"Ball specs – 15 lbs 3 oz, 3.32 top weight, and 3.5 -inch pin.
Using the dual angle method, the Deranged was drilled with a 4 1/4 inch pin distance, 75 degree drill angle and a 30 degree VAL angle. Using Storm’s drilling methodology the layout is 4 1/4 pin X 5 3/4 PSA X 2 inch pin buffer. An X-hole was not needed. The surface was left OOB which is 1500 polished. Based on my Disturbed layout, I increased the drill angle, shortened the pin distance and decreased the VAL angle. From a layout perspective I was looking to compliment the pearl cover stock to get more length and a stronger move down lane.
My initial outing with the Deranged was on the USBC White # 2 pattern. When I rolled it during practice it was a little over/under due to the pattern and the polished pearl cover stock. I decided to start the evening with a similarly drilled but duller Disturbed. The Deranged came back out of the bag at the end of the second game of a four game block when the Disturbed started to burn too early. As advertised and as expected the Deranged glided easily through the front part of the lane and allowed me to open up the backend. I ended up moving back to the right slightly with both my feet and target and felt like I had a lot of area especially on the back end of the lane. I would describe the motion of the Deranged as a hard arc; almost skid/flip depending on rev rate and amount of axis rotation. The Deranged also retains a lot of energy for the backend of the lane as I had some messengers even with my slower ball speed.
The Deranged, as designed and as others have stated, is a wonderful compliment to the Disturbed. It provides additional length and a quicker move off the friction down lane than the Disturbed.
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First series out of the box... Deranged is AWESOME!
Date: 9.12.2013 Bowler: Joe Adams Location: , Kentucky Pro Shop:
Strong. The Deranged for me moved a ton at break point. Perfect for anyone wanting to see an explosive reaction on the back-end and through pins. Mine is pin up centered over bridge with CG slightly right of center (4.75X4 for those technically inclined). On houses with shorter patterns, 38ft or so, with screaming backend, this layout may be too much for anyone with hand or slower ball speed without taming down the cover. Speed dominant players will love what they see out of this ball on those patterns. Feel free to adjust cover for conditions and bowler style. To attain my desired reaction, I finished the cover at 3000 polished. Cleaner through the heads and mids and a good pop later down lane.
Front 22 out of the box with the Deranged!
Date: 8.27.2013 Bowler: Tom Durand Location: , Pro Shop:
Deranged: Layout: 40 x 3 ½ x 65 at box condition…
Tested on: 41 ft THS with HPL with ICE oil and Beaten Path with ICE oil.
The Deranged worked really well on the THS and by standing 20 and looking at 3-5 down lane, it roll great thru the oil and saved a ton of energy down lane when hitting the pocket, when the THS was fresh, I left a bunch 9 pins and then once a little carryover down occurred, it was a strike fest for me. On the KEGEL pattern, the ball carried down lane a little farther then I wanted to, but for testing reason, I did not change the cover, I stood about the same place @ 20-21 and look in around 7-10 area, put a p3 hole in the ball at that point and the movement was much better, went back to the THS and still had the same carry as I did before….