Purple Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKPPL

$179.9925 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 5.0 (Based on 25 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/10/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Lake Forest, CA
    About Me MOTIV STAFF
    Rating 5.0
    Every Tournament Bowler Needs This Ball

    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 would recommend this to a friend

  2. 05/09/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Westland Mi
    Rating 5.0
    Purple Tank

    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 .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 04/30/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Corpus Christi, TX
    Rating 5.0
    Love my Tank

    As a left hander I have never really found use for urethane however when I was headed into a tournament with difficult conditions it was recommended that I buy one. Being a Motiv guy I had to go with the Purple Tank and I couldn’t have made a better decision. This is the smoothest and most predictable ball I have ever thrown. It rolls the same over and over and it’s read down the lane never changes. I would definitely recommend this ball to anyone looking for a good urethane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 04/21/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Jacksonville, FL
    Rating 5.0
    Simply Impressive

    Been looking for a good Urethane for a bit now and tried this ball at a Motiv Test Drive event. Was blown away by the consistent motion and action this ball delivers. Amazing quality product that delivers with every throw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 04/19/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Fort Atkinson, WI
    Rating 5.0
    The REAL Purple Ball

    The Purple Tank has shown its greatness on the lane for me, at my very last Youth State Tournament. Had just gotten the ball 2 days prior and only threw a few shots with it, I didn't know how it would work, but it has shown its real potential on the lane and its inane continuation.

    My first 3 official games with the Purple Tank, I had went 290-258-279 for a 827 series. This ball is quite possibly the best Purple Ball on the market, with no questions asked. It has a smooth and predictable motion, with no sacrifice of hitting power and continuation through the pins. This ball really shines on lower oil conditions, but can still work even with a little more oil on the lane, making this ball a little versatile.

    Overall, this ball is a great complement to the Covert Tank when the lanes are playing too strongly for it, for the Purple Tank is Urethane, and not Microcell, so it will not have as much grab on the lane. This ball is the REAL Purple Ball. No questions asked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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