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VIP ExJ Pearl Limited Edition
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:25:58 PM »
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Motiv has put their heads together with PBA star EJ Tackett to produce a pearl bowling ball for medium oil conditions. This ball was designed to easily make it down the lane and then react at the backend with amazing power. This ball combines EJ's favorite angle creating Motiv core, the symmetric Quadfire, with the clean and angular Infusion Pearl Reactive coverstock and finished with 5000 Grit LSP finish. This ball offers the right amount of traction required for a quick and predictable backend reaction.

LIMITED EDITION

Color: Royal Blue/Raspberry Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Quadfire
Coverstock: Infusion Pearl Reactive
Finish: 5000 Grit LSP
RG: 2.55 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.043 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Late

 

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Re: VIP ExJ Pearl Limited Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 03:16:37 PM »
I've always been a pretty big fan of the Octane and every quadfire core I've ever thrown, so I don't think it's overly surprising that I found a place for this ball in my bag.

Overall, it's smoother than I expected, but that also could be the layout (4.5x35). Don't let that confuse you though, because it's still really really clean.

I think balls like this are easy to overlook because they aren't ALWAYS in play, and this ball has a tendency to really shine late in a block when you need to meet the following conditions:

Clean
Not super fast response
Gear core too small to go through the pins properly

I find these conditions often when I'm forced left on both house, and sport shots, and I've also found that when I'm forced into gutter lofting territory with the Jackal Flash, I can ball down, move about 7 right, and throw this one instead. As someone that sucks at lofting as a whole, this is a great thing to have in the bag for later in long blocks.

On the right side, I don't see this being overly useful on the fresh without a good bit of surface, but my advice is to keep it shiny and use it when it's at its best: the burn!

Jamison Peyton
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