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Title: Blue Tank
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 27, 2022, 09:32:23 AM
Motiv is bringing back the popular Microcell Polymer coverstock in the Frixion Mark 3 Pearl and pairing it with the Halogen V2 core to create the Motiv Blue Tank. This cover and core combo produces a ball that creates great traction through the front of the lane. Through increased traction and strength this mid-performance bowling ball offers a controlled shape like a urethane ball but on heavier oil conditions.

Color: Blue
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Frixion M3 Pearl MCP
Core: Halogen V2
Finish: 1000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Controlled, urethane-like shape
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.59 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.023 (15# ball)
Title: Re: Blue Tank
Post by: Pba024156 on June 03, 2022, 11:38:47 AM
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Smooth, Just a touch stronger than the Purple Tank

Dislikes: Honestly, None - It's fits exactly where I wanted it in the Bag


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS

Jeff Sanders
PAP - 3 15/16 Over - 1/2 Up
Speed - 17mph
Rev Rate 400-425
Motiv Staff

The Blue Tank is the First MCP Ball I have punched and I am so glad I did. With my rev rate and speed being what they are it's nice to have a ball in hand that allows me to stay a little further right a little longer and play controllable tighter lines to the pocket. The Blue Tank for me is a tick cleaner and a couple boards stronger off the spot than the Purple Tank. This makes the Blue Tank an ideal ball for me when I am blending the shot with the Purple and need just a little bump up before making the big jump in with say the Odyssey or if I'm bowling on Medium Volume, Flatter Conditions and want to ensure I keep my angles tight and in front of me.

Get yourself a Blue Tank, You will be glad you did and Remember It's Not Urethane. It's Micro Cell Polymer
Title: Re: Blue Tank
Post by: toverbey on June 15, 2022, 05:39:37 PM
Layout
   65 x 5” x 35

Microcell Polymer is back and in its strongest form yet. The MOTIV Blue Tank continues the tradition of the MCP line by providing smooth, urethane-like motion while also providing a more resin-like forgiveness at the breakpoint. The Blue Tank finds its best footing by creating an early, strong motion in the oil for games in the earlier blocks. To help tame down the sheer power of the MCP + Frixion M3 coverstock, they wrapped it around the taller Halogen V2 core (2.59 RG, .023 Diff) to provide a bit more push.

Out of the box the ball looked like it would be an oil beast, but I was further surprised the moment I put it to the lanes to see how versatile it is. When I laid out my Blue Tank, I was hoping that it would be a beefier Tank Blitz, but not too close to it as to make it redundant, and I got just that. After wearing off the new-ball dust (taking three off the left several times), I could see this cover/core combination working well together to provide traction in oil but save just enough energy to make a great continuous motion through to the pit. On my typical league night, I can start with this ball crossing a solid arrow further left than with my Tank Blitz, or just a board or two right of the Trident Odyssey, and keep with it through the first game. Once the transition hits, I need to switch down to the cleaner, but still strong, Mythic Jackal to get into a ball that will tip back from greater angles but still have good overall strength. Where I find the Blue Tank at its best is when the lanes are slick, the pattern is short to medium in length, the midlane and backends need to be controlled, and resin is a bit too finnicky in its reaction consistency. I love the reaction all my MCP equipment has given me, and this ball is shooting straight towards the top of the list for me. Strength, control, consistency, and power that has the forgiveness of reactive while being able to play urethane-like lines. The Blue Tank can be a strong staple of any arsenal.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
MOTIV Staff
www.motivbowling.com
Title: Re: Blue Tank
Post by: The SuperHitMan on July 18, 2022, 12:01:34 PM
Core: Halogen V2
Type: Symmetrical
Coverstock: Frixion M3 Pearl MCP
Box Finish: 1000
Video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/efitstBZxPw
Layout: 45 x 4 ˝ x 70

Strengths
The Frixion M3 Pearl MCP coverstock was created when urethane coverstocks are not strong or continuous enough.
Blue Tank has more length than all other Tank weaponry, in terms of overall hook it fits between Desert and Covert Tank.
Blue Tank offers a bigger backend reaction to that of Purple and Desert.

Weaknesses
I used Blue Tank on the Shark Pattern and managed to be successful however that was due to manipulating my ball motion, I could see that the coverstock was not meant to handle heavier patterns. Legacy, Flare, Uprising, Odyssey are far better options combating heavier patterns.

Overall Summary
On the fresh my reaction with Blue Tank was great, I played more right than I was when using Tank Blitz and it was cleaner to that of Covert Tank.  I like using Blue Tank to blend a pattern instead of carving it with Forge Flare or Trident Odyssey, in terms of blending the pattern Blue Tank blends and is smoother at the breakpoint to that of the Venoms and Supra Enzo.

You will find Blue Tank ideal for when you want more ball motion than what Purple Tank is offering you on medium conditions and flatter conditions, reasonable for keeping your angels in front of you.
Add some Blue to your bag and make your opponent blue.
Your game will thank you for it .

K.C. White II
Motiv Staff
IAMBowling Staff
Title: Re: Blue Tank
Post by: SSwindell on October 06, 2022, 10:43:25 AM
LANE CONDITION

Length:39ft

Volume:20-22ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


COMMENTS

Likes: The tanks is super smooth even when the shots starts to break down. Also gives you a good ball motion on the fresh and doesn’t lose its angle even when oil carry’s down. This was my go to in Vegas at the the open when everything else was a little over under.

Motiv Staff
480 Rev
15.5 MPh
60x4x45


PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS
Title: Re: Blue Tank
Post by: bowling_rebel on March 04, 2023, 06:15:51 PM
Sometimes there is what the ball is out of box, and what it is after some lane shine.

Right out of box the Blue Tank is somewhat diggy, and will react very early to friction. If this is what you want, then may need to frequently resurface it, or hit it with some 500 grit sanding pads. Actually, if that is what someone wants, then just buy a Carbide Tank or some other "urethane."

Regardless, my Blue Tank now has 55 games on it in competition and probably that more or more in practice.

Once the ball lane shines you get a weak, controllable ball, that is stronger off the friction than older "urethane." Or perhaps I should say it's more continuous. And more of a dry lane ball, than something that will grab early in the oil.

Some of the other "urathene" type balls out more are very diggy, and it's hard to project them downlane. The Blue Tank can get through the front well. But you need to put, something like 15 - 20 games on the ball to really know what you have.

In comparison the Carbide Tank is much more diggy, but with similar motion.

The Blue Tank is a true in between reactive and traditional urethane. The differential is pretty low. I have mine drilled almost max flare. I get some oil ring separation but not much. I wouldn't play around with layouts, because you need some track flare to get oil ring separation to avoid carry down.

Likes:
Controllable. Gets down lane in lighter oil, but still has some snap on back end.

I usually see terrible under/over in league. From my little more than 400 rev rate and 2 degrees of axis tilt. Blue Tank blends out the wet/dry better than anything else I've tried. So I've used in a lot in league.

Great for some short to medium sport patters. If you want to play a tighter angle.

Dislikes:
Need to put some games on it to really know what you have. Can't handle too much oil.