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jrob857

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MOTIV Tank Blitz Review
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:27:05 AM »

Review:

The Tank Blitz is one of the latest releases from the MOTIV Bowling product line. With uniqueness and very popular release of the Covert Tank, MOTIV brings you the Tank Blitz that is the next stage of the Microcell Polymer technology. The Tank Blitz brings together the new Frixion Microcell Polymer Cover Stock along with the Gear Core that was found in the Venom Shock. This dual gives the Tank Blitz a stronger, smoother shape as well as a better continuation through the pins compared to the Covert Tank. Also with the new Microcell Technology, the Tank Blitz will have a better absorption rate of oil so you don’t have to worry about messing up the shot. If you loved the Covert Tank, then the Tank Blitz will be another favorite in your bag.

Weight Block         Gear
Cover Stock          Frixion Microcell Polymer
Finish                   2000 Grit LSS

Comments:

I have never been a fan of throwing Urethane. I have never been comfortable throwing it nor never had no interest in having that shape in my bag but that all changed with the Covert Tank. The Microcell Polymer technology I feel gives us an advantage over any other company in that Urethane line because we can be a little more versatile without destroying the lane. The Tank Blitz could be pound for pound the strongest bowling ball I have ever owned. The early, smooth shape that the Tank Blitz gives me I feel I can throw this piece on higher volume and have success. Higher rev players will like this piece just as a previous stated. Medium to lower rev players will love the Blitz because when on more volume or transition has pushed the oil you will have no problem throwing this piece in your comfort zone and have success
Likes: Early and smooth down lane motion; continuous through the pins.
Dislikes: None

I recommend this bowling ball for all types of bowlers

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John Robertson
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BigT

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Re: MOTIV Tank Blitz Review
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 09:05:20 AM »
What a TANK!

This ball is something special! It is smooth off the spot, it digs in the mid lane and continues through the pins. The Blitz will give you a controllable motion no matter where you put it on the lanes. It is predictable, and reliable. Check out my ball motion video here: https://youtu.be/5jiDreiRyz8

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Re: MOTIV Tank Blitz Review
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 10:41:03 AM »
I own both the Covert Tank and the Blitz. If you looked at the numbers, the Covert SHOULD be the stronger of the two. Same surface(2000), Covert has a bit higher RG, but also a higher diff(2 inches more flare).

So similar surface with an overall stronger core means bigger hooking ball, right? Nope, the Biltz is at least a full arrow stronger and perhaps more.

I suspect the "+" in the Frixion base cover stock is some type of particle. The ball track sure screams particle in the old Lane Masters/Legends style.
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Re: MOTIV Tank Blitz Review
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
Let's talk about the new tank blitz. First, off I'd like to say I really liked the covert tank a lot( I owned 2). I like how the microcell cover gives me a urethane shape without being urethane since I'm urethane challenged(Nothing urethane ever rolls good for me)
So the Tank blitz. Ok so for me the blitz seems SUPER early compared to the covert tank. The explanation I received about that change is that players using the covert felt like they could overthrow the covert tank, meaning they could easily throw it threw the breakpoint without a lot of surface being applied to the ball.  I know they changed cores to the gear core(the venom line) and they did something to the cover making it stronger and earlier. Let me say that this ball hooks at least an arrow more than the covert tank and its 5ft earlier. I've had my staff ball for a few weeks and I've been trying my darndest to throw it through the breakpoint. I haven't succeeded yet in that effort. For anyone that needs something to concur the ever cliff'ed house shots(a ton of wet/dry), this ball will perfect for you. If you are looking for something to replace your urethane ball with something that shapes like it and doesn't destroy the pattern like urethan this is the ball for you.
I bet you will see every single Motiv staffer have at the very least one of the tanks in their bags at all times right next to their venom shock. This ball feels like an all-time great and should be around for a very long time! Huge thumbs up on this ball!

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Re: MOTIV Tank Blitz Review
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 05:48:12 PM »
Motiv continues to push the envelope with cover stock technology.  Frixion™+ Microcell Polymer is the latest installment of this unique cover. Paired with the proven Gear core from the very successful venom shock it should be good, right? This IS NOT Urethane and, in my experience, does not roll exactly like urethane. However, it does allow a player to use the same part of the lane with moderate volume. It reads the fronts as heavy as any ball in the Motiv lineup, without sacrificing hitting power and drive through the pins. Plus, I can use it for three games without seeing any carry down or destroying the lane for others. I see it being more useful on tougher patterns or a super cliffed house shot with decent volume.

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