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DV8 Intimidator

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How will the DV8 Intimidator help my game?

  • Intimidate the competition!
  • Strong hooking ball
  • Bulldoze through medium to heavy oil conditions.
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DV8 Intimidator

The DV8 Intimidator is a tough colored high performance ball. For this ball DV8 combines their Inciter Max Solid Reactive coverstock with the Assailant core to offer strong hook in medium to heavy oil conditions. This core features DOT (Durability Optimization Technology) and DynamiCore.

  • Color: Black/Purple/White
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Assailant
  • Coverstock: Inciter Max Solid
  • RG: 2.481 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)
  • Finish: 500 and 2,000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Hook Potential: 330 (scale 1-250)
  • Length: Middle
  • Reaction: Strong Hook
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
  • Warranty: 4 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: DV60106228
  • Product ID: 12463
  • Brand: DV8
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls
Similar Balls: Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions & Coverstock as the DV8 Intimidator.
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3/9/2020
By Dustin Bearden from Geraldine, AL
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Very impressing High Performance

The DV8 Intimidator is the best high performance ball by DV8 to date. This ball absolutely masters rolling in the mid lane but still having enough power to destroy the pins. The colors are fantastic, and they bring back great memories of the person who was the OG intimidator, Dale Earnhardt. The DV8 Intimidator features the Dynamicore technology which will also help the ball finish harder through the pins. The DV8 Intimidator also features the DOT technology, and that lets you drill on over 90% of the surface. If you need a ball to contend with heavy oil lane conditions, look no further than the DV8 Intimidator. You will not be disappointed.

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2/3/2020
By willow300 from Quebec Canada
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Strong midlane

Here is the new hi performance ball for DV8, the Intimidator. This ball offers the same core as the Instigator, the Assailant. The cover is the same base as the Instigator but with some hooking additive to cover more boards. The ball features the new DOT technologie to optimize the durability and also dynamicore for better carry.
The ball comes out of the box with a 500 2000 skip sanding technique and it allows the ball to be less affected with lane shine.
Because I knew this ball was a hooking monster and wanted to use it on multiple conditions, I went with a 60 x 4 3/4 x 40 drilling.
On the lane, the ball delivers exactly what I expected. The ball roll really hard in the midlane. Compared to the Instigator and Warrant I'm 2 boards left on the approach and 1 board left at the target meanly because of the heavy roll in the mid part of the lane. Last weekend I used it on the wtba Sydney (33') around 5th board and I bowled 700 even if the pattern was really hard play. I was able to miss inside and still get some hold. I was able to play that part of the lane and get some hold because the ball was reading the midlane before to come out of the pattern. When it begun to burn up, I was able to use the Warrant and play in the same area.
For people with higher ball speed, the surface can be adjusted and you'll be able to use that ball and get advantage of the backend motion.
To conclude, if you want to have a strong ball that rolls hard in the midlane, this ball is for you.

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1/27/2020
By Big Rigs from Levittown Pa
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Attractive, Drive, Dynamicore, Great read in mid-lane, No Quit, Power, splits the 8-9

Cons:

None

Best Uses:

Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Impressing power and control. Pins don't stand a chance

This is another ball i drilled up cause it reminded me of the original grudge and this ball is amazing. Drilled it pin down and I was able to control the the lane so well with this ball. Misses in the oil read and drove though the pins and misses right didn't jerk off the spot. The addition to dynamicore to the DV8 line has just made great ball even better. Now my comparison to the Grudge I feel like it read the mids even better then the grudge did with much better continuation through the pins this ball never quit once on me and the Dynamicore helps send the pins flying.

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3/28/2020
By Redus from San Francisco
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Perfect for the fresh

This ball filled a gap in my arsenal that I didn't know I had. The DV8 Intimadator is great for moderately difficult patterns and is an absolute monster on house shots. It is the perfect peice when I need something to clear the heads, but still slow down in the midlane without shooting through the breakpoint. It's also great for fresh conditions when I need to tame the backend reaction. The motion is predictable and it hits like a truck. I especially recommend this ball for players bowling on low-friction lane surfaces where the fronts burn up fast.

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Question:

how will this ball work if you do not have a fast release

2/7/2020 - By

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If you have a high ball speed you would want a ball that can get traction on the lane so the ball has enough time to react. This ball would give you good traction to match your high ball speed and work well in medium to heavy oil.

2/11/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I am a full roller, 190 average,throw fairly hard, lanes fairly oily would this be a ball for me or recommend a different one

2/11/2020 - By

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This would be a great option and you would just need to have your driller put a full roller layout to match your style. This has a duller reaction to help it grip earlier on the lanes and with a high ball speed you probably need the ball start gripping earlier rather than later so it has time to hook on the lanes.

2/14/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I am not a hard thrower is this a ball for me?

9/23/2020 - By

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If you have a high rev rate and slower ball speed then this may not be a great option. However, if you have an average or lower rev rate and average to lower ball speed then you could still use this in heavier oil conditions. It reads in the midlane with a strong overall hook so you may prefer a ball with a longer read on the lane to help if you have a slower ball speed.

9/24/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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