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:Vandal Strike
Reviewed:November 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:Composite Flip Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Black / Yellow / Blue Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Vandal Low RG Asymmetric
Int. Diff:0.011

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The Vandal Strike is the latest ball from DV8 to carry the Vandal name. This version uses the Composite Flip Pearl coverstock and the Vandal Low RG Asymmetric core. The Vandal Strike comes out of the box finished with 500 SiaAir and Crown Factory Compound, making it identical in terms of coverstock preparation to the Rumor, Creed, Vandal Destroy, and Freakshow Flip. We found the Vandal Strike to offer more length than the Vandal Destroy, while having similar back end movement and just a tad less total hook.

The Vandal Strike was best for all three of our testers on our medium oil pattern. Stroker started on the fresh at the second arrow with a very small swing out to eight at the breakpoint, allowing his ball’s pearlized cover to skip through the front and turn over downlane. Tweener was between the second and third arrows and could get his ball a little farther right downlane than Stroker. He was using seven as his

Additional DV8 Vandal Strike 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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