Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Hustle R/I/G
Reviewed:January 2017
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Red / Indigo / Gold
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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Roto Grip rolls out two more Hustles to their HP1 line with the release of the R/I/G and P/O/W. Both of these new Hustles use the same lower differential Hustle core as the first two Hustle releases, but this time surround it with the Pumped pearlized reactive coverstock. With all four Hustles sharing the same polished box finish, the pearlized cover and color scheme changes are the only differences between the two new ones and the two previous hybrid-covered versions.

The polished pearlized cover on the R/I/G gave us a little more length than the P/O/W, making it best on our dry test pattern. We could play multiple angles on this pattern, which is actually somewhat uncommon. Usually, we need to play much straighter up the outside and then make a big move once the oil starts to carry down. The extra length we saw from this ball allowed all three testers to attack this pattern like they do the medium pattern. Stroker could lay his R/I/G

Additional Roto Grip Hustle R/I/G Resources

Click here to visit Roto Grip's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

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