Trouble Maker


Introducing the Trouble Maker!

There is no question that the fastest growing and most exciting category in our game is the 2-handed bowler and those that don’t use their thumb. These styles have revolutionized the game, yet there has never been a bowling ball designed with the uniqueness of these players in mind. DV8 saw a need in the market for a ball that would work for traditional bowlers but is specifically designed with 2-handers and no-thumb bowlers in mind, and we are excited to introduce the Trouble Maker.

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Defined drill areas equal more dramatic results

The features of the Dualistic core make the Trouble Maker unique and valuable for “no thumbers.” The Dualistic core is larger than the typical core. It has defined areas built into the design for the two-finger holes to hit specific core parts to change the numbers and reaction more dramatically than a typical core shape. Patent Pending.

Trouble Maker Video Series:

These brief videos will give you the technical info you need to be a Trouble Maker on the lanes!

VIDEO 1: Design Intent / Solution

DV8's solution to the challenges two handed bowlers have faced.

VIDEO 2: Concept to Development

See the design process behind the Trouble Maker.

VIDEO 3: Dualistic Core Overview

Technical analysis of the core properties. How are the Trouble Maker cores physically different from other cores and why?

VIDEO 4: Drilling Overview

Drilling options that maximize the Trouble Maker for your game.

VIDEO 5: Layouts & No-Thumb Dual Angle Converter Tool

Layout overview with different pin distance options.

VIDEO 6: On-Lane Performance

Watch the different variations go down the lane.

VIDEO 7: Thumb-in Performance

How the Trouble Maker reacts if you DO use a thumb hole.

No-Thumb Dual Angle Converter Tool

To help with the no-thumb layouts, we recommend using the Dual Angle Converter Tool to translate the recommended DOT to center of grip (CoG) and DOT to positive axis point (PAP) distances into dual angle layouts. Our no-thumb Dual Angle Converter Tool provides the dual angle values for your desired layout helping maximize the ball performance of the Trouble Maker’s Dualistic core. (NOTE: Converter is a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)

DOT to Center-of-Grip (CoG) Distance Guide

Remember: the CoG is the bridge center for no-thumb players.
Do not confuse this with the ball’s CG. Use this guide with DOT-to-PAP distance to obtain desired reaction. Patent Pending.

Spec Table
Spec Label Spec Value
Level $$$$$
Part Number 60-106913-93X
Color Light Blue / Black / Blue
Core Dualistic - Patent Pending
Coverstock Inciter Max Continuation
Cover Type Hybrid
Finish 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
Weights 16-12 lbs.
Hook 320
Length 130
Performance Strong overall hook
Lane Condition Medium to heavy oil
Warranty Two years from purchase date
Release Date April 20, 2023
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DynamiCore Technology

The Trouble Maker features the innovative outer core technology called DynamiCore. This industry-leading technology is a more durable outer material that yields less compression upon impact increasing hitting power and creating an undeniable difference in sound and pin carry.

Learn more about DynamiCore Technology


Trouble Maker Info Sheet


Trouble Maker Ball Talker


Trouble Maker Flip Card