comparing these 3 entry level balls from storm - roto grip and 900 global
Comparing The 3 Offerings From 900 Global / Storm / Roto Grip For Light Oil
Hello and thanks for joining me for another video, this is comparison between the Electrify Solid, Hustle Camo, and Burner Solid. All 3 are light to medium oil balls in the same zone for Storm, Global, and Roto Grip, all 3 are solid of course, and they all come polished, so we’re going to get in depth with comparing and contrasting them. Once again, a few shameless plugs to get started, follow the link in the description or at the end of the video for any of your bowling needs at Bowler’s Mart, supporting them supports me, and don’t forget my code “Rosdahl10” the next time you go to order anything at Coolwick to get 10% off, they’re the ones that keep stuff like this coming.
The Roto Grip Hustle Camo Bowling Ball
The Burner Solid and Hustle Camo released around the same time a couple months ago, and the Electrify Solid is right around the corner at the time of making this, we’ll take a look at the Camo first. The cover strengths are all in the same general place, S62 on the Burner, VTC on the Hustle and Reactor on the Electrify. I know if you’re not into the tech stuff, this could be all Greek to you, but at least with Global you have an idea because the cover strength is the number in the cover name. VTC is Roto’s light to medium cover, and Reactor is Storm’s light to medium cover, and is the base or origination of their R series coverstocks. For the cores, all very similar there as well, and I’m an extremely big fan of the direction that so called entry level balls have gone since the Hustles came out with the PRO and the SAY about 5 years ago. Higher RG and lower differential cores that entry level or light oil balls used to have really just contributed to overly sensitive balls that were relegated to niche use or when the lanes were so trashed that you were in damage control mode. Roto has led the way in the industry in bang for your buck, the Hustles are insanely good for how little they cost, and since the Wrecker came out, the HP2 line has been the source of stuff that can legitimately compete with balls that are 40 or 50 dollars more expensive. The Hustle Camo with the Hustle core comes in at a 2.53 RG which it shares with the Burner Solid, and a .030 differential which is just a tick higher than the IQ Tour line. This is more of a medium RG, I’d call anything 2.52 and under low, 2.52 to 2.55 is medium, and anything over that is on the high side. This creates a motion that’s still rolly but not quite as early as the IQs, and the lower differential reduces the flare and keeps the ball motion controllable. The Hustle Camo as a result is a slightly weaker IQ Tour type reaction, gets down the lane a bit easier and pops a bit more, and is virtually perfect for most league conditions, I recently shot my second lefty 300 with it.
900 Global Burner Solid Bowling Ball
The Burner Solid also has a 2.53 RG, but has the highest differential of the 3 at .037, which still really isn’t that high, you’re not going to see a ton of difference between that and the low .030s. I’ve got the Burner Solid right between the Camo and the Electrify Solid. They’re all very similar in strength overall, the Burner Solid resembles the Camo up front, they’re both cleaner up front or longer than the E Solid, but it’s got a similar backend motion to the Electrify Solid, so for me it’s the Camo up front and the E Solid downlane. This makes it read like the weakest of the 3 for me because it’s both clean and smooth, but if you’re talking total board coverage and traction, it’s on par with both. I would say it’s my personal least favorite of the 3, but I’m going to do some surface videos and I’m expecting really good things because when something is this controllable with shine on it, it makes the ball insanely good when you don’t have a whole lot of room to work with. Factory gloss is getting kind of crazy now, and sometimes ball reaction doesn’t look that great when you can see yourself in the ball, so don’t ever be afraid to change surfaces, it might save the ball for you. Using Reacta Skuff on the ball before you even put holes in it is a perfect way to reset the surface and get it in a much more usable and versatile place. I generally like factory polish, but it’s getting a little crazy now and I think hitting it with some Reacta Skuff and letting it lane shine back up is what I’m going to start doing.
Storm Electrify Solid Bowling Ball
The Electrify Solid is the earliest and smoothest of the 3 I think, or at least it’s tied with the Burner on backend strength. It has the lowest RG at 2.51, and the same differential as the Hustles at .030. The cover strength is similar, but it does start up a hair earlier and is pretty round even with the shine on it. The Camo definitely is perfect the way it is, it’s long and fairly quick but round at the same time, so I’m a big fan of it in general. The Burner I think needs the shine knocked off to reach its full potential, but the E Solid is in the middle. I love the way it reacts right now, but I think it’d be even better with a bit of surface as well. I’m going to drill a new IQ Tour Solid to see how close they actually are because the E Solid has major IQ vibes. I think this one might possibly be the best of the 3 technically, but whenever you start talking better or worse, it’s all relative, I mean people actually like the Zen Master, so opinions are just opinions. It’s clean and really rolly and the lightest shade of red in it actually looks pink, and we all know what that means.
My Thoughts On Comparing These 3 Bowling Balls
The Camo for me is the cleanest or the easiest down the lane, the Burner is just the slightest tiny bit earlier, and the E Solid is the earliest. The Camo is also the quickest, with the Burner and E Solid being equal. From a total hook standpoint, I think the E Solid is actually the strongest overall, but again it’s negligible. Remember, shape or sharpness doesn’t equal hook, and I’m going to have a video coming out eventually where I put some surface on the Burner Solid and E Solid and see what we have to work with. If you’re trying to decide which one to buy, I hope this helps, I personally carry both the Camo and E Solid with me right now, and may throw the Burner in the rotation for tougher stuff once I knock the shine off. Every single one is major bang for the buck and there’s really not a bad choice to be made, just depends on what you want and what your eye likes the best. Realistically if you average 180 or lower, you can pick your favorite color, above that you start getting good enough to really notice the nuances and character of certain balls, and then upwards of 220 the details matter quite a bit. Thanks for watching and may the strikes be with you.
roto grip hustle camo bowling ball
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
– Core: Hustle
– Coverstock: VTC Solid Reactive
– Finish: 1500
– RG: 2.53
– Diff: 0.030
Storm Electrify Solid bowling ball
At Storm, our mission is simple: keep pushing the boundaries of research and development in order to provide you with a diverse selection of bowling balls to combat lane conditions of all lengths, shapes, and volumes. With that, we proudly bring you the Electrify Solid
Coverstock: Reactor Solid
Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
RG Avg: 2.51
Flare Potential: 2″-4
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy to Medium Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Frosted Cake
900 Global burner solid ball
Legendary 900 Global value performance continues!! Introducing the ALL NEW Burner
The 600 Series has been revamped to give you even more performance than previous releases! The Burner Solid and Burner Pearl both feature the highly versatile S62 Cover and the ALL NEW Centroid Symmetric Core. With this combination, we have created a redefined value performance line that will tailor to your needs on medium-light oil.
The Centroid symmetric core addresses a need that many value performance balls struggle with…a lower density. By shifting the weight more towards the center of the ball we have eliminated the over/under that many balls in this category struggle with. The Burners have been purposely engineered to give you a reliable reaction when the lanes have broken down.
Coverstock: S62 Solid
Weight Block: Centroid Symmetric
Factory Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
Flare Potential: 3-4″
Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.53
Differential (Diff): 15lbs – 0.037