The NEW Shout was designed for those lighter oil conditions where you need a ball that provides you with good length and control at the breakpoint. It will react sooner in comparison to its partner in crime, the Scream.
The NEW Late Roll 46™ core was designed to provide maximum length with stable control down lane. This core will produce a minimal amount of flare and strong hitting power through the pocket.
The NEW 45L™ solid reactive coverstock was created for high performance on lighter oil conditions. It allows the Shout to easily clear the front part of the lane, but will react sooner than the 42L™ pearl reactive coverstock found on the Scream™.
My Axis is 5 5/8 right, ¼ up, my speed is average and I would consider myself with higher revs but more up the back. So not a cranker but not really straight either.
Drilled the pin 4 ½” and the CG 3 ½” from PAP (pin up).
This ball is pretty mild but still has some kick. On the fresh oil it may not be enough, but once some games have been bowled it helps you stay in your comfort zone if you don’t like moving deep inside. It is still strong off the dry board, but you need to hit the dry boards to see it. After knocking the shine down a bit it did react better in the oil and it still keeps hooking through the pin deck. Great ball for lanes beginning to hook for those who don’t need help hooking it.
The Shout, which is a polished solid, was drilled using the dual angle method. The layout is a 4 inch pin, 50-degree drill angle and a 70-degree VAL angle. An x-hole was placed in the P3 location. Using Storm’s layout terminology the layout would be 4 by 4 3/8 with a 3 5/8 pin buffer. The cover was left OOB which is 1500 polished.
The pattern bowled on was a 41 foot, 24 micro-liter broken down house condition. I had used a Defiant Edge and a Berserk earlier and was playing around 22 with them. With the HP1 Shout I was able to move my feet 10 right and my target 5 right to get closer to the friction and get to the pocket. The Shout was very clean through the fronts even on the broken down pattern. The Shout made a smooth, predictable move off the friction into the pocket. The hit and carry, especially on light hits was well above my expectations based on my experience with the Roto Grip planet balls. Compared to the Scream the Shout was a little earlier and smoother off the break point. The overall all hook was about the same as the Scream, just a different motion.
The new Roto Grip HP1 lineup of the Shout and Scream will provide additional ball choices and motions for those lighter oil or broken down conditions.
I took this ball to a slightly used lane (39' house shot) and started off going up the boards using fifth board as my break point..starting the ball around the tenth board and going out to five. The ball just rolled for about 37' then made a big arcing move to the pocket. It was kicking 10 pins to the middle. Plenty of hit from this one. For me on a fresh lane, i'm going to change the surface a little and try it then. On the fresh lane for me, it was a little speed sensitive. So after i change the surface i'll post my findings.