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« on: January 23, 2019, 12:33:29 PM »
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The DV8 Notorious is a high performance ball that has great strength and versatility. For this ball DV8 combines their Composite Fang Hybrid Reactive coverstock with the Antagonist core to offer maximum hook in heavy oil conditions. This core features DOT (Durability Optimization Technology) and DynamiCore.

Color: Violet/Smoke/Azure
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Antagonist
Coverstock: Composite Fang Hybrid Reactive
RG: 2.476 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.047 (15# ball)
Finish: 500 and 3,000 Siaair Micro Pad
Hook Potential: 270 (scale 1-250)
Length: 150 (scale 1-235)
Reaction: Maximum Hook for Heavy Oil
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil



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Re: Notorious
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 07:41:00 PM »
Here is the new upper mid ball from DV8, the Notorious.  This ball features a brand new core, the Antagonist.  This ball is wrapped up with the composite fang cover, the same used on the Pitbull Bite last year.  This ball offers the famous dynamicore to enhance the hitting power to get near the Quantum’s one.  This ball also features the brand new DOT, so the raiser pin is located underneath the ball.  This technology allows you to drill wherever you want without taking care of the pin placement and wonder about the warranty. 

I wanted to have a strong asymmetrical ball with some control, so I decided to go with the pin under the ring finger and the mass bias just right of the thumb hole. 

On the lane this ball clears the heads pretty easily even if the cover isn’t polished because the cover is hybrid.  I was also surprised about how much backend this ball got for a dull ball.  Compared to the poison, I play the ball about the same but the shape is different.  The Notorious has more length and backend compared to the poison.  Compared to the Prowler, I play the Notorious 3 boards left with my feet and 2 boards left with my eyes.  The Notorious rolls a couple feet sooner and cover more boards because of the dull surface.   The first time I tried the ball, it was after a league.  I was amazed buy because I was able to play the track even if there have been 3 games played.  Usually, my dull stuff rolls too early and I don’t get pin carry because the ball hits flat.  But with the Notorious, I was able to play the track and still get great hitting power and carry.  Thanks to the hybrid cover!

The ball comes with a 3000 grit finish.  But like all the other DV8 covers, the composite fang is very versatile.  It can be padded with a 1000 grit or even 500 grit pad for speed dominant or when you want to play heavier patterns.   If you want to add some length and a sharper backend, you can put some polish on it. 

To conclude, if you want to have a very versatile ball and a ball that can clear the heads pretty easily, the Notorious is your choice.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 03:50:24 PM »
DV8 Notorious

Pin Length: 3 inch Pin

Ball Weight: 15lb

Layout: 55 x 4 1/2" x 90

X Hole (if there is one): No

BOWLER STYLE: power tweener

Rev Rate: 350-400 rpm

Ball Speed: 16-17mph

Axis Rotation: 90*

PAP/Track: 4">, 1" up

SURFACE PREP: 3000 ab by hand

Grit: 500, 3000 Siaar Pad

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: 7

Back End: 8

Total Hook: 8

Breakpoint Shape: Mid Lane Continous

The DV8 Notorious is the newest ball in the $$$$$$ price point. There was a need to bridge the gap from the Pitbulls to the Poison, and the Notorious fills that gap well.

I chose a layout for the Notorious that filled a spot in my bag that I needed. I wanted to be able to use a bigger asym to control friction at several centers i see locally, using the stronger Composite Fang Hybrid cover with some surface, added with the layout numbers which make this ball super clean even with surface, it allows me to move right and control the breakpoint when my other stuff is just way too responsive to the friction.

I have literally had to make myself put this ball away at times. It has quickly become my favorite ball in my bag. I am finding that Im a huge fan of Dynamicore in the DV8 line as well, Notorious along with the Prowler definitely have a different hit and carry to them.

Overall if you have a Pitbull line ball in your bag and are looking for a little step down when it becomes too much, the Notorious will be the ball you need. Or, if you are new to DV8 and are looking to try one for the first time, I highly recommend starting with a Notorious, its just an all around great ball.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 11:14:18 PM »
300 Out the Box….What Else is Needed to Be Said!

The new DV8 Notorious is the newest heavy oil ball in the DV8 line and it definitely does not disappoint.  Right out of the box with no practice with it, my first two games were 223 and 300.  The ball is extremely predictably off the spot.  It is very smooth down the lane and makes a very aggressive move to the pocket at the transition, but does not overreact.  With the addition of the new DOT Technology and Dynamicore added, the DV8 Notorious is a definite must have in your bag.   Dynamicore is a major difference maker with this bag because of its retainability of hitting power and keeping the pins low instead of the pins jumping around.  The DV8 Notorious….if you don’t have one by now, you’re just not bowling!!! DV8…Tonight We Bowl!; #dv8bowling 

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Re: Notorious
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 08:28:28 PM »
Respect is earned. Join Lane Side Reviews as they try to earn some "street cred" and some strikes with the new DV8 Bowling #Notorious! Featuring #DOT Technology and #Dynamicore!

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2020, 02:56:05 PM »
Drilled my Notorious 50x4.5x40 as I was looking for another medium strength ball to replace my Method Hybrid which has served me well but is nearing the end of its life. 
Out of the box I was a bit confused by the Notorious.  Our house is a bit on the slicker side, but I had expected this ball to traction more than what it did.  My first couple games consisted of a lot of 2 pins and soft 10's where the ball looked like it was trying to hook, but squirted past the breakpoint and wouldn't make it back if I missed right.  My Warrant hooked, as did my Prism Hybrid and Omni, but the Notorious had me keeping my angles tight as it just seemed lazy.

As the night went on, the pattern became cliffed and the bowlers who had less hand had more room than those who hooked it as the outside boards had become too dry, while the middle of the lane was still slick.  The 3 aforementioned balls were forcing me too far inside of the cliff and covering too many boards to give me consistent carry, while the Notorious let me stay more parallel to the lane and was not over recovering off of the friction.  Shots inside of target were rolling up enough to carry the corners and I ended up with back to back 260's. 

The Notorious has since found a place in my league bag for when I bowl on overwalled cliffs and shorter patterns where the lane offers early friction outside and I need help controlling my angles off of the back end. As a bowler with above average speed and revs, this ball allows me to play on top of the strokers.  This is not necessarily the way I like to play the lanes nor does the reaction look impressive, but it allows me to comfortably play the lanes in a unique way which I could not with most other asymmetrical balls.
I recommend this ball to rev dominant players who are looking for help taming down that big hook on over walled house and short patterns
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2023, 09:55:54 PM »
The DV8 Notorious is a great choice for bowlers who are looking for a ball that can provide maximum hook in heavy oil conditions. It is also a versatile ball that can be used on a variety of lane conditions.


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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2024, 12:23:38 AM »
The DV8 Notorious is a formidable bowling ball that combines a Composite Fang Hybrid Reactive coverstock, an Antagonist core with DOT technology, and DynamiCore to deliver outstanding hook potential, durability, and hitting power.