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Hyped Hybrid
« on: October 08, 2021, 03:20:30 PM »
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Roto Grip wants to get you hyped up with this mid-performance bowling ball! The Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid introduces the Hyped core which features a low RG. This core allows the ball to offer more overall motion than Roto Grip's entry-level balls but a little less than their upper-mid performance bowling balls. The coverstock on the Hyped Hybrid is the VTC (Versatile Traction Control) Hybrid Coverstock which provides durability and consistency on medium oil conditions.

Color: Chrome/Pink/Purple Solid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: VTC Hybrid Reactive
Core: Hyped
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium
RG: 2.52 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.036 (15# ball)



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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 05:39:58 AM »
Roto Grip Hyped is well…..HYPED UP!

Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 40 x 5.25 x 45

Finish: OOB

For those of us you that remember the Nomad line and wished it would be reintroduced, well, this is pretty close to that!  Welcome the Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid!  I’ve been looking forward to this one and believe me it didn’t disappoint!  The VTC Coverstock is pretty aggressive even with 1500 polish on it, it can read the midlane pretty aggressively.  I went with a taller, longer pin layout and kicked the CG right 45* as I wanted to use this to really open up my angles.  Normally I hit 1500 OOB with some surface, but this ball did not need that whatsoever.  This ball reads sooner than expected, not skid flippy mind you, but a definitely a strong motion off the backend that goes thru the pins with a certain aggression!  This ball is cleaner and a bit longer than the Zen, but more backend reaction which is great when my Zen runs out of room as I move inside but still want a bigger piece before moving down to a UC2 or IQ Tour Emerald.  There will be lots of Hype over the Hyped, so go pre-order one or hit up a Matchmaker and test one out if possible.  For an HP2, you’re gonna get tremendous value and a pin destroyer!

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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 03:32:49 PM »
Hyped Hybrid
30 x 4.25 x 10

Holy cow this ball is good!  Over the past couple of years this is a performance category we have been missing.  For me the Hyped balls are replacing the HyRoad balls in my bag.  Those balls are a little round off of the friction for my ball speed/rev rate/ ball roll combo.  These match up much better when I need to shape it!  For most people this will be stronger than Electrify and Burner but not quite as strong as Trend 2 or UC2.  This ball is the perfect league ball!  Pre-order yours today!


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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2021, 06:35:53 AM »
Hp2 price point with a Hp4 reaction. Super easy through the front part of the lane with all the angle anyone would ever need in the back. Fantastic looking on the shelf and going down the lane will make this piece a winner for all styles.


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Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2021, 05:25:52 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Hyped Hybrid has an earlier roll than I was expecting, which was a nice surprise. This will allow you to throw it in multiple parts of the lane, as I showed in my YouTube ball review. You can play to the right with it because of this balls controllable motion, but I struck more with it as I moved left into the oil. I compared the Hyped Hybrid with the Trend 2, and the Trend 2 was cleaner and a bit more angular. The Hyped Hybrid has the same numbers as the Hyped Pearl, just wrapped in a stronger cover. If you are using it for heavier oil conditions, a slight surface adjustment might help you. Once you move too far left with this ball and need better angle, the Hyped Pearl will be the perfect step down.

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Rev Rate: 400
Speed: 16
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16

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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 10:46:18 AM »
Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid
Layout: 5 x 4 x 3
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 40 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid utilizes the Hyped Core and VTC hybrid coverstock.  The Hyped Hybrid rocks a beautiful pink swirl coverstock.  I was bowling a recent tournament and noticed another bowler throwing it a coupe pairs over because the color popped.  The H2 definitely has shelf appeal. The Hyped Hybrid  has a sooner hook spot than the Hyped Pearl but still finishes well.  I feel you could get by with one or the other if you are on a budget.  Both are good options for the HP2 line.  Both are a touch stronger than I expected.  Once again, Roto Grip is providing a bang for your buck.  The Hyped line should provide a great step up from the Hustle line.  The Hyped Hybrid is going to be most effective on medium conditions.  I am looking forward to using the Hyped Pearl in tournaments after the breakdown in lane conditions happens.
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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 12:44:35 PM »
Absolutely love the Hyped Pearl. It's clean, angular and on the weaker side of the spectrum. When the lanes are deep into transition and you need a ball that will clear the fronts and reserve energy down lane the Hyped Pearl is a great option. Also, the Hyped line will work well on those higher friction surfaces. The hybrid version is smoother and more forward compared agains the pearl.


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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021, 08:37:24 AM »
Hyped Hybrid
Cover:  VTC Hybrid
1500 Polished
Core: New Hyped Core
RG: 2.52
Dif. 0.036

I I been looking for a ball I can ball down to on the burn or when the conditions are dryer. There have been several releases recently in this category by different brands. I was very intrigued by the new Hyped Line. I drilled the ball with my normal layout 4x4x2 (45x4x30 with dual angles). I left the ball out of box at 1500 polished. I have been really impressed with his ball. Initially the verdict was out on this one but after the cover broke in some this was a big surprise. The Hyped Hybrid is cleaner and smoother than some of the other new releases in the category. It has a strong backend motion with strong continuation through the pins. I have been looking for something that wasn’t going to jump off the spot and strong enough to carry out the corners.  The Hyped Hybrid does both. I look forward to conditions that will allow to see this ball in action. The Hyped Hybrid is a good choice for all styles and great for those just starting in the sport.


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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 12:59:57 PM »
The Hyped Hybrid is the newest addition to Roto Grips HP2 line. The Hyped Core combined with the Versatile Traction Control (VTC) coverstock, is a great combination. This ball impressed me right out of the box with its reaction. This ball was much more than I expected, as it got through the heads easily, picked up sooner in the mid-lane, much sooner than I expected, and still had a huge backend reaction. For me this is just a slight step down from my Dark Code, when the dark code wants to pick up a little soon, I go to the Hyped Hybrid and can stay in the same part of the lane. This is by far one of the best bangs for your buck out there. 


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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 12:49:43 PM »
Ball Specs
Hyped Hybrid
Cover: VTC Hybrid
Weight Block: Symmetrical
Color: Chrome/Pink/Purple Solid

The Hyped Hybrid is another great piece from Roto Grip. The HP2 line is a line that continues to prove that you can find great value at any level within their ball line. The Hyped Hybrid has a strong backend motion that reminds me a lot of the Hyroad, just a little weaker. When I feel that my Hyroad is starting to become to much ball I switch to my Hyped Hybrid. This ball a great ball for someone who is looking for their first ball with the ability to grow with this ball. This ball would also be great for tournament bowlers who need something for when they start to see the lanes transition.
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Hyped Hybrid Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2021, 06:31:51 PM »
The Hyped Hybrid is one of two in a new line for the HP2 category, and features the VTC Hybrid cover, and the new Hyped core coming in at a 2.52 RG and .036 differential.  The core numbers are a very unique combination, differentials are very seldom seen in the upper .030s, and the overall reaction is somewhat heavy rolling but not quite chuggy.  It’s also not very quick revving, which gives it a very methodical continuous reaction, it reminds me a lot of the MVP Pearl and Wrecker going back a bit further.  It has a firm climbing motion on the backend and plays well from multiple angles.  The Hyped Hybrid should be a perfect choice either to start a league set out with or as a step down later in the set or block at a tournament, and is a little earlier and smoother than the Pearl 
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Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid by Casey Murphy
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 11:16:16 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 ½ over and ½ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout: 
Layout 1:  5 x 4 x 2 ½  (pin above bridge)

The Hyped Hybrid and Pearl are new pieces in the HP2 line.  Both are clean but the Hybrid picks up MUCH earlier and is much slower on the back.  But it’s good slower.  I’m glad they didn’t do a solid because a lot if times a solid HP2 ball gets into a roll too quick but is too weak to hook.  The Hyped Hybrid has the perfect blend of strength and backend. 

The Hyped Pearl is the perfect compliment.  It’s got the same core but it feels like a much different ball.  I have it 4-5 feet clean and much more on the back which is to be expected from a pearl. 

You can honestly drill both and use the Hybrid on the fresh and the Pearl to finish off the night.


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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2021, 10:36:29 AM »
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Rev Rate: 350
Speed: 15mph
PAP: 4 Over & 3/4 Up

I feel people are underestimating the real HYPE of this ball. I know a lot of new equipment has been coming out lately and the Hyped Hybrid is getting pushed to the back. Let me tell you what I been having trouble lately, the fact I am always moving left. Like every game or even two times in one game. This ball keeps me playing in the area or line that I am comfortable with. Keeps me in play longer than any other ball I have in my bag. This means a lot less adjustments which leads to competing better or more consistent than others.

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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2021, 12:13:56 PM »
Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The latest addition to the Roto Grip HP2 line is the Hyped Hybrid.  With an RG of 2.52 and differential of .036, the Hyped Hybrid is a perfect addition to the line, especially for medium oil conditions.  The masterminds in Utah decided to beef up the HP2 line with the lowest RG core ever made to give the bowler a great compliment to the HP3 line.  Also, with a new Hyped Core and hybrid coverstock, I’ve found the Hyped Hybrid to be extremely useful.

I’ve drilled one Hyped Hybrid so far and think it rolls great.  I drilled it as 4.5 x 4 x 60.  I wanted this to be a ball to go to after my Idol Helios starts to get tired but before I need to use a Hustle.  The Hyped Hybrid is smoother than the Hyped Pearl and that’s strictly due to coverstock.  I’ve seen the high-rev use this one when lanes transition and they need to create some shape.  I’ve seen the straighter folks have success with it because it allows them to stay to the right longer and still store energy to run over the 8 pin.

Overall, different styles of players can use the Hyped Hybrid.  Go drill one!

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Re: Hyped Hybrid
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2021, 01:09:43 PM »

Hyped Hybrid • HP2 Series
Coverstock • VTC Hybrid Reactive Finish•1500-grit polished
Core • Hyped Symmetric
Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.52 Differential • .036
Layout • 70 x 4 x 25
Tester PAP • 4 ½ R, 3/8 D Tester Axis Tilt • 12° Testers Rev Rate • 325
Test Pattern • 42’ THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street
The all-new Hyped Series from Roto Grip has hit a new mark of success in their HP2 lineup. With the all-new Hyped Core wrapped with the proven VTC (Versatile Traction Control) Hybrid or Pearl Coverstocks, this new SP2 line delivers fantastic results at a moderate price. I was genuinely impressed with the Hyped line, so let’s take a closer look at how the Hyped Hybrid handled a THS.

Roto Grip has done an outstanding job with its development of the all-new Hyped Core. From the start of a typical league night of bowling, the Hyped Core was smooth and consistent. Being a higher-speed and low-rev player, I liked how this core provided a more predictable, well-rounded motion I could depend on for the entire evening! Further, I liked how the Hyped Core, being a low RG or “centered heavy” ball, delivered a strong rolling motion but retained its energy for an explosive impact at the pins. Even when you miss right and pray it gets to the pocket, the Hyped Core delivered results like that of a high-performance ball. So, it’s safe to say the Hyped Core produced what Roto-Grip wanted to achieve - a medium flare or moderate hooking ball with the ideal ball motion!

Hybrid coverstocks are a great option on a THS for straighter players, and The VTC Hybrid cover is an excellent choice! Starting on fresh oil, looking straight up the second arrow, I like how this Hybrid cover read early and maintained solid traction in the mid-lane. As the night progressed, the VTC Hybrid continued with a clean and well-blended motion as I started to play inside. And as I moved my eyes to look at 16 - 17, the 1500-grit polished surface handled my high-speed/low-rev hand quite easily. I also enjoyed the confidence I got from the well-defined motion of the VTC Hybrid cover, even as the conditions started to break down. So, for a straighter player, this cover is well suited for your game on a THS.

In conclusion, the Hyped Hybrid is an excellent choice for low-rev/high-speed players on a THS. With its brilliant purple/pink combination, the Hyped Hybrid brings a welcoming look and motion to your game at a low to moderate price. It is an excellent all-around choice for league bowlers! It also fits perfectly between the HP3 line, like the Rubicon, and the HP1 line, like the Hustle Wine. So, talk to your local pro shop operator today about the Hyped Hybrid. You will be glad you did!

Rick Klimowicz
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