Ripcord Launch

Item Number: MTVBRCLNC

$204.9922 Read Reviews


One of the most important balls in any bowler’s bag is an angular “skid-flip” polished ball for medium oil.  One that gets through the front part of the lane with ease and lunges toward the pocket when it hits friction on the backend.  The Ripcord Launch is a gorgeous pearl that nails that performance target perfectly. 

It’s the first ball in the Ripcord series to utilize the incredibly strong Propulsion cover technology.  MOTIV® tuned it to get the length and response to friction needed, creating the new Propulsion MVP Pearl Reactive.  Utilizing this new cover, the Ripcord Launch handles the oil better than any previous Ripcord without sacrificing angularity. 

The core inside is a special density-modified symmetrical Torx V2.  It has a super-compact design and fills an essential position in the line because it has both a moderate RG and differential.  This gives the Ripcord Launch a very powerful down-lane shape and impressive backend hitting power on medium oil patterns that begin to break down.    

The motion of this beautiful ball is tuned with a 5500 Grit Laser-Scanned, Polished (LSP) finish at the factory using Power Gel Shine.  This gives the Ripcord Launch easy length and a snappy backend reaction. 

When to Use

Speed Dominant - Bowlers who fit into this category will use the Ripcord Launch as their higher friction performance pearl.  This is the ball to use when creating angle on higher friction environments and toward the end of tournament blocks.  For the most part, speed dominant players do not need a lot of exceedingly clean balls in their bag, so a benchmark core with a strong pearl cover is a great option for creating angle on friction for these bowlers. 

Balanced Bowlers - For balanced bowlers a middle of the bag pearl is absolutely essential.  Higher friction house shots necessitate this type of pearl as do most tournament progressions on moderate to longer oil tournament patterns.  The versatility of the Torx V2 is an added bonus for balanced bowlers as it will allow for more drilling options for diversity of use. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers - The most rev dominant bowlers often need cleaner and more angular balls due to their rev rate creating early friction.  For this reason, the players who are most rev dominant need to be invested in balls from the right side of the ball chart that make angular motion.  The Ripcord Launch could serve as a go-to ball for rev dominant bowlers who compete in a high friction environment because of the benchmark type core paired with a clean and angular coverstock. 

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  • Weight BlockTorx V2 Symmetric
  • Cover StockPropulsion MVP Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5500 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length73
  • Backend88
  • Hook58
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .048
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.51Max Differential .048
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.53Max Differential .048
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .041
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.64Max Differential .029
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 22 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 03/05/2023
    Product Ripcord Launch
    From Phoenix, AZ
    About Me Lefty bowler, multiple leagues at different centers and tournament bowler.
    Rating 5.0
    Just motion I needed.

    I am a lefty and I don't use pearl pieces that much. But, when I need that motion and shape, I need it. The Rip Cord Launch gives me that. The 5500 grit finish gives me the length. The Torx core and the cover is a good combination. I have the Rip Cord Flight as well and that ball is a staple in my bag and this ball will be too. Length and angle this ball has it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 03/05/2023
    Product Ripcord Launch
    From Pittsburgh
    Rating 5.0

    It's hard to believe that this is a symmetrical ball! The power when this ball breaks is fantastic! So glad I decided to buy this ball!

  3. 03/04/2023
    Product Ripcord Launch
    From Crofton MD
    About Me I am avid league bowler. I bowl on 2 leagues a week. I switched to Motiv after the Buyout of EBI by brunswick when they shut down the US plant. So I switched to an American Made product and I have loved them ever since.
    Rating 5.0
    This Ball is a monster

    This is ball is currently my number 2 ball in my league bag. I lead off with my Carbide Tank and then move to this. I tend to move 5 to 10 boards at my feet left when I change to this ball as it is a monster for me. I play it I love this ball so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 02/24/2023
    Product Ripcord Launch
    From Castile, NY
    About Me League Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Soo Smooth

    Love the pearl cover on this ball. It was so smooth playing down and in. Went a lot longer than most of my other balls but broke hard and crushes the pocket. 221,202,243 out of the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 02/15/2023
    Product Ripcord Launch
    From Cockeysville
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Take yourself out to Launch

    Core: Torx V2

    Type: Symmetrical

    Coverstock: Propulsion MVP Pearl Reactive

    Box Finish: 5500 Grit LSP


    Layout: 80 x 2½ x 30

    The Ripcord Launch is a rather angular ball and it has more teeth at the breakpoint than the Ripcord Velocity, and more angular.

    I wasn’t successful using Ripcord Launch on heavier oil patterns because of how clean the cover is, it skids too far with its shiny surface as it doesn’t have enough teeth.

    Overall Summary

    Ripcord Launch is nothing short of skid/flip. Ripcord Launch is meant to for you to open your angles up with caution to the wind, the more friction I’ve encountered the more angularity I’ve benefited from.
    I encourage you to take yourself out to Launch.
    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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