Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Name:Alley Cat
Reviewed:June 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:ACR - Alley Cat Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound / Crown Factory Shine
Color:Red / Electric Blue; Purple / Green; Pink / Black
Core Specs
Name:Alley Cat
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Alley Cat is the newest entry-level performance ball in the DV8 line. This ball uses a new reactive solid coverstock called Alley Cat Reactive. The box finish is highly polished, achieved with finishing steps of 500 SiaAir, Crown Factory Compound, and Crown Factory Shine. The Alley Cat comes in three different color combinations, with all three of our testers using the Red / Electric Blue version. This ball uses the new higher RG (2.564″) and low differential (0.025″) Alley Cat symmetrical core shape, which keeps it from flaring too much and reacting too strongly in the dry.

Thanks to the Alley Cat’s effortless length down the lane and its controlled reaction at the dry, we liked our reaction best on our medium oil test pattern. On this pattern, it was easy to see where we needed to play

DV8 Alley Cat Comparisons

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The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.