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DV8 Hell Raiser Return

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What makes the DV8 Hell Raiser Return different?
  • Updated version of the original Hell Raiser
  • Outperforms the original
  • Increased durability and hitting power
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DV8 Hell Raiser Return

10 years after the launch of the DV8 brand they are raising hell again by bringing back an updated version of the original Hell Raiser in the DV8 Hell Raiser Return. The core is the same but in a D.O.T. version with added DynamiCore for increased durability and powerful pin hitting. The coverstock has been updated for today's lane conditions. The colors on this ball look awesome and it was designed to perform even better than the popular original version. The Hell Raiser core and the Inciter Max Flip Pearl Reactive coverstock pair up on medium to heavy oil conditions to produce a strong mid-lane and backend reaction.

  • Color: Red/Yellow/Black
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Hell Raiser D. O. T
  • Coverstock: Inciter Max Flip Pearl Reactive
  • RG: 2.537 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.053 (15# ball)
  • Finish: 500, 1000, 1500 Siaair/Crown Factory Compound
  • Hook Potential: 295
  • Length: Late
  • Reaction: Strong midlane and backend
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: DV60106454
  • Product ID: 13136
  • Brand: DV8
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

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5/11/2021
By Chris from Wisconsin
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

70 x 3 3/4 x 20 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380

I was unable to throw the original, but this ball will not disappoint anyone. Compared to the Intimidator pearl, it is a little earlier in the midlane but still have the same great recovery. I also took the shine off to a 1500 Trucut pad and this ball became a hook monster. So whether you want to leave on the polish on or have a sanded pearl, this ball can handle easy surface changes when more or less hook is needed.

5/6/2021
By Derek K from Colorado Springs, CO
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Skid/Snap, DynamiCore, Durability Optimization Technology

Cons:

N/A

Best Uses:

Good on fresh but excels after transition, skid/snap, opening up a pattern

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

What’s old is new, and that’s a good thing

Speed: 17.9
RPM: 480
PAP: 5 7/8 RT x 2 1/4 DN
No-thumb, one league per week, tournaments when I can. Tremendous slouch.

What’s old is new, and that’s a good thing.

The Hell Raiser absolutely put DV8 on the map. Ten years ago, the Hell Raiser provided a look on the lanes and an attitude that had not been seen before. DV8 is proud to bring to you the Hell Raiser Return for DV8’s 10th anniversary. This updated version features the same revered asymmetric Hell Raiser core as the original, but they took the time to recreate it in a DOT version and added DynamiCore to increase it’s durability and hitting power. Also updated is the colors and cover, Inciter Max Flip, to make sure it looks incredible and outperforms the original.

The out of box surface is 500/1000/1500 and then finished with Crown Factory Compound and paired with the core and cover combination is intended to have strong mid lane and backend motion on medium to heavy oil, and that’s exactly what i get with my chosen layout of 4.125x5x2.625 to further promote that snappy, quick response off of the dry. The Hell Raiser Return might not be the first ball out of my bag on a fresh condition but it usually sees time on the lanes once the pattern starts to transition and a solid is reading the lane too early. This is by far the ball that I trust the most when I stand left, aim right and full send it to the dry to come back HARD to the pocket. But even with that said, the Hell Raiser Return with OOB surface, to me, reads the mids earlier like a hybrid even though it’s a pearl cover. When I’m rolling it there’s almost a guaranteed chance that a messenger will connect with and take out that dreaded 10-pin ...and we all like to see that.

DV8 has truly gone back to it’s roots with loud, bold and in-your-face colors on the Hell Raiser Return choosing Red, Yellow and Black with White lettering. If you recall the original Hell Raiser, or find pictures on the inter webs, you will probably see more yellow used on it in comparison the the Hell Raiser Return. Whatever the case, the ball looks wonderful and I love being able to see how the ball revs as it goes down the lane and as it’s driving through the pins.

Premium performance, you won’t be disappointed in the Hell Raiser Return.

Be well, rip racks ...and shred pins.

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4/21/2021
By Chief J from Massachusetts
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Clean through Mid-lane, Strong Backend

Cons:

None

Best Uses:

Broken Down House or Tournament Conditions

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hell Raising Pin Action!

The 10th Anniversary of DV8 brings back one of the Best Asymmetrical balls DV8 ever produced..the New Hell Raiser return with the D.O.T. Core and Inciter max Flip Cover Stock. Driller 70 x 5 1/2 x 35 this ball gets great skid in the front and stores a lot of energy in the mid-lane with a strong roll off the backend. With this drilling it allows me to move left when a typical house shot begins to break down and still gives me a great reaction to continue striking. This ball is very clean and creates a strong back end motion. This ball will be in my bag when heavier patterns begin to break down and I can follow the oil line left away from those down the lane players.

Jay M.
Brunswick Regional Staff - Northeast

3/5/2021
By Tommy from Toledo ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Strong, good length

Cons:

Need good hand position

Best Uses:

House shot, pro shot

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great return

Great ball to have in your bag! Covers a bunch of boards but can be used straight up also. Very versatile ball. I use it as a bench mark ball and often don’t switch balls after getting a read on the lanes

2/22/2021
By Scott Crawford from Allen, TX
5/5 Stars
Pros:

length, big flip, pin action

Best Uses:

house patterns, transition oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Everything You Want in a Skid / Flip Ball

The DV8 Bowling Hell Raiser Return is literally everything you would want and expect from a good skid / flip bowling ball. Clean up front, good length, left turn down lane, great pin action = a bunch of strikes. This ball will be great on house patterns, later on in blocks for sport shots that are broken down and any time you want to get left and open up the lane some. DV8 has been going back to it’s roots with some aggressive exciting balls and this is no exception. Drilled this one 70 x 3.75 x 20 to compliment the design of the ball and resulted in a high flaring change of direction pearl! Link to video here: https://youtu.be/8f0fz5jBA_I

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2/12/2021
By whereswaldo from Ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Ball motion, Coverstock, DOT, DynamiCore

Best Uses:

anywhere

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

OH MY GOODNESS! ITS BACK!

OHH MY GOODNESS! I have waited for the opportunity to give this ball a try.... I cannot be more impressed. This is one of those balls that you can do anything with and it will be 10 back every-time. I love the way this thing reads the lane front to back, with plenty, I mean plenty on the back. A Skid Flip Monster! I ordered 2 of them, the first one i went 50 x 4 1/8 x 35, a stock layout. I can play in the oil, the dry, anything I want! I'm scared to drill the second with the first one being soo good!

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