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MOTIVmags

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MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:02:45 AM »

DESCRIPTION: The Octane Carbon is the third Octane in the series, but is unlike the first two. It uses the BRAND NEW Injector Core, as well as a BRAND NEW cover, Agitator MXR Pearl. The addition of the Octane Carbon will actually force the Venom Cobra to move left on the ball guide (http://www.motivbowling.com/resources/ball-guide.html), which will place the Octane Carbon in the angular, light to medium oil slot.

REACTION: The Octane Carbon offers plenty of length, even on the most beat up patterns or in long blocks. With how fast the ball clears through the front part of the lane it picks up even faster when it hits friction. This will not be a first ball out of the bag for too many styles, but that is not the intention of this release. So far every time I have went to this ball it has been the right choice… a dependable ball that always provides length and great recovery is an asset for late in tournaments or even near the end of league sets. One additional note, there are those balls that just seem to have that extra carry, this ball has provided me with a very high carry percentage so far.

Comparisons: The Venom Cobra is not as clean and is smoother than the Octane Carbon. Therefore, if you think that a Venom Cobra is angular that will put in perspective just how much quicker the Octane Carbon responds to friction. A Paranoia is also not as clean and not quite as angular but has more hook potential compared to the Octane Carbon. If you are trying to create an arsenal this ball is just as important as having the high-end asymmetrical ball, in fact it will give you complete opposite shapes, allowing you to fill in whatever you need in-between.

Summary: Do NOT overlook the Octane Carbon just because you did not like the first two, the ONLY thing the same is the Octane logo! The ball will perform as stated, no tricks with this one. Length, there is plenty of that. Angular, no doubt you can see the ball change direction very fast.

Mike Magolan
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« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 08:38:35 AM by MOTIVmags »

 

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 09:17:15 AM »
Where is this ball supposed to fit in the line?
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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 09:34:32 AM »
The Venom Cobra will be moving left on the ball guide (Octane Burn is gone) and this will be taking it's spot. Vertically (Hook potential) on the ball guide it will be in between a Paranoia and a Graffiti Tag. It is the cleanest and most angular ball MOTIV has made.

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 10:52:24 AM »
Even cleaner than the tag?? Zoinks!
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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 11:12:18 AM »
For me it is cleaner and has even more shape down lane.

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Octane Carbon
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »
This ball is the newest introduction into the Octane line of bowling balls. However, the MOTIV Octane Carbon features a totally new Injector core and Agitator MXR cover. It's super clean through the front of the lane and OMG can you say strong backend reaction. And of course, it has the continuation that has come to be expected from MOTIV bowling balls.

It will be a great fit in your bag on light to medium oil. It’s clean, strong and continuous. What else could you want from a ball.

My Octane Carbon is laid out with the pin above the ring fingers, the CG basically stacked (just a slight shift right) and has no extra hole. This ball is not afraid to be thrown right and have plenty of backends to recover.  This ball is clean, as would be expected from most pearlized balls, but does not have that allergic to oil issue that you’ll find in a lot of pearl bowling balls.  I can see this being my go to ball on the burn when opening the lane up becomes required.

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 08:12:58 AM »
I thought we outlawed staffer reviews because of the B.S. factor.How did this one slip by ?

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 09:51:50 AM »
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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 11:04:49 AM »
Probably just me but I thought my Venom Cobra was more angular than the Carbon...

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 12:36:29 PM »
I liked the Burn!   It looks like that I may be one of the few!  Someone mentioned the TAG.  Not a fan!!   Other pieces to choose from. 

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 12:40:45 PM »
Probably just me but I thought my Venom Cobra was more angular than the Carbon...

In Mags video, the Cobra looked the most angular to me in his comparisons
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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 12:54:50 PM »
The Cobra may look like it because it does it a foot sooner than the Octane Carbon.

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Re: MOTIV Octane Carbon Video
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 02:32:13 PM »
Probably just me but I thought my Venom Cobra was more angular than the Carbon...

In Mags video, the Cobra looked the most angular to me in his comparisons

I didn't watch the video but from my own experience that's how it worked for me. Have the Carbon drilled the same as I had my Cobra. I also felt the Carbon was a tad earlier than the Cobra. I'm sure everyone will feel different just my experience.