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StormAndrew

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Hyped Solid
« on: August 20, 2022, 06:22:23 AM »
Designed for medium conditions the Hyped Solid is a good step up off the HP1 or step down off the HP3 balls. This ball is, also, good for those conditions where there is a lot of friction down lane and the bowler is looking for overall control. The Hyped solid boasts a higher RG so it will not rev as fast as some of the higher performing balls which is suitable when either the fronts seem to go or there is a lot of hook down lane.

 

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Hyped Solid review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 08:07:28 PM »
Cover: VTC™ (Versatile Traction Control) Solid
Core: Hyped
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.52
Diff: 0.036

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin In Ring 4 1/2 inch Pin to Pap 3 inch Pin Buffer

The new HP2 release from Roto Grip adds a solid to the line. Again utilizing the Hyped core, the new Hyped Solid features the VTC solid cover. VTC Solid per the company, "was formulated with durability and consistent performance in mind specifically for the HP1 and HP2 lines. This formula delivers outstanding performance while providing control and versatility without being overly aggressive." To put it simply this ball was designed as a gap filler between the outstanding HP1 line of Hustles and the Powerful HP3 balls.

I tested the Hyped Solid on our high volume 43 ft house pattern. While the design intent was to avoid the cover being overly aggressive, I definitely saw a strong midlane move with my Hyped Solid. I did opt for a very strong layout, but compared to the Dare Devil balls which made up the HP2 line in previous years, the Hyped Solid is a noticeable upgrade in cover strength.

I see the Hyped being very useful to control tricky patterns. Those very flat patterns that seem to be ever more popular for bigger tournaments can catch a big swath of bowlers in between the more forgiving way to play the patterns. I would very much have liked to have this ball for nationals this year my medium rev rate made me feel like i had too much hand to get the ball up the lane, but not enough to get steep through the front to try and create hold. I think the hyped solid will work well as an upgrade from urethane. Similar ball reaction but more power to make up for lack of rev-rate.

This ball is also a great option for a first ball for someone wanting to learn to hook the ball. It won't over-react downlane but gives plenty of hook to help someone develop their release.

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Roto Grip Hyped Solid Review
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2022, 10:59:39 AM »
The Hyped solid features the VTC solid cover, hyped core, and comes at 3000 grit factory finish. It has a RG of 2.52 and a Diff of 0.036 in 15lbs. This ball is designed for medium oil and at the price point, it will be a great value for anyone. The Hyped will be a good ball for most house shots and later in the tournament blocks. The shape is smooth and round which gives you plenty of control but still has some traction. For me, this ball gives me a similar shape to my Infinite Physix but just weaker and this is what caught my eye when I saw it. After throwing the Hyped, this is exactly what I was wanting for a ball down when my Infinite becomes too much and I am wanting the same shape on the lanes. It also allows me to move right and control the lanes without the ball going crazy. Whether you are high rev, high speed, low speed, or low revs this ball will be a great ball for anyone. Another great ball from the Roto Grip line!!

Tobias Myers
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