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« on: July 07, 2015, 10:04:55 AM »
Description:  Do some damage to the competition with the DV8 Vandal.  The Vandal combines a composite coverstock with an asymmetric core to offer a ball with an all-purpose ball motion and powerful backend flip on a spectrum of lane conditions.

DV8 Vandal Specs:

- Color: Blue/Black   All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown. 
- Coverstock: Composite Pearl 
- Core: Vandal Asymmetric
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair, Royal Compound 
- Reaction: All purpose ball motion with aggressive backend flip 
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.499** 
- Differential (Diff): 0.055** 
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls 
- Hook Potential: High 
- Length: Medium 
- Recommended Lane Condition: Wide Variety 
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal



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Re: Vandal
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2015, 02:15:01 PM »
Where can I start with this amazing ball the vandal is a bowler dream it like magic in your hands this ball does everything it's roll, sit when you need it too and its hook a ton on the backend I must say this is one of my favorite from dv8. Drill it 60x4x30 and the beast mode was activated. Again a great ball by dv8 if you need a all purpose ball this is the one , I roll it on everything except the very dry conditions which I use my misfits for that condition. The vandal and deviant can be a great 1-2 punch when the lanes starts to break down .

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Re: Vandal
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2016, 09:07:55 AM »
This ball is awesome.  The Vandal uses an asymmetrical core with a composite pearl cover finished with a 500 Saair MicroPad and Royal Compound. 

This ball was drilled 55 x 3 3/4 x 30 with no weight hole. My goal was to produce a sharper reaction with a more angular break point to be used on you typical house patterns.

The reaction I got from this ball was clean thru the fronts, with an aggressive but controllable transition off the spot down lane.  THIS BALL HITS LIKE A TRUCK!!!  If I wanted to play straighter, all I had to do is change the cover, which was really easy and the reaction I got was amazing.  This ball is a definite winner and would be another great addition to an already strong arsenal. 

Roger Harley Jr
Brunswick Advisory Staff
IBPSIA Advanced Pro Shop Technician
USBC Bronze Coach

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Re: Vandal
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2016, 11:09:06 AM »
I m DV8 Advisory staff and I this ball is the first ball coming out of my bag for one league. It is all purpose ball with strong backend. I drilled it  45x 4 x 45 p2.

Awesome smooth with strong backend goes to the pin and kills it very much.
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Re: Vandal
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2016, 06:51:04 PM »
Ball layout 45 x 4 x 45   ball speed 19.5 rev rate 425

surface management 2000 abralon pad

by far the best ball I have ever drilled.. Very versatile! have thrown this on 43 foot sport kegel tokyo - 40 foot flat kegel red square and 38 foot ths.

this ball plain hooks for me. it is clean through the fronts and picks up nicely in the midlane with this layout. the back end reaction is out of this world. It recovers from virtually anywhere and is very predictable. one of the balls strongpoints is there is very little transition with this ball. I find myself not having to move more than 1-2 boards on any condition. I haven't found nay pattern it hasn't rolled good on yet!
go visit your local proshop and pick one up won't be disappointed

Jim Wollschleger Dv8 regional staffer....these opinions are mine and not that of the Brunswick Bowling Corporation


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Re: Vandal
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2016, 01:18:58 PM »

Length: Multiple

Volume: Mutliple

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


Likes: The Vandal for me is probably one of the best balls that I have thrown in a long time. I love to be able to see length out of a ball, but still have some pop on the backend. This is what the Vandal does provide for me. It is a beautiful ball that drives through the pocket with no wasted energy.

Dislikes: If the oil does carrydown strangely, then I will start to leave the Flat 10 Pin, but usually with a parallel move to the right with my feet and target, I am able to combat that problem. As well, with some of the other balls in my arsenal, I am easily to combat this issue.
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Re: Vandal
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2016, 10:05:33 AM »
The Vandal has the Vandal asymmetric core wrapped with the new composite coverstock. It gives you more overall hook without dying in the heads. That ball reads the mids like an asym ball and has backend like a symmetric ball. It’s pretty amazing to see it how it rolls.

Yes, I know. That ball came out worldwide last summer. It is maybe late for a review but I drilled that beast about a month and a half ago. Seriously, I don’t know what I was missing until I threw it. The layout: 50x5x30. The results…….WOWWW!! That ball covers same amount of boards as my Ultimate Nirvana but with a lot more backend. That ball just seemed to bite to the lanes and turn the corner. Just to gives you an idea, I bowl a tournament 3 weeks ago. The pattern was so beaten up after 2 and an half game, I took my Vandal out (bowling with my Danger Zone before) and move left 8 and 5 (now playin’ 5th arrow). For a game and a half remaining, the more left I was going, the more that ball was coming back. It amaze me that a ball that strong, was coming back even in that part of the lane. I can assure you one thing, that ball will be not coming out of my arsenal soon.

I think everyone needs a Vandal in their arsenal. PERIOD! Tonight We Bowl!
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Re: Vandal
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2016, 08:52:23 PM »

Length: 6 out of 10

Volume: medium oil

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS and 2016 USBC S/D pattern
I have had this ball since it came out, it has been my favorite THS ball I have used all year. I was fortunate enough to shoot 2- 300's and 1- 800 with it this year. It reads the lane great with not to much length but does get down the lane nicely and the ball is strong off the backend but not snappy.
Just got back from nationals and loved the look I had with this ball when I moved in real deep late in the squad. Was able to get down the lane nicely but read the mid-lane nicely and gave me enough angle to carry the corners.


Likes: good length and very strong backend

Dislikes: nothing

Mark Every
DV8 Advisory Staff