Let’s take a deeper dive into the recommended layouts for the DV8 Trouble Maker.
As mentioned in the previous video, there are two key values to keep in mind for the 2-handed/no-thumb layouts – distance of the DOT to the center of grip and distance of the DOT to the positive axis point.
With the unique shape of the Dualistic core, the placement of the DOT relative to the finger holes has a significant impact on the numbers of the drilled ball. Simply put, a shorter DOT to center of grip distance will produce lower differential and less track flare, and a longer DOT to center of grip distance will produce higher differential and more track flare.
To help with the no-thumb layouts, we recommend using the online layout tool to translate the recommended DOT to center of grip and DOT to positive axis point distances into dual angle layouts. Our no-thumb dual angle layout converter provides the dual angle values for your desired layout helping maximize the ball performance of the Trouble Maker’s Dualistic core.
The tool uses three easy steps.
Step 1. Input the bowler’s positive axis point coordinates. If the bowler’s vertical measurement is down, be sure to use a negative for this value. Once the PAP coordinates are in the system, the tool will calculate the distance between the center of grip and the PAP. If this value is not greater than the sum of the DOT to center of grip distance and DOT to positive axis point distance, the layout is not valid.
Step 2. Select a DOT to center of grip distance from the drop down menu. As noted in previous videos, lower values will result in lower differential and less flare, and higher values will result in higher differential and more flare.
Step 3. Input the desired DOT to positive axis point distance. If the sum of the values for steps 2 and 3 are not greater than the center of grip to PAP distance, the layout is not valid, and an error message will be displayed.
And that is it. The dual angle layout is calculated, and the values will be displayed at the bottom of the form. Use the standard dual angle method to draw the layout on the ball and drill the holes. With this tool, the drilling angle will result in the CG being inline with the DOT and center of grip to maximize the asymmetric differential created by the layout.
Due to the wide variety of positive axis point coordinates and layout options, it is possible for the VAL angle to be negative. If this occurs, we do not recommend using this layout. Please consider using a more flare safe option by decreasing the DOT to center of grip distance or the DOT to PAP distance.
Regardless of what layout you choose for the DV8 Trouble Maker, we recommend drilling the finger holes 3 inches deep in order to maximum the relationship between the RG and differential and enhance the overall ball performance for 2-handed/no-thumb bowlers.
Look for Chapter 6 – On Lane Performance on 04/06!
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