The DV8 Night Prowler bowling ball was made to prey on some pins. This ball uses the Divergent core which includes DynamiCore and DOT to offer great power and superb durability. This core is combined with the N-Forcer SF Pearl Reactive coverstock which gives length and bite. The core and cover combination glides through the front of the lane and reacts on the backend on medium lane conditions.
Here is the continuity of last year prowler, the Night Prowler. This ball uses the same core as last year but this time it's wrapped with N-Forcer SF. This combination provides more backend compared to the original prowler who already had a lot. It comes with a 500 Siaair plus a Crown Factory Compound finish on it. The ball offers the DOT technology which allows you to drill whenever you want without worrying about the pin placement. It also offers dynamicore.
Since I went pin up with the original and I found the ball a bit over under, I decided to go with a shorter pin distance and a pin down layout. I went with a 75 x 4 x 80 layout.
On the lane, the ball reacts like it was supposed to be. I compared the ball with the DV8 Instigator and the original prowler. Compared to the Instigator, I moved my feet three boards right and my eyes two board right. The Night Prowler is much cleaner in the front and offers a big backend. Compared to the Prowler, I was two boards left with my feet and one board left with my eyes. The ball had a lot more backend and that's why I needed to move left. I found that the ball would fit perfectly between both.
This ball is designed to fit better in medium oil condition but if you are a speed dominant, you can use a little pad to scratch the surface and the ball will react sooner instead of going to long. It will still offers you a big backend because that's what it's designed for.
To conclude, if you are looking for a big backend ball, the Night Prowler is for you. The ball be clean through the heads and surprise you on the back part of the lane.
What is the average pin length?8/20/2019 - By Old arm
An average pin length would probably be between 2-4 inches but a first quality ball can have a pin placement between usually between 1-5 inches.8/21/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does this compare to the dv8 creed8/21/2019 - By Dom
This ball would be very similar to the DV8 Creed. They were both upper mid performance balls with a pearl coverstock and designed to work in medium oil. The specs on the Creed was a 215 hook and 130 length and the Night Prowler is 240 hook and 180 length.8/22/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Hello, would you consider this ball from DV8 a benchmark ball in the DV8 line? If not which ball from them would you all recommend as a benchmark ball?9/26/2019 - By Jase
Yes, this could be a very good benchmark ball. It is rated for medium oil but could handle some heavier conditions but this could be a great ball to start with and get a feel for the lanes. It is not going to over react and it will work in most league oil patterns or THS patterns very well.9/26/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff