MOTIV Sigma Sting
Right-handed / Ball Speed-15mph average/ Rev Rate-300-325 rmp’s average
Axis Rotation-45 degrees/Axis Tilt-15 degrees/PAP-5” over and 1” up
Layout of ball tested-80* x 50* @3 1/4” P-2 X-hole
Lanes tested on-14 year old Anvilane lanes. With a 42’ blended house shot.
Color- Black/Gold with Orange and White logos.
Coverstock- Fusion Pearl Reactive
Factory Finish-1500 grit sanded/with MOTIV Power Gel Polish
RG-2.47 15lbs. Diff.-.047 15lbs.
The basics on the MOTIV Sigma Sting : MOTIV has finally put a pearl coverstock on the popular Sigma core. The ball is a fairly medium revving ball ,that gets good length through the heads with a long and continuous movement to the pins. It is the longest continuation I have ever seen from a MOTIV ball. Lengthwise it compares to the Thrash Frenzy but more aggressive at the breakpoint. and more continuous.
The Sigma Sting fits somewhere between the Primal Rage and the Thrash Frenzy.
One of the nicest things about the Sigma Sting is that it performs well on such a wide variety of conditions .And works well for a lot of styles.
The Sigma Sting has all the features that make a ball great. It is predictable and keeps you in control of your breakpoint. It has a strong enough movement that is arcing and continuous without being uncontrollable. Yet strong enough to allow bowlers to open up the lane.
In 2011 MOTIV produced one of the best control balls ever.The Sigma Tour.It was one of the most predictable balls made.
Now MOTIV has updated the Sigma line with the Sigma Sting. They took the popular Sigma core and wrapped with the Fusion Pearl Reactive coverstock.
On the oil,a condition that that you would think wouldn’t be a strong suit for the Sigma Sting,it performed very well.With the heavy oil in the fronts and the fresh backends,I saw nothing but positive things. It navigated the heads with ease and turned up the revs late in the midlane ,showing no sign of squirt or jump at the breakpoint.When it encountered the dry at the breakpoint,it never overreacted,it just went into it’s long continuous movement to the pins. The breakpoint was always predictable.The ball reacted to the way the bowler rolled it.
When the heads got spotty and the carrydown became evident, it just took a simple move left to adjust for the angle to the pocket.
On the blend and breakdown condition,I still had plenty of oil in the heads left ,but could now bounce it of the dry downlane without overreaction.This is where the longer continuation helped.I never had any fear it wouldn’t recover.I now could confidently use the length of the ball to get it through the heads and around the pattern without fear of it burning up to early and hitting weak.The pin carry was still good.
When the lanes became fried and the heads were gone and the pattern blown up,it was time to put up the Sigma Sting,and pull out the light bulb core of the Tribal.
The Sigma Sting is very user friendly for all styles.The power player will be able to use drilling and surface to get even more length so the ball can use it’s powerful,yet predictable backend movement.
The Tweeners will be able to increase their hook potential at the breakpoint,but still allow them to play more down the boards.Yet still have a ball to help them open up the lane.
And the Straighter and speed dominate style players will be able to drill it up stronger and still stay in their comfort zone.And have a little more hit and carry from the outside angles.
The Sigma Sting is not the strongest ball in the MOTIV line, but it is a ball that will allow you to go to it with confidence. http://www.motivbowling.com/products/ba ... sting.html
Angela Wilt : MOTIV Staff Member