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DV8 Trouble Maker

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What should I know about the DV8 Trouble Maker?
  • An extremely innovative bowling ball
  • For traditional bowlers but is specifically designed with 2-handers and no-thumb bowlers.
  • Unique core
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DV8 Trouble Maker

Watch out, here comes a Trouble Maker! Due to the growing number of two-handed and no-thumb hole bowlers, DV8 developed a bowling ball for them. Any bowler can effectively use the DV8 Trouble Maker but the two-handers and no-thumb bowlers will particularly benefit from the technology built into this ball. The Dualistic core was designed so that the two finger holes hit designated areas of the core. This results in different numbers than the typical core shape. This core is paired with the proven Inciter Max Continuation Hybrid coverstock to produce a strong overall hook on medium to heavy oil conditions.

  • Color: Light Blue/Black/Blue
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Dualistic
  • Coverstock: Inciter Max Continuation Hybrid
  • RG: 2.496 (15# ball)
  • Diff: 0.045 (15# ball)
  • Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Hook Potential: 320 (High)
  • Length: Middle
  • Reaction: Strong overall hook
  • 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: DV60106913
  • Product ID: 14352
  • Brand: DV8
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

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12/31/2023
By Coyotebowler from Klamath Falls Oregon
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Control, smooth, continuous

Cons:

Dry conditions

Best Uses:

Medium, medium

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Not just for Two Handers!

Trouble Maker: Another groundbreaking advancement in bowling innovation. The new core designed for no thumb/two hand bowlers is amazing, but not limited to them only. As a right handed traditional bowler, I found the reaction amazing. This is like a Track Stealth on steroids. Strong predictable reaction that is a beast down lane. It was designed with control in mind, and that is exactly what it does. It controls the pocket and doesn't sacrifice the carry while doing it.

11/17/2023
By Ed from Ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Big hook

Cons:

Durability

Best Uses:

Heavier oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Big hook!

I have this ball drilled left handed no thumb and it hooks great! Very impressive arc! Will go coast to coast! Works best on heavier oil. I don't get a lot of splits with it. I have to deal with drier conditions a lot and if I stay with it, I need to throw it a lot harder to try and get enough length. Also this ball has taken A LOT of damage [big chunks and gouges] on the same lanes/games where my other balls haven't. Not sure what's up with that.

6/10/2023
By Brandon from South Carolina
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Fantastic!

I don’t really have enough experience with other balls to say this one is the best , however, this is my favorite ball in my bag right now (I also have the Motiv Pride Empire that I love).
For no thumb and two handed bowlers this ball is easy to control and the back end motion will be quite a pleasant surprise. 10/10 recommend.

5/22/2023
By Mike Romero from Monterey, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Trouble Maker!!!

I am not a two (2) handed bowler, but this ball is really amazing! I drilled this one a bit differently than my traditional layout. I have scuffed the surface to 1500 and use this ball during the start of league or even during early transition on a tournament pattern. With a 45 x 5.5 x 40 layout, this ball is very controllable with a strong continuation backend motion. I can only imagine what this ball looks like with my regular layout. Although a hybrid, this ball can act as a very good benchmark ball.

4/26/2023
By CHRIS J from palm springs
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

believe the HYPE

I am not a 2 handed bowler but this ball is very good. it is so clean through the mids and hits really hard in the backend. very clean benchmark ball to start with. i just used my favorite layout for this piece.

4/18/2023
By Frederick W from Colorado Springs, Colorado
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Here comes Trouble.

DV8 and Brunswick hit this one out of this world. The new DV8 Trouble Maker with the all new Dualistic Core is a straight winner. If your looking for a benchmark ball for 2 handers, no thumb bowlers this one is it along with traditional bowlers. The overall motion of this ball is eye popping. The amount of messengers I have been able to send across the pin deck is amazing. Don't sleep on this one folks. The game has changed for the better

4/3/2023
By Bryan W, PBA Member and DV8 Pro Staff from Plumas Lake, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Believe the Hype!!!

I am so proud to introduce to you the newest addition to the DV8 line, the DV8 Troublemaker. This ball has had a tremendous amount of time and effort into designing a ball for bowlers of the new bowling revolution…2-Handed Bowlers and bowlers who do not use a thumb. Well, I use a thumb and all I can tell you is this ball is AMAZING! The difference which sets this ball apart from other balls is its uniquely large core design. I am a HUGE fan of larger core bowling balls because they typically roll much better for bowlers with higher speeds and rev rates. The ball is symmetrical, but doesn’t roll like a typical symmetrical ball. My layout in this new ball is a simple stacked layout with the pin and the CG in alignment. Nothing too exotic, but the ball reaction is beyond belief. Pins DO NOT jump around, but almost seem to collapse in on themselves. The ball works incredible on heavy oil. Strangely enough, I have not left many splits with this ball, and how it rolls through the pins is unlike ANYTHING I HAVE EVER THROWN BEFORE! For 2-handed and 2-finger bowlers, YOU MUST HAVE THIS BALL IN YOUR BAG….PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!! DV8 has done it again and bowlers who take a chance on this ball WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
If you are not throwing DV8, you’re just not bowling!!

3/30/2023
By Tommy from Toledo
5/5 Stars
Pros:

1 hand, 2 hands, strong, doesn’t read too early

Cons:

Should have came out sooner!

Best Uses:

House, sport, PBA

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great for 1 or 2 hands!

DV8 hit the mail on the head with this one! Although it was designed for a 2 hander anyone can use it! I punched mine up with ny favorite layout and even thought it has a duller box surface, it didn’t read too early. Had a great shape to it with a nice continuous motion destroying pins! Highly recommend to not only 2 handers but everyone! You won’t be disappointed!

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What is the DV8 trouble maker similar to?

4/15/2023 - By

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Hi Star, similar balls would be the Motiv Forge Ember and Brunswick Quantum Evo Hybrid.

4/17/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What to balls would pair well with the trouble maker?

4/28/2023 - By

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Hi Star, depending on your personal preference and style you could pair this ball with a Pearl Coverstock ball which would have more length or a Solid Coverstock which would react earlier on the lanes. When choosing one, you may look for something that is designed for light or medium oil to use once the lanes start breaking down.

4/28/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would a Phaze two and ruby work in the same bag as the trouble makers

4/28/2023 - By

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Hello, yes the Storm Phaze II & Storm IQ Tour Ruby would be good compliments to the DV8 Trouble Maker.

5/1/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which is more versatile the Phaze 2 or the trouble maker

5/2/2023 - By

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Hi King! The DV8 Trouble Maker would be more versatile than the Storm Phaze II.

5/2/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is it also good for single handers who are slightly speed domenent??

6/14/2023 - By

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Yes, this ball would be a good match for a speed dominant player because the duller finish can help the ball ready earlier on the lane so it does not skid too far and read to late. You would want to avoid a pearl coverstock and or polished finish balls if you are speed dominant.

6/15/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I’m in a wheelchair and I use a bowling ball ramp. Will this ball naturally curve without being able to put spin on it? If not can you recommend a ball that will?

10/1/2023 - By

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Unfortunately this ball will have much hook without the correct spin on the ball. Most performance balls will required the ball to have spin on the ball to react to that spin. Perhaps there is a way to align the ball on the ramp so that it is spinning correctly when it comes off the ramp and that would then give you hook potential.

10/2/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball a good replacement/substitute for a Timeless? How do they compare?

1/7/2024 - By

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The Trouble Maker would be close but it does read the lanes earlier than the Timeless did which will give this a smoother arcing hook. The overall hook potential would still be high like the Timeless but it just reads earlier where the Timeless read later.

1/11/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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