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Villain Scorn
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:59:28 AM »
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The Motiv Villain Scorn is an asymmetric ball with a pearl coverstock that was designed for medium to heavy oil. This ball uses the Sinister weight block which has a higher RG to move the ball down the lane while storing energy. This core also has a higher differential that produces big track flare which creates greater ball motion. The Hexion Strength Enhanced (SE) Reactive Pearl coverstock is finished with a 5000 grit LSP. This coverstock offers superb length with a quick and intentional reaction to friction at the backend.

Color: Dark Purple/Magenta Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Sinister
Coverstock: Hexion SE Reactive
Finish: 5000 LSP
Reaction: Great length with a fast and deliberate response to friction
RG: 2.54**
Differential: 0.051**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 03:15:16 PM »
Motiv Villain Scorn
Hexion SE Pearl Reactive
 5000 Grit LSP
 Asymmetric Sinister Core
 Layout 55 x 5 x 40

 Bowler Specs:
 Right Hand.  PAP  4-3/4 Over 1/4 Up
 Rev Rate 250. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
 Speed off hand  18

 I was very happy to see another Villain released by Motiv. With the new coming balance hole rules I think I will be leaning on Asymmetric balls more and more.  Motiv has put a Hexion Pearl cover on a Sinister core and finished it to 5000. The goal was to create a ball with easy length and flip on medium to heavy patterns. The look of the ball in person is much better than pictures I have seen on line. Just like the last Villain we have seen many layouts used with great success.  The Villain Scorn was surprisingly clean through the front part of the lane but when it came off the pattern it married very well to the friction.  I did not see a sideways move as predicted but rather a strong drive off the spot. For me this motion is better because it is more forgiving and predictable.  The Villain Scorn will be replacing my Quest in the bag because I feel it gives me better carry and versatility.  It is kind of hard to say where this ball fits because it has a different shape than my other balls. I would have to put it between the Rogue Blade and Original Villain. So far this ball has worked great in one of the centers where they put down a thicker house shot. The Villain Scorn can easily be scuffed to create an earlier read of the lane. For a Pearl, the Scorn is very versatile on different patterns.  The Villain Scornís carry is very good, probably due to the entry angle it creates. Light hits seem to splash around and fall quickly. I think Motiv has added a nice Asymmetric piece to the Villain line. As long as I can find a bit of friction I will see what this ball can do.

 The Villain Scorn adds a nice new shape to the Motiv line.
 This ball is smooth through the front with strong backend.
 The look, name and colors get the Scorn a lot of attention.
 If you liked the Quest I believe the Scorn is a nice upgrade.
This ball is also a compliment to the original Villain.

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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 11:01:23 AM »
Villain Scorn Review

Overview: Villain Scorn features the high RG/high differential Sinister core wrapped in the Hexion SE Reactive Coverstock, which offers great length with a fast response to friction on the backend.

Bowler Info: 14.5-15 mph, 300-330 rpm; Axis Tilt: ~22; Axis Rotation: ~55; PAP: 3-7/8Ē x 3/4Ē up
Layout: 65 x 5 x 35, no extra hole (pin up)

Review: The Scorn has easy length and quick response to friction. It will come into play for me on medium oil conditions (medium length and volume) and when the lanes start breaking down. I can play multiple angles, either keeping a straighter line to the right or opening up my angles when the front part of the lane starts drying out, which is around games 3-5 in an 8-game block.

Comparison: Villain Scorn vs. Trident Quest
Scorn is at least 2-4 ft cleaner than the Quest and has the same amount of overall hook, all seen on the backend. The Scorn will outshine the Quest when the oil in the front part of the lane starts to deplete because of the cleaner cover and higher RG, as it will help retain energy.

Final Thoughts: Villain Scorn is a versatile piece. With its great length and quick response to friction on the backend it will be my go-to piece later in blocks. It will be best suited for players with lower ball speeds and tournament bowlers looking for a cleaner piece with a strong backend reaction.

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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 08:36:52 PM »

The Villain Scorn is the latest release from MOTIV Bowling. This medium-heavy oil asymmetric pearl well definitely turn heads with the powerful, sideways motion down lane. The Villain Scorn brings back the Sinister weight block that gives the Scorn its angular motion down lane. We paired that with the latest Hexion cover stock technology the Hexion SE Reactive that provides fast response to friction. You want something that hooks and have angular motion down lane then the Villain Scorn is the ball for you.
Weight Block        Sinister
Cover Stock         Hexion SE Reactive
Finish                  5000 LSP


The OG Villain was my favorite ball this past season because I love the versatility it gave me on all conditions and still use still today. When the Scorn got announced, I was chopping at the bits to put some holes in it because I knew how good the OG Villain was, there was still something missing that I needed from it and I knew the Scorn will provide it. What I love about the Scorn is I love the length I get from it, especially when the lanes dried up, I feel I have the confidence that the Scorn will still come back the deeper I get. I love how much backend this ball has, that shape with my roll is always a good thing. Higher rev players will love this piece because I feel on fresh you can keep your angles straighter without starting too deep and just gradually move in as lanes transition. Medium to lower rev players will love the Scorn because I the length this piece gets when lanes start to break down around the track area.

Likes: Strong angular motion; fast response on friction; retainable energy
Dislikes: None

I recommend the Villain Scorn to all types of bowlers.

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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 07:56:05 PM »

With the SINISTER CORE and the HEXION SE COVER at 5000lsp you CANNOT go wrong with this ball. I added a touch of polish to get a little more length from the box finish. It consistently hits the spot and turns the corner with power. And if your like me you tug 1 or 2 it will hold and still crush the pocket. This is a ball to have multiples of.

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Motivs new downlane monster, SCORN
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 03:30:32 PM »
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Motivs new downlane monster

Motivís new downlane monster is something that every bowler is going to want. The hexion cover wrapped around the sinister asymmetric core gives this ball so much punch downlane itís ridiculous. Personally I picked one up for my house shot on Wednesday nights which happens to be on older wood lanes. This scorn comes off the outside dry extremely harder than anything else ive seen to this point. Iíve had countless questions about the ball to this point. Another absolute monster make from motiv that every bowler needs to have in there hands.


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Villain Scorn
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 03:52:55 PM »

This ball is the newest introduction into the Villain line of MOTIV bowling balls. The MOTIV Villain Scorn features the combination of the Hexion SE (strength enhanced) Reactive cover stock and the Sinister asymmetric core. This ball offers the versatility of the original Villain, with that extra pop down lane weíre all always looking for.  Most importantly, it features the continuation through the pins that MOTIV balls are becoming known for.

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium oil.  The Villain Scorn will become that ball you can count on when the fronts start to go and you need to open up the lane a little.  The Villain Scorn will provide great length with a fast and deliberate response to the friction at the backend of the lane.  This ball features enhanced motion, due to itís higher differential that yields massive track flare.

My Villain Scorn is laid out pin down (below my bridge), the cg shifted to the right (no extra hole). This ball has already found a place in my bag and drives through the pins with easy from what seems like any angle.  If you are looking for a ball to retain energy, will make the corner with you open up your angles, has continuation and awesome hitting power.  Look no further, you've found it.

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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 09:05:21 AM »
Ball Layout - 25x4.5x40
Test Pattern Ė THS
Bowler Specs - 16mph, 425 rev rate, low track

The new Villain Scorn is a great addition to the original Villain. What I immediately saw with its reaction is the amount of recovery it has compared to the original. Not only can I open up my angles with it, the motion downlane is unlike any others in the current line. By far the Villain Scorn, is the most angular Assymetric ball I have had my hands on. When comparing to the other symmetric pearls, i.e. Primal Rage LE or the Lethal Paranoia, I am able to jump further left and project it further into the dry to create an angular shape that the others were not able to.
After adding a touch of surface, the amount of area it can create improves drastically. Although it slows the response just a little, the carry percentage does not decrease with a possibility of getting even better. What I love about the Villain Scorn is that you do not have to backdown at all with it. For me, the more aggressive I attack the lanes with it, the better results will show itself.

Pros - Versatile Cover, Great Dull or Shiny, Aggressive Reading Lanes front to back
Cons - None

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Cause Some Mayhem
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 04:17:50 PM »
   65 x 4 ľ x 55, pin in ring finger

Prepare to cause some mayhem with the MOTIV Villain Scorn. Marrying the new Hexion SE Reactive coverstock (5000 LSP) with the Sinister core (2.54RG, .051Diff, .018InterDiff) has further enhanced the MOTIV lineup with a ball that cuts through medium-heavy volumes while still retaining a quick response time once friction is found. I drilled mine with the intention of being able to use it on fresher conditions, especially volumes you will find in typical house shots. Leaving the finely-dull box finish, this ball gives me good traction at the beginning of my sets yet still revs quite quickly once it gets to the backend. By having a strong pearl wrapped around a longer-tumbling core, I can play more open angles out of the gate rather than keeping things closed to start; I am seeing a bit more room for forgiveness because of this. So far in my testing with it I have found my terminus, launch angle wise, to be around 30 board for my lay down crossing the arrows at 21. While the Scorn still gets back to the pocket, at this point the Rogue Bladeís energy retention is better and will allow for greater carrying opportunity. For being a pearl-type reaction, the control I feel with it is more akin to a solid; it is extremely predictable even with having a quick-response backend. If you have a Villain, the Scorn perfectly complements it as a cleaner, faster transition piece to continue the feel of your line deeper onto the lane. Overall, I would say that this is a great piece if you want backend pop for the heavier conditions that usually require earlier rolling equipment. The Villain Scorn will be a staple in my bag for quite the time to come.

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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 05:33:01 PM »
Villain Scorn

Coverstock: Hexion Strength Enhanced Reactive

Core:Sinister (Asymmetric)

Surface:5000 LSP

Layout:70 x 2 x 15

The Villain Scorn is the newest form of weaponry from Motiv Bowling that features the pearlized Hexion SE Reactive cover that rolls out of the box at a 5000 grit LSP finish, the asymmetrical Sinister core that was featured in the original Villain is the very engine that powers this ball to a strong and angular motion on medium to heavy oil conditions.   

It is meant to fit underneath your Trident Abyss and the original Villain should either of the two become too much for the desired condition, although the Villain Scorn possesses an angular motion I would like to point out that it can still handle heavy oil out of box relatively well.

Using the Hydra, Venom Cobra, and Venom Shock Pearl as a comparison the Villain Scorn offers both overall hook and backend reaction, comparing the it to the original Villain Scornís pearl coverstock doesnít make it over skid in the oil but instead provides reasonable traction like the original. 

Villain Scornís skid/angularity keeps it from having as much total hook as the original Villain however I still saw plenty of it on heavier patterns, however it does provide more entry angle and overall backend motion than the original.


Much like the Villain the Villain Scorn provides continuation and control at the breakpoint, the Villain allowed me to play straighter closing my angles to the pocket with no worry about continuation through the pin deck and Villain Scorn allows me to open up both the lane and my angles.  In my bag it fits well underneath Trident Abyss as the middle ball in front of my Venom Shock Pearl.


Hell hath no fury like a Villain Scorn.

Your game will thank you for it.


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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 12:33:20 AM »
The Villain Scorn comes as the perfect complement to the original Villain and a perfect fit in any bowlers arsenal. The Scorn takes the amazing Sinister Core and applies a form of the Hexion Pearl coverstock to give you an asymmetrical ball that combines length with a strong downlane angular motion.

This ball fits in to the current Motiv line by falling as a ball down to your Jackal Rising and Trident Abyss for when the lanes start to transition and want to see the ball get through the middle part of the lane better.

The Scorn offers more angle down lane than I have been able to see out of anything that I have thrown recently and allows me to really step left and never worry about this ball bouncing off of the dry.

I would recommend this ball for any house pattern that is out there and for any of the medium length and long sport patterns that you would run in to.

Pick this one up and you're sure to become the new Villain at the bracket table!

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Re: Villain Scorn
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 11:14:51 AM »
Villain Scorn has been my go to ball since the release.  The pearl cover gives me ease through the fronts.  The higher rg asymmetric core picks up nicely and gives stronger motion in the backend.