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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
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Motiv Staffer,

This new Freestyle is a great addition to the Motiv line! In my opinion it is a replacement for the Tag. It is clean and able to be used when there is decreased amount of oil on the lanes. I found great success bowling on the cheetah pattern on the regional tour. Also great success playing on top of the dry more than I am used to. This ball is continuous through the pins when playing right on a house pattern. I feel the need for some dry for this ball. I drilled my #freestyle pin under my ring finger so that I was able to square up to the lane on the house pattern and shorter patterns when the lanes break down. So far bowling the regional tour it matched up to the cheetah pattern very well. I could see it working well with a pin up layout on a house pattern. It would be able to get around the corner more than the pin down layout.

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
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League Average:
226
PAP:
5 1/8" right x 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout:
MoTion Hole drilling for 5”+ PAP

Prepare to #showoff when the lanes get dry with the Motiv Freestlye. Coming in either a Blue/Black or Pink/Black color scheme, this gem will give you the ability to attack those later day conditions with ease. By wrapping the proven Recon core (2.59RG, .025Diff) in the all new Turmoil LFP Reactive coverstock, we have a ball dedicated to gliding through the dry without sacrificing any power through the pins. I drilled mine with the MoTion hole as I wanted to crush the core a little bit thereby creating more revving action which my medium rev-rate would appreciate; I am not disappointed. I could immediately tell that this ball is a great successor to the Ascent line as it still provides the length needed on drier condition yet has an enhanced downlane reaction thanks to the new coverstock. While not flippy the motion at the spot is more pronounced than my Ascents and the hitting power is just as impressive. I was able to go straight up outside of seven when other people on my pair were struggling with similar equipment inside of ten. This ball compliments my arsenal well due to its unparalleled length, a nice step down from the Venom line. Oil is not this ball’s friend so remember that friction is needed in order to get the optimal designed performance out of it. Dry lanes, scorched heads? Show everyone your moves by Freestyling on the lanes.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
Motiv Staff


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Freestyle Black/Pink Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
225
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
196
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

Layout: 60/4/30

Description
It’s no coincidence that Motiv provider continuation through the pin deck; introducing the Motiv Freestyle that commands entry level respect. Now that I have your attention Motiv has replaced and improved the Ascent/Apex series with the Freestyle, the engine is the legendary recon core but the cover is the all Turmoil Low Friction Pearl. The TLFP is a modified version of the poisonous cover used on the Venom Shock.

Out of box surface: 5500 LSP
Reaction
The Freestyle will provide you with several looks depending what you choose to do to the cover, out of box on house patterns I had no qualms playing the twig area where I mostly played using my Apex Ascent. It has a very controllable shape to it reminding me of the Redline to a much smaller extent, smooth and continuous. A stand out quality the Freestyle does have is what it does when you apply surface to it, it can handle a fair amount of oil and to a lesser extent behaves like the original Forza. As continuous as the Freestyle is; it does not change direction in a rush.

Comparisons between the Apex Ascent and Graffiti Tag
Comparing the Freestyle to the Graffiti Tag, the Tag overall is bigger than the Freestyle in terms of hook and backend reaction. The Tag has a quicker response time to friction and has a sharper breakpoint than the Freestyle. In the event the Tag becomes too big overall for the pattern the Freestyle is a solid step down from the Tag. In terms of overall length the Apex Ascent and the Freestyle are very similar; in my eyes the Freestyle is longer only because it has a slower start up ball motion wise. The Apex isn’t as even as the Freestyle as the ball motion it provides is rather angular, it’s not as continuous as well.

Summary: A solid entry level ball that doesn’t disappoint on the desired condition, I consider the slow response to friction a huge advantage for both big and small rev rates alike. As I stated before I did freestyle with the cover and found it to be rather rewarding on medium patterns and sport patterns, reverse blocks in particular. I see a lot of the Forza series in the Freestyle which I consider another plus as it provides a controllable and reliable ball motion; it’s earned a spot in my bag next to the Rebel Tank. If you’ve been entry level shopping for a while consider the Motiv Freestyle and I promise once you’ve paid for it; Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II
MOTIV Staff
WhyBowl Staff

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
243
PAP:
4 x 1
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
The freestyle is a new entry level ball in the Motiv Lineup. Compared to the Ascent lineup, the coverstock on the freestyle is much stronger thus creating a higher hook potential on those drier lane conditions as well as more continuation. For me, the Freestyle rolls similar to a Forza with less traction. For those tournament bowlers, the Freestyle will be great on patterns under 38 feet or PBA patterns such as Cheetah or Wolf. For the league bowlers, the freestlye will be great for alleys with older lane surfaces or patterns that are very dry.

Adam Chase
Motiv Staff

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4 3/4 Over x 1/8 Down
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Description: The Freestyle is MOTIV’s newest release in the entry level category. In fact it will be replacing the long lasting Ascent and Ascent Apex line. It will utilize the proven Recon Core, but with the new Turmoil LFP (Low Friction Pearl) Coverstock. This Turmoil Cover is a modified version of the same coverstock used on the famous Venom Shock. You also have two choices in color, pink & black or blue & black.
Reaction: The Freestyle will be in play when you want a ball that can get down the lane and never have to worry about it reading too early. As far as shape goes, it’s very controllable and although it’s very continuous it never changes directions too fast, which makes it ideal on patterns that just flat out hook. In my first few sessions I tried using it in league on a typical house shot and I was surprised how straight I was able to play in the track area, but was even more impressed that the ball still got through the pins very well. Although it does fit in the entry level category, remember it uses a modified cover of the Venom Shock. Giving it a stronger layout or just adding a little surface can make this ball more useable than just on drier conditions too. So far a little surface on my pin down one has made it a very good option on league conditions.
Comparisons: To give you some comparisons the Graffiti Tag is overall stronger and also responds to friction much faster. When the Tag is just too much ball or just too strong down lane the Freestyle is an ideal fit. Now compared to the Ascent Apex the Freestyle is a little longer, but not much, and isn’t quite as even throughout the lane. The Freestyle provides better continuation than the Ascent Apex, but in terms of total hook they are very close. I think the Freestyle is an upgraded version of the Ascent or Ascent Apex line. Once again, because of the similar cover that it shares with the Venom Shock, this will be a nice piece for when a Venom Shock is too strong as they have similar overall motions.
Summary: I would recommend the Freestyle to anyone who is looking to purchase a quality ball at a very affordable price. An entry level ball is an important utility piece to have and you’ll never know when you need it.
Mike Magolan MOTIV | Turbo | Boom Apparel | Genesis Staff Member

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