Roto Grip Hustle 3TP Bowling Ball

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CORE... Inside you will find the now famous Hustle™ Core which measures in at more of a medium rg number. Not too high and not too low, it measures in just right. While the core differential measures in at a lower value for more control down lane. COVER... The VTC-P18™ Pearl Reactive cover was first used on the Winner™ and instantly became a fan favorite. This formula of pearl increases traction throughout the lane while still retaining enough energy to respond down lane. CONDITION... Created with versatility and reaction in mind, the Hustle 3TP does not disappoint. Compared to the rest of the line of Hustle's, the Hustle 3TP just like the Hustle Au, will provide the most length with more backend reaction due to the pearl cover.
CoverstockVTC-P18 Pearl
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finish1500-grit Polished
Weights10 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBCYes

14 Reviews

  • BowlersMartPark-Mike

    Posted by BowlersMartPark-Mike on Oct 5th 2019

    The Roto Grip Hustle 3TP, through just a layout change, has a much stronger reaction in the back part of the lane than the Hustle AU did for me. Whereas my AU was drilled pin down, I drilled the 3TP pin up, 35 x 4" x 35, to allow the core to flare as much as possible. As a result, when thrown on broken down house shot conditions, the 3TP has a ton of backend flip. I was quite surprised, actually. I hit the ball with a 4000 pad to smooth out the backend a touch, but I was still able to move quite far left and essentially hook the lane with an entry level price point bowling ball. Of course, this ball is not intended to be used on heavier or fresh lane conditions, but once the lanes break down a bit, it really shines.

  • Ricmccormick2000

    Posted by Ricmccormick2000 on Oct 3rd 2019

    One of Roto Grip's next addition to the HP1 line is the Hustle TP3 which has the VTC-P18 1500 grit polish coverstock wrapped around the well known Hustle Core. The Hustle TP3 is a great entry level bowling ball for beginning bowlers and competive bowlers for when the lanes tend to hook a little more. This ball gives you great length through the front part of a lane with a smooth motion into the pins. If your a beginner in bowling or a competive bowler this one is for you to give you great length!

  • Haley3

    Posted by Haley3 on Oct 3rd 2019

    Very happy with the additions to the HP1 line, I believe that this might be the most overlooked series. When it comes to shooting high scores most people think you have to spend top dollar to get those results. The hustle line proves that you can get great quality for an even better price. The Hustle 3TP is super clean through the front part of the lane while still storing enough energy in the backend. I would typically use this on a shot where there might be a lot of friction on the outsides, or even on a house shot that's starting to burn up after so many games. For me this would be a league ball and would also be great for beginners as well.

  • ct9pinking

    Posted by ct9pinking on Oct 2nd 2019

    Hustle 3TP The VTC-P18 Pearl Reactive Cover is combined with Hustle Core (one of my all-time favorites). The Hustle 3TP in my opinion is the perfect compliment to the Hustle Ink. I love the Hustle Ink, so I was very excited when this ball was announced. The Hustle 3TP & Hustle AU are the same ball except for the color. Since my favorite color is purple it was a homerun for me. To me this ball is about an arrow straighter than the Hustle Ink. This ball allows me to play on the edge of the oil line and the ball doesn't jump when I hit the dry part of the lane too early like most low end balls do. The Hustle 3TP is a great Symmetrical ball and a perfect addition to the HP1 line. The Hustle 3TP is a must have when you need a ball for lanes or patterns that are blown apart from a lot of previous play. Bowler Info: PAP 4 9/16 x 1 3/16 up; Ball Speed 18mph; Rev Rate 620 RPM #stormnation Keith DeMaine Storm Amateur Staff Connecticut State & County HOF Roto Grip Hustle 3TP Ball Review by Keith DeMaine

  • bigmikecraig

    Posted by bigmikecraig on Sep 15th 2019

    Stats in profile - PBA50 member - 16.5 mph-300 rev rate. I laid out the Hustle 3TP with a 4" pin to pap and a 30* VAL drilling angle. I left it box finish, then touched it some with a used 2000 abralon pad to change the length downlane. The 3TP is controllable and let me stay close to the friction both on the outsides of the pattern and also laid off some on shorter patterns. I had a tough time getting the corners out if there was carrydown or the pattern was longer than 38'. This should be good for heavy handed players looking to stay more to the right instead of urethane. Straighter players will want closed down angles to get some motion to improve carry with it.

  • NateGarcia (In reply to: caseyccg )

    Posted by NateGarcia (In reply to: caseyccg ) on Sep 14th 2019

    The Hustle 3TP is one of three new low end releases from Roto Grip. The Hustle AU has the same Hustle Core wrapped around the VCT-P18 Pearl coverstock. This will give bowlers a weaker option when tackling very dry house shots or when the lanes break down and players want to stay farther right, especially low rev rate players. When the front part of the lane goes away from the bowlers that have the higher rev rates, straighter players can stay right with this ball giving them a ball that can get through the front part of the lane with ease and still give them plenty of back end from a lower end bowling ball. In my opinion, I believe that the Hustle 3TP is weaker than the Hustle AU just because of color. Color is very important when it comes to how a ball rolls. You can have the same bowling ball and it be made in two different colors and they will roll different from each other. The 3TP will give you more length and more of a response to friction, causing it to snap more downlane. Either way, both Pearl Hussle's will be great for straighter players or very dry house conditions that make players get left. Nate Garcia PBA Regional Champion

  • caseyccg

    Posted by caseyccg on Aug 29th 2019

    Orientation: Right Handed Rev Rate: 375 RPM Speed: 16-17 MPH PAP: 4 5/8 straight across Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO Pattern: High Volume THS Dual Angle: 5 ½, 4, 4 Oh boy more HUSTLES! I love my Hustle INK and I'm always looking for the next best shape. Roto Grip changed the cover to a pearl and I love the result. The Hustle 3TP looks great, but I love the reaction more! It's cleaner than the Ink with the same great Hustle motion! Perfect ball for friction or late in the day transition.

  • Tony Marino

    Posted by Tony Marino on Aug 22nd 2019

    This new pearl Hustle is the most skid/flip of any other current Hustle, and once again has packed a lot of performance in a low price point ball. These newer pearl Hustles seem slightly weaker than their previously released counterparts and I am very happy to see that. I see this ball being great for when the lanes start hooking in the front or when bowling on very worn lane surfaces.

  • RavensTransAm

    Posted by RavensTransAm on Aug 9th 2019

    Roto-grip has revamped their Hustle line and it is a nice breath of fresh air. The New Hustle 3TP is one of the two newest Hustle Pearls to be released. The new hustles handle dry lanes better than the older hustles for me. The older hustles still had an amazing strength to be an HP1 line but the VTC-P18 coverstock on the 3TP does not overreact for me when it sees friction. My traditional pin in the ring layout comes out to be 61x4-3/8x58. This ball allows me to move to around the 16 board and play up the first arrow. If I feed it out further than that it still makes it back to the pocket with ease without jumping through the face. For me this ball will be better on light oil or short sport shot patters. It needs to see friction to make the turn into the pocket, but it is very predictable in it motion. Stephen Foley Roto-Grip/Storm Staff

  • rodbowler75

    Posted by rodbowler75 on Jul 31st 2019

    I was really excited when the new Hustles where announced! The Hustle Ink has been one of my go to balls on dryer lanes. I drilled up the 3TP and this ball hasn't disappointed me. I drilled mine with a 3 x 3 layout. Picks up faster in the mid lane and a smooth motion down lane. A great compliment to my Ink and for anyone looking to add a ball to your lineup this is a great choice!

  • rodbowler75

    Posted by rodbowler75 on Jul 31st 2019

    When the new Hustle where announced I was really excited because the Hustle Ink has been one of my favorite balls in my bag for when the lanes start to dry out. The 3TP gives me a nice compliment to my Ink I used a 3 x 3 layout reads early on the lane and a smooth control motion for me off the spot. This is a great choice to add to your lineup if you're looking for that lower end ball that still has the higher performance.

  • CooperMathewson

    Posted by CooperMathewson on Jul 25th 2019

    Roto Grip Hustle 3TP Coverstock:VTC-P18™ Weight Block: Hustle™ Core Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished Radius of Gyration: 2.53 Differential: 0.030 With the release of 3 new Hustle's, 1 hybrid and 2 pearls, I figured a comparison between these and the Hustle INK would be the best way to review them. The Hustle 3TP is the most skid/flip of any other current Hustle, and once again has packed a lot of performance in a low price point ball. The price point would make a buyer assume it is a light oil piece but if you are looking for that, look towards the Storm Tropical Surge. The Hustle 3TP will be as much on a typical house shot as will will be on lighter oil. If I were using my Hustle-only lineup for a THS league, I could see the 3TP being my game 3 ball more often than not. The 3TP gets length with ease and gives a nice, quick turn when it hits the friction. I drilled mine to move a touch earlier than my hustle ink, AU, and HSB. My Hustle-only arsenal was built as follows: HSB early/strongest/smooth INK long/strong/smooth AU long/medium/slightly more angle than above 3TP longest/medium/most angle of the group ****AU and 3TP left at box finish, drilled differently****

  • kennonmcfalls

    Posted by kennonmcfalls on Jul 21st 2019

    Man does this ball look good on a shelf AND going down the lane. Before the Hustle INK, the previous hustles were either too early and quit downlane or too sharp and left designs on the pin deck. Schlem fixed this with the Hustle 3TP. This ball for me is the sharpest downlane. I think one thing that stands out though is that its how good this ball looks going down the lane. The purple colors look like an orb going down the lane. For me this ball is easily 3-4 boards more than the Hustle AU because of the downlane response to friction. I think this ball will be the go too on low volume patterns and the patterns with volume less than 18-19 mils. Im also looking forward to throwing this ball on the old beat up wood surfaces that I sometimes see in the south. In sum, The Hustle AU is 3-4 boards weaker than the Hustle 3TP. The 3TP is a weaker version of the Winner Pearl for me!

  • StormAndrew

    Posted by StormAndrew on Jul 8th 2019

    Video: Ball Review: The Hustles will be a great option on those lower to medium volume oil patterns or transitioned lanes where the fronts have gone away. The Hybrid will be a smoother more controllable reaction than the pearl whereas the latter will provide cleaner/more angular motion downlane. I did a pin down layout on the hybrid as I would want that as my first go to ball to keep my angles in front of me. Plus the solid within the hybrid allows this additional control. On the 2 pearls I placed a pin down and pin up on each to see the different shot shapes. With the pin down compared to the hybrid I saw a lot more length and responsiveness downlane than the hybrid. With the pin up pearl compared to the pin down pearl there was definitely a lot more length and angle to that ball. Wtih each of the 3 new Hustles there will be a step down from each ball - Hybrid to pin down pearl to pin up pearl. Those who were a fan of the previously released Hustles or those looking for a weaker/cleaner piece in their arsenal the newly released Hustles will be a great option to choose from.