My third career 300 game and first ever with the Roto Grip Defiant Edge!
"A special thanks to Storm Staffer Ryan Shaffer for setting me up with this great ball, also to my driller Bob Leonard. This was my first honor game at what I consider my home house. Started here in juniors and 30+ years later I finally get my 300. Thank you Ryan, Bob,and Roto Grip!!!"
Defiant Edge Review - Staffer Mike Johnston
Date: 11.13.2012 Bowler: Mike Johnston Location: Hebron, Pro Shop:
The Defiant Edge with its peralized coverstock is a nice companion ball to the Defiant. I like this ball for the 39-foot house pattern I play on in league. I find with the pearl cover this ball goes 2-3 feet long through the heads then make a stronger more dramatic angle to the pocket. Having this extra continuous hooking power and motion on the back end allows me to play 4-5 boards deeper and open up the area. The Defiant Edge still had a nice predictable motion down the lane. In league play I am averaging 216 with this ball. The 1500 polished finish gives me the skid flip motion that I like on a house shot..
To achieve this reaction, I had my ball drilled with the pin below the fingers with the mass bias in the strong position. I added a weight hole as well.
As the night goes on and the Defiant begins to become more aggressive, I can move in and go deeper or switch to the Shooting Star.
For a speed dominate low rev player, this is a nice one to have in your arsenal and another great ball from Roto Grip and.
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Staffer Review - Defiant Edge - Larry Hoffman
Date: 11.9.2012 Bowler: Larry Hoffman Location: Mesa, Arizona Pro Shop:
Ball layout is 3 inch pin below ring finger & CG out 1 inch W/X hole. As a senior LH stroker, I found the Defiant Edge a very smooth rolling ball with the same Paragon Core as the original Defiant. The solid of course has a much earlier break point. The Defiant Edge with the same layout, I can play 15 to the 6-8 area on a house shot and the pearl surface gives me extra room down lane to the pocket. The hitting power for such a smooth roll is fantastic.
After a 300-790 with my Shatter back in Oct. The following week I couldn't carry the corners so in the 8th frame of 2nd game I went to the Defiant Edge. Good choice as I finished with 17 Strikes in a row & another 300. I've been told that older lefties are known to be a little slow in making ball changes. - Larry Hoffman, RG Staff.
Roto Grip helping a young star emerge.... Defiant Edge!
Date: 11.7.2012 Bowler: Kassandra Sanchez Location: , New Mexico Pro Shop:
Last year using Rising Star, this rising star entered Dick Tanner Memorial in the under 164 women's category. She won shooting really well.
This year we re-entered her and she had just drilled a new Defiant Edge, Pin up basically stacked leverage weight. She averaged over 183 for the tournament. Shooting 201-220-203 for singles and setting her high mark of 634 that weekend.
Bottom line Kassandra won singles handicap, 3rd place AE handicap, and 1st place AE Scratch. Doubles 9th place with Joe Romero (he was hard to carry lol).
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Out of the box = 300 w/ Defiant Edge!
Date: 10.22.2012 Bowler: Dave Slager Location: Payson, Utah Pro Shop: South County Lanes Pro Shop / Dave Slager
Just drilled up the new Defiant Edge on Wednesday. Shot 300 with it on Friday night. Ball make a sick move off the end of the pattern crushing the pocket and the pins. This is my new go to ball, no one plays near my line so I just follow the breakdown right. Hopefully many more honor scores this year. Thanks Roto Grip for the new amazing equipment.
Only a 298 but what a 298 it was with the Defiant Edge
Date: 10.17.2012 Bowler: Erick "Big E" Lownsberry Location: Florence, South Carolina Pro Shop: Adam Monks
July 25, 2012, my first sanctioned honor score, had the Definat Edge drilled to go along with my Defiant. I averaged 201 with the Defiant to start the summer and once I switched to the Defiant Edge at the end of the summer i got to 226. This ball is forgiving even when thrown wrong, but it does not forgive the pins. In my 298 game I tugged the last one, there is no forgiving that!
Staff Review - Daniel Skitt - DEFIANT EDGE
Date: 10.7.2012 Bowler: Daniel Skitt Location: , Pro Shop:
Defiant Edge for me allows me to really get inside on the pattern and open it up had no problem getting threw the heads and just pure backend off the spot doesent matter how much oil carry down there is this ball will get threw it no problem trust me. letting all you bowlers know now dont wait go out and drill one you wont be dissapointed
First sanctioned 300 with Defiant Edge...
Date: 9.16.2012 Bowler: Corey Poyner Location: Jeffersontown, Kentucky Pro Shop: Xtreme Reaction / Tim Lincoln
Ball Speed: 16-17mph
Ball Weight: 15lbs
PAP: 5 left 7/16 up
Degrees of Tilt: 17
Layout: 5 x 4 ½ x 2
The Defiant Edge is drilled pin above fingers and Preferred Spin Axis (mass bias) about 1 inch away from the thumb. The Defiant Edge has a similar roll to the original Defiant meaning real controllable and a lot of different kind of style of bowlers can use it. When you are using the Defiant for 1 or 2 games and you start seeing the Defiant not finishing you can go to the Defiant Edge and gets through the heads much cleaner and has a strong back end motion. It doesn’t have that sharp back end angle that you see in a lot of other pearl cover stocks, it is a little smoother which gives me more control during transition. I went to Las Vegas for a megabucks tournament and the pattern was a 36 foot pattern with a big volume of oil in the heads and the Defiant Edge gave me the best look when usually strong balls tend to be too much down lane when this ball kept me in play and was not flying off the back ends like other balls in its category usually does. I was able play in my comfort zone from the start and just ball down from there. If you have a Defiant you will like the Defiant Edge.
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