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Dare Devil

Average Customer Review: 4.89 of 5 stars
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This ball is afraid of nothing. The Roto Grip Dare Devil takes ball reaction to the limit.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5"
PSA Layout - 5" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/8"
Balance Hole - n/a
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (1500 grit Polished)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
I had not heard a lot about this release going into the review except that it was going to fit into Roto-Grip's HP3 line. This performance group has yielding some great releases over the last year or so. The Dare Devil looks amazing in itself, I
went with a typical pin up layout. I have used this same layout on all recent HP3 releases so this should give me a good idea as to where this ball stacks up against the current and past line.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Wow! Really impressed with so many things about this ball.

First, it looks absolutely amazing both on the shelf and going down the lane. Second, I threw one shot with this ball and turned around and double checked that this wasn't an HP4 release. This ball motion is the reason that these Upper Mid-Performance groups have been so successful over the last few years. It literally combines everything we look for from a High Performance release into a lower price point.

The Dare Devil was smooth yet strong the entire way down the lane. I was able to go in with it and loop the lane are move into the track area and open up the pocket. It didn't over react to friction at all and hit the pins like a freight truck.

All in all I think this will be a huge seller for Roto-Grip and if you are looking for a benchmark ball or for the new "first ball out of your bag", this is it.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Roto-Grip Dare Devil great name it will burn up the lanes. Dare Devil will be the ball to open them up and watch out for the pins flying. The roll is easy through the front with all the backend any bowler would ever want. Great ball for slow ball speeds also and those bowlers that need a little help in the backend.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Roto Grip dare devil
Layout: pin below the bridge cg out to the right 1.5 inches. Oob condition
Lane conditions: 40 ft ths, hpl

This ball is absolutely amazing. I wanted it to fit between my wreck it and no rules and was unsure if it would hook enough. I really shouldn't have worried this ball hooks a ton. I could play deep in the oil and the ball would still have the power to kick corners or swing it out to the dry playing whole lane and still had no problems getting back to the pocket. This ball is available now. Go see you local pro shop operator today, you won't be disappointed. Roto Grip own it.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
4 5/8 straight across
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Orientation: Right Handed
Rev Rate: 375 RPM
Speed: 16-17 MPH
PAP: 4 5/8 straight across

Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern: High Volume THS
Layout: 40, 5 7/8, 40

The Dare Devil is the latest Low RG pearl from Roto Grip and it is AWESOME! The Pearl cover gets the ball through the fronts, but the strong low RG core gets the ball into a strong midlane with continuous backend. I’m a big fan of balls like the Haywire, but sometimes, I want them to go through the heads a little cleaner but still create a strong motion. The Dare Devil has no problem with that. The Dare Devil is a must have for fans of the Haywire, HyWire who want a similar motion, but just further down the lane.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
225
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Roto Grip Dare Devil
Coverstock: Amped Pearl
Core: Madcap
Finish: 1500 grit polished
Flare: medium to high
Layout: 45 x 5 x 45 – box finish
Test pattern: 44ft THS with Kegel Flex with Ice oil and Defense-C cleaner
Test results: Comparing to the Hy-wire, the Dare Devil was less angular and less over/under with similar layouts. The Hy-wire has been a “conditional” ball for me due to my rev rate and tilt. The Dare Devil provided me that extra length and good angle into the pocket. It rolls very similar to a Defiant Soul and a Totally Defiant with a pin down layout. Very consistent and did not vary too much after the conditioner started to carry down the lane. Played a few different entries into the pocket, from playing the gutter with more speed and less hand to 4th arrow with lessen ball speed with more hand, and both worked wonderfully. Will add this to my 4 ball THS arsenal. No Rules, No Rules polished, Dare Devil, and Hustle PRO.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bowler: Keven Williams
Hand: Left Handed
Rev Rate: 450 RPM
Speed: 18-19 MPH

Location: Sunshine Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern: High Volume Typical House Shot
Layout: Pin over ring finger, CG kicked with a weight hole

The Roto Grip Daredevil is exactly what they were missing in the lineup, a low rg pearl ball. The pearl cover gets the ball through the fronts, but the strong low RG core gets the ball into a strong midlane roll with continuous backend. I am a big fan of lower rg bowling balls like the Haywire and Hywire because they are smoother rolling and more predictable. At times they roll too early and I cant get a ball through the fronts. The daredevil solves that problem. The Dare Devil is a must have for fans of the Haywire, HyWire who want a similar motion, but just further down the lane.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
5 5/8 over 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
RotoGrip’s HP 3 line has a new addition… The Daredevil. The Daredevil features the Madcap core and the pearl Amped coverstock. This combination allows the Daredevil to glide through the front part of the lane and unleashes a powerful backend motion that ravages the pins. The layout that I used on my Daredevil is pin over the fingers with the CG kicked out with extra hole on my axis. My coordinates are 5 5/8 over and ¾ up for my axis point, the rev rate is around 300, ball speed medium (approx. 15mph) and I am right handed.

I was able to throw the Daredevil on some short patterns and a house pattern. Along with the Daredevil I threw the HyWire and my favorite pearl the Sky Rocket. What I noticed was the length the Daredevil created was unbelievable compared to the Sky Rocket on all the patterns. The length was unforgiving early but later on as the house pattern broke down and the carry down formed the Daredevil came alive. The Daredevil glided through the beaten up fronts and reacted like there was no carry down at all. The HyWire was in play on the fresh house pattern because it smoothed out the over under. The Daredevil was interesting on the fresh whether it was a house pattern or a shorter sport pattern. The Sky Rocket was more controllable and read the mid lane really well on the short pattern early. As soon as the carry down occurred the Sky Rocket had me opening up my angles too much. The Daredevil with more length and more reaction on the backend opened up the lane for me. This powerful skid flip motion was needed in the HP 3 line and the Daredevil delivers.

The Daredevil is perfect complement to the Haywire and HyWire in the HP 3 line because it gets down the lane and booms on the backend.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
3 up 1 1/2
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The new addition to the HP3 line from Roto Grip is the Dare Devil. A strong low RG pearl with a medium differential. I drilled mine with a little weaker layout, 5.25 x 5.25 x 2. This ball hooks a lot for symmetrical pearl. Similar motion to the Haywire but much cleaner through the fronts with the pearl cover. Most of the bowlers who through

the Dare Devil in the matchmakers were very surprised with the amount of hook and backend. Dare Devil is great addition to the Roto Grip line. It will fits all styles of bowlers.

Brian Watson

PAP - 3 up 1 1/2

Speed - 16-17

Rev rate - 400

Tilt - 17

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About the Bowler

League Average:
238
PAP:
4 5/8 x 11/16
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
229
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled this ball 4 x 4 x 2 and my PAP is 4 x 11/16. I found that this ball rolled so smoothly and consistently. I used the ball on White #2 and Typical House Shot. I played 30 to 4 and 30 to 12. Both angles I found the ball to be amazingly the same. What I mean about that is when the Dare Devil tracked out to the 4 board she rolled smoothly and came screaming back to the pocket with truly amazing pin reaction and carry. When I tracked the ball to 12 she rolled smoothly and when she reached the break point she was not amazingly aggressive and uncontrollable I found her to be opposite. She sat their until it was time to move and she crushed the pocket as if it rolled her out to the 4 board. The pin reaction on the 12 board line was just as amazing as if I rolled it out to the 4 board. I have been throwing this ball for 2 weeks now and I have average 244. This ball is a must get and great for pin
reaction.

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