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:September 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 3 Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir Pad / Rough Buff
Color:Blue / Green
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The ball motion that the DV8 Reckless’ core/cover combination creates is a stronger midlane read with a strong but controllable motion at the breakpoint and back end. This makes the Reckless the benchmark type ball in the DV8 line. The Class 3 cover, with its polished finish, is best suited for medium to moderately oily lane conditions.

The length of our medium pattern matched up best with the Reckless. The extra couple of feet of back end this pattern creates allowed the Reckless to make it back to the pocket from almost any breakpoint we chose. Even when we moved deep into the oil pattern this ball was able to charge back to the pocket shot after shot.

The heavy oil pattern forced us to play straighter through the front than we were playing on

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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.