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Hustle RIP
« on: July 18, 2023, 04:27:56 PM »
Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 3 3/4 x 70
Storm Vector Layout: 3 ¾ x 5 x 3 ½

The Hustle RIP is the ball I have been waiting for to replace my Hustle Camo. I never had the Hustle Ink but everything I’ve seen from the RIP so far tells me this is the next best thing, maybe even better. Out of the box it gave me plenty of length and a strong back end. This will be a great ball for high rev players on house shots or for when the heads get fried, and you need some length with finish you can trust. This is easily a $200 value at a entry level price. This will the be ball I recommend to any new bowler just getting started.
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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2023, 10:15:12 PM »
Hustle RIP - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: VTC Solid Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Color: Royal Imperial Purple
Core: Hustle Core
Layout: 75 x 4 1/4 x 40
RG: 2.53
Differential: 0.030

The Roto Grip iconic hustle line has two winners The Hustle RIP and Hustle M-M.
The Hustle RIP is the stronger of the two balls, which features the iconic Hustle Core wrapped in the VTC solid reactive cover. I tested this ball on a 44 feet typical house pattern. As a medium to low rev player, I see this ball being great on medium to light oil patterns. I was able to play in the track area and down and in up the five board. This ball stands up in the midlane with a strong finish on the backend. My ball is drilled with the pin over the ring finger. The Hustle RIP is similar to the Hustle Ink and is a must have for league and tournament bowlers. Now available for preorder at your local pro shop! My ball reviews are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2023, 03:24:52 PM »
Layout: 35 x 4 1/8” x 40

For the masses looking for a re-release of the vaunted Hustle Ink, this is about as close as you can possibly get. The RIP is incredible easy through the heads and has a smooth, consistent hard arc in the back part of the lane...just like the Ink.  Not to mention that the color somewhat reminds me of that ball, as well.  I (and many others) consider the Hustle Ink to be one of the best balls that has come out of the Storm facilities in the last 10 years, so any allusions to that ball is of the highest regard.  The RIP can handle medium oil, especially with the cover taken to 3000 or 4000, but it is most at home on broken down shots that resemble medium-light oil.

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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2023, 06:28:14 PM »
The new Roto Grip Hustle RIP is the newest staple in the RG Line-up. The Hustle series has been proven in the past to be one of the best bang for your buck series on the market. The RIP, which has roots going back to the original Hustle INK, is looking to be one of the best lower-mid performance balls with mid-performance reaction. I drilled my RIP 4.75x4x4 2LS since that has been my go to layout in the past. I am beyond impressed with the reaction I get out of this ball as it hooked substantially more than my PBR did in the past. Compared to the Hustle PBR, the RIP is slightly cleaner and produces more angle on the back part of the lane. I was easily able to stand 5-6 boards further left with my RIP compared to my PBR and still have it go through the pins well.

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Style: RH 2-handed
RPM: 580
Average: 230 THS, 205 Collegiate
PAP: 5 over, 1 7/8 down


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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2023, 11:12:03 AM »
Ball Specs:
Roto Grip Hustle RIP
VTC™ Solid Reactive – Reacta Gloss
Weight Block: Hustleâ„¢ (Symmetrical)
Color: Royal Imperial Purple

The Hustle line continues to pump out quality equipment at an affordable price. What’s not to love about that?! This ball is a must have for all levels of bowlers. For those who bowl tournaments you can bring this ball out when the lanes begin to get a little more friction to them. While on the flip side this is a great starter ball for new bowlers who aren’t ready to commit to that $250 ball just yet. The Hustle line has historically been one of the best lines in bowling with the addition of the RIP and MM that history continues. Make sure you get out there and pick yours up today!
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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2023, 10:29:11 AM »
The Hustle RIP features the same medium RG and low differential core everyone has loved and is wrapped in VTC solid. For anyone that wasn’t around when the first Hustles came out, this is basically a reincarnation of the original Hustle INK. The Hustle INK was made widely popular for the fact that is was basically a budget IQ Tour. For a ball that’s $100, you’re not going to find more performance!

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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2023, 08:00:39 AM »
Layout: 5x4x3. The new Hustle RIP is one of the best bang for your buck bowling balls on the market. For me, the RIP is slightly cleaner than the INK was, with very similar shapes overall. This ball is a go to when the lanes burn up, but you are still looking for that mid-lane read and smooth transition down-lane, as opposed to going to something cleaner like the IQ Tour Ruby or Fate. I have also found this to be very useful on fresh house shots when you want to keep your angles in front of you and control the lane. For me, this ball is an excellent step down from an IQ Tour Edition or a Phaze 2. When you consider what this piece offers you, at the price you pay, I give it a 10/10 every time. Thank you.


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Re: Hustle RIP
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2023, 07:11:02 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Roto Grip Hustle M-M Pearl In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the VTC (Versatile Traction Control) Pearl Coverstock and comes with Reacta Gloss with an RG of 2.53, Diff of .030. Depending on the Hustle M-M’s surface, bowlers can use this on low-to-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 RIP will glide just a tad through the front of the lane compared to the Hustle M-M. This two-ball release will be a nice transition when the "benchmark" balls are too early. The Solid and Pearl 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 #LogoInfusion or #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)
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