When looking to add or adjust or tweak the HP1 line there has to be a level of thinking put in place to cover a variety of things.
First, this being the intro line you have to make sure that there is some appeal to those who are not regular bowlers. Usually the target audience here is the beginner who is looking to get their first ball and bag.
Beyond that group is the intermediate type player who bowls some leagues or maybe some tournaments time to time that is looking to have variety in the arsenal.
Then of course you have your highly skilled players that need specific motions on certain conditions and like certain coverstocks to do so.
No worries, HP1 has the bases covered. From the older entries to the newest creation the Hustle INK. There is something for everyone.
The new Hustle INK is a solid cover which we haven't done in this Hustle line as of yet. It now sits side by side with a hybrid and pearl.
Oh and I mentioned the color and appeal. Well I went a different route here becuase lets be real, some players don't want to be flashy. They like subtle and blend in. Not to mention the higher skilled players also like this kind of visual to see the motion on the lane better. So that is how I got to the INK Blue color with Gold labels.
Reaction wise, even though it is shiny and even though it is solid. Of the three different Hustle's, this is by far the earliest rolling and most predictable. So on those drier conditions or the shorter oil conditions this ball will not be as jerky or responsive off the friction.
And just like any ball we make, this ball can be sanded to roll even earlier. And believe it or not it can even be shined up more to make it less aggressive. Factory shine is only 1500-grit. Most pro shops can shine a ball to over 4000 grit or some can go even higher.
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