Roto Grip Hustle Wine 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! Engineered For – Light to Medium Oil Conditions
CoverstockVTC Coverstock
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finish1500 grit Polished
Weights10 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBCYes

21 Reviews

  • Gil B

    Posted by Gil B on Nov 19th 2021

    The Hustle Wine. What a good looking Ball love the color and the look going down lane. Another hit out of the Hustle Line with a different shape. The Hustle Wine with the pearl coverstock really gets deep down lane and has a very sharp break in the Back end. If you are looking for the hockey stick shape this is the ball for you . This is a great piece for when those lanes really break down and you want to play that steeper angle. This would be a great additon in anyones bag.

  • Anthony Wiegand

    Posted by Anthony Wiegand on Nov 18th 2021

    If you're looking for a ball with a ton of length and backend motion look no further than the hustle wine. This ball when the lanes break down is a hook monster. It gets through the front part of the lane with ease and has loads of power down lane. For the price point you can't beat the motion in this ball. Get to your local pro shop and put your favorite layout on this ball and you won't be disappointed.

  • Kevin Duncan

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Nov 13th 2021

    Roto Grip Hustle Wine 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 Wine utilizes the Hustle Core and VTC Pearl coverstock. I finally found my go to ball when the lanes are hooking. The first night out this ball showed me all I needed to see. The Hustle Wine cleared the heads easily and have very good hook off the spot. The energy stored up was evident in its ability to continue through the pins. If you are looking for an entry level ball to start league, the Hustle Wine is the ticket. In comparison to the Hustle PBR, which I liked a lot, the Hustle Wine was a foot longer and more backend hook. The PBR was more of an even arcing ball for me. The Hustle Wine is going to be most effective on medium-light to light conditions. I am looking forward to using the Hustle Wine in tournaments after the breakdown in lane conditions happens. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • Rick Klimowicz

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on Nov 10th 2021

    Hustle Wine • Performance Line • HP1 Coverstock • VTC Pearl Reactive Finish • 1500-grit, Polished Core •Hustle Symmetric Weight 15lb •RG 2.53 •Differential 0.030 Layout • 70 x 4 x 25 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 Wine and how it works 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. 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 new Cranbury/Merlot VTC (Vertical Traction Control) Pearl Coverstock gives a great new look to the Hustle line. And its performance delivered for beginner bowlers. I adjusted the cover to 500-grit Polished for a few entry-level bowlers. I was pleasantly surprised at how this cover performed on a THS throughout a night of league competition for them. For myself, on a late-night, broken-down THS, I hit the 1500 polished finish lightly with 4000 grit Abralon, and the VTC Pearl coverstock was fantastic! It gave me a smooth look while allowing me to stay in my comfort zone as it blended the broken-down conditions quite smoothly. I would definitely say that the Cranbury/Merlot VTC makes for an excellent versatile cover. To sum things up, the Roto Grip Hustle Wine is a durable and versatile ball that works well for many levels of bowlers. Beyond its warm color appeal, this ball will keep the beginner bowler wanting to come back again week after week. And for the seasoned bowler, the Hustle Wine will provide a great alternative to your game when all your strong cover/core combinations are too much to get the job done. The Hustle Wine has a place in any arsenal, and I suggest talking to your local pro shop operator today to see where it fits into yours! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro shop Penndel, PA

  • Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Nov 7th 2021

    The Hustle Wine features the VTC Pearl 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 Wine brings a bit of the balance back to the line, the RAP is virtually an Idol Pearl, 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 Wine 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.


    Posted by JOE ARVAI on Nov 5th 2021

    Roto Grip Hustle Wine #15.3 2" pin 3.0 oz top Rt. hand 14 mph PAP 4 9/16 1/4 over. Drilling: 5 x 3 x 2 OOB finish Volume 38-41ft THS, Kegel Challenge patterns Drilled up the Roto Grip Wine Hustle 5 x 3". Pin down over middle finger. Kept in OOB finish. With my ball speed and axis rotation I need skid and control. Was excited to see a short pin, threw a fav layout on it and headed to league. 711 out of the gates. Lot of friction in this house,. This release was the combat to early hook for me. Great length without over squirt. More backend than expected. Was able to open up the lane. Misses wide recovered to the pocket. Without sounding crazy its an aggressive dry lane ball for me. The free skid up front was the key. Looking for pearl performance on drier conditions the Wine Hustle is a must! #RotoGrip #WineHustle #strikingworldwide

  • Roto Grip Hustle Wine Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by Roto Grip Hustle Wine Ball Review by PJ Haggerty on Oct 20th 2021

    The Roto Grip Hustle Wine is another great piece that's been added to the HP1 line. I've had a lot of success with the Hustle line and this one is excellent as well. After the Hustle Ink had been discontinued, Schlem and the wizards at HQ came out with the Hustle Wine, which I feel is the closest replacement. With an RG of 2.53 and differential of .030, the Hustle Wine is a perfect ball to use on those lighter volume patterns or when patterns have been beat up and you need a ball to get down the lane easily. I've drilled one Hustle Wine so far and really like it. From experience, I've drilled these balls with lower differentials a little stronger so they flare enough. If you drill them too weak, they won't flare and likely won't hook a lot. I drilled this one as 4 x 4 x 70. This puts the pin under my ring finger with a slight shift of the CG. It's been a great ball to use after my Reality or UFO Alert get lazy and I need something to clear the front but still go through the pins the right way. If you need a ball to compliment the HP3 or HP4 line balls that will fly through the front with consistent continuation on those lighter volume patterns, the Hustle Wine should be the next ball you drill!

  • WIll Tefft

    Posted by WIll Tefft on Oct 6th 2021

    Ball Specs: Roto Grip Hustle Wine 1500 VTC™ Pearl Reactive Weight Block: Hustle™ (Symmetrical) Color: Cranberry/Merlot Review: The Hustle Wine along with the Hustle Camo are more great pieces from the great Hustle Line. At the price point the Hustle Wine offers you great value if you're looking for a versatile ball. This ball can be enjoyed by all experience levels. This ball looks beautiful going down the lane and makes a sharp turn when it gets to it's break point. Being a higher rev bowler, I like to use this ball at the end of the day when the lane are burned up and I need something that can get down the lane without overlooking on me. I tend to pull this ball out of my bag when my Zen or Hyroad Pearl start to become to much ball for the conditions that I am bowling on. Make sure you grab yours today! Will Tefft Roto Grip Staff Member #SquadRG

  • Kyle & Joel Johnson, Roto Grip Staff

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

    Ball Specs: Roto Grip Hustle Wine 1500 VTC™ Pearl Reactive Weight Block: Hustle™ (Symmetrical) Color: Cranberry/Merlot 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 pearl, something to keep transition to late in a block if you are needing to move right (even if the conditions are drying up). 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 Wine Cover stock Pearl Reactive Weight Block Hustle™ Core (Symmetrical) Color Cranberry / Merlot Finish 1500-grit Polish Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 5" Over 1/2 up Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50. Speed at release 17 Review: The Hustle Wine is the latest pearl Hustle introduced to the line. The Hustle Wine is another ball that gives you more performance than you pay for. This ball is weaker than the Burner Pearl and is perfect for dryer conditions. The Wine has an upgraded cover from the RAP so I am seeing more down lane motion. The Hustle Wine has quickly become a favorite of my two handers or Rev dominant bowlers. The Wine while giving you a nice move on the back is still predictable. The Wine hits as good as a much more expensive ball. I thought the last Hustles where very good but I really feel the new Wine and Camo are better. The Hustle Wine will be a great choice for new bowlers looking for a performance ball with control or the experienced bowler needing a ball they can trust on drier conditions. Summary: The Hustle Wine is a good looking ball. The control and hit on dry lanes is excellent. The Hustle line gives you a ton of bang for your buck. 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 Wine Pearl and In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the VTC (Versatile Traction Control) Pearl Coverstock and comes 1500-grit polished with an RG of 2.53, Diff of .030. with a layout of 5 1/8 X 3 1/4 X 2 3/4 Depending on the surface of the Hustle Wine, 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 Camo will dig in just a tad through the front of the lane compared to the Hustle Wine. 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 Wine: VTC Pearl Reactive with the Hustle Core 1500 grit polished - layout : 2 x 2 x 6 This Hustle was a breath of fresh air for me. It reminded me of the Roto Grip Mystic I had several years ago. Very "calm" in the front part of the lane, easy through the middle of the pattern and a little sharpness to the back end reaction. Not your typical entry level "flip hook" like a Tropical Surge or similar designed balls. If I missed left, the ball did not over hook like my Tropical Surge when it got to the dry area too quickly. Played around with the surface a little and noticed that having it a 4000ab and lane shine it rolled the best for me. Once leagues start up for me, this will be in the ball along with the RST-X1 and maybe a Zen Master to make up the 3 headed monster.

  • Kennon

    Posted by Kennon on Aug 31st 2021

    The Hustle Wine is probably the best pearl Hustle I have thrown. Past Hustles have gone to the wasteside because they were too clean and too angular. The Wine bridges the gap nicely between the solid Hustles and the more angular Hustles. While the Wine is the same as the RAP, to me it's smoother and more continuous. The Rap really missed the spot most of the time whereas with the Wine, it hugs the midlane better and really goes through the pins well. I bowl on high friction surfaces and I have found a new favorite ball in the Wine. Every time I go to league, the Wine is the first ball out of my bag. I have been successful at both curving the entire lane, and firming my speed up and going up the track. It's a great piece.

  • Roto Grip Hustle Wine review by Mike Craig

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

    I drilled up my Hustle Wine 4 x 20 and left it box finish. Hustle Wine review: I put the WINE in play against the pearls I carry like the UC2, Hustle RAP, and ZEN. Against the ZEN, the WINE was a lot weaker. The WINE compared to the ZEN is probably a couple of zones weaker and a lot less motion. Really no comparison. The UC2 got closer in push thru the front, but definitely more motion down the lane. The WINE against the RAP was more of an even comparison. The WINE picked up about the same spot but just slightly more sharper than the RAP. The WINE is an updated version of the RAP with slightly more chops at the breakpoint. Pick up the WINE for more friction environments where the stronger balls are forcing you too far left for your style or way you like to see the lanes.

  • Tony Marino

    Posted by Tony Marino on Aug 30th 2021

    Hustle Wine: The best value line in bowling keeps getting better! The Wine is made up of the Hustle core with an RG of 2.53 and a diff of 0.030, wrapped in the VTC Pearl cover. I was a big fan of the gold Hustle and that this was just a remake of sorts, but nope! The Hustle Wine is way faster response down lane. I would categorize the backend shape as fast response and medium strength. I think the Wine floats a little too far down the lane for my personally so I will get the most use out of the ball after hitting it will a 3,000 grit Abralon pad. But HOLY COW does this ball hook on the back for the price!

  • 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.

  • Mancstorm

    Posted by Mancstorm on Aug 24th 2021

    With all the success of the Hustle line it's amazing that this one might out shine all of them. Absolutely the cleanest and quickest response ball I believe I've ever thrown. The reaction is fantastic and combined with the color it looks like it's rolling on ice. Gets yours on order. Once the season starts RG won't be able to make them fast enough.

  • Nate Garcia (In reply to: Storm Andrew )

    Posted by Nate Garcia (In reply to: Storm Andrew ) on Aug 19th 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 Wine. 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 Pearl 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 ball flies off the spot in the backend. Super clean, dependable, and a bunch of back end motion. This ball is going to be perfect for medium to dryer oil conditions. This might be my favorite Hustle of ALL TIME. I know that's a pretty bold statement to make, but it looks like you're going to have to find out for yourself when this ball hits your local Storm VIP Pro Shops!

  • 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 brand new Roto Grip Hustle Wine is my favorite Hustle release of all time. This will be my go to ball when I need to get way left and curve the lane when they are dry. As are most of the Hustle's, this one is clean through the fronts, but it is very continuous down lane. Unlike the PBR and Camo, which have a more smooth, calm reaction, the Wine hooks mainly in the backend. In my YouTube ball review, I compared the Hustle Wine to the new Burner Pearl. The Wine went longer than the Burner Pearl and hooked more. These two balls are close to one another and will compliment each other quite nicely. The color being a deep red only adds to how great this ball is. 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

  • Adam Chase

    Posted by Adam Chase on Jul 26th 2021

    The New Hustle Wine is the newest "skid/flip" ball in the HP1 line. The Hustle Wine brings back the VTC pearl reactive Coverstock to bring the ball more durability and more performance down lane as seen in previous Hustle line balls. The new cranberry merlot color gives this Hustle slightly more length and a touch more angle down lane then the Hustle RAP. The layout I gave on this was 5 x 20 to give the ball extra angle down lane on those medium to drier lanes. This will be great on the THS if it is drier or for a game 3 of league as well as later games in a tournament. This new Hustle will sure pop off the shelf and down the lane! Adam Chase Storm Staff