Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Freakshow Solid
Reviewed:November 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 8 Solid Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1500 SiaAir
Color:Blue / Orange
Core Specs
Name:Freakshow Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Freakshow Solid uses the same low RG (2.481″) and high differential (0.054″) symmetrical core as the original Freakshow. The difference comes in the box finish and coverstock. This time, DV8 has paired this core with the Class 8 Solid Reactive cover that has a 500/1500 SiaAir box finish. This rougher box finish and solid reactive coverstock give the Freakshow Solid much more traction than the polished cover on the original Freakshow. This added friction makes this ball a viable option on heavy oil patterns.

The Freakshow Solid picked up very strong off the hand of all three testers on our slickest condition, easily giving them the hook they needed to hit the pocket regularly on this heavy oil pattern. Its dull coverstock easily handled the length and volume of oil for all three testers, allowing the Freakshow Solid a lot of free hook on what is generally a fairly tight lane condition. They all left the ball at its box finish the entire

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Additional DV8 Freakshow Solid 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.

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