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Epic
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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 #16 on: October 03, 2005, 08:25:37 PM »
I'm a power player per say as in I play down and in with medium revs and a high speed. I had this ball sanded down to 500 grit and all I gotta say is wow. It is crazy good and it hits with sooo much power and just sends the pins flying. I do leave quite a few four pins with it though, but thats because of my style. This is definately a keeper and I am gonna get another roto fairly soon, probably the RSP
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Re: Epic
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2005, 10:55:37 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

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Re: Epic
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2005, 09:55:26 PM »
Ball specs 15 lbs 3 oz, 3.06 top weight, 2.5 inch pin.

Drilled the Epic 4.5 X 75 degrees, pin below ring finger and mass bias about an inch right of the thumbhole.

This ball is S T R O N G ! ! !

With the surface left in out of the box condition (800 sanded), the Epic displayed a strong, early mid-lane read and had strong continuation on the back end.  This ball started earlier and had more hook then I was looking for so altered the surface to 1500 satin.  This added some length but the ball still displayed the same characteristics as described above and remained very strong.  To date, the Epic is the biggest hooking piece of Roto equipment I have thrown.  If you are looking for an oiler in the outstanding Roto Grip lineup, this is it.  


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Re: Epic
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2005, 11:46:10 PM »
This ball was drilled with a hook/set type of motion Pin @ 4 1/2 and the MB right of my thumb . I compare this ball to a black cherry from Lane#1  I used to have that ball. I have 3 epics . The epic is my go to ball . Won a spot into a Pba Tour stop with this ball . I feel this ball  arc's compared to the hyper balls oracle vision and the rsx . This ball is much different than  any other rotogrip ball in the past .

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Re: Epic
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2006, 05:59:24 PM »
after much research decided to drill up a 15# EPIC. 4b drill pattern with pin above fingers, centered & leverage drilled with 1 3/8 x 2 axis hole. this ball is strong as advertised. shot first series with it on ths (41 feet tapered on synthetic lanes - amf) 279,265,279 - 823 series. left 2 ten pins only!! ball has nice midlane readability and strong arc with plenty of pop on the pin deck. this is my first r/g ball. after this display though i think more will be in my bag pretty soon. for anyone having trouble leaving the 10 pin give this ball a try - controllable but powerful - great job roto-grip.

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Re: Epic
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2006, 10:59:31 AM »
update on my purchase of the epic. have now put 30 games on this ball and have noticed that it will not turn and hit as when it was new. just recieved info that the matte covers on these new balls are not desirous of being cleaned on a regular basis unlike my other equipment. be advised if you have one of these new generation balls with this matte cover and it takes on a shine do not "clean" it as in the past - have your pro shop put the out of box cover back on it and do not use any cleaner unless you need to remove something from the surface (ball mark, dirt, smudge, etc.)

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Re: Epic
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2006, 03:45:19 AM »
15#

Layout- Approximately 4.5 x 4.5MB, just inside my VAL.  Pin is directly below my ring finger, 1.75 above my midline.  There is a weight hole just below my midline on my VAL.  

Bowler profile- 5.25 x .125 up (varies some due to releases).  I am a medium/high track tweener with average ball speed.  My revs slightly outweigh my speed.  Right handed.  

Lanes and conditions used on- I have used this ball on just about everything, including Guardian and HPL synthetics.  Conditions include THS and USBC Sport conditions varying in length.

I have owned this ball since August of 05.  It was bought and drilled by William Clark in Des Plaines, IL.  He recommended this ball to me when I asked him about a solid reactive, which at the time I lacked in my arsenal.  

I will review this ball based on my experience on 3 different lane conditions.

Condition 1- USBC Sport pattern on brand new HPL synthetics.  37 feet, almost a 1:1 ratio.  This pattern for me was incredibly difficult.  Because there is virtually no room for error, my swing would tighten up and I would not throw the ball well.  The Epic was probably the best ball I had on this condition.  The key to bowling well on Sport conditions is controlling the backend, as length is easy to achieve.  The Epic would make a very strong move on the backend.  It was not a snap, just a very hard arc.  I really can't say much more because I didn't bowl very good so I couldn't get a good read on it.

Condition 2- THS on old synthetics with Guardian.  This condition was very wet/dry.  It also broke down very fast and often unpredictably.  When the shot was fresh, the Epic killed it.  I would play 13 at the arrows to a breakpoint of about 8.  The ball would pick up in the midlane, and make a very strong move to the pocket.  Carry was excellent at this angle.  Unfortunately, the midlane oil would go very fast.  When forced to move left, the ball on these lanes would burn up too much energy, thus reducing carry.

Condition 3- THS on brand new HPL synthetics.  My Epic is the best on this.  Due to the better surface, I do not have to adjust as much or as fast.  I could play the same line as on the Guardian with tremendous results.  This is usually good for 2 or so games.  Again, when I move everything left, it starts to waste too much energy getting back to the pocket.  At this point I usually make a ball change.  

I have gotten the most use with box surface.  I did try it once with a coat of Ebonite Factory Finish Polish.  This gave me a completely different, and worthless ball.   It became over/under while killing the backend move.  I have it at box and haven't touched it since.  Mine has probably over 200 games and reacts like new.  

The key to this ball is to have enough midlane oil to help it get to the breakpoint.  This ball will ignore up to moderate amounts of carrydown.  The move is not a snap, even on dry backends.  It is a very strong arc that is continuous and offers trememdous carry.  It is absolutely the best ball I have ever owned.  It is responsible for 2 300's and a 298 in the past year.  I have also shot numerous 700's with it.  It is ALWAYS the first out of the bag.  If I can get it to the breakpoint, I will use it as long as I don't have to hook the whole lane.  

This was my first review here.  I hope it was informative enough.  Any comments or questions on my review are more than welcome.  Just send me a PM and I'll be glad to help.

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Re: Epic
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2007, 12:14:24 AM »
i have been pretty hard on just about every ball i have thrown so if you are reading this review after reading any of my other reviews you know this must be truth. I am a low rev low speed (14-16 mph) high tracker and have thrown quite a few different balls. This ball imho is one of the best balls made. from med light to med heavy this ball screams off the corner and carries more weight than a dump truck. it keeps the pins low on off pocket hits and delivers with  the sound of thunder when you crash the 1-3. As long as my fundamentals are sound this ball delivers. this ball responds to variances in hand position as the lanes transition so well that even as the lanes break down small changes will keep it in the strike zone. this ball makes me look like i know what i am doing. this is the second one i have had (1st cracked). roto replaced it and this one is like i never even changed balls . I would and do recommend this ball for anyone wanting something for ths and second shift on tougher shots. Its 10 boards stronger than my no mercy and is just a touch weaker than my battle.I think i may get another one and take the surface down with the same drill ,you could easily build an arsenal with just this ball.
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Re: Epic
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2009, 06:52:58 PM »
All I have seen on here is great to amazing reviews for the Roto Grip Epic. I recently got a used 15lb Epic with only 3 games on it. I am a high rev, high speed player. [500+ revs, 17+ mph] This is my first Roto Grip bowling ball and I am quite confused with the ball motion. I normally throw hammer and I got a free Ebonite Evolve from Teen Masters this past summer. So I'm not a real diverse ball thrower. But the Epic is drilled with the cg offset under my ring finger with about a 2 inch pin. Don't get me wrong now, the ball hooks. But I was playing up 8 on a regular house shot and the ball was getting down the lane but just over hooking a little bit. I moved in deep and stood at 35 and swung it out to 10 and the ball just started hooking REALLLY early. I took my Raw Hammer Acid and threw the same line and it got down lane and went high flush. I bowled 8 games trying to adjust to it but I just couldn't find out how to get that ball to roll like I want to. I would like to know some of your opinions about if I should polish it up a little and then try it up 8 again. What I was really hoping to find out is have any of you tried polishing your Epic? Please message me or something and tell me of your experience.
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