Reviews => Motiv => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 09, 2019, 03:59:23 PM

Title: Covert Tank
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on May 09, 2019, 03:59:23 PM
Tanks are tough and strong and so is the Motiv Covert Tank. Motiv created a new coverstock that combines the best of urethane and reactive resin. The Frixion Microcell Polymer coverstock absorbs oil much slower than reactive resin but unlike urethane does allow some absorption. This coverstock enables the ball to generate more continuation along with better pin carry while maintaining traction. The Covert Tank offers more versatility than urethane balls to better match more bowling styles due to the strong Torx core. This core has a higher differential that creates more track flare, betters backend motion, and reduces the amount of oil distribution on the lane.

Color: Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Frixion Microcell Polymer
Core: Torx
Finish: 2000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Smooth, Overall Hook
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil
RG: 2.50 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)
Title: Re: Covert Tank
Post by: on May 13, 2019, 11:59:17 AM
Rev Rate: 400
Ball Speed: 19.5
PAP: 5 1/2 over 7/8 up
Tilt: 4.3

Ball Layout: 60x3.25x30

When I found out about the Covert Tank, I was wanting this ball to work for me more so than any other MOTIV ball within our lineup. I have never matched up well with urethane equipment and with my 19.5mph speed, urethane balls on the right side limit my ability to shape the lane because of carry down issues I get from others using urethane equipment.

This new cover stock, Micro Cell Polymer, soaks up oil at a fraction of what resin does yet still absorbs more oil than urethane. The Torx weight block allows me to shortened my Pin to Pap on this ball because the higher differential gives me the ability to have more track flare plus I get more back end motion too!! The Covert Tank has the predictability of urethane, reads the mid-lane like a traditional resin ball and gives me much better pin carry than a urethane ball does.

I highly recommend this ball for the typical house bowler,  anyone facing those wet/dry conditions and for those bowing on sport patterns.

James Turner
Title: Re: Covert Tank
Post by: MOTIVmags on May 19, 2019, 07:48:47 AM

Written reviews coming soon...
Title: Re: Covert Tank
Post by: Mappa on May 20, 2019, 01:19:33 PM
An all new cover technology for the MOTIV Covert Tank successfully bridges the gap between urethane and reactive resin.  Essentially it gives me a urethane like shape with better continuation through the pins. Plus, the Covert Tank doesn't push the oil down the lane like a urethane ball, so it makes me a better teammate during league play.  ;)

Here is my ball motion video:

In the video I compare a 5" pin to PAP Covert Tank at the box finish (2000 Sanded), with a 2" pin to PAP with added polish. Thanks for watching!

--Kevin Gallagher--
     MOTIV Staff