"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