Roto Grip Deranged
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 a pearl version of my Disturbed.
Result: Exactly what I expected from this ball. A pearl version of my Disturbed that allows me to attack dryer lane conditions with force.
Compared to the Disturbed, This ball for me does exactly what I wanted it to do. The cover is strong enough to give me the extreme backend reaction I wanted while the symmetrical core allows to get the ball down the lanes with ease.
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 played a much deeper shot than usual on our house condition. I stayed around 15 and sent the ball out to 10 where normally I would not be able to play so tight with my disturbed and most other equipment. Not this ball! The Deranged allowed me to play tighter and came roaring back to the pocket with full force and had a strong continuation throughout the pins. The next set of three games, I had to actually move right since our house pattern pushes down somewhat and creates a larger over under reaction. Without thinking much, I simply made a five board move to the right with my feet and moved my mark to the 10 board and continued to swing out to five. The Deranged continued to come through for me once again by giving me great front end length and a strong reaction. I continued to move right and left over the course of the next 10 games and found that this ball is exactly what I was looking for when my Disturbed started hooking up way too early.
To sum this ball up, I am extremely satisfied with the reaction this ball gives me on dryer lane conditions. The Deranged keeps length through the heads and revs up to create a strong backend reaction.
Pro Shop Reaction: A great selling ball with a great look and price. My customers are very satisfied with this ball! Several customers have already shot large 700 series in our house and continue to love this ball.
Recommendations: I would definitely recommend this ball to anyone wanting a strong backend reaction but great length through the heads..
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Paducah, Ky 42001
300 first game rolled with Deranged
Date: 10.30.2013 Bowler: Tony Korth Location: Grants Pass, Oregon Pro Shop: Alex Romanowsky
Tony was in the middle of a tough night during the Roto Grip Classic League. He changed balls in the tenth frame of the 1st game to the Deranged. He had not thrown a full game with it since being drilled. The changed worked Tony had every ball in the pocket for his third 300 game. Awesome ball change.
"Deranged went through the heads smoothly and had a great positive move in the back end."
Pair of 300 games!!
Date: 10.18.2013 Bowler: Jeff Hudson Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Pro Shop: Thunder Bowl Pro Shop / Ryne Hamblin
Drilled the Disturbed and Deranged less than two weeks ago and 300 first night out with the Deranged. Last night only 6 days later 300 with the Disturbed. Thanks for the great products and making me a believer.
"I'm a Deranged and Disturbed Individual "
300 with the Deranged
Date: 10.16.2013 Bowler: Joe Dillon Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Pro Shop: Positive Axis Pro Shop
I am another step closer to switching all of my equipment to Bill Hall’s Tri-Grip after winning the Madison Area Scratch Tour title at Wildcat Lanes in Verona on Saturday.
I now have two balls with the Tri-Grip: a Storm VICTORY ROAD SOLID with a high-pin and strong drilling and a CROSSROAD with a pin-in-the-palm drilling.
After settling on span and lateral pitches with the VR SOLID — my second Tri-Grip effort — I made one change with the CROSSROAD: going to 1/2-inch reverse in the thumb instead of the 3/8-inch reverse in the VR SOLID.
I liked how the 3/8 felt but have used 1/2 for years due to my very inflexible 3-operation wrist and just wanted to see how 1/2 felt.
Both balls feel great coming off my hand but I am leaning toward the 3/8 because it requires a little less grip pressure to hang onto and I still get out of it cleanly while staying under and behind the ball better than I have in years. The less grip pressure should mean less wrist strain, which would be huge when bowling several days in a row in, for example, PBA50 Tour events.
I want to give the Tri-Grip another week or two, and probably will finally drill my new BYTE and REIGN ON balls with the Tri-Grip then decide whether to switch all my current stuff over.
On Saturday, after a couple of shots with an IQ TOUR PEARL on the house shot on Wildcat’s old wood lanes, I went to the VR SOLID for 269 and 228. I was just trying to cross about 15 at the arrows keeping it fairly tight in the oil puddle. They were not extremely wet/dry but keeping shots in the puddle helped them retain energy through the pins.
When the VR SOLID started laboring a little and going deeper resulted in too much skid, I went to the CROSSROAD and finished with 277 and 227 for 1,001 for four games, which was just fifth in the 59-bowler field.
The cut to the top 16 for the eliminator finals was 915.
The format has the top half of scores advancing after each game, cutting the field from 16 to 8 to 4 to 2.
For the eliminator games, I had to switch to something shiny and used both my trusty high-pin VIRTUAL ENERGY and a low-pin Roto Grip DERANGED I have grown to love. The ball is smooth but strong, gets through the fronts clean and makes a strong but controlled move in the back.
I squeaked through each round with games of 248, 227 and 236 to advance to the title match against close friend Chris Gibbons.
Poor carry held me to a 215, with a solid 10-pin in the 10th giving Gibby the chance to strike to win the match, but he left a 2-8-10 and ended with 195.
My 24th MAST title was worth $502, and I earned $95 in the Bet to Win pot. Second was $276.
Full results are posted here.
MAST reported that Jonathan Schalow led qualifying with an impressive 1,115 (277-299-280-259), just shy of the all-time MAST record and the highest series in the Madison Bowling Association this season. Jay Heinzelman also bowled an 803 to open qualifying.
Jacob Morris made the cut in his first career MAST tournament, shooting 916. I enjoyed crossing with Jacob, the 19-year-old son of Tim Morris and a 2-handed lefty (thumb in) who was winding on an old urethane Ebonite NITRO.
Wildcat Lanes and Badger Pro Shop sponsored the tournament. Wildcat lanes added $118 to the prize fund from reduced lineage and three $10 gift cards to the drawing. Badger Pro Shop donated a Storm HYROAD PEARL at cost for the raffle. Chris Pounders won the ball, Eric Fritton won two gift cards and Bob Richardson won the last card.The next MAST tournament is the Lake Ripley Lanes split squad doubles on Saturday, Oct. 12.
300's and 800's piling up
Date: 10.2.2013 Bowler: Temple Bourgeois Location: Kenner, Louisiana Pro Shop: McCorveys / Alex Hanback
Started with a 10 pin, then 11 straight strikes for a 290 with the Deranged, and my 5th honor score this year, all with Roto Grip equipment!
This was at box finish, on league, 39 ft. house shot.
"This ball gets through the heads great, and makes a nice flip coming off the pattern. Hits Hard! Continues through the pins."