Blue Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKBLU

28 Read Reviews

Retired 1/4/2023

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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  • 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 4.9 (Based on 28 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 12/04/2023
    Product Blue Tank
    From Dallas TX
    About Me League Bowler
    Rating 4.0
    Nothing hits like a Tank!

    This ball has so much carry and hits so hard it almost makes the game too easy! I threw a 268 out of the box!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 05/07/2023
    Product Blue Tank
    From Fagersta
    About Me I'm 16 years and been playing bowling for the last 8 years. I play a mix of 1 and 2 handed bowling but drill the balls for 2hands.
    Rating 5.0

    The Blue Tank is my best ball. Nothing comes close to how it moves down lane. The Blue Tank lets me play like I do with reactive and it's a good ball for both shorter and longer patterns.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 04/27/2023
    Product Blue Tank
    From Burton, MI
    About Me League and 700 club tournament bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Very controllable

    After a very dismal year this year for me, this ball came through on the last night of bowling. It is very predictable and easy to manage. It goes long down the lane and floats to the pocket nicely. We had our year end sweeper last night and the first game I used this ball for a 300. Qualified first place using that ball the whole night. Then after the sweeper went and open bowled with some friends and threw another 300. Love this ball and all Motiv products

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 03/11/2023
    Product Blue Tank
    From Tucson, AZ
    About Me Pro Shop Owner
    Rating 5.0
    Incredible / I’m convinced!

    I’ve been a junkie for another brand for years. But, recently have struggled to find a smooth controllable reaction. I’ve drilled a couple of these for friends and decided what the heck, let’s change things up.

    I can’t describe in words (but I’ll try) on how much more impressed I am with this ball compared to anything I’ve even seen/thrown. Absolutely incredible on how well this ball reads every part of the lane.

    The most predictable, controlled reaction and most forgiving ball ever. I wish I had a case of them :-) But, the one I have will always be in my bag!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 03/04/2023
    Product Blue Tank
    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 2.0
    Not my best ball

    This ball I struggle with a lot. It is very inconsistent for me. Now I am not the most consistent bowler either but this ball seems to react differently on similar shots for me. Sometimes I feel like this ball hooks off my hand and other times it won't move for me. Sometimes I get a down lane move and think wow and others it does not finish. Just is not the ball for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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