Trident Quest

Item Number: MTVBTDPBP

$259.9915 Read Reviews

Releasing 10/12/2017

The Trident Quest is the culmination of extensive cover stock research conducted to create a violent and angular response to friction.  Perfectly tuned for medium-heavy oil conditions, the asymmetric pearl Trident Quest is a remarkably aggressive ball.

The asymmetric Turbulent™ weight block is at the center of the Trident Quest.  While other weight blocks were tested, this Turbulent™ design proves to be the most versatile with drillings and demonstrates impressive agility at the backend of the lane.

But what really sets the new Trident Quest performance apart is new Hexion™ Reactive cover stock.  It represents the latest technology from Motiv®.  This fast response skid-flip shell slips easily through the front of the lane to deliver an incredibly violent backend snap. 

The Trident Quest is tuned at the factory for medium-heavy oil with a 5000 Grit LSP finish, but the dark purple and blue pearl cover can easily be scuffed to provide traction in heavier volumes of oil.

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  • Weight BlockTurbulent™
  • Cover StockHexion™ Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length16
  • Backend18.5
  • Hook56
  • Flare Potential7"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .051Int. Differential .016
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .054Int. Differential .017
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.51Max Differential .054Int. Differential .017
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 15 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/02/2017
    Product Trident Quest
    From Chattanooga, TN
    Rating 5.0
    I'm Motivated

    I have had my Trident Quest for 3 weeks now and have seen my average go up 9 pins in one league and 16 pins in a second league. After missing bowling because of back problems for over 3 years, I shot my first 700 series tonight and saw my son shoot his first 600 series after a 4 year absence from bowling after giving up his youth bowling to join an adult league with me. We both love our balls and I can see myself purchasing many more Motiv balls in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 10/23/2017
    Product Trident Quest
    From Harrisonburg Virginia
    About Me I am a right hander 200 average bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Great Ball

    I picked up my Quest last week. Box finish, first five games were 243 238 278 241 and 255. It reads the lanes earlier than I thought it would but has incredible continuation. Break point at 35' and crushes the pins.....

    Staying MOTIVated in VA

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 10/22/2017
    Product Trident Quest
    From Nashville, Tennessee
    About Me Motiv Staff, Pro shop owner, PBA Sr. member
    Rating 5.0
    Trident Quest Review

    Ball Specs:
    Motiv Trident Quest
    Cover stock – Hexion Pearl Reactive
    5000 LSP
    Asymmetric Core
    Layout 45 X 4 x 50

    Bowler Specs:
    Right Hand. PAP 4-3/4 Over 1/4 Up
    Rev Rate 250. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
    Speed off hand 18

    The Trident Quest features a new cover stock from Motiv. It is a new development to help the ball glide through the front part of the lane then provide increased friction in the back. The new Hexion cover really increases entry angle. The Turbulent Weight block paired with this shell creates a very strong Asymmetric ball. The Quest gives bowlers a good amount of hook that is angular with a reliable motion. I took this ball to a tournament recently, (the Hoinke) where the center part of the lane is dry and outside of 7 was out of bounds. I was able to move deeper even with my lower rev rate and carry the 10 pin easily. I am right handed. The Quest fits above my Original purple Paranoia and under my Ghost in my lineup. The Quest was a rare occurrence where a Motiv ball actually hooked less than I expected. I guess since I know how strong the original Trident is, I was expecting a lot of total boards. This shows how much a cover can change ball motion even on the same core. I have drilled a good number of these now with all styles having good success. I have been very happy with how well it fits the game of the higher rev players. It seems that this is an Asymmetric the rev dominate players in my area can have great success with.
    I tested the Quest with box surface and then wet sanded it to 2000. The ball maintained its back end angle with the rougher surface even though it hooked more in total boards. The Quest looks great and will be a great addition to any arsenal.

    The Trident Quest gives easy length with strong flip.
    This ball is a good fit for any style.
    The Quest is very versatile for an Asymmetric Pearl.
    The Quest is a powerful match of new core and cover technology.

    Glenn Wendel
    PBA Member
    Motiv Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 10/04/2017
    Product Trident Quest
    From Muncie, Indiana
    Rating 5.0
    Trident Quest Review + Video


    INNER CORE - Turbulent™
    COVERSTOCK - Hexion™ Reactive
    FINISH - 5500 Grit LSP
    RG RATING - 2.49 (15 lbs)
    RG DIFFERENTIAL - 0.54 (15 lbs)
    INT DIFFERENTIAL - .017 (15 lbs)


    The Trident Quest is a major step forward for the Motiv brand. This ball features a brand new chemical composition for the coverstock. Our new Hexion™ technology allows the ball to get through the heads with ease while providing a violent response to friction off the backend. When throwing the Trident Quest, I quickly noticed how easily it got down lane. When you have a ball that gives you shim with a fast response to friction, you end up with more miss room. When I got the ball out, it was able to recover and still go through the pins with plenty of energy. When I missed it, the ball glided through the heads in the heavier oil and still held pocket. While this result is dependent on the pattern, I must note I couldn't do this with any of my other equipment. This ball is going to be spectacular on house patterns because of the miss room bowlers will have. With that being said, it will also come to life and shine on longer sport patterns. With how easily it gets to the spot without reading early, this ball is going to see a lot of lane time at the WSOB. Especially on the Shark and Scorpion patterns.



    The equipment used in comparison to the Trident Quest were the Jackal Ghost, Original Trident, and the Primal Fear. I took all the covers to 5500 polished to make the comparisons have the same finish. The Trident Quest holds its line and gets further down lane than the rest. Not only that, it's faster than all of the others. Predictably, the Ghost and Trident read earlier and have more overall hook potential than the Quest. On the other hand, the Primal Fear is similar in length, but just doesn't have the strength of response off the spot. The original Trident and the Trident Quest will be a great combination. Bowlers will be able to start with the Trident and when the heads start to go, they'll have a seamless transition into the Quest.


    The Trident Quest is a new direction for Motiv. With this new cover technology, we are able to produce a wider variety of shapes. The shape of the Trident Quest is something I have never had with a Motiv bowling ball. I don't have to manipulate my hand or move my feet to create hold. The length of cover does it for me. The results from our new technology is impressive. Whether it be an early and continuous motion like the Forza SS, or a long and explosive motion like the Trident Quest, the future of Motiv is looking great.


    Doug Anderson

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/26/2017
    Product Trident Quest
    From Metro-Detroit, MI
    Rating 5.0

    Here is my video for the Trident Quest:

    I would recommend this to a friend

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