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Purple Tank
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:57:11 AM »
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The Tank series of bowling balls is one of the longest-running product lines in Motiv history. The Tank bowling balls are known for their control on the harshest of lane conditions. With that same criteria, Motiv introduces the Purple Tank Urethane mid-performance bowling ball. Unlike its predecessors, the Purple Tank has a true urethane coverstock. The coverstock on this ball was built on the technology of the Microcell Polymer but without the issues caused by oil absorption. This coverstock design creates control as well as aggressive traction. It is paired with the proven Flux core to increase the control of the ball and lower the track flare. This core has success on wet/dry conditions when bowlers tend to need shallower angles. The Motiv Purple Tanks is a great match on harsh oil patterns, short sport conditions, and also for big rev bowlers looking for control by providing awesome traction at the mid-lane and the control down the lane that urethane is known for.

Color: Purple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Solid Urethane
Core: Flux
Finish: 1000 Grit LSS
Mid-lane traction with control down-lane
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.57 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.015 (15# ball)



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Re: Purple Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2021, 01:49:14 PM »
The Purple Tank is the first true urethane release by Motiv in a long time and it's a homerun! I haven't used a lot of urethane on the regional tour, but I will definitely have at least one of these with me at all times, as it's the perfect compliment to the microcell polymer tanks when you're looking for just a little less shape overall.

Being a lefty, this ball will also come in handy for me when the pattern is beat up and instead of moving further inside, I can move further left and not worry about the ball over hooking in the friction.

This is a huge game changer for me and it will be for you as well!

Layout: 60 x 4 1/1 x 40

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 05:01:52 PM »
   60 x 4Ē x 30

Not all urethanes are created equal. After years of testing and development, which included the fortuitous development of microcell polymer technology, the Purple Tank has arrived and is staking its claim as a seminal ball in modern urethane. By pairing the new Purple Solid Urethane coverstock (finished at 1000 LSS) with the taller Flux Symmetric core (2.57 RG, .015 differential), a superior reaction amongst other balls in its category has been achieved.

I have not been someone who has often thought of throwing urethane since I am a tweener and can get left and throw the ball out to where the friction is. While the hype of this ball grew on me into thinking I might be able to effectively use it, I was not prepared for exactly how stunning its versatile reaction truly is. The first time I threw it was in game two of a league night. This strong shell had no issues reading the lane early enough to start a good, strong motion to the pocket while eliminating the volatility of the backend over/under that had developed. When I would miss a little outside, the taller Flux core would provide just enough wobble to get the ball to tip up in the friction and hit the pocket while continuing through the 5-pin strongly. There is a good chance that I could have thrown this on the fresh that night and seen just as good of a reaction. The next time I tried this ball in league was a game three where both teams had scorched the track-and-left area. Even though I had to be further left than I was comfortable with urethane (at the time), this ball did not disappoint. I was able to open up the lane thanks to the cover/core combination allowing more energy retention than a typical urethane would be able to produce. While I wasnít wheeling the lane like a reactive ball, the sheer strength of movement this modern urethane unleashed was more than any urethane I had ever thrown, or seen thrown, before.

If you are looking for a urethane ball that creates more motion and power than urethanes that have come before it, grab a Purple Tank. If you need something for drier conditions or oil patterns that you need the utmost control on the backend, grab a Purple Tank. If you are a urethane skeptic but are willing to try something that can dramatically change your mind about the abilities of urethane, grab a Purple Tank. Basically, if youíre a bowler, just grab a Purple Tank.

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Re: Purple Tank
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 12:42:34 PM »
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       The Purple Tank is a special piece in the line up. It provides total control and reliability on the lanes. I have been throwing this piece a lot since I received my 1st one. From tournaments to league itís been getting a lot of use. I used a 4.5í pin layout to help it get down the lane while allowing it to still create shape off the end of the pattern. The cover is also very versatile in cover changes. Shined up itís able to store energy and shape more off the end of the pattern and with lower surface itís able to start up earlier keep that smooth traditional urethane shape. The purple Tank Iíve been using the most is at 3k surface. If youíre looking for a controllable piece or something for higher friction backends check out the Purple Tank today!

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Re: Purple Tank
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 10:02:43 PM »
Layout 50x4.5.x20

What can I say about the purple tank, except shots fired! I am beyond excited that MOTIV now has this urethane on the market. With Urethane being such an important part in todays game and such a tool to have this ball is a great piece.
With this layout that I put on it, I found it to be a little early with a very predictable continuous motion downlane. Now with this being urethane I found that when the fronts went away I would lose my angle by having to move right to much, so I drilled up a second one and put an identical layout with this one being 5.5 instead of 4.5. This allowed me to open up the lane much better when the fronts went away and keep that continuous motion. I'm extremely excited to have this ball in my bag everywhere I go!


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Re: Purple Tank
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2021, 02:51:45 AM »
With the game constantly evolving, a good urethane ball and knowing how to use it has become an essential ball in everyone's bags.  I'm a huge fan of urethane and use it when I can and if you don't have a Purple Tank in your bag, you're absolutely missing out.

 I've used my Purple Tank a lot on fresher patterns when there's a ton of oil up front and the back ends are flying.  The Purple Tank reads a lot sooner than the reactive balls, taming the back end of the pattern down, but still packs plenty of punch for the pins.  Everyone needs one of these!

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