Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Deviant Pearl
Reviewed:August 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Composite Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Royal Compound
Color:Black / Silver Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Deviant Medium RG Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Deviant Pearl is the second ball from DV8 to use the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core design. This higher RG (2.562″) and large differential (0.050″) core is paired with the Composite Pearl coverstock that is finished from the factory at 500 SiaAir with Royal Compound. This core and cover combination results in a ball with both good length and a strong downlane motion.

We liked the Deviant Pearl best on our medium oil pattern. Each tester started between three and five boards farther right with their feet than they did with the Vandal Smash. They each saw more length from this ball with less total hook. The pearl cover was cleaner than both the Vandal Smash and the Grudge Hybrid, but with just as much motion at the back of the lane. We really liked our reaction on the fresh and

Additional DV8 Deviant Pearl Resources

Click here to visit DV8's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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