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. 08/13/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From auburn,ga
    Rating 5.0
    Short oil must have!

    One of my favorite releases this season. A thrill core using the microcell cover. Sign me up! This will be my go-to ball on lighter oil patterns. It blends the pattern extremely well using the new pearl microcell. It's by no means snappy but very constable. I drilled it the exact same as my ripcord flight so it will give me a good pairing with my shock and flight. if you are struggling with short or light volume patterns do yourself a favor and GET THIS BALL! You are welcome

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 08/08/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Tinley Park, Il
    About Me Motiv staff
    Rating 5.0
    Great piece

    The Desert Tank is another great ball from Motiv. Every time they come out with a new piece, it’s a different motion that fills a hole in my bag. This ball gives me a more true urathane ball motion, without tearing up the lanes for my teammates. For me, it allows me to keep my angles in from of me, while also being very predictable. This ball will not see the friction and be as sharp off the spot like reactive resin. It really gives you the best of both worlds. Smooth urathane motion, paired with the hitting power and continuation of resin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 08/04/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Phillipsburg, NJ
    About Me Motiv Regional Staff, BowlerX Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Be ready to dominate the desert lane conditions.

    What an incredible addition to the tank series, which already has some really impressive pieces. The desert tank raises the bar and takes it to a new level. I’ve put this piece on older wood lanes and it was awesome, shorter patterns it was great and of course the scorched desert conditions it dominated. I’ve fallen in love with the new Motiv addition so quickly, I can’t put it down. This would be a perfect add for any bowler who shoots on wood lanes which break down quickly or those tourney bowlers who need something for later in the blocks. Motiv continues to raise the bar in the bowling industry with every release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 08/04/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Enola, PA
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Desert Tank - Light oil ball with the motion you are expecting!

    My first impression of the Desert Tank is here is a light oil ball with the motion we all are looking for! Most times light oil balls get down the lane easily however the reactive resin cover really takes over when it finds friction.  This skid/flip action isn’t always what we are looking for or need when going to the light oil part of the ball chart.  The Desert Tank has the low differential Flux core with the Frixion Pearl Microcell Polymer cover giving you the motion of urethane with the continuation of reactive resin.  This ball fits perfectly for me when a light oil ball reaction is needed and something that will be in my bag!

    Steve Haas
    Motiv Staffer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 07/28/2020
    Product Desert Tank
    From Woodbridge, VA
    About Me MOTIV Staff, PBA Regional Player
    Rating 5.0
    Desert Tank Review

    Bowler Stats:
    Rev Rate – 400-425
    Ball Speed – 16.5 mph (down-lane)
    PAP – 3 3/4 over, zero

    I’ve instantly became a fan of the Microcell Polymer ever since I got my hands on the Covert Tank. As of recent, the Tank Blitz has been a huge favorite of mine. My initial thought process on the layout was wanting something that I would be able to play the lanes with more parallel. On most patterns, my angles are usually more open with the Covert Tank and Tank Blitz. I opted for a pin down layout to give me a very similar reaction to my urethane, Tank Rampage. I got exactly what I wanted with the layout, which is a very controlled, urethane-like downlane motion. With the Microcell Polymer cover, it still does not affect the oil in both the front and backend parts of the lane.

    Microcell Polymer is a game changer with today’s bowling technology. The Desert Tank is going to be a great addition in anyone’s bags. The variety of layouts and surface changes that can be placed on the Desert Tank should cover a fairly wide range, along with matching with every style of bowler. For the competitive bowlers, the Desert Tank should be an automatic decision in their bag for any short patterns and/or a lighter volume pattern. Paired with the Covert Tank and Tank Blitz, it is a versatile arsenal with these alone.

    Darryl Carreon
    MOTIV Staff / PBA Member

    I would recommend this to a friend

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