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Diva Divine
« on: January 09, 2015, 02:01:22 PM »
DV8 Diva Divine Ball Specs:

- Color: Dark Purple Pearl/Pink Solid All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Reaction: Midlane Reaction
- Coverstock: Class 7G Reactive Hybrid
- Core Type: Diva
- Factory Finish: 500, 4000 Siaair Micro Pad
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.568**
- Differential (Diff): 0.052**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 16 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: High 210 (scale 10-225)
- Length: Early 100 (scale 25-235)
- Breakpoint Shape: Angular 90 (scale 10-130)
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Oily

 

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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2015, 12:40:29 PM »
When I heard that there was going to be another Diva coming I was really excited because I really liked the first 2 diva's and have had a lot of success with both of them, and the Diva Divine is not exception and I have had success already and only have had it for only about a month.  I have had 1-300, and also 2-279's with the Diva Divine.

I am a left handed and throw it about 15-16mph.

My first Diva Divine I have the Pin just above my Ring Finger, and the CF is just kicked left a little bit.  I have a 3-4" pin.  The surface on the ball I just hit it with a little Royal Compound and I have love it because the condition we were bowling on in league my Divine was reading just a little to early so I hit it with a little royal compound last week and first game shot 300.  All I can say about this ball is WOW!  Right now this is my first ball out of the bag, and is really great on Fresh oil patterns and also great on THS.

The pattern that I am doing this review on is the USBC Blue 2 pattern.  The Diva is my first ball out of the bag on this pattern and I am able to play right up 10 and even if I miss it left the ball still comes back and still drives hard and does not lose energy and hit week.  I have used this ball that past 4 weeks and have shot 1-300, and 2-279, and the lowest set I have bowled is 715.  I am able to use this ball all way to the 3rd game before I have to move left and when I have to move left I just go to my Thug Unruly and still continue to strike.

This Diva Divine works well on Medium to Oily lane conditions.  If you are needing a ball for heavy oil just go to the Thug Unruly.

This ball is exactly as advertised. Plenty of push through the fronts, a strong midlane read, and plenty of backend reaction to pair with that midlane read. This ball is the total package and is very versatile in my opinion.The confidence this ball gives me from reading the midlane is crucial on fresh tougher patterns when you need a consistent reaction. The Diva Divine is the perfect benchmark ball for almost any bowler due to it's strong midlane and backend. If you're going to the USBCs (or planning any tournaments on medium to medium-heavy sport/challenge patterns), I strongly suggest having this ball within reach. Even if you just bowl leagues on house-shots, the Divine will give you a consistent midlane read without over-reacting to the friction outside or hydroplaning in the flood inside. Confidence and control is money. So get to your Local Pro Shop, and purchase a Diva Divine and you will not be disappointed!!  DV8 has made another fantastic ball, and it has sold well so far! "Tonight We Bowl"  #dv8bowling

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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 04:14:35 PM »
The original Diva has been a mainstay in my bag - not once in the past 2 years have I gone to a tournament without at least one Diva in my bag.  My Diva Devines are drilled 45x5x30 (pin tall over ring) & 45x4x75 (pin below ring with a P3 chode hole), identical to my favourite 2 Divas with the intent of giving myself the option of using my favourite core a little earlier in the block.

In comparison to the original Diva, the out of box dulled up surface and stronger cover help the Devines start up a little sooner with a slightly softer shape on the backend, typically allowing me to cheat 3-4 boards left with my feet.  The overall hook is comparable to my Ruckus and Schizo but with a much more predictable shape.

My pin up has been the most used, being the absolute nut on 41' Beaten Path in tournament, while also giving me a great look on fresh 45' Route 66 in my challenge league where my Diva is a shade too long to carry the 10 and my high performance pieces force me too far away from the track.  It has been an option on our house condition, but is just a little too much hook + angle to give me the ideal look.

The pin down rolls great but has surprised me with how strong it has been off the end of the pattern.  I have since taken it down to 3k which has evened the shape out and has really reminded me of a slightly stronger Marauder Madness.  The pin down Devine gives me a decent look on Beaten Path, but more than any other ball in my bag has absolutely given me the nut on our house pattern.  We bowl our mixed league on 44' High Street and the one concern that I have is that after the first game, the middle pushes from the hdcp bowlers, yet the outsides get so dry that most equipment is too responsive to the friction.  My pin down Devine has just the right read and allows me to control my angles into the pocket for optimal pin carry.

In summary, the Diva Devine is a step up in overall hook from the original Diva and a great option for freshly oiled lanes.
Brandon Riley
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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2015, 03:51:50 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42 ft

Volume:med

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):the


COMMENTS
I love the way this ball rolls. I love the color scheme of this ball. I have the DV8 Diva Pearl drilled pin under ring finger. I am able to use as 1 2 punch. Start out with the Divine pinned up as lanes breakdown I switch to Pearl Diva.
Likes:Color. Predicabilty. Power in the pocket

Dislikes:none


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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 07:49:44 AM »
The Diva Divine, is my personal favorite out of the Diva line. With the cover being hybrid, it is, to me, one of the most universal bowling balls I've had in quite some time. I drilled mine with the pin 1 inch below my ring finger, and I have the CG one inch below that. If the lanes are on the dry side, the ball will still push through the front of the lane very well. If the lanes are a touch on the oily side, it still has enough bite to finish through the pins. The break shape is nice. It doesn't jump too hard off the spot, but it does round off down the lane and keep going hard enough to destroy the pins. I definitely recommend the Diva Divine to anyone that is looking for a very versatile ball. For more serious bowlers, it provides a good option for the first "ball down," from your high performance equipment.

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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2015, 08:48:15 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 39' USBC Masters

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): USBC Masters


COMMENTS

Likes: This is my first DV8 ball and I am in love with it. This ball is more aggressive than I thought it would be. I was able to play the fresh with this ball around third arrow and it never stopped turning once it hit the break point. The versatility of this ball allowed me to move right, instead of left, on the burn and keep a straighter line to the pocket, with the same aggressive turn off the break point.

Dislikes: I honestly have no dislikes or conditions that this ball has seen where I could not be successful.


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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2015, 10:50:58 AM »
Diva Divine
this Ball compliments the Diva Pearl.. I drilled my Divine 45 x 5.5 x 60( this is my favorite layout). I see this ball getting clean through the laydown area and reading the mids while maintaining energy to go threw the rack. I threw this on Rte 66 in at 3rd arrow and loved the reaction, Looking forward to taking this ball to USBC Nationals, Used the Diva Pearl last year and had great success.

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Diva Divine
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2015, 11:28:29 AM »
Bryan L. Williams, DV8 Regional Pro Staff and VISE Pro Staff Member

The DV8 Diva Divine is by far the best of the Diva line.  If you have owned any of the previous Diva balls, then you have to have this one!   

The Diva Divine gives you everything you have come to expect from the Diva line, but with so much more in this ball.  You have the same predictability that all previous Divas have given you, but now they have added a hybrid coverstock which makes this ball the hardest hitting ball in the Diva line.   The Diva Divine 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, as I have found with the entire Diva line, this is the go-to ball on any condition.  Its versatility to be able to be played on any condition makes the Diva Divine a must to have in any bowler’s bag.   League and Tournament Bowlers will realize very quickly that this ball is a great go-to ball when lanes become tighter.  The Diva Divine…a ball that is a MUST to have in your bag! 

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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2015, 12:56:59 PM »
Threw my Diva Divine in a PBA Regional and brand new lanes at the Stadium. we were bowling on the Chameleon measures 43’. Changed the surface to 1500 and had a great look with it playing the gutter. I love this ball on Fresh and tight backends. Layout 45 x5.5 x60 smooth motion down the lane

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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2015, 12:32:29 PM »
Ball - DV8 Diva Divine: 
Ball Traits - Aggressive Hybrid 
What it will handle - Can handle a bunch of oil
My Impressions - OH Honey..come to Papa and don't you ever leave me! 
Phenominal hook, versatility and pin carry!

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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2015, 10:33:18 AM »
Dv8 Diva Devine-
Layout-75x4-3/4x40
PAP 5-5/8 right and 1-1/8 up
Rev Rate- 425
Ball Speed- 17.5

The Dv8 Diva Devine has the Class 7G hybrid coverstock that gives a little extra dig in the oil, without losing and of the backend power. This ball is an absolute must in a bowler’s bag. When the strong asymmetrical balls start to hook a little too much, this ball basically is like hitting a reset button. For me, I can start with the Thug Unruly, and instead of moving left, I switch to this ball and my carry percentage stays right where I need it to be. This ball is supper clean and extremely predictable and comes at my favorite surface of 4000 dull. This is the first ball out of my bag at most tournaments and always gives me the ability to access the lanes. This ball will fit many different types of bowlers and be a benchmark in a lot of bags!

Dave Rice   
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The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.


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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2015, 12:59:52 PM »
I found with this Diva Divine to be the most aggressive backend with this series, This ball picks up pretty heavy in the mid-lane for me and I think all the divas did that from my experience throwing them. Overall I think this ball is great with the right amount of head oil to help create some room to miss in because this ball always reads the spot and is one of my most aggressive balls. It has rolled best for me with a 1500 grit to help control the roll a little bit.
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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2015, 12:34:40 PM »
Since the Diva series started I have always wanted to throw them. However I couldn't. Now I can so I decided to go with the Divine.

I drilled this ball the pin in the palm. I love this layout. Provides me with a great shape and great continuation through the pins.

The Diva Divine is an aggressive ball that provides a clean front and smooth motion the rest of the lane. It will be best used on medium to heavy oil patterns.

When compared to the Rude Dude the Divine is smoother and about 5 boards stronger.
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Re: Diva Divine
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2015, 09:45:15 PM »
– Drilled 40 x 4 x 30
This is a great bench mark ball for majority of house conditions. The combination of the core and cover make this a fun ball to use during league. When my HP balls are too strong, this is the next ball out of the bag.