DV8 Deviant and Vandal Bowling Ball Review

The Deviant and Vandal from DV8 push there way onto the scene…

DV8 Deviant Bowling Ball

DV8 Deviant Layout


DV8 Vandal Bowling Ball

DV8 Vandal Layout


Our Tester:
Brandon Hinderer is a PBA Member as well as Brunswick and Vise Staffer.
Power Player: 450 rpm
PAP: 5 3/8 & 7/8 up
Axis tilt: 10-15 degrees
Axis rotation: >45 degrees

Thanks to Jeffrey Smith of Pure It Pro Shop, Lebanon, PA.
Thanks to Limerick Bowl in Limerick, PA.

Test Pattern:
41ft THS, 12:1, 24ml
House: Limerick Bowl, Limerick, PA

Brandon’s Deviant Comments:

Grit: Box – 500, Royal Compound

Length: 7 / 10
Back End: 7 / 10
Overall Hook: 7 / 10
Midlane Read: 8 / 10
Breakpoint Shape: Smooth arcing type of roll

The DV8 Deviant takes advantage of the composite solid coverstock technology that gives you more versatility. The Deviant has a good heavier midlane rolling / arcing type of motion like the Dude or Diva, and is cleaner through the front part of the lane. It would be good for medium to lighter volumes of oil or when the lanes start to transition and you need something that will be less aggressive at the breakpoint. I have used it on a THS and sport patterns where I needed to control the reaction by having a smoother overall roll on the lane. It also allowed me to play farther to the right part of the lane without having it over hook. Like the other DV8 balls, it takes well to surface changes to give you a stronger reaction in heavier oil. If you are looking for a smoother reacting, arcing type of ball motion, then the Deviant would be a great choice.

Brandon’s Vandal Comments:

Grit: Box – 500, Royal Compound

Length: 8 / 10
Back End: 8 / 10
Overall Hook: 8 / 10
Midlane Read: 7 / 10
Breakpoint Shape: Clean through the fronts with a strong backend motion

The DV8 Vandal uses the composite coverstock technology with a pearl formulation. The Vandal has a very clean motion through the front with a strong backend continuation. I have used this on multiple patterns, and usually go to it when the fronts start too hook too much and and I need a ball that will not read the front part of the lane. I can also use it to stand left and throw it to the friction but not get that hockey stick reaction but more of a strong roll to the pocket. It is very versatile and will work on medium to oily conditions. It will be a little weaker compared to the Thug series balls and have a smoother overall reaction. Like the other DV8 balls, it takes well to surface changes if you need to to handle more oil or smooth out the reaction. If you are looking for a versatile, smooth rolling pearl asymmetrical ball, then the Vandal is it!

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