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

Reviewed:November 2019
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 SiaAir
Color:Indigo / Sky / Grape
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.018

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The Frequency brings a new coverstock and new core shape to the DV8 high performance line. The new Adversary weight block is a low RG and medium differential asymmetrical design. The Frequency is wrapped in the new Flexure coverstock. This 500/2000 SiaAir sanded hybrid allowed our testers to open up their angles across our test oil patterns and see a big downlane recovery. The Frequency provides plenty of hook through the oil, while still offering a strong move at the back end. It proved to be very versatile in our testing, but it looked best on the medium oil pattern.

When lined up on the medium pattern in the same place they threw the Notorious, all three testers saw this ball make a beeline for the left side of the headpin. The changes in coverstock and core design give this ball more total hook and stronger motion downlane. Stroker moved 3-and-2 left with their feet and target, while Tweener and Cranker moved 5-and-3 left to keep the Frequency in the oil long enough to stay in the pocket. Once everyone was far enough left with their feet, the Frequency provided plenty of room for error on this pattern. Its dull 500/2000 SiaAir box finish easily handled the volume of

Additional DV8 Frequency 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.