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Divergent Path

Average Customer Review: 4.67 of 5 stars
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Dare To Be Different. Take The Divergent Path.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5"
Relation Weight Layout - 55* x 5" x 35*
Balance Hole - n/a

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (1000 grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
The new Pyramid Divergent Path offers a new look to the Pyramid ball line. This was intended for heavy oil conditions and offers a stronger look
on these patterns then the previous High Performance balls in the line, the Chosen Path.

Our testing showed us that we saw a earlier and stronger roll, reading the friction sooner, while storing up plenty of energy for an aggressive look
downlane. I expected to see a good 5-7 boards more in overall hook from my Chosen Path as well as allowing me to play a little deeper on the lane.
I should be able to get into the oil a little more and see plenty of recovery where the Chosen Path may have laid down a little.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
I saw exactly what we wanted out of this ball. The Divergent Path allowed me to get in the oil by about an arrow or so and still see the motion I wanted.

Off my hand the ball looked great. It got into a really heavy roll in the heads but still cleared it smooth enough to not roll out down lane. As I threw
a few more shots with the ball, I was able to open up a little and get it pretty far right of the Chosen and saw plenty of recovery. On heavier oil conditions
or your typical house shot the Divergent Path will offer up a whole new look at the pattern and the pocket.

The biggest part of the ball motion that I saw was how aggressive this ball stayed down lane. Normally when you get such a heavy roll up front you will see it
die off down lane. The Divergent stored up plenty of energy for the breakpoint and it did not quit. All the way through the pins this ball was strong.

If you wanted a little more from your Chosen Path then the Divergent Path is what you want. Dare To Be Different, Take The Divergent Path.

Pyramid - Choose Your Path

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Just wanted to let you know I received the ball. It fit like a glove. I used it yesterday on a standard house pattern and shot 681. Used it again today on a broken down house shot and had 711. The ball gives me a huge area and God knows I need it at 66 years old. I am telling everyone I know that not only does bowlingball.com have great prices on great balls, but they can drill a ball up exactly to ones specs. Geoff Goodwin
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This ball blows away all of the other high priced brands for the money.

Kinda pissed me off that it hooks about a board more than my Snap. Only because there was about an $80 difference and the Divergent outperforms, and at the very least, keeps pace with the Storm Snap.

Great line of bowling balls. I am now a Pyramid fan. 100%

Highly recommend.

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one kick butt ball puts my other bowling balls hooking power to shame
this ball schools all the other brand
more hook
more lenght
great ball

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About the Bowler

League Average:
0.00
PAP:
4&1/8,0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 55 x 4 x 35
Balance hole: 7/8 inch diameter P3
Surface Prep: 1000 grit OOB

I had to have this ball for several reasons. The least important reason was to complete my pyramid collection, I've been a pretty big fan of every ball so far.

More importantly I love bowling balls with asymmetrical blocks and low RG when they are done well. It is not easy to create a ball that will roll extremely hard very early yet roll cleanly through the heads, make visible transitions from skid to hook to roll, hook a ton, and yet retain the energy to drive through the pocket. This ball does all of that.

This is a big statement because I love my dark path (also keep in mind I have not tried the Blueprint yet) but this is my favorite Pyramid ball ever, and my favorite ball in general of the moment.

At first I drilled it without the balance hole and while I was very impressed with the overall hook and power in the pocket, I thought back to the mission that Dustin mentioned in the video where he said that this ball was supposed to allow bowlers to experience lines they had never bowled.

Adding the balance hole has added just a little more recovery and ability to turn the corner for me and the amount of hand I have. I am now truly bowling lines I have never bowled before, and striking from angles I have never even imagined before.

And finally the greatest thing about any quality ball is the carry. This ball absolutely demolishes the pins, and it does so from pretty much any angle. Hit the pocket and no pin will be left standing.

I have a lot of bowling balls, big hooking asymmetrical balls. I have the Hyper Cell, I have the Sinister, I have the Chosen Paths and the Dark Path, I have two of the Masterminds.....There isn't a single one of those balls I would chose over this, and I'm still getting used to it. It's a big statement.

Get this ball!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
0.00
PAP:
4&1/8,0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 55 x 4 x 35
Balance hole: 7/8 inch diameter P3
Surface Prep: 1000 grit OOB

I had to have this ball for several reasons. The least important reason was to complete my pyramid collection, I've been a pretty big fan of every ball so far.

More importantly I love bowling balls with asymmetrical blocks and low RG when they are done well. It is not easy to create a ball that will roll extremely hard very early yet roll cleanly through the heads, make visible transitions from skid to hook to roll, hook a ton, and yet retain the energy to drive through the pocket. This ball does all of that.


This is a big statement because I love my dark path (also keep in mind I have not tried the Blueprint yet) but this is my favorite Pyramid ball ever, and my favorite ball in general of the moment.

At first I drilled it without the balance hole and while I was very impressed with the overall hook and power in the pocket, I thought back to the mission that Dustin mentioned in the video where he said that this ball was supposed to allow bowlers to experience lines they had never bowled.

Adding the balance hole has added just a little more recovery and ability to turn the corner for me and the amount of hand I have. I am now truly bowling lines I have never bowled before, and striking from angles I have never even imagined before.

And finally the greatest thing about any quality ball is the carry. This ball absolutely demolishes the pins, and it does so from pretty much any angle. Hit the pocket and no pin will be left standing.

I have a lot of bowling balls, big hooking asymmetrical balls. I have the Hyper Cell, I have the Sinister, I have the Chosen Paths and the Dark Path, I have two of the Masterminds.....There isn't a single one of those balls I would chose over this, and I'm still getting used to it. It's a big statement.

Get this ball!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
0.00
PAP:
4&1/8,0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 55 x 4 x 35
Balance hole: 7/8 inch diameter P3
Surface Prep: 1000 grit OOB

I had to have this ball for several reasons. The least important reason was to complete my pyramid collection, I've been a pretty big fan of every ball so far.

More importantly I love bowling balls with asymmetrical blocks and low RG when they are done well. It is not easy to create a ball that will roll extremely hard very early yet roll cleanly through the heads, make visible transitions from skid to hook to roll, hook a ton, and yet retain the energy to drive through the pocket. This ball does all of that.


This is a big statement because I love my dark path (also keep in mind I have not tried the Blueprint yet) but this is my favorite Pyramid ball ever, and my favorite ball in general of the moment.

At first I drilled it without the balance hole and while I was very impressed with the overall hook and power in the pocket, I thought back to the mission that Dustin mentioned in the video where he said that this ball was supposed to allow bowlers to experience lines they had never bowled.

Adding the balance hole has added just a little more recovery and ability to turn the corner for me and the amount of hand I have. I am now truly bowling lines I have never bowled before, and striking from angles I have never even imagined before.

And finally the greatest thing about any quality ball is the carry. This ball absolutely demolishes the pins, and it does so from pretty much any angle. Hit the pocket and no pin will be left standing.

I have a lot of bowling balls, big hooking asymmetrical balls. I have the Hyper Cell, I have the Sinister, I have the Chosen Paths and the Dark Path, I have two of the Masterminds.....There isn't a single one of those balls I would chose over this, and I'm still getting used to it. It's a big statement.

Get this ball!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
0.00
PAP:
4&1/8,0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 55 x 4 x 35
Balance hole: 7/8 inch diameter P3
Surface Prep: 1000 grit OOB

As I've used the Divergent Path more and compared it to other balls that it would categorize well with I've noticed certain things that I think will allow for a better review than the one I previously submitted.

"Hook Monsters" in my opinion are the hardest bowling balls to create well, especially those with solid coverstocks. Most of them will hook, but few of them have the versatility that we want in this type of ball. A massive hook potential is one thing, but can the ball be controlled? Will it recover well? Will the aggression be controlled or will it jump the break point? Will it carry?

The undrilled numbers for a ball only explain the identity of the ball. These numbers are obviously manipulated when the ball is drilled.

This ball does it all, it hooks, it's controllable,it will recover, and not only does it carry, but it hits harder than perhaps any ball I've ever rolled. Hit the pocket and you'll strike, light, or high, it rarely matters. Low rev strokers see pin action they never realized possible with this ball because it destroys the pins. If you don't strike you're often left with a very nice one pin leave. Even if you miss the pocket it seems pins are falling well after the time you turn your back in frustration.

Why is this ball so diverse? Take a look at the numbers. They wanted a hook monster, but more specifically they explained they wanted bowlers to be able to experiment with new lines. So what did they do?

The went with a very strong minimum RG in 2.48. This ball rolls hard no matter how you lay it out or drill it, it's part of the Divergent Path's Identity. It rolls hard, it hits hard.

Now you have a ball that is going to roll hard, it's got a surface that will cut through anything, how can you guarantee control? How can you make sure the ball will recover, but not hook to soon?

Well while the Divergent Path has that strong 2.48 RG, it's got a very modest.039 differential and a low intermediate differential in .012.

So what does this tell us about the identity of the ball? It's going to roll hard, it's going to be able to handle oil, but it's not going to be overly eager to transition, or lunge across the boards.

It was designed to allow us to experiment and play new lines, and it absolutely accomplishes that.

There are other "hook monsters" out there with low RG, massive differentials, and high intermediate differentials....these balls are not going to be nearly as versatile, and therefore they will spend a lot more time in the bag then on the lanes.

As an individual who has rolled a ton of bowling balls, and enjoys studying the numbers. This is simply how you create a ball to meet a mission statement. This is a ball that will increase your average. Hit the pocket just as much as you do with any other ball, and you will strike more, and leave less splits. For low rev bowlers this ball is vital. For high rev bowlers, as long as your speed is decent, you can absolutely manage this on a house shot, while alternatively it can be the first ball out of your bag when your rolling on a longer heavier pattern. I'll end the same way as before.

Get this ball!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
185
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
191
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout 4 x 4 x 2
LH Tweener
OOB Finish (1500)
I got this ball for two reasons.
1. Needed a heavy oil earlier rolling ball.
2. Wanted to try a Pyramid ball at this kind of price.

Overall after 3 games on it I don't even know how to describe it.
I expected an reaction very similar to my old Track RoboRule but was I very surprised. Just when I thought I had a nice smooth, arcing ball, the back-end happened. I didn't expect an earlier rolling solid to have anything near the back-end that it has. It eats through the front ends, transitions to its hook phase very cleanly as I had anticipated, but then makes an intense harder turn on the back-end, very similar to my Motiv Primal Rage.

This ball definitely has me trying to figure out a new path that I'm not used to playing, hits hard and has more back-end than you can imagine for a 1000-1500 grit solid with no polish.

Great ball for an earlier roll that never stops turning.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
170-184
Ball Speed:
Medium
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (1000 grit Abralon
The new Pyramid Divergent Path offers a new look to the lanes down under in TASMANIA, not many people know about it. This was intended for heavy oil conditions and offers a stronger look on these pattern. For a ball we down under like it, can recommend.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
205
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
180
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Got this ball for heavy oiled lanes to replace a Storm Invasion and a Hammer Raw Anger. My house lanes are soaked until the last game when I pull out my Storm Optimus to finish off the competition.

Quick delivery (2 days) and got it drilled up 4x4x2. Finish is OOB. I am a RH tweener with medium revs and usually stand at 20 and throw at 10 to start. As the lanes break down I move further outside to 15 or 16 with the same mark (10).

Didn't get a chance to practice with it as I was getting it drilled during practice and threw my Optimus instead. Well, I started with my Optimus and it was brutal. Went long but couldn't finish in the pocket. A bit too much oil that night. Only threw 3 frames before breaking out the Path. Finished with a pathetic 134, but that game was really a practice session as I was getting a feel for the ball.

Second full game threw a 209 standing at 23 on one lane and 17 on the other. Both marks are 10. This ball is a sponge for oil, retains power and DESTROYS the pocket with messengers all over the place. My own team was shocked at aggression this ball had on the back end.

Last game this ball was still strong and finished with a 191. Strong pocket hits every time but left a couple of solid tens. Easy 600 series if I had started practicing with it earlier.

I am VERY impressed with this ball and would recommend this to anyone looking for a low priced ball with great reaction. You won't be disappointed.

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175 avg

I'd been struggling with making my ball hook on medium to heavy oil, so I decided to give this ball a try.

To be fair, I think the results I saw had more to say about the way the ball was fitted to my hand than anything else. I had the fitter start fresh, and we ended up with a 1/2" longer span, and smaller thumb and finger-tip holes. This allowed the ball to release better with more revs.

That all said, this ball works great. I had to move 10 boards to the left and change my target by 4 boards. I went from struggling for a couple of weeks with series around 430, to bowling a 636, including a 240 (with 8 strikes in a row). Even if I left the ball out to the right, it would tend to find it's way back to the pocket.

So, does it hook? Heck, yeah. Once I found a good line it performed great. Can't wait to see what next week brings.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
210
PAP:
3 15/16 Right
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This is our newest asymmetrical solid to date, this ball is also our strongest solid ball to date, the divergent helps create new angle and new reaction from a point of view from the chosen series, this ball is great on fresh and will be great for heavy to medium patterns for you sport shot bowlers!.

Call if you have any questions
Deltona Lanes Pro Shop Manager
386-774-2800
deltona@bowlingball.com

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League Average:
0.00
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Style:
Bowling Hand:
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
This ball rolls hard, is addicted to, and aggressively attacks the pocket. It makes a lot of noise after making contact with the pins and scatters them everywhere. It's the strongest ball in my arsenal!
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League Average:
180
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Had this less than a month and it bruises wwwwwaaaaaayyyyyyyy to easy. I tend to drop my ball (because of neuropathy in my hands...am a Vietnam Vet with injuries from there) and realize that it's happening but can not help it. I know this is wrong but the other Pyramid balls I own hold up much better. I think it's too soft of an outer layer so if you are like me with hand problems...DON'T BUY THIS BALL.
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League Average:
185
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
After doing a lot of looking and comparing of the heavy oil lane balls. I was so happy with this ball and what it was able to do in a oily house shot. I was averaging around 185 and typically not that high of score in the first game. My first game using the Divergent Path, I shot a 256 scratch! Loving this ball, and had everyone asking "new ball"?
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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bought one for me and one for my daughter. I am very happy with the reaction of the balls. My daughter rolls the ball better than she has in a long time.
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League Average:
230
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
216
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Very strong ball with powerful hit. I drilled this ball up with the standard drilling for the most aggressive attack on heaviest oil pattern (something the house in Culpeper, VA is laying down now) and it reacts very well. No need for a "comeback hole" in this ball!
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