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DV8 Damn Good Verge

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What sets the DV8 Damn Good Verge apart?
  • A damn good bowling ball
  • More reaction options
  • Incredible from everywhere on the lane
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DV8 Damn Good Verge

DV8 is expanding the Verge line of bowling balls by introducing a lower differential core that offers more reaction options. The performance of this ball is notable from anywhere on the lane as well as for any bowling style. This upper-mid performance bowling ball has a low RG with a medium to low differential along with a solid coverstock that is finished with a 1500 grit and matches up best on medium to heavy oil conditions.

  • Color: Grape Sparkle
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Threshold M. D. (Medium Differential)
  • Coverstock: Inciter Max Traction Solid Reactive
  • RG: 2.467 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.037 (15# ball)
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to heavy oil
  • Reaction: All purpose
  • Hook Potential: Medium-High
  • Length: Middle
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Two years from purchase date
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: DV60106450
  • Product ID: 13137
  • Brand: DV8
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 1 Customer Question

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4.9 Stars based on 11 Reviews
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6/26/2021
By Joey G. from South San Francisco, Ca
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Versatility, Shelf Appeal

Cons:

none

Best Uses:

medium to heavy oil, difficult patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Damn Good Verge

This is the very first DV8 ball I have ever thrown. I was pleasantly surprised that the hype was real. This ball is straight money!! I have used it on a variety of patterns from THS to Chameleon to Dragon. This is a great benchmark ball that will give great results from anywhere on the lane. I found it most impressive when I kept it straighter to the pocket.

5/11/2021
By Chris from Wisconsin
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

70 x 2 1/4 x 30 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380

This ball was surprisingly strong considering the lowered core numbers from the previous Verge solid and Verge pearl. I am really pleased with this short pin layout on this ball to make a smoother rolling ball even more smooth. Most short pin layouts are 90 x 1”-2 ¼” x 45, but I have found more success with these different angles for myself. Another great feature about this ball is it is purple and has sparkles. Purple balls strike more.

5/5/2021
By Derek K from Colorado Springs, CO
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Versatile, value, Dynamicore, Durability Optimization Technology

Cons:

N/A

Best Uses:

House shot killer, up the boards, inside line

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Contender for Ball Of The Year!

Speed: 17.9
RPM: 480
PAP: 5 7/8 RT x 2 1/4 DN
No-thumb, one league per week, tournaments when I can. Tremendous slouch.

Versatile. Contender for Ball Of The Year!

The Verge line has been so good for DV8. The Verge Solid and Verge Pearl are balls that everyone loved, from serious and competitive bowlers to your average league player. DV8 wanted to expand the Verge line by adding a lower differential core, Threshold M.D. (Medium Differential), to bring you more reaction options, and what we found in our testing was more than we had even hoped. The ball was incredible from everywhere on the lane, and for all styles, we even changed the name during the testing process to the only name that fit the ball; we now call it the Damn Good Verge. Low RG, medium to low differential, a strong solid cover (Inciter Max Traction), and a 1500 grit finish is the recipe for this Damn Good ball. The addition of DynamiCore for extra hitting power and Durability Optimization Technology (DOT) for worry free drilling with your favorite layout, are always added benefits to help us get higher scores.

The Damn Good Verge has an out of box surface of 500/1500 and paired up with the core/cover combination makes this ball one of the most versatile balls I’ve rolled in a long time. With my layout of 80x3.5x45 I can start a little deeper, slow roll it to the right and watch it dig in and make that sweeping, big curve into the pocket and crush the rack ...or I can move my feet and targets to the right, stay behind the ball at release and play a tighter line to strike.

I’m not usually a fan of single color bowling balls because I generally like to see the rotation of it as it’s rolling down the lane but I really dig the Grape Sparkle with the bright Yellow lettering. It’s so simple but it really stands out among other balls.

Premium performance (and so damn versatile) at the upper-mid price makes the Damn Good Verge an automatic choice for both league and tournament play. I highly recommend this ball to any bowler no matter of their style.

Be well, rip racks ...and shred pins.

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3/31/2021
By John N. from Vienna, VA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Benchmark Ball, Smooth Arc, Strong Cover

Best Uses:

House Pattern, PBA Patterns, Medium to Heavy Oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ball Got a LOT of TV Time

The Damn Good Verge got a lot of TV time this season, and given how good it looked on tv and the kind of ball shape and motion it has, I wanted to get it. With an RG of 2.467 and a DIFF of 0.037, this ball has similar numbers to the Hammer Obsession Tour, but that’s about it.

This ball has a symmetric core and is designed for medium to heavy oil conditions. After throwing this ball on a typical house shot, as well as the Mark Roth Pattern (42’), I can share how versatile this ball is and how good – or should I say, Damn Good, this ball is.

The Damn Good Verge is one of the smoothest, arcing balls I have owned and reminds me of the typical benchmark ball. It responds well to surface adjustments without losing energy and is an excellent addition to my arsenal, given my medium rev rate and lower ball speed. DV8 balls typically have bigger cores, and this one is no exception given its Threshold M.D. core. However, this ball doesn’t tilt over early and lose energy for me. This ball is traveling with me to my next tournament or league night.

3/15/2021
By Dustin B from Geraldine, Alabama
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great Versatility

DV8 has created it's most versatile ball of the modern era with the DAMN GOOD VERGE. The ball starts with an awesome purple color, and it also has DOT and Dynamacore technology. The ball reads the end of a pattern very well, but still manages to maintain a smooth and controlled motion to the pocket. This motion is so predictable that it makes this ball incredibly good on multiple lane patterns, house and sport alike. The ball will take surface adjustments extremely well, which does nothing but broaden its ability to be used on multiple patterns. There is a place for this ball in every bowlers bag. Pick one up today!

3/5/2021
By Tommy from Toledo ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Doesn’t read too early, strong back end

Cons:

Sometimes too strong for house shots

Best Uses:

Great on house shot

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

DAMN good

This is by far my favorite solid that DV8 has produced! Ball doesn’t read too early for me like most solids for me. This give me good length and great back end. Would say it covers about 5-8 more boards than my Verge Pearl. If you don’t have one you are missing out!

3/3/2021
By Richard O from Fresno CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Damn It's GOOD!

WOW! Talk about about a benchmark ball! This will be the first ball out of my bag. Drilled mine 55x5x40 and it's smooth and predictable. Talk about versatile. The Damn Good allows me to play up the boards or move in and open up my angles. This ball loves oil and helps me on heavier oil conditions. I can close up my angles to play up the boards or I can move inside and hook it. The great thing about this ball it never jumps off the friction! It hits like a truck!

3/2/2021
By Ian L from NY
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great Ball

By far my favorite Dv8 ball of all time. It's the perfect fist ball out your bag benchmark ball. Very smooth and predictable reaction. My favorite thing about this ball is its versatility. I can close up my angles to play up the boards or i can move inside and hook it. The lower differential allows me to play closer to the friction without the overreaction alot of other balls have. Highly recommend

2/12/2021
By whereswaldo from Ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

coverstock, ball motion, benchmark

Cons:

needs oil, play with surface

Best Uses:

anywhere

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

OIL OIL OIL

First off, seeing this baby thrown on tv back to back weeks was enough for me to get excited. I drilled it 50 x 4 1/2 x 35, benchmark style of layout. It needs oil for me, or longer patterns. On the two house patterns I bowl on during the week, this damn good verge rolls extremely strong overall, and its hard to keep it right of the head pin. I cannot wait to throw this thing on some longer patterns during the upcoming tournaments ill have! Stay Tuned!

2/11/2021
By Scott from Allen, TX
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Versatility, consistent reaction, tons of strikes

Best Uses:

benchmark, fresh oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Most Versatile Benchmark Ball

Extremely impressed with DV8’s Damn Good Verge. It reminds me a little of the original solid Verge but, this one is a little bit cleaner/longer and retains a lot more energy down lane and goes through the pins way better than the original. I was able to play multiple parts of the lanes and change my angles with hand positions some and still strike, so it is very versatile. This is absolutely going to be a reliable benchmark ball especially on the fresh that you can stick with longerr than most benchmark balls. This is really a “tour” type ball reaction without the word tour written on it and will be a favorite on the tour and for tournament players everywhere, but also a great starting ball at league. It does like to see a little bit of oil as it is a pretty strong symmetrical solid with a cool sparkle traction type additive to it so it will dig in some oil. Overall, super excited and like what I saw from it. Also has Dynamicore and DOT so I dilled mine 55 x 4 x 30 with about a 425 rev rate it matched up well for me.

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3/2/2021
By Bob N from Pacifica
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Damn Good Verge

Well, I can't disagree. It's pretty Damn Good. It has a strong overall motion. I compared it side by side with the Brunswick Knockout which is my favorite big symmetric. For me, the Damn Good Verge picks up a hair later than the KO but it is a little more angular down lane as well. They are pretty close for me. I would feel comfortable throwing either one. It picks up nicely in the mid lane and goes into a string angular roll threw the pin deck. For me it will work best on heavier or fresh oil conditions or when you need to get left and still have the ball get around the corner. Should be a nice fit in most arsenals.

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Are the weight blocks for a 13lb ball different than for the 14-16lb balls

5/2/2021 - By

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Yes, the weight block will change in the 12-13lb weights. Here is a link to view the info for all weights: https://dv8bowling.com/uploads/downloads/info-sheets/damn_good_verge_info_sheet_0221-05.pdf

5/6/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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