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I've had the Villain since it 1st came out and I took the coverstock down to 1000 and on 9/25/18 I finally shot my very first 300 game with this ball. This is a great ball that has given me a very consistant roll on medium oil conditions. I highly recommend this ball!
Love this ball when I have to get deep in some oil. Hard to throw this one too far to the right. Drilled mine 70x4x40 and was pleasantly surprised by how many boards this ball covered. Motiv matched this cover and core up very well.
My favorite Motiv Ball thus far? If I didn't like them all, this one felt like a must have out of the box!
I can throw it on Fresh Flat, Fresh House Shot, Long Patterns, Medium Patterns, Burned House Shots, U.S. Open, you name it!
I liked this ball so much that I have cleaned it many times more than any other equipment in my arsenal! It's just sick the reactions I can generate with this ball. Just like with the Trident Quest, I can throw it with different track angles depending on the how the lanes play.
This is a MUST HAVE in my bag wherever I bowl.
Core Type: Asymmetric
Factory Finish: 3000 Grit LSS
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.54 (15lb.)
Differential (DIFF): .051 (15lb.)
Coverstock: Coercion MFS Reactive
PAP: 5.125 Over, 1.125 Up
Layouts: 60x4.5x35 and 55x6x40
Ball Reaction Video: https://youtu.be/KPZGnzk5XR8
The new Motiv Villain is something completely different than anything I've thrown before. Extremely strong, extremely versatile, and extremely deadly, I'm starting to think this ball could *possibly* be better than the Shock.
I find the Villain with the 4.5 inch pin to be too strong for most of the house shots I bowl on, but I had a chance to throw it on a pretty high volume flatter pattern and it looked incredible. It gave me so much miss room and drove through the pins extremely hard. I drilled the Villain with the 6 inch pin later, after finding that the first was too strong to use in league after the first game a lot of the time, and saw a huge difference immediately. The flare rings were tighter, the ball was sharper, and it drove just as hard as the stronger Villain did on the higher volume shot. The ball falls right in between the Jackal Rising and the Forza SS in hook potential, but is quicker off the spot than both.
If you’re looking for a stronger ball that you can throw on a lot of medium-high volume stuff, I’d pick one of these up pronto.
After rolling the new Villain, within a few hours, I had to order a second. I never had the chance to roll previous product with the Sinister core so I wanted to have two completely different layouts to visually compare how they would each read friction. WOW!!!
The strong core in this ball allows several different layouts thus making it my most versatile MOTIV ball in my arsenal. The cover, medium friction, allows length even though the Sinister core is so strong. These balls come with an OTB surface of 3000 yet can easily be adjusted and this ball responds very well with surface adjustments.
I used the first layout of 85x4.75x65 on a THS and wow was it stellar. I really liked how the first angle gave me the later read I was looking for while the second angle gave me a very smooth reaction off the back end. Once the lanes started to break down and the track was blowing up, this ball could move in and play inside of everyone else. It responded so well to friction and with the second angle being designed to control the off the spot motion, it gave me a predictable motion I could see. This ball stores its energy and keeps the pins low therefore allowing me to carry at a much higher percentage. The core allows this ball to be thrown at many different launch angles because the core is beastly!!
The second layout is a 40x4x40. I wanted something to respond quicker to friction and create more angle off the spot. I throw the ball 19.5mph and have over 500 rev rate therefore this layout allows me to jump inside and get the ball right. It holds in the middle and can give me a great look on shorter patterns too.
Coercion Cover with Sinister Core is a deadly combination on a THS and has the versatility on many different and challenging patterns. The ball responds to surface adjustments with ease, multiple angles gives this ball, for me, a high percentage of carry and a great ball to use during a complete block or night of league.
I’d recommend you buy a new MOTIV 3 ball bag because being limited to one Villain is a crime.