The DV8 Decree is a mid-performance bowling ball that is ready to take authority on the lanes. This ball uses the same Command Symmetric core that was successful on the Turmoil bowling balls. This core is paired with the Composite Fang Solid coverstock to offer a new degree of hook with a strong reaction at the midlane and backend on medium oil conditions.
Here is my take on the new DV8 Decree. The DV8 Decree features a medium RG symmetrical core wrapped by the Fang Solid cover finished a 3000 Siaair. The color of the Decree is white/black/pink.
My "vitals" are a 405 rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I have drilled 2 Decrees- 1 with 60 x 5 ¼ x 70 (pin down) and another with a 40 x 4 ½ x 20 layout (pin up). I have tried the DV8 Decree at box surface on fresh and burnt THS.
The goal of drilling the Decree was to replace Hammer Vibe Oranges- to find a good all-around benchmark ball. The Decree did not disappoint. On fresh THS, the pin down Decree showed plenty of continuous motion and power from various angles/hand positions. The pin up Decree, as expected, showed a sharper/quicker transition which indicates that the Decree can achieve different motions depending on layout and thus is versatile. The Decree should be best suited for most medium volume patterns on medium to shorter lengths. The Decree definitely will be one of those balls that is a "benchmark" ball- the ball that you start with or at least will tell you whether you need to go up or down a ball. I expect that given the versatility of the Decree based on layout, the ball should be suited for many different styles.
See your local proshop for more information about the new DV8 Decree!
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