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The DV8 Verge takes your game to the edge and beyond. This ball uses the Threshold core which includes DynamiCore and DOT to offer great power and superb durability. This core is combined with the Inciter Solid Reactive coverstock which provides the traction required for a strong overall motion. The core and cover combination gives performance that lasts longer and provides more traction as it goes down the entire lane while still producing continuation.
This is the first DV8 ball I've drilled and I gotta say it is pretty darn good. It has a strong solid cover so it has a big shape, but does not read too soon and burn out. It has plenty of power at the pins. If you were a fan of EBI balls I would say the Verge is very similar to the Ebonite Futura or Columbia 300 Chaos. I had those 2 very similar and this is very close as well. It has the same strong benchmark characteristics. Very predictable shape. I would use it on fresh, long, or high volume oil patterns. The navy & red make it a good looking ball as well.
Here is my take on the DV8 Verge. The Verge features the Threshold low RG/symmetrical core wrapped by the Inciter Solid coverstock colored in Navy/Purple and Crimson. Box finish is 2000 Siaair and features DOT technology and thus carries with it an industry leading 4 year warranty.
My "vitals" are 405 RPM rev rate with a PAP of 5 9/16 over and 1/8 up. I drilled my Verge with a 40 x 4 ½ x 40 layout and have thrown it at box surface. I have tried it on fresh and burnt THS as well as a 2:1 37' sport pattern with 29ml.
At box finish, the Verge will handle the heaviest volumes of oil. I would best describe the ball motion as very early and aggressive in the front with a smooth downlane motion. On fresh THS, I had to ride the oil all the way to the pocket with straighter angles to get it effectively down the lane. With that approach however, the Verge had no trouble handling the "puddle" in the middle and getting to the pocket/carrying. On the sport pattern, again the key to the Verge being effective at box surface was having sufficient volume in the front in order to get the ball through the front and to store enough energy to the back in order to carry effectively.
Bowlers with higher ball speeds will find the Verge to be a great asset in their bag as will people with lower rev rates. I believe the Verge will excel on fresh, higher volume patterns when going straighter through the front is required and the key to success is getting the ball to see the lane early enough.
See your local proshop about the DV8 Verge.
I can't say enough good things about this ball. I used it a lot on the new PBA Shark pattern and I had some room to miss on the right while others did not. This is my favorite ball in my bag right now.
I use on sport shots and house shots made for heavy oil but so versatile that I was able to use it on burnt up house and sport shots
Here is the new hi performance ball for DV8, the Verge. This ball offer a brand new simetrical core, treshehold and a brand new solid cover, inciter The ball features the new DOT technologie to optimize the durability and also dynamicore for better carry.
The ball comes out of the box with a 500 2000 slip sanding technique and it allows the ball to be less affected with lane shine. The new core / cover technologie and the surface allows the ball to roll early and be very controllable on the backend.
Because I wanted to have a strong ball to play in heavy oil conditions, I went with a 75 x 3 3/4 x 40 drilling.
On the lane, the ball delivers exactly what I expected. The ball reads the lane really soon and is smooth on the backend. Compared to my Freauency, I play the ball in the same area but the reaction is completely different. Because the Frequency is asymmetrical, I'm able to begin with the verge on the fresh and when it starts to burn up, I can switch to the Frequency and play the same area. Compared to the instigator, I'm 2 boards left on the approach and 1 board left at the target meanly because of the heavy roll in the front part of the lane. We where missing that kind of motion in the line and Dv8 delivered it.
For people with higher ball speed, the surface can be adjusted and you'll be able to use that ball and get advantage of the backend motion.
To conclude, if you want want to have a strong ball with a controllable backend end to play on heavier or flatter lane condition, the Verge is for you.
My son has a pit bull will this ball be stronger for him.also controllable11/10/2019 - By Hamster
This ball is rated stronger than the original Pit Bull in over all hook potential. This has a dull finish out of the box to read the midlanes but it was not quite as dull as the Pit Bull so it will actually go just a little longer than the Pit Bull out of the box.11/12/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff