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Hustle S-A-Y
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:27:47 PM »
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You need to put your hustle to the lanes. The Roto Grip Hustle S-A-Y is different than other mid performance balls. Roto Grip created the low RG Hustle core and pairs it with the Psyched Hybrid Reactive coverstock to create a different ball reaction. The Psyched Hybrid coverstock was designed to provide more overall length which in turn creates more energy for the breakpoint while still offering control downlane on lighter oil conditions.

Color: Silver & Aqua Pearl/Yellow Solid All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Coverstock: Psyched Hybrid Reactive
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 S-A-Y
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 04:37:55 PM »
Roto Grip Hustle S/A/Y ball review:
Layout: 50x4x70
Coverstock: Hybrid – 1 parts solid and 2 part pearl
Core: the new HUSTLE core
Finish: 1500 grit with polish
Low to Mid flare potential
Lane details: HPL with Flex machine 44ft Kegel pattern with Fire and Ice oil
Results: Comparing to the Loco Pearl that was released last year, the Hustle goes a little shorter down the lane before any reaction occurs, but the entry is less angular then how the Loco Pearl entered the pocket for me. Unlike the Loco Pearl, if I did square up and went up the boards a little straighter, I got less over/under when playing the track area on the left side of the lanes, which is nice considering that are lanes surface is quite “gritty” and tends to read earlier the SPL and newer HPL. Great THS ball for the money if you need a little less length and hook then the Hy-wire, this would be a great ball to “ball down” to.


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Roto Grip Hustle S-A-Y Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 10:26:19 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:  35, 4 ¾, 70 with p2 hole

The Hustle SAY is a reinvention of the HP1 line!  The cover is beefed up versus the Locos.  And the core is much more high performance than expected.  For the price point this ball rolls great!  It’s plenty early and catches a mid lane roll  you wouldn’t believe.  Sometimes other HP1 balls from Roto Grip just kept going for me.  It seemed like they never hooked before they got to the end of the pattern.  This isn’t the case with the Hustle.  It picks up and it hooks.  For the price, you’re not going to beat the Hustle SAY.


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Re: Hustle S-A-Y
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 09:38:57 AM »

Length: Various medium to short

Volume: Lower volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  Various patterns

The one of the newest additions to the RotoGrip HP1 Line is the Hustle (S/A/Y).  This Hustle (S/A/Y) has the Psyched Coverstock which is 2 parts pearl and 1 part solid Hybrid shell.  The new Hustle core provides enough power to hustle through the pins!!!  The layout that I used was pin over the bridge and the cg was slightly kicked out with no hole needed.  Dual angle numbers are approximated at 70 X 5.5 X 45.  My coordinates are 5 5/8 over and ¾ up for my PAP, Ball speed is medium, Rev Rate around 300 and I am right handed.  The Hustle is eye catching on the shelf and on the lane!

I had low expectations for the Hustle (S/A/Y).  However, the Hustle (S/A/Y) blew those expectations right out the window!  The Hustle (S/A/Y) reacts hard off the spot down lane but clears the fronts with ease.  I have not drilled a Hustle (P/R/O) yet so I compared the Hustle (S/A/Y) to the Wrecker and the Hectic.  Right off the bat I noticed that the Hustle generates more length than both of the HP 2 line Balls.  So I am able to stand farther right and keep the Hustle (S/A/Y) in front of me more, which is a huge bonus for me on the dreaded House Pattern.  As the pattern carried down and I had to move left the Wrecker which is stronger became the ball to switch to.  With that being said the Hustle (S/A/Y) just did not give me as much room as the Wrecker did.  The Hustle recovered better than the Hectic but could not get through the oil if I missed left.  This was about 30 minutes into a practice session just throwing shiny balls and no surface bowling balls… There was significant wet / dry but the Hustle navigated it with ease because the angles were straighter.  I also used the Hustle (S/A/Y) on some drier and flatter sport’s patterns and the Hustle did not disappoint!  Generous length with a strong but predictable backend motion.  The Hustle (S/A/Y) will allow you to move left and follow the breakdown / carry down as long as you are able to get the Hustle (S/A/Y) to the dry area.  The Hustle has hustled its way into my bag… 

The HP1 line has become stronger with the additions of the Hustles!!!  BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

Likes: Generous length with strong recovery


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Roto Grip Say review by Brian Watson
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2016, 02:34:03 AM »
  The Roto Grip Hustle Say is the new addition to the HP1 line.  The Hustles are the replacements of the Loco's.  They are definitely stronger in the midlane than the locos.  Hustle Say gave me a lot more defined motion.  As the loco's sometimes created the over/under reaction. The Hustle Say will fit great in my arsenal for the later blocks and or 3rd game in league.  These Hustles are going to be great balls for the low price point. 

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Rev Rate - 400
Tilt - 17
Speed -16-17
PAP - 3 up 1 1/2


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Roto Grip Hustle S-A-Y By Keven Williams
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 06:46:01 PM »
Bowler: Keven Williams
Hand: Left
Speed: 18.5mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Oil Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Roto Grip Hustle SAY is bringing a new weapon to Roto Grips HP1 Line. The Hustle is a step up from the previous HP1 ball the Locos and hooks like no other low end ball on the market. The Hustle SAY gets into a great mid lane roll and continuous through the pins. Sometimes the lower end balls never seem to want to read the pattern but the Hustles have no problem with that! The Hustle SAY is a great ball for its price range.


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Hustle SAY Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 06:51:44 PM »
The Hustle SAY features the Psyched coverstock (2 parts pearl, 1 part solid), and is the longer and stronger of the two Hustles.  I feel like both of these balls are much better once you touch up the cover, as strong as the cores are for this line of ball, the box surface seems to make them a little inconsistent on the backend.  I'd recommend 1000 abralon, then lightly reapplying the polish.  These balls represent a brand new shape to the light oil ball category, they offer the hard arc, control, and continuation of heavier oil balls, but for lighter conditions.  The vast majority of light oil balls have weak cores, which can make them too sharp at the breakpoint, or too sensitive to carrydown.  The 2.53 rg and .030 diff of the Hustle core gives you a heavier roll, which translates to greater control both on the lane and at the pocket, resulting in a wider pocket and better pin carry. 
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Re: Hustle S-A-Y
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 09:15:55 AM »
So far I've drilled a bunch of these for newer bowlers and a few guys looking for control on short patterns. Everyone had positive feed back on the ball reaction. It's a little more than you expect, which is always nice to see. If you can find the dry boards on the lane this ball will hook from them. It's a good addition to a tourney arsenal and a fun first reactive for newer players. #ownit

Personally, I have only used it on fresh so far, I'm slightly speed dominant , so weaker shelled options are not the best for me. That said, I was very impressed by the amount of movement I got. I always keep my symm. equipment basic as far as layouts go. Pins above and below my bridge/ring finger, it works out to a 5 inch pin in my bridge and a 4 1/2 inch pin over/under my ring. My Hustle was above my ring, it retained energy and hit well.


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Hustle S-A-Y review by Storm Staffer Matthew Kemper
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2016, 10:36:55 PM »
Lane Type: Wood

Length: 41ft

Volume: 21ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  Smooth reaction off breakpoint.  Ball is stronger for its price range.  Very versatile
Dislikes: none
The Roto Grip Hustle SAY is one of Roto Grips newest HP1 releases.  This ball is covered with a 1500 grit polished hybrid coverstock called Psyched.  The cover wraps around the Hustle Core.  The Pysched Coverstock is made up of 2 parts pearl and 1 part solid which gives the ball a little longer length and cleaner through the fronts.
I drilled mine with a 70x3x45 layout.  I wanted to make this ball go longer with a medium reaction off the breakpoint.  My intention with this ball was to make usable for heavy breakdown for tournaments and for fresh shorter patterns like Cheetah.  I like how this ball is really clean through the fronts with a strong yet controllable backend reaction.  Even with the weaker layout for me the ball still has a good amount of hook and it doesn’t lose its hitting power when you move inside on the lanes.
I recommend this ball for anyone looking for a good solid beginner ball who wants to learn how to hook the ball.  The balls overall strength allows a bowler to grow with the ball.  I also recommend it as a great ball for drier lanes that are either short patterns or broken down tournament shots. 


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Hustle S-A-Y review by Mark Tarkington
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2016, 08:54:24 AM »
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:  60 x 5 x 20

I drilled up this Hustle expecting something quite different than I actually got.  This ball is stronger than I had anticipated.  When it comes to burn, and trying to get a ball through the heads, I use my Joy Ride, which is amazing.  I was hoping to drill the Hustle SAY as a stronger version of the Joy Ride.  Even with a similar layout, the Hustle is significantly earlier and smoother than the Joy Ride.

I have used it on THS and it rolls quite well.  I believe that it will match up quite well on medium length sport patterns and may end up using some surface to counter my longer pin to PAP.

For  the price point, this is a great release, and if price is a consideration, this ball won’t break the bank and will be quite satisfying.
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Re: Hustle Silver-Aqua-Yellow by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2016, 12:08:59 PM »


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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

Coverstock: Psyched Hybrid Reactive 2 Part Pearl 1 Part Solid
Core: Hustle
Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.53
Differential: 0.030

ME: Right Handed Tweener
Speed: Medium Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 1/8 Up

Layout: Pin over Ring 55 X 4 1/2 X 30

The Hustle S/A/Y is Roto Grips new HP1 ball. The 2 part pearl one part solid coverstock combo makes this ball cleaner than it's companion release. Not realizing the changes that I was going to see in terms of strength I put a pretty strong layout on this ball for me.

The Hustle is Clean, but where the Loco never read the mid-lane the Hustle will start to pick up much earlier. I like this ball so much more on the fresh than I thought would. In lower volume houses with a dominate track this ball is an absolute gem on the fresh. I smooths out the over/under by not overreading the friction. Had I realized how much ball I was getting for my money I may have drilled it a little weaker as this ball is a bit smoother than I had anticipated. I had an idea of this ball working for me when the lanes broke down but boy did I underestimate the hook on this ball.

The Hustle S/A/Y is a fantastic Value piece. Roto Grip has made a very move in the HP1 Line and you will not find a ball that hooks more for the money. If you are in a shop, this ball is a no-brainer sale for those customers looking for a ball that hooks at an affordable price.


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Re: Hustle S-A-Y
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2016, 10:58:52 PM »
Roto Grip Hustle (S/A/Y) Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The newest addition to the Roto Grip HP1 line is the Hustle (S/A/Y).  To make you aware, the SAY stands for Silver, Aqua, and Yellow.  These were released in early summer this year and pack a nice punch! The Hustle SAY is in the HP1 line but could easily fit in the HP2 line from a performance standpoint.  I’d encourage anyone just starting to get competitive in bowling to drill either a Hustle SAY or Hustle PRO as an entry level ball, or someone who is looking for a ball for drier lanes that needs something when there’s a lot of friction.

I’ve drilled one Hustle SAY so far and it’s drilled as follows: 4 x 3 x 60 with a hole on my axis.  I’ve also tweaked the surface a bit to take some of the shine off the coverstock.  I used a 3000 pad with water to still keep that clean motion through the front of the lane, but wanted a little bit of teeth in the cover to make sure it reads the middle of the lane.  By nature, this ball is supposed to be clean and angular, and it forces me to use it when I need to keep my angles in front of me or for extremely dry lanes.

If you are looking for a ball for dry lanes or something to play direct with, the Hustle SAY is a great choice!  Go drill one and #OwnIt!


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Re: Hustle S-A-Y
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2016, 11:01:39 PM »
I drilled the Hustle S/A/Y up with a standard pin over the ring finger layout. I touched the surface lightly with a 4000 pad to get some of the skid under control. I wanted to duplicate the layout I have in P/R/O so they can make a 1-2 punch.

This one works for me when I want to keep my angles shut down on higher friction surfaces or on shorter patterns.

This is not a stand left and wheel it back from the right ball. This is a great step up for first time reactive buyers and also for slower speed players needing some help from the ball to get it downlane.
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