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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
MOTIV Staff / PBA Member