Sky Raptor

Item Number: MTVBRPSKY

$309.993 Read Reviews

10/12/2022

The Sky Raptor™ brings the legendary Raptor™ line soaring back for worldwide release!   Featuring the new Affliction™ V2 core and new Dynamic Infusion™ pearl reactive technology, the Sky Raptor™ is specifically designed to create downlane motion in heavy oil environments.  You can have confidence that the Sky Raptor™ will clear the front of the lanes with ease and come screeching back with speed to attack the pocket.   

The new Affliction V2 core features a density upgrade, which gives the Sky Raptor higher rev potential and more track flare.  Both performance aspects increase overall hook potential and provide an RG and differential that are tuned in for higher volumes of oil. 

Extensive testing went into the development of the new Dynamic Infusion™ Pearl Reactive cover stock for the Sky Raptor™.  It digs in the oil and creates the angle needed on the backend as heavy oil patterns begin to break down and transition. Utilizing a stronger formulation of the Infusion™ coverstock system, Dynamic Infusion™ Pearl Reactive technology packs a larger punch than previous versions.  A 5000 grit LSS finish was used to provide more traction in heavier volumes of oil.  We intentionally left the polish off the Sky Raptor™ to give it more bite!

When to Use

Speed Dominant - Most pearlized coverstocks provide so much length that they are nearly impossible to use for speed dominant bowlers.  With a huge symmetrical core and the true heavy oil pearl cover, the Raptor Sky is a pearl that speed dominant players can use confidently without the typical fear of a ball that is “too clean.” 

Balanced Bowlers - For balanced bowlers there will be many uses for a ball like the Raptor Sky.  First of all, for players who prefer to see down lane motion, this is a pearl that can be used early in blocks and on higher volumes when pearls are normally difficult to use.  Additionally, this is a strong enough pearl that when the highest rev rate players make their move in to create angle, balanced bowlers can keep up with the moves.  So often, balanced bowlers lose pins on the highest rev rate players just because they can not move in as quickly.  This Raptor Sky allows for aggressive moves and angles. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers - Rev dominant and two handed bowlers often prefer to allow for down lane motion and to use faster responding coverstocks early in competition.  This allows the rev-dominant player to “open up” a pattern earlier and stay ahead of the moves.  The Raptor Sky is the the pearl that lets rev dominant players be aggressive with moves across the lane.  So often, those first moves have to be made using smoother solid reactive balls because of the traction they provide.  Now there is a pearl that can make the shape down lane while still giving that confidence in the middle of the lane.

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Specifications

  • Weight BlockAffliction™ V2
  • Cover StockDynamic Infusion™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length16.5
  • Backend18
  • Hook59
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .053
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .055
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .053
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .040
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.64Max Differential .029
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 3 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 09/27/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Rockford, MI
    About Me Medium high speed/rev RH
    Rating 5.0
    Unique addition to my arsenal

    So far, so GREAT with the new Sky Raptor. For a layout I chose 40 x 5.5" x 40 and left the coverstock at the out of box finish.

    I have been able to use this ball on the fresh oil in my house league and have been able to stay with it as the pattern has broken down and created early hook transition. The Sky Raptor is strong & predictable and responds well to adjustments with ball speed & hand position when changing shapes.

    While testing against the Iron Forge and Pride Empire, the Sky Raptor hooks at a similar spot downlane as the Iron Forge with a stronger shape. The Pride Empire is cleaner and has more length than the Sky Raptor with a more angular breakpoint, but this shape can be somewhat over-under for me on oil patterns that are not very blended.

    I plan to do more comparisons between the Sky Raptor and other aggressive shinier Motiv balls. The Sky Raptor reminds me of the characteristics of the original Primal Rage, which is my all time favorite.

    The combination of traction in oil, versatility, and predictable strong motion should make this a regular fixture in my arsenal for quite some time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/19/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Indianapolis
    Rating 5.0
    A Strong Symmetric Pearl!

    The Sky Raptor is exactly what one should picture for a stronger pearl, and it is pretty unique to the Motiv arsenal. For a shinier pearl, this one starts pretty early and is not afraid of a little volume. Given that it starts early, the Sky Raptor is pretty continuous. To compare to other pieces, for me, this one starts rolling in a similar spot as an Iron Forge, and it creates a similar down lane motion as a Pride Empire. I will find myself using this one a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/14/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Rockford, IL
    About Me MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0
    MOTIV Sky Raptor

    This ball is just WOW! The new Sky Raptor is what we have been looking for! We waited a while for a new Raptor, but it was well worth the wait! This ball gets through the front part of the lane really well, is really strong in the mid lane, and has an amazing amount of backend! This ball is a more juiced up version of the Iron Forge! This ball will be a great piece in any bowler's bag!

    Layout: 60x4.75x30
    PAP: 4 9/16" Over 1 1/2" Up

    I would recommend this to a friend

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