Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball

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  • Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball and Core
  • Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball
  • Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball Core
MSRP: $219.95
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Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball

  • Color: Platinum Pearl
  • Coverstock: Tour-ethane Pearl
  • Weight Block: Rondure Core
  • Factory Finish: 1000-grit Abralon
  • Flare Potential: Medium-High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.48; 15lbs - 2.49; 14lbs - 2.53
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.050; 15lbs - 0.052; 14lbs - 0.052
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.012; 15lbs - 0.011; 14lbs - 0.009
  • Fragrance: N/A

BEHIND THE DESIGN: From initial conception, we knew we needed to create a urethane option that was different than all the other options on the market today that works for every level of player from novice to the most elite Touring Professionals.

For starters, in order to create something this universally versatile, we knew we needed to use core dynamics that would generate enough flare and motion for everyone, so, we opted to start with the mildly asymmetric RondureTM Core. From there, the R&D team went to work creating hands down the truest and most consistent urethane material Roto Grip has ever offered. After countless tests and formula tweaks, we determined the pearlized version was the ideal answer to combat those high friction patterns and lane surfaces found around the globe.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Light - Medium/Light Oil
Factory Finish:
Sanded 1000 Abralon
Core Type:
Pearl Urethane
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57 Reviews

  • 5
    Rubicon Ball Performance

    I have had an amazing run with the Rubicon UC2 and recently purchased the UC3 and just finished in 3rd place and 2nd place in two tournaments. The ball is drilled to go long and has a powerful back end reaction. I lLove the line of Rubicon balls.

  • 5

    I love my UC3. Although it did take me awhile for whatever reason to get used to it, learn how to throw it, get some lame shine, who knows. After that, I've been very happy with it. I did throw a 234,278,300 with it. I took it out to use it a couple of weeks ago and noticed a crack forming around the thumb hole. I've never had one crack there before. I contacted buddies pro shop, and they replaced the ball for me free it charge. I did have to pay for drilling, but that's way better than a ball and drilling. I'm very happy with buddies and my UC3. I but all my equipment for bowling there.

  • 5

    Ball came in 2 days. Fastest shipping around

  • 5
    UC3 with Get My Spec

    Decided to try the get my spec service and picked the UC3 as the first ball after Buddies got my measurements from a different ball. All I got to say is UC3 is not leaving my bag for a while. Ball fits just as well as the other ball I sent in.

  • 5
    Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 review by Mike Craig

    I drilled my RUBICON UC 3 with a 50 x 4 x 30 layout. So far I have used at the out of box surface which is 1000 abralon. I haven't threw many urethane releases due to not needing that kind of look for my lower rev rate. I can usually line up with pin under-smoother balls to play shorter patterns or flatter conditions. The UC-3 is a little stronger than I imagined and to my eyes looks more like a Hustle type reaction with a stronger core. I have actually put this on the lanes with a little more head oil to keep it online because it does finish strongly. Compared to my HYPED HYBRID, the UC-3 is close on gripping the lane earlier. The HYPED is more ball on the back end as the UC-3 is more smoother arc compared to it. I can see the UC-3 being more in play to start when patterns are a little flatter and a lower rev rate player needs that urethane type control but a FAST PITCH or PITCH BLACK is just too slow and hits flat at the pocket.

  • 5
    Best Urethane

    I don't really get along with urethanes unless only used on shorter patterns. I wanted to know what the hype was about this ball. I was not dissappointed at all. This ball is strong. It is early, and it hits hard and continues going through the pins. This is like no urethane I have ever thrown. I have thrown it for 24 games on fresh and beaten house shot and it just works.

  • 5
    Roto Grip Rubicon UC3

    Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Coverstock---Tour-Ethane Core---Rondure Core The most interesting Roto Grip ball to come out in the last years, in my personal opinion. Urethane...but not what you'd expect. Strong Core, traditional reactive ball flare, traditional reactive ball strength, urethane control. The most impressive thing I have seen from the UC3 is the ability it has to read the pattern. I have thrown this on 5 different patterns (2 house, 3 sport) and I can play pretty similar parts of the lane one all of them. Having a ball that I know i can start with and stay in my comfort zone...that's the dream. I've seen many different bowling styles excel with the UC3. If you're looking for strength with control, this is the one for you.

  • 5
    Rubicon UC3

    Rubicon UC3 • High Performance •HP3 Coverstock •Tour-Ethane • Finish 1000 grit Abralon Core • Rondure Core Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.49 Differential • .052 Int. Diff • .011 Layout • 45 x 4 x 35 Tester PAP • 4 ½ R, 3/8 D Tester Axis Tilt • 12° Testers Rev Rate • 325 Test Pattern • 42’ THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street The Rubicon line of success continues with the release of the Rubicon UC3. Roto Grip combined the proven Rondure Core and wrapped it with their intuitively engineered Tour-Ethane Pearl coverstock. This winning combination makes the UC3 an excellent match for straighter players like me. So let’s take a closer look! The “mildly” asymmetric Rondure Core introduced with the Rubicon is ideal for a straighter and more down-and-in player like me. This core rev’s smoothly in the mid-lane as you typically see with a symmetric, but stands up with authority as it exits the pattern. The Rondure Core delivers a hard-rolling crunch through the pins with its strong continuous motion. And it rolls definitively through the deck while keeping the pins low and swirling! For straighter and higher-tilt players like me, the Rondure Core is an excellent choice for the UC3. Can you imagine a straighter player rolling urethane? Well, with the Tour-Ethane Pearl coverstock found on the UC3, my answer is “absolutely!” The Tour-Ethane Pearl coverstock brings a new dimension for us straighter and down-and-in players. As the night progressed, I was actually able to move right with this coverstock! While everyone else continued to move in and swing the lane, I could roll the UC3 right of the second arrow and enjoy bowling with the consistency of my A-game all night! In my opinion, the Tour-Ethane coverstock gives straighter players a new weapon against those high-rev, two-handers that can create havoc on your ball path! The Tour-Ethane cover is smooth, reliable, and consistent on light to medium oil. This cover will give you the confidence to stay right for those of us who enjoy playing down and in! In conclusion, with the release of the UC3, urethane is no longer just for those high-rev, high-speed, no thumb bowlers. The Rubicon UC3 is a well-designed combination of core and cover that will produce excellent results for older and straighter players like me. Roto Grip has undoubtedly hit the mark with the release of the UC3, which has earned a place in your arsenal. So stop by your local pro shop today, have it ready for tonight’s league, and enjoy the results! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro Shop Penndel, PA

  • 5
    Roto Grip - Rubicon UC3

    The Rubicon UC3 features mildly asymmetric Rondure core and the Tour-ethane Pearl coverstock. With disappearance of weight holes, such mildly asymmetrical cores became a go-to. I have had a good of amount of success with the Rubicon UC2, so having the same core with a completely different coverstock is very intriguing. I drilled my Rubicon UC3 with a pin down layout: 50 x 5 x 75. Previously, I had little success with “urethane-like” bowling balls with stronger asymmetrical cores because a lot of times the cores were too strong for me to play straighter but then the coverstocks were too weak for more open angles. Rubicon UC3 seems to the one I can use much more. With this pin-down layout, my Rubicon UC3 doesn’t flare too much, which I believe allows it, together with a cleaner coverstock, to maintain a bit more energy and continue stronger at the end of the pattern. I believe that the Rubicon UC3 is a good option to have in your arsenal for shorter medium patterns where a Pitch Black or Fast Pitch may be too weak. I can also see this ball being very useful on longer medium patterns if the structure of the pattern requires bowlers to play closer to the gutter. Rev-dominant bowlers who are looking for a smoother overall reaction should like the Rubicon UC3.

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