Roto Grip Hustle Ink Bowling Ball

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Color: Ink Blue Coverstock: Thrilled Solid Weight Block: Hustle Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished Flare Potential: Low Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.53 Differential (Diff): 0.030 Core When the Hustle Core was created there was one goal in mind, more motion in this price point. It is safe to say we exceeded even our expectations. It is a lower rg core which means it will tend to rev up faster. But the key here is the differential being a lower number which translates to more control down lane. Cover This brand spanking new Thrilled Solid Reactive cover was created to help blend out those drier or over-hooking conditions. Even though it is shiny, the solid material reacts smoother when it sees friction. Condition Bottom line this ball was built to further expand and create more balance in the HP1 line. This new Hustle INK will be the earliest and smoothest. The Hustle SAY is hybrid and the Hustle POW is pearl. So now we have all the bases covered in the less aggressive category.
ColorInk Blue
CoverstockThrilled Solid
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finish1500-grit Polished
Weights10-16 lbs
Cleared USBCYes

15 Reviews

  • kevenwilliams

    Posted by kevenwilliams on Nov 21st 2017

    Speed: 18mph Rev Rate: 450rpm Pattern: Typical House Shot The Roto Grip Hustle Ink is my favorite of the Hustle series. Im a big fan of solid covers and unlike the previous Hustles released the Hustle Ink is the strongest Hustle ever. The Hustle Ink is pretty clean through the front part of the lane and has a smooth strong backend. It reminds me a lot of a little bit weaker IQ Tour Solid. It definitely is weaker than the IQ Tour Solid, but it the overall reaction and versatility is very similar. The Hustle Ink is a surprising great ball for the price point. It will definitely have a spot in my bag for a long time!

  • stormroto

    Posted by stormroto on Nov 21st 2017

    The Roto Grip is the newest of the Hustle series in the HP1 Line. This the first Hustle that used a solid coverstock. I drilled mine 4.25 x 4 x 4.5 pin down. Lets just say this is one of those balls that makes you go wow! For an entry level ball it brings big time performance. I have drilled other Hustles and they was okay and did the job on the drier conditions. But the Ink is just special, even for the lower diff core at .030. The Ink gets down the lane nicely, but it just doesnt bounce of the dry, it rolls off of it and the carry is amazing. The Ink is one of those balls you can just put your favorite drilling in it and you will love it. Id say that the Ink is like a Mini IQ Tour Solid. Its a little weaker up front than IQ but it has great versatility. Definitely a must have in your bag type of ball. Brian Watson PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/4 Speed - 16-17 Tilt - 17 RPM - 400

  • cburge13

    Posted by cburge13 on Nov 14th 2017

    Hustle ink Pin above bridge cg 2 inched below bridge 40 ft hold & 41 guardian This ball is super good. Beautiful dark blue color scheme makes it an easy sell on shelf appeal alone, but this is one of the best bangs for you buck. Super clean through the heads and has quite a punch off the dry. This a definite must to be in your bag on the late shift or when the lanes start to really burn up. This ball is available now. See your local pro shop today, you won't be disappointed. Roto Grip Own it

  • fjcallahan

    Posted by fjcallahan on Nov 2nd 2017

    The Hustle Ink is the new HP1 addition to the Hustle line. Let's get right to it....Go drill this ball! In fact, drill two or three....In my opinion and the opinion of countless others this ball is as pure as it gets. A solid symmetric house shot killer for under 150 bucks....c'mon!? I've drilled numerous iterations of this ball for just about every style of bowler and the reactions are incredible...."best ball I've thrown" "another 300" "the ball hits like it costs $200" I went with my typical pin up symmetric layout on my Ink. In my video shoot, I had ten to the gutter, miss and hold. The ball hits well and is right in my wheel house. I used it in league during the third game when my other stuff started to cook on me....I moved my feet in, threw it right and watched her rip! People came up and asked, "what the hell is that?" It was fun to see their reaction to an "entry level" price point ball. Absolute homerun from Chris and the Gang!!! #ownit #SquadRG

  • KPjr300

    Posted by KPjr300 on Oct 20th 2017

    I drilled my Hustle Ink a 50 x 4 1/4 x 70. Wow, this ball definitely surprised me by the amount of hook it has especially for the price point. Featuring a solid coverstock, this ball is super good. The Hustle Ink provides great length, clean in the fronts, and a smooth but strong backend. It's a very consistent and versatile ball. It reminds me of a weaker !Q tour. This ball has earned a spot in my bag and will definitely earn one in yours. #SquadRG Kenny Phillips Jr. Storm Staff

  • bigmikecraig

    Posted by bigmikecraig on Oct 6th 2017

    I drilled up my HUSTLE INK to be a good option when the lanes have dried out and I need a smooth response downlane. I have used the INK a couple of times to be able to stay right of the heavy handers and also when my medium options like the HYWIRE and CODE BLACK are too much ball at the spot. This is a ball I would recommend for anyone looking for control when the backends have just started to kick everything left quickly but balling to urethane is not the move yet. Don't wait, get one of these in your bag today!

  • Rickm835

    Posted by Rickm835 on Oct 4th 2017

    Roto Grip Hustle INK 45 x 4 x 45 44ft THS on Kegel Ice oil on older HPL surface – fresh and burned THS Surface: 4000 grit polished What I like: Comparing to the Loco Solid that was released in the past, the Hustle goes a little longer down the lane before any reaction occurs, but the entry is almost identical to how the Loco Solid entered the pocket for me. Unlike the Loco Solid, if I did square up and went up the boards a little straighter, it did not have an earlier reaction like the Loco, which is nice considering that are lanes surface is quite "gritty" and tends to read earlier the SPL and newer HPL. Great THS ball for the money and also for shorter patterns like the new KEGEL destination patterns. Roto_Schlem #SquadRG #RotoGrip #OwnIt

  • Tony Marino

    Posted by Tony Marino on Sep 29th 2017

    Baby IQ Tour... the end! Seriously though, the Hustle Ink is the newest ball in the Roto Grip Hustle family. It has the same Hustle core that are in the others but uses the Thrilled solid coverstock. I drilled my 4.25" from my axis with a 3" pin buffer and no hole. Hoping this would be my go to on lower volume patterns. This ball has become my security blanket. It rolls like a weaker benchmark ball. It is smooth and predicable on the back but does not hook too early. Now the cover is not super strong, so unless you are rev-dominant, it will not find its way to heavy oil. But when the Dare Devil Trick or IQ Tour are too early, this ball is PERFECT. A lot of drier lane balls tend to be one dimensional, but the Hustle Ink is very versatile. I have already used this ball a ton, and it should be in every tournament players bag.

  • Kingpinwoods

    Posted by Kingpinwoods on Sep 15th 2017

    HUSTLE INK Here we go, anyone that know me, know I'm a BIG fan of the Hustle line. These balls for me let me keep my angles straighter and that's my comfort zone. So now a Hustle solid, that's what I'm talking about. For me buying this ball is like stealing. So much bang for your buck. The center that I practiced on is a medium volume house shot at 39'. So not knowing how much the Hustle INK would hook I threw the first few shots up the first arrow, and most of them struck. As I got looser I started opening up the lane a little, moving left and starting the ball in around third arrow out to five, six, four and maybe leaked a few to the first board. And it struck, struck and struck so more. After bowling several games at the drier center I went to a center in town that plays slicker. At first with the Hustle INK box finish it labored a little, it had plenty of backend motion but it was a little too long. So I took a used 2000 abralon pad to it and that really brought it to life. I had to soften up my ball speed and really catch it, but I could of used it for sure. DO NOT THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE THIS HUSTLE INK is a HP1 ball that it doesn't hook, this ball will amaze you. I think this ball will work for every high rev players down to the straightest of the straight players.

  • PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Sep 8th 2017

    The Hustle line is the introductory line from Roto Grip and the Hustle INK is another great addition, while being different at the same time. The past balls in the Hustle line have been brighter colors with pearl covers, while the Hustle INK is the first one in the line to have a solid cover and be much less flashy. We've seen several types of players use this ball. It's a great introductory ball for someone just getting into bowling and from a tournament player perspective; it's perfect for dry lanes while still keeping a slower response time because of the coverstock. I've drilled one Hustle INK so far and it goes most places with me. I mapped it out as 4 x 4 with a surface around 3000. I recommend drilling the cleaner and smaller cored balls stronger to make sure they flare enough and hook down lane. My goal when drilling this was to have something when the lanes are dry and not have a quick response time. The Hustle INK gets down the lane very easy and doesn't get kicked at the breakpoint, it remains very smooth. Go drill one! #SquadRG

  • Storm Andrew 23

    Posted by Storm Andrew 23 on Aug 30th 2017

    After completely burning out the lanes with the No Rules Exist and Show Off it was time to drop to a low performance symmetrical bowling ball, the Hustle INK. I finished on board 36 with the Show Off and I was able to instantly move 10 board right with the new Hustle INK. The polish allowed it to get clean through the heads and it provided a smooth transition off the break point. This ball will provide bowlers of all skill levels versatility pending when they need this type of look. I could see myself using this on a house shot after game 2 or late in a squad on a sport pattern after game 6. For those who threw the original Hustle, the INK will read the lane sooner, due to it's dull coverstock, and provide a discernable smoother motion.

  • caseyccg

    Posted by caseyccg on Aug 19th 2017

    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 Layout: 40, 4 ¾ , 70 The Roto Grip Hustle Ink the best Hustle ever released by far. It features a solid cover, unlike the previous Hustles released, and as a result the Hustle Ink is the strongest Hustle ever. The Hustle Ink is pretty clean through the front part of the lane and has a smooth strong backend. It reminds me a lot of a little bit weaker IQ Tour Solid. It definitely is weaker than the IQ Tour Solid, but it the overall reaction and versatility is very similar. The Hustle Ink is a surprising great ball for the price point. It will definitely have a spot in my bag for a long time!

  • stormtajiri

    Posted by stormtajiri on Aug 12th 2017

    Introducing the NEW Hustle Ink from Roto Grip.. The Hustle Ink adds a solid addition to the HP-1 Line. It has the same Hustle core as the other Hustles but with a new solid reactive coverstock, Thrilled. It has a medium RG with a Medium-Low differential. This ball with the core and cover combination clears right though the heads and starts to roll up in the Mid-Lanes while maintaining a smooth and continuous backend motion. I drilled mines with a 45° x 5″ x 35° "placing the pin up with cg kicked out." I love the motion on the Hustle Ink. It is currently one of my favorites pieces in my arsenal. Its very versatile and can combat multiple lane conditions. It comes out of box at 1500 polished, but you can surface it down to help combat heavier volume patterns. The Hustle Ink is like a step down from an IQ Tour. The difference being the Hustle Ink will go a little longer than the IQ Tour and will have a more flippy backend. Compared to the other Hustles currently in line, this will be the smoothest, earliest, and most controlling of them. This ball has a hook rating of a 6.5/10 in my opinion. You don't want to miss this ball. It is AMAZING!!!

  • bambam300300

    Posted by bambam300300 on Aug 11th 2017

    I drilled my Roto Grip Hustle Ink stack leverage. I wanted to the ball to read the front end of the lane smoothly and transition well in the middle part of the lane. I wanted the Hustle Ink to come off the corner with great strength and create great pin reaction. What I got was a ball that reads well early, transition well through the middle and when the ball comes off the spot it reacts so strong and smooth that the pins stay low causing great messengers and great pin reaction. I have carried more 10 pins with this ball when I hit a little high, a little light and even in the pocket. The ball is so forgiving and it amazingly reads all parts of the lane awesomely. This ball does not over react but if not thrown correctly it can under perform.


    Posted by ITZPS on Jul 27th 2017

    I truly can't say enough about this ball. I try to stay as objective as possible when reviewing a ball, but I feel saying this is one of the best balls I've ever thrown IS objective. All the buzz words apply here, easy length, good control, very clean reaction, consistent, and it's continuous through the pins. The Hustle Ink fits best on medium conditions, it's a bit strong for true light conditions, but will handle anything from light-medium to the heavy side of medium. This is that perfect normal house shot type reaction, it doesn't transition the lanes quickly due to the surface, it's not significantly affected by carrydown or track burn, and it's very comfortable to throw. For me, this is Hyroad level performance. It's great on a number of conditions, not to mention with it being a solid, it will be very responsive to cover adjustments and should do extremely well on short to medium sport patterns of all difficulties. I'm shamelessly recommending this one, the performance to price ratio is extremely favorable and the reaction is exceptional.