DV8 Hellcat XLR8

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How will the DV8 Hellcat XLR8 help my game?
  • Raising hell on the lanes!
  • More motion on the backend
  • Plenty of traction on any oily condition
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DV8 Hellcat XLR8

The DV8 Hellcat XLR8 takes performance to new heights! Building upon the success of its predecessor, the Hellcat, this bowling ball is designed to push boundaries once again. DV8 enthusiasts were captivated by the Hellcat's impressive power and ability to retain energy, and the Hellcat XLR8 takes it a step further with enhanced backend motion. With its Maximum Havoc Solid coverstock, finely crafted with a 1500 grit Siaair finish, and the dynamic Hell Raiser D.O.T. core, this ball offers exceptional traction on oily lanes. Not only that, but its remarkable continuation through the pins will leave you astounded. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary bowling experience as the Hellcat XLR8 revs up your scores today!

  • Color: Black / Magenta / Purple
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Hell Raiser D. O. T
  • Coverstock: Maximum Havoc Solid Reactive
  • RG: 2.537 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.053 (15# ball)
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Middle
  • Reaction: Strong midlane and backend
  • Recommended Lane Condition: 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: DV60106973
  • Product ID: 14553
  • Brand: DV8
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

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By Bob Newman from Pacifica
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

DV8 Hellcat XLR8

The DV8 Hellcat XLR8 comes as advertised, it hooks. Out of box I compared it with my Track Archetype and my Brunswick Mindset which are the current 2 big pieces in my arsenal. The Hellcat XLR8 was more by at least 4 & 2 over those two. This is going to be your heavy oil/ long oil ball for sure. It reads early but still has power at the pins. It does not quit like some other balls that might hook early like that. The flare rings were crazy going almost all the way around the ball. For me, I don't see using this on house shots very often but for speed dominant players or low rev players I could see this ball working very well on a THS. Personally, I think this ball will be in play early on any sport pattern over 42' or if there is a high volume of oil. I drilled this with my standard 65 x 3-1/2 x 25. I cruise around 16.5 MPH and have a rev rate around 420. If you like to see the ball hook, the Hellcat XLR8 is for you.

By Bryan Williams, PBA Member and DV8 Pro Staff from Plumas Lake, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Stronger and Cleaner than the Original Hellcat!

DV8 has done it again! DV8 has taken the proven Hellraiser core and wrapped it in the new Maximum Havoc coverstock and created the new Hellcat ELR8! The new Hellcat ELR8 is much stronger than the original Hellcat, but much cleaner through the heads. The Hellraiser core allows any bowler to create a more angular reaction in the backends. This ball works exceptionally well on heavy oil and flatter oil patterns. I drilled this ball with a 45x4x35 layout to provide continuous ball motion through the oil and dynamic hitting power through the pins. If you are looking for a very strong asymmetrical ball, look no further than the new DV8 Hellcat XLR8.

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How does this compare to the Radical Innovator Solid

9/25/2023 - By

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Hi C! These are very similar, but the DV8 Hellcat XLR8 would go slight longer and both would have about the same hook potential.

9/26/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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