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Hustle RIP Review
« on: June 27, 2023, 07:26:03 AM »
        I found both these balls to be a great bang for your buck. Low price entry point  although with  plenty of performance the Hustles will be excellent for those lower to medium oil conditions.
The solid provided a pretty smooth reaction. Finished with a polish this ball is clean through the front part of the lane and provides plenty of predictability down lane without overreacting. I have a pin down layout on the solid which allows me to keep the shapes and angles in front of me and play more up the lane. As that begins to fade I can transition to the pinup M-M to get the ball to see the lane sooner and allow me to open my angles up.
I really enjoyed both these balls and can see myself using them as my weakest balls in competition.




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Re: Hustle RIP Review
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2023, 05:11:14 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Hustle RIP
VTC™ Solid Reactive – Reacta Gloss
Weight Block: Hustleâ„¢ (Symmetrical)
Color: Royal Imperial Purple

There is NO reason to not love this line of bowling balls. They cater to literally every bowler in the world, regardless of skill level and is priced so reasonably that its worth its weight in gold. Our style: tweener, 350-375 revs, 16.5mph, layout of choice is 4x4x2 (pin is above bridge). For the seasoned veterans you can expect an extremely versatile lower end solid, something to keep transition to late in a block if you are needing to move right (even if the conditions are drying up). For the novice bowler you can expect great value in your purchase, getting a great piece of equipment for pennies over an entry level reactive bowling ball. The color options also appeal to novice bowlers who may care more about color than performance. The trusted Hustle core is in many bowling record books for a reason, it’s just that good. May the pins R.I.P.

Kyle, Joel, & Dean Johnson
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Re: Hustle RIP Review
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2023, 06:17:53 PM »
Coverstock: : VTCâ„¢ Solid Reactive
Core: : Hustleâ„¢ Core
Finish: Reacta Gloss Factory Finish
RG: 2.55 (14lb)
Differential: .030 (14 lb)

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin over Ring 5 Pin to Pap 2 1/2 Pin Buffer

The HP1 line got back it's GOAT. The new Hustle RIP is what all Hustle Ink fans have been waiting for. The Hustle core and VTC solid combo is unbeatable and this ball will be very popular.

I first tested the Hustle RIP in league. Our house pattern is longer and higher volume than many, it is also a higher ratio (12:1). The Hustle RIP is a very clean ball, clearing the lane heads easily and providing a good continuous motion in the back-end. By numbers it's not a very strong ball, but I would say it out-performs most balls in it's price point.

I was able to use the RIP on the fresh condition playing closer to the friction. The ratio made it a little touchy as it could over-react when it saw friction too soon. I was very happy with the ease that it cleared the front of the lane, as the lane beds have a lot of early friction.

The Hustle RIP really shines as the lane begins to transition. It is one of the most dependable balls I've ever thrown in terms of clearing the front, reading the end of the pattern and giving predictable, continuous down-lane motion. It also responds really well to speed and hand position changes, allowing you to stay in the ball for a long time as the lanes change.

The Hustle RIP will be very popular for many bowlers. It is a useful ball for high rev and speed challenged players on almost any condition. For all bowlers the Hustle RIP will be very useful on drier lane conditions and higher friction lane surfaces.

See my full ball reaction video at:

Lonnie Pemberton
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