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« on: October 08, 2021, 03:28:39 PM »
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The Motiv Pride was designed to offer versatility and continuation making it the ideal benchmark bowling ball. This ball introduces the Dominion core which is an asymmetric core but has the controllability of a symmetric core. The core technology is surrounded by Coercion Ultimate Continuation Solid (UCS) Reactive coverstock. The cover on this ball helps produce more length and angles and is ideal on medium oil conditions.

Color: Black/Grey/Orange
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Dominion
Coverstock: Coercion UCS Solid Reactive
Finish: 4000 Grit LSS
RG: 2.50 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.042 (15# ball)
Hook Potential: Medium
Length: Middle
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil



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Re: Pride
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 12:17:23 AM »
Being a left handed full roller on staff with Motiv, I have had an affinity for the real low end of the RG spectrum and the low/mid end of the diff spectrum. My bag has had a Venom Recoil, Covert Tank, Tank Blitz, Desert Tank, and a Purple Tank since before Nationals. The 6th spot has just been a rotation of the Forge Flare, a Jackal Ghost, or an Alpha Jackal... until now.
The day my Pride came in, I was expecting to drill it and it just be too shiny with too much differential for my liking. I've previously had to get away from balls such as the Ripcord Flight and Jackal Flash for just being too long and snappy for me, to cover both ends of the ball chart. I put on my standard layout, laced up, and hoped for the best as this ball was getting really great hype from fellow staffers. The first shot off my hand immediately made me take my Forge Flare out, I'm not joking, it was that easy of a choice.
The Pride was everything I needed in my bag. I had been seeking for an asym that would be a step up from my beloved Venom Recoil, as it has gotten hundreds of games on it and I didn't want to drill up a fresh one yet. I found that and more within the two games of trying it all over the pattern. It even had the ability to roll up the track smooth if I took some hand out.
I personally hit it with a quick 2000 to knock some of the shine off and don't think I've shot a week under average with it yet. I even was fortunate enough to record an 812 and then a 300 a few days later in another house, but we don't need to talk about the 296 in a 3rd house two days after that (lol). Despite my full roller layout, I've had some friends pick it up and throw it for a few shots and they are hooked too.
Venom Recoil lovers will find this ball is the steroid they needed in the bag when the Recoil just isn't quite enough or can't make the corner anymore. Lefties will find this ball opens up the nosebleed seats inside of that big dot in the middle. Full rollers will appreciate the smooth shape. Everyone else will just love it too. If you are looking for that new benchmark because your shock has some mileage, this is it. If you are a big fan of the Jackals but don't like the shape of the Tridents, you should give this a shot to be your ball down.
This ball has been first out of my bag whenever possible for three weeks and I'm averaging at least 250 when I throw this ball, and I swear I'm not anything special when it comes to bowling! You should definitely give it a shot if you are looking for the "next Venom Shock" from Motiv.


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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 06:42:06 PM »
   55 x 5” x 25

If you are looking for a new, true benchmark ball, the MOTIV Pride is where you will end up. The combination of the Coercion UCS Solid Reactive (finished at 4000 LSS) with the asymmetric Dominion core (2.50RG, .042Diff) creates a strong midlane read without burning too early so you see an even, predictable motion which is perfect for reading any lane condition.

With the mid-RG asymmetric Dominion core being brand new, I wanted to put it to the test by laying it out with my typical ‘stronger core with length’ pin placement that I usually reserve for low RG, high differential engines. The greatest aspect of any benchmark ball is how it reacts in the midlane, and the Pride shines there. Even with this quicker-response pin height, I still have an exceptional ball read whether I am throwing it on the fresh or the first transition. This proto-typical reaction provides great insight into how a pattern is reacting so that I can identify either the proper line to get on or the correct ball to handle the volume on the lane. Once the ball finds its traction and starts its rolling motion towards the pocket, the consistency and predictability makes is very easy to further refine how to attack the lanes. Outside of being a benchmark lane reader, the Pride reacts well in medium-heavy to medium conditions. Easy fronts, the aforementioned midlane read, and smooth backend motion make this ball perfect for anyone looking for control. The best times I have found to use this ball are earlier in the day when the angles you need to play are straighter as steep attack vectors are not its friend. Knowledge is power. The MOTIV Pride will provide you with that lane play strategy so long as you are willing to listen to it.

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Re: Pride
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 03:55:13 PM »
The first thing I noticed when I drilled up my Pride was how versatile it was. I could play different parts of the lane on a fresh house shot and strike at will from anywhere between 1st and 4th arrow. Even as I moved deeper into the lane I wasn't losing any down lane motion or hitting power through the pins.

The combination of the Coercion™ UCS Solid Reactive cover and all new Dominion™ asymmetric core provides me with a true benchmark shape to add to my arsenal that I can rely on in almost any conditions. This will be the first ball out of my bag at tournaments for a long time coming!

Check out my ball motion video at the link below:

Layout: 30 x 4 1/2 x 55

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Re: Pride
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2021, 08:06:14 PM »
Introducing from Motiv the all new Pride!
This ball is the epitome of a benchmark ball.
A very well balanced ball for any style of bowler.
For myself being a typical tweeter style lefty this ball was exactly what I needed. I drilled up two of them. The layout I found I had the best success with was with a 50x5x30.
This layout really allowed the ball to not pick up too early while maintain quite a bit of down lane finish. What I was quite impressed with is the fact that as I opened up the lane, the ball never lost its finish. I could open up the lane and the ball would pick up off the spot even harder.
Before this ball the Venom Shock was my benchmark, however with the all new Pride that is no more. The Pride is an absolute must have in anyone’s Arsenal!