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Tank Rampage

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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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:
70 x 4 ¼ x 60

Urethane is back with a vengeance and MOTIV’s latest one lets you go on a Rampage with it! The Alchemy Urethane coverstock (3000 LSS) creates a lot of traction for a urethane shell yet keeps that same smooth, predictable motion that is expected from this technology. To enhance this reaction, the Gear core (2.48RG, .034Diff) has been modified specifically for this ball and now boasts numbers of 2.55RG, .020Diff. These new specs help push the Alchemy cover further down the lane thereby allowing it to retain more energy for its backend motion through to the pit. I drilled the Rampage the same as my Rebel Tank as I wanted a good comparison. The verdict: they are not even close. The Rampage is far and away more aggressive in the oil, helping to create a more pronounced mid-lane motion which helps to read the transition easier. Control is still the name of the game, but the Tank Rampage adds power to that to create a unique reaction within today’s urethane game.

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 - Gear V2
COVERSTOCK - Alchemy Urethane
FINISH - 5500 Grit LSP
RG RATING - 2.55 (15 lbs)
RG DIFFERENTIAL - 0.20 (15 lbs)
FLARE POTENTIAL - 3"+


REACTION

The Tank Rampage isn't a typical urethane ball. It has a motion that is rather unique. While traditional urethane reads early and forward, the Rampage reads early but also creates entry angle. On shorter patterns, the Tank Rampage will get a lot of use.


COMPARISONS

I compared the Tank Rampage to the Rebel Tank, Freestyle Rush, and as a bonus comparison I threw the Hyper Sniper as well. The layout is 60 x 4.5" x 75. In the video, you can see how they stack up to one another. The Rebel Tank gets further down lane but is weaker and more forward off the sport. It doesn't have the hook potential or the shape drive through the pins from the same line as the Rampage. The Freestyle Rush has more overall hook potential and responds much faster to friction making it significantly more angular. The Hyper Sniper, well, it goes straight. Which is a good thing because that is what it was designed to do.


SUMMARY

The Tank Rampage has been an eye opener for me. With my "Tweener" rev rate, I have never really had much use for urethane. That is until now. This ball is an excellent choice for shorter patterns or when you are just trying to keep the ball in play. It is very predictable which is a must on fresh sport patterns. The Rampage gets through the pins well enough to where I am not worrying or expecting to leave flat corners. That has always been a problem that has plagued me when throwing urethane. I know bowlers are leery about urethane even with the resurgence of seeing the pros use it on the telecasts. When a Motiv Test Drive comes to your area, make sure the Tank Rampage is on the list so you can try it out for yourself. I am certain it will open your eyes like it did mine.


MOTIV STAFF MEMBER

Doug Anderson

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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)
Bob Benton
Maryland

Motiv Tank Rampage
70 x 5 x 35 (500 Abralon)

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:
Urethane! My goal with the Tank Rampage was to add that distinctly urethane shape to my arsenal for shorter and lighter volume patterns.

Reaction:
The Tank Rampage hooks as much, if not more, than any TRUE Urethane I've ever thrown. Unlike other attempts to merge reactive and urethane, the Tank Rampage still retains that distint early motion. Great for shutting down the angles and using that hook in the front part of the lane.

Overall:
Perfect fit. If you've thrown the Rebel Tank, expect 3-5 more board of hook than you are used to out of Urethane. Bowlers have already gotten the opportunity to see this piece in action on a number of PBA telecasts and I know I will be using it every opportunity I get on shorter patterns!

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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 urethane introduction into the MOTIV line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Tank Rampage features the new Alchemy Urethane cover stock combined with the new Gear V2 core. It's the strongest urethane ball I’ve ever thrown. It makes a predictable move off the spot and because of the overall strength for a urethane ball it’s more versatile on a bigger variety of conditions. And most important, it has more continuation than any urethane ball I have ever thrown.

It will be a great fit in your bag on light/short oil patterns.

My Tank Rampage is laid out with the pin above the ring finger, the cg kicked slightly to the right and has extra hole just below my PAP. The Tank Rampage is NOT like most urethane balls. It read the front, but doesn’t seem to burn up. Because of its overall hook potential makes a move and is continuous through the pin deck. This ball is going to get A LOT of play for me on short oil patterns.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida

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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)
The Tank Rampage is unlike any urethane I have thrown. I compared mine to my original Tank. The overall reaction with the Rampage is much stronger. I initially thought the Rampage was going to stop as soon as it got to the dry, but it kept hooking and I was quite shocked. The hitting power through the pins is like any reactive ball.
Known to the masses as Ron, the Tank Rampage has a well deserved spot in the bag for majority of patterns in the world. The combination overall is an incredible beast especially for those that prefer to play smaller angles on a lot of patterns. This is an absolute must have in any bowlers arsenal. Matching the right surface on the Rampage with the lanes will make for a blast for the one throwing it.

Darryl Carreon
MOTIV Staff / Bowlifi / PBA Member

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I am a high rev player, 14 mph, no thumb hole drilled into any of my recent purchased balls. I have a couple of years experience, played league and have a hard time keeping the ball on the right side of the lane when they dry up. This ball was added to my line up between globals boo-yah and the arctic sniper. The tank rampage so far has fit perfectly for what I was hoping for. This ball has a very smooth arc to me and pridictable. I was surpised at it's versatility. I could play the second arrow down and in with speed. Slow it down to play the third arrow, throw it to the outside and watch it come back to the pocket. First game out of the box I was a little unsure about its hitting power. Don't be afraid to roll a second game and watch it come to life on wet/dry conditions. Ball was drilled pin up just above ring finger no weight hole. Pro shop said could add a weight hole if I was interested in making it stronger with out of box surface. Hope it helps anyone trying to decide.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
4 5/8 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
BOWLER INFO

Name: Will Schnack
Rev Rate: 350 rpms
Ball Speed: 17.5 mph
PAP: 4 5/8" over 1/2" up
Right Handed

LANE CONDITION
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS
COMMENTS
INNER CORE
Gear V2
COVERSTOCK
Alchemy Urethane
FINISH
3000 Grit LSS
RG: 2.55 (15# ball)
Diff: .020 (15# ball)
The Tank Rampage is the first urethane ball I have ever owned. The ball is really smooth and strong from what I've seen from other urethane bowling balls. After throwing this ball on a fresh house shot I have a feeling I'll really enjoy it when I need to use it. A great addition to a tournament bag.

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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)
Tank Rampage
So Im not or have never been a big Urethane guy – guess I just never felt like I had the hand for it or because of my tilt never really had an issue getting most any piece through the fronts so I never really needed it. Well times change and needs and options do as well- so even an old dog learns new tricks. The New Tank Rampage certainly has opened my eyes to new possibilities. Yes, I have shifted slightly to the dark side and have fallen in love with a Urethane ball. Something about this piece is quite different for any other urethane piece I have dabbled with previously. Something quite extraordinary about this one that has made me rethink my ball progression on shorter patterns and the burn, double burn patterns I run into in many PBA50 events.
The new core and cover combination has made this one of the strongest if not the strongest urethane balls ever made. The overall hook this ball provides is something not normally seen in a urethane ball but the controllable arc and consistency of this ball reaction is what really makes it stand out. If you encounter higher friction conditions you have to take a hard look at the Tank Rampage. The ability to tighten angles on high friction conditions and the ability to control the pocket is what champions are made of. This ball will give you the confidence to continue to play smart and increase your capabilities when other players continue to move left to chase the oil! Tank Rampage – the NEW URETHANE Monster!
Rick Zakrajsek
Motiv PBA Staff – Ohio


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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 Tank Rampage is a strong urethane ball made for the modern game. The Alchemy urethane overstock with the original Gear core gives this ball a higher RG rating and tighter track flare. This allows you to play more angles especially when you face wet/dry patterns, see lots of friction or just want to see that smooth urethane shape. Don’t be afraid to add surface to this ball to get the Tank Rampage to react sooner to get the shape you are looking for in tournaments or league play. This ball will be a must for tournament bowlers, light oil/high friction patterns and high rev players. Get one in your bag today!!!

MOTIV Staffer
Steve Haas

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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 new Rampage Tank is like no other Motiv Urethane to date. It has much greater continuation than traditional urethane balls and gives a strong backend reaction while still keeping the smoothness that urethane balls are known for. If you are someone like me who can't ever seem to use urethane on any longer length of oil, you definitely need to get this ball!
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League Average:
232
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
MOTIV TANK RAMPAGE
INNER CORE Gear V2
COVERSTOCK Alchemy Urethane
FINISH 3000 Grit LSS
WEIGHTS 16 15 14
RG RATING 2.54 2.55 2.56
RG DIFFERENTIAL .020 .020 .020
FLARE POTENTIAL 3"+

Bowler Info:

Hand: Right
Weight: 15
PAP: 5 ½ > ¾ ^
Rev Rate: 460
Speed: 17mph
Track: High
Layout – Dual Angle 55x4x35
Weight Hole – PAP 1 1/32 x 1.5 inches
Favorite Surface – BOX

Summary:

The Tank Rampage is the strongest Urethane ball that MOTIV has released to date with both a new cover stock and new core specifications it dominates in the most difficult wet/dry conditions. The new Alchemy cover was tested and developed by our MOTIV PBA staffers, creating overall hook but controlled Urethane ball motion. The new core numbers create a higher RG and tighter track flare to make this the most versatile Tank to date. I have enjoyed throwing the Tank from day 1, it gives me expanded versatility on the house shot and sport conditions when I need more control throughout the lane. The house I bowl league in is very inconsistent when it comes to how the lanes play and when my Freestyle Rush is not getting the job done on specific day, the Tank Rampage comes in and dominates whatever is pooled out there on the lanes. I am confident with the Rampage on a vast array of lane conditions and know I’m going to get amazing performance no matter the conditions.

Scott Wiley
MOTIV & VISE Staff

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