After just few weeks with the Berserk I have found "close" to perfection. In the 3 weeks I have shot 639,689,647,668,633,642 & 762 with a 299. This ball just flat out rocks with awesome carry for a guy with high speed (18.5) and high revs. (450+). Thanks Roto.
Berserk = 300!
Date: 2.5.2013 Bowler: Travis Bathurst Location: York, Pennsylvania Pro Shop: Bolwer Maxx / Terry Miller
"Roto Grip Rick and Bowler Maxx Pro Shop would like to give a SHOUT OUT to travis and his great accomplishment with his Berserk drilled by the staff at Bowler Maxx Pro Shop. Congrats and good luck the rest of the season!"
First career 300 with Berserk!
Date: 2.4.2013 Bowler: Conner Kimura Location: Thornton, Colorado Pro Shop:
"After having a rocking start with a 212 game, I switched to my Berserk pin up and polished and had the front 9, then a swishing 10th ball leaving the 7-10 standing... Not losing focus, I regrouped and enter the next game and went front 11 strikes and then left a 6-10, A little light, but I will take it!! Thanks again to Mickey, Mike Sinek and the home office team that has supported me the past several years... My success and my recent induction to my local USBC hall of fame are due to YOU guys!!! Thanks again Team Utah!!!"
Berserk rolling great and keeps striking
Date: 12.11.2012 Bowler: Rickie Banister Location: Santa Maria, California Pro Shop:
Last night in my Scratch Trio League using my new Berserk for the first time (I have two) I rolled games of 279, 279, 269 for an 827 series. This is my second 800 series in the past month. I have had four honor scores (300, 299, 2x800s) since returning from a 14 month deployment in Saudi Arabia 3 months ago.
""Only with Roto Grip is this possible""
Beserk Ball Review
Date: 11.25.2012 Bowler: Ron Case Location: Antioch, California Pro Shop: Gene Azevedo
My Axis is 5 5/8 right, ¼ up, my speed is average and I would consider myself with higher revs but more up the back. So not a cranker but not really straight either.
Drilled the pin 4” and the CG 4” from PAP (pin down).
Here is a strong ball that with my game rolls very well. It reads the mid-lane very good and has a nice smooth turn towards the pocket. It has worked best when you need to go down the boards or with just a little swing. I played a couple of patterns where I’ve had to go straight up the edge and this is my ball of choice. It makes a nice move but not too much coming off the gutter. To play way inside with it you may need more hand than me so it doesn’t lose energy. House shot or further out, this ball is great for me.
BERSERK racks up 300s and new Team Records!
Date: 11.15.2012 Bowler: Dustin Dingler Location: North Canton, Ohio Pro Shop: North Star Proshop - Akron Ohio / Don Hogue
10/24/12 = 298 / 782
10/31/12 = 300 / 797
11/7/12 = 300 / 743
Three week average = 258, with back to back week career 300's # 7 & #8 using Rotogrip Berserk.
On 10/31/2012 while bowling in the Tiger Sand & Gravel League
the All CITIES APPRAISAL team consisting of the following players; Dan Freeman Jr., Dustin Dingler, Mark Prosise, Dan Freeman, and Josh Haddad posted scratch scores of 1310, 1266, 1232 = 3808! Ranked 2nd in the nation this season according to USBC. 3 out of 5 players were using Rotogrip bowling equipment (Berserk, Pearl Cell, and Mutent Cell).
"The Roto Grip Berserk is hands down the best ball Roto Grip has ever created. I used to like my Silver Streak, but love the Berserk. It has surpassed all expectations. "
Staff Review - BERSERK - Mike Johnston
Date: 11.10.2012 Bowler: Mike Johnston Location: , Pro Shop:
I tested the Berserk on a typical house shot. This ball will be ideal in a typical league condition.
My Berserk is drilled with the pin below the fingers keeping the box finish. This ball was clean through the front end and produced about 4-5 inches of flare. The ball rolled strong off my hand and in the mid-lane the ball revved up nicely and made a solid, smooth move to the pocket.
The Berserk has a very predictable reaction, which is ideal for the league player. As the lanes transition, I could simply move left, play a little deeper and continue to use this ball. I found this ball to be 2-3 boards stronger than the Outlaw. The hybrid cover of the Berserk allows the ball to make a nice strong move off the dry.
What I enjoyed the most about this ball is the predictability of the cover. It produced a nice steady hook to the pocket. I was getting 4-5 inches of flare and bouncing the ball off the dry all night.
The Berserk is a great ball for the league bowler. This ball will make a nice addition to anyone’s arsenal.
Roto Grip Staff
Weber goes BERSERK in second round of PBA World Championship match play
Date: 11.8.2012 Bowler: Pete Weber Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Pro Shop: PBA Truck / Ball mapped out by PBA Tour Rep - Del Ballard
Its hard to believe this weird colored ball is rated at HP-3. The Hybrid Reactive cover is definitely stronger than my Outlaw and the solid cover that is for sure. My 1st try with the ball was on an end lane before leagues & had a lot of use. As a LH senior stroker I couldn't keep the ball on the left side even moving 15 right of center. After a Head Run on another lane I could go up 10-12 in the heaver oil & get the ball down the lane with a strong smooth roll to the pocket. I had to stay behind the ball for it to react on this condition. Pocket hits where in the pit, but, most of all I was amazed at the light hit carries, just like the cranker kids do. My drilling has the 3 inch pin 1 inch below the ring finger with X-hole. My Shatter & Defiant Edge are great in my leagues now, so will be saving the box surface Berserk for some use at the Senior High Roller later this month. This is another great priced ball with great results for RG. -Larry Hoffman, RG Staff.
BERSERK on FIRE!!!
Date: 11.4.2012 Bowler: Sam Lawrence Location: Peru, Illinois Pro Shop: Joe Zokal
I rolled 289 269 279 for an 837 at Larsen's Ladd Lanes in Ladd,IL recently. It's the highest series ever bowled in league in the house's history. The following week had 300 for 761. I've now had 837 791 790 782 761 761 and 750. I've also had two 300's, a 297 and a couple of 289's all in the last 8 weeks between three different leagues in two different houses. The Berserk is an awesome ball fits my stlye perfectly.
Staffer Rachel Perez rolls 300 with Berserk!
Date: 11.1.2012 Bowler: Rachel Perez Location: , Pro Shop:
This ball is great when the lanes break down and there is some back end. Love the color and the roll as it goes down the lane. I would use this ball on the medium type of conditions because it tends to slide too much when there is oil. I put 1000 abralon finish on the ball with a surface factory machine because it shines up in a few games.
I drilled through the pin with my ring finger and shifted the CG out to the left with a weight hole down.
I am a left handed tweener with a 325 rev rate.
The berserk has a hybrid coverstock that lets me control my breakpoint down the lane. It is the best of both pearl and solid coverstocks. The pin carry is also phenomenal; it keeps the pins nice and low for maximum deflection.
I have tried this ball at multiple surfaces, and it has shown me that it is very versatile. I used it on a medium length sport pattern and it gave me the best reaction out of all the balls in my Roto Grip arsenal.
This ball makes a great bench mark ball; it should be the first ball out of your bag.
Roto Grip Amateur Staff
Staffer Szeluga fires 816 with the BERSERK!
Date: 9.25.2012 Bowler: Tony Szeluga Location: , Tennessee Pro Shop:
Berserk--- 60x4x40 layout-box condition
Patterns tested on: US Open, THS on HPL, and SPL, and THS on ½ HPL and ½ wood and London
Ball tested well with this layout on all patterns, moved deep on the London pattern and played more of a fade shot to get the best look from it. Looked better on the HPL and ½ and ½ lanes, SPL THS was a little weaker into the pocket, more because the surface of the lane and the volume of oil that center uses for their THS. This is a great, great, great BENCHMARK ball for all players, from tournament players to the once a week league bowlers. IF you are looking for that “ONE” ball, I believe the BERSERK is the best choice currently out on the market. It has tested well in several Matchmaker events I have attended.
Berserk Review... Garrett Richardson - Left Handed
Date: 9.2.2012 Bowler: Garrett Richardson Location: Pinole, California Pro Shop: Pinole Bowler's Supply
Ball Speed: 16-17mph
Ball Weight: 15lbs
PAP: 5 left 7/16 up
Degrees of Tilt: 17
Layout: 4 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/8
The Berserk is drilled pin under the bridge no hole. The Berserk out the box was stronger than I expected. If you have a nomad dagger and looking for a stronger hybrid in the roto grip line then the Berserk is your ball! Out the box with 4000 abralon I was getting an early read but did not get a strong roll down lane on the kegel main street pattern. I went into the shop and polish it a little bit with reacta shine and BOOM the ball was getting down lane a little more but with a much better finish to the pocket.
For your average bowler that bowls league and a day or 2 of practice each week this ball is awesome for that and more. The cover stock 65MH is very tunable to your desire need and with the caliber weight block which is also found in the popular bandit (pearl cover stock) makes a great combination of drive and hitting power. When there is more oil on the lanes there is no stopping this ball. Like other hybrids that are predictable and controllable this ball does the same but with more oil. You can’t get any better than that! Go BERSERK!
If you have any questions about the Berserk email me at email@example.com
Storm/Roto Grip Amateur Staff
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Staffer review of the BERSERK - John Brodersen
Date: 8.31.2012 Bowler: John Brodersen Location: Helena, Montana Pro Shop: JB's Pro Shop
Ball specs – 15 lbs 3 oz, 3.03top weight, and 3 1/4-inch pin.
Using the dual angle method, the Berserk was drilled with a 4 1/2 inch pin distance, 60 degree drill angle and a 30 degree VAL angle. Using Storm’s drilling methodology the layout is 4 ½ X 4 3/4 X 2 1/8 pin buffer. An X-hole was needed and placed in the P 2.5 position. The surface was left OOB which is 4000 abralon.
The Berserk is the replacement for the Dagger, which is one of my favorites. The first difference you will notice is that the HP3 line hybrid Berserk is dull and the Dagger was 1500 polished. I threw the Berserk on a broken down 41 foot, 24 micro-liter house shot. I ended up having to target at 22, the same place as the Defiant Edge I was throwing. The dull cover on the Berserk provided too strong a mid-lane read and the ball labored on the back end. I then added a coat of Storm Reacta-Shine to the cover. The polished created a little extra skid and length and got the ball to hit better on the backend. After the cover stock change the Berserk was striking a lot carrying many off hits. It may have something to do with the color scheme but the Berserk seemed to have a very heavy roll which reminded me of the old Roto-Grip Rush. With the motion the Berserk provides I feel I’ll be rolling it a lot on medium to light-heavy conditions.
The Berserk provides a lot of hook potential for a ball in the HP3 line. After I added some polish to the Berserk I was playing the lanes the same as I was with the new Defiant Edge. The difference in the ball motion between the Berserk and the Defiant Edge is the Berserk was slightly earlier in the mid-lane and smoother off the friction on the backend. The Defiant Edge provided just a little more length with a more pronounced move off the backend friction. Overall hook between the Berserk and the Defiant Edge was very similar.
RG Amateur Staff
3rd career 300 with the NEW Berserk!
Date: 8.27.2012 Bowler: Ryan Theroux Location: Richardson, Texas Pro Shop: Kurt Gengelbach
I bought this ball on the official release day and proceeded to roll 300 with it the sixth game I tossed it. This makes my 3rd career 300 game - All of which have come with Roto Grip equipment. Thank you Roto Grip for making great equipment!