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Selecting the Proper Ball Weight


Adults:
The weight of the ball should be roughly ten percent of your body weight. Another good rule to go by is to choose a ball that is one to two pounds heavier than the house ball you are bowling with. The reason being is that the grip on the house ball is incorrect and a custom fit ball will feel much lighter because it will be easier to hold on to.

Kids: We recommend a weight equal to their age. Please note 6 & 8 lb bowling balls are designed for kids only not adults. Some manuacturers will not warranty 6 & 8 lb balls that are drilled for adults.


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What is the Pin Placement of a bowling ball?


The pin placement of a bowling ball is the distance between the center of the core and the CG. How far the pin is from the CG will help to dictate the balls reaction on the lane.
 
The shorter pins like (0 - 2") will roll up earlier on the lane, and will have a smoother arcing motion to the pocket.
 
The longer pins like (4"+) will go much farther down thelane before starting to hook toward the pocket. The longer pins will also have a more dramatic motion toward the pins (possibly like a hockey stick shape or a skid/flip type of reaction).
 
The (2 - 4") pins are the most versatile to lay out for your ball driller allowing them to manipulate the ball path and have it roll up earlier or later depending on how they lay the ball out.
 
Why is this important?
You want to have the bowling balls natural intended reaction to match up with your drilling pattern you select for the bowling ball. If you get a short pin but want the ball to go long the ball will want to roll up early, even if you drill the ball to go long. This will cause you to have to loft the ball or push through it harder to try to get the desired ball reaction. If you would have selected the correct pin distance and applied a complementary drilling to the ball, you can throw the ball with much less effort, and let the ball do the work for you. This allows you to relax and be smooth, improving your release and scores.

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What is the Top Weight of a bowling ball?


Top weight is the amount of weight difference from the top of the bowling ball (CG) and the bottom of the ball (opposite the cg).

In general their will always be more weight to the top of the ball (CG). This is due to the fact that when you drill finger holes into the ball you are extracting weight from the ball (generally 2 ounces or more depending the hole sizes and the density of the core) and it was initially designed to keep the ball balanced after it was drilled. 

Balls with lower initial top weight were generally more stable after drilled than those with higher top weights due to the fact that their was so much weight left over after drilling. This created imbalance and often time added length and backend reaction for early three piece (Pancake weight block) bowling balls.

Top weight by today's standards is not nearly as important because a majority of the weight mass of most bowling balls is closer to the center of the ball than the shell and top weight has less of an effect because ball motion is more about the placement of the weight block itself and not the static weight mass. Top weight these days usually dictates hole size for those off label drillings.


What does this mean in selecting the correct top weight?

2.5 or less - Is for standard drilling techniques. It is also used for advanced drillings where moving the cg further off center of span creates a stronger drilling. You may not needing a weight hole with this type of drilling but depending on how far the cg is moved you may need a weight hole.

2.5 to 3.5 - Is great for normal layouts, a weight hole is not typical for this top weight. Stronger drillings may require a weight hole.

3.5 or more - This top weight is good if you want the ball to push more (go farther down the lane) while adding backend motion, but only if the ball driller knows and incorporates this into the drilling.

It can also be used for placing a big weight hole in a ball because it adds static weight to the drilling. This means you can use a stronger drilling than normal but make it legal by adding a weight hole to remove excess top weight (you can only have 1 oz of top weight remaining after drilling).

***NOTE: These are just basic descriptions to what top weight can do. There are many more scenarios for each top weight and what is capable with each different top weight range. Please discuss with your ball driller how they plan to drill you ball to get a better idea if they plan to use a weight hole or not to achieve the ball reaction you desire. There is no way to guarantee a ball will not need a weight hole depending on the top weight selected, the ball layout will determine that.


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Drilling Protection Plan


If your new ball cracks while being drilled by a pro shop, CheapBowlingBalls.com will replace your ball free of charge! Manufacturers' warranties typically do not cover for cracking during drilling and drillers are not held responsible for their mistakes or defects in the ball.

*Ball must be purchased from CheapBowlingBalls.com
*Ball must be drilled within 11 days of receiving it (Extended to Feb 1, for purchases made between Black Friday and Christmas)
*Protection must be purchased before the ball is drilled
*Ball pictures must be sent for inspection and the receipt for drilling charges included also
*We pay shipping back to you


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Extended Warranty


Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase. Covers manufacturing defects of balls, bags & shoes.

This warranty does not cover incidental costs of replacement including, but not limited to; freight, measuring, and drilling.


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Shoe Size Charts

900 Global, Brunswick, Dexter and Storm bowling shoes run true to size.

Right Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their right hand because the slide pad is on the left shoe, which is the foot you slide with.

Left Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their left hand because the slide pad is on the right shoe, which is the foot you slide with.

Uni-sole Shoes: These shoes can be used for right or left handed bowlers because the slide pads are on both feet.



Don't know your shoe size? Do the following...

To get the best fit and comfort, we suggest measuring your feet each time you purchase a new pair of shoes because your feet will change during your lifetime.

1. Get a blank piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler or tape measure.
2. Put on the pair of socks you intend to wear with the shoes you are ordering. Through the course of the day, your feet will swell so it's best to measure them at the end of the day.
3. With the paper placed on a hard floor, sit down in a chair and place your foot flat on the paper. Lean forward, putting more weight onto the foot you are going to measure. As you probably know, your feet are different sizes so be sure to measure your larger foot.
4. Holding a pencil vertically, place a mark at the end of your heel. Place another mark at the tip of your longest toe.
5. With the ruler or tape measure, measure from the heel to the tip of your longest toe.



To Find Your Width:

Measure the distance between the two widest points on your foot. Reduce this number by 5 mm, or 1/5-inch. The result is the number you will use to determine your foot width.

To find your size, use the inch-to-size table. For example, if you are a man and your foot measures 10" long, you will wear a U.S. size 8 shoe. If you are between measurements, size up to the next larger size. It is easy to add a pair of socks to take up a little extra room but very difficult to make shoes that are too small comfortable.

Note: Just because you are a size 9 in one brand doesn't necessarily mean you are going to be a 9 in another. Footwear sizes and shapes vary from brand to brand. Please keep this in mind.
 

( Men's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(B or C) for
this Size

Medium Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide Width
(2E or 3E) for
this Size

9 5/16

23.7

6

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

9 1/2

24.1

6 1/2

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

9 11/16

24.6

7

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9 13/16

24.9

7 1/2

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

10

25.4

8

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

10 3/16

25.9

8 1/2

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

10 5/16

26.2

9

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

10 1/2

26.7

9 1/2

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

10 11/16

27.1

10

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10 13/16

27.5

10 1/2

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

11

27.9

11

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

11 3/16

28.4

11 1/2

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

11 5/16

28.7

12

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

11 1/2

29.2

12 1/2

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

11 11/16

29.7

13

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11 13/16

30.0

13 1/2

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

12

30.5

14

4 2/16

4 8/16

4 14/16

12 3/16

31.0

14 1/2

4 3/16

4 9/16

4 15/16

12 5/16

31.3

15

4 4/16

4 10/16

5

 

( Women's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(AA) for
this Size

Medium Width
(B) for
this Size

Wide Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide
Width (EE)
for this Size

8 11/16

22.1

5

2 13/16

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

8 13/16

22.4

5 1/2

2 14/16

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9

22.9

6

2 15/16

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

9 3/16

23.3

6 1/2

3

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

9 5/16

23.7

7

3 1/16

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

9 1/2

24.1

7 1/2

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

9 11/16

24.6

8

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

9 13/16

24.9

8 1/2

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10

25.4

9

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

10 3/16

25.9

9 1/2

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

10 5/16

26.2

10

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

10 1/2

26.7

10 1/2

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

10 11/16

27.1

11

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

10 13/16

27.5

11 1/2

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11

27.9

12

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

 

( Kids' - boys & girls ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

3 5/6

9.7

2T

4

10.2

2.5T

4 1/6

10.6

3T

4 1/3

11

3.5T

4 1/2

11.4

4T

4 2/3

11.9

4.5T

4 5/6

12.3

5T

5

12.7

5.5T

5 1/6

13.1

6T

5 1/3

13.6

6.5T

5 1/2

14

7T

5 2/3

14.4

7.5T

5 5/6

14.8

8T

6

15.2

8.5K

6 1/6

15.7

9K

6 1/3

16.1

9.5K

6 1/2

16.5

10K

6 2/3

16.9

10.5K

6 5/6

17.4

11K

7

17.8

11.5K

7 1/6

18.2

12K

7 1/3

18.6

12.5K

7 1/2

19.1

13K

7 2/3

19.5

13.5K

7 5/6

19.9

1K

8

20.3

1.5K

8 1/6

20.7

2K

8 1/3

21.2

2.5K

8 1/2

21.6

3K

8 2/3

22

3.5K

8 5/6

22.4

4K

9

22.9

4.5K

9 1/6

23.3

5K

9 1/3

23.7

5.5K

9 1/2

24.1

6K


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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Dare Devil Danger
  • Dare Devil Danger
  • Madcap Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)

SKU: RG155
Reg. Price: $204.95 Our Price: $129.95
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Release Date: November 24, 2017

Description 

Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger Bowling Ball


On the outside you will find the proven Psyched Hybrid reactive cover. Comprised of 2 parts pearl & 1 part solid, this cover will provide length through the front of the lane and offer a more predictable reaction off the friction down lane.

On the inside you will find the strongest rolling low RG symmetrical core that Roto Grip has ever offered. It was introduced originally in the Dare Devil and more recently used in the Dare Devil Trick.

Ideally this ball is built to battle a variety of oil patterns, but ideally it will excel on those medium type conditions. It comes out of the box shiny, but it can be sanded to battle more oil. Given the success of the Dare Devil and Dare Devil Trick, this ball will give you just a little bit different motion down lane and provide the pin action to make your opponents shake in their shoes!

Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger Tech Sheet

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by daniel skitt storm staffer
on 3/24/2018
Dare Devil Danger Ball Review
Just taking the time to do a little review on the roto grip dare devil danger.I belive this ball fits great in the roto grip line up and great in the hp3 line. Im a huge fane of the hywire probably one of the best balls made.had lots of midlane with lots of recovery.When i knew this ball wasnt being made anymore i was looking to replace it,and what not a better choice then the dare devil danger.First Off amazing colours huge fan of lots of bright colours and multi as well.Looks so great going down the lane.ive used this ball on mulitiple conditions and this ball we the right cover change can really make a difference.The only difference i find between the 2 is hywire out of box was a little more skiddy then the dare devil danger.but for both balls great midlane and tons of backend even when fronts went and lots a carry down this balls had no problem.anyone looking to replace the hywire drill a danger you will very impressed.
by Tommy Gollick
on 3/23/2018
Dare Devil Danger review by Tommy Gollick
The Dare Devil Danger is the third ball released using the Madcap core. This version uses a hybrid cover stock called Psyched. The core numbers in a 15lb ball come in at 2.48 Rg, with 0.041differential. The color combination of orange, red, and blue stands out on the ball return. I really like the Dare Devil, and Dare Devil Trick, so a new release with a different cover stock was an easy decision to give a try. The Danger is cleaner through the fronts than the Trick, and has more backend reaction than the original Dare Devil. I drilled the Danger with a 4 x 5 x 2 3/4 layout (very similar to my Hy-Wire and the first DD Trick I drilled). The Danger works best for me on medium volume, medium length patterns, as I have kept it at the box finish. The backend reaction, is strong but controllable, best described as a hard arching motion. Comparing the Danger to the Hy-Wire (which is my go to, or bench mark ball), the Danger starts it’s roll earlier, and has a more continuous shape through the backend, compared to the slightly more defined change of direction and roll of the Hy-Wire. I decided to not change the out of box cover prep of the Danger, as I like the shape and motion just the way it is. The cover seems to be cleaner than most covers today, so I don’t know that I would want to use this ball with surface, as that is what the Trick is more suited for. The Dare Devil Danger would be a really good option for a bowler looking to replace their Hy-Wire with a bit more overall board coverage, or looking for a more rolling core, that doesn’t have “snow tires” on it. The Danger would also be a good benchmark ball for bowlers not seeing tons of oil on the lane, or bone dry conditions. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Roto Grip’s Dare Devil Danger. Own It!
by David Harold
on 3/13/2018
DDD D2
The Dare Devil Danger is a great complimentary ball to the Hyper Cell Fused for me. It is the perfect ball for medium oil that has not only the grabbing power it needs to pick up in its roll but the holding power to not over react, holding the pocket. This ball is most definitely ideal for someone who is has "graduated" from entry level equipment and looking for their next challenge of control. Upon using this with box surface, it has that bench mark quality to it that rolls smooth but strong and would be great to use on any variety of fresh conditions. When polishing the DDD, it stored a sufficient amount of energy to get down the lane before its continuation through the pins.
by Erik Ramos
on 3/9/2018
Roto Grip DareDevil Danger
The Roto Grip DareDevil Danger has the same Madcap core that is in the other 2 daredevils but is wrapped this time with a hybrid cover. The motion I get out of this hybrid is a perfect fit in between the pearl daredevil and the trick. When the Trick starts picking up too early, you migrate to the Danger for a nice clean front motion with a strong continuous backend. I lightly touched the cover with a 2000 abralon pad and was super pleased with the results. My Danger layout was 50x3 3/4x70, with a low hole. For all you HP3 Roto lovers, this is a must have! #OwnIt Erik Ramos Storm/Roto Staff
by PJ Haggerty
on 2/11/2018
Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger Ball Review by PJ Haggerty
After drilling with the Roto Grip Dare Devil (pearl) and Dare Devil Trick (solid), creating a hybrid version would be a perfect addition to the HP3 line. The core hasn’t changed (RG of 2.48), but the cover is no a Hybrid version to create more length than the Trick, but the Danger provides and earlier motion than the first Dare Devil. I’ve drilled all three Dare Devil balls very similar and had success with all of them. This one is mapped out as 5 ¼ x 4 ½ with a small hole two inches under my axis. I’ve mainly used the Danger on medium-longer patterns because of the low RG numbers in the core and also tweaked the surface to 2000. The cover is still clean, but the surface helps slow the response time down and create a more predictable shape. I’ve noticed the Danger is cleaner and more responsive than the No Rules Exist, but stronger than the All-Out Show Off and Hustle Line. Go drill one! #OwnIt
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Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Coverstock: Psyched™ Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Madcap™ Core (14-16 lbs)
Light Weight Block: Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)
Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Ball Color: Red/Orange/Blue
R.G. / Diff.: #12 - 2.65 / .035
#13 - 2.59 / .045
#14 - 2.53 / .040
#15 - 2.48 / .041
#16 - 2.47 / .039
Durometer: 73-75 D Rex Scale
Flare: Medium-High
Date Released: November 24, 2017
Manufacturer SKU: BBMRVG
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
Roto Grip Symmetric Drill Sheet

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