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« on: October 29, 2015, 09:41:24 AM »
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Description:  Deviate from the competition with the DV8 Deviant bowling ball.  This ball takes the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core and covers it with a Composite V Solid coverstock and then is finished with a 500 grit Siaair pad and Royal Compound.  This combination offers an all purpose ball with versatility that is best used on medium to oily lane conditions.  The rules don't apply to this ball!

DV8 Deviant Specs:

- Color: Black/Dark Red   All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown. 
- Coverstock: Composite V Solid
- Core: Vandal Symmetric
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair, Royal Compound 
- Reaction: All purpose ball motion with versatility 
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.562** 
- Differential (Diff): 0.050** 
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls 
- Hook Potential: 205 (scale 1-250) 
- Length: 110 (scale 1-235) 
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Oily 
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal



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Re: Deviant
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 12:09:40 PM »
My First Deviant I put the pin below my fingers and kicked the CG out a little.  The Pin is 2-3" The surface is out of the Box Finish.  I have used this ball on the Kegel Sidney, Kegel High Way To Hell, and the USBC Blue 2 Pattern.  What I love so much about this ball is how Versatile this ball is. I am able to play way outside and play way up the back of the ball, and then when there is transition and I have to move in and change my hand position and get more tilt on the ball, and  this balls still hits hard and I don't lose carry. The Vandal, and the Deviant are two great balls and I use these balls a lot. Compared to the Vandal, the Deviant is much cleaner through the heads and more hook off the break point.  The Deviant and the Vandal are a great 1-2 punch and I have eliminated balls in my bag because these 2 balls are so Versatile and able to use these balls on multiple conditions and that is HUGE.  With the new Solid Composite V cover stock and the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core is a great combination ,and is giving a whole new look and performance never seen before in our products . The Deviant gives me great confidence in the mid-range of my arsenal. The thing I'm most impressed with is this ball's predictability. I have used this ball on Short and Long Patterns and I have not found a shot yet that I was not able to use this ball. If you don't have a Deviant in your bag yet, go to your local pro shop and purchase one today. You will not be disappointed. #dv8bowling #dv8deviant

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Re: Deviant
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 12:34:55 PM »
The deviant is designed to be a very strong benchmark ball. To me it rolls like a dv8 dude. Just stronger. Same kind of strong continues roll.
This is our benchmark everything ball going forward. This ball actually seems worth replacing my dude which is hard for me to do. I went with a
little less common drilling on this one since I was aiming for a specific motion. I Used a 90*2.5*35
That layout gives me the perfect layout to blend out the dry house shot I'm usually bowling on.

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Re: Deviant
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 01:47:45 PM »
The new DV8 Deviant is a great benchmark ball. It is extremely clean through the front of the lane and makes a very strong move to the pocket to be a solid. The new solid composite cover provides a back end shape and drive through the pins that I have never seen with a symmetrical core. I polished mine, and it seems to be a slightly stronger and better hitting version of my favorite all time DV8 release The Dude. The Deviant keeps pins low and moves them all over the deck as it drives through. The ball seems to react so well on almost any condition. Whether there is a little extra oil, or a little bit more friction, you can move your feet around and the Deviant will still keep its clean fronts, hard turn, and hitting power. I would recommend this ball to anybody. It has quickly become the first one out of my bag.


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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 08:12:48 AM »
At 70x5.5x75 I drilled my Deviant identical to my favorite Dude in hopes of replacing the worn out Dude.  When compared to my Dude, the Deviant is about 2-3 boards stronger, and surprisingly quite a bit smoother.  The Deviant is one of the smoothest balls I have thrown in a long time.  It is not what I expected, but it was a pleasant surprise.  The Deviant is going to be my new “get out of jail free” ball.  When nothing else seems to work, I can go to my Deviant and control the lane and the pocket.  It doesn’t overreact and controls the lane even when the lanes are very dry.   
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Re: Deviant
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 01:23:38 PM »
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Pin Length – 2-3"
Starting Top Weight – 2.5 oz
Ball Weight - 15lb 0oz

Drilled at 60 Degrees X 4 7/8” X 40 Degrees

Rev Rate – 240 / 352 / 436
Ball Speed – 14.1 MPH / 18.6 MPH


Grit - Out of the Box
Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Out of the Box

Length - 41 ft
Volume – 18.30 ml
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) – Kegel Main Street (THS)

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 01:46:00 PM »
The Deviant is amazing ball! I drilled mine 100x2x50 and hit it with a 500 pad. I bowl on a very dry condition for league so I drilled it to be very weak off the dry. I was amazed on how clean the ball reads off the dry and how much hitting power the ball still had drilled this way. I can play right with this ball and when a pattern burns up it is perfect. I have a high rev rate and ball speed is 17-18 mph. The Deviant is a very versatile ball I found that if I even get it in the oil line and not in the dry it still restores enough energy to drive through the pins.
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Re: Deviant
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 01:41:36 PM »
Pin Length: 3-4
Starting Top Weight: 2.8oz
Ball Weight: 15
Pin to PAP: 4.5

40  X 4.5 X 60
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker – slightly speed dominant
Rev Rate:  320-360
Ball Speed: 16-17
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 3/4" up
Box Finish:  Factory 500 Siaair, Royal Compound
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 



 This ball is very clean through the fronts and is much stronger than I expected. I love the controllable reaction of a symmetrical ball. This ball is a great mid price piece. If you are looking for a symmetrical ball this is the one you must have.

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Re: Deviant
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 09:24:59 AM »

Ball Weight: 16 lbs


Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 4 1/2" x 60

X Hole (if there is one): None


Rev Rate: Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker

Ball Speed: 16.50 mph

PAP/Track: 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track


Grit: Box - 500, Royal Compound

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


Length: Multiple

Volume: Multiple

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple


Length: 7 / 10

Back End: 7 / 10

Overall Hook: 7 / 10

Midlane Read: 8 / 10

Breakpoint Shape: Smooth arcing type of roll


Likes: Smooth overall motion with continuation

Dislikes: None

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.
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Re: Deviant
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 12:31:38 AM »
The Deviant was punched up with my favorite symmetrical layout: 65 x 4 3/4 x 35...puts the pin near my bridge above the fingers.

The Deviant is the new benchmark ball in the DV8 line. It provides consistent ball motion shot-to-shot on all but the lightest and heaviest oil patterns. The colors make the ball very easy to read and know what adjustments to make. Compared to my Diva Divine, the Deviant is about 7-8 boards less aggressive, with more length and backend. The Hooligan Taunt shows similar length to the Deviant, but lacks the backend punch that makes the Deviant so versatile. The Taunt is about 3-4 boards straighter than the Deviant.

The Deviant will be a great ball for any style bowler. It is a must have for any player, especially the tournament/sport league bowler. The performance vs price comparison can not be beat!
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 11:06:49 AM »
Bryan L. Williams, DV8 Regional Pro Staff and VISE Pro Staff Member

If you were a fan of the DV8 Dude, then you are going to absolutely love the DV8 Deviant!  DV8 has taken tremendous care in developing better cores and coverstocks for our balls that aim to please bowlers at every level! 

The DV8 Deviant gives you that great controllable roll that you came to love from the DV8 Dude, but has more hook and harder hitting power.  This ball rolls very cleanly through the heads, while giving any bowler a smooth mid lane roll to the pocket with a tremendous amount of hitting power. 

This is the ball that you want to have in your hand when the lanes are fresh and you need to get a great read on the conditions. I have found that this is the go-to ball on any condition to get a great read on the pattern, and allow you to make great adjustments.  Its versatility to be able to be played on any condition makes the Deviant one of the most versatile balls you will have in your bag.  League and Tournament Bowlers will realize very quickly that this ball is a great go-to ball when lanes become tighter.  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.  DV8….taking over the bowling world, one bowler at a time!!!


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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 11:37:14 AM »
The Deviant is definitely the meaning of all purpose bowling ball you can use this ball mostly anything except the extra heavy volume, I have mines drill pin down with the cg slightly kick out making it clean through the heads and a very strong arc type motion down lane. I use mines on THS and The medium tournament pattern which i have the best look with my Deviant it is very easy to read is what makes this a fun ball to throw so if you looking for control and strong arc type motion give this baby a try you will not be sorry .

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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 11:43:46 PM »
This ball is truly AWESOME!.  I've had it since it came out and have consistently shot very well with multiple 270+ games. This ball is very controlable/predictable. You can play inside, outside, straight up the boards or whatever. It does not loose it's hitting power on the back end. When my bowling friends see me throw the Deviant, they all make comments about how they need to get this ball in their arsenal. Everyone seems to really be impressed with the hitting power and how it completes the job on the back end. This is an excellent ball developed by DV8. I have bowled for over 15 years and of all the balls I've thrown I like the control that this ball allows me to create. Sometimes you just gotta be the Deviant :)  :-*

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Re: Deviant
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 07:16:57 PM »
DV8 Deviant

Bowler’s Stats:
Speed: 18.5-19 mph
Rev Rate: 425-450 rpm
Axis Rotation: 30-60 degrees
Axis Tilt: 5-7 degrees
Ball Layout: 45* by 4.5” by 75*

With a medium-RG symmetric core and the composite V solid coverstock, the Deviant had “benchmark ball” written all over it for me. I went with the layout posted above to further enhance the control I expect in a ball that will often be the first out of my bag.

On the lanes, it didn’t take long for me to see something I like. First game of league with this Deviant ended with a 300 on Kegel’s Beaten Path. Medium midlane read with strong continuation through the rest of the lane gives me plenty of miss room. While I often find myself attached to these shapes on fresh flatter patterns (to smooth out the lane and increase my miss window), my Deviant has been very good about letting me square up a little more with house shots without as much worry of over-under reactions. The ball as a whole is very versatile and I was surprised how well it responded from numerous angles, even with my low tilt and more controlled layout. My Deviant did tend to get a little spotty on carry when moving way inside (5th-ish arrow and more) but I’m getting another Deviant to drill pin up (probably 45 by 5.5” by 45) to provide and easy 1-2 combo to play off of each other; especially when moving in a little too deep for the pin-down to carry.

It’s hard for me to think of a ball to describe the Deviant as being similar to.  Simply put, it’s a look from DV8 that I’ve never seen. The best way I can explain is that is feels like a hybrid between the DV8 Vandal and something like a Brunswick original Red Melee.

Between my current pin-down and my future pin-up Deviant, 99.9% of my bowling travels will involve having at least one Deviant in tow. The ball is that good and the ball is that versatile.  Although the pattern isn’t released yet, I see this being THE ball for the 2016 USBC Open Championships provided that the pattern stays within the typical 38-42ft range.  Smooth, controllable, and predictable ball motions typically equal $$$ on the flatter patterns and this ball will give you that plus some versatility to go around it if you need to. Players of all most all speed and rev rate combinations will be given a reaction shape by the Deviant that can serve as a benchmark.
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Re: Deviant
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2015, 01:55:29 PM »
Wow! What isn't there to say about this ball! This is the first ball out of my bag right now as it rolls great on multiple conditions and is very predictable. Much more smoother rolling than the Thug Life and I would almost compare this ball to my Vandal with more hold mid-lane and smoother off the backend as well. I have another on the way as I am so impressed with how versatile this ball has made me on the lanes.
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