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Freestyle Rush
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:21:02 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Motiv Freestyle Rush is an improvement of the original Freestyle bowling balls. This version received a differential increase as well as a new coverstock that creates more shape down the lane. This ball is recommended for lighter oil conditions and was designed to offer more angle and greater carry. The new coverstock on this ball is called the Agility LFP (low friction pearl) Reactive and is finished with a 5500 Grit LSP. This cover stores more energy when facing high friction on the lanes allowing it to generate a powerful down lane reaction. The increased differential in the Recon core helps increase flare potential while creating a stronger motion at the backend.

Color: Turquoise Pearl/Purple Pearl
Coverstock: Agility LFP Reactive
Core: Recon
Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
RG: 2.60 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.030 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil



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Re: Feel the Rush
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 02:17:41 PM »
70 x 4 x 40

Building off of last year’s Freestyle, MOTIV’s Freestyle Rush finds another level of performance to keep you competitive when the lanes are all but toast. The all new Agility LFP cover (5500LSP finish) is wrapped around a tweaked Recon core (now at 2.60RG, .030Diff) to provide a slightly beefed up performance level than what we have previously seen. I have noticed that the increased differential, though ‘only’ .005 more, has helped to create a little more flare motion to my ball. This factor, along with the strengthened coverstock, has allowed me to play larger angles in slightly more oil than my original Blue/Black Freestyle. When compared to my Venom Cobra, I see more length but a similar motion at the spot; controlled yet continuous. This motion gives me a solid compliment to go down to when the heads and mids become too dry for the Venom line. To top this all off, the color scheme looks fantastic in person. Who does not want to look good while scoring later in the day?

Trent Overbey
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Re: Freestyle Rush
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 08:56:38 AM »

Name: Will Schnack
Rev Rate: 350 rpms
Ball Speed: 17.5 mph
PAP: 4 5/8" over 1/2" up
Right Handed


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Agility LFP Reactive
5500 Grit LSP
RG: 2.60 (15# ball)
Diff: .030 (15# ball)

The Freestyle Rush is a great addition for anyone who bowls on light oil conditions.  This ball is very clean down the lane with good movement off the breakpoint to create better entry angles to help carry. I go to my Freestyle Rush when the lanes have broken down a bit, usually 3rd or 4th game. I look forward to using this ball more at longer tournaments.

Will Schnack
Bowlersmart Cherry Valley inside Cherry Bowl
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Will Schnack
Bowlersmart Rockford
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Re: Freestyle Rush
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 06:39:01 AM »
Bob Benton

Motiv Freestyle Rush (
90 x 2.5 x 40 (500 Abralon)

Personal Stats:
400-450 RPM
18-20 MPH
PAP - 5 5/8" over, 1" up
Axis Tilt - Estimated 8-12 Degrees
Current League Average: 238

Intended Use:
For the Freestyle Rush, I used a short pin layout to control the downlane motion. My goal was to get urethane-like shape, with a reactive cover. 

With the short-pin layout and 500 abralon surface, I achieved my goal. The Freestyle Rush sees the front part of the lane quickly and lays off down lane. This gives me a reactive option where urethane isn't quite enough. It's a step up from the Tank Rampage and below the other reactive balls in my bag.

I filled a hole with the Freestyle Rush that I was aiming to fill. This ball fit a perfect niche in between urethane and the lowest reactive I previously had in my bag (Graffiti Tag). This ball will get a lot of play on shorter and flatter patterns where control is the name of the game.


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Re: Freestyle Rush
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 08:27:10 PM »
Ball Specs and Layout:
Recon Core
Agility LFP Reactive
55x3.25x35 w/ P1 Hole

Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 425
Ball Speed – 17 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 ½ over, ¾ up

Test Environment:
Fresh 42’ THS

The Freestyle Rush is an incredible compliment to the original Freestyle for when lanes are drier or in scenarios where lighter volumes of oil are used. I noticed the cleanliness through the front part of lane. However, the backend shape is more angular than original Freestyle. Pending on the pattern being played on, the Rush is a great go-to as the pattern begins to blend. Not only is it good-looking going down the lane, it has the hitting power and continuation through the pins like any other ball in the MOTIV line.

Predictable Reaction
Clean Through the Heads
Versatile Cover


The Freestyle Rush is an unbelievable compliment to quite a few pieces in the current lineup. For the lighter conditions, the Rush can easily be the ball to use for longer blocks of bowling. While more responsive than the original Freestyle, the backend shape is very controllable although mildly angular. The Freestyle Rush overall reaction and cover combination definitely keeps moves simple and smaller as lanes transition.

Darryl Carreon
MOTIV Staff / Bowlifi / PBA Member
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Re: Freestyle Rush
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 09:56:55 PM »
Ball Specs:
Weightblock: Recon
Cover stock: Agility RFP reactive
Layout: 85x0x45

Bowler Stats:
Hand: Left
Speed: 16.5-17.5
Rev Rate: 375-400
PAP: 5 over 3/16 up

I always like to have this kind out layout on a weaker piece of equipment in my bag. Urethane tends to roll too early for my liking so having this really suits the motion I like to see. I truly enjoy this layout for when the lanes get pretty torched or when bowling on higher friction surfaces. With putting this layout on a weaker ball it allows me to stay dead in the friction without the ball reading the fronts too much (like urethane would) and still having a nice smooth controllable backend. However one thing with the rush that I don't normally get with this layout/cover combo is continuation. On the Freestyle rush I am able to get quite a bit of continuation and get to have the ball roll through the pins with pure power. This ball will go me with to every tournament. Cheers to some high scores!

Scott Boyle
Vise Staff
Motiv Staff
Team USA 2011
Junior Team USA 2011