Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Nasty Rumor
Reviewed:March 2018
Coverstock Specs
Name:Deception Pearl Plus
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Dark Purple / Light Purple Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Rumor Medium RG Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The DV8 Nasty Rumor uses the same Rumor Medium RG Symmetric core design as the original Rumor. This release features the new Deception Pearl Plus coverstock, which we found to be significantly more responsive to the dry than the Deception Pearl cover on the original Rumor. The added change of direction off the dry provided by this ball gave all three of our testers a much more consistent reaction to the pocket on our medium pattern than they had with the original Rumor.

Cranker had the best reaction on our fresh medium test pattern. His Nasty Rumor started on 25, crossed around 15 at the arrows, and made its way out to a breakpoint on the seven board downlane. As long as he didn’t miss his finger holes at the bottom of the swing, he could get this ball to hook out of the middle part of the lane, giving him some room for error at the breakpoint. Tweener had to play

Additional DV8 Nasty Rumor 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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