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Pitbull
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:49:28 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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DV8 combines their Composite Bite coverstock with a new lower RG and high differential asymmetric core to produce the Pitbull bowling ball. This ball offers max hook even when faced with the heaviest oil conditions. When you need an aggressive ball in the fight make sure you have a Pitbull in your bag.

Color: Black/Violet/Neon Green
Core: Pitbull Low RG Asymmetric
Coverstock: Composite Bite
RG: 2.486 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.055 (15# ball)
Finish: 500/1000 Siaair Micro Pad
Hook Potential: 285 (scale 1-250)
Length: 95 (scale 1-235)
Ball Motion: Maximum Hook
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil

 

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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 07:49:19 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 38'

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


COMMENTS

Likes: This ball is a hook monster in oil. Smooth through the front and starts to pick up mid-lane. for a while the DV8 Grudge was the most hooking ball in my bag that was a solid coverstock. This Pitbull is several boards more hook than the grudge. I can even give the ball a little polish and its perfect for league night.

smooth, strong arching ball motion. 

Dislikes: no dislikes.


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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 10:51:17 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42ft

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


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Likes: This ball hooks and hooks a lot.   The nice thing is that the Pitbull gets thru the fronts surprisingly clean for a dull hook monster.   Heavier longer flatter oil patterns is where this ball excels for me.  I can see where the Pitbull will be a winner with the lower rev or speed dominant bowlers who are looking for more overall hook

Dislikes:  The Pitbull is way too strong for me on a THS but this ball excels for me on heavier flatter oil patterns.   This ball will be going with me to Vegas for nationals


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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 07:53:09 PM »
Here is the newest high performance serie for DV8, the Pitbull.  The Pitbull features a brand new core.  The core has two scoop in it two minimise the effects of the drilling to the core.  If you put the pin up, thereís a scoop for the fingers and scoop for the thumb.  If you put the pin down, the fingers avoid the core and the thumb hit the finger scoop.  Donít get me wrong, you will hit the core with your drillings but youíll minimise the effects because youíll hit less core. To go on that core, they created a new very strong high performance coverstock and the box finish is at 1500.

Because the cover stock is very strong, I putted the pin up above in the middle of the two fingers and the mass bias right of the thumb.  It gives myself a 60 x 5 x 40.  On the lane, this ball is a monster.  It wants to hooks as soon as it passed the heads with an heavy roll in the midlane. 

I didnít have the chance to try the grudge but I used the gurus.  Compared to those, it was earlier and I had one more board of hook.  Compared to the new cash, the Pitbull has the samo amount of hook but the cash pushes further with more backend.

Because I donít bowl really often on heavier or longer paterns, I didnít need that high friction finish so I smoothed it out to 3000 grit.  Doing that, Iím now able to play medium paterns and house shot with that ball.  For people with higher ball speed, the ball can be  sanded to 500 grit and it doesnít lose any hitting power.

To conclude, if youíre looking for a big hooking and a nice looking ball, the Pitbull is your choice. 
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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 08:59:22 AM »
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The new DV8 Pitbull is the biggest hooking ball to date in the DV8 line. I started out on our house shot (wood lanes) and immediately could see that I needed to move into the puddle fast. I moved in playing 20-10 and the ball looked like the monster I assumed it was. Unfortunately our house has a lot of friction in the track area and it was just too much ball for the pattern. I decided my best bet was to take this to a center known to play a lot tighter. The pattern was 44ft, ice oil and 25.5mL  Earlier in the year I qualified here with my Grudge so I knew it would be better for comparison. Both balls gave me a good look to the pocket but that's where the similarities end. For me, I was 3 boards deeper with the Pitbull than with the Grudge. I think the big surprise was that the Pitbull, even with its rough box surface and stronger core, was about a foot longer than the Grudge with a much more defined backend hook. I had a lot of success with the Grudge but I wasn't able to keep it in my hands as long as I could the Pitbull. This is the newest "hook in the box" and will be a great ball for the low rev/speed dominant bowlers. Make no mistake though, this ball is targeted for heavy oil and excels on this type of pattern. It is fairly versatile and could be used on medium patterns due to its ability to get a little more length than most big hooking solids on the market. Making a small surface adjustment would increase its versatility.
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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 02:47:42 PM »
Layout::::   50 X 4.5 X 30
Box Surface OOB
Rev Rate ::: 300 - 325
Ball speed:::: 15.5 - 16 mph
Condition:::::45 ft. sport shot

    What I was looking for in the PitBull was a ball I could use for heavier and longer patterns with a move inside.   That's exactly what I found in the DV8 PitbUll with this layout.   I knew before drilling the Pitbull it was a heavy rolling big hooking ball.
    I noticed when using  it on this 45 ft. pattern that I could get deeper in the oil and what suprised me was even withit's mid lane roll it still didn't roll out.  I will say I can't use this ball on house shots.  Compaired to my Original Grudge the PitBull is about 3-5 more boards stronger.   
    It has great continuation for a ball this strong.  I recommend to anyone who is looking for a strong heavy oil ball to get the DV8 PitbBull.  For the High Rev players it might be a good iea to take the surface up a liitle or put some shine on it.  I t will give the high rev players some added length and more angle in the back part of the lane.
  This is your Best Friend for Oil.

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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 09:13:12 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41ft

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS
I have been throwing the Pitbull for about a month now. I was looking for a ball that could be my new heavy oil ball to replace my Absolute Nirvana, this fit the foot and then some. I have used this ball on THS and brought the surface up to 4000 so it wouldn't over hook and it worked great. I also used it on the Badger long oil pattern at 1000 and it helped me come in 2nd place. Once this ball starts hooking it doesn't stop, it stores a great deal of energy for the backend even at a low surface grit.

Likes: great heavy oil ball, takes surface changes well

Dislikes: nothing


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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 10:32:43 PM »
Pitbull
I drilled mine 70 x 4 3/8 x 40.  The coverstock name of Composite Bite is very fitting for this dynamic ball.  If you are looking for the perfect ball in heavy oil, this is the ball for you.  Not only does this ball hook, but it has incredible continuation through the pins, and is such a strong cover, that you automatically have more room for error.  Using this on a 45 foot sport shot, I was able to have 3-4 boards of area to hit the pocket.  This ball is awesome, definite heavy oil, or first ball out of the bag.   Feel free to contact me by email with any questions; troy_300_1999@yahoo.com.

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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 02:14:38 PM »
The Pitbull has a low RG Asymmetric core and with its 500/1000 Siaair pad finish this ball is a monster for those heavy oil lane conditions. I used this ball in a tournament for every game except one. Even when I was at 4th and 5th arrow the ball still carried very well. Really great ball if youíre looking for something for heavier oil conditions.

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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 01:06:02 PM »
My Pitbull is drilled 40x5x75 (pin below middle finger) with a P3 hole as my tank since I have now dropped to 15# due to injury.  I've drilled an oiler with this type of layout almost every season (HR Revenge, Ruckus Feud, Thug Unruly, Guru Supreme) and have always been happy with my results on fresh heavy oil, particularly on newer lane surfaces.
I took the Pitbull to our oiliest local house which has newer Prolane and dresses a totally unnecessary 27ml for all of their leagues.  Out of the box, the Pitbull was nearly unusable for me as it tractioned the lane almost upon impact and would either not hold the line on shots inside target or bleed too much energy on shots towards the outside.  The last time that I saw this much traction was WAY back with the EPX-T1.  By the end of practice I had already hit it with a 3k pad to smooth out the surface and help generate length on what to every other ball in my bag looked like a heavy oil pattern.  The 3k pad was perfect and gave me the look that I needed to get the ball to the breakpoint while still maintain continuation through the pins, yet I was still way inside everybody else on my pair.  The best look that I've had with the Pitbull has been on fresh 45' Route 66 on brand new lanes which in this house plays extremely slick.  On the fresh, most people are aiming at the middle of the 3 pin, while the strong cover of the Pitbull gives me enough traction to swing the ball to the 10 board and expect recovery back to the pocket.
The downfall of the Pitbull is that with only average ball speed and a slightly above average rev rate, I just can't use this ball effectively for more than a game or two.  This ball absorbs a tremendous amount of oil and in the process obliterates an oil pattern.  Personally, I enjoy playing deep inside so this works to my advantage, especially in tournament play, but it doesn't make me a great team mate to cross with in league.  Although it is disappointing that I am unable to use this ball for an entire league set, it does give me the luxury of being able to get into swinging my beloved midrange favorites such as my Xeno sooner than usual.

In comparison to other balls in the Brunswick family, the Pitbull reminds me most of the Endless Nightmare as a roughed up tank that is designed for only the heaviest of oils.  It is a solid step earlier than either the Guru Supreme or Ruckus Feud with a stronger midlane roll and a little less angle off of the backend.  When switching from the Pitbull to my Guru LTD or Xeno, I sometimes feel like I am making a blind move as the Pitbull has me standing a good 5 boards deeper with my feet with a softer response to wet/dry than either Radical release.
The Pitbull is the strongest, earliest rolling ball that I have ever thrown and is a beast in true heavy oil.  Honestly, Joe bowler on a league house pattern will not be needing a ball this strong, but for their needs there are plenty of balls on the market to satisfy that demand.  The Pitbull will be a key niche piece for tournament bowlers and players with high ball speed/spinny releases looking to create roll, flare and hook on the heaviest of oils. 
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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 09:09:55 PM »
Right Handed
Ball Speed 17-18
Rev Rate 450
Pap 4 5/8 right 1 3/8 up

Ball Specs
Pin 3-4
Top Weight  3 1/4 ozs

Layout 70 x 4 5/8 x 50

First off I will say I have the Grudge as well with the exact same layout on both balls. The Pit Bull I find to be a few boards stronger the my Grudge. With that said for me I find the Pit Bull very strong  but readable motion in the mid lane that just never stops. It hooks a little bit sooner then my Grudge but as I said it is still very continuous down lane. I will use this ball to start out blocks on longer or higher volume patterns keeping my angles more in front of me to control the pocket until the pattern breaks down.

If you are looking for a very strong ball for longer patterns this ball will be Perfect!

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Re: Pitbull
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2017, 10:50:07 PM »
Bowler Specs:
Left Handed
Rev Rate 450
Ball Speed 18mph
Axis Tilt 14 degrees
PAP 5 over ĺ up


Ball Specs:
Pin 2-3
Top 2.5


I drilled My Pitbull 65x5x75.  This put the pin under my fingers on my grip centerline cg kicked out slightly with no x hole.    This ball is the strongest ball I have ever thrownÖ. The Pitbull needs oil and lots of it.   I donít get to use this ball a lot as it is way too much for my game on the league shots I bowl on but when I get into a situation with long oil and heavier volumes this is my ball of choice because of how well it reads the lane in the oil.   

If you are having trouble getting your current ball to react and want a stronger ball, the Dv8 Pitbull is the ball you should be looking at.   If you have a lot of speed, low revs, or a combination of the two: The Pitbull should be at the top of your list.   Get a Pitbull and it will be your best friend
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