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Hustle PBR
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:42:23 AM »
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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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2020, 06:42:53 PM »
Layout 50x4x25 rev rate 275 ball speed 14 mph PAP 4 ½ right and 1 up
My intention when drilling the BPR was to replace my older Hy-Road Solid I've had for a while, it was basically my benchmark piece for the burn. I keep my BPR at 5k no polish and it is a friction lover! Anytime I am bowling a tournament more than 3 games this ball is lurking in my bag ready to step up. I usually step down from my IQ Tour Solid or my Idol Pro when they are to much through the heads. The solid VTC cove rstock is meant for more control and that is exactly what we get just like the IQ Tour and Idol Pro but less overall hook.


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2020, 07:58:34 PM »
Drilling 90x5x45  rev rate 450 ball speed 17 PAP 3 ¾ right 1 up
So after review I feel like new Solid BPR is a perfect compliment to the IQ tour solid. When throwing I get very similar feel just about an arrow less overall hook. Coverstock wise I get a very similar feel with and allowes me to make very easy adjustments when its time to ball down from my iq tour solid. I also have compared with my Hustle AU.I get about 3 more boards of hook overall starting up about 2 to 3 feet sooner!


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2020, 06:02:00 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto grip Hustle PBR
Cover stock   Solid
Cover stock    Reactive
Weight Block   Hustle™ Core (Symmetrical)
Color      Purple / Black / Red
Finish      3000-grit P
Layout       45 x 4 x 40

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

The Hustle Line of balls has a lot of controlled power at a budget price. The Hustle PBR will not be a hook monster like a UFO or Rubicon but it is about the same as my Wild Streak in total boards. The Hustle PRB creates a very nice controlled shape on the lane when the new MVP Attitude may be giving you a bit more on the back end than you need. This ball will fit between my MVP Attitude and Pitch Purple in my line up. The core and cover create a very predictable motion which is nice on lanes that are wet dry or have stripped back ends. I really like this PBR much more than the Ink.  The Hustle PBR hits as hard as balls that cost much more. The color blend of the ball has very nice shelf appeal also. The Hustle line is a great option for bowlers who want more punch than an entry level reactive ball or tournament bowlers building a complete arsenal. I have already seen the PBR being used on some PBA telecasts. This tells me the folks that bowl for a paycheck trust this ball to do the job. The PBR should be very versatile for all styles of bowers.

The Hustle PBR rolls like a higher priced ball.
The control and hit of this ball are very good..
The PRB can be a nice addition to round out an arsenal.
This ball should work well for all styles of bowlers.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2020, 03:11:30 PM »
Hustle PBR - 40x4x40 3000 gir pad finish - Huslte Core - VTC-S20 solid reactive coverstock
Testing condition: 44ft Mo Pinel created THS on older SPL ( earlier 2000's).
Hustle PBR is a great addition to the Huslte line, being an updated solid coverstock wrapped around the very established Hustle core, it gives the Hustle line another piece in the puzzle. Comparing to the Hustle INK, the PBR rolls a little sooner and a little stronger then the now legendary INK. For me it rolls very similar to my Idol I have at 1500 grit. Early roll, but still enough energy stored to still create a good angle into the pocket. Earlier version of Hustles that were reactive where weaker front to back and the PBR stands out because it is not "weak" at all. A great ball to add to your tournament ball or if you have a THS this is a little "sparky" in the later mid lane and backends.


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2020, 06:55:06 PM »
I drilled my HUSTLE PBR with my normal go to layout of 55 x 4.5 x 35. I left it box surface of 3000 abr.

The HUSTLE PBR is the typical Roto Grip "Big bang for less bucks" type release. The Hustle line is typically marketed as a low end piece for the slow ball speed or newer bowler. But there is a lot of value to an experienced player looking for something that still has some teeth to it but is a nice step down from the high and medium end balls.

I put my HUSTLE PBR up against my IQ TOUR PEARL and IQ TOUR SOLID. The IQ's both revved up much earlier with the PEARL being very early and a whole zone or two left of the PBR, but the SOLID was not too much more down lane than the PBR. In fact with a little more surface on the IQ TOUR SOLID to separate it from the PBR, having both is a good idea for arsenal building.

Put this one if your bag if you have some surface or pattern friction and your big guns are too much bowling ball for the house or lane pattern.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2020, 06:56:54 PM by Bigmike »
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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2020, 11:04:03 PM »

Volume: High

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

Rev Rate: 450

Ball Speed: 17 mph

PAP: 5 1/16 x 3/4 up

Introducing the Hustle PBR, the newest release in the HP1 line. The Hustle PBR uses the Hustle Core and is wrapped with the VTC-S2. The layout that I went with was 4.5 x 4 x 2, this layout puts the pin above my ring finger and kicks the cg out. The Hustle PBR is great on medium conditions. I love how smooth and controlled of a motion I get from the PBR. If you're looking for a great drier lane ball that has great control, this is the ball for you.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2020, 01:58:39 AM »
The Hustle PBR is a ball that compliments the other Hustles and gives you the control and smooth shape like the Hustle line has.  This ball has a very strong movement to the pocket with this VTC-S20 Coverstock.  I drilled mine 45 x 5 x 65 and this is my weaker smoother layout.  This ball definitely gives me the control that I am looking for when I am playing up the outside.  With this layout the ball doesn’t flare a lot, and this ball doesn’t flare a lot in general, which gives it the control you are looking for.  As for all the Hustles consistency and control play a huge factor.  I find this ball is more effective on light to medium oil patterns.  If you have a rev rate over 400 you will like this ball to blend out the pattern and give you that smooth controlled look.  Pretty much any layout will work in this ball and give you what you are looking for. You wont be disappointed.


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2020, 01:28:31 PM »
Hustle to the shop and get you one.

WEIGHT: 15lbs
RG: 2.53
DIFF: 0.030
OUT OF BOX: 3000 Grit

Pattern used for review is a modified HP.

The Hustle PBR is my second one after the popular, Hustle INK.  I was looking for something smoother and able to handle a little more oil.

The PBR is the strongest Hustle so far.  In my opinion it is a bit stronger and earlier than the IQ Tour Solid.  Strong, controllable, but playable.  If you’re looking for this type of a ball, the PBR is a no brainer.

LOW DOWN:  Definitely a must have for those looking for control.  THe Hustle line has definitely proven itself to be more bang for your buck.  The PBR definitely offers the most hook being offered at this price point.  #SquadRG


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2020, 07:49:22 PM »
Roto Grip Hustle PBR

Coverstock:VTC-P20™ Solid

Weight Block: Hustle™ Core

Factory Finish: 3000 grit

Radius of Gyration: 2.53

Differential: 0.030

2 new Hustle's and this review will cover them....along with where they fit in with my other Hustle's.

The Hustle PBR is the strongest Hustle to date and once again has packed a lot of performance in a low price point ball.

If you couldn't see the Hustle logo on the ball, you would probably assume this is, at least, an HP2 line ball. So much ball for the price!!!!!!

The PBR is a light oil and/or house shot killer. Great combo of strength and control. I can attack our house shot from a few different angles, which is impressive for a ball that you can order for under $100 (Drilled in my shop for $125).

I drilled mine 65x4x35, my go to layout.

My current Hustle-only arsenal looks like this:

PRB--midlane/strongest of the bunch/smooth


RAP---longest/most angle of the group


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2020, 12:02:17 PM »
Roto Grip Hustle PBR
Layout: 55 x 4 1/8” x 30

This is the most hook I have ever seen out of any “entry level” ball, period. I brought this ball out on a fresh medium-heavy oil shot, and it had no trouble digging though the oil. What I like the most about the PBR is the fact that it has so much mid lane traction but still does not give up in the back end; the amount of continuation is fantastic. The PBR has many uses – it could easily be the strongest ball in your bag if you do not see heavy oil often, or it could be a great ball to go to when balls such as the Idol or Rubicon start to hook too early.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2020, 09:13:30 AM »
Building on its success and amazing value, the Hustle line has another winner with the PBR! The PBR has a new solid cover but the same great core which makes this the slowest response Hustle to date. As someone who likes to use slow response solid balls on house shots this is my house shot killer! I drilled mine 2” from my PAP with a 1” pin buffer. It’s nice and smooth but the solid cover still picks up early to read the pattern correctly.
If you are looking for a slightly weaker benchmark solid ball, you will not find a better value than the Hustle PBR!


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2020, 11:13:48 AM »
No, this isn't a beer... this just might be the biggest value to ever have the Roto Grip logo on it! The Hustle PBR combines the familiar Hustle series core (2.53 RG, 0.030 differential) with the updated VTC-S20 Solid reactive coverstock at a 3000-grit surface. The amount of traction and control that this ball brings to the table is completely unparalleled to anything else that I've ever seen. It's a different feel in how it shapes downlane thanks to the different friction response of the coverstock and the RG gap (2.49 versus 2.53), but this is definitely a very controlled, predictable, benchmark-type motion in the same vein as an !Q Tour Solid and is already seeing use at all levels even on PBA Tour shows. If you want predictability on a budget, this is the ball for you!


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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2020, 06:12:04 PM »
The Hustle PBR has the new VTC-S20 coverstock wrapped around the popular Hustle Core. The new sanded coverstock gives a new look in the Hustle line. 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. The same great Hustle look and price with another option.

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Re: Hustle PBR
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2021, 12:15:55 PM »

Length: Approx. 42 feet

Volume: Medium with very strong backends

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Very smooth and strong, especially for the price point.

Dislikes: On this THS, the strength forces me deep, but then the ball isn't really built to go around the lane.


The layout here is 3.5 x 4.75 x 1.5, and I went with box surface (for now).

There is no doubt the Hustle PBR is a lot of ball for this line/price point. I heard Luke Rosedahl describe the PBR as something of a baby Phaze II, and I think that's an accurate description for it. While not super early, the PBR definitely reads the midlane hard, which is great as long as you have sufficient oil for it. Obviously, the PBR isn't as strong off spot/continuous as something like the Phaze II, but it's not weak by any means either. I think that this ball would be great for me on slightly heavier volumes, and it will be great right away for someone who is a bit speed dominant and/or doesn't have much hand as it would be a ball that could easily be used all night long. If you're looking for a strong/versatile solid that doesn't break the bank, give the PBR a look.