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Dare Devil Danger

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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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)
Speed: 18mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Roto Grip Daredevil Danger is just what I needed to compliment my original Daredevil and Daredevil Trick! The Daredevil Danger is earlier than my original Daredevil and has a bigger motion down lane than my Daredevil Trick. The Daredevil Danger fits right in the middle on the three ball family with the Daredevil Danger being the strongest of the three. The Danger is a similar motion to the Hywire but more predictable for me. The Daredevil Danger will be a bench mark ball for many.

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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)
Speed: 18mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Roto Grip Daredevil Danger is just what I needed to compliment my original Daredevil and Daredevil Trick! The Daredevil Danger is earlier than my original Daredevil and has a bigger motion down lane than my Daredevil Trick. The Daredevil Danger fits right in the middle on the three ball family with the Daredevil Danger being the strongest of the three. The Danger is a similar motion to the Hywire but more predictable for me. The Daredevil Danger will be a bench mark ball for many.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
218
PAP:
3 1/8 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Weight: 14 lbs.
Pin Length: 3.5”
Drilling: 30 X 3.5 X 20
Pattern Length: 39 ft.
Pattern Volume: Medium
Pattern Type: House
Right Handed

The Dare Devil Danger has the Madcap Core wrapped in the Psyched Hybrid reactive coverstock. It has a very attractive Red/Orange/Blue shell. This ball comes out of the box at 1500-grit polished, with a medium to high flare potential. The cover can be sanded for earlier hook and roll, or left at box if you’re looking to complete your arsenal with a ball to give you more length and good snap off the pattern.

I have used the Dare Devil Danger on house patterns and on a modified tournament shot of 41’.

For our 39 ft. house pattern,I used the Dare Devil Danger at the 1500-grit polished, box finish. It got through the heads better than I expected, and finishes much stronger off the pattern than i anticipated, continuing through the pins. As the pattern transitioned, I was able to move in and still carry the corner pins.

On our 40 ft. house pattern, I, again used the Dare Devil Danger at box finish and it was still strong enough for the shot. I was able to play a little further out, more in my comfort zone, on the longer pattern. This ball saves it’s energy for when you need it most. Right through the pin deck.

On the 41 ft. modified pattern, i hit it with 2000, no polish. This smoothed out my reaction, gave me an earlier roll and set up nicely for me. When the lanes transitioned, I went to the pearl Dare Devil and was able to stay in the same zone.

The Dare Devil Danger is a great ball in the popular Dare Devil line. It is a great complement to the Dare Devil and Dare Devil Trick, filling that spot right between the two in my bag. The Dare Devil Danger is a fixture in my arsenal these days.

Carol Teel
Roto Grip Amateur Staff Member

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
5 1/2 RT, 3/4 UP
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Dare Devil Danger has been a very polarizing ball for me. At first glance, I wasn’t a fan, it was a little too jerky on friction and a little too lazy in the oil, but once I realized it was right at home once the track had burnt some, this ball will have a solid place in my bag for a long time to come. While it doesn’t remind me much of the other two Dare Devils, it IS a very good compliment as it offers a look and shape the other two don’t. It’s very similar to the Hywire, so it’s long and strong, though not quite as sharp. The low rg of the core makes it rev very strong, but the medium differential keeps it from gaining too much early traction so it can save it for the backend. In terms of hook, it’s right between the Trick and the original for me, but with more backend shape than either, and is absolutely lethal for me once the lanes have a few games on them and I can get inside and really open things up.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
239
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)
The Dare Devil Danger is the newest release by RotoGrip into their HP3 line of bowling balls. The Dare Devil Danger has the Psyched Hybrid coverstock that surrounds the proven Madcap Core. This combination allows the Danger to glide through the front part of the lane with ease with a strong but aggressive motion on the backend. The Danger is earlier and stronger than the Dare Devil but conserves more energy than the Dare Devil Trick. The difference between all three bowling balls is very noticeable especially on a sport pattern or maybe a shorter house pattern. The Dare Devil Trick because of its very aggressive coverstock wants to enter the hook phase a lot sooner than the Dare Devil Danger or the Dare Devil. This leads to the Dare Devil Trick to lose some of its energy especially when the pattern is breaking down or drying up. The Dare Devil wants to get down the lane and explode on the backend, sometimes creating an over under situation. The Dare Devil Danger will be able to solve the dilemma to which ball to go to when the Dare Devil Trick is too soon and not enough down lane and the Dare Devil is too far and too Flippy at the spot. Dare Devil Danger is strong enough to handle the carry down and but strong enough to blend the over under down lane. The Dare Devil Danger is polished out of the box but can easily be adjusted to rev sooner if need be. The Dare Devil Danger was laid out with pin below the fingers with a pretty good size weight down. The Dare Devil and the Dare Devil Trick also had similar layouts. The coordinates are roughly (45 x 5 x75). My PAP is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up, ball speed around 15 mph and my rev rate is approx. 300. I do like to go straighter whenever possible. The Dare Devil Danger is a good in between ball and will find its way into my league bowling bag.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
215
PAP:
5 1/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled my DAREDEVIL DANGER 65 x 4.5 x 35 which is my benchmark drilling for about everything that I drill. I have thrown it box finish of 1500 reacta-shine so far but may hit it lightly with 3000 or 4000 depending on if I see it over-under at the spot. So far I like what I see and it gives me a look that reminds me of my HYWIRE's that I still pull out. Good length but smooth transition almost a strong arc at the spot. Compared to my STORM INTENSE and STORM CODE RED, this is not as strong off the point. Not enough motor compared to either ball especially the comparable hybrid CODE RED cover/motor combo. I also put this up against my original DAREDEVIL. The original for me just did not have much off the spot when the lanes had blown up to where it became the only option. The DAREDEVIL DANGER has better shape and just as much length. Put this one in your bag if you want a good shape compared to your DAREDEVIL TRICK or just slightly less than a CODE RED.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
238
PAP:
5 x 1/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
225
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

After drilling with the Roto Grip Dare Devil (pearl) and Dare Devil Trick (solid), creating a hybrid version would be a perfect addition to the HP3 line. The core hasn’t changed (RG of 2.48), but the cover is no a Hybrid version to create more length than the Trick, but the Danger provides and earlier motion than the first Dare Devil.

I’ve drilled all three Dare Devil balls very similar and had success with all of them. This one is mapped out as 5 ¼ x 4 ½ with a small hole two inches under my axis. I’ve mainly used the Danger on medium-longer patterns because of the low RG numbers in the core and also tweaked the surface to 2000. The cover is still clean, but the surface helps slow the response time down and create a more predictable shape.

I’ve noticed the Danger is cleaner and more responsive than the No Rules Exist, but stronger than the All-Out Show Off and Hustle Line.

Go drill one!

#OwnIt

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About the Bowler

League Average:
235 +
PAP:
5 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The third installment in the Dare Devil line is the hybrid Danger. This ball uses the same Madcap core found in the original Dare Devil and the Trick but features a new Psyche Hybrid coverstock. If you liked the first two Dare Devils, you will love this ball. When the Trick is burning up a little too soon and leaving the weak corner pins, and your Dare Devil is not reading the pattern soon enough, that’s when it is time to pull out the Danger. The Danger revs quickly but the cover provides easy length and a strong and aggressive move at the breakpoint. I have found that with the polished box finish, I have a hard time throwing it in league due to the wet/dry house pattern. The polish prevents it from reading in the puddle in the middle of the lane and the ball sometimes responds to quickly to all of the dry to the right. The Danger can be sanded to read sooner, but I have found this ball to be a great asset on flatter sport conditions. I am able to open up my angles with this ball and as long as I don’t get to quick with the shot it will get back to the pocket with ease. This ball just like the two before it, provides exceptional hitting power and pin carry. Given the versatility of this cover, I would suggest this ball to just about any type of bowler on a wide variety of lane conditions. Do not be afraid to adjust the cover to get the reaction you are looking for.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
**DANGER**

This ball is a great compliment to the original Dare Devil and the Trick. The Danger allows me to get that little extra angle and pop off of the spot where the Dare Devil and Trick are smoother off of the friction. I can start with the Trick and then go to the Dare Devil if the heads are burning up and need that extra length down the lane but if it gets too clean or flat I can grab the Danger and open up the angles. The trio of Dare Devils are definitely a great Arsenal starter. You can't go wrong with them in your bag.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
4 5/16 x 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger has the Madcap Core, which is also found in the original Dare Devil and the Dare Devil Trick. The Psyched Hybrid reactive cover is designed for length in the front part of the lane while controlling the response to friction down-lane. This ball does exactly that for me. Where a lot of shiny balls with easy length have uncontrollable sideways motion down-lane, I don’t feel like this ball has any erratic behavior to it at all. You can see it read the mid-lane to slow itself down a bit and then it unloads on the backend. I have thrown it on 43 – 46 ft house patterns and burnt up patterns as well and I have found it to work nicely on both, as long as you can continue to move left into more oil. I went with a 55 x 5.25 x 45 layout which puts the pin above my middle finger. I think this is a logical transition ball from the Dare Devil Trick when the duller surface of the Trick starts to hook a little too quick and flatten out at the pins.

Chris Freeland
Storm Amateur Staff
www.stormbowling.com
www.rotogrip.com
Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400

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League Average:
230
PAP:
4 7/8 Right. 1/4 up.
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Wow is all I can say about this bowling ball. I drilled it slightly stronger than my Dare Devil Trick to try to minimize the gab between the two. It was the best decision Ive ever made. The Dare Devil Danger is the perfect Compliment to the DDT.

The Danger is cleaner than the Trick but has more midlane roll than the Original Dare Devil. This ball can be used on the THS or on flatter sports conditions.

The colors are great and this ball just flat out runs the pins over. This is something I think the Roto Grip line needed. Its a wonderful piece to be the first ball out of your bag! Stop by your local pro shop and pick up one today!!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
235+
PAP:
5.5
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5
PAP: 5.25 over, .25 up
Ball Speed: <17mph
The Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger with this layout for me is one of my strongest balls. The hybrid coverstock on this ball has dynamically changed it from the original Dare Devil and the Dare Devil Trick even though it has the same “Psyched” core.
I used this ball on 3 different pattern types. Two league condition patterns around 42 feet, and a longer more even tournament pattern. The ball is definitely clean through the front, but revs up in the midlane and makes a very strong, angular entry into the pocket with a loud cracking sound when it hits the pins! The pin action is unbelievable. I believe this ball is very versatile and will work for many different styles of bowlers.
I also tried modifying the original 1500 grit with polish surface to 2000 abralon applied by hand with no polish. The result was very good. It evened out the backend reaction but it did not sacrifice any of its hook potential or hitting power. The 2000 abralon made the break point more readable and more even. Even though I applied more surface, the ball did not have a hard time traveling clean down the lane.
I believe this is going to be one of the best selling balls this year and is a great value for the price.


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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
5-1/4" over and 1/4" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
ROTO GRIP DARE DEVIL DANGER

Well, I’m not sure where to start. I have a strong feeling this Dare Devil Danger will soon become my favorite Roto Grip ball of all time. I took the Dare Devil Trick, Dare Devil Pearl and the Dare Devil Danger to my practice center. Started with the Dare Devil Trick on a pretty heavy 41’ house shot on synthetic lane service, after a few games I went to the Dare Devil Pearl for several games, once the pearl started laboring down lane I went to the Dare Devil Danger, and did it ever perform! The more I threw this ball it just got stronger and stronger. Clean through the fronts like the pearl, but has a sharper backend motion than the solid. These are a great line of balls for the price. High hook for a low price. These three balls should be in every bowlers bag. Awesome job!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
232
PAP:
5 1/4 X 3/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
229
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
My PAP is ¾” X 5 ¼”. I drilled my Dare Devil Danger with a Standard Layout. What I was trying to accomplish was losing some of hook and control the ball better. My Rev Rate is so high that when lanes breakdown I have a tendency to lose the pocket for a few frames. So my thinking was drilling the Dare Devil Danger with a standard layout hoping for some length with a smooth backend with better control and not snappy.

What I got was a ball that reads the middle part of the lane well, transitions smoothly and reads very well on the backend. I was standing 22 throwing out to about 7. The ball tracked out well and when it reached the backend it was not a snapping hook but better, controlled hook with great hitting power. I could not be happier with the layout and I have finally found the ball that is good for the transition. I bowled games of 220, 232 and 225 out of the box. Great ball for the price range.

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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 Danger
Layout: 55 x 4 ¼ x 70 = 1500 grit polished
On the new 46ft THS, the track area has been “over conditioned” so you either down up 3rd arrow, or stay outside of 10. With the “TRIPLE DDD” I was able to get 5 boards deeper on the approach then the new All Out and playing the same area of the lane, around 8L and keeping it out there until the end of the pattern, inside of 12 to 15 the ball slows down a little too much and will tend to hit on the flatter angle into the pocket. 23L and crossing around 12 at the arrows and using 4-6 as the breakpoint was the best angle into the pocket option of this ball A really great ball for medium to light oil patterns and can be adjusted to anybody’s type roll, release and ball speed. One of the best all around balls on the market today, so don’t be afraid of a little “DANGER”…

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League Average:
231
PAP:
5-1/4 x 1 UP
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Orientation: Right Handed
Rev Rate: 325 RPM
Speed: 17.5 MPH
PAP: 5.25 x 1 UP

Location: Bunswick Harbour Lanes, Melbourne FL
Pattern: Kegel Wall Street
Layout: 70x 4.5 x 60


The Roto-Grip Dare Devil Danger is a perfect match for me between the original Dare Devil and the Dare Devil Trick. I really like the Madcap core so I was excited when they wrapped a hybrid coverstock around a core I feel very comfortable with. The Danger definitely has a stronger mid lane read in comparison to the original, and has a lot more down lane pop than the Trick. This makes the Danger a perfect compliment to the others, as it fits centered between them.

I personally found the original to be good, but I had to knock the polish off of it on most patterns to get the shape I wanted to see out of it. Now that the Danger is out I can leave my original with some shine to it and use the Danger in that spot, giving me a great option for later in the day when I now change back to the original.

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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)
Daredevil danger

Pin below bridge cg kicked out 1.5 inches.

40 ft hpl on ths

This ball is a real gem. I was hoping for something better then the last daredevil release. I loved my original daredevil but absolutely hated the trick. This ball allows me to play deep inside angles with plenty of recovery. I don’t have any problems pulling it into the oil and either and still carrying the corners. This ball also have very good shelf appeal. This ball is available now. Go see your local pro shop professional today. Roto Grip Own It.

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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: 45, 4 ¾ , 70

The Dare Devil Danger is the perfect blend of the original Dare Devil and Dare Devil Trick. For me the Dare Devil tended to be a little too clean and the Trick sometimes didn’t recover enough on the backend. The Dare Devil Danger solves both of those problems. The Solid in the cover picks up plenty early and the pearl in the cover ensures the DDD has a strong backend. This makes the Dare Devil Danger the perfect benchmark ball for heavy oil.

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League Average:
215
PAP:
3 5/8 and 5/16 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger is Roto Grips newest HP3 line release. The Danger is the Hybrid version of the Dare Devil and Dare Devil Tricked. The Danger contains the Madcap Core and is covered with the Psyched Coverstock. The Danger is factory finished at 1500 grit polish which give the Danger a real aggressive move down lane. The Danger just flat out hooks. I drilled mine stronger than my original Dare Devil and similar to my Tricked. It’s a great compliment to the Tricked because it is much longer and stronger where the Tricked was sooner and smoother. What I like the most so far is the Danger hooks from different angles. I’m not afraid to move in with this ball because it reads the mid lane real well which still gives the ball plenty of hitting power to carry corner pins. I think the Danger is great for medium to longer oil patterns. I think it’s a great step down from a stronger solid like the Tricked or No Rules. It’s a great bench mark ball for the normal league bowler and if you don’t have quite as much hand as others the ball will really help you out.
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The New Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger is the Hybrid version of the original Dare Devil. It uses the Psyched Hybrid coverstock and the Madcap core that has been in all of the Dare Devils.

The one word that I think of when I see this ball roll is, control. This is a smoother shape than any hybrid in the Roto Grip or Storm lines. Like I have heard from a few others, the DD Danger reminds me of the Hywire that used to be in Roto Grip’s HP3 line.

Because of the low RG in the core, this ball shapes more like a solid than a hybrid or pearl. I see this ball needing some coverstock tweaks to fit perfectly for some. I hit mine with 4,000 Abralon, and smoothing out that shape just a hair more made it fit right where I needed it to in my bag. So do not be afraid to tweak this super versatile cover!

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