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Thrill
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:36:58 PM »
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Motiv Thrill Purple/Blue Pearl
Motiv designed the Thrill Pearl balls to offer length as well as control when the lane oil is light and there is a lot of friction. These balls feature the Flux weight block which has a higher RG in order to delay the balls reaction on the lane and generate the length required on lighter oil. The very low differential found in this ball helps to minimize track flare and also assists in ball motion control at the lane's backend. The coverstock used for the Motiv Thrill Pearl is the Agility XP (Striking Precision) and is finished with a 5500 Grit LSP. This ball is great for beginner bowlers as well as seasoned high rev bowlers looking for a good dry lane ball.

Color: Purple/Blue  or  Magenta/Wine
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Flux
Coverstock: Agility XP (Striking Precision)
Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
RG: 15#-2.57
Differential: 15#- .015
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil

 

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Kickstart Your Game
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
Layout:
65 x 4” x 35

Need more kick than urethane on lighter conditions but need the reactive to be controllable? Kickstart your game with the new Thrill. Sporting two new technologies for MOTIV, this ball brings a great balance between light oil performance and controlling the breakpoint. Agility XP Reactive (55000 LSP) is a fine-tuned cover for those light and burned conditions that allows the ball to clear fronts and mids well so that it can take advantage of the fiction downlane rather than bleeding it early. The Flux weight block (2.57RG, .015 Diff) was designed to help the ball get down the lane but still create a stable motion once it makes its move towards the pins. Though I have a higher-than-average rev rate, I gave myself a stronger pin-to-PAP layout so that I could take advantage of the Thrill’s versatility. The first true test I had for my Wine/Magenta version was on day-after, leftover league conditions. I was pleasantly surprised by the range of motion I had in playing on these conditions with this ball. To start I played as close to the friction as I could, which by that time was crossing around 20 but not swinging through the dirt. The Thrill cleared the fronts easily then read that early burned friction without immediately jumping. What this allowed me to do was play a mid-lane hook reaction that still left pop at the breakpoint for continuation through the pins. No one else I was practicing with could come close to that line with anything they had. After I felt comfortable with seeing the ball do that, I then jumped more than an arrow left and tried swinging to the friction. Whereas shots before the ball read the mids and smoothly controlled its reaction to the pocket, this new line let the ball glide down to the breakpoint before making a strong change of direction towards the 1-3. While still not jumpy, being able to play such a deep angle with a smooth motion to the pocket would be quite fortuitous had I been bowling for score later in a long tournament block. For comparison, my Hydra would get cleanly down the lane as well but would jump significantly harder at the spot; this equated to almost a full arrow’s worth of move for me. Whether you need a lighter-condition piece, or you’re looking to give someone their first reactive ball, the Thrill is a good ball to want.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
MOTIV Staff
www.motivbowling.com