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Title: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
High  Performance
- 2 Year Warranty
- Color: Black/Purple/Orange    All colors do  vary somewhat from the picture shown.  
- Coverstock: Class 7 Reactive
- Weight Block: Hell Raiser Ultra Low RG Core
- Factory Finish: 500/2000 Siaair Micro Pad Finish  
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.536
- Differential (Diff): 0.056
- Hook (1-200):  195
- Length (1-235):  105
- Breakpoint (1-100):  95 Ball Motion: Finished with a 2000 grit Siaair Micro Pad Finish, the Hell Raiser  Revenge has easy length through the front and mid-lane with a very quick  response to friction on the backend creating a highly angular motion  for a matte finish ball that tears through the pins on medium oily to  oily lane conditions.
  Reaction Setup: The DV8 Hell Raiser can be drilled using the standard drilling  techniques developed for bowling balls with asymmetric cores.
  Ball Maintenance: To reduce oil absorption and remove dirt from the surface of the ball,  clean your ball with a cleaner designed for reactive bowling balls.  
  Warranty: All DV8 bowling balls have been manufactured to the highest standards of  workmanship and material in the bowling industry, and we warrant that  they will be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period  of two years from the date of purchase.  DV8 agrees to repair or replace  this ball if at any time during the warranty period it is found to be  defective in material or workmanship.
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: dustinbearden on January 27, 2012, 09:27:16 AM

Length: 40 ft

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

 First, about myself, I have around a 350 rev rate, and I keep my speed consistently between 16.8 and 17.2 MPH. I currently average between 231 and 237 on 3 different leagues in 3 different bowling centers.
I drilled this ball with the Pin 1 inch above the ring finger, and I had the mass bias placed just right of the thumb. My CG is very slightly to the right of my ring finger.
I owned an origional Hellraiser, and really enjoyed it, but DV8 has taken their pro performance line to an all new level with the Hellraiser Revenge.
I know serious bowlers like myself don't care too much about the color scheme, but it does help catch someone's eye when the ball is destroying pins. Great job DV8 for making the ball attractive.
 The Hellraiser Revenge, for a pro performace dull ball, does clear the heads pretty well. Now, that being said, 3 to 4 games into most house patterns and it will need to return to your bag. It may have to be put up even sooner depending on the particular pattern
The thing that impressed me most about this ball is the carry when it hits the pins. The pins stay extremely low, and they travel side to side quite a bit. Even if the ball had a back row pin standing for an instant, frequently, a scout would fly across and take it down.
On this night, I played 13 to 5, and the ball just destroyed pins.
 Thanks, DV8, keep the great products coming.

Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: dv8buddha on February 04, 2012, 10:54:47 PM

Length:40 feet



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):ths



Likes: clean thru heads, quick response to friction. eye catchy

Dislikes: none






Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: rmu2014 on February 07, 2012, 05:44:34 PM

Length: 40 ft typical House shot
 oil ratio 8:1

Cleanest HP Ball I have ever thrown. Very responsive to friction and is very continuous down lane and through the pins. The pins explode when this ball hits it! I can use low axis rotation and go up the lane or raise my axis rotation and move a little left and go around the lane. This and the Hell Raiser are by far the 2 most versatile HP Balls on the market! Get yours today!
I have one pin 1 inch above my bridge which is about a 5.5 inch pin for me. The mass bias is kicked about 10 degrees and is just above my thumb hole and a little to the right.
I have another one that is rico'd (pin in palm, mass bias kicked 45 degrees & a weight hole through the mass bias just on the other side of my VAL)
Both layouts roll great! The pin up Revenge is a little quicker to respond to the friction. The pin down one comes off of it a little slower. The rico'd one is great for when the backends are fresh. LOVE them both! 


Jr Team USA 2011
International Gold Medalist
1 Regional Tour title
High Game: 300 x30
High Series: 799 x3
Edited on 2/7/2012 at 4:53 PM
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: Zack Pelton300 on February 13, 2012, 03:45:25 AM

Pin Length: 4

Starting Top Weight: 3   

Ball Weight: 15lb


Pin to PAP: 4 1/2

CG to PAP: 4 1/4

X Hole (if there is one):none


Rev Rate: 320

Ball Speed: 15
PAP/Track: 4 1/4 right


Grit: 1000

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): sanded


This ball is clean through the front part of the lane even with 1000 grit finish. I have trouble with my ball speed and rotation to get the balls clean threw the lane especially high end equipment that flat out hooks 

Back End:
The back end reaction on this ball is strong smooth continuation. A lot of times with a back end reaction like this it is easy to get the ball to roll out. Not this Damn Good Ball
Overall Hook:
I would not say laid out like this it is the biggest hook monster on the market but it will turn some heads and be more then 85% of the market

Midlane Read:
That is exactly what this ball does is read the mid lanes. 

Breakpoint Shape:
Smooth, predictable, continuous, and strong


Likes: I like how this ball clears the fronts nicely and consistently. Its strong and makes a predictable move.

Dislikes: That I bowl on low volume house shots a lot and don't get to see what this ball is all about to often

Zack Pelton
Brunswick/DV8 Advisory Staff
Brunswick King of Them All
DV8 Damn Good Bowling
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: jimwoosh on February 17, 2012, 01:59:31 PM

Pin Length:4-5

Starting Top Weight:3.3

Ball Weight:15



Pin to PAP:4 1/2

CG to PAP:

X Hole (if there is one):



Rev Rate:380

Ball Speed:21


PAP/Track:4 > 5/8ths down







Type -THS 

Have some tournaments coming up in the next 3 weeks will add those patterns to a new review



Back End: Very continuous


Overall Hook:Biggest hooking ball I've ever thrown

Midlane Read:Ball reads the midlanes great and even with strong midlane movement there is no energy taken away from back end reaction

Breakpoint Shape: Is pretty angular for a ball designed for oil ,but is very predictable and continous.



Likes:Drilled this ball 55 x 4/12 x 35. This is by far the best ball I have drilled ever. It flat out hooks starting in the midlane straight through the pin deck. Carry % is as high as youll ever see and mistakes to the right generally for me become 10 pins or strikes. The most surpising thing for me is the ability to through this on a house shot. it doesnt over react on lighter volumes for me and on heavier volumes I have the ability to stand 5-6 boards left of anyone else on the pair and my only transition is created by me myself and I. Predicting this ball will be nominated for Ball of the Year!!!

Dislikes: Only dislike is I only have 2 of these...No flaws found yet with this beast






Jim Wollschleger

DV8 Regional Staff


The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: Jcom on February 17, 2012, 09:14:58 PM

Pin Length: 3"

Starting Top Weight: 3.2 oz

Ball Weight: 15


Dual Angle Layout : 55* x 4 1/2" x 40*


Rev Rate: 475+

Ball Speed: 17 mph
PAP/Track: 4" > 1/2" ^


Grit: Out of Box


Length: 43 ft
Volume: medium / heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): sport


Length: good

Back End: very strong
Overall Hook: very strong
Breakpoint Shape: angular


Likes: Considering the fact that this ball is an "oiler" it still gets down lane very easily and is quite angular. The way this ball finishes is a serious head turner.

Jordan Harrison
Strike Zone Pro Shops
Salt Lake City, Utah
DV8 Regional Staff

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: JVD DV8 on February 19, 2012, 07:24:17 PM

Length: 45'



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Kegel Route 66 Challenge



I throw on average about 17 mph with an average rev rate and on a house shot this ball plays around 15 at the arrows for me. My revenge is laid out 50 x 4 3/4 x 70 as I prefer an arc motion for most tournaments. This ball, even with that layout, gets through the heads, even on wood lanes, very cleanly and stores its energy for the backend. Most balls that I layout with this pattern do arc, this ball seems to still skid/snap. This ball will read the dry quickly and rev up quickly with the low rg. Where as my original Hell Raiser was more roll than skid snap this ball loves to turn left hard. This ball carries the light hits and even when I miss it off the bottom it still sends pins across the deck. I prefer this ball for heavy oil and long patterns, but be cautious as if it sees even the littlest bit of dry its going to turn. I'd reccomend this ball to any bowler but mostly the speed dominant and low rev guys that need that little bit more hook than the competition offers and it works just as well on THS as it does on challenge or sport patterns.


On the Kegel Route 66 pattern this ball was a little much for my game as the pattern tapers off in the backend it reads even the slightest dry and with the dull surface and my ball being pin down it read a little early at times. However, when I threw the ball good on this pattern it gave me just a little extra room compared to my original Hell Raiser. Theres no doubt in my mind that if I had had a pin up Revenge on this pattern it would have given me the extra length I needed.


All in all this is a great ball it will be in my bag at all times as it will get me out of carry down problems and carry problems with pins.

Likes: Read the pattern very evenly and allowed me to stay to my strengths and not have to worry about the ball skidding to far if i got quick with it. It was able to store alot of energy to drive through the pocket.

Dislikes: none


Jon Van Dyke

Brunswick/DV8 advisory staff

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






Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: brianpursel on February 24, 2012, 01:19:32 AM

Length:42 ft   



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS



Likes: A better reaction over the original Hellraiser with surface.  Had problems with original Hellraiser until I drilled a OOB one 25x2.5x75 to mellow out the backend.  Sanded my original 45x6x75 but it didn't hold its aggressiveness as long as I would have liked. The Revenge is 2 and 1 left of my original HR with same drill pattern and surface, but more importantly, is more consistent at the breakpoint with my unintentional buffet of releases.    

Dislikes: wish I had another that I could polish.






Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: Brandon Riley on February 24, 2012, 04:58:53 AM

Length:  40'


Volume:  Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  White Pattern #2



Likes:  Lots of Hook!

Dislikes:  dry lanes?



Hell Raiser Revenge for me is VERY similar to the Nexus Solid.  With the same layout 80x5x60 the Hell Raiser Revenge allows me to move 2-1 right of the Solid Nexus and gets through the heads just a little cleaner.  The cover seems to want to push down the lane more, but the core is definitely revving up hard and is very explosive at the backend.  I have taken the ball up to 4000 and it gets through the heads very well considering how hard it hooks. 


I drilled a 2nd Hell Raiser Revenge 90x3.5x70 and it is an absolute hook monster!  I would say it is about 5 boards stronger than my other Hell Raiser Revenge with a ridiculous amount of midlane read and a very even backend.  This is definitely a hook monster that does all of its hooking in the latter half of the lane.


I would recommend this ball to anybody who would like ball similar to the Solid Nexus but 2' longer.  It is definitely a ball that will help you play deeper and handle medium-heavy volumes of oil! 



Brandon Riley

DV8 Regional Staff


The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: Big Kahuna on March 09, 2012, 10:36:17 AM

Length:  38 - 40


Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS



Likes:  Love the way this ball rolls especially when there is head oil.  I don't throw big hooks but with this ball, it makes me look good.

Dislikes: none






Big Kahuna
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: on April 12, 2012, 11:14:51 PM
Wow is this ball great! Everyone should have one. Finally a strong ball that gets threw the fronts clean and still recovers down lane. DV8 has hit a home run with this one.
I drills mine with pin up and cf and pin kicked just outside my ring fingers. With a hole in between p2 and p3. So far ball of the year.

Andrew Jensen

Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: jdball299 on October 22, 2012, 03:44:53 PM

Pin Length: 4"

Starting Top Weight: 3.2

Ball Weight: 15-4 before drilling


55x5x30, no hole


Rev Rate:300

Ball Speed:18

PAP/Track: 5 left, 3/4 up


Grit:BOX (500/2k)

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):matte




Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS (old wood)



Back End:10

Overall Hook:10

Midlane Read:7

Breakpoint Shape:angular


Likes:  Very clean throught the heads and easy to read.  Reads lane well, very consistant and predictable at the breakpoint.  Can use down and in or inside angles.

Dislikes: none


This is my go to ball on longer and heavier patterns.  It gets through the heads very clean and reads the mids well, makes and agressive angular move at the breakpoint.  This ball needs OIL!!!!  But on oil, especially longer patterns its quick angular move at the breakpoint can give you a litte more mistake room, which can be a game changer for sure.  In my hands this ball is about the same length as a Nexxus (same drilling, OOB) but a little stronger and more angular off the spot. 

The ball takes surface changes very well, and works well on lighter to med and shorter THS with 4k or a little polish, still very predictable at the breakpoint, and smooths out the wet/dry over/under on most THS.  The Revenge is a great addition to any arsenal, and will get plenty of use in mine.
Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: chuckysrevenge on November 01, 2012, 11:18:58 PM

Length 41 ft

Volume:not sure

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

!4lbs. 3 oz top weight 3-4 in pin

Drill pattern: Dual Angle

60 x 4 x 40

X-hole: P3

Finish: 3000 grit Polish

Bowler Style:

Rev rate: 280

Speed: 15mph


Absolutely love this ball. First night with it wasn't prepared for how much it hooked but second night was really happy. Didn't shoot huge but this ball when it comes out of the oil onto the dry HOLY COW! I don't have to worry about recovery this thing will hook in mud or on ice. This has been the only ball I've ever owned that I can trust to comeback if I get it out a little further than I want. Make sure you keep your speed up or it will be a couple lanes over from you if your not careful. Great ball DV8 keep up the good work!

Likes:Good length, monster backend


Title: Re: Hell Raiser Revenge
Post by: animationbowler on January 30, 2013, 08:45:39 AM

Length: Multiple

Volume: Multiple

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple


Likes: Very clean through the fronts, and a great response to friction on the backend.

Dislikes: None

With a short 1" pin that I had on this ball, it allowed me to get the ball down the lane on a consistent basis. It also was very clean through the heads, and was very strong on patterns that did have a lot of oil. Once the ball saw friction, it was off and destroying pins and definitely allowed for lots of great pin carry with this ball.

Jason "Animation" Woolem

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