DV8 Trouble Maker Bowling Ball

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  • DV8 Trouble Maker Bowling Ball and Core
  • DV8 Trouble Maker Bowling Ball
  • DV8 Trouble Maker Bowling Ball
MSRP: $229.95
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DV8 Trouble Maker Bowling Ball

  • Color: Light Blue/Black/Blue
  • Coverstock: Inciter Max Continuation
  • Weight Block: Dualistic
  • Factory Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Flare Potential: Medium
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.514; 15lbs - 2.496; 14lbs - 2.520
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.037; 15lbs - 0.043; 14lbs - 0.043
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): n/a
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

There is no question that the fastest growing and most exciting category in our game is the 2-handed bowler and those that don’t use their thumb. These styles have revolutionized the game, yet there has never been a bowling ball designed with the uniqueness of these players in mind. DV8 saw a need in the market for a ball that would work for traditional bowlers but is specifically designed with 2-handers and no-thumb bowlers in mind, and we are excited to introduce the Trouble Maker. 
The shape and features of the Dualistic core are what make the Trouble Maker unique and valuable for “no thumbers.” As you examine a half-ball image of the core, you’ll notice defined areas our engineers built into the design for the two-finger holes to hit specific parts of the core, changing the numbers more dramatically than a typical core shape. There is truly too much technical information to explain in a simple letter. We have developed a series of videos that we will put on our website and social media pages starting on the Information Release Date to explain all of the great benefits of the Trouble Maker; make sure you check them out.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Sanded 2000 Siaair
Core Type:
Hybrid Reactive
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9 Reviews

  • 5
    DV8 Trouble Maker

    Posted by Coyotebowler on Dec 31st 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Trouble Maker

    Posted by Mike Romero on May 22nd 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Trouble Maker

    Posted by Tom Marlow on May 1st 2023

    I’m not a no thumb bowler. But let me tell you if you use a thumb you are going to see a really strong symmetrical ball. This ball for me will be my strong symmetrical ball. It can be used on heavier volumes oil.

  • 5
    believe the hype

    Posted by chris javier on Apr 26th 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Cutting Edge design!

    Posted by Randy Hawks on Apr 20th 2023

    The Dv8 Trouble Maker is one of the most versatile balls on the market. Multiple drill patterns for optimum performance. For me it give me smooth aggression with the control I need to tackle the hardest patterns!

  • 5
    Trouble in the Making

    Posted by Frederick Williams on Apr 18th 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Trouble Maker

    Posted by bowlstud on Apr 17th 2023

    Trouble Maker features Dynamicore for more hitting power. The Dualistic core also allows 2-handers to drill in a defined area to change the numbers and reaction more then at typical core shape. Medium to Heavy oil was the intent of this design. Threw this on Cheetah pattern and a great looks with it, once it came off the pattern it was strong but smooth. I did a 45x4.5x40 layout

  • 5

    Posted by Tommy parker on Apr 4th 2023

    DV8 nailed this one! I am a one handed righty and love the motion of this ball! Clean on the heads and nice smooth arc on the back end. Actually had a full roller lefty use my ball drilled for me and didn’t roll over the fingers or thumb at all and had a really nice motion just like mine (opposite of course). I recommend this one to bowlers of all skill levels no matter which hand or 2 handed.

  • 5
    Believe the Hype!!!

    Posted by Bryan L. Williams, PBA and DV8 Pro staff on Apr 3rd 2023

    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!!!

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