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DV8 Diva Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 01/16/2013 11:25 ( stars)

42 of 44 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    225
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    5 1/8" over 1/8" up
 
This ball may look pretty but it's got an attitude waiting to explode! Get feisty with the pins by throwing the DV8 Diva!

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5"
Dual Angle Layout - 45* x 5" x 45*
Balance Hole - N/A

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (500 grit Siaair, Rough Buff, High Gloss)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
I knew very little about this release when we drilled it. I had seen the DV8 video on it and it looked very impressive. At first I was a little leery about a ball that was obviously geared towards women but if you think about most women
like to see a smooth motion through the heads with a strong change in direction down lane.

Once you get over the Hot Pink color, if that's not your thing, the Diva looks great on paper. I went with a fairly strong layout on this ball to see exactly what this ball could do.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
I'm sold on the "It's All About Me" mentality and I thought the Diva was perfectly matched for me and my game. I had the best look of the night with this ball.

Off my hand it did exactly what I thought it would. It was smooth and held its line no matter if there was early friction or not.

The motion in the mid lane is where this ball shined in my opinion. The ball started a really heavy motion which translated into a super aggressive move off the break point. The Diva completly shattered the pins. As you know we edit the reaction videos to show the strikes.

I think out of 8 shots I struck 7 times and the only I did not was a 10 pin that the messenger went in front of.

Get over the color and the name and give the Diva a try.


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DV8 Diva Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Dustin S 01/14/2013 16:06 ( stars)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Style    Cranker
PAP    5 1/2 x 1/2 down
 
Pin to PAP(6 3/16" over 1/2" down) - 5"
PSA Layout - 60 x 5" x 40"
Balance Hole - n/a

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (500 Grit Siaair; Rough Buff; Factory Finish Polish)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:

The Diva... a pretty pink and black bowling ball. I can't say this was the most excited I've ever been to throw a bowling ball. Not that I have an issue with throwing a pink ball. I just wasn't sure if this was just a ploy to lure women instead of really creating a ball that fit a unique spot in their line.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

Absolutely blown away by the reaction of this ball! Not only is this ball good, it is VERY good. Not only is it strong, it is VERY strong. It's got good length and absolutely rips on the backend!

I believe it fits perfectly between the Hell Raiser Terror and Marauder Madness. This ball will be great on carrydown and will allow you to move in and open up the lane on house shots. I also believe that this will be one of the best balls ever on longer, lower to medium volume patterns.

Don't let looks deceive you... whether you're a woman or man, the DIVA is a ball you will want in your bag!


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DV8 Diva Reviewed By: scott13352003@yahoo.com 03/19/2013 22:41 ( stars)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    165
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
My wife uses this ball and her average is going up, up, up!!!
Awesome bowling ball.


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DV8 Diva Reviewed By: devonsydney 03/05/2013 01:58 ( stars)

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


 
It's a pretty ball. Everyone likes it!! Haven't used it yet!!

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DV8 Diva Reviewed By: bannachb 01/18/2013 21:19 ( stars)


 
Diva

DV8 describes the Diva as a ball that “Finished with a High Gloss Finish, the Diva skids easily through the front and mid-lane revving hard on the backend providing a strong and continuous motion showing the pins who’s boss. The Class 6G coverstock has just the right attitude on medium-oily to light oil lane conditions.”

Before I even drilled the Diva I knew I was going to love it. I am a big fan of symmetric equipment and seeing that the converstock was stronger than the Marauder Madness, I was very excited. I decided to put one of my favorite layouts in the Diva, 5x3x2. In the past this layout has allowed me to get left and open up the lane a bit. To prevent squirt, I knocked the factory finish of the Diva, and but 3000 abralon on the Diva.

I am unbelievably impressed with the Diva! She allows me to get left, and then keep going left. I have never seen continuation like I see out of the Diva. No matter how deep I got, the Diva rolled through the 8 pin every single time. When other balls would roll out, the Diva just keeps driving.

On a THS, I started at 13 with a breakpoint at about 6 board, and by the end of the night I was crossing at about 25 with a breakpoint still out at around 7-8. On the first night out of the box I shot 772.

I also was able use the Diva on the 45’ Mexico City pattern. The Diva handled the length and volume with ease. I was able to start at about 17 with a breakpoint of 13, and the Diva went through the pins extremely hard. As the pattern broke down I was able to continue moving in and never lost reaction from the Diva. I never had to change balls in 4 games.

Do not let the name of color fool you. The Diva is a very strong piece of equipment! At the same surface it is roughly 3-4 boards stronger than the Marauder Madness. Throw this ball and you will turn heads!


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