Reviews => DV8 => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on January 23, 2019, 12:33:29 PM

Title: Notorious
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on January 23, 2019, 12:33:29 PM
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
Title: Re: Notorious
Post by: Willow_300 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 Quantumís 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 isnít 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 donít 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.