Top Thrill - Purple/Red

Item Number: MTVBTHTPR

$149.9912 Read Reviews

8/18/2021

The brand new MOTIV® Top Thrill™ takes high friction performance to a new level!  This latest advancement for dry lanes offers a boosted core and brand new coverstock, a significant step up from the original Thrill™ models in both core and coverstock technology.   The Top Thrill™ provides bowlers with more options for attacking drier lanes and higher friction lane surfaces.  

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.  When Infusion™ reactive balls are too strong, the Top Thrill™ will be a great option for even the most competitive bowlers.  

The Flux™ core in the original Thrill™ is replaced in the Top Thrill™ with a modified Halogen™ core previously found in higher performance Motiv® bowling balls.  The new Halogen™ V2 has a slightly higher RG than the original with a lower differential.  The Halogen™ V2 is uniquely suited for dry lanes, but with a strong enough core to allow for more angles of play and significantly more versatility in drilling options. 

When To Use:

Speed Dominant Bowlers:  When speed dominant bowlers encounter conditions so scorched that they need a dry lane ball, it’s important to have one that is developed for performance.  The Top Thrill is developed to provide shape on dry lanes, not just deliver at the cheapest price or just be the prettiest ball on the wall.

Balanced Bowlers: For balanced bowlers, a dry lane ball is an important part of a tournament arsenal. Low volume oil patterns and high friction surfaces necessitate balls with higher rg’s and lower differentials.  The Top Thrill is designed to fit in a competitive bowler’s progression just below the Venom and Supra line.

Rev Dominant Bowlers: For bowlers with exceptionally low speed or high rev rates, the Top Thrill allows manageable angles on normal house patterns and sport shots.  A rev dominant bowler so often is forced to play much deeper with steep angles even on house shots due to their ball speed to rev rate ratio.  The Top Thrill solves that problem.

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Specifications

  • Weight BlockHalogen V2 Symmetric
  • Cover StockTurmoil™ XP Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5500 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length17
  • Backend17
  • Hook46
  • Flare Potential2"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.58Max Differential .023
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.59Max Differential .023
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.61Max Differential .023
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.63Max Differential .024
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.65Max Differential .026
  • 11

    Radius of Gyration 2.70Max Differential .020
  • 10

    Radius of Gyration 2.80Max Differential .003
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 12 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 10/03/2021
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Cockeysville, MD
    Rating 5.0

    Core: Halogen V2 Symmetric
    Type: Symmetric
    Coverstock: Turmoil™ XP Pearl Reactive
    Box Finish: 5500 Grit LSS
    Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 70
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltlNdiuZF7s

    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.

    Strengths
    Smooth ball motion upon encountering friction.

    Halogen V2 has enough muscle for steeper lane play angels.

    Weaknesses
    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.

    Overall Summary

    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
    Motiv Staff
    IAMBowling Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/30/2021
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Hammond, Louisiana
    Rating 5.0
    Top Thrill

    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.

    MOTIV Staff
    Tyler Lewis
    www.motivbowling.com

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/20/2021
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From East Amherst, NY
    About Me PBA Regional Champion, MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Top Thrill!!

    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

    Devon Miller
    MOTIV Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 09/12/2021
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Westland
    About Me Motiv Staff Member
    Rating 5.0
    Top Thrill Ball Review

    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!

    Motiv Staffer
    Sean Mackie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 08/31/2021
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Sacramento, CA
    About Me Motiv Bowling Staff
    Rating 5.0

    For beginner bowlers and tournament players looking for something weaker, the Motiv Top Thrill is the way to go. There is nothing entry level about the performance you get out of the Top Thrill. I have mine drilled "Rico" and hit it with a 3K pad by hand. What I wanted out of this ball was something I could use in the friction and be smooth of the spot. For me this is a perfect ball for later in the block or even game 3 of league in most centers. My center for league has a lot of friction outside and I was able to use the Top Thrill all night and it only got better throughout the night. In comparison to some other balls in the lineup, I am about 6 boards right off my Supra Enzo, and about 8 boards right off my Venom Shock. If you're looking for a ball to move right with, this is the one for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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