Bryan L. Williams, DV8 Regional Pro Staff and VISE Pro Staff Member
DV8 has really gone above and beyond by developing a ball with continuous ball motion down the lane, while maintaining explosive hitting power on the backends.
Although the Thug has an asymmetrical core that can cause a ball to roll early, this ball defies the norm by creating length and hitting power without laying the ball out to get down the lane. The ball motion is absolutely incredible. The Thug is very clean through the heads, but once it starts to get on its axis and turn, it never stopped hooking. It is very rare to throw a ball that reads the mid-lane and creates such an angular move at the breakpoint. I have never thrown a ball that moves in the mid-lane, but is angular as well.
The ball is a great complement to the Ruckus Feud, as the Feud is the strongest rolling ball I have ever thrown. Where the Ruckus Feud is too strong playing more down the boards, rolling early and sometimes would not finish as strong as you would like, the Thug is the complete opposite! The Thug is great on heavy oil, while still managing to retain its energy down the lane.
The Thug is a ball I would recommend on heavy volumes of oil, simply because it just hooks that much! For league bowlers, the Thug is great on standard house shots. The Thug will allow you to play down and in, but also allow you to move left or right to open the lanes up and the ball will still recover. Like all balls, The Thug does have its limits on movement. As a right handed bowler, if you have to move to far the right, it will lose some of its energy. This ball is better for heavier volumes of oil. For players with higher rates of ball speed, this ball is DEFINITELY for you! If you don’t have one, you better ask someone….DV8….GET ONE NOW!