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New ball help

Post by Crabby25 » December 7th, 2021, 9:57 pm

I currently bowl with a dv8 verge pearl. I am looking for a ball that hooks less. Any suggestions on what I should be looking at?

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Re: New ball help

Post by EricHartwell » December 8th, 2021, 1:20 am

Welcome to BowlingChat

I am not in the business of selling bowling balls so I don't really like to make specific ball recommendation.

The DV8 Verge is not really a strong ball. It is a medium oil Symmetrical ball with a differential of .049
I would look for a ball listed as a light oil ball with a differential around .040
This will fill your need by using the same layout as your old ball.

Otherwise, Layout can be a good way to make sure your new ball doesn't hook as much as your old one.
Check out this link...

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=373

For more advice I need to know your release specs.
Also knowing what layout the Verge has would be helpful as well.

edited ball spec and recommendation
Last edited by EricHartwell on December 8th, 2021, 2:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: New ball help

Post by kajmk » December 8th, 2021, 1:37 am

Eric, if you are familiar with the ball reviews published in Bowler's Journal or Bowling This Month would you offer a comment?

I've been out of bowling for about 15 years, so I can't even offer a laymans perspective.

https://www.bowlersjournal.com/annual-b ... s-archive/


https://www.bowlingthismonth.com/ball-comparison/

Also see bowling ball reviews on Bowling this month.
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Positive Axis Point: 4-3/4" and 1/2"up
Speed: 16 off hand
Rev Rate: 330
Axis Tilt: 12
Axis Rotation: 45
Heavy Oil Ball: Radical Tremendous, EVO solid, Hammer Obsession
Medium Oil Ball: EVO pearl, True Motion, Columbia Command, DV8 Intimidator
Light Oil Ball: Blue Hammer, Track Spare+
Location: Michigan

Re: New ball help

Post by EricHartwell » December 8th, 2021, 2:01 am

I've never used either of these publications.
I use the manufactures websites and youtube reviews.

I just looked up the DV8 Verge Pearl in the bowlers journal.
To my disappointment they list it is as a strong Asymmetrical ball.
It is not, it is Symmetrical.

Next I checked out the Bowling this month comparison.
All it does is give you the ball specs side by side.
This is a nice option when comparing several balls on one page rather than having many windows or tabs open clicking back and forth.

I thank you for offering these options to help choose a ball.

I originally looked it up on DV8's website and made my assessment from there.
I was mistaken about the differential. My eyes went right to the 13# column.
At 14#,15# and 16# the differential is .049
It does have a decently strong core. This will change my recommendation a little.
I will edit my original post.
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