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Hustle X-Ray
« on: April 16, 2024, 06:46:40 PM »
The Hustle line is one of the best values for your dollar.  The Hustle X-Ray is no exception to that.  If you’re looking for a ball for lower volume conditions or you’re new to the game this is the ball for you.  The Hustle X-Ray is great in the mid lane, then reads the dry with enough energy to carry all day.
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Re: Hustle X-Ray
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2024, 05:01:00 PM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Hustle X-Ray
Cover: 4000 Grit VTC™ Solid Reactive
Weight Block: Hustle™ (Symmetrical)
Color: Slate/Black

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. This ball will leave the pins in pain and in need of an X-Ray.

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Re: Hustle X-Ray
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2024, 03:49:58 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Roto Grip Hustle Xray Solid In 14 pounds this ball is wrapped in the VTC (Versatile Traction Control) Solid Coverstock and comes in 4000 grit with an RG of 2.55, Diff of .030. Depending on the Hustle Xray’s surface, bowlers can use this on medium oil conditions. There are not many balls that can cover a variety of conditions, especially at an entry-level price point. To give a comparison the Hustle BRY will roll just a tad less through the front of the lane compared to the Hustle Xray. This two-ball release will be a nice transition when the "benchmark" balls are too early. The Solid and Hybrid will naturally be longer and more robust. BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up. #Storm #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)

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Re: Hustle X-Ray
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2024, 04:58:31 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS 12:1 Ratio

Coverstock: : VTC Solid Reactive
Core: : Hustle Core
Finish: 4000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.53 (15lb)
Differential: .030 (15 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 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 VLS

I've been a huge fan of the Hustle line from the beginning. I've always felt that Roto Grips HP1 line is the best in the industry for outperforming their price point and the new Hustle X-Ray continues that trend. The X-Ray features the same VTC Reactive cover featured on the Hustle RIP and the Hustle Core that has made this line what it is. The X-Ray features a different surface prep and a very cool new color scheme.

The Hustle RIP has been my go to when I'm looking for a ball that will give me predictable continuous motion on lighter oil or broken down house patterns. If there has been a hole in the Hustle line it's been a ball that I feel like I can get into right away and stay with through the transition. The Hustle USA hooked plenty to handle oil but as you had to cover more boards it tended to flatten out down-lane and have trouble getting the corners out. The RIP was a little too clean for a fresh pattern. The X-Ray seems to fit perfectly in that gap. You obviously have to keep straighter angles and play closer to the friction to start but works great for that and retains energy down-lane a little better than the USA did.

I tested the X-Ray on our high volume high ratio house pattern. The first week I took it out it looked great in practice but the other bowlers on the pair used some shinier stuff and they carried down so I transitioned into a stronger ball pretty quickly. The next week we caught a pair closer to the wall and it worked beautifully. It really gave me an advantage to be able to stay in the ball so long as everyone else fought the fast transition. I also added a bit of surface the next time I was closer to the middle of the house. At 2000 it was every bit as good on a little tighter pair. The core/cover combo is very versatile and takes well to both surface adjustments and release adjustments.

I would recommend the X-Ray for rev-dominant and speed challenged bowlers and for anyone who is dealing with more hook in the upcoming summer months as I know many of us do. I think it will also be a very handy ball on sport conditions as it will allow you to stay closer to friction longer on flatter patterns.

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