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Disturbed
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:06:51 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Roto Grip Disturbed Ball Specs:
- Color: Green/Black Solid All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Mid-lane Control with Good Backend
- Coverstock: 66MH
- Core Type: Middle Roll 70 Core
- Factory Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50**
- Differential (Diff): 0.043**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: Medium
- Length: Medium
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil

Description: The mid-performance ball by Roto Grip called the Roto Grip Disturbed grips the lanes better than it's sister the Berserk and even rolls earlier. This ball is created for the heavier oil patterns and being a solid reactive will have a better even continuation into the pocket. Whether your a Cranker, Tweener, or Stroker this ball would be a great one for you and as always they are made in the USA.

 

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Re: Disturbed Review
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 03:57:03 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 39 feet

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House shot


COMMENTS

Likes:I tested the Disturbed on my 39-foot house shot.  The 2000 Abralon out of the box finish matched up perfectly for this condition.

My Disturbed is drilled with the pin below the fingers with the CG kicked out toward the PAP.  This ball was clean through the front end and produced about 4-6 inches of flare.  The ball rolled strong off my hand and in the mid-lane the ball revved up nicely and made a solid, strong move to the pocket. 
This ball was devastating as it continued to drive through the pin deck (what I have come to expect from Roto Grip).

The Disturbed has a very predictable reaction, and with the 2.5 RG and .043 differential makes it a great addition for the lower rev medium speed league player.

As the lanes transition, I could simply move left, play a little deeper and continue to use this ball.  I found this ball to be a couple boards stronger than the Berserk.  The solid cover of the Disturbed allows the ball to read the fresh oil nicely and make a nice predictable move off the dry area.

What I enjoyed the most about this ball is the predictability of the cover. It produced a nice steady hook to the pocket.  I was getting 4-6 inches of flair and bouncing the ball off the dry all night.

The Disturbed is a great ball for the league bowler and is my new benchmark ball.  This ball will make a nice addition to anyone’s arsenal.

Mike Johnston   
Roto Grip Staff


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« Last Edit: December 25, 2012, 04:03:07 AM by mikelj1a »

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 07:08:00 AM »
Disturbed #1: Layout 55 x3 3/8 x 45 box condition
Tested on: 40ft HPL house condition, ½ HPL and ½ wood 41ft house condition, and SPL with a 44ft house pattern, Paris and Mexico patterns.
Well, simply: this ball HOOKS and HOOKS a lot. Move a total of 5 boards right and 3 to 4 boards left out at my target compared to a Berserk with a similar layout. I did much better when the lane condition got tracked down the lane a little bit. Worked really well on SPL all practice long. The ball was too strong for the ½ and ½ lanes. On fresh SPL and slightly used up THS and Paris and Mexico patterns this ball was the best I have tested so far.

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 07:09:08 AM »
Disturbed #2: Layout: 60 x4 ½ x50 2000Ab and Polished
Tested on: 40ft HPL house condition, ½ HPL and ½ wood 41ft house condition, and SPL with a 44ft house pattern, Paris and Mexico patterns.
The ball did better than I thought it would be. Found this ball with this layout allowed me to play left of center with my feet and play straighter up the boards on all conditions except on the ½ and ½ lanes. I could square up and go straighter up the lane. I really did not expect that from this ball since the box condition on HOOKED A TON!!! I was quite surprise by the how well the cover took the polish and how it totally changed the way the ball looked down lane. This will be my benchmark ball for any medium length and longer length oil patterns like Paris, Mexico and etc…

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 08:21:45 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:Masters Pattern and 36

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Sport pattern and THS


The Roto Grip Disturbed is a lot of bang for your buck. The disturbed hooked more than I expected but I was not disappointed. The backend motion is continuous and strong. I am a tweener with a rev rate around 300 and my axis point is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up with a little axis tilt. I am more of up the back release guy that likes to play right but can and will move left. The layout that I used was pin under the fingers with the cg kicked out with an extra hole at 45 degrees from the center grip to the VAL. The surface was modified to 3000 grit with polish to get through the fronts a little easier. The out of box surface was just too much too early for me. The disturbed for me is a heavier rolling ball than the Berserk and had more backend reaction at the breakpoint.
I started with the Disturbed on the 2012 Master’s pattern playing around 5 at the arrows and keeping it tight to the pocket. The disturbed was strong enough to get through conditioner and was very readable on the backend. With most of the field playing to the left of me I moved in and the Disturbed was too much too early…. The ball that I switched too was the Roto Grip Shatter than to the Rising Star. Once I made match play and the pattern was reapplied I was back in business with the disturbed! Playing out and enough conditioner in the heads the Disturbed went into beast mode! When there is medium to heavy concentration of conditioner on the lane the Disturbed is a beast even with polish on it!
I also practiced on a typical house pattern with the disturbed and was pleasantly surprised by how it handled the extreme wet dry. The Disturbed did roll early but continued through the pocket like it meant business! I usually have a hard time with Typical House Patterns until they carry down a little but using the disturbed it blended that over/under out! I had room left and surprised by how much room I had to the right also!
Overall opinion of the Disturbed is good. For me the Disturbed really read the mid lane and was readable at the break point. For the Disturbed to be successful it needs medium to heavy oil and for the pattern to be on the long side.


Likes:Heavy Rolling in the oil and strong on the backend.

Dislikes:Needs oil


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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 09:36:19 AM »
LANE CONDITION

THS: 42 ft modified Stone Street
Sport: 40 ft WTBA Athens


COMMENTS

We tested this ball with Stroker, Tweener, Power Tweener, and Cranker.

Roto Grip Disturbed, what do we have? Well we have a very predictable smooth ball motion. A benchmark ball that’s consistent is a great thing to have in the bag. The remarkable characteristic of this ball is that it is extremely predictable with moves. Move 1 and 1, and the ball does exactly what you want it to do, no surprises. It doesn’t react extremely fast to dry boards which gives it that consistency. You will not want to leak this one too far out or it will likely not recover. However, stay close and you will be rewarded with a consistent and continuous ball reaction. I can’t wait to see this core in a pearl and hybrid version.


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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 07:21:29 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3 - 4

Starting Top Weight:3

Ball Weight:14lb


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:5 over 3/4 up

CG to PAP:

X Hole (if there is one):


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:

Ball Speed:15.3 - 15.5

PAP/Track:high track


SURFACE PREP

Grit:OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):


LANE CONDITION

Length:39 - 42 ft

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


BALL REACTION

Length:Normal

Back End:Smooth

Overall Hook: 8 of 10

Midlane Read: 10 of 10

Breakpoint Shape:smooth arcing


COMMENTS

Likes:Hits like a truck. Most predictable arcing ball I've ever owned

Dislikes: Only bowled 6 games with it so no dislikes so far


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« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 07:27:53 PM by Str8drvr »

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 01:48:49 PM »
Ball specs – 15 lbs 3 oz, 2.91 top weight, and 3.5 -inch pin.

Using the dual angle method, the Disturbed was drilled with a 4 3/4 inch pin distance, 70 degree drill angle and a 40 degree VAL angle. Using Storm’s drilling methodology the layout is 4 3/4  X  5 3/8  X 2 3/4  pin buffer.  An X-hole was not needed.  The surface was initially left OOB which is 2000 abralon.

I was looking forward to seeing what the new Middle Roll 70 motor in the Disturbed would do.  The first outing was on a fresh 38 foot, 22 micro-liter fairly flat pattern.  I’m slightly rev dominant due to softer ball speed.  On this pattern the Disturbed started up too soon and I could not get it to the spot.  The Disturbed was just too strong for this condition.  Before the next outing I applied a little Storm Reacta Shine to the cover.  League night was on a 41 foot, 24 micro-liter house shot.  The added polish and longer pattern length helped as the Disturbed was cleaner through the fronts and had a ton of energy left for the backend.  I played this pattern about 5 and 3 deeper with the Disturbed than with a Nomad solid.  I would describe the motion of the Disturbed as a strong arc.  The next outing was on the USBC White # 2 pattern.  This played similar to the prior described pattern; I just played a little further to the right.  Again the Disturbed displayed a strong arc motion with tremendous hit and carry.

With the OOB cover the Disturbed is a large hooking ball that will need heavy to medium/heavy conditions for most tweeners.  The motion is strong but predictable (great mid-lane read) with tremendous hit and carry.  The cover also adjusts well to polish.  This new HP3 release from Roto Grip has a lot to like if your looking for a hooking piece.


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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 09:54:54 AM »
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Likes:I had to get a second Disturbed because my original one had a crack around the middle finger. I was ok with that because I had the replacement ball drilled pin down, and I really like this reaction. It matches up even better with my higher ball speed. It has a nice strong arch that starts up in the midlane and continues through the pindeck. I did shine it up so I get some length, but the energy is saved for the back end. I absolutely love this ball and its hitting power. This is the best solid I have ever had! Roto Grip nailed this one!

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« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 12:15:09 PM by Metal_rules »

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 08:43:56 PM »
Layout is pin stacked above the ring finger no weight hole, which is my favorite layout.
 
I am a left handed tweener with a rev rate of 325.

The disturbed has my favorite combination of core/coverstock: solid cover with a symmetrical core.  Even with the box surface, the ball still clears the front and saves a lot of energy for the backend. You can use this ball at a high grit surface with ease. This is a great ball for fresh patterns. I have recently used this on the USBC masters pattern and it gave me a great look.
 
Another must have from Roto Grip.

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 10:49:45 AM »
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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 11:23:39 AM »
Pin Length:  4’”
Weight:  15 lbs
Drilling: 4 x 3 3/4 x 2
Length:  40 ft
Volume:  Medium
Type: THS

I tested this ball on our THS and it worked best with the surface at 4000 grit polished.
I used box finish (2000 grit) for Kegel middle of the road navigation pattern.

Likes:  I like the predictability of this ball.  It rolls nicely through the heads, while making a strong, yet even, turn to the pocket. With the 4000 grit polished surface, it did not overreact coming off the house pattern.  As the house pattern dried up, I was able to move in and still carry the corners. This ball continues right through the pin deck, taking out everything in its path.
On the Kegel nav. pattern, with the box finish, it still gave me a nice even rolling look, and again, came off the pattern very smooth and made a nice, strong turn to the pocket.   A must have for any arsenal in today's game!

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 09:32:01 PM »
Disturbed
PAP - 4 3/16 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed 17-18 mph
Rev Rate 300-350
Right Handed
Layout 40 x 4.5 x 45
Surface Preparation: OOB

What I was looking for: I was looking for something mainly for medium to medium heavy oil sport shots to be controlled and overall pretty strong.

What I got: First thing I have to say is this ball rolls HEAVY. Even even with this more skid-flip type layout for me this ball has a very controlled continuous arcing motion.  It picks up pretty early and rolls strong and doesn’t quit.

This ball requires a lot of head oil with OOB surface. It was a little strong for me on house conditions unless I wanted to play really deep. I hit it with a used 4000 pad to shine it up a little and it got through the heads much cleaner and had a much better look.

When I go to tournaments I take it back to the OOB surface. It does very well at controlling the pocket and having a very strong smooth motion.

If you are looking for a ball to be very strong and controllable look no further. This ball is great on a lot of conditions with a little surface work,

The pins don’t sleep well, they might even be a little DISTURBED!

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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 11:26:01 AM »
Lay Out: 4 3/4" from PAP at 75* PAP angle and 30* VAL angle. Dual angle measurement would be 75/4.75/30. I have no weight hole.

Ball Surface: I started box finish which is 360/500/2000 abralon.

Lane Condition Observations: I have thrown this on a couple of different patterns: Our league pattern which is around a 38' shot and I also threw this on our state tournament shot that was a 40' modified house condition. On our league pattern, the OOB finish was originally very early at the breakpoint. I had to get more toward the slicker part of the lane or the ball would jump too hard on the back ends.  On the modified 40' house pattern, this ball was good early when the was more head oil and the shot was still fresh. The Disturbed rolled up very strong on the back end and even gave me slight area to the right of target once they opened up some more. If you are going to throw this on less oil, you might need to smooth/shine the surface up enough to get the dullness off it.

Other Ball Comparisons: I did get to throw it some side by side with my Defiant Soul, Defiant Edge, and Sync. The Soul is just slightly longer to the spot. The Soul compared to the Disturbed was a different look as the Soul tended to get slightly longer and finish sharper on the backend of the lane while the Disturbed was much earlier reading and smoother at the spot. The Edge was an entirely different look as it went down the lane much easier and was better when the lanes started to open up. I would recommend "balling down" to the Defiant Edge when your Disturbed starts to bounce off the pins or is reading too early. You could also "stage" your reactions by laying out a Soul to go slightly longer and even hit it with a lite shine. Put a Defiant Edge with the same layout and more shine and you can have a 3 ball progression. The Sync is a little longer and a lot more ball off the spot. The Sync is very reminiscent of the original Virtual Gravity in that it just keeps coming on the back. If you have a Sync and want to add a Disturbed, it might be a good idea to do something a lot slower off the spot so you can play out with the Disturbed and not waste a ball in your arsenal. There is always a spot for an early and even rolling solid in any tournament arsenal.
 
Final Thoughts: I see a great ball to have in your bag especially on longer sport conditions where there are usually much less defined dry areas on the lane and you need to stay in the oil more. The Disturbed can be surface tweaked to use if their is less head oil on the lane. I have seen it used it on flatter patterns and this ball has a lot of utility on longer patterns . Surface is definitely the key on this one also as factory surface can make this one very early at the breakpoint.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 11:30:35 AM by Bigmike »
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Re: Disturbed
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 02:54:40 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:4"

Starting Top Weight:2

Ball Weight:14lb 3oz

DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:4"

CG to PAP:3"

X Hole (if there is one):4 1/2 "


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:320 RPM

Ball Speed:14.9

PAP/Track:5 1/2 1/2 down


SURFACE PREP

Grit:2000

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):Matte


LANE CONDITION

Length:39"

Volume:medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


BALL REACTION

Length:11?20

Back End:15/20

Overall Hook:75/100

Midlane Read:75/100

Breakpoint Shape:Strong Arc


COMMENTS

Likes:First ball out the bag on the fresh oil. Great for medium to medium heavy oil. Good early roll, nice midlane, continuous backend. Also recovers nicely with good carry, keeps pins low. Green and Black surface lets you read the roll easily.

Dislikes: Like all strong balls, best on fresh heads. However you may be able to step 4-5 boards deeper and keep striking because this ball will turn the corner.


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