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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Color: Blue/Green
- Coverstock: Class 3 Reactive
- Weight Block: Reckless Core
- 500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff
- Flare Potential: High
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.523
- Differential (Diff): 0.050
- Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): 0.001

Ball MotionFinished with a Rough Buff Polish, the Reckless projects easily through the front part of the lane, revving hard in the mid-lane to create a very strong and continuous backend motion that drives through the pins on medium to medium oily lane conditions.
Reaction SetupThe DV8 Reckless can be drilled using the standard drilling techniques developed for bowling balls with asymmetric cores.
Ball MaintenanceTo reduce oil absorption and remove dirt from the surface of the ball, clean your ball with a cleaner designed for reactive bowling balls.
WarrantyLook. We don’t screw around. DV8 bowling balls have been manufactured to the highest standards of workmanship and material. We warrant that they’ll be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. We agree to repair or replace the ball you bought if at any time during the warranty period it’s found to be defective in material or workmanship.



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Re: Reckless
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 02:10:37 PM »

Pin Length: 3

Starting Top Weight: 2.2

Ball Weight: 15


Pin to PAP: 4 inches   

CG to PAP: 4 inches

X Hole (if there is one): 4.5 inches from center line, 3/4 inch hole, 2.75 inches deep, pitched 1/2 right and 1/2 reverse


Rev Rate: 475

Ball Speed: 17.5
PAP/Track: 4 3/4, 1 inch up


Grit: OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): OOB


Length: 39 FT
Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Everything that has been advertised about this ball is 100% true. This is the definition of what a benchmark ball is supposed to be. Control. Control. Control. It provides the ability to square up with higher ball speed and less hit (soft hand) without sacrificing pin carry. As you migrate left with this ball, it still turns the corner and keeps the pins low and pushes them off the deck. This is a major plus! 
I was able to stay closer to the track area last night when throwing this beast, the way it reads the mids and has such a controllable breakpoint is the definition of what a benchmark ball is for an arsenal. This will definitely be the first ball out of my bag to be able to read what the lanes are doing and see where in my arsenal I need to go from the reaction it gives me. The Color Scheme is eye-popping, the roll is smooth and the hitting power is awesome! I suggest to everyone for when this ball hits the shelves to get their hands on at least one. This will be a great compliment to anyone's arsenal. 
Last night, I was able to stand around 25 and just let the ball roll through the heads to the track area where it began to pick up and make a smooth continuous move through the pins. As stated earlier, the ball keeps the pins low to the deck and sort of sweeps them off. While using this ball, I did not have to move all night. Slight hand position changes and un-tucking or tucking the mega cranker pinky was the different in the reaction I needed to see as the night went on. Let's just say I cannot wait to get back on the lanes and see what kind of beating I can put on the pins. This ball is definitely something special and will be looking to use it on a wider variety of patterns to provide further details on the Reckless'  performance! Look out for DV8 !

Dislikes: Nada!

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Re: Reckless
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 10:34:46 AM »

Pin Length: 3.5 inches

Starting Top Weight: 2.1 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz


Rev Rate: 350

Ball Speed: 16 mph
PAP/Track: Medium to Low


Grit: Box Surface.  500 Siaair Pad with Rough Buff

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Rough Buff

Length: 38 foot
Volume: Medium to Medium/Heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Length: 7/10.  The out of box surface of this ball provides for medium length.  If more length is desired adjustments can be made with a higher surface pad and/or polish.  As the Reckless comes out of the box you will find this ball clears the heads very clean (even with the rough buff finish) and picks up quickly in the midlane.   

Back End: 8/10.  The Reckless provides for a strong continuous back end motion.  This ball does all the right things on the back end.  It seems like you cannot put the Reckless in the wrong place.  The Reckless finds a way to pickup when you put it wide and it holds line when you pull it in.
Overall Hook: 7/10.  Although this is not the ball you will be going to on a fresh heavy oil lengthy pattern, its serves its purpose very very well.  This is a ball that will be able to be thrown on an array of patterns and will allow you to play out or play in.  The only patterns you would really want to keep the Reckless away from is your "burn patterns" and the higher volume lengthy patterns, but thats what the H.R. and Misfit are for!

Midlane Read: 10/10.  This ball deserves much credit and praise for its midlane performance.  This ball is second to none when it comes to reading the midlane the right way.  As I have already expressed the Reckless seems to find a way to pickup where you don't think it will and push when you don't think it will.  Another great asset of the Reckless is that it will quickly allow you to identify what the midlane is doing...which will help you to make the decision to ball up, ball down, or stay with it.

Breakpoint Shape: Smooth heavy rolling motion


Likes: This ball is the definition of what I look for in a benchmark bowling ball.  By definition a benchmark bowling ball is one that will allow us to get a good read on the lane and will work on multiple patterns from multiple angles, and the Reckless does it all.  The reckless has proved to be a ball that will be first out of the bag and performs on most patterns.  I can honestly say I have never had a more valuable ball in my bag.  The Reckless works on 80% of the patterns that I see (including tournaments).  Not only does it work on so many different patterns, but I can play numerous angles with this ball.  I find myself being able to play from out around the first arrow all the way into the fifth arrow with no problem.  Even on the patterns that the Reckless does not work on, I still find alot of value in the Reckless.  For those patterns the Reckless doesn't work on I bring the Reckless out and throw it down the lane a couple shots.  The Reckless will give me a quick read on where the oil is at on the lane and what ball I need to go to.  Another mark of a great benchmark ball.  DV8 really got it right with the Reckless core in this ball...I see this core being in many DV8 balls in the future.  The Reckless core in this ball gives it much of its versatility and is driller friendly. 

Dislikes: The only weakness of the Reckless is the extreme oil patterns (the burn patterns and the high volume patterns) 

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Re: Reckless
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 04:24:17 PM »



DV8 Reckless

Bowler Specs:



Axis Tilt: 11 degrees

Axis Rotation: ~40 degrees



60* by 5.5” by 70*



When I saw this ball’s attributes, I knew I wanted to make it my new benchmark piece. The layout is one I’ve used for a while to tone down the backend and really promote a great read throughout the whole lane and I couldn’t think of a better layout to put on this ball for me. Since it’s a benchmark piece, I wanted it to be smooth and continuous with plenty of midlane read with a medium amount of overall hook.


On the lanes:

            39ft THS on Pro-Anvil:

            The Reckless really shined on this pattern to me. The overall smoothness paired really well with the wet/dry nature of this THS. Although the THS doesn’t have a lot of volume, I didn’t have to start out standing against the ball return, nor did I have to sacrifice ball reaction just to play further right and on top of the oil. The Reckless gave me a smooth reaction that I had hoped for with still a little bit of backend pop, not a lot of backend, but just the right amount for any benchmark ball. I could play with a laydown of about 25-26 and send it out to 8 with a smooth motion and let it come back with a nice even reaction. These are one of those balls that you can really trust the reaction with off your hand and you always know what the ball is going to do. A ball like that is priceless.


            Kegel’s Highway to Hell on HPL

            As much as I hate to say it, medium sport patterns are not my bread and butter. However, if I find that perfect matchup to play a swing shot or to pipe it up the gutter, I can score very well. The Reckless gave me both on the fresh pattern. I could take my hand more up the back of the ball and play right up the 2 board. The ball gave me a smooth and controllable reaction and never once jumped too hard off the corner. This line made the Reckless just slap pins silly. On the other hand I also had a great line on the fresh of about a laydown of 25 out to 10 at the breakpoint. Whereas other balls would give me an inconsistent reaction on this fresh sport pattern, the Reckless gave me a smooth and really predictable read that I could easily rely on until the pattern brokedown.


Overall comparisons, I put the Reckless about 5 boards less than the Hell Raiser, 4-5 more than the Misfit, and about 2-3 more than the Massive Damage. The Reckless is smoother off the spot than all of the aforementioned balls



The level of versatility this ball offers is absolutely amazing. Anytime you can take the same ball and play up the 2 board and then move way in and hook it, you know you have a really special ball in your hands. I don’t think I could ask for a better ball to call my benchmark and to pull out of the bag first. Nothing could give me a better read of the lane and be as versatile as this ball is. This is a bold statement, but I’ll say it anyway…THIS IS THE BEST SYMMETRIC REACTIVE BALL I’VE EVER THROWN. I can’t imagine tournaments or even league without it. It’s a staple of my bag and I know it should be in yours too. If you get this ball, you won’t regret it.




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Re: Reckless
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 09:05:13 PM »





65* x 4 ½” x 35*




X Hole (if there is one):










Rev Rate: 525 – 550 RPM




Ball Speed: 20 MPH at Release




PAP/Track: 5 ¼ x ¾ Up




Axis Rotation: 65*




Axis Tilt: 12*










Grit: 2000 Grit




Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded










Length: 39 ft.








Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS










Length: Medium




Back End: Controlled




Overall Hook: Medium Controlled Hook




Midlane Read: Great!




Breakpoint Shape: Smooth Roll










BENCHMARK!!! Wow, this ball is the definition of a benchmark ball. The Reckless is one of the smoothest, controllable, readable bowling balls I have thrown.  This ball has become my favorite ball of all time.  On a THS this ball blends out the extreme wet/dry that usually develops.  When the Reckless sees friction it makes a strong, smooth, controllable motion to the pocket.  When pulled into the oil the Reckless still has enough teeth to make the corner.  This is the first ball out of my bag every day.  I am able to easily see what adjustments or ball changes need to be made based on the reaction this ball gives me.  Anyone looking for a true benchmark ball should look into a Reckless.




Likes: The strong, smooth, controllable reaction.




Dislikes: NONE!!!







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Re: Reckless
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 10:17:22 AM »

Pin Length:  4"

Ball Weight:  16 lbs



Dual Angle:  50 x 5" x 70

X Hole (if there is one):  small one in the P3 area



Rev Rate:  Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker

Ball Speed:  16.50 mph


PAP/Track:  5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track



Grit:  Box (500 Siaair, Rough Buff)

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):  Matte



Length: Multiple


Volume: Multiple

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  Multiple


BALL REACTION (out of 10)

Length:  7

Back End:  8


Overall Hook:  7

Midlane Read:  7

Breakpoint Shape:  8



Likes:  How smooth of a reaction it has on the lanes

Dislikes:  None




I have used the Reckless on house and sport conditions and really like how smooth the ball rolls.  I have it drill with the pin under my ring finger and it allows me to stay closer to the track without over reacting downlane.  The 2nd game out of the box I shot a 300.  With the drilling that I used, it allows me to play deeper on the lane, but it still has the strength to turn the corner and carry 10 pins.  It reads the midlane a little sooner than the Misfit and is a little weaker overall than the Hell Raiser.  The Reckless is a good benchmark ball and can be used on medium or heavier oil conditions.  It works well playing a straighter line or when I need to open up the lane and go in deeper.  If the ball is too angular, then the suface can be adjusted to 1000 or 2000 Siaair to smooth out the reaction.


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