win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: Thug Unruly  (Read 20172 times)

Ballreviews

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 543
Thug Unruly
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:59:46 PM »
Features:

- Color: Blue/Violet/Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Thug Low RG
- Coverstock: Class 13G Reactive Solid
- RG: 2.505 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.052 (15# ball)
- Hook Potential: 240 (scale 1-250)
- Length: 100 (scale 1-235)
- Breakpoint: 100 (scale 1-150)
- Factory Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Heavy Oil

 

DV8Diva

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2015, 10:47:58 AM »
COMMENTS

I have been waiting for THIS ball!  I haven't seen a really great heavy oil ball since the endless nightmare.  Sure, DV8 has plenty of balls that hook (e.g., ruckus feud, thug), but not on heavier conditions, and not like this..  I loved the Thug when it first came out.  The continuous motion through the pins was great for my game (I am a female with a moderate rev rate).  However, I can't use my Thug in heavy oil; it just doesn't seem to pick up traction the way I want it to.  That is no longer a problem with the Thug Unruly!  This ball MOVES.  When this ball hits the spot, it GOES and I love it.  I'm not going to say this ball gives endless length, because it doesn't.  When it hits the back of the pattern, it makes its turn and continues to roll.  I love the thug motion through the pins (which it has) but I also love that I can use it on heavier conditions.  No matter where I'm standing on the lane, I see a similar motion: gets down the lane clean, turns left at the spot, and keeps rolling heavily through the pins.  As a woman, when I move deeper left, there is always a concern about leaving flat corners.  With the Unruly, I am no longer concerned.  The motion is still there no matter how far left I move and I have forgiveness when I miss right.

Tournament season is around the corner and I'm really excited that I have an awesome "first ball out of the bag" in my arsenal now.  If you don't have this ball, YOU NEED IT!

~Cassandra Shivers
DV8 Regional Staff Member


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

nazobowler

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2015, 06:50:51 PM »

I drilled the DV8 Unruly Thug 65 5 1/4 x 50.  My axis is 5 5/16>1 1/4^.
This is by far my favorite release from DV8.  I tend to gravitate to the bigger pieces because of my higher ball speed.  This ball reads the midlane nicely and makes a strong angular move downlane for a solid ball.  In comparison to the Radical Guru it is cleaner and more angular.  I love the way the Unruly gets into a roll off the spot.  The way it goes through the pins is perfect on our THS.

The first night out of the box I shot 798.

Our Ball review from BowlerX.com

Kyle Metz
__________
BowlerX.com Staff
KT Tape Staff
Brunswick Advisory Staff
« Last Edit: February 05, 2015, 07:11:20 PM by nazobowler »

BrunsWolf

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 588
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2015, 10:45:20 PM »
Bowler Stats:
18.5-19.5 mph
400-450 rpm
5-7 degree tilt
40-60 degree rotation

Layout: 70 degrees by 3.5" by 30 degrees

Initial thoughts: The Thug Unruly was being touted as having the same overall hook potential as the Radical Guru but with more backend. As great as the Guru has been, I had to test this hypothesis for myself. Because I went with a more control drilling on the Guru, I wanted to max out my Thug Unruly to give me just a board or two more overall hook potential with a sharper shape off of the breakpoint. Hence, the 70 by 3.5" by 30 layout.

On the lanes: This ball lived up to all expectations. I will note that I have yet to throw this on a house-shot for more than one shot just because it flat out hooks. Much of what I describe from here on out are experiences with this ball on a 42' 2:1 medium-high volume sport pattern.

On this fresh pattern, I was able to start at about 14-15 at the arrows while sending the ball out to 8-9 at the breakpoint. The ball ignored the heads, picked up in the very last few inches of the midlane, and turned on it's left turn blinker. On the fresh, the Unruly was about 2 boards stronger than my Guru (due to the Guru's more controlled layout of about 45 by 5.5 by 45) and had a much sharper breakpoint. For the next few games, I could keep creeping inside with my feet but still send the ball out to 8-9-10 at the breakpoint. All the while, the Thug Unruly would keep finding it's way back to the pocket with enough energy to snap out 10 pins. Even on shots where I would miss it at the bottom of the swing, the Unruly would still check up hard and often finish at the 8 pin through the back of the pin-deck. As the pattern breaks down, the Unruly's cover is clean enough so that you don't have to worry about early hook as soon as you typically do for such a strong asymmetric ball.

Closing remarks: I have no doubt that if laid out exactly the same, the Thug Unruly hooks every bit just as much as the Radical Guru. That being said, I do believe that the shapes will be slightly different in that the Unruly is naturally a bit more angular on the backend. The Unruly sits at the highest end of my arsenal in terms of overall hook and separates itself from my Guru by it's increased angularity. If you want a ball that hooks a metric ton and can still recover from almost anywhere, you have to get your hands on the Thug Unruly.
Jared Wolf
Jonesboro, AR
Brunswick Advisory Staff

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.

dustinbearden

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 30
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2015, 09:39:57 AM »
If you are looking for a ball to handle medium to heavy oil, it doesn't get any better than the THUG UNRULY. The motion of the ball is absolutely incredible. It gets through the front part of the lane nicely, but still makes a strong, early, and smooth motion to the pocket. I have mine drilled with the Pin 2 inches above the ring finger and the mass bias 1.5 inches to the right of the thumb. (I am right-handed). This ball is extremely forgiving. It will recover in the oil, but it will also burn enough to help out some in the dry. The ball keeps the pins nice and low, therefore, maximizing carry. DV8 continues to show why they are the best in bowling with great products like the Thug Unruly.

Dustin Bearden
DV8 Regional Staff

teamDV8

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 20
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2015, 10:25:24 AM »
The DV8 Thug Unruly is the Ball that I have been waiting on for a LONG Time!!
I am a Left Handed and I throw around 15-16mph.
The first Thug Unruly I Put the Pin next to my ring finger and the Cg is stacked.  The surface of the ball is the original out of the box.
I have used this ball on quit a few lanes conditions but the one that I am doing this ball review is on the USBC Blue 2 pattern.  This was our City Tournament Shot and I just drilled up my Thug unruly the day before City Tournament so it was truly right out of the box and no games on it at all.  The Thug Unruly is such a strong ball and this ball let me play in the oil and I if I missed at all to the left into the dry the ball not die at all and hit weak.  In the City Tournament in my Doubles event I shot 300, 806 series, and it was my first event with the new Thug Unruly. I got a lot of peoples attention with this ball and had quit a few people come up to me and talk about this ball.  This is the strongest ball that I have ever have and one great this that this ball does not do and it does not soak the oil up really quick on the ball and I don't have to clean the ball every game. I have the Guru and that is a great ball but the only thing that I dislike about the Guru was it is hard to keep the oil off, and I had to clean the ball every game to keep it from shinning up, but besides that the Guru is a great ball. The Guru was my most aggressive ball on the market, but know the Thug Unruly is the most aggressive ball on the market.The Unruly is going to be a ball that you need for those heavier volume and longer oil patterns. If you are seeking a ball for heavier oil patterns that is extremely aggressive Search no more.  Thug Unruly  is the ball.

If you are looking for a ball for lighter volume patterns or shorter oil patterns than the Thug unruly will not be your ball.  The Thug Unruly will need OIL!!

The Thug Unruly and the Diva Divine are my 2 most favorite balls and they are a great 1-2 punch.  If the Thug Unruly starts to read to early I go to my Diva Divine, and that ball reads cleaner threw the heads than the Thug Unruly.

So if you have not got the Thug Unruly yet, please go to your Local Pro Shop, because you will not be disappointed!  DV8 has put out I think there best ball out yet to date!!  Thank you DV8 for this fantastic ball!  TONIGHT WE BOWL!! #dV8bowling

Doug Cutler
DV8 Regional Staffer
PBA Regional Champion

www.damngoodbowling.com

Doug Cutler
DV8 Regional Staffer

DFR

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 11:38:09 PM »




BALL REACTION

Length: 6/10

Back End: 7/10

Overall Hook:  11/10

Midlane Read: 7/10


COMMENTS
   
Likes:  It has always been hard for me to find a strong solid that did not lose energy early and now this ball is that solution for me.  The Unruly Thug will help any bowler really battle those oily lane conditions when nothing else will.  The proven LRG core of the Thug mixed with the new stronger solid cover really gives you a very strong hooking motion with continuation that just does not stop.

The most impressive part of this ball to me is the motion that you get downlane.  It is easy to find “hook-in-the-box” bowling balls but what sets the Unruly above the rest is that allows you to cover boards while still clearing the front part of the lanes without having to force it.  Buy one now and thank me later.

Dislikes: Really need a lot of oil for this ball. 
Ryan Council
Lindenwood Lion 2005-2010
Brunswick Regional Staff
bowlwithbrunswick.com

seabreeze

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 10
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2015, 09:28:23 AM »
Holy hook batman! I drilled mine pin above the fingers CG in center of grip with no weight hole. The box surface I thought was going to be a problem with my 16 mph ball speed. Ball is clean with a big midlane move and doesn't quit in the backend. Ball just runs over pins! My new favorite big HOOK ball!

Perry Goldman
SW Florida

bowler801

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 32
Thug Unruly
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2015, 11:26:57 AM »
Bryan L. Williams, DV8 Regional Pro Staff and VISE Pro Staff Member

DV8 Thug Unruly…….one word describes this ball….UNBELIEVABLE! To all bowlers seeking a ball for heavy oil, this is the ball for you! This is a ball that will provide any bowler with continuous ball motion, especially in the mid-lane, while maintaining unreal hitting power at the pins.  This ball is everything the original Thug has and then some.  With its asymmetrical core and solid coverstock, this ball far exceeded all of my expectations. 

Upon throwing this ball for the first time with my ball driller present, his only reaction was one word……WOW!  The Thug Unruly was able to recover from every angle on fresh oil conditions.  This is to include moving from standing 24, swinging the ball out to the 2-board, to standing in front of the ball return and swinging the ball out to the 10-board, with the ball crushing the pocket.  This ball does not lose hitting power from every angle I played with it.  The layout on this ball is pin above ring finger with the CG in line to the pin.  The ball has a 3-4” pin on it which allows for me to maximize length and hook.

The Thug Unruly can best be described in comparison to the Hellraiser Revenge….ON STEROIDS!  The ball is a great complement to its predecessor, The Thug.  I would recommend using this ball on heavy volumes of oil.  For league bowlers, The Thug Unruly may need some polish on it if you don’t have a lot of ball speed, due to its aggressive ball design.   I have yet to see any limits of this ball on heavy volumes of oil, from playing down and in to opening the lanes up.  The Thug Unruly has raised the bar in the industry substantially and will dramatically improve your game.  DV8….NUFF SAID!

Dislikes:


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

Lefty Bigfoot

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 6
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2015, 12:21:33 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 38'

Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Ball layout: 55 x 3 7/8 x 15

Likes:
This ball has been my go to ball since having it drilled.  I have found that the ball is exceedingly versatile and not condition specific.  I have played shots from across 20 board to a break point of 5 board with ease and confidence that it would make the turn and drive through; and I have also played straight up 7 board on longer, heavier patterns and the ball consistently performed as I expected. 
The coverstock has held up very well.  I returned it to factory finish once after about 65-70 games, but it was largely to just clean it up, as there was minimum degradation in performance.  While it is priced in the high performance range, this ball may give you more than you are paying for due to longevity and versatility.

This ball will give you a lot of confidence.

Dislikes:  This ball isn’t a fan of a heavily oiled shorter pattern…but this was the only scenario that I switched due to pattern.  A ball down to the Brunswick Ringer is a nice compliment to the Unruly in this case.



PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

DV8Jackson

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 8
  • DV8 Regional Staffer
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2015, 06:49:02 PM »
What else can I say about this ball other than it is an absolute beast! I am a Left Hander with Slower ball speed ( 15MPH ) and a heaver roll, I normally find issues with Heavy oil balls and stronger coverstocks. This ball has found me a happy medium when it comes to strength and hooking potential but with smooth and controllable ball reaction. As much as this ball does hook it also lays off in the midlane enough to give you some good smooth reaction but still plenty of bite on the backend. I have found the best use for this ball is fresh oil or when I start to see carry down then this ball really helps blend the patterns.
This post is the opinion of the writer and not of the Brunswick corporation

Apexdave23

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 5
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2015, 10:29:13 AM »
Dv8 Thug Unruly-
 Layout 55x4-7/8x25
PAP 5-5/8 right and 1-1/8 up
Rev Rate- 425
Ball Speed- 17.5

The Dv8 Thug Unruly has the Class 13G Solid coverstock with the original Thug core. If you are looking for a ball for heavy oil, this is the ball for you. I have never seen a bowling ball be so clean to the breakpoint, read the spot and then continue through the pins like this ball. I am able to open up almost any shot with this ball, and the further I move left, the more this ball recovers. THIS BALL IS AN ABSOLUTE ANIMAL. People looking for something extremely strong that just doesn’t quit, this is the Ball for you!

Dave Rice   
Brunswick Advisory Staffer
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.

Brandon Riley

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1132
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2015, 06:13:35 PM »
I drilled my Thug Unruly 55x5x45 pin over bridge with the mass bias right beside the thumb with no hole

My Unruly gets playtime every week in our match play challenge league on 45' Route 66.  The surface has started to wear in and although the pattern is long so this ball allows me to keep going left to take advantage of fresh heads while my opponents are stuck playing in my burn spot.

However, I have not been able to use my Unruly much on our house shot.  It is a little too strong and angular for our house pattern where straighter angles are preferred (my dull Red Misfit and Divine have gotten the most use as of late) but I have brought it out a couple weeks when looking to go around the handicappers who have carried the middle down.

In comparison to the Ruckus Feud, the Unruly is a couple feet cleaner through the front with a much stronger shape down the lane allowing it to handle longer oil from deeper angles than the Feud.
Brandon Riley
Brunswick Regional Staff

teamDV8

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 20
Re: Thug Unruly
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
My Name is Doug and I am on DV8 Regioanl Staff and I am am Left Handed and I throw the ball around 15-16mph. This is my second review on the Thug Unruly and this is my second Thug Unruly Drilled.  The drilling I did on my second Thug Unruly is the same as the first Thug Unruly but I changed the surface on the ball.  The surface I did on the second Thug Unruly is I took it out of box surface and then I hit it with Royal Compound and Then Royal Shine and this ball is Glossy.  I did this because when my first Thug Unruly starts to read up to early, I can go to the Glossy one and it has worked so great and I am able to stay with the same kind of ball.  I have loved my 2 Thug Unruly and they have been a great 1-2 punch.  The drilling that I have on both balls is I have the Pin to the left of my Ring Finger and the CG is stacked, and a the pin 3-4".  I have used this ball on Typical House shots, and also on Sport Patterns like Highway to Hell, Beat'n Patch, and Mexico City.
This Thug Unruly will work well on Medium to Heavy Oil lane patterns.  This Thug unruly will work well when the middle of lanes are reading to early or burnt up, and this Unruly with its gloss finish will get through the heads really clean and save its energy for the back and have a really strong back end reaction.
The Thug Unruly is the Strongest Ball on the market, and is my favorite ball in my bag, and now that I have drilled another one and Polished it, this is my second favorite ball, and I can't keep both of these balls out of my hands.  That is what I love about DV8 balls they react so great when you change the surface of the balls and also DV8 balls last for a long time.  I have quite a few balls that are over a year old that I am still using that still carry great and if you keep up with the cleaning on the balls they will last a long time.  I clean my bowling balls every time I get done using them and before I put them in my bag, and if you do this I promise your bowling balls will last a long time.  If you have not purchased a DV8 Thug Unruly, you need to, because I promise that you will be happy with the reaction and hitting power of this ball.  #dv8bowling

Doug Cutler
DV8 Regional Staffer
PBA Regional Champion
Doug Cutler
DV8 Regional Staffer