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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:15:38 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The Motiv Freestyle Pearl bowling balls take the proven technology of the Recon weight block and pair it with some new technology called the Turmoil LFP Reactive coverstock. This combination provides a ball that offers length, great backend, and consistent transitions that lessen the over/under frustrations that can occur on light oil conditions. This ball matches up well with bowlers that are looking for an outstanding less aggressive ball at a not so outstanding price.

Color: Black/Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Coverstock: Turmoil LFP Reactive
Core: ReconFinish: 5500 Grit LSP
RG: 2.59 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.025 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil

 

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Re: Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 04:29:45 PM »
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MoTion Hole drilling for 5Ē+ PAP

Prepare to #showoff when the lanes get dry with the Motiv Freestlye. Coming in either a Blue/Black or Pink/Black color scheme, this gem will give you the ability to attack those later day conditions with ease. By wrapping the proven Recon core (2.59RG, .025Diff) in the all new Turmoil LFP Reactive coverstock, we have a ball dedicated to gliding through the dry without sacrificing any power through the pins. I drilled mine with the MoTion hole as I wanted to crush the core a little bit thereby creating more revving action which my medium rev-rate would appreciate; I am not disappointed. I could immediately tell that this ball is a great successor to the Ascent line as it still provides the length needed on drier condition yet has an enhanced downlane reaction thanks to the new coverstock. While not flippy the motion at the spot is more pronounced than my Ascents and the hitting power is just as impressive. I was able to go straight up outside of seven when other people on my pair were struggling with similar equipment inside of ten. This ball compliments my arsenal well due to its unparalleled length, a nice step down from the Venom line. Oil is not this ballís friend so remember that friction is needed in order to get the optimal designed performance out of it. Dry lanes, scorched heads? Show everyone your moves by Freestyling on the lanes.

Trent Overbey
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Re: Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 03:03:15 PM »

Color: Black/Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Coverstock: Turmoil LFP Reactive
Core: ReconFinish: 5500 Grit LSP
RG: 2.59 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.025 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil

Freestyle
      I drilled my Freestyle 75 X 4.5 X 40.. I was not sure what to expect with this ball as a replacement for the Ascent. I have my original Ascent drilled RICO for total control and when the lanes are totally torched or needing to control the edge on short patterns. So with that being said I drilled the Freestyle to use what this ball was made for. Get the ball down the lane and control the back part of the lane and still hit. What I have found so far with the Freestyle is exactly that plus more. I wasn't sure how strong this ball was going to be down lane and I am pleasantly surprised. The Freestyle goes through the front part of lane with the greatest of easy, reads the middle part really clean and unleashes a hard curve. This motion I would not consider Skid Snap or Controlled. I would consider this more a Controlled hard Motion, if that makes sense? I have used this ball on a short pattern off the gutter and also on a 42' medium volume pattern after many games of bowling. What the Freestyle has allowed me to do is use the controlled hard motion to go through the pins the right way. The way the ball goes through the pins is better than I would expect for a small core, value ball. This ball is truly going to come in handy when the lanes are totally gone and I will need a ball to go over the gutter cap late in the day and still have the motion to go through the pins with the deep inside angle. If you are a tournament player or new to the game this ball is going to find a way to fit into your bag.
#SHOWOFF

Clayton Mohr
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Re: Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 12:21:08 PM »
Freestyle
If you have been waiting for a lower cost piece for dry lane conditions that provides high performance the Freestyle is for you. What a great addition to the line up as it fits right behind the Tag for me. Very good length with recovery not seen in most lower level balls. Great for house shots for older bowlers with lower ball speeds as well as high rev players looking for something to give them length. As usual the continuation of the Motiv line of balls is unprecedented. The two color options not only look great but seem to provide a slightly different reaction as well. For me the Pink color cover seemed to be a bit steeper on the back end while the blue cover seemed to be a bit more controlled. Both balls performed at a higher level than what I originally expected.  Either way this ball is quite a nice addition to the Motiv line of equipment  and the price point makes it an attractive addition for all levels of bowler.

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Re: Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 08:28:32 PM »
The Freestyle is the latest offering from MOTIV bowling designed for high friction lane conditions. While utilizing the same Recon core found in the Ascent line of bowling balls, what sets the Freestyle apart from the Ascent is the Turmoil Low Friction Prearl (LFP) cover stock. The LFP cover creates less friction of the ball to the lane surface thus retaining more energy which creates a better continuation through the pins. What that translates to is a ball designed for dry lanes conserves energy and has the same carry power as the higher end equipment.
My Freestyle is drilled pin above ring finger with cg kicked about 2 inches with a hole on my axis. The Ascents were good, the Freestyle is much better. I have thrown the Freestyle on cheetah pattern with success and it is also very good on wet/dry league shots. Being over the age of 50, I very seldom have the need to throw low end bowling balls because generating enough revs to get them to carry is not my strong suit. The Freestyle provides the recovery I need on drier conditions. Available in blue/black or pink/black colors, you will definitely need a Freestyle in your bag as this ball will suit many bowling styles.
Carl Breaman
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RevRate=375
Ball Speed=17
PAP= 5"right - 1/4"down

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Re: Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2016, 10:49:43 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41 Ft

Volume: Light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


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Review:

The Motiv Freestyle is the latest light oil, entry level bowling from Motiv Bowling that brings together a new coverstock with a proven core. The new Freestyle gives the bowlers two color combinations that both complement one another and are quite eye popping in Pink/Black and Blue/Black. The Freestyle brings in the proven Recon core and we put the new Turmoil LFP peal coverstock. This combo makes gives the Freestyle retainable energy on light oil conditions and being entry level still have enough aggressiveness downlane and through the pins. If your looking for something for light oil and will take away the over/under issues then the Freestyle by Motiv is the ball for you.

INNER CORE        Recon
COVERSTOCK      Turmoil LFP Reactive
FINISH               5500 Grit LSP

Comments:

Not too long ago I did a Facebook live practice session and one of the pieces I was throwing was the Freestyle. Iím absolutely in love with this piece. With the Ascents, I felt there was something missing with over/under issue I got when bowling in league and the Freestyle eliminates that issue. I love everything about the Freestyle and this is the go to ball on house shot for me because I play more right and stay there all night without fighting transition. And for entry level the Freestyle hits like a truck which is just another trademark for Motiv. Medium to High Rev players will love this piece because the can play straighter without losing power and lower rev players will like the freestyle when lanes start hooking and you donít want to move out of their comfort zone.

Likes: Retainable Energy; aggressive downlane motion; play straighter all night.
Dislikes: None

I recommend the Motiv Freestyle to all types of bowlers.

MOTIV Staff Player,
John Robertson
www.motivbowling.com


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Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2016, 11:47:36 PM »
This ball is the newest introduction into the MOTIV line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Freestyle features the new Turmoil LFP (Low Friction Pearl) cover combined with the Recon core . It's very clean through the lane, therefore it retains it's energy and makes a great move on the backend. Most importantly, it allows a more consistent transition that reduces over/under issues on light oil.

It will be a great fit in your bag on light oil. The Freestyle will be the ball you can count on when the lane are hooking and nothing else will go down the lane.  This ball will give much more then any other ball you will find at this very affordable price.

My Freestyle is laid out with the pin down (below the ring), the cg shifted right and an extra hole about 2" below my PAP. This ball has already found a place in my bag, it's a great go to ball when the lanes are just flat hooking.  The ball is very useful on short oil patterns or older surfaces.  If you need a ball at a great price point for short and hooking patterns this is the ball you are looking for.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida