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Defiant Edge
« on: May 24, 2012, 10:51:45 AM »

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FEATURES:
- Coverstock: MicroBite Pearl Reactive
- Weight Block: Paragon Core (14-16 pounds)
- Ball Color: Red/Black/Electric Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
- RG Differential: 16#-.052, 15#-.054, 14#-.053
- RG Average: 16#-2.49, 15#-2.49, 14#-2.52
- Flare Potential: 7" Plus (High)
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium/Heavy Oil
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: Featuring the same technological advancement found in the Defiant, the unique elliptical shape of the Paragon core defines predictability of axis migration and allows you to perfectly match up your ball reaction to the condition at hand.
The MicroBite pearl reactive coverstock uses extremely small structured additives to help smooth the transitions while maintaining entry angle at the pocket. This helps you create better pin action while reducing oil sensitivity that can send your ball through the break point.
The new Defiant Edge is the ideal complement to the original Defiant, providing the perfect combination of skid-hook-roll even on medium-heavy oil. Be sure to keep your original Defiant on hand for those heavy oil situations.

 

s.agan

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Re: Defiant Edge
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2012, 02:52:09 PM »



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Likes: Gets down the lane and has aggressive back end. Shreds the rack and is my new go to ball

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Re: Defiant Edge
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2012, 11:49:42 PM »
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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport Pattern


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Likes: I have had this ball for about a month now and it seems like a nice go to ball.
I have thrown it on all kinds of sport conditions and the ball seems to hook on just about anything. I works very well on short and medium patterns and with the right adjustments can even work well on long patterens

Dislikes: The backend can get quite snappy.


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Re: Defiant Edge
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 11:50:25 PM »
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cmsubowler

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Re: Defiant Edge
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2012, 03:53:37 PM »
Hello all and welcome to the review thanks for reading and along with this is our Video review found here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMGGwEte75g&feature=BFa&list=UUUdapKcbpNzp3PGwdo7P6GQ

Defiant Edge, there was no doubt I was going to like this ball.  I drilled three Defiants and still use them to this day and this is the best Defiant edge that I have drilled out of 2.  This one is drilled  60 x 4 x 40 which keeps the pin up and helps push the ball downlane while still maintaining a good midlane roll.  With the pearlized cover there was no question that the reaction would be angular and that is the truth.  This ball can be used box surface or I would recommend no more than a 4000 abralon surface. Even a little scuffed the ball easily gets through the heads and travels to the midlane where it wants to roll heavy and turn the corner hard.  The video is actually difficult to see but compared to a regular Defiant, the Defiant edge gets down the lane about 2 feet further and then turns the corner hard.  From the vantage point I had you could tell with no problem but either way you see it, the pins had no chance with the hitting power that this core and ball create.  Great piece RG. The King Stays on top once again.

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Defiant Edge
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2013, 11:06:53 AM »
Lay Out: 4 3/4" from PAP at 65* PAP angle and 30* VAL angle. Dual angle measurement would be 65/4.75/30. I have no weight hole as the CG was off center and this allowed me to try this first with a stronger layout and leave the option to add a weight hole.

Ball Surface: I started box finish which is 1500 reacta-shine. I then used reacta-skuff to get the gloss off the ball as it was squirty in box condition.

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 squirty at the breakpoint. I had to get more toward the dryer part of the lane and then the ball would jump too hard on the back ends. I then decide to use Storm Reacta-Skuff on it to get rid of the gloss from the factory polish. When I did this the squirtiness went away and the ball read the spot more consistently. On the modified 40' house pattern, this ball was better when the front end of the lane started to go away. The Edge 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 more oil, you might need to touch the surface up enough to get the gloss off it. I know once I did this, the Edge has became my go to league ball.

Other Ball Comparisons: I did get to throw it some side by side with my Defiant Soul, Disturbed, and Nomad Dagger. The Soul is quite a bit earlier at the spot. The Soul was a good "ball up" option when the Edge was too lopey or slow at the breakpoint. The Disturbed was very early reading compared to the Edge. I would recommend also "balling up" to the Disturbed if your Edge is loping too long or missing the "spot". The Dagger was closer to the Edge. The Dagger was a better comparison ball because of them both having pearl in there shells. My Dagger has more of a curvy look compared to the hard-arching Edge. I can use them as a nice 1-2 punch when I need to get a slightly earlier read with the Dagger and then switch to the Edge when the Dagger is checking up too fast.
 
Final Thoughts: I see a great ball to have in your bag especially on league conditions where there are usually much more defined dry areas on the lane. The Edge can be surface tweaked to use in the oil line if needed. I have not used it on flatter patterns to see if it has utility on those yet. Surface is definitely the key on this one as factory glossed can make this one very squirty at the breakpoint.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 11:10:15 AM by Bigmike »
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