Sky Raptor

Item Number: MTVBRPSKY

$309.9918 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 Sky Raptor 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 Sky Raptor.  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 Sky Raptor 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 Sky Raptor 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 Symmetric
  • Cover StockDynamic Infusion™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length77
  • Backend88
  • Hook72
  • 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 4.9 (Based on 18 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 01/19/2023
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Holly, MI
    About Me 190 avg, league bowler, JV Coach
    Rating 4.0
    My heart can't take this ball...

    Wow... This is a STRONG backend reaction so if you are looking for that nice even shape down the lane and not that sharp backend angle, this is not the ball for you. The pearl cover lets this ball get down lane without reading much at all in the oil but once it catches the dry, hold on to something. This ball turns... HARD. I had this ball drilled and threw it for the first time at league this week. I was able to start by bowling straight up the 5 and by the end of the first game I was bowling right of 5 and playing on the 1 and 2. I held out as long as I could but playing that close to the gutter is way to stressful and I finally went to my next ball and line. This ball hits the pins with power and looks fantastic (tons of compliments on the looks). If you are looking for a ball that reads late and is angular, this is it. Great job with this ball Motiv! 6 ball arsenal = Mythic Jackal, Sky Raptor, Trident Odyssey, Pride, Venom Shock, Fatal Venom

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 12/06/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Cold Spring MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Wicked Strong Pearl

    This is the strongest pearl symmetric ball I have ever thrown. I drilled mine fairly strong 50-4 7/8 -34 which allowed it to pick up in the mid lane with a continuous motion. With a longer pin to PAP I could see this having more of a skid flip motion. When compared to the Mythic Jackal the Sky Raptor was smoother off the friction with a strong roll to the pocket. This is the first polished Motiv ball I did not have to touch the surface on because its that strong. Once again, another step forward for Motiv pearl balls.
    Motiv Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 12/05/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Dubuque, Iowa
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Sky Raptor

    PAP 4.5 x 0, Layout 60 x 5 x 40, 275 RPM, 15 MPH, Tweener

    Pleasantly surprised at the overall shape of the new Sky Raptor. The Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive cover gets this down the lane and helps create the big backend, even for those of us with ball speed not what it used to be. This is a great compliment with the Trident Odyssey on oilier house shots, allowing me to start a little further inside on the fresh and chase the oil line in as transition opens up the pattern even more. I'm also able to use different releases to tweak the roll to carry the corners. The Sky Raptor keeps the pocket big allowing great carry for lighter and heavier hits, a welcome trait with the larger hook balls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 11/19/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Commack New York
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Sky Raptor

    I was really happy when I found out the Raptor line was coming back. I was even happier when I saw that it’s and updated version of the core in the VIP Affliction. This ball fits exactly where I thought it would. Right after that VIP, and something I can use to create angle, before I get into a weaker core in the Shock, or an even cleaner cover in the pride empire. Personally I like to see shiny pearls that don’t come off the friction too quick. I find them more usable from straighter angles, as well as opening up the lane, and that is exactly what is appealing to me about this ball. I’m really looking forward to getting this onto some flatter patterns in tournaments to really see what I can do with this ball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 11/14/2022
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Cockeysville MD
    Rating 5.0
    Sky Diving at its finest

    Core: Affliction™ V2 Symmetric
    Type: Symmetrical
    Coverstock: Propulsion Pearl Reactive
    Box Finish: Dynamic Infusion™ Pearl Reactive
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAOa0HJKq9s

    Layout: 80 x 2 ¼ x 30

    Strengths
    Sky Raptor provides a similar shape in terms of hook compared to Mythic Jackal, the difference being is the shape is symmetrical.
    The continuous ball motion of Sky Raptor will prove useful on heavier patterns, I consider this ball motion more useful to that of skid flip on heavier patterns.
    Length wise Sky Raptor is similar to Mythic Jackal but earlier to that of Iron Forge, DIV Infusion creates a lot of traction for a pearl coverstock which I found versatile for cover adjustments.

    Weaknesses
    I wasn’t too successful using Sky Raptor on extreme conditions where I would be using my Top Thrill.

    Overall Summary
    The combination of Dynamic Infusion and Affiliation core offers you traction and continuation, even on questionable shots off my hand the traction afforded me room for error playing the heavy end of the pattern.
    In terms of shine options Sky Raptor is an earlier and stronger option compared to Mythic Jackal, Pride Empire and Iron Forge, not only is the traction visible in the oil Sky Raptor doesn’t violently ricochet existing the pattern.

    Take your game sky diving with Sky Raptor.
    Your game will thank you for it.

    K.C. White II
    Motiv Staff
    IAMBowling Staff

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