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« on: April 19, 2016, 10:06:38 AM »
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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 #1 on: April 19, 2016, 04:35:35 PM »
Roto Grip Hy-Wire
Layout: 35 x 3 Ĺ x 55
Coverstock: 1500grit polished
Lane conditions: 42 ft. house pattern with 2015 Flex with Fire and Ice conditioner on older HPL installed in early 2000ís.
Test results: I took my Hy Road, Hyper Pearl, and Wrecker to compare the Hy-Wire to doing the testing. I notice right away with the colors, I could ďreadĒ the ball better then Hy Road, and Hyper Cell, and just as good as my Wrecker. When it came time to test and look at the results, I noticed a great comparison to the Wrecker, just a tick longer and a tick more angular. It went longer than my Hyper Pearl and Hy Road also, which I was surprised when the Hyper Pearl started to move earlier off the spot then the Hy-Wire just because of the core and cover strength of the Hyper Pearl. I loved the additional length it provides me on the lane surface I usually bowl on, because even lower end balls that are pearl tend to ďdigĒ in a little early for me and when I move, it start to get over/under almost right away. So, if you are looking to replace that Hy Road, Wrecker or Hyper Cell, this is the ball that could make the difference between no honor score and a honor score.


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Roto Grip HyWire Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 02:14:57 PM »
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:  55, 6, 40

The HyWire is the perfect complement to the Haywire.  The new HyWire is a polished hybrid, that clears the fronts easily and creates a TON of backend.  But the good kind of backend thatís strong but smooth and consistent every time.  I drilled my HyWire to rev up in the midlane then tip downlane and thatís just what it does.  I have no problem getting the ball through the heads, but the famous MiddleRoll 70 Core (Disturbed,Haywire,Asylum) has no problem picking up in the oil.  At the breakpoint the cover definitely wants to go sideways, but it does it very smooth and controlled so you know youíre not going to over skate the breakpoint or snap too hard off the dry.  For those who love the Haywire, the HyWire will be the perfect piece to switch to once the Haywire stops finishing on the back.  Itís one of my favorite balls already!


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Roto Grip Hy-Wire
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 05:06:20 PM »
Bowler: Keven Williams
Hand: Left
Rev Rate: 450
Speed: 18

The Roto Grip Hywire is definitely one of my "Go To" bowling balls in my bag! This ball really is something special with that one part solid,
two parts pearl 62M Coverstock. The Hywire is very clean in the front part of the lane for a 2.50 RG ball while still reving up in the mid lane
and having a ton of backend motion downlane. This ball hooks in all the right ways! The Hywire compliments the Haywire very well as its cleaner
in the fronts but still the same amount of hook potential overall. When my Haywire is just a little too early rolling, the Hywire comes right into


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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 07:02:00 AM »

Length: Various

Volume: Various

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): All of them

The exciting new release into the RotoGrip HP3 line is the HyWire.  The HyWire uses the proven Middle Roll 70 core that was also used in the Haywire.  The Middle Roll 70 Core provides superior midlane control and the addition of the 62M Hybrid Coverstock means strong continuous power through the pins.  My coordinates are 5 5/8 over and ĺ up for my PAP, Ball speed is medium, Rev Rate around 300 and I am right handed.  The layout I chose was pin over the fingers with no hole and did not touch the coverstock at all leaving it polished.  The numbers on the layout are 65X5.5X45.

I was able to compare the HyWire against the proven Haywire to see what the differences really were.  First and foremost the HyWire generates more length and more backend motion than the Haywire on the medium to short oil patterns.  That should not surprise anyone.  The Haywire was more responsive on the medium heavy patterns and also the longer patterns than the HyWire.  Again that should not surprise anyone.  The real surprise for me was how versatile the HyWire really is.  On the shorter patterns the HyWire generated enough length that when carry down happened the strength of the backend was a huge benefit.  On the medium length patterns the HyWire allowed me to play to my strengths which is straighter and keeping the ball in front of me.  On the longer patterns, the Haywire was the ball to use hands down but the HyWire was not totally a fish out of water.  The HyWire came into play when the front part of the lane became dryer and slightly wet/dry condition started happening.  The HyWire generated good length and had enough on the backend to mix the pins up.

The HyWire will only add more versatility to an already diverse HP3 line!

Likes: Length with strong continuous backend motion


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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 10:12:19 PM »
Roto Grip Hy-Wire Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The new Hy-Wire by Roto Grip is the newest release in the HP3 line and fits perfectly in the line!  After the Haywire was released, Roto Grip kept the same core, but created a hybrid coverstock to create more length and a quicker response time than the Haywire.  The Hy-Wire fits that description perfectly.

Iíve drilled one Hy-Wire thus far and love it.  I put the pin above my ring finger, shifted the CG a good amount, and put a good size hole on my axis.  Itís mapped out as: 4 Ĺ x 2 with a 31/32 hole 3 inches deep.  With this layout, the ball itself creates length because of its cover, but Iíve tried to smooth it out as much as possible.  My goal with this layout was to create a motion I could use on multiple patterns. 

Other than shorter patterns, Iíve been able to use this Hy-Wire on everything else.  Iíve also tweaked the surface a few times, but Iíve had the most success with the surface at 2000.  I think the Hy-Wire has somewhat of a rolly, forward motion to it, while still creating length and a quicker response time. 

If you are looking for something cleaner than your Eternal Cell or Lock, the Hy-Wire will fill that gap perfectly!



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Hy-Wire Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 05:48:41 PM »
The Hy-Wire is the ball to own if you want or need easy length and perhaps the strongest backend move on the market.  The hybrid cover is 2 parts pearl and 1 part solid, and shows that with a very pearl-esque motion on the lanes.  However, the solid shows itself in midlane revving and control at the pocket.  Despite an exceptionally strong move on the backend, the Hy-Wire exhibits a surprising amount of control at the pocket and through the pins.  It goes through the pocket the correct way, offering a very high carry percentage often missing on flush or solid pocket hits from other balls with similar strength on the backend, which can sometimes be too strong through the pocket leaving odd "stone" or "solid" back row pins standing.  It's also a very versatile ball, with a few minor physical changes allowing you to play virtually anywhere on the lane, which can be a critical part of scoring well: the ability to make small adjustments without having to go to your bag. 
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Roto Grip Hy-Wire
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 01:58:06 PM »
  The Roto Grip Hy-wire is newest release in the HP3 line.  It is the Hybird version on the very popular Haywire.  The Haywire is one of my favorite balls, especially on the fresh.
But sometimes I had to put it up in game 3 as it was starting to labor downlane. 
Now with the Hy-wire it is a perfect ball to go to.  As it has 1 part solid and 2 part Pearl which it allows to clear the heads cleaner and store more energy to the back end.  The Hy-wire still to me has the forward rolling motion to it but much cleaner than Haywire, Eternal, or Critical.  The carry is great with this type of motion.  Another good addition to the Roto Grip line.

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PAP   - 3 up 1 1/2
Tilt     - 17
Speed - 16-17
Rev Rate  380-400


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Hy-Wire review by Mark Tarkington
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 12:55:58 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:  50 x 5 x 30

The HyWire is just fun to roll!

Iíve been able to use it on a variety of house patterns and it always clears the heads and turns the corner.  It opens up the lane better than most pearls or hybrids.  I am yet to have it burn up on me. 

As the condition breaks down, I just migrate left with small moves and it keeps me in the pocket.

I canít say enough about how good the HyWire is.  I donít normally say that a ball is an Ďessentialí, but I believe the HyWire is just that.  It will fill a gap in your arsenal that you didnít know you had.  This ball is a purchase you will not regret.
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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 02:02:58 PM »
I drilled up the Hy-Wire to see what the hype was about. There is a guy in our traveling league who has shot 4-5 800's in about a 3 week span using this ball exclusively. After getting mine and putting it on the lanes, I can see what the fuss. I can get it left and it rolls really heavy and strong and seems to get back from everywhere on the lane. I have noticed that I do need the pattern to be in the medium to longer-medium range for this to look really good on. I have also been able to touch the surface with 3000 and keep the lane shine down to a minimum and the ball still has a good crisp move at the breakpoint.

I have thrown this one next to my Fight and it is a good "ball" down when the Fight is too early in box condition. I have also staged this one in front of my Sky Rocket as when it starts to check up too quickly, it is perfect for me to ball down to the Sky Rocket.

Put this one in your bag if you want the typical go long-finish strong look in your bag. But as with all Storm/Roto pearls/hybrids, you can dramatically change the look with surface and get more versatility out of the ball.
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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2016, 07:15:31 PM »
The Hy-wire is the perfect compliment to the Haywire. They both use the same core with the exception that the Hy-wire is a hybrid. The Hy-wire has a very good ball motion. It gets through the heads very well without hooking too early which people see when the lanes get to dry and the Haywire starts to burn up or hook to soon. Its a perfect ball down from the Haywire. Its a good compliment to that benchmark ball in your arsenal; it helps give that 1-2 punch.
I drilled my Hy-wire 5.5″ x 5″ placing the pin above my ring finger. This is one of my favorite layouts on symmetrical cores. It helps get the ball downlane while making a continuous but controllable backend motion.
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Hy-Wire review by Storm Staffer Matthew Kemper
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2016, 10:24:56 PM »
Roto Grip Hywire Review:
Lane Type: Wood

Length: 41ft

Volume: 21ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  Strong overall reaction.  Real strong off the break point.    Smooth and consistent ball motion
Dislikes: none
The Roto Grip Hywire is the newest release in Roto Gripís HP3 line.  The Hywire contains the Middle Roll 70 core which can also be found in its counterpart the Haywire.  The Hywire is wrapped with the 62M Hybrid cover stock and is finished at polished 1500 grit
The Hywire is the new polished version of the Haywire and was created to give a cleaner smoother look compared to the Haywire.  I drilled mine with a 55 x 4.5 x 25.  I wanted to give the ball some length down lane with a smoother reaction off the break point.  I decided on a 4.5 inch pin distance to give myself a fairly strong flare potential.  After throwing this ball Iíve found that it is real clean through the fronts because of the factory polish and the overall ball reaction is very smooth and easy reading because of the solid element in the cover stock.  The ball packs a punch when it hits the pins and the overall strong reaction gives me a little bit of miss room to the right. 
I recommend this ball for anyone looking for a strong and versatile benchmark ball.  This ball will be good for any type of bowler who has a straighter game or more of a deeper lane play player.  The Hywire will be real good on drier, medium, or medium heavy lane conditions.  It might be a bit weak for fresh heavier oil patterns but it will definitely be a good transition ball on those heavier conditions. 


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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2016, 10:41:44 AM »
The Hy-Wire is the latest release from Roto Grip with the middle roll 70 core. This rendition has a polished hybrid cover called 62M. The 62M cover has 1 part solid (blue) and 2 parts pearl (yellow and violet). The core numbers of the middle roll 70 core is 2.50 with a differential of 0.043 in 15lb balls. The Hy-Wire is in the HP3 line of bowling balls.
I drilled my Hy-Wire 4 x 4 ĺ x 2 ĺ . The Hy-Wire has a spin off name from last years release, the Haywire, but when bowling with my Hy-Wire, I have a reaction that is more complimentary to my Deranged (polished pearl with the 61MH cover) than that of the Haywire. My Hy-Wire is a little earlier, and smoother off the spot than my Deranged, and covers more over all boards by about a 3 and 2 move in. I have had good success with my Hy-Wire on some medium length PBA patterns, as well as some modified house conditions. On our current house shot, the Hy-Wire is a little too skid flippy, and pushes me a little too deep for optimum pin carry, as the pattern is a bit cliffed, and I need to throw balls to blend the corner better. I really like my Hy-Wire when the patterns flatten out a touch, but still has more of a medium volume to them. I have tried sanding the cover of my Hy-Wire, but have found that for me, I really like the cover polished, and just use the ball when the conditions deem necessary.
The Hy-Wire is a true medium oil to slight medium heavy condition ball. For heavier volumes or highly viscous oils, I would recommend the Haywire, as the cover on the Haywire can handle more oil, but for medium volumes of oil and moderate length patterns, the Hy-Wire is a great option. I have had great success with ALL the bowling balls that have used the middle roll 70 core. For me, this is one of the most user friendly cores I have ever thrown. This Hy-Wire, is no different, just finding itís home in a slightly different lane condition environment than the previously released balls thanks to this version of cover stock. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Roto Gripís latest HP3 line ball, the Hy-Wire.
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Re: Hy-Wire
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2016, 06:09:09 PM »
Layout - 55 x 4 1/2 x 50
Box Finish

The Roto Grip HyWire has a big backend reaction that is fantastic on a wide variety of lane conditions.  It ignores the heads completely, has a touch of midlane roll, but mostly unleashes itself in the backend part of the lane.  It is a great choice to take advantage of house shots or medium to dryer sport shots where opening up the lane is necessary.  The amount of backend that the HyWire possesses lends itself to have great entry angle and pin carry, as well.

The HyWire is a good 2-3 boards stronger, in box finish, versus a Roto Grip Hustle P/R/O that has a 4000 grit finish.  The Hustle P/R/O is smoother and weaker overall, and is better suited to a lighter oil condition.  These two can be a great combination for a variety of house shots.

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