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Octane

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
241
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Get ready to start up and push those engines to the limit people! Once you add some #preimumgrade to your tank, or in this case… your bowling bag, there is no way the competition will be able to catch up with your scoring pace. Our friends from MOTIV Bowling have once again out did themselves when it comes to length with a nice snappy response from the backend with all the continuation you’ll ever need. Introducing the MOTIV Octane! For those lovers of the Trash series and those who remember the QZ line as well will be pleased to hear the re-introduction of the Quadfire core wrapped with a whole new cover stock. That’s right folk, the proven Quadfire core is wrapped with the new Agility SFX (Skid Flip Xtreme) coverstock that has already proven its length and powerful backend at the PBA Summer Swing in Ronnie Russell’s hands on his road to victory at the Bear Open.
For those who have read my reviews in the past, you may notice that given my power-over-rev-rate style, I tend to go slightly against the grain with drilling layouts. The Octane was not much different in that approach as I decided to lay out with my favorite, placing the pin right below the bridge and the CG slightly kicked out. Such a drilling does lead to an earlier roll, but what can I say, stick with what ya know right? Although I did experience some success with this layout in the Octane, the reaction would have a tendency of being temperamental from time to time. Despite the amount of down-lane reaction I received from the Octane, the ball will experience difficulty tipping up and finishing with a punch if the ball started in the oil on an angled projection. So the question, what must I do to give this ball some life and really begin tearing it up? Simple answer, drop the surface finish to 1000. Within 2 weeks of such a minor adjustment, I proceeded to put together a 824 series with 299, 246, 279 and then to top the night off, shot an additional 279 in the four-game league for 1103. This minor change made a drastic difference in the reaction of my Octane, allowing it to grab the lane a tad sooner and provide it with the energy needed to drive through the rack down lane. All in all, the Octane fills a gap that has been much needed in adding to MOTIV continued growth in dimension. If you favor the idea of skip\flip, the Octane will absolutely be able to fill that gap in your bag.

Ryan Wyandt
MOTIV Staff Member
Shoemakersville, PA
rwyandt869@gmail.com
Follow me on Twitter: @rwyandt869

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OCTANE!!!!!
My definition of Octane is now- Length, angularity and power. This ball is completely off the charts NASTY!!! This ball shows an incredible ability to get through the front part of the lane and the most angular back end motion to date from Motiv. From the average league bowler to the top professional bowlers in the world this piece offers something for everyone. The ball is initially rated for Medium oil patterns but performs well on med-heavy and med-light oil patterns as well. This monster will allow even some of the rev challenged players to get in deeper with the big boys. What I liked most is what it provided me on the med-light oil patterns that I bowled on in the PBA Sr masters event on the burn and double burn. The Octanes length and smoothness through the front end of the pattern allowed me to continue to use it with only minimal adjustment. I was able to stay a bit more right away ( 20-18 at the arrows) versus having to get in deeper with everyone else and deal with a major transition. The key was the room right this ball creates with its ability to come back hard and strong from the friction right!!!! An just like every release Motiv has put out over the past few years this ball is CONTINUOUS though the pins retaining its energy for the right place at the right time!! Get this ball and your game will never be the same!!
Rick Zakrajsek

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