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:Hell Raiser
Reviewed:September 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 5 Reactive
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 SiaAir Pad / Rough Buff Finish
Color:Black / Red / Yellow
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.016

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

The Hell Raiser highlights the first of four new releases from Brunswick’s new DV8 brand. This high-end release for this new brand combines a hybrid reactive coverstock with a strong asymmetrical core.

The cover and core match of the Hell Raiser allowed our testers to have their best look on the medium test pattern. All three testers were able to use the ball for an extended period of time. All we had to do was make small moves left with our feet and target as the testing progressed. This is a high performance ball that a lot of players will be able to use the entire league sessions. Tweener really liked the movement in the back end, allowing him the room on the lane to either slow his speed and move deeper into the oil or increase the speed and go up the lane.

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.