Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Reviewed:July 2023
Coverstock Specs
Name:Inciter Max Flip Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 / 3000 SiaAir
Color:Purple / Light Blue
Core Specs
Name:Diva 2.0
Int. Diff:0.000

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The DV8 Chill features a weight block that has been used in previous releases and combines it with a new cover formulation. The new solid version of the Inciter Max Flip coverstock is paired with the Diva 2.0 symmetrical weight block to create a product that provides a strong and consistent motion to the pocket. The 500/1500/3000 SiaAir box finish gave all three bowlers plenty of total hook on our heavy oil test pattern, with a smoother motion than balls like the Hellcat XLR8 and Trouble Maker.

Stroker had the best reaction out of our three testers using the Chill on the fresh heavy oil pattern. The ball revved up easily off his hand, creating a strong midlane move with a strong, smooth arc at the breakpoint. The Chill offered excellent continuation for him, providing much more total motion than the glossier Diamond Diva and Captiv8 on this pattern. As the oil started breaking down, Stroker moved a single board left with his laydown, and that was all it took to get the ball back into the pocket. The reduction in hook compared to balls like the Verge Solid allowed him to stay straighter with his angles, playing right into his strengths. Stroker also liked the Chill more than the other two testers on the medium oil pattern. He played this condition nearly identically to the heavy oil pattern, seeing the same motion. While he started in the same part of the lane,

Additional DV8 Chill Resources

Click here to visit DV8's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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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.