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« on: April 19, 2016, 10:06:38 AM »
The Roto Grip Hy-Wire bowling ball pairs the successful Middle Roll 70 core with a 62M Hybrid Reactive coverstock that has been finished with a 1500-grit pad and polished. This combination provides midlane motion but stores plenty of energy to get through the pin deck. The hybrid coverstock helps this ball get through the front of the lane like a pearl bowling ball but also creates control at the breakpoint of the lane. Out of the box this ball is best paired with medium oiled lanes.

Color: Blue Solid/Yellow & Violet Pearl
Core: Middle Roll 70 (14-16#)
Coverstock: 62M Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 1500-Grit Polished
RG: 2.50 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.043 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil



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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2016, 08:04:53 AM »
My name is Doug Cutler and I am a Storm/Roto Grip Staffer and I am left handed and throw the ball between 15-16mph.  My First Hy-Wire I drilled it 75 x 4 1/2 x 25 and the surface is out of box 1500 grit polish.  The Hy-Wire I compared it with the Critical and Haywire.  The Hy-Wire I have used it on a Typical House Shot (41 Foot), and also on Cheetah, and Viper and have good success on all 3 patterns. The Hy-Wire is a perfect fit in the HP3 Line. 62Mâ„¢ Hybrid Reactive coverstock is one part solid and two parts pearl, which means that I can scoot through the front just like a pearlized cover and have just what is needed from a solid at the breakpoint. This ball is really smooth thru the mid lane and save a lot of energy for the back and has a lot of back end reaction and hit the pocket really hard and keeps the pins low.  This ball is a real compliment to the Haywire and also the Critical.  The Hy-Wire is one of my go to balls and it is a ball that I will start with on Typical House shots or on any Medium lane conditions.  If the Hy-Wire starts to go to long I will go to my Haywire and the Haywire reads the mid lane a little earlier and is very strong off the break point and this is a good 1-2 punch and also my Critical reads the mid lane a little earlier then my Hy-wire and it is much smoother off the break point so all 3 of these balls complement each other and I am glad I have all 3 balls in my bag.  If the Hy-wire is not enough ball or on a Heavier oil pattern, I will go to my Storm Lock.  The Hy-Wire is good on Medium Oil Patterns. I have not seen anything yet that I don't like about the Hy-Wire.  The Hy-Wire is a ball that allows me to keep the ball in front of me and keep straight , but I can also open my shoulders up and open the lane up a little so it is a very versatile ball. The Hy-Wire is a ball that you definitely need in your bag, so get to your local pro shop and purchase a Hy-Wire today.  You will not be disappointed!! #rotogrip #hywire #ownit

Doug Cutler
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PBA Regional Champion


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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2016, 06:40:21 PM »
The Haywire has been one of my favorite Roto Grip balls for some time now, so I was excited for the Hy-wire release. They both use the same core, but the Hy-wire is wrapped in a hybrid coverstock. I drilled my Hy-wire 4.25” from my PAP, which puts the pin above and outside my ring finger with no extra hole.

My Hy-wire is a great compliment to the Haywire. Where the Haywire picks up the pattern early and reacts slowly to friction, the Hy-wire clears the front part of the lane much easier and is more responsive to dry. I wouldn’t call the Hy-wire a skid snap reaction, like a Snap Lock or Optimus. I see the Hy-wire being the first non-solid coverstock ball out of my bag for a long time.