DV8 Chill Pearl (WWRD 5/16/2024)

May is blooming with releases!

As the Fall leagues wrap up and tournaments are is full swing, we have some new releases that will fill a void or expand a current line up for its respective brand. Depending on your style and the environment you bowl on, you may have a need for cleaner piece or a ball that can be used later in your bowling session. All of these options are budget friendly and give more performance than the price indicates. Here are 5 choices and the WWRD is 5/16/2024, so get your pre-orders in so you can have yours on release day!

All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Chill Pearl

@15lbs 2.495 .051 DynamiCore/HK22 • 12-16 lbs • Alternate Core 12-13 lbs• Volume - Medium • Core - Diva 2.0 Coverstock - HK22 Inciter Max Flip Pearl (NEW)
FTF believed that the original DV8 Chill (6/23/2023) would be a great bigger symmetrical as a benchmark for a lot of bowlers. The Diva 2.0 core rolled well no matter what the cover it was wrapped around. DV8 know presents the Chill Pearl. What gets balls cleaner down the lane and more responsive to the friction? The HK22 base formula of course. The additive package of the Inciter Max Flip Pearl give another hint towards this ball’s intended motion. If you are bowling on more friction either from the start or caused by transition, consider the great looking DV8 Chill Pearl. DynamiCore is there to improve your hitting power and ball durability.
Box Surface - 500/1000/1500 Siaair /Crown Factory Compound • Color - Turquoise/Silver • Recommended Cleaner - Power House Ball Cleaner   www.DV8Bowling.com

Don’t forget to register your equipment on the corresponding manufacturer’s website. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to follow all the Brands under the Brunswick umbrella and Bowling Buckosh feeds on social media to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Thank you for supporting the Brunswick brands and Fill The Frames Bowling Services

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Hater (WWRD 3/21/2024)

Marching right in!

There is a lot of info for the releases of late March. Will any be added to your tournament arsenal or be a late league replacement? There will be questions on some of these balls and I’ll try to answer them in the descriptions. As a Hammer Staff member, I will go deeper into the information on the Hammer Black Pearl Urethane and Hammer Effect. FTF will have a Comparison Report with the Effect on our website soon. For all of them the WWRD is 3/21/2024, so get your pre-orders in so you can have yours on release day! All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Hater

@15lbs 2.539 .054 .024 DynamiCore/D.O.T./HK22 • 12-16 lbs Alternate Core 12-13 lbs • Volume - Heavy • Core - Hater (NEW) • Coverstock- HK22 Havoc Hybrid (NEW)
All new and all powerful for heavy volumes and speed dominant players looking for hook, this is the DV8 Hater. The Hater core is very aggressive and the new violent cover together makes a great choice for a bigger backend entry angle that’s even more than the Hellcat XLR8. While the surface prep and a similar motion through the front is close, the response to friction is quicker than the XLR8. This would be the top ball in your tournament bag from DV8. For the 13 and 12 pound balls, DV8 does use their Asym core that has been used in previous balls. However if a bowler has had trouble with other choices not cutting through oil, the new HK22 Havoc formulation will make up for it. Don’t forget DynamiCore for durability and D.O.T. for layout flexibility. Haters gonna strike.
Box Surface - 500/1500 Siaair • Color - Cherry/Red/Blue • Recommended Cleaner = Power House Ball Cleaner    www.DV8Bowling.com

Don’t forget to register your equipment on the corresponding manufacturer’s website. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to follow all the Brands under the Brunswick umbrella and Bowling Buckosh feeds on social media to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Thank you for supporting the Brunswick brands and Fill The Frames Bowling Services

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl (WWRD 1/25/2024)

New choices for the start of the year!

Happy 2024 everyone! This release date (1/25/2024) has a bit of everything and a personal favorite motion back in the Hammer line. Pre-order your at your trusted retailer today. All the product videos are found at their respective websites, plus tech videos are found at BuckoshBowling.com Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs. All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. Good Luck to you in 2024!

Don’t forget about the amazing promo on the Hammer Extreme Envy and Envy Tour Pearl! Extended until January 31, 2024

DV8 Trouble Maker Pearl

@15lbs 2.496 .045  DynamiCore/D.O.T./HK22
12-16 lbs   Alternate Core 12-13 lbs  Volume- Medium • Core- Dualistic • Coverstock- HK22 Inciter Xtreme Pearl (NEW)
All styles of bowlers benefited from the Dualistic core that was designed for no thumb bowlers. The original continues to produce scores. In later games or more friction surfaces, bowlers went to adding more axis rotation to get the ball to recover from open angles. Sometimes it worked or it took bowlers out of their comfort zone. Coming to the DV8 line is the Trouble Maker Pearl and the base is HK22 (with Inciter Xtreme Pearl additives) which will create a sharper motion when it sees friction. DV8 provides a layout system for the Trouble Maker series on the DV8 website. Yes, one handers can put their favorite layout on them, too. The lighter weights have an adjusted core that gives the same drilling options. These are great options for youth no thumb bowlers.
Box Surface - 500/1000/1500 Siaair/Factory Compound • Color - Black/Blue/Gold • Recommended Cleaner - Power House Ball Cleaner   www.DV8Bowling.com

Don’t forget to register your equipment on the corresponding manufacturer’s website. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to follow all the Brands under the Brunswick umbrella and Bowling Buckosh feeds on social media to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Thank you for supporting the Brunswick brands and Fill The Frames Bowling Services

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Violent Collision (WWRD 12/7/2023)

Last Releases of 2023! Closing out the year DV8, Radical and Track are adding equipment to the quick response category. HK22 continues to gain fans as the go to base formulation. Whatever the additive package, HK22 kicks it up a notch and the colors pop as a bonus. Don’t forget the durability of DynamiCore. Choose the one that matches you needs. Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs. All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. Thank you for the support in 2023 and let’s get ready for 2024!

DV8 Violent Collision

@15lbs 2.462 .052  .019  DynamiCore/D.O.T./HK22 • 12-16 lbs Alternate Core 12-13 lbs • Core- Collision Coverstock- HK22 Havoc Pearl (NEW)
Here is the follow up to the Brutal Collision that sits in DV8’s High Performance line, the Violent Collision. Easy clearance and a quick move down lane will turn heads. When the more traction balls like the Brutal Collision and the Hellcat XLR8 read too early and you need more pop, a change to this beauty will keep you striking. All the good things are here, new cover, DynamiCore and D.O.T. for ease of drilling and hitting power.
Box Surface - 500/1000/1500 Siaair/Factory Compound • Color - Blue/Silver/Pink • Recommended Cleaner - Power House Ball Cleaner   www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Verge Hybrid (WWRD 10/19/2023)

More Fall Releases! October is bringing some familiar additive packages combined with the HK22 base formulation, new core designs, great looking and performing balls in many price points. What could replace an older piece or fill a void in your bag? WWRD for all of them is 10/19/2023.
Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs.  All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Verge Hybrid

 @15lbs  2.476  .049  DynamiCore/D.O.T./HK22 (12-16 lbs) Alternate cores 12-13 lbs. • Core- Threshold • Coverstock - HK22 Inciter Max Flip (NEW)
The dependable Verge motion (heavy rolling) is still here but is cleaner when the Verge Solid or Trouble Maker begins to start too soon. This release fits above the Captiv8 and handles medium volumes with a quicker response to friction. The HK22 base brings more motion.
Box Surface - 500/1000/1500 Siaair/Factory CompoundColor - Orange/Purple Sparkle • Recommended Cleaner - Power House Ball Cleaner          www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Hellcat XLR8 (WWRD 8/17/2023)

August is HOT! Here are the latest announced releases from Brunswick, DV8, Radical and Track. Will there be more? Not sure, but here’s the info on these balls coming in Mid-August. Get your pre-orders in to your favorite shop today! Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs.  All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Hellcat XLR8

 @15lbs  2.537  .053  .016 DynamiCore/D.O.T. • 12- 16 lbs • Alternate cores 12-13 lbs • Core: Hell Raiser D.O.T. • Coverstock: Maximum Havoc Solid (New)

Fans of the Hellcat loved the motion they received with it. Needing added traction for more volumes but having more reaction on the backend is created by the new coverstock and the smooth finish. D.O.T. and DynamiCore bring greater drilling options and durability. Great ready to XLR8 on the lanes!
Box Surface: 500/1500 Siaair • Color: Black/Magenta/PurpleRecommended Cleaner: Power House Ball Cleaner

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Chill (WWRD 6/22/2023)

As we stated in the last Release sheet, new equipment is coming in fast. There have been quite a few balls that have been retired by the time you read this. There may be more to come. This month’s offerings are a great mix of reaction and price points. We’re sure you can find an addition or replacement to an older piece with these choices. Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs. All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Chill

@15 lbs  2.495  .051  DynamiCore - 12-16 lbs • Alternate cores - 12-13 lbs.
Core- Diva 2.0 Symmetric (Diamond Diva) Coverstock - Inciter Max Flip Solid

Looking for a new benchmark ball? DV8 has it in the DV8 Chill. The core is the same as the Diamond Diva, but the cover is a solid version of the Inciter Max Flip formulation. With the smooth box finish, the ball motion will be easy to read and see lane transition. The surface can be easily adjusted to fine tune the ball reaction you need. The ball motion Fits between the Trouble Maker and the Diamond Diva. Add a little Chill to your Summer bowling.

Box Finish - 500/1500/3000 SiaairColors - Purple/Light BlueRecommended Cleaner: Power House Ball Cleaner

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Trouble Maker (WWRD 4/20/2023)

April is bringing some great equipment to round out your bag on medium and more friction from Track Bowling. Both are built with HK22 (first 2 for Track), the hottest topic in the industry. The big game changer is the DV8 Trouble Maker. There is a lot of tech on this release, but it’s easy to drill and relate to bowlers who are looking for defined ball motions. Be sure to check this one out and get a pre-order in for 1 or more as this will be a hot seller. Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs. All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Trouble Maker

The R&D team has built the first core designed for 2-handed/no thumb bowlers.  But one handed traditional bowlers have seen great success in testing and staff reviews. We cannot explain the entire tech here, but all the information including videos explaining each step of the way is on the DV8 website link below.

As with all new equipment that you drill, your bowler specs are needed to give your shop technician all the information so they can fine tune core orientation to give you the desired ball motion you’re looking for. This includes your Positive Axis Point (PAP), Axis Tilt, Base Axis Rotation and Range, Total Ball Speed, Base Rev Rate.

With bowlers who only use 2 fingers the center of the grip is directly in the middle of the finger holes and split vertically. To assist shops in understanding how to drill the balls, DV8 has added a downloadable program named the No-Thumb Dual Angle Converter Tool.

There are various videos online with different Staff members (no thumb and traditional) who are seeing great results. The following statement is mine alone-

If you’re a bowler who uses 2 fingers only and are purchasing a DV8 Trouble Maker, consider getting 2.

If you don’t have a ball drilled for your PAP and tilt, get your numbers from a reputable shop or coach and drill one with the base number. If you are a seasoned bowler and have equipment that you understand, think about a replacement for your base (benchmark) ball and one for the motion you may be missing in your bag. 

I say this as a former shop owner and over 45 years in the business. This technology is new and at this period in time, the way balls are designed is more exact than any other time in the industry. If you get more than one, drill one as a base reaction and bowl with it for awhile. Get to understand what adjustments can be made and how it affects your ball motion. 

Box Finish- 500/2000 Siaair Pads Colors- Light Blue/Black/Blue

Recommended Cleaner: Ultimate Black Magic Rejuvenator

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Captiv8 (WWRD 2/23/2023)

February is bringing some new tech and exciting updates in equipment to get ready for tournament season. This month’s choices are from DV8, Hammer and Track. There is a good mix in reactions and intentions with these 4 and 2 are built the hottest cover base in bowling-HK22. More info is available at - https://brunswickbowling.com/products/hyperkinetic22Core numbers noted below are at 15lbs. All bowling balls (except Polys) have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase.

DV8 Captiv8

DV8 has brought the HK22 base formulation to the lower price point without giving up performance. Slated for medium to dry conditions, the DV8 Captiv8 would be perfect for late game transitions and older, high friction centers. Usually balls built around this idea are clean and smooth throughout the ball motion. This beautiful Gold/Silver/Emerald choice has a new core that is built to assist the cover so it reacts at the right place down lane. I see a sharper move later (due to the HK22 as seen in other products) but something that you don’t have to over thrown to get the ball where you need it to get to the pocket. Bowlers that are rev dominant can use this without having to go to bigger pieces and alter the surface.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Brutal Collision (WWRD 12/2/2022)

 

DV8 Brutal Collision

The first Collision has a great motion down lane for an asymmetric ball and is a hybrid asym many bowlers should take a look at. The Brutal Collision will bump that motion up as the base cover is HK22. HyperKinetic22 (HK22) was introduced last month and this is the first solid reactive that is built with it. With a polished solid cover, the Brutal Collision will have more hook and a devastating backend reaction. The colors are a combo of Lime/Orange/Blue that will pop again due to HK22. Built with DynamiCore and D.O.T. gives you durability, hitting power and drilling versatility. Get ready to turn some heads with the DV8 Brutal Collision.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California