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United Revolt
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:43:07 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Motiv United Revolt is the first pearlized ball in the Revolt line of bowling balls from Motiv. This ball is ideal for medium to heavy oil conditions. The United Revolt features the Helix HFP (High Friction Pearl) Reactive coverstock as well as the low RG Vanquish core and is fine tuned with a 5000 Grit LSP finish. These features give this ball the ability to go long while transitioning easily to provide a consistent strong backend motion with continuation.

Color: Grey Pearl/Lime Pearl
Core: Vanquish
Coverstock: Helix HFP Reactive
Finish: 5000 Grit LSP
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
RG: 2.47 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (for 15# ball)


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Re: United Revolt
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 08:33:35 PM »


Length: 41'

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


I was a fan of the original Covert Revolt and for me the Revolt Vengeance has been one of the best balls I've ever used, so when I found out about the new United Revolt I was really excited, and after using the ball for the last couple of weeks I can say that this ball will be in my bag from now on.

This ball reminds me of the Covert Revolt, but with more length and a stronger backend motion. Is not as clean and sharp as the Vengeance, but still pretty strong down the lane.

For me it has been the perfect ball when I want to keep the pocket in front of me but I need more shape down the lane. I can also open up the lane with this ball and I see a lot of recovery. Is not as angular as the Primal Fear, but on the other hand it offers me more control at the break point, being a bit smoother than the Primal Fear.

I've been using this ball for about two weeks now and it has been the perfect ball when my Jackal Ghost or my Chronic Paranoia start hooking too much or creating too much friction. The United Revolt gives me more length without being too long and it gives me that extra kick I need when I don't see enough motion down the lane.

I tried the ball with the out of the box surface (5000 LSP) and with this surface, the ball fits right in between the Trident and the Chronic Paranoia. Its also smoother than the Primal Fear at the break point, while still provides similar length.

When I changed the surface to this ball to 3000 Abralon, the ball is about 5-7 feet earlier, have a stronger midlane read but still offers me a strong backend motion. Also with this finish I was able to use this ball on fresh and use it all night by just making little adjustments.

I tried the ball on the Beaten Path oil pattern during practice and I was able to play around 10, keeping the pocket in front of me and the ball rolled great. Offered me a lot of recovery even on this pattern and had enough energy to make a strong move to the pocket.

This ball is a great option for bowlers who want length and control the breakpoint while still having a strong backend motion and for bowlers who need to ball down when your heavy oil ball begin to produce too much friction.

If you liked the Covert Revolt or the Revolt Vengeance, you are definitely gonna love this ball.

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Re: United Revolt
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 07:04:12 AM »
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Re: United Revolt
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 02:28:22 PM »

This ball is the newest introduction into the Revolt line of bowling balls. The MOTIV United Revolt features the Helix HFP Reactive coverstock combined with the Vanquish core. It's clean through the front of the lane, reads the mid-lane and makes a strong continuous arching motion through the pins,  It’s the pearlized ball I’ve been looking for.

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium oil. It’s a pearl ball that clears the fronts, yet doesn’t miss the mid-lane.  It’s strong off the spot, but yet not too angular and has the continuation through the pins that MOTIV balls are known for.

My United is laid out with the pin above the fingers, just to the right of center, the CG slightly kicked right and has extra hole in my axis. Plain and simple this ball gives me a shape that I haven’t seen in a pearlized ball.  It gives me an arching and continuous shape you would usually only find in a solid, combined with the clean fronts that pearl balls are known to have.  Seems like a GREAT combination to me.  This ball is going to get A LOT of play for me on medium oil, on a variety of different shape patterns.

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Re: United Revolt
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 02:56:09 PM »
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The revolution continues in bold fashion with the Motiv United Revolt. This is the first pearl shell (Helix HFP, 5000LSP) to be wrapped around the proven Vanquish core (2.47RG, .056Diff) which brings a fresh look to the lineup (not to mention the vibrant color scheme). Throughout the different shots I have thrown this on I see many similarities in ball motion to the previous Revolts of the line, which is a good thing, while also adding its own unique characteristics to bring diversity to the name. Where I see similarities the most are in the midlane and the pin deck. The Vanquish core provides a strong engine to help the ball read the mids well giving traction even in the fresher/heavier conditions. This traction-motion also provides the ball solid continuation through the pin deck, keeping up with the precedent set by its older brothers. Conversely, where I see the new characteristics take over are in the heads and at the breakpoint. The Helix coverstock allows this ball to glide through the heads easily, something my solid Covert had issues with at times, thereby saving more energy for further down lane. Once at the breakpoint there is a strong, but not snappy, motion made. This quicker transition allows the United to be used from deeper angles compared to the rest of the line. I have found that mine works quite well on the fresh (for added teeth on slightly heavier conditions I have used 1500 for the surface) and allows me to continue well into game two before I switch to a great compliment: the Primal Fear. By comparison, the United allows you to cut through the oil with straighter angles which will then open up the lane for the Fear to bounce off of that track further inside. If you need something to clear the heads yet give strong control in the mids and at the breakpoint for heavier shots, the United Revolt is a solid (for a pearl) option.

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