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« on: August 13, 2015, 01:43:31 PM »
Description:  The Roto Grip Devour is a bowling ball designed for those that are hungry for competition.  This ball combines the Late Roll 56 core with the 54MH solid reactive coverstock and finishes it with a 3,000 grit pad to create a reaction of length and control on medium to heavy oil conditions.

Roto Grip Outcry Ball Specs:

- Color: Black/Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Length and control
- Coverstock: 54MH Solid Reactive
- Core Type: Late Roll 56
- Factory Finish: 3000-grit pad
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.56**
- Differential (Diff): 0.034**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: Medium
- Length: Long
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Devour
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 12:18:58 PM »
The newest release into the HP2 RotoGrip line is the Devour.  The Devour is a smooth rolling ball that packs a devastating bite!  The combination of the 54MH solid coverstock and the Late Roll 56 core provides a very readable motion throughout the lane with a powerful backend motion.  The drilling that I used in my Devour is pin over the bridge with the cg kicked out and X-hole on my midline.  The dual angle layout is roughly 50 X 5 Ĺ X 45.  My characteristics are: PAP 5 Ĺ over and 1 up, ball speed about 16 mph and my release is slightly up the side of the ball. 
The Devour is my go to ball when front part of the lane gets messy and I need a readable ball motion.  I was able to throw the Devour on numerous oil patterns and the Devour played very well on the medium patterns with either low to medium volume.  What I noticed with Devour is that it might not be the first ball out of your bag but you will throw it eventually!  The reason is simpleÖ  Readable ball motion with a Strong backend motion.  The Devour is a versatile bowling ball.  The Devour is a perfect fit in the HP2 line stronger than the OutCry, not as long as the UpRoar and not as violent on the backend as the Wrecker.   


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Re: Devour
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2015, 03:51:46 PM »
Lane Conditions: Medium
Typical Conditions:  House
Type of Lane: Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Weight of bowling ball: 15
RPM: 450
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 3000
Likes: Controlled Motion and Predictable
Dislikes: Recovery

The HP2 line, to me, is the most versatile line up in Roto Gripís full arsenal.  I loved what I saw out of the Uproar and Outcry.  I drilled the Uproar a couple different ways and loved the motion I got out of each one of them.  I drilled the Devour similar to one of my Uproars which was pin under the middle finger, a stronger layout than most of my equipment.  My goal was to see how much earlier it read the lane and how much recovery it would have compared to the Uproar, being that itís a solid cover.

What I found was exactly what I wanted to see.  The Devour picked up sooner and made a very smooth arc into the pocket.  This ball is great for house patterns around the St. Louis area which rather short in length and have lots of hook to the right.  The Devour likes to blend the wet dry a little more than the rest of my bag making it a viable option around town.  My only concern with the Devour is its recovery.  Since I have it drilled a little stronger, if I get it past the break point, it tends to labor.  Overall, another hit for Roto Grip in its mid-level price point!


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Re: Devour
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2015, 10:23:21 PM »
   The brand new Devour, which is found in the HP2 line, sparked my interest because I very much enjoyed throwing the Wrecker and Up-Roar. I ended up drilling two Devours, one pin down below the middle finger, and the second above the bridge with a small cg kick. I ended up with two different reactions from both balls that I really liked. The ball is a slow response reactive resin but doesnít seem to quit down lane like similar balls with the lower differential.
   The Devour with the pin down is a very slow response ball and gets into a roll very quickly. I found the ball to work very well on lower volume patterns or ones with friction left. This ball is almost ideal on short patterns in my opinion. The pin up Devour picked up much sooner in the midline and would be very continuous through the pins. I found this ball to be much more successful on medium to longer patterns especially later in the day when bigger balls arenít picking up in the right part of the lane. Ideally this ball is good regardless of the pattern especially later in the day.


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Devour ball review storm staffer Daniel Skitt
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2015, 01:31:50 AM »



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