Carbide Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKCBD

$204.9923 Read Reviews


This Tank™ is unlike any before!  The Carbide Tank™ is a Tour Edition release, armored in the strongest Microcell Polymer (MCP) cover stock to date. 

Following the proven success of the pearl Blue Tank, MOTIV set out to develop an even stronger solid MCP cover that was much closer to reactive resin than traditional urethane.  Frixion M4 is the upgrade deployed on the solid gray Carbide Tank.  This strong Tour Edition ball is built to provide a very smooth motion on the high viscosity oils used in the competitive bowling environment today.

To help resist lane shine, the 1000 grit Carbide Tank shell also features technology to boost the resilience of the dull sanded cover profile.  This enables the solid gray Frixion M4 shell to hold the box finish longer.

The Carbide Tank is driven by the proven symmetric Gear core, which is utilized in the world-renowned Venom Shock.  This core provides a low RG and a moderate differential.  The low RG makes the Carbide Tank rev up faster so it digs early in the oil.  The moderate differential reduces track flare for a more controlled energy release to prevent “roll out”.   

When to use

Speed Dominant - The most speed dominant bowlers will have no trouble using the Carbide Tank in the place of urethane.  Urethane can’t provide enough shape for speed dominant players, but resin can’t offer the control.  The Carbide Tank fills the void for speed dominant players; offering more mid lane control and drilling options than any Tank before. 

Balanced Bowlers - The Carbide Tank serves as a fantastic control option for balanced bowlers.  Clearly stronger than urethane, the Carbide serves as a control option similar to urethane on longer and more blended oil patterns where urethane is not strong enough or can’t carry consistently enough. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers - For bowlers with more rev rate than ball speed on the continuum, the Carbide Tank will be the ultimate control ball for high volumes of oil.  This Tank can tread where others could not without creating the shape down lane.  It’s a mid lane control beast, which paired with a rev dominant bowler means that no puddle is too deep on the lane. 

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  • Weight BlockGear™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockFrixion M4 Solid MCP
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length33
  • Backend33
  • Hook55
  • Flare Potential3"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .031
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .034
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.52Max Differential .029
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.58Max Differential .023
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.65Max Differential .016
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 23 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 02/03/2024
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Canandaigua, NY
    Rating 5.0
    Don't leave home without it!

    This ball has been THE ball since drilling it last January! 300 out of the box. The last ball I threw this many games with was the Ghost. I'm speed dominant and this has been SO good! I have another one stashed for a rainy day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 12/04/2023
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Livingston tx
    About Me Motiv fan for the last 3 years
    Rating 5.0
    Love this ball

    I really like this ball when the pattern breaks down. Personal best with this ball is 269. Great ball for when lanes are dry. I put some Motiv polish on it and the ball goes longer down the pattern. Allowing me to play this ball in the diverse conditions my house has to offer. Definitely give this ball a try, you won't be sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 11/04/2023
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Dekalb, IL
    About Me PBA50 senior regional player
    Rating 5.0
    Great Sport Pattern Option

    This is my go to option for short & flat sport patterns. Early & controllable motion that continues well through the pins. Holds surface adjustments well.
    Great option when trying to control the pocket

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 10/19/2023
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Ct
    Rating 5.0
    Carbide Tank

    This ball I basically got 7 months ago so I have smooth rolly layout it works well with polish so anyway with the polish it hooks less

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/19/2023
    Product Carbide Tank
    From Fort Myers, Florida
    Rating 5.0
    You'll love it

    I love this ball. It doesn't over react for me. Very smooth rolling ball and destroys the pins like a tank. Thanks Motiv for an awesome ball that doesn't leave my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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