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Alley Cat
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:23:39 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The DV8 Alley Cat bowling balls feature the performance Alley Cat core covered with the ACR (Alley Cat Reactive) coverstock. Then, it is finished off with a 500 grit Siaair pad, Crown Factory Compound, and Crown Factory Shine to deliver a ball that is ideal for light oil and offers easy length with moderate hook. Plus, DV8 is throwing in a free shoulder sack that will hold your ball, a pair of shoes, and a few accessories. Wow!

Color: Red/Electric Blue (other colors available)
Core: Alley Cat
Coverstock: ACR - Alley Cat Reactive
RG: 2.564 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.025 (15# ball)
Hook Potential: 90 (scale 1-250)
Length: 170 (scale 1-235)
Finish: 500 Siaair/Crown Factory Compound/Crown Factory Shine
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil

 

dustinbearden

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Re: Alley Cat
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 01:44:21 PM »
DV8 has come up with a great moving, good looking, and hard hitting ball at a tremendous price point. The first thing you will notice about the Alley Cat are the colors. They will definitely get your attention as the ball sits on the shelf or is pulled out of the box. Don't let the great colors fool you. This ball is MEAN. The Alley Cat works best on light to medium oil, and it packs a punch. I have a 4 inch pin on mine and have he pin drilled about 2.5 inches above my ring finger with the CG about 1.5 inches below the ring finger. The ball gets through the heads extremely clean, and as soon as it catches friction, it makes an immediate left turn(I'm right handed). The ball keeps the pins low, and causes quite the stir as it pushes cleanly through the deck and stays right on line. For this price point, the DV8 Alley Cat has great hook, and awesome power through the pins. Nobody will be disappointed by adding this ball to their arsenal.

Willow_300

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Re: Alley Cat
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 05:26:58 AM »
Here are the new ball to replace the Outcast serie, the Alley Cat.  This ball offers a new core and a new coverstock.  This ball is designed for light oil conditions.

I drilled mine 75x 3 3/8x 50.  The reason I went to this layout is to have an heavy roll with the ball.  Usually with the weaker coverstocks, I tend to be over / under with the reaction.  I was right on because on the lane, the ball begins to roll early and is really smooth in the transition.  Because of the weaker coverstock, the ball clears the head really good even if the layout is strong.  Compared to the Freakshow Flip, I play the Alley Cat two boards right with my feet and one board right with my eyes.

To conclude, if you wanna have a great performance and a great colors at an affordable price, the Alley Cats is for you.
Marc-Andre Gagne
DV8 Regional Staff

Brandon Riley

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Re: Alley Cat
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 02:46:44 PM »
My Pink/Black Alley Cat is laid out 50x5x30 (tall pin) as I wanted this ball to be an option for getting in on really dry lanes.  I unfortunately haven't had too many opportunities to use it as the houses where I typically bowl are just too slick.
Lately I have been subbing at a house built in the 60's that has overlaid their beat up wood with Laneshield (a temporary cover) dressed with a 30 year old Phoenix lane machine.  When bowling here everything that I typically classify as medium to weaker is too much.  In order to find oil, I need to start with my Black Quantum or Pearl Freakshow at 4th arrow to get the ball through the fronts and the track hooks so much that plastic up 10 is a legitimate option to hit the 1-3.

Enter the Alley Cat.  It provides me with the length necessary to get the ball down the lane without having to start left of the third arrow, yet finishes hard enough on the backend that I don't have to try to spin the ball.  As the night goes on and the pattern gets even more beat up, I can chase what little oil there is left and still not fear about being weak around the corner.

Compared to other balls in my bag it is similar in shape to my Freakshow Pearl, but due to the extra length has me align my feet another 5-7 boards further right.  In this particularly dry house it does well to compliment my BTU Pearl, which is another weaker pearl ball but slower off of the friction.  I prefer the BTU Pearl when I want to get closer to the track on drier lanes, while the Alley Cat gives me more down lane motion to open up my angles and swing the ball to the dry.  The Alley Cat has replaced the Outcast in my bag.  In terms of overall hook they are pretty close, but I found the Alley Cat to round the corner a bit better while the Outcast is a little more hook/set.  Of any ball that I have ever thrown, this ball most reminds me of the Electric Green/Black Avalanche.

I recommend the Alley Cat for anybody bowling on beat up lane surfaces.  This ball will get down the lane with ease and make a strong move on the backend allowing you to chase what little oil there is towards the middle of the lane.  If you want to fight the track then I would recommend the BTU Pearl, but for inside angles on dry lanes the Alley Cat is my ball of choice.
Brandon Riley
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