Reviews => Motiv => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on March 07, 2018, 05:22:19 PM

Title: Villain
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on March 07, 2018, 05:22:19 PM
The Motiv Villain bowling ball brings back the Sinister core with high RG and lots of differential. This ball introduces the versatile Coercion MFS Reactive cover which is finished with a 3000 grit LSS finish. These features combine to create a ball that offers easier length as well as great power and continuation down lane. This ball is ideal on medium-heavy lane conditions for variety of bowling styles.

Color: Black/Blue Solid
Core: Sinister
Coverstock: Coercion MFS Reactive
Finish: 3000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Impressive power and continuation down lane
RG: 2.54**
Differential: 0.051**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Title: Re: Villain
Post by: Average Joe Reviews on March 10, 2018, 02:58:45 PM


Length: 41'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


The Villain is the latest addition to the Motiv lineup. It features the Sinister core that has been used on the Cruel line and it is wrapped in the Coercion MFS Solid coverstock, being best suited for medium and heavy oil conditions.

I had the chance to test the Villain on our House Shot pattern (Kegel Main Street, 41’) and I had a great reaction with this ball.

The first thing I noticed is how clean this ball is for having a solid, sanded coverstock. The Villain is clean through the front part of the lane with a smooth and continuous motion in the backend. For me, the Villain has a “benchmark ball” shape. Not overly smooth, while not angular either.

The higher RG on this ball allows it to be cleaner than other solid asymmetrical pieces, while the Coercion MFS Solid coverstock provides hook in the oil resulting in a strong midlane read and a strong, but controllable motion downlane.

The second thing I noticed with the Villain is how versatile this ball is. I was able to hit the pocket from different parts of the lane. I started laying out the ball around second arrow and having the 6 board as my breakpoint. The Villain had no issues clearing the fronts and delivered a smooth transition down the lane. I felt that I had a great margin of error with the Villain on this pattern. As you can see in the video, I was able to move inside and play in the oil a little bit more and the Villain created enough hook to hit the pocket.

The Villain blends the pattern quite nicely, is not jumpy when it hits the friction and is not too clean to miss the breakpoint in case you miss inside your mark.

I compared the Villain with the Jackal Rising and the Forza SS.

The Jackal Rising is stronger than the Villain. The Rising provides a strong midlane read, is earlier and smoother downlane. Overall, it has more hook potential.

The Forza SS has a similar motion, but it is earlier and has a slower response to friction than the Villain. The Forza SS is weaker than the Villain.

The Villain fits in between the Jackal Rising and the Forza SS in overall hook. When the Jackal Rising is too much ball or the Forza SS is not enough or you need more shape downlane, the Villain will be the ball to go.

Overall, The Villain is a versatile piece that will fit into a lot of different bowling styles and it can be used to play on different parts of the lane. Whether you want to play straighter angles on fresh or move in when the lane transition, this ball offers great versatility to be used on a wide variety of conditions. I feel that the Villain is a great option to use on everything but the extremes.

The Villain offers a clean, smooth and continuous motion on most medium and heavy oil patterns. Bowlers who want control at the breakpoint while keeping some shape down the lane, the Villain will be a great option. I feel this is the kind of ball that will always find a spot in your bag.

Thank you for watching!
Title: Re: Villain
Post by: scottyb300 on March 15, 2018, 09:06:09 PM
Speed: 17-18
Weight: 15
Hand: Left
Rev Rate: 375-400
pap: 5 over 3/16 up

Weight Block: Sinister
Coverstock: Coercion™ MFS Reactive
Finish: 3000 grit lss
Rg: 2.54
Diff: .051

OOOOOOO man! Motiv has outdone themselves with this one! The new Villain has me beyond excited! This is without a doubt the most versatile ball in my arsenal, but also provides a really nice go to ball after my Jackal Rising. When the front of the lane starts to go away and my Jackal Rising becomes a little bit too much ball, I am able to ball down to my Villain while staying in the same part of the lane.
The really nice thing about the Villain is it's versatility.  The Coercion coverstock is really one of the most versatile coverstocks I have seen in quite sometime. Out of box this ball is very clean and loves to hook when it sees the friction, or if I need to I can sand it down to 1000 and allow it to blend out the pattern while still exploding through the pins! I must say it is quite nice to roll an asymmetrical ball and not have to worry about if it stores energy or not when I need to make the move inside.
It doesn't matter if you're a low rev-high speed player, high rev- low speed, or a tweener like myself this Villain is the ball for you!
 To say I'm excited would be an understatement!
Here's to a ton of strikes!
Title: Villain
Post by: Rapidfire on March 22, 2018, 06:53:33 PM
Motiv has hit a homer with this one. The new Villain is a nasty addition to my bowling bag. it provides great length with a plenty of back end action. I can see the Villain being my benchmark ball,

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