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Apocalypse
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Apocalypsetm marks the end of average bowling! We've taken the best characteristics of the Cyclotron II tm core along with a totally new Rev-elationtm reactive coverstock giving you the ultimate performance on those medium oil patterns.

The Rev-elationtm coverstock combines the best properties of solid and pearl reactives. Our extensive testing has shown the strong mid-lane traction of a solid reactive combined with the sharp backend motion of a pearl reactive.

A new world of ball reaction awaits!


Specifications

Factory Finish  1500 Polished  
Radius Of Gyration  2.54 (Medium)  
Differential  .055 (High)  
Lane Condition  Medium Oil  
Flare Potential  7+ Inches  
Length  14 On A Scale Of 1-20  
Backend  20+ On A Scale Of 1-20  
Coverstock  Rev-elationtm Reactive  
Available Weights  14-16 Lbs.  
Weight Block  Cyclotron Core IItm  
Color  Brimstone Black / Aurora Blue  
D-Scale  73-75  


 

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2004, 12:50:13 PM »
The apocalypse is a hard hitting with a smooth transition from skid to roll. THe ball gets through the heads clean and rolls hard on the back end. I have a drilling that is pin a 2'o clock and 3inched from axis. this gave me a clean transition through the heads but a hard roll on the backend that was controlled. I think this is what I thought the rush was going to be. If you are looking for a hard rolling but controllable ball this is for you.

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2004, 03:34:45 PM »
The Apocalypse is now what I think is our best ball yet.   It combines two of the best characteristics we have in our arsenal:  It has the back-end aggressiveness of the Top Fuel, but is VERY smooth through the heads like the Silver Streak Pearl.  It does what I call “pays attention” through the heads because it reads the mid-lane extremely well.  When it gets to it’s break point, it moves extremely aggressively and consistently, and revs beautifully through the mid-lane into the back-end.

I first used this ball last week in my Sport League with a 39 ft. flat pattern.   During some practice shots beforehand, I noticed it was hooking well but pushed a little too much with the carry-down.  So I went to the shop and scuffed it very slightly with a green pad.  Now, it’s scary how well this ball reacts!  I didn’t know it at the time, but just knocking the shine off gives you an entirely new bowling ball.  One with teeth, I might add!  I have the pin located just above my middle finger with the CG located 1” right of center palm.  My extra hole is a 1” hole located about 4 ½” from center and about 1” below center line.  This will give you a "strong" mapping with your Mass Bias.

On a pattern that I would normally use a Top Fuel and throw around 15-18 out to about 12 with a little bit of speed, I was now throwing between 21-26 and plenty of read/reaction outside of my break point.  It really opened the lane up for me and I didn’t have to pay so much attention to speed, as much as getting it to my spot.  This makes bowling on a sport pattern much easier.  Plus, it not just carries well, it runs over racks!!!

With my particular style, I love strong pearlized coverstocks that I can scuff or shine for flexibility.  This is the Roto-Grip ball that I’ve been waiting for since I became a staff member.  So far, I’m very pleased and cannot wait to use it in the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.  It should be perfect for that particular condition when I need something to get through the first 35 feet cleanly, then give me that aggressive back end.  I’m pumped!

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2004, 01:48:02 PM »
3"-3.5" pin

Placed the pin under the middle finger, CG kicked out on the midline. Placed x-hole 1" before PAP.

I saw this drill on one of Tim Criss' balls and loved the way it rolled. This layout with this cover is ideal for PBA Patterns E2, E3, A and D. I was very impressed with the hitting power as well. THIS BALL WILL COMPETE FOR PLAYING TIME WITH MY SILVER STREAKS! :-)
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2004, 05:59:56 PM »
This ball is awesome, it reads the front part of the lane like a solid shell reactive ball and reads the mid-lane smooth through the backends.  I used drill pattern "C" with strong reaction characteristics, pin placement was 3-3.5.  
I bowled with it on two different conditions; wet with dry backends and wet with carrydown and the ball read both conditions smoothly.  This is the best ball I've seen in a long time, very versatile.This ball has crushe dthe lanes last couple weeks. I have shot 299 sloild 9 on the fill ball, and have 2 300 in the last 3 weeks and i 800 nice 804 this ball is still the best on the market for anybody.

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2004, 01:02:15 PM »
Pin 3", 4 3/4" span, placed pin above ring finger and about 3/4oz side weight.  High rev rate , high speed, medium tilt.  Wood lanes, 7 to 7 with 1 billion units of oil to 20 feet and moderate carrydown.  Threw it in a later league when carrydown was a major factor. This ball has no problem getting around the carry down and hitting real hard.  Tried it again on fresher conditions with drier back ends.  Played my release point around 40 and my focal point was right of the 10 pin.  When the ball hit the 6-8 boards at about 36-38 feet, it made a left, rolled out and still hit hard.  
Even after soaking the ball with oil for about 12 games, it still reacted the same.  I like the longevity of this ball and the overall response on different conditions.  I would like to see how it clears burnt up heads, so I will try it tonight after rock-n-bowl dries out the lanes.
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2004, 03:32:45 PM »
Drilling: Pin above my ring finger, with the CG kicked out, and a weight hole to bring it back to ¾ oz. Side.

Holy Hook!!  If you have hand, be prepared to play the whole lane.  This ball is a monster.  There is no quit, it just keeps hooking.  Great reaction, and even better carry.  This is a great ball for heavy oil, I know it states medium oil ball, but it will move good in oil as well.  You may want to keep it in the bag if the lanes are dry, but pull it out with any kind of oil on the lanes, and enjoy.  I know I did.
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2004, 02:30:08 PM »
Very sweet ball-- in a nutshell it's like the pearl SS on steroids.  Great backend movement and HIT.  I drilled this one about 5x3, pin on grip line above fingers, cg swung out 50 deg. with a large hole on VAL from center of grip through CG.  Ball is very smooth(hand friendly) for 40 ft and then it goes hard.  Reminds me of a Teal Rhino I had that seemed to float in slow motion at the breakpoint, but this one has a much stronger move.  It's a keeper for me,  Plan to drill one more with a shorter pin for earlier roll.

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2004, 06:53:49 PM »
According to the DRILL SPECS supplied by ROTO GRIP my ball is drilled 6" Pin from PAP. I used the ball in the third of a three game set .. The first two games were HVY/MED oil and at this time there was carry down. My 16 lb ball rolled beautiful .. a nice arc to the pocket and the hit was better then I've got from all my other balls. Strange about this ball when making the approach /delivery the ball seemed to have it's own FORWARD MOMENTUM .. trashed the pins .. looked like an ATOM BOMB exploded! Have 20 balls .. best reaction I've seen! GREAT BALL!
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2004, 06:29:15 PM »
This ball was 3 1/2 pin out.  I laid it out with the pin above my ring finger and slightly right to give 4 inch pin to PAP.  I kicked the cg out to about 3 1/2, requiring a  deep balance hole below my PAP.  I was looking for a strong pearl resin that would give me a a strong back end with a more angular look than I get from my Inferno or Bruiser.  I picked the Apocalypse because the Roto Grip balls seem to give me lots more flare than the differentials would suggest.  Overall strength is very close to my Bruiser, but shape and look of the roll are totally different.  The Bruiser gives me very arcy look on many conditions, with nice continuation.  The Apocalypse wants to make a strong late move and stand up.  Carry has been real spotty so far.  The wrong hand postion gives me a boat load of corners, but I seem to be able to up my carry by making small changes.  I one condition I got a great reaction by staying behind the ball and hitting up on it.  One another condition I had to go to about 11 o'clock and extend with almost an open hand.  

This could be a real good choice for someone who wants to take advantage of their own versatility and limit their arsenal.  Much stronger in oil than you expect, but gets push through the heads that you never see with stonger particle equipment.

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2004, 08:37:16 AM »
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!

Talk about momentum through the pins!!!!!
Strongest most consistent hitting ball I have thrown yet.

I drilled the ball with the goal of getting strong recovery.  I laid the ball out with the pin @ 4 1/2 and the MB @ 5 3/8. It gives me the exact look I want.

I did not expect the extreme pin action.  I have thrown more messengers with this ball than any I can remember. It matches up so well with a very wet house condition that I have had 706,727,773,739 the last four weeks with this hit machine.

I have a senior friend with bad knees and no leverage and he gets a great look and phenomenal hit with his Apocolypse.  When the ball turns for home it does not quit.

It is rare that you find a ball with a core/coverstock match this good.

This brings a whole new meaning to power pearl.
This ball will make a major impact.
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2004, 07:54:44 PM »
This ball is great for those medium to heavy oil patterns. I had to change everything because this ball hooks i hooks more than my wow sanded. When it hits the pocket there no doubt it going to be a strike. I recommend this ball for heavy oil patterns.  
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2004, 05:02:21 PM »
I drilled this ball up for myself with the pin 4 1/2 inches from my axis and the RG also 4 1/2 inches from my axis. No weight hole needed

With this layout the ball was clean through the fronts and made a smooth arcing move around 40 feet.  

I tested the Uranium Buzzsaw along side of the Apocalypse.  The Apocalypse would read the midlane sooner and didn't make as hard of a turn as the Uranium.

This ball is best on Medium to Medium-Light oiled lane conditions.  With the familiar core of the other Fuel series balls, you will have a similiar reaction.

Any questions, please email me.

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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2004, 01:13:04 PM »
I am quite suprised at this ball.  I drilled it with the pin above the ring finger, 5' to the PAP the RG to the right of the thumb and wow does this ball have backend.  I first threw it on a medium Saturday afternoon shot and the more I moved left the harder it came back.  On a fresh medium shot it reacted very well.  Good read through the midlane and a very strong backend with excellent drive through the pins.  It's speed sensitive though and it's better to miss right than to miss left.  This is my first Roto ball and after the reaction I have received with it, it won't be my last
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Re: Apocalypse
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2004, 03:08:10 AM »
This ball is in my opinion the best ball on the market. I drilled mine with the pin directly above the fingers, with the cg stacked. This ball is awesome just shot 300 792 in the final game of a 6 game set in the local city tournament. If there is a better reacting, hard hitting ball on the market please let me know.