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« on: June 28, 2019, 09:02:02 AM »
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The DV8 Instigator is a brightly colored high performance ball. For this ball DV8 combines their Inciter Solid Reactive coverstock with the Assailant core to offer maximum hook in heavy oil conditions. This core features DOT (Durability Optimization Technology) and DynamiCore.

Color: Orange/Blue/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Assailant
Coverstock: Inciter Solid
RG: 2.481 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)
Finish: 500 and 3,000 Siaair Micro Pad
Hook Potential: 150 (scale 1-250)
Length: 320 (scale 1-235)
Reaction: Maximum Hook
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Warranty: 4 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty



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Re: Instigator
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 10:56:32 PM »
DV8 Instigator

Pin Length: 3 inch Pin

Ball Weight: 15lb

Layout: 70 x 5 1/4 x 50

X Hole (if there is one): No

BOWLER STYLE: Power Tweener

Rev Rate: 360-400

Ball Speed: 16-17mph

PAP/Track: 4">, 1" up

SURFACE PREP: 3000 oob

Grit: n/a

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


Length: 42ft

Volume:Medium, heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

BALL REACTION : Scale of 1-10 ( 10 being the most )

Length: 6.5

Back End: 8

Total Hook: 9

Breakpoint Shape: 8


The DV8 Instigator is an all new core/cover combo for heavy oil conditions!

 Featuring the all new Inciter solid coverstock finished at 500/3000 Siaair, and the Assailant core with numbers of 2.48 RG and .051 differential, this ball is ready to start something on the lanes!

So I received my Instigator a couple of weeks ago, and have used it several times since, and so far I really like what Im seeing with this new core/cover combo from DV8. The best way I can describe this ball is that you will see more downlane shape than you did with the Pitbulls. Almost like if the Pitbull line fused with the Creed line!

I used a Dual Angle layout of 70 x 5 1/4 x 50 on my Instigator, which was the same on my Creed Rebellion. oob the Instigator was a good 3 and 2 move left off my Rebellion.

The thing that stood out to me the most is this new cover feels quicker to me off friction than the Composite Claw Solid on the Rebellion. I will say too for a solid cover this ball has zero quit downlane, literally I feel like theres no limit left with this thing at times.

I wasn't a huge fan of the Pitbull series, to me it felt like way too much cover/core for the conditions I see in my area. The Instigator so far has been much more user friendly across a wide range of centers Ive been in from synthetic to wood and various lengths and volumes, so that's a huge plus for me already.

Overall Id suggest this ball for those who like/need more hook like speed dominate players, those who bowl on heavy sport or PBA type conditions, or those looking to upgrade from the older DV8 pieces. Please give the DV8 Instigator a look, you won't be disappointed!!

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Re: Instigator
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 11:39:03 AM »
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Re: Instigator
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 10:28:53 PM »
The DV8 Instigator is a brightly colored high performance ball that is designed for heavy oil conditions. It features the Inciter Solid Reactive coverstock and the Assailant core, which provide maximum hook and durability.