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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: J How 10/29/2013 23:50 ( stars)

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Motiv Cruel Intent

#HookTheWorld with the new Motiv Cruel Intent. It is the strongest hooking ball in the Motiv lineup. Motiv hits another home run with the Sinister Core. The core from the cruel line, combined with the Fusion Pearl Reactive cover from the Primal Rage and Tribal allow this ball to be very angular. This ball allows me to get father left when the pattern forces you into that area of the lane. However the cover still allows you to play straighter on higher volume patterns and still create great entry angle into the pocket. My layout for this ball was 35 x 5” x 45. For me this ball is about 5-7 boards stronger than my raptor talon and is longer down the lane and much sharper off the breakpoint. This ball is going to complete many arsenals when paired with the Primal Rage and Tribal.

Justin Howard
Motiv Staff


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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: Wya_Rya 01/05/2014 00:20 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    241
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
MOTIV continues its expansion of the proven Fusion Pearl Reactive cover stock as featured on both the #Redball Primal Rage and Tribal. This time around, it finds itself wrapped around the Sinister core of the Cruel line. When I got my hands on the 2Cruel, I had fallen in love with this ball with the down lane reaction and hitting power. With this being said, my excitement could not be put into words when the Cruel Intent was introduced to continue the Cruel line with this new cover stock technology.
I must admit, I went a bit outside of the box with the drilling on this one as I was in need of an earlier roll in my bag that could handle volume. Unfortunately, I do not have exact specs on this drilling, but I can give a description. With a 2.5 Inch PIN, pin placement is slightly off set and below the ring finger; CG is kicked out slightly. The desired reaction is to produce an earlier roll on the lane but given the core and cover stock, energy would still be retained for the backend for maximum hitting power. I must say, with this type of drilling, the ball has become very shot specific as it does crave drier backends to make a powerful turn to the pocket. Unfortunately, if this is not available or the carry down begins to build, the ball tends to fissile out or does not have an opportunity to turn over into the pocket. When the right shot does present itself however, this ball is incredible! The variety of pin action that I have seen with this ball rivals that of the 2Cruel. This ball can go high flush carry to tossing the entire deck full of pins around leading to the same result, an ‘X’ on the scoring monitor. This very point has been proven with at least one 800 series notch being added to my belt as my bowling career continues. With the current drilling, this ball may not be the ‘swing the lane’ type of ball for me, but it can provide me with the down and in shot that has proven more than once to be an ever enduring plan of attack.
Ryan Wyandt
MOTIV Staff Member



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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: MotivDave 01/03/2014 11:44 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    218
Sport Shot Average    189
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 5/8 - 1/2up
 
I love any of the Motiv equipment using the Sinister Core. I's just one of those cores that matches up with me, if you have or had a any of the Cruel line, this ball is different. The combination of the fusion cover and this core is a WINNER. The 4000 grit sanded cover gives this ball the length and angular motion your looking for. For me I found this ball 2-3 boards stronger than the Raptor Talon, cleaner through the fronts with the Hit Power and continuation through the pins that Motiv is famous for. This is a great combination with the Primal Rage, or the Tribal.

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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: The SuperHitMan 12/03/2013 11:33 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    225
Sport Shot Average    196
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Rev Rate: 420
Axis Tilt: 20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed: 17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8
Layout:
Description: The Cruel Intent is designed to handle heavy volumes of oil and is also the most angular asymmetric ball MOTIV has created to date. The cover stock on this gem is the Fusion Pearl reactive; the same cover that was used on both the Primal Rage and the Tribal, underneath the cover of the CI is the sinister core that was originally used in the Cruel C51. The CI is built to be both angular and continuous on medium to heavy oil patterns
Reaction: Long. The Cruel Intent definitely clears the heads easily and quickly picks up traction in the mid lane, in terms of cleanliness in reminds me of the silver recon as it coasts though the heads but with much more hook. Hook the world is not a myth, it’s the truth. Out of box at 4000 being a pearl you would imagine that such a ball is not meant for the oil, but this will make a believer out of you. The Intent excels in oil and is controllable on the fresh without overreacting when it encounters the end of the pattern, I can create more area moving left/right of my target without losing my ball reaction or going through the face. Recovery is not an issue with the Cruel Intent.
Conditions THS: I had a lot of fun throwing this on ths, standing in left gutter and swinging it out to five and hooked the world. No loss of continuation through the deck standing that deep.I did notice is as the oil disappeared the Intent began to roll out, from that point it became a matter of chasing the oil. I found plenty playing between the second and first arrow, this ball is versatile.
London Pattern (44 feet): Impressive. I was able to play deep standing ten from the left rolling over fifteen out to ten and watch the Intent recover and roll through the pins. I've never had this type of recovery in oil with 4000 abralon surface, I was also successfull standing fifteen and playing down fifteen riding the oil to the pocket.The Intent did everything I wanted it to do, this ball handles oil very well
Summary: The Cruel Intent is perfect for those with less revs and higher ball speeds and vice versa as the cover/core strength will allow them open up the lanes. If you were a fan of the Primal Rage or the Tribal I strongly encourage you to give this ball a gander.Don’t be cruel as I promise you its worth your time.


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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: Onefrombills 11/12/2013 11:46 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    215
Ball Speed    Medium
PAP    5 right 1/2 up
 
My Motiv Cruel Intent: Drilled with the pin in my ring finger and the CG kicked out

The Cruel Intent shares the same cover the Fusion Pearl Reactive that can be found on the Primal Rage & Tribal. The core in the Intent is the sinister core which is found in the Cruel line of bowling balls.
The cover comes out of the box at 4000 grit sanded. If you bowl in an older center or a center with high friction I would suggest using MOTIV Power Gel to get through the mids.

Conditions I have used the Intent on: Yellow Brick Rd, Bourbon Street and various house/modified house shots.

Where it fits in my bag: It\'s now the second most angular ball in my bag and fits under my Primal Rage when that is hooking too much.
When I use it: There needs to be oil on the lane as this ball loves to chew it up and spit it out. Best reaction I have seen were on shot with a higher volume of oil.

Get ready to #HookTheLane

Bowler Specifications:
Right Handed - Power Stroker
Ball Speed – 15 mph
Rev Rate 320
Positive Axis Point (PAP) 5 right ½ up


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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: jrob857 11/10/2013 22:42 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    235
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
Review:

The Cruel Intent is the latest release from MOTIV Bowling. With dominating power and roll on heavy oil conditions, the Cruel Intent is the most angular and cleanest asymmetric ball that MOTIV has ever made. The Cruel Intent is built with the proven Sinister core that boost track flare that promotes nice transition in very low friction environments; all harness from the asymmetry that the Sinister core is. Surrounding this monster core is the well proven Fusion Pearl Reactive coverstock that has been on such great ball as the Primal Rage and Tribal. With this cover and core combination, the Cruel Intent is the most angular and continuous asymmetrical ball that MOTIV has ever made. Are you ready to Hook The World?

INNER CORE Sinister

COVERSTOCK Fusion Pearl Reactive

FINISH 4000 Grit Sanded

Comments:

The Cruel Intent is another wonderful piece in my bag. This is a definite ball to start out with when I’m bowling in high volume conditions. The 2Cruel was my first piece I got when I signed with MOITV last year and that turned out to be a go to ball for me. The new Cruel Intent now gives me that added continuation I needed when the 2Cruel was just not enough. When the lanes dictate me to go inside, I found that this ball was nice because it would get down the lane on a smooth roll and would give me great continuation to kick out the corner pins. The Cruel Intent is by far one of the more better asymmetrical bowling balls I have ever thrown and will be a nice added piece in any bag of any style of bowler.

Like: very smooth roll; nice angular motion that’s not too jerky snappy and very continuous.

Dislikes: none

I recommend the Cruel Intent for all bowlers and styles

MOTIV Staff Player,
John Robertson
www.motivbowling.com


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Motiv Cruel Intent Reviewed By: MOTIVmags 10/30/2013 09:50 ( stars)


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
 
For me the Cruel Intent is a stronger benchmark ball, I can't say it's a true benchmark ball because I think the ball is very strong and intended for heavier/longer patterns. However, once I polished the ball it became a ball that I have been able to use on multiple house patterns from start to finish! Even with the polished finish, because of the big core the Cruel Intent was able to blend the pattern the very wet/dry house patterns. The out of box finish has looked very good on the more intended heavier/longer patterns because it gave me a lot of controllable continuation. You can make this ball multi-dimensional depending on the surface adjustments!

Mags


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