Top Thrill - Purple/Red

Item Number: MTVBTHTPR

25 Read Reviews

Retired 5/5/2023

The brand new MOTIV® Top Thrill™ takes high friction performance to a new level!  This latest advancement for dry lanes offers a boosted core and brand new coverstock, a significant step up from the original Thrill™ models in both core and coverstock technology.   The Top Thrill™ provides bowlers with more options for attacking drier lanes and higher friction lane surfaces.  

Developed as a dry lane complement to the Infusion™ reactive cover, the Turmoil™ XP  shell provides as much down lane shape with less traction in the oil to allow for use on dry lanes.  When Infusion™ reactive balls are too strong, the Top Thrill™ will be a great option for even the most competitive bowlers.  

The Flux™ core in the original Thrill™ is replaced in the Top Thrill™ with a modified Halogen™ core previously found in higher performance Motiv® bowling balls.  The new Halogen™ V2 has a slightly higher RG than the original with a lower differential.  The Halogen™ V2 is uniquely suited for dry lanes, but with a strong enough core to allow for more angles of play and significantly more versatility in drilling options. 

When To Use:

Speed Dominant Bowlers:  When speed dominant bowlers encounter conditions so scorched that they need a dry lane ball, it’s important to have one that is developed for performance.  The Top Thrill is developed to provide shape on dry lanes, not just deliver at the cheapest price or just be the prettiest ball on the wall.

Balanced Bowlers: For balanced bowlers, a dry lane ball is an important part of a tournament arsenal. Low volume oil patterns and high friction surfaces necessitate balls with higher rg’s and lower differentials.  The Top Thrill is designed to fit in a competitive bowler’s progression just below the Venom and Supra line.

Rev Dominant Bowlers: For bowlers with exceptionally low speed or high rev rates, the Top Thrill allows manageable angles on normal house patterns and sport shots.  A rev dominant bowler so often is forced to play much deeper with steep angles even on house shots due to their ball speed to rev rate ratio.  The Top Thrill solves that problem.

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  • Weight BlockHalogen V2 Symmetric
  • Cover StockTurmoil™ XP Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5500 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length80
  • Backend80
  • Hook38
  • 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
  • 11

    Radius of Gyration 2.70Max Differential .020
  • 10

    Radius of Gyration 2.80Max Differential .003
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 25 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 04/06/2023
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Phoenix,AZ
    About Me Lefty bowler, multiple leagues at different centers and tournament bowler.
    Rating 5.0
    A ball I didn't know I needed but am happy that I have

    I have the blue/green. This ball has been my go to when the lanes are hooking like crazy. The combination of the clean cover and weaker core have really saved me in some situations. Sometimes my Rip Cord Launch is too much ball and the Top Thrill just get the job done. Don't pass this ball by. Everyone should have this ball in their bag especially for those high friction lane conditions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 03/28/2023
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Orlando, FL
    Rating 5.0
    Forgiveness for days

    Sometimes balls in the light oil category get dismissed as "entry level", but I think that does a disservice to this piece. My entire bowling career, I've struggled when playing close to the friction (two hands with a lot of revs). Most balls I use grab the lane and slow down the second they get anywhere near the 10 board on a house shot, but not my Top Thrill.

    Somehow, the combination of the pearlness of the cover and the shine on the surface give this thing just effortless length. If absolutely everything else in your bag is having trouble getting down the lane, try a Top Thrill.

    I did a 5-inch pin-to-pap on mine, and admittedly, I would go for a more aggressive layout if I were able to do it again. The Halogen v2 core has enough oomph to get the Top Thrill to move, but it's much more on the smooth/controllable side than it is a snappy pearl. It doesn't snap back from deep, but it's not a Sky Raptor, that's not its job. This is a ball you can stay in your "straighter is greater" zone with for the entire friggin night if you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 03/03/2023
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Detroit, Michigan
    About Me Multiple League Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Third game savior

    With my other equipment I was in a two game skid, and on my way to having very uneventful night at league. Then I went to my bag for my Top Thrill. To get a once again much needed third game confidence boost. Which allowed me to finish better than I started that night.

    If you're looking for that third game savior or a ball that going to hit hard, and gives you all the confidence in the world that this ball will hold target effortlessly when you need it to.

    I would totally recommend the Top Thrill to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 03/03/2023
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Ny
    About Me 12 good balance bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Top thrill

    Good for later in the block and burnt house.
    When I am getting pushed left this ball helps me move farther right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 07/04/2022
    Product Top Thrill - Purple/Red
    From Elizabeth, Indiana
    Rating 5.0
    Top Thrill - Purple/Red

    This is a great ball for dry lanes or shooting at spares. It has surpassed all my expectations. It is a good ball for beginners all the way to the experienced bowlers. If you don’t have one in your bag, you should definitely add this ball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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