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TNT Infused Review
« on: October 11, 2023, 09:44:45 AM »
Ball Specs: Roto Grip TNT Infused
Coverstock: eTraxâ„¢ PLUS Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Torpexâ„¢ Core   
Color Glow Orange / Copper / Plum
Finish Reacta Glossâ„¢
Layout 45x4 1/4x40 or 4 1/4x4x2 1/2
Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 4 3/16 Over 1 1/16 up
Rev Rate 400
Speed at release 17.5
The TNT Infused is the new ball in the HP3 line. This is a hybrid version of the TNT featuring the eTrax plus cover stock and the Torpex core found in the original TNT. This ball is going to be a later rolling and more backend version of the TNT. If you found the TNT to be too early then this will be a great compliment. eTrax hybrid is a two part pearl one part solid cover, mine seemed to be mostly pearl in my track which gave me a more length but each will be different pours. This ball is going to be a good transition ball on breakdown when you need to stand a little left but need the recovery to the pocket. For higher rev rates the Infused can be a great benchmark ball with surface or a ball that you can get left with. For lower rev rates and higher speeds this will be the ball you will go to when the lanes start to get burnt up. Get yours November 3rd at your local Storm VIP pro shop.
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TNT Infused Review
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2023, 04:03:06 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip TNT Infused
Cover: ETrax Plus Hybrid Reactive
Symmetric Core
Finish: Reacta Gloss Polish
Layout 4.5 x 5 with 2-1/2” Pin Buffer

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

I like my Original TNT and always could see a use for a polished pearl or Hybrid version, and now we have it! The Infused Hybrid read the lane earlier than I expected which gave me more hook than I thought thus making it a strong benchmark shiny ball. I used this ball in league when my Exotic was too strong and I had control and a lot of strikes. I since have been practicing with it and I am becoming more comfortable and impressed with this ball. The TNT Infused has an explosive punch at the pocket. The TNT Infused fits between the Exotic Gem and the Electrify in my line up. The Infused is responsive to friction but does not over react. This is a good looking ball and as more get out on the lanes I think it will be very well received by all bowlers. I would not call the TNT Infused an angular ball because for me it provides a powerful controlled motion throughout the whole lane. This ball hits great and carry is very good even on off hits. The TNT Infused is very versatile and could even cut down on how many balls you need to carry to the bowling center.

The TNT Infused is a great looking Hybrid ball.
The TNT Infused has a strong benchmark motion.
The TNT Infused is versatile and has explosive hit.

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Re: TNT Infused Review
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2023, 08:10:39 PM »
Roto Grip
TNT Infused
Coverstock: eTrax + Hybrid Reactive Cover
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.54
Differential: 0.051
Layout: 5 x 4 x 4 - 2LS
Layout Extras:  2 3/4 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester:  PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

The TNT Infused features the eTrax + Hybrid Reactive which makes the TNT Infused a 2.0 version to the original TNT in the Roto Grip line of bowling balls. In comparison to the TNT the Infused is longer and more responsive and will be more angular than the original.

Anything you desire in a ball to create a touch of length and control the TNT Infused may be the answer you are looking for. At recent MatchMaker events the TNT Infused has been doing well and much better carry wise as compared to the original.

For me, we went a touch more depth in the finger holes to create slightly more length (2 1/8 to 2 3/4). The reason for this change is the original TNT (layout the same) burned up for me which had an impact to carry. Initally I thought the TNT was going to be a staple in my bag, but could not get there with surface changes etc. The Infused has defintely been a tremendous upgrade and proves what a tweak to the coverstock can do.

Overall, I feel the oob finish is much better on the TNT Infused and I will continue to test for a period of time. The original TNT was a tad strong and the cover dominated a tad to much for some players. Just to note, in my area the lanes tend to be older surfaces and get "sparky" fairly quickly. The TNT Infused has its place as that control piece for this type of situation.

The TNT Infused will work best on medium volume patterns.  If your desire is to have control downlane the TNT Infused is worth taking a look or even second look at it. I was pretty shocked how much better it looked in its 2.0 version. Don't hesitate to try out the TNT Infused.  Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today or for more information.

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Re: TNT Infused Review
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2024, 05:01:57 PM »
Nice addition to the original TNT.  The Infused has many of the same characteristics for me as the TNT but in a package I find more usable. While the original was all about control.  The Infused offers plenty of control but still has the ability to create some shape on the backend.


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Re: TNT Infused Review
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 08:39:42 AM »
TNT Infused
Cover: eTrax+ Hybrid Reactive
Core: Torpex
RG: 2.47 RG
Diff: 0.050

My layout: 4.75 x 2.5

The Infused is a hybrid symmetrical ball that I see working best on medium to med-dry conditions. The hybrid eTrax+ cover on the Infused is very clean compared to the original TNT. It gets through early friction easily is much quicker than I was expecting. The low rg core translates the clean cover to a medium to medium-quick response motion down lane. I have found that the Infused is best when the lanes transition past big solid balls like the Absolute Power or Phase 2. It allows me to get more shape without picking up the fronts too hard.

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Left handed
PAP: 5 x 1/4up
Rev rate: 400


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Re: TNT Infused Review
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2024, 09:12:53 AM »
THIS BALL…I’m going to say that this ball has flown under the radar more than any ball in recent memory.  The TNT infused is wrapped with e-Trax Plus Hybrid which is 2 parts pearl and 1 part hybrid.  This ball handles volume better than most! The combination of the Strong, Torpex Core and the the cover surprisingly DIGS!  When I struggle to get some of my bigger Asyms. to pick up and go, this ball gets the job done! I can not speak highly enough of this ball, it really is a huge bang for the buck, with this bad boy being in the HP3 line.  I drilled 2 of them because I loved the first one so much.  My first one was 5x5x2, my second one was 4.5x4.5x4.  That pin down layout was not my favorite, however so be cautious if you are thinking about a pin down layout for this one.

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