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I received the Purple Tank for my birthday, and I can’t get over it! I am absolutely in love, and this ball is perfect for me! I love how the Purple Tank rides on the lane, smooth and clean. I can use the Purple Tank as a spare ball too, which totally benefits me when I can only bring a few balls with me to competition. I don’t think this ball will ever leave my bag, ever! 5/5 stars!
Layout - 65 x 4 1/8 x 30
Test Pattern - 2021 PBA Bear
The Purple Tank. Having been a fan of the entire Microcell Polymer line, especially the Tank Blitz, I knew this would be a great addition to the lineup. From the looks of the 1000 Grit finish, my prediction was fairly simple in knowing how early the Purple Tank would read into the oil pattern. What I was more curious about was what kind of downlane shape will it create, and how far will it let me migrate my feet to the left. I was fairly surprised at how continuous it was once it came off of the end of the pattern. While the Tank Blitz is the overall stronger of the two, this combination is an absolute force that is hard to stop.
Common in reactive equipment, and with how early the urethane reads up front, the signature continuation showed itself as it does not go more “forward” as most would anticipate. Understanding the use of how and when to use urethane in today’s game is highly important. For my style and preference of laneplay on the fresh patterns, the Tank Blitz was been my benchmark for quite a while. Although the Purple Tank doesn’t create a bigger motion downlane, its ability to read the front part of the lane similarly has become a great option for when the Tank Blitz is just a bit too much. This combination has become a staple in my arsenal and travels with me everywhere.
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Layout: 80 x 4 5/8 40
Coverstock: Purple Solid Urethane
Box Finish: 1000 Grit LSS
Video: Motiv Purple Tank Layout: 80 x 4 ⅝ x 40
Purple Tank uses its energy early and provides a smoother back end read to that of Blitz, Desert, and Covert.
Purple Solid Urethane is predictable at the breakpoint, and will provide you with a smoother ball motion downlane when compared to Frixion+ Microcell Polymer.
If you are needing a smoother option outside of Microcell Polymer Pearl I encourage you to look at Purple Solid Urethane, it will afford you with excellent control at the breakpoint.
I’ve had minimal success using Purple Tank on heavier patterns, Purple Solid Urethane Coverstock doesn’t carve a lane as Mircocell Polymer Frixtion or MXC Coercion would which makes persfect sense as it isn’t supposed to.
The weapon of mass destruction known as Purple Tank comes at a surface of 1000 sanded finish, at its core is the Flux core that was also used in Desert Tank and Thrill. As early as Purple Tank starts its ball motion the Flux core makes it rather useful to a variety of styles, the smooth motion it provides downlane will blend out the breakpoint should the breakpoint become difficult for you to control.
Typically urethane is a weapon that I don’t use unless an opportunity presents itself, and that opportunity is rare. Save for heavier patterns I didn’t expect this type of versatility out of Purple Tank or how muscular its ball motion was, Purple Solid Urethane gave me no problems reading upfront and eliminated breakpoint volatility. Although Purple Tank did corner for me I was very comfortable playing right for the majority of the night, even when I used it in later blocks of tournaments my foot wasn’t in the gutter. In the event Microcell Polymer Pearl became too much Purple Solid Urethane would get me home, out of all the urethane weapons Motiv has created Purple Tank is the best one thus far in my hands.
If you have Desert Tank in your bag and feel you need a smaller option, if you need to control breakpoint volatility, if you are skeptical about urethane weaponry and you’re open to trying it for yourself then I encourage you to Tank a look at Purple Tank.
Your game will thank you for it
K.C. White II
With the game constantly evolving, a good urethane ball and knowing how to use it has become an essential ball in everyone's bags. I'm a huge fan of urethane and use it when I can and if you don't have a Purple Tank in your bag, you're absolutely missing out.
I've used my Purple Tank a lot on fresher patterns when there's a ton of oil up front and the back ends are flying. The Purple Tank reads a lot sooner than the reactive balls, taming the back end of the pattern down, but still packs plenty of punch for the pins. Everyone needs one of these!
I haven’t always had the best luck with urethane pieces because I am a lower rev rate player but the tank line has yet to disappoint . The purple tank allows me to stay straighter with my angles on shorter patterns but does have the continuation I need if I have to open up a little . I found my issue on shorter patterns is once I have to transition a little left I hit a lot of over under reaction. The purple tank has now filled that void in my bag. This ball allows me to make that transition and have the trust that it will get around .