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xrayjay

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hustle INK
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:04:09 PM »
what balls in the storm umbrella does the hustle ink compare too.

I had a storm heat? I don't remember the name, low end ball. it was a great ball for me on THS first and second shift. I had to polish the solid cover and it was a ball I used for 2 seasons. My low tilt, average AR made medium ball for THS read early.

At this new house/location, I'm seeing a similar pattern and surface as the old house I've bowled in, just longer. And since the HI comes in "solid polish" oob, lower entry, big core compared to the breezes.... I thought this could be the ball I'm looking for after all. I bowl fist and second shift at this house and needing a versatile ball.

But I'm not familiar with balls in the roto grip line. In fact, I haven't been following ball companies and new releases at all. My bag is mix and over lapping, but owning a spinner is helpful - but I'm lazy.

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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 10:16:24 AM »
That's what we all have been saying;  Please cut back on ' Stronger than advertised'

Yes, and Roto Grip needs to ditch using HP (literally means hook potential) for their categories. It makes no sense now. They need to re-arrange some things and/or create a 5th category if they are to keep it the same.

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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 10:32:33 AM »
I don't see how someone can love the INK and hate the other Hustles. My POW and INK are more similar than different. They just differ slightly in shape. At box finish, the INK actually went longer than the POW. I now have the INK at 4000 dull and took my POW to 4000 with polish. The INK is now earlier, but still far snappier than advertised. The POW is now longer, but even quicker off the spot.

Bottom line, the Hustle line is not for light oil. Certainly not for burn. Good balls, but Roto Grip needs to come out with some weaker balls still.

Have you tried to throw the same line with the INK as the IQ Tour solid and noted differences?
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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 11:59:51 AM »
Have you tried to throw the same line with the INK as the IQ Tour solid and noted differences?

I don't have an IQ Tour Solid so I can't compare them.

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 12:10:26 PM »
I don't see how someone can love the INK and hate the other Hustles. My POW and INK are more similar than different. They just differ slightly in shape. At box finish, the INK actually went longer than the POW. I now have the INK at 4000 dull and took my POW to 4000 with polish. The INK is now earlier, but still far snappier than advertised. The POW is now longer, but even quicker off the spot.

Bottom line, the Hustle line is not for light oil. Certainly not for burn. Good balls, but Roto Grip needs to come out with some weaker balls still.

Have you tried to throw the same line with the INK as the IQ Tour solid and noted differences?
I have thrown the Tour solid and Ink side by side on Sunset Strip,(same layout on both balls, pin above bridge) my tour solid is about 2 boards stronger overall but much earlier and smoother down lane.  I don't find the 2 to be similar in shape but they are pretty close in overall hook.

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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2017, 12:25:02 PM »
I don't see how someone can love the INK and hate the other Hustles. My POW and INK are more similar than different. They just differ slightly in shape. At box finish, the INK actually went longer than the POW. I now have the INK at 4000 dull and took my POW to 4000 with polish. The INK is now earlier, but still far snappier than advertised. The POW is now longer, but even quicker off the spot.

Bottom line, the Hustle line is not for light oil. Certainly not for burn. Good balls, but Roto Grip needs to come out with some weaker balls still.

Have you tried to throw the same line with the INK as the IQ Tour solid and noted differences?
I have thrown the Tour solid and Ink side by side on Sunset Strip,(same layout on both balls, pin above bridge) my tour solid is about 2 boards stronger overall but much earlier and smoother down lane.  I don't find the 2 to be similar in shape but they are pretty close in overall hook.

Do you wish you would have gone a different route with the INK layout now throwing the two side by side, or no?
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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2017, 01:32:36 PM »
I purchased the INK thinking that it would be a really mild ball, and was looking for something to go above my RIDE.  Well, it is above my RIDE, but way, way above!  This ball is smooth and clean, but really strong!  Throwing on the same pair, I could go from 22 to 10 with the RIDE (1000 abralon), but ended up 42 to 15 with the INK(4000 abralon). 

For my needs, I was hoping for something much weaker, so I might have to do more research before I buy another ball.  My daughter quit bowling, and she has the 2 Rack Attacks, so I might have to plug and re-drill.  I think the purple would be a good choice.

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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2017, 01:49:12 PM »
I don't see how someone can love the INK and hate the other Hustles. My POW and INK are more similar than different. They just differ slightly in shape. At box finish, the INK actually went longer than the POW. I now have the INK at 4000 dull and took my POW to 4000 with polish. The INK is now earlier, but still far snappier than advertised. The POW is now longer, but even quicker off the spot.

Bottom line, the Hustle line is not for light oil. Certainly not for burn. Good balls, but Roto Grip needs to come out with some weaker balls still.

Have you tried to throw the same line with the INK as the IQ Tour solid and noted differences?
I have thrown the Tour solid and Ink side by side on Sunset Strip,(same layout on both balls, pin above bridge) my tour solid is about 2 boards stronger overall but much earlier and smoother down lane.  I don't find the 2 to be similar in shape but they are pretty close in overall hook.

Do you wish you would have gone a different route with the INK layout now throwing the two side by side, or no?
No, I actually think they compliment each other well with the same layout, the tour solid is a good starting ball on the fresh but I can't chase it in and still get it to corner well enough to carry good, that's where the Ink comes in, it's cleaner through the front and has more "shape" downlane so it works very well with chasing the pattern left.

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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2017, 02:58:42 PM »
I have been wanting to pull the trigger on the ink.But I keep getting mixed reviews.Some say its way to strong some say its weak.I have the WreckEm which is very strong.My step down is the Hectic it is weaker.Was looking for maybe a step down from Hectic.I like Tamer reviews on balls.But they seem to think its very weak.          So Strong or Weak which is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc7k6aZI40w

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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2017, 03:29:43 PM »
I don't see how someone can love the INK and hate the other Hustles. My POW and INK are more similar than different. They just differ slightly in shape. At box finish, the INK actually went longer than the POW. I now have the INK at 4000 dull and took my POW to 4000 with polish. The INK is now earlier, but still far snappier than advertised. The POW is now longer, but even quicker off the spot.

Bottom line, the Hustle line is not for light oil. Certainly not for burn. Good balls, but Roto Grip needs to come out with some weaker balls still.

Have you tried to throw the same line with the INK as the IQ Tour solid and noted differences?
I have thrown the Tour solid and Ink side by side on Sunset Strip,(same layout on both balls, pin above bridge) my tour solid is about 2 boards stronger overall but much earlier and smoother down lane.  I don't find the 2 to be similar in shape but they are pretty close in overall hook.

Do you wish you would have gone a different route with the INK layout now throwing the two side by side, or no?
No, I actually think they compliment each other well with the same layout, the tour solid is a good starting ball on the fresh but I can't chase it in and still get it to corner well enough to carry good, that's where the Ink comes in, it's cleaner through the front and has more "shape" downlane so it works very well with chasing the pattern left.

Almost sounds like the place of my Hy-Road Pearl. Makes me wonder how it compares to the Match-Up Hybrid as well.
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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2017, 06:14:28 PM »
I have an INK. I haven't thrown the Hectic, but have seen it thrown. Based on reviews, I'd place the INK higher than the Hectic, but it depends on how you have it drilled (obviously). Mine is my "weakest" ball,but by no means is it weak. I step down from my Dare Devil, and the moment that sucker hits the dry, it snaps so hard. Last week in league, it was the only thing I could throw, as everything was flying Brooklyn, or hitting the 7 pin. Even then, this thing was flying back so hard. One of my competitors made the comment "that's your weakest ball....holy #hit", so that said, it's a great piece of equipment. I'm thoroughly happy with mine. You may want to shine it up a little, but it hits like a mack truck, and is very dependable. (this statement was not sponsored by RG.....but if they want to throw some eq my way I'll take LOLOL)

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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2017, 07:29:26 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFikkwXzzGk

I actually compare the Hectic to the Ink in this video.  I have the Ink stronger by 3ish boards, with more pop on the backend.  I think everyone needs an Ink anyway, but if you're looking for a step down for the Hectic, the Ink isn't it.  You really need a hybrid Tropical Storm if you're looking for less than the Hectic. 
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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2017, 08:40:48 AM »
I bought the INK because I wanted a step down with a similar "look & feel" as my IQ Tour Solid.  The OOB surface on the INK didn't provide enough of a step down, so I had my PSO adjust the surface from OOB to 4000+polish and it has given me the step down that I was looking for.

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Re: hustle INK
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2017, 10:47:11 AM »
As much as i "want" this ball, it's not what I'm looking for. I bowl on light oil that breaks down rather quickly. And I bowl on second shift where my starting point is already left of center - where I stand. plus, I'm reading a lot of mix reviews on this ball. It's good on dry, or it's stronger than expected. which is it?

It's tough for a bowler of my specs/style to buy or use coverstocks of today on conditions I bowl on. They hook/read too early, even the low end stuff.

What I"m looking for is a solid that I can play on broken down high friction dry lanes. Or a pearl that doesn't have a quick response.
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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2017, 10:50:50 AM »
^^^^^^^^

+1,000,000

Let me know if you ever find that.

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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2017, 10:59:57 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^  times 1000.