DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl Bowling Ball

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  • DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl Bowling Ball
  • DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl Bowling Ball
  • DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl Bowling Ball
MSRP: $229.95
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DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl Bowling Ball

  • Color: Black/Blue/Gold
  • Coverstock: HK22 - Inciter Xtreme
  • Weight Block: Dualistic
  • Factory Finish: 500, 1000, 1500 Siaair / Factory Compound
  • 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:

Trouble Maker was a revolutionary ball featuring the first core designed specifically for no-thumb bowlers. The ball performed incredibly for all styles, even bowlers who use a thumb hole, but no-thumb bowlers saw more versatility from this ball than any other. Our DV8 Pro, Matt Ogle, had nine (yes, you read that right, nine) original Trouble Makers in his arsenal and has been requesting a cleaner and more angular version. The Trouble Maker Pearl is the perfect follow-up. By adding HK22 with Inciter Pearl additives, this core and cover combination will be just what every no-thumb bowler needs to combat medium oil.

Be sure to remember our layout system designed for no-thumb drill patterns and other educational materials developed for the Trouble Maker series; all of that information can be found on our website, 

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Factory Compound
Core Type:
Pearl Reactive
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6 Reviews

  • 5

    Trouble Maker Pearl

    Posted by Mike Romero on Apr 13th 2024

    The DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl is very versatile. I drilled this ball to give me a different shape and look with a 60 x 5 x 45. This ball motion reminds me of the old Hammer Black Widow Bite. You get a little length out of the bowling ball but it has a strong controlled backend motion. It allows me to play and stay right on a regular house shot and move left as needed as the lane transitions. This ball looked great out of the box, but I took it a step further and rubbed it with a 2000 pad and gave me more versatility.

  • 5

    Not Just For Two-Handers

    Posted by Matthew Bollhalter on Mar 19th 2024

    The shiny pearl the DV8 Brand has been missing. I’m right-handed with thumb in and this ball goes sideways off the friction. Best place to use it I’ve found in when the lanes transition and you want to open those angles, The technology in this ball might be designed for two-handers but this works very well for the traditionalist.

  • 5

    Best Symmetrical Pearl

    Posted by Matthew Britton on Mar 5th 2024

    The trouble maker pearl is hands down the best symmetrical pearl i have ever thrown. Clean through the front part of the lane with a ton of flip on the back! not to mention the shelf appeal. This ball looks so pretty going down the lane. Everyone should have one!

  • 5

    Ball is so good

    Posted by Tommy Parker III on Jan 29th 2024

    I can’t say enough good about the Troubke Maker Pearl. Ball is clean on the heads and snaps hard for me on the back and drives so well through the pins. I can play down and in then move left and wrap it all the way out. So happy with this ball I can’t say it enough. This ball is a great bal for people that either want to throw down the second arrow or someone that wants to play deep. I highly recommend the Trouble Maker Pearl to every level bowler.

  • 5

    Believe the Hype….AGAIN!!!

    Posted by Bryan L. Williams, PBA and DV8 Pro Staff on Jan 28th 2024

    I am very proud to introduce to you the newest addition to the DV8 line, the DV8 Troublemaker Pearl. Like its original predecessor, the DV8 Troublemaker Pearl is designed for bowlers of the new bowling revolution…2-Handed Bowlers and bowlers who do not use a thumb. Like the original Troublemaker, the ball has the same symmetrical core, but doesn’t roll like a typical symmetrical ball. I put a similar layout in the Troublemaker Pearl to compare the ball reactions with a simple stacked layout with the pin and the CG in alignment. The ball reaction is simply amazing. You get a little bit more length out of the ball, but the ball reaction is amazing! Pins just don’t jump around, but still seem to collapse in on themselves. The difference which sets this ball apart from other balls is its uniquely large core design. As I said before, 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 works much better on medium to heavy oil and compliments the original Troublemaker very well. For those of us that use a thumb, the new Troublemaker Pearl is a dynamic compliment to the original, giving any bowler at various levels a unique bowling ball experience. For 2-handed and 2-finger bowlers, this is another incredible ball that compliments the original and is definitely a must have in your bag. DV8 keeps on creating innovation in bowling equipment and has done it again with the new DV8 Troublemaker Pearl. If you are not throwing DV8, you’re just not bowling!!!

  • 4

    Trouble Maker Pearl

    Posted by bowlstud on Jan 23rd 2024

    The Trouble Maker Pearl is the perfect follow-up. With HK22 this core and cover combination will help combat Medium oil conditions. Surface finish is 500,1000,1500. With Factory Compound. I saw this ball was very clean and had great length. Release date is 1-2-24. See your PSO to get yours

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