Dewey, we were told that a certain PBA player went to Billy-O and told him that DV8 needs a ball like a versmax. Billy's response was to make a ball better than a versamax. The intentions were to design a ball with similar shape but cleaner overall (do not want two balls with same reaction coming out of the same plant) or at least that's what Billy told me when we spoke at a local tournament. Depending on the mix of colors in the marauder will also determine how it rolls. The colors of the ball are what have the different surfaces. Yellow is the solid and red is the pearl. I have spoken with a guy that had two of the marauders, one had more yellow than another and he said the more yellow did read the lane sooner. Depending on what you are looking for if you need a cleaner ball more red, something a little earlier more yellow than normal. I believe the balls come out with a lot of red regardless, I have not seen a dominate yellow ball yet. Hope this helps!