MOTIV Tribal Review
Right handed Ball Speed-15 mph average Rev Rate-280-300
Axis Rotation -45* Axis Tilt-15* PAP-5” over and 1” up
Inner core-Halogen Coverstock- Fusion Pearl Reactive
OOB finish-2000 grit sand/Power Gel Polish
RG Rating-2.55 15 lbs. RG Diff.- .037 15 lbs.
Flare-4” plus Color-Pearl Silver/White with red and black logos.
Condition-Light to medium oil
Pin above fingers-75*x 50* @41/2” P3 X hole
Lanes tested on
14 year old Anvilane 42’ Blended house shot
The Tribal is the second release from MOTIV to use the Fusion Pearl Reactive coverstock. The Primal Rage was the first. And in the center of this coverstock is the all new Halogen Light Bulb core. This is the first light bulb cover ever from MOTIV. And I must say, long awaited for me.
The Tribal reaction is a great complement to the Primal Rage.The Tribal works great when the Primal Rage is picking up friction too early.This is where the Tribal got down the lane without burning up early,thus saving energy for the area of the lane that is needed.When it got down the lane,to the breakpoint,it created a better angle than the Primal Rage and with better entry angle.
The Tribal gave me almost the same shape as the Primal Rage,but with more length,and it isn’t as fast to response to the friction at the breakpoint.Thus ,creating better carry on the burn.
The Tribal is the perfect benchmark ball for me on this house shot.It’s strong enough to get down the lane on this fresh house shot.It let’s me play the part of the lane that the oil is at, yet is strong enough at the backend when it encounters the friction..The Tribal let me play more direct through the front part of the lane starting the league session. Standing 21 and directing it over 9 at the breakpoint the Tribal cleared the heads and midlane without ever wanting to stand up early .When it hit the breakpoint the response was fast, but more controlled than the Primal Rage. And the continuation though the end of the lane through the pin deck helped the carry on the fresh.
During the 2-3 games on this pattern all I had to do is move in small zones of 2-1.For me being able to play the drying lanes with the Tribal without have to change balls often or jump area codes was amazing. By the end of the night I was at 28 over 17 out to 13-14 at the breakpoint. This helped me make only parallel moves instead of angular. The Tribal did the angular part .By making the smaller adjustments really helps me relax and loosens up my swing, because you know the ball will recover on the push later on.
The Tribal does what it was designed to do. It gave me more length than the Primal Rage but with the same shape, but with a slower response to friction.It gets through the drying heads,and helps get through the push on the burn.while still maintaining a strong angular move at the breakpoint.
MOTIV filled the spot in the line- up that was missing. Dry-medium oil ball that was angular.Yet still usable on THS as a benchmark for some of us.
Angela Wilt /AKA MOTIV GIRL MOTIV Staff member.http://www.motivbowling.com/products/balls/tribal.html