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Reviews by KC White II

Motiv Cruel Intent

Motiv Forza Redline

Motiv Freestyle Black/Pink Pearl

Motiv Octane Burn

Motiv Primal Fear

Motiv Rebel Tank

Motiv Revolt Havoc 12 Only

Motiv Tribal Fire

Motiv Trident

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Motiv Cruel Intent
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
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 Forza Redline
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5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description: The Forza Redline is the second coming of the Forza itself, underneath its Helix Pearl Reactive shell is the Torx core which was also used in the original. This ball was created for the purpose of providing more length than the original Forza, and also to provide you with more control than the Octane. I have personally dubbed this ball Yellow Glory.

Out of box surface: 5000 Grit LSS

Layout: 4 x 4 1/2 (no weight hole)

Ball Reaction: The Redline is smoother up front more than the original Forza, the difference being the cover it is wrapped in. The ball motion is simple smooth and is versatile enough to handle any desired condition minus the extremes, a phenomenal benchmark ball. Key uses for the Redline are those situations when you feel your Primal Remix is reading the friction to early, or your Jackal is too big for the desired condition. Yellow glory fills this spot.

Comparisons
Forza: The glaring difference is the length between the two; the Redline is longer as the oob surface is 5000 glass. A glorious perk for the Redline is that what it does encountering friction; a moderate controlled motion whereas the original would give you that strong early move up front. Overall the Forza hooks more than the Redline, but the Redline has more length and backend built in to it.
Octane: The Octane has more backend and has more angularity built into it, the stand out difference being the ball reaction as a whole. The Redline is control throughout the entire lane and doesn’t have a big backend presence like the Octane; but it does hook more than the Octane. The Octane is a little cleaner than the Redline and has a faster response time to the friction.
Panic: The length between is roughly the same, however overall the Redline hooks more than the Panic. Because the Redline hooks more than the Panic it reads the friction earlier unlike the Panic, in terms of backend reaction that goes in favor of the Panic.

Summary: I’m a fan of the original Forza because it was a medium ball that could function as a heavy oil ball for me, the solid mid lane roll and continuation is what I enjoyed. I am even bigger fan of the Redline because instead of going Forza-Tag I can go Forza-Redline, and in most cases I can go Redline-Tag. I get the same solid performance out of the Redline that I got out of the original Forza, and being bright yellow it is most eye-catching rolling down the lanes. The Redline has multiple functions except the extremes as I mentioned earlier, to me making it a phenomenal benchmark ball. The Redline is a ball that should be the first ball you throw in practice before actual battle, as it will inform you of what ball you should throw including the ball itself. Every bag has a benchmark ball inside it. I encourage you make the Redline yours.

Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II
Motiv Staff
Whybowl Staff


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Motiv Freestyle Black/Pink Pearl
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5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Layout: 60/4/30

Description
It’s no coincidence that Motiv provider continuation through the pin deck; introducing the Motiv Freestyle that commands entry level respect. Now that I have your attention Motiv has replaced and improved the Ascent/Apex series with the Freestyle, the engine is the legendary recon core but the cover is the all Turmoil Low Friction Pearl. The TLFP is a modified version of the poisonous cover used on the Venom Shock.

Out of box surface: 5500 LSP
Reaction
The Freestyle will provide you with several looks depending what you choose to do to the cover, out of box on house patterns I had no qualms playing the twig area where I mostly played using my Apex Ascent. It has a very controllable shape to it reminding me of the Redline to a much smaller extent, smooth and continuous. A stand out quality the Freestyle does have is what it does when you apply surface to it, it can handle a fair amount of oil and to a lesser extent behaves like the original Forza. As continuous as the Freestyle is; it does not change direction in a rush.

Comparisons between the Apex Ascent and Graffiti Tag
Comparing the Freestyle to the Graffiti Tag, the Tag overall is bigger than the Freestyle in terms of hook and backend reaction. The Tag has a quicker response time to friction and has a sharper breakpoint than the Freestyle. In the event the Tag becomes too big overall for the pattern the Freestyle is a solid step down from the Tag. In terms of overall length the Apex Ascent and the Freestyle are very similar; in my eyes the Freestyle is longer only because it has a slower start up ball motion wise. The Apex isn’t as even as the Freestyle as the ball motion it provides is rather angular, it’s not as continuous as well.

Summary: A solid entry level ball that doesn’t disappoint on the desired condition, I consider the slow response to friction a huge advantage for both big and small rev rates alike. As I stated before I did freestyle with the cover and found it to be rather rewarding on medium patterns and sport patterns, reverse blocks in particular. I see a lot of the Forza series in the Freestyle which I consider another plus as it provides a controllable and reliable ball motion; it’s earned a spot in my bag next to the Rebel Tank. If you’ve been entry level shopping for a while consider the Motiv Freestyle and I promise once you’ve paid for it; Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II
MOTIV Staff
WhyBowl Staff

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Motiv Octane Burn
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description

The latest weaponry out of Muskegon is the Octane Burn, wrapped in the Helix SFP Reactive coverstock and with a 5500 polished finish this weaponry is built to play the burn. Underneath the cover is the proven Quadfire core that has been featured in the past release such as the QZRed, QZPurple, QZBlue, Backdraft, Thrash, Thrash Frenzy, and the Octane.

Out of box surface: 5500 Grit LSS

Layout: 4 x 4 1/2 (no weight hole)

Ball Reaction

The Octane Burn has a very slow response to the friction, the benefit of this is that it grants the bowler reasonable control when playing on high friction surfaces. The difference between the Octane and the Octane Burn is that the Burn provides a better controlled motion down lane; the original Octane provided a quicker response to the friction.


Comparisons

Apex Ascent

The Apex is smaller than the Octane Burn in terms of overall hook and backend presence, in terms of length they are even. I admired the reaction the Apex gave me when it encountered the friction; there were times when I wanted a bigger backend presence out of it when it was time for me to move left. Both of them are angular but in terms of facing up upon exiting the pattern, the Burn was both quicker and stronger than the Apex.

Graffiti Tag

In terms of length the Tag is longer than the Octane Burn and has a bigger backend motion as well, the difference between the two is the ball motion as a whole. Due to the Tag providing a faster response upon encountering friction you would think that it hooks more than the Octane Burn but it doesn’t, the Tag just has a stronger ball motion down lane. Upon encountering friction the Tag tends to make a sharp move towards the pocket, the Octane Burn is the opposite making a controlled move to the pocket upon encountering friction.


Venom Panic

The Venom Panic starts up earlier than the Octane Burn and has a shade less overall hook than the Burn, the difference between the two is that they do when encountering friction. In the friction because the Panic is earlier than the Burn I find myself moving left to keep the ball from setting up too early, with the Burn it is the opposite. In the friction I can move further right and play in the burn preferred to bouncing the Burn off the dry moving left.


Summary

The purpose of this ball is listed in its namesake, the Octane Burn is meant for the burn itself. As with the Apex and the Tag when using it on the fresh I would start out playing right until encountering the burn itself, at that point I would start to move left. I don’t have to do this with the Octane Burn; I can play in the burn instead of playing into it.

To anyone that felt the original Octane wasn’t versatile enough will immediately see the difference in the Octane Burn, the Octane Burn will give you a lot of length and control on high friction patterns. The Octane Burn is smooth like the Tag but stronger than the Apex Ascent encountering the friction; providing a moderate controlled ball motion from start to finish.

I have had a lot of success with this ball playing straighter and closing my angles without the sacrifice of carry, it’s given me plenty of length and control on high friction patterns playing any angle on the lane. Motiv has given the phrase “Feel the burn” a whole new meaning and I encourage you to do yourself a favor and do just that.

Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II
Motiv Staff
Whybowl Staff

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Motiv Primal Fear
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:500
Axis Tilt: 25
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description: Primal Fear (noun): The 6th installment of the Primal series that features the proven Impulse™ V2 core and the newly created Voracity Pearl Reactive coverstock. The VPR is the most aggressive and most angular pearl cover ever used in the Primal line to date and also creates the most angular shape in the entire Primal series. The Primal Fear is oob comes at 5000 LSP.

Layout: 40 x 5 x 40

Ball Reaction: The Primal Rage excelled in terms of backend presence, and the Primal Rage Remix excelled in terms of hook up front, The Primal Fear excels in terms of overall angularity. The Fear doesn’t start up as early as the Remix but more so behaves like the Rage in terms of how well it clears the heads, the Fear however is more angular down lane than the Rage overall. I’m rather fond of the angular ball motion of the Primal Fear because as angular as the Fear is it does not snap upon existing the pattern per say like the Paranoia which is also angular, it provides what I call an angular roll and provides great continuation through the pins.

Comparisons
Primal Rage: The Primal Fear to me clears the heads as well as the Primal Rage did, granted that the Rage picked up a shade later to me they were similar in this way. The muscle of the Primal Rage was what it could do down lane which was providing a strong backend presence, this is not to say that the Fear does not do the same because it does and from and angular standpoint. The Fear also provides you with more hook up front than the Rage as well. In terms of med-heavy oil I give the nod to the Fear, it provided me with better traction in the oil overall than the Primal Rage. In terms of carry down because the cover on the Fear is bigger than the Rage I didn’t have any trouble getting through the slush in later blocks and I could open my angles up more, with the Rage I would tend to square up in the oil and play more direct.


Primal Remix: The Fear and the Remix work very well alongside each other and can both respectively handle copious amount of oil ranging from med-heavy to heavy, what separates the two in my eyes is the ball reaction overall. The Remix is rather roll heavy upfront and when it exits the pattern, not as clean as the Fear but I attribute that to the bigger hybrid cover of the Remix. The Fear is roll heavy in its own right just from an angular standpoint, it does indeed corner better than the Remix in my eyes.

Summary
If you were fond of the Primal Rage but wasn’t fond of how well it handled heavier patterns you will find the Primal Fear to your liking as the Primal Fear is stronger in the midlane and can handle more oil than the Primal Rage, you will enjoy the angular roll motion and continuation. To those that have the Paranoia the Primal Fear is a great compliment to it, in cases where I needed to create more shape on heavier patterns the Primal Fear was the ball of choice. To me there is something special about a bowling ball that does as advertised and the Primal Fear doesn’t disappoint. Do yourself a favor and allow yourself to be consumed by Fear.

Your game will thank you for it.

K.C. White II
Motiv Staff
WhyBowl Staff
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Motiv Rebel Tank
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description: The Rebel Tank is a urethane ball built for war on dry conditions where high friction can destroy ball reaction, underneath the DMX pearl coverstock is the proven Halogen core. The Rebel Tank retains energy for continuation through the pins which is achieved through both a high RG and moderate differential.

Out of box surface: 4000 Grit LSS

Layout: 40/14/19

Ball Reaction: The Rebel Tank allows me to play on very short and low oil patterns; I can play straighter and tighten my angles without the ball jerking down lane. Its smoother and longer than its older sibling Tank, I attribute that to the cover/core combination of the Rebel. In terms of friction encounter the Rebel is smooth from start to finish, a lot of control and continuation.


Comparisons

Apex Ascent: The Apex Ascent possesses more backend and hook than the Rebel; however the Rebel is longer than the Apex. I use my Apex on medium light-light oil patterns; once I see the Apex start to check harder than usual I’m retreating to my Rebel. I can control drier patterns with minimal effort with the Rebel than I can with the Apex.


Tank: The Tank Rebel possesses more length, hook, and backend than the original Tank. In comparing both of them on short patterns I was able to bounce the Rebel off of the dry essentially wheeling the entire lane, unlike what I was able to do with the original. I used the original Tank to play into the dry allowing the ball to roll up, because the original tank grabbed much sooner than the Rebel. Truthfully with both of them in my bag I now have two options when encountering excessive friction, I can either use my Rebel and bounce it off of the dry or I can use the Tank and feed it into the dry early going high flush.


Summary: I pull out my Rebel when there is too much of a good thing, that good thing being friction. I can play wherever I want to using the Rebel as long there is enough friction for it, it will do as advertised. Once it reaches the end of the pattern it calmly rolls over into the pocket and delivers crushing continuation; I am thrilled by the continuation this ball because it’s pearl urethane.

The Rebel is great piece of weaponry to have in your bag for those early burn games or those late game grinders on a high friction, definitely a worthwhile weapon to have in your bag. So ask yourself this. Why place a bowling ball in your bag when you can put a Tank in it? Rebel against friction, I encourage it.



Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II

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Motiv Revolt Havoc 12 Only
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5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description: The Revolt Havoc is Motiv’s newest weapon for medium-heavy oil conditions, the Havoc will read the pattern early and also provide reliable continuation. The Revolt Havoc is incredibly strong, incredibly controllable, and has the unique ability to provide remarkable continuation through the pins. The Havoc features the Vanquish core that was featured in the Covert and Vengeance, however the coverstock in the new Helix HFS Reactive. It’s also purple which I happen to like because Donatello is my favorite ninja turtle.


Out of box surface: 3000 Grit LSS
Layout: 60 X 4 ¼ X 60

Ball Reaction: "To mimic or re-create the Covert Revolt would have been an insult to our customers and boring for us." The Brett Spangler.

Motiv did not take the Covert Revolt and dye it purple; this is a totally different ball with a reaction to match. The Havoc is earlier than both the Covert and Vengeance and provides you with more overall hook. The most impressive aspect of the ball for me is its ability to continuously roll through the pin deck from various angles, from far right to far left the Havoc has not left me for wanting more continuation. The reaction it provides is perfect for blending out those snappy or over/under conditions you may encounter; this ball plays to my strength of playing deep inside and I take full advantage of the continuation it gives me.

Comparisons
Primal Rage Remix: The havoc is much earlier and stronger than the Remix up front, although Remix provides muscle in the midlane it’s not as much as the Havoc because it is earlier. The Remix provides a quicker response when it encounters friction and is cleaner than the Havoc; in terms of playing in the oil for me it’s a matter of what shape I want. Both can handle the oil the difference lies in the shape they both provider in the oil.

Jackal: Overall the Jackal is the bigger ball between the two in terms of hook, and it is cleaner than the Havoc in my opinion. I have used both on medium to heavy patterns and I find the Havoc to be more versatile, the midlane grab is not as strong in the Havoc as it is the Jackal.


Covert Revolt: The Havoc is earlier and stronger than the Covert, and that is absolute. The ball motion I get out of the Havoc at box finish I did not get from the Covert at 800, the Havoc is just that early and strong. What makes the Havoc different from other early rolling weaponry is that it's able to maintain continuation; the Havoc doesn’t slack off through the pin deck it keeps going. I’ve had a hard time putting this ball down.


Revolt Vengeance: The Vengeance is a lot cleaner than the Havoc and provides a bigger shape down lane than the Havoc. I enjoyed using the Vengeance on the fresh as it gave me reasonable length with an angular ball motion down lane, one of my favorite ball motions. While the Vengeance responds to friction much quicker than the Havoc, it has a less overall hook potential.



Summary: There is nothing more special than a bowling ball that does as marketed and time after time Motiv has done that, you know exactly what you’re getting out of the Havoc. The early ball motion and continuation will give you more than what you’ve bargained for; I myself have been having a hard time putting this ball down on various conditions minus the burn.

Flat patterns, flooded patterns, over under, the Havoc has proved its worth in my bag time and time again. As I stated before I have gotten a bigger reaction out of the Havoc at box finish than I have out of the Covert at 800, that’s the type of strength you’re working with when you pick up the Havoc.

The continuation I have experienced with the Havoc is a characteristic trait I marveled at the most, more than its controllability. Once the Havoc starts rolling it doesn’t stop it keeps going, I haven’t thrown a lot of pins around the deck but I’ve buried a lot of them in the pit. I say all that to say that hash tag continuation isn’t just some marketing ploy.
It’s the truth.

Go forth and wreak havoc.
Your game will thank you for it.

K.C.White II
Motiv Staff
Whybowl Staff

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Motiv Tribal Fire
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate:420
Axis Tilt:20
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Layout: http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj344/TheSuperHitMan/tribalfire.jpg
2 ½ pin to pap
6 1/8 psa to pap
1 ½ pin buffer


Description: Back for the second time is the Tribal Fire armed with the Halogen weight block that was featured in the original Tribal and Fusion Hybrid Reactive coverstock. The cover stock allows the Tribal Fire to read the lane earlier and provide a smoother ball motion than its predecessor. The box finish on this fireball 5000 Grit Laser Scan Polish.

Out of box surface: 5000 Polished

Ball Reaction: I loved the original Tribal ball motion, in comparison to the original Tribal you will see a stronger response to friction out of the Tribal Fire whereas you saw a smoother reaction out of the original Tribal. In comparing the two the Tribal Fire hooks 4 to 5 boards more because of the Fusion Hybrid Reactive cover. I feel I can play anywhere on the lane with the Tribal fire, especially when I need to go west. The Tribal Fire retains energy so well that continuation is not a problem.

Conditions

THS (40 feet): On THS I found myself playing straighter standing 10 targeting 5, because of surface being at box (5000 polished) I was able to stand right and play right for the first two games of league, I found this to be a bonus as I did not have to move left unless I wanted too. In the last game I stood wear I normally would standing 15 from the left targeting 10 to the right and watched the ball roll up and push through the pin deck.



Nationals Singles Pattern (38 feet): I had no trouble playing right of my target all three games, the cover really shined on this pattern as the 5000 finish got down the lane with ease. I saw a reliable and predictable reaction on this pattern, it definitely allowed me to stay further right longer and my square my angles.

Summary: Depending on the amount of friction the lanes are offering me the Tribal Fire is the first ball out of my bag, it provides a stronger mid lane reaction than the original Tribal. It’s the versatility that stands out about this ball as I was able to use it for the duration of leagues and tournaments, it was just a matter of moving my target or chasing the pattern friction. The Tribal Fire is a must have for those looking to conquer light to medium conditions or flat patterns, they say it is dangerous to play with fire but I say it’s dangerous if you don’t. Give in to your inner pyromaniac and put this in your bag. It’s worth your time I promise you.


K.C.White II

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Motiv Trident
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5
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About the Bowler

League Average:
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Rev Rate: 500
Axis Tilt: 25
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8
Description: Motiv has taken Poseidon’s favorite weapon and has turned it into the ULTIMATE WEAPON for mankind. The Trident is the new ultimate weapon for heavy oil and features Motiv’s latest technology to provide massive hook potential. Featuring the new Turbulent asymmetric core the Trident explores a spec set no previous Motiv release has targeted before.

Out of box surface: 3000 Grit LSS
Inner Core: Turbulent
Cover: Coercion HVH
Ball Reaction: Honesty is the best policy and the Trident has provided me with the most hook I’ve ever seen out of Muskegon Michigan, it is safe to consider this ball as an upgrade to both the Jackal and Jackal Carnage. Needless to say there is a lot of hook built into the Trident but not all of its muscle is shown off up front as it provides a reasonable shape and continuation throughout the entire lane. In most cases weaponry with a lot of hook indeed give you a lot of that up front and early, but also become slower down lane. I am yet to see the Trident slow down. The Trident is nothing short of raw power.
Jackal: The original is cleaner than the Trident however in terms of overall hook pins down the Trident is the bigger ball; the cover on the Trident is also bigger compared to the Turmoil HFP Reactive coverstock on the Jackal. Overall the Trident provided me with a more continuous ball motion from start to finish compared to the original Jackal.
Jackal Carnage: The Carnage in my eyes was a giant snow tire ideal for heavy patterns; it was early up front and provided me with a slow ball motion due to the Coercion XFS Reactive coverstock. The Coercion HVH on the Trident provides me with a faster response time and a bigger shape overall, the muscle of the Trident is not only shown up front but more so throughout the entire lane. The Trident is 3-4 boards stronger than the Jackal Carnage.
Revolt Havoc: The Havoc is earlier upfront than the Trident however in terms of hook and down lane shape the Trident is the bigger ball. The Havoc starts early and rolls continuous throughout the entire lane, however what the Havoc wasn’t favorable for me when I wanted open to the lanes as it did not provide a big enough shape down lane. In terms of the Trident I don’t have an issue with shape down lane.
Summary
A bowling ball that does as advertised is a bowling ball that will be loved by the masses, and the Trident is just that. Not to be overshadowed by the huge hook factor is the overall control, because hook not accompanied by a controlled raw power breeds misery. I was rather impressed with the reaction it gave me on longer patterns and flatter patterns, I was easily able to open my angles and use the shape it provided me with to my advantage. I have never thrown a Muskegon ball that has given me this much hook upfront and shape down lane; it’s visually pleasing to watch.
The Trident will appeal to those that are speed dominate in the same way the Jackal Carnage appealed to the slower/moderate speeds as the cover responds rather early and quick, a definite plus to the bowler. The Trident is worth your time if you are looking for a serious amount of hook and I promise it will be nothing short of raw power, when Poseidon bowls league at crashing waves lane this is the first ball out of his bag. May it be the first out of your bag as well.
Your game will thank you for it.
K.C. White II
Motiv Staff
Whybowl Staff
RealBowlers Tape Staff

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