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.
Storm/Roto Grip Staff
Bowl Like a Pro Shop
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.
Roto Grip Staff Member
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
Storm/Roto Grip Amateur Staff
Vise Inserts Amateur Staff
Pinole Bowler’s Supply
Totally Defiant is totally awesome!
Date: 11.1.2013 Bowler: Richie Brown Location: Marion, Ohio Pro Shop: