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Deviant Pearl
« on: August 24, 2016, 03:58:02 PM »
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Following in the success of the original Deviant DV8 has produced the DV8 Deviant Pearl bowling ball. This ball starts with the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core, then it is covered with DV8's Composite Pearl coverstock, and finished with a 500 Siaair pad and Royal Compound polish. This combination makes this ball an all purpose ball with backend flip that is best used on medium to light oiled lanes.

Color: Black/Silver All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Coverstock: Composite Pearl
Core: Deviant Medium RG Symmetric
Finish: 500 Siaair, Royal Compound
Reaction: All Purpose with Backend Flip
RG: 2.562**
Differential: 0.050**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: 205 (scale 1-250)
Length: 130 (scale 1-235)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil



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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 05:55:16 AM »

Pin Length: 2 1/2

Ball Weight: 15lb


Pin to PAP: 4

CG to PAP: 4

X Hole (if there is one): yes


Rev Rate: medium

Ball Speed: 16

PAP/Track: high


Grit: box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): polish


Length: 41 and 32

Volume: medium and flat

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS and PBA wolf


Length: On the house shot this ball makes it look easy, great length and good backend motion. I used this ball on the PBA Wolf pattern and in matched up great playing down and in off the 3 board when lanes transitioned.

Back End: SmoothI have drilled pin down. I wanted a ball with good length and smooth of the spot for when the lanes breakdown. I struggle when a ball is snappy on dry lanes. This ball does exactly what I wanted it to do.

Overall Hook: medium, great first ball out in league depending on oil volume and length.

Breakpoint Shape: angular


Likes: I really love this ball, I have used in league and on PBA shots. A great addition to anyone's bag.

Dislikes: heavy oil

Mark Every
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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 07:31:32 AM »
Layout::::    50 X 4 3/4 X 60
Box Surface
Rev Rate ::: 325
Ball speed:::: 15 mph
Right handed
Positive Axis Point 4  3/8 over by 1/2 up
Condition:::::40 ft.  House shot

   The Devianr Pearl is the newest in the Deviant line. With the Deviant core and the Composite Pearl Thug Life cover I was pleasently suprised on how much length it gets over the Original Deviant.  The original is smoother and earlier than the Pearl.
    The Deviant Pearl has  more length and a flip on the backend that is eye opening on medium patterns. The Black/Silver color has great shelf appeal .  This might be your first ball out of the bag for those medium conditions.  I found this ball to be consistent and has a nice continuation once it makes the flip.  I strongly recommend the Deviant Pearl when your original Deviant gets to be too strong later in the block and you need that extra length.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer  .

Jim Sabatell
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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 09:23:08 PM »
Drilled this ball really aggressive and it is a great ball that goes long and makes a left turn through the pocket with lots of power and aggression. A compliment to the original deviant!


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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 11:36:41 PM »
My name is Bryan L. Williams and I am a PBA Member and DV8 Regional Pro.
The DV8 Deviant Pearl complements the original Deviant, by giving the bowler stronger roll and more hitting power at the pins.  Like its predecessor, the DV8 Deviant Pearl gives any bowler controllable roll that works best on medium conditions.  This ball rolls very cleanly through the heads, while giving any bowler a smooth mid lane roll with more hook and hitting power at the pins.   

The DV8 Deviant is an incredible all around ball to use on multiple surfaces and I would highly recommend that you have this one in your bag. The Deviant Pearl has a 4 ½” pin in the grip stacked to allow for a very controllable roll down the lane.  This is the ball that you want to have in your hand when the lanes get tighter and more backend is needed.  Like the Deviant, the Deviant Pearl is just an incredible versatile ball to go to anytime you need consistent clean roll.  DV8….taking over the bowling world, one bowler at a time!!! DV8…Tonight We Bowl!; #dv8bowling


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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 12:30:52 PM »
This pearl version of the original Deviant gets thru the heads easy with a stronger back end motion. This ball will give you a powerful motion off the friction and will kick out the corner pins on a regular basis. This is a go to ball on any pattern that opens up.


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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 10:35:48 AM »
DV8 Deviant Pearl
Bowler's Stats:
Left Handed
PAP: 4-7/8x1/4
Rev Rate: 355
Speed: 18.5 mph at release
Rotation: 40°
Tilt: 11°

 Drilling 45x4x70

The Deviant Pearl is the second release in the Deviant line. It has the same lightbulb core shape as the original Deviant but is wrapped in the same Composite Pearl cover as the Thug Life. I must say, at first, I was hesitant when laying this ball out. The Deviant solid was a great ball for me but it was more reserved and smooth. It was a great benchmark ball, but not what I would call a "Deviant". I was worried that I would easily throw this ball past the breakpoint if it was too clean through the fronts and was as smooth as the original... All I can say is WOW! This black and silver beauty is certainly much stronger down lane. It is possible that the Deviant Pearl may have a slightly higher total hook rating than the original. It just goes to show you how big a role the coverstock can play in ball reaction. I had a great look on our medium pattern and really liked the look and explosive pin carry. This drilling gave me a larger, slightly rounded hook shape and really good continuation through the pins. This should be a great ball for medium-light patterns and could easily be the first ball out of your bag on these types of tournament and house patterns.
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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 02:46:25 PM »
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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2016, 03:06:50 PM »
My original intentions for the DV8 Deviant Pearl was to have a weak symmetrical pearl, with a stronger rolling drilling to help combat those conditions that have a lot of oil in the fronts, with very little down lane. I decided to drill this ball RICO (pin in palm) which has always allowed me to keep my angles in front of me and have a ball start its roll very quickly, but not sacrifice too much motion down lane.

This ball has rolled phenomenal for me at a few centers that have very heavy volumes in the front, or on flatter type patterns. With having a weaker symmetrical core and pearl cover, I am able to stay right and keep my angles tighter without sacrificing the pocket. As lanes start to break down and transition the RICO drilling allows me to slowly move left while getting around the ball a little more to create just enough pop on the backend to make the corner. 

The Deviant Pearl is a fantastic ball for medium-light lane conditions. This core/cover combination is very versatile and can be laid out in nearly any orientation without sacrificing performance. DV8 definitely knocked it out of the park with this ball. The only thing better than this ball, is the great price point it is offered at.
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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2016, 09:51:27 PM »
The Deviant Pearl is a great ball for me when the lanes start to break down and I can get inside and send it right. This ball gets through the heads really smoothly with an aggressive flip on the back end! This ball is a great compliment to the original Deviant.


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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 12:09:29 PM »
Ball speed: between 13-16 mph
Style: Tweener
Drilling: pin up, fingers just to the left of the pin.  CG below the index finger, and thumb hole to the left of the CG.

This ball has a nice, smooth roll for me.  It doesn't make a dramatic turn at the breakpoint, but a decisive one.  It hits hard and powers through the pins.  I've scored best with this ball when the lanes are broken down, although I've had some good first games in league with this ball.  The ball is very consistent on fresh oil.  This is a good ball for all three games on a THS and has become my benchmark ball.

Likes:Very smooth roll

Dislikes:This ball is speed sensitive and I've left some ugly splits with it (for example, a 2-4-10 a number of times).
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Re: Deviant Pearl
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 10:31:20 PM »
Deviant Pearl
For this ball I decided to do the RICO drilling where the pin is directly in the palm or center of grip.  This medium RG ball with its pearl coverstock is designed to flip hard.  I decided on this drilling to give me some versatility when the lanes break down, or become wet dry.  After throwing this ball on a variety of oil patterns, I was actually able to use it on long oil, to medium, and even shorter oil.  Everything about this ball is amazing!  It gets through the front part of the lane extremely clean, and clears the pattern with the intention of a strong angular ball motion towards the pins.  With my RICO drilling its a little more predictable.  I’m definitely getting another one to use with my favorite skid flip drilling.  Awesome ball.  Feel free to contact me by email with any questions;

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