Purple Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKPPL

$239.9945 Read Reviews


One of the longest running MOTIV® product lines, the Tanks are the premiere bowling balls for control on the harshest conditions. The latest addition to this legendary line is the Purple Tank™.  

The Tank™ series changed forever with the introduction of Microcell Polymer technology. While Microcell Polymer (MCP) is now recognized as the solution for the ball motion gap between reactive resin and urethane, MCP does not replace urethane completely. With that in mind, MOTIV® has been in pursuit of a truly special urethane cover stock that provides adequate traction on modern lane surfaces conditioned with the high volume, high viscosity oil patterns competitive bowlers see so regularly.  

Now, MOTIV® is unveiling the brand new Purple Solid Urethane cover stock. It builds on the technology of Microcell Polymer, but it eliminates the oil absorption that causes MCP covers to shape down lane. This new cover allows the Purple Tank™ to display incredible control along with the aggressive traction seen from previous MCP balls like the Tank™ Blitz. It is ready to dominate when true urethane is needed in battle.

To boost the control factor, the Flux™ core is employed on the Purple Tank™ to lower the track flare potential. Previously used in the Desert Tank™, the Flux™ core is the proven solution for wet/dry conditions when the bowler needs to use shallow angles.

When to Use

Urethane bowling balls are now a staple for use on difficult oil patterns, short oil sport conditions, and for rev dominant bowlers seeking control when resin is just too much. The Purple Tank™ is prepared for battle on all these conditions because it displays outstanding traction in the mid-lane with the control down-lane that only urethane can provide.

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  • Weight BlockFlux™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockPurple Solid Urethane
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length11
  • Backend12
  • Hook44
  • 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 45 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/15/2022
    Product Purple Tank
    From Cary, NC
    Rating 4.0
    Purple Tank

    Never had a ton of success with urethane but this ball is the exception to that rule. Allows me to keep everything in front of me and still hits hard

  2. 05/11/2022
    Product Purple Tank
    From Brownsburg Indiana
    About Me Just a simple man who loves to bowl
    Rating 5.0
    Great ball

    My first urethane. I have it drilled straight up for late game/dry conditions. Will carry like a tank thru the pins. Stacked 6 strikes together for the first time with this ball. I will get another to drill strong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 05/08/2022
    Product Purple Tank
    From Phoenix,AZ
    About Me Lefty bowler, multiple leagues at different centers and tournament bowler.
    Rating 5.0
    Another sport shot must have

    I had never thrown urethane before. I knew that it hooked early and was very controlled on the back end. This ball is a must on short, flat oil patterns. It gives you plenty of early hook with a controlled motion all the way through. With the short/flat heavy oil patterns you need plenty of traction and control and the Purple Tank is exactly that. I'll take the Purple Tank over the other purple urethane ball any day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 02/05/2022
    Product Purple Tank
    From Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    About Me Team Lefty, League and Tournament Bowler, Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Lefties Dream!

    Many believe being a Lefty, Urethane makes the lanes so much easier, well Give it a try. I can say, oily synthetic lanes, this ball is MONEY! I have never thrown Urethane before, never really needed it, but the fact that the Purple Tank was given to me to try out, its staying in the Tournament bag!
    This ball makes the lanes almost too controllable. Throwing 5 board, in my "Inner Norm Duke" style, this ball has one of the smoothest arches ever. Keeping my ball speed at 16-17mph at about 400 revs. Keeping my hand behind the ball, the reaction it has is perfect!
    Definitely Not a League ball, unless you are a Sport shot bowler. But is perfect for those tough tournament patterns!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 02/05/2022
    Product Purple Tank
    From Wright city MO
    About Me Med rev bowler 15 to 16mph
    Rating 5.0
    Everyone needs this in bag!!!

    This is the most versatile ball in your bag.. heavy oil.. dry oil.... doesn't matter!! No spare ball no problem.. NOW you have one of those also!! This ball I had drilled weaker for high friction lanes and it is amazing!! Play the outside line on heavy and stack them up!!! Pick the corners with ease! Start a step ladder with it or use when they breakdown! It doesn't matter! So glad I have it and the blue pearl tank WILL also make my bag also!! Happy bowling!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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