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Deviant 15 Only

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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DV8 Deviant - Rules Don't Apply

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:
Went with my favorite layout on the Deviant to see what it could matched up against the Thug Life and the Vandal.

Those have been 2 of the best balls I have thrown from DV8 in some time and the Deviant looked like it could be in that group as well. I love dark colored bowling balls and this one not only looks great but is supposed to roll just as good.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Nicely done DV8

The Deviant is an awesome addition to the line. It give you that high performance ball motion at a lower price point.

Just because it falls under the Thug series don't this this thing wont live up to your expectations. I absolutely fell in love with the ball motion as soon as I threw it.

It was really clean off my hand, I feel like I could get away with throwing this ball well into the night if I wanted to. It had that look of a super shiny pearl ball off my hand. It kept that ball motion through the middle part of the lane.

The backend was great, I would say one of the strongest motions downlane I have seen from this performance category ever since DV8 hit the scene. The ball was angular and strong, it went left and kept going. I saw balls going off the pin deck around the 8 pin spot time after time.

Rules Don't Apply is a perfect tag line because this ball doesn't care about rules.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
4 1/2 x 0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
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:

The Vandal was one of my favorite balls this year and has gotten a lot of use. This is the first release with the Composite Solid coverstock and I loved the Composite Pearl on the Vandal. I was very excited to throw this ball.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

The Deviant is the perfect benchmark ball in my opinion. A polished, symmetric solid with good length, smooth backend reaction and medium-high overall hook potential. In my opinion, this type of ball provides the proper angle of entry in to the pocket on the widest variety of lane conditions. If you're only going to have one ball, you want a ball like this.

I love the way this ball (and the Vandal) go through the pins. This ball just hits HARD. It's a ball where when you strike, all of the pins are in the pit, not on the deck. This makes it much easier to read how the ball is going through the pins and makes adjustments easier. I highly recommend the Deviant as the first ball out of your bag!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
DV8 Deviant has the Composite V Solid cover and with the Symmetric core very smooth roll in the front. The move in the backend is easy to control with all the drive through the pins you need. You can adjust the cover to get earlier roll in heavy oil.

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

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League Average:
213
PAP:
4 3/8 over by 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout:::: 45 X 4 1/2 X 30
Box Surface
Rev Rate ::: 300
Ball speed:::: 16 mph
Right handed
Positive Axis Point 4 3/8 over by 1/2 up
Condition:::::40 ft. House shot

I used my Deviant in league play this past Monday night. What I found on the fresh the Deviant is smooth through the heads and get more length compared to my Vandal. I was lined up on 20 and targeted 10. I changed my hand position from my normal position and tilt to more up the back of the ball. This played incredibly clean through the front of the lane, and makes a great, hard, turn at the breakpoint.

As the shot transitioned I then lined up on 30 and changed to my normal hand position and axis tilt. With this change the ball became a whole different ball. It still was very clean through the front but when it hit the breakpoint the ball reacted like it was shot out of a slingshot. The Deviant is very versatile .
With the new Solid Composite V coverstock and the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core is a great combination ,and is giving a whole new look and performance never seen before in our products .
The Deviant gives me great confidence in the mid-range of my arsenal. The thing I'm most impressed with is this ball's predictability.

If you haven't pre ordered this ball yet do it today. I recommend everyone add the DV8 Deviant
to their arsenal.

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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League Average:
213
PAP:
4 3/8 over by 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout:::: 45 X 4 1/2 X 30
Box Surface
Rev Rate ::: 300
Ball speed:::: 16 mph
Right handed
Positive Axis Point 4 3/8 over by 1/2 up
Condition:::::40 ft. House shot

I used my Deviant in league play this past Monday night. What I found on the fresh the Deviant is smooth through the heads and get more length compared to my Vandal. I was lined up on 20 and targeted 10. I changed my hand position from my normal position and tilt to more up the back of the ball. This played incredibly clean through the front of the lane, and makes a great, hard, turn at the breakpoint.

As the shot transitioned I then lined up on 30 and changed to my normal hand position and axis tilt. With this change the ball became a whole different ball. It still was very clean through the front but when it hit the breakpoint the ball reacted like it was shot out of a slingshot. The Deviant is very versatile .
With the new Solid Composite V coverstock and the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core is a great combination ,and is giving a whole new look and performance never seen before in our products .
The Deviant gives me great confidence in the mid-range of my arsenal. The thing I'm most impressed with is this ball's predictability.

If you haven't pre ordered this ball yet do it today. I recommend everyone add the DV8 Deviant
to their arsenal.

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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I have drilled several balls lately, but this one is the strongest at the break point, with the most continuity through the pins. One of people I was bowling against commented that it was as if the pins were not even there due to the lack of deflection. As I left several 8 pins (lefty) I think keeping a bit of surface on the ball would do this ball well.
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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 DV8 Deviant is a great ball this ball i have seen and drilled for customers is probably one of the smoothest balls in any DV8 line, this core and cover stock combination matches well with all style bowlers.

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

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League Average:
236
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This a lot more ball than the average mid price ball. A down and in bowler can move left and open up the lanes. This ball will not read the lanes early and a bowler can move left without the fear of leaving a flat ten.This ball has a wicked back end and a must ball in a serious bowlers arsenal.
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League Average:
233
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The new DV8 Deviant is a great benchmark ball. It is extremely clean through the front of the lane and makes a very strong move to the pocket to be a solid. The new solid composite cover provides a back end shape and drive through the pins that I have never seen with a symmetrical core. I polished mine, and it seems to be a slightly stronger and better hitting version of my favorite all time DV8 release The Dude. The Deviant keeps pins low and moves them all over the deck as it drives through. The ball seems to react so well on almost any condition. Whether there is a little extra oil, or a little bit more friction, you can move your feet around and the Deviant will still keep its clean fronts, hard turn, and hitting power. I would recommend this ball to anybody. It has quickly become the first one out of my bag.
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PAP:
4 5/8 over, 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The DV8 Deviant is a great versital ball for all bowlers! I really like the shape that this ball provides. For me, the Deviant's Composite V Solid coverstock allows the ball to skid through the front part of the lane with ease, then begins to make a quick, smooth motion off of the end of the pattern. My favorite part is that the Deviant looks like it revs up as it begins to make it's move, and really saves its energy for the pins. Are you a DV8 fan? Maybe you are just looking for the right benchmark ball. Look no further, the Deviant is perfect for medium to oily lanes for most bowlers. Now, are you ready for the best part? The DV8 Deviant is available at your local pro shop today.

Barry McKee
Brunswick Regional Staff
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not the Brunswick Corporation.

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DV8 Deviant

Bowler’s Stats:
Speed: 18.5-19 mph
Rev Rate: 425-450 rpm
Axis Rotation: 30-60 degrees
Axis Tilt: 5-7 degrees
Ball Layout: 45* by 4.5” by 75*

With a medium-RG symmetric core and the composite V solid coverstock, the Deviant had “benchmark ball” written all over it for me. I went with the layout posted above to further enhance the control I expect in a ball that will often be the first out of my bag.

On the lanes, it didn’t take long for me to see something I like. First game of league with this Deviant ended with a 300 on Kegel’s Beaten Path. Medium midlane read with strong continuation through the rest of the lane gives me plenty of miss room. While I often find myself attached to these shapes on fresh flatter patterns (to smooth out the lane and increase my miss window), my Deviant has been very good about letting me square up a little more with house shots without as much worry of over-under reactions. The ball as a whole is very versatile and I was surprised how well it responded from numerous angles, even with my low tilt and more controlled layout. My Deviant did tend to get a little spotty on carry when moving way inside (5th-ish arrow and more) but I’m getting another Deviant to drill pin up (probably 45 by 5.5” by 45) to provide and easy 1-2 combo to play off of each other; especially when moving in a little too deep for the pin-down to carry.

It’s hard for me to think of a ball to describe the Deviant as being similar to. Simply put, it’s a look from DV8 that I’ve never seen. The best way I can explain is that is feels like a hybrid between the DV8 Vandal and something like a Brunswick original Red Melee.

Between my current pin-down and my future pin-up Deviant, 99.9% of my bowling travels will involve having at least one Deviant in tow. The ball is that good and the ball is that versatile. Although the pattern isn’t released yet, I see this being THE ball for the 2016 USBC Open Championships provided that the pattern stays within the typical 38-42ft range. Smooth, controllable, and predictable ball motions typically equal $$$ on the flatter patterns and this ball will give you that plus some versatility to go around it if you need to. Players of all most all speed and rev rate combinations will be given a reaction shape by the Deviant that can serve as a benchmark.

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DV8 Deviant

Bowler’s Stats:
Speed: 18.5-19 mph
Rev Rate: 425-450 rpm
Axis Rotation: 30-60 degrees
Axis Tilt: 5-7 degrees
Ball Layout: 45* by 4.5” by 75*

With a medium-RG symmetric core and the composite V solid coverstock, the Deviant had “benchmark ball” written all over it for me. I went with the layout posted above to further enhance the control I expect in a ball that will often be the first out of my bag.

On the lanes, it didn’t take long for me to see something I like. First game of league with this Deviant ended with a 300 on Kegel’s Beaten Path. Medium midlane read with strong continuation through the rest of the lane gives me plenty of miss room. While I often find myself attached to these shapes on fresh flatter patterns (to smooth out the lane and increase my miss window), my Deviant has been very good about letting me square up a little more with house shots without as much worry of over-under reactions. The ball as a whole is very versatile and I was surprised how well it responded from numerous angles, even with my low tilt and more controlled layout. My Deviant did tend to get a little spotty on carry when moving way inside (5th-ish arrow and more) but I’m getting another Deviant to drill pin up (probably 45 by 5.5” by 45) to provide and easy 1-2 combo to play off of each other; especially when moving in a little too deep for the pin-down to carry.

It’s hard for me to think of a ball to describe the Deviant as being similar to. Simply put, it’s a look from DV8 that I’ve never seen. The best way I can explain is that is feels like a hybrid between the DV8 Vandal and something like a Brunswick original Red Melee.

Between my current pin-down and my future pin-up Deviant, 99.9% of my bowling travels will involve having at least one Deviant in tow. The ball is that good and the ball is that versatile. Although the pattern isn’t released yet, I see this being THE ball for the 2016 USBC Open Championships provided that the pattern stays within the typical 38-42ft range. Smooth, controllable, and predictable ball motions typically equal $$$ on the flatter patterns and this ball will give you that plus some versatility to go around it if you need to. Players of all most all speed and rev rate combinations will be given a reaction shape by the Deviant that can serve as a benchmark.

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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bryan L. Williams, DV8 Regional Pro Staff and VISE Pro Staff Member

If you were a fan of the DV8 Dude, then you are going to absolutely love the DV8 Deviant! DV8 has taken tremendous care in developing better cores and coverstocks for our balls that aim to please bowlers at every level!

The DV8 Deviant gives you that great controllable roll that you came to love from the DV8 Dude, but has more hook and harder hitting power. This ball rolls very cleanly through the heads, while giving any bowler a smooth mid lane roll to the pocket with a tremendous amount of hitting power.

This is the ball that you want to have in your hand when the lanes are fresh and you need to get a great read on the conditions. I have found that this is the go-to ball on any condition to get a great read on the pattern, and allow you to make great adjustments. Its versatility to be able to be played on any condition makes the Deviant one of the most versatile balls you will have in your bag. League and Tournament Bowlers will realize very quickly that this ball is a great go-to ball when lanes become tighter. The DV8 Deviant is an incredible all around ball to use on multiple surfaces and I would highly recommend that you have this one in your bag. DV8….taking over the bowling world, one bowler at a time!!!

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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
The Deviant was punched up with my favorite symmetrical layout: 65 x 4 3/4 x 35...puts the pin near my bridge above the fingers.

The Deviant is the new benchmark ball in the DV8 line. It provides consistent ball motion shot-to-shot on all but the lightest and heaviest oil patterns. The colors make the ball very easy to read and know what adjustments to make. Compared to my Diva Divine, the Deviant is about 7-8 boards less aggressive, with more length and backend. The Hooligan Taunt shows similar length to the Deviant, but lacks the backend punch that makes the Deviant so versatile. The Taunt is about 3-4 boards straighter than the Deviant.

The Deviant will be a great ball for any style bowler. It is a must have for any player, especially the tournament/sport league bowler. The performance vs price comparison can not be beat!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
5 3/8" over, 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 4 1/2" x 60
X Hole (if there is one): None


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker
Ball Speed: 16.50 mph
PAP/Track: 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track


SURFACE PREP

Grit: Box - 500, Royal Compound
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


BALL REACTION

Length: 7 / 10
Back End: 7 / 10
Overall Hook: 7 / 10
Midlane Read: 8 / 10
Breakpoint Shape: Smooth arcing type of roll


The DV8 Deviant takes advantage of the composite solid coverstock technology that gives you more versatility. The Deviant has a good heavier midlane rolling / arcing type of motion like the Dude or Diva, and is cleaner through the front part of the lane. It would be good for medium to lighter volumes of oil or when the lanes start to transition and you need something that will be less aggressive at the breakpoint. I have used it on a THS and sport patterns where I needed to control the reaction by having a smoother overall roll on the lane. It also allowed me to play farther to the right part of the lane without having it over hook. Like the other DV8 balls, it takes well to surface changes to give you a stronger reaction in heavier oil. If you are looking for a smoother reacting, arcing type of ball motion, then the Deviant would be a great choice.

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The DV8 Deviant is a very versatile and predictable addition to the DV8 Line. It has a composite solid cover with a medium RG symmetric core. In my personal experience, I have been able to use this ball in all types of lane conditions with great versatility. This ball is very smooth and predictable; you will be able to get a great read of what the lane is doing, but will still pack a punch when it hits the pins. This ball is defiantly more than the price point shows, it will not disappoint!
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Products.

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League Average:
235
PAP:
5.25x.75 Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
At 70x5.5x75 I drilled my Deviant identical to my favorite Dude in hopes of replacing the worn out Dude. When compared to my Dude, the Deviant is about 2-3 boards stronger, and surprisingly quite a bit smoother. The Deviant is one of the smoothest balls I have thrown in a long time. It is not what I expected, but it was a pleasant surprise. The Deviant is going to be my new “get out of jail free” ball. When nothing else seems to work, I can go to my Deviant and control the lane and the pocket. It doesn’t overreact and controls the lane even when the lanes are very dry.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
212
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
My First Deviant I put the pin below my fingers and kicked the CG out a little. The Pin is 2-3" The surface is out of the Box Finish. I have used this ball on the Kegel Sidney, Kegel High Way To Hell, and the USBC Blue 2 Pattern. What I love so much about this ball is how Versatile this ball is. I am able to play way outside and play way up the back of the ball, and then when there is transition and I have to move in and change my hand position and get more tilt on the ball, and this balls still hits hard and I don't lose carry. The Vandal, and the Deviant are two great balls and I use these balls a lot. Compared to the Vandal, the Deviant is much cleaner through the heads and more hook off the break point. The Deviant and the Vandal are a great 1-2 punch and I have eliminated balls in my bag because these 2 balls are so Versatile and able to use these balls on multiple conditions and that is HUGE. With the new Solid Composite V cover stock and the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core is a great combination ,and is giving a whole new look and performance never seen before in our products . The Deviant gives me great confidence in the mid-range of my arsenal. The thing I'm most impressed with is this ball's predictability. I have used this ball on Short and Long Patterns and I have not found a shot yet that I was not able to use this ball. If you don't have a Deviant in your bag yet, go to your local pro shop and purchase one today. You will not be disappointed. #dv8bowling #dv8deviant

Doug Cutler
DV8 Regional Staffer
PBA Regional Champion

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League Average:
220
PAP:
5 11/16 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Was looking forward to this ball. I am a big fan of the Dude and really like the new composite cover stock on my Vandal. I drilled it 55x5 1/2x 35 same as my Dude and Vandal. This ball really reminds me of my Versa Max and that's a GREAT thing! Super clean up front and a few boards stronger than my Dude. Nice step down from my Vandal as they start to up. This ball is going to get a lot of play in my bag!

Perry G.
SWFL

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League Average:
235
PAP:
5 3/16 X 3/16 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 4 1/2 inches off axis
Box surface
Rev rate: 350
Left handed
PAP: 5 3/16 x 3/8up
Condition: House shot 37 feet

When I first started throwing the Deviant, I was surprised on how smooth the reaction is! The ball was clean through the first 20 feet of the lane, once it reached the mid-lane I noticed the ball started to rev up, and on the backend the balls change of direction was smooth and archy, not snappy. The balls hitting power was very strong! It really drove through the pins with force!

The more and more I kept throwing the Deviant, I wanted to see how versatile the ball was, and actually the ball itself is very versatile! I was able to play multiple angles and use different releases to manipulate the ball roll, and WOW!....No matter how I changed the roll of the ball, I NEVER lost any hitting power!

This ball is a very good ball as a benchmark ball! This ball will be the first one out of my bag when I bowl tournaments. This is a great piece in the DV8 line!

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