Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Reviewed:April 2016
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Blue Solid / Yellow and Violet Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Middle Roll 70
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Hy-Wire is the latest addition to the Roto Grip HP3 family. It uses the same Middle Roll 70 core design as the Haywire, but instead of a sanded solid cover like the Haywire, the Hy-Wire uses the 62M hybrid veneer that comes out of the box at a 1500 grit polished box finish. This hybrid cover is two parts pearl to one part solid, giving it more length than other hybrids that are 50/50 blends.

Our medium pattern was first for our testers. On the fresh, they all saw the Hy-Wire go too long before making its move to the pocket. When we slowed our ball speeds down, we got it to read a little better in the midlane, but any mistakes on the fast side with our ball speed would result in the 2 pin standing. All three testers saw a dramatic improvement in their ball reactions when they gently scuffed

Roto Grip Hy-Wire Comparisons

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Additional Roto Grip Hy-Wire 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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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.