Tank Yellowjacket

Item Number: MTVBTKYEL

25 Read Reviews


Introducing the Tank Yellowjacket, the ultimate choice for dominating challenging environments. The Tank line is already known for its exceptional control, but the Yellowjacket Tour Edition takes it to the next level with a microcell polymer (MCP) coverstock featuring MOTIV’s new Duramax™ additive.  This innovative technology gives you a strong MCP shape while being adaptive to finish adjustments.

Featuring Frixion™ Mark 5 Solid MCP coverstock, the Tank Yellowjacket is set apart because it utilizes new Duramax™ technology.  This technology allows the ball to resist lane-shine and hold the finish profile longer.  This is especially important on aggressively sanded bowling balls like this one boasting a 1000 Grit LSS finish.  Yet, unlike other balls in this performance class, the Tank Yellowjacket is also easily tunable for high friction environments that require a higher finish with more energy retention.  Amazingly, Duramax™ technology allows the Tank Yellowjacket to hold traction, even at a higher finish.

To achieve the desired ball motion for the Tank Yellowjacket, we've carefully selected the Flux core - the ultra-high RG and low differential core that minimizes down-lane motion.  This feature empowers you to use cover texture to determine when the ball reads the lane so adjustments can be made accordingly.  

Our team at MOTIV has worked tirelessly to engineer a versatile microcell polymer shape with a cover that can be adjusted faster and easier to suit any environment.  Whether you're bowling on extreme wet/dry or another challenging condition, the Tank Yellowjacket will give you the control you need to excel on the lanes.

When to Use

Speed Dominant - For a speed dominant bowler, MCP ball motion is seldom necessary. However, the Duramax Anti-Lane Shine additive in the Yellowjacket does make this ball useful to speed dominant bowlers in the absolute highest friction environments they could ever encounter.  Otherwise, speed dominant players will be best served to use the Tank Yellowjacket in higher friction environments when looking to play straight and control wet/dry conditions.

Balanced - Bowlers with complementary speed and rev rate can use the Tank Yellowjacket when other balanced bowlers use urethane.  However, due to the easily adjusted coverstock, balanced bowlers may also use the Yellowjacket when the lanes are very dry and difficult to control. 

Rev Dominant - Crankers will find many uses for the Tank Yellowjacket as it can control wet-dry on many volumes of oil due to their speed to rev rate ratio.  These bowlers will enjoy using the latest Tank on sport patterns and anything where an ultra smooth ball motion is critical.  Additionally, rev dominant bowlers who are typically unable to use urethane due to how early it reads will be able to shine the Yellowjacket cover to use it when balanced bowlers are using the urethane.

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  • Weight BlockFlux™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockFrixion M5 Microcell Polymer
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length33
  • Backend33
  • Hook41
  • 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. 09/09/2023
    Product Tank Yellowjacket
    From Meridian, Idaho
    About Me Lower speed, high rev bowler.
    Rating 5.0
    Very versatile Ball, takes polish wonderfully.

    I own 2. I needed something to fill 2 Desert Tank spots. Had to go down in weight from 16 to 14 after losing speed, age, etc....

    This ball loves polish. Drilled and polished it for a short pattern in multi pattern event. 6 bowlers every pair 40 lanes, 120 bowlers. 5.5 out of 6 were all using urethane. Let's just say carry down half way through game 1 was unbelievable. I said well I will just swing the middle of the lane with my polished Yellow Jacket. The ball rolled very successfully averaged about 190 on a very difficult pattern. It went down lane had energy after the turn and carried nicely. As I watched so many struggle out side (very great and established tournament bowlers). My low speed high rev self is leaving this piece polished and in my bag.

    The second Yellow Jacket I went for a very different setup, left it at box drilled it just like my sanded Desert Tank. What do you know I now have the urethane shape with a little more pop and carry.

    Great option to have when urethane shape is needed, or polish it up and swing the dry or burnt lane when reactive is too much! VERSATILE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/09/2023
    Product Tank Yellowjacket
    From Jackson , Missouri
    Rating 4.0
    Tank Yellowjacket

    This was the ball I’ve needed to fill my empty pocket in my bag and it’s just such a beauty when it goes down the lane. In all it’s a great hybrid ball I would recommend this to a lot of people

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/09/2023
    Product Tank Yellowjacket
    From Valparaiso, Indiana
    About Me Great PBA Fan and Purdue Alumni Grad Student 07’
    Rating 5.0
    Great Ball Awesome Product!

    This ball is awesome. Haven’t got it yet but planned to use it in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 09/08/2023
    Product Tank Yellowjacket
    From Toms River NJ
    Rating 5.0
    Iron Forge

    Was looking for a hybrid to fill the gap in my bag and this ball fit perfect, good reliable shape with an amazing core. Plus its a beauty going down the lane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/08/2023
    Product Tank Yellowjacket
    From Thomasville, NC
    Rating 5.0
    Motiv Arsenal

    Coming back to bowling after 12 years I found the Motiv line of equipment. I have a Mythic Jackal, Blue Coral Venom, Black Venom and the Desert Tank. I averaged over 200 in my league last season. Great arsenal and balls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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