFjRe99fe63gTt Lonnie Pemberton Storm Pro Shop Staff Vise Pro Shop Staff Revolutions Pro Shop Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/@k1ngsizepapa

  • Attention Star

    Posted by Carol Teel on Feb 16th 2024

    Weight: 14 lbs. Pin Length: 3-3.5” Drilling: 75 x 4-3/4 x 55 Drilling VLS: 4-3/4 x 5-3/8 x 3-1/2 Pattern Length: 41 ft. Pattern Volume: Medium Pattern Type: THS Right Handed The Attention Star has the original Momentous Core, previously only available in the international releases. It’s wrapped in the proven eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive cover stock. This is an Asymmetrical ball in the Roto Grip HP4 line of balls. The box finish is reacta gloss. As always, the surface can be altered to suit a variety of lane conditions. It is an attractive Berry/Silver/Iron color. I have used the Attention Star on a 41 ft. kegel house pattern, and a modified House tournament pattern. I’ve thrown the Attention Star at the reacta gloss box finish, and haven’t made any surface changes. I’ve found this to be a very good ball on fresh back ends. Once the carry down comes into play, I can move out a couple boards and keep the ball playing well. As the lanes broke down, I was able to move back in and did not lose my carry. The Attention Star is very strong through the pins, even for a lower rev player. I am able to use this ball for all 3 games on league. My first set out of the box was 781 and i didn’t put it down at all during the evening. The Attention Star has earned a spot in my bag every time I shoe up. It gets through the heads extremely clean and goes into a nice roll down lane. I highly recommend the Attention Star, and add a star if you’re a lower rev player like myself. Don’t miss out on this ball. You won’t regret buying it. Carol Teel Roto Grip Amateur Staff Member

  • Attention Star

    Posted by Attention Star on Feb 16th 2024

    Attention Star - Ball Specs Cover Stock: eTrax Pearl Reactive Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: Momentous AV + A.I. Core Color: Berry/Silver/Iron RG: 2.48 Differential: 0.049 Intermediate Diff: 0.017 Review The Roto Grip high performance Attention Star has the Momentous AV + A.I. Core wrapped with eTrax Pearl reactive coverstock, which makes it clean through the fronts with a strong arching playable backend motion. I tested this ball on a 43 feet typical house pattern with no issues playing right of the track area and left of 25. As a low to medium rev player this ball will be great on house patterns and medium oil tournament patterns. The Attention Star is similar to Roto Grip’s UFO Alert. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite. Stanley Waite 900 Global Staff Member Dover, DE

  • New benchmark ball!

    Posted by Rich Morrow on Feb 12th 2024

    I love a ball that preserves energy on the back end, but the way the attention star does is extremely unique in my opinion. Much like the virtual, it gets through the front part of the lane with ease, however, the difference is the energy the attention star is able to retain off the spot to have a driving motion through the pins that I have not experienced quite the same with any other ball. I have the option to start with it in league or use it once the friction has started to begin to transition the lanes, either way, the attention is a heavy hitter than I believe will be around for a very very long time.

  • This will get your Attention!

    Posted by Todd Pawlak on Feb 11th 2024

    Roto Grip has done it again! Great colors on this one! What can I say about this ball...With me, 1st off out of the box, it went a little to long for me, the way I throw. So I hit it with a 3000 pad to get some of the Reacta Gloss off of it. I liked it a lot better to fit into a spot in my bowling bag. It might not be a 1st ball out of the bag on league night but it is close. I love watching it roll! The Momentous Core that was only for the international market, finally came to us, and it rolls so good! It gets attention just sitting on the rack! I can't wait to get more use out of this. If you get it, you will be happy for sure!

  • Roto Grip Attention Star

    Posted by Matt Fazzoneq on Feb 10th 2024

    Roto Grips HP4 line gets another home run pearl ball, the Attention Star features a new core with Momentous AV + AI Tech and that is wrapped around the proven eTrax + Pearl. I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 x 5 and I’ve seen a few people throw this ball before I threw mine and was really excited about the motion. It is clean yet has a very defined forward motion in the back. This ball is more angular than the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout and doesn’t seem like much an stop it. Ive thrown it on a few patterns and it seems to roll good even when theres volume on the lane. It will defiantly be the second or third ball out of my bag on longer patterns once the front part of the lanes open up.

  • Roto Grip Attention Star

    Posted by Dannial Cohen on Feb 10th 2024

    Roto Grip Attention Star Ball Review Layout VLS-5x4x2 Dual Angle-50x5x30 Surface-1000/4000 Grit Dull Roto Grip Attention Star wll be a great addition to the Roto Grip lineup. Attention Star features a new core used here in the US wrapped with the AI technology with the cover from the RST-X2. Attention star will fit right between the Gem series and the TNT series. Attention Star will be cleaner than the Exotic Gem but with a sharper move on the backend. In my lineup its stronger than my TNT Infused so when my TNT Infused isn't strong enough on the backend Attention Star will be my choice. Attached below is my link to my ball video. Got forget to subscribe to your youtube channel. https://youtu.be/w4mlo9uXvCk?si=8sXgWoG9yAUsDWT7 Available Feb 16th!!!!!!!!

  • Roto Grip Attention Star

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Feb 6th 2024

    Roto Grip Attention Star Layout: 5 x 3.75 x 2.5 Storm Pin Buffer Layout Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume) Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center IKON Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane The Roto Grip Attention Star utilizes the eTrax Pearl Reactive cover along with the Momentous plus AI Core. We have the RG Attention Star a touch cleaner and weaker than the Exotic Gem, which the Diff numbers confirm. I drilled the Attention Star before league then threw it for 4 games on our house pattern. The ball was impressive. I consistent motion and great carry. I don’t feel it will be a ball for heavy oil but that is why we own more than one ball. When it is time for the Attention Star, this ball will shine. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG