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Thug Life

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Show that your way of life is more then just a catch phrase - Thug Life

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

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (500 Siaair/Royal Compound)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
The Thug series from DV8 has been a really solid group of balls and ball motions.

The Composite Pearl cover with the Low RG core should provide some really good length with a big move off the break point. The layout I used should really highlight this motion and give me a really good look at what the Thug Life can do.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Wow, you loyal DV8 bowlers are going to love this ball.

The Thug Life is no doubt my favorite so far in this series to date. This is the ball motion I expect from DV8 with their in your face attitude.

The Thug Life was amazing off my hand, super clean but got into a really strong roll. So far this Composite material they are using is proving to be a winner for me. The ball really picked up a lot of steam in the mids, even for a pearl I saw it get up and go setting up for the killer backend motion.

This is where this ball won me over and I think all of you will agree. Off the spot this ball went left, not a little but a ton. This ball was going to come back from anywhere and I kept moving left and getting it our further and I swear each time, it hit harder.

Thug Life is a must have for your bag this season.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
5 1/2 x 1/2 down
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Pin to PAP (4 1/2" over ) 5.5"
Dual Angle Layout - 55 x 5.5" x 70

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (500 Siaair/Royal Compound)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:

I've enjoyed the Thug line and was glad to see that they are releasing a pearl version. I'm also a very big fan of the new Composite coverstock formulas, so I was excited to throw this ball.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

The Thug Life definitely goes the longest of the Thug series. I loved that it still had the heavy roll that this core is known for, as you don't often see that in a pearl. This is great for when you need a ball with length but you don't want a super angular backend reaction.

This ball is perfect for longer patterns without a ton of volume and for rev dominant bowlers on heavier conditions. The Thug Life rounds out the Thug line perfectly!

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League Average:
220
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
DV8 Thug Life has a pearl cover to give you length and flip in the backend. The series has been a big winner for DV8 and with the new Thug Life in your bag you will be covered for ant lane conditions.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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League Average:
238
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
212
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The first Thug Life I drilled I put the Pin just above my Ring finger and stacked the CG. The Pin is 2-3". The surface is out of the box finish. I have used this ball on the Kegel High Way to Hell, and also USBC Blue 2. What I really love about the Thug Life is on both patterns I was able to play outside like 5 and out, or when I moved inside and played 15 I was able and did not have any problem with losing carry. I just change hand positions for where I am playing and this is huge because this ball is very Versatile and I can use this ball on multiple lane conditions and this is also great because I don't have to have so many balls in my bag. The Thug Life and the Deviant is a really good 1-2 punch. When the Thug life is going down too long or breaking to much I can go to the Deviant and it keeps me in the same ballpark and the line I am playing. DV8 Thug Line has been a big part of my game from the Thug to now the Thug Life. I have loved all the Thug's. The Thug Life with its Composite Technology cover stock is great on this ball for being a Pearl Cover. The Thug Life let me get left and close my angles a little bit of where I usually start with my Thug Unruly and Thug Corrupt. Thug Life was real clean through the front of the lane which surprised me. It still had that strong mid lane roll but when it hit the break point and made that hard move to the pocket the ball didn't slow down or read early like the Unruly, and It just kept going through the pins. Another thing that I really like about the Thug life if I missed left a little it recovered very nicely. If I missed right a little the ball just set up in the oil and never crossed, and It held pocket. The comparison to the Thug Corrupt, the Thug life is 3-4 feet longer, and more angular. Comparison to the Vandal, The Thug life is 2 Feet shorter, and 3-4 boards sharper off the break point. These new Composite covers are so amazingly strong and consistent. I strongly suggest those who are looking for a strong consistent ball that is clean in the front, strong angle off the break point and hits hard, this ball is a must for you. The Thug Life is great on THS, and also Medium to Oily Lane Conditions. Get your Thug Life today at your Local Pro Shop! #dv8bowling #dv8thuglife

Doug Cutler
DV8 Regional Staffer
PBA Regional Champion

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This ball is a winner. It has our new composite cover technology. It's a pearl ball so it's clean through the heads with great motion off the end of pattern with outstanding pin carry. It's cleaner than the thug corrupt, so when the corrupt is reading early you could switch to this and get that clean motion through the heads with great roll off the end of the pattern to get that strike % back up! Oh and this ball already has a U.S. OPEN title to its name. Definitely a must have for every bowler!
Brunswick advisory staff, Seth Carden

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League Average:
233
PAP:
4 1/2 right, 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
I drilled the Thug Life up 60 x 4 1/2 x 35...similar to some other balls that I've liked recently.

The Thug Life is positioned between the Thug Corrupt and Vandal. It clears the front of the lane better than the sanded Thug Corrupt, but isn't as clean as the Vandal. The midlane is a heavy roll, and the backend is a strong, hard arc. The Thug Life is 2-3 boards less aggressive than the Corrupt, and about 2-3 boards more hook, with a more rounded shape, than the Vandal.

I can see the Thug Life working well for slower ball speeds or higher rev rates on heavier oil. For those with less hand or higher speed, the Thug life would be a great compliment to the most aggressive ball their bag.

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The DV8 Thug Life is a great addition to the DV8 Company as a whole. This ball has an amazing pearl composite cover that is combined with the Thug Low RG Asymmetric core. You will see high hook potential with medium length. I did personally shine mine up a little more to get a few more feet of length and I am very impressed with how the ball reacts. The Thug Life is ideal for medium to heavy oil conditions. This is a great compliment to the rest of the Thug Life.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Products .

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What can I say about the Thug Life! Other than it chose Me! This ball does not let up with its All Purpose for lane conditions and Maximum Flip.... It has a composite pearl cover stock even if you miss inside it will still pick up. This ball will make you look perfect even when you're not. This new composite technology is proven to be more aggressive and better. Get one today at your local pro shop.. you wont be disappointed

Julio G.

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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)
the new DV8 Thug life is now the strongest ball in the thug line, this ball is great for bowlers looking for a strong back end motion and clean through the fronts.

Deltona lanes pro shop manager
386-774-2800
deltona@bowlingball.com

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I have this ball drilled with the pin below the bridge and CG stacked directly beneath (I'm right handed). The new DV8 cover technology simply cannot be beat right now. My Thug Life is more smooth off the break, but it finishes through the pins unbelievably well. The pearl cover helps it get through the heads consistently well, but then you see the power of the new composite technology. The ball finishes so well through the pins that your "pocket" almost seems to get bigger. You pay less penalty for shots that aren't as good as you would like. The Thug Life is a great benchmark choice for someone looking to build a good arsenal. This ball will be in my bag for quite some time, and I think everyone should go out and purchase one. Thank you DV8! The Thug life is exceptional.
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Bryan L. Williams, DV8 Regional Pro Staff and VISE Pro Staff Member

DV8 Thug Life takes the Thug Line to all new levels. If you loved throwing the Thug Unruly, then the Thug Life will not disappoint at all! Like the Thug Unruly, this ball will provide any bowler with continuous ball motion, but with more backend reaction, especially on tighter lane conditions. I absolutely love my Thug Unruly, but this ball is slowly becoming my all-time favorite! Its versatility on heavy oil and medium conditions makes this ball an absolute must to have in your bag. .

The Thug Life is able to recover from every angle on fresh oil conditions, while maintaining tremendous ball motion down the lane. This ball does not lose hitting power from every angle I played with it. The layout for my Thug Life is very tame, drilling through the Pin for my ring finger with a 1-2” pin. This layout works exceptionally for me, as I higher rev player.

The Thug Life is just an incredible ball on so many levels; I cannot stop saying enough about it! I would recommend using this ball on heavy volumes of oil. For league bowlers, The Thug Life is incredibly versatile and can be drilled so many different ways to ensure the ball is giving you what you are looking for and come to expect from DV8. I have yet to see any limits of this ball on heavy volumes of oil, from playing down and in to opening the lanes up. The Thug Life has taken the game to new levels and raised the bar even more so in the industry substantially and will dramatically improve your game. DV8….GET ONE NOW!

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At 55x5x30 I drilled my Thug Life identical to my Thug Corrupt, I really like my Thug Corrupt and was hoping to get a ball that compliments it. The Thug Life does just that, it provides the technology of a top end asymmetric ball (composite coverstock technology and asymmetric core), without requiring the high volume of oil necessary for most asymmetric balls these days. The Thug Life clears the heads easier than the Thug Corrupt, but still creates the same great midlane roll and strength off the corner. Compared to a Vandal with the same layout, the Thug Life is about 3 feet earlier and 3-4 boards stronger. The Thug Life will be a great option for anyone who bowls in a house that doesn’t put out a ton of oil, or a low rev or high speed bowler that is looking for more of a skid flip motion, but needs help getting the ball around the corner.
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This ball has an impressive cover stock that results in a skid flip motion allowing the ball to roll smoothly thru the heads. This motion results in a massive hook down lane that shreds the rack. You can open the lanes and if you miss right in the dry it does not over react and if you miss left in the oil it will still hook
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Composite cover. clean in the heads massive backend. A must have
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Layout:::: 50 X 4 1/2 X 45
Box Surface :::: Out of Box 500 Siaair/Royal Compound
Rev Rate ::: 300
Ball speed:::: 16 mph
Right handed
Positive Axis Point 4 3/8 over by 1/2 up
Condition:::::41 ft. House shot

The DV8 Thug Line has been a big part of my game from the Thgug to now the Thug Life.
The Thug Life with it's Composite Tecnology cover stock is great on this ball for being a Pearl Cover.

The Thug Life let me get right and close my angles a tad of where I ususally start with my Thug Unruly and Thug Corrupt. Thug Life was real clean through the front of the lane which suprised me. It still had that strong mid lane roll but when it hit the break point and made that hard move to the pocket the ball didn't slow down or read early like the Unruly . It just kept gooing through the pins at an angle that wa eye opening.

If I missed right a little it recovered very nicely. If I missed left a little the ball just set up in the oil and never crossed. It held pocket.

These new Composite cover are amazingly strong and consistant.

I strongly suggest those who are looking for a strong concistant ball that is clean in the front, strong angle off the break point and just keeps going left through the deck , This is a must.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Products .

Jim Sabatell
DV8 Regional Staff
Perfect Shot Pro Shop
Mark's Pro Shop
#TeamDV8

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