Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball

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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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10 Reviews

  • 5
    Ultimate Concept (UC3)

    Posted by Michael Slatky on Nov 26th 2021

    Roto Grip Ultimate Concept (UC3) Cover Stock: Tour-ethane Pearl Finish: 1000-grit Abralon Core: Rondure Asymmetric RG: 2.49 Differential: 0.052 Int Diff: 0.011 Layout: 4 1/2 x 4 x 5 - 2LS Layout Extras: 2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D Review: What an awesome concept that has hit the Roto Grip line. This unique core and coverstock combination just might be the tournament and/or cliffy THS pattern solution you are looking for. The blended coverstock allows the ball adequate length while the core concept provides flare over fresh surface of the ball. Use the UC3 on drier conditions where traditional urethane is not getting the job done and where reactive pearls do not provide the control needed to manage the pocket. Also, if you tend to see a lot of higher friction lane surfaces this may be a ball for your arsenal. The UC3 will allow you to move inside compared to previous offerings in urethane lines. For me, the UC3 has impressed me the most regarding pin carry. I tested this ball on both a fresh and also a very beaten up THS pattern. Although more testing is needed on my end, I am satisfied with what the UC3 has shown me so far. When comparing the UC3 to previous urethane or urethane type options such as the Honey Badger Urethane, Badger Infused and the Shadow Ops I am liking what the UC3 brings to the table with its core and coverstock combination. For example, the HBUs provided an asymmetric option in urethane, however, at times with it's longer roll phase would not quite carry the pins the way I desired. However, I absolutely love my 900 Global Shadow Ops, so for me the UC3 is a must have. The UC3 definitely has a space in the bag for shorter and high friction patterns. If you haven't jumped into urethane or dislike overreaction in pearl lines or simply looking for a urethane "look and feel" with some extra features you'll be happy with this offering from Roto Grip. Be sure to try out a UC3 today! Michael Slatky 900 Global Staff Member York, PA

  • 5
    Roto Grip UC3 by Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Nov 25th 2021

    Orientation: Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 RPM Speed: 16-17 MPH PAP: 4 ½ over and ½ up Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO Pattern: High Volume THS VLS Layout: Layout 1: 4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge) Holy Crud, what the heck is the UC3. At first it hook so much more downlane than my Pitch Black I thought it was reactive, but after a few shots I realized it’s got urethane in it for sure. It will definitely pull a little oil downlane. But that said, it’s something else entirely. It acts like urethane it the front part of the lane but has a very strong midlane and good backend motion. I can play this like a urethane and not worry if I miss like a “reactive” ball because it will still hit the pocket. The UC3 is incredible and not like anything else Roto Grip has EVER Made!

  • 5
    Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 review by Trevor Roberts

    Posted by Trevor Roberts on Nov 25th 2021

    The newest urethane from Roto Grip is here! The Rubicon UC3 is the strongest urethane from Storm to date! I compared this ball with the Pitch Black and Fast Pitch in my YouTube ball review. I can be way further left with my feet with the Rubicon UC3 than either of the other balls I just mentioned. The interesting thing about this ball is that it rolls like both urethane and reactive. The motion can be very forward, or it can hook a lot down lane depending on your hand position and roll. I did notice that the cover stock began to shine up once I had 4 or 5 games on it. This is not a bad thing though, it just allowed me to play further left. I really like this ball, and I think you would like it to! Trevor Roberts 2016 PBA Southern Regional Rookie Of The Year Storm Products / Turbo 2n1 Grips / Bowlifi Staff Member Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 Speed: 16 PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16

  • 5
    Rubicon UC3 Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Nov 24th 2021

    The UC3 was a quite unexpected release in the HP3 line, and is a pearl urethane Rubicon. The mild asym Rondure core is the same at a 2.49 RG and an .052 differential with a .011 intermediate differential, with the tour-ethane pearl urethane coverstock. The result is also unexpected, the UC3 controls the lane like urethane, it’s early, very stable in the midlane and fairly strong, but also has a surprising amount of shape down lane. The shape it creates is a bonus to the urethane idea, and it successfully bridges the gap between urethane and reactive in a way I haven’t seen done before. It really acts like a smoother Incite or Omega Crux. Due to the higher flare created, this is also a urethane ball that you can use in league without worry of creating extra carry down or “ruining” the shot.

  • 5
    Roto Grip UC3 Ball Review

    Posted by Ric McCormick on Nov 23rd 2021

    The newest Urethane motion from Storm Products and newest addition in the HP3 Line the brand new Rubicon UC3! This features the Tour-ethane Pearl Coverstock Wrapped around the Rondure Core seen in the Rubicon! This will give you the most reaction for a urethane ball in Storm Prodcuts! My Rubicon UC3 is drilled pin over my bridge with the mass bias close to my thumb! This UC3 will give me and everyone an option on the flatter patterns as well as shorter oil patterns of throwing a strong urethane piece once the Pitch Black and Fast Pitch aren’t quite enough! This will be a great addition in your bag if you need a strong urethane ball! Head over to your local Pro Shop and get yours today!!!

  • 5
    Roto Grip Rubicon UC3

    Posted by Matt Fazzone on Nov 21st 2021

    The Rondure core has helped bridge the gap been the symmetrical cores to the bigger asymmetrical core with the Rubicon and Rubicon UC2, now Roto Grip has taken that core and added a whole new cover stock and style to the Rubicon line with the brand new Tour-Ethane pearl cover stock. I drilled mine 4.5 x 4 x 1and after throwing this ball I was completely shocked. I thought it was going to be a little stronger than the Fever Pitch, which was Storm’s pearl urethane ball, but this ball was a totally different motion. It revved up quick like typical urethanes do but then it kept going and continued through the pin deck even after it had about 5-6 games of oil on the cover where other balls would start deflecting. The UC3 is a lot stronger than any of the urethanes on the Storm line and will be a great addition to any bowlers bag who is looking for something when there is extra friction on the lane.

  • 5

    Posted by UC3 on Nov 21st 2021

    Rubicon UC3 - Ball Specs Cover Stock: Pearl Tour Ethane Finish: 1000 Grit Abralon Core: Rondure Core RG: 2.49 Differential: 0.052 Intermediate Diff: .011 Review The HP3 line has taken the Tour Level performance to a new level with the Rubicon Ultimate Concept 3 (UC3) which has the Rondure Core with the Tour ethane Pearl cover stock. The UC3 is engineered for medium/light oil, but let me tell you this ball strong. I tested this ball on 44 feet typical house pattern after Saturday morning junior bowling league. As a mid to low rev player I was able to stand any where from 21 to 26 board with my feet and between 6 and 10 board with my eyes. The UC3 has a great midlane reaction and power through the pins. This ball will be in my bag for league and tournaments. 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

  • 5
    Rubicon UC3

    Posted by Curtiss on Nov 17th 2021

    The Rubicon UC3 uses the asymmetrical Rondure Core found in the Rubicon and UC2 but wrapped with new Tour-ethane coverstock material. This ball has taken me by total surprise as this is not your typical urethane ball. This is by far, one of the smoothest rolling balls I have ever thrown. It is strong like a resin ball, but still has that same smooth rolling urethane shape, but with more hitting power. One of the biggest problems I have with urethane, is its so much up front that it can be tough to carry the corner pins. With the UC3, that is no longer a problem. This ball blends out the lane so well, it almost eliminates any over/under you may have. Its tough to compare this to anything I have thrown before, but it is somewhat close to the Pitch Purple, it is just as strong, but is much smoother rolling. This is now my go to ball for league, simply because its strong enough to throw on fresh, and blends out the over/under that occurs by game 3. This will be in my bag for a long time.

  • 5
    Rubicon UC3

    Posted by Adam Chase on Nov 17th 2021

    Layout: 40 x 4 x 20 Box Surface When I first heard about this one, I was super excited because me and urethane don't get along that often at all due to my more heavy forward roll and lower tilt. Since traditional urethane shapes like this, I've only used urethane when there truly is a lot of overall friction or shorter oil. I tested this ball on the 42' PBA Scorpion pattern to see what it do more on the fresh of a higher volume, longer length, flatter oil pattern. When I first threw the ball, I played the lane like I would with a Pitch Black which is up the lane and a breakpoint a little closer to the pocket. When I did this, the ball went Brooklyn! I was amazed how much this ball hooked down lane and hoe much flare there was. I was getting 5-6" of flare which is unheard of in most urethane pieces. The lower RG and higher differential and mild asymmetry allows this piece to flare much more down lane as opposed to so much more in the front part of the lane. What I feel is great about this ball is the feel of urethane in the front part of the lane and the resin feel in the back part of the lane. The amount of flare this ball produces allows myself to use this ball for longer periods of time and from different parts of the lane that normally wouldn't be good with urethane. Compared to the Pitch Black, I saw about 5 more boards of total hook and significant more back end shape. For me, this is will come with me for a lot of flatter oil patterns with higher volumes of oil or longer lengths of oil. The past trouble that I had seeing enough shape with a Pitch Black will be replaced by the UC3. For those who never matched up with urethane, this ball give you a much better overall shape and more usability. For those who love more traditional urethane, this UC3 will probably be too much ball motion for you and not liked as much. For me personally, shorter patterns and lower volumes of oil, I would still likely stick more to a Pitch Black or Fast Pitch to control the backend further. Adam Chase Storm Staff

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