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Thug Life
« on: October 29, 2015, 09:40:07 AM »
Description: The DV8 Thug Life pairs a composite pearl coverstock with  the Thug Low RG asymmetric core and is finished with a 5 Siaair pad and Royal Compound.  This combination creates an all purpose ball that gives max flip on medium to oily lane conditions.  This ball truly has an attitude problem!

- Color: Blue/Silver/Neon Green   All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Thug Low RG Asymmetric
- Coverstock: Composite Pearl
- RG: 2.505 (15# ball)
- Diff: 0.052 (15# ball)
- Hook Potential: 220 (scale 1-250)
- Length: 125 (scale 1-235)
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad/Royal Compound
- Recommended Lane Condition:  Medium to Oily



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Re: Thug Life
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 01:18:38 PM »

Length: Multiple

Volume: Mutliple

Pattern Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Both House and Sport


Likes: I have been able to work with this ball to be able to see some beautiful movement out of it. On a fresh shot, I am able to start a little further left than I normally would, and still able to get a strong reaction out of the ball, and able to kick out the 10 pin with no issues. When the oil carries down, I can move left, and feel comfortable that the ball will still be kicking out that same 10 pin without any issues.

Dislikes: None.
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Re: Thug Life
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 03:21:46 PM »
Pin: 3-4
Layout: 40*4*38 p2

I really didn't like Thug Corrupt... But this ball really gives me life back. I m currently 223 average. Thug Life is a ball that rolls very smooth for me, If I struggle with my dull heavy oil ball, I would switch to this ball before switching to Vandal if the lane breaksdown but it rarely... I would use Thug Life whole 3 games.... I haven't rolled under 600 for while using this ball. Hits very well!

Recommended ball!!!!!
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Re: Thug Life
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2016, 02:17:32 PM »
Laid out my Thug Life 45x3.5x45 (leverage) with a P2.  I chose this layout as I didn't want to go pin up and overlap with my Vandal and Einstein which have been excellent pieces in my bag when I get my feet left on med/longer patterns.  The shorter pin layout is based off the layout of my original Thug and is designed to give me a quicker rolling, less flippy option on med/shorter patterns.

The Thug Life gives me enough length to not force me way left, yet gives me a very heavy midlane roll that keeps me away from the sharp angles that can potentially get me into trouble.  The pattern that the Thug Life has shone brightest on was 37' Broadway in our challenge league.  The pattern plays a little on the dry side, but I can find the pocket all night with questionable carry using urethane up 5 or play a baby swing with either my Hooligan Taunt/Solid Rack Attack crossing around 8-9 to 4-5 for a little more risk reward.

The Thug Life gives me the option to step in a few more boards than my other reactives, yet not be concerned if I pitch the ball out into the dry early.  The weak reactives often wiggle and can be speed sensitive once the oil pushes down, yet the stronger cover of my Thug Life gives me a more consistent footprint on the lanes from shot to shot. 
With shorter patterns typically being sloped more steeply from front to back, I highly recommend trying a shorter pin layout on a ball such as the Thug Life to give you the option of a swing shot on shorter patterns. 
Brandon Riley
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