Carbide Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKCBD

$269.996 Read Reviews


This Tank™ is unlike any before!  The Carbide Tank™ is a Tour Edition release, armored in the strongest Microcell Polymer (MCP) cover stock to date. 

Following the proven success of the pearl Blue Tank™, MOTIV® set out to develop an even stronger solid MCP cover that was much closer to reactive resin than traditional urethane.  Frixion™ M4 is the upgrade deployed on the solid gray Carbide Tank™.  This strong Tour Edition ball is built to provide a very smooth motion on the high viscosity oils used in the competitive bowling environment today.

To help resist lane shine, the 1000 grit Carbide Tank™ shell also features technology to boost the resilience of the dull sanded cover profile.  This enables the solid gray Frixion™ M4 shell to hold the box finish longer.

The Carbide Tank™ is driven by the proven symmetric Gear™ core, which is utilized in the world-renowned Venom™ Shock.  This core provides a low RG and a moderate differential.  The low RG makes the Carbide Tank™ rev up faster so it digs early in the oil.  The moderate differential reduces track flare for a more controlled energy release to prevent “roll out”.   

When to use

Speed Dominant - The most speed dominant bowlers will have no trouble using the Carbide Tank in the place of urethane.  Urethane can’t provide enough shape for speed dominant players, but resin can’t offer the control.  The Carbide Tank fills the void for speed dominant players; offering more mid lane control and drilling options than any Tank before. 

Balanced Bowlers - The Carbide Tank serves as a fantastic control option for balanced bowlers.  Clearly stronger than urethane, the Carbide serves as a control option similar to urethane on longer and more blended oil patterns where urethane is not strong enough or can’t carry consistently enough. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers - For bowlers with more rev rate than ball speed on the continuum, the Carbide Tank will be the ultimate control ball for high volumes of oil.  This Tank can tread where others could not without creating the shape down lane.  It’s a mid lane control beast, which paired with a rev dominant bowler means that no puddle is too deep on the lane. 

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  • Weight BlockGear™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockFrixion M4 Solid MCP
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length33
  • Backend33
  • Hook55
  • Flare Potential3"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .031
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .034
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.52Max Differential .029
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.58Max Differential .023
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.65Max Differential .016
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 6 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/23/2022
    Product Carbide Tank
    From West branch, Michigan
    About Me 31 years of age, bowling since age 11. 12 300 games. 1 800 series. Assistant coach for high school team.
    Rating 5.0
    One word describes this ball…WOW!

    Layout on the carbide tank for me is at 55 x 3 3/8 x 15. 3/8 up. The continuation on the carbide tank is out of this world! I don’t see a lot ten pins with it this far, it’s mostly the solid 8 or 9 pin (who can complain about that). The versatility of this ball for bowlers that can adjust their speed and hand position almost make this ball unfair. You can easily speed up and take hand out to get straighter. Subsequently you can easily slow down and add some hand into the Tank Carbide and play into the oil without sacrificing carry. The Tank Carbide should be a no brainer for anyone if they are looking to fill out an arsenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 11/22/2022
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Enola, PA
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    The Strongest MCP Cover yet! Carbide Tank

    The next MCP cover is here and its on the new Carbide Tank. The Frixion M4 Solid MCP is the strongest microcell cover Motiv has release and really helps this ball shine. The Gear core is perfect for this cover too as its a low RG & moderate diff helping control the flare and energy release on the back part of the lane creating awesome pin carry. This medium heavy oil ball is smooth and continuous on the back giving you control and power at the pins. You will want this in both your league and tournament bag!

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    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 11/18/2022
    Product Carbide Tank
    From District Heights, MD
    About Me Jays Pro Shop
    Rating 5.0
    Best Microcell Tank!!!

    Hand: Right-Handed
    Ball Weight: 15 lbs.
    Rev Rate: 500 RPM
    Ball Speed: 18 Mph
    Tilt: 10
    Rotation: 45
    PAP: 5.125” over and .125” up
    Layout: 60 x 5 x 40 (Dual Angle)

    The Newest Tank in the line up is the Carbide Tank. The strongest Microcell Polymer paired with the timeless Gear core. This ball is phenomenal, able to use Microcell on heavier oil without sacrificing hitting power and having a smooth and readable motion. Hands down a winner in any bag. With the Carbide Tank I can play any zone on the lane and still have the same round smooth motion. Even with the lanes going through transition it does not matter to this tank. This ball will be another staple in my bag paired with the Venom Shock “Unbeatable combination.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 11/14/2022
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Indiana
    Rating 5.0

    The Carbide Tank is potentially Motiv's strongest ball to date. It picks up earlier than most pieces, even in oil. It is very smooth off the spot and overall extremely strong. I would most closely compare this to the Forge Flare when thinking of other Motiv balls, but this is a unique ball that I do not believe truly compares to any product out there from any manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 11/03/2022
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Maiden, NC
    About Me Avid bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Beautiful ball

    Watched a Motiv staff member bowl a 300 during a tournament a couple weeks ago. The ball was extremely consistent down the lane under medium to heavy oil conditions. I have pre-ordered this ball and can't wait to use it. I hold around a 180 avg. Will update after.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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