DV8
Trouble Maker

Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:
Medium:
Dry:
Sport:

(1-10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR))

General Ball Info

Coverstock Info
Name:
Inciter Max Continuation
Type:
Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:
500 / 2000 SiaAir
Color:
Light Blue / Black / Blue
Core Info
Name:
Dualistic
Type:Symmetrical
RG:2.496
Total Diff:0.045
Int. Diff:NA

The Trouble Maker¬†introduces a new symmetrical core shape for DV8. The Dualistic core design features a 2.496″ RG and a 0.045″ differential. Its design aims to provide a wider range of possible ball reactions for bowlers who don’t use a thumb hole, depending on the layout that is used. It comes wrapped in the Inciter Max Continuation coverstock that appeared previously on the Collision. Coming out of the box at a 500/2000 SiaAir finish, this ball offers easy revs in the midlane and a strong, continuous motion at the breakpoint and throughout the back end. All three¬†testers saw this ball cover more total boards than the Collision and Captiv8, while being more responsive to the dry than balls like the Verge Solid and Hellcat.

Cranker got to the pocket very easily with the Trouble Maker on the heavy oil pattern. The ball revved up quickly off his hand, creating plenty of traction in the midlane and more downlane motion than the Verge Solid. The stronger back end reaction was a big benefit for him as the pattern started to break down. When smoother balls would straighten out downlane, the Trouble Maker continued to go high flush. He kept the Trouble Maker at its box finish for the entire session on this pattern, seeing enough separation between it and balls like the Verge Solid, Captiv8, and Diamond Diva. Cranker had a little less area on the fresh medium oil condition. The shorter distance of this pattern made the Trouble Maker harder to control at the breakpoint. If he was too far ...

Performance Ratings

NameValueComments
Torque
(1-10)
Length
(1-25)
Back End
(1-20)
Total Hook
(1-100)