Blue Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKBLU

$239.9920 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 Symmetric
  • Cover StockFrixion™ M3 Pearl MCP
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • 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 20 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/01/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Severn, Md
    Rating 5.0
    Controls the pocket and hits like a Tank!

    I bought this ball because I was a fan of the Covert Tank but I wanted to experiment with a MCP ball that had more strength. I have been able to use this ball in a couple different leagues and it really allows me to control the pocket and blend the wet/dry conditions a bit. This ball has been a pleasant surprise and now that the Carbide Tank has been announced I may have to scoop that up too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/19/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Indianapolis
    Rating 5.0
    Great for Every Bag

    The Blue Tank is a must-have for tournament bowlers and is also great for a urethane substitute on recreational patterns. The Blue Tank gives similar motion to more continuous urethanes in the market, but it is a little cleaner and absorbs some oil, meaning it will not carry down a lane nearly as quickly as traditional urethane. I personally carry multiple Blue Tanks everywhere!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 08/25/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Corpus Christi, Texas
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent Option, Versatile

    This ball has been a staple in my bag since I first purchased it. It allows me to play straighter down the right side of the lane with a faster ball speed, and is capable of coming back through the pins from further left with speed adjustments. It even pulls double duty as my spare ball. If you want bang for your buck, this ball is what you're looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 08/22/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Seville, OH
    Rating 5.0
    Motiv Blue Tank

    As an owner of both the Desert and Purple Tanks, I was eager to get the Blue Tank. I feel that it's a much stronger Desert Tank (which is what I had hoped for). It definitely has that classic Tank feel. I only used it 4 games thus far but averaged 25 over with it (plus got my second highest game with it). Always nice to have that happen so quickly with a new ball. Really excited to continue to throw this one.

    Visually, it's a fantastic looking ball. The nice blue color looks great and the black logo really pops.

    TLDR - If you are a fan of the Tank line and their classic shapes, you will like the Blue Tank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 08/21/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Apopka, FL
    Rating 5.0
    Mission Accomplished

    I've thrown every Microcell release that Motiv has released, and the Blue Tank is my favorite by far. It gets the easy length of the Desert, with the aggressive continuation of the Blitz.

    For a two-handed bowler, Microcell is a godsend. It truly is the perfect cover stock that sits right in between the control of a urethane, with the power of a reactive.

    Blue Tank is in my bag to stay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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