MOTIV Primal Rage Review
Right Handed, Ball Speed-15mph average
Rev Rate-280 average, Axis tilt-45degrees
Axis tilt-15 degrees, PAP5’ over and 1’ up
Ball Drilling on tested ball:65* x 45* @ 41/4”
Suggested Lanes Conditions: Medium Heavy oil
Core: Impulse V2 Coverstock: Fusion Pearl Reactive
Box finish : 1500 grit sanded and polished with MOTIV
Power Gel Polish Color: Lava Red Fusion Pearl
RG: 2.55 15lbs. Differential: .050 15 lbs.
Lanes tested on:14 year old Proanvilanes.
I loved the Primal Scream, but wanted to see it get more length and have a bigger and more angular backend and respond quicker to friction down lane.
Well the Primal Rage is just that ball.
MOTIV just defined fast response time. The Primal Rage has the quickest response to friction than any ball yet from MOTIV.
The Primal Rage’s response to friction is quick and very defined. The Primal Rage corners harder than the Primal Scream. The Primal Rage gets through the heads easily and starts to rev up later in the midlane. This allows it to store up all it’s energy for a very fast and angular bakend. When the Primal Rage starts to turn the corner, there is no quit on the bakend or wiggle down lane.
The Primal Rage goes longer than the Primal Scream, but has less hook overall throughout the entire lane than the Primal Scream. The big difference is the overall backend motion from the Primal Rage. It beats the Primal Scream by 4-5 boards.
On my higher volume 42’ house shot, the Primal Rage completely dominated the pattern. The Primal Rage got amazingly easy length through the front part of the lane, before making a very dramatic move off the friction at the breakpoint.
I started the session at 24 over 14 out to 7 at the breakpoint. The Primal Rage was great on the fresher house shot, but once the shot opened up, the down lane reaction began to be even more evident and dramatic.
Being able to move in deeper 30/18/10 and create sharper angles and having so much room for errors was fantastic. My shots that missed right came flying back to the pocket with amazing pin carry. My shots that were pulled left held line and still hit pocket.
Going around the pattern is made a lot easier when you feel you have room for recovery, and the ball isn’t going to roll out when it encounters to much friction up from.
I think the Primal Rage is a very versatile ball. It has the ability to handle patterns that are from medium heavy oil to medium. From first arrow to sixth arrow.
Most styles will enjoy the Primal Rage.http://www.motivbowling.com/products/ba ... -rage.html
Angela Wilt AKA MOTIV GIRL
MOTIV Staff Member