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Epic Battle
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
As the weak are eliminated, an EPIC BATTLEtm rages on! Roto Grip has forged the most effective weapon for the battlefield and puts it in the palm of your hand.

Armoring the EPIC BATTLEtm is the new Ultimate Visiontm solid particle coverstock. The unique blend of a super strong base reactive material in combination with a light particle load gives you traction in the heaviest of oils.

At the heart of the Battle is the new Maximus IItm weight block. This low RG (2.48) / High Differential (.050) core creates a Mass Bias Differential of (.026) that generates an earlier move in the lane, then delivers a bone-crushing backend reaction.


Factory Finish  800 machine sanded  
Track Flare Potential  7+ Inches  
Lane Condition  Heavy Oil  
Cover Stock  Ultimate Visiontm Solid Particle  
Weight Block  Maximus IItm Core  
Color  Crimson / Steel / Charcoal  
D-Scale  73 -75  
Available Weights  14 -16 Pounds
Spin Rate  5 Seconds (15lbs)  

Core Dynamics

16 lb.  2.47 (Low)  .046 (Medium-High)  
15 lb.  2.48 (Low)  .050 (High)  
14 lb.  2.52 (Med)  .040 (Medium)  

RG: X-axis  RG: Y-axis  RG: Z-axis  Mass Bias
2.483  2.534  2.508  .026 (15lbs)



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Re: Epic Battle
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2007, 03:15:16 PM »
I purchased my Roto-Grip Epic Battle in January of 2007 and have used it in league and one local tournament. This ball hits like a truck! I ordered this ball w/ a 5" pin from the CG . I have used no polish..just as it came out of the box. It is terrific on fresh conditions...but look out on will take off suddenly. To take care of drier conditions..out comes my Roto-Grip Venus. This is my arsenal. I believe to this day that there aren't any two pieces of equipment better than these for the conditions I bowl on. Thank you Hank and Roto-Grip for the greatest equipment on Earth. Roto-Grip...KING OF THEM ALL!


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Re: Epic Battle
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2007, 07:42:57 PM »
Speed: 16-17 MPH
Revs: 350+
Axis tilt: 20-25 Deg
Axis rotation: Approx. 30 deg
Weight (Pre-drill)  15 and change
Top weight (Pre-drill)
Pin to CG distance  3
Surface prep  800 Grit Polished
Pin to PAP distance 4 Pin to grip center distance  3.5
Balance hole location, size, and depth. On Axis, 1 Dia, 2 deep                                          
Approx. 60o drill with pin 1 above ring finger

Condition used was PBA Regional Pattern 1(40Ft) and THS(38Ft)
Pattern #1 Lane condition was synthetics(Brunswick).
On this pattern the ball was nice and smooth reacting and was predictable at the break point. As the oil transitioned the battle got a little over under due to the surface. On a dull surface this ball is a beast and is almost unaffected by the transition.
THS is Wood lanes and Brunswick synthetic both conditions are med oil for our areas THS
On wood this ball gives a strong smooth backend with consistent read.                              Synthetics with a little more oil seemed to have little effect on this ball compared to the wood lane. The ball  played rather similar on both surfaces.

Line being played
Pattern #1 15/ 8 @ 38-42ft on fresh                                                                               THS 20/5 @ 37 ft on fresh

Overall Thoughts
This ball is great for use on med to heavy oil pattern and has great readability and control. Ball has great traction and carry. I have tried a few different surfaces and it has been responsive to the changes.
Compared to the Oracle with a very similar drilling This ball is stronger and more aggressive throughout the entire lane. For me it is about 5 boards stronger then the oracle.

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Re: Epic Battle
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2007, 03:42:35 AM »
Pin Length - 3.5"
Starting Top Weight - 3 oz
Ball Weight - 15lbs

Pin to PAP - 4"
CG to PAP - n/a
X Hole (if needed) - on pap
MB Location - 55* layout, 1 1/2 from thumb

Rev Rate - 325ish
Ball Speed - 17 by the quibica
PAP/Track - 5 1/2 right, 1/2 up


Grit - 800(OOB) and 800 plus rough buff

Length - 41ft
Volume - med to heavy
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) - various, see below

Overall Hook - moderate
Midlane Read - reads early but doesn't jump
Breakpoint Shape - defined arc


I like the fact this ball doesn't seem to mind carrydown too much. Sure, I have to make a small speed adjustment, but when other balls won't read at all this one still makes the move. At 800 on our house shot, it is very good. Good read, nice move off the pattern and carry is pretty good. With the Rough buff, it is much longer, I really liked the rough buff on the nationals pattern.

My standard line on THS is 11-8. I've found that I can move deeper and it won't burn up trying to make it back. This is one of the most angular particle balls I've ever owned, especially with the rough buff applied.

All in all a very good ball.

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Re: Epic Battle
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2007, 11:23:29 PM »
Ball Specs:
 15 lbs 0 oz
 Pin Distance 6.5" +
 X-BLEM ( which means it's a second made ball, not a first made ball.
 I bought this ball hoping to use it on a Heavy Oil Pattern. Well, that plan backfired. I've had this ball for a couple of months now and i still can't get it to hook in heavy oil. I had to shine the ball up to get it to do something. But that's not what I bought it for. I don't mind having it shined but, it doesn't work very well in heavy oil. It works fine on Medium oil or Light oil. I don't know if it's from the ball being an X-BLEM or what, I just can't get it to hook on heavy oil. If you were to buy a roto grip ball, make sure it has stats that fit your bowling style or type. Roto Grip Balls are nice balls so I'm not saying that they are bad balls. If you were to buy a Roto Grip ball, i think you will be satisfied with it.

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Re: Epic Battle
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2008, 04:42:07 AM »
i recently hurt my arm and always used 15 lbs equipment. my book avg was 196 before i got hurt and at end of league it dropped down to a 179 avg lowest in 10 years. i could not get the power to crank the ball like i used to so i bought a Roto-Grip battle 14 lbs 12 oz. all the years I've bowled i've never owned any roto grip balls. well the battle made a believer out of me. 1st night using this i shot a 192 avg and this was first time picking up the ball not knowing how the ball was going to react or where the break point was. the next week we started a new league and i came out the gate and set a 217 avg. shooting down and in. where i normally swing the ball but the same week i got ball drilled i bowled in a no tap touney where they saturate the lanes and almost any ball u swing will not make it back to the pocket. but shot well with it that night so i tried it on league down and in and shot 226,223,202. next week i started out and was in pocket every ball but 2 but was leaving solid 10s, 7s, 9s and 8s. and only shot a 169 so next game i swung ball and shot a 223. i guess it was all just about angle. last game i shot 195 but i had to throw everything i had into it from this monster hooking too much. so out of 2 weeks on league i now have a 206 avg not bad for someone who just finished last league with a 179 avg and got my confidence back. and that goes a long way. cant wait till next week to bowl again.