Desert Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKDST

$179.9918 Read Reviews


The pearl Desert Tank™ is yet another incredible ball featuring new Microcell Polymer technology, which provides the motion of urethane with the continuation of reactive resin. 

Featuring a pearl version of the Frixon+ Microcell Polymer cover stock used on the Tank Blitz, the Desert Tank™ maneuvers powerfully in lighter oil volumes.  And to help provide an even smoother motion than the Covert Tank™, the low differential Flux™ core design has been deployed to tame track flare.

The cover, core, and the 2000 Grit LSS finish all come together on the Desert Tank™ to provide a weapon that is dialed in for a controllable motion on high friction lane conditions.  Speed-dominant bowlers will really appreciate the performance attributes of this release.    


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  • Weight BlockFlux™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockFrixion+™ Pearl Microcell Polymer
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length12
  • Backend13
  • Hook46
  • Flare Potential2"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .013
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .015
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .018
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 18 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 09/14/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From East Amherst, NY
    About Me PBA Regional Champion, MOTIV Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Desert Tank!

    The Desert Tank is the 3rd Motiv ball that features the amazing Microcell Polymer technology. Its pearl cover makes it a bit weaker overall than the Covert Tank, and gives it the most urethane like shape. This ball is great for me on short patterns or lighter volume patterns and being left handed, gives me a great option to stay left longer and keep my angles in front of me. I definitely recommend this ball for tournament bowlers to have in their bag for short patterns, and for league bowlers if they want to stay outside and avoid the puddle of oil in the middle of the lane. Go pick up this winner today!

    Layout: 60 x 4 1/2 x 40


    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/09/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Covington, PA
    About Me MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Perfect dry to medium dry ball!

    The MOTIV Desert Tank is an amazing piece of equipment. It fits right between the Covert Tank and the Tank Blitz in my bag. The pearl microcell cover allows this ball to excel on drier conditions, and with surface adjustments can tackle a lot more!

    I drilled mine 4.5 x 45 and I am able to play straight up the lane, in the track area and even move in a little and swing it some!

    If you bowl in a center with a drier house shot, this ball will be great for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/02/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Metro-Detroit
    Rating 5.0
    MOTIV Desert Tank

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 08/25/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Greer, SC
    Rating 5.0
    Desert Tank

    The Desert Tank is the latest release from Motiv that utilizes a pearl version of the Microcell Polymer (MCP) coverstock. The Covert Tank has been a favorite of mine on a wide variety of lane patterns. The Desert Tank allows me to keep my angles a little straighter on shorter patterns compared to the Covert and Blitz. My Desert Tank is drilled with my go to layout with the pin above ring finger and cg straight down. 40x4 1/2x60 to be exact. In league I can play to the right close to the friction most of the night as the MCP cover doesn’t see transition quite as quick as a resin ball and for an older guy like me, that’s a great thing to have with the amount of friction we see in league.

    Carl Breaman
    MOTIV Staff
    Genesis Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 08/15/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Greenville, SC
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Dessert Tank

    I have drilled two of these and enjoy throwing both! The weaker drilling one has a layout of 60x4.5x50. This ends up putting the pin in my ring finger. This one reminds me more of a urethane look. When comparing it to my Tank Rampage; I was able to be about 3 boards deeper on the lane. The second one I drilled had a layout of 60x4x30. This one really allows me to open up the lane a bit more; yet still have that smoothness provided from the Tank line. Comparing all the Microcell Polymer balls, I would have to say this one is by far my favorite!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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