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The new MOTIV Top Thrill is our newest dry lane/ high friction ball. This ball for dry lanes offers a bigger core and new cover, a step up from the original Thrill in both core and coverstock technology.
Developed as a dry lane complement to the Infusion cover, the Turmoil cover provides as much down lane shape with less traction in the oil to allow for use on dry lanes. When the Infusion balls are too much, the Top Thrill will be a better option.
The Top Thrill has the Halogen V2 which is best for dry lanes, but with a strong enough core to allow for more angles of play and have more versatility.
Core: Halogen V2 Symmetric
Coverstock: Turmoil™ XP Pearl Reactive
Box Finish: 5500 Grit LSS
Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 70
Top Thrill (noun): 1. Developed as a dry lane complement to the Infusion™ reactive cover, the Turmoil XP shell provides as much down lane shape with less traction in the oil to allow for use on dry lanes. 2. Possesses the Halogen V2 that is uniquely suited for dry lanes, having a strong enough core to allow for more angles of play and significantly more versatility.
Smooth ball motion upon encountering friction.
Halogen V2 has enough muscle for steeper lane play angels.
Although Top Thrill does have a Turmoil coverstock it is not Turmoil MFS that is on Venom Shock, Turmoil XP Pearl Reactive is not meant to combat heavier patterns.
Top Thrill is a weapon designed for novice bowlers and tournament bowlers wanting to play small ball on drier conditions or broken transition patterns, in most cases I end up using Top Thrill in later games or if I encounter friction early. In terms of ball motion Top Thrill is different from Thrill as it doesn’t hockey stick down lane, instead the shape is round and even.
Considering what Top Thrill is designed for I don’t typically use it on the fresh, however when I do I am right of target and Top Thrill floats until it encounters friction. The reaction is controlled and predictable and I consider that a plus for my rev rate and how I play the lanes.
Top Thrill is far from overkill when you encounter high friction patterns. I promise it is worth your time.
Your game will Thank you.
K.C. White II
The Top Thrill is an amazing entry level ball. For the price point, I feel you’re getting more than your money’s worth. My intention with this ball was to replace the Hydra, which I loved so much, and it did just that. I needed something to use late in long block tournaments in higher friction houses and it fit the slot perfectly.
The Top Thrill is a great entry level ball or a ball for someone looking to conquer dry lane conditions. The combination of the Turmoil™ XP Pearl Reactive cover stock and Halogen V2 Symmetric core allow any player to stay in the friction longer and play straighter angles without having to move into deeper parts of the lane.
With the first top thrill I drilled, I put my base layout on the ball with the hopes of it giving me the ability to stay in the track area at my local high friction center, and I was able to do just that. I would definitely recommend this ball to anyone looking for a ball to use in high friction, or tournament bowlers to have as a lower end ball in their arsenal.
Layout: 60 x 4 1/2 x 40
Top Thrill Ball Review -
The new Top Thrills offer an amazing ball motion at an entry level price point. I’ve liked the past Thrills but the Top thrills take the cake. With the newer pearl cover stock wrapped around the Halogen core, the Top Thrills are great for higher friction houses or patterns.
I ended up drilling both color variations with two different layouts. I used a earlier layout on one (85x4.5x75) and a cleaner on the other (65x5.5x60). The earlier layout is great for straighter angles when I need to cut down the backend motion and other pieces are just to big while the cleaner layout lets me get left and really open up the lanes with a cleaner angular motion. Check out the Top Thrills if you’re looking for something great at that entry level price point!