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Hustle PBR
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:42:23 AM »
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Roto Grip Hustle PBR
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 PBR was designed to variety to the Hustle line of bowling balls. This ball takes a medium RG core and low differential to create a ball that will offer more control down lane. The VTC-S20 Solid Coverstock was created to offer a slightly different reaction. This Versatile Traction Control coverstock along with the 3000 grit finish was designed to react early without starting to roll too early on light oil lanes.

Color: Purple/Black/Red
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: VTC-S20 Solid Reactive
Core: Hustle (14#-16#) (Lightbulb core for 13# & 12# and a puck core for 11# & 10#)
Finish: 3000 Grit
RG: 2.53 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.030 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil



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Hustle PBR review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 06:02:28 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: VTC-S20 Solid
Core: Hustle
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.53
Differential: 0.030

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Ball Layout: Pin over Ring 4 3/4 Pin to PAP 2.5 Inch Pin Buffer

Roto Grip is adding a new factor into their HP1 Hustle Line, SURFACE.The new Hustle P/B/R wraps the very successful Hustle Core in a Solid VTC-S20ô cover. The Hustle Ink also featured a solid cover but it's polished finish made it the cleanest of the line for me. The 3000 grit finish on the Hustle PBR gives the ball more teeth to deal with mid-lane oil.

I tested the Hustle PBR on a fresh house condition expecting to be playing very close to the friction. This cover really blew me away. It started to read earlier than I expected so that I had to look for a little hold instead of firing straight into the friction. The biggest shock was watching the ball go through the pins. Even on a higher friction surface the PBR is fantastic at retaining energy. It was smooth and predictable off the spot but really went through the pins well.

I started out wanting to "try it out" and it has become hard for me to throw other balls because it is the ball I trust most right now, since week to week lane play has been pretty varied. This ball is very versatile and if you are looking for a single ball to fill a few spots in your bag I would suggest you give this one a try.



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Hustle PBR Review
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 01:10:15 PM »
The Hustle PBR has the new VTC-S20 coverstock wrapped around the popular Hustle Core. The new sanded coverstock gives a brand new look in the Hustle line that creates ultimate versatility in the line for medium to light oil. This ball has the versatility to be great on house shots where you have lighter oil volumes or a lot of backend. This ball is also great on medium to short oil sport patterns or heavier volumes of oil on older lane surfaces. The continuation on this ball makes it very special and would be great for many masses of people on many different lane conditions.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 03:55:29 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Hustle PBR
Cover: 3000 VTC-S20ô Solid Reactive
Weight Block: Hustleô Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Purple/Black/Red

The Hustle line sells through very well in our shop. There are not many bowling balls made by great companies that are affordable for the beginner and reliable and trusted by tournament veterans. This ball can be altered in many fashions to fit your game. It can be polished if you want to delay the reaction a bit down lane. It also comes out of the box at 3000, so altering this to 1500 would be an option if you play on some oil and use this ball as your first out of the bag.  The one thing this ball will not use is continuation through the pins. A lot of times you would expect similar balls in this price point to not finish quite as hard as this guy does here. Whether you are looking for a great starter ball or needing a ďstep downĒ solid late in a block, this ball lives up to the Hustle name.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 10:41:39 AM »
The Hustles have returned although this time with new covers. We have the Hustle PBR (Solid) and Hustle RAP (Pearl). The PBR is a ball I am particularly looking forward to throwing. Weíve seen on some of the recent PBA telecasts Simonson and Prather make this ball look really good.

The PBR is going to be an excellent choice for those lighter oil conditions or when the backends are super crisp and you need the ball to back off a bit with lower differential. The PBR will allow you to play closer to the friction without it over reacting.

The RAP Hustle will be a step down ball from the PBR Solid when the lanes transition and you need a cleaner cover to clear the fronts. Similar to the Solid, due to the lower differential, we will see plenty of control down lane. The RAP Hustle will, also, be an option for those longer blocks when you begin getting to games 6 and on.


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 02:34:41 PM »
Drilling: Pin over bridge which is 4 inches from my PAP

One of the new Hustle bowling balls to come out for the HP1 line. This ball has the Hustle Core, and the VTC solid coverstock. This is one of the most versatile bowling balls in my bag at the moment. For being in the HP1 line, it is a bang for your buck big time! I have been able to throw this ball on quite a few shots.

With it being a solid coverstock it doesn't go too long, but its not early either. For me, its that "right type of versatile".

Go check it out at your local Storm VIP Shop!!

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 06:18:40 PM »
This ball is sneaky good! The Hustle PBR is the latest addition to Roto Gripís Hustle series. The Hustle PBR is wrapped in a VTC-S20 Solid reactive cover stock with the same Hustle core. This ball is going to give you the shape weíve seen out of all the Hustleís but an earlier and smoother motion. I see this ball being the perfect step down from the Idol/Wild streak kind of bowling balls. Itís cleaner and sharper downlane than the idol and wild streak. The Hustle PBR is perfect on patterns that are lighter volume and short to medium length patterns.
This Hustle is bound to make some noise so donít miss out and get yours while they are hot!


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 09:07:01 PM »
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Gender : Female
Rev Rate : 315
Ball Speed: 16.5 mph
P.A.P : 4 3/16 over  7/16 up
   When you are talking about best bag for your buck the Roto Grip Hustles are it !!  I have never seen a ball with such a low price point go through the pins so good. You could put together an arsenal with just hustles and have a pretty good assortment that would work.
   The Hustle PBR is the strongest of the hustles and gives a great look in a little bit more volume. It really gives me a Phaze 2 shape at a lot lower price point. This will be a great first ball out of your bag to help create a hook spot to ball down to a bit weaker ball like the RAP.
   With all being said the PBR starts up a lot sooner then the RAP which gets through the fronts very well. At the end of the day you cant go wrong with purchasing any ball from the hustle line.

 Take a look for yourself at my Video Ball Review !!!

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Hustle PBR Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2020, 08:39:48 PM »
The Hustle PBR features the trademark Hustle core with this yearís version of VTC Solid.  The PBR is the strongest Hustle weíve seen so far, strong enough to reasonably be an HP2 ball, and thatís saying something.  Itís also stronger and earlier for me than the IQ Tour Solid even, albeit a little smoother out of the box.  It feels like a weaker and smoother Phaze 2, but for those that remember the IQ Tour Nano, it feels more like a weaker version of that.  Strong, controllable, but playable on most regular conditions.  Like the RAP, itís more a bang for your buck ball than a true lighter oil ball, and I feel like itís the most hook thatís ever been offered for this price.  While strong doesnít always equal effective, Iíve seen a lot of these on the lanes, in tournament bags, and itís even been on a couple of the PBA shows so far.  If youíre looking for this type of a ball, the PBR is a no brainer. 
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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 03:25:27 PM »
The newest solid cover stock Hustle is an absolute beast. I drilled mine 5 x 5 x 3 and his hands down is the best Hustle I have ever drilled and this is also the strongest. This ball is easily about 7 boards stronger to me than the Hustle INK was. House patterns with a little more oil will best suit this ball and will be great on some sports patterns in the middle of blocks.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 11:28:44 AM »
Roto Grip Hustle PBR Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Hustle PBR is the newest addition to the Roto Grip HP1 line.  The Hustle series has been very successful for all types of players because these balls compliment the HP3 and HP4 so well.  Just like the rest of the Hustle series, the PBR has an RG of 2.53 and differential of .030.  The PBR is a perfect piece to use after the UFO, Idol, or Nuclear Cell.  Iíve drilled one PBR so far and think it rolls great.  I mapped it out as 4 x 4 and left the surface alone at 3000.  After several games, itís lane-shined a bit but it rolls really well.

I can see using the PBR in multiple ways.  On shorter patterns, itís a ball to stay farther right on and could be a nice compliment to urethane.  On the longer patterns, after some of the bigger balls (UFO, Nuclear Cell, etc..) have chewed up the front, the PBR gives you a cleaner cover with still some kick down lane.  Also, this is a ball for all types of players.  The straighter players can use it to keep their angles in front of them and the higher-rev players can use it when the HP4 balls become too strong. 

If you need a versatile ball in your bag that can be used on multiple patterns, drill the new Hustle PBR!


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RotoGrip Hustle PBR by Casey Murphy
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 07:38:34 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 Ĺ over and Ĺ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  5 x 4 x 2 1/2

I needed this Hustle line update.  I love my Hustle Ink but I needed something a little stronger at times.  The Hustle PBR and Hustle RAP are the perfect solution.  I have both the PBR and the RAP 5-6 boards more than the INK, but the PBR is the earlier smoother Hustle and the RAP is the cleaner, sharper version.  Iíve been crushing league with the PBR and moving to the RAP for the breakdown.  Perfect 1-2 combo at a great price!

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2020, 08:42:39 AM »
Roto Grip Hustle PBR
Layout: 4 X 4 X 2 Storm Vector Layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing Information: 41-foot THS (medium to light volume)
Kegel Machine Ė Brunswick Anvilane

The Roto Grip Hustle PBR utilizes the Hustle core wrapped in VTC-S20 (Versatile Traction Control) solid reactive coverstock. We tested the Hustle PBR against the Roto Grip Idol and Roto Grip Hustle PBR.  With no surprise, the Hustle PBR fell between the two.  The PBR was not as early as the Idol nor was its overall strength equal to the Idol.  When tested against the Hustle Ink, the PBR was slightly early and smoother.  My first impressions after making the review video and getting to throw it in league and tournament action is the overall reaction is smooth and carry is good.  The Hustle PBR is going to be a good entry level ball for bowlers that can be thrown with surface or with shine.  I get asked all the time why I should buy another ball in the Hustle line.  My answer is simple, the teams at Roto Grip (and Storm) continue to improve the coverstocks.  These covers continue to evolve and make a big difference.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2020, 01:08:42 PM »
If you were a fan of the Huslte Ink and have been waiting for something similar let me introduce you to the Hustle PBR. This ball has that same smooth downlane predictable motion but Itís a bit stronger than the Ink but nothing uncontrollable. This ball is a perfect fit when the lanes start to get funky and you are looking to square of the lane and find that sweet spot. Big fan of this ball .


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Roto Grip Hustle PBR review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2020, 05:27:43 PM »
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Hustle PBR is my favorite ball in the Hustle line. The Hustle PBR features the same RG and differential as the other Hustles, which is 2.53 and 0.030. It is stronger than the other Hustles and reminds me a lot of the motion of the Phaze 2. My Hustle PBR is a 4-5 boards weaker than the Phaze 2 and 4-5 boards stronger than the Hustle RAP. This ball gives me a great rounded motion that Iíve used on short patterns, longer patterns, and house shots. The sanded cover on this Hustle allows it to hook more in oil, where the other Hustles tend to go a few feet longer before hooking. The price point is well below what the performance says it should be, and the colors on this ball make it easy to read going down the lane!

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Right Handed
Rev Rate: 440
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16