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:January 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Composite Hook Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 SiaAir
Color:Black / Purple / White
Core Specs
Name:Grudge Low RG Asymmetric
Int. Diff:0.014

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Grudge is the newest high performance heavy oil bowling ball from DV8. This ball uses a strong coverstock named Composite Hook Solid paired with the new Grudge Low RG Asymmetric core. The cover is prepped from the factory with a final finishing step of 1000 SiaAir, giving it more than enough texture to tackle heavy volumes of oil.

The Grudge is stronger through the entire lane than any previous DV8 ball we have reviewed, giving all three of our testers plenty of hook on our heavy oil test pattern. Its low RG asymmetrical weight block wants to rev quickly off the hand and, in combination with its cover’s 1000 grit box finish, this ball never slid past the breakpoint. Stroker was able to start about three boards farther left with his feet than he usually can on this pattern. The strong

DV8 Grudge Comparisons

Click below to see a comparison table of each pair of bowling balls shown:

To compare the DV8 Grudge to any other bowling ball(s), please use our Bowling Ball Comparison tool.

Additional DV8 Grudge 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.

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.