The DV8 Poison is the first DV8 ball to utilize thick shell technology. This ball is known for its versatility as an all purpose ball and outstanding backend motion. The Toxicity core and Toxin-R coverstock pair up as a sick combiniation for medium to heavy oil conditions.
When comparing to the Quantum's, this release from DV8 has a more uniqueness
of its kind. It is a bit earlier rolling than the Quantum Bias and has more strength in the midlane than the Forest Green Quantum release. All good releases, by the way, but just am more attracted to the hitting power of the Poison. It is VERY strong at its box finish, so with a mild layout it can be a great front-runner in league play. I am really impressed with this ball and enjoy the use of the coverstock and core strength. The cover color is a pretty loud attraction also. My fellow league bowlers could not compliment the release enough once it hit the lanes...
Here is a brand-new addition to the DV8 line, the Poison. This ball features a brand-new core, the Toxicity and is wrapped up with a thick Toxin-R cover. This is the first time ever a DV8 ball features the same technologie used in the Quantum in the Brunswick line. You will be able to spot that ball easily with that bright and toxic yellow shell.
Because this is a brand-new line, core and cover, I used my preferred layout on this ball. I went 40 x 4.25"x 75 with the pin over my ring finger.
On the lane, this ball is a beast. This ball offers great midlane roll and strong backend. I shot 816 (279-258-279) the very first night I used it. I only left 4 10 pins all night and struck o the 32 other shots. The way this ball rolls remind me the Quantum Bias which I love so much. Compared to the Bias, I had to move my feet two boards right with my feet and one with me eyes to get to the pocket. The ball is cleaner through the front with a little more backend due to the symmetric core. Compared to the Hitman Enforcer, I had to move two boards right with my feet and one with me eyes to be able to get to the pocket. The Poison offers more midlane because of the dull surface. Those two balls complement really well each other. When the Poison begins to burn up and leave some weak 10 or some 4 pins, I can switch to the Hitman Enforcer and stay in the same zone and continue striking.
The ball come with a 1500 grits surface. The first time I used it I kept the box finish because the house I was playing is dry. I had the chance to try the ball on a heavier volume and I tweaked the surface to an 800 grit. The ball was still rolling amazing and my carry percentage was still pretty high even if I had some surface on the ball. So don't be afraid to adjust the surface for your needs.
To conclude, if you want to have a ball that every one will talk about, get some performance and thick cover without spending the big bucks, the Poison is your choice!
My "A" games is up the more boards. My speed is between 16-17 mph. This ball allows me to move left with confidence knowing it will get to the pocket with a bang. I also been able to use it up the boards on the fresh.
How would the DV8 Poison compare to the Creed Rebellion?10/29/2018 - By Jay
Would this ball work well for a bowler with low revs?11/1/2018 - By Matt
I will be bowling with a 12 lb. ball and throwing it at round 13.5 mph, I would like to have strong backend/finish, will the Poison be a good fit for me?11/11/2018 - By oz123
The reaction this ball has is described as All Purpose with Strong Backend. However, the finish might make this ball ready a little earlier for your ball speed so you may want to get a ball that has a pearlized cover and/or a polished finish to give you more of an angular strong backend hook. The DV8 Hitman may give you more backend hook.11/13/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Would the Poison or the Creed Rebellion work better for a lower rev rate and around 13.5 mph?11/12/2018 - By Dave
They are very similar but the Creed Rebellion would be a little stronger reaction than the Poison. The Poison however would be more versatile and could handle a wider range of lane conditions through the night.11/13/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
how would the dv8 compare to the storm soniq12/4/2018 - By bob
The DV8 Poison will be a more aggressive ball than the Storm SoniQ for it has a solid coverstock and the SoniQ has a pearl coverstock.12/5/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff