Sky Raptor

Item Number: MTVBRPSKY

$226.9934 Read Reviews

10/12/2022

The Sky Raptor™ brings the legendary Raptor line soaring back for worldwide release!   Featuring the new Affliction V2 core and new Dynamic Infusion pearl reactive technology, the Sky Raptor is specifically designed to create downlane motion in heavy oil environments.  You can have confidence that the Sky Raptor will clear the front of the lanes with ease and come screeching back with speed to attack the pocket.   

The new Affliction V2 core features a density upgrade, which gives the Sky Raptor higher rev potential and more track flare.  Both performance aspects increase overall hook potential and provide an RG and differential that are tuned in for higher volumes of oil. 

Extensive testing went into the development of the new Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive cover stock for the Sky Raptor.  It digs in the oil and creates the angle needed on the backend as heavy oil patterns begin to break down and transition. Utilizing a stronger formulation of the Infusion coverstock system, Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive technology packs a larger punch than previous versions.  A 5000 grit LSS finish was used to provide more traction in heavier volumes of oil.  We intentionally left the polish off the Sky Raptor to give it more bite!

When to Use

Speed Dominant - Most pearlized coverstocks provide so much length that they are nearly impossible to use for speed dominant bowlers.  With a huge symmetrical core and the true heavy oil pearl cover, the Sky Raptor is a pearl that speed dominant players can use confidently without the typical fear of a ball that is “too clean.” 

Balanced Bowlers - For balanced bowlers there will be many uses for a ball like the Sky Raptor.  First of all, for players who prefer to see down lane motion, this is a pearl that can be used early in blocks and on higher volumes when pearls are normally difficult to use.  Additionally, this is a strong enough pearl that when the highest rev rate players make their move in to create angle, balanced bowlers can keep up with the moves.  So often, balanced bowlers lose pins on the highest rev rate players just because they can not move in as quickly.  This Sky Raptor allows for aggressive moves and angles. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers - Rev dominant and two handed bowlers often prefer to allow for down lane motion and to use faster responding coverstocks early in competition.  This allows the rev-dominant player to “open up” a pattern earlier and stay ahead of the moves.  The Sky Raptor is the the pearl that lets rev dominant players be aggressive with moves across the lane.  So often, those first moves have to be made using smoother solid reactive balls because of the traction they provide.  Now there is a pearl that can make the shape down lane while still giving that confidence in the middle of the lane.

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Specifications

  • Weight BlockAffliction™ V2 Symmetric
  • Cover StockDynamic Infusion™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length77
  • Backend88
  • Hook72
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .053
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .055
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .053
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .040
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.64Max Differential .029
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 34 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 12/01/2023
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Galt, CA
    About Me Lefty, 180 avg
    Rating 5.0
    I call it "The Thunder Chicken"!

    Strong ball for me, only had it for a few weeks and I shot a 279 with this Sky Raptor. Love the shape and color. Plus, my mighty 15lb "Thunder Chicken" destroys the pins. I get messengers and pins flying thought air! Truly a great ball. Thanks Motiv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 11/27/2023
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Southern Minnesota
    About Me 450rpm 20mph off hand
    Rating 5.0
    Strong Booming type

    This ball has angle. Seriously.

    It's a big strong core with a cover that clears the junk, but reads the friction like it has a microscope.
    "LEFT TURN CLYDE!" comes to mind.

    NOW... that said, this ball isn't perfect for every situation. When it is good... it's great. When it's not good, you will know right away because it can leave you with some nasty stuff.
    For a tourney bag, this is a solid choice. For a house ball, Ehh... it's going to depend on your house. I would say High Volume, Long pattern, and you can go across the corner of the pattern, this could work for your house. If that doesn't sound like you, I'd still grab it for big nasty tourneys where a ball like this is needed. I do think that it will pair up nicely with the Fury as the opposite reaction.

    Now to get a Fury and confirm that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 10/21/2023
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Guadalajara, Mexico
    About Me Low Rev, Low speed 2 leagues/wk
    Rating 5.0
    Strong and predictable ball!

    It is my benchmark ball at the beginning of the league, works well for me with heavy and medium oil, I love the way it hit the pins, so strong!! Work well on the middle of the lane and I had a chance to throw in different parts of lane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 10/03/2023
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Lake Katrine , New York
    About Me Lefthanded, 218 high avg.
    Rating 5.0
    Everything they said

    I just returned to bowling after 3 and a half years due to some medical issues. I struggled mightily the first 2 games. I couldn't get my Venom Shock nor the Forge to find any consistency down the lanes or into the pocket. Seemed like the more I adjusted the worse it got. I started missing the pocket all together. I brought out the Raptor I had yet to ever bowl with and everything changed. I strung 7 in a row, this ball was digging in from everywhere. I believe on strange or heavy oil patterns, you will like this ball a lot. I'm using a 14 as well. So if your a bit older or need to move down. It's all good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/19/2023
    Product Sky Raptor
    From Milwaukie, OR
    About Me 205 AVg
    Rating 4.0
    Raptor

    Love this ball, it’s clean through the heads and hits strong. Have to keep the speed down, but it is a good ball. Like to have this with a stronger cover. if you do, keep it blue with 10% Metallic Red and 5% Gold maybe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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