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Octane Burn 12 Only

Average Customer Review: 4.94 of 5 stars
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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Motiv has another ball in there line for that drier pattern. Octane Burn is what it says for the burn very easy to control in the front and a strong move in the backend. If yon need more control have your ball driller layout your Burn for the pattern you bowl on.

Ormond Pro Shop Maanger
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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League Average:
237
PAP:
5 1/4 x 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout used 55 x 5 x 70. This is the latest ball to use the Quadfire core (a favorite of mine) uses a new Helix SFP Reactive cover. This will give you a little added control compared to the original Octane for those that felt that the original was too jumpy at break point. This ball is able to be used a wide variety of conditions and by a wide variety of bowlers. This will give you a similar amount of hook to the original but with a little different shape. (earlier and more control at the break point). For those looking for a great all around ball that can handle most conditions found in league this will be a great ball for you. If you are a tournament bowler this will provide you a nice step down from the Primal Rage for when you start to feel the BURN!
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League Average:
226
PAP:
4 1/4" x 1 3/8"
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
!!Octane Burn Review!!
DESCRIPTION

INNER CORE - Quadfire
COVERSTOCK - Helix SFP Reactive
FINISH - 5500 Grit Laser Scan Polished
RG RATING - 2.55 (15 lbs)
RG DIFFERENTIAL - .043 (15 lbs)
FLARE POTENTIAL - 4"+

REACTION
The Octane Burn excels when the pattern starts to break down. It has a fast but more controllable motion down lane than its predecessor. It's versatile in the fact you can play up the lane without it jumping too hard off the spot. When you have to move in and increase your angles, it has the continuation necessary to slap out the corner pins.

COMPARISONS
The Octane Burn overall hook puts it in between the Forza Redline and Venom Panic. It gets further down lane than both of those balls and has a fast response to friction. Compared to the Graffiti Tag, it starts earlier, is more controllable, and has more overall hook. The Burn allows you to play deeper inside than you would with the Panic because of the length it gives you. In comparison to the original Octane, it doesn't cover as many boards, starts earlier, and is more controllable which allows it to be used on a wider variety of patterns. The Octane Burn is a perfect fit when you need less than the Redline and more than the Panic.

SUMMARY
I drilled my Octane Burn pin under middle finger (75°x 4.5" x75°) and threw it with a variety of different surfaces to see how it rolled. I put 1000, 2000, 2000 with polish, 3000, 4000, and box finish. I like to throw new equipment with different surfaces because at some point in time we always alter the surface. I bowl on Synthetic and wood lanes and the happy medium I found that works on both house patterns was 2000 (no polish). For me, box finish was a bit to fast and temperamental for my liking. To be fair, the only ball I throw with polish is my Tag. Everything else I have from 1000-4000. I prefer to have a bit of surface as it suits my game better. Below is my ball motion video. I compared the Octane Burn to the Graffiti Tag, Venom Panic, and Forza Redline.
Douglas Anderson
Motiv Staff

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League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description

The latest weaponry out of Muskegon is the Octane Burn, wrapped in the Helix SFP Reactive coverstock and with a 5500 polished finish this weaponry is built to play the burn. Underneath the cover is the proven Quadfire core that has been featured in the past release such as the QZRed, QZPurple, QZBlue, Backdraft, Thrash, Thrash Frenzy, and the Octane.

Out of box surface: 5500 Grit LSS

Layout: 4 x 4 1/2 (no weight hole)

Ball Reaction

The Octane Burn has a very slow response to the friction, the benefit of this is that it grants the bowler reasonable control when playing on high friction surfaces. The difference between the Octane and the Octane Burn is that the Burn provides a better controlled motion down lane; the original Octane provided a quicker response to the friction.


Comparisons

Apex Ascent

The Apex is smaller than the Octane Burn in terms of overall hook and backend presence, in terms of length they are even. I admired the reaction the Apex gave me when it encountered the friction; there were times when I wanted a bigger backend presence out of it when it was time for me to move left. Both of them are angular but in terms of facing up upon exiting the pattern, the Burn was both quicker and stronger than the Apex.

Graffiti Tag

In terms of length the Tag is longer than the Octane Burn and has a bigger backend motion as well, the difference between the two is the ball motion as a whole. Due to the Tag providing a faster response upon encountering friction you would think that it hooks more than the Octane Burn but it doesn’t, the Tag just has a stronger ball motion down lane. Upon encountering friction the Tag tends to make a sharp move towards the pocket, the Octane Burn is the opposite making a controlled move to the pocket upon encountering friction.


Venom Panic

The Venom Panic starts up earlier than the Octane Burn and has a shade less overall hook than the Burn, the difference between the two is that they do when encountering friction. In the friction because the Panic is earlier than the Burn I find myself moving left to keep the ball from setting up too early, with the Burn it is the opposite. In the friction I can move further right and play in the burn preferred to bouncing the Burn off the dry moving left.


Summary

The purpose of this ball is listed in its namesake, the Octane Burn is meant for the burn itself. As with the Apex and the Tag when using it on the fresh I would start out playing right until encountering the burn itself, at that point I would start to move left. I don’t have to do this with the Octane Burn; I can play in the burn instead of playing into it.

To anyone that felt the original Octane wasn’t versatile enough will immediately see the difference in the Octane Burn, the Octane Burn will give you a lot of length and control on high friction patterns. The Octane Burn is smooth like the Tag but stronger than the Apex Ascent encountering the friction; providing a moderate controlled ball motion from start to finish.

I have had a lot of success with this ball playing straighter and closing my angles without the sacrifice of carry, it’s given me plenty of length and control on high friction patterns playing any angle on the lane. Motiv has given the phrase “Feel the burn” a whole new meaning and I encourage you to do yourself a favor and do just that.

Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II
Motiv Staff
Whybowl Staff

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About the Bowler

League Average:
237
PAP:
5 1/4 x 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout used 55 x 5 x 70. This is the latest ball to use the Quadfire core (a favorite of mine) uses a new Helix SFP Reactive cover. This will give you a little added control compared to the original Octane for those that felt that the original was too jumpy at break point. This ball is able to be used a wide variety of conditions and by a wide variety of bowlers. This will give you a similar amount of hook to the original but with a little different shape. (earlier and more control at the break point). For those looking for a great all around ball that can handle most conditions found in league this will be a great ball for you. If you are a tournament bowler this will provide you a nice step down from the Primal Rage for when you start to feel the BURN!
Dan Knowlton
Motiv Staff
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Owner Bowlaholics Pro Shop

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League Average:
230+
PAP:
3 1/2 over, 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
208
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ball Specs and Layout:
Helix SFP Reactive
5500 Grit LSP
Quadfire Core
55x4x70 w/ P3 hole

Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 450
Ball Speed – 17 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 ½ over, ¾ up
Right-handed

Test Environment:
42’ THS

Review:
I compared the Octane Burn to my Forza Redline since I have similar layouts on it. The Octane Burn is really clean through the front part of the lane, similar as the Tag. However, it was a stronger motion downlane. It is slightly more controllable on the backend than the original Octane which I still enjoy using. The Octane Burn worked pretty good for me when I started to chase a little further in to where my Redline wouldn’t quite make the turn on the backend.

Likes:
Clean through front part of lane
Controlled, aggressive backend
Great when lanes open up downlane

Dislikes:
None

Summary:
The Octane Burn is much cleaner and slighter more controllable than the original Octane. Those that love the Octane, will have as much appreciation for the Burn. A little added surface for some will help control some of the backend motion with no hitting power lost. The Octane Burn has a well-deserved spot in my bag.

Darryl Carreon
MOTIV Staff / PBA Member

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League Average:
243
PAP:
4 1/2 x 3/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Octane burn for me can handle much more oil then the original Octane. The stronger cover in the ball allows for more midlane traction on medium to lighter oil patterns. Compared to the original Octane, the burn is much more predictable and is still great even when the lanes get pretty dry in the backend. It is a ball that is slightly cleaner then the Shock but still has the motion of the Shock, so it is a great 1-2 punch when the Shock becomes too early and lazy down the lane.

Adam Chase
Motiv Staff
Vise Staff

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League Average:
235
PAP:
Left 55/8 up5/8
Ball Speed:
Fast
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout: 65x41/2x75

Length: 41 and 44

Volume: 26

Type (THS)

Left hand

Tweener

Likes: the octane burn is becoming my favorite THS ball. With the pin down and 1000 surface it is one hard hitting ball. The burn is clean through the front part of the lanes with an angular continuation ball motion down lane. This ball is very versatile on most THS. It works well playing any angle on the lane but a tighter angle to the pocket works best for my game. The Octane Burn should definitely be in your arsenal.

Scott Greiner
10 In The Pit Pro Shop
Motiv Staff Member

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League Average:
230
PAP:
4 3/4 Over x 3/8 Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Description: The Octane Burn uses the same Quadfire core as the original Octane, but with the brand new Helix SFP coverstock. The addition of the Octane Burn has filled MOTIV’s slot for an angular, light to medium oil ball, which mean it’s now available at a cheaper price point.
Reaction: The Octane Burn is a couple feet earlier than the original Octane. It is also a little slower to respond to friction, allowing for a little more control down lane. However, the hook potential is very similar between the Octane Burn and the original Octane, it’s just the shape that has been altered (but is a big difference). It’s definitely not a ball that I would use on the fresh for most patterns as it is just not strong enough and we have other pieces made for the fresh. I do however like it when I need to stay a little closer to the friction and still get the ball to have really good continuation.
Comparisons: In my video I only compared the Octane Burn against two other balls currently in production. The first was the Venom Panic, which is noticeably earlier and more forward when exiting the pattern compared to the Octane Burn. Next, the Graffiti Tag is cleaner than the Octane Burn and provides a faster response to friction. Although the Graffiti Tag may appear to hook more at times it is because of how much stronger down lane the Graffiti Tag is. One more additional note, although not compared in the video this release will be a great transition piece when the Venom Shock is too early and too strong. I think because of the popularity of the Venom Shock this will put in perspective where this new release fits.
Summary: This is a modified version of the original Octane. For those who felt that the original Octane wasn’t reliable enough or couldn’t be thrown on a wide variety of conditions will appreciate the modifications on the Octane Burn. It will give you plenty of length and control on patterns with lots of friction.
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Mike Magolan
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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Octane Burn

Motiv Bowling has introduced the New Octane Burn. I drilled the Octane Burn just like i drill all my symmetrical balls (65 x 4 1/2 x 35). The Octane Burn is for Medium-Light oil and it provides a very angular motion down lane.  It has the same Quadfire core as the original Octane but a with a the all New Helix SFP (Skid Flip Pearl) cover. This Octane Burn will provide a more consistent and readable reaction than the Octane. The most success I have had with this ball, is when I am playing straighter angles. The only negative I have seen is that, it can shoot through the breakpoint if there isn't enough a friction. I do not recommend this ball for fresh conditions. Please visit your nearest pro shop today and get this must have ball! #getmotivated

Motiv Staffer
Jonathan Sellers

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League Average:
241
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Octane Burn is an interesting piece for me but I say that as a compliment. Although this is a continuation of the Octane line, the Burn is not an exact follow up to its predecessor. The Burn is actually more of a replacement for the Tribal line in terms of being meant for those light to medium oil patterns. The beauty of this ball lies with the backend motion.
I found that with the Burn, although too much length has not always been a friend of mine, the backend more than puts my mind at ease. With this combination, I am able to keep the lane in front of me rather than trying to go coast to coast (which isn’t my favorite approach to the lanes) and risk the loss of carry to vs. giving up the pocket. I find myself favoring the Burn over the Shock at times just because of the fact of its controllable reaction.
A perfect example, now I will say that the pattern was a fresh house shot but a bit heavier than what my home lanes lay down. When I initially began the tournament for the singles event, I choose to begin with by Revolt Havoc, playing up the boards up 5. Now my Havoc has a stacked drilling to maximize its hook potential. Initially the look was very favorable but as the set progressed, the ball began finishing stronger down lane and the 6 Pin became by best friend very quickly. Unfortunately, a slight move to the right with my feet, the ball just did not pick up enough to carry the 7. The final game of the set, I decided to switch to my Octane Burn and keep the shot simple and up 5. I proceeded to finish the set with a 260. My day was not done yet however, as I would move to the pair to my left and compete in doubles. Considering the Burn allowed me to keep the shot in front of me, I decided to stick with it. It would turn out to be the right choice as I would post up a 300 the second game of the 752 set.

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League Average:
226
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Octane Burn is the latest medium to dry lane ball to be offered by MOTIV bowling. Featuring the same Quadfire core as the original Octane but wrapped by a new cover stock called Helix SFP Reactive which provides an earlier and smoother response to friction. Comparing the Octane Burn to the original Octane, the Burn starts up a few feet sooner and makes a smoother transition in the back part of the lane whereas the Octane provided a much sharper reaction to the friction. The Burn is much more controllable on broken down patterns. My Burn is drilled pin down with no weight hole and I have had success with this ball on the medium 39-43 foot patterns. This layout allows me to control the breakpoint even more and I can keep my angles closer together. The Quadfire core has been a lifesaver for me on drier patterns as it creates a very controllable shape at the breakpoint. The Burn is a must for any tournament bowler if you need length and control as the lane pattern starts to break down.
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I have my octane burn drilled with a pretty basic layout. The pin is above the bridge with the cg at about 45 degrees. I have not compared the two octanes next to one another to see how much stronger one is from another. But motion wise the burn seems to pick up better in the midlane but has a noticeably smoother reaction at the back of the pattern, which would allow you to use it on a bigger variety of pattern. I took the surface of the ball down a little bit to help the ball pick up a little earlier because of where I am. I think this ball is more versatile than the original because the backend is a lot smoother and more predictable.
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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 1/8" right x 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout:
40 x 4 ¼ x 40


If you need a ball that can easily glide down the lane and finsh strongly on the backend then look no further than the Octane Burn. By wrapping the high RG Quadfire core (2.55RG, .043Diff) in the brand new Helix SFP Reactive coverstock we have a blend of the original Octane’s backend motion and greater control at that spot. I was a bit aggressive with my angles so that I could get the ball to rev up a bit sooner for me, to give me a stronger midlane read before dry and this ball does not disappoint. Even though I can see it rapidly flaring in the mids it still effortlessly glides through the fronts and mids; so far this trait has been shown anywhere from straight up on the fresh to playing left of fifth arrow on some extreme burn. Friction is this ball’s friend. Once you find the dry the Burn reads hard without being snappy or overly jumpy. This motion towards the pocket does not stop once it gets to the pins as it drives through to the pit. I have also noticed that this ball is very good at keeping the pins low; more pins around the deck translates to better carry. In my bag this iteration of the Octane fits extremely well between Redline/Shock and the Tag. If it’s dry that you need to combat, pick up an Octane Burn and #LightEmUp!

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
Motiv Staff

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League Average:
235
PAP:
5" Right 1/4" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Description: The Octane Burn is the newest ball from Motiv bowling. It uses the Quadfire core from the original Octane along with a new Helix SFP(Skid Flip Pearl) Reactive coverstock. This coverstock is at 5500 grit laser scan polish out of the box. This symmetric core has an RG of 2.55 and a diff of .043 for the 15lb version.

Comments: The Octane Burn is designed to be used in light-medium oil conditions. The Octane Burn is a improved version of the Octane in that it is not as wet/dry sensitive as the original was. With the original Octane, the ball was clean but it could be very angular off the spot once it hit friction. Motiv has taken that solid core and wrapped a new and improved coverstock to it. This allows the ball to be clean, read the midlane a little earlier then the Octane, and provide a smoother, more controlled shape down lane. It will be a great piece to match up with the Venom Shock. Once the pattern breaks down and your Shock is too early a step down to the Octane Burn would be a great fit. This more controlled backend reaction will allow you to stay in this ball longer than most other pieces in the line.

Summary: Motiv continues to produce some of the strongest hitting balls on the market. The lineup offers a variety of ball motions for all types of players. The Octane Burn is a great piece to switch to once the typical house shot breaks down. It is cleaner then the Redline and Venom Shock and more controlled down lane once it sees friction. It's a ball that should be in your bag for those later games in league or on burn shots in more competitive environments.

Matt Rayner
Motiv Staff

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is the newest introduction into the Octane line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Octane Burn features the Helix SFP Reactive coverstock combined with the Quadfire core. It's super clean the front of the lane and OMG can you say strong backend reaction. And of course, it has the continuation that has come to be expected from MOTIV bowling balls

It will be a great fit in your bag on light to medium oil. It’s clean, strong and continuous. What else could you want from a ball on the burn.

My Octane Burn is laid out with the pin above the ring fingers (close to the center line), the cg basically stacked (just a slight shift right) and has no extra hole. This ball is not afraid to be thrown right and have plenty of backends to recover. I can see this being my go to ball on the burn when opening the lane up becomes required.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida

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