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Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball

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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:
Asymmetrical
Coverstock:
Pearl Urethane
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53 Reviews

  • 5
    Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 review by Mike Craig

    Posted by Mike Craig on Mar 19th 2022

    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

    Posted by Casey Hill on Mar 18th 2022

    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

    Posted by Cooper Mathewson on Mar 18th 2022

    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

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on Mar 10th 2022

    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

    Posted by Kristijonas Sergejevas on Mar 4th 2022

    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.

  • 5
    UC3

    Posted by Kassy Shumate on Mar 4th 2022

    Urethane and I have never gotten along. Mostly because I don’t have enough hand in the ball matched with too much speed, I can’t ever get it to read the lane. The UC3 presents a way different look for me than any other urethane ball ever has. It’s probably the mix of pearl that is in the cover matched with the asymmetrical core that is helping me out a lot. Regardless I am loving the shape I get out of the UC3. Not to mention the ball is just beautiful.. It gave me a great look over the weekend when we started on a shorter pattern allowing me to keep the ball in front of me and still get a decent amount of shape into the pocket. I am over-all thrilled with this piece in my bag and it will be going to every tournament.

  • 5
    Roto Grip - Rubicon UC3

    Posted by Glen Deutschendorf on Mar 4th 2022

    Rubicon UC3 RG: 2.49 Diff: 0.052 PSA: 0.011 Coverstock: Tour-Ethane Layout: 4 x 4 x 1 RPM: 360 (Left Handed) Being a lower rev player and on the left side, I never felt the need to have Urethane in my bag. Storm and Roto Grip put out some good Urethane balls over the years, but I always stayed away from purchasing one, until the Rubicon UC3 came out. Something about this ball seemed different so I decided to give it a try and am I glad I did. In my bi-weekly couples league on the 2nd shift of an extremely wet/dry pattern, this ball allowed me to play straight up the lane and give me that smooth / predictable motion on the back part of the lane. This ball always has a spot in my bag, whether I am heading out to league or a tournament. Glen Deutschendorf Storm Staff Member

  • 5
    Urethane 2.0

    Posted by Chase Valenzuela on Mar 4th 2022

    The UC3 is urethane reimagined. With a mild asymmetric core and the pearlized Tour-ethane cover, this ball creates a shape unlike anything else on the market. Stronger and more shape than traditional urethane, but still able to blend out wet/dry conditions and control those flatter patterns.

  • 5
    Rubicon UC3 Review

    Posted by Daniel Schaden on Mar 4th 2022

    The Rubicon UC3 (Ultimate Concept 3) or simply UC3 uses the Low RG Rondure Core and Tour-ethane Pearl Cover stock to give you more reaction than the standard urethane bowling ball. First off, I am not a urethane guy until I threw the UC3. This bowling ball is the first bowling ball out of my bag when I go to league. I have a huge problem with over and under on a fresh league condition and the UC3 blends that out for me. The UC3 creates a readable reaction and my angles are not drastic. The UC3 allows me to stay closer to the dirt and when the dirt blows up, I can still move left with this bowling ball. It is the first “urethane type” bowling ball that I will gladly drill for a customer. Compared to the Pitch Black or any of the pitches, the UC3 just has more reaction overall. The layout I used was a basic pin over the bridge with the mass bias in my thumb hole. I believe the numbers are 5 ½ X 5 ½ x 2 3/4 which is based off my PAP of 5 5/8 over and ¾ up. What I have noticed with the UC3 and any “urethane type” bowling ball is the break point is closer than a regular resin bowling ball. With my lower rev rate and slower ball speed I am farther right with my feet and eyes so that I can make sure to hit the dirt or dry boards. The UC3 allows me to have some wiggle room because it is stronger on the backend than the other “urethane type” bowling balls. If you were looking for a “urethane type” bowling ball the UC3 is the clear choice.

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