Roto Grip Hustle Au 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 Au does not disappoint. Compared to the rest of the line of Hustle's, the Hustle Au just like the Hustle 3TP, will provide the most length with more backend reaction due to the pearl cover.
Color2-Tone Gold
CoverstockVTC-P18 Pearl
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finish1500-grit Polished
Weights10 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBCYes

15 Reviews

  • Haley3

    Posted by Haley3 on Oct 3rd 2019

    I am 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 AU was extremely clean down lane, easily goes the longest out of any hustle I have throw yet. It almost went to long for me with the out of box finish, I had to hit it with 1000 to get it to shape nice. Think it would be great for bowlers with low ball speed that have problems with the ball hooking to much, this ball will easily get down the lane. Compared to the Hustle 3TP I had to move 4 to 5 boards right and use lower my ball speed.. I will be recommending this ball to the youth bowlers that struggle with speed or just going to the next level of equipment.

  • ct9pinking

    Posted by ct9pinking on Oct 2nd 2019

    Hustle AU The VTC-P18 Pearl Reactive Cover is combined with Hustle Core (one of my all-time favorites). The Hustle AU 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. 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 AU is a great Symmetrical ball and a perfect addition to the HP1 line. The Hustle AU 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 AU 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 Au 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 AU 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: sportshot )

    Posted by NateGarcia (In reply to: sportshot ) on Sep 13th 2019

    The Hustle AU 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 AU is slightly stronger than the Hustle 3TP just because of color. Gold coloring tends to roll sooner and be a smoother shape than a purple colored bowling ball. 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

  • sportshot

    Posted by sportshot on Sep 9th 2019

    Ball Specs: Roto Grip Hustle AU 1500 Polished Reactive Gold Weight Block Hustle™ Core (Symmetrical) Color 2 Tone Gold Layout 50 x 5 x 35 Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 5" Over 1/2 up Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50. Speed at release 17 Review: The New Roto Grip Hustle AU is a very good choice for dry lanes or the burn. The Gold Hustle AU, which I assume is the nomenclature for gold used on the periodic table, is a great looking ball. The AU goes much farther down the lane than my Hustle Ink but has more backend. It is almost a lower hook version of the IQ Envy with a bit more backend. The Core seems to be driller friendly and the more you increase pin to pap distances you see more length on the lane. I would consider the Hustle AU a low hook ball for me but there are times I need one in my bag especially one that has the hit that this new AU gives me. I have some very good youth bowlers with slow speed that I loaned mine to and they really liked this ball as well as folks who like to play up the boards. The Hustle line has always intrigued me because of the cover stock choices at a basically an entry level price point. I think this is a performance upgrade most other brands do not provide. I really like the backend on this Gold Pearl and I have not seen any over/under problems. This AU digs the corner pins out very well. I believe high rev bowlers, slower speeds or people bowling on dryer lanes will have a winner with the Hustle AU. I think shorter patterns will also be a good place for the AU especially with shorter pin to pap measurements for control. Summary: The Hustle AU gets easy length with a nice backend. This is a great looking ball. This is a very good ball choice for dryer lanes. Glenn Wendel PBA Member Storm Pro Shop Staff

  • tommygn

    Posted by tommygn on Aug 30th 2019

    The Roto Grip Hustle Au is one of the latest balls in the HP1 category. The 2 tone gold pearl VTC-P18 cover wraps around the 2.53 Rg, 0.030 diff Hustle core in 15lb weights. THe Au comes from the factory polished to a 1500 grit finish, which is fairly standard for pearl balls coming out of Utah. This is the first time that I have drilled one of the Hustle line of balls. I used a 4.5" pin with a 2.5" pin buffer. Out of the box compared to a polished Storm Black pearl Match Up (Storm step #2), the Hustle starts to pick up the roll a little sooner (closer to what I remember of the Match pearl), and is less responsive to the dry boards than the Black Pearl. I can see why other people who have used these balls along side of !Q tours, say they are like the !Q's little brother. When compared to my !Q Tour Emerald (same layout), on fresh backends, the Hustle is about a 2-1 move left to try and find a slightly straighter trajectory through the fronts, and to compensate for the less board coverage. As the backends start to get some lineage, the Hustle sees this carrydown much more than the stronger response to friction cover that is on the Emerald. I ended up 5-3 left of where I was standing with the Emerald, after about 5 games of bowling. A great advantage that I see with the Hustle Au is even though it sees carrydown more than higher responsive balls, I can still get a good reaction without the ball being over-under. I can just move and find the friction needed to get the ball to read correctly. To close, the Hustle Au has been a nice addition to use on medium-dry, to drier conditions, that still requires some angle that my urethane covered balls don't provide. I'm glad I finally drilled a Hustle, and may see a hustle Ink in my future, thanks to this ball. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Hustle Au from Roto Grip. Own It!

  • 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 AU 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.

  • BowlersMartPark-Mike

    Posted by BowlersMartPark-Mike on Aug 20th 2019

    Layout: 35 x 4" x 65 The Hustle Au is a true dry lane ball; a great step down from the stronger hustles such as the Ink and the now discontinued HYB, and slightly weaker reaction than that of the Hustle HSB. This ball completely ignores the front part of the lane and has a smooth but confident backend move that is equal parts flip and arc. The reaction is great for drier lanes, because it does not have the uncontrollable skid/flip move that lower end balls can sometimes have. This would also be a great ball for those with high rev rates or lower ball speeds.

  • rodbowler75

    Posted by rodbowler75 on Aug 6th 2019

    The Hustle AU is a great addition to the Hustle line. Gives you more length than the other Hustles and with the layout I used 5 x 3.5 x 30 the AU keeps me out of trouble when the lanes breakdown and other balls are too strong in my lineup. If you're looking for a low end ball to add to your bag this is a great choice! Available at your local pro shop.

  • CooperMathewson

    Posted by CooperMathewson on Jul 25th 2019

    Roto Grip Hustle AU 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 AU is a my favorite color scheme of all of the Hustles. Great looking ball 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 AU will be as much on a typical house shot as it will be on lighter oil. If I were using my Hustle-only lineup for a THS league, the AU will fit right between my INK and 3TP. The 3TP gets length with ease and gives an angular, but predictable, turn when it hits the friction. I drilled mine to move a touch earlier than my 3TP. Since those two balls are so similar, I went with different layouts to see the different shapes this ball can create. 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 20th 2019

    The Hustle AU comes in the latest continuation of the HP2 line. Of all the Pearl Hustles I have thrown, this one is the most predictable. Typically when I throw lower end bowling balls such as hustles or Match Ups, they tend to be much too angular for my taste. Also, they are just very unpredictable; by this I mean that they snap too hard off the dry while not hooking enough in the puddle. What makes the new Hustle AU so special is that its smooth. I think this ball will be perfect for heavy handed players who are wanting to play further to the right. You will not see the hockey stick motion like you would with some of the other lower end balls. Where I bowl the surface has lots of friction. I like to use this ball in league not only because its gold, but because it allows me to play further right with a soft hand. I don't have to worry about it breaking loose downlane to leave a nasty design. I anticipate using this ball on wooden surfaces and other places with lots of surface friction. I can also see myself using this ball on low volume conditions. Overall, this ball is a weaker version of a winner solid. Think "4-3 left". I can easily see myself starting off with a winner solid on a low volume pattern and easily transitioning into the Hustle AU.

  • 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.

  • Gil B

    Posted by Gil B on Jul 4th 2019

    Once again go to love the hustle line. This ball really gets through the heads for me which is great on dry lane conditions. Nice shape on the backend and retains enough energy to get through the pins with authority. For the money its a steal. Great ball to have in the bag.

  • andrewgroves

    Posted by andrewgroves on Jun 27th 2019

    Round Holes No Grips Proshop – Ball Review Ball: Rotogrip Hustle Au Layout: 5x4x1 Surface: Box Finish Lane Condition: THS mediumvolume Tester: Andrew Average: 230 When this one showed up on the new release list, I couldn't wait to drill it up. I immediately loved the Hustle HYB. The Hustle HYB provided so much bang for the buck. I expected nothing less from the Hustle Au. I punched mine up 5x4x1 and left it box finish which is unusual for me. I typically alter the surface of every polished ball before I throw it. I've already put about 40 games on the ball in the last 3 weeks in practice, leagues and tournaments. I thought with this layout that I might run into some uncontrollable motion down lane, but I haven't seen that motion yet. The Hustle Au is strong off the friction but gets up the lane well. It lets me stay alittle further right when the lanes are hooking without jerking the moment it encounters friction. I would definitely recommend the Hustle Au as the ball for lighter oil chose for speed dominant players and a great medium oil choice for slower speed or rev dominant players. I'll be posting a video to our YouTube account soon. Youtube/Facebook: Round Holes No Grips Proshop Andrew Groves Rotogrip Advisory Staff