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:August 2012
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 4 Reactive
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Rough Buff / High Gloss
Color:Red Pearl / Neon Yellow Solid
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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

With the Marauder, DV8 has added a new ball to their mid-price line and is their first out of the Reckless ball names. The Marauder uses a brand new core and the Class 4 reactive coverstock. For us, this is a stronger midrange ball in terms of overall hook at the breakpoint than either the Reckless or the Too Reckless. This cover stores energy unlike the previous two balls, resulting in a much more angled reaction down lane.

Our testers loved this motion on our medium test pattern. The Marauder does not rev up as quickly as the reckless bowling balls, but is much more receptive when it sees the friction. The polished pearlized coverstock showed no signs of overskidding or checking up early on this pattern. Even when the

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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.