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Epic
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The EPICtm is a revolutionarily designed high performance asymmetrical ball from Roto Griptm. Once again we have taken technology to a higher level with our brand new Maxiumustm core. This asymmetrical weight block has an RG-Differential of (.050) for maximum flare potential along with a Mass Bias Differential of (.024) for a spin rate of EPIC proportions.

The coverstock surrounding the Maxiumustm core is our aggressive Ultimate Visiontm solid reactive, made from the finest Grade "A" reactive urethane found on the market today. The EPICtm was designed to give you a quicker spin rate for better mid-lane, and energy retention all the way to the pit.


Specifications


Factory Finish  800 machine sanded  
Track Flare Potential  7+ Inches  
Lane Condition  Medium - Heavy Oil  
Cover Stock  Ultimate Visiontm Solid Reactive  
Weight Block  Maximustm Core  
Color  Fire Engine Red / Royal Blue  
D-Scale  73 -75  
Available Weights  14 -16 Pounds
Spin Rate  9 Seconds (15lbs)  

Core Dynamics

WEIGHTS  RG  DIFFERENTIAL  
16 lb.  2.52 (Med-Low)  .050 (High)  
15 lb.  2.53 (Med-Low)  .052 (High)  
14 lb.  2.59 (Med-High)  .055 (High)  


RG: X-axis  RG: Y-axis  RG: Z-axis  Mass Bias
Differential  
2.534  2.583  2.559  .024 (15lbs)

 

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Re: Epic
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005, 08:53:35 AM »
Initial impressions during drilling:

My shop has 2-3 staffers that believe (emotionally speaking)a good ball has to spin up in at least 9 seconds, great balls spin up in less than 5(regardless of lane conditions and bowlers style...et.). Although not meeting these stringent requirements they have begrudgingly fallen in love with the RSX....

THE EPIC BLEW THEIR SOCKS OFF.......!!!!!

The Morich fanatic in the shop grabbed it from my hands threw it on the determinator (pre-drilling) and after seeing the spin time walked away mumbling quietly with his head down.

The other staffer offered to buy it from me for full retail on the spot.

Drilled it 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 (pin x cg).  It drilled very easily. Easy to layout. Color looks great.

I will throw it on 2 different Sport Conditions this weekend and I will post a performance review after.
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Re: Epic
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 09:27:25 PM »
Performance Review.

As promised I bowled on 2 different Sport Condition and a House pattern.

40 foot high density sport pattern - Layout 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 (pin x cg)no hole. Left ball with box finish (800 machine sanded). I basically played straight up 8. Ball read the pattern very evenly with a strong but controllable move off of the break-point. The strength of the core allowed great recovery for shots that missed slightly wide of target.  As the lanes broke down I was able to make small adjustments with my feet and eyes to hold the pocket. The reactive cover will allow me to stay with this ball longer when the pattern breaks down.  The ball hits phenomenally. A keeper for Sport conditions.

29 foot medium density sport pattern - Pattern was way too short to do any thing other than play roll-out off of the end of the pattern.  Ball still retained enough energy to hit very well when I hit the pocket. This ball is not designed to work on a pattern this short.

42 foot house pattern - Fantastic lane coverage and recovery. Superb hit from all angles.  I changed hand positions to play straighter and the ball responded like a champ.  Classic Roto Grip hitting power.

 I will be drilling another one off label.

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Re: Epic
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 07:05:20 PM »
Need a ball to hook? Here it is. I drilled this one with the mass bias 1" from my VAL and the pin 4.5" from CG. This ball has hooked on everything I've thrown it on. You just have to watch if it starts too soon it may roll out, which isn't always a bad thing, just ask Amleto. If the roll out isn't your thing a litte pollish is all you need. This ball may be a bit much if your an animal, but for most of us you can create more area with this one.

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Re: Epic
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005, 09:31:53 PM »
I drilled mine 3 3/8 x 5.  I was looking for this ball to shine on heavier oil.  This ball read the midlane quicker than any other Roto Grip ball out.  Not only did it rev up quick it still had plenty on the backend.  I bowled on a fill in shot at a center with synthetic heads and wood backends.  So there was plenty of oil in the heads with not much backends. I will let you know how it reacts on heavier oil.    

The HIT on this ball is Phenomenal.  If you didn't match up well to the Fuel line don't be afraid to give this ball a try.  It is flat out AWESOME!!!

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Re: Epic
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 10:47:33 PM »
I got this ball drilled up Monday 7-25-05. Had a chance to throw it twice in league and about six games of practice. The drilling I decided on is very similar to my Retro and RS1 where the pin is over the ring finger at about 4 1/2" from my pap and the cg is stacked under the ring finger at about 3 3/8" and the mass bias just about 1/16" to the right of my thumb. I tried the ball first polished and this did not suit me so I took a burgundy scotch brite to it and the hit it with storm step 1 and then some rubbing compound rough cut.

Then off to the lanes today for some practice at lunch. I shot games of 235, 183 and 279(7 2 and 11 in a row). This ball really has some impressive recovery!!!!

Comparing this ball to the Retro and RS1 I would say it definately carries and has better backend.

Tonight in league I shot 243, 221 and 232 for a 696. I would recommend this ball to anyone looking for a strong reactive.  Polished it definitely gives more length than the Vision and I don't feel it is as condition specific. Great job Roto Grip!!!!!!!
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Re: Epic
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005, 04:29:09 PM »
very impressive hook all the way through the lane.  More movement and MUCH stronger hit than any Roto Grip I've thrown yet.  Drilled the first one strong about 4X4 with a hole on axis.  Read pattern very well but will hook early if it sees some dry.  I shined this one and worked great on a house shot.  The same ball with surface gave me a good look on a very tight PBA regional pattern (5).  Drilled a second one about 6X4 pin above fingers CG kicked out a little with hole on axis.  This one is smoother but still as strong as it needs to be on the backend.  Looking forward to trying these two on some more conditions.  If you're looking for a ball to that will cover boards and hit the EPIC will do it for you---It's definitely in the class of the Infernos and Vertigos.  It will be an excellent heavy oil ball that can be shined for medium conditions.

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Re: Epic
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 05:23:29 PM »
Talk about an oil monster!  Not only did this replace my GPS for the juice, it basically embarassed it.  Strong mid lane move that just flat out wouldn't quit.  Forget the 'Saw stories, the Track touts and the BigB BS about their stuff in heavy oil!  The Epic has positioned itself in another class, way above the other "heavy oil" houseballs being sold today.
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Re: Epic
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2005, 03:58:45 PM »
The Epic continues Roto Grip strong performance line.  Drilled it as if the new USBC rule went into effect.  Incredible footprint, The ball appeared to be 30 pounds as it rolled down the lane, extremely heavy roll with demolishing hitting power.  It provides continuous movement off the spot and through the pins.  If you haven't drilled a Vision or Epic you really have a huge hole in your arsenal.  The "Ultimate Vision" coverstock is the best in the market today.  Easily excels on any of the medium to longer condition but is a step above on tougher patterns.  If you like the short oil, shine it up!

I would like to thank Roto Grip for continuing to make the best product on the market today.  With the USBC trying to establish credibility in scoring along with Sport Bowling and the PBA.  It's nice to be part of a team that is already making equipment of the future.  

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Re: Epic
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2005, 11:20:13 AM »
Clearing the deck? That won't do this Ball justice! I have mine drilled 3 x 5 with the RG in the track. This ball reads the mid-lane well and still has enough energy to make the turn. My first set out of the box was a 765. I had no trouble getting the 10 out, but did leave a few 4 pins. This ball worked great for me on the house shot. It seemed to open the lane up on the inside and blow the rack apart. If you are looking for a ball with continuous hook this is it. I can't compare this to another ball because it has no competition. There is no doubt this one is KING OF THEM ALL!
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Re: Epic
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2005, 08:29:11 PM »
What a great ball!!!  I drilled my 15# Epic - with 2 1/2" pin, drilled 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 with the pin under and between fingers, CG slightly swung out.

I decided to give this ball several chances before reviewing.  I am very impressed with the mid-lane strength of the very controllable back ends.  I believe this is the strongest yet most controllable ball that Roto Grip has come up with.  

I left the surface just out of the box and used on a medium plus streaked pattern.  This ball has tremendous adjustability and I can't wait to use it on more oil.  

Thanks everyone at Roto Grip!  This ball is another good one for our arsenal.

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Re: Epic
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2005, 10:36:22 AM »
This review is on my EPIC .I drilled my 15lb Epic with a 2 inch pin. I studied this ball for a while , then i decided to drilled this ball pin under the bridge between my fingers , kicked my cg out 1 1/2 with little drill 21/32 bit with a 1 inch deep.This is the most aggressive ball out on the market today.This ball goes through the front and the mid-lane verey smooth and very strong .This ball does not use up the energy throughout  the whole lane. I left this ball straight out of the box .This ball helps open the lane up more .
I bowled it in league go 266 279 227 268 for 1041 in the house shot pattern. I tried on the sports condition shot 694 series for the tougher sports pattern that we have. I strongly recommend to everybody.


Thanks everybody at Roto Grip .
This ball is great for our market



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Re: Epic
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2005, 01:01:07 AM »
i drilled my roto grip epic over the label pin above finger..mass bias below thumb...and the coverstock like a mirror...let me say this ball makes an l-turn
on the back and it brings its self back to the pocket with great authority..it cleans all 10 out really nice...the ball gets down the lane really smooth and makes a strong turn at the back..so watch this ball you power players play deep in the oil...you tweeners out there and strokers you might want to keep this ball to a 1000 grit finish in the oil...but if you want to go right up the pipe a little shine will do...

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Re: Epic
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2005, 11:16:30 AM »
15lb. Pin under my ring finger with CG kicked out a bit.  Medium coat of polish.

Fantastic overall ball.  This one is my go to ball.  I have this one drilled up to start hooking a little earlier, which was a good choice.  This one starts up early, but continues hooking through the pins.  Great arc, and even better hitting power.  This ball can be used on many different types of shots with very high success, but keep it away from extremely dry conditions.  Roto Grip has gone above and beyond with this one.  Perfect cover stock to core combination.  
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Re: Epic
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2005, 02:43:00 PM »
Hi,

 Let me start off 1st that I usually throw Track and some Columbia equiptment...was looking for a good resin ball and reading the posts here decided on the Epic....specs are as follows....15lbs drilled stacked leaverage and considered a stroker....went practice with it the other day....freshly oiled on synthetic lanes...left the ball in out of box condition....threw a couple shots with my Phenom Unleashed that has a couple seasons on it to compare the shots.....the Epic got down the lane nice but boy what a turn it made...a good 4-5 board difference than the P.U....tossed a few shots even wider and still came back...very impressive....left a couple 10 pins on a few shots but that could be because i was so far left and hitting too much oil inside...but we'll see what leagues does...may polish it a bit perhaps....msg me with any questions......Mike