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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: seniorMOTIVguy 04/05/2014 09:33 ( 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    5 1/4 right
 
Covert Revolt features the all new Turmoil HFS cover stock and Vanquish core and combined with black and smoke grey graphics, the Revolt unleashes a quiet looking attack on the pins.
My Revolt is drilled pin up with no hole which is pretty much my go-to layout on a new ball.
On long patterns, the Revolt revs up early and yet provides me with great control while playing deep angles and maintaining a smooth breakpoint off the back of the pattern. The Vanquish core, .056 diff provides a strong arc to the pins. The Revolt comes finished at 3000 grit sanded but I took mine down to 2000 grit to give me a little sooner roll.
The continuation of the Revolt through the pins is typical of every MOTIV ball I have thrown, unbelievable.
Along with success of throwing the Revolt on long patterns, it is equally impressive on THS patterns as the low 2.47 RG overstock helps blend the wet/dry condition of THS giving this ball versatility.
So if your looking for a ball to play deep inside lines with while controlling the shape of the backend motion, this is your ball. The Covert Revolt...take control!
Carl Breaman
MOTIV Staff Member



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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: sportshot 03/03/2014 20:56 ( stars)


 
Ball Specs:
Motiv Covert Revolt
Turmoil HFS – High Friction Solid
3000 Wet Sand
Symmetric Core
Layout 60 x 3-7/8 x 40
Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 4-3/4 Over 1/4 Up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed off hand 18
Review:
The Covert Revolt features a new cover stock from Motiv, but one I’m sure we will see more of. The Turmoil HFS shell provides plenty of predictable hook and the Vanquish core drives through the pins keeping them low. The Covert Revolt gives bowlers a lot of hook that is strong and with a reliable motion. I found even as the lanes broke down I could make small adjustments and keep it in play. It is just above my Primal Scream in total hook but not as much as the Talon. I would not characterize they motion as a true arch, but early roll with a backend that gets more powerful as it goes down the lane. The Revolt plays well on any type of condition I rolled it on but seems to like some oil up front. It is like Motiv took the best parts of the Sigma Hybrid and Sigma Tour and created the Covert Revolt.
I tested the Revolt with box and a polished surface. The ball tunes easily up and down. The box surface is what I will most likely use on this ball. The polish gave me a few more feet but I did not give up any control. The ball maintained its roll and powerful motion. The polish will help to get the weak ten out if it burns too early at box finish.
We had a Motiv test Drive and I drilled up a few of these balls as an added bonus for our attendees and the feedback was incredible. I knew real quick the Covert Revolt would be a good seller for Motiv. Lower rev players seemed to like the CG/Mass Bias point swung toward their VAL while the high rev folks liked a weaker layout. That is very common, but we saw a big motion difference with these balls drilled with a stronger layout for weaker hands.
Summary:
A lot of hook with control and drive.
This ball is a good fit for any style.
The more I tested the Covert Revolt the more I liked it.
Polishes well but maintains the same predictability.
This Revolt is a nice match of new core and cover technology.
Glenn Wendel
PBA Member
Motiv Staff
Turbo Staff




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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: Onefrombills 02/28/2014 20:27 ( 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 Covert Revolt: Drilled with the pin below my bridge and the CG kicked out with a hole in the P2
The Covert Revolt features the new Turmoil HFS (High Friction Solid) Cover.
The ball comes out of the box at 3000 grit sanded, but for me I had to take it to 2000.
Conditions I have used the Covert Revolt on: various house/modified house shots.
Where it fits in my bag: It\'s a great benchmark ball and a great ball for the local THS.
When I use it: This is a ball that all level of players can use during their nightly league sessions. Tournament players will see this ball in their hand around game 2 if on a longer pattern.
Get ready to Take Control #CovertRevolt
Bowler Specifications:
Right Handed - Power Stroker
Ball Speed – 15 mph
Rev Rate 320
Positive Axis Point (PAP) 5 right ½ up
Brian Hirsch
USBC Coach



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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: tsambuen 02/25/2014 20:27 ( stars)


 
If you are looking for a strong arcing ball in the upper mid price point you might want to consider looking into a Motiv Covert Revolt. I drilled my Revolt with the pin in the palm or Rico layout, after throwing the ball at box surface it was a little too long for what I wanted it to do. I took the ball down to 2k and it changed dramatically. After taking the ball down to 2k it did exactly what I wanted and thought the ball would do, which was give me good midlane with a nice motion at the end of the pattern. Even with the pin being in the palm I am able to open up my angles when the lanes allow me to and the ball still has enough energy to keep driving through the pocket. I would recommend this ball to anybody looking for something in the upper mid price point wanting a ball to smooth out a pattern. This ball would be a nice complement to a sigma sting if the sting is a little to skid flip early in the day.

-Toby Sambueno

Motiv and Vise amateur staff member.


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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: Alcoholic seamen thrower 02/14/2014 12:44 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    270-280
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
my first night out i bowled a 889 series, then i almost bowled a 900 series but only got a 899

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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: MooreMotiv 01/28/2014 21:50 ( stars)


 
Motiv Staffer, Right handed, higher speed, higher rev rate.

Layout: 70x4 3/4x 65 (pin below bridge cg kicked roughly 35deg from centerline)

X-hole: 1" down VAL

PAP: 5 over 1 up

The Covert Revolt is by far the strongest midlane ball I have in my arsenal. It thrives for oil yet, isn't one of those "one and done" balls. I have found this ball to read sooner but still continue on the backend. This ball splits the 8/9 from everywhere. Theres no deflection when it goes through the pins, it continues. How often do you find that? It's not dead on arrival like most balls that read midlane so well. With that being said, i am still able to throw this ball for all three league games without worrying about those flat tens. This is a MUST have bowling ball. If you need something that hooks, you will not be disappointed.

-BJ


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Motiv Covert Revolt Reviewed By: MOTIVmags 01/26/2014 16:13 ( 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
 
This ball is best suited when the ball needs to start sooner in the front part of the lane and maintain a controllable motion at the backend. I can see this being a popular choice on more difficult patterns that provide a moderate to heavy amounts of oil volume. This ball isn’t strong just in the front, the middle, or back part of the lane…it is evenly strong throughout the entire lane. Most balls designed for medium to heavy oil aren’t useable from start to finish, but the Covert Revolt provides just enough down lane reaction to use it for complete sets. The Covert Revolts biggest strength is controllable hook. This is going to be a ball that will thrive on fresh or heavier sport patterns. I tested polishing the Covert Revolt and although it did create more length, I still saw the very gradual and consistent shape downlane that makes this ball unique. I think for those that may find those made for heavy oil only balls too strong, this ball will give you that same strength but will provide more hook potential down lane.

Mags


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