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Title: Rogue Assassin
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on August 29, 2019, 12:23:37 PM
Motiv combines the proven Sigma core and Coercion HFS (high friction solid) Reactive coverstock to make up the unstoppable Rogue Assassin bowling ball. The Motiv Rogue Assassin is a good benchmark ball for control when facing medium oiled lanes. The reaction of this ball is increased friction while maintaining a down lane motion that is controlled.

Color: Solid Black/Dark Teal
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Sigma
Coverstock: Coercion HFS (high friction solid) Reactive
Finish: 3000 Grit LSS
RG: 2.47**
Differential: 0.047**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Title: Re: Rogue Assassin
Post by: MotivMackie on September 09, 2019, 02:04:10 PM
Motiv Rogue Assassin Review

     The Rogue Assassin is Motivs new mid level solid. This Ball gives an early, strong, and controllable shape down lane. The Rogue Assassin was built for med-high volumes of oil. Being rev dominate I drilled mine with a 5.5í pin layout to help this ball preserve a little energy as it gets down the lane. This allows me to move left with it when I have to and keep control of the breakpoint as the lanes transition. The Rogue Assassin fits between the Forge and Venom Shock with its Motion. The shape it creates is cleaner then the Forge but earlier then the Shock. Overall less motion then the Forge on the lanes but tad more motion then what the Shock gives. If youíre looking for your next benchmark ball check out the Rogue Assassin!

Motiv Staffer
   Sean Mackie

Title: Re: Rogue Assassin
Post by: The SuperHitMan on September 10, 2019, 03:40:52 PM
Rogue Assassin
Coverstock:  Coercion HFS Reactive
Core: Sigma (Symmetric)
Surface: 3000 Grit LSS
Length: 14
Backend: 16
Flare Potential: 5+
Layout : 90 x 2 ľ x 45

The was an idea to create a weapon that was capable of being a control benchmark on medium oil,  capable of  providing traction in the oil, and to provide a controllable down lane motion,  The end result was the Rogue Assassin.  The Sigma core is our benchmark standard as it provided bowlers with stability that dates back to the SX1, SR2, Sigma Hybrid, Sigma Tour, Sigma Sting, Forza SS and Rogue Blade. 

Coercion is our proven coverstock thatís been utilized on heavier oil weaponry is intended to increase friction on heavier conditions so Rogue Assassin will allow you to assassinate, Coercion provides more traction in the oil than Rogue Bladeís Hexion SE cover and has a box finish of 3000 to the 4000 of Rogue Blade.

The aggressiveness of the Coercion coverstock makes it smoother at the breakpoint compared to weapons such as Rogue Blade, Ripcord, and Villain Scorn however it does possess more overall total hook,  I consider this trait to be a plus because attached to the overall strong hook is the strong continuation. Much like with Trident Abyss Rogue Assassin is best suited for heavier conditions, and Coercion offers more overall total hook compared to Golden Jackal, T10, and Ripcord.  As aggressive as Rogue Assassin is it does require oil upfront to perform at a desirable level, short oil patterns didnít quite give me the ball motion I was looking for and at that point I audibled out to a smaller weapon.

Rogue Assassin will offer you more overall hook than its predecessor Rogue Blade, as I fan of the Sigma Core it was a no brainer why it was love at first roll. Assassinís use weapons of assassination to assassinate so I encourage you to take a look at Rogue Assassin.

Your game will thank you for it.

K.C. White II
Motiv Staffer

Title: Strike Without Warning
Post by: toverbey on September 11, 2019, 02:44:59 PM
   90 x 4Ē x 25

What happens when you take the Coercion HFS coverstock from the Jackal Ghost, finish it at 3000 LSS, and then wrap it around the famous Sigma core (2.47RG, .047Diff)? You get a combination that gives no warning to the pins or your opponents. The Rogue Assassin is a solid medium to medium-heavy benchmark ball that gives the predictability, versatility, and control that is to be expected with that moniker. This cover/core combination provides good traction throughout the lane allowing you to read the pattern well while still retaining enough energy to drive through to the pit with power.

I put a 4Ē pin on mine as I wanted to utilize the power of the core a little more than the cover (I love the Sigma core). In tandem with that, by placing the pin higher up I was trying to get a little more torque off of the spot when it was time for the roll phase of the Assassinís reaction. The final product produced was exactly as I thought it would be. On the typical medium house condition that I have thrown this on, the ball is a beast in terms of overall power. The midlane read is quite strong, really blending out the pattern from the early skid-snap effect it tends to have. Given this early revving action, the back end of the Assassin is quite tame, producing a smooth and controlled shape. At no time in any of my shots have I seen this ball jump early or take an unannounced lane-change left. While I have been able to get to the pocket from quite a few angles, this ball shines its brightest when you can keep your line more in front of you rather than trying to launch it across many boards. I will say, though, that I was pleasantly surprised that a little hand change at my release actually allowed me to open up and carry even more than expected, truly showing off the versatility this ball provides to a multitude of styles.

If you need a benchmark ball that gives you the power and predictability needed to read, and take advantage of, fresher conditions, the Rogue Assassin is tough to beat.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
Title: Re: Rogue Assassin
Post by: Jeylasis on September 16, 2019, 02:30:47 AM
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Title: Re: Rogue Assassin
Post by: Jeylasis on September 16, 2019, 02:31:37 AM
I came to know this topic to apply it to the problems I've encountered.