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