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The MOTIV THRILL is a true light oil ball. It features the FLUX core and the Agility XP Reactive cover. It comes in 5500 LSP. In 16lb it has an RG of 2.57 with a max diff. of .013 and in 15lb it has an RG of 2.57 with a max diff. of 0.15.
This ball has been a lot of fun to bowl with. I have one ball drilled pin high and one ball drilled pin below. The pin up ball gives me a little more length but once this ball makes its move to the pocket, you better watch out. It hits hard and continues through the pocket just like the high end balls. The pin down ball give me an earlier reaction on the lanes when I am seeing the pin up ball coming into the pocket a little late. These two compliment each other well because of the different drills and this was what I was hoping for.
Agility XP Reactive
5500 Grit LSP
Layout 70 x 4 x 30
Right Hand. PAP 5 Over 1/2 Up
Rev Rate 275. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed off hand 18
The Thrill is a new entry in the Light Oil category for Motiv. The Thrill is available in two attractive colors, Reddish/ Wine and a Blue/ Purple. For those of us who thought the Hydra was too strong for dry lanes the Thrill may be just what we needed. The Thrill features a new lower flare core for control combined with a high RG to help get the ball down the lane. This new core is wrapped in a lower friction pearl cover. I have a lower rev rate and on our wetter house shot it was too weak but at the end of the day on total burn I could go down the boards and had plenty of length with a nice rev and flip in the back end. I have not changed the surface because I feel this would negate the intent of the ball. The Thrill has an entry level price point but is not limited to that group alone. I passed mine around to some higher rev folks and some no thumb bowlers and they were able to gain a nice reaction that did not over hook early or late. I also think bowlers with slow speeds could benefit from this Ball. The hit was also better than expected. A bowler can purchase the Thrill as their first reactive ball and get much more than they paid for. The Thrill was stronger than my Burgundy Tank on the dry but not as strong as my new Covert Tank. The Thrill read much later than the Covert but had more entry angle. So far the Red/Pink or technically the Magenta/Wine is the crowd favorite color.
The Thrill is a true dry lane ball.
Two nice color combinations available.
The thrill is the perfect bang for your buck release bowlers should be looking for. This piece gives you incredible length, it’s very smooth and still gives you that downlane energy for really solid pin action and carry. Overall I’d say the thrill is 4/5 boards weaker than the look my hydra would give me. If you bowl on older wood houses, or houses with a lot of friction to start, the thrill is the perfect piece you’ve been looking to add to that motiv arsenal. Don’t hesitate to get yourself a THRILL, you will be kicking yourself if you don’t.
After throwing the Thrill on “Summer League” patterns for the past 4 weeks, I think I have found my go to ball for the desert. It is the cleanest and smoothest ball in the Motiv lineup in my opinion. I have found that the Thrill is cleaner, smoother, and about 5 boards weaker than an identically drilled Hydra. This allows me to chase inside with the Hydra and then ball down and stay in the same zone when the Hydra starts to become too angular. Through testing, I hit the surface with a fresh 1000 and then followed with a worn 2000. This gave the ball more of a matte finish. When testing this surface, I had a ball that would follow right below the Venom Shock. Still cleaner than a Shock, but within 3 boards overall. The Thrill is a very versatile ball with a very economical price.
The Motiv Thrill is the latest release from Motiv Bowling in our entry level performance. You want bang for your buck then look no further than the new Thrill. The Thrill is designed to provide length and control on the lanes when lanes become higher friction on light oil conditions. The Thrill features the new Flux weight block and combined it with new Agility XP reactive cover stock which gives the Thrill a higher RG to give it delayed ball reaction and length as lanes break down and are hooking. Get the new Thrill in two great looking colors at your local pro shop today.
Weight Block Flux
Cover Stock Agility XP Reactive
Finish 5500 Grit LSP
To be perfectly honest the Thrill has been a godsend for me this last month and a half of the bowling season. The Forge and Recoil have been great pieces in my bag and have brought me lots of success. I was still missing something considering that my league nights I bowl on higher friction conditions, and the Thrill was that piece. I can play straighter and not move much on the lanes and can strike at will. Overall I’ve already had 3 300 games and 5 800 series in 3 different houses. This is most definitely the best entry level ball I have ever thrown. Higher rev players will love the Thrill because you can play straighter and not worry about the lanes hooking too much and get in trouble because it’s so clean. Medium to lower rev players will like this piece because it is super clean and they can play in their wheel house all day or use this when lanes are scorched and not have to move much.
Likes: Delayed reaction; Incredible length; continuation through the pins.
I recommend this bowling ball for all types of bowlers.
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