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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm/Roto Grip Amateur Staff
Vise Inserts Amateur Staff
Pinole Bowler’s Supply
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!