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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: dugbark 11/12/2012 17:14 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    225
Sport Shot Average    195
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 over 1/4 up
 
Bowler Stats-Ball Speed 15.5 MPH Rev Rate-App 280 Axis of
Rotation-30 to 60 degrees Axis Tilt 9 degrees Right Handed
PAP-5 over, 1/4" up
The Motiv Primal Scream is designed for medium to heavy oil
patterns according to Motiv. The ball is as advertised It
pushes through the heads on fresh shots as well as when the
heads get thin. The ball revs up very late in the mid lanes
and make a strong short transition move at the end of the
pattern. The core/cover combo requires me to move deeper
because of the angularity of the move. I am normally somone
who keeps the ball in front of me so this took me out of my
comfort zone. But, it worked as I understood it would. It
slides in oil and reads the friction quickly. The Core of
the Ball, the V2 Impluse, revs late in the lanes and creates
a lot of flair. I have to have friction right, but those who
are not as rev/speed challenged as this old man may be able
to use in on heavier volumes and lengths. If I tug the ball
into the soup the ball skates. I had to do a good amount of
adjusments with both drilling and surface prep, but once I
found my matchup, it definetly becomes a tournament ball for
me. I think it will be a great match up for me later in long
format tournaments on The Primal Scream lets me know when to
put it away as it will start leaving weak 10's and 7's on
hits that look good, as well as getting into an area of
over/under.
If you use this ball as designed, that is on medium oil
patterns of volume or length as a skid/snap reaction, it will
be a very effective ball. To throw it on a burnt conditions
will require a healthy polish but the higher RG should make
it easier to get down the lane. With the Primal Scream
Motiv has a piece of equipment to give a ball reaction that
is disappearing from the marketplace and did not occur at all
in the Motiv line.
I'm very colorblind but the Neomark Graphic makes the ball
very pleasing to the eye and give it good shelf appeal.
Dug Barker
Motiv Staffer
BTM Youth Writer
Ken Bowl Lanes Youth Director
Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach
BWAA Member
SWBA Member
USBC Silver
2003 GLBA Youth Coach of the Year


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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: MOTIVmags 10/18/2012 11:30 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    220
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 3/4 Over x 1/8 Down
 
Primal Scream

Description: The Primal Scream is the third generation Primal and allows for the most overall hook potential in the line. The Primal Scream shares the same Whiplash coverstock as the recently released 2 Cruel, except that it is a solid version of the Whiplash coverstock, instead of a hybrid. Both, the 2 Cruel and Primal Scream also share the same 4000 wet sanded out of box finish. The Core in the Primal Scream is a modified version of the Primal Impulse core.

Reaction: The Scream changes direction faster than any of MOTIV's previously releases. This ball is designed to create steep entry angles, so for those who feel that they don't see natural big backend this ball will provide! This ball is best suited on medium conditions with the potential to really open the lane up. For many, this will be the first ball out of the bag because of the ability to start and finish with it!

Comparisons: I experimented with polish over the box finish of the Primal Scream and 2 Cruel and the Scream was cleaner and stronger at the breakpoint. After some surface adjustments I preferred the polish over the box surface as I felt it gave me the full potential of the intended purpose of the ball. With my Primal Scream polished I can see it filling a void and getting a lot of use when my Sigma Tour is lacking length or too smooth. My Primal Impulse tended to be too clean to use regularly and although it had recovery it is not near the recovery and torque the Primal Scream provides.

Summary: This ball allows MOTIV to have a very well rounded lineup. The Primal Scream combines predictability and angularity. This one wasn't designed for one condition or bowler style, everyone will find the Primal Scream beneficial!

YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/q_0Crw50mbo

MOTIV Staff Member
Mike Magolan


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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: Mr.G 06/06/2013 21:03 ( stars)


 
I am a 1 night a week league bowler with an average between 195-205. My ball speed is approx. 15-16 mph with a medium rev rate. I originally bought a QZ2 which was my first Motiv bowling ball. I love the ball but found that when the oil pattern breaks down & I move deep in the oil, that it rolls out leaving a lot of 7 & 10 pins. I then decided to go with something more aggressive the Primal Scream. I absolutely love this ball!!! The ball creates more angle due to its aggressive breaking point. Due to the way the ball moves, if I pull it a couple of boards the ball wants to dive into the head pin. This was causing me a little trouble at first. My first series with it was a 585. A respectable score but not what I was looking for. About half way through the second night I discovered that I needed to stand with my right toe between the 27 & 30 board keeping the ball in the oil the first 40-45 feet while feathering the ball out to the 7 board. This is when I started punishing the pins. I went from throwing 4-6 strikes a game to 6-8 strikes. Ever since the first night I have thrown nothing less than a 614 series. I also have thrown two no tap tournaments where I placed in the money in both tournaments. This ball is a wonderful addition to my arsenal & I Love it! This would be a great ball for anyone who wants to throw more strikes.

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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: pharmey@netzero.net 03/31/2013 22:43 ( stars)


 
Very strong ball. Great for oil. Bowled first series on national doubles pattern and had to move into the oil, down and in the 10 board 1st game and moved right one board each game after. Even though it reacts strong, it seems to read lane better than my sauce. I think this is going to be a good ball for nationals.

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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: Ethan R. 11/10/2012 09:57 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    204
Sport Shot Average    196
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Just had this ball drilled to replace my 8 year old medium oil ball. I was expecting this ball to go too strong on light oil, but was pleasantly surprised when I was able to use it from heavy-light oil. This is my first motiv ball and has convinced me to be MOTIVated.

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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: Npahr 10/18/2012 18:48 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    227
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 1/4 1/8th up
 
The Primal Scream is a great addition to anyone's arsenal who is looking for a strong continuous motion on medium to medium/heavy patterns. The new Primal Scream uses the solid version of the Whiplash cover which was first seen on the 2 cruel with great success! This release is very predictable with its 4000 out of box finish and can rev up in the midlane quite strongly but still store a great amount of energy on medium/heavy patterns to scream back to the pocket from almost anywhere. The core used in the Primal Scream is a tweaked version of the Impulse core. The Impulse V2 core has a 2.55 rg with a .050 differential. This core is extremely good at storing energy downlane and giving anyone a very predictable shape at the breakpoint. If you are looking for a strong continuous motion on medium to medium/heavy oil conditions, then look no further then the new Primal Scream from Motiv.

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Motiv Primal Scream Reviewed By: Myost 10/10/2012 11:20 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    225
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 7/8
 
Primal Scream
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 4 1/4
Starting Top Weight: 2.6
Ball Weight: 15.2
DRILL PATTERN
Layout: 65x5x45 P3 hole
BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate: 300
Ball Speed: 17mph
PAP/Track: 4 7/8 & 1 1/4 up
Rotation: 40 - 60
Tilt: 10
SURFACE PREP
Grit: 4000
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded
LANE CONDITION
Length: 41'
Volume: Medium-Heavy
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS
BALL REACTION (1 to 10 Scale) 10 highest/most
Length: 7
Back End: 8
Overall Hook: 8
Midlane Read: 8
Breakpoint Shape: 8
COMMENTS
Likes: MOTIV’s newest release “Primal Scream” definitely is an eye catcher! Good color combination of black/green with the orange highlights. The Primal Scream features MOTIV’s newest cover technology the “Whiplash solid reactive” cover. This is a solid reactive cover which differs from the Whiplash hybrid reactive cover on the 2Cruel. I drilled mine up for a THS pattern and got exactly what I was looking for. I found that I had to transition quicker with this ball from the high volume track area due to how strong this ball comes off the friction. I have found though that I can just start inside more and the Primal Scream creates plenty of entry angle for me to get the corners out no matter how deep I go. This has actually allowed me to start on a part of the lane with a lot less traffic therefore allowing me to only have to make minor adjustments throughout the night and eliminating the major mistakes I would see when I fell behind the transition move. Another great piece from MOTIV!!
Dislikes: None
Mike Yost
MOTIV Staff


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