The Idol Pro is the third Idol released into Roto Grip’s HP3 line. This ball uses the new eTrax-S19 coverstock, which is a strong reactive solid cover that doesn’t contain the nano particle additive found in the MicroTrax-S18 cover used on the original Idol and Halo. Besides the change to the coverstock, the other big change is the factory finishing process. The Idol Pro uses a 3000 grit sheen finish, which is achieved by polishing the cover and then scuffing it with a 3000 grit pad. This ball shares the same symmetrical Ikon core shape with the Idol and Idol Pearl, giving it an RG of 2.49″ and a total differential of 0.052″.
Inside you will find the now famous Ikon Core. This is by far the best low RG / high diff symmetrical core we have ever offered in the HP3 line. It provide plenty of flare and continuation.
On the outside you will find our newest solid creation in the eTrax-S19 cover. This formulation was created over the last couple months to create more traction in oil without reading the lane too quickly. Then we finished it with a Sheen which means we factory polished it and then scuffed it with 3000 before we boxed it.
Bottom line, this ball is just different. We decided to make this a “Pro” version by way of the coverstock finish. The 3000 grit Sheen marks the first time we have ever offered this at Roto Grip. In our testing we found this formula of solid with a sheen finish creates push through the front of the lane with more control at the breakpoint. Compared to a shiny IDOL, the IDOL Pro has more shape down lane because it does not have the added nano particle in the cover.