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Hooligan Taunt
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:06:07 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Description: Taunt your competition with the DV8 Hooligan Taunt. DV8 wrapped the Hooligan symmetric core with the Class 5G Pearl Reactive coverstock and then finished it with a 500 grit Siaair pad and Royal Compound to create a ball that provides a skid/flip ball motion on light-medium oil.

DV8 Hooligan Features:

- Color: Blue/Orange  All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.   
- Core: Hooligan Symmetric
- Coverstock: Class 5G Pearl Reactive
- RG: 2.553 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.040 (15# ball)
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad, Royal Compound
- Hook:  180
- Length:  130
- Reaction:  Length with aggressive flip
- Recommended Lane Conditions:  Light-medium oil

 

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 03:13:36 PM »
I drilled my Hooligan Taunt 60x4x55 (pin in ring) with the intent of giving me a ball that I could use earlier in a block with medium/low volume.  Iíve used it on 37í Kegel Broadway, 39í ABC 2003 pattern, 45í Kegel Route 66 as well as a couple of mid length house patterns.

In all cases the Taunt has given me an easy look at the pocket by being rolly in the midlane and giving me enough shape down the lane to mix the pins.  Of all the patterns my best look was on the 4-1 37í Broadway where I was the straightest with my angles and benefitted from the friction on the outside boards.  While most of the other balls in my bag were forcing me well inside the oil line or boomeranging around the backend, the Taunt allowed me to keep my lines straight and gave me both a very high pocket and carry %. 

The interesting thing about the Taunt is just how controllable and versatile it is.  On all of the patterns I have been able to find the pocket and have some success by playing a safer line in the track on fresh but what most impresses me how long I could keep the ball in my hand with a very high pocket %.  My carry is best with this ball when I can stay straighter and firmer right of 3 arrow, but I have had success as deep as 4 arrow with softer speed/more axis rotation.  For really broken down lanes I would suggest a higher pin layout or a ball that better retains energy (the original Hooligan) would be better suited, but for a versatile, safe ball on medium/dry lanes the Hooligan Taunt is a must in your bag.

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 08:28:37 AM »
This ball is stronger than the original  with a skid flip motion that easily rolls off the back end of the pattern. It can be thrown straight and into the dirt and is a great ball on short oil patterns. Dynamite ball motion that will read a short oil pattern and easily gets down the lane and drives threw the pins.

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 11:43:29 AM »
Hooligan Taunt
By: Bryan Bannach DV8 Regional Staff Member
DV8 describes the Hooligan Taunt as length with aggressive flip on light to medium oil.
I didnít use my original Hooligan very much.  The lane conditions never seemed right for it.  There was either too much volume and the ball would float way too far down the lane, or when the volume was light enough, the Hooligan was too flippy.  Based on the changes to the Hooligan taunt I was hoping this ball would get more use than the original.  DV8 beefed up the cover and changed the surface on the Hooligan Taunt.
I choose a 5.5 inch pin above layout with no weight hole for my Hooligan Taunt.  This is my standard length with controllable backend layout.
The Hooligan Taunt did not disappoint me.  It was able to handle more volume than the original, and was much smoother and controllable on the backend.  The Taunt is still very clean up front, but it picks up in the midlane much better than the original, and rolls off the back of the pattern much smoother than the original. 
The Hooligan Taunt is going to be an amazing ball for later in the block on sport and challenge patterns when the heads start to get chopped up, but there is still volume down lane that the ball needs to get through.  I can also see it being a great ball for higher rev players on house patterns.  The Taunt wonít be overly aggressive, but it can still read the lane better than most lower end equipment.
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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 10:45:19 AM »
Hello my name is Kyle Metz i am a Brunswick/DV8/Radical advisory staffer. I drilled the Hooligan Taunt 50x5x80. Compared the the original hooligan, the taunt still has excellent length but excels more than the original when the backends are tighter.  The original hooligan needs more friction down lane to read the lane correctly.  The taunt has a much more defined backend motion.  I bowl in a lot of clubs where the lane conditions can be a little strange because the lane surfaces are really worn, i can see using the taunt a lot in the clubs because of all the friction in the front and the tight backends.  The original hooligan was too long for me on most conditions but i can see the taunt being the perfect fit.   

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 07:13:47 PM »
The Hooligan Taunt is the second release in the Hooligan line. The Hooligan Taunt utilizes the same core as the Red/Yellow Hooligan, but it is wrapped in a stronger Class 5G Pearl reactive cover. The box finish is different as well. The Taunt uses a 500/Royal Compound finish compared to the 500/Royal Compund/Royal Shine finish of the original Hooligan. I drilled my Taunt 70x4.5x40. This layout is my favorite layout on symmetrical balls. The red/yellow Hooligan  was great when you had defined friction down lane, but was a little squirrelly when the conditions weren't just right. With our 43ft THS the Hooligan stayed in the bag for most of the time. So when I heard the new release was another Hooligan, I was curious to see how different they two would be. The Taunt is 3 and 2 stronger than the Hooligan with a slightly earlier read and controlled backend reaction. On our fresh THS, I was playing straighter angles but had enough ball to get to the hole and carry. The Taunt is going to be a great ball for short patterns and wet/dry conditions. This is a very controlled and even reacting ball. It's not a skid/flip ball. I took tested the Taunt on a broken down 39ft sport shot and could've kicked myself for not using it during league. The ball motion was smooth and predictable with just enough pop on the back to keep from hanging corners. This may not be a ball that's the first out of the bag, but you are going to love having this when the lanes are tough and you need control.
Tom M.

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 04:09:04 PM »
I drilled this ball 5x5x3 and hit the shell with a 2000 pad by hand to just knock the shine off a little. Having a 300 rev rate I don't use a lot of polish on weaker balls. I have to say I am very impressed with the reaction and hit of this ball. Blends the very wet/dry house shot I ball on very well. I don't have the 1st Hooligan but this ball is a step up from my Outcast and a nice step down from my Vandal. Ball is going to be money on shorter sports patterns as well. Great ball for the money!

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2015, 06:45:01 PM »
My name is Doug Cutler and I am a DV8/Brunswick/Radical Regional Staffer.  I am left handed and I am between 15-16mph.  I drilled the Hooligan Taunt with the pin just above my fingers and the CG stacked and the surface is out of box.  Pin 3-4".  I did not use the original Hooligan that much because I could not get the surface correct with the patterns, the ball would read to early or to long, so I did a safe drilling on the Hooligan Taunt and SO far this ball is been perfect with the patterns I bowled on. This ball is smoother in the mid lane and more reaction.  The patterns I have used the Hooligan Taunt on has been Cheetah, 2015 USBC Nationals Team pattern, and THS.  This ball works really good for me when I am straighter and play up boards.  I am really excited about this ball is how predictable it is, and how much power it has in the back.  The Hooligan Taunt works well on THS, and Medium/Dry Lane conditions.  DV8 has done a great start of the year with the Hooligan Taunt and this is a ball you are going to need in your bag, I promise you will not be disappointed!! Tonight We Bowl!, #dv8bowling, #dv8hooligantaunt

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 10:51:24 AM »
Layout::::   45 X 4 X 30
Box Surface
Rev Rate ::: 325
Ball speed:::: 16 mph
Condition:::::40 ft.  House shot

I drilled my Hooligan Taunt 45 X 4 X 30 .  The Hooligan Taunt fits in between my regular Hooligan and my Vandal.  The Taunt had me make a 3 and 2 move compared to my regular Hooligan.  I have no trouble geting the ball through the front  and once it clears the front it reads  earlier by a foot compared to my Hooligan.  The Taunt  for me is a ball I can use on light to med lanes .  The ball has enough  on the back part of the lane for me.  Compaired to my Vandal the Hooligan Taunt lets me strighten my angles to the pocket which for me increases my strike percentage.
This is a great ball for the money and I recommend it  for anyone who is looking for a ball that is prdictable and controllable.

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 01:44:35 PM »

Would you like me to taunt you with a new review? Ok then lets begin.

Last year one of my favorite 'bail me out of trouble balls' was my hooligan. This year not much has changed with the taunt. Its a compound cover finish vs the hooligan last year coming out very shiny.

So I drilled my taunt 70 * 4 1/4 * 40 and double thumbed it to and some diff. to the core. This ball is pretty tame even drilled strong which is fine with me. When there is some defined friction this ball is perfect. This ball responds slow to the friction as apposed to a vandal or thug than get up and go when they see friction.

If you need a strong starter ball or something where you are bowling on lots of friction. This ball is freaking money! The more hook you see the better this guy rolls. Its a nice addition to the lineup and a big jump over the outcasts(Mine hasnt hooked yet haha)

Check this ball out you wont be disappointed

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 10:50:03 AM »
I used this ball for the first time in league on Monday night.  I drilled it 70 x 4.5 x 30 with no weight hole needed.  This ball was awesome.  I did not like the original Hooligan as it either went too long or hooked too soon, just never seemed to fit my needs.  I was thrilled with the reaction of this new one.  It got through the heads cleanly and made a nice controlled move toward the pocket.  I started out a little deeper than most in the league and was able to stay put.  Ball was very predictable and consistent.  I think I found a gem.

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2015, 12:40:37 PM »
If you are looking for a ball to attack dry lanes, The Hooligan Taunt is for you. I have mine drilled with the pin drilled 1 inch above and 2 inches over to the right of the ring finger with the CG 3 inches directly below the pin. The ball is extremely clean through the front of the lane and makes a very controlled motion towards the pocket. The Taunt has fantastic hitting power and you will definitely not be disappointed with how it throws pins around. This ball is consistently 5 to 6 boards weaker than a DV8 Vandal that I own. The Hooligan Taunt is extremely good when the heads get a bit spotty. Everybody needs one in their bag.

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Re: Hooligan Taunt
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2015, 09:22:06 AM »

The Hooligan Taunt is a very versatile ball! I drilled mine 30x4.25x30 w/P1 hole and left it box finish. This ball is great on medium to dry lanes. I have used it on several kegal patterns and house shots and the ball is very predictable on all patterns. If youíre looking for a ball you can square up with and stay right of third arrow later in blocks when the lanes are getting chopped up this is the ball for you. The Taunt doesnít boomerang off the friction but, still has great backend to have a good strike percentage.  This is my ball that will keep me out of trouble.
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