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:February 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:Composite Bite
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 SiaAir
Color:Black / Violet / Green
Core Specs
Name:Pitbull Low RG Asymmetric
Int. Diff:0.020

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The Pitbull is the newest big dog in the DV8 lineup and it has the bite to back up its bark on heavy volumes of oil. It uses the new Pitbull Low RG Asymmetric core design paired with the Composite Bite solid reactive coverstock. This strong core gives the Pitbull a low RG of 2.486″ and high total and intermediate differentials of 0.055″ and 0.020″, respectively. It comes out of the box at a very rough 1000 SiaAir sanded finish, allowing it to easily hook in the front part of the lane.

We liked this ball best on our heavy oil test pattern. The Pitbull gave all three of our testers the most amount of hook out of any ball in the DV8 line. We had an earlier and smoother motion than the Grudge on this pattern. For all three testers, the dull box finish of the Pitbull made it hook early, almost right off their hands. Stroker and Tweener liked the added total hook and saw more motion than any of the Grudges. On this

Additional DV8 Pitbull 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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