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Damn Good Verge
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:49:48 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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DV8 is expanding the Verge line of bowling balls by introducing a lower differential core that offers more reaction options. The performance of this ball is notable from anywhere on the lane as well as for any bowling style. This upper-mid performance bowling ball has a low RG with a medium to low differential along with a solid coverstock that is finished with a 1500 grit and matches up best on medium to heavy oil conditions.

Color: Grape Sparkle
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Threshold M. D. (Medium Differential)
Coverstock: Inciter Max Traction Solid Reactive
RG: 2.467 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.037 (15# ball)
Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
Reaction: All purpose
Hook Potential: Medium-High
Length: Middle

 

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Re: Damn Good Verge
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 09:17:28 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 42

Volume: 25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


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70 x 2 1/4 x 30 PAP 4 -> and ^ - Speed 15mph Rev Rate 380
This ball was surprisingly strong considering the lowered core numbers from the previous Verge solid and Verge pearl.  I am really pleased with this short pin layout on this ball to make a smoother rolling ball even more smooth.  Most short pin layouts are 90 x 1-2 x 45, but I have found more success with these different angles for myself.  Another great feature about this ball is it is purple and has sparkles.  Purple balls strike more.



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Re: Damn Good Verge
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 01:29:12 PM »
My specs: LH / 525RPM / 18-19MPH / PAP - 4-5/8" over x 1" up

Layout: 90*x2"x45*

I opted for a "tournament ball" perspective with the Damn Good Verge. As a high-RPM lefty, I often have very open angles on most THS and medium-high ratio patterns. The controllable reaction this ball/layout combo allows me to close up my angles, and the reactive cover seems to only help break a pattern down WITHOUT pushing all the oil downlane (like with urethane in some cases).

I can very much see this ball being in play on short/flat patterns, lighter volumes and even on extreme wet/dry THS's. The cover seems to be retaining the "fuzzy" feel even after the first few games, which is a HUGE thing for me in longer blocks as we move pair to pair and cannot touch up the surface.

This may not be an everyday ball for me, but I won't hesitate to utilize this ball when I need a "get out of jail free" type reaction. There will be plans for a similar layout on an assymmetric ball to complement this DGV in the near future!

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Re: Damn Good Verge
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 06:03:08 PM »
Speed: 17.9
RPM: 480
PAP: 5 7/8 RT x 2 1/4 DN
No-thumb, one league per week, tournaments when I can. Tremendous slouch.

Versatile. Contender for Ball Of The Year!

The Verge line has been so good for DV8. The Verge Solid and Verge Pearl are balls that everyone loved, from serious and competitive bowlers to your average league player. DV8 wanted to expand the Verge line by adding a lower differential core, Threshold M.D. (Medium Differential), to bring you more reaction options, and what we found in our testing was more than we had even hoped. The ball was incredible from everywhere on the lane, and for all styles, we even changed the name during the testing process to the only name that fit the ball; we now call it the Damn Good Verge. Low RG, medium to low differential, a strong solid cover (Inciter Max Traction), and a 1500 grit finish is the recipe for this Damn Good ball. The addition of  DynamiCore for extra hitting power and Durability Optimization Technology (DOT) for worry free drilling with your favorite layout, are always added benefits to help us get higher scores.

The Damn Good Verge has an out of box surface of 500/1500 and paired up with the core/cover combination makes this ball one of the most versatile balls Ive rolled in a long time. With my layout of 80x3.5x45 I can start a little deeper, slow roll it to the right and watch it dig in and make that sweeping, big curve into the pocket and crush the rack ...or I can move my feet and targets to the right, stay behind the ball at release and play a tighter line to strike. 

Im not usually a fan of single color bowling balls because I generally like to see the rotation of it as its rolling down the lane but I really dig the Grape Sparkle with the bright Yellow lettering. Its so simple but it really stands out among other balls.

Premium performance (and so damn versatile) at the upper-mid price makes the Damn Good Verge an automatic choice for both league and tournament play. I highly recommend this ball to any bowler no matter of their style.

Be well, rip racks ...and shred pins.
Be well, shred pins ...and rip racks.

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Re: Damn Good Verge
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2021, 07:49:01 AM »
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Damn Good Verge ball review... the question becomes how good is Damn Good?  My answer... they missed the name... it is Sooooooo Damn goooooood!  How much controllable fun can one ball provide... freaking tons.  Drilled pin down for benchmark strength yet I can still explore all zones on the lane with surprising results.  You owe it to yourself to add this to your bag.  Life is so Damn Good Under the Crown!!!

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Re: Damn Good Verge
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2021, 07:53:10 AM »
Damn Good Verge ball review... the question becomes how good is Damn Good?  My answer... they missed the name... it is Sooooooo Damn goooooood!  How much controllable fun can one ball provide... freaking tons.  Drilled pin down for benchmark strength yet I can still explore all zones on the lane with surprising results.  You owe it to yourself to add this to your bag.  Life is so Damn Good Under the Crown!!!

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Re: Damn Good Verge
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 01:42:41 PM »
This is the very first DV8 ball I have ever thrown. I was pleasantly surprised that the hype was real. This ball is straight money!! I have used it on a variety of patterns from THS to Chameleon to Dragon. This is a great benchmark ball that will give great results from anywhere on the lane. I found it most impressive when I kept it straighter to the pocket.