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:October 2014
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 13F Reactive
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Royal Compound
Color:Black and Orange Solid / Silver Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Thug Low RG
Int. Diff:0.015

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The DV8 Thug is the newest addition to DV8’s high performance line. It equips bowlers with a new hybrid coverstock and a new asymmetrical core design. The Thug Low RG core provides a lower RG than the Ruckus Medium RG core that was used in the previous releases at this price point. To compare the Thug’s Class 13F Reactive hybrid coverstock to the last hybrid coverstock in DV8’s high performance line, we need to go back to the original Ruckus. The Ruckus used the Class 8F cover, which we found to be a bit squirty in the oil. With the new coverstock and lower RG core design, our testers found the Thug to offer a much improved

DV8 Thug Comparisons

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

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.