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SR2
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
- INNER CORE: Sigma
- COVERSTOCK: MOTIVat-R
- FINISH: 2000 Wet Sand / Power Gel Polish
- RG: 16#-2.46 15#-2.47 14#-2.51 13#-2.57 12#-2.63
- RG DIFFERENTIAL: 16#-.044 15#- .047 14#-.040 13#-.032 14#-.024
- FLARE POTENTIAL: 5"+ (Medium-High)
- HOOK POTENTIAL: 41 (Medium-High)
- LENGTH: 25 (Medium)
- DESCRIPTION: The MOTIV SR2 is engineered to destroy pins. The Sigma core produces a low RG for easy revs and a high differential for serious track flare. Combine this with MOTIVat-R reactive urethane on the cover and you have a deadly weapon of destruction in the palm your hand.
Sigma Inner Core
The Sigma core is the mechanism of destruction at the heart of the SR2. It provides a low RG for easy revs and a high differential for powerful track flare. The 15# SR2 has an RG of 2.47 and a .047 diff.
MOTIVat-R Reactive Urethane
The MOTIVat-R shell on the SR2 has never been combined with the Sigma core before. This cover provides a smooth, but very strong backend reaction. The SR2 is sanded to 2000 at the factory and then brought to a luster with Power Gel Polish.
Reverb Outer Core
The Reverb outer core of the SR2 is a low-density polyester resin with pin piercing hardness and strength. Rather than absorb impact energy, this outer core reverberates energy as it explodes through the pins.
NeoMark Reactive Urethane Graphics
The SR2 jet black coverstock is integrated with orange and white NeoMark logo graphics. These graphics are also formulated from MOTIVat-R reactive urethane so you have a consistent reaction 360 around the ball surface.

 

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Re: SR2
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2010, 01:22:10 AM »
I've shot about 15 games with my Sr2 now, so a review can be made now.
Little about bowler:
tweener
average ball speed: 17 mph
PAP distance: 4 1/2" right, 1/2" up

Little about ball:
15 lbs
Pin 4 1/2" from PAP, above ring finger
CG 2 1/2" from pin, kicked right a TAD.
Extra hole 3" right of thumb, 1/2" up.

Ok..  I've had this ball a while and I've bowled about 5 sets with it.  It's a great ball.  I started off without the extra hole, and after 2 sets with it, I had the holed drilled.  I bowl on a THS, with decent amount of oil on the outside boards (doesn't SCREAM back from there).  I was playing an inside/out angle with it, and when trying to keep it in the oil longer, it wouldn't finish.  After drilling the hole, I found it finshed better.  I'm able to play straighter up the boards with it, with a good ball speed, and the ball finishes hard.  I haven't had HUGE scores with it yet, as high series with it is 673, but there's been a few high 240's and 250's bowled with it.  I bowl once a week and it's hard to stay consistent.  Most low games bowled with this ball have been due to the BOWLER... Not the ball!  Overall, though, the ball gets through the heads fine every time, and finishes how it's supposed to.  HARD.  It makes a good move left, without being too extreme.  It's a controllable arc, with power.  I've had quite a few messengers with it.  There's been a few times where the shot forced me to stay outside, but with a faster ballspeed, like 18-19 mph.  With other bowling balls, I've had bad luck with that shot.  The ball doesn't lose energy when hitting the pocket with that ballspeed.  This is a rambling ball review, I know.  I would say that this is a great ball for most house shots that have medium oil.  As the oil breaks down on the heads, move inside and give it room out, and it'll still finish hard.  Great ball, and this isn't my last Motiv!
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Jason Winchester
Tweener from Cincy
7 300''s
High Series 792  

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Re: SR2
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2010, 01:40:20 AM »
Bowler:
Right Hand
Stroker
League Avg.: 183
Avg. Ball Speed - 14.8 mph
PAP - 5 1/8", up 1 1/8"
Revs: never bothered to calculate

Ball:
14#
Drill - Length+Leverage from Motiv's instructions
Pin - 11/16" straighr right of ring finger
CG - 7/8" right, 1/2" up center of grip
Finish - OOB
Orange Tenth Frame grips (goes well with the orange ball graphics)
15/16 oval thumb insert
No x-hole was needed

First Motiv ball and review, rolled 6 games so far with it. Very impressed by this ball. Normally I'm a Storm user, but have always wanted to check the new kids on the block. Carries light hits and Brooklyns well, and when it hits the pins, it sounds like a baseball bat hitting a watermelon. Ball came back with pin "skin" on it a few times.

I think I'm the only one in my town with a Motiv and have gotten a lot of oohs and ahhs from people when this baby rolls down the lane. Even my pro shop guy said he's going to check into Motiv's product line.

Definitely a fan. To coin a term,  I've been "MOTIVated".
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Jim

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Re: SR2
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2010, 12:47:45 PM »
I am very frustrated with buildinazuk's negative of this fine Motiv product.  This ball has outstanding consistency and has been a key factor in my recent championship run in the greater Beaumont bowling league season.  buildinazuk's endorsement of the 2nd dimension ball is so very typical of the pretensiousness emanating from certain corners of our fine sport.  

Just when America is beginning to recognize the excellence of bowling, through films such as Kingpin and The Big Lebowski, a smug and self righteous review comes along and compromises all of the potential good will we have garnered as a community.

Imagine if the civil rights cause had been as self destructive as buildinazuk's attitude toward the fine folks at Motiv.  I challenge each and every one of our fine website's contributors to no longer voluntarily sit in the back of the sporting bus behind half assed sports like football and basketball.  The first step in this transformation is praising the strong product that Motiv has produced.


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Re: SR2
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2011, 07:23:23 PM »
While I was buying balls for the medium conditions (see my other reviews), I caught my eye at a particular Motiv model - the SR2 - because I was hedging my bets to include a ball for the wet-medium to medium range instead of the medium to medium-light range as I had done with the other balls that I got.
 

Plus, I always wanted to try a Motiv ball ever since they came out years ago.  So this SR2 is my first Motiv.  I drilled a 4.5" x 3.5" layout with pin just above the ring finger and the mass bias just slightly right of the "strong" position (more like semi-strong).   Surface was reset to 4000 Abralon with polish.

 

When trying it out on the White and Blue patterns, the ball is already slightly too strong due to its lower RG core and its flare (the breakpoint appeared earlier than my Rising Star) but I can't believe how super-clean it is.   It revs and rolls in a strong continuous arc through the midlane & back end.     The way it looks as it spins is so pleasing to the eye becuase of its graphics markings that are integrated in its coverstock.

 

The next day I took it to another house with more oil in the THS pattern on Brunswick synthetic lanes.  Here my Rising Star would skid just a bit too far, this allows me to change up to the SR2.   The ball fits strongly in this condition by playing best on the down-and-in shot between the 3rd & 4th arrow.   The ball never stops !   It always seems to hit the pocket before it had a chance to roll out.   The ball is awfully good when playing deep.

 

Meanwhile, testing it on the outside shot, it already went left to Brooklyn (due to my slower speed).   I would need longer oil for this shot but I would rather stay inside.  If I wanted to use it for heavier oil patterns, I would simply change the surface back to 2000 Abralon.    The ball is very easy to tune to the pattern that you need to play it on.

For me, keeping it in 4000 Abralon, I am targeting wet-medium conditions.   This is my "ball up" from my other balls that are drilled for medium conditions; it'll keep me protected when there is unexpected heavier oil than my Rising Star could handle.

 

For my 2 cents, I will say that Motiv balls are HIGH QUALITY.   It can't hurt to have one on the side.   Just study the different models that Motiv have to offer and decide the best fit for your needs.    (If you wanted to throw a Motiv for really heavy oil, you'd select the TR2, for instance.)

 

 


"Hink"  -  Storm bowler with a few RotoGrips & Ebonites on the side - and one Hammer thrown in the kitchen sink   Plenty of competition in L'il Rhody if you know where to find it !

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Re: SR2
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2011, 07:23:50 PM »
While I was buying balls for the medium conditions (see my other reviews), I caught my eye at a particular Motiv model - the SR2 - because I was hedging my bets to include a ball for the wet-medium to medium range instead of the medium to medium-light range as I had done with the other balls that I got.
 

Plus, I always wanted to try a Motiv ball ever since they came out years ago.  So this SR2 is my first Motiv.  I drilled a 4.5" x 3.5" layout with pin just above the ring finger and the mass bias just slightly right of the "strong" position (more like semi-strong).   Surface was reset to 4000 Abralon with polish.

 

When trying it out on the White and Blue patterns, the ball is already slightly too strong due to its lower RG core and its flare (the breakpoint appeared earlier than my Rising Star) but I can't believe how super-clean it is.   It revs and rolls in a strong continuous arc through the midlane & back end.     The way it looks as it spins is so pleasing to the eye becuase of its graphics markings that are integrated in its coverstock.

 

The next day I took it to another house with more oil in the THS pattern on Brunswick synthetic lanes.  Here my Rising Star would skid just a bit too far, this allows me to change up to the SR2.   The ball fits strongly in this condition by playing best on the down-and-in shot between the 3rd & 4th arrow.   The ball never stops !   It always seems to hit the pocket before it had a chance to roll out.   The ball is awfully good when playing deep.

 

Meanwhile, testing it on the outside shot, it already went left to Brooklyn (due to my slower speed).   I would need longer oil for this shot but I would rather stay inside.  If I wanted to use it for heavier oil patterns, I would simply change the surface back to 2000 Abralon.    The ball is very easy to tune to the pattern that you need to play it on.

For me, keeping it in 4000 Abralon, I am targeting wet-medium conditions.   This is my "ball up" from my other balls that are drilled for medium conditions; it'll keep me protected when there is unexpected heavier oil than my Rising Star could handle.

 

For my 2 cents, I will say that Motiv balls are HIGH QUALITY.   It can't hurt to have one on the side.   Just study the different models that Motiv have to offer and decide the best fit for your needs.    (If you wanted to throw a Motiv for really heavy oil, you'd select the TR2, for instance.)

 

 


"Hink"  -  Storm bowler with a few RotoGrips & Ebonites on the side - and one Hammer thrown in the kitchen sink   Plenty of competition in L'il Rhody if you know where to find it !

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Re: SR2
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2011, 05:57:57 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: THS  
 
Volume: NO Idea

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

 
COMMENTS

Likes: Just About the Best Ball I Ever Owned to date

Dislikes: NONE ARE YOU CRAZY'?

 
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15 lb drilled 45 x 4.5 x 45 small P1 Weight Hole to keep it In Check.
 
After my TX1 Experience with Motiv I  really motivated :) I pick up this ball from bowling.com And I think this the best hidden Gem I found. I use this one AMF POA tournament and I was able to beat my average by 50 stick on division final. I took it with me to Vegas and bowl pretty good there. Just not when I needed. For the 19 games that I bowl I was able to average 221.00 for 19 games That was a personal all time best.
This ball hooks when there is med to light oil. The carry on this ball is simply amazing. Every one take a peek at what it was throwing.  Clears the heads with ease and great arc backed with control. Now I am so Motivated I order my self a C51LE and Primal and pick up a couple more SR2 :) 
 


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Re: SR2
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2011, 10:11:32 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: varied
 
Volume: varied

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, USBC Nationals 2009

 
COMMENTS

Likes: very smooth, predictable motion. Perfect for a benchmark ball, and works on a wide variety of conditions.

Dislikes: Hard to find any. If there was one dislike I tweaked the surface as I felt it was too similar to my QZ2 so I played around with the cover stock prep. to get a bigger gap b/t both balls.
 
I have to say that this piece will be with me everywhere I go. It's a great tournament ball and something you can really read and make adjustments off of. The cover is extremely tunable and takes to surface adjustments very well. This piece with the cover stock finish I have on it now (500, 2000 abralon) is about 5 and 3 weaker than my Cruel C51 L.E. 4 and 2 stronger than my QZ2.  I am very satisfied with this piece of equipment! One of my favorites.

 
Drilling:
 
My stats are as follows:
 
PAP - 3 3/8  over, 5/8 up
Speed - 18 mph
rev rate - 350 rpm
axis tilt  - 10 degrees
 
Drilling was a 60 x 5 x 70 with no extra hole dual angle layout. I also tweaked the surface and decided to leave it at a 500, 2000 grit finish from it's original factory finish of 2000 w/ power gel polish. 
 
 
 


Darren Andretta
Motiv/Vise Inserts Regional Staff
www.motivbowling.com
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Re: SR2
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2011, 10:56:49 PM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:28'

 

Volume:Kegglers middle of the road


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):
THS

 



COMMENTS





Likes:I had to change the surface of my SR2 1,000 grit and light polish with Motiv Power gel polish I love the way i can swing her out and she will grab the lane and turn hard & sweet  BOOM right into the pit ten go very very SWEET ball Motiv keep it up


Dislikes: None as of yet


 


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Re: SR2
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2011, 09:21:17 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length: 45 foot   

 

Volume: Medium to Heavy


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport


 



COMMENTS





Likes:  This ball has me very excited.  It allows me to play deeper on the lane than usual  with incredible continuation.  It is  not for light oil, but seems to consistently get the 10 pin out.  Thank you to Dave Wilson and Chris Wilkes for their recommendation and layout advice.


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