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Dare Devil Trick
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:41:12 PM »
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Trick the competition with the Roto Grip Dare Devil Trick bowling ball. Roto Grip has taken the Madcap core that was introduced in the original Dare Devil ball and combined it with the Reckless Solid Reactive coverstock and then finished it with a 2000 grit pad. The Madcap core has proven itself as one that offers midlane roll that continues through the pin deck unlike other symmetrical shaped cores from Roto Grip. The solid version of this ball offers more traction and response to friction than the original. This ball was made for medium-heavy to heavy oil conditions but can be tweaked to handle lighter oil too.

Color: Black/Teal/Red
Core: Madcap
Coverstock: Reckless Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Pad
RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.041 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium/Heavy-Heavy Oil



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Dare Devil Trick Review (Andrew Mienkiewicz)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 07:33:07 AM »
I placed a pin down layout on this ball (4 1/2 x 4 1/2) as I wanted this to be my benchmark house shot ball. I was very impressed by this ball as It allowed me to use it the whole night through the various transitions each game. All I had to do was migrate left and open up my angles as the lanes broke down. I typically like to keep my angles tighter when the night starts (stand around 21/22) and slowly move in. The Dare Devil Trick allowed me to do this.

Another thing I love about this ball is the cover stock and core. The characteristics of both provide a smooth and controllable ball motion. I knew what the ball was going to d each time it left my hands. I got that nice arc motion that I like to see when I release the ball.

I am already planning on picking up another 1-2 of these and placing a stronger layout on one for sport shots that are of shorter and medium length and having another for my recreational league I bowl in.

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Re: Dare Devil Trick Review (Andrew Mienkiewicz)
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 05:42:48 PM »
Andrew similar to your shots in the video, I've found I have a lot of success playing mine around the 5 board, even a bit outside.

And I'll never understand chris' shot. I'm a firm believer in everyone has their own shot and it obviously works for him. But I'll never get how it appears as if he just gives up on the shot. Dude kills it, I just can't figure out how haha


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Re: Dare Devil Trick
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 07:03:22 AM »
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Re: Dare Devil Trick
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 08:36:51 AM »
Roto Grip dare devil trick
Layout: pin below the bridge cg out to the right .5 inches. Oob condition
Lane conditions: 40 ft ths, hpl

This ball is absolutely amazing. I wanted this ball to complement the original. it allows me to step up when the lanes are a little more oily and still be able to use a more controllable piece then going to a no rules.  I could play deep in the oil and the ball would still have the power to kick corners or swing it out to the dry playing whole lane and still had no problems getting back to the pocket. This ball is available now. Go see you local pro shop operator today, you won't be disappointed. If in the Evansville, IN are go out and see Nick Austin at The Bowling Place located in Arc Lanes. . Roto Grip own it.
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Re: Dare Devil Trick
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 07:37:29 AM »
Ball: Roto Grip Dare Devil Trick
Specs: 2000 grit AB with a 3” PAP layout    
Lane info: HPL installed in early 2000’s and using KEGEL Flex with Fire/Ice combo w/ defense – C cleaner
What I liked: I liked that you could really identify the change in direction and also, the hitting and “staying” power of the ball all the way through the pin deck. The flare was a little less than I thought it would be, but it even made me happier seeing the ball finish like it did in the backend part of the lane. It really did not start up any sooner than my pin down Dare Devil and had less angle into the pocket, which on the fresh THS is great. Once I seen the ball start to carry down lane a little longer, I could switch to the Snap Lock or Torrent which would be the next balls up. Great all around THS ball that packs a brutal punch through the pins

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Re: Dare Devil Trick
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 01:09:00 PM »
Roto Grip - Dare Devil TRICK

Ready for a TRICK?  This ball does is a ball that fits nicely into anyones bag.  With the lightbulb core and very predictable motion, this ball allows you to play many different lines.  The featured RECKLESS coverstock has bite.  If you like the Dare Devil than you will love the TRICK.  This ball is a great compliment to the pearl dare devil. Great ball to start in the oil with and as the lanes break down switch to the pearl.  I drilled 2 of them, first one was 85x5x35 which allows the ball to get down lane and respond to the friction quickly for those inside lines, and it does exactly that.  The second one I drilled 75x3 3/4x45 to give me a smoother look when you need to blend out that pattern and have a consistent look to the pocket.  Both balls reacted exactly to how they were drilled.  This will be a stronger benchmark ball but not too strong. Love the predictable motion with it and the consitentancy of the coverstock and weight block combination.  Normally I dont throw a lot of solids due to me slower ball speed and 350 rims they tend to burn out faster on me, but this ball has done a very good job of giving me a solid ball that maintains some energy down lane and gives a strong but consistent look. This is a great ball!