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Tank Blitz
« on: December 18, 2019, 01:43:18 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Tanks are tough and strong and so is the Motiv Tank Blitz. Motiv improved upon a new coverstock that combines the best of urethane and reactive resin. The Frixion+ Microcell Polymer coverstock absorbs more oil to better navigate higher volumes of oil causing this ball to react earlier and smoother than its predecessor. The Tank Blitz uses a low RG and low differential Gear core. This core gives the ball a stronger urethane reaction shape with great continuation. The 2000 Grit LSS finish on the cover gives more advanced bowlers a new shape but also provides average bowlers an early and smooth choice when facing medium oil conditions.

Color: Red
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Frixion+ Microcell Polymer
Core: Gear
Finish: 2000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Smooth, Overall Hook
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.034 (15# ball)

 

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Re: Tank Blitz
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 09:56:05 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:41ft

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


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Likes: I threw this ball for the first time this week and I have never been more impressed by a ball. Motiv hit a home run and they are at the top of the industry with the development of the Microcell polymer cover stock. The Tank Blitz has an enhanced version of the Frixion cover from the Covert Tank creating a stronger version. The Frixion+ has a very smooth shape without an over response to friction. Throughout league night my moves were minimal and the carry is awesome. The way it reads the mid lane makes it very predictable and easy to control. Let me make this clear, this ball is not urethane! It absorbs oil at a faster rate so it does not create carry down like traditional urethane, but it has a similar shape which is a definite plus over urethane. As the night went on, I never lost continuation or hitting power as I moved deeper on the lane. Bottom line, this ball is a must have. Whether you bowl league or tournaments, it offers a motion that is different from anything on the market.

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Tank Blitz
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 12:16:40 PM »

This ball is the next stage of Microcell Polymer Technology created by MOTIV.  The Tank Blitz was created following the overwhelming response and competitive success on the Covert Tank.  It features the new Frixion + Microcell Polymer cover stock in combination with the Gear core, made famous by the Venom Shock.  To complement the intent of Frixion+ cover stock, a low RG engine was needed and the Gear core was the clear choice. With a lower differential, the Tank Blitz is capable of low flare layouts and produces a stronger, more traditional urethane shape, but with far better continuation. 

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium oil, but I have found it useful on both lower and higher volume patterns as well.  The solid red Tank Blitz with its 2000 Grit LSS finish provides a new shape for competitive bowlers and also gives average bowlers a very early and smooth option for medium oil conditions and has great continue through the pin deck.

My Tank Blitz is laid out pin up (above and slightly right of my ring finger), the cg is lined up stacked below it (no extra hole). This ball has already found a place in my bag and has given me a shape on the lanes that I have never seen before.  If you are looking for that go to ball  that is stronger than urethane, but has a urethane shape backend reaction, but with way more continuation and unbelievable hitting power. Look no further, you've found it.

Craig Auerbach
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« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 12:20:25 PM by cyafromfla »

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Re: Tank Blitz
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 11:37:40 PM »
The layout I used on the Tank Blitz is 60x3x40. This bowling ball is something special! The hype is REAL!! I drilled a shorter pin to PAP to enhance the smoothness of this ball. This ball will be going everywhere with me. Comparing this ball to the Covert Tank, the Blitz is overall a stronger ball. It is earlier and more continuous to its counterpart. The Tank Blitz is a very versatile piece that can be drilled to favor urethane reaction or drilled to roll just like most reactive balls. You do NOT want to miss out on this ball!

Drew Crain
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Re: Tank Blitz
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 10:07:21 AM »
Layout
65 x 5” x 35

The next step in the Microcell Polymer evolution has come screaming out of the gates with the new Tank Blitz. Using the building blocks from the Covert Tank, MOTIV boosted the oil absorption rate of the Frixion coverstock to create more traction in heavier volumes of oil. By wrapping this beefed-up cover, Frixion+ finished at 2000LSS, around the time-honored Gear core (2.48RG, .034Diff), a strong and continuous motion has been created that keeps amazing hitting power at angles that are far beyond what some resin balls are even capable of.

Not knowing exactly how strong the Blitz was going to be (spoiler alert, it’s ripped!), I put a 5” pin to PAP distance so that I would have some versatility in how I could attack the lanes through multiple patterns, making surface adjustments when needed to tweak the reaction. On the typical house shot I bowl on, I usually start at 15 and cross at 12 with my Forge Fire. When I first threw the Blitz, it took me five shots to finally hit the head pin on the ‘correct’ side; this ball was hooking early and often from places my Forge Fire was still skidding through! Initially I was timid about that reaction as typically with stronger equipment energy will bleed rapidly if you try to cover too many boards with your launch angle. It did not take long, however, for me to see that Microcell Polymer is a game changer in this category. The way the Blitz reads the midlane yet still retains energy on fresh and transition is something I have not seen in any piece before. When others are struggling with the first transition and are looking into switching to weaker shells, I can continue moving left and throw this ball where they cannot. This reaction and shape allows me to carve out my own line beyond what they have so that when the time comes to jump down in strength, usually a full game after everyone else has, I have set myself up to keep striking. Only when I get to angles that are typically meant for pearl covers do I start to see a labored reaction. The fact that it takes extreme angles or heavy up-front burn before I consider putting this ball away is a testament to the versatility this provides.

Don’t be fooled by anyone saying the Tank Blitz is a ‘urethane’ ball. While its reaction is controlled and ultra-reliable, its strength is far beyond many ‘reactive’ balls on the market today. When stronger resin equipment starts plaquing corner pins due to energy loss, this ball still drives through to the pit with a vengeance. I truly do believe that the Frixion coverstock technology is a leap forward in improved ball reaction for today’s game, and the Tank Blitz expands that motion into a heavier volume. Prepare to be armed and dangerous on the lanes!

Trent Overbey
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MOTIV Staff
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Re: Tank Blitz
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 09:06:28 AM »
This Microcell Polymer technology is something else! With my average rev rate, I had never been able to get the right shape/look with previous urethanes but between the Blitz and the Covert Tank, I've been able to produce those shapes. The Blitz is unbelievably strong and continuous. On a house shot I can "Stand on the big dot" and throw it to the right and this thing picks up with ease and hits like a truck! Looking forward to throwing it on some short patterns and seeing what it can do! Layout I used on this was 30x5.5"x70 which puts the pin below my middle finger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_xAtgZFs-g&t=2s

Ball Speed 17
Rev Rate 329
Tilt 13*
Rotation 75*
PAP 4-7/8 over, 1/8 down

Brent Neumann Motiv Staffer/Pro Shop Operator

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Re: Tank Blitz
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 08:56:52 PM »
This Tank Blitz is amazing. It is about an arrow stronger than the Covert Tank for me. I used my normal pin above the bridge layout that I always try on a bowling ball. It blends patterns so well that it isn’t even fair to not have one in the bag. This ball reads the lane fairly early but does not quit downlane. It can be drilled to roll similar to urethane but also can be drilled to roll like a lot of reactive balls. It provides a very predictable shape, and will be the first ball out of my bag on every pattern.
David Hooper Jr,
Motiv Staff