By: Bryan Bannach DV8 Regional Staff Member
DV8 describes the Ruckus Feud as a ball that “Featuring the new Class 12 Solid Reactive coverstock wrapped around the Ruckus core, the Ruckus Feud tractions in the oil and revs hard on the backend for the most total hook potential of any DV8 ever on heavy oil lane conditions”
With the release of the original Ruckus I knew DV8 was onto something good with their asymmetric equipment. I could tell the original Ruckus had the motion I have always wanted out of an asym but it just lacked the ability to handle heavier volumes of oil. Leaving it as a very special purpose ball for me that didn’t get a ton of use. Enter the Ruckus Feud…
I choose a layout of 55x5 ˝ x45, which is a layout I use on asyms, when I want a more forward hook than a sweeping motion. This ball has the strength to handle any volume of oil, but it still retains that motion shape that I liked from the original Ruckus. The Ruckus Feud gets through the heads very cleanly. It is effortless to get this ball to the spot. Once it gets to the spot it has still retained a ton of energy to go through the pins. Unlike the original Ruckus this ball NEEDS oil. I have to be very conscious of when the volume starts to get depleted because it is then time to put this ball away.
My first time using the Ruckus Feud was on the USBC White 2 pattern, with beefed up volume on a higher friction synthetic surface. I was able to use the Ruckus Feud for the first 2 and a half games, which was longer than I have EVER been able to stick with a high end asym ball. I usually have to get out of strong asyms fairly early because they start to leave corner pins for me. But with the Feud I was able to just keep moving left and it never lost energy until I finally got into 5th arrow and was trying to cover too many boards. I then switched to the original Ruckus and continued to strike.
My second experience with the Ruckus Feud was on the 45 ft Route 66 Kegel Pattern. I was able to start with this ball playing fairly square. But the lane surface was very high friction and after about a game, there was not enough volume to continue using this ball. Once again, this ball needs some volume up front. But can handle lower volumes than I usually can with higher end equipment.
The Ruckus Feud is one of the strongest balls I have ever thrown, but it has a unique ability to last longer into blocks for me. I would HIGHLY recommend this ball to anyone with a medium to low rev rate on a typical house shot. This ball will allow you to get in with the higher rev players. I would also recommend this ball to a High Rev player looking for something for higher volumes and longer patterns.