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United Revolt

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
228
PAP:
4 1/2 - 3/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The United Revolt is the first pearl offered by Motiv in the Revolt line. It truly provides impresses performance on medium to heavy oil yet able to provide both length and read of the oil transition incredibly well. The United is able to create this great performance because of the Vanquish core with the new Helix high friction pearl cover stock. This core/cover combination gives this ball the unique ability to get down the lane enough and retain enough energy to creating awesome motion without giving up any of the Revolt’s continuation characteristics. You do not have to be afraid to throw this ball away from the pocket due to how the United reads the oil transition and motion it creates on the back part of the lane. A must have ball for all tournament bowlers.

MOTIV Staff
Steve Haas

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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
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)
The Motiv United Revolt is a really nice addition to the Motiv lineup. It seems that depending on the bowler type, you will see some variation. For 2 testers, this is a pretty angular piece. For the 3rd tester, it was placed where Motiv says it is, in between angular and smooth. Nevertheless, all 3 of us saw a clean look to the breakpoint with a strong move off the dry boards and good motion through the pins. I always suggest to use the strongest core you can to take advantage of the heavier hit. This ball will allow you to use a strong core with a cleaner coverstock to do just that. A lot of people will be able to use this on their THS and that is good for performance and value.
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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:
80 x 5 x 70

The revolution continues in bold fashion with the Motiv United Revolt. This is the first pearl shell (Helix HFP, 5000LSP) to be wrapped around the proven Vanquish core (2.47RG, .056Diff) which brings a fresh look to the lineup (not to mention the vibrant color scheme). Throughout the different shots I have thrown this on I see many similarities in ball motion to the previous Revolts of the line, which is a good thing, while also adding its own unique characteristics to bring diversity to the name. Where I see similarities the most are in the midlane and the pin deck. The Vanquish core provides a strong engine to help the ball read the mids well giving traction even in the fresher/heavier conditions. This traction-motion also provides the ball solid continuation through the pin deck, keeping up with the precedent set by its older brothers. Conversely, where I see the new characteristics take over are in the heads and at the breakpoint. The Helix coverstock allows this ball to glide through the heads easily, something my solid Covert had issues with at times, thereby saving more energy for further down lane. Once at the breakpoint there is a strong, but not snappy, motion made. This quicker transition allows the United to be used from deeper angles compared to the rest of the line. I have found that mine works quite well on the fresh (for added teeth on slightly heavier conditions I have used 1500 for the surface) and allows me to continue well into game two before I switch to a great compliment: the Primal Fear. By comparison, the United allows you to cut through the oil with straighter angles which will then open up the lane for the Fear to bounce off of that track further inside. If you need something to clear the heads yet give strong control in the mids and at the breakpoint for heavier shots, the United Revolt is a solid (for a pearl) option.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
Motiv Staff


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About the Bowler

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)
DESCRIPTION

INNER CORE - Vanquish™
COVERSTOCK - Helix™ HFP Reactive
FINISH - 5000 Grit LSP
RG RATING - 2.47 (15 lbs)
RG DIFFERENTIAL - 0.56 (15 lbs)
FLARE POTENTIAL - 5"+


REACTION

The United Revolt gets moderate length with a strong response to friction. I like to think of it as a benchmark motion for heavier oil volumes. I have found the cover to be quite a bit stronger than I expected which is a good thing. When I knocked the cover down to 2000, I was able to get the ball to recover from heavy oil towards the outside of the lane. After polishing it even more than box finish, the United Revolt is still able to corner when playing steep angles across the lane. This cover and core combo give the type of motion that is very responsive to surface changes when needed. It isn't too early and forward, nor is it too late and angular. This means the United Revolt can be used on a wide variety of patterns from a multitude of different angles.


COMPARISONS

In my video, I showcased two United Revolts. Both of which have different layouts on them. I compared the pin down United Revolt to the Forza GT and the Trident. As you can see in the video, the Forza GT is much smoother and isn't able to recover. Conversely, the Trident responds much earlier. Since it has more hook potential, it ends up going through the face. Personally, I have found the United Revolt to fit squarely in between the Trident and the Chronic Paranoia in ball motion and hook potential. All three compliment each other rather well.

The other United Revolt in the video has a long pin up layout. I compare it with the Primal Fear and the Chronic Paranoia. As expected, from playing the same line, the Primal Fear gets much further down lane before responding to friction. This doesn't allow the ball to get back to the pocket. The Chronic Paranoia gets started about the same time as the United Revolt, but isn't strong enough to handle the oil volume from the same line. What this showed me, The United Revolt is lane enough to play steeper angles, and strong enough to recover when the backends are a bit too oily for the Primal Fear.


SUMMARY

I have always matched up well with the Revolt line. It started with the Covert, then the Vengeance, the Havoc was my favorite, and now the United has come along. Ball motion wise, I think the United shows how our technology has advanced and gotten better over the span of the line. While I think the United's length most closely resembles that of the original Covert Revolt, they differ severely when it comes to ball motion. The Covert was forward off the spot while the United Revolt has much more drive and continuation. During the filming of my video, I scouted out several 9 pins. Truth be told, I had more messengers in the filming of my video than I had all of last year. I am far from a power player so when I am slinging messengers across the deck, that's saying something.


MOTIV STAFF MEMBER

Doug Anderson

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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 new United Revolt is the first pearl ball in the Revolt Line and it is certainly a ball out of this world. It is a ball that is clean through the fronts but still reads the midlane strong and has an angular but continuous motion with a pin up drilling. This ball is great on medium to heavy oil but also a go to ball on many sport/pba patterns as well as it can read the body of the pattern much more easily than other balls in the line. Compared to the Revolt Havoc, the United is cleaner and more angular down lane. A pin down version of the United will still have a clean look on the lane but have a much smoother reaction on the backend. Not only is this a great ball but the lime green and pearl grey colors really make this ball stand out. You can see this ball from many lanes away because it stands out to so well. My pin up version, I actually added more polish to the ball to add increased length to save a little more backend energy. I found that this was a great solution for lanes that may hook a little more in the front part of the lane or in the backend. Overall, this ball can be a great benchmark that's stronger than the forza GT or Chronic Paranoia as well as a ball that can be a good compliment to the revolt havoc.

Adam Chase
Motiv Staff

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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 Revolt line of bowling balls. The MOTIV United Revolt features the Helix HFP Reactive coverstock combined with the Vanquish core. It's clean through the front of the lane, reads the mid-lane and makes a strong continuous arching motion through the pins, It’s the pearlized ball I’ve been looking for.

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium oil. It’s a pearl ball that clears the fronts, yet doesn’t miss the mid-lane. It’s strong off the spot, but yet not too angular and has the continuation through the pins that MOTIV balls are known for.

My United is laid out with the pin above the fingers, just to the right of center, the CG slightly kicked right and has extra hole in my axis. Plain and simple this ball gives me a shape that I haven’t seen in a pearlized ball. It gives me an arching and continuous shape you would usually only find in a solid, combined with the clean fronts that pearl balls are known to have. Seems like a GREAT combination to me. This ball is going to get A LOT of play for me on medium oil, on a variety of different shape patterns.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida

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