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Selecting the Proper Ball Weight


Adults:
The weight of the ball should be roughly ten percent of your body weight. Another good rule to go by is to choose a ball that is one to two pounds heavier than the house ball you are bowling with. The reason being is that the grip on the house ball is incorrect and a custom fit ball will feel much lighter because it will be easier to hold on to.

Kids: We recommend a weight equal to their age. Please note 6 & 8 lb bowling balls are designed for kids only not adults. Some manuacturers will not warranty 6 & 8 lb balls that are drilled for adults.


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What is the Pin Placement of a bowling ball?


The pin placement of a bowling ball is the distance between the center of the core and the CG. How far the pin is from the CG will help to dictate the balls reaction on the lane.
 
The shorter pins like (0 - 2") will roll up earlier on the lane, and will have a smoother arcing motion to the pocket.
 
The longer pins like (4"+) will go much farther down the lane before starting to hook toward the pocket. The longer pins will also have a more dramatic motion toward the pins (possibly like a hockey stick shape or a skid/flip type of reaction).
 
The (2 - 4") pins are the most versatile to lay out for your ball driller allowing them to manipulate the ball path and have it roll up earlier or later depending on how they lay the ball out.
 
Why is this important?
You want to have the bowling balls natural intended reaction to match up with your drilling pattern you select for the bowling ball. If you get a short pin but want the ball to go long the ball will want to roll up early, even if you drill the ball to go long. This will cause you to have to loft the ball or push through it harder to try to get the desired ball reaction. If you would have selected the correct pin distance and applied a complementary drilling to the ball, you can throw the ball with much less effort, and let the ball do the work for you. This allows you to relax and be smooth, improving your release and scores.

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What is the Top Weight of a bowling ball?


Top weight is the amount of weight difference from the top of the bowling ball (CG) and the bottom of the ball (opposite the cg).

In general their will always be more weight to the top of the ball (CG). This is due to the fact that when you drill finger holes into the ball you are extracting weight from the ball (generally 2 ounces or more depending the hole sizes and the density of the core) and it was initially designed to keep the ball balanced after it was drilled. 

Balls with lower initial top weight were generally more stable after drilled than those with higher top weights due to the fact that their was so much weight left over after drilling. This created imbalance and often time added length and backend reaction for early three piece (Pancake weight block) bowling balls.

Top weight by today's standards is not nearly as important because a majority of the weight mass of most bowling balls is closer to the center of the ball than the shell and top weight has less of an effect because ball motion is more about the placement of the weight block itself and not the static weight mass. Top weight these days usually dictates hole size for those off label drillings.


What does this mean in selecting the correct top weight?

2.5 or less - Is for standard drilling techniques. It is also used for advanced drillings where moving the cg further off center of span creates a stronger drilling. You may not needing a weight hole with this type of drilling but depending on how far the cg is moved you may need a weight hole.

2.5 to 3.5 - Is great for normal layouts, a weight hole is not typical for this top weight. Stronger drillings may require a weight hole.

3.5 or more - This top weight is good if you want the ball to push more (go farther down the lane) while adding backend motion, but only if the ball driller knows and incorporates this into the drilling.

It can also be used for placing a big weight hole in a ball because it adds static weight to the drilling. This means you can use a stronger drilling than normal but make it legal by adding a weight hole to remove excess top weight (you can only have 1 oz of top weight remaining after drilling).

***NOTE: These are just basic descriptions to what top weight can do. There are many more scenarios for each top weight and what is capable with each different top weight range. Please discuss with your ball driller how they plan to drill you ball to get a better idea if they plan to use a weight hole or not to achieve the ball reaction you desire. There is no way to guarantee a ball will not need a weight hole depending on the top weight selected, the ball layout will determine that.


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Drilling Protection Plan


If your new ball cracks while being drilled by a pro shop, CheapBowlingBalls.com will replace your ball free of charge! Manufacturers' warranties typically do not cover for cracking during drilling and drillers are not held responsible for their mistakes or defects in the ball.

*Ball must be purchased from CheapBowlingBalls.com
*Ball must be drilled within 11 days of receiving it (Extended to Feb 1, for purchases made between Black Friday and Christmas)
*Protection must be purchased before the ball is drilled
*Ball pictures must be sent for inspection and the receipt for drilling charges included also
*We pay shipping back to you


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Extended Warranty


Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase. Covers manufacturing defects of balls, bags & shoes.

This warranty does not cover incidental costs of replacement including, but not limited to; freight, measuring, and drilling.


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Shoe Size Charts

900 Global, Brunswick, Dexter and Storm bowling shoes run true to size.

Right Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their right hand because the slide pad is on the left shoe, which is the foot you slide with.

Left Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their left hand because the slide pad is on the right shoe, which is the foot you slide with.

Uni-sole Shoes: These shoes can be used for right or left handed bowlers because the slide pads are on both feet.



Don't know your shoe size? Do the following...

To get the best fit and comfort, we suggest measuring your feet each time you purchase a new pair of shoes because your feet will change during your lifetime.

1. Get a blank piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler or tape measure.
2. Put on the pair of socks you intend to wear with the shoes you are ordering. Through the course of the day, your feet will swell so it's best to measure them at the end of the day.
3. With the paper placed on a hard floor, sit down in a chair and place your foot flat on the paper. Lean forward, putting more weight onto the foot you are going to measure. As you probably know, your feet are different sizes so be sure to measure your larger foot.
4. Holding a pencil vertically, place a mark at the end of your heel. Place another mark at the tip of your longest toe.
5. With the ruler or tape measure, measure from the heel to the tip of your longest toe.



To Find Your Width:

Measure the distance between the two widest points on your foot. Reduce this number by 5 mm, or 1/5-inch. The result is the number you will use to determine your foot width.

To find your size, use the inch-to-size table. For example, if you are a man and your foot measures 10" long, you will wear a U.S. size 8 shoe. If you are between measurements, size up to the next larger size. It is easy to add a pair of socks to take up a little extra room but very difficult to make shoes that are too small comfortable.

Note: Just because you are a size 9 in one brand doesn't necessarily mean you are going to be a 9 in another. Footwear sizes and shapes vary from brand to brand. Please keep this in mind.
 

( Men's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(B or C) for
this Size

Medium Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide Width
(2E or 3E) for
this Size

9 5/16

23.7

6

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

9 1/2

24.1

6 1/2

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

9 11/16

24.6

7

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9 13/16

24.9

7 1/2

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

10

25.4

8

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

10 3/16

25.9

8 1/2

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

10 5/16

26.2

9

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

10 1/2

26.7

9 1/2

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

10 11/16

27.1

10

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10 13/16

27.5

10 1/2

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

11

27.9

11

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

11 3/16

28.4

11 1/2

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

11 5/16

28.7

12

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

11 1/2

29.2

12 1/2

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

11 11/16

29.7

13

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11 13/16

30.0

13 1/2

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

12

30.5

14

4 2/16

4 8/16

4 14/16

12 3/16

31.0

14 1/2

4 3/16

4 9/16

4 15/16

12 5/16

31.3

15

4 4/16

4 10/16

5

 

( Women's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(AA) for
this Size

Medium Width
(B) for
this Size

Wide Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide
Width (EE)
for this Size

8 11/16

22.1

5

2 13/16

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

8 13/16

22.4

5 1/2

2 14/16

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9

22.9

6

2 15/16

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

9 3/16

23.3

6 1/2

3

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

9 5/16

23.7

7

3 1/16

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

9 1/2

24.1

7 1/2

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

9 11/16

24.6

8

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

9 13/16

24.9

8 1/2

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10

25.4

9

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

10 3/16

25.9

9 1/2

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

10 5/16

26.2

10

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

10 1/2

26.7

10 1/2

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

10 11/16

27.1

11

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

10 13/16

27.5

11 1/2

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11

27.9

12

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

 

( Kids' - boys & girls ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

3 5/6

9.7

2T

4

10.2

2.5T

4 1/6

10.6

3T

4 1/3

11

3.5T

4 1/2

11.4

4T

4 2/3

11.9

4.5T

4 5/6

12.3

5T

5

12.7

5.5T

5 1/6

13.1

6T

5 1/3

13.6

6.5T

5 1/2

14

7T

5 2/3

14.4

7.5T

5 5/6

14.8

8T

6

15.2

8.5K

6 1/6

15.7

9K

6 1/3

16.1

9.5K

6 1/2

16.5

10K

6 2/3

16.9

10.5K

6 5/6

17.4

11K

7

17.8

11.5K

7 1/6

18.2

12K

7 1/3

18.6

12.5K

7 1/2

19.1

13K

7 2/3

19.5

13.5K

7 5/6

19.9

1K

8

20.3

1.5K

8 1/6

20.7

2K

8 1/3

21.2

2.5K

8 1/2

21.6

3K

8 2/3

22

3.5K

8 5/6

22.4

4K

9

22.9

4.5K

9 1/6

23.3

5K

9 1/3

23.7

5.5K

9 1/2

24.1

6K


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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  • Hustle HYB
  • Hustle Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Camber Core (12-13 lbs)
  • 3 Piece Core (10-11 lbs)

SKU: RG158
Reg. Price: $129.95 Our Price: $89.95
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Description 

Roto Grip Hustle HYB Bowling Ball


The Dream is Free but the HUSTLE is Sold Separately...

Core...
Inside you will find the now famous Hustle Core which measures closer to the lower rg level than the higher rg side. Because of this lower rg design, this core creates earlier midlane motion. While on the differential side of things it measures lower which creates more stability down lane.

Cover...
Outside you find the newly formulated VTC-H18 hybrid cover. (Versatile Traction Control - Hybrid 18) This cover was created to provide more traction and durability in the HP1 & HP2 lines respectively.

Condition...
This ball is ideal for those Lighter to Medium Oil conditions. Due to this new cover formulation and the box finish of a 3000-grit pad, this ball is the smoothest Hustle to date which further expands the versatility of the HP1 line.

Roto Grip Hustle HYB Tech Sheet

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by Tony Marino
on 5/10/2018
HYB
Hustle HYB Outside of a spare ball, this is the best ball for your money on the market. Period! The Hustle HYB combines the Hustle core with the new VTC-H18 hybrid cover. Even though this ball is in the HP1 line, it easily provides HP2/3 performance. It hooks more than anything in the HP1 line and more than some in the HP2 line. Even though the HYB is a hybrid cover, it is earlier and smoother than the INK or any other Hustle. So if you are looking for a dry lane ball, this isn’t it… But if you want a great benchmark ball at an entry-level price, the HYB is a must have.
by Fred Callahan
on 5/9/2018
Rotogrip Hustle Hybrid
The Hustle Hybrid is a very logical addition to the already very impressive Hustle lineup. The OG Hustles were pretty darn good and then the Ink hit the scene and forget about it…Everyone is looking to spend less money and get a great product, right? I know that is what my customers want and RotoGrip has delivered time and again in that segment. The HP1, 2 and 3 line up is ridiculous at their perspective price points…I know I’m getting off the topic here and I realize some would say, “here is another staff guy worshipping the brand he’s part of” but, if you know me at all, I always give credit where it’s due and Roto just gets it done in this category. The Hybrid version of the Hustle is exactly what you think it might be…stable, smooth and strong. I put it a few boards weaker than the ShowOff and a touch cleaner as well. I roll it pretty straight in comparison to all the younger big wheelers out there and when my Ink is not enough at the beginning of the night, the Hybrid sees the lane a lot better. Overall, what I see from the Hustles I’ve drilled for my customers, be it the Inks and the Hybrids, is a very affordable and surprisingly trustworthy bowling ball. I’ve got a few people drilling up two and even three of these rocks. At the end of the day, with all the releases at a very competitive price point in our sport, take a look at RotoGrips HP1 Hustle line. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you on the lanes. #ownit
by Chris Freeland
on 5/8/2018
Roto Grip Hustle HYB
I took some time to drill the Hustle HYB. I wasn’t sure what I wanted out of it. My pin under Hustle INK is amazing for any price point, let alone a HP1. BUT, it’s still the stereotypical long, angular HP1 look and it can be allergic to oil. With the HYB, I wanted something different. I watched others throw it and I saw a lot more midlane read with an archy type backend reaction. It was definitely a more stout ball reaction than the INK. So, I wasn’t affraid to put the pin up with a 60 x 4 x 45 layout. To date, I have not had a lot of success on house yet with the HYB (heavier volume) but on a flat, 43 foot sport pattern on wood, it provided a great reaction until the fronts burned up too much. It had the read in the midlane you would expect from a dull hybrid surface, but its backend motion reminded me of my shorter pin balls without lacking the hitting power short pin balls have at times as I move further left. Chris Freeland Storm Amateur Staff
by Brian Watson
on 5/8/2018
RG Hustle HYB review
The Roto Grip Hustle HYB is the new release in the HP 1 line. I drilled mine 5 x 4 1/2 x 4 pin down no hole. It comes with a 3000 grit finish. I absolutely loved the Hustle Ink. The INK sometimes would be too much response off the spot and create angle problems to carry. The Hustle HYB with the Hybird cover has a slower response off of the friction. Its kinda like a smooth arc motion. I've used mine on a couple hooking house shots and really liked how it was able to control the pocket. The HYB just didn't over react when hitting the dry. Thus for me the HYB will be a great late block ball and shorter sport pattern ball. Brian Watson Storm Pro Shop Staff PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/4 Speed - 15-16 Tilt - 17 RPM-400
by Matt Rubright
on 5/3/2018
Roto Grip Hustle HYB (Layout: 45 x 4 1/4" x 75)
The Roto Grip Hustle HYB is a ball that gives me a predictable motion on fresher oil patterns and is going to be my first option on 36 to 40 feet of oil. The RG of 2.53 and Differential of 0.030 matched up with the Hybrid coverstock (Out of Box 3000 Grit) creates a ball that is meant for controlling the pocket. I have found that the Hustle HYB works best when my angles are a little straighter and I have to get my breakpoint somewhere between 5th and 10th board down lane. This ball revs up and read the midlane quite well, however if it has a down fall it is the versatility due to the smaller core. When transition hits I would transition to a ball that is going to retain more energy and pop on the back ends, for me that is an IQ Tour Solid. I compared the Hustle HYB to two options as I see the Storm IQ Tour Solid as a good compliment and the Storm Code X as a ball up from the HYB.
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Lane Condition: Light to Medium Oil
Coverstock: VTC-H18 Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Hustle Core (14-16 lbs)
Camber Core (12-13 lbs)
3 Piece Core (10-11 lbs)
Ball Finish: 3000-grit Pad
Ball Color: Black/Blue
R.G. / Diff.: #10 - 2.77 / .015
#11 - 2.73 / .012
#12 - 2.65 / .011
#13 - 2.63 / .009
#14 - 2.55 / .030
#15 - 2.53 / .030
#16 - 2.53 / .030
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: Low-Medium
Date Released: January 12, 2017
Manufacturer SKU: RHH
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
Roto Grip Symmetric Drill Sheet

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