Blue Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKBLU

$239.995 Read Reviews

5/18/2022

Microcell Polymer is back by overwhelming demand! MOTIV® is featuring this special cover technology along with the Halogen™ V2 core on the new Blue Tank™. This combination creates a ball that offers the most traction through the front of the lane in the history of MCP. The added traction and strength found in the Blue Tank™ allows for bowlers to benefit from a controlled, urethane-like shape on higher volumes of oil than traditional urethane allows. 

MOTIV® invested a massive amount of research and development to engineer this new MCP (Microcell Polymer) shell and is excited to introduce Frixion™ M3 (Mark 3) Pearl. It is designed specifically for use when traditional urethane covers are not quite strong or continuous enough. It provides the Blue Tank™ with added traction in the front portion of the lane, displaying a more traditional urethane ball motion.

The Halogen™ V2 core was chosen for the Blue Tank™ to help provide more traction in the oil than the very low differential cores often used in traditional urethane balls. It has a high RG yet enough differential to produce more flare when strong layouts are used. It can also be drilled with a low flare layout like many traditional urethane balls.  This versatility is what makes the Halogen™ V2 core perfect for the Blue Tank™.   

When To Use:

  • Speed Dominant: On very short oil patterns and when there is significant wet/dry in a pattern, speed dominant players will use the Blue Tank from straighter angles to control the pocket without giving away hitting power.  Typically, speed dominant bowlers are unable to use urethane options, but as MCP covers have proven in the past, Microcell is an option for speed dominant players when urethane often is not.  Added traction and strength found in Microcell shells allows for speed dominant players to benefit from the control other bowlers find in urethane. 
  • Balanced Bowlers: Urethane and low absorption coverstocks have become a necessity for nearly all bowlers who compete on wet/dry patterns and sport conditions over the course of the last decade.  Balanced bowlers are now expected to use urethane often times when the pattern demands it.  The Blue Tank provides greater control down lane than modern urethane and more traction in the front of the lane.  This allows balanced bowlers to be more assertive with ball speed and roll choices and should let those bowlers use urethane for a longer period of time during a block. 

  • Rev Dominant Bowlers: Rev dominant bowlers often struggle with being forced to open their angles too steep early on in the development of an oil pattern.  The results are normally less than ideal as control is sacrificed and the bowler is unable to play the pattern as it is intended.  The Blue Tank allows for those shallow angles for rev dominant players on demanding patterns.  Additionally, due to the strength of the MCP Frixion M3 shell, Rev Dominant players will be able to use the Blue Tank when “urethane isn’t in play” according to other bowlers. 

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Specifications

  • Weight BlockHalogen V2
  • Cover StockFrixion™ M3 Pearl MCP
  • Finish1000
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length10
  • Backend11
  • Hook48
  • 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
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 5 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/15/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Latrobe pennsylvania
    About Me Avid league and competitive bowler
    Rating 5.0
    My crutch!

    I've been wondering what I was going to do for my I'm lost and have no clue what to do ball when my covert tank sees it's last pin.. I found it. This ball is everything I need when I feel like I'm lost and need to control the pattern. Carries better than urethane and gives me the control I need without giving up carry. This is going to be in my bag for a long time. Already ordered a second!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 05/12/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Rockford, MI
    About Me Slightly speed dominant / Higher rev staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Most Unique Motiv Ball since Tank Blitz

    The Blue Tank is the most unique Motiv ball I’ve used along with the Tank Blitz. I was a huge fan of the Tank Blitz and ordered a few when they were discontinued. Comparing the Tank Blitz to the new Blue Tank, I have found the Blue Tank to be more versatile across a variety of patterns.

    The Blue Tank allows me to play closer to the friction on shorter patterns without the ball over reacting in the front part of the lane while maintaining some shape downlane. On house patterns the Blue Tank allows me to control the pocket but still create enough angle and retain energy to get through the pins. Even during transition the Blue Tank still creates entry angle and produces pin carry.

    My game has never matched up well with a variety of true urethane coverstocks, but I see the Blue Tank allowing me to use this ball in place of urethane.

    The amount of testing and R&D dedicated to this ball has produced something incredibly unique. Overall this ball is a must for me to keep in my league & tournament bag rotation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 05/09/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Johnson City, TN
    Rating 5.0
    This Ball is Amazing!

    I didn’t know what to expect out of the box with this ball. I drilled it 65x4.5x20. It is very smooth and gets through the fronts great without sacrificing backend drive at the pins, which is my concern with some urethane/Microcell Polymer type balls. It reads the mids like a champ and hits like a reactive resin asym. To say I’m pleased is an understatement. This will certainly make the tournament bag. If you don’t buy this for it’s stunning looks, don’t miss out on its exceptional performance. Motiv continues to amaze me with their continued innovation and drive toward success.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 04/25/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Muncie, Indiana
    Rating 5.0
    Blue Tank Review

    The Blue Tank is the latest ball added to the amazing Tank line from Motiv bowling. This new Blue Tank has the Halogen V2 core wrapped around the Microcell Polymer Frixion M3 Pearl cover. This ball has a Urethane like shape through the fronts and a Resin like down lane motion. This is the perfect ball to get into when you want a smoother ball reaction and the Purple Tank isn’t quite strong enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 04/18/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From St. Louis, MO
    About Me MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Blue Tank

    I drilled my Blue Tank 40x4x20 and noticed immediately just how smooth it was. The Blue Tank is another great addition to the microcell polymer line of bowling balls. The ball starts up real early and has a very nice continuous shape down lane. I've noticed this ball is a bit more early and more shape than the Desert Tank, which is amazing! Also love the color on it. Definitely a must have!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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