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Hustle R-I-G
« on: December 09, 2016, 05:38:06 PM »
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In sports we are always told to hustle well now Roto Grip is providing a ball that will do just that on the lanes. The Roto Grip Hustle R-I-G was designed to be different. This ball takes a low RG core and combines it with the Pumped Pearl Reactive coverstock to produce a ball that gets down the lane when facing light oil conditions while still offering a break on the backend.

Color: Red/Indigo/Gold Pearl
Coverstock: Pumped Pearl
Core: Hustle (14#-16#) (Lightbulb core for 13# & 12# and a puck core for 11# & 10#)
Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.53 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.030 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Light to Light Oil



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Re: Hustle R-I-G
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 01:17:04 AM »
I drilled The Hustle POW and Hustle RIG to compliment my Hustle SAY/PRO's that I have. The POW was 75* x 5 x 35 while the RIG was 50 x 5 x 60 (pin in the ring finger). Both layouts compliment each other very well with the POW getting started later but in a stronger move than the RIG. The RIG is smoother and just a little earlier in it's motion off the back. I would recommend either the POW or RIG if you need more length than your SAY/PRO are giving you. These make great short length or lower volume pattern balls.
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Roto Grip Hustle RIG Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 11:14:11 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  45, 6   , 35

The Hustle POW and Hustle RIG are the new pearl versions of the Hustle series.  When compared the Hustle SAY/PRO, the POW/RIG are much cleaner and backend quite a bit more.  They are super clean in the fronts and really go sideways off the dry!  If you loved your Hustle SAY/PRO but wanted something just a little cleaner with more recovery, look no further than the Hustle POW/RIG!


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Re: Hustle R-I-G
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 02:48:30 PM »
Roto Grip Hustle RIG

Layout : pin above bridge, cg in line with the pin.

Condition: 39 ft THS old guardian surface.

In drilling this ball I was looking for something with length and could control the pattern and not be to snappy. This ball lived up to my expectations.  While the lanes were fresh all I needed to donwas send the ball left and it just walked back to the pocket. As the set progressed and the oil pushed down I was able to to move a couple boards right with my feet and lay down spot and never missed a beat. I highly recommend this ball for a drier lane condition or an introductory ball.  This ball has good shelf appeal and is available now.  Go out and see your local pro shop professional today or if your in the Evansville,IN area visit Nick Austin at The Bowling Place for all your bowling needs. Roto Grip Own It.
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Hustle R-I-G review - Mark Tarkington
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 03:20:38 PM »
Right Handed
Ball weight:  15
Rev Rate:  400
Ball Speed:  17.3
Axis Tilt:  7
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  3 3/4 horizontal, 7/8 up
Layout:  40 x 3 x 40

This is my favorite Hustle to date.

I’ve been able to bail out a few sets with this ball, when the lanes get unexpectedly funky.

If our house pattern ends up with too much oil towards the outside, I’ve been quite successful using the RIG to play between 5-10 with a little bounce and keeping the pocket the whole night.  Normally, I can’t stay that far right on a THS, but when ours gets this way, I will either use a Pitch Black (and I’m not a urethane guy) or the RIG. 

The RIG doesn’t roll too early and isn’t as sharp as the POW, so it makes a nice smooth move that makes my life so easy on those strange pattern nights.

The RIG will be in my bag for quite a while, especially on our THS.
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Re: Hustle R-I-G
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 09:21:23 AM »
I bought this ball at the end of last season.  As warmer weather came around, the lanes in my leagues seemed to be drying up and I wanted something better matched to light oil conditions.

I layed the ball out with a 4.5" pin to PAP, above my fingers, cg above and right of thumb and a stronger weight hole right of thumb.  I wanted a stronger layout to try and get the ball started. Little sooner and smooth out the backend reaction some and allow me to play straighter.  My initial testing was with box surface.

Like the saying - sometimes the best plan go awry.  On my fresh condition, this ball is almost unplayable for me.  It is so clean through the front, that when it touches the dry boards, it makes a very strong turn on the backend.  Although it may not be stronger than my other equipment, it definitely covers more boards on the backend.  I'm forced to start deeper on the lane to account for the backend reaction, which gives me the classic over /under reaction - miss inside in the oil and the ball under reacts (2,8,10s, buckets, etc.) and miss outside a little outside and it over reacts off the dry (4 pin if I'm lucky, otherwise splits).  When I throw it just right, I get so much length and angle that I come in behind the head pin and leave 10s.  Clear sign that the cover isn't matching up to what I'm seeing. 

U decided to out a little more surface on the ball to react a little sooner and a little smoother on the backend.  I hit the ball with a new 1000 grit abralon pad on the spinner, then lightly went over the surface with a 4000 grit pad by hand.  For me, this is a lot of surface - something I might use on a fresh heavier oil pattern. 

With the new surface, Im still seeing a similar type of reaction - lots of length and a strong move on the backend.  Now, I'm getting a few boards more of overall hook!   This makes the reaction interesting - further inside than previously to start on the fresh.  If I keep the ball inside in the oil, it seems OK, but it's not a great angle through the pins to carry for me.  If I get the ball outside early, it dies on the backend and doesn't recover with enough to carry.  So far, this ball has been a bit of a bear for me...  I don't think I currently have the right lane conditions to get the best performance out of it.  Maybe my perception of dry lanes isn't really as dry as I thought...  Or I just don't seem to match up with this ball - or possibly I was expecting a different reaction than what I'm seeing?  I think going forward I'm going to return it back to box finish and save for the end of tournament blocks and/or fourth game of summer leagues.  Or like a few other balls, try to get a few $$$ back out of it and write it off as a bad decision/fit for me.  I could see this reaction working for someone needing a little more angle on the backend, or someone with slower ball speed and lower revs.

Not the typical review (hit like a truck, must have for everyone, first out of bag, etc.), but hopefully worthwhile.