"Wrapping up his high school bowling season with a 217 average, Joey from Neptune, New Jersey, racked up his first career 300 game with a Totally Defiant. Joey enjoy using his Totally Defiant and also his Storm Lock this bowling season. Roto Grip Rick Mitchell would like to give a HIGH 5 to Joey and his recent accomplishments... Strike Up a Storm... Own It...
Date: 3.8.2016 Bowler: Sebastien Faucher Location: Sainte-Marie, Quebec Pro Shop: Martin Cloutier
Rondell Christian rolls 275, 299, 257 for 831. These are Rondell's first and second honor scores and he did it in a big way! Rondell is a huge competitor and always looking for a big number. During the Monday Mixed league, he rolled 31 of 36 for the 3rd highest series in the history of the house.
My second 300 for the summer using Totally Defiant!
Date: 8.16.2014 Bowler: Michael Weiner Location: Addison , Illinois Pro Shop: star pro shop
I bowled the PBA Midwest regional tour at Bowl-a-vard Lanes in Madison,WI on may 4th 2014. I qualified fifth with +281 for the 7 games of qualifying. I won my first round match up with games of 257,279. I then lost my second round match in 3 games. This was my second ever regional and first time cashing. I threw the Defiant Soul and Totally Defiant the entire day. Thank you roto grip for having such awesome equipment. #ownit
"You can do anything you want as long as you think you can do it."
Date: 4.16.2014 Bowler: Jessie Meier Location: Corpus Christi, Texas Pro Shop: Chris Whitty
Last week, I had a tournament that I thought would be fun to enter. It was a skins tournament. 5 games on a a short pattern (Stockholm), and 5 games on a long pattern (THS). The first 5 games I used Storm's Lights Out, and won 2 skins worth $190 each. On the long pattern, I won 2 skins worth $190 each and a second place worth $60 with the Totally Defiant. The second game on the long I shot 299. (Left a two pin). I averaged 214 for the night, and got the second highest average there. (I was the only junior to make top 3 averages). Will never bowl with anything but Storm and Roto Grip. <3
Date: 2.11.2014 Bowler: BJ Rucinski Location: Schenectady, New York Pro Shop: Bob's Pro Shop
Ashley Dunn's Junior League on Friday December 13, 2013 started as quite a grind. Was it the curse of Friday the 13th...
During game 1 she had managed a double in frames 3 & 4 and was clean until a chopped 6-10 in the 9th to grind out 193.
Game 2 was much of the same, but clean through the entire game this time filling the 10th with strikes for a 206.
Game 3 she decided it was time for a change. Knowing an adjustment would be required, but not exactly sure what she gave it her best estimate - result - a 7-9 split that she nearly covered knocking the 9 off the back and around the corner just missing the 7.
Friday the 13th, 7 pins totally defiant of admirable attempts at covering a nasty split...it was looking like the evening might be cursed. Refusing to let the silly superstition get the best of her she made a minor adjustment on the next shot resulting in a solid pocket hit that cleared the deck.
Ten solid strikes later and she was thankful for having made the ball change to the Roto Grip Totally Defiant. She had proven to herself there was no such thing as the curse of Friday the 13th, by adding her 5th sanctioned 11-In-A-Row to her growing list of accomplishments.
"Thanks Roto Grip for producing some great equipment. I have to admit the last Roto Grip ball I had was the original Defiant and it saw very little use. I haven't owned any of your brand since, until this year. Now I have the Totally Defiant, Disturbed, and Berserk. They have all been very good to me in league and tournaments. I would love to add a Hyper Cell soon!?! Keep the good stuff coming. Ashley Dunn"
First Adult League 300
Date: 12.12.2013 Bowler: Matt Phillips Location: Asheboro, North Carolina Pro Shop: Thunderstruck Pro Shop / Mike Myrick
Roto Grip Totally Defiant
PAP-5 over and ½ up
Ball Speed: 15-17mph
Rev Rate: 300-500
Surface Preparation: OTB
What I wanted from this ball: I wanted more length than my Defiant Soul, But still the hitting power of the Defiant balls.
Result: Exactly what I expected from this ball. A pearl version of my Defiant Soul with a mean skip flip reaction.
Compared to the Defiant Soul, this ball allows me to move left and swing the ball out and have the confidence that it will come back. The cover is strong enough to give me the extreme skid flip backend reaction I wanted and great carry of the corner pins.
I tested this ball on our home wood lanes with our house pattern. Our house pattern is a pretty tough shot with dryer heads in the middle portion of the lane creating a huge early backend reaction for most and a massive out of bounds from the first arrow out. There is a small hold area around the 8 board but you cant miss inside or out.
The first set of 3 games on a freshly oiled pair, I was able to stay deep inside and swing the Totally Defiant out to the five board and maintain a skid flip reaction back to the pocket. The carry was pretty awesome. This ball allowed me to play a much deeper shot than usual on our house condition. I moved right of center and played 15 and sent the ball out to 5 and threw much harder and was able to continue hitting the pocket, but I left back row pins due to the drive through the pocket and the sharp angle coming off of our dry boards. I moved back left and played 20 again and was able to start carrying much better over the next 5-6 games. I definitely cannot use this ball when the lanes are dry or really hooking, but I am truly glad to have it when I have front end lane oil and want to cover a lot of boards.
To sum this ball up, I am extremely satisfied with the reaction this ball gives me when I have enough oil to get it through the front portion of the lanes. Once again, I would definitely use this ball for oilier conditions when I want definite backend hook.
Pro Shop Reaction: A pretty good selling ball so far. A few of my better bowlers have purchased this ball and love it. The Totally Defiant also has a great look and gets a lot of compliments on the color scheme.
Recommendations: I would definitely recommend this ball to anyone wanting a strong backend reaction or wanting to cover a lot of boards. I would also recommend this ball or someone who may not get a lot on the ball but still wants a strong ball reaction.
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Paducah, KY 42001
Weight: 15 lbs.
Drilling: 65 x 5 7/8" x 45 with a hole down
Pattern Length: 41 ft.
Pattern Volume: Medium
Pattern Type: THS
Wow, the Totally Defiant is totally awesome. This ball speaks for itself, the Paragon core wrapped with a pure pearl cover is a great addition to the HP4 line. Many of you might think this ball will be similar to the Defiant Edge; well scratch that thought from your brain. The Defiant Edge was an all around smooth rolling ball, but the new Totally Defiant is cleaner through the fronts and more angular down lane. This ball really gives me the opportunity to stand left and wheel it when the track area begins to burn up in the front part of the lane.
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Faber Rolls 300 with the Totally Defiant!
Date: 11.14.2013 Bowler: Steve Faber Location: Port Jefferson Station, New York Pro Shop: Legends Pro Shop / Justin Warhol
Ball Speed: 16-17mph
Ball Weight: 15lbs
PAP: 5 left 7/16 up
Degrees of Tilt: 17
Layout: 5 x 4 x 2
The Totally Defiant is drilled pin above the ring finger cg out and preferred spin axis (mass bias) is 2 inches away from the thumb. I must say I knew it would be a skid-flip kind of ball but it performs way more than I ever expected with the paragon and the pure pearl cover stock without the micro bite technology.
With the pure pearl cover compared to the pearl micro bite cover from the defiant edge I get more down lane recovery and a cleaner push in the heads. I am able to stand more right than I could with the Defiant edge, watch the ball rev up and once it hits the dry it would make a strong sharp right turn to the pocket. Even on the longer and higher volume patterns like the PBA shark I can stand left and it makes a small turn down lane to the pocket but more than I ever had with a strong pearl ball on a long pattern like the shark. With other pearls on the shark I am not usually able to see a motion on the back end but with the Totally Defiant I am able to get a read and see the movement to the pocket
I used it for the first time at a tournament called the triangle where you bowl at 3 different houses, 3 games at each center in 1 day! First bowling center with synthetic lanes I used it game 2 and 3 when I needed something that got down lane with a strong back end because the reaction was so define if you did not have something strong that would get to the pocket down lane and not something that started early you were not gonna have a good set. The next time I used the ball at the triangle was at the last bowling center with fairly new synthetic lanes the last game. I was still in the hunt to cash and needed a big game. I brought it out to give me recovery when my other stuff wasn't getting to the pocket to my liking. The Totally Defiant gave me the read I needed which was long and strong and shot 278 to make cash by 8 pins. For the Roto Grip fans out there here is a great skid-flip strong pearl for your arsenal!
If you have any questions about the Totally Defiant email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Totally Defiant is totally awesome!
Date: 11.1.2013 Bowler: Richie Brown Location: Marion, Ohio Pro Shop:
Won The Elite Pro Shop Masters Tourney Using the TOTALLY DEFIANT mapped out by Sclem. Stuck the 9th, 10th, 11th, to sneak in the back door for the 8th & last match play spot. Then went trough the field to win 1st place & $500. THANKS Schlem for all your help & ROTO GRIP for making good equipment.
First 300 with Totally Defiant
Date: 10.14.2013 Bowler: KC O'Brien Location: , Pro Shop:
Third time out with the Totally Defiant, started the night out with the Deranged but found through the first game I needed a little more back end so I switched to the Totally Defiant and struck out with the last 5. The got the 12 and one more to start the third game for 18 in a row. This in a house that is notorious for leaving the corners both 10's and solid 7's. Awesome ball.
"The Totally Defiant goes through the heads as clean as any ball on the market today. Retains great energy for the backs."
TOTALLY DEFIANT - Review
Date: 9.24.2013 Bowler: John Brodersen Location: Helena, Montana Pro Shop: JB's Pro Shop
"The layout selection used was based on the Storm VLS system and suggestions made by Mr. Steve Kloempken of Storm. My thanks to Mr. Kloempken for his suggestions, time and knowledge.
Ball specs – 15 lbs 4 oz, 2.69top weight, and 3 5/8 -inch pin.
The Totally Defiant was drilled with a low RG layout as follows; using Dual Angle terminology - 2.5 inch pin distance, 60 degree drill angle and a 40 degree VAL angle. Using Storm’s VLS methodology the layout is 2.5 X 6 X 1.5 pin buffer. An X-hole was needed and placed in the P2 location. The surface was left OOB which is 1500 polished.
The HP4 line Totally Defiant is asymmetrical, has a pearl cover stock and an eye catching color scheme. The Totally Defiant was thrown on a fresh USBC White #2 pattern along with the Defiant Edge with a high RG layout (60 degree drill X 5 inch pin X 30 degree VAL). The pearl cover stock allowed the quick revving Totally Defiant to provide about two additional feet of length than the Defiant Edge but the Edge had a more angular breakpoint shape. Don’t get me wrong here. The Totally Defiant still had plenty of hook, recovery and hit on the backend but with the low RG layout the down lane motion was smoother. This is what I was trying to achieve. A Totally Defiant with its pearl cover, drilled with a high RG layout (longer pin and smaller VAL angle – dual angle system, longer pin and smaller pin buffer – Storm VLS) would be just as clean but more angular down lane than what I experienced and probably stronger than the Defiant EDGE.
With the selected layout, the Totally Defiant will allow me to play with more closed angles and closer to the friction on fresh medium to medium/heavy conditions.
RG amateur staff
Totally Defiant Scores BIG at Ormond Bowl
Date: 9.17.2013 Bowler: Justin Bradberry Location: Ormond Beach , Florida Pro Shop: Ormond Bowl Pro Shop/Mike Seymour
Justin has found a new favorite ball of late... He recently drilled the new Totally Defiant. Since drilling it he bowled 877 the 1st week of September at Ormond Bowl and the very next week he rolled 857 with same ball. So for his 6 games he is averaging 289.
"Thanks Roto Grip! I Own it!
The best ball and pro shop
Date: 9.17.2013 Bowler: Michael Henson Location: Concord, California Pro Shop: Bowlers Advantage
I am almost 63 years old now and have a low ball speed and low rev rate. My first two nights of league I rolled 184-254-259=697 and the second night 221-257-244=722 #WOW# what a great ball the Totally Defiant is!
"Did not bowl last year. This year new attitude and equipment. "
Totally Defiant..... 300 - 847
Date: 9.17.2013 Bowler: Rodney Alston Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pro Shop: V&S Lanes Pro Shop / Steve Fred Sr.
This is my number #1 ball out the bag. If I have a good look out the gate with this ball I’m in the money. Last tournament I had one practice shot per lane before scoring began and got a decent motion to pocket, even if the body was still not yet loose. One board left move (a guess) and started with front 9 followed by stone 9 spare/strike. Move pairs, quick adjustment and posted a 278 game two. Layout for this one was basically a label drilling with pin in 1:30 position and MB in track. Very predictable and forgiving movement down lane. Right miss on house shots doesn’t cause ball to jerk and drives hard with flush ten-back on tug shots. Perfection.
Totally Defiant Review - Roto Grip Rick
Date: 8.7.2013 Bowler: Rick Mitchell Location: York, Pennsylvania Pro Shop: Bowlers Supply
Totally Defiant : Layout: 40 x 4 ½ x 55 at box condition…
Tested on: 41 ft THS with HPL with ICE oil and Beaten Path with ICE oil.
The Totally did really well for me for the house shot, standing at 22 and looking at 6-8, the ball have excellent distance and even getting to the friction and thru the backend of the lane the cover did not overreact like a “typical” pearl cover for me… I am used to seeing longer and move angle with the pearl covers… On the KEGEL pattern, I was able to move left on the approach and keep the ball inside of the track area and play pretty straight with it looking at 12-14… What I love the most about this ball is the overall performance on both patterns, for me it’s hard to find a ball and layout combo that I can use on sport patterns and THS without changing the surface. I look forward in having this ball as my benchmark ball for the fall of 2013.
300 with Totally Defiant!
Date: 7.31.2013 Bowler: Temple Bourgeois Location: Kenner, Louisiana Pro Shop: McCorveys / Alex Handbeck