Roto Grip Hustle Camo Bowling Ball

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Built to provide performance for both the novice bowler and the advanced bowler, the Hustle Line of balls serves as the standard in which all other entry level balls are compared. So, whether you are looking to get your very first ball or looking to get a ball to fill out your arsenal for those lighter conditions, have no fear, the Hustle Line is here! VTC™ COVERSTOCK Versatile Traction Control (VTC) was formulated with durability and consistent performance in mind specifically for the HP1 and HP2 lines. This formula delivers outstanding performance while providing control and versatility without being overly aggressive. So, if stability and control is what you are after, look no further.
CoverstockVTC Solid Reactive
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finish1500 grit Polished
Weights10 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBCYes

27 Reviews

  • Gil B

    Posted by Gil B on Nov 19th 2021

    If you were a fan of the Hustle Ink like i was then this is a match for you . The Hustle Camo features the VTC coverstock. The ball motion on this ball is a little stronger for me than the ink but also very predictable and very smooth. League bowlers on lower volume house shots this ball would be a money make in your bag.

  • Anthony Wiegand

    Posted by Anthony Wiegand on Nov 18th 2021

    I was a huge fan of the hustle ink and was disappointed when that ball got discontinued. Then roto grip came out with the Hustle camo, and took the spot in my bag that i was missing. This ball is not only as good as the ink, but may even be a little better. The solid cover finished at 1500 grit polished is a ball motion unmatched in its price point. If you weren't able to pick up a Hustle Ink, get to your local pro shop to get this new hustle camo and you won't be disappointed!

  • Roto Grip Hustle Camo Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by Roto Grip Hustle Camo Ball Review by PJ Haggerty on Nov 18th 2021

    Another addition to the historically successful line of Hustle's at Roto Grip is the Hustle Camo. Featuring the VTC solid coverstock, a symmetrical weightblock, an RG of 2.53 and differential of .030, the Hustle Camo is specifically designed for medium-lighter oil patterns. The purpose of the Hustle line has never changed but continues to be very successful. I've noticed players have the most success with the Hustle Camo when some of the high performance balls are simply too strong such as the Reality, Zen Master, or Rubicon. I've also noticed players who like to "camp out" in one spot of the lane and simply "ball down," the Hustle Camo should be the next ball you drill. I've drilled one so far and think it rolls great. I always recommend drilling balls with a low differential (.030) stronger to make sure they flare and hook enough. I drilled mine as 4 x 4 x 75. This puts the pin above my middle finger and I also left the surface at box (1500). If you need a ball for lighter volume oil patterns or if you want something you don't have to move major zones with and let's you stay to the right longer, consider drilling a Hustle Camo. I think you'll be impressed, especially for the price point!

  • Brian K Watson

    Posted by Brian K Watson on Nov 14th 2021

    The Roto grip Hustle Camo features the VTC Solid coverstock and Hustle core. The new Camo has great shelf appeal! Let's just say I am a huge fan of the RG Hustle line. To me the Hustle line is more bang for you buck. The Camo is no different. I drilled mine Pin up above middle which is a 5 inch pin. I loved the Hustle PBR. But the Camo is a little cleaner and little more pop downlane. I think the Camo rolls a little like the Hustle Ink. Where I can get as deep as I want on the lane and still be able to shape the ball well enough to strike even with a weaker core numbers wise (.030). I think the Camo is going to be very popular ball in the Hustle line. Brian Watson Storm Pro Shop Staff PAP - 4 up 1/8 RPM - 400 Tilt - 17 Speed 16-17

  • Kevin Duncan

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Nov 13th 2021

    Roto Grip Hustle Camo Layout: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation Testing information: 40 foot THS (medium to light volume) Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane The Roto Grip Hustle Camo utilizes the Hustle Core and VTC coverstock. The Hustle Camo was compared the red Storm Electrify Solid. They tested very similar. The Hustle Camo was a little longer with a crisper backend reaction. When compared to the Hustle PBR, the Hustle Camo is a touch longer as well. There is something about the look of the Hustle Camo that makes it a border line must have. The Hustle Camo is going to be a very good league ball as well as for late in tournaments. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Nov 7th 2021

    The Hustle Camo features the VTC Solid coverstock and Hustle core, which comes in at a 2.53 RG and .030 differential in 15 pounds. It's a rolly, light to medium oil ball that controls the lane a lot like an IQ, just a bit weaker. The Hustles have been popular because they're a triple threat, they're versatile, they fit the majority of regular league shots really well, and they're way cheaper than they should be. The Camo brings a bit of the balance back to the line, the PBR before it isn't too far off a Phaze 2, which is insane back for the buck, but doesn't quite fit what you're expecting from a ball marketed as light to medium. The Camo is easy length with a rolly shape, and a firm continuous motion on the backend. It's going to fit the majority of bowlers well, and even if it's not a first ball out of the bag for league, it's a great step down for game 2 or 3, and I think will play well on tougher patterns also.

  • Rick Klimowicz

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on Nov 5th 2021

    Hustle Camo • Performance Line • HP1 Coverstock • VTC Solid Reactive Finish • 1500-grit, Polished Core •Hustle Symmetric Weight 15lb •RG 2.53 •Differential 0.030 Layout • 70 x 4 x 20 Tester PAP = 4 ½ R x 3/8 D • Tester Axis Tilt = 12° •Testers Rev Rate = 325 Test Pattern = 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street When Roto Grip released the Hustle line of bowling balls, they delivered an industry standard for level one or entry-level bowling balls. With the release of the Hustle Wine and Hustle Camo, that industry-standard has elevated to an even higher standard. So let's take a closer look at the Hustle Camo and how it rolled on a THS. Initially developed in the Hustle INK, the Hustle Core is a well-rounded and smooth-rolling core. This ball has a low/medium RG and low/medium differential – meaning the Hustle Core is stable as it rolls in the front part of the lane. And that roll creates a predictable motion you can depend on when the ball makes its turn to the pocket. As a result, this core is excellent for beginner bowlers learning to understand skid, hook, and roll. For the seasoned bowler, the Hustle Core provides a stable, sweeping motion when those more expensive cores are just too much to handle. The VTC (Vertical Traction Control) Solid Reactive cover with its US Army color scheme is a tribute to our servicemen and women. And this tribute VTC Solid Reactive cover makes the Camo an excellent choice for many styles of bowlers. The 1500 Polished surface was very clean through the heads for a polished solid, but I found it a bit "jumpy" off the pattern. So, I cut the cover with a 2000-grit Abralon pad before a league night, and the results were impressive. This surface adjustment gave the Camo a stronger bite through the heads in the fresh oil and left a good amount of torque to provide a crisp turn off the pattern. As the night played on, this solid reactive cover continued to offer a well-defined skid, hook, and roll motion while retaining a substantial impact at the pins. Hands down, the VTC Solid Reactive cover is an excellent choice for new bowlers and excels for players who love that down-and-in shot! Whether you are a new bowler or a seasoned "veteran," the Hustle Camo has a place in your arsenal. Straighter players will find the Hustle Camo will give them the reliability they depend on to keep that down-and-in motion striking all night. And for the advanced bowler, the Camo will provide you with that late-night blend and consistency when all your high-end balls are too much to get the job done. So, I would suggest you consider a Hustle Camo for your arsenal and have a talk with your local pro shop owner and find a place to put it in your bag! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro shop Penndel, PA

  • Michael LeViner (In reply to: Michael LeViner )

    Posted by Michael LeViner (In reply to: Michael LeViner ) on Oct 22nd 2021

    this ball is at an entry-level price. I would label the ball reaction as a smooth, consistent heavy roll.

  • Michael LeViner

    Posted by Michael LeViner on Oct 22nd 2021

    Layout: 60 x 1 1/2" x 30 The Hustle Camo reminds my of one of my favorite Roto Grip balls of all time, the Hustle Ink. Both the Ink and the Camo have an uncanny combination of length, mid lane and back end roll, and control. Just like I did with a couple Inks, I drilled my Camo with a short pin to p.a.p. length to help enhance the control that these balls have. What I ended up with is a ball that has enough length through the fronts to use it on drier lanes, but a ball that has enough midlane to where I could use it on anything less than fresh heavy oil. It is shocking how good

  • Nate Garcia (In reply to: WIll Tefft )

    Posted by Nate Garcia (In reply to: WIll Tefft ) on Oct 17th 2021

    This ball is going to be the most bang for your buck kind of bowling ball on the market! Roto Grip putting out some heat with the brand new Hustle Camo. The amazing shelf appeal is going to sell this ball by itself; but let me tell you a little bit about the ball anyway. Same core found in all of our Hustle's that we know and loved only wrapped with the VTC Solid Reactive coverstock. When I saw this ball at first, I didn't think I would be impressed with it. BOY WAS I WRONG! For an entry level ball, this has a pretty strong but smooth backend reaction. This ball is going to be perfect for medium to dryer oil conditions. Make sure to get yourself one when this ball hits your local Storm VIP Pro Shops!

  • WIll Tefft

    Posted by WIll Tefft on Oct 6th 2021

    Ball Specs: Roto Grip Hustle CAMO 1500 VTC™ Solid Reactive Weight Block: Hustle™ (Symmetrical) Color: Army/Black/Brown Review: The Hustle Camo joins the line of one of the most versatile low ends balls that have ever been designed and created. This low-end solid allows me to play straighter on lane conditions that may require me to move my feet left. Adding surface to this ball has allowed me to create a motion that has not been matched since my Hustle Ink. The Hustle line has always been an eye appealing line and the new camo color keeps the tradition going. The Hustle Camo and the entire Hustle line is something that can be enjoyed by all levels of bowlers. The color options alone would make it appealing to all bowlers. Make sure you get yours soon! Will Tefft Roto Grip Staff Member #SquadRG

  • Brent Ritchie

    Posted by Brent Ritchie on Oct 5th 2021

    Drilling pattern: 3.5 x 75. Pin position: Below ring finger. PAP: 4.5 over and 1 up. So I was a little late to the game with Hustle Ink so it seemed the Camo was the next best thing. Certainly very clean with the shiny cover and more responsive downlane than what I was looking for. Took a 2000 pad to the cover before my latest league session and BAM! Exactly what I was looking for. It was still relatively clean through the fronts (not an overly aggressive piece which is required in our THS leagues) but the additional surface greatly diminished the backend motion to more of a "roll" while still maintaining great continuation through the pins. Fantastic ball when looking to play a little straighter with predictable motion. Brent Ritchie 900 Global/Roto Grip/Storm staff

  • Casey Mattingly

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on Sep 21st 2021

    I am a HUGE fan of the Hustle line. The Hustle INK has gone with me to every tournament for a few years now. The PBR helped me control backends last year with the sanded solid cover. The Camo has a similar motion as the PBR only cleaner and a bit quicker off the dry. I say similar because my PBR, as of late, has quite a bit of lane shine to it. The Camo seems to be the answer to the INK going away. I am already a fan as we bowl on wood lanes here at my center. My layout is 50x4.25x65 Balls that are currently in the bag: Zen- 50x4.25x65 UFO Alert-50x5x65 Dark Code- 50x4.25x65 Zen Master-50x4.75x30

  • Kyle & Joel Johnson, Roto Grip Staff

    Posted by Kyle & Joel Johnson, Roto Grip Staff on Sep 17th 2021

    Ball Specs: Roto Grip Hustle CAMO 1500 VTC™ Solid Reactive Weight Block: Hustle™ (Symmetrical) Color: Army/Black/Brown Review: There is NO reason to not love this ball. It caters to literally every bowler in the world, regardless of skill level and is priced so reasonably that its worth its weight in gold. For the seasoned veterans you can expect an extremely versatile low end solid, something to keep playing the right part of the lane even late in a block. For the novice bowler you can expect great value in your purchase, getting a great piece of equipment for pennies over an entry level reactive bowling ball. The color options also appeal to novice bowlers who may care more about color than performance. The trusted Hustle core is in many bowling record books for a reason, it's just that good. Kyle & Joel Johnson Roto Grip Pro Shop Staff Members #SquadRG

  • Glenn Wendel

    Posted by Glenn Wendel on Sep 10th 2021

    Ball Specs: Roto grip Hustle Camo Cover stock Solid Cover stock Reactive Weight Block Hustle™ Core (Symmetrical) Color Army / Black / Brown Finish 1500 polished Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 5" Over 1/2 up Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50. Speed at release 17 Review: The Hustle Camo has been a nice surprise for me. I had expected the ball would have a sanded finish because the PBR does. I prefer my PBR polished so when I unboxed the Camo and it already was shiny it was a nice surprise. When I heard Camo was the color I was not sure what it would look like but the colors with the polish look really good. The Hustle Camo creates a very nice controlled shape on the lane when stronger balls are giving you more motion than you need. The Camo starts up a bit sooner than the Wine. For me the Camo hooks a little more than the wine. This ball rolls surprisingly well and has won a place in my tournament line up. The core and cover create a very predictable semi strong motion on drier patterns. I have not tried it on short patterns but feel it would be good. The Hustle Camo hits as hard as balls that cost much more. As stated the color blend of the ball has very nice shelf appeal also. The Hustle line is a great option for bowlers who want more punch than an entry level reactive ball or tournament bowlers building a complete arsenal. The Camo should be very versatile for all styles of bowers that don't need a hook monster. Summary: The Hustle Camo rolls like a higher priced ball. The control and hit of this ball are very good. The Camo will be a nice addition to round out an arsenal. Glenn Wendel PBA Member Storm Pro Shop Staff Video link:

  • Brian Hirsch

    Posted by Brian Hirsch on Sep 7th 2021

    Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Roto Grip Camo Solid and In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the VTC (Versatile Traction Control) Solid Coverstock and comes 1500-grit polished with an RG of 2.53, Diff of .030. Depending on the surface of the Hustle Camo, bowlers will be able to 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 Wine will glide just a tad through the front of the lane compared to the Hustle Camo. This two-ball release will be a nice transition when the "benchmark" balls are just too early. The Solid and Pearl will naturally be longer and stronger. 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)


    Posted by RICHARD H MITCHELL on Sep 5th 2021

    Roto Grip Hustle Camo: VTC Solid Reactive with the Hustle Core 1500 grit polished - layout : 6 x 1 x 6 Compared to the Hustle INK the Camo is really smooth and less reaction then the INK with a similar layout. I needed something with the recent house shot changes that would be super smooth and not overreact on the fresh. Played out of the normal track area and used the lighter oil outside of ten to help develop the shot. If used inside round 12-18, the ball just ran out of juice - mainly due to the layout. This ball and layout combo was fabulous on shorter patterns and lighter volumes on wood lanes. Really nice addition to the Roto Grip line. Don't be fooled by the CAMO, it's for REAL!

  • Kennon McFalls

    Posted by Kennon McFalls on Aug 31st 2021

    The Hustle Camo is such a cool looking ball, that is if you can even see it (get it..?) Anyways, the Camo features the same core and cover as the PBR but the Camo comes out of the box shiny where the PBR is sanded. Naturally the Camo is cleaner and retains more energy because of the surface difference. But in my opinion the Camo is the Hustle Ink 2.0. So if your Ink is starting to build up its number of games, I think the Camo would be a good replacement option. As it relates to other Hustles, the Camo is stronger off of the spot than the PBR but isn't quite as sharp as the Wine. Overall, it's good piece and the majority of players will find it very useful!

  • Roto Grip Hustle CAMO Alert review by Mike Craig

    Posted by Roto Grip Hustle CAMO Alert review by Mike Craig on Aug 31st 2021

    I drilled the Hustle CAMO up 4 x 20. I threw it box finish. Hustle CAMO review: I put the CAMO up against the other smoother gear I carry like the IQ TOUR, IQ NANO PEARL, HUSTLE PBR, and HUSTLE RAP. Compared to the IQ TOUR, the CAMO is smoother thru the front. I keep 2000 on my IQ TOUR so the CAMO definitely glided thru the front much easier than both the TOUR an NANO PEARL. The NANO PEARL was more on the back end than the CAMO which should be expected since it is a stronger cover. CAMO and PBR were getting closer in motion. PBR is slightly earlier but very similar motion. CAMO does corner better but gets thru the front of the lane quicker. RAP was closer in push thru the front but slower at the back than the CAMO. CAMO has a HUSTLE INK vibe to it with a shined lower end solid cover that will get in play when the fronts are really getting toasty and the smooth balls like the IQ TOUR are still too early.

  • Tony Marino

    Posted by Tony Marino on Aug 30th 2021

    Hustle CAMO: The best value line in bowling keeps getting better! The CAMO is made up of the Hustle core with an RG of 2.53 and a diff of 0.030, wrapped in a polished VTC Solid cover. If you were someone who missed out on drilling the Hustle INK, then here is the closest thing you can find in the current line. Because of the finish of the VTC cover, the CAMO has good length for a solid ball. I would categorize the backend shape as medium-to-med/fast response and medium strength. Dollar for dollar you will not find a better value than the Hustle line. This ball has earned a spot in my tournament bag.

  • Mancstorm

    Posted by Mancstorm on Aug 26th 2021

    I'm a big fan of the PBR and the Camo is a perfect shined compliment to it. The Hustle line really shines for me on older surfaces. The PBR is many times the 1st ball out of the bag on them. When the PBR starts to read a little early the Camo fits perfectly behind it. Cleaner threw the front and sharper in the back make it absolutely perfect.

  • Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Aug 24th 2021

    Orientation: Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 RPM Speed: 16-17 MPH PAP: 4 ½ over and ½ up Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO Pattern: High Volume THS VLS Layout: Layout 1: 5 x 4 x 2 ½ (pin above bridge) Layout 2: 4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge) I almost cried when the discontinued the Hustle Ink, it was a great benchmark light volume ball. Then along comes the Hustle Camo/Wine to save the day! My Camo is pin down and it's clean and smooth and tippy just like all my other Hustle Inks. It's a touch stronger than the INK was to handle today's oil volume. It fills the hole left by the Hustle INK. The Wine is pin up and it's a great option for the transition. I have it very similar to the Hustle RAP. In my testing the Wine is a little stronger overall than the RAP. If you love Hustles, you have to get the Camo and Wine.

  • Storm Andrew

    Posted by Storm Andrew on Aug 15th 2021

    After the success of the RST X1 it was natural to compliment it with the pearl RST X2. The RST X2 is cleaner and more angular than the original RST. We see plenty of shape down lane with the pearl cover. Additionally, the X2 is more overall than the UC2. The X2 will play well on a variety of conditions from sport to house. If you were a fan of the Astro Physix this will be comprable although a tad stronger. As the lanes transition and begin to hook early we have 2 new options with the Hustles; the solid and the pearl. If the back ends are crisp the solid will come into play to slow the ball down and control the back end. When a more skid/flip reaction is necessary the pearl could be utilized. The high rg low differential on these balls will provide plenty of control when there is a ton of overall hook on the lane front to back.

  • Trevor Roberts

    Posted by Trevor Roberts on Aug 3rd 2021

    The Hustle Camo is a great addition to the weaker side of your arsenal. This ball reminds me of a shiny, slightly weaker Hustle PBR. The core has an RG of 2.53 and a differential of 0.030, wrapped in a polished solid coverstock. I bowled in a tournament last Sunday and the Camo was the perfect ball choice once the UFO Alert started leaving a lot of corner pins. I am a big fan of more rounded motions, and this ball fits in that category very well. The Hustle Camo is a step above the Tropical Surge line and will give you way more mid lane traction. You can't go wrong with this ball for the price that it is at. You will be very happy with how the Camo performs on drier lane conditions and even more volume with the help of an abralon pad. Trevor Roberts 2016 PBA Southern Regional Rookie Of The Year Storm Products / Turbo 2n1 Grips / Bowlifi Staff Member Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 Speed: 16 PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16

  • Matt Fazzone

    Posted by Matt Fazzone on Jul 27th 2021

    The Hustle line has been a staple in Roto Grip's arsenal for a few years one. Hustle core has an RG of 2.53 and Diff of 0.030 and is a cool looking Army/Black/Brown color giving it the Camo look it's called. It is the solid shinny version of the VTC cover. I drilled mine 6 x 5.5 x 2 and my purpose behind this was to give me a higher RG layout on a ball I intend to use on shorter patterns after the lanes transition from urethane. After throwing is ball for a little while I was quite impressed. I was able to move in on a shorter pattern and throw it towards the gutter and it never overrated. It was clean through the front part of the lane but pretty smooth on the back. I will be able use this ball mostly on shorter patterns after urethane is exhausted and maybe on some medium length patterns that don't have a ton of volume to them.