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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
Freestyle Black/Pink Pearl 15 Only
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About the Bowler

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:
Recon Core
5500 Grit LSP
55x4.25x50
Black/Pink

Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 425
Ball Speed – 17 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 ½ over, ¾ up
Right-handed

Test Environment:
Burned 42’ THS

Review:
The Freestyle is a great ball to have for those days/nights when the lanes are hooking more than usual. I was able to create a controllable shape on a burned house shot without sacrificing carry. Even on drier lanes, the Freestyle manages to get through the pins well. With a little added surface, the Freestyle is able to create a little more shape if it is needed.

Likes:
Smooth backend reaction
Controlled motion entire lane
Versatile Coverstock

Dislikes:
None

Summary:
The Freestyle will especially be appreciated by those that battle drier lane conditions and tournament bowlers that do battle on short patterns. When the backends are really fast, the Freestyle is what you will want to pull out of the bag. With the Freestyle being on the lower end of the ball chart, it does not sacrifice any hitting power.

Darryl Carreon
MOTIV Staff / PBA Member

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl 11 13 15 Only
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About the Bowler

League Average:
240
PAP:
4in Over 1/4 under
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Review:

The Motiv Freestyle is the latest light oil, entry level bowling from Motiv Bowling that brings together a new coverstock with a proven core. The new Freestyle gives the bowlers two color combinations that both complement one another and are quite eye popping in Pink/Black and Blue/Black. The Freestyle brings in the proven Recon core and we put the new Turmoil LFP peal coverstock. This combo makes gives the Freestyle retainable energy on light oil conditions and being entry level still have enough aggressiveness downlane and through the pins. If your looking for something for light oil and will take away the over/under issues then the Freestyle by Motiv is the ball for you.

INNER CORE Recon
COVERSTOCK Turmoil LFP Reactive
FINISH 5500 Grit LSP

Comments:

Not too long ago I did a Facebook live practice session and one of the pieces I was throwing was the Freestyle. I’m absolutely in love with this piece. With the Ascents, I felt there was something missing with over/under issue I got when bowling in league and the Freestyle eliminates that issue. I love everything about the Freestyle and this is the go to ball on house shot for me because I play more right and stay there all night without fighting transition. And for entry level the Freestyle hits like a truck which is just another trademark for Motiv. Medium to High Rev players will love this piece because the can play straighter without losing power and lower rev players will like the freestyle when lanes start hooking and you don’t want to move out of their

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl 11 13 15 Only
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About the Bowler

League Average:
226
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Freestyle is the latest offering from MOTIV bowling designed for high friction lane conditions. While utilizing the same Recon core found in the Ascent line of bowling balls, what sets the Freestyle apart from the Ascent is the Turmoil Low Friction Prearl (LFP) cover stock. The LFP cover creates less friction of the ball to the lane surface thus retaining more energy which creates a better continuation through the pins. What that translates to is a ball designed for dry lanes conserves energy and has the same carry power as the higher end equipment.
My Freestyle is drilled pin above ring finger with cg kicked about 2 inches with a hole on my axis. The Ascents were good, the Freestyle is much better. I have thrown the Freestyle on cheetah pattern with success and it is also very good on wet/dry league shots. Being over the age of 50, I very seldom have the need to throw low end bowling balls because generating enough revs to get them to carry is not my strong suit. The Freestyle provides the recovery I need on drier conditions. Available in blue/black or pink/black colors, you will definitely need a Freestyle in your bag as this ball will suit many bowling styles.

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl 11 13 15 Only
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Style:
Bowling Hand:
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
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/Pink Pearl 15 Only
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About the Bowler

League Average:
238
PAP:
5 5/8 over, 1 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bobby Benton
Maryland

Motiv Freestyle (pink/black)
60 x 2" x 90 (2000 Abralon Surface)

Personal Stats:
400-450 RPM
18-20 MPH
PAP - 5 5/8" over, 1" up
Axis Tilt - Estimated 8-12 Degrees
Current League Average: 238

Intended Use:
I drilled the Freestyle with the intentions of having a smooth motion on shorter patterns.

Reaction:
Even with a 2" pin, this ball is clean with a nice back-end motion on those short/low volume patterns. I hit the surface with 2000 to help smooth the shape out to something closer to what I was looking for.

Overall:
Once I tamed the surface down, this ball fell exactly where I needed it. The shorter pin and weaker cover allow me to play right longer in the friction. I recently used it for half a block on PBA Cheetah, being the only reactive ball that didn't overhook. High rev and low speed players will appreciate the length the Freestyle brings to the table!

MOTIV Staff Member

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl 11 13 15 Only
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About the Bowler

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 MOTIV line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Freestyle features the new Turmoil LFP (Low Friction Pearl) cover combined with the Recon core . It's very clean through the lane, therefore it retains it's energy and makes a great move on the backend. Most importantly, it allows a more consistent transition that reduces over/under issues on light oil.

It will be a great fit in your bag on light oil. The Freestyle will be the ball you can count on when the lane are hooking and nothing else will go down the lane. This ball will give much more then any other ball you will find at this very affordable price.

My Freestyle is laid out with the pin down (below the ring), the cg shifted right and an extra hole about 2" below my PAP. This ball has already found a place in my bag, it's a great go to ball when the lanes are just flat hooking. The ball is very useful on short oil patterns or older surfaces. If you need a ball at a great price point for short and hooking patterns this is the ball you are looking for.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida

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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl 11 13 15 Only
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About the Bowler

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)
Freestyle
If you have been waiting for a lower cost piece for dry lane conditions that provides high performance the Freestyle is for you. What a great addition to the line up as it fits right behind the Tag for me. Very good length with recovery not seen in most lower level balls. Great for house shots for older bowlers with lower ball speeds as well as high rev players looking for something to give them length. As usual the continuation of the Motiv line of balls is unprecedented. The two color options not only look great but seem to provide a slightly different reaction as well. For me the Pink color cover seemed to be a bit steeper on the back end while the blue cover seemed to be a bit more controlled. Both balls performed at a higher level than what I originally expected. Either way this ball is quite a nice addition to the Motiv line of equipment and the price point makes it an attractive addition for all levels of bowler.

Rick Zakrajsek
Motiv Staff

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About the Bowler

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:
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 15 Only
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About the Bowler

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

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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About the Bowler

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 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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About the Bowler

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 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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