Blue Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKBLU

$239.9922 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
  • Length38
  • Backend40
  • Hook50
  • 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 22 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 08/05/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Abilene, Texas
    Rating 5.0
    MCP All the Way

    Been using the Tank Blitz and Purple Tank most of the time, but now with the Blue Tank. I’m able to have an awesome 1 2 3 combo! Love it! And the beautiful blue color is a definitely plus. MCPs are my go to!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 07/20/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Brownsburg, In
    About Me Average bowler with a professional mind set!
    Rating 5.0
    Matches my style great!

    Recently drilled this ball and I love it! Not only smooth, but carries thru the pins with little effort! When my son throws it, it really bites cause of the revs he gets. 10/10 for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 07/18/2022
    Product Blue Tank
    From Cockeysville MD
    Rating 5.0
    Feeling Blue

    Core: Halogen V2
    Type: Symmetrical
    Coverstock: Frixion M3 Pearl MCP
    Box Finish: 1000
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/efitstBZxPw
    Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 70

    Strengths
    The Frixion M3 Pearl MCP coverstock was created when urethane coverstocks are not strong or continuous enough.
    Blue Tank has more length than all other Tank weaponry, in terms of overall hook it fits between Desert and Covert Tank.
    Blue Tank offers a bigger backend reaction to that of Purple and Desert.

    Weaknesses
    I used Blue Tank on the Shark Pattern and managed to be successful however that was due to manipulating my ball motion, I could see that the coverstock was not meant to handle heavier patterns. Legacy, Flare, Uprising, Odyssey are far better options combating heavier patterns.

    Overall Summary
    On the fresh my reaction with Blue Tank was great, I played more right than I was when using Tank Blitz and it was cleaner to that of Covert Tank. I like using Blue Tank to blend a pattern instead of carving it with Forge Flare or Trident Odyssey, in terms of blending the pattern Blue Tank blends and is smoother at the breakpoint to that of the Venoms and Supra Enzo.

    You will find Blue Tank ideal for when you want more ball motion than what Purple Tank is offering you on medium conditions and flatter conditions, reasonable for keeping your angels in front of you.
    Add some Blue to your bag and make your opponent blue.
    Your game will thank you for it .

    K.C. White II
    Motiv Staff
    IAMBowling Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

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