Pride Empire

Item Number: MTVBPDEMP

$269.9922 Read Reviews

The Pride™ Empire introduces a new level of backend speed to the MOTIV® line.  Featuring the brand-new Propulsion™ Pearl Reactive cover stock, this beast showcases an angular response unlike anything before. 

The MOTIV® engineering team has been making clear advancements, leading the industry in pearl cover tech in recent years, and this new Propulsion™ system is the pinnacle of angular performance.  Utilizing this new pearl cover, the Pride™ Empire pushes through the front of the lane with ease, storing energy for a dynamic move down lane.  And that’s at a 5000 Grit laser-scanned finish!  Bowlers who desire maximum length and a violent response to friction can adjust the finish to a higher grit like 5500, but they may get more than they bargained for.  We kept it at 5000 to tame this beast a touch.

The Dominion™ asymmetrical core at the heart of the Pride™ Empire also displays special characteristics.  A moderate primary RG differential and low intermediate allow the ball to dominate on lower oil volumes and higher friction surfaces than more powerful asymmetric balls like the Jackals, which are designed for higher volume patterns.  Additionally, the asymmetric physics of the Pride™ Empire provides ball drillers with greater layout versatility since weight holes are no longer allowed in competition.

When To Use:

  • Speed Dominant Bowlers - For speed dominant bowlers who love to see angular motion, the Pride Empire will fit well below the Mythic Jackal in their bag.  The Mythic Jackal is a strong asymmetrical hybrid option for creating angular motion.  When that ball is too strong, speed dominant bowlers should have no issue stepping into a Pride Empire and creating even more angle to the friction. 
  • Balanced Bowlers - For bowlers with a balanced speed to rev rate ratio, there are many uses for the Pride Empire.  A strong and smooth drilling will give the bowler a great ball to use behind their original pride to continue controlling the lane without worrying about the friction developing up front.  However, a balanced bowler using a cleaner and more angular drilling could use the Pride Empire to create more angle down lane than possible with anything else in their bag.  Balanced bowlers will find the Pride Empire to be a crucial piece in their tournament and league arsenals. 
  • Rev Dominant Bowlers - Bowlers with substantial rev rates will see use for the Pride Empire when they want to maintain control of the lane while still creating a substantial angle.  This will serve as the most angular ball in the middle of a rev dominant player’s progression.   


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  • Weight BlockDominion™ Asymmetric
  • Cover StockPropulsion™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length15
  • Backend18.6
  • Hook56
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .041Int. Differential .010
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .042Int. Differential .010
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.52Max Differential .043Int. Differential .011
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.56Max Differential .039Int. Differential .009
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.63Max Differential .028Int. Differential .007
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 22 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 09/12/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Grand Blanc Michigan
    Rating 5.0
    The Pride Empire is totally amazing

    The Pride Empire is an awesome pearl ball that I had drilled to go long and then turn in the pocket I bowl down and in with not a lot of rev rate. I can use the Pride Empire on the fresh and when the lanes transition which makes the Pride Empire a very usable ball that helps control the pocket carrying the corners. This pearl bowling ball is special don't miss out on this Gem go to your pro shop and get one you'll be glad that you did. Always Motivated ❌️ ❌️ ❌️

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/08/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Commack New York
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Pride Proud

    Layout: 40x5x70

    This ball is EXACTLY what I was hoping for when the Empire was announced. A pearl version of the original Pride that hooks as much, but in a cleaner faster version of it. I am able to change to the Empire, from the original Pride when I need something cleaner, and faster and not have to worry about whether this ball is going to force me too far left off of the change. Once I get into this ball, I can keep chasing left and this ball just keeps coming, and continues from obscene angles that you didnt think were possible.

    Pick yours up today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/07/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Cold Spring MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    perfect Compliment

    The new Pride Empire is a fantastic compliment to the original Pride, providing a very similar shape in the mid lane. The Empire sets itself apart with the backend continuation when compared to the Pride. Drilled 60-5”-35 gave me great control and predictability being able to control the lane front to back when transition hit. This ball fits right in the middle of Motiv’s current ball lineup giving the player a very versatile ball when the lanes are a bit on the dry side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 08/27/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Kansas City, MO
    Rating 5.0
    Hail to the King!

    55 x 5” x 30

    Taking pride in the ball motion chart, the MOTIV Pride Empire is introduced with a combination of medium-oil mid-lane read capability and devastating backend. The brand-new Propulsion Pearl Reactive coverstock, finished at 5000 LSP, has been wrapped around the controllable Dominion core (2.50 RG, .042 Diff, .010 Int. Diff) to create a unique reaction with versatile capabilities.

    Knowing the Dominion core heavily influenced the reaction I saw in my original Pride, I used a longer pin-to-PAP placement, paired with a smaller VAL, to allow better length and backend recovery. What I ended up with is a ball that outperforms anything else currently in my bag in the last 15-20 feet of the lane. While I could throw this on the fresh for league, I prefer to blend out the lane just a bit more so I will start with the Mythic Jackal. Once my Jackal starts to labor on the back, that is where the Empire shines. The new Propulsion coverstock system is lightning fast in its response time to friction which has given me the ability to throw the Empire at ridiculous launch angles when the transition and burn dictate it. I have had many nights where I switch to this ball towards the end of game one and do not need to pick up any other (except for spares, of course). To give a reference for this break-down lane play, I have lined up anywhere from 22-16 (lay down and arrows) all the way to 35-23 without seeing any diminishing return in its hitting power. While you will see a bit of forgiveness if you miss in, thanks to Dominion getting the ball to rev, watch out if you miss right – it will check mark off that dry to make up for that miss direction! Having that middle of the block ball in your arsenal that can forgive in the oil but hit off of the dry is a great tool to have, and the Pride Empire fits that bill perfectly.

    Trent Overbey
    In the Zone Pro Shop
    MOTIV Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 08/13/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Waukesha/Milwaukee, WI
    About Me Rev Dominate with above average speed, Pro Shop Level experience with Cores, Layouts, and Equipment.
    Rating 4.0
    One of the Better Motiv Pearls

    First off the Pride Empire is a fantastic ball and I'm not much of a hype man when it comes to new equipment. Most equipment designed these days usually performs very well for many bowlers so long as they have their feet in the right place on the lanes. That being said having a ball that helps reward good shots is always a blessing.

    Candidly I've struggled with a lot of Motiv Pearls over the years to the point where I've become very speculative of new purchases. Without naming specific pieces the cover formulations haven't been friendly in the hook phases. The Empire laid out with my default test layout 50x5x40 (5x4x3 VLS) offers excellent midlane roll which creates a very large control zone at the breakpoint. The backend motion is forward rolling in nature but still responsive to hand position changes.

    Out of the box the surface looks duller than 5000 but not having a scanner on hand we couldn't verify. Motiv is usually VERY consistent with their finishes. It was a little too clean for the fresh but once we has a game on the pattern downlane this one really looked good and control the pins very well. I was splitting the 8-9 often without fear of missing the breakpoint or half ten'ing shots where I didn't get the axis rotation I wanted. If you enjoy the extra clean push of pearls on fresh this one may be perfect to start with especially if tuned with a P5000D pad, finishes to approx 4000 by hand. I tested it again on a fresh lane and had a very good look closing my angles down.

    The only way I would I might enjoy this one more is if it was a full symmetrical core or possibly punching up another 70x3.75"x30 to allow for more continuation. This might also just be the nature of the cover as the intermediate diff is really pretty small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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